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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-11-2009, 12:18 PM
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Posted By meto
Thanks guys for the info :clap

Thanks guys for the info :clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-10-2009, 12:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By meto
'08 990 ADV Suspension Manual

Hello folks,

I' ve been looking for a proper manual on suspension maintenance (both forks & shock). A complete guide to dismounting, changing fluids, and everything in between.
Is there such a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2009, 12:53 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 67,863
Posted By meto
What a shame on me for not completing this RR....

What a shame on me for not completing this RR. Sorry everyone. Thanks for the wonderful feedback. Let' s continue and finish with the remaining days.

17 October, Friday
Ali Sadr - Qeydar -...
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2009, 03:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,851
Posted By meto
Great photos guys. Thank you for sharing....

Great photos guys.
Thank you for sharing. :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2009, 03:23 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 67,863
Posted By meto
Check your PM lefteris. :)

Check your PM lefteris. :)
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2009, 12:12 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 67,863
Posted By meto
16 October, Thursday Esfehan - Delijan -...

16 October, Thursday
Esfehan - Delijan - Sarafjagan - Arak - Malayer - Hamadan - Ali Sadr (609 km)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/metosaruhanli/Iran/isfehan-alisadr.jpg

We were up again...
Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2009, 03:38 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 67,863
Posted By meto
Selam Tarkan, Ben www.rideturkey.com...

Selam Tarkan,

Ben www.rideturkey.com sitesinden aldim. Once bu siteye uye olman gerekiyor. Keyfli bir sitedir ayrica. Uye olduktan sonra forumlar altinda GPS bolumunde, Dunya haritasi ile ilgili...
Forum: EMEA 01-06-2009, 06:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,081
Posted By meto
Take a look at our Iran trip. ...

Take a look at our Iran trip.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=407453
I guess it will give an idea.

Cheers.
Forum: EMEA 01-06-2009, 12:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,598
Posted By meto
It all starts like this. You just need a spark....

It all starts like this. You just need a spark. The rest is left to how determined you are.
I believe that you can do this. It just needs a good palnning.

You have a helper in Turkey, if you...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2009, 02:46 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 67,863
Posted By meto
There are 2 - 3 hours of helmet cam and 13 hours...

There are 2 - 3 hours of helmet cam and 13 hours of HD video recorded.
We are looking for a way to edit and publish a 1 or 2 DVD movie.
I will keep you posted. :wink:

Thanks for the invite.
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2009, 12:53 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 67,863
Posted By meto
Hey Karst, It's very good to see that the...

Hey Karst,

It's very good to see that the thread motivated you. Iran is a real beauty. I wish it was easier for you. But as you say, it's been done before and you can do it again.

I'm sure you...
Forum: EMEA 01-05-2009, 12:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,081
Posted By meto
The first thing i would say is that 5 weeks is...

The first thing i would say is that 5 weeks is not enough.
You should make it 7, to really get the feeling.

I guess your biggest problem will be the language barrier in Russia. If you speak...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2008, 04:00 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 67,863
Posted By meto
15 October, Wednesday Esfahan (0 km) After...

15 October, Wednesday
Esfahan (0 km)

After the breakfast with other tourists at the hall of Amir Kabir Hostel, we hit the streets. First stop was Hakim Mosque, which is the oldest mosque in...
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2008, 03:22 AM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 223,721
Posted By meto
Perfect sea and mountains... The only region in...

Perfect sea and mountains...
The only region in Turkey that delivers both superbly.

Great ride DickyB. Looking for more.
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2008, 01:12 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 67,863
Posted By meto
You can obtain your Carnet from Touring and...

You can obtain your Carnet from Touring and Automobile Association.
http://www.turing.org.tr/

Carnet for Iran costed 150 YTL (about 100 USD with today's rate).
You also have to deposit 200 USD...
Forum: Ride reports 12-27-2008, 12:58 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 67,863
Posted By meto
Herman is right. The only hiccup is you have to...

Herman is right.
The only hiccup is you have to be in an organized tour. They don't issue individual visa.
Once you get the visa, don't think about other security issues in towns or etc, there is...
Forum: Ride reports 12-26-2008, 01:01 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 67,863
Posted By meto
14 October, Tuesday Shiraz - Sepidan - Yasuj -...

14 October, Tuesday
Shiraz - Sepidan - Yasuj - Semirom - Esfehan (562 km)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/metosaruhanli/Iran/siraz-esfahan.jpg

My cellphone alarm rang at 05:00 again. We...
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2008, 12:55 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 67,863
Posted By meto
13 October, Monday Shiraz (0 km) After...

13 October, Monday
Shiraz (0 km)

After breakfast first attraction to see is the Arg-e Karim Khan (Karim Khan Castle).
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2008, 07:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 13,793
Posted By meto
Congrats Murat, an amazing route and a great...

Congrats Murat, an amazing route and a great adventure.

Officers at Gurbulak Border told that you past the border 2 or 3 days before us. They asked if we are going to Nepal too.
Unfortunately it...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2008, 12:33 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 67,863
Posted By meto
My riding buddy Mete bought his '06 ADV a week...

My riding buddy Mete bought his '06 ADV a week before the trip, so 12GS topcase was on it. I couldn't agree more to the usual falling of habit of these, but not this one. :clap I guess the pre-owner...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2008, 02:05 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 67,863
Posted By meto
12 October, Sunday Yazd - Taft - Surmaq -...

