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Old 07-05-2011, 04:54 PM   #301
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:36 PM   #302
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I had already removed my K&N and replaced it with a Twin Air. I will be carrying two in fact..... one cleaned and oiled (in a Zip Lock) ready to go in as required. The other will then be cleaned and dried over night.

In addition the K&N is a complete pain to remove on the DR
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:06 AM   #303
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+1 DD. The helmet costs way too much for what you're getting. I think the helmet ear "pockets" are located improperly. I cannot wear any kind of ear bud because they'd get ripped off putting the helmet on. It seems like the ear pocket is behind where the ear actually is. With my Interphone F4 bluetooth setup for the street, it's sheer agony in less than one hour because the positioning of the helmet foam (or mis-located ear pockets) crushes the headsets into my ears. BUT, I think it's the best d/s helmet out there right now (few alternatives).


Excellent RR double D!
I have one of the AFX FX-37 D/S Helmets. Certainly is not an Arai, but at $109 (Motorcycle Superstore) it is one hell of a good helmet. There is an improved version, the FX-39 for $114 that has been getting favorable reviews.

My FX-37 fits well, and I can wear ear buds under the helmet with no problems. I can even add the Scala speakers in the ear pockets, and still have no problems with the ear buds.

Is the Arai better than the AFX? Probably, though I have never tried one. Is the Arai $400 better than the AFX? I kind of doubt it.
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:27 PM   #304
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Great documentation of the TAT! A link to this ride report should go in the TAT resource thread.

The mudhole above was the site of LDF's worst crash to date... she blipped the throttle on the way out, and spun the rear tire, lost control, and ditched before crashing into the barbed wire to the left. I came up a minute after and saw this:



She was staggering, dazed and confused. Here's the post with the details from our RR.

I'm amazed that I recognize almost every one of your NV water crossing photos. We were riding about the same time of year as you, but there wasn't quite as much snow that year ('09).

This photo should be submitted to Front Page Photos
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:06 PM   #305
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TAT prep

I am hoping not to be one of the many that do a lot of talking and prepping and do not go. But I am prepping for the TAT in 2012 and I have read over 30 TAT RR's on ADV and this is one of the best. I am still picking up a point of notice here and there as I continue to read RR's both here on ADV and other web locals. I am enjoyiing the reading as short stories of the non-fiction kind. This one, as mentioned to be one of the best, has posted many a new point to learn and remember should I make it on the TAT. Before I go on the TAT I will post here on ADV my summary of learnings, Ride Prep and then RR. TAT ride, hopefully, due to start approximately August 15th to September 15th from Trinada, Co to Port Orford, OR and as stated by my riding buddy who should partner with me on the ride. Rain or shine or high water, ditch or tree, maybe not snow, will will try our damndest to stay on trail.

Thanks for a great RR DirtDog.
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:22 PM   #306
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Thank you for the kind words, Callahan.

I think solo rides make for the best reports. When I was experiencing the western TAT minute-by-minute, I was mentally taking note of all the emotions that I faced. I did my best to convey that in my report. I think that is tough to do for 2 or more riders on the same trip. I was never distracted by what someone else was doing or feeling and there was no dilution of my experience alone. It's tough to beat the needed assistance from a trusted riding buddy if shit ever hits the fan, but for an epic trip (your definition of epic may vary, btw), a SOLO experience seems more gratifying.
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:51 PM   #307
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Yes---I enjoyed this Western TAT report better than my own-----really great.

People that want to ride large adventure bikes on the TAT need to read your ride report.

They just don't understand that weight and horsepower is a dis-advantage.

I guess me and GasPipe had someone watching over us---we never got in any mud at all---well a little,
but not like you had.

Thanks you DirtyDog you !!!!

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Old 11-21-2011, 08:56 AM   #308
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Thanks for the great lesson plan
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:27 PM   #309
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...and thanks for taking the time to detail the (very creative!) bearing triage. Nice work!




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Old 12-05-2012, 04:07 PM   #310
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Great RR mate......Well worth reliving it again......
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:57 PM   #311
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Great RR mate......Well worth reliving it again......
Thanks, Vance. Good seeing you on Tuesday.
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