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Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,860
Day 10: Sightseeing in leh

DAY 10: SIGHTSEEING IN LEH
Got up early and went to get breakfast and everyone from last night was there. The plans changed some and I went sightseeing with Karan on our bikes instead of going...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,860
This was a really great trip and just as you say,...

This was a really great trip and just as you say, it was freezing. I was definitely a month late in the season. October is quite cold up in the mountains. I think I'd still go back in October though...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,860
DAY 9: RIDE TO LEH (12 hours - 250kms)

DAY 9: RIDE TO LEH (12 hours - 250kms)

It was stunningly, bitterly cold in the tin shack overnight. So, so, so cold. When I woke up I could see my breath and the water in my water bottle had...
Forum: Asia Pacific 11-25-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
I emailed him and never got a response. There...

I emailed him and never got a response. There wasn't much to be gleaned from his website either. I heard only good things about him by could never get any reply.
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,860
DAY 8: RIDING TO SARCHU (106kms - 7 hours)

DAY 8: RIDING TO SARCHU (106kms - 7 hours)
A hundred and six kilometers in seven hours. I didn't even stop for lunch. I went over Baralacha Pass today. It's just over 16,000 feet high. That's the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,860
Great! It was a fantastic time!

Great! It was a fantastic time!
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,860
DAY 7: RESTING IN KEYLONG (Zero Km)

DAY 7: RESTING IN KEYLONG (Zero Km)
Today I'm resting in Keylong. The last few days have been intense. Today the plan is to go to Tandi to get more gas, get more batteries and find a new hotel to...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,860
DAY 6: RIDE TO MANALI AND KEYLONG (10 hours - 205kms)

Last night I was absolutely exhausted and was asleep by about 9pm which meant I was up by about 4:30. I went out to take some pictures of the morning scenes in Aut. It was much quieter but the...
Forum: Asia Pacific 11-18-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Ha! You're not kidding about those roads! It's...

Ha! You're not kidding about those roads! It's kind of a miracle both the bike and I survived!
Forum: Asia Pacific 11-17-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Just want to say for people in the future that...

Just want to say for people in the future that renting from IndiaBikes.com was excellent. I'm back from my five week trip and everything went very smoothly with the rental and the bike was reliable....
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,860
Day 5: Ride to aut

DAY 5: RIDE TO AUT (11 hours - 270kms)
Today was both crappy and fantastic.

the Fantastic:
Going up the mountain the roads were pretty good. The really good part though was the scenery. On the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,860
Day 4: Ride to ambala

DAY 4: RIDE TO AMBALA (8 hours - 240km)
I woke up with the sun and everyone else was already up! Breakfast was going to be ready soon so I packed up and got ready to head out. After breakfast I did...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,860
Day 3: Delhi & bike pickup

The driver to take me to Gurgaon to get the bike came at 8am India time, which meant he showed up at 8:40am. The hotel attendant laughed when I asked if we should call the guy and said this is India....
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,860
Day 2: Arrival in Delhi

I arrived at 11am, went through customs, picked up my bags, etc, etc and found the guy from Hotel New King who was going to pick me up. I wasn't too tired from the flight so I cleaned up and got a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,860
Hi Mark! I totally should have grabbed your SPOT...

Hi Mark! I totally should have grabbed your SPOT for this trip. Would have been smart for these crossing these mountains alone.

I'll be seeing quite a number of sights I think but right now I've...
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,860
Day 1: London

I flew out at 6:30pm US time and arrived in London at 7:30am. When buying the ticket I accidentally got one with a 15 hour layover in London. As I was leaving the plane I saw the girl behind me,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,860
I probably won't. I'm not really a train person....

I probably won't. I'm not really a train person. I read today that the ride on the one in Darjeeling is 4 hours. That's quite a long train ride. Maybe when I'm there I'll end up doing it, but...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,860
Solo through India: Jammu and Kashmir, Agra, Varanasi and Darjeeling

Hello hello everyone! Tomorrow I depart to India for a five week motorcycle trip through the country. I'll land in New Delhi, head up north to Jammu and Kashmir (Manali, Leh, Nubra Valley, Kargil,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 139,393
Hi guys! You and others have inspired me to...

Hi guys!

You and others have inspired me to do this and two days from now I'm heading to New Delhi to do a similar trip around J&K and then I'm heading south to Varanasi and Darjeeling!
...
Forum: Asia Pacific 08-06-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,006
Thank you everyone for the replies so far. I just...

