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Old 11-07-2012, 07:21 PM   #2356
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No pics but yeah, I took the Tenere out for a spin for a bit. Wound up out at Lone Wolf and took a Road Glide out for a test ride(if you call a mandated follow the leader 4 mile"can't go out on the freeway and have to stay below 50mph) a test ride. Afterwards, I took a Victory out for a spin. They gave me the keys, asked my general route, and told me to have a good time. I did!!

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Old 11-07-2012, 07:48 PM   #2357
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No pics but yeah, I took the Tenere out for a spin for a bit. Wound up out at Lone Wolf and took a Road Glide out for a test ride(if you call a mandated follow the leader 4 mile"can't go out on the freeway and have to stay below 50mph) a test ride. Afterwards, I took a Victory out for a spin. They gave me the keys, asked my general route, and told me to have a good time. I did!!

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Old 11-07-2012, 08:23 PM   #2358
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KTM wouldn't start?


It started today ....Rode to (the Palm Springs of the area) Lewiston, cold windy, rain and hail. Fun on the "Old Spiral Highway",

Winter is coming
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:15 PM   #2359
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Traded Dad's KLR for this Guzz yesterday. I am keeping it in my garage for him too bad it is way too cold to ride!

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Old 11-08-2012, 07:11 PM   #2360
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Does the guy have another to trade for my KLR? I like it!
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:09 PM   #2361
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Meh...

This is more my style Guzzi:

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Old 11-08-2012, 09:41 PM   #2362
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Meh...

This is more my style Guzzi:

I love the V7 line, but good luck trading a KLR for one.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:09 PM   #2363
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Last Saturday...in an effort to show mother nature who was in charge I went for a nice little ride up Canfield....

First few miles up Penn trail. Trails aren't too bad, probably better than last weekend when they were really muddy.


At the point...


Went up trail 8, even the steepest parts of 8 were fine with the snow. Headed down 9, to B....to 10...


...to the road.

My goal was to take 1562 all the way to 1535 and head over to Burnt Cabin, and then Spades lookout....

Back the other way...

I made it to 1535, but the roads, where atv's or trucks have gone packed the snow making it slick. Hard to believe but the steep, rocky, rooty trails were much easier than the roads.

I ditched on the idea of going to Spades and headed for Fernan Saddle. A few hundred yards short I swapped pretty hard and hit the ground. Knocked the wind outta the ol' ribs with my knee...fun

Out at the saddle I made the decision to roll down to the Canfield Fernan lot by the gun range. Lots of looks from peopel driving up to the saddle. "This guys is crazy" etc....

Up trail 10..


Passed a few hikers who gave me a dirty look.

Took a quick break...


Rode all across A, back to the front side....up to the heli pad....

Finished my day out with a view of suburbia.


All told it was only about 28 miles, but boy was it fun...went down twice...both in really flat spots. Moral of the story when riding in snow and ice...stick to the steep and rocky stuff.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:53 AM   #2364
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At least you are having fun. And I see with the ADV written in the snow boys are easily entertained.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:08 AM   #2365
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I missed another one.....


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Old 11-13-2012, 07:32 AM   #2366
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Nice ride report KR. Now that I have moved back down to Boise, I am looking forward to a winter of a little less ice for riding. However, a buddy of mine and I did ride some snowy icy stuff Saturday south of Murphy, ID. We bagged the ice and headed over to the nice sandy desert. I agree with you about the steep rocky stuff. I feel so much more at home on that than the two track ice tracks. We discovered even on the rocky stuff we had to stay off our previous tracks as they got slick too.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:33 PM   #2367
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Have fun riding in the Boise area. There are some good guys down there. If you're not already associated with it check out IAMC and be sure to watch out for that IdahoSam dude.

Sorry you left our area. I guess that's one of those things where our loss is their gain.

Enjoy!
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:01 PM   #2368
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Brake line leaks

It's getting to be my favorite time of the year for riding...honest! So I notice I'm losing brake fluid out of the front system somewhere. Do some quick trouble shooting and discover two leaks! And it's a brand new braided steel line. Actually the line is O.K., it's leaking at both ends. Must be a thread issue. Unfortunately, the old brake line got tossed months ago....This will keep me off the bike for a while longer. Next in line, new wheel bearings and lubing the splines. Love my airhead!

One nice thing about working with brake fluid leaks; it makes your hands squeaky clean.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:41 PM   #2369
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Are there supposed to be some copper crush washers that should be between the the line fitting and the banjo bolt or the fitting and the caliper/master cylinder? Cheque the fiche, that nay solve the problem. If they are there, where they replaced when the line was replaced?
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:01 AM   #2370
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Are there supposed to be some copper crush washers that should be between the the line fitting and the banjo bolt or the fitting and the caliper/master cylinder? Cheque the fiche, that nay solve the problem. If they are there, where they replaced when the line was replaced?
Thanks for the idea Paul. I don't see anything there. Will check Clymers and the fiche. Boy, would that ever be an easy fix! Dale never remembers to KISS. Part of being an Old Fart I guess.
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