RTW with Noah on a KTM 690

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

  1. MrGoldfish

    MrGoldfish Been here awhile

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    I think he said it was because he had already set up the '10 and he didn't want to find any unknown damage to the '08 while out on the trail that was caused from the hijacking. Sounds like he had moved on mentally to the new bike as well.
  2. fastlane1

    fastlane1 Catching up with my past

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    Tracking what bike is the current ride can be confusing so here's a summary of the saga.
    It started as a very modified 2010 KTM 690 enduro R which he rode across the USA and Canada and then set up for Europe. That perfectly set up 2010 was then stolen on day one on arriving in Ireland :huh.
    Noah then bought Fishfunds 2008 KTM 690 and set that up. (That is a VERY well travelled bike (Chicago to South Africa to Sweden) and it was an Extremely problem ridden bike that drove us following along nuts from frustration.) Just as Noah finished setting up the 2008 his 2010 was recovered. He stayed with the 2008 because he had already arranged the US registration for the "new" 2008 (and the 2010 needed work). He then sold the 2010 and is now sleeping a lot closer to the 2008 :wink:
  3. stimmer6253472

    stimmer6253472 Been here awhile

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    Perfect thanks.
    Jim
  4. ac72

    ac72 Adventurer

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    Loved your photos of the Dolomites and Alps - it's one of my favourite parts of the world. You missed a great hike/view north of Lago di Cadore with the Tre Cime - three very distinct peaks, but it is a day's hike there to the rifugio (Locatelli) and back, so maybe time wasn't on your side (there is a private road to drive up to another rifugio (di Auronzo), but it's expensive and it's cheating).

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    The red and white signs painted on the rocks are just markers for a sentiero or path, they often have a number in them to indicate the route - makes hiking easy(-ier) in the mountains.

    Good to see Passo di Tonale - I learnt to ski there many years ago.
  5. CamelBill

    CamelBill Ride It!

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    These work great to balance out spoked wheels. JIMINWC is an inmate here, check them out, highly recommended:freaky

    link here http://www.ebay.com/itm/REUSABLE-SPO...item35b76adf8c
  6. davesupreme

    davesupreme grand poobah

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    looks nice, but the guy certainly is proud $$$ of some pieces of brass.....:eek1
  7. Barman

    Barman Way Offline

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    But they do look like a PITA to machine. I don't think the price is too far off base.:evil
  8. Shibby!

    Shibby! Long timer

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    Just stick wheel weights on the rim and overlay with Gorila tape.

    Been on my wheels for 25,000 KM, no issues and no vibration. Statically balanced. Tire imbalance is next to nill compared to the wheel lock. Balance that out and you're fine.

    BTW, I really appreciated the North Italy pics. Looks like a great area. Will have to experience it sometime. Reminds me of my backyard here.
  9. davesupreme

    davesupreme grand poobah

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    then you've never machined anything difficult....:wink:... $55 to balance a wheel? that's crazy talk..... i'm done.....
  10. Barman

    Barman Way Offline

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    2 wheels. :deal
  11. davesupreme

    davesupreme grand poobah

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    sorry to hi-jack this excellent thread....:brow.... back to the regularly scheduled programming.....
  12. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    We are in Merzouga now. The riding has been great. Here is a teaser for Morocco.

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    Sorry Uller, I didn't find a "Ms Morocco"
  13. Leminkainen

    Leminkainen Adventurer

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  14. MrGoldfish

    MrGoldfish Been here awhile

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    I'm with Leminkainen on this one! Anxiously waiting for the next chapter to pop up here!

    :lurk
  15. stoner_PL

    stoner_PL Adventurer

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    So you were there right on time for Merzouga Rally! :-)
  16. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    Woot!! Fantastic Noah. :freaky
  17. mint julep

    mint julep Been here awhile

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    Finally caught up to date on this great RR!!!
    Way to go Noah, I want to be like you when I grow up.:rofl

    What an adventure, you have had some ups and downs.
    Keeps it all interesting and appreciative in the end of the day.:clap

    Like others here, I'm living the dream thru your ride for now. Someday...I will embark on my own.:wink:

    You are an inspiration and hope your travels continue to only get better.

    Cheers brotha!:freaky
    Stay safe and ride on!!!

    Dave

    ps: looking forward to your Morocco posts. I'm down for a Morocco trip. :evil
  18. rickster60

    rickster60 Not so NOOB anymore

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    Careful Noah..I lived in Iran and Turkey in the late 70"s and early 80's and flashing a thumbs up is the same as flashing the middle finger here in the states.
    I saw a hitchhiker in Iran at the time with his thumb up hoping for a ride. No one picked him up..
    Maybe the jesture has changed??

    Lovin your thread..
  19. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    Ok. I made an account at www.GPSies.com. I won't be uploading all my GPS tracks.. but the interesting ones will go up... and if there are some you would like, let me know and I will gladly share.

    http://www.gpsies.com/mapUser.do?username=RTWwithNoah

    So far I have uploaded 2 tracks from Western Italy. (Including the Ligurian boarder road)
  20. Comrade Art

    Comrade Art Working stiff

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    Are you still in North Africa???