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Old 07-18-2012, 09:17 AM   #271
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Nice vids, and big props to the cameraman for following you on a steamer/girlie loaded down with a full set of boxes. He may have been a little slower , but, he was on an arguably less off-road capable bike. And, no drops !

I agree, he is a good rider. He teaches an off-road traing school in SA. That is my tiger he is on, which is no stock bike. Come to think of it none of my bikes are :) it does very well off road for a pig. I have some pics of it on single track in NC. Fun bike
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:54 AM   #272
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It has cartridge internals out of a xr650 grafted in with custom valves and 1.5" more travel that stock. Plus some other odds and ends. It pays to have a suspension guy who like doing custom machine work and weird jobs just to see how it work and if it can be done.





and then all the grunts growns and smart talk as we lift the Kitten over the logs

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Old 08-12-2012, 03:47 PM   #273
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a few new pics

here is some shots from this weekends ride






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Old 08-19-2012, 04:06 AM   #274
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Rebuild time, ooops

There are a few things I would do different if I had the chance to start over. Well the time has come to do that. I had a wreck and jacked up the frame and front section of the bike. So as I heal up we will have a do over. I was wearing good gear and was blessed with just external injurys. I'll post pics up when I can get on my lap top.

On phase two I will be open to ideas on what to do different. Thanks for keeping up with the build.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:00 AM   #275
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Man, sorry to hear about the 2 injuries, you and the bike. I hope neither are to serious. Jacked my knee in '04 and still suffer with it. Lucky for me I can still kick start the bike that chewed on me.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:35 AM   #276
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bike damage bent steering neck, front rim, front brakes, firing, and rear fender. just put new wolfman bags on it and they r in great shape.





As for me I had reconstructive nose and sinus surgery. that was done on Thursday. i have before pics but didn't figure you'd want to see them. here is the after shot




maybe I should try out for Whoville.
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:34 AM   #277
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WOW! John, looks bad but we all know the saying "could have been worse". Glad youre healing and hope youre feeling better soon.

Should be interesting to see where your sporty goes from here with your creativity.
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:13 AM   #278
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thanks jimmy, I am going a different direction with cosmetics, but functionally the same. Love the way the bike works
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:32 AM   #279
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I think the bike will be an easier fix than the nose! Just UPS me your tank and let me do some magic on it.
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:17 PM   #280
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i just may do that man. That would be great !!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:58 PM   #281
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Sorry to hear about the wreck. I hope you heal quickly!

Prayers going up for ya!
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:05 PM   #282
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Heal quickly. Sorry to hear of your wreck.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:42 PM   #283
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thanks, I already miss it and still can't even go home.

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Old 08-20-2012, 04:46 PM   #284
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Dude, that's some nasty damage there... You take care of the nut behind the bars first, the nose job on the bike will come in time. hope you can get back to your family and kids soon and stay in good spirits.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:26 PM   #285
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Cheer up Dude, duelling scars are very glamorous, I'm told. (On you that is. On bikes - not so much)
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