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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,224
Posted By bokad
Incredibly cool! Thanks for sharing.

Incredibly cool! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,905
Posted By bokad
Cold weather performance

How does the Transit suit do in cold weather? I see that there is no option for a liner for the jacket or pants.
I often ride right around the freezing point but not much colder than that.
Does...
Forum: Hacks 12-14-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 329,427
Posted By bokad
It's nice that in a review...

It's nice that in a review (http://rideapart.com/2013/12/world-exclusive-2014-ural-gear-up-sidecar-review/) that Ural themselves have promoted, it says that all pre 2014 Urals were:

"Riding a Ural...
Forum: Hacks 12-14-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 329,427
Posted By bokad
Great opportunity for the Ural faithful to...

Great opportunity for the Ural faithful to promote their ride!

"Most reliabe and fixable bike for remote areas?"
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=940475
Forum: Hacks 08-04-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,086
Posted By bokad
Sorting mine (2010 model) took: Replacing the...

Sorting mine (2010 model) took:
Replacing the final drive
Replacing the swing arm
Replacing a few broken brake shoes
Redoing some electrical connections in the headlamp assembly
Having the...
Forum: Beasts 03-01-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,101
Posted By bokad
Tiger 800xc. It has looks, price, performance,...

Tiger 800xc. It has looks, price, performance, and reliability. Great bike.
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By bokad
Aerostich availability in Europe?

I wanted to get an Aerostich Darien setup while I was in the USA but it seems that it can't be ready before I leave (6 week lead time, gaaa!). From talking to Aerostich it seems that they don't have...
Forum: Hacks 02-20-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,162
Posted By bokad
Thanks for the invite to the conversation Cob! ...

Thanks for the invite to the conversation Cob! How is your kool-aid tasting these days?
And if ya can't tell the difference between my argument about paying the price for a new one and getting a...
Forum: Hacks 12-11-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,545
Posted By bokad
Both will work fine. Go for what you like the...

Both will work fine. Go for what you like the looks or the feel of.
If you are tall, the retro seating position will feel more cramped than the regular bike.
The retro also sits a little bit lower...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,812
Posted By bokad
27 July 2012 -------------- Ubud, Bali ...

27 July 2012
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Ubud, Bali

Last souvenir shopping before leaving the country (gotta take care of some real world stuff then come back). I'm set for halloween. I'm out!
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,812
Posted By bokad
26 July 2012 -------------- Ubud, Bali ...

26 July 2012
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Ubud, Bali

I'm going to park the bike here while I'm out of country. I have a couple favorite restaurants and haunts in town, it's nice to be back. Way more...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,812
Posted By bokad
25 July 2012 -------------- Sape, Sumbawa to...

25 July 2012
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Sape, Sumbawa to Ubud, Bali

I'm impressed with this. In one long two day marathon without sleep I make it all the way from Labuan Bajo, Flores to Ubud, Bali. 3...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-09-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7,125
Views: 6,310,225
Posted By bokad
She really is a great passenger. Balances well...

She really is a great passenger. Balances well and doesn't complain! If I'm ever single again I'll be have to put that in my requirements.
I'm sure missing the Triumph right now...
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,812
Posted By bokad
24 July 2012 -------------- Labuan Bajo,...

24 July 2012
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Labuan Bajo, Flores

The desired boat did, of course, not arrive. I can't wait any longer though. There is another boat back towards Bali. It too is late but...
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,812
Posted By bokad
23 July 2012 -------------- Labuan Bajo,...

23 July 2012
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Labuan Bajo, Flores

It's time for a break. I'm going to get the bike to Sulawesi then fly out for a rest and to take care of some things. The boat is supposed to...
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,812
Posted By bokad
Thanks! I'm not a Ural fan either but I...

Thanks! I'm not a Ural fan either but I discovered that too late and it refuses to transform in to anything else. Is what it is!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-08-2012, 02:24 AM
Replies: 7,125
Views: 6,310,225
Posted By bokad
She doesn't ride her own and I absolutely don't...

She doesn't ride her own and I absolutely don't care.
Makes a good passenger though.
The bike is a Ural.
There's only one high quality export from Russia and it's not the motorcycles!

Life is...
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,812
Posted By bokad
19 July 2012 -------------- Labuan Bajo,...

19 July 2012
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Labuan Bajo, Flores

Checked in to the harbor about the boat to Sulawesi. Actually it left yesterday but they assure me that for sure for sure another one will come...
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2012, 12:58 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,812
Posted By bokad
18 July 2012 -------------- Aimere, Flores to...

18 July 2012
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Aimere, Flores to Labuan Bajo.

The drive to Labuan Bajo is the pleasant curvy road that I remember. Beautiful and relaxing. It rains and gets so misty that I can...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-08-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,939
Posted By bokad
Summary ---------- Fantastic, worth the...

