Firts Enduro build Up For Long Trip. Russia .

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Mikl Freeman, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. biensur22

    biensur22 litigious poster

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    this build is epic. Excellent work! I wish I had your skills and drive, it's very admirable.:clap
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  2. Mikl Freeman

    Mikl Freeman Spaceship Earth!

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    I'm grateful for watching, good words and faith! ) will keep you with news)
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  3. woods wizard

    woods wizard Been here awhile

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    Brilliant ideas & execution . Good luck on your travels.
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  4. bobzilla

    bobzilla Dirty Old Man

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    you spirit is as impressive as your fabrication skills
    please tell us of your trip as you go
    thanks for sharing
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  5. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    Glad to help Mikl, Eibach's have a good rep over here.
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  6. Mikl Freeman

    Mikl Freeman Spaceship Earth!

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    Great Gratitude, Brothers! Trip is coming)I'm waiting the spring and trying to close all affairs and actions before i'll start.. Time is going very fast, and now we only need little bit more sun in our frozen and gloomy city that internal fire didn't die away!

    Ordered :norton
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  7. Honkey Cat

    Honkey Cat Tailights Fade!

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    nice rehab, looks good.
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  8. Happy Seal

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    I am a mechanic and have been all my life -

    YOU are a craftsman and mechanic, there is a difference!

    You have patience and good fabrication skills, I don't!

    Good luck with your journey!
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  9. Mikl Freeman

    Mikl Freeman Spaceship Earth!

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    Decals is something that i did like to collect but didn't like to stick) And The time has come)
    Different places presented to me some memory through decals, different stuff has come with decals too..
    I tried to stick decals only from really installed stuff (Now i only need to buy Hinson basket))) ), from my friends who doing something craft and places previously visited ...

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  10. Off the grid

    Off the grid Unsmooth Operator

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    Fantastic work!

    A few thoughts.

    The toolkit on the fender...you are going to want to cut some notches in the fender for the clips to mount to or it will work itself loose and you will lose it driving. I learned that one the hard way.

    Does the front wheel clear the round storage container when fully compressed?

    Depending on what countries you go through, lots of street urchins do the "slice and dash", where they cut straps of gear and run off with it. This can happen even with the rider on the bike, which is why lots of riders go with hard cases. Your setup, while awesome, seems really vulnerable to that type of crime.

    Do you know the total wet weight?

    In any case, I don't mean to piss in your Corn Flakes, just a heads-up. I wish I had 1/10th of your fabrication skills, patience, and craftsmanship. Living the dream!!
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  11. Adamco2

    Adamco2 Part time adventurer

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    I hope mine looks half as good when I'm done with my rebuild. Good luck with your trip!
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  12. Mikl Freeman

    Mikl Freeman Spaceship Earth!

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    Thank you Bro! Glad to hear your thoughts !
    I really didn't thought about front fender and tool bag..very nice advice! will fixing it!

    About front wheel and toolbox..My first view led me to same thoughts but my voodoo dance with scale around the wheel show me clearance 20-30 mm that will good for knobby tires i think too... So first test drive will show how it work)) But now really very cold and snowy)

    And Yes i know and saw that is happening in Asia countries ) all understand , but my opinion and attitude to my life is a karma ) in Last years i realized many things and constants of our world and the universe..now i'm open to all that i must get and that i earned through my doings, thoughts and relations)
    One of great principle it's Then what you are filled, is that you get and is that surround you! Your content is thoughts , that you feeling , that you eat and Which doings you do.. I understand that it very hard work on himself but it make me Really happy man on this earth.. I love told it to everyone who meet me everywhere.. I can say only Thank you to all) because we are all masters and learners for each over, that make our experience richer!

    I don't know really weight on scale but had some calculating that is about 170 Kg without bags and me. Bags should weight around 30 kg and me 80-85kg with gear... hmm so i hope that 11kg rear spring will be enough like gold middle for load and unload variants ..

    It's okey i'm only glad to hear it!

    Thank you ! Your Luck will be with me.. i trust that each sound each thoughts each word make big powerful effect on our Life!
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  13. mikesova

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    Maybe I missed it, but what plugs into the ports on the rear fender?
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  14. Mikl Freeman

    Mikl Freeman Spaceship Earth!

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    If you mean black things on sides of fender it's HDB Led turn signals.. Or may be i don't understand you..)
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  15. J.Johnson

    J.Johnson Adventurer

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    bike is coming together fantastic. I like your enginuity.
    I wish I could do that trip. I went to Russia 2 years ago for work and had a couple of days to walk around Moscow and see the Red square. What a beautiful country in March. I would love to see it in spring. Have fun on your adventure.
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  16. Mikl Freeman

    Mikl Freeman Spaceship Earth!

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    Thank you John! I'm certain you must see russia outside cities..) i think it will be same like me saw native America after big cities..sometimes it's very different but awesome too) You should planning next trip with North part) Saint-Petersburg and northern but only at summer) Let me know if it will be possible, i'll try to help you with everything )
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  17. RideFreak

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    Mikl, No need to notch the fender for the bag, after it's installed take some plyers and squeeze the metal tabs pinching the plastic between it a little, stays on fine. I've used them that way for many tough miles with no problems.
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  18. Off the grid

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    Good tip!
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  19. Jungle Man

    Jungle Man frenzied adventurer

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    I used to have a 650R and never put that kind of love into it. Your build is killer! Nice fabrication skills.
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  20. Mikl Freeman

    Mikl Freeman Spaceship Earth!

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    Yep..it's really better for fender)

    Thank you man! I just love doing that.
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