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Old 08-01-2012, 05:27 AM   #50581
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Mike, that's a very nice looking GS. Congrats...

Riding year round? Sure I do but I've also found that having riding gear, suitable for the season, makes a tremendous difference.

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Old 08-01-2012, 05:31 AM   #50582
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Don't let him lie to you. It gets below 40F and Doc's not riding. Or if he is he's about how cold it is. You can ride all year minus a day or two here or there.

Two flats in two days. Hope I am getting them out of the system before Colorado. Walked out in the parking lot after lunch yesterday and the 990 rear was flat. This morning figure the DRZ need it's weekly trip into town and went to roll it out. Los of resistance look down and rear was flat. Just aired up the low pressure side to about 30 as the compressor was building pressure then the high pressure side once we were there. Will check later to see if we are still holding air.
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:41 AM   #50583
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.... think I could use a bike all year round here? I'm not acquainted with the winters here
Last winter was actually pretty mild, but we do have our share of the cold weather. If you got the right gear, you'll be good. But, if you're like me, on a budget, then the colder you ride, the more money it takes.
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:44 AM   #50584
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Don't let him lie to you. It gets below 40F and Doc's not riding. Or if he is he's about how cold it is. You can ride all year minus a day or two here or there. .
in my younger days, I was good for 15*F...as I get older, I can "choose" to ride or not!
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:51 AM   #50585
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in my younger days, I was good for 15*F...as I get older, I can "choose" to ride or not!
Oops I should have put a smilie after that so the youngns knew I was razzing you. Morning Doc and the rest of ya'll.
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:19 AM   #50586
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Moved my son to his new apartment today and moved more of our stuff to the condoplex and our garage there. We got to see the inside of our condo today. The painters were getting if spruced up and the maintenance crew was getting it ready for new carpet.

Didn't work on the Hogs n Dinosaurs thread because all of my time was used up. I'll be glad when the move is over....phew

My DRZ is in a sad state right now it's stuck in the new garage awaiting attention. As we progressed on the trip it began using oil. It's not smoking but it sure requires close attention to keep the oil sump topped off. Guess it's time to freshen the top end. The bike now has about 39k on it. Once I got the electrical sorted it has been super reliable.
You finally got your son out!

Get your damn priorities straight and get that ride report finished.

Bummer on the bike using oil, but thats some pretty good miles on the bike. It wont take too much to freshen up the top end.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:13 AM   #50587
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Not enough $ ... lets be honest guys .... think I could use a bike all year round here? I'm not acquainted with the winters here
It's possible... But come winter you'll need to pick up full leathers, a nice scarf, maybe a balaclava, and potentially some kind of knobby for when there's powder on the ground. And finding some kind of windscreen would help a lot.

A BMW with heated grips, and heated leathers would be ideal.

Put simply, yes it's doable, but you won't be a happy camper. And it will cost quite a lot of moolah. I've been thinking about it since before I got my bike. I'm sitting on a pretty nice car that could become a very fat wallet, but being a man I end up having to move things for myself and other people all the time so I keep the darn thing.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:23 AM   #50588
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Congrats on this awesome machine. If there was a BMW closer to Lubbock this would be in competition with the Tenere I have picked out. Enjoy!

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Yup gone and done it. Would never sell my WR though.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:24 AM   #50589
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One epic adventure you have had! Very cool.

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Congrats on the GS Mike!

Scott, just rim brakes, and they were hot. Lots of stops kept 'em cool.

The campground I was in was across the street from the big Colorado Springs (Waldo Canyon) fire. Heavy rains last night brought the mountain (and even full burned tree trunks) into the camp. I spent the day helping clean up best we could.

Long day, but good people pitching in made it fun. The poor owner (this is his uncle below) was crushed.

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Old 08-01-2012, 07:25 AM   #50590
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So whats the dealio, is Magoo still in CO?
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:29 AM   #50591
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So whats the dealio, is Magoo still in CO?
yeah..they ditched his lil narrow ass...
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:31 AM   #50592
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Not sure...who knows where he will end up next! Might be chasing six-legged critters somewhere...

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Old 08-01-2012, 07:34 AM   #50593
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It's possible... A BMW with heated grips, and heated leathers would be ideal.
Its great to have someone with the absolute and complete knowledge of every single aspect of motorcycling. Ummmm, can I hook heated grips up to another kind of bike?
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:35 AM   #50594
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So whats the dealio, is Magoo still in CO?
He had a bug survey team headed there. They are going to do field work this week and then come home.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:45 AM   #50595
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Yup gone and done it. Would never sell my WR though.
Man that is beautiful!
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