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Old 05-14-2014, 11:35 AM   #316
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I had them reinstalled in Poland for the paved section of my ride.

The Scouts I used were fantastic and will be me tire of choice when I get back home. 7200 miles and the rear was 1/16" from the wear bar. The front had loads of miles left but had picked up a bad head shake.

At Bialystok BMW, They even washed my bike!

Now that's some impressive riding gear
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Old 05-14-2014, 03:00 PM   #317
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This is 2 days late but it was a great ride:


Got any techniques you'd like share on hopping on and off the tracks?
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Old 05-14-2014, 03:24 PM   #318
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Got any techniques you'd like share on hopping on and off the tracks?
90 deg. angle, and lots of throttle.....
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Old 05-15-2014, 07:32 AM   #319
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:09 AM   #320
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can-bus adapter install

still deciding how to run the trigger wire

next stop plasti dip windshield and pdm60 install

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=978259
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Old 05-15-2014, 12:20 PM   #321
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Got any techniques you'd like share on hopping on and off the tracks?
Look for spots where there is alot of dirt/sand next to the tracks.
A piece of wood pushed into a switch point can be used as a ramp. (remove it after you are done) Pile of rocks also works.(remove them as well).
If you need lift your bike over the rails lift by holding the wheel so the suspension does not work against you. Lifting the wheel while turning it by hand works really well.
There were 2 of us so one person could control the bike while the other lifted a wheel.
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Old 05-16-2014, 12:11 AM   #322
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Old 05-16-2014, 06:04 AM   #323
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My evil twin presented me with a lengthy to-do list before it carries me to the RA rally (via the Smoky Mountains) in two weeks. To punish it, I will let it all go to the last minute.

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Old 05-16-2014, 11:24 PM   #324
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A few things.
Mounted a Wolfman Ranier tank bag:


Made a set of X straps. (in high-vis orange)



Installed a set of 2" Rox Risers, and made and installed a longer clutch cable to accommodate for the added rise


And installed a Denali power hub2 with the twisted throttle can-bus adapter

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Old 05-17-2014, 12:18 PM   #325
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Old 05-17-2014, 04:11 PM   #326
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Scrubbed in some rubber (Karoo 3) on the new 18" rear. With the bigger wheel and 45 tooth sprocket all the twitchiness with the throttle and steering has magically disappeared. Fucking brilliant.
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Old 05-17-2014, 09:48 PM   #327
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Installed some BMW pannier racks. Good thing I am not paid to do so.

EDIT: Today 5/18 I revived some used aluminum panniers from a 2009 GS to mount. They were not too bad with only a few scrapes here and there. They had a lot tree branch scratches and the like. I used 0000 steel wool and metal polish. Worked great and they look ready to go 5 more years.
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Old 05-18-2014, 02:00 PM   #328
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With the farkling in swing, I took my new (just past the break-in oil change) F700GS out to knock some dust onto it.
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Old 05-18-2014, 07:51 PM   #329
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90 deg. angle, and lots of throttle.....
My problem here is I don't see how to get CLOSE to 90 degrees ... unless he backs up ... maybe one more
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:30 AM   #330
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90 degrees and the proper amount of throttle works fine for getting the front wheel in, back wheel is another matter.
Overall just getting the bike parallel and as close as possible to the rail then lifting the wheel onto the rail and rolling it forward into between the tracks is easy enough and is a failsafe method.
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