Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang

Discussion in 'Laos Road Trip Reports' started by saxonator, Oct 8, 2003.

  1. saxonator

    saxonator Ol'Timer

    Wow- what a ride! Just after Vang Vieng I passed thru the most beautyful scenery ever. It was still early and the peaks of the mountain were slightly covered in fog. And the xong River what a nice colour almost emerald. I really slowed down and took a lot of pictures because of this unique scenery. Had a small stop at Kasi and some food beside the road. The last 80 km's to Luang Prabang reminded me very much of Chiang Mai/North Thailand. Just before Luang Prabang my bike started making funny noises, some pinging from the cylinder.
    When I looked down I saw my left Boot being drenched in Oil - I immediately pulled by and stopped. The oil outlet bolt from the Baja was gone and oil was pumping out like crazy; I had only the tools from the rental shop. Luckely the reserve spark plug had exactly the sice of that bolt and I fitted it in. Not wanting to do any damage to the bike I moved on slowly with very low rpm to find a gas station where I could fill up the oil level. After about 20 kms I was lucky.
    The oil level was down to zero. I filled up the oil, started the engine and continued to Luang Prabang.
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  3. BobS

    BobS Ol'Timer

    Hi Rudy

    Sounds like you are having fun. Hope you caught the oil problem before any damage was done. Might be an epic trip home!!


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