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Old 04-22-2013, 05:04 AM   #1771
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flood in some of the area's we are going..... Deadly gets to walk all crossings first....
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:09 AM   #1772
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Sink or swim...

Not usually a term used by motorcyclists...

Pre riding starts soon
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:12 AM   #1773
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Soon as the boats arrive.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:21 AM   #1774
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Maybe we'll get lucky, and the beavers won't have enough time to rebuild by June.
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:30 PM   #1775
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Beavers are quick little bastards, tasty too but that's another story. They most likely have enough time now to build the mother of all damns. Better bring your wet suits and scuba gear.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:21 PM   #1776
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Do you like the 606 rear more than the 21 rear and why. I have been happy with the MT21 on front and rear for the last two years but am always looking for improvement

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I've got a brand new D606 to go on the rear for the rally this year, and the same MT21 I ran on the front last year. Ran the same combo the first year and it got through some pretty nasty slop.

I've run a Trakmaster II rear on smaller bikes (Husaberg 450, my old Super Sherpa). It worked well on them, but no experience on anything larger/heavier.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:16 PM   #1777
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Fresh in from Lithuania! Next is the 21" front. You guys have the Vermonter all worked up over the hype of this rally.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:02 PM   #1778
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Can't wait to see a GS with a 21 in person and on trail! If I had one I may not be riding a skinny bike for this. ( is an XR 650 a skinny bike?)
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:57 AM   #1779
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Ya but I dont need a bike to stand next to in front of my mirror.

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Old 04-23-2013, 07:59 AM   #1780
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Dresda, he is right. You should go down tot he Pine barrens this fall (November maybe?) . it will cure any lack of riding in the sand knowledge in one weekend. The fact that it is a really fun weekend and very well planned rally helps too

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I don't think your tire would make a lot of difference, the key is keeping your speed up enough to keep the front wheel light so it floats and doesn't dive in
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:10 AM   #1781
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Good thing KLRs float! I am mounting the paddles and life jacket just in case though!

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Old 04-23-2013, 08:21 AM   #1782
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After grave forces tried to stop him, the tire gods had it in for him, Thanh and a shiny GS made it to CT. Too much time on the side of the road meant he couldent visit long. Now I have to stare at this without taking it for a spin until June. I will run the engine weekly if asked by the new owner and wont touch it otherwise, but someone better have a cold beer waiting for this one!



Before too long I had to get him to the train station
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:40 AM   #1783
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...I will run the engine weekly if asked by the new owner ....
FYI.

I had a friend who ruined his engine doing this. According to the mechanic who rebuilt it, this type of thing promotes condensation/ rust internally.

I always thought it sounded like a good idea to move the fluids around etc. too, but apparently it promoted condensation internally.

The theory being that by starting it, warming it up, then not riding it and getting everything "cooked off" really good, it gets hot enough to create condensation, but not burn off the moisture.

My friend thought he was doing a good thing by going out and warming it up periodically throughout the winter, but apparently that was not the case. YRMV.

Is it June yet?
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:52 AM   #1785
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Wish I could've kicked it with you longer in CT. BBA is around the corner, so lets hang then.

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After grave forces tried to stop him, the tire gods had it in for him, Thanh and a shiny GS made it to CT. Too much time on the side of the road meant he couldent visit long. Now I have to stare at this without taking it for a spin until June. I will run the engine weekly if asked by the new owner and wont touch it otherwise, but someone better have a cold beer waiting for this one!


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