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Old 03-29-2014, 12:41 AM   #676
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so of course I stopped and took these pics


turns out there really is a company called Wanco: http://www.wanco.com/
Hi sion,
(by the way, I haven't been able to quote properly for months now..)
Thanks for the pics!
We appreciate your renewed commitment to the spirit of Pain and Tension - OK, you can keep your award!



Yep, I googled "wanco" a while back and found that link.
I like this division of your Wanco:



I was channeling them while the Osos were in Baja..."Wanco security is always watching"


There's also this place in Hong Kong, Matt found them while googling "wanco moto industries limited inc ":





Oh well.


My enthusiasm for the name was tempered by more googling.
That monkey-fighting Urban Dictionary...


First they ruined "chuffing" and now this...
Behold!
the Wanco Industries mascot...




Apparently, "wanco" is short for "wandering cock?"






I'll steal a photo from the Oso family album...(thanks, ADVwnbe)









Thanks for the fun comments everyone. We're (still) glad you enjoyed the report.

I hope NSFW and the n00bs are having a great time in Death Valley.
The Mansfield is in Baja right now, maybe he'll run into ktmnate and advrockrider (did you guys leave yet?)...
better see some ride reports when you get back.



OK, I'll leave you with one last bacon-y Ron Swanson...for kendall and hobbes




Have a great weekend everyone!

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Old 03-30-2014, 02:43 PM   #677
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Great report as usual. Looks like way to much fun.

Your reports have been a major factor in trying the orange koolaid. Mmmm is it good. Now if you can pass along the paperwork I'll get it filled out so you guys can get your usual commission.
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Oh?
Congratulations!
Enjoy the new bike! 990?

I know that fletch123 (and sharpie?), lennys, and JoeMongo are all recent converts to the 9x0.

Mmmm...delicious.





`06 950 S I only have a few rides on it. Really liking it so far. I am amazed how stable it is in the dirt. Now if that snow would finally melt so I can get to some real trails and get "educated" before my DaKAL trip this summer.
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:36 PM   #678
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Thanks for the fun comments everyone. We're (still) glad you enjoyed the report.

I hope NSFW and the n00bs are having a great time in Death Valley.
The Mansfield is in Baja right now, maybe he'll run into ktmnate and advrockrider (did you guys leave yet?)...
better see some ride reports when you get back.



We don't go down until April 15th the bikes are ready. I could load and be out of the house in about 1 hour (and my wife knows it). I want to thank you and Moto Vaquero for all the hard work scouting and documenting the route for us

And I will have a ride report when we get back. I just hope it's half as good as yours. I do know I will probably have more KTM abuse (The big girl loves her naps).
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:16 AM   #679
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Hi guys
In the past week I had an Australian fellow inmate over...Aussieonslaught
He is traveling for over a year now through north, central and south Americas. He is on the last leg of his trip going to the arctic circle in Alaska and then back home to Australia.

If any of you know somebody that want to buy his bike, will be available around may 1st. It is a 2013 Kawasaki KLR 650 with 30.000 miles. It comes with Racetech springs front and back, way better setup for an adventure than the stock suspension and comes with many more extras.
I had a chance to ride with him for a bit and I can tell you that this guy took very good care of the bike, it is in very good shape and comes with everything you need for your next adventure










Thanks for your help
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:01 AM   #680
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"Inspirational"

Your ride report and video clips here finally motivated me to get off my ass and haul ass down to Baja for the first time on 2 wheels. Hooked up w/ a couple SoCal locals & did 4 days, 830 miles, ZERO Flats! Included some Nichols singletrack, and The old mine/8 mile trail.

Here's a short Bill Nichols Singletrack tribute vid I put together from the trip....


The MT43 held up well and performed great!


Thanks again Oso's-keep up the inspirational work!

Juan
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Old 04-05-2014, 10:40 AM   #681
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Hi guys


It's been a long road to get the new fearing/light combo ready for the 990-950 adventure bikes but it's finally finished and ready to order at Britannia Composites.

I've been testing the fearing for a while now and I must say it looks great, fits perfectly and is super tough.


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Old 04-14-2014, 04:38 AM   #682
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It's been a long road to get the new fearing/light combo ready for the 990-950 adventure bikes but it's finally finished and ready to order at Britannia Composites.

I've been testing the fearing for a while now and I must say it looks great, fits perfectly and is super tough.



How does it do with the wind turbulence?

FWIW, I'm convinced the OSO's would ride through an active volcano if your tires wouldn't melt, so wind buffeting may not be a problem for you!
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Old 04-14-2014, 11:28 AM   #683
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How does it do with the wind turbulence?

FWIW, I'm convinced the OSO's would ride through an active volcano if your tires wouldn't melt, so wind buffeting may not be a problem for you!
You are right nevermind the OSO's would ride through a lot of stuff and not complain about wind buffeting.

That being said I did a lot of road riding and for me this worked better than the KTM touring windshield that I used in South America trip.

Also I went for a ride this weekend with my girlfriend. I took my old bike for a ride ( I named her Cher, for obvious reasons) I was super happy with the new fearing witch I now have on both, Cher and Baja










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Old 04-14-2014, 02:44 PM   #684
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Amazing write up of an amazing trip.
Have been down with my old 950 more than once for a 9 and 6 day.
You guys are truly retarded and thank you for being so!
Have gone back on little bikes since 2006 many times.
Do miss the 950 days.
You guys are truly hardcore! Loved the read.
"We never ride at night" is our groups joke! Scorpion Bay to Loreto in the middle of the night! lol

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Old 04-14-2014, 06:27 PM   #685
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You are right nevermind the OSO's would ride through a lot of stuff and not complain about wind buffeting.

That being said I did a lot of road riding and for me this worked better than the KTM touring windshield that I used in South America trip.

Also I went for a ride this weekend with my girlfriend. I took my old bike for a ride ( I named her Cher, for obvious reasons) I was super happy with the new fearing witch I now have on both, Cher and Baja

Thank you Lica! I appreciate your report on this bit o' kit!
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Old 07-13-2014, 09:46 PM   #686
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I don’t understand why BRP / Scotts provide such low quality bolts with their triple clamp stabilizer kit.
It’s just dangerous, we’ve all bent or broken them. Now it was Lica’s turn.

Did he know this would some day happen to him? Sure. Did he preventatively upgrade them to avoid the inevitable? Nope




We had to remove the forks to gain access to the bolts, since we don’t have a stocked tool box.




Since this happened to Lica, the bolts I was running on that ride snapped also.

BRP is eager to find a solution to these failures. We think we have the fix.


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