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Forum: Europe 08-28-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By Berin
A great weekend on another Muddy Matt Marathon, ...

A great weekend on another Muddy Matt Marathon, with the Saturday taking us south down to Salisbury Plain with excursions to the German Village and the rarely open Imber Village, a fly-by of the...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-10-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 610
Views: 108,393
Posted By Berin
Measuring up, the KTM touring cases are 38" wide....

Measuring up, the KTM touring cases are 38" wide. The 1190 Adventure bars are 32" wide, plus maybe .5" either side for the hand guards.
Forum: Orange Crush 06-05-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 610
Views: 108,393
Posted By Berin
Not much detail on the website -can't see where...

Not much detail on the website -can't see where it says the racks can be adjusted if you have a slimmer silencer.


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Forum: Orange Crush 06-05-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 610
Views: 108,393
Posted By Berin
According to the KTM web page the Touring...

According to the KTM web page the Touring panniers are 96cm (37.8 inches) wide mounted on the bike, and I think the bars are 30.5 inches (77.5cm) wide. So 7.5 inches wider the bars.


Sent from my...
Forum: Europe 06-05-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 34,552
Posted By Berin
We paid €20 last year

We paid €20 last year
Forum: Europe 05-19-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,106
Posted By Berin
No triangle needed, also no breathalyser needed....

No triangle needed, also no breathalyser needed. Hi viz jacket is required. If you're going to Spain no headphones that are connected to the bike, and in France no speed camera warnings on your GPS....
Forum: Europe 05-19-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 34,552
Posted By Berin
And you have to travel on the freight shuttle!

And you have to travel on the freight shuttle!
Forum: Europe 05-19-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 34,552
Posted By Berin
Grabbing F**kers! if you're carrying more than 3...

Grabbing F**kers! if you're carrying more than 3 m3 in the van (same size as the boot in a large estate car) in the van it's £320 vs. £141!
Forum: Europe 05-06-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 34,552
Posted By Berin
Matt, I don't think BAM's and Lek are available...

Matt, I don't think BAM's and Lek are available outside the countries. You'll get by with Euros, but all bigger towns have cash machines. Best bet is to get a prepaid Visa from Caxton Fx, you can get...
Forum: Europe 04-15-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 34,552
Posted By Berin
We had green card cover for Albania, Montenegro,...

We had green card cover for Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia, Serbia via Carole Nash last year - £25.00. Easier if you can get it, we went through small border crossings and I'm not sure you could get...
Forum: Europe 03-30-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 34,552
Posted By Berin
Oh, one last thing - tyres :hide The Maxxis...

Oh, one last thing - tyres :hide

The Maxxis tyres that are are standard fit to EXC's in the UK only seem to last a few days, and I didn't see any tyre shops either!
Forum: Europe 03-30-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 34,552
Posted By Berin
Looks very nice!I have the 350 Six day, although...

Looks very nice!I have the 350 Six day, although I used my 690 for least years Balkand trip.
I didn't see any places to buy 10/60 oil, so maybe plan to take some with you, and some filters. The fuel...
Forum: Europe 01-16-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 34,552
Posted By Berin
I alway take one, that way you can show that to...

I alway take one, that way you can show that to local plod and if they wander off with it it's no big loss. Less than a tenner, post office does them.
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1,973
Views: 627,101
Posted By Berin
I had the Adventure spec rack - it was very...

I had the Adventure spec rack - it was very good, but didn't fit well with the Touratech pannier frames.
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,973
Views: 627,101
Posted By Berin
I think they're not identical - I have the TT...

I think they're not identical - I have the TT racks which are stainless, I think the KTM racks are steel.

The TT racks are are much cheaper if you can buy them in Europe, I got mine from the...
Forum: Europe 01-02-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 34,552
Posted By Berin
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2308...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23080109&postcount=40

Keep up, Bert:deal
Forum: Europe 01-02-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 34,552
Posted By Berin
Green card isn't required for Greece, Slovenia,...

Green card isn't required for Greece, Slovenia, Croatia - they're all in the EU and covered anyway. But good news on the others, Albania, Montenegro, and Bosnia. Would you mind posting the name of...
Forum: Europe 12-28-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 34,552
Posted By Berin
Yep, I've often found that - topo maps are good...

Yep, I've often found that - topo maps are good for walkers/hikers, but often don't show all the raods and tracks. But good for seeing detail - though in anger it can bve easy to follow a contour...
Forum: Europe 12-28-2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 34,552
Posted By Berin
We used: CityNavigator (latest version) -...

We used:

CityNavigator (latest version) - good coverage of roads and POI's in Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Greece, less good in Bosnia, Montenegro, not much good in Albania
AdriaRoute 4,1 - very...
Forum: Europe 12-27-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 34,552
Posted By Berin
Insurance - Croatia is in the eu now, so covered...

