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Old 08-30-2012, 11:44 AM   #18466
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:05 PM   #18467
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Is you is tryin' ta start up sum sorta one a dem motorseekle clubs? Ware the peeps all gotta congregate on skedual? Nex ting ya knowe we be payin' due and wareen dem oversized patches stitched on undersized vests. We donna need no stinkin' congregatin!

lol...I can only say that because a close friend of mine is in the midst of starting a cruiser club. Shoulda seen the looks I got when I showed up to one of their little events on my XL500S.

For me one of the most appealing things about the adventure bike crowd is our lack of consitancy, love of originality, and general layed-back/all-accepting attitude. With that being said, it would be cool to gather occasionally to share a drink and swap lies....as long as some biker crowd don't suddenly think we're tying to horn in on their "territory".
Ya... no. People would kind of just pick a bar with good beer and go drink.. people who happened to ride motorsikles. But I was in a beer loving city, and any excuse to get beer was good enough.
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:52 PM   #18468
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Heres a simple windscreen.


It gets rid of the worthless stock headlight as well.

I've had a 990 adv and SE. I will never go back to an adv.

SE is much more nimble in the dirt and does just fine on the road. The wind protection you get from the ADV isn't all that great and you get buffeted to death.

On the se the fuel capacity issue can be fixed by adding a aux tank.

There isn't really anything one can do that the other can't you just have to ask yourself if dirt worthiness or street comfort is more important.
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:08 PM   #18469
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I only rode Frog's old Adventure for about 5 miles, all off road, and it felt great compared to the DRZ I was riding at the time.

My thoughts are this - KTM's suspension for me is way too harsh. I don't intentionally ride sand woops, and I don't spend a lot of time airborne, so I have softened up the suspension on both my SE and my 300. I will likely do the same with the 500. I sent my SE's suspension to James at Superplush. The difference before and after is like night and day. I no longer fear short rocky climbs. I have it set up for rocks and roots kinda riding. I also added a stabilizer.

The pipes on the stock LC8s get so hot they are dangerous. And they are heavy. Regardless of getting a 990/950ADV/950SER, lose the cans. Akrapovics are still less money than a skin graft.

The subframe on the SER won't handle any kinda load if you are off-roading. I snapped the stock one, then had it welded and beefed up, then snapped that one as well. It is a known issue. Just be forewarned that a rack on the tail is worthless. People running Wolfman luggage racks, the racks that Harcus sells, or just a Giant Loop, don't seem to have problems.

The stock skid plate is junk. Blackdog cycle works has a heavy, but beefy option that covers the essentials.

You are going to have a hard time eliminating the wind from either the Adventure or the SE. The Swedish option does not solve the problem of wind and buffeting. It is well thought out, provides good protection for electronics, has excellent HID lights, and pretty easy to install. I spent a ton of time and money trying to develop a good lighting/wind/protection windscreen, and in the end, I learned a lot, but was unsuccessful. Frog's setup is probably as good as mine for wind protection, and likely lots lighter. It lacks the real estate for aftermarket electronics if you are into that sort of thing - and I am lost without my GPS, my tunes, my hand warmers, etc.

Zugg Zugg's SE was previously owned by Trailtrick - and that dude had his shit sorted out. I helped Zugg adding some of the farkles, and was envious at times. The only thing I would change on that bike is to remove all the emissions shit post haste. Like I said, If you can work out a deal with him, I will be happy to bring the bike to Utardia for you. I leave Texas next Friday, and would need to arrange to meet Zugg between Mon and Thurs to get the bike.

Lastly, after riding with a bunch of guys with Adventures...I can pick up my bike without help. They often need assistance to pick their bikes up. If you ride solo, this might be a deal breaker.
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:49 PM   #18470
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Lastly, after riding with a bunch of guys with Adventures...I can pick up my bike without help. They often need assistance to pick their bikes up. If you ride solo, this might be a deal breaker.
No doubt DieselGigantor can pick up, and probably lift over head, an SE.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:23 PM   #18471
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No doubt DieselGigantor can pick up, and probably lift over head, an SE.
(head slap) I knew I'd seen him somewhere. Duh

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Old 08-30-2012, 10:32 PM   #18472
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oh, giants...

