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Old 11-12-2013, 06:30 AM   #6661
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I don't see why you should have any problem. I have ridden mine further at a time at higher speeds with no issues except my butt numb.

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Old 11-12-2013, 08:27 AM   #6662
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Ok,bike at the dealers mechanic,will be repaired under warranty,they will also change my sprocket to 13t,free of charge,(I have supplied sprocket).not bad outcome overall,except I'm without a bike for 3 days....

I do have a question to fellow riders.
I'm going away for Xmas to pretty awesome area with endless trails...wich is 400 km away.im thinking about riding my bike,( behind a car with my family in it).is it too much for that little bike to handle 400 km 100km/h.?

My bike only done 250 km so far.
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P.s. Providing my ass can handle 400 km...
Your bike will handle it fine. 400km/258m isn't that terrible. Your butt is the real question on how it will hold up!

If your bike is brand new with only 250km so far, then change the oil before you go since you'll probably go past the first recommended oil change on that trip. 400km + 400km + miles you ride on the trail.
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Old 11-12-2013, 02:27 PM   #6663
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Searching ADV local stuff...

But, came across this, not local, but pretty nice riding. Not my vid, no idea who these folks are...........Snow here this morning, bummer. Longish vid, but worth a look.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxDBgys2p24#t=332
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Old 11-12-2013, 02:58 PM   #6664
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Your bike will handle it fine. 400km/258m isn't that terrible. Your butt is the real question on how it will hold up!

If your bike is brand new with only 250km so far, then change the oil before you go since you'll probably go past the first recommended oil change on that trip. 400km + 400km + miles you ride on the trail.
Thanx for reply.I will do first service before we go away,will try clock 1000 km,shouldn't be a problem.
Got b&b bash plate on it and honda cargo rack,13t sprocket and deciding on alloy bars and hand guards... Too many options out there.
B&b bashplate looks sick.highly recommended.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:13 AM   #6665
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deciding on alloy bars and hand guards... Too many options out there.
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Nope, only one choice: http://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_...=handguards_00

They will sell you ProTaper bars already tapped and with inserts installed.

Reasons to get HBD's setup:

1) The handguards mount to the triple clamp, so they are far less likely to bend your bars, and won't rotate.
2) The handguards mount to a tapped and threaded hole in the bar end, instead of using an expander plug. This makes for a much stronger connection that again, won't spin.
3) The mirrors!!!
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:53 AM   #6666
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Talking The LRP does Baja!

Having an unexpected break in my current work on tour we decided to go to Baja and ride some of the Baja 1000 course during the pre-running. About 1400 miles in about 4 days with lots of dust, rocks, tequila and tacos.
The little Honda that could performed great, ran strong even with questionable brown Mexican gasoline, had no issues with the terrain or long highway miles to get there and back with the new windscreen making those long days mo' better for Nancy. Couple of things got bent but nothing we couldn't just bend back on the trail.

Go LRP (and Nancy) !











































































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Old 11-13-2013, 09:02 AM   #6667
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OK Lost, love the pix. Nice to see the LRP in action. Is the screen a DIY?
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:29 AM   #6668
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Thanks!
Yes, I made the screen(s) from a .177" Kydex ABS sheet purchased on Amazon using the oven, a heat gun and a dremel.
Heated the sheet in the over @ 275 till it was pliable, formed it into the OEM headlight mask, bolted it on then shaped the top with a heat gun, trimming as I went with the dremel. Kind of used the same shape on the top as found on the BMW G650GS screen.... Hello Kitty!
No wind on the chest, helmet in clean air... somehow it worked out perfectly.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:35 AM   #6669
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Why no HDB mirrors on the LRP?
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:45 AM   #6670
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Thanks!
Yes, I made the screen(s) from a .177" Kydex ABS sheet purchased on Amazon using the oven, a heat gun and a dremel.
Heated the sheet in the over @ 275 till it was pliable, formed it into the OEM headlight mask, bolted it on then shaped the top with a heat gun, trimming as I went with the dremel. Kind of used the same shape on the top as found on the BMW G650GS screen.... Hello Kitty!
No wind on the chest, helmet in clean air... somehow it worked out perfectly.
Got to be racking up the mileage on the LRP, do the 2nd valve check yet?
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:46 AM   #6671
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Because Nancy forgot to fold them in on a ride and broke them, HDB never responded to me when inquiring about buying new ones... and you can't just order the mirrors by themselves off their website.
But the most important reason is she has poor eyesight and never could see well with the HDB mirrors, the much larger Double Take mirrors in the more "standard" position gives her much more confidence of seeing what's going on around her on the street.
While deciding/waiting on what to do about new mirrors I put the OEM ones back on, she said " I can see again!"
I knew that Double Take was the way to go for her, riding on dirt with the OEM mirrors is just asking to break things.
I personally love the HDB mirrors on my bike, but I have excellent eyesight.



SAPB:

No we haven't, I just changed the oil/air filter again and tightened up a few loose bolts. My injury earlier this year has kept the miles down on both our bikes, hopefully this winter we'll get some more seat time, for now it's time to work and Baja was just a short adventure to hold us until I get home again after xmas.

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Old 11-13-2013, 10:15 AM   #6672
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Leg #1 of the TransAm Trail is scheduled for this weekend on the LRP
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:35 AM   #6673
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Leg #1 of the TransAm Trail is scheduled for this weekend on the LRP
You doing the whole TAT? I researched it, some sections in CO, I believe, are only passable for short periods of time. Keep us posted.

http://www.transamtrail.com/
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:13 AM   #6674
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You doing the whole TAT? I researched it, some sections in CO, I believe, are only passable for short periods of time. Keep us posted.

http://www.transamtrail.com/
SAPB, no, unfortunately time/money simply wont allow for the entire journey. A friend and myself will be knocking out sections over the coming months/years.

I'll be documenting each section as we accomplish them. We are fortunate enough to live 1.5 hours from the starting point in TN. I currently have a virtually stock CRF250L and he'll be riding a slightly modified DRZ400. With only my backpacking and dirt bike skills to help me along, we've scheduled Leg #1 for November 16, 2013 - this coming Saturday.

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Old 11-13-2013, 11:37 AM   #6675
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[QUOTE=Kray;22770728]SAPB, no, unfortunately time/money simply wont allow for the entire journey. A friend and myself will be knocking out sections over the coming months/years.

I'll be documenting each section as we accomplish them. We are fortunate enough to live 1.5 hours from the starting point in TN. I currently have a virtually stock CRF250L and he'll be riding a slightly modified DRZ400. With only my backpacking and dirt bike skills to help me along, we've scheduled Leg #1 for November 16, 2013 - this coming Saturday.

Well, you certainly picked the right ride for it. A few years back, my daughter and I rode our bikes from here, to Albuquerque. That was nice, but what you are doing will be way better, I'm jealous. Ride safe!
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