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Old 04-30-2011, 08:14 AM   #211
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:16 AM   #212
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of course the forks are spindly, they are from a KTM.

the bike build can be found here

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=516355

its rather long, but the dirtster is towards the end. It handles fine, not as comfy as the chopper, but better offroad. I did a crappy video here (I didnt know there was moisture in the lens)



I plan to meet Tom in Yakutsk August 5th. thats the best time of year, as far as the road goes. water should be down, but the bugs will be horrible.

And just remember, 'hideous equipment' is a personal observation. I had almost no breakdowns on the chopper, & 2 BMW 'Adventure' bikes had to be pushed onto the boat at the end of Russia, and trucked to a repair shop in Tokyo.

Will the Dirtster do the Dakar? no. but will it handle this trip? probably. Hard to beat an evo sporty for reliability, and I changed none of that, its basically a stock bike, I just jacked it up a bit.

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Old 04-30-2011, 08:23 AM   #213
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You should be the new HD poster boy!! Ride on my friend!
if I was a nun, I'd smack your fingers with a ruler.

Got the bike outta customs, no big problems, altho the customs officer spent 5 minutes goin thru the stamps in my passport (I guess the shizekopf didnt realize Im already here, this is about the bike)

then he got all excited when he saw my smith n wesson gun case top box, but I told him not to worry, I left all of my guns in Alabama.

now stickin it all back together, & headin to Munich tomorrow

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Old 04-30-2011, 08:39 AM   #214
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Here we go again Doug. Over 24,000 hits on your thread in 3 days. We are looking forward to your adventures and always great ride reports.
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:55 AM   #215
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Doug,when you will be in Kiev call Max

Please call me any time if you will need help in or near Kiev +380984176777 Max E-mail mmx74@yandex.ru Dont forget me and i will do my best to support you. Trust me, i am familliar with Valerii (Valerka) Kryshen www.proidysvit.com. You can write right here what do you think about my proposition.
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:03 AM   #216
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Will the support truck meet you at the borders like they did for those Limeys on that TV show?

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Old 04-30-2011, 09:17 AM   #217
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Hey Max
I'll get to Kiev on my way back, be nice to meet you. I spoke with Valerka a few days ago, he's in Rio, & heading to Europe soon. I hope he can stop by Bulgaria to visit. He visited me in Alabama a few months ago, as you probably know :)

Oh and Bob, chase trucks are already waiting close to the borders. the camera crews should be there anytime also.

You cant ride across russia/mongolia without them, as you know.

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Old 04-30-2011, 01:18 PM   #218
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Old 04-30-2011, 02:18 PM   #219
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Old 04-30-2011, 02:18 PM   #220
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Doug is the real deal. Take a look at some of his other ride reports. Awesome stuff. I'm along for the ride (again)!

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What a life you have. I am new to the forum but unless your signature is a joke that's a lot of trips in a short period of time. Must be a good job you have.
I look forward to reading the adventure. Good luck!
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Old 04-30-2011, 07:51 PM   #221
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:06 PM   #222
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:05 PM   #223
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Awesome! A new ride from The Doug! Welcome to Europe. I see that the Masterrace was searching for some trouble to give you and this Obersharfuhrer did not like the gun case. Hmmm. That used to be different. Epic detail to have something like that on your bike!

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Old 04-30-2011, 10:09 PM   #224
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:35 PM   #225
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