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Old 04-23-2013, 04:54 AM   #1291
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Here are my V-Strom

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Old 04-23-2013, 08:29 PM   #1292
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Back in the fall of 2009, I took at 4200 mi trip from Wyoming to Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Utah and saw a lot of amazing places in the middle of nowhere. What are going to do when you're far from home and don't have the right tool for the particular task at hand. Not even try and potentially miss something awesome? All things in moderation but there's a beauty to giving it a go with obviously the wrong tool for the job. Otherwise, this site would just be call Rider, right?

On one of the last days of the trip I started at Bryce Canyon, went into Capital Reef on the Burr Trail, and the over the Henry Mountains to Hanksville. The first time I had ever dropped the Wee was in some sand that snuck up on me. Note that the bike was originally going in the direction away from the camera:



The I ran into snow on the east side of Bull Creek Pass around 10,500' and managed to eat snow pretty hard. Luckily, the gent who took this pic helped me pick up the pieces:



After that, it was all fun. Wee!



Needless to say, I started saving my pennies for a DRZ when I got home. Good times!

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Old 04-24-2013, 02:12 PM   #1293
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FYI, salt water will really wreck an already abused chain. New one will be here in a couple days. Hopefully the new one will last more than 10k miles, I'll try to take better care of it. :/

Riding on the beach is awesome though. Had a cool mist blowing in, so a popped the GoPro on.

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Old 04-24-2013, 05:45 PM   #1294
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Another in the San Bernardino Mountains


I really need to get a set of Knobbies, almost lost it in the dust/sand a few times.
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:42 AM   #1295
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Pawnee National Grasslands
What grass?
Maybe they smoked it all

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Old 05-03-2013, 02:50 AM   #1296
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V-Strom 40 mm higher

It looks good and works also good. I did not manage any probems with stability even at 150 km/h

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Old 05-03-2013, 10:56 AM   #1297
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how did you raise the beast 40mm
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:46 PM   #1298
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how did you raise the beast 40mm
I'd be interested in knowing about that too!

Hmmm. Think I just found the answer on Stromtrooper.com The link didn't seem to work, but the thread is called "Project WeeStrom 7.5"

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Old 05-15-2013, 08:07 PM   #1299
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Snow levels near North Bend, WA (3 trips)

Here are some pics showing the snow level over 2 weekends - around 2000 feet still, but melting. Waiting for it to clear to 6000 feet so I can ride the WA Backcountry Discovery Route.

All these pics are near North Bend, WA

This is the Middle Fork Road of the Snoqualmie River. Odd weather day...snowing, raining and generally crappy, but had a bunch of fun - nothing like a bike sliding around on the slippy stuff! Still riding the Tourance tires.





Video of a gushing creek from the same ride - just a beautiful day in spite of (or maybe because of) the crappy weather

http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/kb...b882a.mp4.html




A couple of weekends later up by Exit 38 off of I-90 (near Ollalie State Park). Snow level still around 2000 feet - this was the end of the road (locked gate). And my first ride on the new Heidenau Scout tires... which totally rock!



And the next weekend, the snow level was still about 2000 feet (with a blow down that ended the adventure on NF 57 - North Fork of the Snoqualmie)







Really looking forward to seeing what this bike can do on the rougher stuff. Raising links on the way to give me a bit more ground clearance so I don't keep smacking my enduro guardian skid plate so much. (and in case you're wondering, yes, that is a hockey puck bolted onto the kickstand - works great and cost about $2 )

I love this bike!

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Old 05-16-2013, 09:21 AM   #1300
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Last weekend. I saw no other vehicles for about an hour and half - on a sunny Saturday.



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Old 05-16-2013, 12:18 PM   #1301
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Last weekend. I saw no other vehicles for about an hour and half - on a sunny Saturday.
Sound like a great ride!
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:02 AM   #1302
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First water crossing



My first water crossing experience, around Pennock Pass, CO
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:58 AM   #1303
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virgina off blue ridge pkwy
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:00 PM   #1304
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It looks good and works also good. I did not manage any probems with stability even at 150 km/h
You have to enlarge front hoses


and give shorter "bone" parts on the rear suspension - 122-125 mm (original is 140 mm)


Ofcourse it is necessary to enlarge side and central stands.

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Old 06-06-2013, 03:56 PM   #1305
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Riding in Dinosaur National Monument

Went camping in Dinosaur National Monument CO/UT





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