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Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2013, 12:53 PM
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Posted By Beam(st)er
I still had the stock forks on my bike but in the...

I still had the stock forks on my bike but in the mean time I swapped them for 45mm shiver forks.
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2013, 02:25 PM
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Posted By Beam(st)er
Abs

Hi Bli55, My X Country has ABS but I ALWAYS switch it off. Even on tarmac.



I wouldn't worry about the unsprung weight. It's only a few grams and it's mounted close to the centre of the hub....
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2013, 01:12 PM
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Posted By Beam(st)er
:d

:d
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2013, 10:09 AM
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Posted By Beam(st)er
Terry you've been really great company too! We...

Terry you've been really great company too! We would have loved to stay longer!
I only met you once before the trip and I didn't knew what I was getting myself into but we're really thankful for the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2013, 10:05 AM
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Posted By Beam(st)er
P is working at the moment... But you need some...

P is working at the moment...
But you need some pics...? This one?:D

Breakfast in Tsakhir...
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2013, 12:20 PM
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Posted By Beam(st)er
Day 61 Part ..

We found a great spot to pitch our tents just outside the town. The evening up there was amazing, we had such a wonderful view... Again!
You could see people riding in and out of town. Down by the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4,852
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Posted By Beam(st)er
Hi Hardwaregrrl. Thanks for asking. I managed but...

Hi Hardwaregrrl. Thanks for asking. I managed but I didn't stand on the foot pegs as much as before.
And my foot still hurts but the collarbone I broke a few weeks later gave me something else to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2013, 03:47 PM
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Posted By Beam(st)er
DAY 61 Part 3

Next was Tee Bee's bike.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rpI9PkHNZys/Uzan5UXvBwI/AAAAAAAAATU/JgSIBfRa7qY/w966-h725-no/P1010911.JPG
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Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2013, 03:26 PM
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Posted By Beam(st)er
Day 61 Part 2

After spending some time with the family at the ger we got back on our bikes.
It didn't take long before we reached the first river. The map showed that we had no other options then to cross it....
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2013, 02:08 PM
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Posted By Beam(st)er
Day 61 Part 1

After a good night's rest I couldn't wait to get back on the bike to see more of this amazing valley.
Today we wanted to reach Tsakhir, a town at the end of the track. From there we would take the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2012, 08:24 AM
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Posted By Beam(st)er
Not only the rain was the reason we were...

Not only the rain was the reason we were soaked...

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...
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2012, 02:17 PM
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Posted By Beam(st)er
I love single tracks and I don't mind river...

I love single tracks and I don't mind river crossings (anymore:D)
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2012, 02:06 PM
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Posted By Beam(st)er
Day 55 last few km's

After the bridge we had to take a steep climb which led us to a t-junction. From this point on our GPS's weren't of much help, they didn't show any tracks anymore. :confused
Something told us we had...
Forum: Ride reports 12-27-2012, 01:47 PM
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Posted By Beam(st)er
While the guys were still wrestling with the...

While the guys were still wrestling with the bikes I was checking out the next obstacle...
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-27-2012, 12:03 PM
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Posted By Beam(st)er
When the hunters left we stayed a little bit...

When the hunters left we stayed a little bit longer to enjoy the amazing scenery.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ZRv8cWLHTlE/UzaKBEYejwI/AAAAAAAAAKw/ogQz3OMwUfY/w688-h459-no/P1050608.JPG
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2012, 12:48 PM
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Posted By Beam(st)er
Day 52 - Part 3

As we carried on the track was getting steeper and steeper.
Because it was so steep and the the track was covered with big loose rocks Prutser decided to change my front sprocket for a smaller one....
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2012, 10:57 AM
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Posted By Beam(st)er
Prutser and me were using rim locks. On the...

Prutser and me were using rim locks.
On the picture above I didn't have a flat tyre.
We were trying to move the tyre back into place because my rim lock wasn't tight enough.
We are both using...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2012, 02:57 PM
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Posted By Beam(st)er
The orange submarine...

Sorry Rod, can't keep this for myself...

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/70331749/Rod%27s%20dive.m4v

:poser
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2012, 04:02 PM
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Posted By Beam(st)er
Cool2 I indeed had to keep my distance for my own...

I indeed had to keep my distance for my own safety... :poser
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2012, 03:09 PM
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Posted By Beam(st)er
Hi Finnduro, I think lighter colours would have...

