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Discussion in 'Asia' started by TBR, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    MOGANSHAN 2017 November BAMBOO RUN ~ good stories rarely take place indoors and the KTM450EXC are build for the wild with some RSRP = Real Serious Riding Pleasure with no interfering traction control, ABS, electronic suspension...etc...
    Constantly friends and associates enquire about our favourite riding region near Shanghai, here we go with a massive photo upload and random pictures taken during the Thanksgiving weekend 2017, three days solid riding around the Moganshan - Anji - Huzhou region (Zhejiang)....

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  2. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    MOGANSHAN Bamboo processing and logging....

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  3. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    Great autumn scenery while trail riding around the greater MOGANSHAN region....

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  4. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    Yes ~ we heard it all before, over and over again from people that just don't know any better, Shanghai has no riding regions, well ~ approx. just 2.5 hours away is the greater MOGANSHAN region with excellent "onroad" and "offroad" riding, four seasons of great riding compared to other China regions and the bamboo forest stays green all year round....

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  5. mekros

    mekros Adventurer

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    Breathtaking photos, keep up the journey!
  6. Direktor

    Direktor Been here awhile

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    What is this KTM model? 450 EXC?
    Photos are phenomenal!
  7. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    December 2017 ~ another boring and dull TB-Racing team weekend looking for the perfect trail rides around Moganshan & Anji....

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  8. Smackit

    Smackit Life Is Good Supporter

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    The drone footage is amazing, you guys are getting really good at it. Adds a whole new level to your China adventures. Wish I had one of those for all the enduro riding I did in Guangdong, it would have made trail scouting so much easier.
  9. TDC_ERock

    TDC_ERock Been here awhile Supporter

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    This thread is one of a kind. Thanks.
  10. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer Supporter

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    Fantastic pictures.
  11. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    2017 February ~ Denver (Colorado / USA) and a side trip to famous Pikes Peak with two limited edition TLD Jeremy McGrath Bell MotoFlex-9 (2016/2017) helmets in the car... Awesome view and a stopover at the Pikes Peak Hillclimb starting line...

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    Fast forward to 17th. September 2017, back in the USA and heading to Glen Helen Raceway (California) with mates, getting a green Jeremy McGrath spare helmet visor autographed for the collection by the man himself during the trophy truck race series: http://www.lucasoiloffroad.com ~ spot on, got a few more signatures that day for the ever growing collection...

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    Further into 2017, wearing the Bell helmets during the last few Moganshan bamboo rides (Nov/Dec 2017), they are super comfortable and work great with our preferred Oakley Airbrake Goggles (Prizm Lenses) ~ highly recommend the helmets and googles but everyone has personal preferences...

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    Moganshan Moto ~ Day in the Dirt ride out....

  12. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    Our JIALING JH600 Sidecar was sold on Friday (15/12/2017), another one of the very enjoyable and reliable TBR China bikes bites the dust, gone but not forgotten as we had solid fun with the trusty sidecar around various Mainland China regions....

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  13. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way ~ dashing through the Anji (Zhejiang) bamboo forests, on high performance bikes during a long December weekend, brilliant cold frosty weather and solid serious fun...

    The colder annual season ~ shredding bikes, 2017 Santa Ride location over in Anji County [Fushi Reservoir] in the heart of Zhejiang province's bamboo and white tea plantations....

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  14. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    During the Santa Ride 2017 we had a fantastic and awesome final day out with Fran Rico Rodriguez (Hard Enduro Racer / HIXPANIA http://www.hixpania.es Organiser) at the Enduro Cross Track (Anji)....

    Personally, reckon DN#199 was born to ride a dirt bike and mountain bike, if he is not within sight of a motorbike or mountain bike, sure he is looking or thinking about the next ride, he lives for it absolutely 100%, naturally very talented across the board. The stuff I have seen him doing over the years, scares the hell out of me as he can make a bike do what he wants to do at any speed. Really enjoying the ride outs together and having him around as riding buddie and my best mate. DN#199 ride on and let's keep rocking & rolling during the coming years...

