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Old 06-30-2012, 11:19 AM   #256
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yea it had forwards on it when I got it. I left them on for the long hauls, lets me stretch my knees out. They also work well as crash bars as I have droped it a few times and they saved the bike.
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:53 PM   #257
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here is a video of some trail riding, we're just taking it easy but the camera man has some issues with terrian and keeping up.

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Old 07-01-2012, 05:50 AM   #258
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bolder work

hard to see from the angle, but its a nice down hill through some big rocks. I stoped just before going ove the largest ones. I was concerned about bottoming on the frame with out a skid plate. As you can tell it was very close and would have bottomed if I had ridden down.

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Old 07-01-2012, 05:37 PM   #259
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video where i drop it

better vid of the bike and then I go to take off and drop the bike at the end enjoy

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Old 07-02-2012, 05:46 AM   #260
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last vid for a while

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Old 07-02-2012, 06:56 AM   #261
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Nice vid's John. Looks like the dual sporty is working well. How did it fare from the slow tip-over ? Any damage ?
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:16 AM   #262
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If you look close there is a big bolder where I droped the bike, that hit the air cleaner and mashed the filter some. I had a 3" filter and I am going to a 2" for better clearance. I have droped it at 20 mph with no damage other than the panniers. I think the 2" will help a lot. Where the filter was crushed it was 2" thick. If it wasn't for the highway pegs it would have been alot worse on both crashes.

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Old 07-16-2012, 03:45 PM   #263
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got the new filter in and it tucks in nicely. Trying out some different luggage, seems to fit the bike well. We'll see how well it stays put while riding off road.

I have the shocks back and the valving is spot on this time nice and plush with plenty of adjustment

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Old 07-16-2012, 04:51 PM   #264
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I very much enjoy your builds and trip reports JW. I don't want to clutter them up I just want to say thanks. It takes a lot of time and work to put all this up.

Now, carry on!

Oh by the way. I was camped in Mackay Idaho a couple weeks ago and some dude who said he is your father in law came to my campsite for a nice visit. He was on his DR and showed me his route in the mtns the next day that he was leading. He only stopped to visit cuz he saw my ADV sticker and wondered if I knew you. Small world
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:27 PM   #265
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wouldn't happen to be this guy would it




He's a good father-n-Law. I'm not so sure he didn't get a DS just to relate and found that he really like it. We've had a few big adventures. This pic was taken on the way to west fest, but he didn't make it. He flew back home via the hospital.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:07 PM   #266
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the wolman bag is the set I decided to go with more room and more secure. So this will be the set to ride the Rockies with

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Old 07-17-2012, 04:57 PM   #267
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Ya, that's him alright.He told me all about his broken leg episode and his ability to refuel his riding buds out of his mega tanker he rides.

He was a real nice man we had two nice visits they wanted me to stay over a day or two for the CMA gathering. I had 7000 miles to go I just like to burn fuel on my long rides. Their CMA outfit impressed me so much I made a donation as I left the next morning I really had to force it into her hand.

ride on JW

I think you get the long ride thing

more addictive than nicotine and crack I tell ya,,,,,
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:54 PM   #268
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thanks for the donation and I do know what you mean by the distance addiction. I read ur AK post, good read. I have issues stopping too. Just something about being on the bike. Its my time to be away and not have to deal with anything or anybody. Good detox time. I like meeting people at events, but I'm normally the odd man out and end up chillin' by myself. Good thing I like my own company
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:27 PM   #269
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Yes, my long solo rides recalibrate me my wife claims
she is smart to let me go
it's only what 2, 3 grand if you camp out no motel?
and I do believe there is a dude who keeps me safe in my travels
I think you know who He is
my small donation to CMA was trivial in the big scheme of things

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Old 07-18-2012, 07:26 AM   #270
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Nice vids, and big props to the cameraman for following you on a steamer/girlie loaded down with a full set of boxes. He may have been a little slower , but, he was on an arguably less off-road capable bike. And, no drops !
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