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Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 646
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Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Yes i guess on various forums this has been...

Yes i guess on various forums this has been discussed to death about the choice of hard vs soft luggage but you are right its is just down to personal taste and preference, same goes with taking a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 193,070
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Thanks Mara i am heading that way in winter i let...

Thanks Mara i am heading that way in winter i let you know when.


Mara after our meeting near Dushanbe at this gas stop i was going to head the same way as you but decided to head across the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 02:41 PM
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Views: 193,070
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Cheers:thumb

Cheers:thumb
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 193,070
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
RideN that was just a video I copied of Youtube...

RideN that was just a video I copied of Youtube so you could get a better idea of the country....... I never made it!

This is how i rolled by the time i got to Kyrgyzstan with regards to my...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 193,070
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Yes Kyrgyzstan is joining the Customs Union in...

Yes Kyrgyzstan is joining the Customs Union in January 2015 which should also see alot of investment into the country, alot of people from the EU and other areas are now visa free which has massively...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 193,070
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Well back on the road and it was now early hours...

Well back on the road and it was now early hours of the morning, i started to smell a burning smell so pulled over to check it out near a cafe.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 193,070
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
So was not long until the rear straps which hold...

So was not long until the rear straps which hold the luggage on the rear of the bike worked there way off, this was no good i needed a real fix to this problem as i don't wont the rear luggage bags...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 193,070
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
So we then stopped to acquire some fine...

So we then stopped to acquire some fine watermelons

http://wesleydrz400.smugmug.com/photos/i-QSDwvLd/0/XL/i-QSDwvLd-XL.jpg

It was at this point i looked over to Azza...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 193,070
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Well next day we carried on trucking, what...

Well next day we carried on trucking, what happens on the road stays on the road....... well kind of

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Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 193,070
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
I was just checking some SD cards and found a few...

I was just checking some SD cards and found a few more photos i never saw before, i guess this part of the trip was a bit like that film the hangover

As i said i am not a drinking but when in...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 193,070
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Well as a total novice to this way of travelling...

Well as a total novice to this way of travelling and also motorbikes i think it is better to share a lot of the stuff that really happens between taking photos of mountains & rivers.

Also i don't...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,367
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
I crossed same bridge also last year ...

I crossed same bridge also last year
http://wesleydrz400.smugmug.com/photos/i-xwTxK5T/0/XL/i-xwTxK5T-XL.jpg



Maybe the Kamels are just misunderstood? :lol3
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Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,367
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Da Ochen horosho English :thumb Komendant...

Da Ochen horosho English :thumb

Komendant did you ever hear about the Russian biker Maxim Borkhes who went missing in Iran this year ?

I saw a post about this on a Russian forum but could not...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1,958
Views: 475,394
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
5-6 weeks waiting on parts? that's the longest i...

5-6 weeks waiting on parts? that's the longest i have ever read on any blog to be waiting on parts for and Austria is not that far away where they make them to get parts shipped out, is this just...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 1,958
Views: 475,394
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
I agree Noah you can do it very cheap as soon as...

I agree Noah you can do it very cheap as soon as you head into eastern Europe on wards with alot of wild camping however for Turkey and UK not so much, as for Oz that place would leave a dent in bill...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 193,070
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
So we tried to push the vehicle out which took...

So we tried to push the vehicle out which took awhile, i travel light and only have one pair of shoes which are my motorbike shoes and as they got full of urine the night before i had fully washed...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 193,070
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Thanks sorry its taking long to post. ...

Thanks sorry its taking long to post.


:thumb



Shame i never brought a good quality camera, yes native Kazakhstan people are real friendly but in a more forward way like you are not asked...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 3,844
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Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Yep its a little more juicer that's for sure but...

Yep its a little more juicer that's for sure but also i am carrying more fuel, wide ratio gears and a 16T up front for the long stretches should keep the revs down

Well i guess i will see how it...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 193,070
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Yes luckily i was up to date with both hep a and...

Yes luckily i was up to date with both hep a and b vaccines, i have various vaccines due my work & travels
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 193,070
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
So i get out to push and also i take a look in...

So i get out to push and also i take a look in the back of the truck

My name is Wesley and even from where i am from this is not a very typical name but in the back of the main truck in our convoy...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 193,070
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
So the next day i was given presents and then...

