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Old 31 Oct 2014
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I don't know much about the vehicle I'm in charge of route and visa's but here is a breakdown from John - chief mechanic and husband

We have a 1988 T3 14” LHD Syncro with a Weinsberg conversion bought in Barcelona a couple of months ago. It hasn’t seen rain or a gritted road in a long time as its almost rust free!

We are currently doing a lot of mods having stripped everything out and re-building the interior the way we want it with the appliances we need.

We are upgrading the read swing arms to a longer reach to accommodate the 16” wheels and 235x70 tyres we are going to use.
Presently we have Trailmaster shocks and springs but may end up changing these as they are rather stiff and don’t seem to be pre-loaded.
The front arms we are changing from the pressed steel to cast.
The rear brakes are changing to disc’s from the current drums to allow for the extra weight we will be carrying.
We have an auxiliary 70l fuel tank under the van between the cill and prop protectors and on the opposite side is a similar water tank.
We are upgrading the headlights and wing loom, probably the dash lights as well as these are all really dim – like me! – just thought I’d get that in before someone else does!
Changing the gearing in the new box to give us a taller top end so possible cruising speed of 65-70 instead of 55!! zzzzz
Adding cruise control for motorway driving
Adding an intercooler to the 1.9TDI engine
Adding power steering using original VW parts as they all fit the engine an original but old rack.
Building a new rear bumper with a pair of wheel bearings to support 2 spare wheels on swing arms which will also carry the waffle boards and trasheroo.

Webasto diesel cooker
Webasto diesel air and instant water heater kit mounted in the engine bay by moving the battery under the driver’s seat.
Waeco compressor fridge
2 – leisure batteries 110A and T max tyre inflator ( along with the heater matrix ) under the rock and roll bed / seat
Solar panels – not finalised yet but will probably have 3-40w flexi panels plus the existing unknown rigid panel in the roof cargo area at the rear of the pop top.
Cushions and pillows and curtains of course
A few more cushions probably
And some nice cushions
A power inverter about 1000w
A big sound system to counter to tyre and road noise!
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Germany to Australia

Start / Finish: Germany to Australia
User: Taylor Chapman, Male, 28, Australian, 2up with girlfriend Nat, Australian, 27.
Route: Europe, Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, (Tajikistan), Kyrgyzstan, China, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indo, Australia.
Main Dates: Late June 2015 - KKH September - Burma October
Vehicle: 2005 Honda Transalp
Notes: Looking to split guide costs for KKH and Burma, as well as team up for any other part of the trip!
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Start / Finish: France and go back
User: 2 /men.
Rout: French/ancone/ Grece/Turkey/Georgia/armenia/Iran/STAN/ China/Mongolia/Russia: irkousk by Train
Main Dates: 9mai/5 July

Notes:Happy to team up with others.
And happy to team up for: to ride in Mongolia by the north traks (ulangom/Mörön /UB )
to ride in tean to crossing China, Sary Tas or Kara Balta/ to Bulgan in Mongolia)
Links: www.lesroutesdailleurs.com


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Re-thinking my route plans as posted on the 1st page of this thread..

Start / Finish: UK / Australia > RTW
User: trackdayrider (Mark)
Route: UK -> Belgium > Germany > Italy > Greece > Turkey > Georgia > Azerbaijan > Turkmenistan > Uzbekistan > Kazakhstan > Russian > South Korea > Indonesia > Aus > (onto NZ and USA)
Main Dates: April 2015 - > for 12 months
Vehicle: Kawasaki KLE650 (Ad)Versys
Notes: Delayed from 2014 depart following emergency eye surgery. not planning on any more bits dropping off !
Links: http://chasingdreams2014.blogspot.co.uk/
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Start / Finish: London/Vlaivostok
User: stubdetoe
Route:Turkey, south of Black Sea, North of Caspian, 'Stans, Pamir Hwy, Mongolia, Russia
Main Dates: July 19 for two months
Vehicles: BMW 1200GS LC, 1200 GSAs, 800 GS
Notes: Special permission to compete in the Mongol Rally
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Start / Finish: Germany / Germany
User: Christian Vogel / Male / 33 / German
Rout: Round The World / Germany - (by plane) USA - Canada – Alaska – USA – (by plane) Russia – Mongolia – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan - Tadzhikistan – Kyrgyzstan – China - Pakistan – India – Pakistan - Iran – Turkey – Bulgaria – Slovenia – Czech Republic - Germany
Main Dates:19th May 2015 / 19th May 2016
Vehicle: BMW R 1200 GS ADV (2011)
Notes: 1. Like to ride with others. 2. Want to share the costs to travel through China in September/Oktober 2015 (Route: Kyrgyzstan – China - Pakistan)
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Hello everybody.

