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Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 28,933
Posted By Falang
A friend had a Jawa like that in Vancouver in the...

A friend had a Jawa like that in Vancouver in the early 1970s. So there was a Canadian Jawa importer back then. If you search on ADV forum postings with "Jawa" in the title, you'll find some pictures...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 28,933
Posted By Falang
"P.S. in first post you made mention about radio...

"P.S. in first post you made mention about radio in your stuff - what type it was?"

On that trip it was a 5W 23 channel CB radio. It was an experiment to see if CB would be useful. It wasn't; I...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 23,426
Posted By Falang
Incredible. This is off topic, but my 1998 R1100R...

Incredible. This is off topic, but my 1998 R1100R listened to me when I told it not to break down or I would remove the license plate and abandon it to the vultures (the kind with wrenches and...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 23,426
Posted By Falang
Glad you enjoyed it. I guess you saw my old...

Glad you enjoyed it. I guess you saw my old Alaska ride posting too. Both rides were in August, so super hot in Mexico. But coming down from Canada, there was no way to do it in the middle of winter...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 28,933
Posted By Falang
Thanks, it was fun to try to remember that ride...

Thanks, it was fun to try to remember that ride and to research the present situation there for comparison ... while sitting in tropical Singapore. I am in Phnom Penh, Cambodia at the moment, my...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 28,933
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.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-07-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 321,518
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, 09:49 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 22,884
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, 07:59 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 22,884
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, 07:36 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 22,884
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, 05:53 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 22,884
Posted By Falang
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Forum: Airheads 04-19-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,989
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, 06:06 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 22,884
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, 02:28 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,258
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, 02:09 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 27,754
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, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,989
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, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,989
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, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,989
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, 10:20 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 28,421
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, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,436
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, 04:59 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 23,426
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, 04:53 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 132,171
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, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
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, 04:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,090
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, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,578
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, 05:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,436
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, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,090
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, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,578
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, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,090
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, 09:50 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 28,933
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, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,090
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, 01:37 AM
Replies: 760
Views: 132,171
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, 03:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,916
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, 07:03 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 132,171
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, 07:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,436
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, 10:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,436
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, 05:16 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 132,171
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, 02:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,436
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, 01:25 AM
Replies: 760
Views: 132,171
Posted By Falang
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-11-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 132,171
Posted By Falang
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