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Old 12-21-2012, 03:50 PM   #1801
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I can't say how much I've enjoyed reading this -----These guys and girl are real Adventure Riders and I've learned a lot from them about a whole bunch of things. I have a couple comments:

I've found a way to run the lite locks with minimum mounting problems. I run two of them at 180 degrees but don't put them in until your have the tire fully mounted on the rim ---just spoon the tire back on the bottom side of the rim in the area where the rim lock is to be placed. Let the spoon lay on the ground under the rim and the pressure will hold it in place. Then, on the top of the tire you will want to use two spoons about 8 inches apart---and spoon the tire over the rim in those eight inches. Then insert a small block of wood----something like a short piece of 2X4 between the tire and the rim as you pull that 8 inch piece of tire outward---twist the block to gain the 3.& 1/2 inch space across the wide part of the block -----then move over 8 inches and do the same thing with another block of wood. Now, with the space created between the wood blocks and with the tire pulled back on the bottom side you have plenty of space to reach in there and set your lite lock-----then simply spoon the tire back in place. Same procedure on the second lite lock if you use a second one on the other side of the tire. Obviously this works only if you have taken the tire off the machine. The advantage of two light locks if first---for balance and second you can ride the bike for a short distance to find a place to effect a repair without the tire coming off the rim.

Then, I noticed that Walters mechanic was using what we here in Utah call "An Idaho torque wrench" on that clutch. I think the Idaho guys call it a Utah torque wrench--- ha ha

Rod----Man I am a fan of yours now----humor----that's the key. I know that wasn't what was inside you but that's what was coming out. Your posts added so much to the RR----and I have to admit that I got wet eyes every time mention or pictures of your dog---been there---done that.

Terry----the quiet one? A real man's man. Prutser and Beamster---Good companions and good ADV riders.
Thanks Walter-----You are the man.-- especially -loved those pictures of the lassies---added so much to the report. -
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:52 PM   #1802
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Ya kiddin´ right? Changing a sprocket on track, just like it's a lightbulb? Odd....
Otherwise great RR and beautiful pics. Y'all look like a group of military motorcycle scouts, with your dark suits and muddy bikes, remind me of piccies of G.I.'s on WLA's Liberators...
Changing sprockets on most dual sports is easy. On my DR650 I can do it trail side in about 10 minutes. I don't even have to loosen rear axle nut. I too frequently change front sprocket for more technical or steep terrain. It helps quite a bit. Once back on fast highway ... back to bigger sprocket = higher gearing.

Sounds like the DR, the BMW 's are also a doodle to swap sprockets on in situ.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:36 PM   #1803
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:37 PM   #1804
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Walter, is there any significance in riding thru Mongolia versus taking upper route thru Severobaikalsk and up to Yakutsk (providing there are roads up there)?
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:11 PM   #1805
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Walter, is there any significance in riding thru Mongolia versus taking upper route thru Severobaikalsk and up to Yakutsk (providing there are roads up there)?
Who says you cant do both?

Who says we didnt?

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Old 12-21-2012, 11:45 PM   #1806
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Who says you cant do both?

Who says we didnt?

You are speaking in riddles you wise man . We are waiting.........
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:23 AM   #1807
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:53 AM   #1808
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Thanks for hooking all of us!

Walter- I started on this site while sitting in Iraq, spending my two free hours a day reading the original Sibirsky Extreme report. All your reports are great but each brings something a little different.
This ride is incredible with the different perspectives everyone brings. It is amazing to watch the ride unfold, with every rider sharing their photographs and experiences. Thank you to everyone for bringing us on this trip!
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:57 AM   #1809
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Huge mistake

I've made a huge mistake. I spent all my free time catching up on this rr. Now that I'm on Xmas break I have nothing to do. Can someone point me in the direction of where to start on Walters rr's.
true inspiration guys and gal. Thanks for taking us along for the ride
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:26 AM   #1810
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I've made a huge mistake. I spent all my free time catching up on this rr. Now that I'm on Xmas break I have nothing to do. Can someone point me in the direction of where to start on Walters rr's.
true inspiration guys and gal. Thanks for taking us along for the ride
There is probably an easier way, but click on Colebatch a couple of posts up. View his public profile, go to statics, then select "Find all threads started by".
I would start with "Sibirsky Extreme" and follow along by date.
Make sure you tell people you won't be around for the next couple of months- you are catching up on reading!
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:34 AM   #1811
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Who says you cant do both?

Who says we didnt?

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Old 12-22-2012, 10:15 AM   #1812
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I've made a huge mistake. I spent all my free time catching up on this rr. Can someone point me in the direction of where to start on Walters rr's.
I could think of much worse mistakes. You want more Colebatch ride reports? I can't imagine why?



Not in any particular order...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=569243

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=602168

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=533442

That should keep you busy for a few hours.
Lets us know when your done with those and we can give you a few more links.
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:27 AM   #1813
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Day 53 10 July Part 1

On the morning of day 53 Terry, Beamster and me had seen enough of our rooms in the hotel.
Because there was still no news from Rod we packed our stuff and left for a few more days.
We asked Walter to let us know asap if there was news about the KTM,
so we could be back in time to reunite the group

Walter showed us some tracks he had. And told us to take the right one otherwise we would enter a border zone !!!
(because we didn't have a permit and don't speak Russian that wouldn't be the best option)

First we drove to Kosh-Agach where we got some fuel for the bikes and did some grocery shopping.



Most of the tracks we tried, ended where the mountains started. After trying a few the weather didn't look to promising.
So we decided to start looking for a campsite and setup camp before hell would brake loose.
The landscape near Kosh-Akash is totally different from that near Aktash. Much more desert like.





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Old 12-22-2012, 11:42 AM   #1814
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Day 53 Part 2

We were lucky with the weather, although we felt a few drops it didn't get as bad as it looked in the distance.



So we started to cook ourselves a nice hot meal.





All the time these little eyes were keeping an eye on us.

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Old 12-22-2012, 12:45 PM   #1815
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Cutest pic of the day award.

Okay so this is the winner but what is it? I can't work out whether it's a Gerbil, Gerd, Degu or what have you. Either way I want a little family of them to take care of
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