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Old 01-19-2013, 11:53 AM   #2821
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No, its not a bike I would recommend for sustained off road travel ... especially on the BAM Road or Road of Bones. But I will say the guy on the F800 sold it and bought an XChallenge as soon as he finished his riding in Siberia - however far he got
How long 'til BMW Marketing orders a hit on Walter?
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:00 PM   #2822
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How long 'til BMW Marketing orders a hit on Walter?
Not gonna happen. BMW wants to sell a bike that they can convince customers is ready for RTW, not one that needs to be fixed.
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:29 PM   #2823
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Best ride report ever


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Old 01-19-2013, 01:38 PM   #2824
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Good.
We are ready for the third part.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:18 PM   #2825
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Good.
We are ready for the third part.
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AND........GO..........NOW..........PLEASE........
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:55 PM   #2826
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Mr. Colebatch I presume :-)
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:16 PM   #2827
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"Im going to upgrade my GPS from a GPSMAP76CSx and was thinking ZUMO until I read what you said about the montana. Would you mind telling me why the Montana is so much better? Any chance you know if it would have the same power wire as a GPSMAP76CSx?




That's a great question Clay, I also would love to hear Walter's opinion on the Zumo vs the Montana.
I have the Zumo 550 and I can't even upload the complete CDR from Big Dog onto it without it breaking it into 9 separate routes, but how long I have no idea. From what I gather from Walters earlier post the Montana can handle the longer routes. Do I understand that correctly Walter?
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:31 PM   #2828
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Part of the advantage of the Montana is memory. It'll handle any size SD card you care to put in it. The maps available from Garmin come on 4GB cards. The Montana will take a 32G so it should handle 8 consecutive 4GB Topo Maps.

And that's just the tip of the iceburg. I have a 660 and a Montana. There is no comparison.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:50 PM   #2829
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Now back in Norway we are working on a plan to help Nikita get the education he deserves.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:07 PM   #2830
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FFS don't mention the Bongo!... I mentioned it once way back but I don't think anyone noticed .........................
I did... I was wondering if you needed a bongo ride for the rail crossings?
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:35 PM   #2831
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All.

Sideshow Rod.
Sorry Rod, can you elaborate, my good man - is this signature because you are no longer on the trip or is it now your signature perpetually post "BongoGate"?
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:55 AM   #2832
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I asked ... OK ... so ? nice guy?

Erik replied ... well he is one huge son of a bitch, but a really good guy ... and his name is Geir. ....
You forgot to mention that I said that he's not only got a huge frame, but has the big heart to go with it and it's probably completely fabricated of candy

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The crazy part is that Erik of HotRod actually knew the Norwegian national anthem by heart He'd learnt it in school some 20 odd years ago ...
Thanks for the compliment on my age, but I must admit it was an odd 40 years back
You're always welcome for some more singing whilst devouring a soft drink mate
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:55 AM   #2833
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Thanks for the compliment on my age, but I must admit it was an odd 40 years back
You're always welcome for some more singing whilst devouring a soft drink mate
Beer is now considered as a soft drink?
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:13 AM   #2834
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Another point -

The Norwegians 'brush' with Mafia.

Russian folk are naturally curious and enquiring. Something that 'wary' foreigners may find disconcerting at first.

In small towns across Russia there are always young local 'Jack the Lads' wanting to appear cool. This includes acting sinister and influential for the benefit of everyone. Being seen talking with foreigners adds to their 'street cred'.

Generally, apart from questions of where are we come from/going and why, a common question is what did the moto cost. Knowing we come from a vastly different economic environment I always avoid a direct answer with "When new about the same as a small Lada - but my moto is not new".
About correct, and an achievably modest level for their comprehension. It always satisfied the question and I did not give an unpalatable reply that could produce envy and avarice.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:44 AM   #2835
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