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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-21-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 62,045
Posted By Maximum Hastings
Thumb KTM 990 Adventure for true RTW adventures

I am riding around the world on a KTM 990 Adv. R with my other half on a standard 990. Our site is at www.bigbiketrip.net if anyone is interested in how we are doing

In 2007 on another...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-05-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 37,231
Posted By Maximum Hastings
Awesome pictures ... we are heading that way ...

Awesome pictures ... we are heading that way

www.bigbiketrip.net
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 973
Posted By Maximum Hastings
Best and Worst - Africa

http://www.bigbiketrip.net/home/Diary.html
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 755
Posted By Maximum Hastings
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X15RXT6GPe8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X15RXT6GPe8
:ricky:ricky
Forum: Trip Planning 12-04-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,469
Posted By Maximum Hastings
Big Bike Trip Kit & Preparation

Rupert & Fanny's Motorcycles and Kit for the Big Bike Trip from Cape Town to Shanghai



Bikes:


Rupert - KTM 990 Adventure R - 2011

Fanny - KTM 990 Adventure 2008
Forum: Africa & Mid East 11-28-2011, 02:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 858
Posted By Maximum Hastings
More on Egypt ... going north

We have been in Egypt for nearly 3 months exploring option to ride through Syria and Libya, but now we have a Chinese SOE cargo ship taking our bikes from Alexandria to Mersin (thanks to Chinese...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 11-27-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,330
Posted By Maximum Hastings
Egypt to Turkey

We have been in Egypt for nearly 3 months now in a similar position, but now we have a cargo ship taking our bikes from Alexandria to Mersin, and we will have to fly over to collect them.

There...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 11-27-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,269
Posted By Maximum Hastings
We are in Egypt going the other way and in same...

We are in Egypt going the other way and in same position. There are no ferries so we are putting our bikes on a container ship from Alexandria to Mersin in Turkey and flying to Turkey and carrying...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 11-27-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 878
Posted By Maximum Hastings
Iran, Pakistan, India, Nepal, China

We are looking for anyone who has any tipor advise for the Iran, Pakistan, India, Nepal, China leg of our trip. We are sorted for China, but worried most about Pakistan.

Thanks,
...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 11-27-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,759
Posted By Maximum Hastings
hello

We have just done it ... www.bigbiketrip.net and www.facebook.com/bigbiketrip
Forum: Asia 11-27-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,576
Posted By Maximum Hastings
www.bigbiketrip.net

We will be there in July 2012, all being well with our KTM 990 Adventures at the end of our RTW trip

Fang Yi and Rupert
www,facebook.com/bigbiketrip
Forum: Asia 11-27-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,319
Posted By Maximum Hastings
big bike trp

Please post on our diary at www.bigbiketrip.net how you did and your route as we will be riding across China fromXin Jiang in may- July 2012.

Many thanks and good luck

Fang Yi & R...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 965
Posted By Maximum Hastings
Visit to KTM Egypt - BIG BIKE TRIP

Apart from very heavy down pours in Ethiopia, our KTM 990 Adventures hadn't been cleaned the entire trip and had gradually started to look a bit battle weary. They were both mechanically sound, but...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 132,663
Posted By Maximum Hastings
Safe travels...

Safe travels... we will be following you.

Please do the same for us... just finished Africa and heading to some of the places you are going to in Balkans etc...

We are heading to Shanghai. btw...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 147,303
Posted By Maximum Hastings
Pleased you have recovered. My wife also had a...

Pleased you have recovered. My wife also had a spectacular crash in Namibia as we were riding too fast and she hit a sand bank and actually cartwheeled the bike. We were just ahead of you guys....
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 147,303
Posted By Maximum Hastings
Great camera work

Wish we had had a decent cameraman on our expedition. The film is superb...really captures what its like in Africa. :clap
We have now completed 21,000 kms and are now in Egypt and about to cross the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,043
Posted By Maximum Hastings
:D Thanks you so much ..... we may very well...

:D
Thanks you so much ..... we may very well take you upon that. rfbigbiketrip@gmail.com

QUOTE=Tom-Traveller;17086055]Hi

I read your blog for a while, but then somehow the diary was blank...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,043
Posted By Maximum Hastings
Libya or Syria . that is the question?

