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Old 08-09-2011, 08:13 AM   #1366
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Could you strap it to your bag and charge battery while riding?
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Are you able to mount the solar charger on top of your bags and charge the battery as you are riding?
Doug invents the first solar powered (hybrid) Harley!

Man, looks like you are having a great trip! Good luck with getting the charging system working.
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:30 AM   #1367
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Doug invents the first solar powered (hybrid) Harley!
I think that makes him eligible for a government grant..
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:56 PM   #1368
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i really have to thank you for taking the time to keep us posted on adv. i did a one day ride report and it added hours to the trip. the pics, the narration, it's fantastic. taking us places we would never otherwise see..thanks doug.....
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:50 PM   #1369
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The last 2 days have been on the new trans siberian highway, east of chita. what an amazing road. its new, wide, perfect, built on a raised bed, the cost & time to built it must have been staggering. I really didnt know the Russians COULD build such a road!

But all thats over now, as today I head north & east for 3500km, on dirt.
I have new tires in yakutsk, 1200km away, which is good, as my rear is a bit slick. Its sunny today, I hope it stays like that.

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Old 08-10-2011, 03:01 PM   #1370
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Your charger reminds me of one of them mats the guys in the middle east roll out when they pray.
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:15 PM   #1371
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But all thats over now, as today I head north & east for 3500km, on dirt.
I have new tires in yakutsk, 1200km away, which is good, as my rear is a bit slick. Its sunny today, I hope it stays like that.

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Well, best of luck Doug . Looking forward to pics & tale from the R.O.B.
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:20 PM   #1372
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Your charger reminds me of one of them mats the guys in the middle east roll out when they pray.
and I think he was just to make sure it did charge
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:24 PM   #1373
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Great stuff as always, Doug. The earlier quip about the solar charging panel and you creating the first hybrid HD made me laugh. Good wit from that postor.

As I follow lots of the remote locations you post about, I'm overwhelmed with two thoughts... Most of the "civilized" world has no clue how so much of the "real" world lives. And, you should really be a consultant for National Geographic. They also don't have all the clues, although they are on the right track.

Keep on keepin' on, Doug.
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:56 PM   #1374
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[QUOTE=rtwdoug;16598020I have new tires in yakutsk, 1200km away, which is good, as my rear is a bit slick......
Doug[/QUOTE]

hell I couldn't even find spare tubes in yakutsk!
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:52 PM   #1375
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what no pic of this new Ruskie Road?
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:12 PM   #1376
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what no pic of this new Ruskie Road?
http://www.apex.ru/apex/ru/expedition

The road to Chita
http://www.youtube.com/user/apexrutu...25/BV8HeBMDkww
and after:
http://www.youtube.com/user/apexrutu...24/425T18BciP8

The full video of Apex Expedition:
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http://www.apex.ru/apex/download/All.kml?objectId=18331
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:41 AM   #1377
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I made it to Tynda, where I was waylaid by a couple bikers that were watching my spot & waiting for me.

I didnt know that to get to the Road of Bones, I had to take the Road of Stones.

so far, this road is as fucked up as a football bat!

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Old 08-11-2011, 03:13 AM   #1378
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I made it to Tynda, where I was waylaid by a couple bikers that were watching my spot & waiting for me.

I didnt know that to get to the Road of Bones, I had to take the Road of Stones.

so far, this road is as fucked up as a football bat!

Doug
I feel for ya, but great saying 'football bat'...I'll definitely be borrowing that
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Old 08-11-2011, 03:40 AM   #1379
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"....fucked up as a football bat"

Man; that's funny! Great report, humor, and delivery.

Live well rtwdoug!
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Old 08-11-2011, 05:58 AM   #1380
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No shit!!

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TOO FRIGGIN" MUCH!
+1, that was some FUNNY ASS SHIT! "I don't care who you are, that shit was funny!" Thank you Larry the cable guy! Seriously though, it was! So was the shiny bike part.
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