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Old 11-20-2012, 07:42 AM   #721
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Amazing RR! Thanks for sharing Walter.

Something I would like to know from you and Terry. Do you wear a protector jacket under the KLIM Jacked or just the original protectors in the jacket? And on your knees? Original or “better” ones?

My next gear will be from KLIM. Eater the Adventure Rally or the Badlands Pro. What’s your personal opinion about the protectors?

We both used stock built in protection. Both came off the bike a few times and the protection did the job. Neither of us were hurt in any fall.

I have an adventure rally set and a badlands pro - my personal opinion is the badlands is a better adventure suit - its better ventilated. It has more pockets. The key thing it doesnt have that I like about the rally jacket is the built in water bladder.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:53 AM   #722
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Nope ... Kazakhstan is still one of the worlds top 10 wheat exporters.
Interesting. I wonder if any of that wheat ends up at my bakery. Kinda doubt it since the US and Canada produce a lot of wheat for the rest of the world. I had never heard of Kazakhstan producing wheat.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:34 AM   #723
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We both used stock built in protection. Both came off the bike a few times and the protection did the job. Neither of us were hurt in any fall.

I have an adventure rally set and a badlands pro - my personal opinion is the badlands is a better adventure suit - its better ventilated. It has more pockets. The key thing it doesnt have that I like about the rally jacket is the built in water bladder.
I really like the ideas KLIM has on the Adventure Rally Jacked. The water bladder and the big "pockets" on the back of the jacket which allows you to leave your backpack at home are great. Negative point is that the jacket will be much heavier when "loaded" and if you want to wear it just for going to a bar you need to empty everything. unless you want to carry it with you.
Further I really apriciate a good ventilated jacket!

So thank you very much Walter. My next jeacket will be the Badlands Pro and I will contineue with a small backpack with the water bladder.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:51 AM   #724
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I really like the ideas KLIM has on the Adventure Rally Jacked. The water bladder and the big "pockets" on the back of the jacket which allows you to leave your backpack at home are great. Negative point is that the jacket will be much heavier when "loaded" and if you want to wear it just for going to a bar you need to empty everything. unless you want to carry it with you.
Further I really apriciate a good ventilated jacket!

So thank you very much Walter. My next jeacket will be the Badlands Pro and I will contineue with a small backpack with the water bladder.
I have a Badlands pro and used it on this trip. I previously have used Hein Gericke GTX Rallye suit.
Guys, this is only my opinion but it was formed across 9000 miles of overlanding this summer.
I feel the Badlands whilst it has some good points-very tough, well ventilated, waterproof it also has some glaring faults.:
The pocket for a water bladder is BEHIND the back protector, so you need to take that out to get the bladder out and then fill the bladder and reverse the procress,of 4 Badlands Pro jackets on this trip no one used the bladder pocket: It has some cuffs fitted that go over your hand and your thumb sticks out of a wee hole to hold the cuff in place. You can't get it under a close fitting glove, and if you wear the cuff over a glove, it conducts water up inside the sleeve so your arm ends up soaking. 4 of 4 riders cut the cuffs off. The chest armour is quite restricting so I threw mine away. That's just a personal choice so someone else might feel differently. Its not BAD gear by any means, but it's work in progress and not IMHO worth the premium price. The next generation will I'm sure be the bollocks.
Having looked at Walter's Adventure suit, on balance I think it's got more real world usability despite poorer ventilation. What do I know?
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:56 AM   #725
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I have a Badlands pro and used it on this trip. I previously have used Hein Gericke GTX Rallye suit.
Guys, this is only my opinion but it was formed across 9000 miles of overlanding this summer.
I feel the Badlands whilst it has some good points-very tough, well ventilated, waterproof it also has some glaring faults.:
The pocket for a water bladder is BEHIND the back protector, so you need to take that out to get the bladder out and then fill the bladder and reverse the procress,of 4 Badlands Pro jackets on this trip no one used the bladder pocket: It has some cuffs fitted that go over your hand and your thumb sticks out of a wee hole to hold the cuff in place. You can't get it under a close fitting glove, and if you wear the cuff over a glove, it conducts water up inside the sleeve so your arm ends up soaking. 4 of 4 riders cut the cuffs off. The chest armour is quite restricting so I threw mine away. That's just a personal choice so someone else might feel differently. Its not BAD gear by any means, but it's work in progress and not IMHO worth the premium price. The next generation will I'm sure be the bollocks.
Having looked at Walter's Adventure suit, on balance I think it's got more real world usability despite poorer ventilation. What do I know?
Should've said. The armour is absolutely top class. The best I've come across.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:29 PM   #726
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I have a Badlands pro and used it on this trip. I previously have used Hein Gericke GTX Rallye suit.
Guys, this is only my opinion but it was formed across 9000 miles of overlanding this summer.
I feel the Badlands whilst it has some good points-very tough, well ventilated, waterproof it also has some glaring faults.:
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Couldn't agree more Rod. I cut those things out the first day and have never used the water pocket.

Walter, what would you think of a Badlands with the harness and water bladder pocket of the Adventure?
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:36 PM   #727
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I just have to ask something, what do the local BF's/mail relatives etc think of "their" women getting all worked up over you guys rolling in? Since the villages are pretty small, I guess the prettys are all spoken for already..

Great RR as usual, and I completely join in with the crowd loving the Gopro footage - it's got a bit more "I was there too"-feel to it.

BTW, I'm a bit confused regarding the DVD. On Adventure Specs homepage, that can't possibly be this trip, right? In that case, Sir, you've been working your beehind off.. Sorry if this has been addressed earlier in the thread, I just didn't have it in me to backtrack just now.

Cheers / Mix
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:48 PM   #728
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Low Front - Tool Box

Walter,
I notice in the pics that your Low Front - Tool Box is missing the cover.

Can you elaborate on what happened?

Thanks
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:28 PM   #729
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First stop in todays agenda was the mining town of Rudny.
Hi. Thanks again for posting the Google earth shots they really do help one appreciate the pictures (in my opinion) knowing more about where they are coming from geographically speaking.

What was the start date of this trip? Is it still ongoing? (isn't it getting cold??) what is the lag from between when you post and when it happened? Is this being documented as it happens or are these pictures from weeks/months ago. Thanks again!
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:06 PM   #730
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:36 PM   #731
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This !
That's an extremelly nice picture!
Would be perfect as a wallpaper, it really seems like a painting...

Thanks for sharing Colebatch!
Keep it comming!
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:02 PM   #732
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Yes, I will probably make the track available ... but will package it with a DVD ... so you buy the DVD and get the tracks on a bonus CD. Next year !


WOW looking forward to getting the DVD and CD...can't wait until next year now
Hopefully it'll be out before I tackle S America then I can use your tracks…well maybe just some of them
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:24 PM   #733
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Hi. Thanks again for posting the Google earth shots they really do help one appreciate the pictures (in my opinion) knowing more about where they are coming from geographically speaking.

What was the start date of this trip? Is it still ongoing? (isn't it getting cold??) what is the lag from between when you post and when it happened? Is this being documented as it happens or are these pictures from weeks/months ago. Thanks again!
I second this question.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:52 PM   #734
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Very interesting report Colebatch!! Glad to tag along again!
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:06 AM   #735
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Nachtflug & NMT, I'm certainthat this is a retrospective RR, the weather across the steppe and on the high plateau at this time of year will be very cold.

In a previous report I'm sure that Walter and Sherri-Jo were getting snow and frost in early September.
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