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South Africa to Turkey (November 2009)

Hi,

My girlfriend and I are riding double up on a Vstrom 650 from Cape Town in South Africa to Istanbul in Turkey and possible further. We will departing Cape Town in the beginning of November.

Anybody going that way and might want some company please get in contact with me.

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hi, it would be great if u visit us in istanbul.
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hi,

drop me a line for /coffee or free accomodation in istanbul. i am also riding v-strom.
wish you a nice journey both
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Cool thanks. I will contact you when I get to Istanbul.
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Cool thanks. I will contact you when I get to Istanbul.
Hi both..
i also run a hotel and a cafe for ridersat the heart of the city.. u can meet riders anytime at my place.
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Cool I check it out as well when I get there. I think I would need to spend at least a week in Istanbul because I would need to organize visas there and get the bike serviced.

How much would a major service be on a VStrom 650 in Istanbul?
How much would a new back tire be (like a Anarchy)?

Thanks again. Looking forward to meet other bikers on the road.
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hi vangraan,

full servicing of dl650 will take all afternoon. if you could tell me the day of your arrival i can book it for you. do you want a authorised dealer or a good mechanic? i am not going to a dealer service. i have a good mechanic here, who also charge almost the half the price.

i dont know about anarchy, but, metzeler tourance cost about 130-150 euro. should be order in advance.

have fun on the road and drop me a line before you come.
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How much would a major service be on a VStrom 650 in Istanbul?
How much would a new back tire be (like a Anarchy)?
call to 0090 532 6088023 person name ERSOY who is our group's (coupleriders.net)mechanic. he was working in harley davidson service, but he own his garage now and also work for us. he is one of the best ,and may be he would not ask to charge anyamount except the oil,brake or etc if your bike needs.
ERSOY speaks in english if u decided to call him.
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I'll keep that number and when I get near I'll be in contact.
Thanks a lot guys. I can't wait to get to Istanbul.
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Vangraan,

we (me & the mrs) are leaving for Jordan-Syria-Turkey by 3rd week of Oct'09 and will be travelling in Turkey along the Med sea coast, then to Istanbul-Ankara-Cappadocia then back to syria.

We will be entering Turkey from Syria probably on 5th Nov'09. Do wave if you see us on the road on a KTM990S (the blue bike) and if fate has it, we might even ride together on the med-coast.

PS : we are planning to do 80% dirt roads and stay off the highways in turkey in order to enjoy the country better.
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I think I will only reach Turkey by mid Feb. But thanks for the offer.
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Vangraan,

we (me & the mrs) are leaving for Jordan-Syria-Turkey by 3rd week of Oct'09 and will be travelling in Turkey along the Med sea coast, then to Istanbul-Ankara-Cappadocia then back to syria.

We will be entering Turkey from Syria probably on 5th Nov'09.
THE PERIOD U WILL BE IN TURKEYAND THE ROUT U FOLLOW IS BECOMING COLD , RAIN AND MAY SNOW SOMEWHERE. IT WOULD BE BETTER FOR U TO MAKE THE TRIP 1 MONTH BEFORE.
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i agree with the post above. might be cold and snowy.

contact me if you need any help around istanbul.

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i agree with the post above. might be cold and snowy.
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THE PERIOD U WILL BE IN TURKEYAND THE ROUT U FOLLOW IS BECOMING COLD , RAIN AND MAY SNOW SOMEWHERE. IT WOULD BE BETTER FOR U TO MAKE THE TRIP 1 MONTH BEFORE.

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i agree with the post above. might be cold and snowy.

contact me if you need any help around istanbul.

have fun.
Appreciate the inputs. We are sticking to the mediterranean coast and will only reach ankara in the central regions. We are not going into the black sea coast OR the eastern regions. Do you think it will be so cold that we wont be able to ride ? how cold would it get ? 10-15DegC ?

We are more concerned about the rains more than the cold, so pls let me know if it will rain much in Nov along the mediterranean coast ?
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