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Old 05-30-2010, 06:51 PM   #14386
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I love mine but they could be a bit lighter and your right the spark plug is a pain to get to.
I borrowed my bro's spark plug wrench to remove, inspect and replace the stock plug after 1950 miles. Motion Pro makes a slim profile 18 mm wrench specifically made for XRs, Rocky Mtn carries them.

Overall a great bike, and MUCH lighter than a full up big bike. After I get my 4 gal tank, removeable 12" windscreen, and some soft saddlebags, it'll be a capable bike that can do medium range rides. I'll only use the big tank for longer rides and get another petcock for it for quick changes stock to big tank.

I took off all of the little metal cable loops and crap that Honda is notorious for doing, I like simplicity and zip ties!

I do have my eyes another lighter dual sport bike for tougher "truck to" rides; I want to ride the CP-SLO Penguin ride next year, that looked like too much fun!
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:55 PM   #14387
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anyone riding tomorrow? Damn. I was hoping to catch a ride tomorrow AM. Rowhers? Angeles? Anyone?

Call me if you are down.

I'll be up at 730am.
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Otherwise, I'll fly solo. No biggie, if i break my leg on the trial, at least I have my spotter.
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:44 PM   #14388
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anyone riding tomorrow? Damn. I was hoping to catch a ride tomorrow AM. Rowhers? Angeles? Anyone?

Call me if you are down.

I'll be up at 730am.
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Otherwise, I'll fly solo. No biggie, if i break my leg on the trial, at least I have my spotter.
Oi Vei! Way to play the guilt card there man!
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:50 PM   #14389
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Nice ride report Joel. I think I would have turned around after getting blown off the road. After seeing the snake, I would have definitely taken that as a sign. You take your assignments very seriously. How did the drills go? You can do most of them in that parking lot by your house. You must really want to work on your hill climbing. Here's a new assignment for you. Get that KTM dirt bike together. Much lighter and much more nimble than the XR and has electric start. The air cooled thing is nice, but don't get hung up on it. I'm still on my original radiators and they're all bent up. Probably dropped and crashed my bike more times than you.

you know the jimmy school is paying off. in the past, i always look for the easiet and cleanest line, but yesterday i chose the shitty sections and ruts. stood on the pegs most of the time, was less tired and relaxed. i don't think it's the bike, it's all about the rider......

the xr is getting electrified soon...the last major part needed came in last week. though i have to get the exc together first before i take this one apart. the exc needs is a new paint job and hopefully i will be able to find the parts that are stored in different places...





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anyone riding tomorrow? Damn. I was hoping to catch a ride tomorrow AM. Rowhers? Angeles? Anyone?

Call me if you are down.

I'll be up at 730am.
Stew 8186017675.


Otherwise, I'll fly solo. No biggie, if i break my leg on the trial, at least I have my spotter.

stew, if you ride alone, stay on the the fire roads...easier for the rangers or others to spot you in the event something you don't want happens.
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:54 PM   #14390
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you know the jimmy school is paying off. in the past, i always look for the easiet and cleanest line, but yesterday i chose the shitty sections and ruts. stood on the pegs most of the time, was less tired and relaxed. i don't think it's the bike, it's all about the rider......

Could you xplain this a little bit to those of use who Kain't afford Jimmy?

Did you crash before because you'd contort yourself to take the 'right' path and then lose it?

Now you're more 'go with the flow'' and you take some hits to avoid larger ones?

or?

Why'd you 'choose' shitty sections?
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Old 05-31-2010, 12:16 AM   #14391
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Could you xplain this a little bit to those of use who Kain't afford Jimmy?

Did you crash before because you'd contort yourself to take the 'right' path and then lose it?

Now you're more 'go with the flow'' and you take some hits to avoid larger ones?

or?

Why'd you 'choose' shitty sections?

good you asked. but really hard to explain for liability reason........

after jimmy set up my bar and levers, the first 30 minutes of the class did it for me.

it was here i discovered there was a stubborn demon living in me...
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:50 AM   #14392
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It was a good try though, right xymonic? LOL

Yes, Joel I'll stick it the kiddy trails when I'm on my own.


I'll be at Newcombs around 10-1030ish if anyone has a late start. ciao!
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Old 05-31-2010, 10:05 AM   #14393
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Possible tool alert. Might be worth looking at though.
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:01 AM   #14394
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FYI re: Rincon shortcut

Was gonna give it a try today, but actually got a hold of a ranger on the phone before i headed over there. He said it's only open to hiking and MTBs at this time. Maybe another month or 2 before vehicles can and use it.
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:05 AM   #14395
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nice job Marty,saved me a trip
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:13 AM   #14396
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Your welcome. Good news, i guess, is that it seems they're working on it. Need somewhere different to ride!
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:25 AM   #14397
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Your welcome. Good news, i guess, is that it seems they're working on it. Need somewhere different to ride!
You like the desert?
Yes, it's starting to get warm, but you can ride as much as you like and never do the same thing twice.
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Old 05-31-2010, 12:02 PM   #14398
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Was gonna give it a try today, but actually got a hold of a ranger on the phone before i headed over there. He said it's only open to hiking and MTBs at this time. Maybe another month or 2 before vehicles can and use it.



marty, thanks for the info, i'll keep on eye on the rincon trail opening. just excited as the rest. i've never done rincon, nice route. it think wes has a ride report on this one.

hopefully pacifico will be opened at about the same time.
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Old 05-31-2010, 12:16 PM   #14399
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marty, thanks for the info, i'll keep on eye on the rincon trail opening. just excited as the rest. i've never done rincon, nice route. it think wes has a ride report on this one.

hopefully pacifico will be opened at about the same time.
I'm amazed Rincon could be open soon it wasn't that long ago it looked like this
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Old 05-31-2010, 01:55 PM   #14400
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Rincon

I was surprised as well. Was in Azusa Canyon OHV a few months ago and the ranger then said it could be a year. Baby steps.
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