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Old 08-19-2013, 03:03 PM   #6121
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Anyone recognize this bike?

He ended up selling it to a inmate who lives about 10 miles from where we swapped bikes...go figure

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2009 Kawasaki KLX250s for sale $2800.00 ADVrider's.

FMF Q4 pipe
FMF Megabomb header
DynoJet jet kit installed
Richochet Armor skidplate
TCI Borrego rear rack
Aluminium bark busters
Battery tender lead
Moose Racing handlebars

Runs awesome, sounds awesome, looks even more awesome, and is a ton of fun!

Selling since we are trying to move and I need money to do so.





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Old 08-19-2013, 03:27 PM   #6122
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Nice TTRU Sticker on that beak!
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:48 PM   #6123
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Anyone recognize this bike?

He ended up selling it to a inmate who lives about 10 miles from where we swapped bikes...go figure
Who knows what drives sales sometimes but at least you got what you wanted.
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:52 PM   #6124
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Who knows what drives sales sometimes but at least you got what you wanted.
Marriage and moving...Pm'd him earlier

and hell yeah.... DRZ is perfect for the riding I do
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:52 PM   #6125
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Question for blaster, dorito, et. al... Are you guys planning another longer excursion next (2014) summer? I have two weeks to do something. Current plan is for a Trans Lab-ish run, but I was curious if other things may be in the works...

I apologise if I missed it. I seem to miss a lot that goes on these boards until the last second...
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:39 AM   #6126
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Out running around early this morning for the North America Wildcard tag...just had to stop to play with the camera a bit



This was the original shot

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Old 08-20-2013, 04:46 AM   #6127
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Jello on a wall

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Question for blaster, dorito, et. al... Are you guys planning another longer excursion next (2014) summer?


Have you ever nailed jello to wall? Other than I leave on Sat to start this year's voyage, it's tough to say what the future might hold. Leave and funding seem to set the travel limits. However, since we are dreaming today:

Fall/Winter 2014: South America (fly-n-ride) 3 weeks
Summer 2015: Alaska (ship-n-ride) 4 weeks

At some point, we’ll probably leave bikes out west in storage and do 4-5 fly-and-rides:
  • Barstow to Vegas Dual Sport
  • Backcountry Discovery Tours (Utah and Colorado)
  • Trans America Trail
  • There was also another CO ride whose name escapes me right now

And then there is more on the bucket list...
  • Hatfield and McCoy trails
  • Trans Eastern Trail (few more sections)
  • Trans Canadian Trail
  • California coast and Lake Tahoe
  • Cannonshots Upper Pennisula (Michigan)

So, what's everyone else got on the wanderlust bucket list?
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:50 AM   #6128
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Out running around early this morning for the North America Wildcard tag...
A nice morning it was! On the walk today, I noticed there was a yellow leaf which had already fallen from my maple tree today.
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:09 AM   #6129
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Maryland to Panama followed by Columbia to Ushuaia
Great River Road South to North riding all the Mississippi River ferries
Continental Divide
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:15 AM   #6130
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Question for blaster, dorito, et. al... Are you guys planning another longer excursion next (2014) summer? I have two weeks to do something. Current plan is for a Trans Lab-ish run, but I was curious if other things may be in the works...

I apologise if I missed it. I seem to miss a lot that goes on these boards until the last second...
Dorito beat me to the punch but she put it better than I would have anyway. We have a lot of things we would like to do next year but I will be a bit leave limited and if we do the furlough thing again it will be $$$ limited as well. Your best bet is to stay tuned and honestly throw some stuff out that you want to do. I am quite sure someone else is thinking the same things you are and just needs someone to ride with. Trust me....plan it and they will come!
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:28 AM   #6131
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Time for some RTE pimpage -

Current RTE Plan devised on 8/20/2013
9/2/2013 - 6pm
Rocket to Venus
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Baltimore, MD 21211
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Route is here, or you can just meet us there at 6pm
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:10 AM   #6132
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Speaking of RTEs... anyone interested in Sushi night Waldorf or LaPlata this Thursday evening like many moons ago?
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:38 AM   #6133
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Dorito and I are out until we return from Canada....just too many things to get done.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:07 AM   #6134
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Jimmy Lewis riding school tip: Bar setup

Here is a bike setup tip from the Jimmy Lewis riding school.
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A very common question we are asked is, ďIs my bike set up properly?Ē Well, that isnít something that is easy to answer, especially if we donít know a lot about you and your riding habits. But there are some guidelines we can share from an overall perspective. The first and most important thing is, are you comfortable on your bike? And could you be more comfortable than you already are? That is usually an ergonomics issue relating to the bikeís grab points, than handlebar and the footpegs and the controls that are attached or near them. The bars may be the biggest area most riderís overlook or are confused about. The height and angle of the handlebar is 100% personal but it should be natural and instinctive to have the grip location be right where your hands would fall if you closed your eyes and grabbed for them. You donít want the bend of the bars to cause your wrists to be at a weird angle nor push your elbows down or into your body. There are hundreds of bends to choose from and it can be confusing knowing what you want unless you take some time to think about what would make you more comfortable. Rotating the bars in the clamps to achieve a different height often tweaks the angle of the bar beyond what it was intended to do therefore calling for a bar riser to accomplish the task. And as a rule of thumb the more pullback angle, or sweep angle the bar has the less aggressive the riding tends to be. For instance most motocross bars are in the 10-12-degree range while adventure bars can sweep back to 15-16-degrees from center. Then there is the rise which can range from actually drooping a bit to being swept upwards, all depending on what is comfortable and what puts your wrists at a relaxed angle and allows you to operate the clutch and brake efficiently while maintain a good grip on the bars. (Remember two fingers on the clutch and the brake.) Raising the height of the bar can often make a bike feel lighter (more leverage) and allow better control while standing as well. And the barís position in relation to the center of the tripleclamp can influence the feeling of stability a bike has when you are really putting force through them. Keeping in mind how you really ride, understand that the bar position has to work in your most stressed riding times as well as when you are totally relaxed.

The most common issues we see are bars that are either too low or too high, which a rider can diagnose by just sitting and standing on his or her bike and seeing if things match up. Then there are bars that are too swept back for dirt riding causing elbows to fall and/or get pushed into the body. Bent bars are not only dangerous, they fight with you in balance and being symmetrical on the motorcycle. Also think about grip diameter, lever position and engagement points and the angel of the levers when considering the handlebar. All the little things, especially since this is ultimately how you control the motorcycle, make a huge difference in comfort. And if the bars are wrong, typically they are just the first in line to getting a bike properly set up.
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:50 PM   #6135
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List Serve

The Eagle Bay list serve indicates there will be some folks riding this weekend, if anyone if looking for a wingmate. It rained quite heavily on Sun, so the dust should be down. Should be in the 80s.
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