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Old 08-16-2013, 04:49 AM   #1366
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put me on the stragglers list,, i'm having family time in zion and the maze district before the kids head back to college
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:00 AM   #1367
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was a bit heavy for me on the trails I often found myself on.
Sticking with the KTM 525 for now, just a little rough on road.
Just getting a Scotts put on it, hope it helps
The reason I was looking for a DR again in the first place was because I've convinced myself to take the AZredline plan for judging rides to go on. As much as I enjoy a challenge I got a bit tired of not enjoying the little time I have to ride by torturing myself going on Nightstalker type rides. The DR is a perfect weapon for doing true dualsport riding. For tougher rides I have two perfectly good streetbikes and a buddy in AZredline to go ride paved roads with.

I'm always willing to share whatever I know with the GPS so even if we just go for a ride and then talk GPS over lunch I'd be down for that as well.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:04 AM   #1368
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I love my Scottoiler. 80k miles on my last chain and I firmly believe it was due to my Scottoiler. This is on streetbikes. I wouldn't want one on a dirtbike.

But Fuzzy's talking about a steering damper.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:48 AM   #1369
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What do you use for your dirt bikes?

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I love my Scottoiler. 80k miles on my last chain and I firmly believe it was due to my Scottoiler. This is on streetbikes. I wouldn't want one on a dirtbike.

But Fuzzy's talking about a steering damper.
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:19 PM   #1370
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wd-40 after every ride.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

(more like every other ride)

(or actually more like every time I remember)

Oil on a chain is great. Oil on an off-road chain that gets really dirty is not so great.
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:25 PM   #1371
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it seems to me that with o-ring and x-ring chains, the grease is internal, and the only reason to oil the outside is to keep it from rusting. if I oil the outside, it attracts dust and dirt. i'll clean and lightly oil it after a couple of rides, or every ride if they are nasty rides. I try to keep it dry, or oiled and wiped off usually. as long as it's clean, i'm happy!

I keep my chains like I keep my guns. well oiled, but wiped down.
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:32 PM   #1372
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I got a weak left shoulder from a car accident 11 years ago. Really a blessing to me, to be able to ride at all.
Crashed a few times because the front end bouncing off of a rock or knifing in, in sand, not quite strong enough or fast enough to compensate hoping the stabilizer will help.

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Old 08-17-2013, 01:28 PM   #1373
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How did the gps class go? I am just getting off work. :(
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:07 PM   #1374
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The last of the group just left. Great class. I've decided that if we give another class, I'm going to have a power point projector. Cyberdos did a great job instructing. It's way more computer involved than I knew.

Thanks to everyone that came, and to those who brought stuff with them. If you guys ever need a place for something, just let me know. As long as I'm in town, you can use my place.

Btw, did the GPS sign help?
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:29 PM   #1375
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on the GPS sign. Great class. Thanks Seebee and Cyber.
Sitting down now to see what I learned.
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:46 PM   #1376
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Thanks to Julio and Don for putting this together. I learned a lot and it was really good to see everyone. Now I need to spend a few hours playing around with the GPS!!!!


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PS Yes the GPS sign was a hugh help!!!!
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:25 PM   #1377
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Thanks Seabee1 & Cyberdos - very helpful! Wish I didn't have to peel out of there as soon as I did. Very helpful!
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:58 PM   #1378
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Thanks to Julio and SeaBee!
Class was a big help and I created my first map and loaded it up on the nuvi.
Awesome stuff!
Very cool 750! You already made a map! You're ahead of me so far....
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:20 PM   #1379
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Next group ride I'm in, I just don't know if I'm down for a three day trip, two days of rest, then a ten day trip, the longest trip I've ever done being one day (six hours). But tomorrow morning I'm going East on the 60, up the 188 to 288 to West on the 260 and back down the 87 from Payson. Six hours, thirty miles of dirt, and I'm planning on leaving well before daybreak. So if anyone is interested PM me.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:34 PM   #1380
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GPS follow up class

Now that Cyberdos has held his how to use your GPS class I am willing to host a Big Bike Friendly ride where you can bring your GPS out into the field.... I will create the route and send the file to anyone who wants to do the ride.... this way you can test your infield rerouting skills if the terrain gets to tough for you.

Lets see a show of hands for who is in..
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