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Old 01-21-2013, 05:00 AM   #52036
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WMD doesn't know it yet, but we'll be trading bikes when we hit the trail.
Wait, I thought all I owed you was a six of Beemish.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:29 AM   #52037
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anyone ever try riding double on their big red Honda?? my wife has ridden with me for over 20 years and now that i have an actual "dual sport" bike i am wondering if anyone else has tried this..
My wife...105 pounds of her...goes with me alot,,on trails down mountainsides we have no business doing 2 up...she loves it......she was sore the first few times..hard on her back........but she is fearless and will go wherever i take her...i`ll have to get a video of some of the shit i take her through,it`s pretty nasty/funny as hell..

But all said,,,,,she can go farther/longer miles than i can before getting off...

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Old 01-21-2013, 07:23 AM   #52038
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But all said,,,,,she can go farther/longer miles than i can before getting off...

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Old 01-21-2013, 07:33 AM   #52039
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I still prefer my good ol' 30-06. Versatility at its best!
To each his own Will compare 200yd. groupings any day.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:39 AM   #52040
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Here I thought that was normal...
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:46 AM   #52041
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i will get right on it. Nosler or barnes?
Wth are shooting at in texas with a freakin .358 mag?! That's a lot of kaboom for any texas critters!

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Old 01-21-2013, 07:55 AM   #52042
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:14 AM   #52043
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... My 22-250 is probably my favorite right now. That little sucker will flat f&^$ up a desert dog's day.

They are so fast and can be quite accurate - lots of kinetic energy. I recall decapitating a feral feline with one at about 75yds. with a well-placed shot to the neck. Wait, that mita been a .220 swift, but same difference. Analogy to a .30-06 would be like a Lamborghini Countach to a loaded dump truck, each at full speed. I guess if a rhinoceros is changing me and I can choose real quick, I'd opt for the dump truck... Other than that...
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:17 AM   #52044
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Wait, I thought all I owed you was a six of Beemish.



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Old 01-21-2013, 08:18 AM   #52045
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I will get right on it. Nosler or Barnes?
WTH are shooting at in Texas with a freakin .358 Mag?! That's a lot of kaboom for any Texas critters!
A .270 was as much gun as I ever used when I lived in San Antonio. Heck, a .243 was just about right. Several south Texas whitetails and hogs fell victim to a .243 inch "intervention"
Speer please.
Ya know I have hunted with a .243 for many years. It has a short chambered barrel so Fed. Prem. 105 gr leave the barrel at 3200. A true 1" group gun. It's a M98 sporter. That gun has been lucky to kill what it has. The bullet usually blows apart on impact and a fragment catches a vital. So I switched to a 30-06. No problem with anything here in Texas. A through hole every time. The .358 is a gun I bought for a dollar from a guy at work who was in trouble. A good shooter but heavey. The gun has a pretty funny history. I pulled the barreled action from the stock and there are what looks like hack marks and chisel marks on the bottom of the barrel and action. Looks like a bedding job gone bad! The .358 Norma is pretty close to the .338 mag. I want to shorten the barrel, add a syn stock, and go after an Elk someday.

Not to brag or anything but last year I hit a small pig that was on the run with a .22mag rifle and dropped him in his tracks! Range was 125 yards. It was an off hand shot with 18" of lead.

Getting ready for Big Bend trip. Before:


After: 55T read sprocket, the usual 15 up front, Michlen desert Racer tires, oil change in forks with 120mm air gap, steer head checked, brake pads flat sanded, brake fluid changed, all grounds and electrical connections cleanned and checked, controlls adjusted and lubed, oil is good, petcock cleanned, carb. drained, all bolts checked.



Only a few miles on the Michlens but a super handling tire so far.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:22 AM   #52046
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Remington 700 in .243... tack driver.
Hit the tack right on the head from across the room and drove it home
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:23 AM   #52047
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yeah I got that! that was some sexy reading there till I remembered the bike part! jajajajajajaja

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Old 01-21-2013, 08:36 AM   #52048
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I'm using an '08 CRF master cylinder. It has neat ball and socket mechanism for the lever piston interface rather than a small bolt and pin. It's like butta! That and a CRF stuff front oversize disc and it finally has enough brake.
My stock brakes are strong enough to bring the front wheel to a complete stop while the bike is still moving... What is that not "enough brake" for?
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:38 AM   #52049
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Advice needed

So the pipe that connects the header to the muffler is jammed, and after soaking with WD40 for some time it still doesn't want to come apart. Here's a picture showing the joint in question. Without getting this apart, I don't think there's any way to repack the muffler.


While trying to get the bolts out of the other end, 3 of them ended up breaking loose, requiring a hacksaw to remove. I scratched it up just a little, but that won't matter if I put it back together. Any tips on whether it's worth pursuing taking this apart, or if I should cut my losses and call it dead? Here's a pic of the other end - you can see the 3 ripped out threads.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:42 AM   #52050
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Tighten the nut with channel locks while rotating the steer head from side to side. loosen the nut and run it back finger tight. You will need to re-set the bearings after a very short time in operation as the bearings run-in/wear-in quickly.
That brings up another question I thought of the other day.

If they are supposed to be checked after so many miles after replacement, how can they come from the factory and never get checked? Or are they supposed to be checked after a certain break in period when new? I've never seen that mentioned in the owners manual. I may have over looked it. Just curious.

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my wife has always ridden with me but it has been on a bmw either a r100gspd or a 12gs and now after a very long-long time i have a real dual sport bike and she has asked if this bike will be able to let her go with me.. a back rest and lower foot pegs will have to be installed so just curious if anyone has went to this extreme
After riding two up on those two bikes, your wife will most likely NOT like the "comfy" XR seat.

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Fritz saw the press bolted to the bench in the picture and started wishful thinking
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