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Old 10-06-2012, 09:34 AM   #21706
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:42 PM   #21707
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Penton Pix

Guys, Those are some very nice classic vintage Penton Pix. I'll try to put some of my own here so everyone can have a good laugh. It's possible others on here have some of those classic photos they would like to share too.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:00 AM   #21708
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Well the bikes up in Georgia, of course I had to take it to the KTMWorld that is N - of Hotlanta by 35 miles so that was 390 miles one way. Was thinking about letting that dealer over yall's way work on it, but after talking to them and there said hell know, $30.00 cheaper labor rates up there to. The cheaper labor rates wont pay for the gas up there, but got to take a trip and saw a bunch of KTM's I have not seen before like the 990 SMT and that White/Orange RC-8 is BADASS. The manager lived in Destin and said he knows Mossey head and Eglin well. Had a lot of KTM stuff on the walls, but was proud of my self for not buying any thing. Left there and ate at a BBQ place down the road called Slopes or some thing like that had the combo plate ribs,chicken, chopped pork, never head BBQ that had no taste but the bread was good.
left there and went to the other KTMWorld at highland park , I did not get out of there with out buying a few things off the wall. hopping they will have it done by next weekend for Barbers vin. days but with my luck it wont be. I already had all my boxes packed ready to put on the bike. I told the manager if they get it fixed by next Friday I could pick it up and act like a Harley Rider. He asked How's that???
I said - You know Trailer a Running bike to some were down the road from a Event, find a wal-mart parking lot, unload it, rube my gear in the dirt then ride to the event, and then talk Shit about all the Posers that there that trailered there and all the Cage drivers. I was told if the parts ore in stock they will try to have it done.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:22 PM   #21709
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GPR stabilizer

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Just slapped on a used GPR stabilizer on the katoom.. Very nice. Although I had to service it myself since it was not working just right. I did a complete oil change and bled all the air out using a syringe and some 5w fork oil. Some nasty stuff came out, dont know what the heck the previous owner had in it. Anyway, its really easy and instructions are online. If you all need some help let me know.
It works awesome now, smooth as can be.
No more fighting the groves/tracks in the sand..
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:51 PM   #21710
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Glad the fork oil worked! Care to share the rebuild link?
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:01 PM   #21711
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Guys, Those are some very nice classic vintage Penton Pix. I'll try to put some of my own here so everyone can have a good laugh. It's possible others on here have some of those classic photos they would like to share too.
Here's my late brother-in-law at the top of a very steep hill back in the day when we could ride at Camp Shelby, MS, Just south of Hattiesburg. 250 Penton.

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Old 10-07-2012, 06:48 PM   #21712
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Here's my late brother-in-law at the top of a very steep hill back in the day when we could ride at Camp Shelby, MS, Just south of Hattiesburg. 250 Penton.

Used race he enduro there. Lots fun at ole Camp Shelby!
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:16 PM   #21713
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Plan "B" for cutting bars. Buy a $5 metal cutting blade for the miter saw and bam! Bars complete.
That's one tact I haven't tried--but beat's the hell outa hacksawing. Glad it worked out for you!
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:28 PM   #21714
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Cool2 Vintage Racing

Guys/Gals:
I am planning on going up to Barber's next weekend for the Vintage Races. Looks like I will only be able to do Saturday. Will probably go up late Friday night and try to get an early start Saturday and stay all day, drive back Saturday night.

I know several of you are headed up. I have never been--any scoop on what is the best way to spend Saturday before I buy my tickets? I would love to see ALL of the racing, and not sure how I am going to get the best bang for my buck in one day... any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

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Old 10-07-2012, 07:43 PM   #21715
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Glad the fork oil worked! Care to share the rebuild link?
About half way down the page you will see the post with the links to the instructions.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=687220
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:43 AM   #21716
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Yes a bunch of us will be there. I'm staying at the Drury inn

https://druryhotels.com/ ...
3510 Grandview Parkway ...

