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Old 05-22-2013, 12:13 PM   #91
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Sweet i'm learnt but now i'm fresh outta Husqvarnas.
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:45 PM   #92
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Must be different guy.
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:44 PM   #93
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Rideshare / carpool tonight?

Is anyone near World Golf Village (state road 16 or I-95 exit 323) in the Saint Augustine area that I could carpool with in exchange for a cold beer for this evenings CADS meeting?

Why not ride my Husky SM610 you wonder?
Stand by for some chucklehead worthy debrief of asphalt surfing
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:30 PM   #94
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Why not ride my Husky SM610 you wonder?
Stand by for some chucklehead worthy debrief of asphalt surfing

Pics or it didn't happen.
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:47 PM   #95
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Pics or it didn't happen.
If there was anything worth seeing I would have took a photo but the front fork, handlebar, footpeg, and rear swing arm sliders ate up all the damage. The only worthwhile photo would be the used front tire which seems the bead slipped back inside the rim lip OR re-using a tube failed miserably
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:48 PM   #96
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Reminder, we are meeting at our NEW LOCATION tonight, the Saucy Taco in the Publix shopping center at Racetrack Rd. and SR13.

7pm continues to be the standing meeting time.
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:01 AM   #97
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:31 AM   #98
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Sometimes nothing goes right...

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Old 05-23-2013, 09:45 AM   #99
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Do try to keep up.

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Old 05-24-2013, 11:37 AM   #100
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Don't forget training tomorrow at BMW of Jacksonville, this is going to leave a mark

Larry took some pictures of the newly under construction training track



Water hole, "elephant bath"

New rut training tracks



That is the mountain in the back..

And of course the logs



I plan to be there to demonstrate how not to handle these challenges

Here is the proper response "you first"

Come on out and join us for some fun, if nothing else there is free lunch around 11:30 to 12 ish.

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Old 05-25-2013, 05:47 PM   #101
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Everyone seemed to have a good time today. We started out with some grilled burgers, hot dogs, soft drinks, all served up by the shop staff. Then we were regaled by Rich on some of the basic riding techniques that would be used today. Once everyone was thoroughly confused, we made our way out to the parking lot for some cone drills. I forgot to get the camera out for that part, but did get some shots after we moved to the dirt portion.

Started with some basic log crossing drills.





Then a nice muddy rut. Good concentration here.



Nice body english.


Oops!


Then we had a little mound to work on body movement & throttle control. Of course, some were a bit more enthusiastic with the throttle than others.



Excellent form.


Once we were done, we adjourned to the shade where names were drawn for some generous prizes offered by BMW of Jax. And so with that, after a great afternoon of practice, it was time to clean up, load up, & head for home.

A big thank you to Don & the staff at BMW Motorcycles of Jacksonville for their generosity, food, & facilities. And of course thanks to Bill, Rich, Dave, & Larry for putting this all together. Lastly, thanks to all that came out today. Hope you all had a good time.
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Old 05-25-2013, 06:49 PM   #102
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Nice shots Danny. Even without having an exact plan, everything went pretty smooth, and I think the majority either learned some new stuff or got to hone up on things they probably don't practice much.

Thanks for being the 'demonstration' guy, definitely helps watching someone else do it first, and it was a nice touch doing the cone drills on the RT, helped drive the point home.

Thanks everyone that helped out, I think we managed to create a few converts, which was basically the concept.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:24 AM   #103
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More Pics

Well we had a really good turn out for lunch. All in All I think it went great and everyone got their money's worth





Then by design, we thinned out the crowd by having them listen to "off road training" tips



Not enough folks had left yet so Bill tunred it over to me



I got right to what I am good at



Once we got the crowd cut down by half it was time to start the drills. We began in the parking lot. Danny started off by showing everyone that you can even do it on an RT



At this point I think we had any beginners looking at the boats instead













We tried to act like we where doing some training











Well everyone really surprised us and did very well on the pavement

So it was time to go to the dirt













The ruts where a lot more challenging then they look in these pictures.









Lot of guys helping, and that is the owner of the dealership on the right



Wait until you see this guy on the dance floor, he can dance











It was a great team effort and a great day.

Cheers to everyone
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:52 PM   #104
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Where is the carnage from the mudhole? I hope Todd is still editing!
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:23 PM   #105
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Tersta Roasta

Redneck speak for "red head". One, since it actually has a red head like a Ferrari Testarosa, and two because the pipe burns the crap outta your left leg every 20-30 minutes (about how long it takes to forget each time). where's Dr. Pavlov when you need him : )

Finally got out on the Terra yesterday for some serious bonding and which resulted in several conclusions, the most important one being, he likes it!!! The engine is a little jewel, the old F650 Rotax has been tweaked into a thorobred and it loves to run. On the road, I think no other thumper is it's equal for smoothness, power, or delivery, the faster you go, the better it gets. It does have some low speed stalling issues but you can ride around most of it and I believe there are a couple solutions, as idiosyncrosies go, I'll take it in view of the upside.

The chassis has a bit of a quirk, but so far every dualsport I've ridden does too, by nature, dual purpose equals compromise. On road, it starts to move around some above about 75mph, nothing disconcerting, just noticable. It's worst on the Interstate where there's a lot of dirty air (but no worse than an ST1300 I had), far less so on two lane but enough to keep you in the ride.

As most know, in Florida, we have at least three varieties of sand, the 2in. stuff on top of graded roads, the usually 4in. deep two track, and then there's the dreaded bottomless sugar found mainly you-know-where.

I wasn't there but did encounter the first two varieties. This thing does something I haven't experienced on any other similar sized bike, above about 55mph on the aforementioned 2in. stuff it starts rocking side to side and just gets worse with more speed, actually it's a little scary. I didn't expect 950 or 1150 type stability but 640, XCountry, and I believe DR's and KLR's have it beat here, although I'm not sure a KLR will go that fast.. In the 4in. stuff it's OK but (and Jimmy Lewis mentioned it in an article) the front end is a little heavy, although not as bad as the old F650's and Dakars. A 640 kills it here but then a 640 absolutely sucks on the road so whaddya want : )

I was running 32-35 lbs. so that may have been contributing, next time will lower some to see if it helps, but it's what I usually run so is sort of the old standard. Anyway, it's a great little bike, mainly because it's just plain fun to ride almost anywhere.



































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