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Old 03-02-2013, 10:02 PM   #6856
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Got out for ride this afternoon, to blow the cobwebs out of the carb and test out the new-to-me HT racks with the Giant Loop.

I was very pleased with how the bag rested on the racks ~ it's going to work out really well.





Traction was darn near perfect, with little to no dust ~ a good time to be riding in the desert right now.



Saw a cool frozen waterfall in the middle of nowhere.



Lots of water out there, with all the snow melting.







Saw a group of wild horses on the ridge on the way back. Overall, it was simply outstanding to get out for a day and ride the two track while its nice and cool out. That DR350 runs great once I can get the SOB started. Someone did a very nice job of working the suspension over and it handles like a dream. If I can get figure out how to kick it over when it's cold, I'll be pleased as punch.


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Old 03-03-2013, 09:52 AM   #6857
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I got out yesterday and put another 40 miles on the 688, I've got 65 miles on it now and its running strong. On the way out around Lake Lowell I found Tim Bernard sitting on the side of the road, enjoying the beautiful day with his riding buddy Lynn. Turns out he was waiting for Ken to return with the truck. We talked for a few minutes, they had the situation under control, not much I could do to help at that point so I kept riding. Nice talking to ya Tim, hope you made it out alive :)
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:05 AM   #6858
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WE had a pretty good time, but there sure is a lot of nothing between stops

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Old 03-03-2013, 11:16 AM   #6859
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I got out yesterday and put another 40 miles on the 688, I've got 65 miles on it now and its running strong. On the way out around Lake Lowell I found Tim Bernard sitting on the side of the road, enjoying the beautiful day with his riding buddy Lynn. Turns out he was waiting for Ken to return with the truck. We talked for a few minutes, they had the situation under control, not much I could do to help at that point so I kept riding. Nice talking to ya Tim, hope you made it out alive :)
Good to hear you got the mean green back together; spring is just around the corner
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:25 AM   #6860
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Got out for ride this afternoon, to blow the cobwebs out of the carb and test out the new-to-me HT racks with the Giant Loop.

I was very pleased with how the bag rested on the racks ~ it's going to work out really well.





Traction was darn near perfect, with little to no dust ~ a good time to be riding in the desert right now.



Saw a cool frozen waterfall in the middle of nowhere.



Lots of water out there, with all the snow melting.







Saw a group of wild horses on the ridge on the way back. Overall, it was simply outstanding to get out for a day and ride the two track while its nice and cool out. That DR350 runs great once I can get the SOB started. Someone did a very nice job of working the suspension over and it handles like a dream. If I can get figure out how to kick it over when it's cold, I'll be pleased as punch.


Yeaaaaa....

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Old 03-03-2013, 01:16 PM   #6861
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I got out yesterday and put another 40 miles on the 688, I've got 65 miles on it now and its running strong. On the way out around Lake Lowell I found Tim Bernard sitting on the side of the road, enjoying the beautiful day with his riding buddy Lynn. Turns out he was waiting for Ken to return with the truck. We talked for a few minutes, they had the situation under control, not much I could do to help at that point so I kept riding. Nice talking to ya Tim, hope you made it out alive :)
I missed something ~ fill me in... you do the 685 kit on your KLR?
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:17 PM   #6862
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Yeaaaaa....

Ya if felt good to get out again. I nearly went ass over tea kettle, though, because my brain was way more ready to go fast than my body was.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:29 PM   #6863
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Ya if felt good to get out again. I nearly went ass over tea kettle, though, because my brain was way more ready to go fast than my body was.
Now I know there's a humorous story awaiting in that statement.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:13 PM   #6864
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WE had a pretty good time, but there sure is a lot of nothing between stops

ya know what I love about this picture!!??...
Average age here has to be about 60 ish??
Us old fellers ROCK!!...
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:31 PM   #6865
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Yep Sam, it's rip snortin' and rearin' to go Ryan, I had a *minor balancer system degradation which created metal shavings which in turn destroyed the crank bearings. I picked up a lower mileage bottom end out of a 94, and had Wyman rebuild the head and set me up with a 688. And yes, old guys rock, I hope to be one some day
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:51 PM   #6866
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A few more from our DV Ride



Coolsen taking it all in








Good to get out and ride no matter the age, but we did fall asleep kinda early.

OH, and of all places ran into WACHS roosting it up down there.

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Old 03-03-2013, 10:22 PM   #6867
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"Curious Bastards" roundel?

Just curious: looking at pictures from a trip to Indian Hot Springs this weekend, I noticed the same round sticker on the 16-miles-to-go sign and on the tub at the hot springs. A red roundel (BMW logo) surrounded by "Curious Bastards" and some fine print I can't make out. Anyone we know? My google foo finds nothing.

The recent rides have me jealous (seems to be my recurrent condition around here). to those getting out. I sure would have tried to get in on the DV thing if circumstances permitted. Might have tweaked the average age.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:49 AM   #6868
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Yep Sam, it's rip snortin' and rearin' to go Ryan, I had a *minor balancer system degradation which created metal shavings which in turn destroyed the crank bearings. I picked up a lower mileage bottom end out of a 94, and had Wyman rebuild the head and set me up with a 688. And yes, old guys rock, I hope to be one some day

I bet someone was dancing in the garage with excitement Come on Spring! Never ever in my life did I expect to be considered an "old guy". Ibuprofen is my friend!


BTW: I did the math, mean average age is 60.5
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:51 PM   #6869
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I bet someone was dancing in the garage with excitement Come on Spring! Never ever in my life did I expect to be considered an "old guy". Ibuprofen is my friend!


BTW: I did the math, mean average age is 60.5
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:36 PM   #6870
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Hold on!!!!

Spring is almost here I feel it in my bones.... really I feel it in my bones, umm maybe that's winter still stuck in there, anyway. Sun's a shinning, I got all my cycles serviced charged, and had a wonderful week in the desert to the south getting the ole riding legs and kinks worked out.


So, sit back, close your eyes and think spring while listening to this outstanding group.




SEE YOU OUT THERE
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