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Old 03-21-2014, 08:31 AM   #3031
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After spending some time with you, you got me thinking about a couple of things:

I think i am going to sell my big BMW when i am finished with in Europe and then finish my trip on a smaller bike that will not limit me

The other thing is i am thinking it might be nice to leave some room for a passenger to travel with me. Afterall, i will be heading thru Ukraine this summer

For now, i am enjoying riding my big 250 thru Vietnam. I don't know how i got in' but i am not asking questions
250 is perfect in Vietnam.. I bet it would be perfect in Africa also..
Or a 690... or you could take a look at a CCM 450. Its got a re-designed/bastard child BMW(Kymco) motor in it

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Hmm..kinda late..but subscribed.
Just finished reading the first 200 pages, and what an adventure!!
Thank you Noah, for taking me along.. It's been amazing.
Will be following you until you get back...
Happy trails..
Thanks for coming along. Its been interesting.

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After two terms of school I fell behind slightly, but I'm caught up now. After 200+ pages I noticed you switched helmets. Could you possibly give me some pros and cons for both?

thanks
First I had the Shoei DS. It was good but it didn't quite fit my huge head right. When I went down in Yellowstone I got a concussion and bashed the helmet up pretty bad. I figured it was time for a new one.

I tried on the Arai and it fit amazing. Plus the bright yellow is pretty sweet. Although now it has faded.

Both helmets are good. but the Arai is better quality I think. The visor is softer plastic and won't break if you drop the helmet. I know because I've dropped it a lot. I don't like that the vent covers are attached with double sided tape on the Arai. I've lost 2 vent covers now... so they just stay off. I would pick the Arai over the Shoei if I did it again. Better quality, quieter and better ventilation. Also better fit (in my opinion) but that might just be my head.
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:39 AM   #3032
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on the topic of helmets, theres a new one that I think is quite interesting
http://www.caberg.it/caberg_caschi_c...aB&p=1&lang=en
I have no experience with Caberg though
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:20 AM   #3033
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on the topic of helmets, theres a new one that I think is quite interesting
http://www.caberg.it/caberg_caschi_c...aB&p=1&lang=en
I have no experience with Caberg though
Is it weird that I immediately thought of a beaver when I saw that helmet?
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:34 AM   #3034
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So all I have to do is get a concussion and I too can have a new helmet. Hmm...I'll be right back.
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:35 AM   #3035
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Old 03-21-2014, 01:33 PM   #3036
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Now back to the ride report . . . Noah thanks for keeping us updated when you can, and enjoy the ride! Been following since close to your start, you are an inspiration to us all, and your storytelling of the ride and experience is top notch, along with your photos.
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Old 03-21-2014, 01:58 PM   #3037
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on the topic of helmets, theres a new one that I think is quite interesting
http://www.caberg.it/caberg_caschi_c...aB&p=1&lang=en
I have no experience with Caberg though
Its basically a Caberg Trip which I have used and are alright helmets with a peak fitted and a big jump in price
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Old 03-22-2014, 07:08 AM   #3038
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KTM 640 Adventure

Noah, here ya go. Look at this. Is nothing sacred?
http://www.bikeexif.com/ktm-640-adventure
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Old 03-22-2014, 01:00 PM   #3039
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Its basically a Caberg Trip which I have used and are alright helmets with a peak fitted and a big jump in price
I was going to say caberg Duke.

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Old 03-22-2014, 04:22 PM   #3040
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Old 03-22-2014, 06:43 PM   #3041
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Just stumbled across this...



Found here.
Hope you are well Noah.
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:19 AM   #3042
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on the topic of helmets, theres a new one that I think is quite interesting
http://www.caberg.it/caberg_caschi_c...aB&p=1&lang=en
I have no experience with Caberg though
I know nothing about this helmet. So.. no opinion will be given.

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Noah, here ya go. Look at this. Is nothing sacred?
http://www.bikeexif.com/ktm-640-adventure
Yup. If you are going to cut a KTM.. you should at least have some talent like Roland Sands. http://www.rolandsands.com/wp/2013/0...tm-690-tracker

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Just stumbled across this...

Found here.
Hope you are well Noah.
This is probably the most famous Russian bike on ADV rider. Or at least Most famous KLR in Russia.
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:43 AM   #3043
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Wow. That castrated KTM is incredibly ugly. At least the Russian KLR has a purpose. Could we get back to the trip? I'm losing my appetite.
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Old 03-24-2014, 02:33 AM   #3044
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Heck yes, Phnom Penh. Love that place.

I took an Aussie mate on a southern Cambodia ride for his bucks party. The culmination was a stag night in PP.
I think I took $100USD out on the town and paid for all three of us... nearly killed us all!!

I'll live there one day.
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:05 AM   #3045
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Wow. That castrated KTM is incredibly ugly. At least the Russian KLR has a purpose. Could we get back to the trip? I'm losing my appetite.
I prefer this cut:

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