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Forum: EMEA 09-19-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,293
Posted By Rockwell
Well, I've made it safely back to Canada, and my...

Well, I've made it safely back to Canada, and my motorcycle is on its way back from England. I took the ferry from Calais to Dover and only encountered British border guards when boarding in Calais....
Forum: Orange Crush 08-23-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,053
Posted By Rockwell
Posted this in another thread, but here is my...

Posted this in another thread, but here is my most recent fuelling data (2007 990 Adventure):

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v218/rockster77/fueling_zps14efd5aa.png

Summary:
...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-21-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,120
Posted By Rockwell
These stats are fully-loaded with just myself....

These stats are fully-loaded with just myself. Paula wasn't able to come on this part of the trip, but there hasn't really been a difference in fuel efficiency with her on the back. I wish I could...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-21-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,120
Posted By Rockwell
^^ units are: 1 gallon = 3.78 liters

^^ units are: 1 gallon = 3.78 liters
Forum: Orange Crush 08-21-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,120
Posted By Rockwell
Here is my data log for y current trip on my 2007...

Here is my data log for y current trip on my 2007 990 Adventure:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v218/rockster77/fueling_zps14efd5aa.png
Forum: EMEA 08-19-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,293
Posted By Rockwell
I only asked because he is a member of this board...

I only asked because he is a member of this board and might be a bit popular amongst Vienna adventure riders. He was part of a team that holds a world record for altitude on a motorcycle.
...
Forum: EMEA 08-18-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,293
Posted By Rockwell
Well, I was allowed in Schengen, just not into...

Well, I was allowed in Schengen, just not into Greece (the 2nd time) due to their IDP requirement. It just happens that Greece is in the Schengen.

Noticed that you are from Vienna. You must know...
Forum: EMEA 08-18-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,293
Posted By Rockwell
I decided to stay in the Schengen zone, and took...

I decided to stay in the Schengen zone, and took the ferry to Italy three days ago, which is the long scenic route to Budapest. I am in Hungary now, and I figured that they would notice int the...
Forum: EMEA 08-12-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,293
Posted By Rockwell
I'm not so much concerned about the driving...

I'm not so much concerned about the driving permit now that I am already here and will be leaving. I have decided to only enter into countries that do not require an IDP since it will take me longer...
Forum: EMEA 08-12-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,293
Posted By Rockwell
Long story short: I entered Greece last month...

Long story short: I entered Greece last month from Albania with no problems. Traveled through Greece for a few weeks, then visited Turkey for three weeks. My girlfriend flew from Canada to meet me in...
Forum: EMEA 08-11-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,293
Posted By Rockwell
You might say that. :huh

You might say that. :huh
Forum: EMEA 08-11-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,293
Posted By Rockwell
When you say a quick glance, is that literal, or...

When you say a quick glance, is that literal, or do they scan it into their computer system?
Forum: EMEA 08-10-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By Rockwell
Customs checkpoints for Greece/Italy ferry?

Is there a customs check-point that requires a passport check when taking a ferry between Greece and Italy? Both are in the Schengen zone, so I would guess maybe not?
Forum: EMEA 08-09-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,293
Posted By Rockwell
What is the experience with these borders? Do...

What is the experience with these borders? Do they stamp your passport? Or a quick check?
Forum: EMEA 08-09-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,293
Posted By Rockwell
Greece/Bulgaria Border

Both are in the European Union, so I am wondering if there are border guards manning the border between the two countries.
Forum: Trip Planning 08-05-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,159
Posted By Rockwell
^ Perfect! I will have a look at that.

^ Perfect! I will have a look at that.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-31-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 18,834
Views: 7,620,597
Posted By Rockwell
Camped out my last night in Cappadocia. Woke in...

Camped out my last night in Cappadocia. Woke in the morning to watch the sunrise:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v218/rockster77/IMG_7344e1200x800_zps11c683e1.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 07-30-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 18,834
Views: 7,620,597
Posted By Rockwell
Nice view! The mountains are nice, too! :D ...

Nice view! The mountains are nice, too! :D

Hope you're doing better. Take care of yourself!
Forum: Orange Crush 07-28-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18,834
Views: 7,620,597
Posted By Rockwell
Riding around Cappadocia yesterday: ...

Riding around Cappadocia yesterday:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v218/rockster77/IMG_7026e1200x800_zps85ab0431.jpg
Forum: Trip Planning 07-28-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,159
Posted By Rockwell
The problem with that might be the additional...

The problem with that might be the additional cost, not just for the crate, but for the fact that my shipping quote is based on my shipping weight and volume.

