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Old 01-22-2013, 02:58 PM   #17866
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KTM took the top 5 places in the Dakar. MoPowerToYa.

then a Yamaha in 6th and a Honda 7th

I love that HRC is in "The Race" again.



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I was kinda disappointed in that film. They could have done so much more with it, but it turned out kinda bland. I still enjoyed it just because I have emotional memories about riding part of it with you guys.



That's not quite true, there are a few pretty gnarly sections. But yes, there are bypasses.



I may be doing the CDR up to Salida again in the latter part of August so I can hit the TAT out to the west coast.
Nice Pomo! TAT to the Oregon coast!!!! And O hell yea there are bypasses!! Thank goodness.

Sounds like a great time!! Hey did you ever finish your AZ rr?

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Streamed it on Netflix the other night. A Lot of drama and emotions! But hey it was a race and most of them got spead out and were enduring days of solitude. People were dropping like flys due to mental and physical pain.


I'm glad I had you FF's to keep me company and help me get thru the tough spots. The comradery means everything!!! To do it over I would like to go just a bit slower and smell the flowers a little more. But I wouldn't mind having the same crew and a few more to share the adventure with. You guys were the best and I hope in the future I'll have enough time to do the full length.......minus fleecers ridge

I posted a few more pics on Kev's thread and made a little fun of Bob cause he's not within arms length.

OBTW I got 4k out of my rear 606.........about 1,200 blacktop. I could run it about 500 more but hey the riding season is coming up, so time to start fresh.
"The comradery means everything!!!" Fuckin' A>
+1 on the no Fleecers ridge, and everything else you said about our trip.



I'm with Pat about the movie. I've had it on the DVR for a while now... It is cool to see some of the locations, and that so many badass bikers jump ship before reaching the end.

ps.. my T.63 Mich rear tire, looks as new. 15000 miles and still cooking.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:55 PM   #17867
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Jack, is that a typo? 15k miles??? Holy shit man!
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:10 PM   #17868
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Jack, is that a typo? 15k miles??? Holy shit man!
sorry....just joshin
3500 actual.


Wayne, cool pix of your bikes!!!
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:53 PM   #17869
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How do they compare with the TKC's Jack?

This guy had about 5500mi. of mixed riding on a little Bimmer. Not bad especially when you factor in the price.

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Old 01-22-2013, 07:14 PM   #17870
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:44 PM   #17871
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The local BMW shop got a new 800 in that had the wrong front wheel.

Inside the crate was a Wethead front wheel with the next generation Tourance. Very nice.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:55 PM   #17872
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Well the F8 rims are pretty poor quality anyways. I think I finally have a couple decent dents in my front rim from bouncing off rocks and G-outs in the desert. I swear if I didn't have more than one bike I would never get to ride. Need to mail my shock out to god knows where for a rebuild and my fork seals are leaking again.

And did ADV just completely break on Firefox for anyone else? Edit: I figured it out, all the quote/post buttons are invisible. WTF?
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:44 PM   #17873
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minus fleecers ridge
Did I miss you having more hill climb drama?
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:44 AM   #17874
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Well the F8 rims are pretty poor quality anyways. I think I finally have a couple decent dents in my front rim from bouncing off rocks and G-outs in the desert. I swear if I didn't have more than one bike I would never get to ride. Need to mail my shock out to god knows where for a rebuild and my fork seals are leaking again.

And did ADV just completely break on Firefox for anyone else? Edit: I figured it out, all the quote/post buttons are invisible. WTF?

Call Dave at fastbike industries. See if he can help with the shocks. say hello to him for me.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:48 AM   #17875
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Did I miss you having more hill climb drama?
Steve tried it several times, killed Kevin's Spot!!! Steve is the only one who rode the entire way to the Canadian border on the CDR.

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Call Dave at fastbike industries. See if he can help with the shocks. say hello to him for me.
David is a good guy who has a passion for suspension. Sounds kinda dirty dunnit?

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How do they compare with the TKC's Jack?

This guy had about 5500mi. of mixed riding on a little Bimmer. Not bad especially when you factor in the price.

I'm not sure about how it does against a TKC. Never had a rear one. Always killed by the sticker shock.
I run a TKC up front because the choices for a 19" front are pretty slim. It wears at a similar rate to the Michelin rear!!!! Believe it or not.
The T63 rear holds up as well or better than the 606 and various Kenda IRC and other reasonably priced on/off tires.
This pair has over 3000 miles on it. Plenty of road, the entire CDR, a couple trips to Michaux and over to Kevins on them.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:53 AM   #17876
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Did I miss you having more hill climb drama?
No............but if Reno B couldn't make it up, I don't even want to attempt it. Kev may have his spot track showing he made 4 attempts at it.

I heard he even unloaded his gear off the bike..........

That must be one badass mountain. The bicyclist were walking their bikes down the hill.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:22 AM   #17877
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Steve tried it several times, killed Kevin's Spot!!!
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Kev may have his spot track showing he made 4 attempts at it.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:34 AM   #17878
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I just looked it up on youtube. No videos I could find of a successful attempt, but BigWan and LittleWan did it downhill 2 up!
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:49 AM   #17879
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I just looked it up on youtube. No videos I could find of a successful attempt, but BigWan and LittleWan did it downhill 2 up!
Hello, it is easy to fall down. Just point the bike down hill and hang on.

I'll leave that badass stuff to youngsters.

This past weekend the road we were on had a mud hole about 100 yards long. After watching several riders get muddy and wet, I took the old man way and rode the ridge line just off to the side. Reference were made to me losing my man card. At the next stop and the wet boys were now cold, I asked who was smarter.

Sometimes it does help to be the biggest mofo there.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:55 AM   #17880
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[QUOTE=Pomo;20554132]Well the F8 rims are pretty poor quality anyways. I think I finally have a couple decent dents in my front rim from bouncing off rocks and G-outs in the desert. Woody's Wheels I swear if I didn't have more than one bike I would never get to ride. Need to mail my shock out to god knows where for a rebuild and my fork seals are leaking again. George at ESP here in Socal, yes I know it would be a PITA to ship them. All the local people swear the George is a master at suspension stuff.

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Pomo, Fixed for you.
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