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Old 12-14-2012, 01:31 PM   #1471
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Beamster is a Gem!!
That pic of her covered in mud with a "Yeah......So?" look on her face, says it all.
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:36 PM   #1472
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Beamster is a Gem!!
That pic of her covered in mud with a "Yeah......So?" look on her face, says it all.
Beamster was pretty much unfazeable ... by now even water crossings didnt bother her. She would just get on her bike in the morning and do what needed to be done - and would get off the bike at the end of the day with a smile on her face, whether it was rainy or sunny, muddy or dusty ... And would keep up with the guys in the process.

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Old 12-14-2012, 01:52 PM   #1473
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:57 PM   #1474
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Its a possibility as well ... a 5th option.

Many of my existing aftermarket parts are unlikely to work on the different bike tho. Everything from bashplate to fuel tank will need to start afresh. Its a lot more effort when I already have stuff thats easy to swap over..
I think I read on the TR thread that the guy who made your plate is now starting to make stuff for the TR, I think the plate may even be the same the difference being the front mount is different. You may just be able to get that front mount for the plate you already have. As far as other stuff interchanging I can't say for sure, but from what I've seen I don't think it would take too much to make some of the stuff you have (rack, auxiliary fuel tank) work.

Like your other ride reports I'm loving this one too.
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:35 PM   #1475
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:59 PM   #1476
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I'm not a big drinker, but the best vodka I have ever had was a hazelnut vodka at a little vodka cafe in Krakow. It was so smooth, you almost can't believe you are drinking vodka.

Loving the report by the way. Your reports do not do well for the state of the economy...people want to quit and go ride!
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:30 PM   #1477
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my guess is you didnt use the bridge to cross.
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:42 PM   #1478
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For me this is all very inspiring and learning, as I am planning a similar trip for 2013. I am thinking small group like 3-5. I am still alone at this point so if others would be interested, pls PM me! EOHJ

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Old 12-14-2012, 05:09 PM   #1479
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We left Petropavlovskoe after breakfast in our rooms (chocolate bars, fruit juice and crisps purchased the evening before) and made our way up into the hills.

It was dry when we left Petropavlovskoe ... but rain fired up soon after ... This was an annoyance for Prutser and Beamster who had high fenders on their bikes. The mud spray from the front wheel was covering them, their visors and their headlights. Terry and I who were running low fenders, had no such problems.



Thats the best pic I have seen of why low fenders are better. With Terry and Walters bike being relatively clean. Its that or the other two just like riding into all the puddles like 5yr olds.

Add me to the list of people thanking you for your ride report. It is pretty darn good.
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:43 PM   #1480
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Havta add here that I've swapped on several fenders to keep the mud down on my bike. I still use a high fender having been too busy doing other mods to do the low fender yet. (It's a DR650 fender with underbracing and alotta curve... works very well)

Prutser and Beemsters high fenders just happen to fall short (Pun intended) of being good clean high fenders.
I looked like that too back in 2010 on the Dempster...

Great stuff here thanx! Oh and YES I think YANA'S HOT!!!

Your very cute too Beemster!!!
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:15 PM   #1481
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Like lots of other folks, what a great Ride Report!!
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:18 PM   #1482
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Thats the best pic I have seen of why low fenders are better. With Terry and Walters bike being relatively clean. Its that or the other two just like riding into all the puddles like 5yr olds.
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Havta add here that I've swapped on several fenders to keep the mud down on my bike. I still use a high fender having been too busy doing other mods to do the low fender yet. (It's a DR650 fender with underbracing and alotta curve... works very well)

Prutser and Beemsters high fenders just happen to fall short (Pun intended) of being good clean high fenders.
I looked like that too back in 2010 on the Dempster...
I've run high fenders on many dirt and dual sport bikes for years. I also have a DR650 ... with stock high fender and as above, No water or mud splatter.

Pruster's & Beamsters fenders are fashionista Super Moto ones (very short, no wrap around) ... they look cool but don't work worth shit .. and that's why I stick with my stock high fender, which is pretty unbreakable and $20 to replace.

The best thing about a LOW fender IMO, is that you can attach a mud flap at the back side. This helps keep MUD and crap build up off motor/ radiators/oil cooler. If riding lots of mud I would consider low version for this reason. (but not too low ... don't want mud blocking tire rotation )
Colebatch's looks just right.

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Old 12-14-2012, 07:14 PM   #1483
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Those bikes seem mighty clean for having just come off a mud trail?

Thanks for sharing yet another . Just got done ignoring the wife for the past two evenings to catch up.

When she saw "Sibirsky Extreme" paired with Colebatch all she said was, "Hay no! Otra vez? Todos ustedes están enfermos!"

Yes otra vez and call it what you want honey! I only remind her she knew of this illness before she . ...

Doing this when I'd rather be . Again, thanks to the whole gang for this fantastic voyage and sharing it.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:41 PM   #1484
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Great Video of the area.

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Old 12-14-2012, 07:59 PM   #1485
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my guess is you didnt use the bridge to cross.
I don't know what Walter and crew did, but assuming it was strong enough, I would have...I mean, how often do you get the chance to ride across a cool bridge like that?

edit: just got done watching the video...now I know what W et al did. not gonna say...watch the vid.
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