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Old 02-10-2013, 07:36 PM   #6226
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I've got a steering damper on my mod list for heavy gravel roads and sand. I agree Steve, it wouldn't be my first choice for an R12GS.

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Old 02-11-2013, 09:26 AM   #6227
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Steering Dampner

Yeah, it would be good for deep sand, although I am sure my lack of skill is more of a problem!

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Old 02-11-2013, 11:27 AM   #6228
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I think maybe that the "meltdowns" will be minimized with the new addition of a little Gold box that sets under the bars on Blueberry and Bumblebee!!!!
Scott

Been following this amazing story since M1 and have seen all the "documented" meltdowns. IMO, they simply come from physical exhaustion. Think about it: two solid weeks of riding with distinct begining and ending points but only a vague idea of what's in between. Doc, I think you need to start building in a couple rest days, days to "stop and smell the roses" as it were. I admire your meticulous planning but this last trip there were no rest days, no "get a motel, hot shower, real bed for a night" days. Just something to consider for the next trip. Please don't think I'm trying to dog you down because I am and have been in awe of the great things you & LDF have done throughout the entire Mobius Adventure. BRAVO!
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:10 AM   #6229
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I think maybe that the "meltdowns" will be minimized with the new addition of a little Gold box that sets under the bars on Blueberry and Bumblebee!!!!
Scott
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Steering dampers! cool bling!
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Yep---------you just loosen your death grip----and grab a handful of throttle
Rocks just better get out of the way.
Best mod I ever done to my bike.

BigDog

Steering head bearings help too!

I'm constantly amazed at LDF's ability to persevere at tasks that require a LOT of muscle and effort that we men take for granted.


LDF has a will that is almost indomitable and a smile to match.

3 Cheers!....
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:48 PM   #6230
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YES!!...... LDF is one TUFF Gal
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:12 PM   #6231
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"I want to move this f@#$% rock
so I can move FORWARD!"



Gotta love the determination.

FWIW, along with the revloc clutch this is the best little doo dad I've ever gotten. Money very well spent.

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Old 02-15-2013, 09:25 AM   #6232
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Steering head bearings help too!

I'm constantly amazed at LDF's ability to persevere at tasks that require a LOT of muscle and effort that we men take for granted.


LDF has a will that is almost indomitable and a smile to match.

3 Cheers!....
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YES!!...... LDF is one TUFF Gal
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"I want to move this f@#$% rock
so I can move FORWARD!"



Gotta love the determination.
Thanks for all the kudos BUT I never would have come this far without David's unrelenting patience and support throughout all our adventures. He's the best travel partner one could ever ask for inspite of his video harrassments
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:16 AM   #6233
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. He's the best travel partner one could ever ask for inspite of his video harrassments
Yeh-----and he can cook too

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Old 02-15-2013, 01:00 PM   #6234
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In my brief experience with Mobius, a keystone of its success seemed to be that its ever-changing members watch out for each other. When one joins Mobius, one joins a team.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:20 PM   #6235
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.... inspite of his video harrassments
I see. So he just does it for the cameras. Showboater.

Hope to meet you guys down here for the next one. At least for a day or two.
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:41 PM   #6236
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A-Strom:

I've read here in the DR650 forum that a DRZ front end will bolt right up. The DRZ forks from '03 to '07 were pretty good for conventionals. Simply respring for your weight and you'd be good to go. They are better than the stock dr650 forks you've got now. Just a suggestion.
I have put them on my DR 650 and unless you construct some custom mounts, you give up the speedo and other instruments mounting on the DR 650 Triple Tree.
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:24 PM   #6237
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"which I didn't see much of, as my rear valve stem was losing air --turns out a tiny dynabead got caught in the valve"

I warned you! Not the first time for a dynabead to plug your valve core, right. Reno Deano
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:01 PM   #6238
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"which I didn't see much of, as my rear valve stem was losing air --turns out a tiny dynabead got caught in the valve"
I warned you! Not the first time for a dynabead to plug your valve core, right. Reno Deano
Yeah, but it's super easy to fix. Spin the valve core out, stuff a q-tip (which I keep with the pump) down the hole a couple times, and then spin the valve core back in. It's a known issue, and only a problem if you don't know to watch out for that. For me the dynabeads are still well worth it.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:16 PM   #6239
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Mobius 11

Have you set the dates and start location for Mobius 11.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:47 PM   #6240
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Have you set the dates and start location for Mobius 11.
April 5-21. Departing Tucson, AZ. How did we get to Tucson? Stay tuned.
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