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Old 03-22-2013, 08:45 PM   #34051
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:10 PM   #34052
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It seems like I'm getting about 10,000 kms for each slider. I have also been thru about as many chains. I ride it and I'd it when broke, spray the chain with oil once and awhile and change the motor oil every 3000kms it's a bike not a piece of art work, it's made to e ridden and ridden hard it gets. Currently sitting at approx 31,000 kms and I've only had it for just over a year. Bought used with 6,000kms last nov.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:02 AM   #34053
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Thanks! I miss a lot of things about Wyoming, but having the bikes under cover and on a battery tender for five or six months isn't one of them. I can't believe how much I've missed having a dirt bike! The GS is an awesome machine, but you have to be careful of its weight and bulk so I don't take it some places I'd like to see. I had an RT when I moved here but it just wasn't getting ridden because there are so many fine gravel roads to explore, so I sold it and got some kayaks! Don't do much of that in Wyoming...



I'd always wanted to do some kayaking and Virginia is full of cool rivers. This is the James just a few miles from home. We sometimes put the kayaks and MC on the trailer and use the motorcycle as a shuttle vehicle, so I get the best of both worlds! Kinda miss the RT, but this helps salve my wounds .
Lots of good riding here in the Appalachians. I now live in Collinsville, VA-but bought 5 acres just west of Churchville, VA off Jennings Gap Road-so fairly close to you. Maybe we can share some riding some day,..

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Old 03-23-2013, 01:23 AM   #34054
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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, 04:23 AM   #34055
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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, 10:08 AM   #34056
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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, 11:02 AM   #34057
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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, 11:04 AM   #34058
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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, 11:07 AM   #34059
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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, 11:57 AM   #34060
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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, 12:07 PM   #34061
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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, 03:03 PM   #34062
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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, 03:18 PM   #34063
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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, 03:41 PM   #34064
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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, 05:04 PM   #34065
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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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