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Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,383
Posted By ADVRadu
The night's sleep was quite rough. To high heart...

The night's sleep was quite rough. To high heart rates and too aggitated. Needless to say the morning
came soon enough...
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,383
Posted By ADVRadu
I was preparing to post a more elaborate...

I was preparing to post a more elaborate write-up, but I just managed to lose my tablet, along with all information on it. Katoom-i-stan doc included.

So here goes nothing, let's try to patch it...
Forum: Asia 03-12-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,163
Posted By ADVRadu
I'm planning to go to India this spring. I still...

I'm planning to go to India this spring. I still have a spot tracker with valid subscription from last year's trip to the stans. I was really wondering if it will work, or if I need to get a Delorme...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 24,791
Posted By ADVRadu
Sorry mate, can't seem to remember that bit....

Sorry mate, can't seem to remember that bit. Maybe I had a bit too much of the Sim-Sim stuff that day :1drink
Ironically enough we were looking for a possible camp at the end of that day, but due to...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 24,791
Posted By ADVRadu
Every normal Romanian keeps a KTM in the...

Every normal Romanian keeps a KTM in the backyard. You know, just in case one wants to go to Central Asia for holidays :-)

Hope your stomach got better in the meantime, and NO, we did not have...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,212
Posted By ADVRadu
bump...

bump...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,383
Posted By ADVRadu
Katoom-i-Stan 2014: riding Pamir, 2 up on an orange beast

Just some pics, for now:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ELIKp5uvaLg/VAV6qg7u_AI/AAAAAAAAEyU/x1udHHb0Frs/s512/IMGP4181.JPG

...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 24,791
Posted By ADVRadu
Hey there, Just found a not-so-good photo...

Hey there,

Just found a not-so-good photo with...you!

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-nmj_4DQnxAw/U_83ueOrqZI/AAAAAAAAE2w/IwkapSTG-ec/s720/IMGP7093_01_res.jpg

It's from somewhere just...
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,121
Posted By ADVRadu
Hey Bob, Nice to see my mug here, too :rofl ...

Hey Bob,

Nice to see my mug here, too :rofl

Outstanding photos - need I say more? This is a source of motivation for me to start writing my own report. Surely, the photos will not be nearly as...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-12-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 75,002
Posted By ADVRadu
Nice idea! But I guess some oil WILL get into the...

Nice idea! But I guess some oil WILL get into the vacuum cleaner, right?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-06-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 75,002
Posted By ADVRadu
Finally got reunited with my beloved bike this...

Finally got reunited with my beloved bike this weekend. I was so happy!
And I have done a couple of things:
- I checked oil level - seems I put too much in last time; I've done the stupid thing of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-18-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 75,002
Posted By ADVRadu
Did not try that, but it could be a good idea on...

Did not try that, but it could be a good idea on my list. Bleeder is same as stock.

One more thing, the pushrod can be extracted just by pulling it outwards, or is there more to it?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-18-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 75,002
Posted By ADVRadu
I'm confused now. Or maybe it's too early in the...

I'm confused now. Or maybe it's too early in the morning?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-17-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 75,002
Posted By ADVRadu
I'm using Shell Advance Ultra 4T synt. 15W50,...

I'm using Shell Advance Ultra 4T synt. 15W50, just like the previous owner of the bike. I did an oil change, water pump, forks, bla bla bla service shortly after buying the bike. The oil is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-17-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 75,002
Posted By ADVRadu
Yep, only when hot. Otherwise it's going like...

Yep, only when hot. Otherwise it's going like knife through butter. Sometimes I even got the impression of 'problem solved' until I ride slow in the city or in the mud, and there it goes again.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-16-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 75,002
Posted By ADVRadu
I need to check that. I only bought the bike this...

I need to check that. I only bought the bike this spring, done some forest road riding back home in Romania a a bigger summer tour in Central Asia. No problems so far, this clutch drag is the first...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-16-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 75,002
Posted By ADVRadu
It may be a good idea to try a 0.3mm jet. But...

It may be a good idea to try a 0.3mm jet. But still this does not really explain why did I experience the same drag when the jet was blocked.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-16-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 75,002
Posted By ADVRadu
2004 bike, with about 50K km on the clock.

2004 bike, with about 50K km on the clock.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-15-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 75,002
Posted By ADVRadu
I feel like I need to bring this one back up... ...

I feel like I need to bring this one back up...

I started having trouble with clutch drag as well. In order to fix it, I took out the oil jet and I noticed it was either clogged or it was actually...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,732
Posted By ADVRadu
Bine le mai zici, Dayana! I feel humble...Even...

