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Old 07-03-2013, 09:48 PM   #1801
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:43 AM   #1802
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The northern route in Mongolia was lots of fun to ride. I hit a rock HARD though and cracked my front rim about 3 days ago. It has not gotten any worse in the past 3 days but I need to replace it ASAP. Finding a rim in Mongolia is impossible. I tried to source one locally in Barnaul Russia but there was nothing. I've sent emails to a few different places in Russia and friends in Europe. Looks like I'll have to get one shipped in. Time to pull out the wallet :(
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:52 AM   #1803
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No way to weld it until the next motorcycle dealer?
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:03 AM   #1804
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Hey man, I'm really enjoying your Blog. Nice work with the photos and write up.

Tough luck with the rim. Hope you get it sorted soon.
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:35 AM   #1805
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Unlucky on the wheel........on the bright side it could of been worse
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:51 AM   #1806
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Happy 4th Noah!
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:46 PM   #1807
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I guess if you had this scooter it would be ok.


But I shouldn't talk shit. I will be on one soon enough in Vietnam

****newsflash change of plans for you*****

just read on the HUBB about Vietnam (as i'll be heading there from the opposite direction) they are letting big bikes in, even a few GS have got thru, so us orange riders should have no problems

you need to enter and exit the same border it appears and there is only one you can use 'Cha Lo' on route 12, coming in from Laos, where you need to get your visa in Pakse, Laos...here's a link...

still watching, keep the good shit coming and good luck on that rim, a tip to add to the strength if you do need to ride...if you have some safety wire fix to spokes either side of the crack to stop it opening more and creating a larger stress fracture

Oh, and happy Forth
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:27 PM   #1808
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I believe it was teebee that broke his triple and they did a repair,had a pic of a guy that welded auto wheels which had sections cracked out of them,might want to pm Colebatch for the shops location.they are former aerospace workers i think. you can stop drill the crack to keep it from growing,deburr the edges.
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:05 AM   #1809
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Jala-Abad to Kazarma

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June 4. Osh to near Kazarman 307 km.
I was on the same road the I had already ridden twice befor until Jala-Abad. When I got close to Jala-Abad, for about 5 km there were trucks parked on the side of the road. I had heard rumors about protests blocking the road between Osh and Bishkek. I was hoping I would be able to avoid the protest but before I knew it, I was there. And there was no way around. So I went through like I owned the place. I rode past all the trucks, cars and people. I wend around the trucks blocking the road. I rode right through the group of people in a large circle listening to someone talking on stage. On the other side I stopped and snapped a few quick pics. A few people started asking if I was going to Bishkek but I said I was going into the mountains to Kazarman. They were skeptical but didn't cause me any trouble. I told them to fight the power and the shook my hand and I went on. Soon I was on some nice ADV roads again climbing through mud and rocks. Snow on the side of the roads. In the evening my bike started to chug and miss. A now familiar symptom. I was looking for a place to camp and the bike died. I guess thats where I camp. This is my 3rd time replacing the low voltage connection to the coil. I cook some noodles and go to bed. It rains some in the night.
Ahh yes the road from Jala-Abad to Kazarma, it's bringing back good memories



I were there in 2009 on my way to Ulaanbaatar during the Mongol Rally.... I really loved the scenery and the road. I passed by in the middel of july and there were still some snow.

I had 4 wheels but we were also 2 people I'm on the roof and my mate is driving the car from the window.

By the way, loving the report. Keep on going and be safe.

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Old 07-05-2013, 07:40 AM   #1810
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Great ride report

I have been following for some time and have now caught up. I backpacked Europe 35 years ago and am now planning a motorcycle trip from the Arctic to Antarctic. In between, some living happened . I am in the planning stage now and find the various motorcycle forums a huge help and loaded with good information.
Roll on and keep happy.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:19 PM   #1811
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The northern route in Mongolia was lots of fun to ride. I hit a rock HARD though and cracked my front rim about 3 days ago. It has not gotten any worse in the past 3 days but I need to replace it ASAP. Finding a rim in Mongolia is impossible. I tried to source one locally in Barnaul Russia but there was nothing. I've sent emails to a few different places in Russia and friends in Europe. Looks like I'll have to get one shipped in. Time to pull out the wallet :(
what is your paypal account?
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:25 AM   #1812
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... I hit a rock HARD though and cracked my front rim about 3 days ago. ... Looks like I'll have to get one shipped in. .
If you are getting one shipped in, go the whole hog so you never have to worry about it again. Get an Excel A60 rim (I know from experience they are much much more damage resistant than even the Excel signature rims). If you really want to be safe and sure, get HAAN in Holland to build up an A60 with a Haan hub and send that in ... then all you have to do is swap the brake disc over
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:36 AM   #1813
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Wise words Noah.

I can say the same for the UK Foreign Office web site.

You have to bear in mind they are written by diplomats who will have to get off their asses to help you out if you go to their country and get into trouble. They dont want to do that. They assume everyone is a helpless idiot. So they warn you not to go there. It solves all their problems. It absolves them of all responsibility and means they dont have to deal with you.

Take government advice websites with a ton of salt.
And frees them up to continue to attend to the social aspects of their duties abroad which include getting all peacocked up to attend parties at other embassies. Rampant in Afghanistan, Brits, US, Can and others fawning over each others self importance.

That said when some idealist arrives to convert the dirty unwashed masses and ends up getting kidnapped it does make the diplomats life difficult, it shines a lot of heat and light on them and if they suck and can't so much as get a meeting with a decision maker in the host nation, well it reflects in their ability to influence anything beyond what cocktail to serve at the next function.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:33 PM   #1814
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If you are getting one shipped in, go the whole hog so you never have to worry about it again. Get an Excel A60 rim (I know from experience they are much much more damage resistant than even the Excel signature rims). If you really want to be safe and sure, get HAAN in Holland to build up an A60 with a Haan hub and send that in ... then all you have to do is swap the brake disc over
John and the Rally Raid boys have a spare front for me. I'm just paying shipping. The DID dirtstar may not be an A60, but it sure took a beating before it went. 70,000 in Africa, Europe and Central Asia. Not bad. The rock I hit.. I was coming down off a "woopty" and my front for was completely compressed when I hit it. It cracked my pannier frame I hit it so hard.

I'm back in Mongolia after a week in Altai and some Tuva. In a few days I'll be in UB and I can finally do an update. I have some news that has slightly changed plans but that will have to wait. Don't worry, I'll still be doing the BAM and Road of Bones.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:52 PM   #1815
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what is your paypal account?
I have information here. If you feel you must donate i'm not going to stop you
http://rtwwithnoah.blogspot.com/p/contact.html

That being said, I would rather do something to give back to the places I am traveling... I have information on that link.

When my bike was stolen in Dublin many people donated. I didn't feel right about taking the money so the majority of it I gave to a childrens hospice in Ireland. The Irish people had been so good to me I felt better about giving the money to someone who needed it more.
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