Holland to Mongolia; 18.000km, 15 countries, one '62 Vespa, one car.

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by Laurus, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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  2. Pete_Tallahassee

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    I agree "facebook sucks". I will follow along here. Good luck to you.
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  3. conchscooter

    conchscooter Long timer

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    I was wondering if you had read his book. He is my hero and gave me a lot of insights into long distance riding when I was a youngster. I met him once and he was as kind and helpful in person as he was on the page. A great shame he, like the rest of us, had to die.

    PS add me to the ranks of Riders Who Hate Facebook.
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  4. Pete_Tallahassee

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    I'm guessing the canyon between Kabul and Jalalabad. I drove it back in the good old days (1973) in a VW van.
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  5. Bob

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    waiting for more.
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  6. conchscooter

    conchscooter Long timer

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    Its 4 am in the Netherlands...
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  7. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    I didn't mean waiting impatiently :)
    Tomorrow or even next week would fine.
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  8. beat

    beat Double Dutchie

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    relax, he is still building his scoot
    and it is 10:28 PM by now and snowing :freaky
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  9. GB

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    Moved to Trip Planning.. when you have a ride report to share, please post it in Ride Reports. :thumb
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  10. sprouty115

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    I'm in. This will be interesting no matter how it turns out.
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  11. MuzToo.com

    MuzToo.com MuzToo

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    Just drop by. And the beer is yours.

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  12. Laurus

    Laurus Greenhorn on a Vespa

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    So it has been a while and some things have changed here. Anyways the preparations on the Vespa are pretty much all finished. Besides, last week we bought ourselves a car. The car will be a Lada Niva! :D

    Here are some pictures.

    The engine has been revised:

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    And the vespa was put back together again:

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    And now I am testing and running it in. I did 750km already and it is running and driving just fine! :clap

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    And a picture of our magnificent car! :D

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    In the meantime we are busy with the visums and other preparations. Only 7 weeks left!
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  13. Laurus

    Laurus Greenhorn on a Vespa

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    Nice, would be lovely to drop by! :)
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  14. Laurus

    Laurus Greenhorn on a Vespa

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    Thanks! Show us your lambretta! :)
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  15. Laurus

    Laurus Greenhorn on a Vespa

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    Unfortunately I haven't read it... I absolutely love old stories of people doing round the world trips.
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  16. Laurus

    Laurus Greenhorn on a Vespa

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    It is somewhere in India. There was a dude who did quite a long trip through the himalaya.
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  17. Laurus

    Laurus Greenhorn on a Vespa

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    I am not doing everything in the old way and thus I did mount a navigation:

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    Last week I mounted some racks in order to get my stuff along. I will post pictures soon.
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  18. Laurus

    Laurus Greenhorn on a Vespa

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    Here some pictures for people who love engine rebuilds. I took the engine apart, replaced all the bearings, replaced the crankshaft, replaced the clutch plates, replaced cilinder and piston etcetera etcetera. I only used original piaggio parts.

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    The engine is running very well and has a very good fuel consumption, about 1l on 30km. :) It is also very smooth and runs quite easily 100km/hour.
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  19. Laurus

    Laurus Greenhorn on a Vespa

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  20. Laurus

    Laurus Greenhorn on a Vespa

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