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Old 02-23-2013, 02:51 PM   #856
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The last 60,000 miles in photos...

i decided to put this together, for me and for you of course - its kind of a review of some of my favorite photos of the last 60,000 miles or .......march 21st 2011 to december 25th 2012

i'll now do this once a year as i thought it would be easy but it isn't, i have taken over 50,000 photos during this period (hell of a lot got deleted BTW) - thought i could get it done in an hour or two and it took over 8 hours to get the timing right

just as an advanced warning, get a beer or two as its 14 minutes long

Fantastic video, good job.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:40 PM   #857
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My biggest beef with the LC-4 Dual Sport I had was V I B E S at highway speeds, less noticeable on dirt when standing.
I also tested the SM version and owned a 2001 LC-4 Duke ll. My Duke never had a problem ... but I found it so impractical I sold it off at just 10K miles. A great bike, I regret the sale.

I drove 300+ miles (don't laught Mr AtW man ) on my XR 400 and had chainsaw hands for about 3 days - then I put a set of Pro Grip 714 Dual Sport MX Grips on and it was night and day ( or my hands have no more feeling ) and at $10 you wouldn’t break the bank

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...-MX-Grips.aspx



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Old 02-25-2013, 06:15 PM   #858
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Fantastic video, good job.
Paul is da man! Great video, great Creed, and he included pictures of my fantasy Mexican girlfriends!
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:20 AM   #859
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You had a good go with your Tenere, I'm sure it was a hard decision. A better seat, bigger tank and a rally fairing would be my first upgrade on your new KTM. If you are going with soft luggage you should try these:

http://www.adventure-spec.com/defaul...-panniers.html


Best of luck with the new bike
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:06 AM   #860
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WOW! Looks like you found a very nice bike.
Looking forward to the build thread, I'm sure you'll do a nice job of it and end up with a great travel bike in the end.
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:01 AM   #861
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farthest i will head south this time is Venezuela and then i get back on the Stahlratte and go to Cuba, no Ushuaia this time for me...i will head back into states in April then i'm going to Australia as Africa is FUBAR'd right now



If you venture up to the Pilbara (Western Australia) I'd be happy to show you the sites.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:54 PM   #862
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Paul is da man! Great video, great Creed, and he included pictures of my fantasy Mexican girlfriends!
i'll keep trying to keep you checking in over the coming years...

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You had a good go with your Tenere, I'm sure it was a hard decision. A better seat, bigger tank and a rally fairing would be my first upgrade on your new KTM.
Best of luck with the new bike
decision was kind of easy...i want more dirt and less gear = KTM

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WOW! Looks like you found a very nice bike.
Looking forward to the build thread, I'm sure you'll do a nice job of it and end up with a great travel bike in the end.
metamorphosis is going to happen...
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:59 PM   #863
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Fantastic video, good job.
thanks...

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I put a set of Pro Grip 714 Dual Sport MX Grips on and it was night and day




your not the first to mention these, i'm thinking of adding some grip heaters under them as my one luxury
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:31 PM   #864
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i'll keep trying to keep you checking in over the coming years...



decision was kind of easy...i want more dirt and less gear = KTM



metamorphosis is going to happen...
Nice bike Paul! Looks a good choice. Lighter is always better.
Ooona preguntaaa - are you still going to travel with 4 toolkits??

Hopefully see you in NZ
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:08 PM   #865
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I think Yamaha should buy you a brand new XT 660 with all the farkles
With all the advertisement you did with the 660 you got a lot of American
adventure riders lusting after that bike,
And while I am at it Yamaha should finance your next two or three year trip...And while there at it put you on the pay roll , 100,000 a year to start..
Ok I will put the whiskey down.... LOL
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:09 AM   #866
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Nice bike Paul! Looks a good choice. Lighter is always better.
Ooona preguntaaa - are you still going to travel with 4 toolkits??

Hopefully see you in NZ

That was my first question for Paul when he came through here. Would you show me the tools you're packing? Then out come the tool rolls.

Impressive.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:27 AM   #867
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I think Yamaha should buy you a brand new XT 660 with all the farkles
With all the advertisement you did with the 660 you got a lot of American
adventure riders lusting after that bike,
And while I am at it Yamaha should finance your next two or three year trip...And while there at it put you on the pay roll , 100,000 a year to start..
Ok I will put the whiskey down.... LOL
Mike
Too bad Yamaha doesn't sell the 660 in the States. Instead, we get the bloated, overweight Super Tenere. We now return you to your scheduled programming.
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:24 PM   #868
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If you venture up to the Pilbara (Western Australia) I'd be happy to show you the sites.
i will be in touch for sure...when is the best time for me to be there, and i don't mean when the bar is open although that would be a big bonus for a long ride west

drop me a PM
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:41 PM   #869
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I think Yamaha should buy you a brand new XT 660 with all the farkles
With all the advertisement you did with the 660 you got a lot of American
adventure riders lusting after that bike,
And while I am at it Yamaha should finance your next two or three year trip...And while there at it put you on the pay roll , 100,000 a year to start..
Ok I will put the whiskey down.... LOL
Mike
you can be my official spokesman with statements like that...anyone form yamaha reading??? if not anyone form KTM reading this?


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Too bad Yamaha doesn't sell the 660 in the States. Instead, we get the bloated, overweight Super Tenere. We now return you to your scheduled programming.
you could be 'that guy' with one as mine will be going up for sale here very soon...the xt660z runs circles are around the super ten
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:45 PM   #870
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Nice bike Paul! - are you still going to travel with 4 tool kits??

Hopefully see you in NZ
thanks Dan, i will hopefully reduce the tool kit weight down dramatically...for sure i'll be dropping in when you are in NZ



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That was my first question for Paul when he came through here. Would you show me the tools you're packing? Then out come the tool rolls.

Impressive.
the KTM uses a smaller range of tools than the XT but as you know i like to be able to fix just about anything on the side of the road so some of my magic tools will have to come along
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