Insurance - Croatia is in the eu now, so covered anyway. As Louis said, Groupama covered all the rest for us except Kosovo, which is mostly still not recognised as a country. Hopefully it will be the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 22,165
Posted By Berin
And, our hotel was nicer than theirs, too.

And, our hotel was nicer than theirs, too.
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 22,165
Posted By Berin
The English and the French. We still really...

The English and the French. We still really haven't got over William shooting Good King Harry in the eye, in an unwarranted attack nearly a thousand years ago (although William and his men weren't...
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 22,165
Posted By Berin
Sorry, everyone, I'm a day behind here and still...

Sorry, everyone, I'm a day behind here and still leaving Berat for Peshkopi! (anyone that knows me will be unsurprised by this....)

Leaving Berat proved difficult for a moment, as there aren't...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 22,165
Posted By Berin
Berat

We'd last been to Berat in 2009
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2439/4172447919_1cbd634516_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ccscuba/4172447919/)

and for some reason thought Albania and Berat in...
Forum: Europe 11-10-2013, 04:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By Berin
Actually, I've just thought - I think the R and E...

Actually, I've just thought - I think the R and E forks and shock are the same, just with different spacers in. Did you talk to Mike Turner? He might be able to work with your E suspension, in any...
Forum: Europe 11-10-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By Berin
But if you just put longer forks in, you'll have...

But if you just put longer forks in, you'll have to push them through the yokes otherwise it'll just look like a chopper! And if you do that it won't increase the ground clearance. Unless you get an...
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 22,165
Posted By Berin
A remote logging operation, reached by a special...

A remote logging operation, reached by a special truck with caterpillar tracks


http://hp2boy-louis.smugmug.com/Travel/Balkans-2013/i-g5kJ5Jf/0/XL/0059-XL.jpg

We made it up there, with our...
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 22,165
Posted By Berin
Upaved Roads Galore

During the Communist era, the only cars in the country were run by the State. So, hardly any roads were built, Travel between the Tosk south and Gheg north was hard, and took days. Albania's remote...
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 22,165
Posted By Berin
Land of the Eagles

http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/59600000/gif/_59600164_albania.gif

So, the Republic of Albania. Shqipλria. Why did the country hold such fascination for us, especially as our previous...
Forum: Europe 11-05-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By Berin
Have you broken yours, then?

Have you broken yours, then?
Forum: Europe 03-27-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,688
Posted By Berin
which is why it looks as though it's cheaper in...

which is why it looks as though it's cheaper in the US... the Eu importers have to pay tax too.

If you buy grey market you won't have the guarantee, which I've had honoured by Adventure Spec on 2...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-07-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 721
Posted By Berin
How did you do that? I've never got GMAP to work...

How did you do that? I've never got GMAP to work with NT maps, and most of the collective system says it doesn't. If you have a way of doing it, that would be really helpful
Forum: Europe 02-28-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By Berin
thanks for the invite! We're planning to be in...

thanks for the invite! We're planning to be in the Balkans in September/October this year, riding 3 KTM 690's and 1 HP2 starting in Albania and ending in Venice!

One question, what's the...
Forum: Europe 02-24-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,205
Posted By Berin
Can I suggest starting a new thread with dates...

Can I suggest starting a new thread with dates for these rides, as the title is 25th January I'd assumed it was just more comment on that ride, not a new date - I was nearby the peaks so would have...
Forum: Europe 12-23-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,141
Posted By Berin
Possibly true, but Turkey is a very big country,...

Possibly true, but Turkey is a very big country, and it's in Asia (or at least most of it is).

To the OP, have you thought of buying a bike somewhere else (Germany, UK) and importing it?
Forum: Europe 10-18-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,289
Posted By Berin
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8334/8097708889_9337...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8334/8097708889_9337bcd2d6_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ccscuba/8097708889/)



http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8326/8097694047_9769394d56_b.jpg...
Forum: Europe 10-17-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,289
Posted By Berin
Later, Dr JM put the bike in gear and we were...

Later, Dr JM put the bike in gear and we were able to get it out of the mud:rofl
Forum: Europe 10-12-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,289
Posted By Berin
Thanks for your concern, Matt, but some of the...

Thanks for your concern, Matt, but some of the hotels haven't been too bad.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/13/uve4uned.jpg

this adventure motorcycling is a tough game but we've struggled...
Forum: Europe 10-12-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,289
Posted By Berin
Not far wrong, Possu. Didn't go all according to...

Not far wrong, Possu. Didn't go all according to plan :-(


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Forum: Europe 10-12-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,289
Posted By Berin
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/13/y3e2yruj.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/13/y3e2yruj.jpg

And here's our support truck. They even let the BMW in!
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