KLR650 around the world with passenger

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by globalklr650, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. globalklr650

    globalklr650 Been here awhile

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    WhicheverAnyWayCan Deaf Biker

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    That's real awesome you are teaching Mexican how to save money and use solar system to their advantage!! Knowledge is power!!

    Just curious, why did you decided to sell the KLR? Looking for different motorcycle or decided to go with different transportation? Never mind, saw your CL ad, you are changing to bicycle.. cool!
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    globalklr650 Been here awhile

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    Ya i am going to build solar thermal bicycles or a car with a steam engine that gets power from a long solar thermal trailer. We want to travel without gas and bring the solar technology to villages to show them what is possible. We could also pump water, create electricity and create electricity for them as we build their own solar power system with them
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    Good luck with that. I had a crazy idea about electric motorcycle but then I realized it may be more challenging than I'd like to take on. It is argued that Perpetual Motion would or wouldn't work as some scoff at the theory while some claim it work. I just decided that I don't have the kind of money to waste if it failed so I didn't bother with it. Anyway, good luck and I think you are doing good for them third world.
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    All those little villages, that you want to power, already have power, why would they want to build a solar steam system that has, what 30 seconds or 1 munute of power? Solar panels already convert solar directly to electrical energy, you are about 60 years too late, maybe a steam powered cell phone? As far as a steam powered bike, just pedal
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    globalklr650 Been here awhile

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    Gregg,

    My system uses very cheap mirrors (could be cardboard and aluminum foil). They are much cheaper than PV cell and can be homemade instead of bought and shipped from large corporations. The steam engine can run whenever the sun is out. With a very cheap solar heat storage tank power can be created several hours after sun set. The steam loop is a closed system that recondenses steam. It can run off a liter or less of water if needed. The steam while producing power can be condensed to drinking water, it can turn salt water into drinking water.

    Solar thermal power is much more efficient that PV. There are many large solar power plants trough like mine and tower.

    You can buy PV cells and I will design and build my own solar thermal power systems.

    I believe there are many villages out there that could benefit from drinking water, solar cooking, water pumping to grow food in the dry season and electricity.
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    Tsotsie Semi-reformed Tsotsi

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    Is this a Ride Report or an individuals personal philanthropic attempts that he wants us to know about? Just about every post is from the author and is about his attempts at solar experimentation.

    I would dare say if it is the latter, another site other than ADVrider would be more appropriate.
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    CallMeBoog hi functioning idiom

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    I was thinking that too. I thought he was going to ride a klr around the world 2up.





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    globalklr650 Been here awhile

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    I started this trip on a KLR650. I am continuing the same adventure trip but now i have moved on to a homemade solar powered car.

    This is the first solar thermal car to be built in the world. There are no sites like this one for solar car trips. If you are not interested please just stop reading this thread. From the start of the trip i was traveling to poor countries to try and help them build things to improve their living situation. Just because I sold my bike does not mean I am not on the same trip. The solar car will be able
    To creat power for a small village. Pump water to grow food, create drinking water, used to cook food. I could not tow a 6ft by 24ft trailer with mirror behind my klr650.
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    CallMeBoog hi functioning idiom

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    that's great until you have to jump though hoops for licensing requirements each time you cross a border or meet a cop. You'd have better luck on the bicycle towing a mirror.

    also, your google-fu is weak:

    Solar thermal car

    From the link ^^

    "...I just got an email from Bob McElroy, builder of the Solar Thermal Car, an article about which appeared in The Steam Automobile in the early 1980s. This car had a large "heat battery", consisting of a heavily-insulated tank filled with an unpressurized liquid heat-storage medium, inside of which were coils of steel tubing for steam generation. The high-temperature heat-storage medium was heated by a liquid-fuel burner, but could have been heated by a solar collector, for a direct-solar, zero-emissions car. Then, the car pumped water through the steel tubing inside the hot "Thermal Liquid", generating steam, which was throttled to a 4x5 Stanley engine (the most suitable running engine then available) to drive the car. Yep, it ran!..."
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    So the 15 plus year motorcycle trip turned into less than a year going to a bicycle then into a car. :eek1
    Good for you for teaching ,you will find that people on third world countries while hard working, can be a little lazy when it comes to helping themselves or learning about new technology, as simple as it may indeed be.
    I was a dirt contractor for many years, stayed in a village in the philippines which suffered from flooding during the typhoon season, I sat down with them and showed them how to help minimize the flooding all by hand, in the end I was asked "Cant you do it for us" Now I just send school supplies :lol3
    Keep in mind that no matter how noble your vision is of a simple future, money is a drivinig force, hoover sold vaccum cleaners to many people without power and no Idea when they woud be getting it, back then a vaccum was a very, very pricy item.
    Third world countries also take corruption to a whole new level, Im not saying do not pursue your dream, but I am saying that if someone making money sees you as a threat to his well being you may just end up looking down the barrel of a firearm, just be aware, in that event cooperate and keep your personal opinions to yourself, they dont give damn, have very little regard for human life just an FYI.

    I am somewhat interested in what you are doinig as I amalways building strange things as well, but in the end and I am new here, but this is a motorcycle forum andI honestly only have a passing interest/respect for people traveling via other forms.
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    TUX Geek on two wheels

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    I often revisit this thread purely by accident (KLR 2 up RTW..awesome) then I remember when I click on it...oh yeah...this one...steam engine hippy guy and saving the world....I get enough gap year philosophy from my kids thanks....I usually click away.

    That comment however requires an albeit short response.

    Hmm....some scoff....if what you mean is "dis-proven by over a hundred of years of evidence based experimentation based on the laws of Thermodynamics"...then put me in the scoffer camp.

    Put simply...you don't get something for nothing:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_law_of_thermodynamics
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_law_of_thermodynamics
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    So what happened to going to third world countries and teaching them how to be self sustaining?
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    he's going to tow a 24 foot mirror around the world with a mazda