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Hi all.

Thought I'd introduce myself. I'm Mark from NZ. In march I flew to Darwin and bought a 2011 TTR250 with 5000kms on it, sent it to East Timor and I'm currently en route to the UK.

My route isTimor, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar (hopefully), India, Nepal, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq (Kurdistan), Turkey then Europe

If anyone else is doing the same thing or coming the other way on a TTR or other, get in touch. fishernz@gmail.com

Cheers

Mark



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Fantastic Mark biggrinbiggrinbiggrin

Let us know how it goes. Are you running a blog anywhere?

If not, please post some pics of your journey here wink

Good luck!

Brian



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Wow that's some trip and you'll certainly have some story to tell for years to come.

Enjoy the adventure and I wish you a safe journey.


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Here are a few pics of the journey so far.

Other than a slight problem with the carb due to dirty fuel, the TTR is certainly living up to its bulletproof reputation!IMG_0992.JPGIMG_1140.JPGIMG_0133.JPGIMG_0400.JPGIMG_0414.JPG



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Well done so far, why are you heading to the UK? Love the pictures, good luck and keep us updated.

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Hi Mark and thanks for the update.

Love the pics!

Keep 'em coming biggrin

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That is off the Richter scale man, absolute dream. Is that Bayon?

Mind the cane trucks!

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Hi Mark, I suspect that this too late but I'm in Timor.  From the look of those photos your well down the track. If  by chance you're still in the area give a hoy, we can meet up.

 

enjoy the adventure.

 

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Hey Ted

Yeah I'm a bit far from Timor, I'll be in Nepal tomorrow. There's a Canadian on a Triumph Tiger who's kicking around Asia for a bit, romeoriding.blogspot.com and a kiwi guy who's in Indonesia, RTWshane on Facebook.

If you've got any questions drop me a line, fishernz@gmail.com. Are you riding a TTR250 too??

Good luck. Indonesia is beautiful. Make sure you check out the Blue Flames at the Ijen Crater and Mt Bromo! The traffic is insane from Bali onwards.

Cheers

Mark



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Hi Mark,  have fun in Nepal, wonderful place.  I'll be interested to see what altitude you get to on the TTR... If you have time it's well worth doing a walking trek out toward or into the mountains.

where do you head after Nepal, I assume back through western India, but what happens then? India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, or north into China and then through various other Stan's heading West? Very adventurous either way.

 

I'm not on the road I'm living in Timor and do ride a TTR here and it's the perfect choice (unless I need parts which I don't, touch wood).

Stay safe and all the best.

 

Ted



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Just re-read your OP, so i see route is Pakistan,  Iran, Kurdistan.  My hats off, sounds fantastic.  Keep smiling at people and don't ask if they've got any bacon.

 

ted



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Wow, what a journey. Overseas riding has always been a dream of mine too. Love the photos

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Question that I have wondered about for a while....

How do you get on with the Rego & WOF when you are going
from country to country.....





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Well good luck Mate!

You'll especially need it when you hit the Pakistan/Iran/Irac(Kurdistan) bit. Apart from the 30-45 degrees in the shade, there will be some nasty people knocking about, so keep your head covered, and don't get involved in too many conversations!



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Here's a few more shots of the TTR in some far flung places

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Excellent photos. Glad to hear it's all going well. Bike, rider and gear look a bit more worn than in the first pictures, but still very serviceable.
I bet the poor bike was running pretty rich at that altitude, or did you have rejet?


Look forward to the next update.

Ted



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