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Old 05-14-2009, 01:32 PM   #31
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Hey guys, here´s an update. Mounted my new (used ^^) rims with Michelin AC 10 tyres today
Looks pretty cool, doesn´t it ?

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Old 05-14-2009, 01:49 PM   #32
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Again, dude. How much juice does your electromagnetic dust-repelling system draw?

Gorgeous.
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:10 AM   #33
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Hi guys, I have some news to keep this thread alive
On saturday I went to an offroad-area near opencast pit Boxberg, which is about 70 km from here.
This was my first experience in deep sand and there were also some kind-of dunes ^^
Pretty hard to ride on it... My biggest worry was to get the front wheel slipping away in a rut, which happened once
As a result to this, my ribs hurt and I need a new shield for my helmet









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Old 06-15-2009, 06:02 AM   #34
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Nice pics, that bike is (finally?) in its natural habitat.

Now take a look at it once more, now that it still doesn't have any scratches. Ok, taken a good look now? Plant that picture in yer brain and flog the hell out of it!!
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:53 AM   #35
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Hi there

I´m going on a trip on monday, my first big tour since I´ve bought the Adventure....
I´ll ride with a guy driving a BMW F 650 for about 8 or 9 days and something ~ 3000 km or a bit more ^^

Just attached my Ortlieb softbags today (they were brand new...)



The trip will guide us through the czech republic, almost directly through Prague Maybe I should notice that I´ve never been seriously abroad, only getting fuel in poland and so on, so this trip will be a premiere of advriding for me
Our destination will be austria, where we´re going to visit some interesting places, e.g. Mattighofen () and also the famous Erzberg, where the Red Bull Hare Scramble takes place every year. Of course we´ll take lots of mountain passes, I think highlight will be the "Nockalm"-road (www.nockalmstrasse.at)
The return journey is going to run along the german border, riding on pretty small roads and also a part of the german alley road, which is a beautiful road running from the island Rügen in the northeast of germany down to lake constance

You can see our route here:

http://home.arcor.de/Kasche-Cottbus/route.jpg
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:18 AM   #36
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Viel Spaß in Ösiland, you will definitely enjoy the Nockalmstraße.
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:05 AM   #37
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Hallo Kartman!

Nice bike, you germans keep your vechiles always in perfect condition. Do you know who sells those carbon plates you have on you tank side?
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:28 PM   #38
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Do you know who sells those carbon plates you have on you tank side?
I´ve bought the carbon plates from a guy out of a german adventure forum.
He does them by his own, but it´s really good quality
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Old 07-10-2009, 05:24 PM   #39
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I was thinking the same thing..I want those. Handmade and German sounds expensive.

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I´ve bought the carbon plates from a guy out of a german adventure forum.
He does them by his own, but it´s really good quality
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:15 PM   #40
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nice bike. how was the different tires handling on that bike in the sand?
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Old 07-11-2009, 01:34 AM   #41
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The carbon plates costed about 65 Euro. If anybody wants some maybe I could help getting them...

The Michelin AC 10 are pretty good I´d say, but I have to ride them a bit more to check out what´s possible
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Old 07-11-2009, 05:20 AM   #42
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I was thinking the same thing..I want those. Handmade and German sounds expensive.
The Germans make good stuff I hear.

Shamwow, Shamwow anyone?

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Old 07-12-2009, 07:50 AM   #43
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What happened to the Sebring exhaust & where did you get the Rally engine protection?

&...
As an impecable 98 LC4 sporting a Rally bashplate is intriguing,
what's the story behind this older beauty?
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:18 AM   #44
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I only use the Sebring exhaust for "rally" purpose, because its not street-legal any more. Also the black rims with Michelin AC 10 are only for off-road use.

The rally bashplate is selfmade
Reason for the good condition of the bike is, that the pre-owner never ever has ridden a dirt road
He only used it to get to work every day
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Old 07-12-2009, 09:43 AM   #45
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Is it a 660 OEM exact Rally replica or your own design? (bashplate)

Efficient petcock protection & practical, btw; ...very desireable for its recent change of lifestyle!
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