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Old 12-31-2012, 05:34 PM   #2566
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Was a perfect day to ride and close out 2012
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:05 PM   #2567
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I saw somebody riding an XR650L up Indian Trail on or about Christmas Eve... anybody on here?
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:53 PM   #2568
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I mounted, dismounted, and remounted my first rear tire today. Pinched the tube, patched it, then it leaked again, and i tore up the bead of the tire pretty good. That will be the last time i try to do that. I realize why i pay $25 now.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:02 PM   #2569
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I mounted, dismounted, and remounted my first rear tire today. Pinched the tube, patched it, then it leaked again, and i tore up the bead of the tire pretty good. That will be the last time i try to do that. I realize why i pay $25 now.

#1...never do this job in the winter. If you do, place the dismounted wheel/tire next to a heat source to soften the rubber. I prefer to change mine in the summer. I pick a particularly hot day and leave the wheel out in the sun (along with the new tire(s) I am going to mount.) They go off and on much easier! Also, use lot's of lube (yeah...that's what she said!)

#2...buy a proper changing machine. No-Mar makes a dandy that pays for itself after just a few changes where you are not paying the grease monkey down at the dealer to do it for you. http://www.nomartirechanger.com/ Some here have also had success with the cheaper Harbor Freight changer but it needs to be modified for it to work consistently and w/o scratching your rims. If you are serious about riding and plan to have bikes for years the No-Mar is a good investment IMHO. I use the 'Cycle Hill' blue model myself and it does a stellar job.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:30 PM   #2570
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OK, going to bed hugging my bottle of antibiotics.... Happy Frickin New Year!!
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:26 PM   #2571
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Happy New Years everyone! It's been a real pleasure to meet and get to know many of you. Here's wishing that 2013 is a great year for riding/driving. See you on the trail!
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:43 AM   #2572
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So that was YOU I saw on Monroe! I thought to myself "Damn he must be freeezing his arse off!"

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Was a perfect day to ride and close out 2012
These little sweet green machines ALWAYS catch my eye!
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:16 AM   #2573
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Instead of one catching your eye you need to catch one in time for riding season. Only six months and three weeks until Hells Canyon.
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:10 PM   #2574
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With the right gear it isn't bad at all, got about a 40 minute ride in.
The klx is for sale
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:34 PM   #2575
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I took a little New Years Day ride.

I sure am glad someone invented heated riding gear.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:22 PM   #2576
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Instead of one catching your eye you need to catch one in time for riding season. Only six months and three weeks until Hells Canyon.
I went for a New Years Day Ride... and the seat was heated, naturally -- Horseback, no saddle. HA HA!

However the toes did get cold....
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:40 PM   #2577
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I took a little New Years Day ride.

I sure am glad someone invented heated riding gear.
Nice Rick .
Looks like Darth Vader is wearing Hi-Viz.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:11 AM   #2578
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I took a little New Years Day ride.

I sure am glad someone invented heated riding gear.

Rick I see you stopped at David's house. Did you talk him into going for a ride ??
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:13 AM   #2579
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With the right gear it isn't bad at all, got about a 40 minute ride in.
The klx is for sale

How about some more info on the KLX. I have been thinking I need something a little smaller then my klr for trails and camping.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:17 AM   #2580
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I mounted, dismounted, and remounted my first rear tire today. Pinched the tube, patched it, then it leaked again, and i tore up the bead of the tire pretty good. That will be the last time i try to do that. I realize why i pay $25 now.
You do need to try again.....
I had something more than 10 flats last year out riding.
Sometimes 2 and 3 flats on one ride!
I learned a lot about changing tires and pinching tubes.
I now carry dishsoap for lube,
and gave up on scratched rims a long time ago.
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