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Old 08-09-2013, 07:14 PM   #136
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My main travel KLR has some serious noise coiming from the balancer chain I believe. I want to open it up and look before it goes anywhere.
I also have a pretty bad back ache the last while. I wish I could hit the rally but the way things are right now, I cant even venture down to VBR.
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:17 PM   #137
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My main travel KLR has some serious noise coiming from the balancer chain I believe. I want to open it up and look before it goes anywhere.
I also have a pretty bad back ache the last while. I wish I could hit the rally but the way things are right now, I cant even venture down to VBR.
You could join the mini-van brigade and drive down.
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:55 PM   #138
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The only time Chris & I rode our bikes to a larr was when it was 1 mile from where we live. Driving is awesome, relaxing, etc. Save the bike riding time for south of the border.
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:31 AM   #139
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10-4 . I don't believe anyone going to LARR has to prove anything by arriving on a motorcycle . I wish I still had my Pontiac Firefly. One liter engine got better mileage than any bike I had, and I could eat cheeseburgers on the way while talking to the brother.
Opened up the motor today: spring broken ( eagle mike spring had been cut & shortened 40,000km ago)

Plenty of slack in the chain, glad I caught it before shit piled up

Bikes got 85000 km on it with no engine work. Just valve spec'd & an occasional glance at the doo spring. Putting in the round spring this time.
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:15 AM   #140
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Old 08-11-2013, 01:07 PM   #141
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That's a goner. The KLR ' s good now, but healing up the back is gonna take a while.
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:31 PM   #142
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Nata, if we don't make it to the get together, where are you going in southern Utah? Are you coming by Carbondale? We have tent space here, mainly inside and we still have a house in Moab. We would love to see you.
Rick and Chris,

I'm heading there the last week of September. If you're going to be around I'll take the northern route out and the southern route back.

That means I'll be in Holdrege, NE, on the 20th and 21st visiting friends and should head your way on the 22nd (Sunday). Looks like it's around 550 miles from there to Carbondale. That's longer than I like to ride in a day but I certainly can do it so I should arrive in Carbondale late on the afternoon of the 22nd.

Does this mean you're not going to make it to ALARR? I know everyone would love to see you if you can make it. If not, I'll look forward to seeing you in around the 22nd.

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Old 08-13-2013, 04:00 PM   #143
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So what is the plan here? I am trying to convince myself that this is going to be worth the ride. If it is just going to be Bananaman and Nata Harley in a van I can save a bunch of money and we can do the rally via Skype.
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:39 AM   #144
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So what is the plan here? I am trying to convince myself that this is going to be worth the ride. If it is just going to be Bananaman and Nata Harley in a van I can save a bunch of money and we can do the rally via Skype.


Yes it looks like just me and Ken and maybe DaveG.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:18 AM   #145
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Granada, Nicargua.

Last night at the first annual Nicargua Adventure Rider Meeting we decided that henceforth all advrider meetings will be held in exotic locations. Attending and voting and declaring themselves slightly buzzed were myself, Topaz69, Salcar, JDinfinity, and Larose. In celebration we ate fish-cheeks. Yum. (I had no idea that I love fish-cheeks. I had only read about them in childrens´books.)

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I will not be able to make it to this year LARR as I'll be in Europe on those dates.

However, I would like to use this opportunity to refresh Bman with quote above.

I think that for 2014 or 2015 we should plan the next LARR in Nicaragua

I'm sure we can get enough rental bikes for everyone and do some fun riding around the country and potentially cross into honduras or costa rica.. what do you think
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:20 PM   #146
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I will not be able to make it to this year LARR as I'll be in Europe on those dates.

However, I would like to use this opportunity to refresh Bman with quote above.

I think that for 2014 or 2015 we should plan the next LARR in Nicaragua

I'm sure we can get enough rental bikes for everyone and do some fun riding around the country and potentially cross into honduras or costa rica.. what do you think
Hey! But, but...

You're right.

I say we all ride down to Grenada and park our bikes on the island in the Oasis and then get sloppy on ceviche, fish cheeks, and Nicaragua beer.

If I leave now, I could get there and have the table ready for you.

Wait- isn't Boaz, WI, an "Exotic location."

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The island inside the Oasis in Grenada:



The bikes falling while Sal yells "Picture!!!"

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Old 08-16-2013, 09:24 AM   #147
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Hi! I finally found the thread. I'm not on ADV that much or on my bike either . However, I am going to do my damnedest to make it up to WI. It'd be nice to ride up, but there is just so much flat Iowa to drive through to get to WI. For the record, Boaz & Max's place are very scenic and is an excellent venue.
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:25 PM   #148
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Hi! I finally found the thread. I'm not on ADV that much or on my bike either . However, I am going to do my damnedest to make it up to WI. It'd be nice to ride up, but there is just so much flat Iowa to drive through to get to WI. For the record, Boaz & Max's place are very scenic and is an excellent venue.
I lived in Iowa for 10 years and it's about as flat as Kansas! You won't find much better county/farm roads in this part of the country than in Iowa. If you want flat, ride up I-29 to Winnipeg.

But once you get to Max's place the riding definitely improves. Especially riding up the hill in the pasture to the parilla pit.

If I can get a bitch hitch installed on my van and borrow a friend's 250 dirt bike I'll show everyone how to get up the hill in style. It would be worth attending just to see me ride up the hill.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:51 PM   #149
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Oh no Max, Nata doing something in style means you better have EMT's close by and flight for life on call.
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:26 AM   #150
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Oh no Max, Nata doing something in style means you better have EMT's close by and flight for life on call.
Just don't let him near any KLRs
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