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Old 07-19-2012, 07:44 PM   #6481
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cycle gear bike night?

Did anyone else go up to bike night? Was pretty hot, and crowd was small. We finally have a suspension shop in st louis area now. Took the versys over to Eric, and talked suspension, then had him do a quick tune. Recommended new spring in rear so I have more free sag, and don't have to crank down the preload. Also recommended heavier weight oil in forks as sag is just right. Wish he would have been opened before I sent off shock and fork to go-race in virginia. Prices seem reasonable, and tuning did help quite a bit.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:47 PM   #6482
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WHO/Where is this suspension shop my good man?
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:28 PM   #6483
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local stl suspension shop

Here is the link:

www.velocitycalibrations.com
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:19 PM   #6484
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I have to get my WR suspension done.. front suspension is toast after my last 600 mile ride.. Go Race has the WR rebuilds down!! Would you do Velocity instead of Go Race ??

Also... a reminder fellas to go ride the beautiful swinging bridges as much as you can before they are get treated like Buetcher bridge .. boooooooooo

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Old 07-19-2012, 09:33 PM   #6485
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for the wr--- gorace

Eric said he mostly does street and track bikes, so for dirt he has a guy in cali direct the work. Go-race has the wr suspension down so would probably do again, but the delay in work was long. I do love the wr and feel much more confident with the ride now. Gotta get some pics of me jumping it now. :)
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:45 PM   #6486
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Eric said he mostly does street and track bikes, so for dirt he has a guy in cali direct the work. Go-race has the wr suspension down so would probably do again, but the delay in work was long. I do love the wr and feel much more confident with the ride now. Gotta get some pics of me jumping it now. :)
Oh.. you got your suspension back?!?! And... how is it? I've heard nothing but great stuff from Travis at Go-Race.. I'm looking at getting mind done.. I'm over 10k miles and its held up great for a 220lb guy + camp gear..!

I think it's money well spent.. thats for sure..
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:54 PM   #6487
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wr suspension

Had Travis respring and valve the shock and forks. Got them back in May after a week and half or so. Definitely worth it, only reason I splurged at the time was seals were giving out and weeping on front brake rotor. I weigh a bit more than you and could bottom out the wr on big jumps. Really important you don't do that as that is when the chain eats through the slider, at full compression. Set up for a heavier rider, but you are welcome to give it a go anytime. My bike just is not as clean and pretty as yours as it lives outside.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:33 PM   #6488
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I met a group of Dual Sport riders on a two lane highway around the lakes SW of Branson last Saturday. There were maybe a half dozen bikes in the group. I was on a black KLR two-up with my wife. Anybody know who that was? Great day to be out for a ride. Glad to see some other ADV types, we stay in the sticks so much the DS bikes don't get a lot of visibility.
Quite possibly the people camping in crane before the MOA rally this weekend.
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:43 PM   #6489
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Plan altering heat

Not a good time for a rally. Even if it was a year of normal temps July is not my idea of the best month for a group of motorcyclists with a preference to camp and actually ride rather than sit in bars with AC. Best wishes to all that attended.
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:36 AM   #6490
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Web site does not give the physical address. Do they not want the occasional visitor/customer to drop by?
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:46 AM   #6491
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Web site does not give the physical address. Do they not want the occasional visitor/customer to drop by?
Most likely not. As a new business, I imagine they are scheduling their time as needed for the serious customer. I can't count the number of times someone would walk into the stores I used to work at and shoot the BS with us at the counter...Not much work gets done when that happens.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:00 AM   #6492
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Eric is currently transitioning from his day job in IT, to Velocity Calibrations. He is looking for a business location, but does not currently have a shop and works out of his home. He said he attends all the bike nights and other local events while he builds his business. Right now he is a bring the shock to me kinda place. He can order what you need for your shock after a consult.

I have no affiliation with this business, just found him at bike night. Eric was nice, knowledgeable, and got me dialed in as far as stock allowed. Going to have him order the right spring for my shock and refresh the shock after my cross country ride.
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:50 AM   #6493
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Encounter with Beemer Iron Butt!

So, I'm in O'Fallon, IL and as I drive by McD's there's an elderly gent just getting off his FULLY loaded 1200GS. Of course, being a BMW rider he was totally AGAAT and it was 103, he looked dazed. I pulled in and told him I was also an adventure rider and asked him if he was ok and if he needed anything. He was trying to find highway 70 so I got my Illinois Atlas out and hooked him up with directions. He said he was coming from the BMW rally in Sedalia and was on his way back home to Ohio. He said he had to go in to get hydrated and I wished him well.

Man, these guys are hard core! I'm pussing out on riding due to the heat and he's riding all day in temps over 100.

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Old 07-22-2012, 08:51 AM   #6494
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Not a good time for a rally. Even if it was a year of normal temps July is not my idea of the best month for a group of motorcyclists with a preference to camp and actually ride rather than sit in bars with AC. Best wishes to all that attended.
It was too hot for me. I went over yesterday morning, had all my camping stuff. When I got there it was still below 80. After a few hours it was bumping 100. I said, to way I'm climbing into a tent in 90+ degree temps. Headed back, cut down south, hit some of the SBR tracks then jumped on 42 to 28, one of my favorite stretches of blacktop. It was 10 degrees cooler in eastern MO. Made it back before dark. At least next year it's in ID, or OR, it'll be cooler.
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:17 PM   #6495
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