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Forum: Australia 07-11-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By Angus1
Haven't ridden the en150, but you'll want some...

Haven't ridden the en150, but you'll want some more power in the north, the further north you go, the less modern scooters you see, and the more beaten up old wins. My little 110 honda win was...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 18,636
Posted By Angus1
Windscreen washer pump should run off 12v, maybe...

Windscreen washer pump should run off 12v, maybe enough flow?
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 18,636
Posted By Angus1
Simply spraying cool sea water over the radiator...

Simply spraying cool sea water over the radiator should work, evaporative cooling can be pretty effective. Then either have a pump to remove water from the boat, or get a self draining boat, one of...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,574
Posted By Angus1
An issue that surprised me with a sony dslr is...

An issue that surprised me with a sony dslr is south east asia, was that unless I kept it sealed up in a drybag and dried it out with some air con every so often, all the metal parts of the camera,...
Forum: Asia Pacific 01-14-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By Angus1
As far as bike tourism goes, you'd certainly have...

As far as bike tourism goes, you'd certainly have more choice in Vietnam, no shortage of places to rent a bike, or get an organised tour. My suggestion though, would be to go to Vietnam, and buy a...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 28,864
Posted By Angus1
Heading east out of Viet Quang from memory, I...

Heading east out of Viet Quang from memory, I guess I was lucky, but they seemed pretty shocked to find a westerner on a fairly small road in the middle of nowhere :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,639
Posted By Angus1
Currently, I'm not riding anything, I'm a uni...

Currently, I'm not riding anything, I'm a uni student, and living in a city, and being broke, I can't really justify the cost. It's not as bad for bikes as cars, insuring a 1 liter 2011 chevy spark,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,639
Posted By Angus1
Apparently they do have some road side dyno's to...

Apparently they do have some road side dyno's to test it yes, so they could pull you over and test, never seen one though. So long as you can get insurance, you'd probably be fine, not sure I'd want...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,639
Posted By Angus1
In the UK you have to take a theory test...

In the UK you have to take a theory test (basically the same as the car theory test, road signs, basic mechanics and first aid, hazard perception etc), then get a cbt certificate (compulsory basic...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 28,864
Posted By Angus1
Well that explains the mysterious half million...

Well that explains the mysterious half million dong fine a very angry policeman gave me whilst riding through Ha Giang province... Had no idea you needed a permit, I thought I'd somehow broken the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,514
Posted By Angus1
Yeah, should have taken way more. No problems...

Yeah, should have taken way more. No problems getting out of Vietnam with one, doubt you'd have much luck getting back in again though, although it might be possible with a vietnamese plated bike and...
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,514
Posted By Angus1
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<style type="text/css">P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; }A.cjk:link { }A.ctl:link { }</style> Sorry for the delays in continuing, go for it if you get the chance, it's a great part of the world! Good...
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,514
Posted By Angus1
Cheers, I think I read through your ride report...

Cheers, I think I read through your ride report whilst planning the trip!



I'd agree with you there, and wish I was going back. I'd say head up north if you get a chance, the roads are largely...
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 184,801
Posted By Angus1
Looks like one to watch :lurk Been hoping to see...

Looks like one to watch :lurk Been hoping to see how far east I can get next summer, be interested to hear how long this took you. And from Norwich! When I'm not at uni I'm based about 20 minutes...
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,514
Posted By Angus1
After a couple of days I headed back to Hanoi,...

After a couple of days I headed back to Hanoi, having failed to find a boat to take me around the bay, I don't know where the boats doing the tourist type trips leave from, but apparently not Ha Long...
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,514
Posted By Angus1
Perhaps more stupid than brave, didn't really...

Perhaps more stupid than brave, didn't really know what I was letting myself in for.

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Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,514
Posted By Angus1
An Idiot Abroad Vietnam and Cambodia

It's taken me a while to get round to writing this, and there aren't nearly as many photo's as there should be, but given all the idea's I got from reading other ride reports on this site, here's my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,601
Posted By Angus1
Vietnamese Honda Win 110cc: Marilyn. So...

Vietnamese Honda Win 110cc: Marilyn.

So names because it was an unreliable hard to handle (after I rode into a buffalo hole at night and bent the frame and forks) and generally fairly useless, but...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-04-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 10,157
Views: 3,245,897
Posted By Angus1
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5482/9465602570_4a3d...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5482/9465602570_4a3de398e4.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,576
Posted By Angus1
Bought a bike in Hanoi, thought the non-charging...

Bought a bike in Hanoi, thought the non-charging battery wouldn't be a problem. Tryed to use the horn at the first junction, at low revs nothing. By the time I found my way out of Hanoi, I'd got the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-26-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 21,503
Posted By Angus1
http://www.dealernews.com/sites/dealernews/files/i...

http://www.dealernews.com/sites/dealernews/files/images/r1200gs_002.jpghttp://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/2307/2121/30766060001_large.jpg

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Forum: Day Trippin' 06-21-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,218
Posted By Angus1
Great photo's, and good to see people do ride for...

Great photo's, and good to see people do ride for fun in the rainy season, should be there in a couple of weeks, probably not on a bike quite that large though...
Forum: Asia Pacific 05-27-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,407
Posted By Angus1
As far as I can tell I should be able to get a...

As far as I can tell I should be able to get a bike from vietnam to cambodia, a few people seem to have been told no at one border post, then allowed across at another one. Could cause a few issues...
Forum: Asia Pacific 04-25-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,407
Posted By Angus1
Haha, very true! Got to do something...

Haha, very true! Got to do something irresponsible before settling down into a life of dull academia though :1drink
Forum: Asia Pacific 04-24-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,407
Posted By Angus1
Thanks, good to know about the rain, and getting...

Thanks, good to know about the rain, and getting a map out there seems like a good plan. Flights, visas and a hostel for the first few nights are all sorted now, so no backing out!
Forum: Asia Pacific 03-12-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,407
Posted By Angus1
Cheers for the replys, buying a bike, no problem,...

Cheers for the replys, buying a bike, no problem, insuring it as an 18 year old in the uk, on top of running a car, not going to happen just yet :(:. I'll have to figure out how to get some practice...
Forum: Asia Pacific 03-10-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,407
Posted By Angus1
As far as taking it slow goes, the rough route...

As far as taking it slow goes, the rough route I've planned only requires about 80km/day, so probably a lot less than that for the first few days, then hopefully make the time up later, I've got 40...
Forum: Asia Pacific 03-03-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,407
Posted By Angus1
Cambodia/Vietnam in July/August?

I know at this time of year it's going to rain, a lot, but just how bad are the roads, especially in Cambodia going to get? I'm planning to buy a bike in Hanoi, ride down to HCMC, switching between...
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