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Old 03-16-2013, 11:29 AM   #21676
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Is anyone riding anywhere today, on road or otherwise? It looks like I'm going to be able to make today a half-day at work and get out of here at 1pm.
I just got back from an Easter Egg Hunt and now the boy is napping so I have a couple of hours to ride. I guess am going to head West from Midlothian. I don't have much time so i don't know if I will be able to meet up with anyone and get some actual riding in. I will make my transition from Dad to Rider and i will check in on here before departing just in case.
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:51 AM   #21677
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I just got back from an Easter Egg Hunt and now the boy is napping so I have a couple of hours to ride. I guess am going to head West from Midlothian. I don't have much time so i don't know if I will be able to meet up with anyone and get some actual riding in. I will make my transition from Dad to Rider and i will check in on here before departing just in case.
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:55 AM   #21678
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Ready to go now but you live near downtown right? I might just cut through the prison bridge and make a big figure eight out to 522 and back. I don't think I have enough time to explore and try to get lost today. Drives me crazy that all my rides are completely spontaneous these days.
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:25 PM   #21679
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Meat!

This is going to be my dedicated dirt wheel. It's an 18" (vs stock 17) off a dr350s so it's even got a cush hub.. straight swap axle and spacer-wise.

Need a rotor, sprocket and carrier for it, so not quite ready for action, but I'm pretty psyched. Will be nice to be able to quickly swap between dirt and ADV-tour.

I won't know what to do with actual traction now, so used to the back end going all over the place.

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Old 03-16-2013, 02:25 PM   #21680
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Eddy, do know what brand of lights are on the back of your F800? I like the really annoying flicker that wouldn't let you ignore them.

Looking at a couple project upgrades for the spring. I'll probably be out for riding for a few weeks and away from dirt through most of April. Scheduled for eye surgery this coming week. Going to remove and paint the exhaust for the WR, reinstall reflectors so I can get it inspected and install auxiliary LED break/turn lights because I feel a bit invisible on it when stopped.

I'm also thinking about something like a set of hyperlites for the back of the Wee.

Dan, not sure what you will do with traction. Just try not to loop it.
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:47 PM   #21681
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Eddy, do know what brand of lights are on the back of your F800? I like the really annoying flicker that wouldn't let you ignore them.

Looking at a couple project upgrades for the spring. I'll probably be out for riding for a few weeks and away from dirt through most of April. Scheduled for eye surgery this coming week. Going to remove and paint the exhaust for the WR, reinstall reflectors so I can get it inspected and install auxiliary LED break/turn lights because I feel a bit invisible on it when stopped.

I'm also thinking about something like a set of hyperlites for the back of the Wee.

Dan, not sure what you will do with traction. Just try not to loop it.
Try this link, I've got 32 L.E.D.s on mine: http://www.hyperlites.com/


OFF


ON


When they are blinking at 5 times/second

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Old 03-16-2013, 02:53 PM   #21682
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Eddy, do know what brand of lights are on the back of your F800? D
P3's from Skeene Designs, they are awesome!

P.S. I hate the weatherman! It's been gorgeous all day! At least the yard looks much better. If its nice tomorrow, we'll be headed to the CCDR track.
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:43 PM   #21683
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P3's from Skeene Designs, they are awesome!

P.S. I hate the weatherman! It's been gorgeous all day! At least the yard looks much better. If its nice tomorrow, we'll be headed to the CCDR track.
Thanks. That is what I was thinking they might be. Mickey, having seen both in person, the Skenes have a built in constant but variable flicker even when just functioning as a running light that is so annoying you have to notice it. As it stands I like both, I'll have to let my wallet decide which I go with.

Also Eddy, it looks like the bottom is going to drop out here. Riding would be fine but I expect you would of being camping in the wet.
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:14 PM   #21684
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Eddy, do know what brand of lights are on the back of your F800? I like the really annoying flicker that wouldn't let you ignore them.

Looking at a couple project upgrades for the spring. I'll probably be out for riding for a few weeks and away from dirt through most of April. Scheduled for eye surgery this coming week. Going to remove and paint the exhaust for the WR, reinstall reflectors so I can get it inspected and install auxiliary LED break/turn lights because I feel a bit invisible on it when stopped.

I'm also thinking about something like a set of hyperlites for the back of the Wee.

Dan, not sure what you will do with traction. Just try not to loop it.
Put those on the Connie and the KLR...
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Connie:


Both lasted about 2 years, then they took a dump. They replaced both under warranty and those lasted about 2 years, and they croaked too. One more time (for both). Those lasted a year and died.

Ain't fookin' with those things any more.

YMMV

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Old 03-16-2013, 05:17 PM   #21685
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Put those on the Connie and the KLR...
KLR:


Connie:


Both lasted about 2 years, then they took a dump. They replaced both under warranty and those lasted about 2 years, and they croaked too. One more time (for both). Those lasted a year and died.

Ain't fookin' with those things any more.

YMMV

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I've had a lot better luck than you then. The first set of 16 that I put on the V Strom lasted about 2 years but they were on my 82' Honda Silverwing for about 12+ years before that. The current set of 32 have been on the V strom for 5 years now.

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Old 03-16-2013, 05:52 PM   #21686
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Good progress today....anybody want a thermarest, cheapy dry bag...or copy cat
Crazy creek chair....


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Old 03-16-2013, 05:57 PM   #21687
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Good luck Mike !

Whats the price on the Therma-Rest?
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:07 PM   #21688
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Good luck Mike !

Whats the price on the Therma-Rest?
You got a nephew in the scouts or something?
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:13 PM   #21689
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:18 PM   #21690
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I tell you what...ddlewis was quickest on the thermarest...



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