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Old 03-21-2012, 02:21 PM   #46561
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You did WAY more work than you had to. The tank doesn't even need to come off and the plastic can be flexed apart, it don't have to come off either.
You're the second person I've heard say this, but I wonder if the Wee isn't easier to get at the airbox. When I tried to do it without the tank being lifted, there was no way...the airbox screws can't even be accessed without the tank being completely lifted.
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:22 PM   #46562
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You're the second person I've heard say this, but I wonder if the Wee isn't easier to get at the airbox. When I tried to do it without the tank being lifted, there was no way...the airbox screws can't even be accessed without the tank being completely lifted.
Yeah, so there! Also, look close, only the little side piece held on with one screw was removed. Yes, the tank will come off with the cowling plastic in place.

New front and rear tires, yes the rear is now a radial 705 so we'll see how it holds up. Trying something different up front with a Kenda Challenger 110/90-19. It's close but I still have 3/4 inch clearance to the fender. A total road oriented tire but I wanted to see how different it would be from a dual sport tire. Also wanna see if it wears better.
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:25 PM   #46563
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New front and rear tires, yes the rear is now a radial 705 so we'll see how it holds up.
I'm on my 4th 705 radial rear on the Vee. I don't get a lot of life out of any rears, not like some people seem to, but the 705's do ok.. typically 4-5k and they're toast. I don't mind that so much, first because they're cheap but I like the tires performance a lot, they do better for me in the dirt and gravel than Tourances do at double the cost (and change).
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:42 PM   #46564
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I don't mind that so much, first because they're cheap but I like the tires performance a lot, they do better for me in the dirt and gravel than Tourances do at double the cost (and change).
That is word for word what I've been saying. Are we experiencing some strange cosmic bond today?
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:50 PM   #46565
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Are we experiencing some strange cosmic bond today?
If so, you were just thinking about Adrienne Barbeau's giant tatas in Cannonball Run II.
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:03 PM   #46566
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If so, you were just thinking about Adrienne Barbeau's giant tatas in Cannonball Run II.
Well, that does it. I am cooking chicken breast in the oven. It's so wierd Let me know if you sudden disappointment as I check my dating site to see if I have an responses.
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:39 PM   #46567
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If so, you were just thinking about Adrienne Barbeau's giant tatas in Cannonball Run II.
I like her giant tatas in Escape from New York even better
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:34 PM   #46568
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I'm on my 4th 705 radial rear on the Vee. I don't get a lot of life out of any rears, not like some people seem to, but the 705's do ok.. typically 4-5k and they're toast. I don't mind that so much, first because they're cheap but I like the tires performance a lot, they do better for me in the dirt and gravel than Tourances do at double the cost (and change).
I just put a radial rear on the GSA and am measuring/photographing it along the way. Curious if all the fury about chunking & delamination is just carry-over from the previous gen bias ply.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:35 PM   #46569
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I believe it starts at 10:00.

I think there is a Sportsman's class that you can ride in if you don't want to race competitively.
Excuse my ignorance, but do the "sportsmen" bring up the rear or are they staged with the competivie riders? If in the rear my be the tiicket as I don't want to hold anyone up or get run over.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:39 PM   #46570
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Excuse my ignorance, but do the "sportsmen" bring up the rear or are they staged with the competivie riders? If in the rear my be the tiicket as I don't want to hold anyone up or get run over.
If they was smart they would put us sportsman first so when we fall down they can use us for traction.

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Old 03-21-2012, 06:49 PM   #46571
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The woodsmen (rookie) in harescrambles always went last so as not to create too much death and carnage
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:52 PM   #46572
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I just put a radial rear on the GSA and am measuring/photographing it along the way. Curious if all the fury about chunking & delamination is just carry-over from the previous gen bias ply.
Heard that it was just the bias and others say both. I went to the Anakee 2 on the GSA and very happy with it. Much better traction and wear than the stock Torrances and I personally don't mind spending a couple of extra bucks on a tire for a bike that spends much of its time fully loaded and on the road for hours at a time. At this time in my life I reaslly don't need the excitment of a tire shredding at speed.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:53 PM   #46573
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If they was smart they would put us sportsman first so when we fall down they can use us for traction.


and if he fell in the right spot BigOhio could provide one hell of a lot of traction
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:04 PM   #46574
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and if he fell in the right spot BigOhio could provide one hell of a lot of traction
Or a very nice obstacle for a hero section.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:04 PM   #46575
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What time does it start and is there a website that I can get more info on it? May go down and watch but don't think I'm up for riding a full-blown enduro as I'm still working on my confidence and its a pretty scary thought to just jump into something like that with no clue of what's going on. Anybody else going down to hang out and be a poser?
It starts on Kelly rd about 1.5 miles south of SR50. Kelly road is just west of Allensville a few miles.
The event starts promptly at 10. If you want to see anything, you might want to be there by 8:30 or 9:00.

Steve: this enduro isn't any harder that what you rode with us on the 450. Heck, it is probably easier than what we rode...
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