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Forum: Europe 07-23-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,141
Posted By ChrisUK
Hi guys Many thanks for the kind offer....

Hi guys
Many thanks for the kind offer. Unfortunately Serbia isn't on the route on this trip. Maybe another time.

Crossing from Montenegro to Bosnia tomorrow.
Forum: Europe 07-21-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,141
Posted By ChrisUK
Thanks for this info guys. The bike now has...

Thanks for this info guys.

The bike now has a shiny new front brake line off a wr450 from the Podgorica Yamaha dealer. It'll be great to have 2 working brakes again!

Back up into the hills....
Forum: Europe 07-19-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,141
Posted By ChrisUK
Shkroder, Albania today/Saturday Monday...

Shkroder, Albania today/Saturday
Monday Podgorica, Montenegro
Forum: Europe 07-16-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,141
Posted By ChrisUK
Bloody hot in Albania. Heading north. Rough...

Bloody hot in Albania. Heading north. Rough timeline next couple of days:

Tonight (16July) I'm in Berat
Thur: Peshkopi
Fri: Kukes

Internet is a bit patchy in Albania, so if relevant, an SMS...
Forum: Europe 07-02-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,141
Posted By ChrisUK
There's certainly a chance of that. I'll be in...

There's certainly a chance of that. I'll be in the Balkan region at about the same time as you're heading north. Look out for a blue/white X Challenge with black soft panniers and a red kitbag on the...
Forum: Europe 07-02-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,141
Posted By ChrisUK
Andorra and the smuggler's route isn't on the...

Andorra and the smuggler's route isn't on the itinerary, but plans can change. Look out for 2 blue/white x-challenges, one with a fully rallye fairing (my mate's) and one without (mine).
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 38,312
Posted By ChrisUK
Glad you like this RR. Hopefully I'll do a BG RR...

Glad you like this RR. Hopefully I'll do a BG RR if I can find the time. This coming winter?

I'm doing another little south eastern Europe (and south west Europe) trip this summer:...
Forum: Europe 06-25-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By ChrisUK
You can do it yourself: Edit > Go Advanced

You can do it yourself: Edit > Go Advanced
Forum: Europe 06-25-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By ChrisUK
Bod (Andrew) Waters is now aware of this message...

Bod (Andrew) Waters is now aware of this message and will sort as appropriate.

Post #17 at http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=961578&page=2 describes the end of Bod's trip in 2013.
Forum: EMEA 06-24-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By ChrisUK
A little update: I'm now going to ride...

A little update:

I'm now going to ride transit across Germany/Austria/Hungary (3 x 600plus km days on a thumper... ouch! http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/images/smilies/funmeterno.gif) to...
Forum: Europe 06-24-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,141
Posted By ChrisUK
A little update: I'm now going to ride...

A little update:

I'm now going to ride transit across Germany/Austria/Hungary (3 x 600plus km days on a thumper... ouch! http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/images/smilies/funmeterno.gif) to...
Forum: Europe 06-20-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,141
Posted By ChrisUK
Enjoy your trip. Some or all of rb5 is on my list...

Enjoy your trip. Some or all of rb5 is on my list of possibles for the Pyrenees too.
Forum: EMEA 06-19-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By ChrisUK
Southern Europe Offroad trip

Between early July and End August, Im doing a loop of the Mediterranean from 3 to 9 oclock.

Im riding my BMW X Challenge with soft luggage to northern Greece via the slab and then heading north...
Forum: Europe 06-19-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,141
Posted By ChrisUK
Southern Europe Offroad trip

Between early July and End August, Im doing a loop of the Mediterranean from 3 to 9 oclock.

Im riding my BMW X Challenge with soft luggage to northern Greece via the slab and then heading north...
Forum: Europe 06-13-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 31,364
Posted By ChrisUK
Great video from what looked like a great trip!

Great video from what looked like a great trip!
Forum: Europe 06-11-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,467
Posted By ChrisUK
Last chapter. See post #144 at...

Last chapter. See post #144 at http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=961578&page=10

...
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 38,312
Posted By ChrisUK
Ch 20, The end... or Brighty, Show us yer...

Ch 20, The end... or Brighty, Show us yer gulags...

Right chaps and chapeses

Let's make this the final instalment. Why?



Why not? 20 is a nice round number
I got a major monkey off my...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 38,312
Posted By ChrisUK
Many thanks for the compliments. Does the 650...

Many thanks for the compliments. Does the 650 Hawk clutch fit a 1988 XL600 Transalp? I just checked the EBC clutch plate part numbers and they're different for the 600 and 650 Transalps.
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 38,312
Posted By ChrisUK
Wow, what a small world! Then again, people who...

Wow, what a small world! Then again, people who frequent websites like this one and do trips like us are all easily connected. And it's a MZ as you say, not a Jawa as I suggested. As it was dirty in...
Forum: Europe 06-06-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,467
Posted By ChrisUK
New chapter, 19, at post 138 at...

