23.000km of China on a Yamaha TZM

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by tokyokid, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. tokyokid

    tokyokid Adventurer

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    The tour was from 11-2006 to 05-2007

    Did 23.000km on my Yamaha TZM 150cc 2-stroke that i bought for 700 euro in Shanghai.
    After the first 10.000km i met a nice girl who joined me and became my wife this year :)

    The route was:
    Shanghai-Huang Shan-Jiuhua Shan-Nanjing-Shanghai-Hangzhou-Wuji Shan-Longyang-Xiamen-Shantou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong (without bike)-Guangzhou-Zuhai-Macao(without bike)-Zhangjiang-Haian-Haikou-Sanya-Haikou-Beihai-Nanning-Liuzhou-Yangshuo/Guilin-Pingan-Kaili-Guiyang-Xingyi-Shillin-Kunming-Jinghong-Laos border (couldnt cross, license plate out of service)-Jinghong-Lincang-Dali-Lijiang-Deqin-Markam-Bayi-Lhasa-Changsha (by train)-Yueyang-Yichang-Shennongjia-Wudang Shan-Shaolin Si-Zhengzhou-Kaifang-Bozhou-Nanjing-Shanghai

    sorry im too busy to write a story about the trip, so im just putting the pictures up here.
    I did so many so i just have the ones with me an the bike.
    More pictures at:

    http://picasaweb.google.de/t.keunecke/23000kmOfChinaPart1ShanghaiToMacao
    http://picasaweb.google.de/t.keunecke/23000kmOfChinaPart2ZuhaiToYangshuo
    http://picasaweb.google.de/t.keunecke/23000kmOfChinaPart3GuilinToZhongdian
    http://picasaweb.google.de/t.keunecke/23000kmOfChinaTibetShanghai

    btw the bike was stolen a month ago, so i need to get a new one for our next trip. me and my wife want to go from Shanghai to Germany in July



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  2. Duscherck

    Duscherck Vufera Era

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    A great photo story!!! :thumb
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  3. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    That's quite the adventure!! I felt sorry for you bike!! :lol3 Thanks for the pictorial tour of China :thumb
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  4. MikJogg

    MikJogg Weekend Adventurer

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    Fantastic RR and pics,great,thanks... :clap
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  5. tokyokid

    tokyokid Adventurer

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    It's ok. It did it's job pretty well and it cost me only 700euro. So never mind, will get a new one.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    My wife though is sad because we only met because she ask me for a ride on the bike :D
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  6. Smackit

    Smackit Life Is Good

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    Man...that's an impressive ride with great photos. It would be great if you had a map showing the roads you took.

    I was simply blown away with how little you carried on the motorcycle. Good luck finding a new bike and hope you make it safely back to Europe when you leave China.

    Cheers
    ChinaV
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  7. Chanderjeet

    Chanderjeet IndiYeah !!

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    Great photos indeed :clap
    Those snow covered mountians............. :thumb
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  8. Mark_Redrock

    Mark_Redrock My Ears are Ringing

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    An amazing adventure man!

    Bravo, and thanks for sharing it with us :)
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  9. Recon Rider

    Recon Rider ᴙʀ

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    With that amazing of a journey, I don't think n00b fits you anymore! Well done. :thumbup
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  10. tokyokid

    tokyokid Adventurer

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    Thanks man. Will try to draw a map in the next days.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    Why should i take much luggage? All ya need is a toothbrush, dry sock & underwear and 2-stoke oil. If your prepared for everything its not an adventure anymore :evil
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  11. tommo2

    tommo2 Michiganee

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    Wow!

    :wave
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  12. Mud Lightspeed

    Mud Lightspeed Been here awhile

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    Most Pics in one post award.

    Kudos on your adventure and doing it in a classy, minimalist style.:clap
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  13. Sparkdaddy

    Sparkdaddy aventurero

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    Cool photo story. How about some why, how, who and where? :1drink
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  14. Cooltours

    Cooltours Rider of passion

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    I am very sorry kid, but "...too busy" unfortunately doesn't count here:evil
    I mean, you not seriously believe that you can't tease us here with an outlook on an epic ridereport, don't you?!
    Still the main-titles have cult-potential: China......! 23k on a 125.....! Meeting the love of your life while on a motorcycle journey.... ...bloody faces...! ....leaking machines....! ...rivers to cross...! orry mate, but THIS book must be writen! Otheres made tousands of bucks with far less!

    If you come to Europe, give me a shout! It'll be an honour hosting you and your wife!
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  15. Questor

    Questor More Undestructable

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    Wonderful! :clap

    That's the kind of trip that changes ones life, and makes one a better person.
    Lucky you. :thumb

    Thanks for posting the Ride.
    Q~
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  16. Endurotherapy

    Endurotherapy Adventurer

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    I'm all for less chat and more photos but....... can we hear some stories? :clap
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  17. Air0ne

    Air0ne Adventure reader

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    Yeahhh... I'd like too... btw, it's also fun to imagine... :rofl
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  18. tommo2

    tommo2 Michiganee

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    :rofl Picture is worth how many words?

    Great RR!
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  19. Lastsix

    Lastsix a.k.a. Rainman

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    WOW! :clap What great pics! Looks like it was a great adventure.
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  20. ERIC DN

    ERIC DN Been here awhile

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    Awefull, thanks a lot.
    A proof of concept the kind of bike is not so important, the travel is

    Respect.

    Eric
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