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Old 12-10-2012, 07:19 AM   #1216
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Its good. I have used it 4 times in the last 4 years. Its much quicker than the busy highway crossing on the main road to Rubtsovsk. And the countryside and scenery is much much better around the Shemonaikha crossing.

Its the most direct crossing to get to the Russian Altai and to Mongolia
Great! And thanks for another awesome report!
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:33 AM   #1217
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I see the kid gravitated right to the modern push bike...

Thanks for the awesome report, it is great inspiration.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:36 AM   #1218
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Between photo oportunities, call-of nature breaks and KTm stoppages we had plenty of occasions to plan and chat . If we'd eaten every time the feckin' thing packed in we'd still be in Kaz, and 20kg heavier.

As P said, in the cool it seemed to run fine and after we got on the slab (after the test site) it ran for hours without a problem at 70mph.
Obviously sounds like somethings overheating. I'm going to speculate the fuels boiling. Until we're told.

I'm sure all the rally raid kit really holds some heat in compared to the OE body work and tank.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:43 AM   #1219
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Could be heat saturation and running slower and/or higher temps are causing some electrical contact to open and fault.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:54 AM   #1220
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It came out looking really shiny:


Niiiice! that massive brick of an engine gives some perspective to all these "lean and mean" modern bike ranting. It's not the bike, it's the rider, stupid!

All those overlanders who've been bored to death on the Kazakh highways must be drooling looking at these tracks.. this is the way to do it!

Thanks for sharing and keep it coming.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:03 AM   #1221
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Obviously sounds like somethings overheating. I'm going to speculate the fuels boiling. Until we're told.

I'm sure all the rally raid kit really holds some heat in compared to the OE body work and tank.

guessing like fishfunds R/R problem

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Old 12-10-2012, 08:14 AM   #1222
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Its good. I have used it 4 times in the last 4 years. Its much quicker than the busy highway crossing on the main road to Rubtsovsk. And the countryside and scenery is much much better around the Shemonaikha crossing.
+1 on that - just make sure your Kaz and Russia visas are in the same passport, otherwise there will much confusion and angry questions.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:19 AM   #1223
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All those overlanders who've been bored to death on the Kazakh highways must be drooling looking at these tracks.. this is the way to do it!
Yes there are a billion ways to cross countries like Russia or Kazakhstan ... why take the extremely boring highways, when they are two of the biggest countries in the world where you can still do so much varied terrain off road
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:23 AM   #1224
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guessing like fishfunds R/R problem

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That bike is now doing a RTW with another rider and seems to have all its problems ironed out - see: RTW with Noah on a KTM 690. Fishfunds bike is the second one he's using after the first got stolen.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:27 AM   #1225
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Give him a seat? I almost gave him tthe feckin bike!

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Old 12-10-2012, 08:34 AM   #1226
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Russian Kid

As Walter said..... The kid showed up and sttarted pulling wheelies on his mighty steed, he was just happy to be hanging around near motorbikes and riders. He was a great kid and if he makes it to 14 before he's beating an old bike to death in a field in the way so many of us learned ( to fall off) I'll eat my arse.
On the morning we left we were riding in single file out of the towm and who should be walking up the road towards the hotel.
The poor kid....I should have told him "This way lies madnes and poverty"
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:47 AM   #1227
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I see the kid gravitated right to the modern push bike...

Thanks for the awesome report, it is great inspiration.

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Old 12-10-2012, 08:50 AM   #1228
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guessing like fishfunds R/R problem

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Hmm. Throttle position sensor, Clutch sensor, boiling fuel? Well well......maybe we never found out? Maybe I swapped it for The Kid's pushbike? After all-he always got to his destination without Terry to drag his sorry arse all over Kaz.

Be patient Glasshoppah...., and arr wirr be levealed.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:00 AM   #1229
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Please tell us what happened Rod. I,m so excited ,its like xmas morning.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:24 AM   #1230
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That bike is now doing a RTW with another rider and seems to have all its problems ironed out - see: RTW with Noah on a KTM 690. Fishfunds bike is the second one he's using after the first got stolen.
From memory that bike had a regulator problem, correct?
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