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Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,491
Posted By ADVRadu
Hey Bob, Nice to see my mug here, too :rofl ...

Hey Bob,

Nice to see my mug here, too :rofl

Outstanding photos - need I say more? This is a source of motivation for me to start writing my own report. Surely, the photos will not be nearly as...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-12-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 72,009
Posted By ADVRadu
Nice idea! But I guess some oil WILL get into the...

Nice idea! But I guess some oil WILL get into the vacuum cleaner, right?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-06-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 72,009
Posted By ADVRadu
Finally got reunited with my beloved bike this...

Finally got reunited with my beloved bike this weekend. I was so happy!
And I have done a couple of things:
- I checked oil level - seems I put too much in last time; I've done the stupid thing of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-18-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 72,009
Posted By ADVRadu
Did not try that, but it could be a good idea on...

Did not try that, but it could be a good idea on my list. Bleeder is same as stock.

One more thing, the pushrod can be extracted just by pulling it outwards, or is there more to it?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-18-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 72,009
Posted By ADVRadu
I'm confused now. Or maybe it's too early in the...

I'm confused now. Or maybe it's too early in the morning?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-17-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 72,009
Posted By ADVRadu
I'm using Shell Advance Ultra 4T synt. 15W50,...

I'm using Shell Advance Ultra 4T synt. 15W50, just like the previous owner of the bike. I did an oil change, water pump, forks, bla bla bla service shortly after buying the bike. The oil is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-17-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 72,009
Posted By ADVRadu
Yep, only when hot. Otherwise it's going like...

Yep, only when hot. Otherwise it's going like knife through butter. Sometimes I even got the impression of 'problem solved' until I ride slow in the city or in the mud, and there it goes again.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-16-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 72,009
Posted By ADVRadu
I need to check that. I only bought the bike this...

I need to check that. I only bought the bike this spring, done some forest road riding back home in Romania a a bigger summer tour in Central Asia. No problems so far, this clutch drag is the first...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-16-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 72,009
Posted By ADVRadu
It may be a good idea to try a 0.3mm jet. But...

It may be a good idea to try a 0.3mm jet. But still this does not really explain why did I experience the same drag when the jet was blocked.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-16-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 72,009
Posted By ADVRadu
2004 bike, with about 50K km on the clock.

2004 bike, with about 50K km on the clock.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-15-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 72,009
Posted By ADVRadu
I feel like I need to bring this one back up... ...

I feel like I need to bring this one back up...

I started having trouble with clutch drag as well. In order to fix it, I took out the oil jet and I noticed it was either clogged or it was actually...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,534
Posted By ADVRadu
Bine le mai zici, Dayana! I feel humble...Even...

Bine le mai zici, Dayana!
I feel humble...Even though we met on the road and we have done a similar trip, I seriously doubt my abilities to write such a nice report (but maybe I can make it up with...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,950
Posted By ADVRadu
Multumim! As we have returned, it's time to...

Multumim!

As we have returned, it's time to finish this report, before I start the new one!

Romanian speaking people will find the name of the village quite funny:...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,950
Posted By ADVRadu
Now we are in Dussledorf, Germany. We're off to...

Now we are in Dussledorf, Germany. We're off to Bishkek tomorrow. Sorry, but I can only finish this when I get back.
Here's the link to our spot tracker:...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,950
Posted By ADVRadu
Indeed, we did have a great time in the...

Indeed, we did have a great time in the mountains. But I guess I am just about at half (or so) of the story now...so on we go!

The diner we had on the (suposedly) last evening in Mestia was the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,950
Posted By ADVRadu
I meant to finish this earlier, but, as always,...

I meant to finish this earlier, but, as always, time is not plenty so...blabla...maybe I'd better just admit I am lazy :wink:

Neighbours were calm and friendly...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-12-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,887
Posted By ADVRadu
Just a noob question

Hi,

Sorry for potentially reviving and hijacking an old thread....

I am preparing the bike (950 adv 2004) for a longer trip and I'm considering overhauling the suspension. I will do the forks,...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-12-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,669
Posted By ADVRadu
WOW, impressive! Good luck to you! Just one...

WOW, impressive! Good luck to you!

Just one question (for now, obiously!): how will you ride your bike through China? Did you get some sort of 'special permit'?
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,950
Posted By ADVRadu
We stayed at a nice Gergian family who charged us...

