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Old 05-20-2013, 06:09 PM   #11296
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It's official. My first bike and 4 stroke is a DRZ. Met up with LATJ and gave his a new home. Even though I'm a professional body builder he helped me load it. Thanks again! We made it home without any problems.

It will be tomorrow before I get into it much. With any luck I'll pass the permit test and be able to take it for a good spin. It's been a few years since I've ridden a bike so I'll have to take my time getting used to it before I get out and ride with you guys. I do look forward to it though and from the tag thread many of us will be riding in the same area.

What kind of oil do you guys run in these? Would rotella 15w40 be a good choice? I'm open for suggestions on good tires geared more for street also. First impression of the seat is it may have to go. If I need to ask these type questions in another area let me know because I have a ton.
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:23 PM   #11297
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Cool RR Don. Looked like a lot of fun!
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:38 PM   #11298
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It's official. My first bike and 4 stroke is a DRZ. Met up with LATJ and gave his a new home. Even though I'm a professional body builder he helped me load it. Thanks again! We made it home without any problems.

It will be tomorrow before I get into it much. With any luck I'll pass the permit test and be able to take it for a good spin. It's been a few years since I've ridden a bike so I'll have to take my time getting used to it before I get out and ride with you guys. I do look forward to it though and from the tag thread many of us will be riding in the same area.

What kind of oil do you guys run in these? Would rotella 15w40 be a good choice? I'm open for suggestions on good tires geared more for street also. First impression of the seat is it may have to go. If I need to ask these type questions in another area let me know because I have a ton.
Hey congrats Rusty!! Welcome aboard.
I've got some decent 50/50 tires here you can have if you want.
As far as technical info about the bike, get over to the DRZ400 subforum on thumpertalk. It's a wealth of info. ADV has a thread but it's all jammed into 1 thread.
As far as oil?? Ha! 12 people will recommend 12 different things and all swear by it.
PM me for my recommendation. I swear by it.
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:43 PM   #11299
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Jury duty was awesome today, because I was not selected.
Tooslow helped me celebrate.
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:57 PM   #11300
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It's official. My first bike and 4 stroke is a DRZ. Met up with LATJ and gave his a new home. Even though I'm a professional body builder he helped me load it. Thanks again! We made it home without any problems.

It will be tomorrow before I get into it much. With any luck I'll pass the permit test and be able to take it for a good spin. It's been a few years since I've ridden a bike so I'll have to take my time getting used to it before I get out and ride with you guys. I do look forward to it though and from the tag thread many of us will be riding in the same area.

What kind of oil do you guys run in these? Would rotella 15w40 be a good choice? I'm open for suggestions on good tires geared more for street also. First impression of the seat is it may have to go. If I need to ask these type questions in another area let me know because I have a ton.
Great bike.
Near bulletproof.
Opaulo and the banana bike are the stuff of legend!
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:12 PM   #11301
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Great bike.
Near bulletproof.
Opaulo and the banana bike are the stuff of legend!
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:14 PM   #11302
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Jury duty was awesome today, because I was not selected.
Tooslow helped me celebrate.
Is that the dead end road in the HNF Near Robertson Cemetery? Just guessing...I haven't made it there yet.
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:27 PM   #11303
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Is that the dead end road in the HNF Near Robertson Cemetery? Just guessing...I haven't made it there yet.
Yup! It was a good time. A few sloppy spots. Would be a real mess after a good rain but was fine today.
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:35 PM   #11304
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Stay out of the water puddles if you leave the road. They need to take down gates and dump less cement.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:03 PM   #11305
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It's official. My first bike and 4 stroke is a DRZ. Met up with LATJ and gave his a new home. Even though I'm a professional body builder he helped me load it. Thanks again! We made it home without any problems.

It will be tomorrow before I get into it much. With any luck I'll pass the permit test and be able to take it for a good spin. It's been a few years since I've ridden a bike so I'll have to take my time getting used to it before I get out and ride with you guys. I do look forward to it though and from the tag thread many of us will be riding in the same area.

What kind of oil do you guys run in these? Would rotella 15w40 be a good choice? I'm open for suggestions on good tires geared more for street also. First impression of the seat is it may have to go. If I need to ask these type questions in another area let me know because I have a ton.
I bet you'll be "used to it" before you know. They say it's just like riding a bike.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:47 PM   #11306
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I bet you'll be "used to it" before you know. They say it's just like riding a bike.
I think they lie. My bike has more room. Plus you have to pedal it.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:27 PM   #11307
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I got a flat this time around too Tpar. Stupid front tire got a hole in it. I'm running the tubliss system so I didn't even notice it was flat until I got on a road section. I finished the day on a front flat. I put some slime in when I got back to cabin and pumped it up to 50 PSI and let it set saturday night. It held air all night. Now I have the fun time of cleaning the freakn mess up and patching the tire. :(

So what did you think of mudfest 2013?
there were a few sections that had some challenge to em but not too bad, overall it should have been pretty easy. but that freakin mud made it out to be the hardest i have ridden on an easy ride... if that makes any sense.

at one point we were riding on a section that had recently been cleared by a dozer. it was wider than a state road but was prolly 6" deep the whole way... several miles of it! i had to stop to glance at roll chart to be sure i had not missed a turn (cuz you didn't dare take eyes off trail ahead of you for a second!) after a minute rick pulled up and gave me a look.. and at least 50 drops of sweat dripped from under his helmet onto his seat/tank. i thought i was only only one struggling with it that bad... guess not.

on another section i was slippin n slidin so much i dumped it on right side, i got up and took couple steps and my feet weighed bout 50lbs each from all the mud. i picked bike up and feet slipped back a lil and damn if i didn't dump it on left side... and it drug me over on top of it, so i was laying on bike. looked up and rick was sittin there laughing. i was whooped from that point on. we opted out of the last section leading to hero section as we were both tired of that shit.. we bailed for the firehouse for free bike wash then back to camp where i went on reserve... at 50 or so miles!! so... not only was i bustin my butt on that stuff, but apparently bike was workin pretty hard too.

but i did get to ride with a buddy and have some fun... and met some cool people round a campfire sippin beers. also really liked the lodge and their food. good stuff indeed. so... no complaints.

but... phuck that mud..
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:47 PM   #11308
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It's official. My first bike and 4 stroke is a DRZ. Met up with LATJ and gave his a new home. Even though I'm a professional body builder he helped me load it. Thanks again! We made it home without any problems.

It will be tomorrow before I get into it much. With any luck I'll pass the permit test and be able to take it for a good spin. It's been a few years since I've ridden a bike so I'll have to take my time getting used to it before I get out and ride with you guys. I do look forward to it though and from the tag thread many of us will be riding in the same area.

What kind of oil do you guys run in these? Would rotella 15w40 be a good choice? I'm open for suggestions on good tires geared more for street also. First impression of the seat is it may have to go. If I need to ask these type questions in another area let me know because I have a ton.
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As far as oil?? Ha! 12 people will recommend 12 different things and all swear by it.
PM me for my recommendation. I swear by it.
Don't listen to his info it is completely wrong. Message me and I'll tell you what to use. I swear by it.
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:54 AM   #11309
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Yup! It was a good time. A few sloppy spots. Would be a real mess after a good rain but was fine today.
I rode out there by myself. Was a good time until my back tire slid into one of those big ruts and hung me up for 45 minutes. I was just about to start walking until I gave it one last go.

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Old 05-21-2013, 05:05 AM   #11310
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Thanks Dabblina and dfye55,
Maybe I should get a GPS but I'm sort of a map guy. I get out my smarter than me phone sometimes though !
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