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Old 02-14-2012, 12:32 PM   #1216
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I'm hoping another trip is the answer.

It's kinda like poison oak... once scratched, there's no turning back.
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:03 PM   #1217
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:55 PM   #1218
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If you need a crash pad in Dagestan let me know !!!


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Old 02-15-2012, 05:15 PM   #1219
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I just finished up this ride report!
Funny about the voltage regulator, I´ve had problems with it on two previous bikes acting in other ways it did for you. Never the less my first thought was ...

-"Hmm...it´s probably the voltage regulator..."

I thought I recognized the red town house in the town where you got to loan the BMW 1200? Was it the town of UMEÅ and the shops name was "2wheels"?

Outstanding RR, hope to make my own some day soon.
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:32 AM   #1220
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:50 PM   #1221
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again nice read

I enjoyed your trip, it was outstanding.
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:52 AM   #1222
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Excellent report, very entertaining!! I will never buy a KTM. What would it have cost them to replace your bike?? The wholesale cost on a replacement likely only around $5,000 and that goodwill would have been an incredible investment based on the number of riders who have read your story. Thanks for the insane amount of effort you guys put into creating this report!!
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:32 PM   #1223
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WOW!!!!! That was an incredible trip!!! I clicked on this one quite by accident & have been totally captivated by it ever since. You made lemonade out of dry lemons.... And all with a positive attitude, too. As the saying goes: "you might as well laugh, it hurts too much to cry".

Best of luck with whatever comes next. I'm sure you won't give up, no matter what....
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:15 AM   #1224
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You guys embody/are the epitome of the word friendship.


We don’t often see rr where both riders get equal time and give equal attention to detail. I really enjoyed that.


Your parents should be very proud, of the both of you! And so too should you be.




Great Effort, Great Attitude. Thank You.


p.s. Lukestan and Nickistan - sounds like a Real possibility.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:31 PM   #1225
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Too bad I can't view any of the pictures?
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:52 PM   #1226
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Too bad I can't view any of the pictures?
Fixed! I had to upgrade to Photobucket Pro
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:52 PM   #1227
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p.s. Lukestan and Nickistan - sounds like a Real possibility.

I love this idea!!! I'm calling Nick right away.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:01 PM   #1228
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I just finished up this ride report!
Funny about the voltage regulator, I´ve had problems with it on two previous bikes acting in other ways it did for you. Never the less my first thought was ...

-"Hmm...it´s probably the voltage regulator..."

I thought I recognized the red town house in the town where you got to loan the BMW 1200? Was it the town of UMEÅ and the shops name was "2wheels"?

Outstanding RR, hope to make my own some day soon.

You have a good brain and a good eye. You would make a good KTM mechanic. You were right about the VR and yes, 2 wheels was the shop that lent me the bike in UMEA.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:05 PM   #1229
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Thanks again for the ride report! very cool indeed!
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:54 AM   #1230
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THANK you Luke and Nick for taking the time to share your adventure with us! During the last week I have found myself longing to get home to continue reading this thread. Great photos, great text and very inspiring, you should really write a book! Any news from KTM Luke?
Would love to hear more about your plans for the next trip btw!
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