RTW with Noah on a KTM 690

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by RoninMoto, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. MadChap

    MadChap Been here awhile

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    I've been really enjoying your RR. Keep up the good work. Hope it's nothing but did perhaps someone mis this crack?

    [​IMG]
  2. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    Thanks for the concern. That must be a hair or something. We had a really good look at the area by 4 different people and it looked good. I will check again when I get back to the bike. :deal
  3. tommymerle

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    Noah, is there room to put a gusset at the welded repair point? Often times when metal has fatigued to the point of cracking just welding the crack over isn't enough to keep it from happening again only much faster. If you ever run across a wrecked bike that is the same model as yours try to salvage that part of the frame. then cut out the bad part of yours back to a good spot away from the fatigue and weld in a replacement.
    Just a little shade tree builder advise. :norton
  4. sigmund freud

    sigmund freud Adventurer

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    Just use crack detector.
  5. bob66

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    :clap:clap:clap

    Cristian
  6. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    Thanks for the update. Totally enjoy you take on Japan. I loved the place when I was there in the early 60's via Marine Detachment on a Navy Cruiser.
    Course , yen was 360 to the buck back then. Big difference now.
    Awaiting the Thai section now. :clap:clap:clap
  7. mwatson

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    Noah, Thanks!! and what a great RR!! safe travels...
    you are living the ride most of us can only dream about...
    i starting following it about 6 months ago ..3 months into it i bought a 690
    and a rally raid kit...
    KTM should cut you a big sales bouns check!!..i hope they are following along.....

    have you tried bib mousses instead of tubes
    i see a lot of flats on the many ride reports..
    also there is a tire made in US called teraflexx it has about a 1.5" of tread...
    safe travels
    Matt.....[​IMG]
  8. tvbh40a

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    Been following since day 1. Merry Christmas Noah.:clap
  9. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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  10. Canadian_Bacon

    Canadian_Bacon Been here awhile

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    Merry Christmas Noah!!
  11. Jbone11 11

    Jbone11 11 Been here awhile

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    Hey Noah..first off I want to thank you for sharing your amazing adventure and I look forward to many more posts! Second, Merry Xmas!! Hope the holidays are treating you well!
    I just started reading your RR a day ago and since work was shutting down for the holidays, I had time to kill…so I powered through…..Wooo! What a journey! Funny thing about your RR, I chose it at random because I enjoyed another RR by another inmate. Imagine my surprise when I was checking out your pics from Morocco and I spotted a familiar face…Craig a.k.a. Guiltyparty!
    As I mentioned before, I chose your RR at random because I enjoyed another RR, the one Craig and Patty had started. What are the chances of that!…well….maybe better than I think, but I thought it was pretty cool non-the less as I am always experiencing the “small-world” effect.

    I also loved your Italy posts as I lived in Rome for 3 years and loved riding there immensely, specially the north! Made me miss it big time!

    Thanks again dude…looking forward to more posts of your adventures…on a Katoom no less…IN Thailand! FACK! One of my fav countries….really making me want to get out there on my 990. :freaky
    Cheers,
    John
    P.S. Loved the Honda museum and the fact that there were sooo many awesome old Ducatis kicking around Japan! Don't see many of those around these parts. ;)
  12. TOTim

    TOTim Been here awhile

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    Merry Christmas Noah.
  13. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Merry Christmas Noah! Looking forward to a new year of your travels. Be safe and smile!
  14. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    Merry Christmas to everyone. Thanks for all the love.

    As for running bib mousses.... I don't think they are good to run on the pavement because of heat. Plus, they are a pain to change. Also, I haven't had so many flats in 92,000 km. 1 front in North America (nail), 1 rear in Italy (torn valve stem), 1 rear in Kazakhstan (staple), 2 rear in Russia (rim strip), 5 rear in Mongolia (Tire shot so cords were poking tube). So that's only 10 flats for the whole trip. And 5 of those were caused by a tire that decided to poke the tire with the cords. So all and all.. not bad. :deal
  15. jorrizza

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    Merry Christmas to you too, Noah! Thanks for the regular updates. The photos from Japan are awesome.
  16. dirty_sanchez

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    Hope you've had a Merry Christmas Noah!

    Ride Safe.

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  17. Long Trail

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    Merry Christmas Noah.

    It doesn't quite compare to your season last year in Georgia but the snowboarding so far this season at Pico hasn't been too bad. Even though we have had some warm weather and rain lately.

    Any way, thank you for this RR and the great pictures.
  18. Bmcush

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    Merry Christmas Noah and keep those travel reports coming! Still in Thailand or Hawaii?
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    ericGSsti Been here awhile

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    Merry Christmas from Ireland mate. :D
  20. poppawheelie

    poppawheelie Been here awhile

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    Happy New Year (early) from back in the States! :wave Great thread. Thanks for doing it. May next year be as great as the one past.