ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Ride reports
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-01-2013, 09:36 PM   #4231
DYNOBOB
lucky dog
 
DYNOBOB's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Oddometer: 809
Rod, You even read my mind on what the 908RR looked like at the end of the trip!




.
__________________
TE630.KLX250S.GL1800.CBR900RRturbo.919
CO/UT 2013
Northern Rockies 2013 IBA Key West 2014 Tentspace
DYNOBOB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 10:48 PM   #4232
Yellow Pig
Allergic to Asphalt!
 
Yellow Pig's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Colorado
Oddometer: 6,819
Quote:
Originally Posted by ROD CURRIE View Post





.
WOW !

Fantastic ride report.

So...... it looks like the 690 was winner despite the single fuel pump (known issue) incident. Can't wait to get my 2013 KTM 690 Enduro in this month.

I am however amazed you got 9K out of the D908. That is simply science fiction material. The best I have ever gotten out of a D908 is 1500 miles. Heck I only get 3000 out of a Mefo Super-Explorer. Granted that was on a 950 Super Enduro, but 9000 miles on a 690 fully loaded is unbelievable.

Even on my XR650R the D908 was only good for 1800 miles.

Thanks for the ride along.
__________________
So Many Idiots, So Few Comets!!!!!!!!!
Yellow Pig is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 11:01 PM   #4233
excTC
Carbon Ktm lifeform
 
excTC's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Briswest
Oddometer: 164
Rod my thanks as well. 690s rock but I have bought a spare fuel pump.
__________________
KTM 530 EXC Royal Enfield Bullet 500 KTM 690R. Spot link The Land of Pickled Fish and Beyond
Team690 on the APC
excTC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 11:38 PM   #4234
MeinMotorrad
Studly Adventurer
 
MeinMotorrad's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: In between Velez Rubio and Huercal Overa, Spain.
Oddometer: 820
Rod - Morocco RR please

Quote:
Originally Posted by fraser2312 View Post
Thanks for your input Rod, looking forward to the Morocco RR?
+1
MeinMotorrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 11:42 PM   #4235
motoreiter
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Moscow, Russia
Oddometer: 1,136
Quote:
Originally Posted by ROD CURRIE View Post
Despite an outstanding war record going back as far as the Japan-Soviet war in 1939-being successful was almost as dangerous as NOT being as Stalin would suspect a threat -[Zhukov] and his wife were arrested for suspected treachery , his wife was killed, he was tortured and had his teeth knocked out with a rifle butt, but a new push on the front required a man of his drive and ruthlessness so he was released. He went on to lead the Russians in the Battle of Kursk, the biggest tank battle ever where hundreds of thousands died.
I think you're confusing Zhukov with someone else, probably Rokossovsky. Rokossovsky was arrested in 1937 after being accused of being a Polish spy. During his interrogations, he had a bunch of teeth knocked out, all of his fingernails removed, and underwent 2-3 mock executions. He was released in 1940 without explanation and in the fall of 1941 was put in command of the 16th Army defending Moscow. Supposedly the 16th Army was made up entirely of former convicts, and Stalin hand-picked Rokossovsky as being perfect for the job.
__________________
Adventure is just another word for poor planning.
http://www.motoreiter.com
motoreiter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 12:45 AM   #4236
V@lentino
Inspektor
 
V@lentino's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Vankouver
Oddometer: 815
Cool2 Thank Rod

Great RR report,

Thank you for taking us along. It might be just me on Chrome, but the photos you posted on p 278-279 did not make it, only the photobucket icon shows.
__________________
FEAR ===> False Expectation About Reality. GSA08
Work is just the time you have to spend between rides.

The motorcycle chronicles of Jackie & Valentino
The Southern Episode
V@lentino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 02:12 AM   #4237
bend27
by hook or by crook
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: Melbourne - Amsterdam
Oddometer: 1,158
Rod, thank you!!
bend27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 02:58 AM   #4238
Colebatch OP
"Moto Porn"ographer
 
Colebatch's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Schmocation
Oddometer: 3,954
Quote:
Originally Posted by ac_elite View Post
... the photos you posted on p 278-279 did not make it, only the photobucket icon shows.
Rod ... all your pics from earlier in the report are not showing either ... might be that you need to renew a subscription?
__________________
*** New Sibirsky Extreme Trail DVD Trailer HERE ***
Moroccan Extreme 2011 DVD available HERE
World Motorcycle Altitude Record video HERE
Sibirsky Extreme - The Home of Adventure Motorcycling in Siberia and Mongolia - On Facebook
Colebatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 03:36 AM   #4239
mbravo
Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: St.Petersburg, and not the Florida one
Oddometer: 61
Someone in another thread here on ADV reported that Photobucket has some trouble with a part of their server farm, and are working to fix it - might be related.
mbravo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 03:57 AM   #4240
ROD CURRIE
Gnarly Adventurer
 
ROD CURRIE's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: Yorkshire and London, England
Oddometer: 472
Quote:
Originally Posted by motoreiter View Post
I think you're confusing Zhukov with someone else, probably Rokossovsky. Rokossovsky was arrested in 1937 after being accused of being a Polish spy. During his interrogations, he had a bunch of teeth knocked out, all of his fingernails removed, and underwent 2-3 mock executions. He was released in 1940 without explanation and in the fall of 1941 was put in command of the 16th Army defending Moscow. Supposedly the 16th Army was made up entirely of former convicts, and Stalin hand-picked Rokossovsky as being perfect for the job.
Hey Tom.

