Ethiopia to Madagaskar

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Joe Pichler, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Seba1

    Seba1 Been here awhile

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  2. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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  3. Paratrout

    Paratrout Been here awhile

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    Joe, thanks for posting on here and sharing your adventure with us! Is there any specific reason you use panniers instead of soft bags?
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  4. gagnaou

    gagnaou Long timer

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    Looking forward to this one, thanks for sharing with us on ADVrider, it looks like it is going to be fun and by the look of your pictures with the 990, I am looking forward to see how the 1190 will fare in the same type of environment.
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  5. Joe Pichler

    Joe Pichler Adventurer

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    For the long distance trips I’m always using panniers.
    The luggage is more protected then in soft bags.
    You can lock them on the bike and also in your room.
    If you are camping, you can use them as a seat.
    Until you have no accident they are waterproof. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>

    Regards<o:p></o:p>
    Joe<o:p></o:p>

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  6. DiasDePlaya

    DiasDePlaya Been here awhile

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    May I suggest you to use Pelican cases? They are waterproof before, during and after an accident. My bike was totaled years ago, but all in the cases had no damage! Including all my photo equipment that was installed in its own Pelican case.
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  7. Faulpelz

    Faulpelz Offroader

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    Hello Joe,
    when you when you arrive in Ethiopia, and there are problems, then tell them
    you come from the GDR.
    The people will think...think...think: GDR...those are the with solidarity hangover; of which we have the copper pot ! And everything will be fine...:freaky

    Hallo Joe,
    wenn du in Äthopien ankommst und es gibt Probleme, dann sag Ihnen du kommst aus der DDR.
    Die Menschen werden nachdenken...nachdenken...nachdenken: DDR... das sind doch die mit dem Solidaritätsfimmel; von denen haben wir doch den Kupferkessel ! Und alles wird gut...:freaky
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  8. Marc LaDue

    Marc LaDue Been here awhile

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    Hi Joe,

    I've been following you via your website for some time now and would love to sit in on one of your presentations, but alas I live in the US and am in Germany only occasionally. I figured watching your DVD's would be an option, but upon closer examination I found them to be PALS format, which works fine for your neighborhood, but not too well over here in the US of A. Do you have any plans on expanding your offerings anytime soon? I know I'd be buying everything you've put out so far, and I suspect a number of other inmates might follow suit as well.
    Thanx in advance,

    Marc LaDue
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  9. gbx2001

    gbx2001 Geophiz

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    Hi Dias

    I saw your note and was curious if you were using "Caribou Cases" or if you had made our own Pelican luggage with different luggage mounts and racks.
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  10. Bullskin

    Bullskin Been here awhile

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    Do the 990 wheels/hubs directly swap over to the 1190 or did you relace the 1190 hubs with narrower wheels?
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  11. hillsdonsmith

    hillsdonsmith n00b

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    Subscribed! Best of luck! :ear
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  12. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    When does trip start?
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  13. DiasDePlaya

    DiasDePlaya Been here awhile

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    I used my own mounts that was designed to be used with soft luggage but works very well with the Pelican Cases.
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  14. Joe Pichler

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    I used the front hub of the 1190 and changed the rim to a smaller.
    On the rear wheel I use the 990 hub but also a smaller rim.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>

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  15. Joe Pichler

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    First the good news from Addis. Thanks to the girls from MACCFA it only takes 3 hours to bring the KTM through customs.

    <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p>[​IMG]</o:p>

    And now the bad news.<o:p></o:p>
    Flavio, the fastest Ethiopian on 2 wheels can unfortunately not travel as planned, the first stage with me.<o:p></o:p>
    On the Ring Road, a car crashed into him. This idiot drove across the multi-lane main road and Flavio has no chance to avoid the accident.<o:p></o:p>
    Several broken ribs and problem with the shoulder are the results. He can’t ride a motorcycle within the next weeks. But I’m glad that not more happend to him.
    <o:p></o:p>
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  16. LukasM

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    Hi Joe,

    Nice to see you on ADVrider! I've followed your travels for a few years now and seen two of the Dia-shows. I was even at your house with Walter Colebatch last December to drop off a DVD when we picked up our bikes from Husaberg, but we missed each other!

    Looking forward to this trip and seeing how the 1190 does. Is the route going to be very different than your 2004 (?) Africa trip? I want to ride to Cape Town next year so I might have to ask you for some advice when you are back if that's ok. :wink:

    Liebe Grüße,
    Lukas
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  17. Loutre

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    FFS... now I know what envy feels like!

    Have a nice trip, I'm in!
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  18. max384

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    I'm in! This certainly has the makings of an excellent ride report.
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  19. max384

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    By the way Joe Pichler, and anyone else who doesn't speak German but wants to read his website, Google will translate the website for you.

    Just go to Google translate (http://translate.google.com/)

    Then copy and paste the url of his website (http://www.josef-pichler.at/) into the box on the left side of the screen. Google will automatically detect the language of the website and a link to the translated version will appear on the box on the right side of the screen.

    You now have an English (or whatever language you chose) version of Joe's website. http://translate.google.com/transla...eotf=1&u=http://www.josef-pichler.at/&act=url

    Only Joe can tell us how accurate the translation is, but the English reads well, so I would assume it is at least pretty darn accurate.

    Cheers!
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  20. Skitch

    Skitch Riding the range

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    Good luck on your trip.
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