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Old 04-19-2013, 04:01 PM   #27286
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[QUOTE=SloDon;21196132]Everyone was in the mountains this weekend.....big bikes.....




Me and Browndog pasted this spot Sunday also....
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:03 PM   #27287
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need to transport a bike from Ga to Md

Any ideas DOG's ?
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:51 PM   #27288
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Everyone was in the mountains this weekend.....big bikes.....




Me and Browndog pasted this spot Sunday also....

The view on Saturday was awesome!!

Glad you were able to squeeze in a ride. Are you down for a while?

I want to ride your new toy.....
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:38 PM   #27289
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Danny (Tellico camper). As long as he never let Fernando ride it, it should be good to go.

I might have to add some weight to the front for street riding (kinda like on a tractor). Hard to keep the nose down. I haven't dyno tested 'em, but believe it or not it feels like it may have a few more ponies than the ol KDX.
You bet I did.And I didnt drop it.... I think
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:23 PM   #27290
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The view on Saturday was awesome!!

Glad you were able to squeeze in a ride. Are you down for a while?

I want to ride your new toy.....
I was only home for 3 days


Don

U dont want to ride the 950....
I rode Browndogs and bought one !!!
It is one sweet machine with nothing to compare it to.
The permanent smile maker !!
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:41 AM   #27291
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I was only home for 3 days


Don

U dont want to ride the 950....
I rode Browndogs and bought one !!!
It is one sweet machine with nothing to compare it to.
The permanent smile maker !!

We got out yesterday.......

Weather was just as clear as last Saturday.

Once again we went up the west side of the Cohutta, albeit at a slightly quicker pace. I think we were all feeling frisky having not ridden the small bikes lately. I even upped my pace a tad, although not to where I need to go changing my name or anything!

Once in NC we altered the route to pick up Benton Springs Road which is a nice twisty climb up the west side of Oswald Dome. Then instead of going down Clear Creek to 30 we went straight on 77 and took the next cut off down. This is a straighter faster road, but I think I like the tighter more scenic Clear Creek option.

We went back in Lost Creek to the “Aztec” ruins and the “Leaky Pipe” and guess what? The “Leaky Pipe” is once again leaking! After leaving the pipe we headed out to turtle Town as Larry needed to peel off.

Jeff and I continued down 64 to the No. 3 pump station and across the river back to 221. We ran down to Tumbling Creek and the water was the highest I have ever seen it on the concrete creek crossing at the first campground.

Next up was Hell’s hollow and it did not disappoint….muddy and more rutted out!

Bikes covered with mud and a little tired we pondered our next move………The valley I said and Jeff’s face let up! That would be a great (or problematic) way to end the day! Off we went….

As I figured the creeks were high and following fast! We paused at the first…Jeff called me chicken and off he went…..got of the way and stalled! No harm just water in the boots…level almost to our knees.

We both learned today was no day to be tentative….twist the throttle! The road was also more rutted than usual; I hope they don’t grade it soon getting to be like Old Bucktown. Each crossing was a mini adventure as the water was the second highest I had ever seen.

This was as deep and fast a flow as I am comfortable tacking…..well till next time!

We made all five and stopped at the clearing to let our boots and bikes drain and laugh at our luck or stupidity! One the way out I lead the way and took Jeff’s advice…twist the throttle ( I also had the knowledge learned following Jeff in.) so the return crossings were tackled at a brisker pace…you know what that means....rocks and water everywhere!

200+ miles on the DRZ's, great weather, views, roads, mud and water!

That's a GOOD day!

Looking forward to you getting back for awhile and riding with you again.....the 950, I just want to ride it once....don't think I should own one.....I am trying to calm down in my old age!!!!





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Old 04-22-2013, 05:18 AM   #27292
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Gang, I'm looking for a cheap ($1,200ish), street-legal commuter for my son. Anyone have a fugly bike that runs? Or a motor that could be fitted to a DR200 carcass?
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This is going up in FM later today - meets some of criteria:

Cheap - check $750
Fugly - check, at least my wife thinks so
Runs - sort of, Big Mike at KTM World says the plug gap is being mechanically altered by either a) piston hitting it or b) something dropped into the cylinder.

This will make a nice project for someone who has the time, or use it for spares. Link to ad when I get it posted.

btw - Nitro Aces - thanks for referring me to him for 690e woes. Super nice guy and sorted it right out with new map.

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Old 04-22-2013, 05:27 AM   #27293
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And yes - been a beautiful couple of weekends. Mama was on girlz beach trip so I was child rearing this one, but spent three days camp & ride TN, GA, NC, SC last weekend. Only pic from the trip coming down 129 buffing out bags

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Old 04-22-2013, 05:36 AM   #27294
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:03 AM   #27295
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And yes - been a beautiful couple of weekends. Mama was on girlz beach trip so I was child rearing this one, but spent three days camp & ride TN, GA, NC, SC last weekend. Only pic from the trip coming down 129 buffing out bags

What is the Top Box you are using? I am looking for that exact one to put on my R11GS.
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This is going up in FM later today - meets some of criteria:

Cheap - check $750
Fugly - check, at least my wife thinks so
Runs - sort of, Big Mike at KTM World says the plug gap is being mechanically altered by either a) piston hitting it or b) something dropped into the cylinder.

This will make a nice project for someone who has the time, or use it for spares. Link to ad when I get it posted.

btw - Nitro Aces - thanks for referring me to him for 690e woes. Super nice guy and sorted it right out with new map.

Trying to sell a car right now, if it sells before you sell the bike I will take it. Give me the specifics on the bike, year...etc. Does the piston have a hole? Does it just need the topend?
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:33 AM   #27297
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Danny (Tellico camper). As long as he never let Fernando ride it, it should be good to go.

I might have to add some weight to the front for street riding (kinda like on a tractor). Hard to keep the nose down. I haven't dyno tested 'em, but believe it or not it feels like it may have a few more ponies than the ol KDX.
I knew it was just a matter of time 'til you went Orange Charlie. Congrats - I think that's the bike Danny rode last fall when he was up. That thing was incredible! and tagged...wow.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:34 AM   #27298
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What is the Top Box you are using? I am looking for that exact one to put on my R11GS.
The top box is a Pelican Case model 1550. I began using their stuff in the early 90's white water paddling - well made. I bolted directly to my rear rack so it's not a real easy on / off but does the trick.

You can buy it here (and pick up a used black and white! ) or at many outdoor stores.

Caribou Cases resells it with racks - have seen some folks go this route.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:36 AM   #27299
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Trying to sell a car right now, if it sells before you sell the bike I will take it. Give me the specifics on the bike, year...etc. Does the piston have a hole? Does it just need the topend?
Good luck with sale.

I'm going to do a full write up and post in FM later today - I do not beleive the piston has a hole in it but new owner should be ready for full motor build.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:39 AM   #27300
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Any ideas DOG's ?
Come on up here and buy my 6x10 trailer. It will get your bike to MD with room to spare. If I price it like you are pricing your 530, I'll be rich, biatch.
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