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Old 08-17-2013, 11:14 PM   #2461
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No... starts on first turn instead of second now so thats a good sign already. I'm gonna take it out tomorrow rain or shine?
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:54 AM   #2462
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No... starts on first turn instead of second now so thats a good sign already. I'm gonna take it out tomorrow rain or shine?
I am interested in hearing what the difference is from your standpoint. Since you don't use the snorkel it should be easily noticeable.
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:23 AM   #2463
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Went on a 360 mile shakedown ride with my new ADV Platform and never saw a gas station or another Human for that matter.

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Old 08-19-2013, 08:48 AM   #2464
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can you take a photo of how you have the rotopax mount mounted to the pannier frames?
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:19 PM   #2465
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:30 PM   #2466
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I tell ya, YP, you really put that 690 together nice. Really sticks out.
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:47 PM   #2467
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Wow! That's Ansel Adams stuff!
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:54 AM   #2468
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:00 AM   #2469
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Touratech Centennial Rally for 2013

Just managed to complete the The Touratech Centennial Rally for 2013 - a three day forest-based rally starting in Carlisle. Whacked on some Maxxis MaxEnduros and was ready to go. Day 1 about 120 miles, Day 2 240 miles and Day 3 130 miles. Can't say I was the quickest around the course - but completed it which was objective. Booked in for Cambrian Rally now.

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Old 08-21-2013, 06:45 AM   #2470
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Good for you Cotswold Ben! The bike looks great and you are out there going for it. Quite enviable- something to aspire to. My compliments.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:11 AM   #2471
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Not the best tool for the job, but she got it done.


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Old 08-21-2013, 11:36 AM   #2472
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Not the best tool for the job, but she got it done.
Is that your singletrack? It looks like a freeway compared to up here.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:42 AM   #2473
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[QUOTE=Cotswold_Ben;22146302]Just managed to complete the The Touratech Centennial Rally for 2013 - a three day forest-based rally starting in Carlisle. Whacked on some Maxxis MaxEnduros and was ready to go. Day 1 about 120 miles, Day 2 240 miles and Day 3 130 miles. Can't say I was the quickest around the course - but completed it which was objective. Booked in for Cambrian Rally now.

I did the Cambrian last year on a 400 EXC but am back this year on a 690, definitely the right bike for this event
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:42 PM   #2474
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Is that your singletrack? It looks like a freeway compared to up here.
I don't know about you but that long and narrow of a trail with that much off-camber has to be a bit adrenalin inducing at speed.
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:16 PM   #2475
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Is that your singletrack? It looks like a freeway compared to up here.
Some areas are better than others.


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