Sydney to London on a105cc Honda callled Dot

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by nathanthepostman, May 4, 2009.

  1. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    glad to hear of your progress!

    On that seal, an old trick we used to do on our dirt bikes was take a piece of 35mm camera film and carefully work it around the seal while spraying it with contact cleaner
    sometimes it's just a small piece of dirt in there.
    I know these materials are probably hard to come across but maybe you can improvise?

    Best of luck
    ~Dan
  2. rc mad

    rc mad Physycotic gecko

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    I used a piece of stiff glossy photo paper, failing that a business card may work, or a thin feeler gauge if you have one.
  3. Cpt. Ron

    Cpt. Ron Advrider #128

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    A slice from any plastic container like a water bottle or milk jug will do the trick.
  4. tracyprier

    tracyprier Adventurer

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    Don't mean to add confusion but what about the RR from Mr & Mrs Owl? They flew to China, bought 2 local bikes and rode all over the place without any escort at all

    cheers
    Tracy
  5. afk40

    afk40 Been here awhile

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    NO Problem. i`l send ye a PM
  6. jallen

    jallen Noobish.

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    Hell yeah that's brilliant.. I never thought of doing that! Thanks for passing that trick on!

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  7. nathanthepostman

    nathanthepostman Been here awhile

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    Morning,

    Just uploading some pics but just in reponse to what Tracy mentioned about other folk riding a Chinese mule about the place, yep, that's possible because it's not a foreign registered bike. Bringing a bike IN is when you get straggled with red tape.

    Ta
  8. Chanderjeet

    Chanderjeet IndiYeah !!

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    Been doing that for years. Two layers of old tube inside the tire really saves a lot ! :clap
  9. nathanthepostman

    nathanthepostman Been here awhile

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    Border ceremony, Pakistan side. They love each other really.

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    I guess how it should be done...

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    Our way....

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    ... or the highway...

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    KKH, 300 kays from China. Great scenery.

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    Then the Chinese started blasting and ruined the show...

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    Bullbars?

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    Work shoes...

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    Work men...

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    My left black glove. The other hand is beige.

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    Don't ask...

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    My shoelace fix for the rattling fork sheath thingy-ma-jig that holds the light on. The other lace is in my Converse.

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    New wheels...

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    Tourist campsite, Islamabad. There was a sand bag mounted machine gun fixed on the gates at all times. The loos were shit too.

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    Back again...

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    As you can see these are in no particular order...

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    Back to the ceremony. No bullets were fired in the capturing of these images.

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    Get your nose out the way...

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    The future...

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    The Postman...

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    The security checkpoint...

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    The stranger...

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    The ticket inspector...

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    The End.
  10. SpitfireTriple

    SpitfireTriple Seek Truth

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    Best pics yet.
    I particularly liked this one:
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    There's a message there somewhere.
  11. waggamick

    waggamick n00b

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    sort of venture to confirm that you were probably in Oz just a tad too long.
    At the same time this sort of lunacy sees you qualify for automatic naturalization.
    I used to ride a Postie home from teaching each day and the thought of my Japanese egg beater getting 100kg of me over Willans Hill...yes...Hill..was daunting and a cheap daily thrill when we made it to the top to Rossi it down the other side. You getting a CT110 up these Mountain Passes is unbelievable. A real "Who Dares Wins" situation.
    I've 'upgraded' to a 94 XT600E and I might just take on the KKH..H is Highway, right? Whats the KK?
    Hook in Nathan!
  12. PsychoSayWhat

    PsychoSayWhat Been here awhile

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    Wow Nate that picture next to the GS really gives me some sense of the scale of Dot and makes your trip even more amazing! I've never seen a postie bike in person.

    I've read a lot of advise here on ADV about traveling light, and there's no doubt you've got that down, but if you want to stray from the light you could always make a trailer out of that rig in your "new wheels" pic :lol3 With the extra storage space you could carry all kinds of stuff - a spare set of shoelaces, another black glove, a third sock... hehe

    Great to hear you're doing well! Ride safe!


    junker
  13. kurvenwetzer

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    it speaks for itself,... no comment,... :clap :clap :clap
  14. overlandr

    overlandr Dystopist

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    Everywhere in Asia, locals have shittier shoes than travellers - except here!:rofl
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    KrazyKooter Been here awhile

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    Good Grief! Were they out of moving vans?!?!
  16. petefromberkeley

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    Right on!
  17. jallen

    jallen Noobish.

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  18. squonker

    squonker Stupid is the new norm

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    That's the one that says it all when it comes to inspiring the rest of us. Too cool!
  19. nightflyer

    nightflyer Hors contrĂ´le

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    Nathan,
    I started reading your adventure this morning, so I am only half way now, still catching up. Can't wait for the book to be released!

    English not being my first language, I don't have enough adjectives in my vocabulary to discribe your trip, I hope ''absolutely brilliant'' will do...
  20. tracyprier

    tracyprier Adventurer

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    Yeah... I know this will sound a little unkind, which I don't mean it to be (to each their own etc) but like, just get a land rover and be done with it.

    that is unkind, sorry dude :(

    Tracy