Before getting out of Switzerland. Laurents bike are using more than half liter of oil per 500 km, So Laurent decide to swap the engine to a other engine. Within a couple of hours the new engine are in place with from Mitterers Motorbike shop. There is only a small problem all the papers are done with the old engine number, but this problem is fast fixed with a little magic…
Laurents bike stops on the way to mongolia.
First coil repair didn't work.
This is second coil repair and it worked. The bike is just a little hard to start. So we have ordred new from Switzerland from firstname.lastname@example.org.
One spoke complet missing in the back wheel. It's a kind of normal that spoke are breaking when driving on Russian roads. So Have a handfull of new spoks with us. It was a one hour repair. Back wheel off, tire off, mount new spoke....
In Ulaanbaatar we recived our package from Switzerland with a new coil for Laurent's bike.
While we was driving in the dunes Anders got the same problem as Laurent had for week ago. The coil for the ignition broke down. But this time it was on a big problem, because we had a spare one. So after 1,5 hour repair the bike was up running again.
Laurent bike was very hard to start. Because it was drowning every time trying to start it. The valve closing to the petrol was not working properly. So after a little adjustment it's worked fine again.
After a little crash the clutch was broken. But we had a new so after 5 minutes we were on the road again.
After change of the break pads in Almaty the front break didn't work very good, some times not at all. So with a little adjustment with a peace of a cola cane it worked again.
Got a nail in the tire on our way to Iskander Kul lake. No big problem we have all the tool with us to repair. So after some work we was rolling again
Now it was Laurent's turn to do a tire repair. Just one day after Anders. But I think it quit good we have being driving more than 15.000 km and we only had one flat tire each.
Just found an other nail in the tire.
After the bike crashed from the side stand the right mirror broke off. But again some glue and wire fixed the problem.
After some heavy mountain driving. The oil tank starts to leak. But it get fixed with some super glue
The luggage rack brok two places.
But after some russian repair it was working again. But one day we will maybe do some welding.
Just an other nail in the tire...... But at least a nice view.
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