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Old 09-01-2012, 11:07 AM   #31
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Great report...thanks for taking the time to share with all of us. Being an aspiring ADV rider, please explain "Pita" when describing your two riding partners. I got the humor in it but wasn't sure what it meant...are they vegetarians!?!?
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:53 PM   #32
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Awesome RR, thanks for sharing. Looks like a great time, hopefully next year for me if I can find some folks to go with.....SWMBO doesn't like the idea of solo.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:15 PM   #33
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:12 PM   #34
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Great report...thanks for taking the time to share with all of us. Being an aspiring ADV rider, please explain "Pita" when describing your two riding partners. I got the humor in it but wasn't sure what it meant...are they vegetarians!?!?
Vegetarians??That's awesome!!!

Nope. Not vegetarians, but there was a bit of hen pecking at times.

I think that it's important to have understanding, patiance, and most of all try your best to communicate well. Sometimes this is hard to do on a trip.

Get out there and ride!
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:16 AM   #35
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Fun read

Great RR, thanks for the inspiration, pictures and info. Anything you wish you'd had brought along with you that you didn't or forgot? Planning a WABDR trip for next year.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:16 PM   #36
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That was a very fun RR thank you for the reading.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:24 PM   #37
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Great ride report! I just finished the WABDR this year with my buddies a couple of days ago. I wanted to post because of one of the pictures that you posted of two guys you met at the DQ - I'm one of the guys that wasn't with them due to a crash and subsequent broken leg. I noticed later that you mentioned the GS lost it's rear brake going down one of the steep descents. That is exactly what happened to me on my GS when I crashed. (I grabbed a little too much front brake in a panic ) I have heard that the rear brake problem is common with these bikes and a flush followed by DOT5.1 / brake line change to SS line fixes it. I just thought I would let you know.
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Great ride report! I just finished the WABDR this year with my buddies a couple of days ago. I wanted to post because of one of the pictures that you posted of two guys you met at the DQ - I'm one of the guys that wasn't with them due to a crash and subsequent broken leg. I noticed later that you mentioned the GS lost it's rear brake going down one of the steep descents. That is exactly what happened to me on my GS when I crashed. (I grabbed a little too much front brake in a panic ) I have heard that the rear brake problem is common with these bikes and a flush followed by DOT5.1 / brake line change to SS line fixes it. I just thought I would let you know.
Hi Eckleman!

It was a bummer to hear about your crash and subsequent broken leg. No good, but I'm sure you have a great story. It's great to hear that you had the chance to finish the trip with your buddies this year.

About the rear break issue... The bike I was on was a DR 650, not a GS. But it sounds like it is the same issue nonetheless. I still haven't flushed my rear break fluid yet, but it's on the list of things to do.

Keep riding and stay safe!


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