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Forum: Orange Crush 02-19-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,510
Posted By ThisWayHome
As a fellow 990 owner, it should be noted that...

As a fellow 990 owner, it should be noted that one of the few things that honestly sucks about this bike is first gear jerkiness at slow speeds. Feathering the clutch in technical sections or simply...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-19-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,287
Posted By ThisWayHome
I'm currently on an around-the-world motorcycle...

I'm currently on an around-the-world motorcycle trip and have to say that some of the best riding in the world is in Copper Canyon, Mexico. I was actually surprised just how remote some parts of the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,994,099
Posted By ThisWayHome
Dude, I told you the customs agent at the...

Dude, I told you the customs agent at the Laos/Cambodia border crossing was a real jerk. Similar to your experience on the road traveling through countless countries, this was the only border...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,788
Posted By ThisWayHome
Out of curiosity, do you know the source of this...

Out of curiosity, do you know the source of this data? The number of motorcycles as a percentage of vehicles in Mexico seems high at around 25%.
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,994,099
Posted By ThisWayHome
Riding in Southeast Asia

Hey Ed, like many other people, I've been following your trip report for a long time but haven't posted much because I'm also on an around-the-world trip of sorts myself. I rode all over Europe...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-08-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,342
Posted By ThisWayHome
Buy Continental Trail Attack 2 tires, a new seat...

Buy Continental Trail Attack 2 tires, a new seat from Seatconcepts.com, and save money for the rest of the stuff that will break on the bike.
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3,625
Views: 1,688,160
Posted By ThisWayHome
While nobody may have suffered an immediate death...

While nobody may have suffered an immediate death directly connected to the nuclear incident at Fukushima, it is myopic to not consider the long-term implications of releasing radiation into the...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-07-2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 18,793
Views: 7,568,111
Posted By ThisWayHome
What kind of nut owns a 990 and sells it with...

What kind of nut owns a 990 and sells it with only 2,200 miles?
Forum: Orange Crush 10-05-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,441
Posted By ThisWayHome
Why not buy the 2013 Multistrada instead of the...

Why not buy the 2013 Multistrada instead of the 1190 if you plan to ride 90% road?
Forum: Orange Crush 10-05-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,439
Posted By ThisWayHome
At 6'3'' with an Arai XD3 helmet and a slightly...

At 6'3'' with an Arai XD3 helmet and a slightly taller seat, I can testify the biggest reduction in wind buffeting was observed by removing the cool looking but buffet inducing visor. I'd estimate...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-05-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,652
Posted By ThisWayHome
Since I'm on the road traveling on my bike and...

Since I'm on the road traveling on my bike and have time to burn, I actually went back to read through the comments again and honestly don't get the vibe that he was condescending in his response to...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-05-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,652
Posted By ThisWayHome
I presume you are from Scandinavia (perhaps...

I presume you are from Scandinavia (perhaps Sweden), a lovely area where people are educated in the fine art of reading comprehension and equipped with the decency to offer a differing view in a...
Forum: EMEA 09-25-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By ThisWayHome
Riding Partners in the Dolomites

Hi,

I'm currently on an almost around-the-world trip from Iceland to New Zealand on a KTM 990 Adventure and thought I'd reach out to see if anybody is interested in riding any time over the next...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3,625
Views: 1,688,160
Posted By ThisWayHome
Japan without Carnet

In a future post will you elaborate on how you were able to enter Japan without a carnet?
Forum: Europe 09-11-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,610
Posted By ThisWayHome
Thank you for the great information. I'll make...

Thank you for the great information. I'll make use of these websites when I make it to the Alps next week from riding in Iceland.
Forum: Europe 09-11-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,610
Posted By ThisWayHome
Are the speeding tickets primarily executed with...

Are the speeding tickets primarily executed with automatic speed cameras or radar dectors on police cars? With a California license plate in Europe I ignore most of the automatic speed detection...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-10-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18,793
Views: 7,568,111
Posted By ThisWayHome
Geothermal activity in north Iceland

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Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3,625
Views: 1,688,160
Posted By ThisWayHome
High reliability...? It is funny how people...

High reliability...? It is funny how people observe the same basic events and reach opposite conclusions. I'm reading through his ordeals on the road with the 690. I'm scared to buy one for an...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-01-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 18,793
Views: 7,568,111
Posted By ThisWayHome
I think they were taken a bit west of Skaftafell...

