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Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,089
Posted By richardktm
revving without a cause

Looks like an adventure. just up my street too. Riders for Health do some great work, well done. Little cafe looks great too!!
:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 394
Posted By richardktm
Across China to Everest Base Camp in Tibet

Hi all, i just thought i would post a link to a friends RR.
Using a legal Chinese registered bike, a residence visa, a chinese motor bike licence and an official guide for Tibet proving that...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-19-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,136
Posted By richardktm
loose bearing

If the bearing isn't too loose in the hub, I've gone round the inside face before with half a dozen centre punch marks and a smear of quick metal.
Put in a new bearing and keep an eye on it, grease...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-07-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,136
Posted By richardktm
loving the old race pics.

Well I didn't log on to advrider for about 6 months, so i checked in on my favorite threads. Great to find you are doing up a couple of these historic beautys up Kevin, and writing a thread on...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-06-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,344
Posted By richardktm
nice pics

great pics capturing the local people and extreme riding.
how was the Jialing on the trip? my friend just bought a new one to ride to everest base camp this year, he would be interested to hear...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-06-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 133,232
Posted By richardktm
I loved this thread in the build process, now its...

I loved this thread in the build process, now its even better that you're racing and getting results:clap
I really like the indepth engineering stuff swapping between the 490 and 465 to get the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,947
Posted By richardktm
mot hai ba YO!!

Great read and pics, thanks for sharing.
I spent a year in Nha Trang in 2008 brings back good memorys :freaky
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-25-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,990
Posted By richardktm
low rider dirt bike

I mocked up this a couple of years ago as a beach cruiser, but never rode it. We found a new riding area so got put back to offroad duties.
...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-04-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 20,027
Posted By richardktm
200cc past and present

Ok you asked for it.. first had a 82 KDX200 way back(no pics) later i got a Gas Gas EC200(no pics) with the Mazzochi conventional forks which i really loved....
Forum: Asia Pacific 01-03-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Posted By richardktm
late reply

Hey thanks for the reply, i was just doing some reasearch and remembered i'd posted on adv, thanks artlocks your RR is brilliant :beer
Forum: Asia Pacific 11-26-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Posted By richardktm
Phillapines new year trip??

Hi all, I'm going to fly into Luzon for Chinese New Year, maybe Manilla or Angeles and spend around 5 to 7 days riding north around the northern part of the island. I want to go diving in subic bay...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-25-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,723
Posted By richardktm
seat

found this little cutie at the local bike market:ricky what do you guys think?http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w368/richardktm1/tzr%20track%20bike/2012-08-07_18-19-48_101.jpg
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-25-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,723
Posted By richardktm
pics

http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w368/richardktm1/tzr%20track%20bike/2012-09-18_16-05-52_151.jpghttp://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w368/richardktm1/tzr%20track%20bike/2012-09-18_16-05-42_257.jpght...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-24-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,723
Posted By richardktm
gone but not forgotten

Thanks for the heads up guys.

Ok so we have been a bit slack with this bike over summer. It's been too hot here to work outside so we have been busy just cruising to the beach, body boarding and...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,662
Posted By richardktm
Slippery when wet.

Ok Last post and this trip is put to bed, I never realised how much effort goes in to writing one of these RR. Hats off to anyone documenting a round the world trip whilst on the road, you guys...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2012, 03:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,662
Posted By richardktm
Don't pay the ferryman.

The next day we woke up worst for wear with a couple of nasty hangovers and a lot of miles to cover. We got on the road and tried to make up some time heading east across Guizhou. We made the mistake...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,662
Posted By richardktm
dog day evening

Ok photos done and they took us to play basketball on the local courts thinking all foreigners are good at basketball right? Toms an ex rugby player and I just like thing that go fast. We were...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,662
Posted By richardktm
Dog day afternoon

Thanks for the comments guys, Felix I will defiantly have to come and see you for a few beers and a ride around Xian before I leave China. Congrats on the engagement to Panda.:freaky Whats your...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,662
Posted By richardktm
Big trouble in little China

The next day we were off bright and early and found some great roads to race up and down, we were riding at the absolute limit for hours on end and the bikes were taking a beating with the huge...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,662
Posted By richardktm
Ok I just got back from a 3 day trip around...

Ok I just got back from a 3 day trip around Guangdong in search of twisty mountain roads, good food and cold beers, heres a pic of some happy back tyres.:D...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,662
Posted By richardktm
Ok Andrea here's some offroading to satify your...

Ok Andrea here's some offroading to satify your enduro hunger, not quite Romainiacs but it was an ordeal.

