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Forum: Asia 06-22-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By BitShuffler
BMW would only come here if it made good business...

BMW would only come here if it made good business sense and at the moment I'm not sure it would. KTM, Harley and Ducati all have smaller capacity, cheaper bikes that work well in the Vietnamese...
Forum: Asia 12-25-2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,183
Posted By BitShuffler
Have a chat to Hien and the guys at Dirtbike...

Have a chat to Hien and the guys at Dirtbike Travel - http://www.dirtbiketravel.com/ or http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g293924-d4025487-Reviews-Dirtbike_Travel-Hanoi.html. They'll...
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 119,357
Posted By BitShuffler
Brilliant! Thanks for the confidence boost and...

Brilliant! Thanks for the confidence boost and I'll keep those other options in mind if the 222 gives us any issues.
Forum: The Garage 10-20-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 119,357
Posted By BitShuffler
For a stainless M6 bolt into stainless threaded...

For a stainless M6 bolt into stainless threaded insert in a nylon housing, what would be the best bet for a part that's not really under a lot of load?

I've seen some of the inserts twist/pull out...
Forum: Asia 09-30-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,667
Posted By BitShuffler
How much time have you got?

How much time have you got?
Forum: Asia 09-25-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,288
Posted By BitShuffler
Oh and if you decide to go for the XR125 it...

Oh and if you decide to go for the XR125 it should be possible to get them registered in your name since you would be buying new. Registration laws are starting to be enforced more strictly so that...
Forum: Asia 09-25-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,288
Posted By BitShuffler
Good job on the TTR, they go well. If you want...

Good job on the TTR, they go well. If you want to you should be able to get a 21" front rim and some dirt tyres for not too much $$$.

Is the XR250 for your wife? A friend is selling a Yamaha...
Forum: Asia 06-25-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,426
Posted By BitShuffler
So, presumably you know someone who is a resident...

So, presumably you know someone who is a resident there and they registered it in their name? If not, how did you go about buying and registering it?
Forum: Asia 06-22-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,667
Posted By BitShuffler
There are also some promising reports of being...

There are also some promising reports of being able to temporarily import >175cc bikes at the Cha Lo - Nam Pao border crossing from Laos...
Forum: Asia 06-16-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,426
Posted By BitShuffler
Did you rent or buy the bike? Any contacts in...

Did you rent or buy the bike? Any contacts in Kunming you can share?

I had plans to do pretty much this ride but it fell through. I was planning to cross from Vietnam into China at Nanning and get...
Forum: Asia 04-04-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,288
Posted By BitShuffler
They probably were talking about her - Vietnamese...

They probably were talking about her - Vietnamese love to gossip and commenting on all sorts of 'personal' things to your face is perfectly OK.

It takes a while to get used to people saying things...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,831
Posted By BitShuffler
I can read a bit (understand maybe 70% of that...

I can read a bit (understand maybe 70% of that article) but actually my wife sent me that link and I thought "hmmm those photos seem familiar..." :)
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,831
Posted By BitShuffler
You're famous now VietHorse :) ...

You're famous now VietHorse :)

http://vnexpress.net/gl/the-gioi/nguoi-viet-5-chau/2012/11/ngam-canh-mua-thu-tren-xe-phan-khoi-lon/
Forum: Asia 04-16-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,231
Posted By BitShuffler
This is not entirely true. In rural areas...

This is not entirely true. In rural areas there's quite a lot of open country single track and a lot of villages that are only accessible by it.

The most accessible place to ride some single...
Forum: Asia Pacific 06-21-2010, 02:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,850
Posted By BitShuffler
Don't know who cooked that up. Local women...

Don't know who cooked that up. Local women generally only drink a little, if at all but nobody would bat an eyelid at a girl, local or not, drinking a beer.
Forum: Asia Pacific 06-16-2010, 02:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 899
Posted By BitShuffler
Yunnan, China. August/September 2010

I've got a rough plan to try and acquire a cheap bike in Nanning then travel to/around Kunming, starting mid-August. Anyone got similar plans and want a travelling companion for a few days/weeks?
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2010, 01:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,828
Posted By BitShuffler
When were you in Vientiane mate? I saw that...

When were you in Vientiane mate? I saw that beemer hanging around when I was there in mid-feb. It had Euro plates on it from memory. Stickers read '2 Men, 1 World, 0 Money' or something like that......
Forum: Asia 03-31-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,416
Posted By BitShuffler
Have you considered entering China sans bike and...

Have you considered entering China sans bike and purchasing one there? When I briefly looked into a similar trip it seemed like there were a few dealers selling CJs/Urals in Nanning, just over the...
Forum: Asia 11-07-2009, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 814
Posted By BitShuffler
What route are you planning to take? If...

What route are you planning to take?
If you're headed westwards the Lan Anh hotel in Muong Lay (renamed from Lai Chau) is fantastic. I also really enjoyed my stay in the Sunrise hotel in Son La.
Forum: Asia 10-16-2009, 05:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,080
Posted By BitShuffler
NW 'Nam Next Week

I'm between jobs so have a week in 'nam to do with as I wish. My trusty Wave and I will be catching the train from Hanoi to Lao Cai on Monday (19 Oct) night, spending a day in Sapa and then making...
Forum: Asia 10-12-2009, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,435
Posted By BitShuffler
The vast majority of foreigners in Vietnam don't...

The vast majority of foreigners in Vietnam don't have a license. Generally, the police will leave you alone simply because it's too much effort for the cop to deal with the language barrier. I've...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2009, 04:04 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 17,357
Posted By BitShuffler
Hey Unky Dave, just stumbled across this. Good...

Hey Unky Dave, just stumbled across this. Good to see you're doing the trip, I was hoping you'd do something like this when I heard about the lay-off.

Once you're in Darwin you could always pop...
Forum: Australia 04-16-2009, 06:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,913
Posted By BitShuffler
This is on the money. Depending on where you...

This is on the money.
Depending on where you are and whose property you end up on this may or may not be completely legal but if you're smart about it nobody is going to even notice you're there.
...
Forum: Australia 12-16-2008, 01:55 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,625
Posted By BitShuffler
To be fair, they do put up helpful little signs...

To be fair, they do put up helpful little signs with pictures of cyclists/motorcyclists falling over - just so you've got a chance to prepare for the inevitable.
Forum: Australia 12-15-2008, 01:34 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,625
Posted By BitShuffler
As others have already pointed out - this is, by...

As others have already pointed out - this is, by definition, a blatant lie.
Forum: Australia 12-05-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,459
Posted By BitShuffler
*cough* Unless the whole experience was a figment...

*cough* Unless the whole experience was a figment of my imagination, I can guarantee there were atleast two under 25's there... Was a fantastic gig though, seeing all you old blokes go nuts over the...
Forum: Australia 09-07-2008, 01:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,384
Posted By BitShuffler
I did the trip up Duck Creek today, which was...

I did the trip up Duck Creek today, which was definitely worth doing, but the little loop I posted above turned out to be a bit of a bust. Tabragalba House Road had a road closed sign posted just...
Forum: Australia 08-25-2008, 05:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,384
Posted By BitShuffler
I plan to hit Duck Creek up in the next couple of...

I plan to hit Duck Creek up in the next couple of weeks. To keep off the beaten path as much as possible I'd like to head back towards Beechmont via Sarabah Road then cut across to Illinbah using...
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