We are now in Cairo and trying to decide whether we go through Libya or Syria. Syria would be first choice all things equal. The Chinese Ambassador to Egypt came to our rescue and arranged a Chinese...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,043
Posted By Maximum Hastings
Rupert & Fanny ...

Rupert & Fanny
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,043
Posted By Maximum Hastings
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,043
Posted By Maximum Hastings
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,043
Posted By Maximum Hastings
The other bike

Rupert's bike in north Kenya... going back to help fix a puncture on a 4 wheeled overlander from Holland
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,043
Posted By Maximum Hastings
www.bigbiketrip.net

www.bigbiketrip.net
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2011, 03:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,043
Posted By Maximum Hastings
Arniston to Alexandria - we made it

Fanny Fang, a former professional volleyball player from China has just ridden her KTM 990 Adventure to Alexandria on northern tip of Africa having ridden 18,000+ kilometers across Africa from...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-15-2011, 03:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 844
Posted By Maximum Hastings
Arniston to Alexandria - we made it

Fanny Fang, a former professional volleyball player from China has just ridden to Alexandria on northern tip of Africa having ridden 18,000+ kilometers across Africa from Arniston on the southern tip...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-25-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11,191
Views: 2,390,133
Posted By Maximum Hastings
Thumb have a safe posting from Rupert & Fanny (Kenya) ...

have a safe posting from Rupert & Fanny (Kenya) www.bigbiketrip.net
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-25-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11,191
Views: 2,390,133
Posted By Maximum Hastings
Bluhduh Upgrades

I want to get an ECU cable so I can save money using TUNE ECU, change the clutch slave ... not sure to what but something better, change my hand guards to something really substantial, fit new tyres...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-25-2011, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,943
Posted By Maximum Hastings
Cable for TUNE ECU - for KTM 990 A

hello,

I am riding around the world on a KTM 990 Adventure R (11) with my partner who is on a KTM 990 Adventure (08) and in the process raise funds for the charity - Autism Research Trust. My...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-25-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 3,023
Views: 493,657
Posted By Maximum Hastings
KTM 990 Adventure connector to USB port

hello,

I am riding around the world on a KTM 990 Adventure R (11) and my partner who is on a KTM 990 Adventure (08) for charity - Autism Research Trust. First Chinese female to do so. We have...
Forum: Australia 08-25-2011, 04:46 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 8,799
Posted By Maximum Hastings
I am... presently in Narobi having just ridden to...

I am... presently in Narobi having just ridden to masai mara and towed a broken down GS650 and waiting for tyres before we continue north along very remote west route of Lake Turkana to Ethiopia.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-09-2011, 03:02 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 37,686
Posted By Maximum Hastings
new KTMs

As you know by now there are three new adventure bikes from KTM 2012/13 . A 650/690 (just for Africa and Australia), an 800 and a 1200.

I would also like to see the following on new bikes:

- ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 549
Views: 236,603
Posted By Maximum Hastings
anyone know what choice in South Africa?

Hi,

Thrown in my job ( adventure beckons and my boss is an arse) and I am riding from Cape Town to Shanghai in May and still faffing about on which bikes to ride, bike set up, carnes, visas, and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 37,069
Posted By Maximum Hastings
Very good looking bike

Hi,

I am riding from Cape Town to Shanghai in May and still faffing about which bike and set up, carnes, visas, and which nranch of toothbrush. I have already crossed Africa on a KTM 990 Adv (my...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2011, 02:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,304
Posted By Maximum Hastings
Talking KLR bought by a KTM rider

What is the doo mod?

Also, what are the weak points to attend to before a very long trip. I have a 2008 KLR, but sadly got sold one by a dodgy South African that uses oil like my ex wife uses...
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2011, 03:58 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 148,014
Posted By Maximum Hastings
Two KLRs, from Cape Town to Shanghai

Fantastic achievement. My girlfriend planning a trip ... But starting in cape town, through to uk and then east to Shanghai. Although I have ridden across Africa on a KTM 990 A twice we are probably...
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