Sibirsky Extreme 2012 - The Toughest Ride of Them All

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

  1. Packer

    Packer Been here awhile

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    Saw the name, got to the mapping post, subscribed:D

    Looking forward to this one, it will make my Alaska trip on the 1150 look like a pussy's day out.
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  2. davesupreme

    davesupreme grand poobah

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    it's not nice to tease us like that..... :cry
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  3. ClayR

    ClayR Animal

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    Totally Bodie Knar Knar
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  4. capeklr

    capeklr Been here awhile

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    Can't miss a Colebatch ride report. :clap
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  5. MikJogg

    MikJogg Weekend Adventurer

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    For sure i´m in too :lurk

    Season end is near,but another Colebatch report is on the way,that´s great...:bow

    MJ
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  6. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    First name on the riders team sheet was, obviously enough, me. I had no idea if anyone else would be stupid enough and have time enough to attempt a ride like this with me, so when I came up with the plan, I was prepared to do it alone ... or at least large stretches of it alone.

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    The bike I was riding was the rebuilt X-Challenge that featured in last years Morocco ride report - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=727119

    The modifications are numerous and detailed on the bike build thread here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=524638, but for purposes of being brief ...

    The big ticket highlights are:
    - Hyperpro Shock
    - Marzocchi twin chamber 50mm forks, resprung and revalved
    - Hot Rod X-Tank (9.5litres)
    - Hot Rod X-Rack
    - Hot Rod KTM 690 Rallye fairing assembly
    - Excel Rims (A60 up front)
    - Scheffelmeier bash plate
    - Rayz seat
    - HID50 projector lights, ballasts and bulbs
    - SR Racing exhaust
    - Assorted hard parts from Scheffelmeier, Hot Rod and Adventure-Spec
    - Terry Browns prototype X-Challenge oil cooler

    Luggage:
    I used the Giant Loop Fandango tank bag, a 49 litre (not the big one) Ortlieb roll bag on the back, but the main panniers were a product (Magadan Bags) that I had been developing over the last year or so since nothing else did the job, now produced and distributed by Adventure-Spec.

    When the bike emerged from the workshops of Hyperpro and Hot-Rod just 10 days before departure, it looked like this:

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    In adventuring mode, on the road, it looks like this:

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  7. Bli55

    Bli55 -

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    Здравствуй Walter, I sense some brutal Siberian mud-madness! :evil
    Trust you won't be dissapointing?

    Oh and please do a side-story post in your usual style, about going from google earth to real earth...:thumb

    PS. you are v.close to convience me to build my future perfect bike on an x-challenge...
    just hope they will still be alive in a couple of years after all such trashings!!!

    Спасибо.
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  8. JayReif

    JayReif Valiant

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  9. Blaise W

    Blaise W Been here awhile

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    In! Best reading on the planet! :lurk
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  10. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    Absolutely in!
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  11. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    i'm in...are you freaking kidding me another epic ride report is about to unfold...as you ride east and potenial cold days and nights i'm heading south and it gets warmer daily, i feel for you :lol3 i needed some good reading on the road...go Colebatch and his crazy crew
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  12. kimzx1000r

    kimzx1000r Been here awhile

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    Oh I am so in, I would not want to miss this one!!!! :ear
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  13. lualca

    lualca motero

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    whoaa, a new sibirsky extreme, in!! :nod
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  14. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    I was just thinking to myself, "I'm ready for another Colebatch adventure.." I open up Ride Reports, and THERE IT IS!

    Thanks Walter. You really do a service for those of us not able to do these rides!
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  15. squiffynimrod

    squiffynimrod maximum shrinkage

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    This is too early. I'm still riding for at least another 3 weeks. At least have the common decency to wait until I'm snowbound and need a good read.

    IN!
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  16. Popsy

    Popsy Adventurer

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    great ride... subscribed :D
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  17. freefallen

    freefallen down with gravity

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    I was waiting for this moment, Walter!
    Now I understand your earlier reply "Something ambitious" to my remark: "I'm missing your epic rides, are you preparing for something soon?"
    Sapsibo, anxiously awaiting your posts.
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  18. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    :lurk In!!!!
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  19. VFR

    VFR Been here awhile

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    Another epic Colebatch ride report!!! :clap I'm totally IN for this one. Actually caught it at the start for the first time. I thought I recognized at least one face from previous rides.

    No way could I do that but I'm happy to read about those that can.
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  20. _cy_

    _cy_ Long timer

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    wow... nice trip!!
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