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Forum: EMEA 12-11-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,053
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, 01:16 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 17,228
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, 09:08 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 48,758
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, 09:19 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,830
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, 09:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,830
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: Beasts 11-27-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 68,065
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: Beasts 11-27-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 68,065
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: Beasts 11-22-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 100,257
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: Beasts 11-22-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 100,257
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, 07:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,043
Posted By Don T
Great report - thanks for sharing.

Great report - thanks for sharing.
Forum: Europe 11-19-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,830
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, 06:34 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 56,863
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, 01:56 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 56,863
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, 01:50 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 78,222
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, 07:16 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 135,494
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, 05:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,545
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, 04:13 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 135,494
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, 04:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,968
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: Beasts 10-02-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 100,257
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: Beasts 10-02-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 100,257
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, 02:35 AM
Replies: 974
Views: 255,729
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: Beasts 09-29-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 100,257
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, 09:46 AM
Replies: 974
Views: 255,729
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, 11:20 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 135,494
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, 10:16 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,665
Posted By Don T
Great RR - thanks for sharing :clap

Great RR - thanks for sharing :clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 974
Views: 255,729
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...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,968
Posted By Don T
Thank you for the positive feedback guys :norton ...

Thank you for the positive feedback guys :norton




Unless you plan to come back to Romania again another time I will recommend that you do both the Transalpine and the Transfagarasan. It's two...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 974
Views: 255,729
Posted By Don T
It's good to have you back with a live RR. ...

It's good to have you back with a live RR.

Regarding North Cape/northern Scandinavia:
Time is running out for you this year, unless your enjoy riding in really cold and likely wet weather....
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 974
Views: 255,729
Posted By Don T
I have been looking forward to this RR since you...

I have been looking forward to this RR since you announced your plans to continue your journey in Europe.

I'm in :clap
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 100,257
Posted By Don T
You will be disappointed :cry It will be...

You will be disappointed :cry

It will be based on the MT07 which weighs 400 lbs wet and has 75 HP.
I can't see how they can make an adventure style bike lighter than a stripped down naked bike...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,968
Posted By Don T
Wink The pictures are back.

I just discovered that I had hit the bandwidth limit on my free photobucket account resulting in the pictures not showing.
I've now upgraded my account and the pictures are back.

Thank you all...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,968
Posted By Don T
Since my girlfriend left for work in the morning...

Since my girlfriend left for work in the morning I've use the day to get settled in - unpacking, washing clothes, checking mail etc.
The V-Strom have also been washed and later tonight I'll service...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,968
Posted By Don T
Soon I'll make a "back home" post with...

Soon I'll make a "back home" post with facts/stats and other stuff.
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,968
Posted By Don T
<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> ...

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:RelyOnVML/> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> 28<sup>th</sup> of July:
Nürnberg, Germany – Vordingborg,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,968
Posted By Don T
27<sup>th</sup> of July: Duino Aurisina,...

27<sup>th</sup> of July:
Duino Aurisina, Italy – Nürnberg, Germany – 651 km.

It was drizzling on and off while I had a nice breakfast on the patio of the B&B (very nice place by the way)....
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,968
Posted By Don T
Border guards and custom officers apparently have...

Border guards and custom officers apparently have all the time in the world :puke1

Besides that there are no problems as long as you (as an EU citizen) brings your passport, original papers on...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,968
Posted By Don T
Thank you. I passed through Lithuania back...

Thank you.

I passed through Lithuania back in 2004 when I did a ride anti clockwise around the Baltic Sea. That was the year the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) joined the EU and I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,968
Posted By Don T
Thanks. I'm trying to keep the text part...

Thanks.

I'm trying to keep the text part short as updating the RR otherwise would take up too much time. As it is every update still takes me about 2 hours (sorting/editing/uploading pictures and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,968
Posted By Don T
Thanks. I'm glad that you enjoy the pictures as...

Thanks. I'm glad that you enjoy the pictures as there are a lot of them :D
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,968
Posted By Don T
It's always nice to be preparing the next trip...

It's always nice to be preparing the next trip :norton

Regarding the land mines you should ask one of the inmates who lives in the area - Gliga comes to mind...
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