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Old 09-22-2013, 01:41 PM   #931
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Thanks for posting the link to your Alaska Pictures. That may be next summer's ride, I am impressd, and I loved looking through those. You sir are my type of rider.
thanks. its a fun ride

tested out the buddy pegs last night with the family on the bike




Nice last ride of summer
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:21 AM   #932
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Nice photos.

Love that shot with the rainbow from the lookout. Nice pictures, nice looking family.

If you don't mind, I'd like ti pick your brain a bit about the Alasks ride sometme this winter. Maybe I could send you a PM and ask you some questions about that ride?
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:10 AM   #933
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Nevermind.
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Old 11-07-2013, 07:03 PM   #934
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Wow!

No new posts for a loooooong time. I've enjoyed reading the posts on this site, i hope we can keep it alive.
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Old 11-08-2013, 07:45 AM   #935
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I don't about everyone else but I've been away working and am now playing in Baja...

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Old 11-08-2013, 12:56 PM   #936
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sadly my berg has gone back to being a dirt bike and the DR took over for adventure duties. but keen to hear how everyone's trips are going on the blue and yellow beasts....

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Old 11-08-2013, 07:01 PM   #937
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I don't about everyone else but I've been away working and am now playing in Baja...

I certianly wish I was in Baja. Good for you.
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Old 11-08-2013, 07:03 PM   #938
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sadly my berg has gone back to being a dirt bike and the DR took over for adventure duties. but keen to hear how everyone's trips are going on the blue and yellow beasts....

You have me there, why? I can't imagine exchanging the Berg for a DR.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:36 PM   #939
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You have me there, why? I can't imagine exchanging the Berg for a DR.
i've averaged over 1000 miles a month adventure riding and despite the longevity of 70 degree bergs it would mean engine rebuilds a lot sooner than the DR.

the berg definitely comes into its own when things get gnarly, but the DR is actually more comfortable and planted in most other situations (spent a fair bit on suspension though).... especially over 50mph. even when we hit gnarly bits on the adv rides the DR is surprisingly capable (e.g. this vid).

and the berg definitely starts to handle strangely once loaded up with camping gear, the DR less so as it's a heavy bush pig already.

that's pretty much the reasons for me, the high mileage being the deciding factor. and the berg is still geared fairly high so it can easily be whipped out for a gnarly adv ride still.
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Old 11-09-2013, 04:36 AM   #940
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Put a Safari tank on the front to balance it out Barry.

You won't ride your DR again then.
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Old 11-09-2013, 09:42 AM   #941
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I don't about everyone else but I've been away working and am now playing in Baja...
We need to see some of your outstanding photos then!

Are you going to catch any of the Baja 1000 race?
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:27 AM   #942
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Put a Safari tank on the front to balance it out Barry.
You won't ride your DR again then.
i know, had my eye out for a secondhand one for ages! would have to take out a mortgage to buy a brand new one...
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Old 11-09-2013, 06:37 PM   #943
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i know, had my eye out for a secondhand one for ages! would have to take out a mortgage to buy a brand new one...
If you look at the tank that I built and posted about on here, I think you would like it. After building it, I thought I would use it on long rides and keep it off for the shorter stuff around home. NOPE, I love having it on the bike and full. It sounds funny, but when that tank is full, the bike's handling improves. It places a block of weight low and in front that keeps things well balanced with a gear load on the bike. I've been amazed at how good it is with that tank there.

Oh, and another unexpected benefit has been the crash protection. About three weeks ago, I laid the Hussy down in a corner on asphalt at somewhere around 60 MPH. We slid down the pavement on the side for 20 yards or more before exiting the roadway and sliding into a ditch. The Hussy remained un-injured and me too. Upon close inspection of the tank, i found a new asphalt abrasion and a partially ground off weld. The bottom of the foot peg, my aluminum handguard and the tank had taken 100% of the road rash. Since i wear good gear, I had a slight patch of road rash on one elbow and a couple of burn holes in my riding gear, but nothing else. I like my homebuilt tank a lot. It has been one of my best inventions ever.
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:21 AM   #944
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If you look at the tank that I built and posted about on here, I think you would like it. After building it, I thought I would use it on long rides and keep it off for the shorter stuff around home. NOPE, I love having it on the bike and full. It sounds funny, but when that tank is full, the bike's handling improves. It places a block of weight low and in front that keeps things well balanced with a gear load on the bike. I've been amazed at how good it is with that tank there.

Oh, and another unexpected benefit has been the crash protection. About three weeks ago, I laid the Hussy down in a corner on asphalt at somewhere around 60 MPH. We slid down the pavement on the side for 20 yards or more before exiting the roadway and sliding into a ditch. The Hussy remained un-injured and me too. Upon close inspection of the tank, i found a new asphalt abrasion and a partially ground off weld. The bottom of the foot peg, my aluminum handguard and the tank had taken 100% of the road rash. Since i wear good gear, I had a slight patch of road rash on one elbow and a couple of burn holes in my riding gear, but nothing else. I like my homebuilt tank a lot. It has been one of my best inventions ever.
go on then, show us a picture!
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Old 11-10-2013, 05:48 PM   #945
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go on then, show us a picture!
Look at my past posts by checking my profile, I've already done a write up with photos.
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