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Old 12-20-2012, 02:07 PM   #1771
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concerning rim locks- I've been off and on the fence on this, if running low PSI, I understand why, plus the safety factor running on road with tube tires and having a flat and the tire coming off the rim, very hard to save under that condition.

Disadvantage to rim locks are tire changes and balancing.

Would it be a major sin not to run rim locks on a large tube tired bike??? I welcome any thoughts on it.

Loving the report, and side bars....
Not sure what you define as large, but I don't run them in my WR250R, DRZ400, or KLR. Never had a problem. I don't like dealing with pinch flats so I probably run higher pressures than you normally would for optimum traction.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:20 PM   #1772
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concerning rim locks- I've been off and on the fence on this, if running low PSI, I understand why, plus the safety factor running on road with tube tires and having a flat and the tire coming off the rim, very hard to save under that condition.

Disadvantage to rim locks are tire changes and balancing.

Would it be a major sin not to run rim locks on a large tube tired bike??? I welcome any thoughts on it.

Loving the report, and side bars....
Walter never uses rim locks on the X. And his bike is ok.
But on my bike the tire seem to move on the rim pretty easy.
Its a lot less with 1.8 bar in the back. But I like to run them with 1.6 or 1.4 Bar

Personally I don't really care about the balancing when i'm riding most of the km's in the dirt.
Rim lock's can be real annoying with a tire change. But I have had enough chances to practice

The tires that Beamster and me were using had a more MX like patern.
That might have been the big difference.
If I use a K60 or a mefo super explorer i don't need the rim lock's
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:02 PM   #1773
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I've started preparing my 640 Adventure for next year's big trip and was just exactly thinking which sprockets to install cause stock ones last only 6000-7000 km's for me
thanks for that!!
oh btw, did you order it directly from USA or from some EU vendor?

can't seem to find information if you are using rim locks on your tubes?
any advice?

i'm reading this RR everyday!
thanks for sharing and can't wait to see Mongolian part of it
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Thanks for taking me a long this heavenly nice RR. I´m all over this thread everyday.

Question: Anyone thought of the tireball solution?

Skål(cheers) from Denmark(a bit northeast from the Dutch gardens).
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:07 PM   #1774
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:18 PM   #1775
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I'm pretty sure it was my '73 or '74 JP Bultaco in blue, that had 4 screws on each side of the rim going into the tire bead. Only time I ever saw that and liked it much better than rim locks of the day.

Just lovin me some of this report and pictures, Bring it ON!
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:50 PM   #1776
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:57 PM   #1777
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:03 PM   #1778
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Thanks for the awesome RR. My 9 year old daughter really likes looking at all the scenery. It is really nice to see how it has helped to open up her eyes to what is out there to explore.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:53 PM   #1779
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It looks very much like you are travelling though central British Columbia in these last sections.
Some of those rivers look like prime fly fishing runs...
The whole report has been awesome, thanks for sharing so expertly.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:33 PM   #1780
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Absolutely stunning ride so far - I'm floored - thanks for all the great photos guys.

I'm actually impressed you haven't hit any dead ends yet, I traced some GPS tracks through Northern Alberta a few years back and ended up spending a few days dragging my little 250 through swamps. What looked like trails on the GPS images had turned into bogs after a wet period. Nice work route planning.

You've definitely put this part of the world on my bucket list, whether on 2 wheels or 4 on the 2014 Mongol Rally!
A lot of the roads/trails/paths/pipelines and cutlines in Northern Alberta are only passable in winter when they are frozen.
Regards....just jeff from Frozen Northern Alberta
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:23 PM   #1781
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oh btw, did you order it directly from USA or from some EU vendor?
Come to think of it, I believe Adventure-Spec have started stocking Dirt Tricks stuff in Europe
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:32 PM   #1782
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Sorry i,m a bit late.. i was using a secondhand ktm 525 front wheel, which came with a rim lock.I wouldn,t use one on overland trips,.. unless i was using a powerful bike like Prudsters ,with a rather aggressive back tyre.....
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:50 PM   #1783
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Day 52 - 09 July - Back in Aktash

With the crew back in Aktash ... I briefed them on the updated news from Rod. I estimated he would be with us in about 3-4 days.

Prutser and Beamster were keen to get as much off road riding as possible done in their 5 week holiday. They wanted to do some more riding in the hills near Aktash. Me, I figured I had done plenty, and had plenty more I would get to do this year ... so I told the guys I would enjoy a few rest days in Aktash and stay at the hotel. For the first time in the trip I was actually feeling a bit tired. The first time I had felt any exhaustion. Terry and I had been on the road 3 days short of 2 months now. We had left on 12th May.

It also gave me a good chance to keep in touch with Rod, and also to go thru a lot of the video we had shot so far in the Altai.



Terry decided he was up for more Altai magic and would join Prutser and Beamster in a couple of days exploring.

I will leave it up to those three to tell the story of the next two and a half days of travel.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:17 AM   #1784
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Hi Guys, i have been following your report from the start and i am absolutely loving it, logging on at least 3 times a day looking for updates .
A short question for Terry about your tyres; i plan to ride in Central Asia in the summer and like the looks of the Mitas E09 Daker; what sort of milage were you getting? how was the grip? and how liable were they to puncture compared with the rest of the teams tyres? Thanks for the journey Andy
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:39 AM   #1785
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Hi Guys, i have been following your report from the start and i am absolutely loving it, logging on at least 3 times a day looking for updates .

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