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Old 01-30-2010, 10:11 AM   #46
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Can you remember the first time you released the clutch on a motorcycle?
Yes. A friend's Yamaha mini-Enduro 60. I went through all the gears in about 50' and then it stalled. But, hey - I made the wind-out noise and then shifted . . . . just like the big kids.


Great report. Thanks for taking the time to share with those of us who are either deskbound or poor (or both).
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:54 AM   #47
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Thanks Hannda,

I think the real first time I got on a bike was a friends Honda 90 Super Sport and I rode it into a concrete retaining wall about 30 feet into the ride. I was about 7. I don't think I got my weekly allowance again till I was about 25 years old after my dad had to pay for the forks!!

It is nice to read ride reports in the winter when the weather is so bad. I am reading Gaspipes' Continental Divide report and tracing the route on Google maps. I would like to ride that one next summer if I can. Maybe turn west in New Mexico and hit the Trans America Trail out to Oregon .
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Old 01-30-2010, 04:14 PM   #48
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Klondike, I did change the oil about 1 third of the way through just because I I already had a couple thousand kilometers on the oil I started with. Otherwise I think I would not have done it till I got home. I think I would push the oil to about 4500 to 5000 klixs if I had to. I didn't want to pack oil with me.[/quote]

That's good to know. Haven't had mine long enough to know the change rate but most of my riding is pure dirt also.
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Old 01-30-2010, 06:27 PM   #49
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Only a true minimalist would think of using a tire iron as a spoon...........



and a fork as a tire iron...............




And I love it!
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:00 PM   #50
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Thanks, I was wondering if anyone would notice that! I was kind of delirious from the heat and I was laughing by bag off when I stuck the fork in the picture. Good thing nobody was around.
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Old 01-31-2010, 06:21 AM   #51
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Really enjoyed your RR. Cool set-up on the KLX. I always admire the minimalist approach...Even though I tend to over pack. Looking into the loop bag vs dirtbagz ,thanks for the info.
I liked the improv of the fork...better to use the other end when putting the fixed/new tube back in. Just my thought. Hey whatever works !
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Old 02-01-2010, 11:28 AM   #52
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Thanks Balsey,

I am redoing the rear rack and subframe to make it more rigid, as I cracked the cross member going over the hundreds whoops onthe KVR
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Old 02-01-2010, 04:43 PM   #53
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Nice ride report, really nice country in your neck of the woods.
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:13 PM   #54
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Nice report! I'm glad this one got cycled back to the first page as likely would have missed it.
I rode some of the same areas as you on my recent ride out west. Kind of neat to recognize places from your pictures.
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:29 PM   #55
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Thanks guys!!

It was fun passing by waypoints I recognized from other trip reports. The thing I really like about belonging to this board is that you never really feel alone because you are thinking about those reports you have read and the guys that wrote them, and also about what you will write about the trip as well.
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:51 PM   #56
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Excellent Ride Report. Fantastic Scenery.
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:16 PM   #57
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familiar territory

I just found this report, excellent! a lot of familiar places in it. Also where did you get the tank for the KLX and how much does it hold. A friend has one and is always carrying a gerry can around.
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:01 PM   #58
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Thanks,

I bought it on line from Gnarlyparts on the lower mainland. It is an Acerbis 13.7 liter tank, I get around 320 KM to a tank full with it.
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:08 AM   #59
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Went back and read and looked at this ride report again, its right up there with the best of them. It's EPIC!......no it's Spectacular!!, dare I say, Eptasciculatistic? Ok I might have taken it too far...LOL
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:29 PM   #60
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Nice report. I have been interested in doing a loop over the cascades with one half in BC and the other in the US over the N Cascades Pass while trying to avoid slab if possible. Thanks for the inspiration and information!
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