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Old 09-10-2012, 04:00 PM   #17251
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Yea, I'm not looking forward to "Day Two" all that much. But we've been training and hopefully will be in good enough shape to enjoy that day anyway. Wish I had about 50lbs less to carry up that hill though. LOL!

And cameras loaded and charged! Can't wait. We leave Saturday!
Sweet, I hope you post some photos. That was a time in my life that I didn't carry a camera anywhere. I was young and dumb and thought I would always remember it...


...not so much.

I've got a couple of photos from the folks I was with, but really miss having a collection to go back and peruse.






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I had to bail on the hike due to a pretty bad fever, but I didn't bail on Machu Picchu -- rode this to get there:



A friend that did complete the hike said day 2 involved a 4000+ foot ascent in 3 miles, mostly steps...got to love the Incas' direct approach! I can tell you the payoff will be worthwhile. Look forward to photos!
Awesome. I was feverish and sick for 3 days leading up to the hike. Day 1 along down in the valley I kept thinking this is a bad idea, this is a bad idea. Day 2 starting the climb, this is a bad idea this is a bad idea. Once the climb started in ernest I knew it was a bad idea. Then.. I found a spot to relieve my gut (TMI?) and was smart enough to have packed a dozen snickers bars. 2 snickers bars later and I was a new man. Charged that hill pretty hard, still nearly got my ass handed to me 30 minutes from the top cause the steps just get bigger and bigger, but I stuck it out and didn't let anyone carry my bag. Very awesome at the top.
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:18 PM   #17252
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As much as I enjoyed her, the Warthog and I just weren't meant for each other!
SOLD! Wow! I was bombarded with e-mails, calls and texts...she sold fast! I had no idea that the TW market was so strong! Now I'm off to hunt for the next one...
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:41 PM   #17253
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Weekend adventure

Ran into a fellow adventurer in Huntington WV today. So jealous I'm not adventuring to Yellowstone like Windhorse...Although I just got home from a nice 1400 mile weekender to Owensboro Ky, and back.

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Old 09-11-2012, 07:53 AM   #17254
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SOLD! Wow! I was bombarded with e-mails, calls and texts...she sold fast! I had no idea that the TW market was so strong! Now I'm off to hunt for the next one...
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:10 AM   #17255
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Curious ...

At lunch the other week, it was apparent that different folks carry different things for roadside repair. (Tubes vs. tubeless in this case). As I'm closing in on a bike that is opposite of the GS (it has chain drive and tubes), I was just wondering what you folks who had the same carry with you. Extra tubes? Slime? Spoons? Master links? Chain breakers?

It's been decades since I owned a chain drive, and back in those days I didn't have any knowledge other than you should clean and lube periodically. I certainly haven't improved my brain with time. So --- what do you folks carry for the weekend jaunts and what should I think about packing along?
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:10 AM   #17256
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And another thing ... !

Lunch this Friday? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:45 AM   #17257
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At lunch the other week, it was apparent that different folks carry different things for roadside repair. (Tubes vs. tubeless in this case). As I'm closing in on a bike that is opposite of the GS (it has chain drive and tubes), I was just wondering what you folks who had the same carry with you. Extra tubes? Slime? Spoons? Master links? Chain breakers?

It's been decades since I owned a chain drive, and back in those days I didn't have any knowledge other than you should clean and lube periodically. I certainly haven't improved my brain with time. So --- what do you folks carry for the weekend jaunts and what should I think about packing along?
Having done two roadside flat repairs I'll tell you what I carry...

Front Tube
Rear Tube
2 6" tire irons
1 12" tire iron
Slime pump
disposable gloves
Valve core tool
bike tool kit to remove the wheel

Zip ties
duck tape

I probably should add some chain bits to my kit...I was on a ride were someones chain broke a link. A master link, chain tool and a rock were used to repair....I also had occasion to witness a cracked case repair trail side with JB Weld....
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:55 AM   #17258
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Having done two roadside flat repairs I'll tell you what I carry...

Front Tube
Rear Tube
2 6" tire irons
1 12" tire iron
Slime pump
disposable gloves
Valve core tool
bike tool kit to remove the wheel

Zip ties
duck tape

I probably should add some chain bits to my kit...I was on a ride were someones chain broke a link. A master link, chain tool and a rock were used to repair....I also had occasion to witness a cracked case repair trail side with JB Weld....
I definitely need to fab up a tool box for my WR. The factory tool kit is MIA and wasn't much to start with. I've been carrying a front tube, slime pump, a couple tire irons and a small set of wrenches. One of the challenges has been storing all this on the little bike. I need to fab up a metal box or something that bolts to the frame opposite the muffler so I don't have to put all the tools in a dry bag and strap it to the rear rack.

I also see a couple things on your list I should add. I also need to buy a couple of the combo axle wrench/tire irons to shed a tool or two.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:12 AM   #17259
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... I need to fab up a metal box or something that bolts to the frame opposite the muffler so I don't have to put all the tools in a dry bag and strap it to the rear rack...
I use the ever popular Agri Supply document holder for the XR...$5....

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Old 09-11-2012, 09:29 AM   #17260
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I use the ever popular Agri Supply document holder for the XR...$5....

Me too.. In fact we carry about the same stuff.

Tool tube:
factory tool kit
3 x 8" irons.
tube patches.
zip ties
elec tape

-in my fender pack I carry a front tube, and a "bead popper" tool.
-in my trunk I carry a tiny elec pump that plugs into my elec vest harness.
-my front wheel air/tube stem has a metal screw on cap that has a valve core thingy on it.

also I have a 16" metal rod that I use as a center stand, it stays hose clamped to my luggage rack frame.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:22 AM   #17261
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I use the ever popular Agri Supply document holder for the XR...$5....

I've thought about those but worry that I would break it as I don't do but so well in my dealings with gravity. Also, every one I've seen on a WR end up mounted in a way that guarantees they hit first in a tip over to the left.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:54 AM   #17262
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Dinner?

I'd love to join you guys for lunch one friday but I can't get away from work. Anybody interested in a dinner meetup? Night Crew what?
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:20 PM   #17263
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Seems the side stand method is no match for the mighty K60....Eppa was busy so I thought I would try it out....FAIL !


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Old 09-11-2012, 01:21 PM   #17264
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Seems the side stand method is no match for the mighty K60....Eppa was busy so I thought I would try it out....FAIL !


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My big freakin C clamp never fails. Unless it doesn't fit around the tire. Also, don't use the C clamp if you want to use the tire again. It stresses the sidewall pretty bad. I would of bought some of those tires from Eppa but the rears or fronts were all the wrong sizes for either bike.
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:30 PM   #17265
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Who rides a klr with rod holders and black and white dicing on. Age?
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