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Old 10-25-2012, 04:11 AM   #181
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:02 AM   #182
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Which model is that?
I use the 600 but they are all much the same. One has a built in camera and another has us topo maps preloaded. I never missed having an extra camera for a second. I already have too many.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:20 AM   #183
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Best Vodka I ever drank. Potent Arsenal, but very nice.

I gotta hand it to the Poles - they completely outclass the Russians when it comes to making vodka
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:50 AM   #184
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I use the 600 but they are all much the same. One has a built in camera and another has us topo maps preloaded. I never missed having an extra camera for a second. I already have too many.
I'm fixing to change out my GPS extras and try a Montana soon. I really don't like the zumo 550 I have. Rather the older 276C I have two of. Kinda of spoiled to their operation. But having to load maps for different sections of the US sucks.

Bring on the report. Love my morning fix!
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:17 AM   #185
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Second the polish vodka ........
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:32 AM   #186
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:59 PM   #187
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The rather attractive girl who sold us our insurance had recommended a hotel in the first town that we should stay at, 8 km (5 miles) down the road. One of us, cant remember who, suggested she join us for a drink at the hotel bar, but she assured us she had to work until 6am on an all night shift, and would not be able to join us for a beer or several.
my bet would be on Terry...
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:50 PM   #188
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:53 PM   #189
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Wow. I love these motorcycling ride reports written by Walter.

First and foremost like everyone here we're waiting for this ride report to unfold...and obviously more pics from this beach won't hurt.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:04 PM   #190
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:42 PM   #191
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I gotta hand it to the Poles - they completely outclass the Russians when it comes to making vodka

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Old 10-25-2012, 10:47 PM   #192
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False start for the dirt

We woke in our nice hotel in a small Ukrainian border hamlet, thinking today would be the day we begin the trail.

But we looked out the window and it was still raining. And it was cold. 8 degrees C (47F) was the forecast maximum. We had breakfast (cheese omelette) and decided to stay put for a day as the weather was due to ease up during the day and not be raining by tomorrow.

Terry kept the waitress happy:



Rick and I jiggled around with our luggage packing ... still jealous of Terry's minimalist luggage.





In the afternoon, with weather improving, we headed into town to raid the local pharmacy and get each of us a local SIM card. We had about ten days scheduled in Ukraine and local SIM cards in our respective smart phones would mean we could have contact and internet 24/7.

The guttering (kerbing) left a lot to be desired in this particular little town:

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Old 10-26-2012, 12:16 AM   #193
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Hi Walter,

was great meeting you in Yakutsk. Thanks again for all the contacts and info
Back home now to real life :)

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Old 10-26-2012, 12:18 AM   #194
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What do you think will be the longest distance between fuel stops / min required fuel range of your bike ?
Terry's bike was the weak fuel link ... he could go between 350-380 km depending on road conditions (220-240 miles). Fuel stops were planned on that basis.
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:43 AM   #195
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So what are you carrying that Terry doesn't?
2 more litres of fuel ... my auxilliary tank took 9.5 litres. Terry's aux tank took 7 - 7.5 litres.

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Your cockpit looks very cool. What is that dashboard?
Acewell 7659 ... good unit ... loads of inputs ... digital RPM, water temp, oil temp, voltage. Plus the usual warning lights.

One complaint I had with it is the screen scratches super easy. The plastic they use for the screen on the OEM unit is much better and very difficult to scratch ... on the Acewell it will look well worn very quickly. But the Acewell has a load more functionality than the OEM and is half the price. I had my dash ripped off when my bike was stolen 2 years ago, so needed a replacement. This was cheaper and better than getting an OEM .

http://www.acewell.co.uk/Acewell%20S...ion=full&id=66
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