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Old 09-08-2013, 06:18 PM   #3751
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That is a down right beautiful build, Rocky. I'm lusting mightily over the fork swap after riding more of the dirt around Tahoe. Doesn't take too many miles on the gravel to realize that something, ANYTHING has to be done to beef up the absorption on this bike (off the asphalt).

Only problem is, every dollar spent is one less in the travel acct when I leave next year. Seems USD forks are worth more than a set of progressive front/ back springs?
super nice bmw!
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:15 PM   #3752
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Finally caved and ordered some Wolfman racks, and "The Hoops" bags. I figure with them plus my tank bag ill be just peachy for long distance. I'm big on the minimalist style.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:32 PM   #3753
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i know im not riding the sertao in this vid but... hey, its got the same motor.


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Old 09-08-2013, 10:59 PM   #3754
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I just finished watching American psycho and then this? What a line up. I hope I can sleep.
Great vid though.

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Old 09-09-2013, 06:51 AM   #3755
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Great video!
The leaves are beginning to change around here, looks like it might be time for a run up the canyons.
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:44 AM   #3756
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Alskee, there must be some great spots out there worthy of a coffee break or photo opp. B&bs and brew pubs? Maybe a multi day tour?
Veefer, I had a blast just exploring the mountains. I picked up 3 great gps tracks from the adv gps forum. I have a small cabin up here so I wasn't so far away from home. I just love it up here so much to see and do. I rode for about 7hrs. Finished 2 tracks and will explore the 3rd on a later date. I need to get better to just stop and take more pic's, but I was having a blast just tooling around.

I took both of these pic's w/ Swampy in mind.

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lol. alskee,

i take pictures of that stuff too.
behold.... The Dream Maker

now where is that video you were talking about ? ?
Swamp, I knew you'll appreaciate. Great freaking vid! So about my vid. I got home and transferred my vid to my laptop, then noticed I recorded everything in slowmo! Now I'm trying to figure out how to speed up the process. I'm going to borrow my son's iMac and see if I can speed it up and make some edits then post.

I have a new love for riding alone! Its freaking great! Stop when u want, eat, shit, cig or whateva.

I did have a close call on the way back to my casita. Since it was starting to get dark, Deer were everywhere. One scared the living bejesus out of me. But skills and wit came through. Still more to explore, soon to come.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:34 AM   #3757
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Exploring the Catskills... Nice weekend riding through Sullivan and Dutchess County. Dirt and back roads, moto just loves it.

Bumper cars anyone?


Local Beer anyone? Only if they had a restaurant like Vermont's, Long Trail brewery.


A quick vid soon to follow.
Another Sertao in NYC?
Sweet!
I haven't seen many of us around.

I live in TriBeCa and work in LIC.

Where are you?
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:43 PM   #3758
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Here's a photo from the WABDR 2 weeks ago. I'm trying to get a video together, and possibly a ride report. Regretting not keeping a journal now. Definitely on the list of must-dos for the next ride.

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Old 09-09-2013, 02:43 PM   #3759
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Another Sertao in NYC?
Sweet!
I haven't seen many of us around.

I live in TriBeCa and work in LIC.

Where are you?
Kool, I'm in Washington heights/Catskills but work in mid town. There are 2 good rides coming up that I'll be camp/riding if your interested. One is on http://www.huntermtn.com/huntermtn/f...-bmw.aspxcolor of the catskills, great time and you get to ride up hunter mountains and drink beer.

Another one is in Nov up in the Pine Barrens, read about here.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=856196

It's alot of fun..
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Old 09-09-2013, 04:13 PM   #3760
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I have a new love for riding alone! Its freaking great! Stop when u want, eat, shit, cig or whateva.

lol remember when you weren't married ? thats what it was like !
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:36 PM   #3761
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SW-MOTECH Centerstand

How is the hell do you install the SW-Motech Centerstand?

1) I don't know German
2) I don't have super human strength for these two springs
2) Thanks Twisted Throttle for selling me the installation tool that also has directions in German
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:23 PM   #3762
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How is the hell do you install the SW-Motech Centerstand?

1) I don't know German
2) I don't have super human strength for these two springs
2) Thanks Twisted Throttle for selling me the installation tool that also has directions in German


hey EMF,

here is how i pull springs.
1. wear a glove
2. get some electrical wire. red , black, white , yellow the color doesnt matter... just like pussy

3. wrap the wire around your gloved hand. make a loop in the middle of it.
4. hook the spring on the loop of wire .
5. pull the spring back onto its home
6. say "shit, why didnt i think of that"


Dio says "you hold the keys magic.. but unfortunately that shit cant make you understand german"
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:12 PM   #3763
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Eek

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How is the hell do you install the SW-Motech Centerstand?

1) I don't know German
2) I don't have super human strength for these two springs
2) Thanks Twisted Throttle for selling me the installation tool that also has directions in German
I installed the springs first, then worked the bolt and spacer in from the open side (center stand blocks one side of each mount). I used the center stand legs to wiggle/lever the thing back and forth as I pushed the bushing & bolt in. I think I installed the side opposite the springs first. Took me a few minutes.
Wear gloves.

P.S. I'll admit I had to do it twice as I installed the washer on the wrong side first. Still didn't take me long.
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:24 AM   #3764
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I installed the springs first, then worked the bolt and spacer in from the open side (center stand blocks one side of each mount). I used the center stand legs to wiggle/lever the thing back and forth as I pushed the bushing & bolt in. I think I installed the side opposite the springs first. Took me a few minutes.
Wear gloves.

P.S. I'll admit I had to do it twice as I installed the washer on the wrong side first. Still didn't take me long.
HA HA!
I did all the above
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:14 AM   #3765
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Hey Swamp!!

I forgot to say your bike look pretty too. Not just Rocky's.
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