Sibirsky Extreme 2012 - The Toughest Ride of Them All

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Colebatch, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. tee bee

    tee bee Been here awhile

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    You ADV lot are all flipping, mad.:rofl:rofl:rofl
  2. M1tch

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    Yeah that!!
  3. norseV4force

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  4. ROD CURRIE

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    Terry's paying a fiver penalty to Walter every time the pic's shown for the loss of his ADV creds :lol3
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  6. ROD CURRIE

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    Come on P.
    Need some pics from you or I'll be jumping ahead again.
  7. ROD CURRIE

    ROD CURRIE Been here awhile

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    beats looking at bongo pics

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  8. Beam(st)er

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    P is working at the moment...
    But you need some pics...? This one?:D

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  9. bwalsh

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    I've had the "international" model(they used to have two models when I bought mine) for close to twenty years. Great little stove but as Pruster said, hard to regulate the flame.
    It will burn just about anything, white gas, kerosene, gasoline...but it won't burn Yak dung. :evil The directions never mentioned using gasoline(at least when I bought mine) but it works well using gas. At least it hasn't blown up yet. :D

    Thanks for the intermission pic Rod. Hopefully the peanut gallery is done with the other pic. :deal
    As for Prusters photo's the last few pages...outstanding! :clap:clap:clap
  10. joenuclear

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    As the officially designated spokesman for the peanut gallery I'm sure we will relent when new posts are made. Until then enjoy the blue truck. :D
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  13. ROD CURRIE

    ROD CURRIE Been here awhile

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  14. Ratman

    Ratman Lucky Rider

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    Great RR. I'm really impressed with you all. Thanks for writing this up.

    Here's a general question for any of you guys (B included). You all talk about punctures, but don't say what the actual problem is. I've traveled a lot in Baja and the primary offender is nails that have dropped out of used lumber that's carted from the USA.....but we have mystery holes and rim pinches as well as stems pulled, but by far the most are nails in Baja. I even came across a tube that had been warn thin in a bunch of places not long ago.

    Can you give an overall view of causes of the flats out there?

    Also, recently I gave up on tubes and have switched to sealing up my rims with 'Shoe Goo' or 'Seal all' (they are the same thing), and now am running tubeless on my DR350. I'm in the first year of running tubeless, but so far I'm recommending it.

    I just recently finished the Continental Divide ride this last summer (2500 miles of dirt, and another 2500 of pavement). I did pick up a horse shoe nail on a Montana trail. It hadn't caused the tire to leak as it sealed itself. I just happened to notice the nail in there, and plugged the tire in a couple minutes without even losing the air that was in the tire. I lost maybe 5 lbs.

    Have you considered going tubeless?

    Also, P has impressed me from his bike's preparedness. I think P is a Mechanical standout, and I'd seek out his opinion on anything moto.

    P, would you care to give an opinion on why BMWs seem to lose an inordinate amount of Ring and pinions. I know that's kind of a hijack, so don't go into that if you don't want to, or maybe a PM would work.

    TIA

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  15. uberaudi

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    Took me three days but I'm finally caught up! Great pictures!
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    Motoman_AZ Long time lurker....

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    Are those two sleeping at breakfast???
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  20. Aldorean

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    New to this Forum thanks to Prutser, i`m digging trough al these incredible pictures and reading als those great great stuff about the journey that you people made and it leaves me Flabbergasted and in AWE !!


    i`m 29 years turning 30 in a month, and 4 months ago passed my license and bought my first bike ( Vstrom 650 2008 modded with Hyperpro and very nice foglights :evil ) now looking into these great people doing even greater things i can only immagine how much i need to learn to even come close to travel like this.


    BIG BIG thanks to the people sharing this with us its so much fun and there is so much to be learned from all this that i`m hardly getting to post because i`m only reading for hours and hours.

    Please keep posting please keep riding and above all please keep enjoying what you do so we can glimpse and enjoy trough pictures and stories !!