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Old 01-30-2010, 09:29 PM   #11956
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So today I was odd man out. Since the bike was 'iffy' due to my finding a chunk of metal in the oil, I decided to take the guzzler. The thing is such a pig I was really trying to take er easy, maybe even a little under the speed limit... First sign of Trouble was Toast and Nowwhat stalking me taking pictures of my rear end.

Then I met the FF's at Mike's ROadhouse, but for some reason got no pictures.

After they ate (McD's for me in Redondo) we hit the road, as you can see these guys don't really pay no attention to silly rules.


Yeah, the FF's didn't get the memo about me not wanting to singlehandedly be responsible for Exxon's record profits... AGAIN



I knew right away this was gonna be "one of those" rides.
My bike lift decided to leave the bed, all by itself, Like it was possessed by a Harley's Ghost Rider. SO after I sorted that, I couldn't find my kneepads. I spent a long time but it was nowhere to be found. After all that I was feeling rushed, and pissed so I decided to put on one knee pad and fuggedaboudit.

A certain normally shirtless DRZ rider, who shall remain nameless, convinced me to lose the tank bag that had my tools in it. "we got 6 guys with tools, what could POSSIBLY go wrong?"

Finally I got all loaded up and found that the pad had velcro-ed itself to my camelback. And we all took off up the hill.



I became acutely aware that I might get into trouble with this group of no-goodnicks.



Man, that is a SWEET-ASSed bike!!!


My bike was acting up a little bit. It was hard to start, and it died on me a couple times, which it's never really done before. So my paranoia was growing. It was suggested I'd put to much oil on the filter and no big deal, so I pressed on.

I stopped here because this was a VERY steep hill, not that you can tell. I wish I woulda got a shot at that little jump at the bottom


I'm still struggling trying to catch action...


All it takes is a couple troublemakers to ruin the whole bunch! Notice it's the same two bad apples


But now there's more of them...


Then just a few miles in, coming down a small hill, Vernon threw a chain.
I volunteered to be the film director while the "actors" got to work Vern took it too far and started moving rocks... big rocks


It is a DRZ after all so it takes a bit of work


Meanwhile Riddler990 got to work on the chain.


Vern torqued his chain pretty good, and we needed to take out a couple links. But between all of us we had ONE master link. Of Course, I, carry a master link, and extra links in my handy tool kit on the bike

Toast and I decided to take the short trip to the trucks, to get the tools I'd left there

About a mile before the trucks, my bike started acting really badly, sounded like a plane about to crash. It'd run a bit, then bog down, then run. I almost lost it a couple times when it'd try to wheelie or kick out on me. But it didn't sound mechanical so I pressed on.

When we got to the truck I tried removing the filter but the bike would just run a bit and then if I moved it die. I decided to call it a day, and sent toast on his way back.

Since I had a day free I decided to have a look at the bike, and I found the problem almost instantly.

OK< I have a FU Husky rant here.

EVERY electrical connector on the bike has a secondary latch, some of them are nearly impossible to get loose, except the connector for the bikes kill switch to the main harness. Seriously WTF? It's "critical" that the flasher relay be secure but the main kill switch, meh what's the worst that could happen if that vibrates loose?

Anyways, I took the truck up jawbone cyn and went to wheldon ? ANd then I went along the KErn river (which is AMAZING right now) and I ended up in Bakersfield. Shooting my don't buy a lot of gas plan all to hell

More pics and some geotags are at http://ontheboat.net/gallery2/v/moto...hlightId=23470
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:40 PM   #11957
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I carry a few O ring and std master links in my CamelBak.

Great pix, I wanted to ride today, but the job comes first.
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:48 PM   #11958
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Here are a few photos from today. I will try to fill in some details later.







very nice pics john...

hey jim...congrats on the exc.....

man, it took you 2 years to realize that the 950 is not a dirt bike....
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:58 PM   #11959
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very nice pics john...

hey jim...congrats on the exc.....

man, it took you 2 years to realize that the 950 is not a dirt bike....
Are you sure he knows? Maybe HE thinks he just bought a trials bike

Like Nowwhat for example...
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:04 PM   #11960
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When I drove up Jawbon Cyn I had to stop and watch this FF go up this little hill. Look close, he almost made it.

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Old 01-30-2010, 11:22 PM   #11961
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Love this photo Wish I was there.
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:35 PM   #11962
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Man, that is a SWEET-ASSed bike!!!

nw....black is the new orange........



thanks xy for the pics!.........



maybe we'll see some more...vids from toast and pics from sopascat...
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:41 PM   #11963
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nw....black is the new orange........
LOL, I was giving him grief that Sito would need to buy new clothes now...


Seriously though, Sito likes his bike, but I might be in trouble with the missus soon... I think I'm seriously lusting after NW's Hussy. She's a nasty little beotch. I think I might have to go ahead and call 'dibs' now for when he tires of her.

Riddler990 had video too
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:47 AM   #11964
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man, it took you 2 years to realize that the 950 is not a dirt bike....
What'd you say?! Don't make me come over there and set you straight. Them's fightin' words!
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:39 AM   #11965
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...we had a grea time Saturday in the Dez....linky...
Sorry 'bout the pic, my diamond toof caught de flash.
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:41 AM   #11966
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What'd you say?! Don't make me come over there and set you straight. Them's fightin' words!


back in the days, the 950s dominated our rides until you started the trend....

oooooook, come over on the next ride, but leave the exc in the garage......
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:43 AM   #11967
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...we had a grea time Saturday in the Dez....linky to come...
Sorry 'bout the pic, my diamond toof caught de flash.
you definately got da BLING on da toofussuss
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:04 PM   #11968
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back in the days, the 950s dominated our rides until you started the trend....

oooooook, come over on the next ride, but leave the exc in the garage......
Good timing Joel! I let SopasBob ride the EXC yesterday.... He handled it very well..
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:09 PM   #11969
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Went to Rowher today. That place was pretty cool, and the best part it's only 40 mins from the house! I had never been there before and was surprised how mush fun I had. Lots of fire road stuff but I did find a lot of black diamond stuff to play around on. I love the look on guys with smaller bikes see the big ass 950 on there ass! It's even better when you pass them .

It's not my favorite place but it sure is close!
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:27 PM   #11970
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Here are a few photos from today. I will try to fill in some details later.


he just sat there with his camera out, just waiting for me to fall in the mud
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