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Old 04-03-2012, 12:37 PM   #226
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This bike is going to be absolutely amazing when it's done. If I fly to Denmark and buy lots of beer, can I ride it?
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:51 PM   #227
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I love Iran as well. And to me its not even that far away. Hope to be able to go back there some day soon.

But those menage a trois meetings with your wife, is that really something you want to speak about on the interweb?

Now back to the good stuff: cramping an RC8 in an LC8 package!
Go Locul, back to work! I can't stand the wayting
I must have written that badly . My wife is as straight as a die. This all happened before her. She dose not read Adventure rider. Unfortunately the best people to have sex with do not make good wives an mothers for your children. They are high maintenance and emotional rollercoasters. Marriages like that do not last and you will loos everything including your bikes. My first wife was French, and alcoholic, but is another story.

It's interesting that you like Iran. From a travel perspective it's one of the most challenging and interesting places on the planet to go native. Here in the antipodes I can't find anyone that even knows where it is.
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:54 PM   #228
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err, who's thread is this?!

Interesting as the Iranian 'exploits' are they're not really anything to do with building a monster KTM Adv!!!

No offence intended, it's just a bit off-topic!
No worries no offence taken. If you look at post 183 you will notice an invite to hijack this thread.

Unfortunately when doing big projects like this the progress can be very slow. It can take days to do one thing. It's not in the nature of the thread instigator to let this thread stagnate. There has been a lot of padding/off-topic conversation in this thread If we stick to the subject you will end up with large time gaps.

The one thing to notice is that the padding has content. There are to many threads with to little content and to much banter. They annoy the hell out of me.

Mikael and I not only have "big bike projects" on going, but we also have spent a large part of our lives in a region of the world where no one goes.
One thing I really like about Mikael is that he notices things. A good quality to have when surviving in a hostile environment.

Technically this web site is called Adventure Rider. So half of the title refers to Adventure. If what I said about Iran dose not appeal to your sense of adventure....... I was hoping to get a response from Mikael of some of his experience of Afghanistan....... This was probably a once in a live time opportunity to hear something that is not organised spin (bullshit) There is plenty of that around. You will be waiting a long time to read of a motorcycle trip through Afghanistan, and even then if you stay on you bike you will miss the country.

It's a shame to let a bit of negativity creep in as it appears my efforts were in vein. Unfortunately in my busy life I don't have time to waist..............
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:51 PM   #229
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I for one enjoy these stories as I think they're very relevant to the people, as a matter of fact they are what make the people do things- like go ahead and stuff an 1190 lump into a 950 frame or in K2m's case create a perfect bike out of a perfect bike .

Thank you both for sharing your stories and creations
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:16 PM   #230
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K2m,

my point exactly!
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No worries no offence taken. If you look at post 183 you will notice an invite to hijack this thread.

Unfortunately when doing big projects like this the progress can be very slow. It can take days to do one thing. It's not in the nature of the thread instigator to let this thread stagnate. There has been a lot of padding/off-topic conversation in this thread If we stick to the subject you will end up with large time gaps.

The one thing to notice is that the padding has content. There are to many threads with to little content and to much banter. They annoy the hell out of me.

Mikael and I not only have "big bike projects" on going, but we also have spent a large part of our lives in a region of the world where no one goes.
One thing I really like about Mikael is that he notices things. A good quality to have when surviving in a hostile environment.

Technically this web site is called Adventure Rider. So half of the title refers to Adventure. If what I said about Iran dose not appeal to your sense of adventure....... I was hoping to get a response from Mikael of some of his experience of Afghanistan....... This was probably a once in a live time opportunity to hear something that is not organised spin (bullshit) There is plenty of that around. You will be waiting a long time to read of a motorcycle trip through Afghanistan, and even then if you stay on you bike you will miss the country.

It's a shame to let a bit of negativity creep in as it appears my efforts were in vein. Unfortunately in my busy life I don't have time to waist..............
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:35 AM   #231
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No worries no offence taken. If you look at post 183 you will notice an invite to hijack this thread.

Unfortunately when doing big projects like this the progress can be very slow. It can take days to do one thing. It's not in the nature of the thread instigator to let this thread stagnate. There has been a lot of padding/off-topic conversation in this thread If we stick to the subject you will end up with large time gaps.

The one thing to notice is that the padding has content. There are to many threads with to little content and to much banter. They annoy the hell out of me.

Mikael and I not only have "big bike projects" on going, but we also have spent a large part of our lives in a region of the world where no one goes.
One thing I really like about Mikael is that he notices things. A good quality to have when surviving in a hostile environment.

Technically this web site is called Adventure Rider. So half of the title refers to Adventure. If what I said about Iran dose not appeal to your sense of adventure....... I was hoping to get a response from Mikael of some of his experience of Afghanistan....... This was probably a once in a live time opportunity to hear something that is not organised spin (bullshit) There is plenty of that around. You will be waiting a long time to read of a motorcycle trip through Afghanistan, and even then if you stay on you bike you will miss the country.

It's a shame to let a bit of negativity creep in as it appears my efforts were in vein. Unfortunately in my busy life I don't have time to waist..............

