California - The Adventure Republic

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by NSFW, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    time for the fans.....:clap

    mike brown, taddy and ? (sorry)
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    taylor robert, ? (sorry) and cody webb
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    redmond and haaker
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    showtime
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    here's brown clearing the water section...:eek1
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    ouch
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    brown leading the race at the beginning
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    taddy likes to fly
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    webb
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    crossing the finish line
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  2. stickman1432

    stickman1432 Crusty Adventurer

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    Hey Joel that part I believe holds the suspension down in a compressed position just for the start. It releases upon the first full compression in the race. If you look at the upper fork tube you can see the u-shaped detent where the pin from the button is placed. :wink:

    Look at the picture you took of the bikes on the starting line with the front ends in a compressed state.
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  3. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Cool pix Joel. Feels like I was there. :wink:

    TM has been around a long time, great bikes. Just a little obscure around these parts. Great to see them and Webb on Beta for such an event, and GasGas too.

    No Johnny Ringo eh? He's the 'enduro-cross coach' guy, should have been shadowing Cody. They are old trials buds.

    Seems to me Jeff Aaron or Cody Webb (or both) were going to ride trials bikes to compete (former years) and since they had such a big advantage in the rough stuff they were banned. Now they have a trials bike class?

    I was pit support for Ringo the first year in Vegas. I'll have to dig out some old pics. Unfortunately he crashed pretty bad in qualifying and f'd up his knee, then did poorly in the main because of it. He's an animal rider though, you have to be unstoppable to do any good in these events. He has since put in a practice course at his place in Apple Valley, does training up there. So I've heard, don't keep in touch any more.

    Ringo actually got me back riding in '08 after my hiatus.My GasGas was sold in about '05-06, then went KTM when I got back in. Joined ADV in '09 and loving the adventure!
  4. Buster714

    Buster714 VP of crash testing

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    Bingo. Helps with the launch @ start. Motocross/SX, they all use em.
  5. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    thanks rich, that's new to me. never thought of it.


    chris, next time i will look for ringo......and maybe get a picture of him and i together too....:1drink

    sorry to hear his crashed ended his career.



    it makes sense now. hey buster, if solomoto sells that gadget, i like to have one......:evil
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    Buster714 VP of crash testing

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  7. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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  8. Buster714

    Buster714 VP of crash testing

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    ...or the motocross HP2 :D:D:D
  9. slugdad

    slugdad Been here awhile

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  10. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 scatology expert

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    Would a KLR owner ever spend the money for them? :huh


    :lol3
  11. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    :eek1.....damn you guys pretty much carry every bike parts made and sold.

    :bow

    thanks for the rekluse advise. i am pretty happy now, the more i ride it, the better i get.

    funny, todd asked me what's my riding plan (camp nelson ride), and my reply was....we ride going up instead of downhill....:lol3

    anyway, we took the downhill route and no problem....just a little faster....yikes.



    :rofl

    my plan is to use 4 of them to stop the van from rocking.....:lol3


    todd, are you heading to baja this weekend? let me know, we wil be there for 3 days providing larry pit support @ norra 500.

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  12. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    :huh


    only if sd moves up from group 2b.....:hide

    hey bill, i hope you're completely recovered by now. in seems muscle reconstruction is tougher than a broken bone.
  13. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    someone from ktm likes the pics i posted here and sent me a ktm shirt today....:clap
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    hey....it's an XL...one size too big....:evil


    still, thank you.
  14. slugdad

    slugdad Been here awhile

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    hey....it's ..one size too big....:clap


    story of your life joel?
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    JAB Unsprung Weight

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    Hey, we have the first raffle prize for the 2014 Noobs DV rally!
  16. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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  17. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    jeff pls. no.....:baldy, you guys could have anything but not anything that has orange color on it....:lol3

    yeah, the tourist is donating some of these....:1drink
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    yikes....hahaha. hey kel, i am in that vid more than once. most of the clips are from the 2 days we did.

    thanks for the linky.
  18. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    larry (galacticgs) just completed day 1 @ 200 miles of the norra 500 rally. it was a tough day for all, but our rider and bike are still in good shape.
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    2 more days to go.
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    JAB Unsprung Weight

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    Good job guys. Go Larry!:clap
  20. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Joel and Larry - tuns out we were somewhat riding on your heels on Sat. We were riding lots of trails that were all marked with NORA signs. Two of our guys went down hard coming over a rise where a car rescue was taking place. The car was a complete burned out loss. The crew went and posted a caution sign after our guys crashed :huh