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Forum: Ride reports Today, 04:56 PM
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Posted By rtwpaul
i stopped the bike within twenty yeards of this...

i stopped the bike within twenty yeards of this happening so saved the bottom end, i guess thats a positive
Forum: Ride reports Today, 01:33 PM
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Posted By rtwpaul
Nope :cry

Nope :cry
Forum: Ride reports Today, 01:31 PM
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Views: 440,843
Posted By rtwpaul
Nikasil damage ...

Nikasil damage

http://dmh65.smugmug.com/Rtw2014/91214/i-pNdn7gB/0/XL/unnamed%20%283%29-XL.jpg

some new parts already here

http://dmh65.smugmug.com/Rtw2014/91214/i-C4GhzPL/0/XL/unnamed-XL.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 440,843
Posted By rtwpaul
yes...talk about lucky in an unlucky situation

yes...talk about lucky in an unlucky situation
Forum: Ride reports Today, 09:14 AM
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Posted By rtwpaul
so the day went something like this... i...

so the day went something like this...


i left Nysa in Poland in cold weather and a slight misty rain, rode in to the Czech Republic, i was heading for Kutna Hora, and the The Ossuary church
...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 08:22 AM
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Views: 440,843
Posted By rtwpaul
David thanks for the offer all the parts are...

David

thanks for the offer all the parts are already ordered and some have already arrived
Forum: Ride reports Today, 07:51 AM
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Posted By rtwpaul
you do know what i used to do before my RTW...

you do know what i used to do before my RTW trips???
Forum: Ride reports Today, 02:53 AM
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Views: 440,843
Posted By rtwpaul
Cylinder wall lining Sent from my SGH-T989...

Cylinder wall lining

Sent from my SGH-T989 using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Ride reports Today, 12:14 AM
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Views: 440,843
Posted By rtwpaul
so what happened is this... piston ring...

so what happened is this...

piston ring shattered, took out the top end, piston, rings, valves, guides, Nikasil in the cylinder and a bunch of bearings will be replaced just incase, its with a...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 440,843
Posted By rtwpaul
...and then it went BANG!!!!

http://dmh65.smugmug.com/Rtw2014/91214/i-7jFHmBC/0/X2/IMG_2332-X2.jpg
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 04:16 AM
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Views: 440,843
Posted By rtwpaul
this is so true, its not even funny

this is so true, its not even funny
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 04:15 AM
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Posted By rtwpaul
i got to spend some time with Sambor and Ola in...

i got to spend some time with Sambor and Ola in Warsaw

http://dmh65.smugmug.com/Rtw2014/91014/i-mVJtZpR/0/XL/IMG_2295-XL.jpg

an interesting city to walk around
...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 02:32 AM
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Views: 440,843
Posted By rtwpaul
mainly what it comes down to is how you are with...

mainly what it comes down to is how you are with your mechanical skills and routine maintenance, can you do it in the field or do you need a shop? If the dr650 doesn't really blow your pants off,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 440,843
Posted By rtwpaul
leaving the Wolfs Lair wondering what it really...

leaving the Wolfs Lair wondering what it really was like just being a nobody looking out to the real world outside those bars

http://dmh65.smugmug.com/Rtw2014/9814/i-ZSQ3KRZ/0/XL/IMG_1864-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 08:33 AM
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Views: 440,843
Posted By rtwpaul
SXC 1.6 liters of oil, makes the intervals a lot...

SXC 1.6 liters of oil, makes the intervals a lot closer than the adventure or enduro version
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 08:31 AM
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Views: 440,843
Posted By rtwpaul
27 at a minimum documented assasination attempts...

27 at a minimum documented assasination attempts - LINK (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_attempts_on_Adolf_Hitler) and he was the one to complete the job!!!
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,862
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Posted By rtwpaul
around 1500k's for the oil change interval, i...

around 1500k's for the oil change interval, i made an auxiliary oil tank of equal volume to the bikes capacity so i always had enough oil... you can see the details of that on my build thread, oil...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 04:56 AM
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Views: 440,843
Posted By rtwpaul
Out of Latvia and into Lithuania ...

Out of Latvia and into Lithuania

http://dmh65.smugmug.com/Rtw2014/9714/i-xWPn8jT/0/XL/IMG_1582-XL.jpg

i rode down some back country roads
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 04:27 AM
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Views: 440,843
Posted By rtwpaul
Riga is a big old Medieval city, interesting to...

