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Old 09-17-2013, 02:12 AM   #2146
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Bajaj built bikes are all over india riding up into the Himalayas and all sorts of places so, I think a 390 adv would do very well. Take a look around here: http://www.bcmtouring.com/forum/, there's some lovely rides.

Theres one way to look at it - if a Royal Enfield can do it then anything can.
All I'm saying is time will tell. If Bajaj can hold to KTM standards, the 390 is promising to be a great motor. But next time you are in a KTM shop that has a 390 duke and a 690 duke. Look closely at both of them. There is a difference.
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:07 AM   #2147
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There is no way. So many people are faster. I'll beat my chest and say "its not a race". But in reality, I was just stoked to make it across.


That is to far south for me right now. But.. in October the MotoGP is in japan and I might have to see what that business is all about.
I know you are fast because the 690 best

looks like you are in a great time to be in Japan the F1 race in suzuka is in the October Fri 11 to Sun 13 not great season for F1 fans but the suzuka race is always great and this is the last year of the hyper rev and noisy V8.
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:39 AM   #2148
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I know you are fast because the 690 best

looks like you are in a great time to be in Japan the F1 race in suzuka is in the October Fri 11 to Sun 13 not great season for F1 fans but the suzuka race is always great and this is the last year of the hyper rev and noisy V8.
What what? Really? I've always wanted to see an F1 race!
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:41 AM   #2149
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This has nothing to do with your ride but seeing as you're in Japan see if you can find Tampopo - a movie about life, love, death, perhaps also the meaning of life, and the quest for the ultimate noodle. Saw it ages ago on the TV with English subtitles and can't get on DVD here in the UK. Worth a watch while you have to stay off your feet.
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:50 AM   #2150
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And I'm going to apologize in advance that I don't have any "Walter" style pictures of the scenery in Irkutsk... Because I know some of you are going to ask about them
poor show !
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:44 AM   #2151
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What what? Really? I've always wanted to see an F1 race!

Official web for the F1 http://www.formula1.com there you can buy the tickes too and the link for the Japan race

http://www.formula1.com/races/in_det...t_diagram.html

BTW I'm waiting the Walter style photos from Irkutsk too specially the one from the redhead bird
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:02 PM   #2152
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Japan without Carnet

In a future post will you elaborate on how you were able to enter Japan without a carnet?
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:17 PM   #2153
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In a future post will you elaborate on how you were able to enter Japan without a carnet?
Yes. I promise.

Its outlined pretty well on the HUBB here

Basically, if you come in on a ferry, you can use a C5014 form to temp import your bike. I don't know if it can be done if you ship the bike in a container but on a ferry (ride on, ride off) you can. So from Korea or Russia, this is an option. Although if you are coming from Korea.. you will need a Carnet because they require one.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:12 AM   #2154
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Noah,

How do the Forma boots compare to the Sidi's? Are they as strong do you think?

What about size-wise?


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Old 09-18-2013, 11:38 AM   #2155
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Noah,

How do the Forma boots compare to the Sidi's? Are they as strong do you think?


Nick.
I know the Formas are not that stiff. Terry rode with them last year and had to change them after 10000km - too soft. But they should be a lot better than the sidi adventures, which use the same context of "adventure" as most factory "adventure" bikes. I.e they are for 98% asphalt and 2% light graded gravel.
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:43 AM   #2156
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I know the Formas are not that stiff. Terry rode with them last year and had to change them after 10000km - too soft. But they should be a lot better than the sidi adventures, which use the same context of "adventure" as most factory "adventure" bikes. I.e they are for 98% asphalt and 2% light graded gravel.
That's a bummer......

MX boots and wet feet it is then!!


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Old 09-18-2013, 02:44 PM   #2157
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I know the Formas are not that stiff. Terry rode with them last year and had to change them after 10000km - too soft. But they should be a lot better than the sidi adventures, which use the same context of "adventure" as most factory "adventure" bikes. I.e they are for 98% asphalt and 2% light graded gravel.
Walter, not to get too bar off track on Noah's thread, but what Adventure boot would you recommend these days for waterproof and long-term rugged? ... for Noah of course
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:25 PM   #2158
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GoPro Helmet mount

How has the helmet mount worked for you? had to re apply?

Have you used one of the mount on the actual bike?

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Old 09-18-2013, 11:12 PM   #2159
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I know the Formas are not that stiff. Terry rode with them last year and had to change them after 10000km - too soft. But they should be a lot better than the sidi adventures, which use the same context of "adventure" as most factory "adventure" bikes. I.e they are for 98% asphalt and 2% light graded gravel.
I have to agree with you on the SIDI boots. They came apart with my kind of riding. As for the Forma boots, they are more comfortable and stiffer then the Sidi. I have 10,000 km on them now and they feel/look brand new. They are softer then a MX boot but they do keep my feet dry. Plus, I can stand up all day in them. Something I was not able to do in the SIDI. My Tech7s at home are stiffer, but right now, I'm really liking these Forma boots. Especially not that my hard offroad days are limited. When I'm crossing the Australian outback or something.. it might be a different story.

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How has the helmet mount worked for you? had to re apply?

Have you used one of the mount on the actual bike?

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I don't have a mount on the bike. Never got around to it. Never had to re-stick the helmet mount. I tried a mount on the snowboard this winter and it came off after 5 minutes. Not sure what the deal was there.
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:44 PM   #2160
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Those bridges are crazy, id be so nervouse, thanks for the video
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