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Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 19,313
Posted By Falang
Thank you! All the unknown gas stations...

Thank you!

All the unknown gas stations were identified by other ADV Riders starting at around page 6. Have a look at pages 6-9. There are also some more now-and-then photos on those pages.
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-07-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 311,561
Posted By Falang
Kata Beach, Phuket, Thailand, 1992 and Now

Kata Beach, Phuket, Thailand, 1992 vs. now (via Google Streetview at 7.813199,98.298792)<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,692
Posted By Falang
The passenger is on the front and not wearing a...

The passenger is on the front and not wearing a helmet, the rider is helmetless, and the rear preload is too low for safety. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,692
Posted By Falang
He made it across the lump in the road, but he...

He made it across the lump in the road, but he did touch his foot to the ground. Later, when he rode off a wooden bridge abutment his front wheel lifted a few inches so he rode the bike skillfully...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,692
Posted By Falang
I am informed by a long-time resident expat...

I am informed by a long-time resident expat motorcyclist in Phhom Penh that the bike is a 1995 Honda Dream which has had some modifications to increase safety while carrying 15 mattresses.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,692
Posted By Falang
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Forum: Airheads 04-19-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,567
Posted By Falang
Hmm ... an interesting photo thread idea for...

Hmm ... an interesting photo thread idea for someone with enough samples to get it established: "New life for old BMW motorcycle parts"

Emblem art, bearing race napkin rings, valve cover...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,692
Posted By Falang
http://imageshack.com/a/img24/5107/76t5.jpg ...

http://imageshack.com/a/img24/5107/76t5.jpg
http://imageshack.com/a/img43/5537/ruhg.jpg
No helmet!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,314
Posted By Falang
I keep a coil of 1/4 inch polypropylene rope...

I keep a coil of 1/4 inch polypropylene rope under the seat, for an emergency tow (so far not used for that purpose) and occasions like this, after cutting in six pieces with a pocketknife: ...
Forum: Australia 04-18-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 26,601
Posted By Falang
It means Foreigner in Thai and Lao, an...

It means Foreigner in Thai and Lao, an alternative transliteration of Farang (Barang in Khmer ... almost the same). I live in Singapore, so most of my touring is in Thailand which is a 10 to 12 hour...
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,567
Posted By Falang
I found the last remaining bits of the R26 that I...

I found the last remaining bits of the R26 that I saved. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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A pushrod, repaired by brazing (left...
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,567
Posted By Falang
Just the 1998 R1100R mentioned in my profile. 16...

Just the 1998 R1100R mentioned in my profile. 16 years old already. I've spent three times what I paid for the used bike at the dealer by now servicing it, but that is still half the price of a new...
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,567
Posted By Falang
Athens to Amsterdam: Rescuing a Vintage BMW R26 ... in 1991

Athens to Amsterdam: Rescuing a Vintage BMW R26 ... in 1991<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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Vintage motorcycles - especially...
Forum: Alaska 04-14-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 25,796
Posted By Falang
D2D riders might enjoy these old photos of riding...

D2D riders might enjoy these old photos of riding the route 34 years ago: "Alaska/Yukon/Cassiar Highways by Motorcycle ... in 1980"...
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,807
Posted By Falang
This may explain why I didn’t feel normal after a...

This may explain why I didn’t feel normal after a week motorcycling on doxycycline antimalarials: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/598409 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/598409). "During...
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,989
Posted By Falang
I scanned the original 17-page 1974 BMW brochure...

I scanned the original 17-page 1974 BMW brochure for the R75/6 motorcycle used on this Alaska ride and uploaded it here for download by anyone interested:...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-03-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 120,826
Posted By Falang
Wat Saen Nua, Don Khong, Laos

Wat Saen Nua, Don Khong, Laos at 14.09387,105.79443 on 17 February, 2014:
http://imageshack.com/a/img404/4339/9ln4.jpg
Ride report: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=960652...
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By Falang
I just cast my vote. The Hall sensor went in 2006...

I just cast my vote. The Hall sensor went in 2006 in my 1998 R1100R at about 95,000 km / 60,000 miles when the bike was 8 years old. It happened to the previous owner, in Malaysia, leaving him stuck...
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,767
Posted By Falang
Eric, I understand. My 1972 /5 called to me when...

Eric, I understand. My 1972 /5 called to me when she was still a virgin, and I was just 19. Then, she was just as she looked in the brochure, with her toaster tank and those European 600cc jugs. She...
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,339
Posted By Falang
I looked to see if I had a photo of the MacGyver...