Summary
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Fantastic, worth the effort to get there. Fabulous and real. A unique and different world. Baba ganoush and fattoush. Friendly, sincere locals.
No hassles from the man. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-08-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,939
Posted By bokad
Back to Hama ---------------- There's alot to...

Back to Hama
----------------
There's alot to see in Palmyra so stayed a few nights. That and the demon camels milk candy had laid me low.
This was the end of the riding part of the trip and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-08-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,939
Posted By bokad
Islamic castle, Palmyra ---------------------- ...

Islamic castle, Palmyra
----------------------
Fakhr-al-Din al-Ma'ani Castle was built in the 1200's (ish) by the Mamluks.
Perched on a hill it provides a great view over the Roman ruins, the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-08-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,939
Posted By bokad
Roman city, Palmyra ---------------------- ...

Roman city, Palmyra
----------------------

Situated on an important trade route, Palmyra was an important and wealthy city in the Roman empire. The site of battle, rebellion, and
intrigue. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-08-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,939
Posted By bokad
Funerary towers, Palmyra ...

Funerary towers, Palmyra
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The valley of the tombs predates Roman times. It is a 1km long necropolis with many underground graves and tall tomb towers. The...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-08-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,939
Posted By bokad
Palmyra -------------------------------- ...

Palmyra
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Middle of the damn desert, 200km East of Hama.
Palmyra, ancient, 'bride of the desert'.

Driving here was nice, real nice. Smooth, flat, open road...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-07-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,939
Posted By bokad
Krak Des Chevaliers, Talkalakh ...

Krak Des Chevaliers, Talkalakh
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About 100km (60 miles for yanks!) South-West of Hama is what Lawrence of Arabia called the "...most wholly admirable castle in the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-07-2012, 02:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,939
Posted By bokad
The dead cities. Somewhere North of Hama. ...

The dead cities. Somewhere North of Hama.
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My only explanation for how we could of found this place is pure blind dumb luck.
No GPS, no road signs that I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,812
Posted By bokad
Beyond my ability to cope with the crowds also. ...

Beyond my ability to cope with the crowds also. At least I've learned what I DON'T want in a destination. Mongolia is appearing mighty appealing right now.
Forum: Hacks 10-29-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,429
Posted By bokad
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Hacks 10-26-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,429
Posted By bokad
Mine: Wrong Way To Kathmandu - A Sidecar...

Mine:


Wrong Way To Kathmandu - A Sidecar Misadventure (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=786099)
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,812
Posted By bokad
I wondered the same. My only thought was luck.

I wondered the same. My only thought was luck.
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,812
Posted By bokad
17 July 2012 -------------- Kupang, Timor to...

17 July 2012
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Kupang, Timor to Aimere, Flores (by ferry)

The plan now is like this. Ferry to Aimere, Flores. Drive to Labuan Bajo. And from Labuan Bajo there is a scheduled...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,812
Posted By bokad
14 - 16 July 2012 -------------- Kupang,...

14 - 16 July 2012
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Kupang, Timor

Mope mope mope
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,812
Posted By bokad
13 July 2012 -------------- Kupang, Timor ...

13 July 2012
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Kupang, Timor
Given up on the idea of getting to Papua New Guinea. We're already months over schedule in Indonesia and getting to PNG will require alot of time and...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,812
Posted By bokad
11 July 2012 -------------- Kupang, Timor ...

11 July 2012
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Kupang, Timor

I don't know why exactly, it's not rational, but Indonesia is stressful to both of us and a strain on our relationship. We feel it as soon as we...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,812
Posted By bokad
10 July 2012 -------------- East Timor to...

10 July 2012
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East Timor to Kupang, Timor
The day has come to return to Indonesia.
I'm not excited about it but it's not possible to drive in any other direction.
The gas stations...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,812
Posted By bokad
I can't say for sure as I didn't try it but the...

I can't say for sure as I didn't try it but the card definitely says chicken donut. And given some of the other strange combinations I've seen here I wouldn't be surprised if it was!

Glad you...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,812
Posted By bokad
10 July 2012 -------------- Dili East Timor...

10 July 2012
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Dili East Timor to Kupang, Timor

A few pictures from Anna on the trip out of Timor.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,812
Posted By bokad
9 July 2012 -------------- Dili, East Timor...

9 July 2012
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Dili, East Timor (Timor Leste)

There is an art collective here (Arte Moris). It's kinda like a hippie student camp in a dilapidated compound. The line between...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,812
Posted By bokad
8 July 2012 -------------- Dili, East Timor...

8 July 2012
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Dili, East Timor (Timor Leste)

Even in a gated compound I wake up to the noise of curious monkeys mounting my steed. They just can't help themselves!
I don't so much...
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