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Old 11-04-2013, 07:22 AM   #15091
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It's 12 Deg now at 7 AM and I'm sitting here with a hot coffee and a sweater watching your video....

Now I'm cold

I found myself wishing for a taller windscreen....and I wasn't even riding.

The bike appears to do very well in those conditions.

Anything special for the winter, different oil etc? Will the bike start just by using the "choke" or is starting spray required?
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:42 AM   #15092
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It's 12 Deg now at 7 AM and I'm sitting here with a hot coffee and a sweater watching your video....

Now I'm cold

I found myself wishing for a taller windscreen....and I wasn't even riding.

The bike appears to do very well in those conditions.

Anything special for the winter, different oil etc? Will the bike start just by using the "choke" or is starting spray required?
I don't really have any problem with the windscreen actually. I might change to a bit taller one when i feel it will be required, but i'm not used to having the windscreen at all so... I feel the beak on the DR takes away alot of the wind.

The DR seems to be doing good yes, I cant say how it's going to be riding on real norwegian winter roads. It's a bit worse than this in the real winter!

I havent done anyting else than putting in the "clutches", heated grips and studded tyres. I run 15W40 mineral oil, if it's colder than -15 to -20 i would maybe use 10W30 mineral...
I have a new 14Ah battery in it now, i do not use starting spray usually, but i might start bringing a can when it gets even colder.
On that meeting we use to go to, i usually take out the battery and bring it inside to the hotel room.

At the temperatures outside now it has to have one failstart first then it starts right up on the second try. +4 deg outside now ca.
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Old 11-04-2013, 02:26 PM   #15093
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I was allso cold just watching the vid and the pic,s don,t know how you do it, we ride in winter -3 would be the coldest though.
They wreckon that at -1 riding at 100kph the wind chill is -9 its funny though where we were riding the other day some parts are 1300m high and gets snow in winter about 5 times a year.
It was 28c the other day and we are not yet in summer.
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Old 11-05-2013, 02:18 AM   #15094
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You guys are weird!
And waaaay more dedicated to riding than me!

It's going to 35 degrees Celsius here tomorrow and that's perfect DR Big weather for me.
Too bad it's still spread all over my shed.........

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Old 11-05-2013, 02:40 AM   #15095
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You guys are weird!
And waaaay more dedicated to riding than me!

It's going to 35 degrees Celsius here tomorrow and that's perfect DR Big weather for me.
Too bad it's still spread all over my shed.........
I am with you Tony to cold for me give me mud an rocks any day
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Old 11-05-2013, 02:45 AM   #15096
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I was allso cold just watching the vid and the pic,s don,t know how you do it, we ride in winter -3 would be the coldest though.
They wreckon that at -1 riding at 100kph the wind chill is -9 its funny though where we were riding the other day some parts are 1300m high and gets snow in winter about 5 times a year.
It was 28c the other day and we are not yet in summer.
It's actually not that cold when used to cold temperatures all year, maybe 2 days in summer we have 28 deg.
Here it starts snowing about this time, and disappears after easter ish
But it's a bad type if winter really, some times much snow and sometimes just slush and ice. Not very stable at all!
The mountain I ride over in the video is about 1200m high. The snowlimit right now is at about 600m at the moment. It's a while until the snow starts falling down here by the fjords.

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Old 11-05-2013, 02:50 AM   #15097
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Yeah, it all what you are used to.
I was at a Vinduro earlier this year and worked out that it had been over 20 years since I'd ridden in any mud.
Give me sand, dust and rocks any day.
I can't remember if I've shared this video one here or not, but if not, this is good Australian riding. See? Not much snow around here!
No wonder we're so weak!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3cvSeITKhA
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:34 PM   #15098
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We do have alot of gravel here in Norway to though, but it rains very very much often... We do not have such a big dust problem when it rains!

