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Old 05-12-2014, 11:09 PM   #16
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WOW, impressive! Good luck to you!

Just one question (for now, obiously!): how will you ride your bike through China? Did you get some sort of 'special permit'?
I got through china before in 2012 during my last tour. To be honest it is a crapy process and very very expensive.
It takes around three months to get the permit. You do it through a specialized office who does overland tours.

It will cost around 16,000 USD no-refundable. This will give you around 33 days in china without any hotels or food. You get two guys following you in one car and they call them "tour guides". one will speak English. You have to stick to the route you submitted and that's what the "tour guides" will do. They also help you find restaurants and accommodation. I normally sleep in a tent.

The catch is that if you can arrange for a group you will still be paying around the same. IF you need info please call me and I can help you out. I will start a thread for the trip and post all the info.
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:10 PM   #17
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If you need a place to stay while in NY..I am offering my house. 20 miles south of Rochester. 60 miles east of Buffalo. Great cause!
Thank you. Much appreciated!! Will keep in touch
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:11 PM   #18
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Truly this is a trip of Epic proprtions, youre a man with an Adventure in your heart and soul, and what a bike to do it on.

As mentioned earlier you could let KTM Austria know about your trip, or post it on the blog pages.
Keep us posted and give us photos, I wish you all the best from Australia and its inmates...
Thank you. KTM will be posting about the trip as we get closer to the start. Most of the pictures and blog will be on Facebook and website mentioned in the original thread. Will post more pictures here today
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:15 PM   #19
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Looks like a lot of stuff, and will no doubt make it more versatile.

I'd be interested in the before and after weight of the bike.

I'd like to get weight out of mine.
That is exactly what I am trying to find out. I am weighing every single piece I install and I remove by the gram. I will keep you updated on the final weight. The bike dry is 217KG Approx. So will do the math and let you know
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:16 PM   #20
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Good luck and dinner on me when you get to So Cal....amazing...

Will be interesting to see the changes you make to your parts list as the miles add up........
Thank you. will keep you posted. in my last trips I normally remove parts as I go, by time I am home the bike is back to stock
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:23 PM   #21
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:28 PM   #22
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Fuel tank exhaust and so many things off the bike
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:30 PM   #23
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:15 AM   #24
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And the part I hate the most. Electrical !!!!!
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:54 AM   #25
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Sounds like an Adventure of a lifetime.
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Old 05-13-2014, 01:01 AM   #26
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Great! GOOOOOOD LUCK!
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Old 05-13-2014, 01:23 AM   #27
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And the part I hate the most. Electrical !!!!!
Doing that much to the bike is an adventure in itself!
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Old 05-13-2014, 05:16 AM   #28
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Doing that much to the bike is an adventure in itself!
I was just thinking that! This is my dream to farkle a bike out and. Then hit the road ! What a place to be in !
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:28 AM   #29
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Dude this really looks like a serious trip well done to you and when in SA give us a call we'll have place for you to rest your weary head
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Old 05-13-2014, 03:36 PM   #30
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Fuel tank exhaust and so many things off the bike
Good luck with the trip! Couple questions, what made you pick the R version versus the "regular" 1190? Pros/cons?
Also, why the slip on silencer? I am just wondering about the cost of the unit versus any actual benefit?
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