Skip to main content

Roaming Vietnam .... Sneek Peek



Here are some of the 1600 photos Jan and I took in Vietnam.

This is just a sneek peek... Not in trip order.

Military guard at a place I could not get into. He did at least let me take his picture. Taken in Hanoi.



At the end of our first ride. My dream has come true to ride ovreseas. Taken in Sapa.



The Vietnamese form of Ute. Yes there are 4 ceramic urns on the back. Taken on the way to Cuc Phoung.



Cuc Phoung National Park. Me with the 1000 year old tree.



Ha Long Bay.



On the way back to Hanoi. The loads there scooters can carry is amazing.



Me with tail section of a B52. Hanoi.



Sapa. "You buy from me...." One of the many tribal people that hunt down westerners to sell us stuff.



Sapa. How we saw the mountains most of the time.



First bike we rode 2 up in Vietnam. A Honda 110. On our ride out of Sapa.



High up above Sapa. Sapa is down in that mist.



Farming in Sapa.



Second bike we rode in Vietnam. A Yamaha YBR 125. Yes we rode it 2 up. Our butts are still sore from that seat. On the Ho Chi Minh Trail to Cuc Phoung.



One of the many faces of Vietnam. Taken in Hanoi.



Report will be in the next week or so.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Tuning 40mm BING CV carburetors for BMW motorcycles by ear.

Steve Doyle has put together this great and simple guide to tuning your Bing carbs. No need for expensive tuning equipment. So over to Steve...... Any feed back on this How To please email me and I will pass it onto Steve.

There are 3 common methods to syncing the carbs. They will all work
1. Shorting the plugs. http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/synchcarbs.htm and http://www.airheads.org/content/view/216/98/
2. Using a manometer of some sort. Carbtune, Twinmax or home made http://www.airheads.org/content/view/183/98/
3. Using your ears. No comprehensive articles that I could find..

In the spirit of learning to service and tune at home and after lots of reading, I decided that for me the "by ear" technique might be the most useful, as it doesn't require any special tools and can be performed anywhere. There is no risk of electrical damage to the bike or the one doing the adjusting.

It was very difficult to find a comprehensive description of the procedure, so using the combined kn…

Ride impression of the Yamaha MT-03.....

Yamaha have realeased their new 660 based single. The MT-03. See I so want one....MT-03 The bike can be had in Europe but not here in Aussie land. I have asked Yamaha Australia if they will bring them in. They said "No plans at this stage to introduce the MT03 in to Australia." To rub salt into the wounds, axxess, the forum admin guy at http://forum.monoconnection.nl/ got to ride one. NOOOO!!! So unfair. He translated his ride impression into English for those of us who will not get to ride this. Thank you mate for doing this for us. So lets see what he has to say.....

Saturday 16 February I could try the Yamaha MT-03 at Gebben Motors. I could try a brand new red 2008 model. After a short instruction and a warning because of the new tires we were ready to go! The first thing I noticed was the enormous wide steer and the upright riding position It gave me a feeling of absolute control and power! The seat was quit hard but not uncomfortable at all.



Unless it was still freezing t…

The petite MZ...

I asked a question on the MZOG • MZ Owners Group if I should call my bike an MZ or a MuZ. I got some very informative replies. One reply was emailed to me with a link to Wikipedia MZ entry.

What really caught my eye on this webpage was this very petite MZ 125 4 stroke water cooled single.



This is what was said about this bike… “MZ currently manufactures a line of 125cc 4-stroke motorcycles using a new and powerful engine designed in-house. The current MZ 125 produces 15 crank-horsepower (11 kW) and almost 10 lbf·ft (14 N·m) of torque. It is a liquid-cooled pressure-lubricated dual-overhead-cam design with 4 valves, high-voltage electronic ignition and an 11000 rpm ignition cut-off. This is officially the most powerful 125cc 4-stroke engine mass-manufactured and has also proved highly reliable. This engine is used in 4 models of motorcycle, all of which share a common frame. The frame is a tube-steel backbone with the engine as a stressed bottom member. Changes in the suspension, facia, …