12 October, Sunday
Yazd - Taft - Surmaq - Persepolis - Marv Dasht - Shiraz (459 km)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/metosaruhanli/Iran/yezd-siraz.jpg

It's been a rule to wake up at 05:00...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2008, 01:21 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 67,863
Posted By meto
Thank you guys for your kind comments ! ...

Thank you guys for your kind comments !



Its a Nikon D300 with 18-70mm f3,5/4,5 and a 50mm f1.8
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2008, 03:44 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 67,863
Posted By meto
11 October, Saturday Yazd (0 km) We woke...

11 October, Saturday
Yazd (0 km)

We woke up at 08:00. After meeting with Bulent during breakfast, we made the day's plan. Getting lost in the streets of Yazd.

There are two sides in yazd. We...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2008, 12:55 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 67,863
Posted By meto
10 October, Friday Kashan – Na’in – Ardakan –...

10 October, Friday
Kashan – Na’in – Ardakan – Yazd (473km)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/metosaruhanli/Iran/kashan-yezd.jpg

Aldo also woke up at 05:00 to send us off with Ekber and his...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 67,863
Posted By meto
Yep, on our way back. No, they are...

Yep, on our way back.



No, they are from Spormoto.
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 67,863
Posted By meto
09 October, Thursday Tehran - Qom - Kashan (257...

09 October, Thursday
Tehran - Qom - Kashan (257 km)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/metosaruhanli/Iran/tahran-kashan.jpg

We were free at last. We woke up gloriously. We missed our bikes....
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2008, 05:26 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 67,863
Posted By meto
07 - 08 October, Tuesday - Wednesday Downtime...

07 - 08 October, Tuesday - Wednesday
Downtime in Tehran (0 km)

We woke up at 08:30. After a quick breakfast we walk to the Embassy which was 5 minutes away. Waited outside till 09:30. I always...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2008, 10:36 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 492,261
Posted By meto
Fantastic photos, adventure and ride ! Thank...

Fantastic photos, adventure and ride !
Thank you for sharing ...
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2008, 06:13 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 67,863
Posted By meto
Could't agree more. It's the trouble moments that...

Could't agree more. It's the trouble moments that makes a story after 10 years.

There is a map for Zumo which i didn't buy because it's only routable in Tehran. So, i used the World Base Map to...
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2008, 05:57 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 67,863
Posted By meto
06 October, Monday Tehran – Fasham – Dizin –...

06 October, Monday
Tehran – Fasham – Dizin – Valiabad – Baladeh – Tehran (406 km)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/metosaruhanli/Iran/tahran-alborz-tahran.jpg

We were on the schedule and...
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2008, 01:46 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 67,863
Posted By meto
By the way i've added maps to the previous posts....

By the way i've added maps to the previous posts. It will be easier to relate and plan future trips for you guys.
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2008, 01:44 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 67,863
Posted By meto
There will be a lot of impressions while the...

There will be a lot of impressions while the report continues. :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2008, 02:41 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 67,863
Posted By meto
You can always find some english speaking guys....

You can always find some english speaking guys. We also had an advantage because 25 % of Iran's population is Azeri Turks and they speak Turkish. A different dialect but we understand each other.
I...
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2008, 03:07 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 67,863
Posted By meto
05 October, Sunday Masuleh – Rasht – Ramsar –...

05 October, Sunday
Masuleh – Rasht – Ramsar – Chalus – Karaj – Tehran (471 km)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/metosaruhanli/Iran/masuleh-tahran.jpg

Woke up at 05:00 again. After...
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2008, 01:09 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 67,863
Posted By meto
Lonely Planet is a huge asset. The quality of...

Lonely Planet is a huge asset.
The quality of gas is shit. :wink: Like 70 octanes or smthg like that. Katooms felt it of course. We switched to the low octane injection map. We had to go a gear...
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2008, 12:32 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 67,863
Posted By meto
We paid 100 EUR each for two nights. 50...

We paid 100 EUR each for two nights. 50 EUR/night/person is low for a hotel like that but it was too much, if you're in for 15 days.
25 EUR/day will be midclass. You can go below and above according...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2008, 05:55 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 67,863
Posted By meto
04 October, Saturday Tabriz – Ahar – Ardabil –...

04 October, Saturday
Tabriz – Ahar – Ardabil – Khal Khal – Masuleh (478 km)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/metosaruhanli/Iran/tebriz-masuleh.jpg

My alarm went off at 05:00 in the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2008, 01:41 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 67,863
Posted By meto
03 October, Friday Tabriz – Kandovan – Tabriz...

03 October, Friday
Tabriz – Kandovan – Tabriz (142 km)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/metosaruhanli/Iran/tebriz-kendovan-tebriz.jpg

We were lazy this morning and slept till 08.30. There...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2008, 04:08 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 67,863
Posted By meto
02 October, Thursday Erzurum – Agri – Gurbulak...

02 October, Thursday
Erzurum – Agri – Gurbulak – Bazargan – Maku – Marand – Tabriz (609 km)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/metosaruhanli/Iran/erzurum-tebriz.jpg

We woke up really early...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2008, 02:34 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 67,863
Posted By meto
A mighty nail.:evil

A mighty nail.:evil
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