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Old 02-06-2009, 01:13 PM   #16
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Hopefully we can find something that works... I'm going to do everything I can to get a real tire on the front of the KLR tonight - I need all the help I can get.
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:15 PM   #17
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I am so jealous!
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:27 PM   #18
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... I need all the help I can get.
I'll be home if you want to do it at my place. Call me up.

Nooby,

If we end up where I think we'll end up, not a GS friendly place.


you can see the mudhole in the background.
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:44 PM   #19
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I'll be home if you want to do it at my place. Call me up.

Nooby,

If we end up where I think we'll end up, not a GS friendly place.


you can see the mudhole in the background.
Nice hill for sure!
NOBS will be the requirement if a GS is ridden, or if it is riddin me!!!!
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Old 02-06-2009, 02:04 PM   #20
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I'd like to point out... There's some dirty stuff to be had without it being that steep, or muddy... Well... Maybe not this time of year.

Some of the trails I am thinking of are actually gravel where they are steep, and dirt the rest of the way.

EDIT: Something has come up that means there is a small chance I won't make it tomorrow... But I should still be in. I will definitely give you a call about the tire. I've done a half dozen changes, but I always struggle, I also have the worlds wussiest compressor and it never does a good job at seating beads... I always wind up with messed up beads until I take the wheel to gas station.
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Old 02-06-2009, 02:29 PM   #21
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Some of the trails I am thinking of are actually gravel where they are steep, and dirt the rest of the way.
Sounds PERFECT! Above all else, it will be fun.

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EDIT: Something has come up that means there is a small chance I won't make it tomorrow... But I should still be in.
My friend and I are for sure. Mat looks like he's in. You not showing would be a bummer.

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I've done a half dozen changes, but I always struggle, I also have the worlds wussiest compressor and it never does a good job at seating beads... I always wind up with messed up beads until I take the wheel to gas station.
I seat my beads with a floor pump. WD40 is your friend. Squirt it around the bead as you remove, install the tire and when you are seating the bead. As stated, I've a cold, so I'll be home.
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Old 02-06-2009, 04:37 PM   #22
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Don;t forget your cameras... fookers.
Who really gets Saturdays off anyway?

You best put up a non-ride report too...

I haven't been caught posishing my GS but I sure as hell have to pay for it...


Bonus points for videos of mad wheelie skills
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:48 PM   #23
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Bummer, I'd like to go.

Next time.
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Old 02-07-2009, 06:19 PM   #24
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Fantastic freakin' ride.

I am exhausted.

This is mrazekan showing the proper line. I may have... um... that big puddle... yeah, nobody else needs to know.

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Old 02-08-2009, 08:12 AM   #25
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Good times. Though it was a challenge for sure to keep up on Tourances. Neeless to say, I didn't go anywhere near this mud pit.







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Old 02-08-2009, 10:07 AM   #26
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I think I might buy a real digital camera today. Just because I am tired of weak pictures of beautiful spots!!!
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:45 PM   #27
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You FFs. Wade, CAll me next time you go aridin'. I am usually available since I am laid off. Anyone have good choice of rear off road tire for an 08 KLR.
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:58 PM   #28
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I just assumed you were on ADV constantly! I will call or email next time.

I'd REALLY reccomend the Dunlop D606 tires. I had them on the XR350 and loved them. They were fine on the highway, and kick ass in the dirt. These weird generic\no-name tires I have on the KLR600 are really unnerving both on and off road. I just tonight ordered the D606s. I found them here for the best price: http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/

I ordered a few extra things (including the lever below) and bumped the order over $200 so I could use this $20 off $200 cupon: C309CPNPAGE20

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...eID=CouponPage


I must have missed 2nd gear, I kid you not, 40-50 times on Saturday. I can not tell what's going on with the motocross boots. I've had that problem since day one, and I'd like to blame some of my idocy\dropping\lack of confidence on that. I've ordered an IMS shift lever which is significantly longer, so hopefully my problems with that are over... And once I get used to the weight of this thing, hopefully I won't be such an embarassment. I feel bad for you guys having to ride with me, and want to publicly thank you for being patient, since it's clear I am still learning how to ride off-pavement... and am also not the fastest rider on the street...

WB-PDX screwed with this post 02-08-2009 at 10:14 PM
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:34 PM   #29
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Well not all the time. I have been building a kayak between ADV and craigs listing all day. I do like the looks of the D606s. I like to hit the corners pretty hard on road and put the sportbikers in their place, but would gladly give up some of that for good off road traction.
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Old 02-09-2009, 12:05 AM   #30
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Mucho Fun....

My shoulders/back,arms, and legs are still sore and my wrist is healing.

Here are a few more pics. (BTW...Click on the underlined word. It's a hyperlink.)

Rest stop before heading home

It was a beautiful 4 Volcano day. Could not have asked for a better day in Feb. We even found some MUD:



IMAGINE THAT!


Matloik...Great job on those tires. Though at times I saw your bike moving more sideways than forward, I was impressed.

I also really like this pic:

It has a bit of an old timey feel to it. I also noticed that my pendleton matches my helmet. SHUWEET!

WB...You almost made it up that hill. Thanks for the tip on the burrito shack!

The captain and I had a blast! He called it one of the most fun days he's had on his DRZ in a long time. I'd have to agree. We never waited for either of you for more than a minute or two. So you guys were doing fine! We'll do it again soon!
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