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Old 07-08-2012, 06:09 PM   #2806
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:37 PM   #2807
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Thanks Al and all. Great ride. got a some confidence next I'll work on some finesse !
Hated to cut out early but the now installed AC makes it seem like a good plan.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:46 PM   #2808
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Yikes! looks like my XR when I bought it! I'll tell you what the guy at the machine shop said when I brought the head in. "Your gonna open the bottom right? cause guess were all that black crap went!." My response, Um yea I guess so. I have a case splitting tool if you need it. Just let me know. Best of Luck Cobia.

[QUOTE=cheesebot;19083235]Uh, so now you've got nothing to ride?

Anyway, not to muck this thread up much more with the DRZ tragedy but since I've got everything apart now I'll post an update:

Got the head the rest of the way off and took some time to examine the underside...

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Old 07-08-2012, 06:54 PM   #2809
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thanks for coming out Mulderdog! It was a nice surprise when you rolled in on that dr350; good to see you back in the dirt! You and KTM350 (Sean? I seriously suck at names) missed some "fun" powerlines and we ran into these guys ( http://www.overlandexperts.com/ ) giving some 4x4's a training session too.. I tried to pitch them my idea of adding a small contingent of dual sport bikes to their overseas overland trips, with myself as the guide for the bike group but I don't think the guy was all that interested... I still think it's a good idea though!
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:32 PM   #2810
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thanks for coming out Mulderdog! It was a nice surprise when you rolled in on that dr350; good to see you back in the dirt! You and KTM350 (Sean? I seriously suck at names) missed some "fun" powerlines and we ran into these guys ( http://www.overlandexperts.com/ ) giving some 4x4's a training session too.. I tried to pitch them my idea of adding a small contingent of dual sport bikes to their overseas overland trips, with myself as the guide for the bike group but I don't think the guy was all that interested... I still think it's a good idea though!
Those are the guys I was telling you about Al. One guy was running toward me as fast as he could and I just sat there thinking OK, I'm busted, shit! And then they all came through.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:35 PM   #2811
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yeah, they're based out of East Haddam, my mom knows the owner a bit since she works at the private school his kid goes to. OEX have a pretty cool thing going on. I just think it's about time they added some bikes.....

PS: How's the wrist?
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:47 PM   #2812
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yeah, they're based out of East Haddam, my mom knows the owner a bit since she works at the private school his kid goes to. OEX have a pretty cool thing going on. I just think it's about time they added some bikes.....

PS: How's the wrist?
Was swimming today! Last night I couldn't spoon a rear tire = not strong enough yet. It's getting there! Can't wait! I'm missing some prime riding!
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:03 PM   #2813
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Last night I couldn't spoon a rear tire.....


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Old 07-09-2012, 05:07 AM   #2814
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thanks for coming out Mulderdog! It was a nice surprise when you rolled in on that dr350; good to see you back in the dirt! You and KTM350 (Sean? I seriously suck at names) missed some "fun" powerlines and we ran into these guys ( http://www.overlandexperts.com/ ) giving some 4x4's a training session too.. I tried to pitch them my idea of adding a small contingent of dual sport bikes to their overseas overland trips, with myself as the guide for the bike group but I don't think the guy was all that interested... I still think it's a good idea though!
Mrs Trip and I took their course a few years ago. Pretty cool, you can drive their Land Cruisers and Rovers or bring your own 4x4. They have a training course set up with rock gardens and mud pits, plus they use the army(?) reserve base nearby. Never went on one of their trips though...too rich for my blood. They have an arrangement to use some Icelandic super-cruisers...lifted and huge balloon tires...usually tourists only get a ride, they don't rent them to just anyone.
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:17 AM   #2815
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Mrs Trip and I took their course a few years ago. Pretty cool, you can drive their Land Cruisers and Rovers or bring your own 4x4. They have a training course set up with rock gardens and mud pits, plus they use the army(?) reserve base nearby. Never went on one of their trips though...too rich for my blood. They have an arrangement to use some Icelandic super-cruisers...lifted and huge balloon tires...usually tourists only get a ride, they don't rent them to just anyone.
I know Bruce from my Land Rover days and a good friend of mine joined one of his Icelandic adventures. They drove the glaciers all day and sat in natural hot springs and enjoyed wonderful meals at night.

He does have a good thing going.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:07 AM   #2816
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thanks for coming out Mulderdog! It was a nice surprise when you rolled in on that dr350; good to see you back in the dirt! You and KTM350 (Sean? I seriously suck at names) missed some "fun" powerlines and we ran into these guys ( http://www.overlandexperts.com/ ) giving some 4x4's a training session too.. I tried to pitch them my idea of adding a small contingent of dual sport bikes to their overseas overland trips, with myself as the guide for the bike group but I don't think the guy was all that interested... I still think it's a good idea though!
Great ride! thanks for leading us Alcontrast, we have a pretty good loop to ride! hope to do it again soon! good to meet the new guys and see mrt10x in our neck of the woods.

Hey alcontrast, parts are on the way thanks for the links.

Hey Mrt10x, got the software upgraded, purchased I video, I ordered the tail light, ordered the led blinkers, ... I am starting to see a pattern here.

Thanks again

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Old 07-09-2012, 04:23 PM   #2817
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Great ride! thanks for leading us Alcontrast, we have a pretty good loop to ride! hope to do it again soon! good to meet the new guys and see mrt10x in our neck of the woods.

Hey alcontrast, parts are on the way thanks for the links.

Hey Mrt10x, got the software upgraded, purchased I video, I ordered the tail light, ordered the led blinkers, ... I am starting to see a pattern here.

Thanks again

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Old 07-09-2012, 05:22 PM   #2818
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:28 PM   #2819
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Man I was working at Goodspeed Opera House yesterday, had the roof hatch popped listening for you guys. I overheard one of the carpenters say he called the cops on some dirtbike that was ripping around on the street. I thought I heard him say it got towed. None of you I assume? I figure someone would've mentioned it. Congrats on the new bike, I've been looking at those all day trying to psyche myself up to get one. That 250X is damn pretty too...
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:29 PM   #2820
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pictures or it didnt happen and get rid of that lowering link
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