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Old 09-25-2012, 09:46 AM   #811
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Yeah too bad they got $10K worth of Farkles on them Tigers....
Skid plate and paint costs $10k? They don't even have crash bars!

Awesome video though, they're drift battle video is awesome too. The Icon gear is lame though. The sponsored look probably won't sell well with the ADV crowd unless you're a REALLY big fan of the Dakar Rally IMO
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:49 AM   #812
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Skid plate and paint costs $10k? They don't even have crash bars!

Awesome video though, they're drift battle video is awesome too. The Icon gear is lame though. The sponsored look probably won't sell well with the ADV crowd unless you're a REALLY big fan of the Dakar Rally IMO
Yeah all I saw was a skidplate, and then figure exhaust and suspension work. So maybe what, $3-4k not counting the paint job?

I agree on the gear. I'm not a fan of Icon anyway. I have a pair of their boots (my first pair) and while comfy, the quality is HORRIBLE. They look like complete crap after only a few months of use, so I don't even wear them anymore. Emails to the factory about it went unanswered.

Likewise, Alpinestars is kinda on my sh-- list too. They did okay when they replaced some street boots that turned out to not be waterproof, but they ignored me when I told them my Tech 2's started coming apart after a creek crossing. And now the street boots look almost as bad as the Icons, all from the shift lever. Until I can replace them with some street Sidis, I'm stuck with them. For adventure touring though, I just got a set of Sidi Adventure Rain boots, which rock.

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Old 09-26-2012, 10:07 PM   #813
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Skid plate and paint costs $10k? They don't even have crash bars!

Awesome video though, they're drift battle video is awesome too. The Icon gear is lame though. The sponsored look probably won't sell well with the ADV crowd unless you're a REALLY big fan of the Dakar Rally IMO
They do have NOS though and I'm guessing that takes some bucks.... And I NEED that skid plate! Some custom graphics would be nice too.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:09 PM   #814
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Oh yeah, and a paddle tire. And an ice tire. And get paid to do it. That's not too much to ask is it?
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:20 AM   #815
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Oh yeah, and a paddle tire. And an ice tire. And get paid to do it. That's not too much to ask is it?
Nope.

Great vid Tyson! Thanks for posting it.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:11 AM   #816
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Life is good. Just sayin... I know the riding and writing has slacked. But life is fun right now and great things are on the horizon. This thread will by no means die. This thread is home for me and many cool new rides will be posted. I promise. I ain't fading away. Just getting the next phase set up... Just you wait and see
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:22 PM   #817
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holy shit, page 8

freakin entreprenuers
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:29 PM   #818
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We went for a ride last weekend, Tyson and I have been too busy preparing for the grand opening of The Backcountry Pursuit tomorrow to write however. I will say that riding a 5 inch wide strip of single track mud surrounded by snow and cut into the side of a mountain is...exhilarating!
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:02 PM   #819
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Hi all!
The business is up and running! I've actually had some time to do some riding the past two Mondays. That means I have three ride reports to catch up on. Life is getting back to normal and one of your favorite threads will be back in full swing soon! Things are great and the Tiger has been getting a few miles. Talk to ya soon! This thread will not die! Promise.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:35 PM   #820
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Awesome! I have to live vicariously through you, at least until I can get my own 800XC. :)

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Old 11-09-2012, 11:51 PM   #821
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A few of my good ones in the mean time.....


















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Old 11-10-2012, 12:19 AM   #822
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:20 AM   #823
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You guys didn't think I quit riding, did ya? Just cause I started a business? Nope. Working on getting back to the quality thread I've had the past year and a half.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:15 AM   #824
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A few of my good ones in the mean time.....





You guys didn't think I quit riding, did ya? Just cause I started a business? Nope. Working on getting back to the quality thread I've had the past year and a half.


Never thought you would quit!!
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:42 AM   #825
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Waking up in the morning is hard enough for me, I can't imagine the time and effort it is starting a business. Nice to see some pictures from you out and about, and hope your new endeavor works out. Not that you didn't like what you did before, but it's always nice to do something you enjoy.
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