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Old 07-29-2012, 08:06 PM   #18226
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After almost two years of not riding due to lack-of-bike-due-to-lack-of-money (had to sell our matched set of DR650SE's to buy the wife a car) I am happy to announce that I picked up this little beast this morning:

Granted, it may not be the most intimidating bike on the planet, but it was in my price range. I'm not sure which feature was the real selling point, but I really like the custom tail rack (held on by hose clamps), the self-lubricating chain (the final output seal leaks), or the fact that it is possibly still running on its original tires (the bike has less than 2000 miles on it).

Good times......it's been way to long since I've been able to ride.
Did you kick start it before you bought it? Those things can be mean. Other than that nice score.
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:33 PM   #18227
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Did you kick start it before you bought it? Those things can be mean. Other than that nice score.
I kickeded it over cold with no choke. It lit on the second try.....that's part of what told me this might be "the one"...ya know? I was teaching my wife to start it this afternoon (she got spoiled on that DR650 with the electric start) and even she can light it on a few kicks....and she weighs like 120.

Makes me mucho happy.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:25 AM   #18228
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This kinda makes motos look like toys for girls.
http://www.redbullusa.com/cs/Satelli...21243240729084
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:39 AM   #18229
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This kinda makes motos look like toys for girls.
http://www.redbullusa.com/cs/Satelli...21243240729084
Think what the video with straight riders would be like.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:44 AM   #18230
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This kinda makes motos look like toys for girls.
http://www.redbullusa.com/cs/Satelli...21243240729084
Pretty small group of people that can ride like that. I don't think they stay out of the ER for long periods of time.
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:06 PM   #18231
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Aluminum Welder / Fabricator

Gents... and I use that term rather lightly...I am in need of someone who can weld and "manipulate" aluminum in the Salt Lake vicinity.....
You see, I was out for a little jaunt with some fellow inmates (you know who you are) when I decided to test out the beast's "crash protection system"... you know... in case I ever really needed it.....
Unfortunately, the touratech pannier recieved some "modifications' and it is no longer water tight or able to mount onto the bike......
Can you believe they actually want $800 for ONE pannier??? I mean seriously.. I'm not a total cheapskate, but that's ridiculous....

It would be most helpful if it would be possible to do the work at my place, as I'm not able ride the bike at this time (waiting for parts to come in) and I think we will need to match up the pannier to the mounting rack for fitment.

I can compensate you "as needed"

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Old 07-30-2012, 06:11 PM   #18232
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Gents... and I use that term rather lightly...I am in need of someone who can weld and "manipulate" aluminum in the Salt Lake vicinity.....
You see, I was out for a little jaunt with some fellow inmates (you know who you are) when I decided to test out the beast's "crash protection system"... you know... in case I ever really needed it.....
Unfortunately, the touratech pannier recieved some "modifications' and it is no longer water tight or able to mount onto the bike......
Can you believe they actually want $800 for ONE pannier??? I mean seriously.. I'm not a total cheapskate, but that's ridiculous....

It would be most helpful if it would be possible to do the work at my place, as I'm not able ride the bike at this time (waiting for parts to come in) and I think we will need to match up the pannier to the mounting rack for fitment.

I can compensate you "as needed"

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Old 07-30-2012, 09:00 PM   #18233
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it is possibly still running on its original tires (the bike has less than 2000 miles on it).
Looks great. 23" front wheel?
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:02 PM   #18234
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Looks great. 23" front wheel?
Uh, yeah. What was the thing about super-sized front tires in the late 70s and early 80s? I'm sure I can find replacements, but something tells me they are way less abundant than 21"

I wonder how much it'd mess up the geometry to re-string the hubs to 17" and 21" rims instead of 18" and 23". Probably not worth the doing, but it's fun to think about.
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:46 AM   #18235
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Can you make it to Texas? If not, Harcus is your man.
Thanks Hick!

I'll hit him up and tell him you offered his FREE help!
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:41 AM   #18236
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Headed out to ride the Tour of Idaho on Saturday. I'm going to try to keep a regular blog going on my website, www.fishwrites.com

-Phil
So, I am headed out today to deliver the van for Pilo to return from No Idaho. I will ride the TID backwards, North to South, starting Thursday morning. I expect to meet Phil n Chris at Wallace but who knows.

Phil is posting on his blog site...fishwrites.com

You can track me here starting Wed / Thursday...

http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...4fgXuKV7kpNyLr

More of this...



I plan to ride to my doorstep in SLC making the ride a 1360 + 150 = 1510 mile ride on the EXC.

Should be fun!

Later...
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:52 AM   #18237
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Go Harcus!
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:02 AM   #18238
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From the weekend

Went up through Soapstone Basin and crossed over to Duschene Ridge and then came out in some private gated community with a VERY bored and scary (in his mind) security guard, who let us ride to like 6 miles down to within a stone's throw of the exit into Kamas, before passing us (after motioning for us to slow down )and making us turn around and ride back up and over into Heber....(DICK) Which turned out to be great cause we found some more awesome riding....

Anyway, about 100 miles or so of trail / road, perfect weather and a great time. (and nobody fell while moving )









OH, and just a word of advice.... see how that KTM is parked next to an embankment, and see how the ground is going away on the right side of the bike? And you see how the kickstand is really tall, and it's hard to touch the ground on a 530 when you get on one?
Don't do that.....

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Old 07-31-2012, 03:54 PM   #18239
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So, I am headed out today to deliver the van for Pilo to return from No Idaho. I will ride the TID backwards, North to South, starting Thursday morning. I expect to meet Phil n Chris at Wallace but who knows.

Phil is posting on his blog site...fishwrites.com

You can track me here starting Wed / Thursday...

http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...4fgXuKV7kpNyLr

More of this...



I plan to ride to my doorstep in SLC making the ride a 1360 + 150 = 1510 mile ride on the EXC.

Should be fun!

Later...
Have fun, be safe.

Nothing wrong or odd about using an EXC for a ride like that.
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:34 PM   #18240
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Have fun, be safe.

Nothing wrong or odd about using an EXC for a ride like that.
Easy for you to say, you're not an ass. Well at least not a Harcus ass.
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