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Old 03-30-2011, 04:50 PM   #271
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The trailer is 5x10. Maybe it looks bigger in the picture. No wheel chocks necessary as front wheels are strapped in place to the front rail and out to the side, preventing side-to-side movement. I have an alu ramp. A 2x12 also slides into pockets on the rear as a tail gate. I put in SS eye bolts up front, and there are welded on hooks on the sides, for moto tie down. Any more questions ... you in the back.
Can I borrow it? I need to clean out my chicken coop.
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:23 PM   #272
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Well....that regularly scheduled programming suffered a hiccup on last week's ride...
Monday Part 2, Post #133, explaining my crash, and then on Post #136, documenting my crash

So the next Ride Report shall be on the old 1984 Honda Shadow VT-700 , until Big Orange rides again.......


Okay, okay. I promise I won't quote the pic again. I was going to make some smartass comment about not being able to keep it up, but I'm sure you've heard more than enough by now. I figured I should withhold comment until things worked themselves out.
Glad to hear they will fix Katy-M for you, Jeff. You're all right, and she will be all right, so all is good.
Hey. Don't forget I still owe you a m'kay? I'd appreciate it if you wouldn't until I can pay off.
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Old 03-31-2011, 01:29 PM   #273
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Hey. Don't forget I still owe you a m'kay?
I'd appreciate it if you wouldn't until I can pay off.
I got the official approval from the InsCo yesterday; it's a fixer
And, ya, I hope I've learned for the last time to pay frickin attention 100% ALL the time !!
90%-ish was not enough for that road I was on.

See you at WetFest? I'll take that drink
It sounds like yer skipping Brookings, that is a long haul for you.
It looks like I'll be riding the old Shadow there, I can't imagine KaTy M will be fixed by next weekend .
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Old 03-31-2011, 02:40 PM   #274
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It sounds like yer skipping Brookings, that is a long haul for you.



Uhuh. It would be about 1300 miles roundtrip if I went the hwy 97 route and
prolly cost me $300 to go. I'm trying to save my change for a new pony this summer. The Harley's days are numbered, I think.
Did you notice that the 2011 Weestrom comes in BLACK this year?
(Not that I would ever pay any attention to such things. )

WetFest is on my mandatory list this year, so will see you there for sure.
I MIGHT make it to the Wallowa/Hells Canyon campout in June
if work(sux) allows. Will know more later on.
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:10 PM   #275
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Hey there's an apple jam duplicate out there.




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Old 04-02-2011, 03:20 AM   #276
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Hey there's an apple jam duplicate out there.
What kind of dork would buy an orange striped helmet, just to match his orange bike?




Mine now has some funny looking white scratches with red cinder dust all over the back of it
They (InsCo) gave me some money to buy a new one.
I'll likely be a dork and buy another one with orange stripes

Progressive treated me rather well, during this whole deal.
Both the woman claims rep from Bend and the woman adjuster from Portland were very moto-knowledgable, phone-friendly, fast and professional.
No hassles at all, and everything taken care of very well.
Now I just have to wait a couple of weeks for the parts ordering and the rebuild

It might just make sense to have a couple of extra parts put on at this time,
that bike always was short on range for true adventures......
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Old 04-02-2011, 03:29 AM   #277
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I'm trying to save my change for a new pony this summer. The Harley's days are numbered, I think.
New Pony?????

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Did you notice that the 2011 Weestrom comes in BLACK this year?
No, but unfortunately,
I definitely noticed that the new 2011 Adventure is offered in a new "Cigarette Blue" Dakar 30th Anniversay Limited Edition version......
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Old 04-02-2011, 03:43 AM   #278
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They (InsCo) gave me some money to buy a new one.
I'll likely be a dork and buy another one with orange stripes ...
It might just make sense to have a couple of extra parts put on at this time,
that bike always was short on range for true adventures......
So does that mean you would be buying a new bike, or rebuilding, or both?

The 2011 Adventure in blue, is that a 990 or the R1200GS-A?
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Old 04-02-2011, 03:58 AM   #279
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So does that mean you would be buying a new bike, or rebuilding, or both?