I'll check that out.
I read it in Anthony Beever's history of the Second World War...it'll give me another excuse to look through that great book whilst we're in Morocco. Thanks for your steer. I'll get back to yez.
ROD CURRIE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 06:04 AM   #4241
oothef
Grownup
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: or till
Oddometer: 32
I think Zhukov fell out of favour after the war, I'm not sure what happened to him, but he was chopped out of photos with his fearless leader.
oothef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 07:10 AM   #4242
Colebatch OP
"Moto Porn"ographer
 
Colebatch's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Schmocation
Oddometer: 3,954
Quote:
Originally Posted by oothef View Post
I think Zhukov fell out of favour after the war, I'm not sure what happened to him, but he was chopped out of photos with his fearless leader.
He became too popular both within the army and with the general population ... That support and popularity was a threat to Stalin's singular authority, so he was sidelined by Stalin into small, unseen roles after the war.

When Stalin died, it was Zhukov who arrested the dodgy Beria ... Former head of the NKVD (the much more powerful forerunner to the KGB). Zhukov's troops ensured the NKVD didn't come to the aid of their former head. It needed someone with the gravitas and respect of Zhukov to arrest a man as powerful as Beria.

Zhukov was rehabilitated by Khruschev after Stalin died.
__________________
*** New Sibirsky Extreme Trail DVD Trailer HERE ***
Moroccan Extreme 2011 DVD available HERE
World Motorcycle Altitude Record video HERE
Sibirsky Extreme - The Home of Adventure Motorcycling in Siberia and Mongolia - On Facebook

Colebatch screwed with this post 03-02-2013 at 10:29 AM
Colebatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 07:39 AM   #4243
O'B
Studly Adventurer
 
O'B's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Passing By The Highway
Oddometer: 962
Quote:
Originally Posted by ROD CURRIE View Post
I crossed into Poland later that day and had an uneventful day but with changeable weather. Very cold and damp near Warsaw then feckin' baking in the evening. Such is life.

When I stopped that night I noticed the chain had stretched considerably and needed 8 flats to adjust it. Hmmm.

Across the next day I crossed Poland and down into Germany-Western Europe was pretty cold and I was very glad of my now embarrassingly filthy fleece.....a cloud of flies was always suspiciously near.... I'd worn my HG Tuareg riding pants for weeks now and if the bike broke down I was sure they could walk home on their own ...
I'd hoped to go to Heidelberg as it's apparently a beautiful city, but by now I had my "going home" head on and just wanted to get to the coast. Heidelberg will have to wait for a European jaunt.

The Autobahn in Germany needs 110% attention from anyone on something as vulnerable as a bike. I'd be doing my standard 70mph and would want to overtake a truck doing 60mph...this usually meant going into the overtaking lane. Sometimes it'd be clear, other times Porsches or BMWs would be racing each other or just really ripping it up at 140mph plus. Overtakes were done with great care and you move back in immediately. Lane discipline is something they exercise far better than we do in the UK-out of necessity .

In the afternoon I was near Nijmegen in Holland and stopped for a sandwich. The chain was hanging off and starting to destroy itself, covering the rear tyre in tiny metal shavings. I lubed it and adjusted it another 10 flats -but this wasn't going to adjust properly this time..I''d just need to nurse it the last couple of hundred miles to the coast-or find a moto-shop? Nah...let's give it a whirl.

With gentle throttle openings and a speed never above 60 I entered Calais a couple of hours later. I've never used the Channel Tunnel and was minded to get the ferry as usual, but I saw the signs for the "Tunnel Sous la Manche"...shall I/ shan't I ...?
Tony P has used it for years and waxed lyrical about it so bugger it I'll give it a go
.
I pulled up to the "not booked" kiosk and asked the girl how much. She told me-it was over 100 Euro but that's cos I'm just turning up on spec.OK-I'll do it. I Paid and pulled up to the French border post....he looked up....and waved me through...eh?...I went into the designated lane and got off the bike. Well...that was painless.
As soon as I'd got off the bike that marshall told me to get back on..we were boarding. Fantastic! They screw you around for hours at the ferries. I followed the other bike on to the train, stopped, parked my old girl in the carriage and switched it off. The train is so smooth they don't even tie it down. Within 10 minutes we left-that was less than 20 since I'd arrived!!



25 minutes later we rolled off into England after 9000 miles and some of the best experiences of my life
O'B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 08:06 AM   #4244
70East
Rags,Wrenches&Ramen
 
70East's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: NOVA, not by choice.
Oddometer: 98
Quote:
Originally Posted by ROD CURRIE View Post
It took me an hour or so to get home to out flat in London from Dover and I dropped the bike in our back garden.

Well earned rest and due for a MAJOR overhaul and service

.
Must be surreal, to be gone months, travel 9,000 miles, across continents and country's. Then roll into the back yard, like you have just returned from running to the grocery store for milk.
70East is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 08:10 AM   #4245
O'B
Studly Adventurer
 
O'B's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Passing By The Highway
Oddometer: 962
I just want to give thanks to Waliter and the Sibirsky Extreme group for presenting IMHO the best RR I have ever read. What sets this apart for me is the feeling I got from the writing that this is just a bunch of friends out having fun on a very long weekend ride. The trials.tribulations,humour and educational aspect are second to none. Man I could almost feel the cold the wet, the mud, the highs, the lows and the satisfaction when a leg was completed, when a repair was accomplished. Again Thanks. I sure hope there is another being hatched on one of your kitchen tables. Vaya Con Dios amigos!
O'B is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 08:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014