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Central Asia - Pure Photos (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Colebatch, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    Klaus, I was in mongolia as well last year ... not for too long, but I will add those pics shortly onto the end of the BAM road thread, since I went there after the BAM. Then you can compare Mongolia and the Stans, and decide which one, ... or both ... you should do ;)
  2. tmotten

    tmotten Lefthand ride Dutchy

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    That place is nuts eh. Mechanic shop/ Parts shop/ Outdoor biker Bar/ Teenage hangout where 12 year olds happily repair you bike while smoking 4 packs a day. Mostly whilst operating open heart surgery on bikes. In former CCCP those places are like oasis in the desert.
  3. Yoni

    Yoni DARE!

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    I'M Starting in Istanbul East on the Silk Road, Jul 2010. You gave me lots of great info.:clap

    Wonderful pics!

    Y.
  4. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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  5. MCole

    MCole Been here awhile

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    Beautiful photos, I'm planning a trip to Central Asia this summer so I've followed all of your reports closely. Thanks for taking the time to do this, it's been a wonderful resource!

    You seem to know quite a bit about the regions you visit and the peoples who live there, do you have any recommendations for reading about Central Asia?
  6. zoki1

    zoki1 Been here awhile

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    :norton keep rooooooling!!!
  7. Katkatit

    Katkatit temporarily grounded

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    Another masterpiece thread from Colebatch.
    These photos are unbelievable.

    Sign me up for the book plz :deal

    Ride on :bow
  8. Fatguts McCantRide

    Fatguts McCantRide On a diet and learning

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    Well, my girlfriend is sick of me dragging her to the computer to 'come look at this!'. I've got just one question please Colebatch. When I ride somewhere awesome, out into some valley with a massive view or something, all I can do is scream 'fuck yes!' into my helmet. Does that feeling ever lift when you've come over the 1,000th crest to see that 1,000th amazing vista?

    I know my throat would have been hoarse after a day!
  9. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    Yep ... I do quite a few "fu@k yeah!!!"s ... with my open helmet, its more to the goats and trees than into my helmet tho! The feeling of seeing a new and awesome view never fades. In fact its addictive. You want to see as much as possible, so you can say as many "fu@k yeah"s as possible before you go.
  10. habanero

    habanero Multistradler & LC4player

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    definitely addictive, and the withdrawls are painful. Once you get used to a lifestyle of moving on every day, meeting new people, and seeing new places, it's painful to have to sit still, isn't it?
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    GreeKKTiNoS Been here awhile

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  12. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    Yes ... i am not on the bike, but at least i am not sitting still at the moment.
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    srace7 Aspiring Adventurer

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    Does that mean you've worked up a thirst and coming out for a beer this weekend ?
  14. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    i'll be there
  15. tmotten

    tmotten Lefthand ride Dutchy

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    Than there is the problem of wanting to document it all, leaving less time to do the distance. We need remote controlles HD helmet camera's so we can steal stills from the footage.
  16. Reefdog

    Reefdog Long timer

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    G/Day Colebatch

    this may not be the right thread but need to ask you something about your bike. Well your accessory fuel tank actually..
    First is your bike EFI or carby?
    how did you vent/de-pressurize the accessory tank?
    and is it plumbed into the main fuel line or into the main tank?

    in the process of designing a spare fuel tank on the back of my 800..hence the questions ( about 16 litres)

    liked the read of the BAM thread..awesome ride

    thanks in advance

    Reef
  17. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    of course it is EFI ... there is no substitute for fuel injection!.

    My tank is plumbed into the vent of the original tank ... that means the fuel flows by vacuum pressure. The system is then vented via the vent on the auxilliary tank.
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    Bravo! Great RR!:clap
  19. tomass

    tomass Been here awhile

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    Just awesome report and the photos were great. Spent more than one lunch break reading it. Never knew that part of the world was that beautiful
  20. SR1

    SR1 Going to America!!!!

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    Colebatch, sorry I'm late to this one. My wife is Kyrgyz, and I lived there for a few years. Indeed, that pass from Osh up toward Bishkek would be splendid on a sport bike, but of course, you're soooo far from medical attention that any mistake could be life threatening. Would be a good reason to have a MedJet account, for sure!

    I agree on the kids and their stone-like faces. My wife's passport photos are just the same. I think it's the Soviet mindset...maybe. They were certainly told to always look serious for official photographs...I have a dickens of a time getting her to smile for one now, even though she's only 25.