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Old 07-26-2011, 05:25 PM   #1201
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Glad to see you got your stand fixed. Aren't there any trees thereabouts to lean the dirtster against?

Enjoying your RR. Awesome pics! Ride safe!
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Old 07-26-2011, 05:39 PM   #1202
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What's in the cardboard box bungeed to the back of the bike?

thats my souvenir battery charger from turkmentistan. most people just get a turkmenbashi tshirt. I went all out.
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Old 07-26-2011, 05:43 PM   #1203
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thats my souvenir battery charger from turkmentistan. most people just get a turkmenbashi tshirt. I went all out.
Go Big. I'm glad to see you've taken that motto to heart.

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Old 07-26-2011, 05:49 PM   #1204
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Man. Looking good, Doug!! As usual, super entertaining!!!
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Old 07-26-2011, 05:49 PM   #1205
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Go Big. I'm glad to see you've taken that motto to heart.

thats actually the SMALLEST one I could find. and I had a taxi driver running me around to various shops looking. Back home, or in europe, you can find them nice & small for 20 bucks. This idea hasnt seemed to reach TM yet. To make it even worse, When I was in Croatia, Sherri Jo had told me she was tired of carrying her small charger, and asked if I wanted it.
Of course I declined. I dont need to carry a charger with me.......
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:36 PM   #1206
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Doug, who is depcited here? Shirley not Don Quixote? Not fat enough for Sancho Panza . . . who?

And that's some swell welding on the kickstand. And a mighty fine welder too. Did Gingus Kahn leave it behind?
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:24 PM   #1207
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What a great story!!! I am amazed at your travels. Would love to see pics.



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Old 07-26-2011, 07:34 PM   #1208
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I think that statue is called 'the fool' or something similar. I thought of you when I took the pic, altho he is much skinnier.

the welder was interesting. the ground wire was short, so it was clamped to a piece of flat bar, which was laid onto the wheel rim to make ground.
He didnt have a torch, so he cut the rebar to length by burning it with the welder. But, its fixed, and its strong. He charged me about 4.00 in tajik money for the job, and I gave him 5 usd as a tip. needless to say, we were both pretty damn happy.

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Old 07-26-2011, 08:28 PM   #1209
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You really would have made his week by handing him the Vice-Grips.
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:22 PM   #1210
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thats my souvenir battery charger from turkmentistan. most people just get a turkmenbashi tshirt. I went all out.

Are you gonna bounce around the BAM road with that thing still strapped on back there?
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:39 PM   #1211
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:46 PM   #1212
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But include 'first and second' languages I am sure English is way, way, way ahead of all others.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:46 PM   #1213
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Speaking of Tool Bag. I am still curious to see what you drag around with you in the way of repair stuff. Snap a pic when you get the time and if you could be so kind.

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I took this pic in Bulgaria, havent added anything since then. theres also a spare clutch/throttle cable on the bike, a top end gasket set, and maybe a couple other things Im forgetting

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Old 07-27-2011, 12:24 AM   #1214
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it wasnt the amount of skin that was the problem, but rather the visible nipplage...

and while I dont think there are too many inmates who have a problem with that...its the soccer moms who walk by just when their 12 year old is ogling said nipplage that tends to create the problems....so its just a blanket, no nipple policy that we end up with...to keep the PMRC-types off Baldy's back
ha ha ha you Americans are SOOOOOOOOO conservative. Like Alcohol in the USA ... every kid has to drink and get stupid. In Greece, it is more relaxed and as a result alcohol isn't as big a deal.
But rules are rules, so no nips :(
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:44 AM   #1215
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ha ha ha you Americans are SOOOOOOOOO conservative. Like Alcohol in the USA ... every kid has to drink and get stupid. In Greece, it is more relaxed and as a result alcohol isn't as big a deal.
But rules are rules, so no nips :(

gotta remember one thing...a large portion of Americans are descended from the Puritans who were among the first white settlers on North America....and that uptight sensibility still pervades a lot of them

but yeah...they need to get over the whole nip thing
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