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Old 03-13-2014, 12:34 AM   #481
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Matt, I love the videos and appreciate the effort. Keep em coming
Thanks for the support
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:03 AM   #482
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I'm still lurking around, wishing I had the inseam for a 990 :/
I just have to pop in and say 'Thank You" for another awesome "Wan RR" BW has done a wonderful job with the always excellent support of LW !! As always, very entertaining/informative and pissing me off that I can't be out there doing such things!! Ha! Carry on!!
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:12 AM   #483
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I'm still lurking around, wishing I had the inseam for a 990 :/
I just have to pop in and say 'Thank You" for another awesome "Wan RR" BW has done a wonderful job with the always excellent support of LW !! As always, very entertaining/informative and pissing me off that I can't be out there doing such things!! Ha! Carry on!!
They don't ever touch the ground!

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Old 03-13-2014, 10:23 AM   #484
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I heard a rumor, Is Rancho Santa Ynes campground, restaurant, and/or motel still open. I don't want to stay in the motel, but the camping and food was good the last time I was there.

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Old 03-13-2014, 10:54 AM   #485
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This is just an awesome way to report a great Baja Run. The maps, the pictures, the time consuming videos and the riders on the big twins tearing up the desert is wonderful entertainment

Thanks for sharing the very detailed report
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:02 PM   #486
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Hey take a look at our big brother here It can do some good in the right hands
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:38 PM   #487
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I'm still lurking around, wishing I had the inseam for a 990 :/
I just have to pop in and say 'Thank You" for another awesome "Wan RR" BW has done a wonderful job with the always excellent support of LW !! As always, very entertaining/informative and pissing me off that I can't be out there doing such things!! Ha! Carry on!!
Thanks CB160,
Don't let a little thing like touching the ground stop you. Try riding a standard 990, you might be surprised.


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I heard a rumor, Is Rancho Santa Ynes campground, restaurant, and/or motel still open. I don't want to stay in the motel, but the camping and food was good the last time I was there.

Don
Hi Salsa,
I'm afraid I can't give you any current info. We didn't go to Mission Santa Maria this year, so, we did not notice if Rancho Santa Ynes was open. Sorry.



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This is just an awesome way to report a great Baja Run. The maps, the pictures, the time consuming videos and the riders on the big twins tearing up the desert is wonderful entertainment

Thanks for sharing the very detailed report
Thanks Throttlemeister,
I spent the morning reading about your incredible adventures. I could really only skim it in 1 morning, but WOW!
Congrats on getting the plate and screws out.


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Hey take a look at our big brother here It can do some good in the right hands
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:43 PM   #488
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Day 12 continued







We had some faster sections like this one where I got my second flat of the trip.





Cactus thorn again.





















You might be wondering what Bartek is up to while we’re out here.
Well, he found the Old Mill.













I bet he really worked up an appetite taking all those nice pictures.
Ahh, that should help.











Meanwhile...











Lica hurt his shoulder yesterday, while testing in the dunes. There was no way he was going to miss out on the single track today, but I think it made his day really tough.

There was a lot of cactus to miss, or hit.




It sure sounded like that one hurt in the video.
































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Old 03-13-2014, 12:54 PM   #489
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OSO Logo Input OSO Dance

In true OSO LOC form, the bear should be standing on one foot, er, paw,,,with the other rear paw stretched out to the rear......

Show more teeth too....with attitude.

So that's what I have been missing in Baja.....

Thanks for the RR guys...and gal.
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Old 03-13-2014, 05:06 PM   #490
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You know, there is no report that rivals a Wans report. Thanks again.

haha....even before the report, no one will ride like the wans and the osos.


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Old 03-13-2014, 05:50 PM   #491
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Are you guys all running stearing stabalizers? I'm assuming so, worth tne money? I'm thinking about adding one before next months trip so I can keep up with KTMNATE! I have never had a bike with one but I'm thinking it might be an asset on the big girl. Will it help tame the beast in the sand?
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:08 PM   #492
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Are you guys all running stearing stabalizers? I'm assuming so, worth tne money? I'm thinking about adding one before next months trip so I can keep up with KTMNATE! I have never had a bike with one but I'm thinking it might be an asset on the big girl. Will it help tame the beast in the sand?
Hi advrockrider. Yes we all have stabilizers on our bike and I love it but in the sand will help you a lot .....if you go fast enough, if you go to slow it'll just help you fighting the bike for a little while longer
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:13 PM   #493
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This day was the hardest day of the trip for me...took some drugs to deal with the pain and they worked but I was way to hot on that single track.....just couldn't get in the grove.
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:08 PM   #494
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This day was the hardest day of the trip for me...took some drugs to deal with the pain and they worked but I was way to hot on that single track.....just couldn't get in the grove.
Yes it was very hot. I sure liked some of the little loose hill climbs. That trail would have been great with a little rain.
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:40 AM   #495
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Are you guys all running stearing stabalizers? I'm assuming so, worth tne money? I'm thinking about adding one before next months trip so I can keep up with KTMNATE! I have never had a bike with one but I'm thinking it might be an asset on the big girl. Will it help tame the beast in the sand?
For me the Scotts was something I never could afford. On my 500EXC, I ran it without and with and I have to say, it really improved its performance on packed wash boarded gravel roads. Being a trail bike at heart, its geometry is not optimized for road riding but instead for tight turns. I know mine has saved my bacon in sand, silt, bouncing off of rocks and while sliding into ruts parallel to my path numerous times. My arms seem to be less fatigued after a long day of riding trails or 2 track. It is one of those really expensive investments like suspension tuning that make a huge difference in the handling of the bike and is a great upgrade that requires some saving to acquire. It has to really be helpful on those huge KTM twins!



Great report BigWan and LittleWan! You Osos are rockstars taking those huge machines out into the tight and gnarly. Hasn't anyone told you that those are streetbikes?? I am really digging these Baja reports. Those cacti do not look like too much fun tho!
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