Bine le mai zici, Dayana!
I feel humble...Even though we met on the road and we have done a similar trip, I seriously doubt my abilities to write such a nice report (but maybe I can make it up with...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,200
Posted By ADVRadu
Multumim! As we have returned, it's time to...

Multumim!

As we have returned, it's time to finish this report, before I start the new one!

Romanian speaking people will find the name of the village quite funny:...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,200
Posted By ADVRadu
Now we are in Dussledorf, Germany. We're off to...

Now we are in Dussledorf, Germany. We're off to Bishkek tomorrow. Sorry, but I can only finish this when I get back.
Here's the link to our spot tracker:...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,200
Posted By ADVRadu
Indeed, we did have a great time in the...

Indeed, we did have a great time in the mountains. But I guess I am just about at half (or so) of the story now...so on we go!

The diner we had on the (suposedly) last evening in Mestia was the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,200
Posted By ADVRadu
I meant to finish this earlier, but, as always,...

I meant to finish this earlier, but, as always, time is not plenty so...blabla...maybe I'd better just admit I am lazy :wink:

Neighbours were calm and friendly...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-12-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,121
Posted By ADVRadu
Just a noob question

Hi,

Sorry for potentially reviving and hijacking an old thread....

I am preparing the bike (950 adv 2004) for a longer trip and I'm considering overhauling the suspension. I will do the forks,...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-12-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,911
Posted By ADVRadu
WOW, impressive! Good luck to you! Just one...

WOW, impressive! Good luck to you!

Just one question (for now, obiously!): how will you ride your bike through China? Did you get some sort of 'special permit'?
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,200
Posted By ADVRadu
We stayed at a nice Gergian family who charged us...

We stayed at a nice Gergian family who charged us almost no money for the room and breakfast (later we will see that accomodation in Gergia is not actually that cheap). I am not sure where the father...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,200
Posted By ADVRadu
So on we go... Today we enter Georgia, of...

So on we go...

Today we enter Georgia, of course with heavy rain as usual. It seems to help the vegetation growth, though. ...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 55,627
Posted By ADVRadu
Hi Cristian, Silly me, again :D , as somehow...

Hi Cristian,

Silly me, again :D , as somehow I was expecting to see something like this:

http://wildwalk.ro/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/2008-07-12_18-46_9687.jpg

But still, awesome ride! I...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,200
Posted By ADVRadu
Can an SV ride the Caucasus?

Since 2012 - when this ride actually took place - I've been looking for the time and motivation for writing this down somewhere. Lots of things have changed during this time- we had to sell/leave...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 55,627
Posted By ADVRadu
Thumb Hi Bob, great pics so far, and a very promissing...

Hi Bob, great pics so far, and a very promissing start to an awesome ride report!

At some point I thought me and my girlfriend are some of the few who do bike rides combined with mountain...
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,314
Posted By ADVRadu
I've been there too, but never seen the Bay of...

I've been there too, but never seen the Bay of Kotor from this particular angle :D.
Keep it up! :clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-30-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,495
Posted By ADVRadu
+1 on this! How's the build going? I am looking...

+1 on this!
How's the build going? I am looking to start something similar this winter.
Anyway, congrats, and keep up the miracle work!
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,840
Views: 1,353,962
Posted By ADVRadu
WOW, really impressive! Big respect to...

WOW, really impressive!

Big respect to Sherri Jo, for doing such a daring trip, learning so fast and well, and living up to all challenges on the road (or off the road, to be more precise)!

I...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-06-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 36,154
Posted By ADVRadu
Great bike mods!

Dude, I am so so very impressed with what you have done to your SV.
Big congrats!
I wish I had your skills to do something similar to mine...First I wanted to go for an F800GS or Tiger 800 XC...but...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2013, 03:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,658
Posted By ADVRadu
Again, apologies to everybody reading this for...

Again, apologies to everybody reading this for the very very long time I am taking between posts. A lot of stuff happened to me in the meantime. I got the bike running really well during this...
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,658
Posted By ADVRadu
Indeed, I guess it is time to finish up this...

Indeed, I guess it is time to finish up this little ride report and move on to the next, SV adventures, Caucasus, 2012. But until then...

I am rather ashamed that, by following the main road, we...
Forum: Asia Pacific 03-07-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,726
Posted By ADVRadu
So, did you do it?

So, did you do it?
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,658
Posted By ADVRadu
Here goes nothing - the follow-up: After...

Here goes nothing - the follow-up:

After circling a bit around Lake Ohrid we arrive at one lone border crossing. There is only us and the guards. It seems not so many people are trying to get...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,658
Posted By ADVRadu
The rest will be happening pretty soon, I hope....

The rest will be happening pretty soon, I hope. At the moment I am really stuck with a lot of work, so I don't really have the time to finish the story now. I apologise for this, but don' worry, I...
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