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Old 10-12-2012, 06:02 AM   #31
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Look at the muffler on a KLX110. Buy a take -off on E- Bay. Build a header pipe out of better material like the KLX stuff. Build your own mounting bracket and have it all welded together. Think OUTSIDE the scooter box.
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:36 PM   #32
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Think OUTSIDE the scooter box.
I looking at a MAP gas bottle glass pack for now.
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Old 10-13-2012, 06:05 AM   #33
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It doesn't sound like the exhaust is made from the best material ever devised. I wonder if you try pre and post heating it when welding like you would with cast, if that might help relieve stress on it.
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:58 AM   #34
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It doesn't sound like the exhaust is made from the best material ever devised. I wonder if you try pre and post heating it when welding like you would with cast, if that might help relieve stress on it.

Just junk it from the cylinder and build yourself one that works. Header too!!!! Everything else is a waste of time and effort. Just too cheap and junky.
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Old 10-19-2012, 04:43 PM   #35
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Talking Update

Right now I am just going to replace the exhaust with a stock unit and leave it alone. I'm going to lose some power but oh well, she's not meant for speed with me on it anyway. Have I ever mentioned I'm 300lbs .
I do want to change the roller weights for a little bit more top end.
Still need to check out the front wheel bearings and I think I might just go ahead and replace the tires with for the winter ones I have been eye balling.

All goes well we will be back on the road traveling very soon.

Thank you for your support
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:42 AM   #36
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That's in Ohio?

Very cool!

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Old 10-20-2012, 02:45 PM   #37
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Laugh Great stuff

Excellent adventure mate. Thats what its all about. Getting out there no matter what bike you have.
On a recent trip I pulled up next to a guy on a postie bike in between a 400km dirt stretch in the south australian outback. Thats 400km between two road houses not towns!
I was tearing through on a 800km day trying to make it home and he was only concerned about getting to Tobooburra, (at that stage only another 30km away) for his next beer. Somehow I envied him. Here I was on a BMW F800GS with some good gear and there he was on his postie and some cheap fuel containers and not much else.
I think he was having a bigger adventure.

You know, my daughter asked me yesterday what my favourite bike was out of the 10 I've had. I realized it was a Vespa. Fun time can be had on a scoota. I love them!
Keep it up mate, your an inspiration!
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:12 AM   #38
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Very cool!

Thanks, The area was an old strip mine that they replanted. Lots of fun to be had out there.
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:15 AM   #39
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Excellent adventure mate. Thats what its all about. Getting out there no matter what bike you have.
On a recent trip I pulled up next to a guy on a postie bike in between a 400km dirt stretch in the south australian outback. Thats 400km between two road houses not towns!
I was tearing through on a 800km day trying to make it home and he was only concerned about getting to Tobooburra, (at that stage only another 30km away) for his next beer. Somehow I envied him. Here I was on a BMW F800GS with some good gear and there he was on his postie and some cheap fuel containers and not much else.
I think he was having a bigger adventure.

You know, my daughter asked me yesterday what my favourite bike was out of the 10 I've had. I realized it was a Vespa. Fun time can be had on a scoota. I love them!
Keep it up mate, your an inspiration!
Thanks buddy, I really appreciate the comment.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:47 PM   #40
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Shes' Back!

Well I missed all the good weather but oh well, I like being one of the few on the road anyway.
I replaced the back tire with the Vee Rubber 351, It looks pretty good so far and was going to swap out the aluminium rim for a steel one but fed ex is taking their good ole sweet time getting it here so I went ahead and mounted it on the aluminium one, and since the pool noodle I ordered is MIA I left it out too for now.

Soooooo, I'm probly going to order a nobby and put it on the steel with the noodle and stud it for winter so I'll have it if I don't like the 351 on the cold slick stuff.

I put the new stock muffler on and Damn I can't belive how quiet it is , I didn't notice any loss in power with it either, Even pulled one hell of a unintentional wheelie pulling on to the main highway. YEEHAW! Top speed is close to where it was before, but I still want try some heavier roller weights with a higher cam.

My damn headlight bulb decided to die tonight too, so I want to wait for it before I run off on the next adventure, still going to ride back and forth to work though.


Hell or High Snow, The next adventure will be soon!

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Old 03-06-2013, 06:00 PM   #41
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Been a bit of a delay between adventures but, I hope for an early start this year, plan to hit all the edges of my state.

Hope to go on this one the end of this month.

I promise to take alot more pics

400+ mi over nighter





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Here's another link if the route doesn't show up
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:00 PM   #42
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I would not care if you were on $20,000 worth of round badge Adventure, a clapped out bicycle, or a damn donkey with a blanket on its back. If your heart is into it then it is an adventure as far as I am concerned and I am grateful you choose to share that experience with us. Happy trails.
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:20 PM   #43
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I would not care if you were on $20,000 worth of round badge Adventure, a clapped out bicycle, or a damn donkey with a blanket on its back. If your heart is into it then it is an adventure as far as I am concerned and I am grateful you choose to share that experience with us. Happy trails.
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:02 PM   #44
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I look forward to reading your next adventure. Good stuff.
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