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Old 08-15-2013, 08:16 PM   #466
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I can here you laughing in those picts!!!!


That jacket might have been Jenna's???
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:08 AM   #467
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Man that looks like fun!
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:50 AM   #468
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I can here you laughing in those picts!!!!


That jacket might have been Jenna's???
I was, quite a lot.....it's usually the reason I crash. Laughing tears blocking my visian.

And that is my old jacket! That's thing has been passed around quite a lot, guy I got it from, me, Brad, now Mike.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:11 AM   #469
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And what the hell, MAX?!!! Skittles..........SKITTLES?!!!! What self respecting adult still eats SKITTLES???? I love rainbows, 'cause I have to, but.............yuck.
Just ordered the BING book from MAX and looks like they either decided it was cool enough to go back to chocolate or they heard/saw your rant Jenna!

And I'm sure there's probably a better place to get this book from but at this point I don't want to know (ignorance is bliss) MAX's shipping was outrageous for it!
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:13 AM   #470
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I was, quite a lot.....it's usually the reason I crash. Laughing tears blocking my visian.

And that is my old jacket! That's thing has been passed around quite a lot, guy I got it from, me, Brad, now Mike.
will if it has any biological issues from Brad after his Mexico trip..at least Mike can recognize the symptoms...
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:14 AM   #471
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I go straight to Bing for bing stuff : deal
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:59 AM   #472
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Thank God the M&Ms are back!!!!!

Not much happening here.....just fiddling until work comes pouring back in.

Finaly got around to adding a support to the other side of the subframe.

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Played with my recovery kit. Using a Z rig 3:1 with a brake. Now regretting my purchase of pulley wheels that just clip on the biner, the rope slips off of them. Using my big machine motor that weighs in around 115#
Worked like a charm.

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Old 08-19-2013, 11:07 AM   #473
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Played with my recovery kit. Using a Z rig 3:1 with a brake. Now regretting my purchase of pulley wheels that just clip on the biner, the rope slips off of them. Using my big machine motor that weighs in around 115#
Worked like a charm.

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The motor on the WARN is smaller, ya should've gone fer that one.
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:15 AM   #474
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The motor on the WARN is smaller, ya should've gone fer that one.
Ha! You're a wuss if you need a powered winch to retrieve a bike......I mean look at how they got schmit out!!! Rope and manpower.


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Old 08-19-2013, 01:48 PM   #475
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wow that looks like less than fun..hope he had a new change of drawers...
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:27 PM   #476
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Nah I go commando.
I did think about getting together a recovery kit to take on solo rides. i used to have a ratchet strap arrangement on the KLR I took with me.
A lot of places don't have conveniently positioned trees (or trees strong enough to hold a Porky like the BMW) to tie to so a warratah or metal post would need to be carried.
End of the day I rely on mates that need an excuse for a ride to come & get me
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:22 AM   #477
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You're a few revs past crazy.

Love the work you've done on that R80; you've ridden places that a XR80 has no business. That happens following Jason - no one told him that the airhead isn't a trials bike. I left one of his rides early a few years back when I exceeded my comfort level and stopped with my bash plate holding the GS from about a 80' drop off the mountain. I was halfway home when I heard he was on his way to the ER concussed. He was hauling ass down the mountain and took a shortcut.

Hope to hook up with you in meatspace someday for a ride - we're new to Charleston - I'm not sure how much dirt we can find between here and Atlanta.
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:33 AM   #478
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:30 AM   #479
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Not much happening....

Just a tweak here and there. I'm pretty satisfied with the way the bike runs and feels, and not being one to "poke the bear" , I've just been sitting in an armchair, tossing a few back while sitting in the shop staring at her. I prefer to ride than wrench.

But one thing always bugged me......removing the seat to retrieve my tools. Went on a little dual sport trip back in October and in the first day, I had 4 flats on the rear. Not a big deal, annoying yes, and time wise we didn't make our destination the first night. But it's a real drag getting to the tools at times. Gotta remove the saddle bags of course, but my seat was held down by 2 6mm bolts. I broke the stock lock many moons ago, and now it sits on 2 angle irons with nuts welded on, a 10mm ratchet is required to remove. And since the stock location of the tools is my favorite place to keep them, I've got to find and efficient way to remove the seat, but stong enough to keep it from breaking free when riding through a mine field of baby heads.

Lopped the stock 'tab" off the seat....result





Didn't want to lop or weld on the subframe.



Had these latches laying around from an old set of boxes. Mother nature helping out.



Perfect!



Brad gave me the idea...I know I know. I kept the angle brackets, but the bolts are now coming up from the bottom so to guide the seat on and hold it steady as the latch does all the work. Popped some cut fuel line to absorb shock on the bolts. Bingo. Best part.....it was all FREE!!!
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:38 AM   #480
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Very cool! I know those types of latches - sturdy and secure - a great fix!
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