RTW with Noah on a KTM 690

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

  1. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    I'm using the .img files you can download of whole whole countries.. Canada was 1 gig. I have a 16gig card installed. My 62 came with the topo of the US so that is what I am using. Its not routeable but I like looking at maps also. GPS is just a tool and shouldn't be relied on. A paper map won't die when you need it. :D
  2. dlh62c

    dlh62c Long timer

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    That's what I'm doing. I use the gps as a thumb drive, storing gps projects, OSM maps and photos. It has allowed me to install Garmin Basecamp on two desktops and a netbook. I can move between them using Basecamps's backup and restore function.

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  3. muddyrabbit

    muddyrabbit Lost Boy

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    Susbscribed.

    If plans happen to change and you come through northern Ohio our bike lift, couch (or guest bed if the room is done), and parts ordering system are at your disposal!
  4. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    I left Bozeman today and was riding through Yellowstone...

    I had a funny feeling that I should pull off and snap some photos... I was getting antsy.. A bear stepped out in front of the car in front of me.

    I think my front tire broke loose when i was braking and i went down on the left side at about 30. I am completely OK. Raddled a bit but OK. The left pannier and left tank took the grunt of the slide. I have a slow leak in my left tank and a pretty good roadrash/hole in the pannier.

    I don't have a scratch on me.. the Klim gear worked amazing:clap
    The fox Bombers with the carbon fiber knuckles are amazing also. If i was in regular moto gloves, I would have no knuckles on my left hand.
    I will be ordering a new helmet as a precaution.

    I will post pics soon. Staying the night in Cooke City to get my head back.

    IF IT DOESN'T FEEL RIGHT PULL OFF AND DRINK SOME WATER! EAT SOMETHING! DON"T KEEP GOING!
  5. Barman

    Barman Way Offline

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    Glad you're ok Noah. :eek1

    Patch it up and chalk it up as getting that crash out of the way. :evil
  6. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    Yup. Lesson learned.: If it doesn't feel right.. IT PROBABLY ISN'T RIGHT!
  7. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Shit Noah, glad you're ok!!! Hoping you can get that pannier fixed for cheap from a friendly local welder. Take it easy.
  8. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    I'm actually not going to fix it. I have some Giant Loop stuff shipped to MN. I am swapping out the hard cases when I get there. :deal

    Lighter. Safer. Makes me carry less stuff.
  9. Honkey Cat

    Honkey Cat Tailights Fade!

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    Woh, glad your ok, learned my lesson last year. Left trout creek montana headed to yellowstone, going a little over speed limit a guys comes around the corner and flashes his lights and honks at me, i might have flicked him off or threw my hands up, as i start to go around a blind right turn i got this feeling to slw down, so i did and litteraly right in the middle of the turn was a hugh buffalo. Trust that gut.
  10. ktmissouri

    ktmissouri Racer turned Rider

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    Noah,

    I have been following along. I love the RR and the awesome photos. Your crash convinced me to chime in and wish you well.It is a good plan to take some time and get your head right before pushing on.

    All the best,
  11. kwakbiker

    kwakbiker Been here awhile

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    Bummer on binning it but better than hitting the car or bear. Simple patch job on the tank?
  12. DanielR

    DanielR Adventurer

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    Bringing back great memories! Enjoy the ride and thanks for bringing us along.:clap
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    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Yep, I'm right behind you. Gonna ditch my ankle biters as well! Smart man!
  14. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    Noah - I am enjoying your tour as well. Since you started it, I took delivery of a 690 of my own! Glad you are dumping those metal boxes. They can break your leg slogging through mud when it catches your boot. Pretty easy to ruin your trip in a slow tipover with those things. Even globetrotter, Ted Simon, learned that lesson.

    I have a Wolfman system, but haven't installed it yet. I have them on my Yamaha 250 too. Compact, hold plenty and no hurt you in a tipover.

    You must be a pretty gifted fisherman. I admire your ability to catch fish wherever you are.

    Looking forward to more of your travels and the friends you meet along the way.
  15. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    :rofl I have one person fooled! :rofl
  16. Daytonacharlie

    Daytonacharlie 2 Wheeled Backpacker

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    Great town Cooke City! Try the Bear Tooth Cafe right in the center of town. Cold beer and great food. I've still got my T-shirt I bought when I was there 10 years ago. Glad you're OK.


    dc
  17. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    Ate there last night. No beer for me in case i hit my head harder then I thought. I feel good today. A little stiff.. like I had a rough day snowboarding. I've been to Cooke city many times in my life but most of the time it was in the winter to sled and board. This was taken the last time I was in Cooke.
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  18. Daytonacharlie

    Daytonacharlie 2 Wheeled Backpacker

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    Wow, awesome!
  19. fastlane1

    fastlane1 Catching up with my past

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    Hi Noah,

    Sorry to hear of your fall - I'm pleased you are OK! Been following along and enjoying the "ride". Take it easy and maybe no wheelies today :D.
    News here is David (Gunnerbuck) is coming to my place this weekend to help get my 640 ADV starting issue fixed at last.:clap
    I've also decided to get the Sony NEX camera since playing with yours and the amazing panorama feature. I can pick up a used NEX 5 or a new NEX 5N with the 18-55 lens. My questions for you are - do you think I should get the 55-200 lens too? (do you use it much?) and, How much of a pain is it not having a built in flash? (and do you use the flash a lot?) The next step up is the NEX 7 with the built in flash but thats way more $. Are there any things that bug you about the NEX 5? Asking this here as it may benefit other inmates.

    Thanks for any advice :ear and stay safe!
  20. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    I don't have the 55-200 lens. Sometimes I wish I did.. but it is bulky.
    I rarely use the flash... but having it built in would be nice?
    The NEX-7 looks like it has some amazing features. A view finder and 2 programmable control dials. That camera seems like a good step to move to if you KNOW how to manipulate the camera to take the picture you want.
    The NEX5 has manual and automatic features. So it seems like if you are going to use automatic most of the time, the NEX7 wouldn't be worth the money. However, I am still going to drool over it for a few minutes! The simplicity is one of the NEX5 is probably one of the things that drew you to it. Don't over-complicate what doesn't need to be.

    Good luck with the 640! (and happy camera hunting!)