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Old 01-02-2013, 10:48 PM   #6736
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What or whom is SW?
Sierra Whisky.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:04 PM   #6737
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It's a great little bike for sure! A little short legged, but easily gets through tight places, and handles sand way better than the KLR. But did you notice the butterfly stickers on it? My wife was not exactly thrilled upon seeing the last pics I posted. I mentioned to her that it would haul me around Death Valley just fine and she mentioned something about how she doesn't want HER bike to end up like my bike.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:13 PM   #6738
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Sierra Whisky.
You mean WhiskeySierra?
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:40 PM   #6739
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You mean WhiskeySierra?

Yea that's it. Damn I need to just shut up and go away again, crap I'm getting beat-up tonight. Hell it would have just been easier to say Bob.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:47 PM   #6740
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Yea that's it. Damn I need to just shut up and go away again, crap I'm getting beat-up tonight. Hell it would have just been easier to say Bob.
It gets pretty rough in here come winter time.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:22 PM   #6741
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Bill Whitacre is running the 2013 Dakar

Our fellow Idaho Adventure Rider Bill Whitacre is running the 2013 Dakar in South America......Go Bill.

Here is link to his blog if you want to follow his adventure:

http://wheresbillwhitacre.com/comment-page-1

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Old 01-06-2013, 03:06 PM   #6742
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Hi Sam
The KLR is making bad sounds. It had some metal shavings in the oil, and I found the balancer adjustment bolt loose. I replaced the front balancer shaft and bearings, and the front balancer and sprocket, which took care of most of the noises. I put another fifty some miles on it and no shavings in the oil, but its making a knocking sound. After I get a few other projects done in the garage I'll tear into it. I'm hoping its the stock piston slapping in a worn out cylinder. A 685 kit would fix that right up :) I'm taking advantage of the down time to get better aquainted with the little TW. How you been?
You'll not regret the big bore kit ~ best upgrade for my worn-out KLR I made to it.

Glad to see you on a TW ~ they're a hoot. My butt couldn't tolerate it for very long periods of time, but there aren't too many places they won't get into!


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Old 01-06-2013, 05:37 PM   #6743
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You'll not regret the big bore kit ~ best upgrade for my worn-out KLR I made to it.

Glad to see you on a TW ~ they're a hoot. My butt couldn't tolerate it for very long periods of time, but there isn't too much trouble they won't get into!



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Old 01-06-2013, 09:22 PM   #6744
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RWC is still alive?! How you been? Yup, the little TW has some clear advantages over the 400 pound hulk sitting sadly in the corner of my garage. With a 36 inch inseam and 250 lbs, comfort is not on that list. So far it hasn't gotten me into any trouble it couldn't get me out of
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:28 PM   #6745
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Hello inmates. I just wanted to get the word out and see if you guys can keep your eyes peeled. My 2009 KTM 250 XCW dirt bike was stolen from my house in Homedale last Thurs or Friday night. They just wheeled it out of the driveway. (driveway is gravel and the tire track was evident) Anyway here is a description.

2009 KTM 250 XCW (2 stroke)
# 74 on the side number plates
Aluminum chain saw rack where the front number plate should be
Enduro Engineering hand guards
Rekluse stickers on the front fender
Factory Connection stickers on the forks
Rekluse clutch cover
Rekluse left hand rear brake
Check Point Offroad and Moto Tally stickers on the rear fender.

If anyone sees or knows anything, I can be reached at 208-340-1101.

Thanks, Joe
FOUND in good condition by some rock hounders in a sand wash off Succor Cr road 7 miles from my house. It was out of gas and they couldn't get the KTM locking gas cap off. I got a knock on my door at 5:30 from the Sheriff and had the bike loaded in the truck an hour later. Thanks everyone for your wishes of luck, it worked.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:36 PM   #6746
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:27 PM   #6747
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FOUND in good condition by some rock hounders in a sand wash off Succor Cr road 7 miles from my house. It was out of gas and they couldn't get the KTM locking gas cap off. I got a knock on my door at 5:30 from the Sheriff and had the bike loaded in the truck an hour later. Thanks everyone for your wishes of luck, it worked.
Glad you got it back. I saw this today in the Argus Observer:

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Jan. 6, 14:40 Adrian: Reporting party advised that they were out south of Adrian on Succor Creek Road and while taking a walk they had come across a motorcycle in a gully.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:45 PM   #6748
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After 3 yrs, I'm finally moving back to boise!

Sam, you still in hawaii?
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:05 PM   #6749
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FOUND in good condition by some rock hounders in a sand wash off Succor Cr road 7 miles from my house. It was out of gas and they couldn't get the KTM locking gas cap off. I got a knock on my door at 5:30 from the Sheriff and had the bike loaded in the truck an hour later. Thanks everyone for your wishes of luck, it worked.
Glad they didn't trash it, I love happy endings !
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:47 PM   #6750
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I love happy endings !
http://www.kboi2.com/news/local/Poli...165590096.html




Congrats on getting your bike back Joe! That's awesome news
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