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Old 07-02-2012, 04:41 PM   #2221
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Near Surprise Lake in north British Columbia...yesterday.
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:16 PM   #2222
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In reading a lot of your posts, I get the feeling you and I wouldn't have a hard time drinking beer together!!!!!!

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I would be more impressed if it was two feet up and two feet down, just sayn'.
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:27 PM   #2223
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Engineer pass, CO. 2 up.



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Old 07-02-2012, 08:52 PM   #2224
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In reading a lot of your posts, I get the feeling you and I wouldn't have a hard time drinking beer together!!!!!!


I don't drink so I can be the designated driver.... you bring the bike, oh yeah, maybe a frame mounted
skid plate would be best. You know, just in case.... (no pun intended)
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:51 AM   #2225
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I did a dry run with mine fully load in prep for my RTW trip. Load comes to 170lbs at the moment, including the weight of the bags. So not too bad I think...

Anyway, after a couple of beers (hold my beer and watch this!), and with some mates to help should I fail, I decided it would be a good time to see if I could pick it up. Laid it down on the grass then tried to lift it the "correct" way, by backing into the seat and lifting with my legs. No go... with the bike on the left side, me facing away from it with my bum on the seat, I had nowhere to get a grip with my left hand. This is with Jesses on - I could easily grip the racks with the bags off, but no way to get a bag off with the bike on its side.

Eventually I just did a brute force thing - facing the bike, squat really low, grip the crash bar with the left hand, right just bracing on the seat cos there's still nowhere to get a good grip, and shoulder into the curve of the tank. This is where I got most of the lift. Then push like buggery using my legs. Came up pretty easy, no back strain either. However I'm 200lbs - I wouldn't want to try it at Mikef5000's 130lbs. Amazing job Mike!

Next time I'm going to try attaching a strap to the pillion hanger, and use that to grab onto for the butt-in-seat technique.

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Hi Trev -

We're back from our month off & I had a tipover with mine in BC a coupla weeks ago. If my son hadn't been there to help, I would've had to pop off the top box to lift it. I mention this for the benefit of others, knowing you have that big top box, too.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:38 AM   #2226
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Lol. Good for you picking it up. I've laid mine down to see how hard it would be to pick up, I don't think it's so bad.

And this is exactly why I went ahead and got crash bars and a skid plate. I'm not planning on any serious off-roading, but the couple times I've tried out dirt roads lead me to believe I won't be able to resist for long.
I had a similar impression of picking 'er up. Only dropped it once while goofing around at night doing 'manuvers' at super low speeds..somehow I went into full dumb sh*t mode and hit the front brake at the absolute worst time. Stepped clear in utter disbelief of what I had just done and just yanked 'er back upright without any issues...I was kinda surprised it was that easy. I weigh about 140lbs and have only one fully functioning arm (nerve damage in left arm). I think it was that incident that really checked the last block regarding whether I had made the right choice in buying this bike.

**Oh, and I'm glad to see this thread surface again. Let's keep it alive!
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:58 AM   #2227
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:59 AM   #2228
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Looks like some brilliant riding.

I'll have to plan to make one of the Whitehorse trips in the next few years.

Is that an AirHawk on your bike? How's that treating you?
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:31 AM   #2229
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Engineer pass, CO. 2 up.
Noice! I was there last week. My buddy on his multistrada (95/5 tires) wasn't quite ready for the summit after a little rain and snow last Wednesday so we only did the part from Animas Forks up to near the last switchback. We took our tires down to about 28#+ and the S10 just does great, what a bike.
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:31 PM   #2230
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Cool stuff Goldie.

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Old 07-03-2012, 05:23 PM   #2231
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Wow, Goldie!!!

Incredible picture... Just breathtaking. I've got a bad case of envy, now, and now I know I've gotta' do that ride one day!

Thanks for sharing!

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Old 07-03-2012, 05:35 PM   #2232
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let's see if this works... http://sdrv.ms/R6RdH3
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:25 PM   #2233
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:35 PM   #2234
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Suspension Bridge..

First time I've seen an S10 do a suspension bridge (a small one that is).

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Old 07-03-2012, 07:09 PM   #2235
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Testing 21 and 18 inches offroad

Had a beautiful ride on mountains with other friends on smaller bikes (XT660,s and XR250) but the Black Pearl with its new Woody's 21 inch front (Heidenau K60 Scout 90x90x21) and 18 inch rear (Metzeler Sahara Enduro 3 140x80x18) was outstanding ... optimal handling on very bad roads ... my modified Hepco Becker (Krauser) bashplate didn´t receive any damage except the front tire rubbing the center bolt on the bashplate due to severe compression of the forks ... will fix that maybe changing the front plate and moving the bashplate 1 cm back and up.
Preparing the trip ... 7 bikes

The Black Pearl with new tires on Woody's wheels

Thanks Woody ... probably will ask for a 3.5 x 18 inch rear to mount a 150x70x18

Nice washboard ...

No problem for the Black Pearl

Sharing fuel ...

Following day with 5 riders ...

one drop because of chain problems ...

with only 4 riders ...

completing the raid ...

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