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Old 12-06-2013, 10:53 PM   #5221
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One Crazy Blog

Have read your blog
You are a one MAD man
Great story Tobi
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Hi Man,

Was nice talking to you all. Hers the blog you mentioned: http://afrikamotorrad.de/?report=en_transafrika

Hope to see you again one day somewere

Ride save, Tobi
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:46 PM   #5222
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I have been following you for a while and like everyone else marveling (drooling as well) at where you have been.
You have a very positive mindset which is everything for undertaking this type of adventure.

I am interested in how the Honda copes with the weight you now have on it, typical sub-frame cracks etc. I hope the little beasty treats you well.

Safe travels
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Old 12-07-2013, 01:45 AM   #5223
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I have been following you for a while and like everyone else marveling (drooling as well) at where you have been.
You have a very positive mindset which is everything for undertaking this type of adventure.

I am interested in how the Honda copes with the weight you now have on it, typical sub-frame cracks etc. I hope the little beasty treats you well.

Safe travels

Me too
I do have a lot of weight hung off the back.
I am sure it will be fine on road, but I will need to go easy offroad which will be hard for me.
But I wanted a locking case to keep my stuff safe
There are trade offs to everything.
But I am happy with the outcome.
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:51 AM   #5224
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Love the new bike and gear almost as much as I love your new haircut! The pictures from Viethorse are on my top 10 favorites. Stay safe, have fun and keep the blog going we really are loving it! Love Mom and Pop
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Old 12-07-2013, 12:04 PM   #5225
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Lalo/Ed

Any chance of you hooking up with Noak on a KTM? You two guys would have a lot to talk about. I think he's in Korea on his way to Thailand.

Oh, and I tried the Chimay Blue the other day for the first time and your right that is some great brew!. What kind of Zumo are your running and has it worked out well on a M/C?

Bill "Wildman"

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Old 12-07-2013, 01:56 PM   #5226
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How does your rear spring cope with all the extra weight?
These bike are generally set up to carry someone around 70-75Kg. Might pay to look at getting a stronger spring or you may be in for an uncomfortable ride.
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:38 PM   #5227
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Lalo/Ed

Any chance of you hooking up with Noak on a KTM? You two guys would have a lot to talk about. I think he's in Korea on his way to Thailand.

Oh, and I tried the Chimay Blue the other day for the first time and your right that is some great brew!. What kind of Zumo are your running and has it worked out well on a M/C?

Bill "Wildman"
Yes, Noah and I are trying to figure out a time and a place to meet up. I am hoping we can make it happen.
I am using a Zumo 660 & love it. I have had others say they dont like it but this is my first GPS so maybe I just don't know any better
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:45 PM   #5228
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How does your rear spring cope with all the extra weight?
These bike are generally set up to carry someone around 70-75Kg. Might pay to look at getting a stronger spring or you may be in for an uncomfortable ride.
Well, I am going to find out today. I am leaving Chiang Mai and going to test it out.
But I figure my bike was made to carry a passenger. I am carrying maybe 30 kilos at the most and that is less than the average Thai prostitute, so I think it will be ok.
My question to you is...... How do you cope with living in one of the great wine regions in the world and not be drunk all the time?
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:50 PM   #5229
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oh........what the hell

Your car has one.....why shouldn't my motorcycle?
Cup holders are not just for cars you know.

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Old 12-07-2013, 04:06 PM   #5230
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Looking good Ed

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Look how tidy everything packs away
I have my clothes and electronics in the rear lockable Givi vase.
My camping gear in the bottom dry bag
My tools, parts and Rev'it thermal liners in the top dry bag.
Miscellaneous lighter things in the two saddle bags
Spare tube and hand pump in front fender bag
And my go to stuff in the tank bag
the Wolfman luggage is awesome
It is all I was hoping for. And it will work on other bikes if need be.

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Old 12-07-2013, 04:12 PM   #5231
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only stupid people buy LG tablets

I bought an LG V909 tablet because I wanted to save space and leave my Dell XPS 13 laptop in Europe with my BMW.
I am finding out the hard way that this tablet is no computer.
It does not have the capability to upload pictures from my camera, sd card or memory stick. So I can not upload the the photos that I have taken on my new Olympus waterproof camera that I bought.
I plug a device in to the micro USB port and it doesnt recognize any device or memory card.
This LG tablet is as stupid as I am for buying it.
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Old 12-07-2013, 04:16 PM   #5232
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Looking good Ed
Thanks
I think I have set the new standard for how much stuff you can pack in to your luggage in a nice, clean, efficient package for such a small machine. Feel free to share this photo.
Thanks again for making a great product!
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Old 12-07-2013, 04:42 PM   #5233
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Lalo,

New ride looks good. If I was you I would keep an eye on rear shock and subframe. Re the tablet/photo issue you need to get this worked out. This blog will not be the same without your entertaining pics
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Old 12-07-2013, 06:47 PM   #5234
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May all your future motorcycles be more than 125 cc's
Haha well im happy with 125 cc those bikes are easy to ride like a mountainbike, consume very little petrol, parts are easy to get and the locals love it if you ride the same bike then they do ;)

http://schoene-motorradtouren.de/?re...and_chiang_mai
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:56 PM   #5235
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Haha well im happy with 125 cc those bikes are easy to ride like a mountainbike, consume very little petrol, parts are easy to get and the locals love it if you ride the same bike then they do ;)

http://schoene-motorradtouren.de/?re...and_chiang_mai
I know
You would be happy if your motorcycle was a minibike with a 3 horsepower Briggs and Straton motor
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