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Old 01-15-2013, 10:59 PM   #6316
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No - neither do I. But we're not going for frequent flyer miles. Just a spirited weekend where we wanted to test, and sometimes exceed, the capabilities of our bikes.

So... I know glamour shots are the norm, but I thought I'd share the darker but still interesting side of these shenanigans.

Bottomed out. Below is a shot of the suspension closed up from the impact. Check out the proximity of the skid-plate to the ground. And more impressive/sad is the condition of the front tire. I thought lowering the pressure to 29psi would aid traction in the flat sections, and it did, but it couldn't manage the impact of such a heavy bike descending from the sky.
Have you checked the bolts on the rear suspension afterwards. Impressive shots

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Old 01-15-2013, 11:35 PM   #6317
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Make sure you check you rear shock bolt...
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Have you checked the bolts on the rear suspension afterwards. Impressive shots
Will do. Thanks for the heads up. I've got my fingers crossed that all is well and I'll plan reinforcing the bolt before I take to the air again.

*Update* I checked the rear bolt and all is fine. Perhaps the 2012s are more robust? At any rate, I'm glad the bolt isn't bent and I'll reinforce it later just to be on the safe side. Thanks for the information.

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Old 01-16-2013, 12:06 AM   #6318
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Will do. Thanks for the heads up. I've got my fingers crossed that all is well and I'll plan reinforcing the bolt before I take to the air again.
Indy's (Indy Unlimited -PM him) got the best solution if you end up needing it btw...which it looks like you will eventually

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=810571

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Old 01-16-2013, 01:48 AM   #6319
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I just borrowed the white for a while

I have to post these pics:

Nic Cuthbert in Iran en route on his Singapore to UK /Action Aid charity ride...29,000 kms...27 Countries...notice the sticker on the side box

He's hangin at Dakar right now.

Somewhere in Guatemala. His Blog: http://redhedsmototravels.blogspot.ca/


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Are these the Lucas breaking discs? They look awesome IMHO


and BTW does Nic Cuthbert has a RR? Looking sweet, I'd like to follow him
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:43 AM   #6320
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Are these the Lucas breaking discs? They look awesome IMHO


and BTW does Nic Cuthbert has a RR? Looking sweet, I'd like to follow him
the link to his blog is right under the last picture:

http://redhedsmototravels.blogspot.ca/

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Old 01-16-2013, 11:04 AM   #6321
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the link to his blog is right under the last picture:

http://redhedsmototravels.blogspot.ca/

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oh dear... I'm blind sometimes
I prefered doing a google search with no result what so ever

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Old 01-16-2013, 04:06 PM   #6322
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Are these the Lucas breaking discs? They look awesome IMHO


and BTW does Nic Cuthbert has a RR? Looking sweet, I'd like to follow him
Actually Nic's blog is this one:
http://www.froma2b.com.au/index.php

He's already finished his ride though.

I do believe he is going to do a RR on here too.

That Redhed blog is for the second rider and he's still en route. I'm not sure what rotors they are? Maybe Braking? They do look good though!

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Old 01-16-2013, 04:55 PM   #6323
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:32 PM   #6324
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:38 AM   #6325
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:49 PM   #6326
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:04 PM   #6327
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more pix

Just picked this up on January 19th.
So far I deleted the lower portion of the luggage rack since I've no intention of using hard cases, removed the reflectors, took out the extension on the license plate lamp, wired in a lead for the battery tender and blacked out the stock screen.

More parts to be ordered momentarily...


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Old 01-23-2013, 07:38 PM   #6328
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Have you checked the bolts on the rear suspension afterwards. Impressive shots

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Looks like a pretty smooth landing to me, he's got nothing to worry about
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:12 AM   #6329
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Here is a few of mine from the last couple years



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Old 01-24-2013, 09:42 AM   #6330
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