So the next day i was given presents and then prepped the Sputnik Explorer for the road and i was off again

http://wesleydrz400.smugmug.com/photos/i-SLRNBFB/0/XL/i-SLRNBFB-XL.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 193,070
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
So we headed to the small village i passed, as it...

So we headed to the small village i passed, as it is more direct and easier to ride in the sand on tracks already made i did this with the Kazakhstan gentleman behind me pointing which tracks to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3,844
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Posted By WesleyDRZ400
If Suzuki wont do it i will then...........:thumb...

If Suzuki wont do it i will then...........:thumb

I started a DRZ "adventure" build to 450 with wide ratio gears more HP and torque, still on going between little free time i have, i have been...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,156
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Were you missing some paperwork for your bikes or...

Were you missing some paperwork for your bikes or had incorrect documents to cause you problems?

I entered & exited Russia twice last year on my motorbike including this border you crossed into...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 193,070
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Yes its the RST clothing, very good and up to the...

Yes its the RST clothing, very good and up to the job.

Comfortable and fit for purpose, I tested it well with many offs/ falls
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 193,070
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
More information about this is on the hubb under...

More information about this is on the hubb under central Asia section on how to contact Ali

Also Ali is well known in Bishkek so any biker there will point you in his direction
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 193,070
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Kyrgyz are very friendly people and the...

Kyrgyz are very friendly people and the government is really trying to encourage tourism to this country, it is really amazing and a must for anyone heading to Central Asia




Yes basically...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 193,070
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Yes Ali has been a busy man helping many other...

Yes Ali has been a busy man helping many other people

Here is just a few photos of Ali's work, he fixes all model bikes and all problems be it electrical or mechanical, a great guy to know as you...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,094
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Same model GPS so when you turn it on don't keep...

Same model GPS so when you turn it on don't keep your finger on the screen or it can delete its memory like my GPS did, i think GPS's are a good tool to find great tracks like you have on this ride...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 193,070
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
I would pass a few small desert villages ...

I would pass a few small desert villages
http://wesleydrz400.smugmug.com/photos/i-7MsfQGK/0/X3/i-7MsfQGK-X3.jpg

Then as i was riding i noticed 2 small children standing on the side of the road...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 07:56 PM
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Views: 193,070
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
i had been riding for around 15 hours including...

i had been riding for around 15 hours including all the stops and had now arrived at a town called Embi which is roughly 600km/380 miles from the city of Atyrau.

it was very early morning and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 193,070
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Since leaving Tbilisi in Georgia and riding up to...

Since leaving Tbilisi in Georgia and riding up to Russian and now crossing Kazakhstan i had no map as they never had none at any of the petrol stations i stopped at so i was just relying on asking...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 193,070
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
So it started to get dark, with no hotels around...

So it started to get dark, with no hotels around and not wanting to wild camp as i had fully rested the night before in the hotel i decided i should do a night ride, whats the worse that could...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 193,070
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
So i sleeped very well it would seem to well as...

So i sleeped very well it would seem to well as the hotel reception woke me calling the room phone saying i was late by 1 hour checking out as now it was 10am the next morning...........

I soon...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,094
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Great ride report, i always liked the 640 looks a...

Great ride report, i always liked the 640 looks a great bike
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 193,070
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
So the reason i think when i left Donbas region...

So the reason i think when i left Donbas region in East Ukriane and just entered Russia but decided to head to Georgia rather than head straight to Kazakhstan was due to the shear size of Kazakhstan,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 193,070
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
First Day In Kazakhstan

The National Flag of Kazakhstan

http://wesleydrz400.smugmug.com/photos/i-P5h5N9n/0/XL/i-P5h5N9n-XL.gif

So as mentioned i just entered Kazakhstan i was speaking to the two German chaps i just...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 55,888
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Seb looks like our bikes met up again however...

Seb looks like our bikes met up again however this time it was not so romantic for them :lol3

2014 meet up
http://wesleydrz400.smugmug.com/photos/i-7D3LT5v/0/XL/i-7D3LT5v-XL.jpg

2013 meet up...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,433
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
For Iran you need to apply a few months in...

For Iran you need to apply a few months in advance for a visa and also need a carnet de passage which cost abit. maybe you already have and Iran visa and know all this.

If i was you i would head...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 193,070
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Thanks, will carry on updating soon as been busy ...

Thanks, will carry on updating soon as been busy



Ratte, Seb will be better for information rather than me as you are both BE nationals so his advice on visa ect ect is better than i can give
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