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Old 02-16-2013, 07:45 AM   #56701
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Yeah....I'm weird like that too. If I hadn't been in the Dr shocks before I'd have done them myself again. Unfortunately too much to do and riding season coming up says I need to outsource if i want more riding time.

Are you just starting learning,or have you already got most stuff down?
Still learning. I've only been riding a year and a half. But I'm also a big believer in that you are always learning. I've ridden horses for over 30 years and I'm still trying to figure it out too.

I actually work on the bikes to chill out and relax. So because my life is such a work hell right now, I welcome an evening of stapling a cover on a seat.

Fortunately, I was worried about the stapler sucking so the original is still on there. I like to test things first before I commit. I can still ride. I just won't match and be all pretty.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:38 AM   #56702
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So anyway, I'm headed to Mexico for the first time next week. Going with Toby and Harley Tim. Loading bikes on trailer and driving to southern Missouri, unloading heading to Austin for some music crossing at Laredo TX and heading to San Miguel de Allende with a few stops along the way. Toby's dad lives in San Miguel so we'll be there for a few days. I'll make sure I video any donkey fucking. Viva la Whitey!!!!!!
FYI some great MTB and dirt riding there, going this summer again myself
great town, heavy on the gringos but beautiful place.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:02 AM   #56703
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Still learning. I've only been riding a year and a half. But I'm also a big believer in that you are always learning. I've ridden horses for over 30 years and I'm still trying to figure it out too.

I actually work on the bikes to chill out and relax. So because my life is such a work hell right now, I welcome an evening of stapling a cover on a seat.

Fortunately, I was worried about the stapler sucking so the original is still on there. I like to test things first before I commit. I can still ride. I just won't match and be all pretty.
I never could figure the 4 leggers out. Twist their right ear and they just look at you funny. They ride terrible,horrid grass milage, finicky throttle and brakes, don't even get me started on maintenance.

I hear ya about the work hell. This week is a short 75 ish hours. Damn near triple digit weeks the last 4. It took me about 3 weeks to pull and replace a rear tire,even with dropping it off at a friend's to have him run it to the shop for me.

Good call on testing before committing. Learn to recheck your work and test it after. Both are good habits. Everyone is always learning or a grandmaster at that craft. At that point it should be an occupation because you'd be so good at it.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:22 AM   #56704
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New to OH. Location Springboro/Waynesville..

Bike under construction in TX 1997 Triumph Tiger (steamer) w/transplanted Kubota Diesel and Polaris CVT
Cool! My neighbor told me I could have a one-cylinder diesel engine that's in his garage, and I've been thinking about putting it in a bike ever since.

Welcome to Ohio, I'm near Chillicothe, retired, and can ride about anytime!
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:31 AM   #56705
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Oh, yea, nice video , Meef. I would never have seen it otherwise, as I DO NOT do country!
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:46 PM   #56706
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Oh, yea, nice video , Meef. I would never have seen it otherwise, as I DO NOT do country!
Personally I was expecting something more along the lines of GWAR.
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:28 PM   #56707
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Personally I was expecting something more along the lines of GWAR.
Gwarrrrrrr! Lol
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:11 PM   #56708
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speaking of Mexico, if all goes according to plan, I'm going to Baja for 10 days in April of 2014...whoohoo I cant wait
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:17 PM   #56709
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speaking of Mexico, if all goes according to plan, I'm going to Baja for 10 days in April of 2014...whoohoo I cant wait
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:30 PM   #56710
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one of the SabMag guys (also an inmate here by the name of Ratman) lives in San Diego and is a Baja veteran from WAY back...raced cars there in the 60s/70s...he led a SabMag Baja trip back on 05 and was recently reminiscing about it on the email list...next thing you know, someone says "hey, lets do that again" and bang, its on...

gonna fly out and ride one of his bikes...probably a DR350
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:31 PM   #56711
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one of the SabMag guys (also an inmate here by the name of Ratman) lives in San Diego and is a Baja veteran from WAY back...raced cars there in the 60s/70s...he led a SabMag Baja trip back on 05 and was recently reminiscing about it on the email list...next thing you know, someone says "hey, lets do that again" and bang, its on...

gonna fly out and ride one of his bikes...probably a DR350
Cool...sounds like fun! ;)
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:48 PM   #56712
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A change of pace.

In late March of 2011, I put my 2008 DL650 Strom up for sale on Craigslist after committing to purchase EJV's 1200GS Adventure. Within a few days, I had several phone calls with people who were genuinely interested. The first person to commit to looking at the bike stated that he'd be bringing a certified bank check with him and was ready to take possession immediately if he liked what he saw. His name was Rob Behler.

That Friday around 2PM, he arrived, riding from Columbus two-up on a BMW R1150RS with a friend. He seemed very happy with the bike's appearance and the test ride brought him back smiling. We then traveled to the bank and title office to handle the necessary paperwork. He didn't haggle on the price and selling this bike was by far the easiest transaction I've ever experienced.

As they were gearing up to leave, Rob stated to his friend that it should make a "great last bike." I couldn't help but ask him to explain this statement. "I have Stage 4 cancer," Rob said. The doctors had given him a pretty short time to live. From what I gathered, it had already been several months and the clock was ticking. "I cashed in my retirement account at work to buy this bike" he said, to which I replied that I felt bad that I was taking his retirement money. "Why? It's not like I'm ever going to get to retire!" Touché.

Rob had attempted a cross country trip on his Buell the prior year after learning of his illness, however the transmission had failed somewhere in Oklahoma. He needed a reliable bike to carry him to his goal of visiting every state in the Continental U.S. before the cancer took over. He had settled on buying a V-Strom to complete that journey, and wanted mine as I was selling it with everything needed for long distance travel.

He had a blog detailing his travels and his fight with cancer. When I checked in on his website in the summer of 2012, he was apparently undergoing another round of chemo but had achieved his goal of riding through every state in the Continental US. His website had a lot of pictures and details of the trips that he'd taken on the old yellow Strom.

Early this year, I checked on him again. But he was gone. I only met Rob Behler one time. It was immediately apparent that he was a good guy and was determined to enjoy his final days.

Rest in peace, Rob.



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Old 02-16-2013, 09:53 PM   #56713
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Cool post Dox, that's touching and glad to see your bike played a role in someone living out their life in style.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:54 PM   #56714
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thats both a very cool and yet very sad story...
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:02 PM   #56715
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Cool post Dox, that's touching and glad to see your bike played a role in someone living out their life in style.
Thanks, Craig. I couldn't have asked for a better home for the bike.
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