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Forum: Trip Planning 12-19-2011, 10:08 AM
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Posted By nrader
I can relate to this and have been worried about...

I can relate to this and have been worried about breaking the ice to my parents as well. Most parents want their kid to do the safe bet, which is work all summer and then go to University, not go a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
I've given some thought to tell what happens on...

I've given some thought to tell what happens on the rest of my adventures. I've had some interesting things happen so far. It just takes so much time to keep it updated and keep it interesting. ...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
Entry 76

This time we wake up early and hit the road at a decent hour. But first a quick photo shoot.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/lukeswab/Africa%202011/Entry%2076/P1050135.jpg

For some...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
Entry 76

We didn't get the start like we wanted to, but not the worst we've had. Unfortunately Ben's friends were gone by the time we woke up and we had to leave before they would be back. They left us with...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
Entry 75

Our bikes have not been in this good of condition since leaving America. John really helped us get our bikes back in working order. Now we have a short 130 mile drive to the ferry we are taking to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
Unfortunately we haven't gotten the money back...

Unfortunately we haven't gotten the money back from South Africa. I keep wanting to call them, but I always forget when I have time and connection speed to do it. In two days I should have time to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2011, 04:40 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
Entry 69

The plan is to wake up at 6:00 in the morning and drive all day. Surprisingly we do it. 6:00 comes and we both get up out of bed and start packing up. Lukas isn't home from his girlfriends house...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
Entry 67

Romania was awesome, but we have to leave and make it to Vienna. We leave Thomas and try to make up some time since we got a late for the day. We don't make it very far for the day, but at least we...
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
Brian Johnson is a friend of Luke's that has been...

Brian Johnson is a friend of Luke's that has been toying with the idea of flying out to Romania and finishing the trip with us on a rented motorcycle. He ownes Longerday Productions and wants to make...
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
We wake up at 8:00 ready to ride so we can get to...

We wake up at 8:00 ready to ride so we can get to Anca's early in the day. The good news is the weather is nice. Ok the weather sucks, it's 50 degrees and raining. Thank you heated gear!
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2011, 04:28 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
Camping was amazing. It's been way to long since...

Camping was amazing. It's been way to long since we've done it, plus this is the best area we've found yet. Now we get the whole day to drive on one of the best roads in the world. It doesn't take...
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2011, 12:44 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
Entry 58

It feels so good to get on the road again. We have been hanging out in major cities waiting to continue the trip for too long. Istanbul is not too far from the Bulgarian border, and that is where we...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2011, 01:34 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
I agree with Luke. Money does have a tendancy to...

I agree with Luke. Money does have a tendancy to ruin things or alternate your way of thinking. For example: if we wanted to eat at the worlds best restaurant and spend $200 dollars a person, it...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
HAHA, I love it!

HAHA, I love it!
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2011, 03:50 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
Entry 48

It's hard to get an early start to riding when you are staying at a hotel and have made friends in the area. We wanted to leave by 10, but that didn't happen. Our friend Seid told us he would bring...
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
Entry 46

We woke up to the sound of people outside our tent watching us sleep. It's hard to sleep any longer under those conditions, so we got out of bed. Once we were out the bed the crowd watching us got...
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1,263
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Posted By nrader
Entry 43

We wake up in the morning still dehydratred from the day before. We try our best to hydrate and pound most of our days supply. I think we are finally making progress. Since we are sleeping in tents...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2011, 12:44 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
A night of lake turkana dancing will take it out...

A night of lake turkana dancing will take it out of you. The joke was on me though. My sleeping pad has a hole in it and I was sleeping on those rocks raw dog. While we pack our stuff up our hosts...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
There are quite a few threads and one monster one...

There are quite a few threads and one monster one about the bearing issue over in parallel universe. I believe the problems is the some hubs have the wrong bore from BMW. The bore is too small and...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
I'm still rocking that monster dent. I don't...