Kevin (forestrider) is sharing a room if he gets his bike fixed in time.
I get up early, so come bang on my door.
You ought to bring your DR on the trailer and ride the back road with us to Barbers. A fun/short ride.
You can leave your car/trailer at Drury Inn.
It's easier getting around Barbers on a bike. But do a go-around on the trolley to get a overview of the entire place first.

If this is your first trip to Barbers Vintage Days you will be blown away.
No other way to say it.

I was going to enter the XR in the cross country, but between not fixing the blown shock, soft seat, and the sticking transmission, I gotta pass this go around.

Riding the VStrom up to Barbers and then it's on to the Smokeys for the rest of the week.
Lee Glaze (the fella that bought your 450 Kaw) is going with me on his 1400 Concourse.


EDIT: Jim, I'll pm you my cell number.
All going ought to share cell numbers in case we want to gather at some point, or share info about event times.

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Guys/Gals:
I am planning on going up to Barber's next weekend for the Vintage Races. Looks like I will only be able to do Saturday. Will probably go up late Friday night and try to get an early start Saturday and stay all day, drive back Saturday night.

I know several of you are headed up. I have never been--any scoop on what is the best way to spend Saturday before I buy my tickets? I would love to see ALL of the racing, and not sure how I am going to get the best bang for my buck in one day... any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

-Jim
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:45 AM   #21717
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Jim, Madhouse,

I'll be up there also this week (Thurs - Sun). The people that I'm going with, half are staying in a hotel and then the rest of us have a sweet little plot of land rented sitting right above the track where we'll have a motorhome and some tents pitched overlooking the races. I'll be bringing the 530EXC in sumo trim to do some local rides with the guys who will have street oriented machines. It's my first time also and hear that it's quite the experience. I'll PM you guys my #.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:38 AM   #21718
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FYI
Just slapped on a used GPR stabilizer on the katoom.. Very nice. Although I had to service it myself since it was not working just right. I did a complete oil change and bled all the air out using a syringe and some 5w fork oil. Some nasty stuff came out, dont know what the heck the previous owner had in it. Anyway, its really easy and instructions are online. If you all need some help let me know.
It works awesome now, smooth as can be.
No more fighting the groves/tracks in the sand..
I really should get one of those for mine...
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:58 AM   #21719
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Guys/Gals:
I am planning on going up to Barber's next weekend for the Vintage Races. Looks like I will only be able to do Saturday. Will probably go up late Friday night and try to get an early start Saturday and stay all day, drive back Saturday night.

I know several of you are headed up. I have never been--any scoop on what is the best way to spend Saturday before I buy my tickets? I would love to see ALL of the racing, and not sure how I am going to get the best bang for my buck in one day... any advice would be greatly appreciated!!
-Jim

For those staying the weekend, you can get a 3 day ticket at the window with the "AHRMA" sign taped to the glass. 35$ for all three days Skid, the price of admission gives you full access to everything(museum is extra but a must see). If possible,you need to be there more than 1 day. Once your there, you will regret not having more time. We will be there Thurs-Sun, parked above the MX track. All welcome to come say hi. We will have room for you to park, shade, & cold beer If anybody sees my KLX (Team USA graphics) holler at me to stop so I'll get to see/meet the Pcola guys I haven't met yet......
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:11 AM   #21720
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Got it Ian.
Wayne, Theresa, Brett,,,,,,I'll send yawwl my cell number tonight when I get back to my confuser.

This thing I'm on now does some freaky stuff and can't be bothered with its weird ways.

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Jim, Madhouse,

I'll be up there also this week (Thurs - Sun). The people that I'm going with, half are staying in a hotel and then the rest of us have a sweet little plot of land rented sitting right above the track where we'll have a motorhome and some tents pitched overlooking the races. I'll be bringing the 530EXC in sumo trim to do some local rides with the guys who will have street oriented machines. It's my first time also and hear that it's quite the experience. I'll PM you guys my #.
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