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Old 05-25-2007, 07:36 AM   #196
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excellent trip - looking forward to the next leg.
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Old 05-25-2007, 12:57 PM   #197
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Congrats on the new ride!

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Old 05-25-2007, 02:15 PM   #198
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Thanks again for reporting! What a wonderful trip. New bike looks much better than previous, and sure will make for a much more enjoyable ride - congrats! Also good you can find so many parts for it, and still small enough to be able to take on any dirt you want. Best of luck!
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Old 05-26-2007, 08:34 AM   #199
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hey bemmer boy, glad to see you got a new bike. Last time i saw this thread was after the old one went south on you. Looks like your having an interesting time so far

I'm in china now, way out west in kashgar, came in from biskek over the tourgart pass, awsome views up there. I gather your in Chengdu at the moment, if your heading north i'm going to be in Xi'an for the 17th of june or in beijing by the 5th of july.

I'm not on a motorbike tho, i'm doing a trip with a company called dragoman, iff you see a huge orange and white truck that looks like this give us a wave. Alternativly if you see someone with a adv shirt on it'll most likely be me.



That was taken coming over the tourgart pass into china.

Ride safe bemmer boy, locals around here seem particulary suicadal when it comes to driving, hopefully i'll see you on the road

cheers

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Old 05-26-2007, 07:41 PM   #200
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Hey RC Mad:

I leave Chengdu headed for Xian tomorrow. Then will work my way west and then south. I have seen a couple of those giant sort of adventure trucks running around Laos. The one I looked at closely was pretty well set up inside. Are you headed to Lhasa or will you stay in the northwest part ?? Looks like we will pass each other somewhere so keep in touch. If I see your truck blasting towards me I will be sure to give it a wide berth !!
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Old 05-26-2007, 09:07 PM   #201
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My new ride !! A Qingqi 200 CC dual sport bike. Plenty of power but
still very light weight. 18 inch rear tire and 21 inch front. Wavy front brake
rotor, with steel braided brake line. Five speed gearbox, and a 520 chain.
Standard switch gear including a high beam flasher. Also gear position indicator. Overall a pretty well done bike. Total cost off the dealer floor is $ 1225.00 USD. Runs like a swiss watch, a real blast around town.




Beemer Boy, thanks for the great travel stories and the glimpses at motorcycle exotica.

I recognize the motor on your new bike...it's the same as a Suzuki DR200 in the US. The countershaft sprocket guard and the oil filter cover are styled differently, but the rest of the motor appears to be pure DR200. If it's as rugged as the Suzuki version, you've got a fine scoot. Do you know if Qingqi are building them for Suzuki?

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Old 05-27-2007, 07:15 AM   #202
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Hi BB,

I have test ride the JH600 today and it handles well except it is not as powerful as the F650GS. But with a 20L tank and a 3-4L/100km fuel consumption, it should work well touring China. The subframe seems to be strong enough to add a pannier case frame with full 40kgs load. Factory engineers told me that it is built to mil spec and has been well tested by PLA. I will look further into this. Anyway, I shall be riding to Mianyang tomorrow and stay at Xing Ya Hotel. My ETA is about 6pm. I am looking forward to meet up with you for a chat. 60 riders from all over China will be with me so you will also get to meet them too. Have a good trip.

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Old 05-27-2007, 07:42 AM   #203
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Hi BB,

I have test ride the JH600 today and it handles well except it is not as powerful as the F650GS. But with a 20L tank and a 3-4L/100km fuel consumption, it should work well touring China. The subframe seems to be strong enough to add a pannier case frame with full 40kgs load. Factory engineers told me that it is built to mil spec and has been well tested by PLA. I will look further into this. Anyway, I shall be riding to Mianyang tomorrow and stay at Xing Ya Hotel. My ETA is about 6pm. I am looking forward to meet up with you for a chat. 60 riders from all over China will be with me so you will also get to meet them too. Have a good trip.

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Old 05-27-2007, 08:35 AM   #204
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This is what the map to the resort which is E of the city.
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Old 05-28-2007, 02:45 AM   #205
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Hi BB,

I have test ride the JH600 today and it handles well except it is not as powerful as the F650GS. But with a 20L tank and a 3-4L/100km fuel consumption, it should work well touring China. The subframe seems to be strong enough to add a pannier case frame with full 40kgs load. Factory engineers told me that it is built to mil spec and has been well tested by PLA. I will look further into this. Anyway, I shall be riding to Mianyang tomorrow and stay at Xing Ya Hotel. My ETA is about 6pm. I am looking forward to meet up with you for a chat. 60 riders from all over China will be with me so you will also get to meet them too. Have a good trip.

Franki

i would like to see photos of those 60 bikes dam
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Old 05-29-2007, 11:47 AM   #206
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Old 05-29-2007, 12:40 PM   #207
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I want one of those little vans. Please stash one in your luggage for the trip home.
Thanks, John...
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Old 05-29-2007, 04:49 PM   #208
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I want one of those little vans. Please stash one in your luggage for the trip home.
Thanks, John...
Those van had exported to S. Asia, Middle East, S. America countries
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Old 05-29-2007, 08:00 PM   #209
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sweet new bike, looking forward to updates!
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:56 AM   #210
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Fantastic report, BB! Keep it coming as you're able!

(BTW, the ad copy at the ChangAn website is hysterical. It has that "Po Ling speaks excellent English. Let him do the website." feel to it. Good fun!)
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