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Old 04-16-2012, 08:09 AM   #46
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Subscribed!

Let me know if you need a place to stay in NY when you get around this way.

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Old 04-16-2012, 08:20 AM   #47
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:27 AM   #48
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Haha. funny story i have a spare set now because another inmate sent me some from the east coast the day you sent yours. woops.

And yes, one set is mounted.
I just found your thread. I remember you said you were doing a trip, didn't know it was this ambitious! Any idea which set of passenger pegs you mounted? Would be cool to know that my passenger pegs were traveling the world!

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Old 04-16-2012, 08:56 AM   #49
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Wow, what a trip!

Look forward to reading about your adventures.

Good luck and be safe.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:14 AM   #50
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Thanks!

Thanks to everyone offering advice and well wishes. There are still some issues I am working out on the road... But that is half the fun. Today I am trying to find the rattle in my dash.

I am in Bend Oregon until Thursday morning then I am headed back to the coast to start going north again.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:15 AM   #51
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I just found your thread. I remember you said you were doing a trip, didn't know it was this ambitious! Any idea which set of passenger pegs you mounted? Would be cool to know that my passenger pegs were traveling the world!

Have a great trip, subscribed.
I don't remember. lets say i used one of each
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:41 AM   #52
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Very smart approach doing Canada, AK, the US then a break at home to sort things out before taking the EURO/Russia/Mongolia plunge!
S' funny, KTM are a major producer of radiators. (VW, BMW, Triumph bikes et al)
I am very skeptical this product. It may EAT your chain prematurely before it ever wears out. Countershaft sprockets are cheaper than X ring chains. DID are the best! Keep an eye on things. One of the most common RTW traveler problems: shot chain/sprockets.
Good move ... i've caught my lower leg under a pannier off road ... Not good, hurts like Hell. Curious ... Did you have to do any custom reinforcement of your sub frame area to carry the Zega hard bags and duffel bags up top? When I rode a 690 a few years back ... I looked and saw NO sub frame at all ... so how does that work? Fantastic idea on the inner cloth bags. I do the same. Only way to fly. Keeps your stuff clean, makes packing/unpacking fast, easy.

What (or who) is "RR"?
OK for back to back 10 hour riding days?

Not sure how much camping you'll do in Latin America or Asia. I've traveled some in both (7 years in Latin America) and rarely camped ... ever. Too many people and not always safe. Mexico and Cent. America really not great camping ... but parts of S. America are OK, like S. Chile and Argentina. (Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego)
Will get MUCH hotter in Southern latitudes ... but humidity is what will get you. But you'll figure all that out.
For now ... you really should have a GERBING jacket (never a vest) for AK, Canada and later in Russia -Mongolia. Life Saver. ( and maybe a low draw HID headlight, 35 watts instead of 55w and 3 times as bright ... DDM Tuning.com) I've run one for a year no ... never go back to standard headlight.
Can you walk in them all day? Maybe walk around shoes?

All the best, hope the crappy Spring weather improves. Rain riding gets old! Hang in, stay warm and safe. (can you spell G E R B I N G ? )
This one is a lot to tackle.. here it goes.

I broke my radiator tipping the bike over at a dead stop in the desert. I could not find an aftermarket so I replaced it and needed protection.

I have friends that swear by the the dirt tricks products. Time will tell.

The subframe is the gastank. I have replaced the problematic bolts with the RR (RallyRaid products) bolts. The pannier racks bolt to the foot peg mount and should handle the weight.

I'm looking into a Gerbing jacket.

The seat is comfortable but what ktm is 10 hour comfortable?. I stand up a lot of the time to switch up the riding position.. so 10 hours isn't bad.

The SIDIs are pretty comfortable all day. I do have a pair of walk around shoes for the destination.

As for the humidity, It will be interesting to see what the Klim gear will do.

And camping. I have the gear for when i need it. I figure its a much about survival if you get caught in a storm or something and you need shelter. I have not camped yet on this trip because of the wet. Even though i have been sleeping in the sleeping bag at sketchy hotels where i don't trust the bed.

I think that was everything.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:42 AM   #53
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Sounds like a great trip. I'm super jealous. The bike looks great, looks like you're going through Quebec, its some great riding up there.

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Old 04-16-2012, 09:49 AM   #54
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ill keep track but I'm not sure if we will cross paths in AK or in route,ill be headed back up the end of may. i might be able to hook u up with a place to stay and some route info in AK. You might be cutting it close for snow boarding up here when you arrive its been a warm spring.
I have friends in Anchorage. I would love route info. Hopefully the roads are clear and the mountains still have snow
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:54 AM   #55
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Couldn't tell by your route if you were going to be in/near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. But if you get in trouble near here or need a place to crash I would be happy to help.

I am the part owner of a New shop DaD's Cycle and Sled shop and we can get you help 24hrs a day :)
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:04 AM   #56
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Valdez

Im in.

Epic winter here in AK. Should be plenty of snow when you get here. On your way to Anchorage I would detour to Valdez. It will blow you mind but you will have to hike for turns or bum a ride with a snowmobiler. Alyeska Resort may be on weekend operation by the time you get here.

PM me up if you need anything or for a beer, I am in Anchorage.

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Old 04-16-2012, 10:07 AM   #57
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I am in Bend Oregon until Thursday morning then I am headed back to the coast to start going north again.

Hey, if you need anything we are here in Bend! Did you get any of that spring Bachelor pow on saturday? Wooo hooo!


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Old 04-16-2012, 10:08 AM   #58
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I have friends that swear by the the dirt tricks products. Time will tell.

Solid decision, probably outlast the bike.


Back to , jealous.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:37 AM   #59
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Hey, if you need anything we are here in Bend! Did you get any of that spring Bachelor pow on saturday? Wooo hooo!


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Old 04-16-2012, 10:44 AM   #60
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We found some hidden stash yesterday.

Excellent - Been up there too much the last week and took sunday off - TO MOTO!
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