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trip thru asia

starting to plan a trip thru asia and beyond from oz.i would like any advice from people who have done the trip.i want to do it on the cheap,mainly camping where possible.what sort of money would be needed,what bikes are best suited for medium sized guy(had a wr250f 2004)which was a bit uncomfortable on long trips.any interest from other riders.starting to get serious about this adventure...can email me at hoppa350@yahoo.com
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There is a heap of reading from the blogs on this site ... how much have you done? Chris Scotts book 'advnture motorcycling handbook' (IIRC) does a good job of world summay ... See South Asia forum for more stuff... You'll also want to look at 'what bike', 'Yamaha' forums .. you can always get the seat fixed .. luggage and fuel range and longevity are your problems on the WR..

Camping in Asia .. you may find it chaep enough to hotel it .. cheap local type hotels ... When you hit turkey then change to camping ...
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thanks frank,looks like ive got a lot of reading to do,i dont have the wr any more so i will be looking at another more comfortable bike.
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i dont have the wr any more so i will be looking at another more comfortable bike.

Look at the bikes

wieght
Luggage capacity
Fuel range
maintance intervals
Spares avaliblity .. and knowledge of its weak points

to name a few things to consider... maybe the DR650..
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