1 Triumph, 1 Brit. 20,000 Miles, The Long Way Home

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by Paulemery, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. Paulemery

    Paulemery Adventurer

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    In April 2013, I am planning to Circumnavigate the Globe on my Triumph Scrambler
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    I am riding the long way home from the East Coast of America via 12 countries back to London.
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    I will travel through
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    USA
    Canada
    Siberia
    Russia
    Mongolia
    Kazakhstan
    Ukraine
    Slovakia
    Czech Republic
    Germany
    Belgium
    And finally the UK
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    Over the next 8/9 months I will be furiously planning and preparing myself for this gigantic expedition
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    You will be able to follow my progress at
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    I will be using this platform to raise awareness for a great cause such as War Child or UNICEF (tbc)
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    There will be numerous ‘milestone’ parties during the preparation stage, so I hope you can all be there to show your support
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  2. MotoSailorDC

    MotoSailorDC Gnarly Adventurer

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    Best of luck! Looks like it'll be a great ride!
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  3. Paulemery

    Paulemery Adventurer

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    Thanks fella, I'm sure 1000's of questions will be rolling towards the different threads very soon.

    Keep on rolling
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  4. dallastx

    dallastx Been here awhile

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    I´m anxious to see the preps on yer Scrambler, as it´ll be a tuff travel so the bike has to be well prepared for this.
    Good luck&have fun!
    Greetz, Hans.
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  5. Paulemery

    Paulemery Adventurer

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    Thanks Hans

    I am upgrading the suspension (both front and Back) and the tires. Full strip and rebuild of the motor, this way I can learn the basic ropes of mechanics. Panniers are from Metal Mule, with some other mods upfront to to keep wind off the body and hands.
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  6. IslandMonkey

    IslandMonkey Been here awhile

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    Godspeed mate and have fun; I'll be following this closely.
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  7. Paulemery

    Paulemery Adventurer

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  8. bokad

    bokad Difficult Child

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    It will be great to see this journey done on a Scrambler. Real style!
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  9. bobw

    bobw Harden the phuck up

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    I'm on board too, safe travels and best of luck!
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  10. findlj

    findlj How much fun is that

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    RTW on a Scrambler! Oh, I'm definitely in on this one! Best of Luck.
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  11. limeymike

    limeymike Who Me?

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    A message from my dad after hearing what you're doing: "You bloody daft bugger!" :D I love it, nice to see a Triumph twin go around the world again. Keep the updates coming mate and best of luck we're all pulling for ya, should be a ride of a lifetime.
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  12. ksnak

    ksnak Duc Gal

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    What a great journey. This Scrambler owner will most definitely be following along too to see how long distance on a Scram is done. :lurk

    Kathy
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  13. squonker

    squonker Eat my shorts

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    Very cool. I'm keen to see the Scrambler doing its thing too....
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  14. Paulemery

    Paulemery Adventurer

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    Tina (The name of my Scrambler): Hello Paul<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    Paul: Hello Tina, so I want to take back home to London, via Siberia, the BAM Road, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and few other places. Up for it?<o:p></o:p>
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    Tina: No, F'ck Off<o:p></o:p>
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    Paul: Wait! What? Why?<o:p></o:p>
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    Tina: Look at me, I’m overweight, I’m really not sure I’m built for such shenanigans, I can and do make you look good in Manhattan.<o:p></o:p>
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    Paul: Well this isn't an adventure for no reason. Lets get you some glad rags and handbags.<o:p></o:p>
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    So begins the task of outfitting Tina the Triumph ready for the road.<o:p></o:p>
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    This is what I have outlined so far<o:p></o:p>
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    Wheels:<o:p></o:p>
    Alpina Wheels, these will allow me to run tubeless and they are infinitely stronger than my current ones! definitley the best around for my bike,

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    Tires:
    Knobblies (Continental TKC80 Tyre) <o:p></o:p>
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    Road Tires (Pirelli Scorpions)<o:p></o:p>
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    Panniers: Metal Mule <o:p></o:p>
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    Handguards: Triumph Tiger 1050’s

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    Rear Suspension: Ohlins S36PR1C1LB<o:p></o:p>
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    Front Suspension: Bitubo Cartridge<o:p></o:p>
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    In addition:<o:p></o:p>
    19T Sprocket<o:p></o:p>
    Fly Screen<o:p></o:p>
    Power Outlets<o:p></o:p>
    Red Jerry Cans for range (the current 120m will not suffice)<o:p></o:p>
    Ortileb Soft Luggage<o:p></o:p>
    Garmin 665 GPS (this looks to be discontinued, so waiting out for a potential replacement)<o:p></o:p>
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    Let me know your thoughts and ideas, anything I have missed?<o:p></o:p>
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  15. Frey Bentos

    Frey Bentos not listening

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    The next instalment? gerronwitit!:lurk
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  16. mint julep

    mint julep Been here awhile

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    Good luck Paul!

    Looking forward to your updates.

    Enjoy the ride, and safe travels.

    Cheers,
    Dave:clap
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  17. DWR302

    DWR302 Justan Nudderboomer

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    Hey Paul, found you over on the TRAT site. Will be watching this one. Best of luck.
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  18. nofate

    nofate what blackflies?

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    I'm interested in seeing this RR as well. Do you have a map of your proposed route?
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  19. zhukov

    zhukov Adventurer

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    I'd also suggest a decent seat
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  20. Paulemery

    Paulemery Adventurer

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