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Old 08-17-2013, 07:15 AM   #17416
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That's what he said on the phone...
That's no place for a GS
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:41 AM   #17417
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Wow, that thing looks a lot nicer than it did in the Craigslist photos! Replace the giant rear tail light monstrosity with a WPS taillight for $12 and you are set.

By the way, what the heck is a detached retina? Sounds horrible.
This tail light? But how about the plate bracket?
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Ordered a filter and chain sliders. Need a rack and aluminum handle bars. Maybe an XR250R carb and exhaust. Mod the intake and an XR650 air filter. It will never end until the big bore kit. The frame on the righ side has a little rust discoloration on the white paint.
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:34 AM   #17418
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:13 PM   #17419
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Sticking with the "new" bike theme.

KTM-Clause visited Smithfield today.......







2005 KTM 450 EXC. Been wanting an RFS bike for a number of years and finally bit the bullet. Only has 1300 miles of mostly fire roading on it. Definitely WAAAAAAYYYYYY undersprung for someone of my stature. But I am beyond stoked! Runs strong and is in great shape for an 8 year old.

Anybody have any experience replacing shock springs on a PDS shock?

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Old 08-17-2013, 12:17 PM   #17420
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NICE!! Me likey I'm being visited by the WR-Clause tomorrow myself.
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Sticking with the "new" bike theme.

KTM-Clause visited Smithfield today.......







2005 KTM 450 EXC. Been wanting an RFS bike for a number of years and finally bit the bullet. Only has 1300 miles of mostly fire roading on it. Definitely WAAAAAAYYYYYY undersprung for someone of my stature. But I am beyond stoked! Runs strong and is in great shape for an 8 year old.

Anybody have any experience replacing shock springs on a PDS shock?

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Old 08-17-2013, 12:20 PM   #17421
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R1200GS saved by Wr250r!

Hope you had a nice ride home & thanks for the coffee
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:10 PM   #17422
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NICE!! Me likey I'm being visited by the WR-Clause tomorrow myself.
From Richmond?
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:12 PM   #17423
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That's no place for a GS
So first this happened.



(I didn't think to take a picture of it on its side)

Then PatrickInVA called me. I told him I found wood I think I can get this out.

Then some local friends showed up to help.



We did what we could





Then Beaniman showed up, somehow, after receiving very vague directions from me because when he texted me I thought he was Patrick, so I assumed he had all the info from the phone call.

And that's when the progress got A LOT better



YAY!

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Old 08-17-2013, 01:29 PM   #17424
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:46 PM   #17425
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It's an "adventure bike", not a swamp bogger!

Howd' those OEM tires work out? Slick as snot in the mud I'll bet.

I'll give you extra guts points for the attempt!
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:00 PM   #17426
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From Richmond?
Taking a trip up to PA. Gonna be a looooonnnng day, but should be worth it!
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:45 PM   #17427
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It's an "adventure bike", not a swamp bogger!

Howd' those OEM tires work out? Slick as snot in the mud I'll bet.

I'll give you extra guts points for the attempt!
Oh, the Tourance EXP are terrible in mud. That said, if I had been smarter about things (kept my speed up or just gone around), I would have been fine. Not having good off-roading instincts is part of the almost-no off-road experience downside. I need to work on not chickening out off road and just keeping the speeds high. I mean, I scrape not only my pegs but the rear brake pedal on asphalt, so I don't know why off road I lose my courage.

That said, if it hadn't been for the giant puddles I think it could have handled these trails fine.
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:14 PM   #17428
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Oh, the Tourance EXP are terrible in mud. That said, if I had been smarter about things (kept my speed up or just gone around), I would have been fine. Not having good off-roading instincts is part of the almost-no off-road experience downside. I need to work on not chickening out off road and just keeping the speeds high. I mean, I scrape not only my pegs but the rear brake pedal on asphalt, so I don't know why off road I lose my courage.

That said, if it hadn't been for the giant puddles I think it could have handled these trails fine.

But the wheels looked real clean afterwards.
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:06 PM   #17429
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Dljocky stopped by to see the XR today. Good thing I was checking the valve clearance and had trouble fining the T with one eye. They were supposed to have just been checked but were at least 2 thousand too large. XR is so far easy to work on. Just needed a bucket from Dljocky .



After the son with a new license took it for a little ride. Better for a beginner than a jacked up Vstrom with a taller seat. The taste of gravel.

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Old 08-17-2013, 04:14 PM   #17430
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Sadly, I thought your detached retina comment was your way of saying the new Honda was fast.

Heal up quick.

I did some exploring on the Dakar this morning after breakfast. Found some dirt trails in Hampton.

Climbed a little hill.
Found ruts.
Didn't panic.
Almost pooped.

Also had to keep telling myself to use BACK brake, and not front. Made it out alive, disregardless. Came home and took a nap. Made pizza tonight. Gonna watch Mythbusters. Ok, I'm just rambling now...
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