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Old 11-25-2012, 12:49 PM   #16
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Well, the last I saw Ian - Saturday - he had just done the White Rim Trail Friday and was following some 950's up Onion Creek on Saturday. Hopefully he is not adding to this thread.....
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:59 PM   #17
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I'm thinking the reason the tip over switch didn't work is that it was'nt tipped over ,just upside down. the switches sense degrees from verticle.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:32 PM   #18
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Maybe he wanted to save the wear and tear on his tires.....

or maybe he hit his head harder than he thought

mind boggling .....

next time I have a flat, maybe I'll just turn my bike upside down to take the wheel off...and if it keeps running I won't have to restart it
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:12 PM   #19
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Well, the last I saw Ian - Saturday - he had just done the White Rim Trail Friday and was following some 950's up Onion Creek on Saturday. Hopefully he is not adding to this thread.....
No carnage, sorry to disappoint.

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Old 11-27-2012, 05:12 PM   #20
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Hey James

Hope you took my comments in stride. That is one bizarre picture you posted of the bike upside down on the side of the trail.......right?

Notice you have a shorter screen.

I have the big Yamaha Tenere and have admired the looks of the Stelvio since I first looked at it. I won't be trading the Tenere for anything .....unless it's a 690.

BTW - I know what its like to ride a big heavy bike on the trails. Here's to Ya!

Be well - have fun.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:53 PM   #21
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Way ta go!
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:22 PM   #22
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Notice you have a shorter screen.
I take the screen off the bike now when I'm planning an off-road adventure. The tall screen gets in my way when I'm standing on the pegs. I may cut down the damaged stock screen and make a flyscreen out of it just so it looks less funny.


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Way ta go!
Thanks Tony. I'll post some stuff up on the PAR thread tomorrow.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:26 PM   #23
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Lets see, you were riding it in the dirt, crashed and recovered it, and continued riding it in the dirt.....I think that actually qualifies it AS a dirt bike...albeit a heavy one.

I dont care how heavy a bike is, I crash them all in the dirt at some point. A crash does not disqualify it as a dirt bike. If that is the case, every YZ, KX, CR, RM, KTM, and thumper I have owned was also NOT a dirt bike...and I have the X-rays to prove it.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:25 PM   #24
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It has been my experience that more damage occurs removing the bike from a situation like this than from the fall.

Case in point. I dumped my v-strom off a ~40 sheer rock face on Imogene pass (not one of my better moments). I was able to walk away essentially unscathed. When we winched my bike down the side of the mountain it incurred the majority of the damage but there really was not other way to safely extract it. I rode the bike 2,000 miles home but insurance declared it a total loss.

Sometimes you just can't get them out on their wheels. Mine was winched down on its side.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:20 PM   #25
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why on earth didn't you push it back upright first...
We are still waiting for an answer...
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:38 AM   #26
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[QUOTE:









"I'm really impressed with the sturdiness and durability of the bike"[/QUOTE]

Judging by the 3 pics above, I'm really impressed with the balance of the Stelvio - pretty much vertical and stable all the time!
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:50 AM   #27
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This post still confuses me after all this time. I keep "checking in" to see if someone has posted the mysterious f'ing reason the bike couldn't be towed out on its wheels,then I get pissed off all over again.

Please someone tell me a lie if you have to, make up a reason that 10 adult men couldn't roll this bike out on its wheels. Please don't leave me here wondering what's wrong with humanity - what am I missing!
The only thing I came up with is James A was sitting off to the side, dazed, confused and feeling lucky to be alive while the boyz did the recovery and was just thankful for the help while calming his nerves. I would have had a heart attack right then' n' there with my bike being dragged like that. But hey...you ain't getting that pig out solo
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:37 AM   #28
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The only thing I came up with is James A was sitting off to the side, dazed, confused and feeling lucky to be alive while the boyz did the recovery and was just thankful for the help while calming his nerves. I would have had a heart attack right then' n' there with my bike being dragged like that. But hey...you ain't getting that pig out solo
The bike wasn't dragged anywhere. I never wrote that anywhere so I'm not sure where you're getting that from. All of the photos of the bike upside-down show the bike exactly where it had landed (after I took the bags off); the winch line off the front end was to stabilize it while we pivoted the back end around to solid ground.
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:15 PM   #29
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Ok that's good to hear there was no dragging going on.
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:57 PM   #30
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The bike wasn't dragged anywhere. I never wrote that anywhere so I'm not sure where you're getting that from..

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While we were winching it out (with 3 big quads ), the left-hand mirror mount (which is part of the master cylinder), left-hand handguard, and left-hand switch cluster were all broken.[QUOTE/]
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You stated it was "winched" and that usually implies some form of "dragging".
We always imigine the worst case scenario.
Glad man and machine recovered.
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