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Old 11-27-2012, 03:47 PM   #54661
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got this in my inbox


expires today at midnight

That expired yesterday according to the fine print.

But interestingly, I just got the reminder email from Spot as well.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:06 PM   #54662
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Thursday's looking nice; sunny and 50 degrees. Anyone want to ride?
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:23 PM   #54663
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Would anyone be interested in buying or trading for a pair of Happy Trails Teton Panniers, 9.5" models, black powdercoat? Include the pucks and all hardware to mount to the rack, but not the rack itself... although I do have a rack currently on Meredith's Strom that probably won't get used anymore so possibly the bags and rack for a pre-2011 650 Strom...

I was gonna use them on the Yamaha but the straight backwall boxes look like rape on the left side of the bike where the exhaust is. I'm more of a minimalist anyway so I can really make do with just a decent sized duffel bag strapped to the rack.

Not sure of a price, really. Offers entertained. New the whole ensemble was around $600 and that was on sale.

Things I suppose I might want would include Wolfman waterproof duffel bag/s, a MotoFizz - Aerostich bag, moto gear in an XL top or 38" x 32" bottoms, XL hi viz helmet, that sort of thing....



This is a sorta recent shot with them, they currently are destickered and have a reflective triangle pattern on the sides and back (not shown).
How about trading for an Action Packer
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:25 PM   #54664
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How about trading for an Action Packer
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:27 PM   #54665
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so which one am I?

Im all about the two stroke fun. (thats what she said, too!)
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:29 PM   #54666
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ok, I am what I eat, I'm a pussy
I like chineese also, what a coincidence! Hiya Mike!
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:55 PM   #54667
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So why not put USD forks and a FCR on a stock framed XR400?

I have never owned an aluminum framed bike so I have no clue what the draw is. The CRF's I've ridden have never given me that "I need a recycled beer can for a frame" feeling.

Should have never sold my XR400
I'll definitely say the fcr is a hell of a carb. There's 2 versions though. The mx seems to be better all around unless you're purely road riding then the other non mx version is just fine.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:22 PM   #54668
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Anyone who disagrees with my choice can have steel, or magnesium, or make it out of unicorn bones, and that's ok too.

no....you can't do unicorn bones...both the EPA and PETA would have a shit-fit about it...and besides, unicorn bones are nearly impossible to weld...you need a live dragon's fire-breath to be able to weld unicorn bones...and there aint any in North, Central or South America....might be able to scare one up in the Pacific Rim countries
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:49 AM   #54669
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no....you can't do unicorn bones...both the EPA and PETA would have a shit-fit about it...and besides, unicorn bones are nearly impossible to weld...you need a live dragon's fire-breath to be able to weld unicorn bones...and there aint any in North, Central or South America....might be able to scare one up in the Pacific Rim countries
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:01 AM   #54670
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He's just mad because Honda uses teak wood for shimming their engine parts. KTM appears to use dinosaur bones.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:32 AM   #54671
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At the prices BMW charges they must use asteroid alloys and lube the engine with the blood of unborn children.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:09 AM   #54672
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I like chineese also, what a coincidence! Hiya Mike!
I gave up on the Mexicans, They gave me heartburn and be careful with the chineese with the crabs and all.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:32 AM   #54673
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It's all hypothetical anyway, but there's got to be a reason aluminum is used in Japanese offroad bikes.

I agree more that it's rider preference. I don't care either way as long as it turns and doesn't break. Besides, a corporation will tell you anything to sell the product like when Honda said 2 mufflers on the CRF250 were better than 1 then the next year went back to 1 muffler and now doing it to the 450.

Like in cycling it may lie more in being easier and labor wise, cheaper to produce since you can cast huge chunks of it that require little to no milling, can be extruded easier, melted at lower temps. I thought I had read the Japanese Steel isn't as cheap to produce as elsewhere in the world being on an island of limited resources. That and being it was MXA magazine, I can believe it.

Oddly, the big players in the off-road, non-mx arena, Husky, KTM, GasGas, Husaberg (even pre KTM) are still using steel frames though TM has drank the cool aide.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:35 AM   #54674
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At the prices BMW charges they must use asteroid alloys and lube the engine with the blood of unborn children.
Don't forget the Elf foreskin seats.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:49 AM   #54675
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mgorman sez:

"I thought I had read the Japanese Steel isn't as cheap to produce as elsewhere in the world being on an island of limited resources. "

You read right, Japanese steel is some of the most expensive in the world. It isn't just resources, labor is high, Japanese mills tend to be older, labor is high, and the Japanese oddly, resist using some modern equipment that is very efficient, since it isn't made in Japan
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