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Old 11-17-2013, 03:54 AM   #2536
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Noah, thanks for an awesome RR. The fact that you take the time to answer people's questions has made this so much more than an RR, it's become a real source of knowledge, particularly for the 690. Like many people here, after never considering one, it's becoming a serious contender for the next bike...damn you!

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Old 11-17-2013, 10:10 PM   #2537
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Really nice trip Noah ... looks like you're really dialed with that 690 and as exited about it as I am about my 990's. My friend is getting a 690 tomorrow it'll be nice to give it a try
Thanks for sharing and have fun.
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:18 PM   #2538
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Interested to hear more about the Klim gear. Prepping to drop some big coin on the Badlands so all opinions are welcome.

Sorry for the slight hijack Noah, but if I may, I'd like to testify.


I lowsided my 690 yesterday on a corner, in the rain, doing ~50mph, wearing the Klim Rally jacket (with Acerbis Koerta armor underneath), and Dakar pants.

I slid for quite a ways, as did the bike, but got up and rode home.

I wore a small hole in the forearm of the jacket where the armor would align with. I created enough friction heat on my backside to actually feel like I was getting burned, but can find very little evidence of wear in that area of the pants.

Buy Klim's gear without reservation. It's expensive, but very well engineered, well made, and worth every penny.

Just my .02
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:37 PM   #2539
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nice, I hope I don't have to test my Adventure Jacket and Pants the same way
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:28 PM   #2540
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I am using K-line Ro-Ro to ship out of Japan. It will take about 2 weeks to get to Thailand. Cost will be less then $1000 all said and done I think. More details later.
Thanks - if you have more details when you get
a chance - great !

Meanwhile, enjoy the beach(es) in Hawaii !
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:07 AM   #2541
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:34 AM   #2542
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Old 11-23-2013, 12:56 PM   #2543
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Old 11-24-2013, 03:59 AM   #2544
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I found out this morning a 21 year old Aussie named Rohan Felmingham had his bike stolen in Dublin a few days ago. He rode from Japan to Ireland this summer. All of his gear was on the bike when it was stolen. So I'd like to show this kid the same love so many people showed me. Lets make this right for him so he can continue his trip!

EDIT: Send donations strait to Rohan. Rohan_fel@hotmail.com

EDIT #2: I just sent 100 Euro. Who's going to match me?

"I am a 21 year old Australian who purchased the Yamaha earlier this year for my trip around the world. I ferried the bike to Russia 5 months ago, and have since done 30,000 kms through 15 different countries. I arrived in Ireland on Tuesday at 1pm, and it was taken within less than 8 hours of my arrival.

BIKE MAKE: Yamaha

BIKE MODEL: Xt660z Tenere

YEAR: 2011

COLOUR: white (w/ thin red and black strip on sides of tank)

ODO: 42,000kms

EXTRAS (mod's aftermarket parts etc.): sw motech aluminium panniers (with large 'OK Logic' sticker on side), Touratech Hand Guards, Center Stand, Tank bag rack, Gopro Mounts

LAST SEEN: The corner of Aston Quay and the O'Connell Bridge, Dublin, between 5pm and 9pm on Tuesday.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES (scratches/dents etc.): Japanese Number Plate
Incredibly bent clutch and brake levers,
Scratched windshield with White Numbers painted on it.
Quite dented panniers"


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Old 11-24-2013, 04:06 AM   #2545
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That sucks - as an Irish American I can say this, Filthy Shanty Irish. I guess when the Celtic Tiger left the thieves walked in. I'm in for some loot.
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Old 11-24-2013, 05:12 AM   #2546
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I cross posted the Tenere theft on a couple of forums yesterday, lets hope they find it.

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Old 11-24-2013, 06:33 AM   #2547
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I find it absolutely disgusting that these scum can steal not only somebodies bike but their home and possessions as well. And in Dublin again?

One thing is for sure, when I leave I am definitely investing in the best of every kind of GPS tracking, marking and anti-theft systems on the market. This stuff angers me so much
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Old 11-24-2013, 09:21 AM   #2548
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Who's going to match me?

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Matched. Rohan buy me a beer when you make it to Seattle.
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Old 11-24-2013, 03:13 PM   #2549
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Matched. Rohan buy me a beer when you make it to Seattle.
I'm sure he will be happy to! Thanks.

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That sucks - as an Irish American I can say this, Filthy Shanty Irish. I guess when the Celtic Tiger left the thieves walked in. I'm in for some loot.
Theft is a real problem in Ireland and the UK. From what I can gather, its usually the pikies or they go into a container to eastern europe, balkan states or middle east. This is the 3rd RTW bike stolen in Ireland. We are easy targets I guess. Thanks for chipping in.

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I cross posted the Tenere theft on a couple of forums yesterday, lets hope they find it.

Nick
I hope they find it also. but if they don't, at least we can give him a starter on the next bike. It sucks all his kit was on the bike when it was stolen. At least I didn't loose ALL my stuff. only the bike. Camping gear and everything adds up fast.
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:36 AM   #2550
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that sucks big time, if I ever get on the road I'm investing in one of those SPOT tracking devices
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