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Old 02-03-2013, 06:14 AM   #3316
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TTR 250 in U.K and U.S. I think, but western version has square h/light, no rack and a smaller, plastic tank. Oh, and no oil cooler.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:17 AM   #3317
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TTR 250 in U.K and U.S. I think, but western version has square h/light, no rack and a smaller, plastic tank. Oh, and no oil cooler.
TTR250 is a Yamaha not a Suzuki.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:46 AM   #3318
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[QUOTE=EtronX;20635853
Then, in a silly little stream I tipped over. Flooded the engine with water. Erik and Steve gave me a hand and we got the bike ashore. I was wet from my helmet to my boots. We drained the air filter housing and took out one plug. Then we put the bike on its side and cranked the engine out of the cylinder. I was now getting cold. When we got the bike to run again it was getting dark. We had 100 km's to go. I checked the oil level of the bike when it was running OK. The oil looked like milk. Nothing I could do about it before I came


It was a long and cold drive. I was wet to the bone. When we finally got to Taksimo I was freezing We found the guys and the place we should stay. The kind lady there fired up the Banja and soon I was a happy man again [/QUOTE]

Been there, done that... On my XC, only I (and five other guys I was with) did not have a 18mm wrench to pull the plug.
2 hours later with vice grips, screw drivers, we finally got it out.. It was a pretty easy crossing, I just didn't get the kill switch hit in time. I feel for you. I was soaked and cold the rest of the day.. Whew.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:58 AM   #3319
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... they had thought they would get 25k out of us ... and we were getting across for about a tenth of that.
Way to stick it to them Walter, must have been a satisfying "win" that day.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:07 AM   #3320
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TTR250 is a Yamaha not a Suzuki.

You're not wrong!..............It was a long night........
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:21 AM   #3321
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TTR250 is a Yamaha not a Suzuki.

You're not wrong!..............It was a long night........
I think we've all been there at some point oothef.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:22 AM   #3322
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By the time we returned to Kuanda to look for a truck to take us over the river, it was 6pm.


By 7pm, we were at a makeshift loading ramp, on the side of the main track through town. Our driver came up in his 6WD KAMAZ and backed in. We loaded all 5 bikes on the truck and tried to pack ourselves and the bikes as tight as possible for the 8km ride in the back of the truck back to the river. It was going to be bumpy as hell.


I see Bongo Boy was first on the truck...old habits die hard.....
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:29 AM   #3323
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Poor TeeBee, he is not gonna ever live that down. I feel the pain way over here.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:45 AM   #3324
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I think we've all been there at some point oothef.
It's the increasing frequency that I find worrying..........
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:04 AM   #3325
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The helmet cameras demonstrate Rod's mantra "Look where you want to go" which I also recited regularly throughout 2009 but added "and not at the front wheel". But not on THAT bridge!

Iker is the 'exception that proves the rule'.

Not only did he spend agonisingly long periods (for me!) looking at the scenery but his left hand was waving around far from the grip, riding one handed, pointing things out to add to his commentary.
If he concentrated maybe he would have been quicker!!!!

Crazy, crazy Guy.
One of the very greatest I have had the privilege of meeting.
Hi Tony!!

Was really a pleasure meeting you in Moscu.

Great man!!



In a Mexican restaurant with Tony


Thanks for your help Tony
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:21 AM   #3326
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sorry, but that spanish guy splittin' those parallel boards on the last section at that speed is nukkin' futz!......
I'm iker = euskalherria . I'm Basque from Basque Country.

This is the full video of my last two crosses. I cross three times Vitim Bridge , because on my first cross I had no batterys on my helmet camera and didn't rec the Vitim, so put new ones and cross again, second on wrong direction and third in my way.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqtzmJrHdxw

Soon the report of my summer trip "euskadi-siberia", here on adv.

Go on Walter, excellent report
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:27 AM   #3327
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Hi, my name is Walter Colebatch, and this is jackass
or - with the voice of Mr. Winston Wolf of Pulp Fiction fame:

"Hi, My name is Walter Colebatch, and I cross bridges".

(but then, what would euskalherria say?)
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:57 AM   #3328
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its neither. Its a special one i got from Prutser ... who got it from some other Dutch guy who makes them. I have no details on them sorry.

But yes ... I wanted a screw to act as a lock on the release mechanism so the Montana doesn't come out on bumpy roads. But I didnt want to have to tool it off everytime I took it off the bike at night. Garmin doesnt make anything that sensible unfortunately. So I would PM Prutser for more details.
I do not know if that fits the Montana mount, but here is something I use for my Zumo, same idea. It's a Touratech catalog part, costing US $7.00.


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Old 02-03-2013, 09:58 AM   #3329
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I'm iker = euskalherria . I'm Basque from Basque Country.

This is the full video of my last two crosses. I cross three times Vitim Bridge , because on my first cross I had no batterys on my helmet camera and didn't rec the Vitim, so put new ones and cross again, second on wrong direction and third in my way.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqtzmJrHdxw

Soon the report of my summer trip "euskadi-siberia", here on adv.

Go on Walter, excellent report
you are the man, where was patri by this trip
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:22 AM   #3330
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Way to stick it to them Walter, must have been a satisfying "win" that day.
Yes ... the greedy fu@ker on the bridge could have made an easy 5000 rubles in 2 minutes ... but he wanted to screw us for 25,000. It was enjoyable seeing him staring at us as we rode the truck over.

I would encourage any readers planning a BAM trip to stop in Kuanda town and ask around for a truck.
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