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View Results: What did the Osos do after Lica's hit in Hell's Gate?
Hit the 911 button on Lica's spot and waited for search and rescue 8 2.45%
Called Radek's cop buddy and got a TOY 4x4 extraction 17 5.20%
What's the problem? He rode out with one hand and no throttle - OSO!!! 71 21.71%
With the engineering flow chart, WD-40 and duct tape - trail repair, baby! 113 34.56%
Flagged down a tour jeep and put the bike in the back with some French tourists 31 9.48%
This is just a ploy to buy time and still act like you're working on the report, isn't it? 110 33.64%
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:50 PM   #736
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Kelly, I've been wondering why yinz called this the Taco Tour...I dont recall seeing many tacos consumed on this trip...certainly not like the Baja WanK

so what gives?
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:15 PM   #737
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Lica's rim was sure taco'd...
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:56 PM   #738
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OSO getting ready for the white stuff

been in the summer for over a year now
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:56 PM   #739
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Kelly, I've been wondering why yinz called this the Taco Tour...I dont recall seeing many tacos consumed on this trip...certainly not like the Baja WanK

so what gives?
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“Taco Tour” didn’t even make sense - we were pretty sure no one was going to eat tacos on this ride, but it made us laugh.
Chances were, there were going to be a couple of taco'd rims at least.
Those count, right?



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Aw, did you see Bartek’s brand-new rim? This was his very first ride on it!
First taco of the taco tour...



I heard he had a matching one on the front rim, too... Aw, Bartek!
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I ordered tacos - the only real tacos of the tour.



Tasted better than they look.




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Lica's rim was sure taco'd...
Hey Ian,
Good timing!




Yes, Lica's rim was taco'd.
Bartek's front and rear rims were taco'd
and, Matt says Osito's rims were taco'd as well. Not sure if I have any pics for those.
Osito?



But mostly,"taco tour" was just something stupid that made Matt and I laugh.

It was something ridiculous to go with the "potato" on a 990.
Sorry! There was no way to top the taco count from Baja (117), we didn't even try.



In other news, TACO CAT spelled backwards is TACO CAT.


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Old 10-12-2013, 10:06 PM   #740
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I'm working with a friend of mine http://britanniacomposites.com/ on this windshield/lights project....should be finished around Christmas.
If anybody has any idea or input on this please let me know.
So far it has been wind tested and it feels AWESOME and on the low position the windshield is about 2" lower than stock(perfect for OSO style offroading). We'll put 55W HID for high and low beam and the low beam is a projector.



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Old 10-12-2013, 10:22 PM   #741
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just looked through my photobucket pics and came across this school bus
Looks like not long ago I was a school bus driver too

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Old 10-12-2013, 10:49 PM   #742
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just looked through my photobucket pics and came across this school bus
Looks like not long ago I was a school bus driver too



Hi Lica!

Wow, you're in a posting mood!
You've been a busy boy.


I like that photo of your schoolbus!


How many miles did you have on your bike when you started the Taco Tour?
I think Matt said 87,000 miles?



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Old 10-12-2013, 10:51 PM   #743
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OSO getting ready for the white stuff

been in the summer for over a year now
Yeah!! Love the Prior split board.

I had them make me a custom boardercross board two years back. It is incredible. I have been riding their boards since the 90s. Great rides!

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Old 10-12-2013, 10:56 PM   #744
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Hi Lica!

Wow, you're in a posting mood!
You've been a busy boy.


I like that photo of your schoolbus!


How many miles did you have on your bike when you started the Taco Tour?
I think Matt said 87,000 miles?



I think when he finished Schofield Pass I had 90,000 mile
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Old 10-12-2013, 11:05 PM   #745
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I think when he finished Schofield Pass I had 90,000 mile
"he?"

Wait, is that your bike talking?




Are you PUI?


Anyway, Wow - that's a lot of miles!
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Old 10-12-2013, 11:37 PM   #746
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"he?"

Wait, is that your bike talking?




Are you PUI?


Anyway, Wow - that's a lot of miles!
u're way to funny was laughing for about 5 min
didn't realize what I was writing WE HE to busy shopping for bindings
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:47 AM   #747
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Kelly , Matt and Oso Loco crew . I have to thank all of you for this report , Kelly for writing up most of it and the rest for abusing your bikes and bodies ! You all are a durable bunch ! If I went down at speed like that I couldn't move for days . Heck I can be out of commission just bending and twisting just putting my gear on . Make sand , rocks and crashing at speed your favorite ! I will be sad when you finish up on this ride , it has been great following along ! Thanks !
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:50 AM   #748
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In response to request for comments on new w/s...

Lica ~ Your new w/s design looks like it will give an easily adjustable answer to the age-old problem of "too much" or "not enough" windshield at any given time. Loosen a couple of wheel nuts, slide where you want it, tighten, and "Voila". Very Nice!

The only negative I can see is that if the new fairing is mfg as it is mocked-up in your photo, you may be building in a serious safety hazard! The tracks built into the fairing appear to be of formed metal, pointing back toward the rider. Picture yourself dismounting your bike unexpectedly over the handlebars, only to run into the end of one or both of those metal rails. The "boys" wouldn't be happy...

If the fairing was to be mfg of a lighter weight plastic or was to have a designed in shear point across the horizontal plane that would allow it to all break free under more than normal loads, then it would be much safer to the rider, IMHO (you know what free opinions are worth!)

How about making the metal tracks in two pieces, split at about the center of total travel, to allow for it to break away. Or maybe fasten in the tracks with nylon shear fasteners, spares of which would be easy to pack along on any trip.

I've watched you guys in the various videos here, and I would hate to read of one of you not being able to get up and "walk it off" after one of the more aggressive get-offs that seem to happen from time to time.

Ride Safe and Have Fun!
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:11 AM   #749
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Lica ~ Your new w/s design looks like it will give an easily adjustable answer to the age-old problem of "too much" or "not enough" windshield at any given time. Loosen a couple of wheel nuts, slide where you want it, tighten, and "Voila". Very Nice!

The only negative I can see is that if the new fairing is mfg as it is mocked-up in your photo, you may be building in a serious safety hazard! The tracks built into the fairing appear to be of formed metal, pointing back toward the rider. Picture yourself dismounting your bike unexpectedly over the handlebars, only to run into the end of one or both of those metal rails. The "boys" wouldn't be happy...

If the fairing was to be mfg of a lighter weight plastic or was to have a designed in shear point across the horizontal plane that would allow it to all break free under more than normal loads, then it would be much safer to the rider, IMHO (you know what free opinions are worth!)

How about making the metal tracks in two pieces, split at about the center of total travel, to allow for it to break away. Or maybe fasten in the tracks with nylon shear fasteners, spares of which would be easy to pack along on any trip.

I've watched you guys in the various videos here, and I would hate to read of one of you not being able to get up and "walk it off" after one of the more aggressive get-offs that seem to happen from time to time.

Ride Safe and Have Fun!
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Hi Dsmack thanks for your reply

no the rails are not metal and this is far from being a finish product. The fairing will be fiber glass but a pretty strong one and the rails as well. in case of a get off I recon the 6 supporting bolts they gonna give
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:22 AM   #750
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Hi Dsmack thanks for your reply

no the rails are not metal and this is far from being a finish product. The fairing will be fiber glass but a pretty strong one and the rails as well. in case of a get off I recon the 6 supporting bolts they gonna give
Excellent! The slider idea looks like a winner...

Rock ON!
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