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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-27-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,833
Posted By Don T
Besides the chain drive I believe that the FJ 09...

Besides the chain drive I believe that the FJ 09 would be the perfect bike for you.
It's (much) lighter, faster and handles better on road than both the GS and the ST.
Even though it's a smaller...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 419,134
Posted By Don T
That story sounds somewhat familiar to me :wink: ...

That story sounds somewhat familiar to me :wink:
Picture from last year when I was passing through Spain on my way to Morocco:
...
Forum: Europe 02-17-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By Don T
I've participated in the EnduRomania 5 times and...

I've participated in the EnduRomania 5 times and have loads of tracks in that area.
The area offers fantastic off road and enduro riding.

If you want any special info and/or my tracks just shoot...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 419,134
Posted By Don T
I like your spirit!

I like your spirit!
Forum: Europe 01-30-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,301
Posted By Don T
I will recommend that you use the tent space map...

I will recommend that you use the tent space map (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=776925) - it's a great resource!

If you come to Denmark you are more than welcome to take up my tent...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-25-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 90,238
Posted By Don T
The Kindle lacks "muscles" to handle anything...

The Kindle lacks "muscles" to handle anything like this - besides that the experimental browser is a joke.
This from a guy who loves his Kindle - for reading books.

A small tablet or a smart...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 66,227
Posted By Don T
Great RR - thanks for sharing!

Great RR - thanks for sharing!
Forum: Europe 01-06-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,394
Posted By Don T
Sorry John - didn't mean to hijack the tread :shog

Sorry John - didn't mean to hijack the tread :shog
Forum: Europe 01-06-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,394
Posted By Don T
OK - no worry the 800GS is (as you know) a great...

OK - no worry the 800GS is (as you know) a great bike.

I'm looking forward to the RR from the trip - Please give a heads up in this thread so I and others don't miss it :norton
Forum: Europe 01-06-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,394
Posted By Don T
You (and especially the pillion) will be more...

You (and especially the pillion) will be more comfortable on a 650 V-Strom. Besides that it gets better mileage, has a bigger fuel tank and sufficient power.

Just an idea...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 419,134
Posted By Don T
Good to hear that you are on the mend. Dr....

Good to hear that you are on the mend.

Dr. J's explicit response was warranted - more doctors should be that clear when telling patients what needs to be done.

Sorry about the loss of your...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-05-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By Don T
Thank you MC. It sounds like a good solution -...

Thank you MC.
It sounds like a good solution - I'll try it out.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-04-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,833
Posted By Don T
I have done long test rides on both bikes and...

I have done long test rides on both bikes and enjoyed riding both.
They gave me very different riding experiences though.

The GS handles better on the street. It's more nimble and has a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-04-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By Don T
Enduristan Sandstorm 3 tank bag mounting on a F800GS..?

I gave my girlfriend an Enduristan Sandstorm 3 tank bag for Christmas.
She rides a F800GS.
Today we tried to mount it on her bike.

The rear fasteners was simple and easy - not so with the front...
Forum: EMEA 12-11-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,446
Posted By Don T
Hello Dudeness. If you are going to ride to...

Hello Dudeness.

If you are going to ride to Istanbul and back in 2 weeks it will mainly be a "been there - done that" ride.
Nothing wrong with that, but the riding will be less interesting that...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 22,338
Posted By Don T
Thanks for sharing!

I enjoy your RR and share your feelings regarding the Balkans.

I visited many of the same places you did, when I passed through the area in July.

It seems that you missed out on the best parts...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 51,718
Posted By Don T
I just stumbled across your RR today - I enjoyed...

I just stumbled across your RR today - I enjoyed following your journey as along as it lasted.

Tough luck with the crash :cry

I wish you a speedy recovery and are looking forward to the 2nd...
Forum: Europe 12-04-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,394
Posted By Don T
Typical landscape in the Jura's: ...

Typical landscape in the Jura's:

http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u355/Don_T/Europatour%202011/P8200124-1.jpg (http://s519.photobucket.com/user/Don_T/media/Europatour%202011/P8200124-1.jpg.html)
Forum: Europe 12-04-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,394
Posted By Don T
As long as you use common sense you'll be OK. The...

As long as you use common sense you'll be OK. The same rules apply both in the US and Europe - if there are signs telling you to stay out, you risk getting in troubles if you ignore them.

I've...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-27-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 80,231
Posted By Don T
MRA Touring screen T...

MRA Touring screen T (https://www.mrashop.de/erp/catalog/navigationPath//1.Sortiment/0.html?mral=1&type=%283517%2C19%2C0%29&form=%28159%2C20%2C0%29&spr=D) in lowest setting.

