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Old 04-29-2013, 12:34 AM   #13711
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Before I forget....is it difficult to plate dirt bikes in AZ? I no longer have a DR. Considering lights for crf450.... Thanks!
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:54 AM   #13712
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Before I forget....is it difficult to plate dirt bikes in AZ? I no longer have a DR. Considering lights for crf450.... Thanks!
Nope. It's really easy. They'll put a plate on damn near anything.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:47 AM   #13713
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Before I forget....is it difficult to plate dirt bikes in AZ? I no longer have a DR. Considering lights for crf450.... Thanks!
FYI, my experiences here in AZ with having had many bikes...MX bikes are not much fun to ride around here. Their gearing sucks, the flywheel is too light which causes you to stall out, the 19" wheel on the back gets bent on the rocks and they are way too stiff for any real riding. Probably works fine for single track woods and farm land...we don't have any of that here.

Oh, and the magic button comes in real handy when you are in a tight, steep situation.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:29 AM   #13714
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Someone on here we rode with years ago has a 1981 XL250
I was blessed with one of those also.
What do you do, when you have one of those?
I rode my XL250 across Charleau Gap a few years ago. All was well until I stalled it & some jerk in a helicopter flew up and started mocking me over the PA speaker while I was trying to get it started again.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:30 AM   #13715
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looking for a good ADV bike customizer

Hey yall, I need a little custom work done on my G650 xCountry. I have a rack that requires a little grainding and welding to be done on the subframe. It would be smart to remove the subframe before the work starts but it isn't necessary. I have an xTank to install as well. That is a rather simple install.

I am also looking for some help with redoing the suspension. I have some new (old) forks but I'll need some custom metal work done so the old low front fender can to attached. The work does not need to be the same person.

The catch is that I don't live in Tucson. I work there often enough that I keep the bike there but I don't have a garage or time (or welding tools and skills) to do the work myself.

Emerson.Biguns suggested C&R but they tell me they won't touch a BMW. I've had terrible luck with Iron Horse personally (2 of 4 times they have given me back my bike in an unsafe to ride condition), so I'm not comfortable letting them work on my bike.

Anyone know a guy who does this sort of stuff well?
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:00 PM   #13716
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Thanks for the input. I will work on finding a dual sport once we get down there.....wonder what the wife will make me sell?....
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:34 PM   #13717
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Hi craftcoder, I sent you a PM.

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Hey yall, I need a little custom work done on my G650 xCountry. I have a rack that requires a little grainding and welding to be done on the subframe. It would be smart to remove the subframe before the work starts but it isn't necessary. I have an xTank to install as well. That is a rather simple install.

I am also looking for some help with redoing the suspension. I have some new (old) forks but I'll need some custom metal work done so the old low front fender can to attached. The work does not need to be the same person.

The catch is that I don't live in Tucson. I work there often enough that I keep the bike there but I don't have a garage or time (or welding tools and skills) to do the work myself.

Emerson.Biguns suggested C&R but they tell me they won't touch a BMW. I've had terrible luck with Iron Horse personally (2 of 4 times they have given me back my bike in an unsafe to ride condition), so I'm not comfortable letting them work on my bike.

Anyone know a guy who does this sort of stuff well?
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:18 PM   #13718
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Saw the muddy front fender on the 950-in the guy's hand-is there a good way to mount a high fender? Thanks in advance for any help
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:28 PM   #13719
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Saw the muddy front fender on the 950-in the guy's hand-is there a good way to mount a high fender? Thanks in advance for any help
Mounting the fender is easy, it's the moving the brake lines that is the hassle.




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Old 05-02-2013, 07:32 AM   #13720
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He ain't saving you...he is only authorized to save illegal folks with bales on their backs. That is all.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:28 AM   #13721
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He ain't saving you...he is only authorized to save illegal folks with bales on their backs. That is all.
And zombies. He can save you from zombies.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:11 AM   #13722
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He ain't saving you...he is only authorized to save illegal folks with bales on their backs. That is all.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:32 PM   #13723
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And zombies. He can save you from zombies.
Really ? How can he save us from the liberals ?? We really need his help on that !!!!
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:48 PM   #13724
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Tucson or bust...

I've finally made it to sunny Tucson, AZ - been here 4 days now...

Yes, another California transplant - Nice to be here, Thanks!

Looking forward to any Sunday/Monday rides - I work on Saturdays. (hikes and other outdoor activities are cool too...)

Any tips on sealing a swamp cooler pan... I've been scrubbing rust all day long and want to try to seal the leak before replacement of the unit!

Looking forward to meeting new people and riders!

See ya on the Trails!

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Old 05-13-2013, 04:51 PM   #13725
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Welcome to town. Check out Poco and Moms. It took me 17 years to find this gem in Tucson.
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