Can a Harley make it to Magadan?

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by rtwdoug, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    There was a trench with animal parts in it, and a huge rams head pointing to the lake. When I looked closer, it was a graveyard

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  2. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    The next morning, I head to the KRG border.

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    And with a heavy heart, I leave Tajikistan. But only for now, as I will return!
    It’s the most awesome place I have ever been to. Beautiful scenery, the people are wonderful, and, well, ok, the roads could use a little work…..
  3. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo TeeMarrZee

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    Fantastic! Happy Travels ... :1drink
  4. Svane-DK

    Svane-DK Viking

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    I would love to do something like that on my trusted Cb400 four.... Can't kill that machine in any other way!

    Have a nice trip, and give me a heads-up if you someday find yourself in the great region of Scandinavia ;)
  5. mcgo104

    mcgo104 Habitual Linestepper

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    Great freakin' thread. Roll Tide!:clap
  6. Dirtbauer

    Dirtbauer KB

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    Great photos Doug Thanks for sharing.
  7. slowpoke69

    slowpoke69 Been here awhile

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    +1, I'm SO in, plus now I've got to find the other RR's, damn you! Best of luck, ride safe, enjoy it, and don't forget the chics....
    I mean pix!:evil:clap:clap
  8. MrBob

    MrBob Knee-jerk liberal

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    Have you figured out what's happening with your electrics?
    I'm impressed with your patience at the borders. While getting hassled at a checkpoint in Mexico I lost it and called a soldier an asshole and quickly had a .45 held to my head.
  9. Mr Pif

    Mr Pif Adventurer

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    :eek1,
    not for granny BMW but for the guy with the little Suzuki!
    RESPECT!!!

    for u Doug i have no words.every time u post,it's like i'm travelling.
    TOTALLY RESPECT
  10. racki

    racki Been here awhile

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    Could you strap it to your bag and charge battery while riding?
  11. Tom Blum

    Tom Blum Been here awhile

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    Doug

    Great report! Once again you nailed it.

    I am impressed by your equanimity with the second set of electrical problems. I can only imagine the feeling when you see the first low voltage reading. I don't think I would have handled it as well.I suppose practice helps.

    Tom
  12. xcgates

    xcgates Whaaa?

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    Personally, I would have issued at least a couple choice words and there would have been a chance of flying tools. :lol3
  13. bamarider

    bamarider Adventure n00b

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    Doug, Unbelievable trip prep with the XLGS and with the trip. Just found this and had to jump to the end to see where you are. I will be spending time that should be spent on something more productive playing catch-up.

    MOST AWESOME !!!!

    Philip
  14. Sunday Rider

    Sunday Rider Adventurer Wanabe

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    Are you able to mount the solar charger on top of your bags and charge the battery as you are riding?

    Thanks for the great updates, I don't know how you find the energy and time to do it. Awesome.
  15. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    For those of you playing the 'Home Version' ... put his into Google Maps:

    39.011515,73.558552

    It's very close to the 'U Shaped' building that Doug posted ...

    Keep 'em coming Doug! Awesome!!!!
  16. bighaasfly

    bighaasfly Something to shoot for

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    Of course he's had practice! He rides Harleys doesn't he?! :p
  17. 65bmwr50

    65bmwr50 Been here awhile

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    That is right dead center of an impact (meteor) crater!

    Lovin' the report!
  18. halmc

    halmc Turkey T*urd

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    Yo, GuzziDouglas: this sonovabitch looks like Uncle Sam!

    Hey, the narration really adds a dimension much missed when we have only the picture.
    PS: your photo's are the tits! Spectacular in every respect. Keep it up!

    The closer you get to God, the more difficult it is to light your fag. From this you learn nothing?

    Well the dude don't exactly have to skip the board meeting, you know . . .
  19. Deseret Rider

    Deseret Rider Been here awhile

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    But you know what?-----The place was clean---no wind strewn garbage to be seen anywhere----no Walmart bags---Nothing. I am very impressed by that. I wonder if Hank Jr.'s Country Boy could survive (there). Don't think I could.
  20. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    yeah, we gotta bring some progress to them heathens, teach them how to properly trash the place !!

    a couple mcdonalds and taco bells would be a good start. :deal












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