Sibirsky Extreme 2012 - The Toughest Ride of Them All

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

  1. Prutser

    Prutser Long timer

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    I'm sorry Rod but Beam(st)er and me had not that much trouble that day. Our tires were really ok !!!!
    And I think we were the only ones that REALLY ENJOYED that day.
    Regardless of the wet socks, rain,mud,mosquitoes......:muutt
  2. igormortis

    igormortis Long timer

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    Remind us, Prutser - what tyres were you using?
  3. Prutser

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    I know it's addictive....... Checking it my self all the time :D You never know what Walter,Rod or Terry might say:*sip*

    The fender is from Ufo plast.(way to short) The seat base plate is an original one. But with some changes.
    I took of a bit from the sides at the back to make it look thinner and there is a custom foam and cover on it.
  4. Prutser

    Prutser Long timer

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    Beam(st)er and me were using Bridgestone ED77 and ED78
    No DOT code.... But when I took off the "NOT" in "Not for highway use" they were fine :D

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    They made our bikes fishtail above 90 km/h. caused by the front tire.
    (for the ride home (2700km tarmac) I changed the front for an old TKC80 and the fishtailing was gone)
    On the boxer they lasted more than 10.000 km. On the XCountry they could have done some more.
  5. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    That look is one of total resignation to the situation.. you are wet, you are muddy, there is nothing you can do about it so just keep on trudging along.. I have seen that exact same look countless times in my 23 years in the Marines. :clap You spend the first few hours trying to stay dry and warm/comfortable, and at some point it just becomes impossible. Once you give up trying, you just enjoy the misery and get the job done.
  6. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    I like how he even has his jacket undone:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3 Take me, I'm yours:rofl:rofl
  7. Steveman

    Steveman Been here awhile

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    Yeah, that was me. Sorry to hear that the bastard still is giving you a hard time. You are my hero, I am a lot less patient and would have kicked the darn bike into the deepest rut I could find.:puke1
    There's nothing worse than sitting on a bike which you cant trust. Except you're a man and get pregnant :D

    Not exactly knowing where you are I just ask a (maybe) stupid question: Is there a chance to get the KTM in a garage, even if its the worst shithole north of the Danube? I mean just to have a dry place to check step by step what may be the reason. May take a day but maybe it would be worth a try. I already asked KTM technicians but they have no clue and also would try to check the most usual things (spark and fuel). Spark you have, so its obviously a fuel problem. That makes it more complicated.... However, mine had a spark from time to time so I'd check teh ground connections whether its the reason or not, just to be sure. Then go and disconnect every connector you can find and drench it with WD40 or other similar spray. Check the engine cut out switch, I seen a 690 where the switch was faulty which took us almost a day to find out. The ignition switch my have a problem as well, but thats hard to check without measuring equipment.

    I really know how pissed you are and I keep my fingers crossed for you and your mates...


    Hope you can get it sorted.

    Steve
  8. igormortis

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    Hey Steve, just a reminder that this report is being written after the fact. Presumably they're all back home now. We just have to wait anxiously to see where the story goes from here!
  9. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    I believe those are called "Gritty". A popular Baja tire here in USA. Hard wearing, perform well. Never tried them in mud ... but a better pattern than TKC I should think (for Mud).

    I've heard the theory that a heavy bike can make Mud riding a bit easier.
    What do you guys think? :ear
    (I think about Aussie RTW legend Peter Forwood and his HD in deep mud ruts in Africa)
  10. Steveman

    Steveman Been here awhile

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    *LOL* Thanks. I am a friggin idiot :D
  11. dashmoto

    dashmoto Serial Tinkerer

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    Speaking as someone dumb enough to go rally racing on a 660 Tenere in the wettest British summer for several years, I can assure you that a heavy bike does NOT make riding in mud easier :D
  12. Phrog

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    Now back to our regular station :D
  13. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    No you're not.
    I bet this is exactly what they do. :deal
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    poolman Gnarly Poolside Adv.

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    Terry is clearly boring core samples to conduct soil and substrate analysis... many experienced riders do this before proceeding on questionable surfaces:

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  15. Prutser

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    Half way during the track........She was making room for fresh water :D

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  16. Beam(st)er

    Beam(st)er Miss Adventurer

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    Sorry Rod, can't keep this for myself...

    Rod's dive

    :poser
  17. InTheMuck

    InTheMuck So it goes...

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    This RR is amazing! Great trip, amazing photos, funny, informative, and it goes on and on... :clap
  18. Prutser

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    Me being the one with the agricultural shaped vehicle was plowing a path trough the tall grass.
    After a few hundred meters I checked if Beam(st)er was still following.......:ricky

    But................nobody there.......!
    So I walked back to check how she was doing.When i saw her she was standing in the middle of the track.
    I asked here :Where is your bike ??????
    She pointed to the right. Than I saw only the handle bars sticking out of a ditch.

    While she was driving the bike just dropped into the ditch, which could not be seen trough the tall grass.
    With the help of Tee Bee's powerlifting skills :gdog the bike returned from the deep. And we carried on :freaky
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