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Old 03-17-2008, 09:33 PM   #1
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Empty Ride 3-16 (stupid little report)

I set up to go for a ride today. After setting my bike up I found out my battery was dead. I changed my plan to a ride of about 80 miles so I didn't have to get gas and bump start it. I filled up gas at my apartment, jumped the bike, and took off. It was a great day to ride, saw very few other vehicles. I had the roads to myself. Some high speed, some goaty, and some hardpack. I saw a whole lot of nothing. I was in the middle of nowhere, it was sweet.

I hit reserve at 70 miles :shock: (I had gas in my tailbag for backup)

The route



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Rocks like this were everywhere













Beautiful weather but windy as hell. Crosswinds made the dirt interesting



a quick little 360 of previous spot (click on pic for larger version)
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:42 PM   #2
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Are those the happy California cows I've been hearing so much about?
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Old 03-18-2008, 04:41 AM   #3
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Nothing stupid about it!! Nice ride and pics
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:15 AM   #4
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Are those the happy California cows I've been hearing so much about?
Well, they were happy 'till I rode by. (note to self: get quiet core insert)
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:54 AM   #5
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That 360 shot is pretty cool - thanks
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Old 03-18-2008, 10:55 AM   #6
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+1 on the 360'.

How bad was the bump start? Got 2 DRs here, never had to do it.
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Old 03-18-2008, 11:31 AM   #7
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How bad was the bump start? Got 2 DRs here, never had to do it.
On this trip I didn't have to bump start it. I jumped it with my car as I took off and didn't shut it down till I made it home.

I have had to bump it before and it is a pain in the butt. If you have a hill to get some speed it isn't bad, but on level ground I get a little workout out of it. It's quite a bit harder to do than my FZR and Seca. I don't know if that has anything to do with the FCR carb on it.

just give it a shot oe day for shits and giggles and see how it goes
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