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Old 08-06-2006, 07:05 PM   #1
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Offical WMRS II Ride Report

Formerly "ReportWMRS Ride (less) Report"

I am certain others will post their reports which will be much better than this one but what the hell.

Got up to the camp sight on Thursday night and we took an great ride out Friday morning (I have no idea where but pics will follow soon enough) and got up to about 10K feet.

At some point the bike stopped running, no idle, nutin...

End up having to coast it down this:



No motor, a really heavy mountain bike of sorts.

Finally get it back to camp (was able to start it but had to keep the R's over 3K just to ride it back to camp).

Once there we move the clip up one slot to lean it out.

With help from this guy:



That was riding this (Yea I hate the fucker too) and if it wasnt him it was his stablemate for the weekend (Really guys thanks for the help it was great)



Upped idle screw to max. Ok now it runs, getting dark out so park it for the night.

Next day get up to ride with some folks I never met before.

Get 8 miles out of camp and we pull over to look for a trail head.

I notice and smell smoke.

WTF!!!

Then I see it, not some hot babe (though there was a nice bit to see at the BBQ) but some of this...




What you cant see is the oil running down the front of the engine (those pics didnt come out).

Blew the head gasket (valve cover depending on how you look at it) so now murphy has struck three times, the last time was only eight miles from camp.

Bike not ridable.




So I got to drive over 500 miles to ride 30 miles of dirt for the morning of the first day there. I spent more time wrenching on the bike than I did riding it this weekend.

Anyone want to trade for a plated XR ?




So my mood meter for the weekend from time I left on Thursday went somthing like this.

Thursday morning
On the road
Riding Friday morning (only rode till noon)
Why aint it running
Moved clip all is good again
It was an ADV event afterall...that night
I get to ride today
Why am I seeing smoke
Gasket blew, bike is done for the trip....



Link to website with all the pics from the weekend:

http://dsm8.smugmug.com/gallery/1745667

Too lazy to deal with all the pics right now, getting ready to burn a bike. Where are those smores.....
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Old 08-06-2006, 08:15 PM   #2
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Old 08-07-2006, 08:22 AM   #3
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Thanks for the pics sdmdm8, too bad about your bike but at least you make it there.
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Old 08-07-2006, 08:25 AM   #4
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Thanks for the pics sdmdm8, too bad about your bike but at least you make it there.
Well I guess if your gonna get stuck around somplace that was a good one to be at....

Still looking forward to some of the ride reports from others , surprised I havent seen any yet.
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Old 08-07-2006, 08:43 AM   #5
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Old 08-07-2006, 08:48 AM   #6
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oh well.. still
Aye...

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Old 08-07-2006, 11:16 AM   #7
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Old 08-07-2006, 11:26 AM   #8
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Your bike has good taste in beer.

Guess the bike knew somthing I didnt, decided it needed a beer, and head gasket and carb work, and air filter and......
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Old 08-07-2006, 11:35 AM   #9
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Whats the deal,every picture of a rider actually riding is of zen slug.I think he is cute and all but didnt anyone else ride?
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Old 08-07-2006, 12:36 PM   #10
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sdmdm8, how is the knee? You said something about busting your knee saturday morning when we planned the ride. Better luck next time anyways.
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Old 08-07-2006, 01:01 PM   #11
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Whats the deal,every picture of a rider actually riding is of zen slug.I think he is cute and all but didnt anyone else ride?
He tends to have the most spectacular crashes...so....

Never want to miss a photo op....
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Old 08-07-2006, 01:03 PM   #12
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sdmdm8, how is the knee? You said something about busting your knee saturday morning when we planned the ride. Better luck next time anyways.
The knee was pretty sore by Sunday and I was limping pretty good. Managed to bruise the knee cap which if you have never done is a very weird feeling.

Hurts to bend the leg etc but in a odd sort of way.

Maybe the bike breaking was a hint not to keep pushing my luck that weekend.

Overall it is getting better will be fine in a few more days.

Figures that was the first time I rode without the kneepads too.....fukin rocks (Shakes fist at rocks).
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RiverRat was so happy he made through the rocks of death...



... he promptly ate it after clearing the obstacle

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Old 08-07-2006, 01:13 PM   #14
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Oh look... Apicture of Zen Slug!

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Old 08-07-2006, 01:14 PM   #15
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Hey, who's the guy on the DR-Z?

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