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Old 08-13-2012, 08:02 PM   #571
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Cry Good Idea! Sorry For the LOSS

It will take your mind off of everything that's happened - hope you get Katy back!
My daughter says she will "give them karate chops" for you if the basterds are found.
Thanks for the pics and taking us all along. Best of luck Noah!
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:10 PM   #572
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Thanks for the support guys. I will probably continue south tomorrow after figuring out a few things with insurance.

Peter Bookey who owns Aaron Rider Training here in Dublin has given me a place to sleep, food, drinks and he is letting me borrow a KTM 640 adventure for the next week so I can see Ireland rather then sit around and feel sorry for myself. I'll be buying him a few pints.
Road magic. Quite a generous guy in my book. If I ever meet him, I'll buy him pints too.

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Old 08-13-2012, 10:06 PM   #573
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Ktm

The solution should come from KTM. If I would be their marketing boss ........but I'm not. To finish this RTW with their support (rent a 690 for free or similar deal ) would be better advertisement than many traditional marketing tool.
On their home page there is only media kontakt to write - if someone here knows concrete people there on hihgher level we can do a try to explain/convince.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:27 PM   #574
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Good luck mate! Really unfortunate speed bump.

Best from another Minnesotan!
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:52 AM   #575
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Silly ideas for next time

This wouldn't have helped your particular situation Noah but on a trip I recently did thru SE Asia I camped in a hammock quite a bit of the time.
I'm sure there are guys who could roll my bike away without waking me so I tied fishing line from the footpeg to a stack of bottles nearby which was enough to wake me.

2 nights ago I parked at a hotel that advertised 24 hour security. I wish I got a picture but the security gaurd was sleeping sound as a baby, snoring with head back while leaning back in a chair against the hotel wall next to my bike. The bottle trick probably would have been good there too as it might have woken him up.
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:11 AM   #576
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Hey Noah,

Sorry to hear what happened and I'm praying for its recovery so that you can continue your journey soon man.
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:27 AM   #577
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The solution should come from KTM. If I would be their marketing boss ........but I'm not. To finish this RTW with their support (rent a 690 for free or similar deal ) would be better advertisement than many traditional marketing tool.
On their home page there is only media kontakt to write - if someone here knows concrete people there on hihgher level we can do a try to explain/convince.

Maybe this could alleviate their general consensus that the 690 isn't reliable. Much of that came from Fishfund's adventure through Africa. To the best of my knowledge KTM did nothing in that regard too.

The problem is once anything was accepted there would be rules. One of which saying anything bad about the bike, etc. If I were in this situation I'd love it, but I don't know if I could be refrained from saying my actual feelings about the bike.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:28 AM   #578
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Hello Noah!

I have not read now all those last pages since I figured out that your bike was stolen in Dublin. Man, this sucks! And I really hope that there is a way to get you on the road again.

When you come then to Sweden (See, I don't write "if"! ) I would be glad to offer you accomodation for a night or two at my place in the north of Stockholm. Whenever you are around, send me a mail a few days ahead and we will arrange something. I have one week of vacation in September (I think it's 10-16. Sept) when I will be out with the bike myself, but that can hopefully be handled flexible.

Keeping both thumps pressed hardly that you are soon rolling again!

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Old 08-14-2012, 09:22 AM   #579
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Noah, I guess my post on Friday was overly optimistic, I had the impression it had been found and would soon be recovered.

From your other thread KTM 690 stolen in Dublin obviously this is not the case if you are looking for another bike. I'm so bummed for you but hey when you are old with grandkids this will make another memory you'll never forget, right? DAMHIK

At least you didn't get shot or stabbed in the process, just a victim of not knowing a particular neighborhood where an especially large group of scumbags frequent. It could have happened to any of us in the same situation.

Ride safe, ADV is a living breathing organism of brothers and sisters and we are all behind you!
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:06 AM   #580
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Noah, man, this really sucks balls. I feel for you, she was a beauty!

Love the positive attitude though, I've always liked the saying that as long as you can solve it with money, it's not really a problem.

The UK is a good place to pick up cheap used bikes. As heavy as that damn Tenere is, it's probably the best out-of-the-box adventure bike right now. You should be able to pick one up for $5k easily, and you can then sell it for more than that as a collectors item when you come back to the US...

Otherwise, from reading your post I assume you have been in touch with Luke and John at Rally Raid about that US plate 690?
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:23 AM   #581
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Sounds like you could use a "bait" bike to park in the same location and see if you can get the rats to come out again..
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:48 AM   #582
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In addtition to my previous post earlier today, I would like you to consider another option!

- if the trip around the world is the main thing for you and you don't mind so much how you get around
- if you now can't afford a new motorcycle, but want to travel even cheaper
- if time is not your problem and you are willing to shorten down your route a bit

then why don't you consider continuing on a bicyle? Seriously, I am not joking, have have months of experiece from several long distance bike trips some years ago. Nothing of THAT scale, but travelling by bicyle is maybe THE best way to get around. You can't cover that much distance in a given time, but when any kinds of problems come up it's much easier to solve them if you don't need to take care of those 200kg of motorcycle!

A guy on a BMW told me (on the bicylce) several years ago, when I was jealously looking at his machine: "This is teh second worst way to get around Iceland. I am getting as wet as you, but I am continuously freezing. Deep water crossings are a problem, when you can just carry your bike through. And you don't have any problems with fuel...!" He had some other good arguments, but I really exploded in laughter when I heard is answer what is THE worst way to travel trough Iceland: "Walking on you hands!"

And that man was right! Consider a bicyle! Seriously! Fitness comes within a few weeks!

If this is not an option for you: I am currently working on an alternative, including a local KTM dealer here in Sweden, whom I just send an email. I don't tell you more because this was just another silly idea! More maybe tomorrow!
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Old 08-14-2012, 02:36 PM   #583
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looks like I won't have to change my title after all

Well, I don't have my 690 back but it looks like I will be buying Fishfund's 690 that went from South Africa to London. Its got a few more miles then mine did but its got american registration so that will be way easier.

Getting excited to get back on the road!
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:02 PM   #584
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Well, I don't have my 690 back but it looks like I will be buying Fishfund's 690 that went from South Africa to London. Its got a few more miles then mine did but its got american registration so that will be way easier.

Getting excited to get back on the road!
Wow! I'm just in awe that this is the road your adventure is taking you down.

Great to hear it is taking a turn for the better.

The stories that that bike will be able to tell when you are done with it....... Maybe KTM will buy it back from you when you're done to hang on the lobby wall in Mattighofen.
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:06 PM   #585
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Sounds like this adventure is going to pick up momentum once again!! Interested to hear what events have transpired behind the scene. Sounds like the trail on your bike may be cooling off, which really sucks. But I also have to say that it would be awesome for you to continue on with Fishfunds 690!

Patiently waiting to hear more.....
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