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Old 01-29-2013, 06:23 PM   #211
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No pre ride for me...

I still have to put my bike back together and I've yet to take it apart!

Damn couch!
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:35 PM   #212
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We all don't cotton to your sort anyhow, Rich. You need to get some fire-breathing snot-blaster to play with the big cowpokes.

Work on your own bike? What's up wif dat?

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Damn couch!
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:40 PM   #213
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Mission creep. First I need to replace that strangely worn front tire with the T-63 I bought (on your advice). Then the forks started leaking in my garage this fall. I bought a set of seals and some other gizmos that go inside the forks. Maybe I'll get some bars too. It's in the shed now as cars seem to take priority in the garage when it's winter.

As for the fire breathing type bike; this KLR250 is like a Piper Cub. It'll just barely kill you!
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:47 AM   #214
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Mission creep. First I need to replace that strangely worn front tire with the T-63 I bought (on your advice). Then the forks started leaking in my garage this fall. I bought a set of seals and some other gizmos that go inside the forks. Maybe I'll get some bars too. It's in the shed now as cars seem to take priority in the garage when it's winter.

As for the fire breathing type bike; this KLR250 is like a Piper Cub. It'll just barely kill you!
You gonna try running some air in that front this time? I hear a little is good for tire life.

I likely have a set of aluminum bars and risers that will be available if you need 'em.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:43 PM   #215
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Yes, I shall give it some air, but only so much or something will happen!
I need to measure my bars various dimensions to see where I'm starting. The goal is to make riding standing up more comfortable. My cross bar is currently covered with gadgets so bars without need not apply.

Risers alone may help me. I tried one set so far but they didn't work. They were the type that puts a new bracket over the existing bracket. Because my brackets are not symmetrical that style won't work. I have saved a link for some risers that mount in the handlebar bores. Those will likely work for me. The bars are 7/8ths and the tolerance for cable stretching has yet to be determined.

If you find yourself with some surplus bars or risers let me know. Thanks

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Old 01-30-2013, 07:17 PM   #216
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I've got some Vortex 7/8" alloy bars that are a virtual copy of the Renthal Ricky Carmichael "high" bar, as well as a set of bar risers that you are welcome to, Rich. I'm slapping on old reliable Vortex high bars on the DRZ. I have them on the KLR and the KDX, and they suit my riding just fine. I think I sent you a link some time ago. They have cross bars.

Otherwise, I think you are talking about the ROX risers?

I don't want to get killed in a Cub. I'd prefer a PA-11 or a J5, if you have one in inventory.

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Yes, I shall give it some air, but only so much or something will happen!
I need to measure my bars various dimensions to see where I'm starting. The goal is to make riding standing up more comfortable. My cross bar is currently covered with gadgets so bars without need not apply.

Risers alone may help me. I tried one set so far but they didn't work. They were the type that puts a new bracket over the existing bracket. Because my brackets are not symmetrical that style won't work. I have saved a link for some risers that mount in the handlebar bores. Those will likely work for me. The bars are 7/8ths and the tolerance for cable stretching has yet to be determined.

If you find yourself with some surplus bars or risers let me know. Thanks

Damn couch!
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:07 PM   #217
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No tail draggers for me...lazy feet.

I lost the wrestling match with the T-63 tonight. That's one stiff carcass! I thought I had her pinned but the air coming out equaled the air going in. Oh well, I can continue to stimulate the tire tube economy or do the Anton patch-o-Rama.

Gotta do errands again for a few days and by then the couch will be missing me.

It's too bad, today was warm and rideable. Only about 45 days of winter left.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:15 PM   #218
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this will solve that age old problem of "what is done to one side must be done to the other". i freakin' hated algebra.



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No tail draggers for me...lazy feet.

I lost the wrestling match with the T-63 tonight. That's one stiff carcass! I thought I had her pinned but the air coming out equaled the air going in. Oh well, I can continue to stimulate the tire tube economy or do the Anton patch-o-Rama.

Gotta do errands again for a few days and by then the couch will be missing me.

It's too bad, today was warm and rideable. Only about 45 days of winter left.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:18 PM   #219
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According to Accuweather and the rodent, six more weeks of this crap. Come on!

Love me some tail draggers. A PA20, C170B, and RC3 were in my stable. Tasty. I've also flown the PA11, Supercub, Maule M7, a couple of Taylorcrafts, a Citabria, and one of the few remaining Rearwin Sportsters with the Le Blonde engine in captivity. Shame the economy went down the pan. Flying that Rearwin was fun.




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No tail draggers for me...lazy feet.

I lost the wrestling match with the T-63 tonight. That's one stiff carcass! I thought I had her pinned but the air coming out equaled the air going in. Oh well, I can continue to stimulate the tire tube economy or do the Anton patch-o-Rama.

Gotta do errands again for a few days and by then the couch will be missing me.

It's too bad, today was warm and rideable. Only about 45 days of winter left.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:40 PM   #220
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:48 PM   #221
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No tail draggers for me...lazy feet.

I lost the wrestling match with the T-63 tonight. That's one stiff carcass! I thought I had her pinned but the air coming out equaled the air going in. Oh well, I can continue to stimulate the tire tube economy or do the Anton patch-o-Rama.

Gotta do errands again for a few days and by then the couch will be missing me.

It's too bad, today was warm and rideable. Only about 45 days of winter left.
I got only 8 holes in my tube!!!!!
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:59 AM   #222
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I got only 8 holes in my tube!!!!!
The women must love that!
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:29 AM   #223
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It's the scatter gun effect. . .

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Old 02-01-2013, 07:26 PM   #225
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I went out to the shop on a cold saturday morning and picked my poison.... ( my next project) 1973 honda elsinore 250 MT

Had a fun day stripping it down and finding all the little things I want to fix. I plan to paint and freshen up and have around just for the fun of it
WOW, that brings back some memories. My first motorcycle was an Elsinore 250 MT that I bought new from one of the local Honda dealer. If I remember right the price was $743. That was a fun bike and I even rode it in the first couple of Enduro's I ever raced.

I just stumbled onto this thread as I have been following the "Sibirsky Extreme 2012" Ride Report and somebody posted a link to some good looking racks for a DRZ-400e. I have been reading thru this post and toying with the idea of trying make it to the 2013 Rednek Rendezvous. It sounds like it would be a lot of fun.

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