We stayed at a nice Gergian family who charged us almost no money for the room and breakfast (later we will see that accomodation in Gergia is not actually that cheap). I am not sure where the father...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,950
Posted By ADVRadu
So on we go... Today we enter Georgia, of...

So on we go...

Today we enter Georgia, of course with heavy rain as usual. It seems to help the vegetation growth, though. ...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 51,555
Posted By ADVRadu
Hi Cristian, Silly me, again :D , as somehow...

Hi Cristian,

Silly me, again :D , as somehow I was expecting to see something like this:

http://wildwalk.ro/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/2008-07-12_18-46_9687.jpg

But still, awesome ride! I...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,950
Posted By ADVRadu
Can an SV ride the Caucasus?

Since 2012 - when this ride actually took place - I've been looking for the time and motivation for writing this down somewhere. Lots of things have changed during this time- we had to sell/leave...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 51,555
Posted By ADVRadu
Thumb Hi Bob, great pics so far, and a very promissing...

Hi Bob, great pics so far, and a very promissing start to an awesome ride report!

At some point I thought me and my girlfriend are some of the few who do bike rides combined with mountain...
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,149
Posted By ADVRadu
I've been there too, but never seen the Bay of...

I've been there too, but never seen the Bay of Kotor from this particular angle :D.
Keep it up! :clap
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,708
Posted By ADVRadu
+1 on this! How's the build going? I am looking...

+1 on this!
How's the build going? I am looking to start something similar this winter.
Anyway, congrats, and keep up the miracle work!
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 1,326,680
Posted By ADVRadu
WOW, really impressive! Big respect to...

WOW, really impressive!

Big respect to Sherri Jo, for doing such a daring trip, learning so fast and well, and living up to all challenges on the road (or off the road, to be more precise)!

I...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-06-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 33,944
Posted By ADVRadu
Great bike mods!

Dude, I am so so very impressed with what you have done to your SV.
Big congrats!
I wish I had your skills to do something similar to mine...First I wanted to go for an F800GS or Tiger 800 XC...but...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,458
Posted By ADVRadu
Again, apologies to everybody reading this for...

Again, apologies to everybody reading this for the very very long time I am taking between posts. A lot of stuff happened to me in the meantime. I got the bike running really well during this...
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,458
Posted By ADVRadu
Indeed, I guess it is time to finish up this...

Indeed, I guess it is time to finish up this little ride report and move on to the next, SV adventures, Caucasus, 2012. But until then...

I am rather ashamed that, by following the main road, we...
Forum: Asia Pacific 03-07-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,644
Posted By ADVRadu
So, did you do it?

So, did you do it?
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2012, 02:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,458
Posted By ADVRadu
Here goes nothing - the follow-up: After...

Here goes nothing - the follow-up:

After circling a bit around Lake Ohrid we arrive at one lone border crossing. There is only us and the guards. It seems not so many people are trying to get...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,458
Posted By ADVRadu
The rest will be happening pretty soon, I hope....

The rest will be happening pretty soon, I hope. At the moment I am really stuck with a lot of work, so I don't really have the time to finish the story now. I apologise for this, but don' worry, I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,928
Posted By ADVRadu
Wow, so nice to see familiar places! Congrats,...

Wow, so nice to see familiar places!
Congrats, and hope you had fun. And your bike...it's really a stubborn one. Just wants to keep on running, even after all those kilometers, eh?
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,458
Posted By ADVRadu
So let's go ahead with Macedonia then :nod ...

So let's go ahead with Macedonia then :nod
First of all, it's hot and dry. From our point of view, really hot. Over 40 degrees Celsius. But nevertheless, almost all the fields are being used for...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2012, 02:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,458
Posted By ADVRadu
European no man's land - Trip to Albania

First of all - Why "no man's land"? Because that was the impression Albania left us, since entering the country. Impression that changed radically as we started to discover people and places. I at...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1,970
Views: 404,958
Posted By ADVRadu
Thank you for the warm welcome! The fork springs...

Thank you for the warm welcome! The fork springs were changed when I got the bike. I had to replace the shock as it was getting too soft (or maybe my luggage was getting heavier and heavier?). I will...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 1,970
Views: 404,958
Posted By ADVRadu
Hello all, I think this is the time to...

Hello all,

I think this is the time to introduce myself. My name is Radu and I live in Sibiu, Romania with my girlfriend Lore.
We have been modifying, maintaining and riding an '99 SV650S since...
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