Riding RTW and back - on as much dirt as possible!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by rtwpaul, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. scudo

    scudo Adventurer

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    Happy new year Paul, all the very best in 2019. Looking forward to your next report.
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  2. boboneleg

    boboneleg we can rebuild him.

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    So when you get to the UK give me a shout Paul, I have some dirt roads (well mud and rocks) we can ride :muutt
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  3. Lopburi

    Lopburi Lost in paradise

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    Paul, our door is open for you if you make it to Thailand. On your map I would suggest Northern Laos as well.

    Happy new year.
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  4. dano619

    dano619 Been here awhile

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    Rock on Paul!! Gonna be a great 2019!!
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  5. benjamin1031

    benjamin1031 Been here awhile

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    You’re always wanting a dependable off road capable light weight dual sport... I think you should check out a TW200. That would add some spice to your ride!!
  6. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    any true word said in jest, the tee-dub is the runaround when i'm in AZ, don't have photos sadly. Bad part is the luggage rack can only hold 7lbs so max luggage is a 12 pack...

    @ozrockrat jump in here
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  7. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    I want a TW for the missus!
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  8. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    sounds like a fair trade
  9. benjamin1031

    benjamin1031 Been here awhile

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    What more could a man need??
  10. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    you're right it does contain all the major food groups...kinda
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  11. benjamin1031

    benjamin1031 Been here awhile

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    That sentence is right about beer and a tee dub! Haha
  12. ozrockrat

    ozrockrat Ozrockrat

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    TW200

    We both know the guy to design and build a rack that transfers all the force back to the frame near the foot pegs (like he did on that custom 950SE setup). I that covers the carrying capacity.

    So that brings us to the power side . Having followed your progress over the last couple of years the TW can easily handle that many miles per day. You may just have to ride every day to keep the average up LOL
  13. ozrockrat

    ozrockrat Ozrockrat

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    Then comes reliability. I was shuffling my stored bikes fleet. Guess which bike started first go and which one wouldn’t start at all

    IMG_7364.jpg
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  14. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    Usually the bike that has the highest compression ratio engine will be the hardest to get going after a term in storage...
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  15. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider MotoMojo

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    Hmmmm. Looked back quite a few pages, scanning for a "clue".... couldn't see one but I thought you'd alluded to wanting to get back on a bigger bike? Is the new Africa Twin on your "list"? Not a whole lot bigger, admittedly, but it's a twin vs the KLR single?
  16. yokesman

    yokesman Long timer

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    Best Regards Paul, reading your educational-have the packing method put to memory and entertaining writing with pics that add another 10k words to the prose. thanks for the many years of steady reports ,each having its own greatness. Best to you this year, looking to be the greatest year yet. yokesman
  17. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    only need to go back two pages
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  18. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Love my Tranny Super Supporter

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    I must be slow (as is mostly the case), I've trawled the last few pages several times and can't for the life of me pick it. I know you still have your S10 but I would have thought that was too heavy for many of the routes you are thinking of?

    So, I'll stay in suspense and wait until all is revealed.
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  19. Geezerguy

    Geezerguy In the shadows

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    I’m guessing either a drone or a KTM 500 exc. it doesn’t really matter to me as long as you can keep riding, writing and shooting. Oh, and posting. Your ride of choice is always interesting and your modifications and preparations well worth checking out.
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  20. Kiwi Canuck

    Kiwi Canuck Been here awhile

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    I'm thinking the clue involves North Carolina, as that's where the new journey starts.
    What bike is located there, ????


    David
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