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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Oisin, Mar 12, 2013.
Any more big trips planned?
Such a great story. It is nice to see Russia under beautiful blue skies. It really is great scenery. Thanks Oisin.
absolutely fantastic,i couldnt stop watching from beginning to current,i will definetly be buying the books,i would also buy the videos if they came out,kudos for all your hard work and effort
safe riding, Bull
Absolutely brilliant. Cheers for taking the journey but kudos for all the work putting this together. A real treat.
Just another frustrated Canadian eagerly awaiting spring!!
Just watched the last one out, another excellent video!
You could easily knit these all together and be able to sell it!
As I said before, a better more realistic account compared to the long way round. No support crew, no extra parts, trucks, people to make it easy just a solitary rider filming his experiences as he went along. Excellent!
I'm 3/4 the way through the first book....excellent.
Thanks for all this Oisin.
I'm just going to ride down to Tesco for a couple of cans.
taking the route you did was there ever any concerns of running out of gas, i know your bike has an 8 gallon tank and you mentioned there was potentially one stretch of over 500kms...any others like that?
good to know as i'm setting up this new RTW bike and volume of fuel is always difficult to gauge for areas that you don't know, thanks
Wow, easily the best series I have seen. Thank you for doing it, keep it coming!
Congrat's on reaching Magadan
You've really been through the wringer with that suspension, did you have to get a front shock made up specially as well?
Congrats on making it to your destination!!!
It's a definate achomplishment to say the least! Something to brag about and take great pride in doing...IMHO.
I can't help to think with all the flats etc, why you wouldn't think to install a front tube in your tire just to keep the front bead on the rim. It would have saved you so much grief. But as for the front shock, not knowing the BMW system at all.....it could have been a definate trip destroyer if it had actually completely let you down. It doesn't matter as long as you complete the ride and you did, so my hat is off to you....congrats!
Now....what is next? Keep the rest coming....we're still on the edge of our seats......
Then the big question is.....where are you planning to ride to next?
Just a suggestion, take a few motorcycle repair classes and learn some basic repair techniques....it will help you not only on the repair front but also on the mental side knowing you can fix some of the things that maybe you couldn't do beforehand.....not a negative thing at all.....
Eagerly awaiting the next installment.......
50 pounds minimum in those tires on that type road. Then stick in slime.
I always keep some kayopectate (SP) on hand out of the states. Helps with funny butt.
That irre kept doing what it did because of too low a tire pressure. I heard you say 32psi, That is way too low on that road. 40 would have been my minimum but I always start with 45 to 50.
Oisin probably knows that but may have been limited by compressor capabilities?
Appreciate all the work You are putting into Your videos, quite sure I will never experience Magadan, but watching Your Videos has got to be the next best thing.
I need to get a compressor that can get me above 32 psi. Anyone have a source for a 12 volt that can do that?
Ya see now....I would say that we air down for roads like that, but being on them thar high tech machines we are the mighty KLR650, we never have tire problems, never.....said in ma best Irish accent....lol.
I guess the pressure thing changes going from tubes to tubeless, eh?
At 50psi, you'd need new fillings in your teeth....damn!
I think your best bet would be to throw away them expensive machines and get a simple KLR650 for your next trip and suffer with the rest of us....!....lol.
Thanks for this info, I was very curious myself how you managed financially. Very decent of you to reply to his question. We all want to go and it might be more manageable than we think! Cool.
Watching your videos and just downloaded your book "That I May Die Roaming", very inspiring. Cheers from Vancouver Island.
Thanks 05wing, place the order already. On the way.