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Old 07-11-2012, 07:13 AM   #1
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1 Triumph, 1 Brit. 20,000 Miles, The Long Way Home

In April 2013, I am planning to Circumnavigate the Globe on my Triumph Scrambler
I am riding the long way home from the East Coast of America via 12 countries back to London.
I will travel through
USA
Canada
Siberia
Russia
Mongolia
Kazakhstan
Ukraine
Slovakia
Czech Republic
Germany
Belgium
And finally the UK
Over the next 8/9 months I will be furiously planning and preparing myself for this gigantic expedition
You will be able to follow my progress at
I will be using this platform to raise awareness for a great cause such as War Child or UNICEF (tbc)

There will be numerous milestone parties during the preparation stage, so I hope you can all be there to show your support
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:17 AM   #2
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Best of luck! Looks like it'll be a great ride!
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:18 AM   #3
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Best of luck! Looks like it'll be a great ride!

Thanks fella, I'm sure 1000's of questions will be rolling towards the different threads very soon.

Keep on rolling
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:47 AM   #4
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Im anxious to see the preps on yer Scrambler, as itll be a tuff travel so the bike has to be well prepared for this.
Good luck&have fun!
Greetz, Hans.
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:34 AM   #5
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Im anxious to see the preps on yer Scrambler, as itll be a tuff travel so the bike has to be well prepared for this.
Good luck&have fun!
Greetz, Hans.
Thanks Hans

I am upgrading the suspension (both front and Back) and the tires. Full strip and rebuild of the motor, this way I can learn the basic ropes of mechanics. Panniers are from Metal Mule, with some other mods upfront to to keep wind off the body and hands.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:43 PM   #6
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Godspeed mate and have fun; I'll be following this closely.
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:02 PM   #7
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Godspeed mate and have fun; I'll be following this closely.
Thanks Buddy.

Appreciated


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Old 07-14-2012, 02:15 AM   #8
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It will be great to see this journey done on a Scrambler. Real style!
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:06 AM   #9
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I'm on board too, safe travels and best of luck!
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:19 AM   #10
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RTW on a Scrambler! Oh, I'm definitely in on this one! Best of Luck.
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:38 AM   #11
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A message from my dad after hearing what you're doing: "You bloody daft bugger!" I love it, nice to see a Triumph twin go around the world again. Keep the updates coming mate and best of luck we're all pulling for ya, should be a ride of a lifetime.
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:08 AM   #12
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What a great journey. This Scrambler owner will most definitely be following along too to see how long distance on a Scram is done.

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Old 07-14-2012, 11:45 AM   #13
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Very cool. I'm keen to see the Scrambler doing its thing too....
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:26 AM   #14
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Preparing My Triumph Scrambler for RTW

Tina (The name of my Scrambler): Hello Paul

Paul: Hello Tina, so I want to take back home to London, via Siberia, the BAM Road, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and few other places. Up for it?

Tina: No, F'ck Off

Paul: Wait! What? Why?

Tina: Look at me, Im overweight, Im really not sure Im built for such shenanigans, I can and do make you look good in Manhattan.

Paul: Well this isn't an adventure for no reason. Lets get you some glad rags and handbags.

So begins the task of outfitting Tina the Triumph ready for the road.


This is what I have outlined so far

Wheels:
Alpina Wheels, these will allow me to run tubeless and they are infinitely stronger than my current ones! definitley the best around for my bike,


Tires:
Knobblies (Continental TKC80 Tyre)

Road Tires (Pirelli Scorpions)


Panniers: Metal Mule




Handguards: Triumph Tiger 1050s




Rear Suspension: Ohlins S36PR1C1LB





Front Suspension: Bitubo Cartridge





In addition:
19T Sprocket
Fly Screen
Power Outlets
Red Jerry Cans for range (the current 120m will not suffice)
Ortileb Soft Luggage
Garmin 665 GPS (this looks to be discontinued, so waiting out for a potential replacement)


+ personal/camping kit

Let me know your thoughts and ideas, anything I have missed?
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:06 PM   #15
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The next instalment? gerronwitit!
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