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Old 03-22-2014, 06:05 PM   #4456
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Sick... Love that Safari tank man! I completely agree that having a bike set up for one person's specific needs is epic. My 450EXC is just like that... Someone else could get on it and absolutely hate it, but it's perfect for me! I'm hoping that the 450X is a good platform for myself and the other guy I'll be riding it with down there. We're both that same build (roughly) and height so we should be ok with a tiny compromise on suspension. Gotta get some klicks on it before I think about suspension though. Might be fine the way it is, :)
You can't see the really nice mods behind the tank. Fluidyne rads, water pump and an oil cooler.

I imagine you'll come back wanting a stiffer front end and a steering dampener at the very least.
This 510 is the first bike I've had a dampener on; I bloody love the thing.
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:16 PM   #4457
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You can't see the really nice mods behind the tank. Fluidyne rads, water pump and an oil cooler.

I imagine you'll come back wanting a stiffer front end and a steering dampener at the very least.
This 510 is the first bike I've had a dampener on; I bloody love the thing.
Scott's is on the list for the 450X. Have a GPR on the 450EXC and an Emig 22mm front end with a heavy damper from Emig on the 990. I never had dampers before last year either and I'll have one on every offroad bike from now on. It's almost like cheating!!! You could be right about the fork springs though... Lee at Rider's Edge can hook me up no problem though if need be. I've heard stories about guys not touching the forks and racing no problem though... time will tell, :)
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:39 PM   #4458
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Did the splits on Ice this morning heading to work. Spiral fracture of tibia and one other bone broken. Drove to work but after a few hours thought I should have it looked at. Should (WILL) be good to go by May long.
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:19 PM   #4459
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Did the splits on Ice this morning heading to work. Spiral fracture of tibia and one other bone broken. Drove to work but after a few hours thought I should have it looked at. Should (WILL) be good to go by May long.
Ouch!!!

That sucks, I had the exact same injury, spiral fracture several years ago but I did it riding MX. I did it probably in early April and I was riding on single track trails May long. Good luck in your recovery.
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:25 PM   #4460
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Did the splits on Ice this morning heading to work. Spiral fracture of tibia and one other bone broken. Drove to work but after a few hours thought I should have it looked at. Should (WILL) be good to go by May long.
Man that sucks! I am being real careful as I leave for Spain in 4 weeks...as careful as I can be working in construction!
Get better quickly
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:56 PM   #4461
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Sad to see one of our brothers down for the count L, but I enjoy your spirt of true color since this is what dual sport power is about

A few of my fellow riding brothers in Edmonton are mending from the same thing you are, and it's a back case of the ice this year.

Please be care-full out there all, and fast re-cope time for you L1 as time will get you up and riding soon enough.

From Pal JB.

PS: I'm in Airde on Wednesday at the North Timmy's by the Canadian Tire at 7 Pm if any one want to come for a free coffee on me. Good way to meet a few locals since the forcast is more white crap. (LOL).

This was Abraham Lk on Sunday at -6 by after noon.


And this was the bike ride from Rocky MT House to there at -12 on hwy 11


A few of the gravel roads are icy, but melting off fast


Ice fishing at the dam. Yum Yum.

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Old 03-24-2014, 08:57 PM   #4462
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Bummer. Get well soon. We'll miss you out there in a couple of weeks. May long weekend should be about right but don't forget the Physio too.
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:19 PM   #4463
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Man, that sucks. Heal fast but don't rush it. An extra few days may prevent complications down the road.
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McLean Cr and Hunters Valley are still snowed in as of last week, but the FTR is good to go less todays snow. A few more weeks will get things moving if we get lots of rain.

Dry track from Nordegg to Edson the last two days on the FTR and Camp 15 road
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Did the splits on Ice this morning heading to work. Spiral fracture of tibia and one other bone broken. Drove to work but after a few hours thought I should have it looked at. Should (WILL) be good to go by May long.
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Old 03-25-2014, 02:31 AM   #4464
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Did the splits on Ice this morning heading to work. Spiral fracture of tibia and one other bone broken. Drove to work but after a few hours thought I should have it looked at. Should (WILL) be good to go by May long.
Lee - sorry to hear about the bone damage. Hope you heal fast & strong. Did you need any hardware installed to pull the fracture together?
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:57 AM   #4465
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Lee - sorry to hear about the bone damage. Hope you heal fast & strong. Did you need any hardware installed to pull the fracture together?

They are going to X-ray again on Monday, then I'll know if the cast is sufficient. I'll get all the physio I need from the 990.
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Old 03-25-2014, 03:44 PM   #4466
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cast color

Now that is not a standard fiberglass cast colour - did you customize that thing or what?!
Hope you get better soon - I think the cold snap only has a week or two left!
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Old 03-25-2014, 04:09 PM   #4467
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I only have 1700 K's of my normal 50.000 this year, so I hope we don't see much more of this !!!


This was hwy 9 east of Drumheller a month ago, and the 60 mpr side wind realy sucks.

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Old 03-25-2014, 04:45 PM   #4468
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Now that is not a standard fiberglass cast colour - did you customize that thing or what?!
Hope you get better soon - I think the cold snap only has a week or two left!
They had white, black, blue, pink,and orange, it was an easy choice.
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:01 PM   #4469
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Heal it up right and you'll be laughing. Shitty sitch though. I'd have picked the EXACT same color.

Maybe a beer night will help? Get some bike bros together again to bitch about the weather?
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:33 AM   #4470
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Good thing it snowed since winter brings out the best in people !!! (LOL)

Free coffee on me tonight at Airde, hope to see a few new faces to get the season under way.


The dude in the bright orange jacket wearing a moose horn hat.

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