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Old 04-01-2013, 06:01 PM   #631
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I gather if you show up on the wharf with a fifth of Old Sam, you become an instant social success?

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The best places to meet the characters here is on the wharf.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:10 PM   #632
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A friend just sent this. I thought it would be handy for those swotting up on their language skills. Strangely, Newfoundlandese is very similar to the Vermont dialect:

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Old 04-08-2013, 04:38 PM   #633
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:01 PM   #634
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Ok, so I rode my bike today...

The good news:

The T-63 front tire that Canuman suggested seems to be a MAJOR upgrade over my previous rubber. So far I've been in deep sand and loose stone and it worked great. Mud and rocks are next. Considering how aggressive the knobs are, it's pretty quite on pavement too.

My tweaked back did not bother me at all on my ride. In fact, it felt better.

The bad news:

My front brakes still suck! I have bleed them twice. The most recent procedure was done using my home made vacuum bleeder. I'm starting to think the master cylinder needs its own private bleeding. What complicates this is the fact that fork oil leaked onto the pads last fall. I cleaned up the disc and pads with an aerosol brain cell killing spray and then sanded the pads a little. I have a new disc and pads on deck but I'd like to get a hard lever before I put them on.

Oh yeah...I didn't crash!

Seen during the 40 or so miles ridden today:
DR350
DR650
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Many, many pirates...
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:27 AM   #635
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Hmm. This means you have NO brakes, as the KLR 250 rear is for show only.

That's OK, Rich. Brakes only slow you down.

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My front brakes still suck! I have bleed them twice. The most recent procedure was done using my home made vacuum bleeder. I'm starting to think the master cylinder needs its own private bleeding. What complicates this is the fact that fork oil leaked onto the pads last fall. I cleaned up the disc and pads with an aerosol brain cell killing spray and then sanded the pads a little. I have a new disc and pads on deck but I'd like to get a hard lever before I put them on.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:36 PM   #636
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Off topic, but Isle of Man TT Live Launch on now! http://www.iomtt.com/?ticrumb=TTlaunch2013!
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:42 PM   #637
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That's the last we'll see of him for a while.

Since when has topicality been at all important here?

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Old 04-10-2013, 02:07 PM   #638
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Brakes are optional, stopping is not.

In my younger, dumber days I had a Dalesman 125 with no operating brakes. It did have a compression release in the second spark plug hole. Why a 125 2-stroke needed a compression release, I don't know. Between the C. R. and aggressive downshifting, I was able to slow it down enough to deploy my Fred Flintstone brakes.

And yes, I rode it on the street.
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:16 PM   #639
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As few have likely even heard of the Mighty Dalesman, here's an example:



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Brakes are optional, stopping is not.

In my younger, dumber days I had a Dalesman 125 with no operating brakes. It did have a compression release in the second spark plug hole. Why a 125 2-stroke needed a compression release, I don't know. Between the C. R. and aggressive downshifting, I was able to slow it down enough to deploy my Fred Flintstone brakes.

And yes, I rode it on the street.
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My Dalesman was similar to that one. It didn't say "Scout". I believe it said "Enduro". It had two modes. On decel, it would load up like crazy. Once it cleared out, on accel it was a friggin' rocket. The trouble was, there was little to no warning when it was going to clear out!
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:49 PM   #641
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I just happened across this thread today and it's making me feel very nostalgic. In 2010 my son and I rode across the rock on a mix of t'rail, forest roads and pavement. He was on his DRZ and I was on my DR 650. I have a ride report, but the NBDSC site is currently DOA, but here is a link to the photos from our trip - hope it serves to whet the appetite a bit.

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Old 04-10-2013, 04:07 PM   #642
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I just happened across this thread today and it's making me feel very nostalgic. In 2010 my son and I rode across the rock on a mix of t'rail, forest roads and pavement. He was on his DRZ and I was on my DR 650. I have a ride report, but the NBDSC site is currently DOA, but here is a link to the photos from our trip - hope it serves to whet the appetite a bit.

Nfld 2010
Great shots. I'm on the rock last week of June and first week of July. Consider appetiite whetted
Can't wait!!
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:12 PM   #643
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I just happened across this thread today and it's making me feel very nostalgic. In 2010 my son and I rode across the rock on a mix of t'rail, forest roads and pavement. He was on his DRZ and I was on my DR 650. I have a ride report, but the NBDSC site is currently DOA, but here is a link to the photos from our trip - hope it serves to whet the appetite a bit.

Nfld 2010
Thanks for the great pics!
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:50 PM   #644
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Plus one on that! I'm only part way through (slow connection,) but I want some of that nice weather!

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Thanks for the great pics!
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I've never been there, but I've been over the maps and sat images enough so I know exactly where that is! The limestone barrens! Yes, we will ride that!

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