Fair do's, I really didn't mean any offence. And I hadn't seen the 'invite to contribute'!
What I like about this site is the way you can easily find stuff you want to read, super tech bike builds, adventure stories, and everything inbetween. Each inspiring in it's own way.
As for this thread, which I'm interested in for the tech stuff, I guess the mouse scroll wheel will be getting some spinning!
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:18 AM   #232
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K2M: As i said before. You are welcome to contribute to this threads with "life". Just like anyone else. Just that it makes sense. I enjoy reading this while i can´t get further with the project. As said the progress is very slow and there will be some holes in the history.

Well i got some updates to you for the day. I got on today with the dash which has been a difficult task but Søren helped me out and help me make the brackets. The are not finnish yet, they need more support as the gps is heavy.








I´m pleased with this setup. Still need the tire-pressure-alert system and voltage display.



The carbon-skinning were done and testmounted. While a lot of imperfections i´m happy with the outcome. Makes it look dark.









Used some time to find some space for the Bazzaz setup. THe glovebox looks to be the perfect area for this.




Next stop will be mouting the forks when i get the pieces. When that is done i´ll get on with the water. Pretty much sorted in my head but you know when stuffs get in the real world. Trial and error, i´m all game. Though the project will be haltet a bit in the next week. I´m getting ready for the 2nd Danish Enduro Championship. My first one in the new year. Just need to get the engine fixed.... SØREN.....


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Old 04-06-2012, 04:14 PM   #233
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Fair do's, I really didn't mean any offence. And I hadn't seen the 'invite to contribute'!
What I like about this site is the way you can easily find stuff you want to read, super tech bike builds, adventure stories, and everything inbetween. Each inspiring in it's own way.
As for this thread, which I'm interested in for the tech stuff, I guess the mouse scroll wheel will be getting some spinning!
Honest mate I did not take offense as you are completely correct about staying on topic. It is just a bit different in this thread as adiablolex has said it's the people. You gave me the opportunity to discuss it openly and from the comments people are comfortable with the direction, and entertainment value.

The one side bonus is that it may come up in someones search who is planning to ride from London to the Everest base camp in Tibet. Iran is a safe and friendly country and one should not afraid to include it in any trip. In fact any Muslim country, so long as it is not at war, is safe to travel through. Any area that's not to safe would be we advertised through Lonely Planet. You only need to know two words.... Salaam Alaikum.... "Peace upon you" That will get you further than a Kalashnikov

These photos were taken by an Ozzy from Brisbane. If I lived in Europe I know where I would travel........ It is a bit of a shame I find my self entrenched in Sydney as I am a dual national. I am also a British citizen. My sister move to London about 8 years ago. For many of those years she worked as a tour guide. She has lived in Italy, Grease.......... Good life! You should try to take advantage of all of your opportunities while you are young................



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Old 04-06-2012, 04:44 PM   #234
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Some of you guys my have spotted the oil tank in this photo



Fiberglass is not normally used for oil tanks because of the heat. In discussion with my supplier we feel it can be done by using a few special products and making it thick enough. We are talking 8mm to 12 mm thick.

Because I don't want any specialist machining done (money) I cut the pieces I need off my original oil tank. A special glue was used to marry alloy to epoxy resin.

The beauty of doing this this way is the intricate shape I could make around the shock, swing arm movement, side rear fuel tanks, sub-frame and pluming. I really could put everything just where it needed to be, and at the same time maximize the quantity of oil. I'm just plumbing it up now so I show you how I got here. In a fiberglass's life this is the "Pièce de résistance"















I'll be back to fill in more details later
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:02 AM   #235
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K2m,

my point exactly!
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I'm reading between the lines here............... Thank you .........Brother

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That was me in March 1978 Easter Saturday by coincidence on a 75 bike





And this is me last September 33 years later on a 76 bike



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Old 04-07-2012, 09:31 AM   #236
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:24 AM   #237
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:31 PM   #238
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Just following my nose as usual

I had forgotten how beautiful Iran is. I hadn't looked at these photos for a while

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...4#post18403674


It's on Iran
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:13 AM   #239
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After been reading this Safaritank thread and the problems with these tanks being a bit obese over time. This text got me thinking.

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... Question ... These tanks Expand and you Can-Not paint them .............. Right?

A Thought ... Wrap a tank with large Carbon Fiber sheets ... On the back side only wrap inboard from the outside edge 3 inches, leaving the majority of the back plastic exposed. (Which will allow any of the gasses that cause bubbling to escape) The gasses would eventually separate the bond on the front but even if all the original bond was lost ... Everything would still fit tightly as it is a zero tolerance exoskeleton ... On the back side connect 4 of the outer edge’s with 2 long strips of CF 2 to 3 inches wide, crossing them effectively making a visible X on the back ... CF patch’s on the back near exhaust and other hot spots.

Now take it to a paint shop and have it painted / sanded / painted / sanded and finished with a eye popping glass finish.

Paintable ... & ... No more bolt alignment problems

(The tank skid protector could be included in the process) ... & ... (The clear tanks could have CF Open Sight Gauge's any where you wanted to put them)

Does anybody think this might work ... or would this be a bank breaker ...

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How are your thoughts on this K2M and ofcourse everyone else. I think it could be done fairly easy. The purpose would be that the deformation would be less.
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:50 AM   #240
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My safari's are nicely painted blue, a good primer was used for plastics on the sight parts and nothing on the rear.
Holding up really nice so far with paint sticking perfectly to the front and no paint on the back of the tank. But it could well be a temp solution.

I like the carbon wrap idea as it should be a permanent solution. Sounds complex though, are there even single sheets that big?
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