The size of the crate does not...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-28-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,159
Posted By Rockwell
Shipping to Canada

I am nearing the last month or so of my trip and I am planning on shipping my motorcycle from London to Toronto in September. I got a decent quote from a shipping company in London, but they do not...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-25-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,352
Posted By Rockwell
^^ yup. I had to use a proxy to access it.

^^ yup. I had to use a proxy to access it.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-25-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,352
Posted By Rockwell
Weird. Anyone else getting the following error...

Weird. Anyone else getting the following error when visiting this link:

"Forbidden

You don't have permission to access / on this server.

Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-25-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,352
Posted By Rockwell
Where can you get them in Canada? I want to...

Where can you get them in Canada?

I want to pick up an E-07 when I get back there. I bought one in Spain and it was a great tire - good price and lasted longer than the Pirelli Scorpion MT-90.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-24-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By Rockwell
I can see through the cracks in the rubber that...

I can see through the cracks in the rubber that there appears to be metal braining under the rubber. Hopefully I won't need to replace these within the next few months. I'm just finishing up a big...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-21-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By Rockwell
Cracking 990 Fuel Line

During my last valve clearance check, I noticed that the fuel line (that gets disconnected when taking the left tank off) from the fuel pump up to the throttle bodies was cracking. Has anyone had to...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-13-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By Rockwell
nvm...i remembered it was for the electrical...

nvm...i remembered it was for the electrical cable.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-13-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By Rockwell
Where on the 990 throttle body/airbox does this piece go?

Just finishing a valve clearance check and putting everything back together and this piece fell out of the airbox as I was about to reinstall it:
...
Forum: EMEA 07-08-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,084
Posted By Rockwell
Thanks for this thread. It got me prepared for my...

Thanks for this thread. It got me prepared for my first crossing into Montenegro today. Here are my details:

Date: Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
Crossing: from Croatia to Montenegro
Location: between...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-04-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 18,834
Views: 7,620,597
Posted By Rockwell
Riding through the Swiss Alps a few days ago: ...

Riding through the Swiss Alps a few days ago:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v218/rockster77/IMG_5130e1200x800_zps5ffb2a71.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 07-04-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 10,632
Views: 2,223,096
Posted By Rockwell
They were very friendly and helpful. They even...

They were very friendly and helpful. They even offered to allow me to camp out on their property. I didn't since a customer came by while I was working and invited me over to his house to have dinner...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-03-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 10,632
Views: 2,223,096
Posted By Rockwell
I had to replace my rear exhaust header last week...

I had to replace my rear exhaust header last week in France. I notice a louder sound coming from the exhaust while in northern Spain riding into Andorra. I had the header welded in January while in...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-22-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,770
Posted By Rockwell
Don't know about the original poster, but I...

Don't know about the original poster, but I didn't overfill. The leak is definitely coming from the area where this gear sensor is. Hopefully that's the issue. Will have to see if the dealer in...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-21-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,770
Posted By Rockwell
Just to confirm, are you all referring to #26 in...

Just to confirm, are you all referring to #26 in the following (I think I might have the same issue):

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v218/rockster77/KT07990ADVO38_zps4a21341a.gif
Forum: Orange Crush 06-21-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By Rockwell
I tried calling a dealer in Toulouse, but got no...

I tried calling a dealer in Toulouse, but got no answer, even though their store hours show that they work Saturdays.

Sent them a message to order the part. Going through their parts fiche, it...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-20-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By Rockwell
Best places to order 990 parts in Europe?

Have another crack/hole in my rear exhaust header, so, instead of continuing to pay 75 euros to have someone weld it, I'm thinking of just getting a new exhaust header. I'm currently in Andorra and...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-20-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,917
Posted By Rockwell
I"m guessing that this info applies to the 990 as...

I"m guessing that this info applies to the 990 as well?

I am currently in Andorra going around the moto shop here looking for coolant. One dealer said that they're all the same and you can mic...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-15-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18,834
Views: 7,620,597
Posted By Rockwell
Making my way through northern Spain. Rode up...

Making my way through northern Spain. Rode up through the Picos de Europa yesterday without all my luggage:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v218/rockster77/IMG_3883re1e1080_zps0b36416f.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 17,912
Posted By Rockwell
We managed to find this one, too, but only so...

We managed to find this one, too, but only so that Paula could pee.
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 69,249
Posted By Rockwell
Thanks! We're trying to keep the updates...

Thanks!

We're trying to keep the updates coming, but we've run into problems. We were in a low-speed car accident last month in a city just outside our hometown. We were hit head-on, and, other...
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