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Old 05-10-2011, 12:52 PM   #301
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I ran the new Wolfman setup all last year - with numerous trips in the rain, including coming back from the Party Boss' Invitational - 350 miles in a hard rain - and everything stayed dry. The only complaint that I had - I wish the side bags were larger. They use the same principal that is used for kayaking dry bags and it works.

Re: sealing seams - both sides should be done it you want it to hold up. I found that out the hard way with tents.
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Old 05-10-2011, 01:15 PM   #302
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There is a video on YouTube that shows a girl that weighs all of 110 pounds picking up a full dress hog - all by her little self (apparently there is a class taught for this). There are a couple of things you do first (like make sure it's in gear so it doesn't roll away from you) but basically, you stand with your back to the bike and lift with your legs - the way you should lift anything heavy. Unfortunately, this only works when you have decent hand holds. I carried two heavy nylon straps on the SMR just to pick it up when it napped.
Showed that to my wife, as well as the HU one. The KLR with a full tank is a heavy pig. She can do it easily now without much effort. Actually a week or two after we practiced...she ended up dropping it solo. Got it on two wheels again too
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Old 05-10-2011, 01:47 PM   #303
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I tried doing this on my f800gs in my lawn.
I sucked at it!!
My bike is lays almost parallel to the ground, I couldn't get any leverage on it.
My boots kept slipping on the grass, too. I tore up my lawn trying to get my bike up. I never was able to.....
(My friend help me lift my bike up the traditional way.)
I laid the GSA over in the garage (no gear and solid floors) but following a technique I found on youtube it came up pretty easy. Granted unlike the 800 the fat sow 1200 doesn't lay flat so I can at least get a running start at it. I figure it being at least half again as hard with the gear added and with a gravel footing to work from, still doable. Here's me giving it a go.

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Old 05-10-2011, 01:52 PM   #304
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I laid the GSA over in the garage (no gear and solid floors) but following a technique I found on youtube it came up pretty easy. Granted unlike the 800 the fat sow 1200 doesn't lay flat so I can at least get a running start at it. I figure it being at least half again as hard with the gear added and with a gravel footing to work from, still doable. Here's me giving it a go.
My bike lays almost flat. The bar end almost touches the ground.
I guess I should try a rocking motion.
Another thing is that I couldn't get any footing to lift the bike up when I was in the grass. F'd up my lawn in that spot too.

There's also the method where you are facing the bike and your hips are against it. So you lean forward into the bike with your hips.
I saw it on youtube. Sucked at that as well......
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:45 PM   #305
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Wouldn't it just be easier not to lay it over?

One key element I've learned over the years...if you can pick the bike up within 10 seconds of dropping it, it comes right up...(especially if you friends are going for their cameras) after that the adrenaline wears off and your back to brute strength.
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:14 PM   #306
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Wouldn't it just be easier not to lay it over?

One key element I've learned over the years...if you can pick the bike up within 10 seconds of dropping it, it comes right up...(especially if you friends are going for their cameras) after that the adrenaline wears off and your back to brute strength.
I always liked the snatch and jerk as it was going over. She comes right back up. (It helps to lay them over in your driveway with the neighbors watching. ) Now, having done that, I immediated went to the couch and took my muscle relaxers and pain killers for several days.
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:23 PM   #307
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I always liked the snatch and jerk as it was going over. She comes right back up. (It helps to lay them over in your driveway with the neighbors watching. ) Now, having done that, I immediated went to the couch and took my muscle relaxers and pain killers for several days.
But you looked good doing it and your neighbors were impressed
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:30 PM   #308
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Wouldn't it just be easier not to lay it over?

One key element I've learned over the years...if you can pick the bike up within 10 seconds of dropping it, it comes right up...(especially if you friends are going for their cameras) after that the adrenaline wears off and your back to brute strength.
Did that at Meat cove...right at the end of the road when I went to turn around....SMASH. Working with the pitch of the hill. I got that bike righted in no time.
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:55 PM   #309
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I dropped the SMR - in the driveway (I actually pushed it over hooking up a saddle bag). The saddle was pinned against an oak tree that was about 24" in diameter. there wasn't any way to get between the bike and the tree.

So.....

I tied a rope to the frame and pulled it back up with the cage. If you ever see my driveway you'll realize that it twern't easy!

Bike came up enough to finish it but I smoked the clutch in the cage.
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:40 PM   #310
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Hey Bruce,

Great thread...I'm looking into the TL as well (preferably leaving July 1st for 10-14 days from NYC)

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2.) 2007 BMW G650 Xchallenge
3.) D606 front, D908 rear
4.) I have a Whistler, but pending needs, I'm willing to switch to a new system
5.) Combo of camping/lodging...Enough lodging to rest/wash properly
6.) Maximum length of trip 14 days
7.) Preferred dates for trip: July 1st to July 11th

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Old 05-10-2011, 04:59 PM   #311
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Welcome late comers!

All who have have expressed interested please go back to page 1 post 2 and check your travel information...if it needs to be updated please send me a PM.

I can't say this enough, please get your passport paperwork completed and submitted as soon as possible!
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:08 PM   #312
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Travel dates

Please take a look at suggested travel dates for the people who have expressed interest. You may find others with the same dates/restrictions as you which could work well for those who want to do the trip but don't want to do it alone....just a thought. You may just find your new riding buddy!
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:35 PM   #313
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Thanks Bruce - will check the dates up...

re: Passport, Canadian in NYC, eh ...paperwork/insurance good to go...
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:11 AM   #314
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My group will be booking our sleeping arrangements for the crossing off the rock after the may 24 weekend. I'm not crossing without the aid of a flat surface to sleep on this time round.
They used to allow you to sleep on the floor but stopped that and wake you every time they find you. Ask me how I know!!!! I ended up squished under a row of chairs hidden away and managed to sleep for an hour last trip....never again!
Plus our group has lost a few guys which brings the numbers down to a managable number again.....but it would have been good to have those guys on the trip all the same.

Can't wait!
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:41 AM   #315
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I've been through extreme dusty conditions before and this time I want to be prepared. Going through some of the trip reports, I think it would be beneficial to take a MX goggle and some type of filter mask or respirator . I don't want to be popping Claritin-D's the whole trip.
Something like this maybe? http://www.aerostich.com/respro-techno-mask.html
Kinda pricey.
Maybe a mask from home depot.

Looking at the schedule on the first page, are all the days accounted for?
Are those missing days for ferry rides, hanging out,etc...?
I'm just curious.

Also, what comms should I buy???!!!
I won't be on a GSA, so I need to tell people that I have to fill up.
Plus, it would be nice to talk to people.

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