Riga is a big old Medieval city, interesting to walk around

http://dmh65.smugmug.com/Rtw2014/9614/i-6WhXx6d/0/XL/IMG_1281-XL.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 440,843
Posted By rtwpaul
nope

nope
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 03:44 PM
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Posted By rtwpaul
cheaper is not always better, neither is...

cheaper is not always better, neither is expensive...read between the lines, this is what i'm trying to get across

after a while on the road you get into a groove and do it simply how it suits you...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 440,843
Posted By rtwpaul
I love it when people say things like this,...

I love it when people say things like this, working things out on paper is totally different than in the real world out there on your bike

expenses are increasing all the time, fuel is the main...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 440,843
Posted By rtwpaul
the company i have my booking with is Grimaldi...

the company i have my booking with is Grimaldi shipping Lines, they offer 6 cabins per year to sail in each direction Belgium to Uruguay or vice versa, the ship also stops in Dakar, Senegal and...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 05:22 PM
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Views: 440,843
Posted By rtwpaul
the last field of Estonia and then Latvia ...

the last field of Estonia and then Latvia

http://dmh65.smugmug.com/Rtw2014/9614/i-5dGvtRX/0/XL/IMG_1244-XL.jpg
http://dmh65.smugmug.com/Rtw2014/9614/i-PQPrFF6/0/XL/IMG_1247-XL.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 05:08 PM
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Posted By rtwpaul
forgot to mention that beer we are drinking is...

forgot to mention that beer we are drinking is brewed just for that place alone, it was a caramel beer, uuummmm...yummy :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 440,843
Posted By rtwpaul
ok i'll move this on a little quicker than...

ok i'll move this on a little quicker than planned, kinda worried about enduro's heart condition :lol3

i was about to strip the bike to find the issue when i found a broken bolt snapped off in the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 440,843
Posted By rtwpaul
Id take any of your suggestions...who am i...

Id take any of your suggestions...who am i kidding I'll take them all and i would still be in a better position than im in right now...just a few more posts until i get to it....hold tight enduro
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 440,843
Posted By rtwpaul
lets just say its gonna make you cringe :eek2

lets just say its gonna make you cringe :eek2
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 440,843
Posted By rtwpaul
Met up with Margus (tsiklonaut) and later Kariina...

Met up with Margus (tsiklonaut) and later Kariina his wife for a few beers...if you want to read a stellar ride report theirs is amazing and funnily enough the first one i ever read, 4 years on the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 440,843
Posted By rtwpaul
at this point i wish it was something as easy and...

at this point i wish it was something as easy and undoing 4 bolts and a plug
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 440,843
Posted By rtwpaul
i was there over a week ago, then there was no...

i was there over a week ago, then there was no issues at all, borders were open and secure, and very quiet come to that, leaving i crossed into Latvia and there is no official border there now. Again...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 440,843
Posted By rtwpaul
i'm using a Klim Latitude, i love it...to me it...

i'm using a Klim Latitude, i love it...to me it does everything i want a jacket to do, keeps me warm, cool, dry and protected.

to be honest temperature extremes don't bother me at all, i lived in...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 440,843
Posted By rtwpaul
Mercedes, Mercedes, Mercedes...all day long car...

Mercedes, Mercedes, Mercedes...all day long car hauler are passing me headed to Moscow, over 100 of them in a day, all with at least 9 cars onboard, certain parts of Russia, specifically Moscow are...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 440,843
Posted By rtwpaul
my second to last night in Russia, the weather...

my second to last night in Russia, the weather was bad so i went on booking.com and looked for something close to see if there was a deal i could get to, it was torrential rain so at this point...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 440,843
Posted By rtwpaul
i could only wish for something that simple, but...

i could only wish for something that simple, but i use deutsch connectors so that wouldn't happen



oh what an easy fix and i have the bearing with me...sadly no
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 440,843
Posted By rtwpaul
you guys post you guesses and i'll get to it and...

you guys post you guesses and i'll get to it and post it in order the tale of things that happen on the road
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 440,843
Posted By rtwpaul
crossing the border back into Russia was simple,...

crossing the border back into Russia was simple, the guy was right, they don't check any paperwork as Kazakstan did it for them, so all it was, was passport control, five minutes and i was in.

i...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 440,843
Posted By rtwpaul
thanks for the offer...i won't be there for a...

thanks for the offer...i won't be there for a quite while but i will keep your contact information and PM you when i am headed your way
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 440,843
Posted By rtwpaul
on the east side of the country there are...

on the east side of the country there are mountains that create the border with Kyrgyzstan...its funny you bring Borat up, if he's mentioned there any younger people find him funny and like the movie...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 440,843
Posted By rtwpaul
no visa required for Kazakstan or Kyrgyzstan for...

no visa required for Kazakstan or Kyrgyzstan for entry on a US passport for an entry up to 30 days
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