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Old 01-04-2013, 09:31 AM   #2131
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"The starbucks is over here"


Seriously though it has to be a pain in the ass to manage those beasts. If nothing else I have definitely learned from all these epic rides is that less is more. Its a lot like backpacking, just the essentials.

Loving the report, a huge Mongolia fan, the openness of the landscape is intoxicating.
Here are 2 pics about the beasts before started on adventures:



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Old 01-04-2013, 09:35 AM   #2132
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Well well well

I had heard about this shameful episode but this is the first time I have seen the pic.

Terry Brown - you will never live this shame down!
LOL, front page material...





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Old 01-04-2013, 10:52 AM   #2133
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The beamer marking it's territory ?

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Great RR guys, beautiful pics too.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:57 AM   #2134
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The beamer marking it's territory ?



Great RR guys, beautiful pics too.[/QUOTE]


Probably so Heavy it broke a water line when he pulled across it!

I kid I kid. I have an 1150 Adventure in my stable. I love the bike but it does not get to go on trips like this!
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:17 AM   #2135
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Great RR, trully enjoying it and making my desire to do this trip one day bigger and bigger.
The guys on the big bikes did do the trip, while 99% of the big bikes are farkeled out to the max for a weekend play outside the city. So I say respect for the guys on the big bikes, they had an adventure many of us only dream about.

Now, I am ready for more adventures of our fearless foursome and the (soon not to be) lonely wanderer.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:49 AM   #2136
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Again in to agree that this RR is the real McCoy (and funny too)

The different views-report-pics of all the team members just makes it splendid

compliments to all
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:13 PM   #2137
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"The starbucks is over here"


Seriously though it has to be a pain in the ass to manage those beasts. If nothing else I have definitely learned from all these epic rides is that less is more. Its a lot like backpacking, just the essentials.

Loving the report, a huge Mongolia fan, the openness of the landscape is intoxicating.
Priceless caption

Let's hope that when they return it's on small bikes in stead of bringing on the pavement.

Oh man, this report beats all others by miles....
I hope it will never end.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:04 PM   #2138
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The guy on the Yamaha looks like he just realized how many lights he's broken.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:52 PM   #2139
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Well somebody needs to step up to give props to the pig riders, and perhaps inject some useful counterpoint.

We all get a good laugh at Touratech-kitted behemoths that rarely venture off the tarmac. It's an old joke here. And not an invalid joke: 1200GS is the new Harley in parts of the US

But let's remember that every bike in Walter's entourage here is modified and improved (extra tanks, top-shelf suspension, Nav gear, aux lights, custom racks, custom belly armor, etc etc etc) to a monetary extent that most readers here would find prohibitive to replicate.

We laugh at dude's Touratech-farkled 1150GS Adventure, but i'd wager he has less $$ in that farkled pig than any of the Sibirsky riders' individual machines. Hell, it looks in that pic like he still has the stock front shock

I am fully on board with "light is right" in this kind of travel, and i would rather have any of the Sibirsky bikes than a big pig in this riding/terrain profile any day.

I just think a guy taking an off-the-rack GS pig and adding some farkles and getting out there in the world and not giving a second thought to fuel pumps etc is worthy of a little more consideration

If my big fat oilhead GS were the only thing standing between me and Mongolia, i sure wouldn't sit at home
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:58 PM   #2140
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These guys are out crossing Mongolia which is more than l can say for most ridiculing them. They have my respect for taking 600lb bikes through these places. Let's get back to the ride.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:22 PM   #2141
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I love my big bike for riding here in the states and we do a lot of 2-up stuff and a ton of good gravel, occasional passable jeep tracks, but nothing like the terrain these guys are crossing...that's where I am on the KTM, alone . There is nothing wrong with the big bike if you use it for what it is good for, hauling a ton of luggage for two people or myself even, but not this trip! If you ride a lot, you will own a bunch of bikes! I do think it's incredible that they did this ride and Kudos to them!
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:46 PM   #2142
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I just think a guy taking an off-the-rack GS pig and adding some farkles and getting out there in the world and not giving a second thought to fuel pumps etc is worthy of a little more consideration
Perhaps they believed the marketing?

In any case, my adventure bike (a wee) has never been east of the Continental Divide, and only has been on 20 miles of silt and baby head rocks. Perhaps they misjudged the ride conditions, but they are riding a bike, not a keyboard.

Big thumbs up for even attempting a trip like that.

Excellent ride report.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:55 PM   #2143
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Have 450s to 1200s in my garage and have to say that the Tenere is amazing for its size off road, better than my DR650 was IMHO but neither are fun in deep mud or sand. I think I would have a WR250r or a true enduro on this trip.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:01 PM   #2144
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In Iraq we called trucks like this "bongo trucks" - and let me tell you, when someone said we were going hunting for a VBIED in a blue bongo truck we just shook our heads and looked at the ground! Those damn things are everywhere...

Been following the RR for awhile, love it! Don't think my FZ6 will cut anything quite like this, but if you dream long enough eventually you'll make anything happen!
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:35 PM   #2145
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If you are a true ADV rider you would ride whatever, wherever and however it takes to complete said adventure. The Alternative option is to buy the sticker for your Starbucks Adventure and quarterback from there.
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