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Old 01-09-2011, 09:26 AM   #196
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You guys heading up to Alaska, let me know if you stop by eastern MT, it be great to meet up and do lunch.

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Sorry, coming home may touch western MT,(Yellowstone) going up through eastern ND. But plans can change, I'll let you know.
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:35 AM   #197
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Waiting to see how this plays out...
thanks. speaking of Rock, how 'bout some from your home territory.


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Old 01-09-2011, 09:38 AM   #198
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You guys heading up to Alaska, let me know if you stop by eastern MT, it be great to meet up and do lunch.

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better yet, why not tag along for a thousand miles. i'll limp along behind that GS.
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:41 AM   #199
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Hope to meet you upnort on some "big gravel".
might see you up there. i'm an ex cheesehead, still speak the language some.

you on the versys, what's your son riding?
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:47 AM   #200
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...going up through eastern ND...
you must like bad roads, high fuel, expensive everything...and popo running radar every 20km to make sure you don't exceed 100km/h. been there. better transit routes available.

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Old 01-09-2011, 10:10 AM   #201
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you must like bad roads, high fuel, expensive everything...and popo running radar every 20km to make sure you don't exceed 100km/h. been there. better transit routes available.
Never been to ND. need to get it off the list.
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:01 AM   #202
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:21 AM   #203
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you must like bad roads, high fuel, expensive everything...and popo running radar every 20km to make sure you don't exceed 100km/h. been there. better transit routes available.
so what are the better route you speak of
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Old 01-09-2011, 12:44 PM   #204
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Never been to ND. need to get it off the list.
nothing wrong with the dakotas, some good riding and interesting things there. just remember to turn left before the border.
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Old 01-09-2011, 02:47 PM   #205
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better yet, why not tag along for a thousand miles. i'll limp along behind that GS.
If it works to meet up, I'd show you around some roads.

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Old 01-09-2011, 04:08 PM   #206
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you on the versys, what's your son riding?
he will be on his ultimate adventure beast

2002 Honda VTX 1800 with 2000 miles

crappy cellphone pic day he bought it

in november



back to the build jd

we are in awe
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:37 PM   #207
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If it works to meet up, I'd show you around some roads.

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sounds good to me.
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:46 PM   #208
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back to the build jd

we are in awe
my shop doesn't look too awesome right now, kinda like a bomb went off under two bikes. parts on both, crap scattered all over. everything disconnected, ready to move the motor.

think that 1800 can make it across to your favorite watering hole so the boy might have an opportunity to nail some thongs on the ceiling?
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:58 PM   #209
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think that 1800 can make it across to your favorite watering hole so the boy might have an opportunity to nail some thongs on the ceiling?
If you mean Hyder? Yes, he will make it there easy. I hear there is good pizza there,,,,



And we are going to spend two days in Wiseman. Riding that pig to Atigun and past will make a man outa him.
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:44 AM   #210
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here's what he had to say...

i've had much more weight on my 650R framed bikes without a problem. i'm going to have to take a good look at this.
jdrocks-

FWIW, here's a little more context and "analysis."

The largest component of the flexing seemed to be torsional, resulting from lateral oscillations during periods of suspension actuation; which, themselves, were a product of the eccentric loads imposed by the sidecases.

The vertical component of flex was much less noticeable, and seemed to be much more affected by the loading from the topcase -the rear rack increases the lever length.

Also, as I previously mentioned, the "issue" (the loose capscrews, as well as the flexing) came to my attention because of the noise resulting from the relative movement between the subframe, trellis, and footpeg mounts. Were it not for that, I would not have noticed it. At least not as a result of anything noticeable while riding.

So, even if the ER-6 frame experiences an equal amount of flex to what I experienced, than it would not likely be noticed while riding.

It's not a degree of flex that would likely matter (from a cyclic fatigue perspective) if you only plan on holding onto the bike for 10-15k miles - like your previous bikes. But, if you plan on holding onto the bike until it dies (my plan) and maybe longer (bike rebuild), then it would definitely be a concern from the perspective of long-term fatigue stress, particularly at the welds.

BTW, I dig the KLR fender. I had considered putting one on my bike when I did the fender swap, till I saw that a new one was close to a benjamin. They provide very good coverage, though I do wonder how much of a wind sale they are, for 80-85 on the hwy.

Are you planning on fabbing a nice lightweight and retractable ladder to mount that sucker? Looks like it may shape up to be quite the clydesdale.
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