Don’t tell my Mom I rode 17,000kms from China to France on a stolen proto Yam XT250X.

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Frederic_Shiffer, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    more details would be helpful...where are you flying into? where you want to fly out of at the end?

    I have no doubt someone will sell/rent you pretty much any kind of bike you want...do you have any ideas what you'd prefer?
  2. jdgretz

    jdgretz Looking for new places

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    Wow - all that's pretty subjective, especially the good looking part and the Not too expensive part.

    Do you have a budget? By August of this year there will probably be several good reliable bikes available from at least one of the folks I ride with, and I'm sure from more than one inmate here. A good deal will depend on your budget.

    Heck, the '87 Ninja 600 that is in the first stages of refreshing will be ready well before then - and I'm sure will be well within your budget if you want to purchase one - or renting would be a possibility as well.

    The more info we have the more we can help.

    Looking forward to seeing you when you get to the States.

    jdg
  3. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    Frederic, look at it this way...if you were to request some very specific bike be available for rent/purchase in August of 2012, you can just about guarantee that the ADV community here in America can make it happen. Lets say, for example, that you wanted a 94 Honda Africa Twin

    http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/honda_xrv_750_africa_twin_1994.php

    chances are better than 50/50 that it can be made to happen.

    so, what I'm saying is... unless you want to get 947,312 offers of bikes for sale/;rent filling up your PM inbox, you might wanna get semi specific on what you'd like to ride.

    Heck, maybe there's some classic bike you've always wanted to get some seat time with...whatever floats your boat...
  4. rxcrider

    rxcrider Long timer

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    No bikes are available in the US until this ride report gets finished :deal
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    Trl Rdr Big Red Bird

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    +1 :lurk Riding season is near, Reading season is getting shorter!
  6. Jarrod Weaver

    Jarrod Weaver Adventurer

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  7. ridingAK

    ridingAK On the Road Less Taken...

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  8. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    hoyks Tightass KLR rider

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    As long as you write a ride report...... and finish it :deal
  10. pdxbrit

    pdxbrit Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the latest installment. Waiting eagerly on the next!
  11. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV aka Oso Blanco

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    That's pretty funny Fred, you realize it was August of 2009 when we ran into you in Almaty? Two and half years ago. Time flies! It still makes me laugh thinking about the drama at the visa office!

    TerraNova, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  12. max384

    max384 Bandaided

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    Fred, where's the rest of the story? I stumbled upon your ride report on an unrelated Google search. Great story... But it ended quite abruptly! Everything okay?
  13. bliz wiz

    bliz wiz n00b

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    Wiz
  14. everycredit

    everycredit Been here awhile

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  15. naveenroy

    naveenroy Adventurer

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    Wow, I was reading this report all interested and it suddenly died?
  16. JMB_ADV

    JMB_ADV Adventurer

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    maybe someone told his mom?! :eek1
  17. max384

    max384 Bandaided

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    Hahahahaha :lol3:lol3:lol3
  18. endo8

    endo8 n00b

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    Gotta subscribe... I just spent all morning reading Fred's story. Great stuff!!
  19. MeinMotorrad

    MeinMotorrad Long timer

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  20. Zecatfish

    Zecatfish XTique Rider

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    dang this is the never ending story...
    I started it cause it was old and now its not finished arrrrggg
    :lurk