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Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 51,619
Posted By Asianrider
Brilliant ride. Great pictures. And there's...

Brilliant ride. Great pictures. And there's nothing like a bike breaking down in the middle of nowhere to spice up a RR, thank you KTM :evil

:lurk
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-26-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,223
Posted By Asianrider
Lukas, thanks for the tip. I'm looking for some...

Lukas,
thanks for the tip. I'm looking for some information on who could do that over here in France. But I'm not sure I understand, is the nickasil plating going to "fill" the scratches ?

One...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-23-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,223
Posted By Asianrider
Damage assessment

Hi all,
eventually I got it all in pieces. To cut a long story short here's the culprit :

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Forum: Parallel Universe 03-30-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,223
Posted By Asianrider
Thanks for the tips. I'm based in Southern France...

Thanks for the tips. I'm based in Southern France so yeah, any help is welcome. Beer is aplenty..

I've 'found' the factory repair manual, it helps. Gee, taking apart all these connectors is a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,223
Posted By Asianrider
F800GS: rebuild top end

Well, bad luck I guess.. after just over 80'000 km my engine's started to belch a big white smoke, and eats oil like there's no tomorrow. Turns out compression on one cylinder is dead. The ever...
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 132,693
Posted By Asianrider
Sénégal

The election is only a few days away, and it looks like the result could upset the whole country. The incumbent president Wade has twisted the rules trying to get a 3rd mandate while the Senegalese...
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 132,693
Posted By Asianrider
Wish you well Mali

I wanted to post this because of the recent developments in Mali. Back then it had crossed my thoughts that I was lucky to be able to enjoy this great country and the wonderful hospitality of the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,319,396
Posted By Asianrider
My thoughts exactly! It's so true that a report...

My thoughts exactly! It's so true that a report can be a little like "day x - nice pic - hard riding - great pic - more riding - amazing pic - knackered - etc.." without a good story to make the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 132,693
Posted By Asianrider
The tank is strong and very robust, it's had more...

The tank is strong and very robust, it's had more than its share of crashes and it's just scratched. I've had to redo some plastic bushings that sit around the fasteners, which is a bit annoying....
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,319,396
Posted By Asianrider
Carnet ATA?

This thread is spreading faster than I can catch up with. A brilliant ride so far, can't wait to see Mongolia. And there's no good ride without a day or two struggling in the mud or deep sand, so it...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 132,693
Posted By Asianrider
Downhill

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I've decided for the rough track, but it doesn't look that long, although...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 132,693
Posted By Asianrider
Yeah, I think that's one of the advantage of...

Yeah, I think that's one of the advantage of going solo. People communicate totally differently with a single person and with a group.
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 132,693
Posted By Asianrider
Mountains in Guinea

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I'm totally enjoying the mountains here in Guinea. It's beautiful, cool, and the people are...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,319,396
Posted By Asianrider
Niiiice! that massive brick of an engine gives...

Niiiice! that massive brick of an engine gives some perspective to all these "lean and mean" modern bike ranting. It's not the bike, it's the rider, stupid! :clap

All those overlanders who've been...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 95,259
Posted By Asianrider
Damn. I met Flavio on the road in Ethiopia, quite...

Damn. I met Flavio on the road in Ethiopia, quite the guy! I'm glad he's ok though. Is he the one who's arranged your trip to Erta Ale (love the pic).

Laurent
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 190,524
Posted By Asianrider
Dirk, I'm a fan of your pics, keep 'em coming. ...

Dirk,
I'm a fan of your pics, keep 'em coming.

That's a ride I've always wanted to know since I was in age of driving, unfortunately some borders were closed - and still are AFIAK. How did you...
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 132,693
Posted By Asianrider
Fouta-Djalon

'nuff about the 4-wheelers. Back to the real stuff.

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The road leads me north into West Africa...
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 132,693
Posted By Asianrider
Peugeot

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Let me take a break and indulge the car buffs among us. In every country there's something to...
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 132,693
Posted By Asianrider
Guinea

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I'm leaving behind my Ivorian friends and their bizarre traditions for Guinea. There are 3...
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 132,693
Posted By Asianrider
Well, the situation has changed, and I hope it's...

