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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Colebatch, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    No mine was not pre production. Maybe you just got a bad unit. I was dumbfounded by how waterproof mine was. Never had anything like it before. Really impressed
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    griffo1962 Long timer

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    Good to know. Mines being repaired atm so we'll see how good it is when I get it back.
  3. yety61

    yety61 Global Vagabond

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    G'day Colebatch,

    I have to congratulate you on a very inspirational ride report, fantastic photography and awesome writeup.

    This ride report has inspired me to do a ride from London to Magadan next year. I'm planning on doing the ride over 4.5 months from early May onwards.

    I have a question in regards to the language, I am trying to find a Russian Language Course via the internet to be able to better comunicate and immerse myself in the culture more and my question is, have you any advice on a good russian language course to take?
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated, and thanks in advance.
  4. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    Sorry, Cant help you, as I have never tried any of them
  5. TomTom63

    TomTom63 Motorradfahrer

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    If I may chime in. I am in a similar position and want to learn as much Russian as possible before my trip in 2012.

    I am fluent in 3 languages and have picked up my first Rosetta Stone language course. I am completely taken by it. Yes, it is expensive. But, the results are fantastic - if you are serious about learning without going to a structured class. However, don't be fooled. It will take a serious effort of 30-60 minutes daily to get good results.

    I usually get my studying out of the way first thing in the morning and listen to the Audio Companion on my way to the office. It's amazing what the ole gray matter still retains...:lol3
  6. Jettn Jim

    Jettn Jim This is Liv'n!!!

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    Thanx for the info, I can put it to good use.
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    Everyone knows the best way to learn russian is to get a Russian girlfriend. :D

    Looking forward to your next ride Colebatch.
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    asphaltmueller nomad acc. ยง 2(3)AVV

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    on language learning : spend some money and get a russian teacher for at least some private classes, maybe after you have learned a bit on the net or with media and just before the trip; instruct the teacher to concentrate on spoken language on the travel and bike theme beforehand

    though also in the very beginning, to get the pronounciation at least approx. right, a few hours might be very usefull

    helps enourmously to really interact in the language

    a normally offered structured course/classes wouldn't help you very much in your situation, i.e trying to learn some travel basics in a few month

    lukeman : girlfriends can be quite expensive
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    yety61 Global Vagabond

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    Thanks all for the replies to my question, your help is appreciated.

    I'm looking forward to seeing some of the places Colebatch has seen next year, and I guess this is all part of the trip for me.
  10. scooter noob

    scooter noob Been here awhile

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    Hi there Colebatch, I recently bought an `07 G650 xmoto & I was wondering how you kept your saddlebag on your x Challenge exhaust from burning? Any info would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
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    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    The rack in the picture immediately above did that job.

    see http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13344749&postcount=353 for more detail
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    scooter noob Been here awhile

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    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    OK we used a combination of 18mm tubing with 2mm walls and 16mm tubing with 1.5mm walls for your reference.
  14. scooter noob

    scooter noob Been here awhile

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    Was on sibirsky Extreme, and I can't wait for the DVD to come out. Gonna get me a copy of that. Then I'm gonna show it to the high and mighty in my BMW club and show them that it doesn't take a big BMW touring bike to see great places. Keep 'er safe mate. Fellow BMW thumper rider giving good thoughts to ya'.:D:clap
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    your rr was great!! as a middle schooler i also attended the same summer festival outside of yakutsk, fun to see, brought back memories. at one point you inferred that your blue cloth from mongolia was in the wind of some sort... just wanted to know for my own piece of mind; was it hooked onto your bag or bike? hopefully the bags considering how the dutch riff-raff treat thumpers.

    thanks again
    devin
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    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    Sadly, it was tied around the middle of my handlebars. I didnt worry about it as I figured no-one would ever want to take a muddy blue strip of cloth.

    But it wasnt with the bike when the bike was recovered :(
  17. Ed Teach

    Ed Teach Been here awhile

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    My mom brought from Mongolia a blue piece of cloth like yours. It was given her by some people on the Gobi desert to protect her during his travel back home. Normally you could see it hanging near our house door, but someday an as***le stole it. It was a sad day for my mom, 'cause this blue piece of cloth brought her very happy memories every time she arrived home.
    There is stupid people in every country.
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    Genghis 'll get'em!!
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    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    I certainly hope so too
  20. scooter noob

    scooter noob Been here awhile

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    Very true on the Russian teacher...and the girlfriend.LOL! Seriously tho, when the wife and I planned on going to Russia a few years ago(hopefully we'll get there someday), I took almost a year of russian from a tutor I found. Its a very interesting language and not too hard, once you get past the alphabet which is 33 characters(letters).