Here's some videos from a mountainroad called Aursjoevegen 50 min from home:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSBE7Tf0DjE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViLLeLMWd0M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yq9bEVU49A4

This is an amazing road, hairpin turns both up and down! I take a couple rides over here each year!
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:44 PM   #15099
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This is an amazing road, hairpin turns both up and down! I take a couple rides over here each year!
Wow! That is an amazing road and beautiful country. Thanks for posting the links. I notice that you pass around gates to begin and end your ride? Do car and van drivers pay to use this road?
And; in the second video I see many cars and vans parked near the road. What is the attraction to draw them to this area?
(Here in northern Canada this type of terrain often produces good wild blueberry crops and draws many pickers in the late summer days---your video reminds me of this)

happy riding,

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Old 11-07-2013, 03:03 AM   #15100
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Wow! That is an amazing road and beautiful country. Thanks for posting the links. I notice that you pass around gates to begin and end your ride? Do car and van drivers pay to use this road?
And; in the second video I see many cars and vans parked near the road. What is the attraction to draw them to this area?
(Here in northern Canada this type of terrain often produces good wild blueberry crops and draws many pickers in the late summer days---your video reminds me of this)

happy riding,

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We pass around gates yes, cars have to pay to take a trip over the road. This is due to cost's maintaining and rebuilding the road after winter and heavy rain. The road is privately owned by several farmers, and was built in the seventies as a constructionroad for the dam up there. The dam is for making power from water down in the first valley we came up from at this video . It's a aluminiumplant there that needs alot of power!

The attraction to the area is the road itself i would believe. There's also hiking in the mountains. The place where all the cars are parked there is a cabin which is operated by "The Norwegian Tourist association" they have beds and rooms for overnight lodging, you can buy waffles, coffee, norwegian traditional food.
I do think there is some berrypickers up there too, down in the valley (Eikesdal) they pick alot of hazelnuts on the trees by the road.

Here's some more videos from Norwegian mountainroads:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=494UwkBovyg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9cEcAvC4GI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2e0_kvBNlk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mas4KBS9jzI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_IQ5Kh9GMw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyXyuHT8n5M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TfyeVZy7xg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bvqVZhp84U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCxlB6I21Dk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x6pftR7-vs
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Old 11-07-2013, 05:27 PM   #15101
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We pass around gates yes, cars have to pay to take a trip over the road. This is due to cost's maintaining and rebuilding the road after winter and heavy rain. The road is privately owned by several farmers, and was built in the seventies as a constructionroad for the dam up there. The dam is for making power from water down in the first valley we came up from at this video . It's a aluminiumplant there that needs alot of power!

The attraction to the area is the road itself i would believe. There's also hiking in the mountains. The place where all the cars are parked there is a cabin which is operated by "The Norwegian Tourist association" they have beds and rooms for overnight lodging, you can buy waffles, coffee, norwegian traditional food.
I do think there is some berrypickers up there too, down in the valley (Eikesdal) they pick alot of hazelnuts on the trees by the road.
Thank you for answering my questions. Its always interesting to learn about places so far from home. I'll check out all the videos.

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Old 11-09-2013, 07:57 AM   #15102
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Changed out my heated grips that died last weekend today, now it has Oxford Extreme heated grips.
Also mounted my RAM GoPro and GPS mount. Windproofed my "clutches" too, had some chilly wind sneaking in around the levers...




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Old 11-10-2013, 02:27 AM   #15103
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Hi guys,

Just in case anyone wants to have a weekend of adventure travel films:

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Old 11-10-2013, 11:53 AM   #15104
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Some more winterriding on my way for a week of school in Aalesund!


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Old 11-14-2013, 12:26 AM   #15105
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g'day everyone,

i'm trying to find some pics of the big that was done up as a cafe racer some time ago. i think it was done in the states. i've had a trawl of the thread but i haven't come across it yet. can somebody point me in the right direction?
i'm not chopping up mine but if i come across another one one for the right money it is something i want to do.
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