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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by earthmover, Aug 23, 2019.
Great report, I was in Iceland in June, it was fun seeing some of the places we visited again.
I enjoyed that
Great report, even though I haven't read it all, yet. When was this? We might have been there at the same time - though mostly on the other side of the island ...
Thanks for sharing looks like an epic ride with a good group. This is on my bucket list of rides
We were there from the 3rd to the 17th of July.
Whaaa Iceland magic place
Thank's for your report.
I noticed there was little fear of fallen tree branches!
Awesome trip and well done report! I did a very similar tour in 2016 and a lot of your pictures showed highly familiar places^^ What happend to jamie though?
Awesome report! Thanks so much for sharing!! Iceland is quickly climbing closer to the top of my bucket list!!
Ah, our ferry arrived just a few days later. Very rarely did we meet someone with a dualsport/enduro bike.
More importantly, what happened to his bike?
Thanks for you kind words folks.
When Jamie discovered that some of the cam follower bearing debris was now "in circulation" as it were, he decided that he couldn't (or didn't want) to fix it where it was. The freight company that shipped the bikes over was called Samskip, and we had noticed their trucks around Iceland. Jamie rang them to find that they did a daily run that stopped at Holmavik at around 3.00pm, so he made arrangements for his bike to be collected from there and dropped back at the warehouse in Reykjavik. Being a freight company they weren't insured to carry passengers, so Jamie caught the bus, then flew home to England. When we got back to Reykjavik his bike was in the warehouse waiting for us, and we put it in the shipping container with ours for the journey home.
Imho that was a reaaally sensible decision! Considering that just changing the fork seals on my 950 adventure at the KTM shop in Reykjavik cost me 650€ (back in 2016!). Iceland is just too damn expensive to have your engine rebuild there^^
Anyway, one again thank you for sharing your pictures with us. Makes me all itchy to visit this awesome island again!
In 2011 we found someone in Akureyri who did the same for my 1150GS for half the rate of my mechanic back home. I'm not saying that Iceland isn't expensive or that he should have rebuilt the engine right there, but you can find really helpful people with a bit of luck.
Great report; good trip and good company, what more could you want? Cheaper beer?