I think they were taken a bit west of Skaftafell National Park during a time when Iceland had a sun. As you probably know all too well, the past two days have seen only major wind and rain, making...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-01-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 18,793
Views: 7,568,111
Posted By ThisWayHome
Iceland (Hands-down most beautiful destination on earth)

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Forum: Orange Crush 09-01-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18,793
Views: 7,568,111
Posted By ThisWayHome
Iceland

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Forum: Orange Crush 09-01-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18,793
Views: 7,568,111
Posted By ThisWayHome
Iceland

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Forum: Orange Crush 09-01-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18,793
Views: 7,568,111
Posted By ThisWayHome
What funky seat do you have installed on the bike?

What funky seat do you have installed on the bike?
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3,625
Views: 1,688,160
Posted By ThisWayHome
Keep your spirits up with the rain. I'm suffering...

Keep your spirits up with the rain. I'm suffering thousands of miles away in Iceland with strong winds and non-stop rain. The only saving grace are breathtaking views of this volcanic island and hot...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-28-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 13,780
Posted By ThisWayHome
well said

well said
Forum: EMEA 08-28-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By ThisWayHome
Your information is very helpful save for the...

Your information is very helpful save for the fact that I want to travel all over the island because it is the most beautiful place on Earth and heaven for motorcycles. Hopefully I'll be able to see...
Forum: EMEA 08-27-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By ThisWayHome
Hey WildMan, I'm currently spending the...

Hey WildMan,

I'm currently spending the night in east Iceland with a family and tomorrow plan to work my way west to Reykjavik over the next few days. After spending a few days of partying in the...
Forum: EMEA 08-23-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By ThisWayHome
Iceland Trip: August 27 through September 11

Hi Everybody,

I depart from Hirtshals, Denmark on the ferry to Iceland with my KTM 990 Adventure on August 24th, arriving on the 27th, and departing on September 11th back to Denmark. I have an...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 104,688
Posted By ThisWayHome
Thanks a bunch for investing the time in this...

Thanks a bunch for investing the time in this trip report. It is very handy and will benefit all the future riders.
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,371
Posted By ThisWayHome
Netherlands to New Zealand

I recently shipped my KTM 990 Adventure from California to Rotterdam and am waiting for it to arrive on August 16th. What parts of Europe do you guys plan to ride through? Maybe I'll be able to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 621,455
Posted By ThisWayHome
Do you know how late in the season it is possible...

Do you know how late in the season it is possible to ride through the passes in the Himalayas? I may not be able to arrive until the middle of October and bet I'm cutting it close with weather...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-11-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,919
Posted By ThisWayHome
The tone of your response is totally...

The tone of your response is totally inappropriate given the situation. Please save it for YouTube commentary.
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,919
Posted By ThisWayHome
Monitor Pass is one of my favorite roads in all...

Monitor Pass is one of my favorite roads in all of California with stunning views as you alluded to. Your bike is sweet looking!


[QUOTE=Cafe Racer;21616922]And all of a sudden it happens. As I...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3,625
Views: 1,688,160
Posted By ThisWayHome
Are you bypassing India and Southeast Asia in...

Are you bypassing India and Southeast Asia in favor of riding east through Russia and Mongolia?
Forum: EMEA 06-02-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,197
Posted By ThisWayHome
Schumacher Logistics

Last Friday I rode my motorcycle from San Francisco to Los Angeles to drop my motorcycle off at Schumacher Logistics (http://www.schumachercargo.com/) for shipment to Rotterdam. The price is $495...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,337
Posted By ThisWayHome
I'm shipping my KTM 990 Adventure out of the Los...

I'm shipping my KTM 990 Adventure out of the Los Angeles area this Friday with Schumacher Logistics and arrive in Rotterdam on July 6th to start my ride from The Netherlands, hopefully reaching New...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-27-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,009
Posted By ThisWayHome
To your point, I've witnessed large differences...

To your point, I've witnessed large differences in service department pricing for the valve check, running the gamut from about $400 in Tucson to $800-ish at the expensive Scuderia West in San...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,409
Posted By ThisWayHome
Routes

Would you be able to share some of the routes traveled so far through India? I plan to visit in the Fall on my motorcycle and would love to avoid boring places as I travel from north to south.
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,409
Posted By ThisWayHome
Routes

Would you be able to share some of the routes traveled so far through India? I plan to visit in the Fall on my motorcycle and would love to avoid boring places as I travel from north to south.
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3,625
Views: 1,688,160
Posted By ThisWayHome
I should have written it a bit more clearly. I...

I should have written it a bit more clearly. I mean to say prior to leaving the US.
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