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Old 06-05-2013, 08:21 AM   #16
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Hey Matt, Good to see you here. Did you sell Mr Knowles? Keep the updates coming. Were leaving soon and might end up in Southern BC, will keep a eye out for you guys. Will be driving my truck&camper with one of my bikes on the front carrier. It's getting to hot here in Joshua Tree
Would be great to see you two again. Where in Southern B.C will you be?
Sold Mr knowles yesterday. Was a hard goodbye. Trying to figure out how to get all my stuff on to the new bike. With out that big rack which the CT had, it is going to be a challenge.
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:22 AM   #17
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Very nice, you guys should sign up on xt225. com and post this over there, any issues they will help you out with, and assist you in any way, tell em 150Ron sent you's, aiight.

Very well, looking forward to seeing your trip and pics.
Have been creeping around there for a while. Great site.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:26 AM   #18
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Loaded.

Well I some how managed to fit all my stuff on.
Having not many tools and no access to a welder or drill made it a little difficult , however for now this will do.
Heading to Tofino today. Pics to follow.

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Old 06-05-2013, 12:01 PM   #19
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Would be great to see you two again. Where in Southern B.C will you be?
Sold Mr knowles yesterday. Was a hard goodbye. Trying to figure out how to get all my stuff on to the new bike. With out that big rack which the CT had, it is going to be a challenge.
Were headed to Ione, Wa., it's in the NE corner of Wa. then into BC headed to around Princeton. I have a friend there who's been asking for us to visit for years so were going to try. Plans are coming together but nothing is for sure yet. Will post here when things are for sure, is there a better way to contact you while you travel? I gather your not going North to Ak. The Canadian Rockies on a bike will be great. Do you still have our e-mail?
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:41 PM   #20
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Still tripping around Vancouver island.

We headed out of Victoria with sunny skys, in search of some logging roads to ride, and with any luck some waves to ride also. I had already logged 1000 miles on my bike and not knowing how good the oil was, ( I was told it had just been changed) thought it high time to change it. Seen we where heading passed Kenco motorcycles in Sooke it seemed like perfect timing.
The guys at Kenco worked some magic on my Ct110 when I was riding around the island a few months back. Finding a store like this is a true blessing. Really nice guys and well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Here is a pic of a honda XR Baja model that was there getting some work done on it. Nice looking bike.

Baja

From there we took some logging roads to lake cowichan. Beautiful riding.

sunset

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Old 06-08-2013, 08:53 PM   #21
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Were headed to Ione, Wa., it's in the NE corner of Wa. then into BC headed to around Princeton. I have a friend there who's been asking for us to visit for years so were going to try. Plans are coming together but nothing is for sure yet. Will post here when things are for sure, is there a better way to contact you while you travel? I gather your not going North to Ak. The Canadian Rockies on a bike will be great. Do you still have our e-mail?
Yeah email is still the best way. That unlike my last website did not disappear into the ether
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A clip from day 8 or there a bouts...

wally shooting the shit. from afewsketchymoments on Vimeo.

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Putting the stove inside the pots will protect it from getting banged around. Things get banged up pretty bad riding on a motorcycle (falls or no falls). In fact you should wrap up those tools in something or they will eat a hole through the bottom of your bags. Tool roll or one of those simple tool bags from Ace will work. Anything metal needs to be wrapped or stuffed into a secondary bag to prevent damage to the bikes bags. My friend put a single tire iron in the bottom of his bag thinking the weight of the things above it would prevent it from shifting around too much. It wore a hole right through the bottom of the bag. No crash or anything just the metal pressed against the material with the addition of vibration.


Very interested in how the mighty xt does on this trip. I also have an xt and plan on making some extended trips on it.

Good luck on your trip.
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Hey Matt, I'm glad you got that wet suit in double dry bags, wouldn't want it to get wet!!!
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Sounds like an awesome adventure guys!!! good luck with everything!
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:58 AM   #28
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Hey Matt, I'm glad you got that wet suit in double dry bags, wouldn't want it to get wet!!!
I might be mistaken but I think wet suits get wet when you use them. At least if you are doing it right.

Now if you need to save space in the big dry bag you could forgo the dry bag for the wet suite and strap it to the outside of the bags. That way it gets dry (kinda) and will be less likely to mildew while saving a bunch of space.

Can you slip the wet suit over the end of the board?
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I might be mistaken but I think wet suits get wet when you use them. At least if you are doing it right.

Now if you need to save space in the big dry bag you could forgo the dry bag for the wet suite and strap it to the outside of the bags. That way it gets dry (kinda) and will be less likely to mildew while saving a bunch of space.

Can you slip the wet suit over the end of the board?
The wetsuit is in a dry bag so it does not wet everything else in the bag. Once I make the board racks stronger I can leave it in the board bag. But at the moment the racks are not strong enough to support the weight. a wet 5mm suit is kinda heavy.
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The wetsuit is in a dry bag so it does not wet everything else in the bag. Once I make the board racks stronger I can leave it in the board bag. But at the moment the racks are not strong enough to support the weight. a wet 5mm suit is kinda heavy.
Agree. Just thinking in the future.

Oh yea if you do put the stove inside the pots, make sure to wrap it in something so it doesn't scratch the Teflon (if that's the kind you have). Again, vibrations are a bitch.
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