Guizhou is a province in the middle of China and is regarded as one of the poorest...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,662
Posted By richardktm
]Hey mate, nice RR. Makes me willing to add a...

]Hey mate, nice RR.
Makes me willing to add a road crap. Summer halt for enduro riding is driving me crazy.....[/QUOTE]

Me too, i went for a couple of days last week with Tom and it rained for...
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,662
Posted By richardktm
The big day arrived sunny and bright and I felt...

The big day arrived sunny and bright and I felt good to be leaving for a while and spirits were high, a few last minute repairs and bodge were carried out and we rolled out of town with a couple of...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2012, 12:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,662
Posted By richardktm
Guizhou China 10 Days on a tight budget

First a quick intro and a bit of back ground .
At the time of this bike trip (2009) I lived in a beautiful part of China called Yangshuo teaching English. Its very friendly town, famous throughout...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 88,230
Posted By richardktm
Chinese Walmart

My local Walmart has dozens of live fish tanks and snails, turtles, catfish and frogs..

http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w368/richardktm1/random/2012-05-16_10-49-47_937.jpg

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Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-14-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,723
Posted By richardktm
Rear Brakes

This week I decided to refurbish the rear brakes after doing the front brakes last week. The front brakes were binding a bit after we put too much fluid in the master cylinder, when the lid was...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-13-2012, 03:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,723
Posted By richardktm
mind melting amounts of info here:...

mind melting amounts of info here: http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/showthread.php/86554-ESE-s-works-engine-tuner
kiwi bucket racers would be right up your street. just don't tell em you used an...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-03-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,723
Posted By richardktm
I'm in!!

I'm in!!
Forum: Asia Pacific 06-21-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,234
Posted By richardktm
thats definatly the way to do it in china, used...

thats definatly the way to do it in china, used bikes start at 2 or 3000rmb
which will be a 125cc.. new 250's start at 6 or 7000rmb and you should get half that back when you sell.. learn some basic...
Forum: Australia 04-10-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,118
Posted By richardktm
look on lonley planet.. thorn tree section.. they...

look on lonley planet.. thorn tree section.. they always have classified ads for bikes for sale in HCMC or Hanoi, then plan your own route and sell em back to a bike shop at the end..
Make sure you...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,334
Posted By richardktm
Love the RR guys, especially the Chinese KTM's.. ...

Love the RR guys, especially the Chinese KTM's.. saw one a few weeks ago here in China too:rofl
I lived in Nha Trang for a year.. sun,sand and scooters// did you see any restored vespa's on your...
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2011, 01:54 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 106,609
Posted By richardktm
加油 加油

Hey Moon, great pics and report.. have a looka at www.mychinamoto.com for some other china riders in beijing and the rest of China

ride safe

rich in Guangdong
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-15-2011, 03:33 AM
Replies: 905
Views: 408,642
Posted By richardktm
Somewhere in China

:clapthanks to my mate chinaV for making me look good again:D
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8,069
Views: 2,196,146
Posted By richardktm
small tourers

Greetings from China guys.. 250's are great over here where 125's are too fast most of the time, lots of chinese 250's are using that tu250 engine design now.
i'll try to find some more pic's..
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 824
Posted By richardktm
across china.. on chinese bikes.. but it's in chinese

i just found this chinese thread and i think its worth a worth a look at the pic's.. if anyone can translate the route for me i would be most grateful!!


http://www.xici.net/#d101229072.htm

...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 146,728
Posted By richardktm
Well done that man!!

great report fred:clap:clap:clap
my first bike in china was stolen, i didn't know untill i checked the reg doc.. my next one had no papers! sneaking on the highways in a huge cloud of truck smoke...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2010, 03:47 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 24,943
Posted By richardktm
same same but different

Hey lorne.. i just found your RR and i'm blown away.. your pictures rock.. and your galaxys are fine looking machines!
I can't believe i did almost the same trip as you at the same time, we started...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2010, 06:20 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 38,872
Posted By richardktm
Hey great report guys, i went through that border...

Hey great report guys, i went through that border into Loas for some R&R but left my bike stored in china for 4 days before i came back.
Perfect bikes for asian roads, i reckon, i remember those...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-12-2010, 05:52 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 93,983
Posted By richardktm
Chinese Super cross.. well not that super

The standard was pretty low.. only a few good riders, i reckon a good club rider could win the championship, but the event was great to see, especially the cheerleaders!
The had two classes;...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-12-2010, 05:34 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 68,658
Posted By richardktm
chinese bikes.. every day.. every day

Chinese new years eve (in feb) this year, one of our bikes stopped working, i could see a hole in the piston (the piston was new the day before) through the plug hole.

We bought beers, they gave...
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