Sibirsky Extreme 2012 - The Toughest Ride of Them All

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

  1. bigdon

    bigdon Long timer

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    Well said Terry!:rofl
  2. Pamirski

    Pamirski Adventurer

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    Hi Walter

    just incidentally bumped on this thread via google last night, although not planing another trip to Siberia this year (though your pictures are tempting), but just finishing last summers travel report.
    Thank you for sharing this amazing adventure. Your old reports motivated me for doing the western BAM and Tuva-Track.
    We were just some days before you in Altai (after last year beeing mainly on the M52, we entered via boat on the Teletskoe) and met Adrian the day he crossed the frontier, while we were on the way to the Ukok (there are still some unchartered waters in Altai, you find mainly russian fishers in this part, but it's border zone).
    I was really astonished, when 6 weeks later I saw an European style motorcycle standing in front of a hotel in Yakutsk and the plate was a Romanian one. This ended in a nice and late evening with you guys.
    Looking forward to your upper Lena valley and BAM pictures.

    Christian
  3. EtronX

    EtronX Been here awhile

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    We got pictures :evil

    Might not be the pictures you are waiting for, but we had stuff dangling around...
  4. EtronX

    EtronX Been here awhile

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    Thank you Drif10 :1drink I might just take you up on that :D
  5. O'B

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    I wonder what kind of cocktails are available from these wankers!
  6. WJW

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    RIDE REPORT!!
    I want more!!
    you guys are killing me.
    Please, Please get to the RIDE REPORT

    And thank you for everything you have done up to this point,
  7. Rossb

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    Lets get the RR going again
  8. Pamirski

    Pamirski Adventurer

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    The teaser revealed it?

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    Severobaikalsk or Olchon?
    Olchon has nice beaches,
    [​IMG]but as for the stones, I assume it is between Severobaikalsk and Nishneangarsk
  9. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Exactly: Dilution is the solution. :deal

    This ride report is blowing my mind. The story, the characters... the scenery! Thanks Colbatch for sharing so much. You`re a remarkable wealth of information. Would love to share a beer or two with you and Terry and crew.

    Cheers!

    :thumb
  10. OldLevi

    OldLevi Adventurer

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    Is this the RR about Sibirsky Extreme? I read page after page on the last part, but find nothing about riding, pictures, ladys .....
    I want THE STORY !!! :baldy:baldy:baldy

    I like this RR! Great!
  11. stemic01

    stemic01 Steve Royset

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    Some more photos from the first part till the start of BAM.

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    Erik riding dirtroads at Olkhon Island

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    Riding home before the storm

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    The storm is coming

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    Russian countryside

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    Walter on dirtroads


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    Walter

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    Old bridge

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    More bad weather moving in

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    How to transport tires

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    Steve is changing both front wheel bearings and front tyre on the F800GS.

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    Steve is changing both front wheel bearings and front tyre on the F800GS.

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    Stay of the night

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    Mostly dirt roads from here

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    Fueling up before entering the famous BAM road

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    FINALLY ON THE BAM ROAD !!!!
  12. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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  13. Jarno123

    Jarno123 Adventurer

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    There was still dangling going on? Suppose it wasn't too cold then :rofl
  14. thoopla

    thoopla n00b

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    wow! great read

    im planning russia tour in summer. can anyone recommend good russian forums for local advice? will try and use my rusty russky!
  15. BaddAndy

    BaddAndy Been here awhile

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    I don't see a Sibirsky sticker on the BAM sign. No proof you were ever there.
  16. beat

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  17. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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  18. sonnyboy

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    Thanks for sharing. How long did the GS 800 bearings last and whats your thought on reason for failing as the bike seems like new. Are you replacing with better:deal
  19. Twinmike

    Twinmike Grandpa

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    Hi Mr. Colebatch

    you destroyed my dream, i have only a Africa Twin and a BMW Dakar to follow your tracks far east and no money more to fix another bike :1drink

    NO was a joke i think i can handle the trip to Mongolia next year with my BMW Dakar
    thank you guys and girl for this awesome RR
  20. stemic01

    stemic01 Steve Royset

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    I don't know the reason for the faulty bearings, but guess they did not like water, sand and mud over time. They were not completely toasted, but they did not run smooth anymore - checked with finger while replacing front tyre. I replaced them around 25.000 km. The seals were not super tight and there were not too much grease in there either. I will aleways bring spares. Cheap parts and quick to replace with proper tools.