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Discussion in 'Australia' started by Klrdave650, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    Don't bother. If in a group they will do it for you, if by yourself there will always be some one to help, meeting people make trip more interesting and helps the locals out with some of your cash.
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  2. Adrian V

    Adrian V Long timer

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    Cheers Beet and I hear you re supporting the locals. We are hiring the bikes independently in Delhi and heading into the Himalaya (Spiti/Ladakh/Zanskar/Nubra), so we will be off the beaten track a bit. I suppose I was just wondering if there were any tools needed for simple roadside tuning and repairs that isn't in the stock tool kit.

    Cheers,

    Adrian
  3. Beet

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    I gess it depends on which RE you hire. Thinking you could still get a few tools in India if needed at a great price rather than over do you weight allowance on the plane. When I did Africa I bought gear(camping, tent etc.) there then gave it away before coming home. An average or above Swiss Army knife type thing maybe of some help. Just my thoughts.
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  4. Adrian V

    Adrian V Long timer

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    Hi Beet,
    We’re hiring the more modern UCE 500, but they have carbies in India. Good idea about grabbing a few tools in Delhi if needed.
    Cheers,
    Adrian
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  5. Webman

    Webman Been here awhile

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    PLEASE do a ride report, and let us know how your experiences are with the bikes!
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  6. Beet

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    Nothing wrong with the carbie set up on my 350, never touched it in anger. Keep the air cleaner clean and regular oil changes if doing big Ks. I did 10,000ks on Winnie across Australia and back and only changed one tyre, one air cleaner and oil/filter changes. She ran a bit rough on a day or two so I put high rated fuel in it once in a while, all sweet. All the best - WATCH OUT FOR TATA TRUCKS.
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  7. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    Getting on my horse - please don't take free gifts to hand out. Yes buy something they have Made or pay for a service they provide but don't turn them into beggars, it spoils it for all. When traveling Africa it was so sad to see so many to have their hand out, this included the child on the woman's back as I rode by.
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  8. Adrian V

    Adrian V Long timer

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    Hear you mate, I went through the Himalaya 24 years ago on pre unit bike. The trucks were just bonkers :fpalm, I found the best thing to do was to ride at them for a while, until they start to move over and then veer out of their way, sounds suicidal, but worked well. I found the people really hospitable and the haggling an art form, best learnt quickly. It will be interesting to see how things have changed.....

    Cheers,

    Adrian
  9. Beet

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    With more than 50,000ks on Winnie it’s rattling a little but still strong. Been having a little trouble starting her on cold mornings. This morning I had to roll it down hill and it fired up ok dropping the clutch while in third. Riding along I’m thinking the battery my have lost the plot as it also ran a little untidy at idle. Riding through western suburbs of Adelaide I spot an open battery store. Ask them to check battery, stuffed the test machine said - one new battery. The original to me had done a superb job, some four years old and all the bashing around I’d given it. I never looked after it well, using plan water and letting it go flat on occasions with recharges in between.
    Winnie seems to run nicer now but the test will be tomorrow morning. 4A04D408-A7F0-47A1-9C23-6DFF77A60126.jpeg E108FEE5-AFBD-40FC-831C-424A805CFD04.jpeg
  10. Andrew2

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    D152C7B9-EB7A-491E-94E3-9579DF009B52.jpeg Half way through this. Travelling the world on an RE. A good read.
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  11. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    6D425201-5EA8-460B-B740-694C33FDF48E.jpeg This was also a good read.
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  12. dunc

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    itchy is travelling north having a good time from the vids

    south america
  13. Andrew2

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    Yep Just watched the latest and the country side is stunning.
  14. Beet

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    E09E9483-499C-4CE7-9D2A-1B6C30FE43FC.jpeg 8F3A7BA9-F548-47F0-BFB4-3539B2D0BDEA.jpeg Winnie took me to mount Gambier then a little tour through SA and home again. Some 2600? Klm over 9 days, 7 riding days. 2 rear flats, one new battery and one oil change. Never adjusted chain, some 25klml plus ( had huge winds to contend with) very hot most of the time. Great time catching up with family and friends. Who said you need a 500 RE to tour on. All the best to all.
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  15. Beet

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  16. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward I don't even know where the box is.

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    It's all that power & speed.
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    rossguzzi 990 Adv.

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    Nah, it's the excessive braking forces.
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  18. Beet

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    I’m pleased neither of you said OVERWEIGHT. Thank you
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    Just arrived in post
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