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Old 06-28-2013, 11:17 AM   #106
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suspension blah blah wrenchin blah blah.

Let's ride.

I'm taking the Scrambler out for a nice dual sport loop on Sunday. The loop starts north and heads south to Shawnee State Park in southern Ohio. It's 60 miles each way to the start of this loop and then the loop is about 140 miles. Thanks to the guys on the Cinci DS thread for posting up some ride reports of the area and parking the idea.





Here are some videos of off-road racing shenanigans on heavy street bikes to keep you guys entertained while I'm gone. Google W800 Gentlemen Cup for more. You're welcome.



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Old 06-28-2013, 05:16 PM   #107
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A little back yard video...some real dirt vids after the weekend.

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Old 07-01-2013, 12:00 PM   #108
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So, how was the loop?
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:38 PM   #109
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So, how was the loop?
Complete success! Thanks to all those who help put gpx like this in the public hands.

We left my place at about 8:15 Sunday and got back at 8:00 in the evening. Total milage was 291. I'd say 70 miles of that was gravel and another 30-40 was one lane pavement. About 20 miles of was 4-lane..the rest was 2-lane through the coutryside. Somehow we avoided the rain until about the last 20 minutes of the ride and then just got some sprinkles.

The bike performed really well. (better than my buddies thought it would) The length and weight make it super stable on the dirt and gravel and there's no shortage of smooth power. The Shinko 50/50 tires track really nicely and gripped really well in all but the really deep gravel. The length helps when the rear gets loose because it swings out really slowly. The gps track has our max speed on gravel at 75 and it was super stable throughout that range.

I got turned around by the water bars (dirt mounds that deflect water) when we hit the logging roads. 5 inched of ground clearance and a long wheel base equal getting high centered on the pipes(better than the oil pan). Similarly, the limit to speed on rougher terrain is suspension travel and clearance as seen by my inner fender rub marks. The coming upgrades should fix that.

I'll post up some video in a day or two once I have it edited to a watchable length. I wish the mic on the gopro could do justice to the magical sound of this DOHC motor when it cracks open and breaks traction exiting a turn on gravel. It might just make Chuck Norris weep a single tear of joy.


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A little fender rub on the big hits...


Pipe wrap didn't survive the barrage of gravel. A deflector is needed.



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Old 07-02-2013, 05:44 AM   #110
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Highlight reel. There are some seriously fun roads in this part of Ohio!



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Old 07-02-2013, 07:25 AM   #111
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Thanks for the update. Looks like a blast. Was that tower in Shawnee?
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:02 AM   #112
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Thanks for the update. Looks like a blast. Was that tower in Shawnee?
Yeah. It's called Copperhead lookout tower. I read somewhere that it's ohio's oldest remaining fire lookout tower.

It's only four stories tall but it's on a peak that's higher than everything nearby so you can see for miles from the top. The stairs and landings are made of rough cut lumber and the handrails would make OSHA wet their diaper. Very cool.

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Old 07-02-2013, 10:03 AM   #113
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Thanks. I'll have to check it out later this summer.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:56 AM   #114
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Highlight reel. There are some seriously fun roads in this part of Ohio!

Bike looks good, but man, that seat hurts me just by looking at it! Any plans to put more foam in it?
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:43 AM   #115
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Bike looks good, but man, that seat hurts me just by looking at it! Any plans to put more foam in it?
It has 4 layers of neoprene foam on the lower area. It's suprisingly comfortable. Its' as good as my EE soft seat on my 450. I can do about 150 miles before I start to squirm. I don't do rides longer than that very often so I think it will stay as is. Luckily we stopped about every 75 miles for gas on Sunday.

Maybe I'm justt used to riding uncomfortable bikes. If I every buy a proper touring bike I'll be screwed.
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it's amazing what your butt will get used to if you stick it out......altho those damn folding metal chairs give my ass fits.
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:49 PM   #117
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Seriously cool bike, I've been tempted to do this to my 72 CB750, but I just can't bring myself to using it like that. Although I do know where a cb900 or 2 are at...

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it's amazing what your butt will get used to if you stick it out......
quoted for posterity...or posterior, whatever . Sorry Bluebone, I couldn't pass that one up!
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:12 PM   #118
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to do the lettering,use a hard roller to apply the paint.
If you put Vaseline on the surface you don't want painted it cleans up easily. I'm sure you have that around...if your boss is anything like most!

This is almost exactly what I'm doing to my 82 cb750f/ss. I've been waiting for the kids to be gone, close enough, all outta school, maybe now daddy can have a toy or 3!

I'm goin' with either the xr or drz front end, whole thing if possible, I think a single shock. Hell I'll lose some lbs. just on those two mods. I'm keepin' the 4 into 2, sexy sounding beast, especially w/supertrapps!

You got me motivated now, just got my new stator the other day, check the rest of the electrical and I'll be able to light her up!

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Old 07-09-2013, 08:45 PM   #119
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You've got boxes

After much delay, XR650R front end is headed your way.



Speaking of delay, what took so long? I was using my free cycle time to prep the sub-sonic swine for hare scramblin' on the 4th of July. Now that all that is wrapped up, I got everything sorted and stuffed into cardboard. It looks like someone might have hit something really hard with the front wheel, just sayin.

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If you put Vaseline on the surface you don't want painted it cleans up easily. I'm sure you have that around...if your boss is anything like most!

This is almost exactly what I'm doing to my 82 cb750f/ss. I've been waiting for the kids to be gone, close enough, all outta school, maybe now daddy can have a toy or 3!

I'm goin' with either the xr or drz front end, whole thing if possible, I think a single shock. Hell I'll lose some lbs. just on those two mods. I'm keepin' the 4 into 2, sexy sounding beast, especially w/supertrapps!

You got me motivated now, just got my new stator the other day, check the rest of the electrical and I'll be able to light her up!

Let's see some pics when ya get her movin!

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