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  1. Africa Twin
    Hi Lads! This is a video I made on a ride out from Hanoi last year. Let me know what you think of this way of shooting ... brings a bit more variation than just having the camera on the helmet, me thinks. Remember to watch it in HD ... took me bloody 6 hours to upload!
  2. Chatter
    Hi all,I am off to Vietnam early wednesday morning and will be ravelling from Ho Chi Min to Hanoi by road and rail. The part I am already way too excited about is doing a repeat of the Top Gear route up the Hai Van Pass on a motorbike (probably a minsk or other crazy two wheeled thing) between...
  3. Africa Twin
    Been messing around with the big girl for about 6 months now, doing this and that (reeeaaally slowly) and this weekend she was finally back on her feet, looking fresh and shiny, and started right up!!! Still a few things left, such as new tubes and tires, putting the crash bars on, put decals...
  4. Africa Twin
    I had all my plastic and the tank painted at a local joint (I'm sure if you guys saw it, you would start weeping, but it was the best I could find here in Hanoi) He did an ok job sanding everything smooth, and filling holes, etc, but I have 2 worries: 1. paint doesn't really look shiny (as in...
  5. Africa Twin
    Hey lads I've finally located a proper painter here in Hanoi, disassembled the bike, and is ready to get the old girl some new clothes. First I just wanted a completely black bike, but then I saw a white one, and also thought of the harsh sun, so changed to white. Now it's somewhere in...
  6. Africa Twin
    Hi lads I have 2 questions I hope you can help me with. It seems to me that my 98' AT has lost a bit of power (acceleration, especially in 2nd) since I bought her at 68k a year ago. Back then, I would get a wheelspin if I opened her up in 2nd ... doesn't happen anymore, and she feels heavy and...
  7. Mechanical Advice
    Hi, I live in Hanoi, and I'm somewhat concerned about the heavy pollution here, especially coming from all the old trucks, but also from all the 2-stroke bikes that are everywhere. Do you of you have any information on which masks remove these vapours and ultra small particles most effective...
  8. Africa Twin
    Hi ! I'm about to go from a 'little' Vespa Granturismo to the mighty africa twin 750, and I thought I'd make a post here first, to get some advice on price, year and what to look/listen for. (I'm not a whiz when it come to mechanics, by the way :-) Dispite having spent a lot of time with...
  9. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Ok, have fully recovered from the China trip, and have more or less caught up on everything on the home front. Time to roll baby ! This time I wanted to head over to Laos, and make one final attempt to get to the top of Lima 85. Then head to south Laos, into Cambodia,then end up in Pattaya. The...
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