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Old 09-21-2013, 06:41 PM   #211
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Sitting here with a gin & tonic waiting for the dog to take a dump going over today's dual sport ride with shooby and jeepbandit-shooby, you get any pics of those big ass rocks at the top of that trail today? I felt like I was the mars rover or something! Lot of pings and jolts going through that.

The Strom has a few new small scars on the undercarriage today but no permanent damage. I had a few reservations about adding more weight & expense to my bike with yet another aftermarket part , but no more. Ordering the skidplate asap! Today I was somewhat close to home, but Gold Point ain't exactly next door to San Diego. Would hate to have an easily preventable knock ruin the trip for me.

Looking forward to seeing you guys out there.

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Old 09-21-2013, 08:01 PM   #212
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I add too much weight to my bike when I get on it...I am going to cut 15lbs off the bike by gold point and that is the tire around my waist...


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Sitting here with a gin & tonic waiting for the dog to take a dump going over today's dual sport ride with shooby and jeepbandit-shooby, you get any pics of those big ass rocks at the top of that trail today? I felt like I was the mars rover or something! Lot of pings and jolts going through that.

The Strom has a few new small scars on the undercarriage today but no permanent damage. I had a few reservations about adding more weight & expense to my bike with yet another aftermarket part , but no more. Ordering the skidplate asap! Today I was somewhat close to home, but Gold Point ain't exactly next door to San Diego. Would hate to have an easily preventable knock ruin the trip for me.

Looking forward to seeing you guys out there.

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Old 09-21-2013, 09:19 PM   #213
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Good ride today, Not a "Death Ride", but a good ride nonetheless.

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Sitting here with a gin & tonic waiting for the dog to take a dump going over today's dual sport ride with shooby and jeepbandit-shooby, you get any pics of those big ass rocks at the top of that trail today? Should have some downloaded tomorrow
I felt like I was the mars rover or something! Lot of pings and jolts going through that.

The Strom has a few new small scars on the undercarriage today but no permanent damage. Dude, we talked about this back on page 2 or 3...

I had a few reservations about adding more weight & expense(really?)
to my bike with yet another aftermarket part , but no more. Ordering the skidplate asap! Today I was somewhat close to home, but Gold Point ain't exactly next door to San Diego. Would hate to have an easily preventable knock ruin the trip for me.

Looking forward to seeing you guys out there.

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Old 09-21-2013, 09:24 PM   #214
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Sitting here with a gin & tonic waiting for the dog to take a dump going over today's dual sport ride with shooby and jeepbandit-shooby, you get any pics of those big ass rocks at the top of that trail today? I felt like I was the mars rover or something! Lot of pings and jolts going through that.

The Strom has a few new small scars on the undercarriage today but no permanent damage. I had a few reservations about adding more weight & expense to my bike with yet another aftermarket part , but no more. Ordering the skidplate asap! Today I was somewhat close to home, but Gold Point ain't exactly next door to San Diego. Would hate to have an easily preventable knock ruin the trip for me.

Looking forward to seeing you guys out there.

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Geez, I thought you did that skid plate already!
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Old 09-21-2013, 11:40 PM   #215
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geez, i thought you did that skid plate already!
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Old 09-22-2013, 05:09 PM   #216
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I was being lazy and work has been nuts for the last two months straight. Really full on, weekends too.

Did the research today, going with the one jeepbandit recommended and made by a fellow forum member "narcosisjunky". Seems to be a great value.

EDIT:

Just ordered it, with highway pegs and a switch guard for the kickstand. I noticed the wire got scarred up a bit this weekend.

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Old 09-26-2013, 06:06 PM   #217
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The KLR i bought to cross the country from FL with now has a few upgrades


wired for heated gear
wired for USB
wired for 12V receptacle
happy trails skid plate and the engine guard/hwy bars
KLIM Badlands jacket
instead of ".22 cent carb mod" it got a real jet
Pelican topcase (still have to mount)
madstadt windscreen
1 gal Rotopax
big aftermarket handguards (can't remember brand but one of 'em that set me back)
wolfman racks/softbags
tire spoons
twisted throttle 2 bag drybag set up
phone/gps ram mount
new tent/mat/jet boil

still need sleeping bag, and to learn how to "spoon" tires, and need to install the digital voltmeter

I'm going to meet up and ride with a with a lot of friends on this trip, and join the TX "Roll the Bones" Rally on the way back too. But I'm REALLY looking forward to riding in the snow and joining you all in Gold Point
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:17 PM   #218
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Wow ! Nice work!
I did a bunch o stuff too:
- Installed new right foot peg
- Installed new left foot peg
- Installed side stand foot
- ....... Uh..... Ok, you win
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:26 PM   #219
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Damn son...

That's a lotta mods all at once! Nothing like a deadline to help you get stuff done. Looking forward to seeing the bike.

Liking your farkles Shooby, might of come in handy last weekend, eh?!

I just got the Enduro Guardian skidplate in the mail today. Thing is not f-ing around. Like a slab of a WW1 tank. Thanks for the recommendation Jeepbandit.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:25 PM   #220
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still need sleeping bag, and to learn how to "spoon"..." ..joining you all in Gold Point
Careful there, volunteering to learn how to "spoon" at this here deal, those my2Wheels guys might take that a little over the top, methinks..




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Liking your farkles Shooby, might of come in handy last weekend, eh?!

YES!, & I would've gotten away with it too, if not for those meddling UPS kids !
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:30 PM   #221
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methinks I may have just uninvited myself.
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:37 AM   #222
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Oh no I think you will fit right in......

The only question is who gets "Buck" ( the doll ) after this years ride and has to keep it till the following rally in April.
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:38 PM   #223
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Oh no I think you will fit right in......
OK, cool. 17 days & a wake up..(still not counting tho)

For those that looked at the calendar and counted, we're leaving Wed a.m.
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:04 PM   #224
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Do any of the big city venues at Gold Point have wi-fi?

Such as the saloon?
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:40 PM   #225
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Do any of the big city venues at Gold Point have wi-fi?

Such as the saloon?
I hope so. Yeah, I'd like say that I can ditch work for 4 days or whatever, but that is not the case when you own your own business.
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