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Old 02-11-2013, 02:33 PM   #61
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Sweet man, i am basically a neighbor! I live in North Grand Prairie. I am in the process of getting the new steed registered so possibly the 23 i could make it if thats cool.

Chris
I will PM you my cell. You can text me later if you want, and for sure if you go riding.
BTW my KLR is my only vehical for now. (except my broken scooter, and 2 broken dirt bikes, and broken honda magna, and broken dune buggy.) LOL Such a red neck like situation. I am not a red neck...per say.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:44 PM   #62
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I will PM you my cell. You can text me later if you want, and for sure if you go riding.
BTW my KLR is my only vehical for now. (except my broken scooter, and 2 broken dirt bikes, and broken honda magna, and broken dune buggy.) LOL Such a red neck like situation. I am not a red neck...per say.

Thunder,

I pmed you my cell. Def if i go riding i will let you know. Still needing to get the bike legal, just picked it up Saturday. My dad has the same color KLR you have! Talk to ya soon!

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Old 02-14-2013, 11:07 AM   #63
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In need of dirt fix.....

Riding this weekend. I don't care which day(s). Red River any one?
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:04 PM   #64
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Word on the street is Saturday riding red river style.

I think Ender, Droo, my dad, and myself are going. My ladygirl friend thing might go. What with the rain earlier this week I bet traction will be great.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:01 PM   #65
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Sweetness. Looking forward to it!
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:45 AM   #66
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Ok, Saturday 11 AM at the big tree by the kiddie track.


Any newbies going to come out?
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:15 PM   #67
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Ok, Saturday 11 AM at the big tree by the kiddie track.


Any newbies going to come out?
Andrew, Chris and I will probably be up at the front... it's too crowded and rowdy in the middle, and it's hard to figure out who is ADV if anyone shows up. That group we encountered last time at the front is rare, it's usually very quiet

I think we will have both the white Nissan frontier and grey dodge 3500 with large white trailer.
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:30 AM   #68
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Ok, Saturday 11 AM at the big tree by the kiddie track.


Any newbies going to come out?

I am out for this round. Still working on getting the bike registered and inspected. Signature issues held me up! But i def wanna hook up with yall when i do get it going. The 23rd maybe?

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Old 02-17-2013, 09:57 AM   #69
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I am out for this round. Still working on getting the bike registered and inspected. Signature issues held me up! But i def wanna hook up with yall when i do get it going. The 23rd maybe?

Chris
I am game for 23rd. I missed yesterday, but may go somewhere today. Was still hung over until a min ago.

How did it go yesterday? To those that went.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:40 AM   #70
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Weather was great, traction was great. Minimal mud, the loose sand was moist and made for perfect corners and berms. Hill climbs were bountiful due to the increased traction and confidence inspired by having a new go pro strapped to my head. All was well in the land of the dirt. Missed were the souls of the missing.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:53 AM   #71
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Damn, sounds like fun was had. Next weekend?
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:58 AM   #72
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With the forecast for rain on Wed and Thurs - I'm leaning towards Sunday.

But I'm still trying to get authorization for a ride on my wife's "birthday weekend".
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:06 AM   #73
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With the forecast for rain on Wed and Thurs - I'm leaning towards Sunday.
Agreed on Sunday, I say we watch weather and see how many inches they get.


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But I'm still trying to get authorization for a ride on my wife's "birthday weekend".
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:06 PM   #74
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How did it go yesterday? To those that went.
JB
I had a good time (as child mentioned conditions were about perfect). Only one hill climb I gave up on (Ender had no problem with it). My battery is over 2 years old and after killing the bike too many times in the cold on that hill I had trouble starting it again. It was just Ender and I for the first part of the day, so Ender went to my truck to get jumpers while I sorted through some tools to access my battery (the creek bed we were in was too sandy to do a bump start).

After letting the bike sit for a while I was able to get it going again and met Ender on his way back with the jumper cables that we didn't use since I got it going again.

I have the battery tender SAE pigtail on my bike, so now I'm going to carry my SAE connector with battery clips (the cable that comes with the battery tender) and I just ordered a 12' SAE-to-SAE cable to carry for a quick jump from anyone else with a battery tender pigtail. And I need to get a new battery.

Battery Tender 081-0148-12 12.5' Extension Cable:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Old 02-19-2013, 02:16 PM   #75
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I have the battery tender SAE pigtail on my bike, so now I'm going to carry my SAE connector with battery clips (the cable that comes with the battery tender) and I just ordered a 12' SAE-to-SAE cable to carry for a quick jump from anyone else with a battery tender pigtail. And I need to get a new battery.
I think it's a good idea to carry both the extender and the clips. That way if someone else has the SAE pigtail (like me) then you can just hook it up directly to the batteries and jump start quickly. With the extender and the clips you can try to get at the other person's battery with enough length that the bike doesn't have to be right on top of each other.

I know it is a scary thing when you are in a rut and your bike doesn't want to start. For anyone who doesn't start on the first or second try and suspects a worn battery... Take a 10 minute break, make sure you are in neutral, keep the starter pegged until it goes the first time, that's your best chance. Then go replace your battery first chance you get!
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