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Old 05-30-2013, 06:21 AM   #23386
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How about Phoso1 vietnamese noodles near horsepen and broad?

Second that.. :)
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:22 AM   #23387
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Lets go to tay do off horsepen.....I already have a lunch appt there on friday so that would be cool!!
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:35 AM   #23388
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My DR's are bikes of the past. The BMW's are bikes of the future.
DM, you're getting soft! My predictions: In the future I predict we will continue to ride our prehistoric DR's past napping hi-tech BMW's, picking up broken pieces, etc. I also predict we will replace our worn clutch plates without pulling the bike in half, in about an hour while drinking beer. I further predict that if need be, we can source a complete replacement motor for the cost of 2 or 3 Touratech farkles.

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Sorry to hear about Mark's Strom. It is major damage for a bike that stayed upright, though minor enough to continue riding. Did he go into Shoe Creek without a skidplate?? I don't think his riding style is well supported by his steed. There is nothing wrong with a Wee, but it can't hang with him and he can't pussyfoot around. Glad you guys made it home okay.
The damage to Jersey Marks wee doesn't sound bad at all if it turns out that's all there is to it. That "skid plate" is a weak spot, especially for the way he rolls. I'm amazed at the abuse that bike's taken and not had a major problem. Tough. Imagine if Suzuki really engineered and outfitted it to go off road..
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:51 AM   #23389
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The damage to Jersey Marks wee doesn't sound bad at all if it turns out that's all there is to it. That "skid plate" is a weak spot, especially for the way he rolls. I'm amazed at the abuse that bike's taken and not had a major problem. Tough. Imagine if Suzuki really engineered and outfitted it to go off road..
Well ... I didn't take a photo of the exhaust on the bottom. Almost completely smashed shut. The oil cooler mounting bracket is cheap. A new skid plate around $200. I recommended a metal one next time.

This video is the first section of trail just south of 60 which parallel's the Parkway. You can see Mark having fun with the Wee.

At the end of the video you can hear the GS shorting out from water on the side stand safety switch. Will run in neutral but not in gear until I dried it out and taped it back up. New safety switch $240. Not going to happen.

Macon, your right. This is one of my favorite places to mount the GoPro. I really shows how much the front suspension is working. And to answer your question yes, we did Shoe Creek without the skid plate.


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Old 05-30-2013, 07:24 AM   #23390
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DM, you're getting soft! My predictions: In the future I predict we will continue to ride our prehistoric DR's past napping hi-tech BMW's, picking up broken pieces, etc. I also predict we will replace our worn clutch plates without pulling the bike in half, in about an hour while drinking beer. I further predict that if need be, we can source a complete replacement motor for the cost of 2 or 3 Touratech farkles.



The damage to Jersey Marks wee doesn't sound bad at all if it turns out that's all there is to it. That "skid plate" is a weak spot, especially for the way he rolls. I'm amazed at the abuse that bike's taken and not had a major problem. Tough. Imagine if Suzuki really engineered and outfitted it to go off road..
While my drz is slightly more modern, I agree with you 100% Simplicity is beautiful and practical. And affordable!

Can't make it to lunch today, still waiting on that lever to show up tomorrow. Have fun guys.
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:37 AM   #23391
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Ok, so you guys had more cameras than riders. Did anyone have a GPS and perhaps a GPX file they want to share?


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Old 05-30-2013, 07:57 AM   #23392
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DM, you're getting soft! My predictions: In the future I predict we will continue to ride our prehistoric DR's past napping hi-tech BMW's, picking up broken pieces, etc. I also predict we will replace our worn clutch plates without pulling the bike in half, in about an hour while drinking beer. I further predict that if need be, we can source a complete replacement motor for the cost of 2 or 3 Touratech farkles.



The damage to Jersey Marks wee doesn't sound bad at all if it turns out that's all there is to it. That "skid plate" is a weak spot, especially for the way he rolls. I'm amazed at the abuse that bike's taken and not had a major problem. Tough. Imagine if Suzuki really engineered and outfitted it to go off road..
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While my drz is slightly more modern, I agree with you 100% Simplicity is beautiful and practical. And affordable!

Can't make it to lunch today, still waiting on that lever to show up tomorrow. Have fun guys.
I love low-tech and I am not willing to risk owning high-tech. Why do you think I own 3 DR's?

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Ok, so you guys had more cameras than riders. Did anyone have a GPS and perhaps a GPX file they want to share? Thanks..
I think Chuck has a track saved with what we rode. Otherwise I could explain it to you. We didn't ride any secret nor illegal stuff. What we rode has been ridden and discussed recently on here. There were some trails and hill climbs on my folks land though. We just had a great time and pushed it pretty hard. I have ridiculously good video, for once. I had to keep the group small for all the obvious reasons. I wish I could have had everyone willing there, but it was not possible.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:03 AM   #23393
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Ok, so you guys had more cameras than riders. Did anyone have a GPS and perhaps a GPX file they want to share?
Dirtmonkey8 has THE route on his GPS. I have all the tracks we rode Sat and Yesterday on my Zumo 550 but when it comes to sharing it Im lost. Your welcome to look at it to see what you can find.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:24 AM   #23394
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Dirtmonkey8 has THE route on his GPS. I have all the tracks we rode Sat and Yesterday on my Zumo 550 but when it comes to sharing it Im lost. Your welcome to look at it to see what you can find.
Actually I don't. I can't even find my GPS so I did not have one for the ride.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:43 AM   #23395
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Cutting down the nasty vine.

The broken side stand safety switch.

The broken skid plate...
What skid plate is that?
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:18 AM   #23396
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What skid plate is that?
Isn't that the Hyde Racing "skid plate" - like Mickeys?.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:25 AM   #23397
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What skid plate is that?
broken...



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Old 05-30-2013, 09:49 AM   #23398
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skid plate

Yup .... its broken alright.

Im not sure of the brand but Madstrom did have one at one time. I think he upgraded to a metal skid plate. The broken one was plastic, hard plastic. Mark still swears he didn't hit anything. He said the bike simply bottomed out. With the kind of riding he does Id almost bet the shocks are in need of some kind of attention.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:18 AM   #23399
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Dirtmonkey8 has THE route on his GPS. I have all the tracks we rode Sat and Yesterday on my Zumo 550 but when it comes to sharing it Im lost. Your welcome to look at it to see what you can find.
You can import the tracks into basecamp/mapsource and export them as GPX files.

I don't think there's any other way to share them.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:19 AM   #23400
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En Su Boca (1001 N. Blvd), after it opens.

Ditto the Boka Truck Restaurant (anyone know where that will be?).

Boka Truck schedule

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