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Old 07-06-2008, 02:36 PM   #76
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R. Markus, the wet sand conditions that you show in your pics would have been ideal compared to the desert like conditions we had to endure.

I took the KLR to the pressure washer this morning to get rid of the trace elements of sand. My chain was still full of it after coming back from Indiana. I have ridden in sand conditions before but nothing quite like this. Paddle tires would have been the hot setup.


Yeah, those pictures were taken in January IIRC.

I've been out there in conditions like that and I wouldn't do it with the tires you guys had on. A Teraflex rear does wonders in the deep sand.

Yes, the sand gets everywhere. I couldn't even turn the knob on my steering damper after the last time I was out there.

It still looks like it was a good time, I wish I could have been out there. I have a trip coming up and I always go through my bike before hand, which is why it's apart right now.
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:55 PM   #77
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a thread titled "Long way down in theaters" caught my eye in the pacific northwest group. checked into it, and a number of theaters in the chicagoland area are showing it for one night only on 7/31/08. Would love to see it on the big screen. Unfortunately I'm having lasix done at the exact time it starts. How's that for being born under a bad sign! Anyhow, check the link in the N.W. section for all the theaters.
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Old 07-09-2008, 08:59 PM   #78
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sold my scooter and buy this today,i'm picking it up on saturday

and this was my scooter:
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:38 AM   #79
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Great pickup! My sprint has been my favorite bike to date.
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Old 07-11-2008, 05:29 AM   #80
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Y2, that doesn't look like a dual-sport!!! ;-)
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Old 07-12-2008, 09:05 PM   #81
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nice scooter

any other local rides comming up? I'm in Highland Park, IL
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Old 07-12-2008, 10:05 PM   #82
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alex,if you in HP just take Rt41 north to full moon on the morning,lot's of bikes there.i'm riding to elgin in the morning to meet up with some friends and go for a quick ride to cherry valley.peace,..............y2k
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Old 07-13-2008, 05:20 PM   #83
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Anyone on a yellow GS headed toward darlington WI toaday at noon? Only non-harley I saw over 320 miles.
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:40 AM   #84
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I sure would like to try your ST MARCIN!
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:52 PM   #85
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QU, my bar is in Buffalo Grove, you've probably seen my bike parked on the sidewalk there. What do you ride? Stop in some time. It's Rack'em Up.
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:28 AM   #86
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Hey guys.
Not 100% kosher but I am going to push my luck. Time to pair down the stable, ktm in the Chi for sale in the fleamarket. Tell your friends. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=362421
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Old 07-15-2008, 06:50 PM   #87
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Hey guys.
Not 100% kosher but I am going to push my luck. Time to pair down the stable, ktm in the Chi for sale in the fleamarket. Tell your friends. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=362421
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Old 07-16-2008, 08:23 AM   #88
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I sure would like to try your ST MARCIN!

sure, we can trade it on one of the rides,come to full moon on sunday for brekfast.I'm trying to put togeter a ride.BTW how you like your new scooter?
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Old 07-19-2008, 07:56 PM   #89
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here is my st with all hard cases instaled.I'm going to do Lake Michigan loop next weekend with my friend. Both of us are riding new to us bikes,hi just trade 650 GS for more street oriented K1200RS.Anybody interested joining us for the ride please PM me.
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Old 07-20-2008, 07:01 AM   #90
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sure, we can trade it on one of the rides,come to full moon on sunday for brekfast.I'm trying to put togeter a ride.BTW how you like your new scooter?
I am very impressed with the motor and everything butt the seat.
I am working all weekend so no riding for me.
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