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Old 05-17-2009, 11:10 PM   #6631
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:23 PM   #6632
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:37 PM   #6633
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:27 AM   #6634
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Why we love engine bars!





I would have had far less sense of humour about this had it been my tank and not the bars!

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Old 05-18-2009, 05:40 AM   #6635
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Thanks guys, and if was'nt for the forum members and all their help i'm sure I still would'nt be ready. We will keep you all informed of our adventure, and maybe meet up with some of the guys on here!
Have a great journey , you'll never be the same
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:06 AM   #6636
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what kind of rear rim do you have, does'nt look standrad.

Looks like you may have been having fun
I have narrower Excel rims laced to SuperEnduro hubs. Makes it more suitable for off road. I ride the bike off road only.
I'm running only one front disc. Gives me plenty of stopping power for off-road even with minimal use of rear brake.

This bike just keeps amazing me...I'll never get rid of it!
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Old 05-18-2009, 02:04 PM   #6637
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A bird in the show your bike thread?

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I have narrower Excel rims laced to SuperEnduro hubs. Makes it more suitable for off road. I ride the bike off road only.
I'm running only one front disc. Gives me plenty of stopping power for off-road even with minimal use of rear brake.

This bike just keeps amazing me...I'll never get rid of it!
Funny that this was brought up just now, i have a question if SE wheels would be a straight swap to a Adv? Apart from it being one rotor short.




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or fight good
It will soon look like i have been in that fight ...what idiot made the shoulders WHITE? Took an evening trip looking at a SE laid a total of 650kms on the odo and the mosquitos have awaken.

At least i saw some wildlife, 2 mooses quite alot of reindeer and 4 female Capercaillie
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capercaillie (hmm english wiki dont show the female.



One almost flew into me it was down in windscreen height but rose alittle before i passed it, glad it did, a 3kg bird at 140km/h would hurt.

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Anyone who rides a motorcycle in a country full of Volvo drivers, deserves respect
Meet like 12 cars on the 320 km run home around 50% volvos.

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Old 05-18-2009, 07:01 PM   #6638
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nice bikes, ill put mine up soon
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:02 PM   #6639
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Tornado damage just about two years ago to the day. fwiw the fallen wood has since been looged off.


Gnarly and steep.



At the top looking out/over same hill.
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:14 PM   #6640
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Nice pics WIsixfitty.

That's a great trail. Some really nice riding in that area.
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:29 PM   #6641
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Nice pics WIsixfitty.

That's a great trail. Some really nice riding in that area.
indeed it is!! That uphill is about one quarter of the whole climb.

I took the alternate route up and down that hill as no bike except maybe an elite trials rider might make it clean.

A good day.
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:18 PM   #6642
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Yesterday was my sixth day on the 990. I decided that it was time to go find some dirt doable by my feeble off road skills.







This is the coolest bike I have ever ridden. I need to find some other local riders that dual sport now.
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:52 AM   #6643
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:42 AM   #6644
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:04 AM   #6645
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I wish I could buy one.
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