The 2011 Adventure in blue, is that a 990 or the R1200GS-A?
The "unfortunate" part of seeing the new KTM Dakar...



...is that it cost too damn much.
But it don't stop me jonesin' for it, anyway

Mine is getting rebuilt.


Do you still do those group rides from Big Jim's??
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Old 04-02-2011, 04:32 AM   #280
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They haven't really started yet, I don't think.

I've been pretty busy with other stuff lately, anyway.

When you get the bike up and runnin...

P.S. That is a nice looking bike. I didn't see it listed on KTM's page.
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Old 04-02-2011, 06:38 AM   #281
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What kind of dork would buy an orange striped helmet, just to match his orange bike?




Mine now has some funny looking white scratches with red cinder dust all over the back of it
They (InsCo) gave me some money to buy a new one.
I'll likely be a dork and buy another one with orange stripes

Progressive treated me rather well, during this whole deal.
Both the woman claims rep from Bend and the woman adjuster from Portland were very moto-knowledgable, phone-friendly, fast and professional.
No hassles at all, and everything taken care of very well.
Now I just have to wait a couple of weeks for the parts ordering and the rebuild

It might just make sense to have a couple of extra parts put on at this time,
that bike always was short on range for true adventures......

I love seeing good news first thing Sat. morning with my coffee. It's terrific the insurance company got you taken care of so you can move on with getting your bike back out there.

Even better yet it's nice to read Progressive treated you well as I used Progressive for years but have never needed to make a claim (happily) but have wondered occasionally, mostly at premium time, how they would be if there was ever a claim. Sorry that you had to test their claims process but I am happy it went well for you.
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:12 AM   #282
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It might just make sense to have a couple of extra parts put on at this time,
that bike always was short on range for true adventures......
Going for the two into one exhaust and auxiliary fuel tank? I've always thought that looked like a great mod for the 990. Having at least a 275 mile range is a nice comfort when out at the Steens goofing around.
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:25 AM   #283
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Going for the two into one exhaust and auxiliary fuel tank? I've always thought that looked like a great mod for the 990. Having at least a 275 mile range is a nice comfort when out at the Steens goofing around.
When I need fuel range most, I'll likely be camping out with lots of luggage weight already on the back.
I'm concerned that the extra weight of that smaller rear tank, proportioned to the side of the bike in the back,
would affect handling more than these front tank replacements would.

Actually, I'm considering the big, ugly Safari Aqualine tanks.
In person, they are uglier than in this photo:



The pair of them costs less than the just the replacement factory left tank and left upper fairing,
and will replace them on both left and right sides.
I'll find out Tuesday, maybe, if that's going to be possible for me to have these put back on instead.

I know they are kinda ugly, Ive seen them in person, ugly won't bother me......
but the factory tanks hold 5.3 gallons, and these monsters hold 10.5 gallons
That should give me about 300-350 mile range, depending on conditions.
That would be handy on OBCDR & WABDR, and also through middle Oregon's "no premium fuel available" zones.

I've had to backtrack, or go out of my way, just for fuel too many times this year.
And/or put up with low octane fuel in small towns.
And when I rode up to Bickleton/Roosevelt with ScottNT on his 8+ gallon GSA, it became very apparent how handy that would be.
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:40 AM   #284
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Just read of your lay down AJ. Sorry to hear.
I think the big Aqualine tank could be good.
You don't have to fill them when you don't need to, thus not always weighted down.
I tell you my Scrambler has as little range as your KTM!
Unnerving sometimes.

Fix 'er up!
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:40 AM   #285
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Progressive treated me rather well, during this whole deal.
Both the woman claims rep from Bend and the woman adjuster from Portland were very moto-knowledgable, phone-friendly, fast and professional.
No hassles at all, and everything taken care of very well.
Now I just have to wait a couple of weeks for the parts ordering and the rebuild

That's ferkin excellent to here.
House insurance claims are a different story completely, especially if you are with Safeco, liberty NW, Ohio casualty or any that are linked with these...they offer you half & expect that you'll be happy with that...fuck them!
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