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Old 01-05-2013, 11:17 AM   #2176
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A question on the front wheel bearings. Are you guys using sealed bearings or open one? Just curious why the water crossings were getting to them so fast when you were that deep in water. .
Awesome report and pictures. Thanks for all the work and time to share.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:37 AM   #2177
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This report... What an amazing resource.

Walter said: "And the odd yak:"
I'm no yak xpert, but that is a fairly Odd looking yak in the photo.



To Walter and all the Sibirsky group...many many thanks for using your time to take photos and to share this report.

So many insights on a part of the world that most of us won't ever ride up close and personal.

So many tips on farkles and setting up a bike. What works and what dosen't... not a lot of retailer fluff, but the real deal.

I realize you have DVDs and books for sale, but folks are charging lots of money for the information and photos we're getting free, just by logging in to ADV every day.

Thank you,
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:02 PM   #2178
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A question on the front wheel bearings. Are you guys using sealed bearings or open one? Just curious why the water crossings were getting to them so fast when you were that deep in water. .
Awesome report and pictures. Thanks for all the work and time to share.
In Walter's case the water was moving so fast it was like holding a pressure washer (with abrasives) on it for 1/2an hour straight.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:35 PM   #2179
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The beamer marking it's territory ?



Great RR guys, beautiful pics too.[/QUOTE]

Clearly, they brought along everything … including the kitchen sink! Ha! I slay myself.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:18 PM   #2180
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Question. I keep reading how your beverage of choice is tea during your breaks and mornings but is coffee available also throughtout the area's you have been riding?
We made mac coffee most of the times. Real tasty and easy to make. You can buy it everywere.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:25 PM   #2181
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We made mac coffee most of the times. Real tasty and easy to make. You can buy it everywere.
I'm sorry but what is mac coffee? Instant?
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:43 PM   #2182
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I'm sorry but what is mac coffee? Instant?
http://www.maccoffee.com/p-31-orignal.htm
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:49 PM   #2183
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Prutser, I trust your advise on anything bike related, but certainly not coffee
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:05 PM   #2184
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Prutser, I trust your advise on anything bike related, but certainly not coffee
you are totally right but for Mongolian standards its the best available out there...(for me)
For me it was a lot better than the salty milky tea with black pepper they call Khaan tea.
Athough Walter didn't mind drinking it.
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:23 PM   #2185
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Well somebody needs to step up to give props to the pig riders, and perhaps inject some useful counterpoint.

We all get a good laugh at Touratech-kitted behemoths that rarely venture off the tarmac. It's an old joke here. And not an invalid joke: 1200GS is the new Harley in parts of the US

But let's remember that every bike in Walter's entourage here is modified and improved (extra tanks, top-shelf suspension, Nav gear, aux lights, custom racks, custom belly armor, etc etc etc) to a monetary extent that most readers here would find prohibitive to replicate.

We laugh at dude's Touratech-farkled 1150GS Adventure, but i'd wager he has less $$ in that farkled pig than any of the Sibirsky riders' individual machines. Hell, it looks in that pic like he still has the stock front shock

I am fully on board with "light is right" in this kind of travel, and i would rather have any of the Sibirsky bikes than a big pig in this riding/terrain profile any day.

I just think a guy taking an off-the-rack GS pig and adding some farkles and getting out there in the world and not giving a second thought to fuel pumps etc is worthy of a little more consideration

If my big fat oilhead GS were the only thing standing between me and Mongolia, i sure wouldn't sit at home
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I agree totally. Anybody who rides tough deserves respect no matter the ride be it a Honda cub, a Dirtster or... oh, you get my drift.
Colebatch summarized it very well too in posts #2158 and #2159.

I fear nothing but that such riders would not adapt their steeds to the roads but rather the roads to their steeds as is happening over here. That would be the end to our beloved rides & reports.

All the while, this one produced another picture that set in motion a thousand words.
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:38 PM   #2186
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I have just ridden the salt flats in Bolivia where i met a guy on a brand new 1200 gsa with all the extras. First thoughts yep same as everybody else. We rode with this guy for about 5 days on the salars and the surrounding area into Chile. He was on ROAD tyres and he made us look silly. We road a mixture of sand and gravel and he kept having to wait for us. I am 38 years old fairly fit and have ridden bikes for 20 years.. Ok i'm not the best rider out there but can ride a bit. We are riding dirtbikes fully loaded with luggage and fuel weigh in at 180kg . It goes to show it's not so much what you ride but how you ride it.
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:24 PM   #2187
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In Iraq we called trucks like this "bongo trucks" - and let me tell you, when someone said we were going hunting for a VBIED in a blue bongo truck we just shook our heads and looked at the ground!
You mean Terry's Truck?
He'll forever be Bongo Brown...
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:50 PM   #2188
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Outside, the scene was peaceful ... with the bike parked just beside the solar panel and satellite dish.



After my tea, I bid farewell to the lady. Her husband had not yet woken up, but I needed to get moving.
Is it common for people to have these "electronics" out in the middle of nowhere? The satallite dish alone threw me for a loop...
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:20 PM   #2189
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:26 PM   #2190
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We made mac coffee most of the times. Real tasty and easy to make. You can buy it everywere.
is there an app for that
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