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Old 01-12-2014, 07:12 PM   #18976
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Great ride today, hope you all made it home OK. AB
Great to meet you, again, sorta. Small world we live in. Sorry to slow you down today, but I had a great time none the less. I'll try to get up some pictures and video tomorrow if time allows.
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:19 AM   #18977
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Great ride today, hope you all made it home OK. AB
Hey thanks for the hospitality on Sunday. Had a great time putting along behind you guys.

First on list, tires....

Be in touch next time up that way.

Poondangle, DJ - thanks again for the invite.
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:35 AM   #18978
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Hey thanks for the hospitality on Sunday. Had a great time putting along behind you guys.

First on list, tires....

Be in touch next time up that way.

Poondangle, DJ - thanks again for the invite.
GSP, you did awesome on that thing. Seriously. No way I would have been able to ride it like you did! Anytime you want to head back up there just post up.

Besides, I think my definition of "nice leisurely ride" didn't really translate too well. I had a blast trying to keep up with AB13, cpeebles1, and Goosecreek!
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:41 AM   #18979
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the players! (evidently DJ didn't get the orange kool-aid memo)


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More importantly, the finish!


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Old 01-13-2014, 07:53 AM   #18980
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Steering Damper

I've never used a steering damper in the past. I figured it might be helpful given my weak arm. I got GPR V4 and put it on in preps for the Sunday ride. It took me a while to get used to it yesterday, but after a hundred + miles with it, I will give it two thumbs up. It really let me loosen my grip on the bars and helped with the fatigue to my left arm and shoulder a bunch. I'll play with the settings a bit more next time I ride. The kit raises the bars on my bike about 3/4", which it really needed anyway. It took about an hour and a half start to finish to install, and 30 minutes of that were farting around trying to re-mount the dash and headlight on the 690. Small screws, fat fingers. So any other bike, I'm sure would take less time.

Added bonus with the GPR, over Scott's....You can get it in orange

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Old 01-13-2014, 08:02 AM   #18981
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How'd the KLR do with all you boys in orange?
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:25 AM   #18982
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How'd the KLR do with all you boys in orange?
DJ rides the piss out of that thing!
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:18 AM   #18983
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Yeah it was a freaking blast with my 80/20s and all that red clay and soft gravel!

No way in hell I could keep up with the KTM convenant, but we all had a great ride.

oh yeah and THIS guy....I went back and watched the video, he, admittedly, was a lot more friendly than I remembered, I almost feel his pain. almost.





I was about a mile behind the others and I putt around the corner to this guy in the middle of the road flailing his arms. He more or less politely told me that my buddies need to slow down LOL

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Old 01-13-2014, 09:30 AM   #18984
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oh yeah and THIS guy....I went back and watched the video, he, admittedly, was a lot more friendly than I remembered, I almost feel his pain. almost.





I was about a mile behind the others and I putt around the corner to this guy in the middle of the road flailing his arms. He more or less politely told me that my buddies need to slow down LOL

Fuck him, and his dog!
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:54 AM   #18985
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They prob didn't see him bc of his hat.
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:56 AM   #18986
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They prob didn't see him bc of his hat.
No, we saw/heard him, and his uncontrolled hound plenty good enough
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Old 01-13-2014, 01:52 PM   #18987
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I scored a Seat Concepts kit for Christmas from the wife, and I'm not afraid to admit that I'm scared to try the DIY seat covering thing. Anybody know a quality local upholstery shop that can install my kit for me at a reasonable price?




+1; I've used them before too. nice work, fast, and very affordable, and just nice people.
Might be too late but I'll put it out there. I just had youngs upholstery on va Bch blvd attach my seat concepts and they only charged 30$. Next day turn around and looks great.
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Old 01-13-2014, 04:49 PM   #18988
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Might be too late but I'll put it out there. I just had youngs upholstery on va Bch blvd attach my seat concepts and they only charged 30$. Next day turn around and looks great.
Wow! Sold. I'll be bringing mine to the little creek location tomorrow!
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:52 AM   #18989
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Youngs

I dropped my seat off at youngs on little creek at a few minutes past noon. They said it would be ready today. Wow
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Old 01-14-2014, 05:36 PM   #18990
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Hey Guys,

Mama Claus got me a GoPro for Christmas and I've been messing around with it, I still have a lot to learn, but I've got some ideas...

I finally put together a little video I'd like to share, it's short.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kotBW...ature=youtu.be

I'm working on a strap mount set-up I can mount on my arms or legs. The crash bar and GPS mounts via the RAM ball did not work out too well, way too much engine vibration causing an odd "shimmering" in the video. Cool angles though..this little V-twin really buzzes as you crank it up, but in a good way....it just sings.

I've learned I am a good shock absorber, the helmet mount has proved the smoothest, but I dislike the wind drag on it.

The newer Hero3 have built in wifi and you can use an app on your smart phone to see and control the GoPro, everything from settings to power, to start and stop. Way cool, saves buying the LCD screen and remote.

Fun little gadget...
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