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Old 11-05-2013, 11:42 PM   #286
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What happened to KaptinKaos and his build reports? I enjoyed the story so far.
Hey hey!

No, I haven't disappeared off the planet... lol! But... Work has been intense of late and I have been in the field more than I'd like. With Baja in Dec approaching super fast I've been prepping my 450 and ironing out details like a madman in every spare minute I have away from the field. 4 days at home in 90 is tough to plan anything, :( I also had my tussle with the 990 and she won, big time. A little over two months ago I had a gnarly high side which ended up in a broken left kneecap, separated shoulder, chipped pelvis and a majorly wounded pride. I didn't let it get me down long though... was back on 2 wheels less than 2 weeks after doing this:


(Wasn't gonna let a little silly pain slow me down and keep me from training)

Snow is also flying here and I just barely squeaked a test flight in on the 450 once I had the sea level jetting done and everything else on the bike ready. Here it as it sits now waiting to be strapped into a trailer alongside it's riding mate, a WR450, :)



Unfortunately right now the 990 is being used as a side shelf while I sort out gear, lol! Space is limited in my little tiny shop of horrors so I do what I need to.



I did get my TF5 screen from Warren and man, I love it!!! It is as good/better than a Moose because I get a lot less wind on my chest now and still no buffeting.



Don't worry too much about the 990 beiing abused as a sorting bench either... This trip to Baja is a recon ride with a buddy in further prep for a full on trip down there on big bikes. A winter get-away/holiday/recon all in one. A sorely needed holiday I might add... The 450 does have it's own thread, but I haven't been keeping that up either... I think we might make an attempt at doing a RR, but I doubt it. Too much going on for both of us. I will post my tracking page for my SPOT if anyone is interested in where we'll be down there though.

http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...S4lVV3smZ6znyr

Cheers!!!
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:45 AM   #287
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A few more pics of the screen

Took the 990 out for a rip yesterday due to the sunshine and my lack of fear of cold. It wasn't warm, but with my suit on it wasn't too bad either. Never saw another bike, but at least I was riding! Finally got to loosen the forks and straighten the front end completely after I had it all twisted up in the wreck. Feels great now! Damper is fine and doesn't look like I blew the seal out of it which is good news too. Still have yet to replace the slider on the right side tank, but that can wait till it's too cold to ride (a.k.a. -40C)



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