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Old 01-13-2013, 07:32 AM   #55876
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Here is my new jacket it is the Firstgear Rainier. I like it pretty well. Real warm. I got the pants that go with it. The only thing I dont like is how heavy it is and the fit around my neck is not great. I haven't tested it in the rain yet.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_wWeVy7u_w

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Old 01-13-2013, 07:59 AM   #55877
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I've been wearing the Firstgear TPG Teton for a couple years now. Really like it although like Alan the neck doesn't fit me quite right, too tight, can't snap the last button.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:00 AM   #55878
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I have about $2,000 in gear on my shopping list:

IMS 3.0 gal Fuel Tank
Olympia AST II Jacket
Olympia Ranger 3 Over Pants
Alpinestars Scout WP Boots
Wolfman Side Racks
Wolfman Teton Saddle Bags
Wolfman Enduro Tank Bag
Seat Concepts Seat
AMS WR250R/X Triangle Rack
Flatland Racing Skid Plate
Slipstreamer S-06 Spitfire Windshield
Flatland Racing Radiator Guard
SpeedoDRD

I also have another $1400 on a wish list. Reading books and doing research keeps the mind engaged until the end of the tour when I finally start making purchases.
I'd opt out of the Speedohealer and just use a GPS, kill two birds with one stone. I rarely, if ever, look at my speedo on the WR anyway.

I'd suggest the Unabiker guard over the Flatland rad guard. I think it may be cheaper, too. Top shelf stuff.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:23 AM   #55879
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Yeah, I did that too....did a paltry 20 miles on the 29'er on the gravel roads around here, but it felt like 100 miles. The little hilly roads around me were pure snot and some still had patches of ice...it was like pedaling up syrup.

And, my endurance is for shit so I was wiped out by the time I limped home.

I averaged a respectable 7.9mph.

We went out Friday and experienced the same thing, snotty roads,. I was so happy when we hit pavement. It was all worth it being in shorts in January on my bike. Followed up with a jeep trip to Harley Tim's Saturday to sit outside and plan a trip to Mexico. Walked the dog today in a pair of shorts also. Looks like I'll be packing the shorts away for awhile after today.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:52 AM   #55880
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We went out Friday and experienced the same thing, snotty roads,. I was so happy when we hit pavement. It was all worth it being in shorts in January on my bike. Followed up with a jeep trip to Harley Tim's Saturday to sit outside and plan a trip to Mexico. Walked the dog today in a pair of shorts also. Looks like I'll be packing the shorts away for awhile after today.
What no pics of you in spandex? Actually we thank you...lol
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:58 AM   #55881
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I WAS going to say "That's not a Bald Spot. Flagger, show them what a Bald Spot looks like".

Mark, Glad the damage to man and machine sounds manageable.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:03 AM   #55882
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Where's indypup or buildit when you need 'em?
I was out making more videos of shooting crab apples with shotguns, clearing trail of brush with chainsaws, and playing in the mud on my WRR.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:10 AM   #55883
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What no pics of you in spandex? Actually we thank you...lol
There was no spandex involved in the activities above
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:41 AM   #55884
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I've been wearing the Firstgear TPG Teton for a couple years now. Really like it although like Alan the neck doesn't fit me quite right, too tight, can't snap the last button.
I picked up a Teton as well last summer and really like it. Plenty of pockets, waterproof, decent venting, and sturdy so far. Neck is a bit snug but I usually don't snap it anyways.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:26 AM   #55885
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Wolfman Side Racks
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i have a set that came on my WRR that I'll make you a good deal on when you get back.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:28 AM   #55886
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Going thru some old Photobucket uploads, found several group shots of members here. Some are not even a year old, some date back 6+ years...














First time I met/rode with you guys. 27 degrees and I roll up on a KLR250 with a hoodie, carhartt pants and a MX lid....man, a lot has changed in a year....
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:44 AM   #55887
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So, we went to IP this morning because after yesterday I decided I had to have some boots with some semblance of being waterproof. I picked these up:

http://www.ironpony.com/ironponydire...EET%20PRODUCTS

Also, Krista tried out a few bikes. She is kinda comfortable on a KLX250, but the WRR is too tall for sure. Thinking I may try to find a CRF 230 eventually. For now, I think we are going to get a Zuma or Ruckus for her to get the mechanics down before we start working on shifting. Anyone have a scooter they want to get off of?

I also made the mistake of sitting one a Versys..I kinda want one...
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:48 AM   #55888
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I'd suggest the Unabiker guard over the Flatland rad guard. I think it may be cheaper, too. Top shelf stuff.

Thanks. Never heard of them, but I'll check it out.

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i have a set that came on my WRR that I'll make you a good deal on when you get back.
I'll be back in mid-March, though I don't think the wife will allow me out the first week.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:59 AM   #55889
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I'd opt out of the Speedohealer and just use a GPS, kill two birds with one stone. I rarely, if ever, look at my speedo on the WR anyway.

I'd suggest the Unabiker guard over the Flatland rad guard. I think it may be cheaper, too. Top shelf stuff.
I just checked the Unabiker site and don't see a WRR application, unless something else fits. I have a Flatland, it seems ok, but hasn't deflected any trees yet , seems to keep the gravel out. There's one made by Force that looks more substantial, but its about $100.
I have a Ricochet skid plate, if I planned on dragging it over logs regularly, I'd replace the hex bolts with something smoother. Once again, it keeps the gravel off the case. It also wraps around and would maybe deflect anything headed toward the sight glass.
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:43 PM   #55890
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Question Question?

Anyone know of a good honest mechanic who can check over the adjustment of the carbs on my XL600 affordably?


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