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Old 08-08-2012, 08:23 PM   #16
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Good luck Paul!

Looking forward to your updates.

Enjoy the ride, and safe travels.

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Old 08-09-2012, 09:08 PM   #17
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Hey Paul, found you over on the TRAT site. Will be watching this one. Best of luck.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:24 AM   #18
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I'm interested in seeing this RR as well. Do you have a map of your proposed route?
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:35 AM   #19
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I'd also suggest a decent seat
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:31 PM   #20
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I'm interested in seeing this RR as well. Do you have a map of your proposed route?
Here is the proposed route

http://ellioadventures.tumblr.com/po.../updated-route

let me know what you think

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Old 08-10-2012, 09:59 PM   #21
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I'm so in. Nice route too. If you make a stop in San Francisco, I have a guestroom and/or a hammok under the redwoods in the backyard available free of charge, your choice. 3 miles from a local motorcycle landmark (Alice's Restaurant in Woodside), just pm me. Enjoy the preps and the ride!

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Old 08-13-2012, 02:18 PM   #22
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I'm so in. Nice route too. If you make a stop in San Francisco, I have a guestroom and/or a hammok under the redwoods in the backyard available free of charge, your choice. 3 miles from a local motorcycle landmark (Alice's Restaurant in Woodside), just pm me. Enjoy the preps and the ride!

Thanks Fella, I may just take you up on this, but I am more than aware that the trip isn't until early next year and won't be offended if things change

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Old 08-15-2012, 06:45 AM   #23
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Around the World in 1932

This is utterly incredible and inspiring, i'd love to see the full film. Anyone in or near Dorset should definitley go.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/vid...deo?CMP=twt_fd
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:06 AM   #24
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tkc80 rear tire has a range of about 4-5000 miles you know this right? Also you may want to look at rotopax to carry additional fuel, a lot better than standard "red cans"
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:54 AM   #25
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This is utterly incredible and inspiring, i'd love to see the full film. Anyone in or near Dorset should definitley go.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/vid...deo?CMP=twt_fd


Sorry to hi-jack this thread, I just watched the short, way too short video clip of the 1932 RTW adventure and need to see all of the adventure films offered on that site....what a treat those films would be. Damn!


Back to topic.....I also have thought about a RTW trip almost in the same route you are taking without the USa portion and staying within Canada.....but soon stopped the thoughts when I found out the costs of getting from Vanvouver to the far east. Have you priced this out yet and what did you find? I was so shocked it finished my RTW adventure before even getting off the ground.....sadly.

Fuel will be a huge issue for such a short range machine, I get double what you are talking about and still think it not enough carrying 5 gallons extra.

I'm in for sure.......good luck and I'm all ears!!!!
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:14 AM   #26
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tkc80 rear tire has a range of about 4-5000 miles you know this right? Also you may want to look at rotopax to carry additional fuel, a lot better than standard "red cans"
Thanks Paul

The plan for the tires is to change to the TKC80's once in Vancouver and carry a second set on the bike, that will give me a range of around 8-10k miles from Russia, then when I need to change after that it will be a challenge I will have to overcome.

I have briefly looked at the rotopax stuff, and need to look at it in more detail and see how it can hold my requirements in relation to both quantity and connecting to the bike.
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:00 AM   #27
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Thanks Paul

The plan for the tires is to change to the TKC80's once in Vancouver and carry a second set on the bike, that will give me a range of around 8-10k miles from Russia, then when I need to change after that it will be a challenge I will have to overcome.

I have briefly looked at the rotopax stuff, and need to look at it in more detail and see how it can hold my requirements in relation to both quantity and connecting to the bike.
i run Kenda K270 (its a 50/50 tire) and i get 10,000 miles out of every rear, no matter what terrain i am on, just about to change the rear and i did approx 3000 off road and 7000 on...the front don't wear so good so i'm going to switch to a Heidneau (sp) i have a friend who got over 16,000 miles from his front

think about that then additional tires aren't required

because of your very limited mileage you may want to check these out http://justgastanks.com/product_info...oducts_id=1825 if you don't like the idea of rotopax...about the same price as 3 rotopax but almost 5 times the capacity, you just need to figure out a way to attach it when full

...and as for your luggage i personally wouldn't use metal mule, for the same money get Jesse Luggage much better build quality...i am a fabricator by trade and Jesse stuff is top notch, MM is rivited, not enough folds to hold structure incase of a fall, the mount system is good until you have an off then it can become a problem, just my 2 cents
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:06 AM   #28
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Update!!!

Hi Guys

It's been a while but I have been working super hard to put the trip together and the majority of kit is here

I am now about 6 weeks out from start date

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Old 02-17-2013, 10:00 AM   #29
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Looking forward to seeing the bike with all that gear on
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:34 AM   #30
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Sounds like a great adventure...look forward to watching the unfold.

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