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Old 05-01-2013, 12:41 PM   #211
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OOPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






When Rollergirl saw this, she said I wasn't allowed to test ride her bike anymore. The push out of the canyon sucked, but then Ted-the-wonderful was able to tow me 15 miles back to camp.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:18 AM   #212
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Glad you made it out!

We coulda fixed that.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:12 AM   #213
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OOPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






When Rollergirl saw this, she said I wasn't allowed to test ride her bike anymore. The push out of the canyon sucked, but then Ted-the-wonderful was able to tow me 15 miles back to camp.
Bet there will be some JB weld or Quicksteel carried added to your spares kit now eh? Looks like you were having fun at least so I'm deeply envious. Why were you towed back with the stator cover cracked? Was it not possible to pry the offending piece off the stator and ride out? I'm betting that cost you a nice dinner out to appease the rightful owner of the bike.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:59 AM   #214
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Bet there will be some JB weld or Quicksteel carried added to your spares kit now eh? Looks like you were having fun at least so I'm deeply envious. Why were you towed back with the stator cover cracked? Was it not possible to pry the offending piece off the stator and ride out? I'm betting that cost you a nice dinner out to appease the rightful owner of the bike.
I am not very mechanically minded. When I see a hole in my engine with oil coming out, the first thing that I think is that I shouldn't ride it any more. I tend to take my bikes to the local shop to fix them. I work with trees for a living, and anything mechanical or computer based may as well be magic. I don't have much idea of what magical things are going on inside my phone or my engine. When they break I feel like the magic is escaping, and that I need a well qualified person to fix it. My mechanic feels the same way about trees.

I do realize that this sounds ridiculous and makes me seem like a simpleton. I will check with the wizard at the local orange colored store, and hopefully have better info if this ever happens again.

The rightful owner of the bike will get extra stroking! She actually was way less upset than I expected. Probably because she can't ride yet, so it wasn't inconvenient for her.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:04 AM   #215
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I am not very mechanically minded. When I see a hole in my engine with oil coming out, the first thing that I think is that I shouldn't ride it any more. I tend to take my bikes to the local shop to fix them. I work with trees for a living, and anything mechanical or computer based may as well be magic. I don't have much idea of what magical things are going on inside my phone or my engine. When they break I feel like the magic is escaping, and that I need a well qualified person to fix it. My mechanic feels the same way about trees.

I do realize that this sounds ridiculous and makes me seem like a simpleton. I will check with the wizard at the local orange colored store, and hopefully have better info if this ever happens again.

The rightful owner of the bike will get extra stroking! She actually was way less upset than I expected. Probably because she can't ride yet, so it wasn't inconvenient for her.

Don't worry I feel the same way many a time, haha. Good thing is it all ended well, you got home and will be doing more riding to keep us all stoked.
More pics and stoke puhleeeze.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:27 PM   #216
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Unsolicited advice.

To avoid this kind of problem, just always keep the rubber bits on the rocks. Not the metal ones.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:49 PM   #217
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Very good question...

The road is bad,but the ride fit it,nice
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:52 PM   #218
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Haven't ridden for a while.
Jonesing!
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:23 PM   #219
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Memories.









Seems like all we do is lie down and rest a bunch. In our defense, it is getting a little warmer.




Need a Baja fix!





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Old 05-21-2013, 02:30 PM   #220
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Here are a few pics I had forgotten about. Not Baja!







We were way out in the desert when these fools came blazing by. Not sure if they were drug dealers or CIA. Blacked-out Tahoe. Things are never this exciting south of the border.

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Old 05-21-2013, 02:33 PM   #221
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Ok, enough of the memories.
Going to Baja this weekend!!!!!!!!!
3 day weekend. Yay!!!!
Might have something different looking to star in some of the pictures.
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:53 AM   #222
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Home a little sooner than expected!
Went looking for adventure and found it.
Just about to start washing the blood out of the inside of my helmet!..........
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:14 PM   #223
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:43 AM   #224
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>"Went looking for adventure and found it."

Hmmm... that may be good... and may be bad.
If you're still here writing, I guess probably not too bad tho.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:59 AM   #225
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On Friday I picked my 530 Adventure up from the local KTM store. It had been there getting a few things refreshed, getting the big tank and new rack put on.





Loaded up the truck and headed for the border early Saturday. Rollergirl is still recovering, so no riding for her. The plan was for her to drop me at the border and then she was going to drive to Valle de Guadelupe. I was going to try a new dirt route and agreed to meet her at a hotel between 2 and 4pm. We were going to spend a romantic day on Sunday drinking wine and eating well. Then I had thought to try another new route on Monday on the way back to the border.

Oh yeah, solo, by my self, without anybody else!







Beautiful day for a ride.




New gate!










So this is the trail I have never been on before. Pretty little canyon. Hopefully this should bring me into Valle de Guadelupe from the east. I was just riding along, enjoying myself, thinking about the funny things I could put in my RR. I was having a nice mental comparisson between my old 990 and my new-for-me 530 Adventure.

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