I'm still rocking that monster dent. I don't think my rim has any places that haven't been dented in or out. I usually repair the dents with a hammer, but at Jungle Junction I used a hydralic...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2011, 12:17 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
The panniers are holding up great! The bike has...

The panniers are holding up great! The bike has tipped once at 30 mph and they held up fine. I love them. So far I've had nothing go wrong with them.
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
The bike is fixed again and it's time to make up...

The bike is fixed again and it's time to make up some time. Luke and I have been talking and are wondering if we are making the right decision to continue driving north. If Sudan won't issue us a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
Agreed

Agreed
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2011, 09:49 AM
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Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
That depends if it's your friend or you who can't...

That depends if it's your friend or you who can't fart with confidence.
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2011, 03:10 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
Entry 32

We'll fix it when we get to Nairobi. That has been our motto since we left Cape Town. Every motorcycle rider we came across in Africa recommended we stay at Jungle Junction, so that's what we did. As...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2011, 02:24 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
After climbing we decided to take it easy for a...

After climbing we decided to take it easy for a day or two. Our bus took us back to a hotel in Moshi that was included in our climbing cost. Then we did what we've been needing to do for a long time,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-12-2011, 12:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By nrader
It turns out the fuel pump went bad. I left...

It turns out the fuel pump went bad. I left Nairobi and drove about 200 miles and it died for good. I took the fuel pump out and hooked it directly to the battery with alligator clips and the fuel...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2011, 12:18 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
Not yet. It turns out my fuel pump is shot. ...

Not yet. It turns out my fuel pump is shot. Luke's bike has been teaching mine bad things. Oh well, we have a pump coming from the UK. It should be here in about 4 days.
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
Thanks for the Advice. When I start my bike for...

Thanks for the Advice. When I start my bike for the first time of the day it only runs for 5-10 seconds then dies. If I immediately try to start it the engine just turns over but won't start. If I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-08-2011, 01:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By nrader
Problem with bike stalling when it's cold

Hey everyone.

I'm in Nairobi right now and my bike has been acting up. The last few days it seems to be getting worse and worse. When the bike is cold it starts up with no problem, then after...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
We made it to meet Timmer 12 hours before we...

We made it to meet Timmer 12 hours before we started our climb. Now we had to get packed. Luke and I haven't given any thought to what we would take up the mountain. Timmer advises us on what we...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
Entry 25

5:00 am came early. We started to pack up while it was still dark and hit the road as soon as we were finished. We only had 250 miles to go. We should have no trouble making that by noon. Even though...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
Entry 24

We woke up before the sun came up and were on the road at first light. We had close to 600 miles to pound out for the day, which we've done before and know it's possible.
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
19

We woke up early excited for our drive through Chobe. We were even more excited to find out the roads were more of a two track. 200 miles of two track and wild animals sounded awesome.
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
We tried our best to wake up early in the morning...

We tried our best to wake up early in the morning so we could make us some time. That didn't happen. It's easier to wake up at 6:00 am when you're sleeping on hard ground in a tent instead of a nice...
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
In the morning we woke up early to tow Luke's...

In the morning we woke up early to tow Luke's bike to the KTM dealership. We are starting to get pretty good at this.
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
After two days at the KTM dealer Luke's bike was...

After two days at the KTM dealer Luke's bike was ready to ride. Many tests were performed trying to troubleshoot the problem. But, we are still not 100% sure what was originally wrong with it. They...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
Shipping motorcycles sucks! After doing some...

Shipping motorcycles sucks! After doing some research we decided it would be better to ship our bikes by air instead of by ship, but it didn't work out for us. We were told by our shipping company...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 643,383
Posted By nrader
Staying in shape

After two and half weeks of travelers telling us we need to climb Lions Head we finally caved. We took off to catch the sunset by the time we reached the top. After a hard day of sitting in the pool...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 01-29-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 947
Posted By nrader
Help needed in Cape Town

My friend and I have been stuck in Cape Town trying to begin our journey to Norway since the 4th of January. Yesterday we finally received our bikes. Unfortunately, Luke's fuel pump went out on his...
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