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Old 09-23-2013, 03:17 AM   #2191
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Thanks for keeping us working stiffs living vicariously through you! How is your foot? And are you on the move again?
Back on the road for the past few days, foot feels great. Spent 2 nights in Sapporo... Katriana has some new shoes and a new battery now. I left Hokkaido early this morning on a ferry.

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Great update.
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Awesome Noah! Great video!! Wondering how you keep you're hydration bladder and drink tube from turning into a science experiment.?
I usually finish it every day. So there is always new water going in and coming out. I never put anything but water in it. If it sits for a long time and I need to clean it.. (like after snowboarding in Georgia) I use Baking soda. No soaps. The baking soda does a pretty good job of killing everything and doesn't really leave a taste after you rinse it.
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:10 AM   #2192
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Siskiyou Fuel Hole

Hi Noah,
Awesome trip!

Would you mind posting a pic of the hole that you cut in the siskiyou to access your fuel filler? I decided to use a siskiyou for soft luggage on my 690.

Did you do anything to prep the edge after you cut it? Melting like you would after you cut webbing?

Thanks for the 690 insights! My wife has an '08 and I have an '11 R. We're fighting with the '08 a bit, but I think we're getting there.
Love these bikes!

Having owned a 640 Adv and a 990 before this bike, I agree, that the 690 is the best of the bunch.
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:39 AM   #2193
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how is the sushi in japan?
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:50 AM   #2194
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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.
I have the alpinestars toucan tech series Gortex adventure boot and cann't fault them.
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:51 AM   #2195
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Holey Moley!

Like many here I really enjoy reading R and R's like Noah's. It is exciting and you are almost riding along.

I now know that when I get rid of my Hardy Dardy for an adv moder scooter I am NOT going to get a Beemer. No. Seems the Orange path is the right one.

Thank you for doing such a fabulous job with your thread Noah. It is epic.

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Old 09-24-2013, 12:40 PM   #2196
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Like many here I really enjoy reading R and R's like Noah's. It is exciting and you are almost riding along.

I now know that when I get rid of my Hardy Dardy for an adv moder scooter I am NOT going to get a Beemer. No. Seems the Orange path is the right one.

Thank you for doing such a fabulous job with your thread Noah. It is epic.

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I don't think all the 'Taos and Dakars run into as many issues as the one following Noah in Russia. That being said, the stock suspension is shit compared to the KTM, but they both have different pos/neg (and suspension is prone to upgrade with some Yamaha creativity on the Beemer )

Enough of that. Hopefully someone at KTM should be in contact with Noah to inform him that he's sold more bikes than the dealers this year. I wonder how many KTM ads get about 800k impressions ?
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:27 AM   #2197
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I don't think all the 'Taos and Dakars run into as many issues as the one following Noah in Russia.
Actually.. if you try to do any amount of technical riding on a Taos or Dakar, you will wish you had a KTM. The Dakar +40 kilos and -15 hp.
That being said, Kim piloted that pig through some gnarly stuff. But many times on the BAM, he says he wished he was on a lighter bike with better suspension. He is now selling the Dakar getting a "real bike" (his words). He is currently looking at Husaberg 570, KTM 690, or Husky 610.
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:49 AM   #2198
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best update ever! Fantastic pictures too.

Gotta love those mosquito head-nets
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:23 AM   #2199
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Really enjoying your journey Noah, love the video last week.

Hope you're taking lost of pictures of Japan, it seems a bit of a "Black Hole" for the ADV ride reports - every country has it's adventures, some more dangerous than others, but adventures none-the-less.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:43 AM   #2200
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Really enjoying your journey Noah, love the video last week.

Hope you're taking lost of pictures of Japan, it seems a bit of a "Black Hole" for the ADV ride reports - every country has it's adventures, some more dangerous than others, but adventures none-the-less.
I'm taking some. The country side here is unreal. The past 3 days I was riding where the Tsunami hit really bad. They are still rebuilding. Some towns you drive through and there is only foundations where buildings used to be. I went to a few hotels that were on my GPS and there was nothing but a few bricks from a few of the walls.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:15 AM   #2201
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..you will wish you had a KTM.
Been following along since you were in the states.. GREAT RR! Great resilience to adversity in Ireland when your bike was nicked!

Really enjoyed your experiences through Mongolia and Russia. (You were hauling a$$ across that bridge in Russia! ) Thanks for sharing your adventure!

Fishfund's trip through Africa kind of turned me off on the 690, but your report has me rethinking it.

I have a S10 that I really love, it has made me rediscover dirt riding (on a motorbike that is - been mtn biking for 20+ yrs, but raced motox in the 70's ), but off road, I know the day is coming when I will drop it and I'm dreading the thought of picking it up (I'm a little guy). So I have been seriously considering a 690. Are the main components to have with be a fuel pump and VR?
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:40 AM   #2202
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Hope you're taking lost of pictures of Japan, it seems a bit of a "Black Hole" for the ADV ride reports - every country has it's adventures, some more dangerous than others, but adventures none-the-less.
Japanese riders write in Japanese, not English, so that's why there aren't a lot of ride reports here.

For ride reports in English from Japan, you should turn to one of the English-language moto forums for Japan, for example:

http://gaijinriders.com/
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:43 PM   #2203
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Maybe he meant people that travel to Japan don't do a lot of ADV RR?
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:25 AM   #2204
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Few pages back you wrote something about beard being practical in more than one way.
Here's another one

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Old 09-26-2013, 01:10 PM   #2205
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I wish

Noah
Dude
I've been lurking on this trip u have going for a while
It inspired me to join and I'm getting ready to get a Beemer
Should I give the 690 a real look?
I have a big single, and I step back and wonder about the mass of some of the bikes out their !?
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Be cool , god bless, keep the good read Rollin
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