Around the World on two XR650Rs

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by juri.tabain, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. juri.tabain

    juri.tabain Adventurer

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    Hi folks,

    after our XR650RTW Bike Build here comes the ride report. ;)

    My mate Hannes and me started off from Germany in the end of April going for the long haul. Frist part is to Australia, where we will stay for about a year and then head east.

    So far not much has happened, we are waiting in Turkey for our visa for Iran, which is kind of a pain at the moment. As soon as we head east, which should be on Monday or Tuesday, there will be more to read about here.

    I am posting this now, as we just uploaded our home page. There are some stories and photos on there, but as they are not really a lot about riding, I will not double post them here. Have a look, if you like:

    Around the World by Motorcycle - There And Back Again


    So for now, I'll just post some pics. [​IMG]

    Also, this is being double posted on the HUBB.

    Juri

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  2. DocAxeYarYar

    DocAxeYarYar RideDualSport.com

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    Wow, this is going to be great! Really looking forward to it, thanks for taking us along!:clap:clap:clap
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  3. juri.tabain

    juri.tabain Adventurer

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    Hey man, nice having you on board. ;)
    I've been following your build for a while, really love your badass crash guards... :D


    And as I am here anywhere, let's post another pic:

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    istanbul_taxi von juri.tabain auf Flickr
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  4. Edmond Dantès

    Edmond Dantès The Kanto Pain

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    Brave men indeed to ride so far with stock seats. I used to need a proctologist's pliers to remove the seat from my butt after about 20 minutes riding.

    On serious note, how often you boys reckon on changing the engine oil?
    The manual says after every 1,000 kilometers. I used to adhere to that schedule and it cost me more in oil than gas.
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  5. juri.tabain

    juri.tabain Adventurer

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    Well, Hannes is the brave one - my seat came a little higher and nicer when I bought the bike. Put a proper cover on it - seats way nicer than my old Kawa Vulcan did. Also, the trick is to have about a quarter standing time. Helps a lot. :D
    We change the oil every 3-4000 km on easy road riding, more often in off road conditions. The Stahlbus drain screw and oil sight tube are pretty handy on that regard, easy to check the oil. As the 1000km were intended for race use and we are not racing them, I think it should be fine.
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  6. Travelbugblues

    Travelbugblues Teacher on the road

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    Damn, I want to do this same ride!! Have been looking into it for a few weeks now, as I just quit my job and am taking an extended year or longer holiday...

    Nice work, and I'll definitely check out your blog to further inspire me!
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  7. blake716

    blake716 nine toes

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    You guys must have asses of steel!

    I can barely ride my KTM to the next town, much less around the world, without my tail bone throbbing. :lol3
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  8. Neonasty

    Neonasty Been here awhile

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    Looks like a fantastic trip.

    When you make it to Australia, if you decide to head down to Melbourne, you can set yourself up at my place for a bit.

    Ive got a workshop and plenty of grass space in the backyard (as long as you dont mind dog licks in the morning)
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  9. Sandino

    Sandino Been here awhile

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    Gents
    you got a friend in Paraguay. Get in contact whenever!, ready to read all posts!! :lurk:
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  10. Eagletalon

    Eagletalon Been here awhile

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    Can't wait for future updates!!!

    Later
    John
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