I looked to see if I had a photo of the MacGyver wheel balancer in use thirty years ago. I don't. But I did find this one from 1983 of a friend and I about to use it on our /6 bikes (it is sitting in...
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,807
Posted By Falang
My wife can't understand why I take the risk. But...

My wife can't understand why I take the risk. But as the days go by I feel forty years fall way from me.
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,767
Posted By Falang
I just added to the same link three more...

I just added to the same link three more contemporary airhead-related documents which I found interesting enough to save for 40 years:
1. 1972 Big Bike Magazine: Road Test - A side-by-side...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,339
Posted By Falang
Cheap Easy Small and Effective Airhead Wheel Balancer

I made it many years ago and used it single-handedly every time I changed tires on my airheads. I changed all my own tires; I was too cheap to pay a dealer. Motorcycle tires did not last long in the...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,767
Posted By Falang
I read a line in a book last night that describes...

I read a line in a book last night that describes how I felt spending a day (they took me all day) working on those high-res scans:

"I am like an old man lusting after young women."
Paul St....
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 19,313
Posted By Falang
I scanned the original 17-page 1974 BMW brochure...

I scanned the original 17-page 1974 BMW brochure for the R75/6 motorcycle used on this Alaska ride in high quality and uploaded it here for download by anyone interested: ...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,767
Posted By Falang
BMW Airhead Brochures 1969 to 1974 High Quality PDFs for Downloading

I scanned some beautiful old BMW Airhead /5 and /6 brochures from my collection (some with the original dealer stamps from Philip Funnell and Pacific Cycle) and posted the PDFs for viewing and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-24-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 732
Views: 120,826
Posted By Falang
Thanks. It's from this vintage Ride Report:...

Thanks. It's from this vintage Ride Report: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=939345, but darned if I can figure out where it was, despite several hours of interesting detective work...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,489
Posted By Falang
I should add I survived four post-crash...

I should add I survived four post-crash scuba-dives to 12 m / 40 ft in Thailand and Cambodia last month: <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-22-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 120,826
Posted By Falang
Mexico, August 1981. Route 45 near Durango.

http://imageshack.us/a/img12/1473/wsww.jpg
I have not been able to pinpoint the location, 33 years later.
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,807
Posted By Falang
Thanks. If you liked those Koh Kong photos, there...

Thanks. If you liked those Koh Kong photos, there are more in the other ride report from two years ago (the link is at the top of the first page).

Gavo, how are you planning to arrive for three...
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,807
Posted By Falang
One more tip: If your bike burns some oil like...

One more tip: If your bike burns some oil like mine, about a liter in 10,000 km / 6,000 mi, top up in Thailand before you enter Laos or bring a bottle of your favorite oil with you. I use Castrol...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-16-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 120,826
Posted By Falang
Wat Peam Chileang, 23 km N Kampong Cham, Cambodia 12.10070,105.54848 on 15 Feb 2014

http://imageshack.com/a/img404/827/tggx.jpg
A plastic bag is taped over the headlight because riding with the headlight on during the day is illegal in Cambodia and the 1998 BMW lacks a headlight...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,807
Posted By Falang
As asked in a private message, the 31-day trip...

As asked in a private message, the 31-day trip cost US$4,800, so about $150 a day, including everything spent on the trip including visas, fuel, hotels, food, drinks, and scuba diving, but not...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-15-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 732
Views: 120,826
Posted By Falang
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-11-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 120,826
Posted By Falang
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,534
Posted By Falang
Thank you all for the comments. It's great to...

Thank you all for the comments. It's great to know some of the information was useful. I've been on the road for the last month and just uploaded the 2014 sequel here: "Cambodia, Laos, Thailand -...
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,807
Posted By Falang
Day 21, 22, 23: Phonsavan to Vang Vieng (267 km /...

Day 21, 22, 23: Phonsavan to Vang Vieng (267 km / 170 mi in 8 hours) <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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Today's route in Google...
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,807
Posted By Falang
Laos<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...

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Day 16: Kratie to Don Khong, Laos (236 km / 150 mi in 7 hours)<o:p></o:p>
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Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,807
Posted By Falang
Cambodia<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...

Cambodia<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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Day 9: Koh Chang to Koh Kong (148 km / 90 mi in 4 hours)<o:p></o:p>
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Hat...
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,807
Posted By Falang
Cambodia, Laos, Thailand - 8300 km, 31 Days

Cambodia, Laos, Thailand - 8300 km, 31 Days<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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Here are some photos from my one-month ride from...
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