From Russia, with love

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by MadRider777, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Life’s not all beer and skittles. Wings are taken off and there is the old van reanimation.

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  2. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    This is the end
    Hold your breath and count to ten
    Feel the clutch disc move and then
    Replace this part once more again
    :-) :-)

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    One traffic light race with Hayabusa and my clutch disc is gone...
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  3. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town...

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    It would appear that more than just your clutch is missing.
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  4. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    :-)
    It's old BMWs dry clutch. You have to disassamble the half of your motorcycle to replace it.
    But you are right anyway. This is my final drive, inside view. It destroyed itself by its own tooth.

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    I replaced this part too. I've got 16000 miles final drive from UK in perfect condition.
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  5. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    On Saturday I was on the road again. Warm weather and good mood. I had big plans. But all good things come to an end. And my two-wheel thing came to it on the highway with guard-rails. Some electrical glitch, and the fuel pump is off.
    It was new interesting situation - I had to roll my motorcycle along the tight traffic. Many motorcyclists stopped and wanted to help me. But how? Cheer up only. One car driver gave me a bottle of water, it was in proper time :-)
    Oh, 1 kilometer in 2 hours. Not bad...I'm finally on the right side of the road. Tow car can take me from here.

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    If I can't get a good ride I may get at least a small picnic.

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    This is a minor setback, but even the sun has... total eclipse :-)
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  6. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    My locomotive is on the rails again

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    Old town of Alexandrov

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    And my office in Moscow. It's a top secret dinosaurs lab :-)

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  7. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town...

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    How can you go wrong with beer and cookies?
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  8. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    This isn't beer. This is Russian kvass :photog
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  9. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town...

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    Now I have even more reason to visit Russia!
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  10. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Cinema evening on Wendsday. One of the biggest theaters in Europe and Nolan's "Dunkirk"

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  11. gavP

    gavP Old enough to know better

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    Really enjoying your writing and pictures.
    Was in Yekaterinburg earlier this year and going to Novosibirsk in November I think.
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  12. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    On this weekend I visited my friend in Tula, 200km from Moscow.

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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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  14. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Happy New Year from Moscow!
    We have very good weather here. Good for riding. No snow. Absolutely.
    The Americans did it! They stole our snow! :-)

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    Kristof Granit Long timer

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  16. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Moscow under the snow. I'm visiting my friend and his motorcycles :-)

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    x32792 Cracker American

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    Thank you for sharing.
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  18. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    The Annual Moscow Spring Exhibition. Waiting for the summer...

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  19. desert sled

    desert sled trail rider

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    thanks for the great pics !!! ... yes allies in wwII .... architecture is great mix of east and west .. with a little north mixed in ! ... dark russian rye bread looks good! , there are some bakeries that make it here in so-cal and very good !! ... vintage car races always fun !! , thanks again for posting pics and showing us your corner of the world !!
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  20. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    The season is opened but my motorcycle is still in garage. I've decided to get a superior electrical wiring after last year's electrical glitches.
    And I can't start the engine now. Practice makes perfect and perfect makes practice, a lot of practice :-).

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    But motolife is continuing. My friend Aleksander from Cherkessk has flown to Moscow to buy a bike. I've met him and helped as I could.

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    New helmet

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    And new motorcycle. I think TDM is good bike for adventures

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    Scenery near the scene

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    Some people prefer four wheels and they can move without help of an engine :-)

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    What can I show you even more? Only this beautiful Moscow sky outside my window

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