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Old 08-08-2013, 01:06 PM   #1171
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Well in that case, maybe if some of us come for the whole week, we could do a WDKRx2 (night time). At least that Jeep road into Hermosa creek will seem easy as no one will be able to see anything...LOL

ya know, I was thinking about coming up a few days prior to the event. Get in some more riding and sightseeing.

Yeah, the WDKRx2 would be epic....
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Old 08-08-2013, 02:14 PM   #1172
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It was sketchy for me getting to the top in this:




About half way up is as far as I'd feel comfortable on 2 wheels. This loose rock and steep inclines would be tough. Several people on little light bikes did it but all I saw up there were ATV's. At the very top, where I took this pic below, I actually had to back the Jeep down 20-40 yards from a dead end. Mighty narrow and mighty loose! If you do it next year, let me run the Jeep up behind you with the camera mounted on the roof!



That's 550 on the far side:
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:23 PM   #1173
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ya know, I was thinking about coming up a few days prior to the event. Get in some more riding and sightseeing.

Yeah, the WDKRx2 would be epic....
I'm looking into helmet light systems now, even sent an email out to one to maybe cut RMAR guys a deal. We got plenty of time...but yes I am already working on next year prizes and stuff. It's never ending.
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:38 PM   #1174
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I'm looking into helmet light systems now, even sent an email out to one to maybe cut RMAR guys a deal. We got plenty of time...but yes I am already working on next year prizes and stuff. It's never ending.
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Old 08-08-2013, 04:39 PM   #1175
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Ok..... Bummer. I looked around for your bike in camp this morning, and did not see ya. . That is too bad. I am not sure if it still is under warranty.... But I wrote this short trouble shoot of your charging system.....


http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=809879

The stators have been known to fail on these, due to overheat, and as such I am running a mosfet R/R.
That thread can be seen here....

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=781564

Anyway, John at Sandia is a good man. Tell him hi please.

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Well for those interested it turned out that it was indeed my stator. Not under warranty. My wallet is soon to be considerably lighter.

Thanks for the links Erling, I'll definitely be looking into the MOSFET R/R. I do like the guys at Sandia, but they had absolutely nothing to say about what caused the failure (though I have read the mega-thread in Parallel Universe). Just said "it probably won't happen again." Hopefully it doesn't become a trend every 25k miles.

My pics should be incoming eventually. I didn't have time to look through them before I went on vacation part 2 on the east coast. Party hard and all that.
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Old 08-08-2013, 06:03 PM   #1176
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as far as I could tell, I was the only Beta tester! Ha ha! everyone else was riding more common bikes...except maybe Mark..
I am hoping to add a trail tech single helmet light with Li-on battery to the kit soon for night escapades. It will pay for itself quickly if it keeps me out of the bars during events like this!
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:34 AM   #1177
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Well for those interested it turned out that it was indeed my stator. Not under warranty. My wallet is soon to be considerably lighter.

Thanks for the links Erling, I'll definitely be looking into the MOSFET R/R. I do like the guys at Sandia, but they had absolutely nothing to say about what caused the failure (though I have read the mega-thread in Parallel Universe). Just said "it probably won't happen again." Hopefully it doesn't become a trend every 25k miles.

My pics should be incoming eventually. I didn't have time to look through them before I went on vacation part 2 on the east coast. Party hard and all that.
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That sucks about the stator, but it shows your diagnostics were on the money. You should definitely bring your smaller bike with you next year and ride some gnarly stuff to purge the demons of this year. Perhaps you can even slay the "Curse of Wager Gulch".
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:49 PM   #1178
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Perhaps you can even slay the "Curse of Wager Gulch".


At least I won't be the only one who has a "date with destiny" in the Gulch of Many Mishaps.
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Old 08-09-2013, 06:54 PM   #1179
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Well for those interested it turned out that it was indeed my stator. Not under warranty. My wallet is soon to be considerably lighter.

Thanks for the links Erling, I'll definitely be looking into the MOSFET R/R. I do like the guys at Sandia, but they had absolutely nothing to say about what caused the failure (though I have read the mega-thread in Parallel Universe). Just said "it probably won't happen again." Hopefully it doesn't become a trend every 25k miles.

My pics should be incoming eventually. I didn't have time to look through them before I went on vacation part 2 on the east coast. Party hard and all that.
Ouch..... Here is the good thing though. If you look at the new flywheel that came with your new stator ( thus the heftig price tag) it has holes drilled in it, for sloshing oil on the stator venting heat away. It is a known thing on the 8GS, and BMW have been a bunch of idiots recognizing it....among other things. The mosfet will help, but the series be better. I am thinking about the series r/r. If your interested, and on a budget, I would sell you my Mosfet, for cheaps, as I upgrade.... Just a thought. You were on the low mileage end, as most fail about 50K. Sorry....

What year was it...... If they deny warenty inside the 3 year/36k Miles with a know defect ( do not let them kid you , and John knows this as well) then you have a good case, as it should have been covered.....and might be worth a fight. Now back to the regular scheduled programming....:) :)
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:14 PM   #1180
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:44 PM   #1181
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Whoohooo, that's what I'm talking about there!! Saddle up and ride the night!
Well this should be very interesting ----since I hope to have a jeep out there along with Frau Brueller--I would love to go and take some pictures of the night time ride
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:33 AM   #1182
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Well this should be very interesting ----since I hope to have a jeep out there along with Frau Brueller--I would love to go and take some pictures of the night time ride

With the ADVMonster Flood and Spot LED lights, it shouldn't be too difficult at night.

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Old 08-14-2013, 04:23 PM   #1183
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:39 AM   #1184
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Awesome Video

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Some more vid from that week of riding. Some highlights of the 200 miles packed into this.

Your video is spectacular! SRV was a perfect choice for the soundtrack. What a wonderful ride that must have been!
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:36 PM   #1185
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