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Old 09-13-2012, 01:00 PM   #9316
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It was nice to get some rain finally

Man it was nice to get some rain finally. My trees are beginning to drop leaves from no water. There was a cool looking fog in front of the Flatirons this morning. I took my usually long route from Lafayette to work in Boulder along Valmont and ended up going all the way to Cherryvale to get a good picture.



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Old 09-13-2012, 01:28 PM   #9317
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Yesterday and today reminded me of my time back in Oregon. Cool mornings, rain....

Of course what was different, were the nutty drivers on the freeway who seemed to lack the knowledge that with standing water comes hydroplaning. It was nice to see the State Patrol was out in force having none of that craziness and pulling over people quite handily.

There there was the standing water through downtown in the construction zone. Luckily due to the heavy traffic, cars were not affected by the lake that had developed in the slow lane in that s curve just south of downtown where the new interchange is to be.

It was a wee bit hairy to say the least.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:53 PM   #9318
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I am thinking of taking the plunge on a HF motorcycle lift. Any compelling reason why I should not? I know they are not near as nice as the Handly lifts...but $300 (with coupon) is better than $700-2500.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:56 PM   #9319
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I have one and love it! Yeah the Handy lift I used to use was nicer but way too expensive for me. Just beware of the wheel chock that comes with the HF lift, it's not very good. I bought a much better one, also from HF and bolted it on. Much nicer. On the road now but when I get home I'll find and post a link to the wheel chock I use.

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I am thinking of taking the plunge on a HF motorcycle lift. Any compelling reason why I should not? I know they are not near as nice as the Handly lifts...but $300 (with coupon) is better than $700-2500.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:05 PM   #9320
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MeterPig,

Here's the wheel chock I use:

http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...ock-97841.html


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Old 09-13-2012, 08:19 PM   #9321
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Pro Moto Billet KLX450R goodness ........

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Old 09-13-2012, 09:28 PM   #9322
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Leigh....there much of a subframe on the KLX450R's?
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:08 PM   #9323
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:56 PM   #9324
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Pro Moto Billet KLX450R goodness ........


That's the rack I've always used on my DRZ 400e's and I love 'em. E's have no subframe at all, and the ProMoto Billet design does a great job of using seat mounts, muffler mount, etc to support the weight.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:29 AM   #9325
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That's the rack I've always used on my DRZ 400e's and I love 'em. E's have no subframe at all, and the ProMoto Billet design does a great job of using seat mounts, muffler mount, etc to support the weight.
I had a PMB on one of my XR650R's, and their design made good use of mounting points on a bike also with virtually no subframe back there.
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:41 AM   #9326
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I gots some serious bike envy Hondo. Kickin myself for not goin fer a smaller bike this year.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:15 AM   #9327
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That's the rack I've always used on my DRZ 400e's and I love 'em. E's have no subframe at all, and the ProMoto Billet design does a great job of using seat mounts, muffler mount, etc to support the weight.
And that's the same rack I have on my DRZ400E...

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Old 09-14-2012, 08:02 AM   #9328
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I gots some serious bike envy Hondo. Kickin myself for not goin fer a smaller bike this year.


After going to RMAR this year in Silverton, I decided I needed a smaller, dedicated trail bike. So many options out there........

And my farkle list is adding up......

LED headlight, full Highway Dirt Bikes setup, fat bar, Scotts Damper mount, Trail Tech Striker computer, PMB Exhaust cap, cooling fan kit, new sprockets, radiator guards, grips, GPS, seat redo or Seat Concepts..........
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:09 AM   #9329
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