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Old 06-11-2012, 12:44 PM   #17956
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My bike needs the final drive seal and crown bearing replaced... think your friend would like to ride it for a few days?...
I'm not sure that would work, but you can give it a try.



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Old 06-11-2012, 02:28 PM   #17957
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Nice ride, Harc-ster. WishICoulda.

As you said, the 990 has some freeway and cargo hauling advantages, but nothing that ` 200 fewer pounds of weight wouldn't ... .... outweigh.

Still, I kinda like my BADB. I rode it 500 miles this weekend, including the haul-ass blasts to/ from Preston.



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What did I do this weekend? Glad you asked! I decided it was time to do some testing of the 500EXC as a light weight dual sport. So I loaded it up & went for a ride on one of my favorite loops...and visited Ryman, too.




Here is the report...http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...9#post18855459

Thanks Ryamn for the tour. Sorry you got wet to the bone...
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:15 PM   #17958
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Hobble Crk - Wallsburg - Strawberry ride Big-K Post

Here are a few addendum's to the Big -K report...

Here is Chris on the BADB...



This was a perfect day for playing in the mountains. Not a lot of snow left...



Here is the group: Big-K, GISKev, Commander51, & myself. You can see how happy we are...

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Old 06-11-2012, 04:17 PM   #17959
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Nice ride, Harc-ster. WishICoulda.

As you said, the 990 has some freeway and cargo hauling advantages, but nothing that ` 200 fewer pounds of weight wouldn't ... .... outweigh.

Still, I kinda like my BADB. I rode it 500 miles this weekend, including the haul-ass blasts to/ from Preston.
I think Ryman would have traded places with you during that hail n rain storm.

But he did give a good tour of the area, even as a popsickle...
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:55 PM   #17960
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I've changed dirt bike tires galore, so what up w/ my strom? same concept only w/ dynabeads? tubeless what? anyone do this themselves and want to coach me? : ) !
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:39 PM   #17961
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I've changed dirt bike tires galore, so what up w/ my strom? same concept only w/ dynabeads? tubeless what? anyone do this themselves and want to coach me? : ) !
In my limited experience changing street tires, you want them dynamically balanced since speeds are usually a lot more than on dirt bikes. Wobbles, shakes, very uneven wear, etc.
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:43 PM   #17962
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I've changed dirt bike tires galore, so what up w/ my strom? same concept only w/ dynabeads? tubeless what? anyone do this themselves and want to coach me? : ) !
Changing is no different than a dirt bike tire...spoon em off, spoon em on. Lube is good.

I static balance mine, works like a charm. My balancer is home grown but HF sells one that works well. They have the weights too. You can be every bit as accurate as the dynamic balancer just a little slower.

Cake...
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:09 AM   #17963
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Changing is no different than a dirt bike tire...spoon em off, spoon em on. Lube is good.

I static balance mine, works like a charm. My balancer is home grown but HF sells one that works well. They have the weights too. You can be every bit as accurate as the dynamic balancer just a little slower.

Cake...
I've had issues at triple digit speeds with static balanced tires... Just my experience.
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:46 PM   #17964
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I've had issues at triple digit speeds with static balanced tires... Just my experience.
Maybe they weren't done correctly? Maybe a weight fell off? Tires wear. Just because something is in balance once, doesn't mean that it still is 5000 miles later. All I ever do is static balance. Works fines for double and triple digits.
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:04 PM   #17965
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I've changed dirt bike tires galore, so what up w/ my strom? same concept only w/ dynabeads? tubeless what? anyone do this themselves and want to coach me? : ) !
Depending how anal you are about the rim paint you might want to put a tie down strap
or other nylon strap between the tire iron and the rim as protection.
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:38 PM   #17966
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Bike is together. Anyone want to go riding tomorrow? If not, can anyone give me a trailhead to start at? Looking to stay off pavement at all costs. SIngle track would be sweet.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:26 PM   #17967
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Bike is together. Anyone want to go riding tomorrow? If not, can anyone give me a trailhead to start at? Looking to stay off pavement at all costs. SIngle track would be sweet.
How bout' the B (Bountiful)? Do I have to bring an old Husky?

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Old 06-13-2012, 09:00 PM   #17968
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In my limited experience changing street tires, you want them dynamically balanced since speeds are usually a lot more than on dirt bikes. Wobbles, shakes, very uneven wear, etc.
Well, there's the diff. Even on my ST1300, I rarely see triple digits. Does a Wee Strom do triple digits? Just curious...
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:04 PM   #17969
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I few months back I posted that I was running the tour of idaho (1400 miles with a ton of singletrack added this year http://www.motorcyclejazz.com/TID.htm) with a friend the last week of July. I need to get my van to the canadian border so we can load up and drive home at the end of the week. I thought a small group might like to ride the TOI backwards starting at the canadian border and use my van to get to the start. That's plan A. Let me know if anyone is interested and I can clue in the details.

Plan B is to stuff the 950 in the van a few weekend before and haul ass up there and spend a few days riding back. That actually sounds like a lot more fun but I'm running out of time to get it together.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:28 AM   #17970
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I few months back I posted that I was running the tour of idaho (1400 miles with a ton of singletrack added this year http://www.motorcyclejazz.com/TID.htm) with a friend the last week of July. I need to get my van to the canadian border so we can load up and drive home at the end of the week. I thought a small group might like to ride the TOI backwards starting at the canadian border and use my van to get to the start. That's plan A. Let me know if anyone is interested and I can clue in the details.

Plan B is to stuff the 950 in the van a few weekend before and haul ass up there and spend a few days riding back. That actually sounds like a lot more fun but I'm running out of time to get it together.
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