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The yer a peein & taliban tour

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by rtwdoug, May 11, 2010.

  1. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze I keep blowing down the road Supporter

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    I was wondering what you do when you have a flat way out there in the boonies. Do you have to pull the wheel off, break the bead, and remove/repair/replace the tube? How do you get the wheel out from under the bike?
  2. TallRob

    TallRob Long timer

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    I want to get a T-Shirt made with this photo with the phrase," BEWARE OF DOUG".
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  3. Jantje

    Jantje ADW - Adv/Wheels

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    Thought to spruce him up a little...

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  4. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever Supporter

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    rocks. I get a pile of flat rocks, stick em on either side of the frame, & lean the bike back & forth, sticking another rock under the frame, until its hi enough.

    Pretty easy on the harley, but I had to pull the Indian rear wheel in a parking lot in russia, and with that big skirted fender, I had to get the frame up about 2 feet before the wheel would clear.

    Ive been really lucky tho, in all of my trips overseas, I've never had to fix a tire along the road. (the indian had broken lug nuts in the hub)

    dammit. I bet I just jinxed myself! :lol3

    Doug
  5. camgregus

    camgregus riding gently now Supporter

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  6. Poolside

    Poolside Syndicated

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     :lol3 You are one sick puppy!


    +1 on the toolkit photos, when you get a chance. What do you do if you can't find any 'bike lift rocks'? Do you carry a shovel to dig out under the wheels and let the bike sit on the frame?

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  7. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze I keep blowing down the road Supporter

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    I hope not. I figured you would have a plan that didn't include calling HOG for roadside assistance. :lol3
  8. AZ-Twin

    AZ-Twin Dusty and Thirsty

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    I thought Doug called HOG and they sent these guys. :lol3

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  9. nanno

    nanno Been here awhile

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    Looks a tad odd, doesn't it ?

    @Andi: Can't you dress up like for the next PmP, that would add a lot of class'n'style to the event ?:lol3

    Cheers,
    Greg
  10. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever Supporter

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    the harley takes 2 rocks, the Indian, well it took a bit more.

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    and when a turkish shit wagon isnt available in siberia, a nissan patrol works, altho a bit tight.....


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  11. kahlgryndiger

    kahlgryndiger Been here awhile

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    Well ... this would be really a large contrast to Sepp with his pure bavarian leathertrousers and rough boots :D I Like this idea.
  12. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever Supporter

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    that would change the name to PimP

    and yes, Ankara was quite a culture shock. pretty girls, modern cars, clean, I didnt remember passing a border, but it sure seemed like I must have

    Doug
  13. balloonman

    balloonman Been here awhile

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    For your entertaining world tour and I'm looking at your garage now. Let me know when your ready to start collecting old hot air balloons as my garage is too full. Captain Tom
  14. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever Supporter

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    thanks, but I like it that when my bike dies, I can just coast to the side of the road.
    never been much into flying, (or floating) for that reason

    cuz you know I'd have old crappy planes that would need to be worked on!

    :lol3

    Doug
  15. bigcitrus

    bigcitrus Adventurer

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    It's actually a Ford Taunus, made by Ford of Germany (named after the mountains there, not related to the US Ford Taurus). It was never imported to the US, although some US-spec Cortina models were similar. Unbelievable RR and pix--I've been lurking from the get-go! :clap
  16. Poolside

    Poolside Syndicated

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    &#8195;:lol3

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  17. mehigh

    mehigh bum

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    Hi Doug,

    don't know if anybody adressed the issue as i'm only at the AR boarder part of your tread, but here's a lil tip for drying out electronics:

    after the liquide part is dried off, the moisture can be removed by placing the camera in a jar/box/container/ whatever filled with rice or coffee beans

    don't ask why, but it works!

    enjoying the RR so far! :clap
  18. pierce

    pierce Ex Tourer

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    they are desiccants... they have to be fresh.

    my favorite trick for drying out a camera or whatever is to put it on the top of the vents on a CRT or TV, and leave it there for a day or two. you can't do this with flat screens :(

    ideally, you rinse it with distilled or at least clean water first.
  19. JerrilD

    JerrilD Naked Rider

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    Danm i just spend about 2.5 hours to read this thread.....

    And this is a AWESOME thread !
  20. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    Maybe someone has the links to his other 2. Really spend some quality time. ;-) :evil