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Old 11-05-2008, 11:53 AM   #46
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Great ride...Great report....
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:31 PM   #47
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speachless pictures !!
what an adventure..
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:38 PM   #48
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Excellent stuff and fantastic pictures!

Tell us a bit about the bike. Any problems?
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:41 PM   #49
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Excellent stuff and fantastic pictures!

Tell us a bit about the bike. Any problems?
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:51 PM   #50
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We need to see more pictures, do you have any from China?
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:59 PM   #51
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Tell us a bit about the bike. Any problems?
Hey it's a Honda, so what do you expect?

They say the AT is the most robust bike Honda ever made .. I think they're right!

Even thought I crashed the bike @ 80+km/h in Turkmenistan, the bike was ok (ie locally repairable).

I did mod the bike quite extensively, notably crash bars, bigger tank (44l), panniers, stronger hand-guards, etc.

Would I take the bike on a trip like this again. Sure, never failed on me. Ok on tarmac, ok in the dirt. Reliable. Simple maintenance (I changed the oil & filters in China). Always started. Even with the combination of awful Tajik fuel and the extreme altitude >4.000m.

Only one other bike I would consider taking along: R80GS. All other bikes are IMHO too complicated and/or not tough enough.
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Old 11-05-2008, 03:20 PM   #52
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Hi,

Well, the title says it all.
I checked out your blog earlier today. Very informative. I'll be going back to further read up on your Visa section again.

A big for you doing it on your own...solo! You got to experience so much more.
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:38 PM   #53
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I guess most of us would love to do such a ride but the only things that stops us are time, money and the Paperwork. But coming to think of it, once you know the type of money you need and how the paperwork can be done, i believe taking out time will only be a matter of time :)

Thanks for you inputs. What about the carnet, how much did you pay for that ? 100% ?


BTW, you come here, post a thread like this, with a title like that.....................and make us all inspired and jealous, THANKS !!
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:17 AM   #54
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What about the carnet, how much did you pay for that ? 100% ?
The Carnet I got from the ADAC in Germany (the motoring organisation here in The Netherlands doesn't handle Carnets anymore).

When you apply for the Carnet, you have to list the value of the motorcycle, and based on that, you have to pay a bond as well as an administration fee. The bond is returned to you after you return with the bike. IIRC, the administrative fee was around EUR 150. The bond a bit more, EUR 3000.

You know, regarding all the paperwork (for yourself and for the bike), it really isn't all that difficult to arrange. It just takes a lot of time to figure out what to do and where to get it. As I said, it took me about 3 months to arrange all the paperwork.
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Old 11-06-2008, 03:17 AM   #55
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Some more pics ...

When I left, it was still really cold in Europe. This was the Easter weekend. In Austria it was snowing!


I carried a pair of tires with me. The tires were to be put on in Iran, just before going to Turkmenistan. Because the new pair wouldn't last all the way to Nepal, I needed to change tires again in China. So before I left, I shipped a pair of tires ahead to China. They were waiting for me when I got to Kashgar.
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Old 11-06-2008, 03:54 AM   #56
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Old 11-06-2008, 04:20 AM   #57
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Awesummmmmmm! Great photos. Thanks so much for the time and work to share your trip with us.
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:16 AM   #58
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The first part of the trip took me through the Balkans

Croatia is really beautiful. Great roads & scenery.



Montenegro is also very beautiful. At Kotor you'll find the largest fjord south of Norway! The road follows the shoreline.


It was finally a bit warmer .. (in Turkey it was cold again until Iran)




In the mountains towards Kosovo
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:33 AM   #59
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Greece

From Macedonia I went south-east towards the Greek Med coast.




I spend the weekend in Kavala, Greece, only a days ride from Istanbul, Turkey.






Everyday I would log my progress on the map on the pannier
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:01 AM   #60
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Outstanding journey Emiles, thanks for the info regarding the paperwork and visa issues, and the pictures tell their own great story
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