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Old 05-22-2013, 10:01 AM   #1
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Cool ::: Vietnam Adventure - not quite, but it's somehow a new begining.

Ok guys, you may know when I was in Texas, I was riding in the middle of a GS gang, it made me angry, you know...



Then after flying home in Vietnam, I still riding with my lovely VFR and keep thinking of getting for me a GS to enjoy all all kind of terrains in Vietnam.

That's reason why I made this thread: Link then I have a new riding chapter.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:35 AM   #2
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Re: ::: Vietnam Adventure - not quite, but it's somehow a new begining.

Find the bike. Found it. Wired money. Then ... wait...
And the first day when the bike home:



Cleaned the bike, repaint some plastic parts. Made some new stickers. And how you can see it now - ready to roll:



A weekend, Hochiminh City Ducati Club invited our team (ACE MTSG) to join their club birthday in Mui Ne, around 200km away from Hochiminh City.
To me, it would not be fun enough if riding straight from home to Mui Ne, so that why I created a round trip, to very far away from Mui Ne then back.

You can see how's my route for that Saturday:


Then here 's how we back to HCMC in the next Sunday:
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:47 AM   #3
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Re: ::: Vietnam Adventure - not quite, but it's somehow a new begining.

Early morning, we gathered up also with the Ducati Club guys.



You may see I have numbers of TWT stickers - that's what I brought back from Texas.



Then we followed our own route, different from the Ducati Club, they went straight to Mui Ne.

Some stops along the way - here's where we tried to find the gas station where they sell A95 petrol:


Some of riding buddies:



The KLR rider is really funny guys. He always ask me to go with him for the real adventure routes:


Having breakfast :


Oh ****, how come people bring an additional petrol tank for us:


A good equipped Vstrom:


And a cool new bike, Honda NC700X, great bike:


And a cool GS, of course :


Honda 919, dang, I even owned two of them sometimes in the past:


A friend with his Honda CB1000:

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Old 05-22-2013, 11:05 AM   #4
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We rode on a quite good twisty road. I think I have posted about it somewhere here on TWT.
Well, never mind, it's good road though. I can confident saying so as the GS handling is pretty much different from all the bikes I have ridden. It helped me handle the rough surface, no concern of pot holes, which are terrible even to my VFR.

Done the first pass, estimated around almost 400km away from home, we stopped for lunch and waiting for another bike group came down from Nha Trang, from 600km away from HCMC.

Then we joined together for the next pass. That's long one, 100km with around 70km all twisty.

Rest stop after that pass, Ducati Hypermotard biker looked so happy as he had no chicken strips:



Lucky him, there was no rain:


Chit chat and stretching:










My GS with simple set-u for both GPS and Contour camera:



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Old 05-22-2013, 11:07 AM   #5
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Re: ::: Vietnam Adventure - not quite, but it's somehow a new begining.

Vietnam ADV Rider. I have GOT to put that on my bucket list.
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:11 AM   #6
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I have also had a great time:


This buddy also on his Multistrada Bikepeak first time out of the City:


My GS:




Looked okay huh?
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do y'all do pie runs over there? a Pho run would make me very happy indeed.
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Looks like great riding.
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We arrived Mui Ne quite early, the sun was still shining hard.
My GS started its adventure life - became my clothes hanger after I had a bath



Ducati clup is amost ready:


Some of the coolest bikes:


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do y'all do pie runs over there? a Pho run would make me very happy indeed.
Haha. That's good idea. Thanks for that.
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Looks like great riding.
Thank you. I 've never been riding an adventure bike. It's really fun.
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We have the riding contest, it's slow riding contest:


We normally like speedy - that 's why slow riding contest is really challenge:











Winer for the races:


Gifts for the good racers:






Ducati club received a trophy from out team:




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This looks awesome! Would love to do a group visit to Vietnam. I know someone on this side of the pond that wants to ride some of the trails out there. Wouldn't be this year, but maybe in a few.

Do you have a YouTube channel? Would enjoy watching some of your video of your rides.

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Re: ::: Vietnam Adventure - not quite, but it's somehow a new begining.

I did not know you had the GS repainted. It looks great. Did you do it yourself or have someone else do it for you?

I think you need to listen to your KLR buddy...
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Re: ::: Vietnam Adventure - not quite, but it's somehow a new begining.

Have any of you seen the TOP GEAR special where the 3 presenters have to each buy a motorbike and then ride across Vietnam (south to the north). It's an amazing country and the top gear program was just fantastic, well worth watching if you get the chance. I would like to go there one day and visit it on a motorcycle.

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This looks awesome! Would love to do a group visit to Vietnam. I know someone on this side of the pond that wants to ride some of the trails out there. Wouldn't be this year, but maybe in a few.

Do you have a YouTube channel? Would enjoy watching some of your video of your rides.

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Thanks and Welcome to ride here. Do a search about "Hochiminh trail", you won't be disappointed.
I have some riding videos for that trip. However no time to edit and post up until now. I will upload and include into this thread.

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I did not know you had the GS repainted. It looks great. Did you do it yourself or have someone else do it for you?

I think you need to listen to your KLR buddy...
Not me. I just brought the parts to the paint shop. They do their job pretty professional with non-modern stuff. More important thing is the price, you can't believe me for sure.

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Have any of you seen the TOP GEAR special where the 3 presenters have to each buy a motorbike and then ride across Vietnam (south to the north). It's an amazing country and the top gear program was just fantastic, well worth watching if you get the chance. I would like to go there one day and visit it on a motorcycle.

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Yup. I saw. But that series is more for humorous purpose. But you can find in that series lots of beautiful scenes, landscape and people.
If you do serious riding, that would be very much different feeling.
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The roads look real nice, I like the tropical vegetation.
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Viethorse has huge passion on bike in vietnam !

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It was raining most of the night. Someone left their stuff in the rain without attendance.

But the GS felt good in the rain. It even looked more shiny in the next morning:





Hmm. This Hypermotard tried to be under the shed last night:


Around:




The GS with the Touratech side stand plate, so it can stay really stable on the grass.


Everyone were ready:




Prepared for a ride home:
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Are those vacation condos in the last few pics? They look really nice.
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Yes Scott. They are. The place is called SeaLinks resort.
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