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Old 06-13-2012, 08:32 AM   #286
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I traveled the Icefields Parkway myself 10 years ago, most beautiful road I've ever been on.




Stayed at the hostel in Lake Louise, nice, cheap and friendly.




If you end up heading down through Kanaskis Country there's a campground that has teepees for rent.

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Old 06-13-2012, 07:33 PM   #287
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Awesome RR!! You have a great eye for pictures. Keep us informed and stay safe out there!
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:48 PM   #288
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Great RR Noah. I am really enjoying this.

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Old 06-14-2012, 10:49 AM   #289
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suscribed!!: Clap great RR I hope in spain
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:15 AM   #290
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I hope in spain
Now that's funny!

Keep up the great ride report and putting up your best to improve U.S. ----> foreign relations
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:02 PM   #291
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suscribed!!: Clap great RR I hope in spain


I think I will be in Spain around the end of the year!
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:37 PM   #292
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Keep it coming, have u regretted having taken the trip on the 690 at all?
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:38 PM   #293
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Keep it coming, have u regretted having taken the trip on the 690 at all?
Not yet! would I admit it if I did? ..... well yes.. I will admit it if I regret it.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:21 PM   #294
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Not yet! would I admit it if I did? ..... well yes.. I will admit it if I regret it.
It seems like the perfect bike for this trip, yet it seems like there's a lot of questions regarding it's suitability. Why? To me it seems like it's a good balance of off-road ability with on road ability. Lighter then a GS, better off road, heavier then a DRZ but more able to haul gear and do highway.

It seems like any argument I can think of is equally applicable to any other bike. (FI complication? GS/Big KTM's have FI) Reliability of a KTM (the modern LC4/LC8 motored KTM's seem pretty reliable). I don't get it.
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:29 PM   #295
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It seems like the perfect bike for this trip, yet it seems like there's a lot of questions regarding it's suitability. Why? To me it seems like it's a good balance of off-road ability with on road ability. Lighter then a GS, better off road, heavier then a DRZ but more able to haul gear and do highway.

It seems like any argument I can think of is equally applicable to any other bike. (FI complication? GS/Big KTM's have FI) Reliability of a KTM (the modern LC4/LC8 motored KTM's seem pretty reliable). I don't get it.
Man, from what I understand most folks that are RTW are not riding superslab at 80mph but once in a while. You're missing a bit of top end, but who cares!!! Most of the worlds roads are unpaved, right! I totally agree that it is a perfect bike for this trip, manily because that is what Noah is riding! My 800 seems like overkill at times, wish it would go on a diet like the 690!
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:33 AM   #296
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The perfect bike is always the one you are riding at the time. Heck, even a Honda cub is perfect in the right circumstances.
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:44 PM   #297
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Noah had the use of my shop to change his fork seals as well as a bbq and bed to sleep in.PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobuckethe doesn't need the ladder to get on the 690,just to add fork oil with my high vise.PhotobucketI rode a couple hrs with him to the Columbia Ice FieldsPhotobucketIt was great meeting you Noah and all the best to you on this RTW ride.
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:12 PM   #298
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It was great meeting you Noah and all the best to you on this RTW ride.
Likewise! And thanks again!
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:48 AM   #299
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Great trip report!

How's the Garmin 62st holding up?

Are you running it exclusively off batteries?

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Old 06-18-2012, 05:59 AM   #300
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Noah

Great trip report!

How's the Garmin 62st holding up?

Are you running it exclusively off batteries?

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It is doing well. I use the garmin voltage converter and I have an outlet specifically for the gps. I'm also running lithium AA batteries for when the bike is off. The gps won't charge (rechargable) batteries when it is plugged in which is too bad. I used 2 sided tape in the ram mount to keep the gps tight so it won't rattle. Only a few times has it shut off from harsh vibration. I don't like that it is powered by a usb connecttion but it is what it is. I wouldn't do anything different with it yet.
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