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Old 09-01-2013, 10:28 AM   #17641
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Might be the quote of the year. Might just have to add this to my sig.

So wanna come over and help me not destroy my WP forks when I put the RT springs in?


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Old 09-01-2013, 11:52 AM   #17642
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I sent you a PM with location. Now you have your secret-squirrel badge and are a VIP with the XYZs of the LZ.

Quit being a pussy and come ride. <-- Fuck yeah I am calling you out. You'll be fine.

I am bringing another noob (he'll be on my XT).

Should I get my card laminated?

First things first I gotta get me some suitable off road gear and a bike that isn't the Vulcan. Looking forward to getting out there and meeting some of you.
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:53 PM   #17643
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a bike that isn't the Vulcan.
I have two bikes for sale . Both dual sports.
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:17 PM   #17644
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I have two bikes for sale . Both dual sports.
Anything suited to a 5'3 lady?

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Old 09-01-2013, 03:34 PM   #17645
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Anything suited to a 5'3 lady?

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http://norfolk.craigslist.org/mcy/4025011934.html
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:13 PM   #17646
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DAM NECK.
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I'm in suckas! Who else is coming?
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:34 PM   #17647
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I'm in suckas! Who else is coming?
Here comes the rain boys... gonna be swampy!!!

Id love to go but Im heading to NJ. Catch you next weekend though.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:41 PM   #17648
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we have a piper down

Can't make DN tomorrow... at least on the XR. She is down for the count. Front wheel bearing came apart:

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It was less than a year old, too. It was a sealed All Balls bearing. Anyone got a line on a local shop that carries decent bearings?

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Old 09-01-2013, 07:54 PM   #17649
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I sent you a PM with location. Now you have your secret-squirrel badge and are a VIP with the XYZs of the LZ.

Quit being a pussy and come ride. <-- Fuck yeah I am calling you out. You'll be fine.

I am bringing another noob (he'll be on my XT).
"Calling me out"? What is this, middle school?

I'm sure I'll join up with everyone at some point. Or maybe not. Who knows. Relax, Francis.

But just to critique, your motivational speeches need work.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:56 PM   #17650
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On a big bike like the 12GS, when I get to a part that is really muddy and soft that makes me think to myself "oh boy, this is going to turn my non-knobbies into slicks," should I stay standing and charge through, or is the best best to get down on the seat, slow to a crawl, and kick at the ground to keep the bike up as I muck through it?
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:20 PM   #17651
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:23 AM   #17652
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Can't make DN tomorrow... at least on the XR. She is down for the count. Front wheel bearing came apart:

 photo edc2e73d1936abd5f9d39c23b6a044df.jpg

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It was less than a year old, too. It was a sealed All Balls bearing. Anyone got a line on a local shop that carries decent bearings?
That'll buff out......
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:25 AM   #17653
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Can't make DN tomorrow... at least on the XR. She is down for the count. Front wheel bearing came apart:

It was less than a year old, too. It was a sealed All Balls bearing. Anyone got a line on a local shop that carries decent bearings?
If you can find the standard bearing size numbered any bearing industrial supply place may have them. But I bet non are open today.
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:05 AM   #17654
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On a big bike like the 12GS, when I get to a part that is really muddy and soft that makes me think to myself "oh boy, this is going to turn my non-knobbies into slicks," should I stay standing and charge through, or is the best best to get down on the seat, slow to a crawl, and kick at the ground to keep the bike up as I muck through it?

Hard to answer this.

Generally speaking, standing is preferred in 90% of dirt riding because it lowers your center of gravity. Lower center of gravity usually means more stability. Standing would also balance the weight between both front and back wheels (the way it should be.) The front and back suspension will work together. Many riders sit too far back on their seats and therefore put too much weight on the back wheel. Sometimes that is needed... but not for most of your riding.

If you charge through an area you describe and your front wheel turns unexpectedly (no traction), you'll drop the bike pretty quickly. Ask me how I know...

If you ride too slow you might not have the momentum (really important for a big bike) to make it through.

Not much of an answer, is it? I suppose time in the saddle in those type of situations will help you answer the question.

The hard part though is that you don't really get good unless you push your limits at some point. That doesn't necessarily mean hurting yourself or your bike. It could involve the bike being dropped a few times. A dropped bike means things may break. BMW things are expensive.

There's a GS offroad riding course held down in SC. I've toyed around with the idea of going. They can supply the bike or you can. It would be interested to ride through their course on those big bikes. They should have the answers to your questions.

I'm certainly no expert. Maybe a few others will chime in and give you their opinion.

If you'd like to ride sometime, give me a shout.

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Old 09-02-2013, 06:28 AM   #17655
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On a big bike like the 12GS, when I get to a part that is really muddy and soft that makes me think to myself "oh boy, this is going to turn my non-knobbies into slicks," should I stay standing and charge through, or is the best best to get down on the seat, slow to a crawl, and kick at the ground to keep the bike up as I muck through it?
There's no shame in paddle walkin through a tough section on a big or small bike. The important thing is doing what is comfortable to you. If you are comfortable standing and charging threw a slippery section, get over the back of the bike, for traction, and pin it. Issue I have experienced on the big bikes is that once they decide they are going in a certain direction, that's where they are going? I cannot imagine taking a GS some of the places that I have taken the SE, and I have paid the price, a couple O times for taking the SE places where either it was not suited, or my skill level was not up to the take. Ask me how I know.


On another note! Big shout out to Poon and his family for the hospitality. Great grub and non stop baby entertainment.

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