Hi Finnduro,
I think lighter colours would have been much cooler indeed.
I'm not sure but maybe lighter colours would have saved me from having a heat stroke...
Some more vents would have been...
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2012, 12:47 PM
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Posted By Beam(st)er
Hi Mtrain, This link refers to the mods I have...

Hi Mtrain, This link refers to the mods I have done to my bike. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=18379877#post18379877
A few thinks I haven't mentioned are: vision X led, iron man rear...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2012, 02:13 PM
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Posted By Beam(st)er
Hi Quadfret :D I'll keep it in mind for the...

Hi Quadfret :D
I'll keep it in mind for the next trip!
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2012, 01:11 PM
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Posted By Beam(st)er
My first water crossing

I still had to get into adventure mode after being stuck in the hotel for 5 days when Walter drove towards this big shiny lake. He stopped and I thought he wanted to take a picture but all of a...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2012, 05:18 PM
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Posted By Beam(st)er
For this trip the jacket was a bit too warm, so I...

For this trip the jacket was a bit too warm, so I think some more vents would have been nice.
The pants is Traverse as well. No complaints...
Except after rivercrossings the water stayed beween...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2012, 01:25 PM
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Posted By Beam(st)er
I had a lot of practice this trip... :p3rry And...

I had a lot of practice this trip... :p3rry
And a couple of weeks later they didn't bother me anymore! :D
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2012, 03:02 PM
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Posted By Beam(st)er
Hi Evilstare, I think the reactions were kind...

Hi Evilstare,
I think the reactions were kind a similar. It was really wonderful to see how enthusiastic and impressed people were when they saw I'm a girl and that I was riding on my own bike on a...
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2012, 01:28 PM
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Posted By Beam(st)er
For those who are interested in the preps of my...

For those who are interested in the preps of my bike...
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=18379877&postcount=6314
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2012, 05:53 PM
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Views: 1,303,950
Posted By Beam(st)er
:D I'm not a frequent poster indeed... You are...

:D I'm not a frequent poster indeed...
You are right about the stronger spring rate to compensate.
My spring starts at 185 and reaches 270 N/mm when it's compressed 65 mm. That's what I've been...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2012, 04:39 PM
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Posted By Beam(st)er
TeeBee and I are using Hyperpro fully adjustible...

TeeBee and I are using Hyperpro fully adjustible shocks with progressive springs.
TeeBee's spring rate is 164 N/mm. He had to give it a bit more preload and rebound to keep it from bottoming out....
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2012, 10:59 AM
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Posted By Beam(st)er
They are doing good. It's a big improvement...

They are doing good. It's a big improvement compared to the original springs.
But I am going to change the fork for something with a better damping system.
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2012, 11:40 PM
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Posted By Beam(st)er
Colebatch did his first trip with the aluminum...

Colebatch did his first trip with the aluminum subframe (almost 50000 km) and there were only some small cracks when he returned. Mine should last the 6000 km. If not it wil move up in prioriti on...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2012, 03:07 PM
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Posted By Beam(st)er
@ DRONE, We haven't got the time right now to...

@ DRONE, We haven't got the time right now to strengthen it but it's on the to do list.
The trip we are going to take is for 5 weeks so I think it's oké for now.
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2012, 02:56 PM
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Posted By Beam(st)er
Mods of my X Country

These are the things that are changed.

• Hyperpro front springkit
• Hyperpro rear shock...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 59,296
Posted By Beam(st)er
Hey Maggie! Your bike rides great!!! Love to...

Hey Maggie!
Your bike rides great!!! Love to hear what you think about it!
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8,946
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Posted By Beam(st)er
This picture shows the space between the tire and...

This picture shows the space between the tire and the crossbar on maximum travel of the swing arm.
With 18 inch excel rim (without shock).
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8,946
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Posted By Beam(st)er
Hi everybody, This is my X Country, with some...

Hi everybody,
This is my X Country, with some improvements...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-BHvScWK9RdI/UzXl6M43f9I/AAAAAAAAACg/svKXeLeiZGg/w971-h728-no/IMG_0093.JPG
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 59,296
Posted By Beam(st)er
Tomorrow I will tell you how your bike...

Tomorrow I will tell you how your bike rides...:muutt
I'm gonna bring it to Erik for you!
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