2017.5 Trans Florida Adventure Rally (Part Deux?)

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by kaosrider, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    :eekers

    You saw a bear too, eh?

    One of the guys in our group said he had a close encounter with one not too far away from where we took that bombing range pic. I never sawr it. :dunno

    @Chicken Helmet has had previous encounters with bears. :evil
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  2. kalonji

    kalonji nihilism or nothing

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    I told you about it....
  3. kalonji

    kalonji nihilism or nothing

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    I was on the WR in the group on Sunday and behind Vlad on the DRZ. @beachobo was in front of him and was likely the first to see it coming. I was last as I had stopped to take a picture.
  4. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    Ohhhh... that was you!

    I thought it was somebody else. :rofl

    Sorry, I'm a bit slow. and a chucklehead
  5. dwrobin

    dwrobin Been here awhile

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    Thank you to the CADs group for another great event. Had a blast. See you all at the polar bear
  6. Dr Fixit

    Dr Fixit KTM 1190 Adventurer, Explorer, Fun Seeker.

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    Thanks to everyone that helped put the ride and loops together. Enjoyed meeting
    new ADV riders and looking towards the next ride.
    Dean
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  7. DirtMedic

    DirtMedic Intrepid Explorer

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    @Dr.Z The Richloam Store was just restored and opened for business very recently which is why you haven't seen it before.
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  8. TipsyMcStagger

    TipsyMcStagger Long timer

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    Interesting. Here's a Streeview image capture from 2011. Great to see it brought back. I wonder if there's any chance of it actually turning a profit in that location?

    Tipsy

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  9. waybill

    waybill wayward

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    Here's an article about it.

    http://www.tampabay.com/news/humani...k-to-earlier-times-in-hernando-county/2313986

    from the article..

    Over the big glass jars at kids-eye level, Burkes or his wife, Donna, today proffer a little brown paper bag for the penny treats: Zippers and Mary Janes, Necco wafers, Bit-O-Honeys and hard-shelled gum balls for chipmunk cheeks.

    "We actually lose money on it," Burkes said, some pieces costing him as much as 15 cents each. "My whole idea is to sit in a real 1920s store."
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  10. ruans187

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    Nice..My DRZ got a pic..lol
    Thanks to CADS for the event, and yes this was the best roll chart I have ever used.
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  11. ruans187

    ruans187 Adventurer

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    TipsyMcSTagger,
    So, you blew your DRZ's engine? Any idea why? hoe many miles on it?
    I own a 2003 with 10k miles and curious after reading your post.
  12. TipsyMcStagger

    TipsyMcStagger Long timer

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    Not really 100% sure. I changed the oil before the ride. This is my third DRZ. I'm confident the oil was serviced properly. I've done this many times.

    I had the bike geared for the woods (14/47). We were riding with some big bike guys, so I was pretty much wringing it out on the slab sections. It either burned-through or blew-out the oil after 300 miles of high RPM running. Of course, there could have been some underlying condition I'm not aware of that contributed - but ultimately, it gave out in somewhat dramatic fashion.

    It's just a Zed. Suzuki will make more. My hearts not broken.

    Tipsy
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  13. dwrobin

    dwrobin Been here awhile

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    just stretching my memory here but was the drz400 that has issues with the plastic oil pump idler gear failing under extended abuse?
  14. woodsatyr

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    I turned over 20,000 miles on my DRZ this weekend. :)
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    KTee Been here awhile

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    Multi-like!
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  16. MotoChris521

    MotoChris521 Long timer

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    Don't recall reading about any oil pump drive gear failures except damage due to improper installation of the clutch basket .I keep pretty close tabs on everything DRZ online since I bought my S in 2004 (29,000 miles) . And an R in 2007 .
    To go through two quarts of oil in 300 miles , IDK . Broken ring ? Crank vent fault ? Oil leak ? Should have been smoking pretty good.
  17. Dao1

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    My xr400 don't burn any oil, don't leak any oil, but anytime I'm doing 100 miles of interstate or long stretches of pavement wringing it out on the slab sections following my buddies on Super Teneres and XR650R, I lose over a qt of oil between gas stops. Luckily the XR400 uses the frame to hold extra oil (1.9qts). The pressure builds up inside the case from high rpm, and it blows out of the vent tube. Check the underside of your fender, behind your linkage, for caked oil residue. That's a sure sign of oil blowing out.

    Now, when I desert ride w/ my buddies, I gear the heck out of my 400 bike to be sure Im not wringing its neck off when doing 75-85mph.
  18. TipsyMcStagger

    TipsyMcStagger Long timer

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    Yeah...could have been one of many things. I'm not one for speculating. We never saw any blue smoke and I don't see any evidence of external oil. But the simple fact is the oil was somehow depleted and the engine failed. If there was another (internal) contributing factor, I'm not really too bent on figuring it out.

    I'm in the middle of other projects and garage space is at a premium. If I had tons of space, I'd tear it apart and take my best shot at a forensic analysis. But I don't have tons of space and tearing it apart and tripping over parts will simply make me aggravated.

    This is my third DRZ and I know they are typically reliable. This is an anomaly and given the money involved, I'm not going to lose sleep over it. It's not like it was an IMS failure on a 996.

    I'm just thankful the awesome CADS people where there to help me out.

    Tipsy
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    It's not quite the RDV but still a good time :freaky.

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  20. bigblueboy

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    Thanks to Cads. Another great ride. Very organized. Lots of support on the trail. My buddy Tipsy blew his motor and put down an impressive skid and didn’t crash. Well done. I had a get off late on day one and I’m still pretty sore on my ribs. Rode until lunch then had to raise the white flag and call it.
    I’m glad that Tipsy introduced me to you guys (and girls) I always have a great time on the rides. Great to see small town America. Looking forward to the next ride.
    Be safe
    Rich
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