New chapter, 19, at post 138 at http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=961578&page=10
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 38,312
Posted By ChrisUK
Ch 19 Leaving Yakutsk, and an involuntary return...

Ch 19 Leaving Yakutsk, and an involuntary return (For You Herr Wright, zee journey is over!)

Yakutsk is a great place to hang out, but we only had 2 nights here. Our time schedule was very tight,...
Forum: Europe 06-05-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,669
Posted By ChrisUK
Many thanks for sharing your words and pics from...

Many thanks for sharing your words and pics from what looks like a great trip.
Forum: Europe 06-01-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,869
Posted By ChrisUK
That's a real bummer with the weather Phil. I'll...

That's a real bummer with the weather Phil. I'll be there in early/mid July. Let's did together then? Can you please make sure the rain stops before then!:D
Forum: Europe 05-28-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By ChrisUK
What are the dates for this event?

What are the dates for this event?
Forum: Europe 05-28-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,467
Posted By ChrisUK
Ch 18 The road from Tynda to Yakutsk: DIRTY... ...

Ch 18 The road from Tynda to Yakutsk: DIRTY... Actually just dusty, straight and boring, with some construction thrown in to break the monotony

See post #137 at...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 38,312
Posted By ChrisUK
Ch 18 The road from Tynda to Yakutsk: DIRTY... ...

Ch 18 The road from Tynda to Yakutsk: DIRTY... Actually just dusty, straight and boring, with some construction thrown in to break the monotony

...
Forum: Europe 05-28-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 796
Views: 176,720
Posted By ChrisUK
Item sold

Item sold
Forum: Europe 05-28-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 796
Views: 176,720
Posted By ChrisUK
BMW XChallenge fork guard/ protector and screws (also fits X Country)

Will fit an X Country too.

Purchased in error. I bought my XC from a mate. It had a low front rallye fender that I removed and then replaced it with these guards. They were attached to the bike,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 38,312
Posted By ChrisUK
Glad you like my pictures and mutterings. ...

Glad you like my pictures and mutterings.





Wow Matthew. A inmate since 2007 and your maiden post is this comment! I hope it's not tears of pain!

Recognise these geezers?
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 38,312
Posted By ChrisUK
Both bikes have racks. The 2 bags attach to each...

Both bikes have racks. The 2 bags attach to each other and hang over the seat and lie on the racks. On each bag I used a ratchet strap vertically and a bungee horizontally around the bag and rack....
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 38,312
Posted By ChrisUK
Many thanks for the kind words. :D Much...

Many thanks for the kind words. :D Much appreciated. Unfortunately some of the evidence, like meeting the train on the bridge, or capo di capo of Yuktali's shunting yard's secretary is missing. Will...
Forum: Europe 05-21-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,467
Posted By ChrisUK
Ch 17 THE CLEAN BOYS MEET THE DIRTY BOYS ...

Ch 17 THE CLEAN BOYS MEET THE DIRTY BOYS

Post #125 at http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=961578&page=9

...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 38,312
Posted By ChrisUK
Ch 17 The ride into Tynda or... THE CLEAN BOYS...

Ch 17 The ride into Tynda or... THE CLEAN BOYS MEET THE DIRTY BOYS

Around Lopcha my bike started seriously misbehaving, but I managed to slowly limp into Tynda. We eventually arrived at 11pm. All...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 42,295
Posted By ChrisUK
Looking forward to the next setof...

Looking forward to the next setof installments....


.... Now that you're on a reliable bike :evil
Forum: Europe 05-20-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,467
Posted By ChrisUK
Ch16 Jet-skiing, breaking the law and a stay at...

Ch16 Jet-skiing, breaking the law and a stay at the hospital...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=961578&page=9
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 38,312
Posted By ChrisUK
Ch16 Jet-skiing, breaking the law and a stay at...

Ch16 Jet-skiing, breaking the law and a stay at the hospital...




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...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 38,312
Posted By ChrisUK
Not even a bit upset? :evil I wasn't even...

Not even a bit upset? :evil

I wasn't even the first Magadan pannier bike to Magadan in 2013! That honour went to Adam Lewis/ Mr Short Way Round.

Somebody told me a long time ago I'm the first...
Forum: Europe 05-15-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,467
Posted By ChrisUK
Ch 15 There's no such thing as an innocuous...

Ch 15 There's no such thing as an innocuous looking puddle in Siberia eh!

post 117 at http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=961578&page=8

...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 38,312
Posted By ChrisUK
Ch15 Hani(ish) to the hut, with Chara en route ...

Ch15 Hani(ish) to the hut, with Chara en route

Just a couple of pictures, but they tell a little story :)

We stayed at the most horrid hotel, bar none, in Chara (arriving in the middle of a...
Forum: Europe 05-14-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,467
Posted By ChrisUK
Ch14... post 115 ...

Ch14...

post 115

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=961578&page=8

Have a look?

...
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