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Forum: Asia 12-11-2009, 12:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 606
Posted By varla
belated india trip report

Just realizing that I forgot to post my trip reports from India from last winter.

SUMMARY
Distance logged by Enfield: ~2100 km
Duration: 3 weeks
States: W Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar...
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-16-2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,665
Posted By varla
Try the gt-rider forum...

Try the gt-rider forum (http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/vietnam-f18.html).
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-10-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,684
Posted By varla
Just found this...

Just found this (http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/Article_Page.aspx?ArticleID=5643&Page=1). It's looking highly unlikely that we can ride from Yangon to Mandalay.
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-10-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,684
Posted By varla
dirt bike rentals in burma/myanmar?

Any recommendations for a place that rents dirt bikes in Myanmar (preferably Yangon/Rangoon)? thanks
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,485
Posted By varla
I had issues the first time I used ear buds as...

I had issues the first time I used ear buds as well until I figured out that the plug size was too big. I swapped out for the smallest size (my earbuds came with three different sizes) and I haven't...
Forum: Vendors 03-17-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 510
Posted By varla
kudos for kneedraggers

Twice now kneedraggers.com has gotten a Joe Rocket jacket to me in days when other place claim that the same jacket is on backorder. Most recently I ordered a jacket from Motorcycle Superstore on 27...
Forum: Vendors 03-17-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,341
Posted By varla
Same for me. I ordered a helmet and jacket...

Same for me. I ordered a helmet and jacket (~$730 total) from them. They sent the wrong color helmet and I had to return the jacket b/c it was too big. I returned everything with delivery...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2008, 06:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,164
Posted By varla
This happened to me with a pair of Phillips ear...

This happened to me with a pair of Phillips ear buds. The soln was to use a smaller rubber insert, which fortunately came with the headphones.
Forum: Americas 03-13-2008, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,356
Posted By varla
I did the MTB ride in 2003. The sketchiest part...

I did the MTB ride in 2003. The sketchiest part of the trip was the busride back to the top. If you normally ride singletrack it's not such a big deal. Beautiful scenery though - goes through a...
Forum: Asia Pacific 03-13-2008, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,214
Posted By varla
Thanks, Pete. I found an outfitter that rents...

Thanks, Pete. I found an outfitter that rents out of Kolkata. If they check out this makes things a whole lot easier given our timeframe. If not, we might be looking at the train option.

p.s. ...
Forum: Asia Pacific 03-10-2008, 10:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,229
Posted By varla
india bikes

Does anyone have any experience (good or bad) with India Bikes (www.indiabikes.com (http://www.indiabikes.com))? They're one of the few outfits I've found that rents out of Kolkata, although they...
Forum: Asia Pacific 03-10-2008, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,853
Posted By varla
I might be interested depending on when. Already...

I might be interested depending on when. Already have a 3 wk Enfield trip planned Oct-Nov. Quitting my job, so I'm pretty much flexible on schedule Sep 08 - ? Was planning to travel around S/SE/E...
Forum: Asia Pacific 03-10-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,214
Posted By varla
Thanks for the tip.

Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Asia Pacific 03-07-2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,304
Posted By varla
Great tips, Arn. Thanks!

Great tips, Arn. Thanks!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-05-2008, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,446
Posted By varla
I've had some major issues with Delorme (TOPO USA...

I've had some major issues with Delorme (TOPO USA W region v6) crashing on my Dell laptop (XP Pro Service Pack 2, 2 x 2 GHz proc, 2 GB RAM). Tried all of the recommended installation tips & upgrades...
Forum: Asia Pacific 03-05-2008, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,214
Posted By varla
route suggestion Delhi > Sikkim

I'm in the process of planning an Enfield trip from Delhi > Sikkim and back in Oct. The guys I'm going with have some time constraints (limited to ~3 wks), but I will have a lot of time to go back...
Forum: Asia Pacific 02-29-2008, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,304
Posted By varla
So far planning on NTC of Delhi, Uttaranchal, UP,...

So far planning on NTC of Delhi, Uttaranchal, UP, Bihar, W Bengal, Sikkim (at least for the portion of the trip I will have companions).

thanks
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 446
Posted By varla
f650gs engine whine on deceleration in 1st

OK, now on the correct thread.

Just picked up an 03 F650GS with 8K miles after my 06 one got totaled by a car earlier this month (rant: thanks BMW for stopping production of my fav bike last...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,242
Posted By varla
~560: L.A. to Reno (en route to Burning Man) with...

~560: L.A. to Reno (en route to Burning Man) with detour around jackknifed gravel truck blocking Hwy 14. The cops blocked me from shortcutting thru the desert. We hit everything from 100F temps to...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By varla
f650gs engine whine on deceleration in 1st

Just picked up an 03 F650GS with 8K miles after my 06 one got totaled by a car earlier this month (rant: thanks BMW for stopping production of my fav bike last year). Of course once I got it home and...
Forum: Asia Pacific 02-28-2008, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,304
Posted By varla
thanks, Chanderjeet!

thanks, Chanderjeet!
Forum: Asia Pacific 02-28-2008, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,304
Posted By varla
n/ne india road map

any recommendations for a good road map of n/ne india? planning an enfield trip in oct. thanks
Forum: Asia Pacific 02-28-2008, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,370
Posted By varla
thanks all!

thanks all!
Forum: The Garage 02-14-2008, 09:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,612
Posted By varla
Wow, thanks all of you for the great advice on...

Wow, thanks all of you for the great advice on both oil removal and pushing the insurance company to cover my damaged gear.
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2008, 03:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,612
Posted By varla
Fortunately, my gear is all black. Thanks!

Fortunately, my gear is all black. Thanks!
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,612
Posted By varla
Thanks, I consider myself very lucky. My SW...

Thanks, I consider myself very lucky. My SW Motech side case mount saved my left leg by lifting the bike a few inches off the ground, and thankfully I fell on the left side and not the right (had...
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2008, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,612
Posted By varla
Thanks, will try it out.

Thanks, will try it out.
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2008, 10:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,612
Posted By varla
tips for removing (a lot of) motor oil from my riding gear?

I was hit on the highway this week while riding my F650GS and ended up on the ground under my bike in a pool of oil (oil reservoir broke). Fortunate to walk away with only soft tissue damage and no...
Forum: Asia Pacific 01-06-2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,370
Posted By varla
enfields & india border crossings?

I am in the process of planning a self-supported Enfield tour starting in Oct 08.

Questions:
Is it possible to take a rented bike over the border into Nepal and/or Bangladesh or is my only...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-19-2007, 12:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,983
Posted By varla
BMW, Honda Country: US ...

BMW, Honda


Country: US
State/Province/Department: CA
City: Hollywood
Name: Honda of Hollywood
Address/Directions: 6525 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, CA map here:...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-16-2007, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,920
Posted By varla
lovely b/w pics. thanks for sharing.

lovely b/w pics. thanks for sharing.
Forum: Asia Pacific 12-09-2007, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,248
Posted By varla
Just returned from a work trip to Bangalore &...

Just returned from a work trip to Bangalore & Mumbai. Unfortunately, didn't have time to rent a bike. Highly recommend touring the hill stations in Karnataka if you have a chance. Expect relatively...
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