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Old 09-03-2013, 08:02 AM   #8761
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What a ride today! I think we cranked out somewhere in between 360-400 miles in around 11.5 hours (with stops). Drove up to Houghton Lake to just have lunch! Haha


Good times with Matt, Randy, and Bruno

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Mine clocked over 400 miles. Very fun!
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:02 PM   #8762
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Mine clocked over 400 miles. Very fun!
I have 4 video segments from St. Helen on here - see if copying this URL works:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ogx31iyylnfu7s6/Rkb-WGT-3S

A couple of them are reloading, so you may not see all 4. Video quality was reduced in the upload (not 1080p), but still watchable. #16 may be the most interesting - has some of Bruno, Matt, and Jon (getting used to the 950's weight in the corners!).
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:39 PM   #8763
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...and Jon (getting used to the 950's weight in the corners!).
Nice videos Randy - thanks for posting. Yeah, it kind of looked like you suckered Jon into blasting past you...just in time to slam on the brakes and overcook the corner. There's no mistaking the "steer with the rear" technique and that wonderful sound of the LC-8 motor. Looks like you guys had some ideal conditions (excepting, of course the "surprise" trail-wide puddles lurking around every corner).
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:32 PM   #8764
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Nice videos Randy - thanks for posting. Yeah, it kind of looked like you suckered Jon into blasting past you...just in time to slam on the brakes and overcook the corner. There's no mistaking the "steer with the rear" technique and that wonderful sound of the LC-8 motor. Looks like you guys had some ideal conditions (excepting, of course the "surprise" trail-wide puddles lurking around every corner).
Uhh - "suckering" is too strong a word, but I understand your intent More like "invited him to be a star"! And he delivered!
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:46 PM   #8765
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Man looks like funn .

I really need to watch this thread closer
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:59 AM   #8766
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Randy was trying to capture the moment of me taking that beast in the sand for the first time.... I could hear laughing in those videos!

When he would wave me by, I'd try and keep it together..... but when a dude is right behind my rear, I get nervous. Maybe I'm homophobic? :what:

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Old 09-04-2013, 05:04 AM   #8767
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I've ridden with Randy. Let's just say that it's best to keep him in front of you. Within sight if possible.
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:15 AM   #8768
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What a ride today! I think we cranked out somewhere in between 360-400 miles in around 11.5 hours (with stops). Drove up to Houghton Lake to just have lunch! Haha



Good times with Matt, Randy, and Bruno

- Jon
Looks like I need to pic up another F800gs for these rides!!!!
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:45 AM   #8769
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Looks like I need to pic up another F800gs for these rides!!!!
We all need to own a fleet !

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Old 09-04-2013, 06:59 AM   #8770
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What a ride today! I think we cranked out somewhere in between 360-400 miles in around 11.5 hours (with stops). Drove up to Houghton Lake to just have lunch! Haha



Good times with Matt, Randy, and Bruno

- Jon
What tires are you running on the big bikes? I'm starting to get the hang of my 990 on dirt roads, but need to move to decent tires before I ride the fun stuff.
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:52 AM   #8771
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Looks like fun. I debated going, but my bike was half way through maintenance and I was not willing to put on and take off the safari tank again. Huge mistake! Missed all the fun.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:18 AM   #8772
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I have 4 video segments from St. Helen on here - see if copying this URL works:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ogx31iyylnfu7s6/Rkb-WGT-3S

A couple of them are reloading, so you may not see all 4. Video quality was reduced in the upload (not 1080p), but still watchable. #16 may be the most interesting - has some of Bruno, Matt, and Jon (getting used to the 950's weight in the corners!).
Great vids brah!
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:28 AM   #8773
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Sweet videos, Randy ! Thanks for taking and posting them.

Make no mistake about it, Jon might have come in a little hot on that corner but he has the talent, as does Matt, to be an outstanding rider.

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I've ridden with Randy. Let's just say that it's best to keep him in front of you. Within sight if possible.
Indeed. With emphasis on the "if possible". Randy is capable of riding that 990 Adventure very fast on challenging terrain.
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:24 AM   #8774
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Sweet videos, Randy ! Thanks for taking and posting them.

Make no mistake about it, Jon might have come in a little hot on that corner but he has the talent, as does Matt, to be an outstanding rider.



Indeed. With emphasis on the "if possible". Randy is capable of riding that 990 Adventure very fast on challenging terrain.
Yeah he does did you see the section of him taking the whoops on that thing?
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:39 PM   #8775
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We saw Villopoto in his whiskey tango tuned up Cummins on the way home.

He was all flamed that Matt was wearing his colors riding a lesser man's Zuzuki so he blew black smoke all over him

Big Lots 'Climb Pro Rallye' coat - 6 dolla make you holla.



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