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A World Of Dirt...On A 500exc

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by rtwpaul, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

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    A decade of collecting worldwide offroad routes and tracks from research and speaking with other riders is making this ride happen.

    The premise is simple: take a KTM 500exc RTW on as much dirt as possible...

    [​IMG]
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  2. sasho

    sasho Dual Personality

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    Location:
    MT/Bulgaria
    Beautiful job on the machine...
    Route goes through both MT and Bulgaria, so woohoo!! :lurk:beer
    #2
  3. DC950

    DC950 Microadventurer

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    Seattle and Las Cruces, NM
    very nice :thumb
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  4. borderlinebob

    borderlinebob Been here awhile

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    Location:
    CANADA-100 ft N of International Falls, MN
    And it starts...
    Nice to get on board on day 1 of your ride report.
    thanks in advance for what will be another epic read.
    BB
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  5. pzvt

    pzvt Been here awhile Supporter

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    In
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  6. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    Paul. Good luck.

    Subscribed!
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  7. Mapco

    Mapco Been here awhile

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    Fairbanks
    Follow you on instagram, good luck
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  8. Anthiron

    Anthiron Hell hath no fury like a womans scorn for Sega

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    794
    Location:
    Sunshine Coast QLD Australia
    In for the ride. Can't wait to see this one.
    Keen to see what your route is for the Australia leg.
    #8
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  9. Junya

    Junya Adventurer

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    65
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    So in
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  10. SlowMovinDream

    SlowMovinDream Not All Who Wander Are Lost

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    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    Man you move quick. In for the ride. Thanks in advance.
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  11. NAVIGATOR

    NAVIGATOR Wanderer

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    SOUTH OF THE USA BORDER(friendlier Mexico)
    :eek2:ear:thumbup have a safe trip:lurk
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  12. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    righto, the next @rtwpaul thread to follow... :lurk
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  13. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    Wnc
    In.. .. Bike looks excellent!
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  14. Cycle_Path

    Cycle_Path Been here awhile

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    888
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    earth
    my twin 16 with exact same mods. In.
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  15. Scribe

    Scribe £Bob£

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    In my natural state
    In on the first page! Almost as exciting as the ride itself. Almost …
    #15
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  16. Dracula

    Dracula I don't want a pickle! Supporter

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    Looking good, Paul!
    Subscribed. :lurk
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  17. trailrider77

    trailrider77 Been here awhile

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    210
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    If you decide to travel thru Texas and need a free garage todo some
    Maintenance let me know. I have a 2015 500 xcw and want to build it for TAT and BDRs. I am following your build out for guidance.
    #17
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  18. outbacktm

    outbacktm Bullrun Bison Supporter

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    All In
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  19. advrockrider

    advrockrider Long timer

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    Love my 500, do you have a build thread? What GPS are you using? Can't wait...
    #19
  20. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    Does he have a build thread... :jjen
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