Not dead yet - The video Series

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Oisin, Mar 12, 2013.

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  1. grahamspc

    grahamspc Smitty

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    Oisin...is there a book coming out???if so when and where to acquire.
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  2. Lee C

    Lee C Long timer

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  3. willys

    willys Long timer

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    Oisin:
    I seriously looked into it as well and that boat trip across to vancover is what stopped me....I just couldn't see spending almost as much money as the whole food costs on a single boat ride. Yes the expenses are a help and also what I had in mind so to speak. I was thinking $10,000-$15,000 as a possible cost to do the ride.......it would mean me selling one of my pride and joys to fund it.....so I'm still up in the air.....AUGH!!!!
    We're not getting any younger or fitter are we...? Plus the world is changing quickly....too many people and too many in a frig'in rush!

    Time will tell.....

    Thanks once again and I'm in for both your books.....
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  4. switchback

    switchback Eatin' Dirt Since 1982

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    I have been enjoying your videos for the past month. Look forward to watching more every week. Great work and many thanks.
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  5. Carlo Muro

    Carlo Muro SupercĂ zzola

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    Dude,

    I've only watched 2 parts so far but THIS IS FUCKING AWESOME! :clap

    I'm not in the habit of cursing like that but this is just how I feel about it :clap:clap
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  6. Dracula

    Dracula Dilettante

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    Hi Oisin,

    Thanks so much for replying, I really appreciate it.
    I have a 2007 R1200GS with a bit over 84,000 miles on clock. Hyperpro shocks installed at around 15,000 and then rebuilt around 65,000. In the first 30,000 had front leaks on OEM and then with Hyperpro. The latter due to some bad batch of rubber seals I was told, and truthfully they sent me a replacement at no cost and it's been great ever since. Rear has been holding up rock solid. Night and day difference from stock. Final drive main bearing and seals replaced at 65,000 miles, lucky I caught it just before riding to Alaska. Now I check wheel play every time I check tire pressure and has been OK since. That's it.

    But now am considering if when I take it round the world I should replace many of the parts you mention, and carry spares for the small stuff. As well as check all bearings and replace. And the shaft. And clutch. :confused Heck, no am not buying another one, this one still has juice left in it I keep saying to myslef :D


    Thanks for sharing the truly inspirational videos, it has become my evening addiction watching as soon as you release them, they look awesome on big screen.

    Kindest regards,
    Vic
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  7. Dracula

    Dracula Dilettante

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    Just bought the first one though am not sure which one came first.:D Now I have reading to keep me from wanting more while I wait for the videos.

    Best,
    Vic
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  8. willys

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    Ditto.....just bought both on Kindle........:clap
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  9. willys

    willys Long timer

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    OK, you now owe me a keyboard!!!!

    My ass was officially turning into a different life form, every time I sat on the saddle it felt like I was sitting down bare arse in a field of thistles. With the heat my motorbike boots smelt so bad I reckoned they might force an early migration of the Caribou herd. Mossies and black fly had by this point taken a penchant for my extremities and on average I had about twenty bite marks on the go at any one time. I even had a couple on my bum, that mossie was taking his life in his hands I donÂ’t mind telling you.

    Hughes, Oisin (2011-04-15). That I may die Roaming (Kindle Locations 443-446). . Kindle Edition.

    I can relate from riding across Canada twice now!!!.....Laughed my ass off!!!!:lol3
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  10. elkgrichard

    elkgrichard Been here awhile

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    I'm enjoying the trip watching the video. Love the music that you're using, really puts me in a somber mood. Takes a great deal of courage to ride out in that country, so far away from help of any type, pushing on dirt roads days on end. I can understand totally why you do this. I've been in situations on bikes in bad weather yelling at the rain at the top of my lungs with not a soul in sight. Maybe we type are a little off our rockers. LOL!!!!!! Wish I was with you on this trip. I could be the sound/video guy or something. I could have fixed that freakin tire for you. I've had that happen, pop off the rim. I think that could be from too low a tire pressure and too many damn bumps hard hit. Shit happens.

    Rick , Sacramento, Cal.
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  11. grahamspc

    grahamspc Smitty

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    Meeting friends this morning for breakfast..only 32 degrees F and was going to take the car...but watched a bit of episode 15 Mongolia ..and decided to take the GS...after all I have paved roads no snow and its now 33 degrees..I'm outa here.
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  12. KLR 41B

    KLR 41B Been here awhile

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    Oisin, Your videos are Fricken awesome. Watched all 21 Yesterday and today. I could not stop. You have an amazing talent and alot of courage. I would buy Your books even if I couldn't read, just to say I had Them. Stellar stories.
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  13. hatfirst

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    Oisin, I to am hooked on your video's. Had to get up at 3:00 am to watch so my internet would work. Do you think if I bought the bag pipes on flea market I could be part of your trip. :rofl. Thanks for the report. And I to shall by your books. Ride safe as you can.
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  14. HighFive

    HighFive Never Tap-Out

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    Amazing, Oisin. Wonderfully amazing. :clap

    Thank you!

    This is better than Long Way Round. :deal

    HF :thumbup

    Ps. Worth it....worth it....worth it. Every smile, every tear, every hour of editing. You've given me so much to contemplate.
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  15. Spaggy

    Spaggy Long timer

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    Just watched episode 13. Those Russian women are nifty!
    :sweeti
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  16. elkgrichard

    elkgrichard Been here awhile

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    Those Russian women are way hot. I want one or two or...... :)
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  17. Ganjora

    Ganjora class A bollockser

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    absolutely awesome.
    taken me a few days to catch up, doing burst of 3-4 videos at a time.
    cannot wait for the rest.
    thanks for taking the time and effort.
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  18. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    Oisin, mate. Just spent a couple of hours watching your travels through Russia, the Altai and Mongolia. Felt like I was there with you. Awesome! :thumb
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  19. C-Stain

    C-Stain Long timer

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    Oisin,

    Thank you for posting the videos of your adventure. I followed your Ride Report with great interest and wondered what you'd been up to.

    I'm slowly making my way through your videos and enjoying them very much.

    Thank you so much for posting.
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  20. 1world1life

    1world1life Been here awhile

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    Thanks for making a sharing these videos Oisin.

    Inspirational!

    The quality of them is superb, especially as you were filming yourself!

    What camera(s) were you using?

    Regards,

    Craig
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