I thought the only issue w the xr is that it made him look too big and all that racky stuff was set too far back. I had a klx 650 that was like a stretch xr. Too top heavy for me as I'm not a giant even if tall...
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:41 AM   #18473
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Anyone riding single track this weekend near Ogden? Have day pass and would like to explore.

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Old 08-31-2012, 03:34 PM   #18474
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I had a question for you guys, how spectator friendly are the vintage races this weekend at miller? Can I get into the pits and check out the bikes? I was kinda hoping for a kind of vintage bike show so I could drool over some old iron. Are any of you heading out there? Is the swap meet friday and saturday? Which is the best day to go?

Very spectator friendly. Wander wherever you want. Saturday is the "official" bike show. Featured kind of bike this year is the cafe racer. Saturday seems to be the busiest day, and I think the best day. I'll be there.
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:11 PM   #18475
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Question reward offered...

a case of beer (or tomatoes!) and all my gpx files (or grunt work at your place to swap the time) goes to the person that comes over and finds the problem w my XR electrical glitch.

It worked like a charm for a long time, and after pulling the subframe off all of the lights are hit and miss (mostly off) so i think it's a loose connection or something. I've been looking all through it and can't find any obvious loose connections or bad looking wires. I sluffed electrical 101 to go snowboarding. I found 2 connections coming right off the stator that were hot but tracing both direction yielded no sighted grounds...
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:54 PM   #18476
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a case of beer (or tomatoes!) and all my gpx files (or grunt work at your place to swap the time) goes to the person that comes over and finds the problem w my XR electrical glitch.

It worked like a charm for a long time, and after pulling the subframe off all of the lights are hit and miss (mostly off) so i think it's a loose connection or something. I've been looking all through it and can't find any obvious loose connections or bad looking wires. I sluffed electrical 101 to go snowboarding. I found 2 connections coming right off the stator that were hot but tracing both direction yielded no sighted grounds...
Check your ground wires. Make sure there is a clean connection to whatever they are grounded to. No rust, no dust. Is it all your electrics or just some? If it is all, and they don't share a common ground, then the problem might be at the stator, battery, or rectifier - I think the XR has some sort of rectifier/voltage regulator that the current passes through from the stator, before it gets to the battery. That could be fried if it is all your electrics that are messing up.
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Old 09-01-2012, 06:39 AM   #18477
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Utards... a couple of buddies and I are heading to Ouray, Durango, Moab next weekend... Mostly slab if anyone wants in. Leaving Sunday the 9th... back the 11th. Camping or not.. beer or whiskey. We are easy.
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:21 AM   #18478
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Utards... a couple of buddies and I are heading to Ouray, Durango, Moab next weekend... Mostly slab if anyone wants in. Leaving Sunday the 9th... back the 11th. Camping or not.. beer or whiskey. We are easy.
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:16 AM   #18479
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Praise the Lord. There has been a miracle resurrection. MSH has risen from the hell
of home remodeling to ride again.

Welcome back unto the fold.

Really, where have you been???
I promised Sonya that I would give computers/forums a break... I have, since moving to Farmington given up TV, computers and video for guitars, kids and music. My band, Honey Pine has starting playing out and about and that is consuming some extra time. I have a very compulsive and addictive personality, so when I dive into something... it gets pretty deep. I did get my boy a little PW80 that he is doing quite well on. Farmington is great for that.
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:31 PM   #18480
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I promised Sonya that I would give computers/forums a break... I have, since moving to Farmington given up TV, computers and video for guitars, kids and music.
Sounds like a better deal.
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