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Old 11-20-2010, 01:44 AM   #3211
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Well, I all the big brains say speed is better than height...right?
which one do you wish you had?
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Old 11-20-2010, 05:00 AM   #3212
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Off to Death Valley...


better install some tail lights on that rail! Looks like that wide glide covers your Jeep tail lights.
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Old 11-20-2010, 02:57 PM   #3213
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I have never been hassled about tail lights when using my hitch carrier but have always wondered about that.

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Old 11-20-2010, 03:32 PM   #3214
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I have never been hassled about tail lights when using my hitch carrier but have always wondered about that.

Marc
But yer a nice guy, Lomax. Blake is lots more likely to get tagged, 'cause frankly, he's a pain-in-da-rump.....yanno?



(Jus' kidd'n, Blake! )
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Old 11-20-2010, 05:06 PM   #3215
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which one do you wish you had?

Reading Lucifer's Hammer or Pulling Through, I would say Big Brain's are nice. But I will be happy to settle for a wife that loves me.
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Old 11-20-2010, 05:07 PM   #3216
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I have never been hassled about tail lights when using my hitch carrier but have always wondered about that.

Marc

I think technically the cops could...but I never have either. I am sure in a more police state..it does happen..Like the UK.
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:57 PM   #3217
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top gear (non bike related) usa premiers on

history channel tonight,im a skeptic will give it a shot... hope i am pleasantly suprised..
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:18 PM   #3218
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I have never been hassled about tail lights when using my hitch carrier but have always wondered about that.

Marc
Tail lights no, but I have been badgered about not having the plate visible. He (state trooper) suggested I have a place on the carrier to mount the plate when I'm using it. Want to take a wild guess what I did about it?
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Old 11-21-2010, 04:54 PM   #3219
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Tail lights no, but I have been badgered about not having the plate visible. He (state trooper) suggested I have a place on the carrier to mount the plate when I'm using it. Want to take a wild guess what I did about it?
nuttin honey?
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Old 11-21-2010, 05:13 PM   #3220
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history channel tonight,im a skeptic will give it a shot... hope i am pleasantly suprised..
Same here, im gonna give it a try. I wish they'd just play the UK version
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:23 PM   #3221
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We wanted some snow to give the trail some grip.
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:22 PM   #3222
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Trying our best to have some fun.

NIIIIIIICE shot!!!!
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:26 PM   #3223
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Uhg. Volksaru must know when is the most inopportune time to break. Today while driving around in the snow my exhaust suddenly got much louder.
The section i thought i had fixed (and fixed permanently with another exhaust hanger, it was pretty solid) had broken clean through.
I now get the pleasure of doing exhaust system welding and repair in a foot of snow outdoors

I did get to look at my big bread loaf shaped soon-to-be-secret today though. Pretty excited about that, i think the volksaru picked up on that :(
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Old 11-24-2010, 07:07 AM   #3224
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2011 Dakar News

On Tuesday morning, the organizers of the Personal Argentina Chile Dakar announced the details of the 2011 edition, the third in South America, which will be run from Jan. 1st through the 16.

In 2011, the Dakar route takes the competitors to the extreme northern regions of Argentina and Chile, to the Bolivian and Peru borders, just until the rest day at Arica, before heading back towards Buenos Aires.

The design of the Dakar route, consisting of 9000kms of roads, tracks and dunes, including nearly 5000 of competition, was done with the idea of saving the more difficult stages for the second half of the event to maintain maximum suspense and create a crescendo of difficulty. The competitors and teams are in for an extreme endurance challenge.

Veterans and novices are now ready for the adventure with 430 vehicles expected to line-up at the start of the 32nd edition of the Dakar, which is a near 20-percent increase from 2010.

Beyond the numbers, another accomplishment has already been achieved with the finalization of a plan to intensify the competition: the elite in the motorcycle division will compete on bikes with engine capacities inferior to 450ccs.

This major change has sparked the interest of manufacturers who have entered strong line-ups in the battle for victory.

KTM is back with Cyril Despres and Marc Coma, who have combined to win the last five Dakars, and now will race with equal power against Aprilia (Lopez, Duclos...), BMW (Frétigné, Verhoeven...),Yamaha (Viladoms, Rodrigues...), Sherco (Casteu), Honda (Bethys,
Pisano...) as well as Beta (Boano).

Before heading into competition, the vehicles of the European competitors will first head to Le Havre on Nov. 24 and 25. From there they will cross the Atlantic and head to Buenos Aires. Technical and administrative verifications will be conducted on Dec. 30 and 31.
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Old 11-24-2010, 08:42 AM   #3225
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I can't wait to get back to our place in NM for the winter..... No stop signs, lights, traffic,bugs on the shield. Those great sunsets and mountain views just different terrain from MI altogether. And warm again like May....and sun every day. Good salsa and chiles again. No rude clerks like the Midwest. People who will help you if you break down on a roadside,not think you are some serial killer.I love NM...
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