- Oct 1, 2005
danwhite wrote: Do you remember 'Jupiter's Travels' published in the 70's? ... A Sunday Times hack who went around the world on a Triumph. Wonderful book. .... All on an old Triumph!
I like the cc guy. I did 5000 km plus around Thailand, Cambodia and Laos on a souped up Kawasaki GTO 125 stroke in 2006. so I know where he is coming from... Bit like a minsk except faster. Could be fixed absolutely anywhere.... Luang Phabang. PP.... Anywhere in TL.... All for beans. Parts whereever you went
A mechanic in Cambos did something voodoo to the carb with bits from a nighthawk when he changed the cylinder..... It went really, really, really fast after that....... Then it blew up.
KZKZ wrote: Well, I didn't have much time and needed a vacation, so all I did was to go straight to Snookyville and explored the area, includig Kep. Can't really call that "doing Cambodia". But I rode the bike from Bang Saphan to BKK and Trat on the first day, that's 700km, no problems. Just hunkered down behind the small fairing and twisted the throttle all the way - that little bike would go 140km/h steady, and depending on the direction of the wind would go either 130 or 150. I was surprised at how well it coped with the dirt roads close to the bridges; most were dry and even, freshly graded. These days you could go with a FZR600 without any problems.