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Old 12-22-2010, 05:15 PM   #91
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Do you guys have a space for a "really" newbie, I mean the first real off-road experience, with a 990?


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Hababam, don't worry--I'll be right there with you! I'm really a stark-noobie myself, although I've been riding street for a long time, and have done some sand dune stuff... I'm going slow and learning, so if I may say, join us!!
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:56 PM   #92
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Hababam, don't worry--I'll be right there with you! I'm really a stark-noobie myself, although I've been riding street for a long time, and have done some sand dune stuff... I'm going slow and learning, so if I may say, join us!!
Well....
I'm gonna add (or subtract, as the case may be) a little on that.

Under normal dry conditions, the roads I am planning to take are totally doable on a big-bike with a semi-experienced rider. After this week's weather... maybe not so. Should still be fun for semi-noobs on smaller bikes (650's included), but a dirt-virgin on a shiney new 990 is gonna struggle, especially if still wearing stock scorps.

I got no problem doing an uber-noob big-bike off-road orientation ride sometime, but wasn't really planning that for this sunday.

As always, up to you guys.

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Old 12-22-2010, 07:09 PM   #93
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Well....
I'm gonna add (or subtract, as the case may be) a little on that.

Under normal dry conditions, the roads I am planning to take are totally doable on a big-bike with a semi-experienced rider. After this week's weather... maybe not so. Should still be fun for semi-noobs on smaller bikes (650's included), but a dirt-virgin on a shiney new 990 is gonna struggle, especially if still wearing stock scorps.

I got no problem doing an uber-noob big-bike off-road orientation ride sometime, but wasn't really planning that for this sunday.

As always, up to you guys.

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Beleive me I have been riding with RIDER914 for several years now.

If he tells you the ride is not going to be big bike friendly take his word for it. That is not an understatement. I can only imagine the condition the roads are going to be in and hope to make this one on Sunday.
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:26 PM   #94
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Do you guys have a space for a "really" newbie, I mean the first real off-road experience, with a 990?


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I think you might want to wait till the conditions are better. That's a whole lot of bike to ride in the mud with stock tires. Ben
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:42 PM   #95
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Thanks Erwin for the encouragement, and Rider919, Ben & DSM8 for the sincere advice.
I wasn't sure that I would be able to join you yet, but I think I should wait for the Southern Cal. air to kick in for a "dirt-virgin" (I like that by the way) friendly conditions. :)
But if you see a big orange laying down somewhere on the dirt, please help him out, so that we can meet in person. ;)
Hope to catch you on another ride. Enjoy your weekend and happy Christmas to all.


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Old 12-22-2010, 07:57 PM   #96
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I may still be up for a Sunday ride if conditions are decent, and I get my DR650 running again in time (long story). BUT... for anybody else in this area who wants to help, please go here:

http://ocmoto.com/index.php?topic=36650.0

In short, there's a local sportbike rider who has been missing since Dec 17th somewhere on Angeles Crest Highway. The forum has organized a huge rescue effort starting tomorrow and can use all the help they can get. I would go but I'm going out of town tomorrow early and won't be back til late Friday.

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Old 12-22-2010, 09:04 PM   #97
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Beleive me I have been riding with RIDER914 for several years now.

If he tells you the ride is not going to be big bike friendly take his word for it. That is not an understatement. I can only imagine the condition the roads are going to be in and hope to make this one on Sunday.
Ok. Got it. Whoa, now I'm a little scared... Lol!
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Old 12-22-2010, 09:38 PM   #98
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Ok. Got it. Whoa, now I'm a little scared... Lol!
Erwin. I have been riding before where we are going on Sunday. Your bike is going to do well on the fireroads. Its going to shine when we hit the open desert. Will buddy up and will both make sure get home ok.
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Old 12-23-2010, 12:52 AM   #99
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Erwin. I have been riding before where we are going on Sunday. Your bike is going to do well on the fireroads. Its going to shine when we hit the open desert. Will buddy up and will both make sure get home ok.
Sounds like a plan, Ben!
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Old 12-23-2010, 10:54 AM   #100
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http://ocmoto.com/index.php?topic=36650.0

In short, there's a local sportbike rider who has been missing since Dec 17th somewhere on Angeles Crest Highway. The forum has organized a huge rescue effort starting tomorrow and can use all the help they can get. I would go but I'm going out of town tomorrow early and won't be back til late Friday.

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Thanks for posting this, I had heard on the radio about a rider missing, & then hadn't heard any more. Not knowing must be awful.....
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Old 12-23-2010, 07:24 PM   #101
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Ok, got my brand new 606s mounted front and rear. So we need to hit up some open desert. Is the meeting place north of the 210? The weather should be perfect.
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Old 12-24-2010, 11:37 AM   #102
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I have to much stuff to mount the front new 606. So its going to be a new rear and used front for me. The conditions are going tp be sweeeeeeeeet.... See you guys on Sunday. Ben
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Old 12-24-2010, 11:46 AM   #103
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I cheated, I've been sick and working outside in the rain every night. So I just took the whole bike to the mc tire works. Was a little more expensive but I don't have any bloody knuckles. And I got the wheels balanced, what a difference balanced knobbies make. I can't wait to ride! The conditions are perfect
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Old 12-24-2010, 12:34 PM   #104
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I have to much stuff to mount the front new 606. So its going to be a new rear and used front for me. The conditions are going tp be sweeeeeeeeet.... See you guys on Sunday. Ben
Ben, what time should I pick up up?
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Old 12-24-2010, 01:05 PM   #105
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It is so freekin' nice out today!
I wanna go ride NOW, but xmas duties call.

Snow level stayed pretty high up so I don't expect anything like this...




But we might encounter stuff like this...








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