Thank you everyone for the replies so far. I just have a few more questions to ask if I may.

I plan to do the Manali -> Leh -> Kargil -> Srinagar -> Jammu route in the first half of October. I've...
Forum: Asia Pacific 08-03-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Motorcycle Rental in New Dehli?

I'm planning a trip to India for October and plan to rent a motorcycle for the month. I searched around the site and elsewhere. Some people purchased bikes and other rented. I'd prefer to rent than...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 127,268
Just to confirm Tourist, you're from Australia?...

Just to confirm Tourist, you're from Australia? What kind of issues did you have getting in and out of Afghanistan? I'd really, really love to go there, but I'm not sure it would fly as a US citizen....
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 127,268
Post a rough map?

Hi Tourist this is such an awesome RR. Can you post a rough route that you're taking? I'd love to see that.
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 127,268
This is such a great RR! Keep em coming!

This is such a great RR! Keep em coming!
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 22,820
Cool and thanks! Allman Brothers. Nice! :D

Cool and thanks!

Allman Brothers. Nice! :D
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 22,820
Gear Question

First of all your photos are fantastic.

Secondly, how did you keep power to your iPhone while listening to music and riding? I didn't see any cable to power it. I have an iPhone and I know the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,383
Outstanding pictures! I want to go to Pakistan...

Outstanding pictures! I want to go to Pakistan even more now!
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,035
Fantastic! :D Really excellent pictures!

Fantastic! :D

Really excellent pictures!
Forum: Asia Pacific 05-05-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,321
Hi Witold, Thanks for your post. I've read a...

Hi Witold,

Thanks for your post. I've read a number of your RR and you take really great pics!

You're right, I am going slowly, perhaps slower than most. I should just go. I have excuses not...
Forum: Asia Pacific 04-23-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,321
Ah yes, you're correct. I can't rush through it...

Ah yes, you're correct. I can't rush through it all and still absorb it all. To be fair though, there are only a few things I'm set on seeing in Australia (right now anyways) so going quickly through...
Forum: Asia Pacific 04-23-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,321
I think this route through Thailand, Laos,...

I think this route through Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and back into Thailand will work (assuming multi-entry visas work). Basically just going the opposite direction I had proposed. Not an issue. I...
Forum: Asia Pacific 04-22-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,321
Surely someone has shipped a bike out Ha Noi to...

Surely someone has shipped a bike out Ha Noi to Kathmandu? If it proves to be impossible I might decide to reroute the Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam area some how to end up in Bangkok to fly to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,423
I've purchased a battery from Advanced Auto Parts...

I've purchased a battery from Advanced Auto Parts for $33. It has the same specs as the battery that was in there. Will charge it this afternoon and hopefully that'll solve the starting issues.

I...
Forum: Asia Pacific 04-21-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,321
Updates!

Hello everyone. Sorry I've been away for a while. I'm back more or less now.

First. Thank you to everyone for helping so far! :freaky

Second. Bike. I just got a 1997 DR350SE that will...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,423
I must say that at this point it is very unlikely...

I must say that at this point it is very unlikely that I'll be doing serious off-roading. The more I think about it, gravel roads (maybe some nastier ones than average) will probably be the most...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,423
Today I was able to get the links on. There is a...

Today I was able to get the links on. There is a dramatic difference. I can get my feet on the ground now. It feels fantastic. In the process I broke my ratchet extension. It literally twisted apart....
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,423
I called SeatConcepts today and they said they...

I called SeatConcepts today and they said they can make a lowered seat for a DR350, but that it'd probably cost ~$250 because a new seat cover might need to be made. That's a littler pricier than I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,423
Thanks! Do you know off hand if Seat...

Thanks!

Do you know off hand if Seat Concepts makes a lowered version of the DR350 seat? I saw they have lowered version of some of the other seats.
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,423
Instal Kouba Links on a 97 DR350SE

Hello Hello. I'm pretty new here, but I really like what you've done with the place!

I just bought a 97 DR350SE, but am a little too short at 5' 6" with a 30" inseam, to sit on it with both feet...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,909
Definetley a great set of pics! Is the RR up...

Definetley a great set of pics! Is the RR up anywhere?

Just about to get a DR350SE myself, so seeing your setup and trip pics are a good good good inspiration! :clap


Cheers!
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