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Old 06-24-2011, 11:09 AM   #901
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chain. chains wear out, belts just snap.

carb is basically stock, with jet kit.
if you stick a dainty supermodel size panty liner on the bottom inside of the breather, it'll catch the oil that the vent spits out.
By the end of the trip tho, I'm sure I'll have to upgrade to the "OH LAWDY' high flow type of 3 inch thick maxi pads. (they also make really good helmet padding)

I try to share helpful tips whenever possible. make sure to take notes.


Doug


This cinched it for me....I'm in.
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:48 AM   #902
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[QUOTE=Poly;16243370
Our boy got stuck on the border after Turkmenistan, I hope it is just a cigarette time. [/QUOTE]

It looks like he's in the middle of nowhere, about a hundred yards from a large power distribution station.

He doesn't have a 10,000 volt to 110 volt transformer with him, does he?
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Old 06-24-2011, 12:05 PM   #903
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finally, sms
He is in Uzbekistan, camping now.
Doug: "road is shit, can't see good"
Doug: "The border was easy. You ever rode in a sandstorm? For 2 fu....ing days?"
hehe, I see he is having fun...
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:44 PM   #904
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Back in 89 in Mexico I did the La Carrera Classic in a 74 911. Imagine going 149 mph in a side ways sand storm with only 15 feet vis for nearly 80 miles straightaway.......The height of stupity......But I won my class,,,,,,,whos stupid now?
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finally, sms
He is in Uzbekistan, camping now.
Doug: "road is shit, can't see good"
Doug: "The border was easy. You ever rode in a sandstorm? For 2 fu....ing days?"
hehe, I see he is having fun...
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:06 PM   #905
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It's Doug's thread

Not having a 'pop' at any individual poster, or their entheusiasm, but can we let Doug tell the story in his own time and manner?

I refer to people telling us of events and/or locations where Doug may or may not be, ahead of what Doug has told us.

If people want to be at the forefront of breaking news why not go and do it themselves instead of being just a computor screen Adventure Rider??
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:11 PM   #906
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Not having a 'pop' at any individual poster, or their entheusiasm, but can we let Doug tell the story in his own time and manner?

I refer to people telling us of events and/or locations where Doug may or may not be, ahead of what Doug has told us.

If people want to be at the forefront of breaking news why not go and do it themselves instead of being just a computor screen Adventure Rider??
Tony - You need to look at this link.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=448705
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:46 PM   #907
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Tony - You need to look at this link.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=448705
Thanks.

My point is not so much about the "+1" and "in" brigade (although that seems pretty pointless and sad to me) but those who say things about ahead of where the thread originator's reporting has reached, thereby potentially spoiling the impact of the actual reporting when it comes.
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Old 06-24-2011, 05:35 PM   #908
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Thanks.

My point is not so much about the "+1" and "in" brigade (although that seems pretty pointless and sad to me) but those who say things about ahead of where the thread originator's reporting has reached, thereby potentially spoiling the impact of the actual reporting when it comes.
Yeah, +1 !!.... I am so in!!











Doug, love your RR's.Thanks for taking us along bro.
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:07 PM   #909
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Not having a 'pop' at any individual poster, or their entheusiasm, but can we let Doug tell the story in his own time and manner?

I refer to people telling us of events and/or locations where Doug may or may not be, ahead of what Doug has told us.

If people want to be at the forefront of breaking news why not go and do it themselves instead of being just a computor screen Adventure Rider??
I would sincerely hope that you aren't criticizing Poly's posts!

I don't think Doug would appreciate that!
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:08 PM   #910
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i would sincerely hope that you aren't criticizing poly's posts!

i don't think doug would appreciate that!
+1.
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:46 PM   #911
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I would sincerely hope that you aren't criticizing Poly's posts!

I don't think Doug would appreciate that!
I would bet the poster isn't aware of who Poly is. (I hope so, at least!)

By the way, I like your posts Poly, keep 'em coming!
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Old 06-24-2011, 08:42 PM   #912
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My point is ..... those who say things about ahead of where the thread originator's reporting has reached, thereby potentially spoiling the impact of the actual reporting when it comes.
To me it adds to the intrigue.....like a good mystery, moth and the flame, just a hint of what is to come,it leaves me wondering how he is doing, what and where..keeps me thinking about this report...Doug has a lot of people interested in his adventure and his welfare..
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:38 PM   #913
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any of y'all ridden in a sandstorm?


for 2 FUCKING DAYS!

SON of a BITCH!

Anyhow, I made it to Uzbekistan, and my support truck is enroute from Italy with parts picked up in Hungary.

Of course as Im not a movie star, & dont have 'The Force'
my support truck is not a fully outfitted landrover, its a worn out harley electra glide. I think its fitting tho, as Nick was with me when my bike broke last year in Armenia, so now he can make up for that.



Actually tho, the bike is doin fine, as long as I dont burn the headlights. You dont want to ride after dark here anyhow, as the camels like to sleep on the roads at night.

I'll get my pics uploaded & update this ride report while I am here.

No, really. I promise!
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:54 PM   #914
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any of y'all ridden in a sandstorm?


for 2 FUCKING DAYS!

SON of a BITCH!


I'll get my pics uploaded & update this ride report while I am here.

No, really. I promise!
No sand booger pictures please
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:25 AM   #915
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hehe, I see he is having fun...
sexiest words I ever read!
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