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Old 05-05-2013, 11:33 AM   #8071
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Fellas....I look forward to joining in with you guys, as I invite myself along. Once I get all the parts in for the '98 WR I should (key word) be in business again.

Mama is still fighting the bastard disease of breast cancer, but she is a MAJOR fighter and we keep plugging along! She comes first, period! Fortunately for me, she kicks me out of the house to ride some b/c she knows how much I enjoy it!
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:17 PM   #8072
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The quick sand had other plans for us. Great day of extreme adventure riding. Looking forward to some picts.
Good ride guys! Three showers and I still have swamp water and mud in my ears!
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:19 PM   #8073
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Good ride guys! Three showers and I still have swamp water and mud in my ears!
Powerwashed the bike, hosed out my boots. Took apart the rear suspension linkage and after a few years of rinsing the bike in swamps some of the rear bearings are quite a mess, rusted etc. Sent a photo to Halls Husqvarna in IL, to see if they can service the linkages or if I have to buy new with bearings pressed in.

Another great ride

Scott G: hope all is well

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Old 05-05-2013, 05:28 PM   #8074
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I washed the bike today and as soon as it got wet it smelled like that nasty black water, but she's all cleaned, lubed up and good to go now!



I have noticed a small amount of moisture in the headlight, Bruno, do you know what might have been that caused such humidity?
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:51 PM   #8075
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I have noticed a small amount of moisture in the headlight, Bruno, do you know what might have been that caused such humidity?
I think the swamp monster done it

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Old 05-05-2013, 06:23 PM   #8076
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Powerwashed the bike, hosed out my boots. Took apart the rear suspension linkage and after a few years of rinsing the bike in swamps some of the rear bearings are quite a mess, rusted etc. Sent a photo to Halls Husqvarna in IL, to see if they can service the linkages or if I have to buy new with bearings pressed in.

Another great ride

Scott G: hope all is well

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All good, thanks for asking.

A couple weeks off and I will be ready for Fredrick. My buddy always tells me the pain is just weakness leaving the body.

I must be pretty weak.
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:25 PM   #8077
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All good, thanks for asking.

A couple weeks off and I will be ready for Fredrick. My buddy always tells me the pain is just weakness leaving the body.

I must be pretty weak.
Glad you're ok Scott!
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:30 PM   #8078
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I think the swamp monster done it

I think you guys would find the only water hole in the dessert. You are like a divining rod on two wheels.
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:24 PM   #8079
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I think the swamp monster done it


So of all the places you could have ridden, you pick a place that is swampy even when it is dry. Silly swamp peeps.
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:20 AM   #8080
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So of all the places you could have ridden, you pick a place that is swampy even when it is dry. Silly swamp peeps.
Oh, it was dry about six inches to the right!
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:34 AM   #8081
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I'm assuming the quicksand can do a number on your rear wheel bearings.
Nah, he washed it right off ;

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Old 05-06-2013, 07:09 AM   #8082
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I think you guys would find the only water hole in the dessert.
That was on our last trip ;

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Old 05-06-2013, 07:12 AM   #8083
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Nah, he washed it right off ;

It's all clean and greased up and ready to go. Glad you guys could make it up to the swamp. It's always an adventure going in there. Maybe we need snorkels.
Good to here your alright Scott.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:37 AM   #8084
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mowing in Ferndale?

Hello,
Anybody near Ferndale (8 mile/woodward) that wants to make a few bucks mowing my yard?? I have a house there but am in Indpls so I could use some help. Send me a PM thanks Doug
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:37 AM   #8085
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There was some dry ground there, you just had to have good balance to ride it ;



Paul was on some, until he wasn't

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