Start / Finish: Germany / Malaysia / (back to Germany)

User: Pat80637

Rout: Germany>Austria>Hungary>Romania>Bulgaria>Turkey>Iran>Turk menistan>Uzbekistan>Kyrgyzstan>China>Laos>Thailand >Malaysia>Cambodia>Laos>China>Mongolia>Russia>Estonia>Latvi a>Lithuania>Poland>Germany

Main Dates: Start - Early Sept. 2015 / Kyrgyzstan-China-Border late October 2015 / End - Sept. 2016

Vehicle: LandRover - Defender 110

Notes: Still Planning and want to share the costs of travelingl through China in Oktober 2015 (Route: Kyrgyzstan – China - Laos);

We: My wife and me (37)

well plans can change and now its ours

We came to the conclusion the best way to so our journey is going long distances by plain and traveling at the specific country by mass transportation, hitchhiking or rental car/moped. But the plan going with the 4WD is not out of the world just not now

See you soon at a far destination...

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Start / Finish: Klagenfurt (Austria) - and back.
User: pheb, Male, Austria, 23
Route: take the car-carrying-train to Istanbul (already rode down there 2 years ago) -> Iran -> Turkmenistan -> Uzbekistan -> Kazakhstan -> Russia -> Ukraine -> Hungary -> Austria.
Vehicle: Honda Transalp 600 1994
Notes: right now my plan is very vague. did not check any routes so far, just a rough idea of what i want to do. i got like three months of time (july, august, september).
-> got some offroad experience.
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Start / Finish: Greece to Australia and back
User:Overlanddiaries (Rochelle & Yianni
Route:Italy-Slovenia-Czech R-Slovakia-Hungary-Romania-Bulgaria-Turkey-Georgia-Armenia-Azerbaijan-Iran (We are at the moment)-UAE-Oman-India(South)-Malaysia-Thailand-Indonesia-Australia(Perth).Back to Indonesia (different Route)-India(North)-Nepal-Pakistan-Iran-Armenia-Georgia-Bulgaria-Greece
Main Dates: Started on 8/8/2014.Crossing to India 15/1/2015.Crossing to Malaysia 1/3/2015
Australia 1/5/2015.......................
Vehicle:Honda HRV 2000
Notes:Happy to team up with others
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2015 - Heading east from Europe, add your itinerary / plans


Good idea and means to find travel cpmpanions.

I will be jobless from April 2015 and so there's no pressure to be back on time
I haven't fixed the itinerary yet. Here's my first idea....

Start / Finish: Munich

User: pmcl77, swiss, male, 37 (speaking german, english, french and sapnish)

Rout: Munich - Switzerland (my country of origin) - Italy - Slowenia - Albania - Bulgaria - Turkey - Georgia - around the black sea (if possible, russia/ukraine) -
romania - Hungary - ...

Main Dates: Start around 05/2015, no end date

Vehicle: BMW R1200GS

Notes: I like to take my time. I'm not only keen on riding all day, I want to experience the country and culture as well.

As a matter of fact, I am keen on going for a bigger trip, even around the world. However my current bike, which I do like, is filled with electronics, hence I am hesitating to go any further east than Turkey/Georgia...

So I am considering the options as follows:

a) Stick to the "Europe" Tour above, return, and if I want more, get another bike and leave again (maybe fly to south americas then).

b) getting another bike (something that is known for reliability like an Africa Twin or Tenere) asap, then go east, east, east....

However since I am still working till end of March I do not have time for to much planning, so starting date might be some time later. On the other hand I am really not the plan-it-all type of guy and would just focus on the core issues (insurance, carnet, security issues, and "pimping" up the bike).

So More probably I will just start with option a) and move to plan b) asap after

Best Phil
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Hi, this is Jaime from Spain


Start / Finish: Madrid(Spain) - RTW
User: jimmyjei
Rout: Madrid---->East----->KKH---->India--->Nepal---->Thai, Laos, Cambodia, Malasya,Australia----->Brasil/Argentina----->North to Alaska---->Africa...
Main Dates: Not any in special
Vehicle: 1200GSA
Notes:Happy to team up with others for KKH between Kyrgyztan&Pakistan

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Welcome to India. Give me shout when any of you come to India. Can host help and meet up.
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Christian Vogel welcome to India. Would love to ride with you. Also be my guest and spend a few days with us.
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