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Old 09-17-2013, 06:41 AM   #2146
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This has nothing to do with your ride but seeing as you're in Japan see if you can find Tampopo - a movie about life, love, death, perhaps also the meaning of life, and the quest for the ultimate noodle. Saw it ages ago on the TV with English subtitles and can't get on DVD here in the UK. Worth a watch while you have to stay off your feet.
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:50 AM   #2147
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And I'm going to apologize in advance that I don't have any "Walter" style pictures of the scenery in Irkutsk... Because I know some of you are going to ask about them
poor show !
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:44 AM   #2148
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What what? Really? I've always wanted to see an F1 race!

Official web for the F1 http://www.formula1.com there you can buy the tickes too and the link for the Japan race

http://www.formula1.com/races/in_det...t_diagram.html

BTW I'm waiting the Walter style photos from Irkutsk too specially the one from the redhead bird
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:02 PM   #2149
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Japan without Carnet

In a future post will you elaborate on how you were able to enter Japan without a carnet?
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:17 PM   #2150
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In a future post will you elaborate on how you were able to enter Japan without a carnet?
Yes. I promise.

Its outlined pretty well on the HUBB here

Basically, if you come in on a ferry, you can use a C5014 form to temp import your bike. I don't know if it can be done if you ship the bike in a container but on a ferry (ride on, ride off) you can. So from Korea or Russia, this is an option. Although if you are coming from Korea.. you will need a Carnet because they require one.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:12 AM   #2151
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Noah,

How do the Forma boots compare to the Sidi's? Are they as strong do you think?

What about size-wise?


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Old 09-18-2013, 11:38 AM   #2152
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Noah,

How do the Forma boots compare to the Sidi's? Are they as strong do you think?


Nick.
I know the Formas are not that stiff. Terry rode with them last year and had to change them after 10000km - too soft. But they should be a lot better than the sidi adventures, which use the same context of "adventure" as most factory "adventure" bikes. I.e they are for 98% asphalt and 2% light graded gravel.
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:43 AM   #2153
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I know the Formas are not that stiff. Terry rode with them last year and had to change them after 10000km - too soft. But they should be a lot better than the sidi adventures, which use the same context of "adventure" as most factory "adventure" bikes. I.e they are for 98% asphalt and 2% light graded gravel.
That's a bummer......

MX boots and wet feet it is then!!


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Old 09-18-2013, 02:44 PM   #2154
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I know the Formas are not that stiff. Terry rode with them last year and had to change them after 10000km - too soft. But they should be a lot better than the sidi adventures, which use the same context of "adventure" as most factory "adventure" bikes. I.e they are for 98% asphalt and 2% light graded gravel.
Walter, not to get too bar off track on Noah's thread, but what Adventure boot would you recommend these days for waterproof and long-term rugged? ... for Noah of course
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:25 PM   #2155
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How has the helmet mount worked for you? had to re apply?

Have you used one of the mount on the actual bike?

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Old 09-18-2013, 11:12 PM   #2156
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I know the Formas are not that stiff. Terry rode with them last year and had to change them after 10000km - too soft. But they should be a lot better than the sidi adventures, which use the same context of "adventure" as most factory "adventure" bikes. I.e they are for 98% asphalt and 2% light graded gravel.
I have to agree with you on the SIDI boots. They came apart with my kind of riding. As for the Forma boots, they are more comfortable and stiffer then the Sidi. I have 10,000 km on them now and they feel/look brand new. They are softer then a MX boot but they do keep my feet dry. Plus, I can stand up all day in them. Something I was not able to do in the SIDI. My Tech7s at home are stiffer, but right now, I'm really liking these Forma boots. Especially not that my hard offroad days are limited. When I'm crossing the Australian outback or something.. it might be a different story.

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How has the helmet mount worked for you? had to re apply?

Have you used one of the mount on the actual bike?

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I don't have a mount on the bike. Never got around to it. Never had to re-stick the helmet mount. I tried a mount on the snowboard this winter and it came off after 5 minutes. Not sure what the deal was there.
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:44 PM   #2157
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Those bridges are crazy, id be so nervouse, thanks for the video
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:02 AM   #2158
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This ride report is insane. Tanks for brining us along!
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:27 AM   #2159
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Walter, not to get too bar off track on Noah's thread, but what Adventure boot would you recommend these days for waterproof and long-term rugged? ... for Noah of course
There is no such animal. Sidi AFAIK are the only waterproof non pure road boots. And they are limited utility off road.

The Sidis are short ... not a lot taller than road boots. They dont protect all the way up to your knees like the MX boots. I have never ridden in them so dont know how stiff the soles are, but judging from the shortness of the boot I dont think sidi have built a boot designed for more than brief standing on the pegs sessions.

I reckon you have to have about Tech 7 level or above before you can stand up in them day after day for several months and not have the pegs starting to bore into your feet. So far I have found the 7s the best compromise between comfort and support for a multimonth trip.

But you can forget about waterproofing ... unless someone from Alpine Stars is reading this thread and says ... "hmm OK how about we build a tech 7 with a goretex liner and call it the Alpine Stars Adventure Boot ..."

Even then the problem is goretex boots take ages to dry out when they do get wet ... probably 10 times longer than normal boots. And when you are wading tru water crossings 20 times a day, they get filled on the first or second crossing, waterproof or not. Cause the water is deeper than your knees.
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:53 AM   #2160
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But you can forget about waterproofing ... unless someone from Alpine Stars is reading this thread and says ... "hmm OK how about we build a tech 7 with a goretex liner and call it the Alpine Stars Adventure Boot ..."
The Alpinestars Toucan is their Adventure boot and unfortunately it has lots in common with SIDI Adventures and nothing to do with Tech7 or Tech10.
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