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Old 12-02-2012, 08:39 PM   #61
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I'll be fine in a week or two.. Well before the final camp-n-ride of 2012!

here's a response to this from Rob:




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Old 12-02-2012, 08:39 PM   #62
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You pay for gas, I'll ride up with ya in my truck. Nice KTM/ Ducati dealer up there. That's where I bought the 990.

you talking about Pond View? (pond side?) right off I-91?

Thanks for the offer, I still may take you up on that, but I would like a more permanent solution, so I can haul it to Pachaug every other week, at least for the winter. I can probably borrow a trailer for few month... hitch can't be that expensive...
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:25 AM   #63
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I don't know if my video tops yours MATPOC (those are some cool ruins for the New England area!) but here's the start of my ride today.. I think I may take a few weeks off from riding the DRZ after this one; which would be fine since it needs a bunch of maintenance anyway....



The closing image: I thought I'd take a hint from Rob since he seems to have this stuff figured out better than I!!

After watching the video I took a closer look at my helmet.. I think my thighs hitting the bars (especially my right leg) stopped most of my forward momentum but my helmet hit the tree as well. It was a pretty good hit mostly since it was SO straight on..

The rest of the day I was definitely off my game seeing as I had limited use of my right leg and right hand but it was a fun ride and I always like to see people pushing their limits! It bums me out a little seeing how easy it seams for P-Funk though.. I guess I really am getting old!
Hope you are OK.looks like that hurt worse than mine.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:44 AM   #64
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oh my, a HUGE THANK YOU to all you guys , especially Blue KLR Paul and alcontrast. I gotta take a lesson in falling gracefully.
You fell quite gracefully....I know quite a few guys that would have been swearing and bitching ....but you just laughed and smiled...

Holy crap Al ...that crash was uugly....lucky your O.K.

Thanks for the tour of your area, again.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:32 PM   #65
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Great ride, can't wait to go again!
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:50 PM   #66
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same here ! BOBQ you got pics of your fjr?
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:24 PM   #67
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same here ! BOBQ you got pics of your fjr?
I don't have any thing handy, it's pretty much stock. I can take some if your looking for some. I love the bike by the way, but only good for roads, NO DIRT at all!
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:14 PM   #68
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Just a FYI for anyone thinking about a new bike...I was up at Manchester Honda/KTM today and they have the new 2013 Honda CRF250L in stock for just under $4500. Unlike the 230L, it is a full sized bike with real suspension. Im trying to talk WAP into a dualsport. How can ya go wrong? It's almost half the cost of a comparable KTM, if you can compare the two.

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Old 12-04-2012, 03:52 PM   #69
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Just a FYI for anyone thinking about a new bike...I was up at Manchester Honda/KTM today and they have the new 2013 Honda CRF250L in stock for just under $4500. Unlike the 230L, it is a full sized bike with real suspension. Im trying to talk WAP into a dualsport. How can ya go wrong? It's almost half the cost of a comparable KTM, if you can compare the two.

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Old 12-04-2012, 11:05 PM   #70
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Here is my ride movie from this past Sunday... I hope you enjoy... please comment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koITDKeFsSw (embed please!)

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Old 12-05-2012, 02:50 AM   #71
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Here is my ride movie from this past Sunday... I hope you enjoy... please comment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koITDKeFsSw (embed please!)

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Old 12-05-2012, 05:43 AM   #72
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Here is my ride movie from this past Sunday...
wow, that was action packed,fast paced like the ride. Great work Shawn.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:32 AM   #73
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Great vid! It was a great time! Can't wait to go again!
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:33 AM   #74
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I like the part where you're laying in the puddle. The close ups as the bikes go by are great too.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:26 PM   #75
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I gotta take a lesson in falling gracefully.




.....well at least your still smiling....








Do you think you'll lower the DR350 again or keep it where it's at now?

With bomberwife's DR350 we found it worked best putting all the suspension settings to the softest adjustments.
The bike just floated over the terrain, instead of tossing her around.

I gotta get some time off from work and get out there with the ADV gang.

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