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We are currently on our last day in Central Asia in Semey and head for Barnaul today. Not sure about Mongolia yet
Our idea is to do the Southern Route, as this would seem the most easy one. Our config is 2up on a BMW GSA 2009. Have ridden so far on Heidenau K60 which is a great tyre for Central Asia.
The good thing about Central Asia is that you have so much nice off road but you can always easily fallback on the asphalt. I believe in Mongolia you don't have this luxury, and it is a distance.
Big question for us is how doable will the southern route be in Mongolia in our config? I have been looking on the forum for recent details on the southern route like, how much % is hard gravel, is there a lot of soft sand, mud, river crossings on this road? If there are people who have recently done this road, please fill in... I also wonder about petrol stations on the southern road (quantity/quality)
I just did the southern route (not by choice). I wanted to go way south into the golbi but had tire problems.
You have 3 things on the southern route.
People said it was dry.. but I got rained on for 3 days strait and had lots of mud.
If your bike doesn't rattle apart from the washboard, you will. Much of the time I was stand up riding 120 on my KTM just to get to a speed where the washboard didn't matter.
When you get about 500 km from UB, it is all pavement. This is where every line of cars coming at you will have someone passing in your lane. Brights and flashing don't work. Motorcycles are at the low of the totem pole. Get use to hitting the gravel when a bus full of tourists decides to pull out and pass... or just to avoid a pothole. You don't matter.
So we rode part of the southern route in the meantime. Nice the first days, but then there is a horrible stretch of washboard before the city of altai. It broke my rear suspension of my gsa esa 2009. I have only 27000 km so it is pretty fast in my opinion.
I removed it today and tried to fix it but it was hopeless.
We are now bouncing like a kangaroo and headed for oasis in ub.
Yes it is certainly doable and I like the scenery, the vasteness and remoteness. I met Greg and Kristian about 100km before Altai and just after my rear shock had lost its oil.
Tried to fix it in the Mongol Rally service in Altai but it was not possible.
In the meantime I got a new shock from BMW. Good service!
But it is sitting in Belgium waiting... We are figuring out how to get it here. Plane ticket UB-BXL is about 2000$ which would be a fast solution. I also have to give my old shock back to my dealer in Belgium. I requested a quote from spedition Germany as well. We are now in Bajankhongoor heading for UB...
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