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Very nice build Adam, well thought out!

Hope the DR proves to be very reliable. Just be nice to 3rd gear.
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Hey Adam,

Any updates on how everythings working on your trip ?

Im looking at maybe doing a shock rebuild with Rick at Cogent - hows your shock holding up, any problems ?
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Hey Adam,

Any updates on how everythings working on your trip ?

Im looking at maybe doing a shock rebuild with Rick at Cogent - hows your shock holding up, any problems ?
I'll get a chance to post some feedback when I get back to Vancouver in approx 7-10 days but in the meantime the Cogent rearshock has been fantastic and its been earning its keep - Trails of North America...a photo journal
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Very nice build Adam, well thought out!

Hope the DR proves to be very reliable. Just be nice to 3rd gear.
Hi Lukas,

You may not have realised because my username is different on ADVRider - JediMaster - , but you answered a lot of my questions in the early days of me choosing a DR as my Beemers replacement. Thanks for your replies - where the hell doo you find the time to follow all these threads!!??

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Hi Adam. Good to see you are still going strong mate! Remember the very happy evening we all spent when you stayed with us in Rangiora, near Christchurch? I have enjoyed your blog ever since.

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Adam, your Smugmug photos are just stunning. I'm proud to say I've wasted most of this morning instead of doing any work looking though them and wishing I was back in these beautiful places!
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Adam, your Smugmug photos are just stunning. I'm proud to say I've wasted most of this morning instead of doing any work looking though them and wishing I was back in these beautiful places!
Always glad to help the economy along...

I just had a good laugh at your India/Pakistan video - that brought back a few memories I can tell you!

Here's a few of those memories...(sorry if it's a bit off topic Nigel!)

You can see the impatience building in my mate Danny...(India)
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And again in Pakistan...
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Man you've envoked some memories...I can't stop laughing

Here's an extract from Chapter 7 of my blog when my friends wife - despite being a chilled Buddist - was uncomfortable with the unwanted attention. It was a bit naughty on our part really:

"...Once they arrived we set up camp together. Tim erected two tents, one of which we used as a mess tent from which he and Tracey produced some cracking grub. We spent four nights on the Shandur Pass. It was a beautiful setting but probably the dustiest place we’d ever seen. It got into everything – it will take a monsoon to return our tents to their original colour. During our time there Vinny and Gill arrived and pitched their tent, we watched several games of polo and got stared at a lot by ‘locals’. Pakistani’s are World Staring Champions. Apparently the most inane chores are fascinating. Groups of them would gather around and squat down a mere 10’away to stare at us whilst we cooked, ate and washed-up etc. It was bizarre. We didn’t mind being stared at when we were in our riding gear as we knew we were different but sitting around the campsite it was different. We soon discovered that staring back would eventually embarrass them into leaving but it was time consuming and so we resorted to ‘shooing’ them away. Eventually we roped off our camping area. Tim inexplicably found a laser pen amongst products for sale in the bazaar. One night as we stood around our campfire we had immense fun with it at the expense of the ‘starers’. The three that stick in my mind were one guy who kept trying to kick the red dot away, another who would shine his torch on it only for Danny to turn the laser off when he did (this puzzled him greatly) and my personal favourite was a guy who stepped over our rope. We ‘shooed’ him away but he kept coming so Danny shone the laser on him. He leapt in the air in a blind panic, turned and ran down the hill as fast as he could tripping over the rope in the process. I’m sure he thought he was about to be shot." - ShortWayRound 2006
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Hi Adam. Good to see you are still going strong mate! Remember the very happy evening we all spent when you stayed with us in Rangiora, near Christchurch? I have enjoyed your blog ever since.

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Hi Nigel!

Of course I remember that evening...and your lovely old house and the caravan with the wood burning stove!

You must have helped out a fair few travellers since me so if you're still reading my blog I must be doing something right!

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Wot no pictures!!!

OK...HELP...what did I do wrong?

I tried to post pictures using the same method I do on ADV Rider but that's obviously the wrong way.

Can anyone point me towards an instructional please!!??

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Hi Lukas,

You may not have realised because my username is different on ADVRider - JediMaster - , but you answered a lot of my questions in the early days of me choosing a DR as my Beemers replacement. Thanks for your replies - where the hell doo you find the time to follow all these threads!!??

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Hi Adam,

Glad to hear that you found my input useful.

I am looking forward to reading another one of these "what worked, what didn't" type reports like you have done for the Beemer, once the trip comes to an end.

Til then, have an awesome ride!

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Noticed you mention the lack of liveview on yer camera theres a little thing called a zigview that will give you that, fits most brands, pretty much a remote shutter release with a screen and other stuff like motiontracker shooting ect. It slides onto the viewfinder[screen is held or attached to camera] and when off you can use it as a remote camera for viewing small places[like they do in animal burrows ect].
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Noticed you mention the lack of liveview on yer camera theres a little thing called a zigview that will give you that, fits most brands, pretty much a remote shutter release with a screen and other stuff like motiontracker shooting ect. It slides onto the viewfinder[screen is held or attached to camera] and when off you can use it as a remote camera for viewing small places[like they do in animal burrows ect].
Thanks for that. Looks like an interesting bit of kit but a touch bulky for my tankbag! The Konica A200 I left home with had a fold out liveview screen that I used a lot so I can see the benefits.
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Change of user name...

Just to avoid confusion Grant has kindly changed my user name from 'Spangler' to 'JediMaster' to match my posts over on ADV Rider.

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not sure what you are looking at jedi but the one I have[s2] is made up of 2 boxes which are about the size of a credit card and 3/4inch thick, total size not much bigger than an Ipod.
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The Cost ?

Hi i found your DR650 rebuild very interesting some great idears and modifications, but what i'd like to know is how much did it all cost in the end.
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