Indian Himalaya by 6 Africa Twin and 1 old good BMW GS...

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by sambor1965, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. sambor1965

    sambor1965 Been here awhile

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    Do you remember us? In our last report from Central Asia http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=202624
    we promised some pictures from Ladakh. And here we are...

    7 bikes, 10 people, 21 days and 3600 km in India.
    Bikes were shipped by 20 feet container and waited for us in Delhi.
    Some pics from preparation...

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    Pastor making steel frames for 2 Africa Twin


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    Podos at work and Jojna as a strong man

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    extra tank under pannier


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    we had to dismantle front wheel...

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    two At ready to be shipped

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    Pastor - Master of Packing

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    Does friends will be friends?

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    48 ltrs tank of Combat Cow dried before shipping

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    extra box for panniers, helmets etc...

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    18 years BMW GS ready to go

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    Handle with care please!!

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    Two AT in one box...

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    5 cm from each side...

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    Good bye bikes. CU next month...
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  2. Falco

    Falco Adventurer

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    :wave Have a safe trip guys and keep us updated!
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  3. ERIC DN

    ERIC DN Been here awhile

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    Dzien dobry

    Once again, an amazing trip I suppose. Can't wait

    dziekuje for sharing

    Eric
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  4. Just_Sean

    Just_Sean herewegoagain

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  5. sambor1965

    sambor1965 Been here awhile

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    Updated? Yes!
    After 6 weeks we met at airport...

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  6. sambor1965

    sambor1965 Been here awhile

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    Delhi was not too far...

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  7. sambor1965

    sambor1965 Been here awhile

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    In Delhi we changed some money

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  8. sambor1965

    sambor1965 Been here awhile

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    had a walk around this "beautiful" city...

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  9. sambor1965

    sambor1965 Been here awhile

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    and after siesta...

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  10. sambor1965

    sambor1965 Been here awhile

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    and of course some nervous hours with (in)famous Indian bureaucracy we got our bikes!

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  11. sambor1965

    sambor1965 Been here awhile

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    Schenker (shipping company) was great! But we had to use stairs to leave their warehouse

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  12. Questor

    Questor More Undestructable

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    Nice Report.
    We don't normally get to see all the work that is required to do such a trip.
    This is educational. :deal

    Thanks for sharing.
    Waiting for more. :lurk
    Q~
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  13. sambor1965

    sambor1965 Been here awhile

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    Driving in Delhi is other story. But thank to Fayiaz (Indian buddy who helped us) after 2,5 hrs we left this crazy city.
    Temperature was crazy - over 40 C degrees...

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  14. sambor1965

    sambor1965 Been here awhile

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    Next day was the first in the mountain. The oldest AT refused to climb at level 1500 m. And we thought to make 5000!

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  15. sambor1965

    sambor1965 Been here awhile

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    Consumption of fuel was crazy... What is going on? Carburettor?

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  16. sambor1965

    sambor1965 Been here awhile

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    Owner was sceptic. Is this the end?

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  17. icekube1

    icekube1 Middle aged git

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  18. sambor1965

    sambor1965 Been here awhile

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    Pastor and other mechanics from our team spent whole evening to reactivate this bike called "Grandma"...

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  19. sambor1965

    sambor1965 Been here awhile

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    and next day sun was shining for all bikers. Even for Grandma! (first from the left)

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  20. sambor1965

    sambor1965 Been here awhile

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    Driving in India can be difficult...

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