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  15. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    KTM300EXC (TPI) as legal fully China import bike (registered / plated), would make a very serious woods bike and bamboo trail runner as a custom set up 2-stroke "Smoker" was used at the Enduro Cross training grounds (Moganshan & Anji 2017 Santa Ride)...

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  16. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    Nothing special ~ 2018 January weekend, riding trails around the MOGANSHAN & ANJI region over in Zhejiang province during a few frosty days...

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    As I am a "Coffee Snob", great pitstop for best tasting hot coffee & chocolate at Hillside Village (Moganshan Mountains)...

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    Anji "Hello Kitty Park" over in Zhejiang province...

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  17. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    KTM450EXC 2016 TB-Racing #88 Shanghai (China)

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    KTM450EXC 2016 DirtNomad #199 Shanghai (China)

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  18. Ppimouss

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    Nice thread ! I am curious : do you ride from Shanghai to Moganshan, or do you get the bikes in a van or a truck?
  19. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA TOWN
    Welcome to Shanghai ~ few cities in the world evoke so much history, excess, glamour, mystique and exotic promise in one name alone. 2018 Chinese New Year trip back down memory lane with Chang Jiang sidecars doing a Mighty Ride around the back-alleys we call the "Underbelly" of Shanghai....

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    >>>No Chang Jiang sidecars were harmed during the Shanghai "Mighty Ride" 2018 and we engaged the excellent service of Insiders Experience: http://insidersexperience.com <<<
  20. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    2018 Chinese New Year of the Dog "Mighty Ride", our motor-vehicle of choice are the well known "hate or love 'em..." Chang Jiang 750cc sidecars, as its been 10 years since I gave my last CJ sidecar away to a good mate back in 2008 without the precious Shanghai "A" license plate (registration) of course....Chang Jiang ~ the transcribed brand name of motorcycles that were once manufactured by the China Nanchang Aircraft Manufacturing Company (China). It takes its name from the Chang Jiang River, also known as the Yangtze or, in English, the Long River. The CJ750 motorcycle is based on the original 1956 Soviet IMZ (Irbitski Mototsikletniy Zavod) M-72 which itself was derived from the earlier German 1938 BMW R71. Nearly all of them have sidecars. They are often erroneously referred to as BMW "replicas" when in fact, they are derivatives of the IMZ M-72.

    Production began in the late 1950s or early 1960's (different sources cite different dates). They were originally produced for the Chinese military and are powered by an air-cooled, four-stroke, opposed flat-twin engine displacing 746cc and the rear wheel is shaft-driven. The most common models are:
    M1 which has a sidevalve (flathead) engine and a 6V electrical system. This model is a clone of the M72 and closely resembles the 1938 BMW R71.
    M1M is also a sidevalve, however it uses a 12V electrical system and is equipped with a reverse gear. It also has an electric starter where the M1 has only a kick-starter. These enhancements were designed with the help of German engineers.
    M1S ("Super") uses an overhead-valve engine, 12V electrical system, electric starter and reverse gear. The OHV system is fundamentally of German BMW design.
    All three models use the same frame and sheet metal. The M1 and M1M are nearly identical in appearance, but they can be distinguished by observing certain details.

    CJ technological history includes racing bikes, experimental engines and futile attempts at modernising the appearance of a long obsolete machine. Beginning in the mid-1980s, over a decade after the normalisation of relations between China and the USA, China opened its markets to foreign motorcycle manufacturers which expedited the end of CJ750 mass production. Today, the marque is kept barely alive by interest from foreign hobbyists. Most of the Chang- Jiang motorbikes being outlawed around Shanghai by 2018 / 2019 as the legal registration and license plates will expire and the traffic management will not renew them in the future...

    Quite a few once mighty Chang Jiang sidecars are rotting away in back alleys and vehicle scrapyards nowadays....

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