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Old 08-28-2012, 09:12 PM   #661
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Agreed. Great shots!

I've been subscribed and following your stories and pics from your adventure. Glad to see you are moving forward and enjoying your trip even after your bike was stolen. That made me sick to my stomach to hear.

Wishing you many safe and happy travels, Noah!


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Old 08-28-2012, 09:29 PM   #662
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Any new plans on how to prevent another jackass from stealing your new KTM? KTM's are highly desirable bikes, which kind of sucks when you dont have a garage to stick it in. Im really glad to see you back on the road.

P.S. Use your engineering prowess to electrocute the bike If they manage to get it in their pickup, all you have to do is head to the nearest hospital
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:59 PM   #663
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A friend of mine always carries a big chain with him when traveling abroad. The links are 1 cm thick and it would take a lot of sweat to break it. If he can't manage to find a garage, he parks his bike in a visible place (busy streets etc) and attaches it with the chain. So far it has proven to be successful. It is heavy, but well worth it, he says. And he also has a built in alarm, so...

How do you guys manage if a garage isn't available?
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:03 AM   #664
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A friend of mine always carries a big chain with him when traveling abroad. The links are 1 cm thick and it would take a lot of sweat to break it. If he can't manage to find a garage, he parks his bike in a visible place (busy streets etc) and attaches it with the chain. So far it has proven to be successful. It is heavy, but well worth it, he says. And he also has a built in alarm, so...

How do you guys manage if a garage isn't available?
One of the good things about dirtbikes is that you can just roll into the middle of nowhere and park in the bushes. The best way to avoid theft of a bike is for noone to realize its there.

That said, sometimes its not possible or really really inconvenient. I am curious what steps Noah plans to take for those times when the urban jungle is home for the night..
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:06 AM   #665
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Exactly - I am not worried about the wilderness, but rather urban areas.

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One of the good things about dirtbikes is that you can just roll into the middle of nowhere and park in the bushes. The best way to avoid theft of a bike is for noone to realize its there.

That said, sometimes its not possible or really really inconvenient. I am curious what steps Noah plans to take for those times when the urban jungle is home for the night..
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:16 AM   #666
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Exactly - I am not worried about the wilderness, but rather urban areas.
Im not as sure about the US, but from reading ride reports it seems a lot of south american and mexican hotels and hostels will either have secure parking or let you park it in the lobby. If you get a small cheap hotel you can sometimes sneak the bike into the room when noone is looking (especially late at night when there isnt cameras).

Other than that, I think the best option (though not likely cheap) would be to carry a 44 magnum with bear and human loads, load it according to potential danger, have some hidden level switch or wheel movement switch trigger a wireless transmitter which beeps your receiver unit (something like a hacked set of walkie talkies). I would imagine that the latter could be done by Noah considering hes an EE; wind power means he prolly specialized in power generation, but he is still likely capable of doing some micro/analog improvisation. Perps go to cut the chain and move the bike, and bam- dirty harry's piece pointed at them
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:31 AM   #667
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I have a big chain and lock as well as some other tricks which I don't want to put on here.. (they could be watching)
I will avoid staying in large cities unless the place has secure parking. This might rule out most hostels so I am probably going to start using CouchSurfer more. I'll be able to ask questions upfront about security about the bike and not have to worry when I get there after a long day's riding. Of course I'm making notes every time an inmate emails me with a place to stay. The moto community just "gets it"
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:58 AM   #668
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If you are ever back in the North of Ireland i have a spare room. Good luck with the trip.
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:32 AM   #669
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Interesting...

Luke Swab (Fishfund), the guy I bought the "new" 690 from recently broke his leg. He was very glad to receive the check as he is not sure how much his insurance is going to help him. He also doesn't have to spend the $$ to ship the bike back to the US. Anyway, if you could send some kind thoughts to Luke in Michigan for a speedy recovery so he can get back on 2 wheels again soon whether its a BMX or a Moto. (sorry for the gross picture also)

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Old 08-29-2012, 07:24 AM   #670
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Great to see the RR active again!

Too bad about FF's busted ankle, and don't sweat the gross photo; to be honest I was a bit relieved that there wasn't an included pic of a bed pan, with a steaming pile poo in it! Or maybe you just spared us the visual carnage? If you have read Fishfunds ride reports, you know exactly what I am talking about.

Ride on.
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:43 PM   #671
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That's gotta hurt!

That's gotta hurt

Best of luck Luke, heal fast
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:50 PM   #672
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Yea!!!

Glad to see you back in it
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:57 AM   #673
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Yeowch!!! Nasty break, strangley its 4yrs to the day I broke mine, same leg but mine broke bit higher up....sure glad the government pays all our medical costs plus loss of earnings in NZ. You yanks get a raw deal having to fork out thousands for doctors bills! get injured go broke!
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:18 AM   #674
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New problem

Just when I was literally putting my the last bolt into the 2008, I got a call that the 2010 was recovered!


Finished 2008 E


Recovered 2010 R

A few people without names did a lot of work on my behalf to get her back. In one week I've gone from no bike to 2. This is a much better problem to have.
I don't even know what to think anymore. This is crazy. I had pretty much given up hope that I would ever get her back so I could continue working on the new one.

I guess one of them will be ready for the next person who has a problem.. or if someone wants to join me.. Russia next summer?.
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:25 AM   #675
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