Well, the situation has changed, and I hope it's going the right direction. So far I've heard of a few clashes between rival groups, but nothing involving white people. I didn't feel it was too...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 132,693
Posted By Asianrider
Juggling

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The city of Man is in the main hub of Côte d'Ivoire's North-West region, an area where many...
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2012, 03:07 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 132,693
Posted By Asianrider
Thank y'all for the kind words. Another...

Thank y'all for the kind words. Another installment on Côte d'Ivoire is coming and I'll move into Guinea. Gosh, it's freakin' cold and rainy out there.. I've spent the last 2 winters in Africa and...
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 190,524
Posted By Asianrider
+1 Man, I love your pictures - this one not...

+1

Man, I love your pictures - this one not so much. They're much better without HDR, I'm glad you're sparing us. Can't wait to get more of this, keep it coming. :clap

Laurent
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 132,693
Posted By Asianrider
Mud and chimps

This is installment 3 of the Côte d'Ivoire crossing. I hope you're still enjoying this, there hasn't been much riding in the last posts but it'll get more interesting as I move my butt off the beach...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-20-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 69,695
Posted By Asianrider
West Africa

Ivory Coast - Guinea border "post" (Ivorian side).

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Guinea - Sénégal border (Guinean side). ...
Forum: Canada 10-17-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 3,293
Views: 669,461
Posted By Asianrider
Wow, that's amazing, great job! I'm stuck here in...

Wow, that's amazing, great job! I'm stuck here in cramped Europe, I wished we had such a playgroung.. maybe some day..

:clap
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 132,693
Posted By Asianrider
The Beach

Nowadays, Ghana seems to be the hot destination to go for chilling out at the beach in Western Africa. A bit like when you arrive in India, everybody seems to be heading for Goa. Lots of people go...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 132,693
Posted By Asianrider
Côte d'Ivoire

The people living north and south of the border are clearly the same, the landscape is the same, but it's definitely a different country. First off, I can't help but notice that the road is cratered...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 132,693
Posted By Asianrider
Bye-bye Sahel

First off, here's a map of West Africa, showing the little detour I take:

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I already...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 132,693
Posted By Asianrider
Senoufo country

You ask, I deliver :1drink


Officially we're now in Burkina Faso, a different country, but it doesn't make sense for the locals: we're still in Sénoufo country, an ethnical group (and former...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 132,693
Posted By Asianrider
I've tried it back in France, and I've found it...

I've tried it back in France, and I've found it quite good actually (les goûts et les couleurs, hein.. :evil)
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 132,693
Posted By Asianrider
Back in BF

Heck, the last post was boring, no good pictures.. it's there only for completeness, sometimes there aren't so many excitinf things to talk about.
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 132,693
Posted By Asianrider
Bamako

The road to Bamako is uneventful, and the entry into Bamako is very much African: an organized chaos. Not the worst I've seen but definitely not enjoyable, and totally unlike Ouagadougou. We look for...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2012, 03:17 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 132,693
Posted By Asianrider
True, the posting about Yemen was quite succinct...

True, the posting about Yemen was quite succinct about this. In a nutshell, there isn't any official ferry - or for that matter not even a regular passenger boat service. I just showed up at the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 132,693
Posted By Asianrider
Pottery

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This post isn't about riding. It's one thing to ride your bike around the world, but really but...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 261,477
Posted By Asianrider
I was afraid I would attract these kind of...

I was afraid I would attract these kind of responses, that's too bad. I know what I've done (and what I haven't) for the Africans, I will not discuss it publicly, and I don't want to know what other...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 132,693
Posted By Asianrider
On the Niger

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Back on 2 wheels, we're headed to Djenné, a city famous for its mosque. It sits across the Bani...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 261,477
Posted By Asianrider
Dude, sorry to hear that. As it happens, I've...

Dude, sorry to hear that. As it happens, I've completed my trip with much of the same gear as you, and that's always bothered me, to take this expensive stuff out into Africa. Do you have contracted...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 132,693
Posted By Asianrider
Dogon

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ErCvc23qddU/Tx2j8K-FHiI/AAAAAAAAJDE/cIeU4VDXbSI/s640/DSC00548.jpg

Yeah... this has been a long hiatus in the RR. Somehow, with the end of the trip looming, I've...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 132,693
Posted By Asianrider
Lazy

Gosh it's been months I haven't updated the report. Now that I'm back home (no, really, it's no April fool's), I'll get to it, but don't expect anything very exciting, just nice riding in nice...
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