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Old 05-15-2013, 02:14 AM   #4636
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You are right EtronX !!! I found two pictures ;-)



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Guys, i wish to you to stay good friends and adv companions for many-many years and may you experience the best adventure together !!! (and also share them with us)
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:30 PM   #4637
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That was certainly a night to remember
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:42 PM   #4638
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I just wanted to chime in with the loads of other readers and say THANK YOU!

A trip like this is a distant dream, likely never to become a reality, so I appreciate all the hard work that went into posting this most fabulous RR.
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:23 AM   #4639
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That was certainly a night to remember
Yeah, I'm sure you won't forget

Cheers guys for the good time. We really enjoyed it a lot. Dianne also told me she hadn't laughed nor had such a good time since long. With all these adventurers in the house we don't have to go into the world, but it's coming to us.
Let's see if I can be part of the little ride out this summer
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:14 AM   #4640
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Thumb A different world

You make us, common mortal feel desperately "small". In recent years I made a few adventure trips, Eastern Turkey, Morocco and the Silk Road to Beijing but the pictures you are showing here are something else. I guess the true value of your adventure is to share memories and picture with the rest of us...
Thank you and sincere congratulations
I look forward for more and the report!
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:31 AM   #4641
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I guess the true value of your adventure is to share memories and picture with the rest of us...
The true value is to encourage other people to explore the world on a motorcycle - away from the highways, main roads and truckstops.

If I can do that, if I can encourage people to do more in Russia than the trans siberian highway, or more in Kazakhstan than the main roads to and from Almaty, then I will die a happy man.
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:37 AM   #4642
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If I can do that, if I can encourage people to do more in Russia than the trans siberian highway, or more in Kazakhstan than the main roads to and from Almaty, then I will die a happy man.
Order your coffin and be happy, I'm planning for a ride in 2015.

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Old 05-21-2013, 08:40 AM   #4643
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The true value is to encourage other people to explore the world on a motorcycle - away from the highways, main roads and truckstops.

If I can do that, if I can encourage people to do more in Russia than the trans siberian highway, or more in Kazakhstan than the main roads to and from Almaty, then I will die a happy man.
In this case, you can consider it done! You opened a new world to me (and lots of advriders, I guess) and even though I cannot plan a travel like this right now, my sight of these countries has changed so that they seem closer than ever

Thank you very much
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:52 PM   #4644
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bar risers

walter - in post 47 you have your 'adventure mode' photo and it shows a horizontal bar in the bar risers - i have a different brand of bar risers and they twist. i have broken the bolts from the top triple a couple of times and keep twisting the bars into the visor/screen.

what brand of bar riser are you using? can you tell me where they are available?

thanks in advance!

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Old 05-21-2013, 01:20 PM   #4645
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Those are Rox risers in the photo.

http://www.roxspeedfx.com/
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:18 PM   #4646
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walter - in post 47 you have your 'adventure mode' photo and it shows a horizontal bar in the bar risers - i have a different brand of bar risers and they twist. i have broken the bolts from the top triple a couple of times and keep twisting the bars into the visor/screen.

what brand of bar riser are you using? can you tell me where they are available?

thanks in advance!

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As pointed out, they are rox risers sitting atop standard KTM bar clamps. Its the KTM bar clamp that has a full horizontal bar to avoid aforementioned twisting.

I still get twisting thru the rox risers in a fall. but never done any bolts.
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:45 AM   #4647
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Expanding on Walter's reply, I had a tipover on a fully loaded 950. The right grip glanced off of one rock as it was sliding between another at a backwards 60 degree angle. Meanwhile, the front wheel was being forced in the opposite direction by another rock. Once picked up, all I had to do was loosen the clamp bolts and everything straightened up. No broken bolts.
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:53 AM   #4648
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A tip: Rox risers come with low-grade, A60-2 stainless screws. The thread forms on those tend to be smaller, so they have less engagement with the female threads, and they are rounder and much softer. As a result, they are likely to wear themselves and the engaging threads faster and make both unserviceable in many fewer adjustment/maintenance cycles. In addition, the stainless can cause bimetallic corrosion with the aluminum. On the non-anodized clamps, you'll start to see the white crust of Al oxide if you take one out after just a few wash cycles.

I replaced them with Metric Zinc-Coated Class 12.9 Alloy Steel screws from McMaster-Carr. It's been a long time since I reviewed the spec charts, but off the top of my head, I believe they are at least twice as strong before yield, and have better thread forms and the best type of anti-corrosion coating there is for hardware.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:42 AM   #4649
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I replaced them with Metric Zinc-Coated Class 12.9 Alloy Steel screws from McMaster-Carr. It's been a long time since I reviewed the spec charts, but off the top of my head, I believe they are at least twice as strong before yield, and have better thread forms and the best type of anti-corrosion coating there is for hardware.
Great bit of advice. That site is amazing. Could easily geek out on that page and put a hefty order in. What I do like is the stainless metric bolts that wire together.

Which size bolts/pitch are the bolts on the Rox? I was thinking last night that I should order a set, as my bars are quite low while standing up for a long time.

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Old 05-23-2013, 04:38 AM   #4650
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Pretty sure the Rox bolts for the size I used on my YZ250 were M8x30. That might add 5mm to the length that came with them just to get 100 percent engagement of the aluminum threads. I wouldn't bet money I didn't get 35 without going out to the garage, though. It's been a couple years.

The only stainless bolts I like for a structural application are from ARP in California. Expensive, but seriously strong, with integrated flanges in their heads. I replaced a lot of stuff on my Husky with them when it became clear that the OE fasteners were made of high-density Play-Do.
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