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Old 02-19-2014, 12:59 PM   #256
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Thanks newb. There was a klr, there still is a passenger that will soon be my wife, we had plans to go around the world with the KLR but are now designing and building the world first solar thermal powered car so we can travel the world without using gas. We want to share this technology with others around the world and try and improve their lives.

With the KLR we traveled across canada, into Alaska and down to Mexico 30,000km so about 66% around the world as the crow flies.

We have years more around the world traveling to do.
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Old 02-21-2014, 02:38 PM   #257
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Another article was written on my solar thermal car. The article covers what I want to do with this project.

http://interestingengineering.com/th...r-thermal-car/
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:31 PM   #258
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When I was 12 years old I built a small car out of a broken walkman and some garbage. I recently built a replica of that car. Building this car when I was a child really helped spark my love for engineering and building things from what people consider as garbage. I hope I can spark this love for engineering in children. I will be giving this car to a child and hope it will spark some interest in them.

Video of the car in action
http://youtu.be/zbD-D9f5t5s
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:34 PM   #259
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Today our solar thermal car website is ready. There are still a few things to add but almost all the initial info is there. There are 80 pages, lots of pictures and 20,000 words explaining things in great depth. Please everyone have a look and tell us what you think of the site.

http://diysolarthermalpower.doomby.com/
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:11 AM   #260
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Keep it coming man!

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Old 03-21-2014, 11:46 AM   #261
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Double Up? Buy Her A Bike!

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Hi,

My girlfriend and i have need traveling around the world since June 2012. We have driven across Canada into Alaska and down to San Deigo. We are planning to travel for the next 10 or 20 years or longer. We want to really spend months in cities to really know what its like to live all over the world. We want to learn about the different people of the world and try to see life from their perspectives. We want to know why we need all the horrible things like war and poverty and try and get people to come together and find solutions.

We are both on a 2011 KLR650 with all our luggage and camping gear. We
Could use alot of advice on keeping the bike running for may years and the best way to travel through different countries. I will start posting all the issues and questions and daily reports of how the trip is going.

We will be staying in San Deigo for a few weeks before entering Mexico so we ahve time to get ready.

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I did a 13 month 50,000 km RTW trip with my wife and she rode her own bike. Two people and all your gear on a KLR? That's nuts. If you've got the money to spend 10 or 20 years on the road, buy her a bike; you'll be happier, she'll be happier,and the motorcyle will ba a whole lot happier!
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Old 04-17-2014, 02:24 PM   #262
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My first DIY wind turbine video is finished. In this video I build wood wind turbine blades and test them out on my roof.

I also build a small metal turbine and create power.

http://youtu.be/W9GM3TMPV9M
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Old 04-20-2014, 12:58 PM   #263
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I made a how to video on making homemade wood wind turbine blades. They can be built very easily, for a few dollars and be used to produce power from the wind.

http://youtu.be/9a2o7ceGWsM
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Old 04-26-2014, 12:09 PM   #264
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I built a homemade electric generator out of a magnetic knife rack and a broken motor. Its no very powerful but now I know how to build a powerful one and produce free electricity from the wind.

http://youtu.be/cNWwdu1g3KY
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Old 05-11-2014, 01:32 PM   #265
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Free Electricity.

I built a wind turbine and electric generator out of garbage and got some good power. I will continue to improve the design to get even motor power. This entire generator cost me less than $1 and can produce electricity for many years.

http://youtu.be/IVmPztxdSeU
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This video shows how you can make your own copper wind generator coils from garbage electric motors. You can build a wind generator for free and get electricity from the wind for many years.

I will be building some of these free wind generators for our solar thermal car. We will try and park the car close to the ocean or on a hill that has lots of wind. The wind turbines will run all night and charge the batteries so we can drive during the day.

http://youtu.be/gDkOtf611z0
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Old 05-17-2014, 08:31 AM   #267
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As a fellow engineer (mechanical here) I applaud your out of the box thinking, you have some great ideas and great drive to fulfill your projects.

I have some reservations about the reliability of some of your ideas as well as the complexity but I think you have the right ideas. Have you thought of how rain or low temps will affect your designs?? water intrusion and being caught in the middle of no where if it breaks???

Kudos to you sir for doing what many of us engineers wish we could do!
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Old 05-17-2014, 03:18 PM   #268
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In this video I test my larger wind turbine in the desert by our house. It spins like crazy in a strong wind.

http://youtu.be/146N8MLgTPU
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Old 05-17-2014, 03:23 PM   #269
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Thanks for the support.

I am designing and building the car in sunny la paz Mexico so its good to be reminded that is rains in all the non desert places of the world.

The wind turbines should be fine in the rain and cold temperatures. A similar design is used in alaska. We will be travelling close to the equator for lots of sun so I don't think cold will be a problem.

Rain for the solar thermal mirror will be an issue and I will have to stow it to protect if from the rain.
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:22 PM   #270
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gtfo

this is advrider.

there is neither adv'ing,

nor riding

on this thread anymore.

please go peddle your wares and grade school science fair projects elsewhere.

some of us ride klrs and actually want to read about others riding klrs when we visit a thread called "KLR650 around the world with passenger".
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