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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    My bike is up and running after a bit of overwinter work,mainly just servicing and a few modifications,surprisingly,both sets of wheel and swing arm bearings were still good.

    All ready for this summers ride....:D
  2. Thomas B.

    Thomas B. desert racer

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    Tony: Where to?
  3. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    I am jealous !
  4. Bli55

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    Walter, Terry, guys with FX-R bixenon projectors, how did your waterproofing hold out?
    What method or improvements can you think of?

    Also, were your projectors hard mounted onto the front subframe or were they rubber-mounted or somehow dampened?

    Cheers! :1drink



    You _------!!!! :D
    Made me do this!

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  5. tbird649

    tbird649 Been here awhile

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  6. jeickerman

    jeickerman Full of it.

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    Tony doesn't put unnecessary stress on his equipment, remember!

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  7. tee bee

    tee bee Been here awhile

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    The famous Tony lives in Moscow, i,m the lesser known Terry, no not "bongo brown" as someone mentioned....:rofl
    I,m off at the end of May,nothing as adventurous as last year i,m afraid, but i will be away most of the summer.
    I,ve a few friends i want to catch up with.
  8. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    Well mine also had a bit of perspex covering both lights as part of the replica KTM fairing. The lights are never totally dust and waterproof as the back, where the bulb goes in, lets in air and therefore moisture at times.

    They were hard mounted. Its the job of the front forks to dampen them.


  9. jeickerman

    jeickerman Full of it.

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    Well drat....Sorry Tony, you would have wheelied that scary river. Terry and Rod used the magic bongo solution. :lol3

    John
  10. husqzilla

    husqzilla Been here awhile

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  11. h2oboy

    h2oboy Been here awhile

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  12. MeinMotorrad

    MeinMotorrad Long timer

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    Saw this, on the BBC website and thought about your ride through the area.
  13. Creeker747

    Creeker747 Been here awhile

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    Very spooky! Thanks for sharing.
  14. WarLlama

    WarLlama belligerent cameloid

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    Claudio was out riding them on this when his Beemer broke down in Mongolia.

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  15. live2ridetahoe

    live2ridetahoe RN

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    I love both of these RRs!! I have been plowing through Sibirsky both at work and at home. Such and amazing trip!! Thank you W for taking us along on such an amazing ride...

    Buuurrrt, I loved your Mongolia trip. I have dreams of sipping vodka at a campsite and eating steppe stew. Your trip was inspirational. Thank you.

    Jeff G.

  16. WarLlama

    WarLlama belligerent cameloid

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    When steel is not strong enough its time to build a bike out of something stronger like carbon fiber. :deal
  17. WarLlama

    WarLlama belligerent cameloid

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    Hilarious!
  18. WarLlama

    WarLlama belligerent cameloid

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    An excellent ride report, one of the greats, thanks to all who took part and for sharing it with us. :thumb :clap
  19. LethPhaos

    LethPhaos Been here awhile

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    well, no, actually, CF is too brittle, and when it breaks, good luck finding a CF 'welder' or repairman in the middle of nowhere :)
  20. EtronX

    EtronX Been here awhile

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    Loading up the X again :happay

    Heading southbound for Holland and reunion with the Sibersky Extreme team :evil

    The routing will be:

    • Ferry from Kristiansand to Hirtshals in Denmark this afternoon. Then find a nice camp and spend the night in the tent.
    • Heading for Germany tomorrow. Taking it slow. Enjoying the roads. Camping.
    • Holland the day after. Again slow and low. Try to meet up with colleges in Den Helder.
    • Meet my mate Erik at HotRod Welding :freaky
    • And finally down to Prutser and Beam(st)er :D

    It will be good to be back on the road again :norton