Less turbulence/noise...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-27-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 80,231
Posted By Don T
My travelling companion.

For the last 2˝ years I've done a bit of exploring on my V-Strom - visiting +20 countries and traveled more than 40.000 miles.
It's a real workhorse that handles every thing I throw at it.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-22-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 127,799
Posted By Don T
I agree that 1000ccm is overkill for an...

I agree that 1000ccm is overkill for an offroad-travel-bike, but +100 hp is nice on the street.
If they can keep the weight below 200kg (440 lbs) fully fuel (as claimed) it will be lighter than any...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-22-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 127,799
Posted By Don T
I was both surprised and disappointed when a...

I was both surprised and disappointed when a MT07-Tenere wasn't revealed at EICMA. I had some inside information that it would be the case.
I still believe that we will see a new Tenere with that...
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,610
Posted By Don T
Great report - thanks for sharing.

Great report - thanks for sharing.
Forum: Europe 11-19-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,394
Posted By Don T
You have had some good advice already. Be aware...

You have had some good advice already.
Be aware that Switzerland in regard of living costs is by far the most expensive country in the Alps.
For day to day planing I recommend using Michelin road...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 69,758
Posted By Don T
OK I rephrase my earlier statement. On my...

OK I rephrase my earlier statement.

On my Garmin Zumo 660 I can find tracks going approx. 20.000km back.
I have just checked that the GPX archive still holds my tracks from this years trip around...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 69,758
Posted By Don T
Zümo devices save tracks for the last approx....

Zümo devices save tracks for the last approx. 20.000 km, but you have to connect the device to a PC to find them.
You can find them in Garmin/GPX/Archive.
Forum: Trip Planning 11-18-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 90,238
Posted By Don T
I have hosted several inmates and has benefited...

I have hosted several inmates and has benefited from others tent space offers on my travels.
As a host I don't expect anything other than good company. When I'm the guest I like to pay for food/beer...
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 152,849
Posted By Don T
It's good to hear that BMW finally are stepping...

It's good to hear that BMW finally are stepping up to the plate :clap

I'm already looking forward to your next RR.
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,426
Posted By Don T
Better late than never :D Thank you for yet...

Better late than never :D

Thank you for yet another great RR.

I seriously consider to join you one year, if these trips stay an annual event.
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 152,849
Posted By Don T
BMW has served you BS.

The warranty on your bike was expired (if just barely) when the incident happened and BMW therefor have no obligations to help you out and/or cover your expenses - and they obviously don't find you...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,988
Posted By Don T
It's good to hear from you Gustavo. ...

It's good to hear from you Gustavo.



Just after I had done this RR I was contacted by an ADV-inmate from California who was thinking the same as you.
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-02-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 127,799
Posted By Don T
They sure do! In my mind that engine would be...

They sure do!
In my mind that engine would be perfect for an adventure/all road/travel bike.
I hope that they build the bike that the engine deserves in regards of frame, suspension, brakes,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-02-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 127,799
Posted By Don T
I bought a new one back in 1995. One year and...

I bought a new one back in 1995. One year and 30.000km later I sold it.
It was a great bike but the seat was torture (and too short for 2 people) and the engine burned fuel like a 3.5L V6 with...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 419,134
Posted By Don T
Buying a hammer doesn't make you a carpenter....

You seem to have some problems with your GPS unit.
I've been scanning the thread without finding the answer - what unit are you using?

It takes more than just buying a unit to become a happy GPS...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-29-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 127,799
Posted By Don T
Maybe we'll have to wait until EICMA in...

Maybe we'll have to wait until EICMA in November..?

(Oh and you forgot one - the rumored 8-900cc adventure twin from KTM to fill in the gap between the 690 Enduro and the 1290 Adventure) :evil
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 419,134
Posted By Don T
If you haven't already done so, I'll recommend...

If you haven't already done so, I'll recommend that you take a look at the "Tent Space Map (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=776925)".
I've used it when traveling in both Europe and the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 152,849
Posted By Don T
Excellent RR. It's different than most but...

Excellent RR.

It's different than most but very well executed - not all adventures goes as planned and sometimes dreams turn into nightmares.




It belongs here in Ride reports!
No matter...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,067
Posted By Don T
Great RR - thanks for sharing :clap

Great RR - thanks for sharing :clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 419,134
Posted By Don T
I think I have found a way for you to stay longer...

I think I have found a way for you to stay longer in the EU - without getting married :deal

PM sent...
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