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Old 03-23-2013, 02:23 AM   #34051
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It's a Random photo I stole off the web. They probably stopped for the photo.

My friends son "Rode" his bike over 1000 miles, and did it in just over 20 days. Only 3 riders made the whole trip. They were on the course at the same time as the dog sledders, and if the snow was packed the bicycles could go a few miles faster than the sleds, but if it got fluffy, the sleds would pass them back. He told me a story of riding on a frozen river with a tail wind, and he caught up with a sled. He and the sledder had a conversation for several miles moving all the time.

Very, very impressive. Your son must be in great physical shape. Certainly one hell of a challenge!
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:23 AM   #34052
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Bah, that's not that adventurous for Alaskans as the weather's been quite warm of late. Now the dudes (and gals) I saw riding in town when it was -50? Those are the crazy bastards.

BTW I had no idea there was a bicycle ride on the Iditarod trail, especially not at the same time as the dog race.

Or there's the guy who just rode his R1 from Barrow, which has no road access, across the pack ice, to Deadhorse and down the Dalton. He's currently in Fairbanks, getting repairs, before heading to Key West.


http://www.polariceride.com/index.php?lang=en

My WR is back together, but hasn't been ridden yet. Never got the swingarm off, never looked further at the motor. Decided to just leave it alone for a little while and revisit it once the outside temps are above freezing at night. Might be buying a Honda Nighthawk 750 for a second bike for more road-tripping and turning the WR back into a more focused off-road dual sport machine again.
Dig this, thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:08 AM   #34053
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Hey guys,

I'm trying to install my powercore and am running into an issue...


there is about a 1/2" gap between the anchor the midpipe bolt and the midpipe... no matter how I maneuver it the only way it will work is if the muffler mount goes on the inside of the fender... which obviously isn't right...

I have the header loosened off, am using the supplied adapter because I have stock headers... anybody know whats going on here?





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Old 03-23-2013, 12:02 PM   #34054
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I have the header loosened off, am using the supplied adapter because I have stock headers... anybody know whats going on here?
Could they have sent you the wrong one? Those are literally supposed to slip on.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:04 PM   #34055
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Could they have sent you the wrong one? Those are literally supposed to slip on.
All the packaging and instructions look right...
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:07 PM   #34056
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All the packaging and instructions look right...
Can the mid pipe spin around where it connects to the can? Other than that, there is nothing else - you should be able to hold the can and mid pipe together, lining it up with the can mount and see exactly how to insert the mid into the header.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:57 PM   #34057
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Fmf's supplied bolt is too short. Use the stock one or get one size longer from a hardware store.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:07 PM   #34058
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Fmf's supplied bolt is too short. Use the stock one or get one size longer from a hardware store.
Stock one is too fat for the anchor... I'm gonna have to grab a slightly longer one I guess.
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:03 PM   #34059
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I'm ready to order a skid plate and hand guards.

I've seen the options but I have no idea what has stood the test of riding.

Any suggestions will be most appreciated.

I'm good with helmet, boots, protection system, gloves, and goggles. Damn, the good shit aint never cheap eh?

Buying all this stuf makes me wanna and then that makes me wanna but then I get and wonder too much about people who are a little and then I realize Hey, it's time for more and it's all good . . .


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Old 03-23-2013, 04:18 PM   #34060
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Flatlands skid and highway dirtbike handguards are the best!

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I'm ready to order a skid plate and hand guards.

I've seen the options but I have no idea what has stood the test of riding.

Any suggestions will be most appreciated.

I'm good with helmet, boots, protection system, gloves, and goggles. Damn, the good shit aint never cheap eh?

Buying all this stuf makes me wanna and then that makes me wanna but then I get and wonder too much about people who are a little and then I realize Hey, it's time for more and it's all good . . .


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Old 03-23-2013, 04:41 PM   #34061
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I'm ready to order a skid plate and hand guards.

I've seen the options but I have no idea what has stood the test of riding.

Any suggestions will be most appreciated.

I'm good with helmet, boots, protection system, gloves, and goggles. Damn, the good shit aint never cheap eh?

Buying all this stuf makes me wanna and then that makes me wanna but then I get and wonder too much about people who are a little and then I realize Hey, it's time for more and it's all good . . .


+1 on the Flatlands skid plate. I run Cycra Pro bends. Both Made In America!!
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:04 PM   #34062
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[INDENT]I'm ready to order a skid plate and hand guards.

I've seen the options but I have no idea what has stood the test of riding.
Cycra Probends.

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Old 03-23-2013, 06:17 PM   #34063
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Ok so I just got my HDB guards and I go to put them on and the top clamp and the end of the guards is about 2" apart? D I bend to make fit or spacer kit?
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:28 PM   #34064
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Ok so I just got my HDB guards and I go to put them on and the top clamp and the end of the guards is about 2" apart? D I bend to make fit or spacer kit?
I bent mine. Little bit at a time, took several tries until I got 'em right.


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Old 03-23-2013, 06:32 PM   #34065
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+1 on the Flatlands skid plate. I run Cycra Pro bends. Both Made In America!!
+1 more. I've got the Cycro Pro bends because I took them off another bike. They're a step above most of the other handguards out there. I've seen HDB setups on other guys bikes, and they're top shelf too. If I was buying again, I'm not sure which I'd go with. I bought a Flatland skid plate too but haven't put it on yet. It seems as rugged as any other and the word on the internets is that it has the best coverage.

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