Central Valley Dual Sport Rides more fun good times

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by dsrider, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. chip

    chip Follow Me

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    did you have full coverage ins?

  2. kjackbrown

    kjackbrown Been here awhile

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    Thsnk you all!


    Thank goodness I did have full coverage (including aftermarket additions)!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. lsellers

    lsellers a DSRIDER

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    Eyes peeled!
  4. chip

    chip Follow Me

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    who would steal a klr??? a blessing in disguise, cash out and put you time and money into a DR. If I see your bike, I'll tell the thief to keep heading south and that you are now better off...
  5. kjackbrown

    kjackbrown Been here awhile

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    ...Yeah, all joking aside though, I really loved that bike.<o:p></o:p>
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    The thing that kills me most about this is I just got done doing a couple upgrades to the motor. A couple months ago I tore it apart and installed a 688 "big bore" kit, stage II head (port/polish, oversized stainless valves, etc.), and Keihin FCR-MX39 flat slide pumper carb. I bought a Innovate Motorsports LM-2 O2 meter/logger and the just about had the cab dialed in. The bike SCREAMED! Anyways, the depressing part is I didn't even have 30 miles on the motor; it wasn't even broken in yet! <?xml:namespace prefix = v ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" /><v:shapetype id=_x0000_t75 stroked="f" filled="f" path="m@4@5l@4@11@9@11@9@5xe" o:preferrelative="t" o:spt="75" coordsize="21600,21600"><v:stroke joinstyle="miter"></v:stroke><v:formulas><v:f eqn="if lineDrawn pixelLineWidth 0"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @0 1 0"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum 0 0 @1"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @2 1 2"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelWidth"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelHeight"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @0 0 1"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @6 1 2"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelWidth"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @8 21600 0"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelHeight"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @10 21600 0"></v:f></v:formulas><v:path o:connecttype="rect" gradientshapeok="t" o:extrusionok="f"></v:path><o:lock aspectratio="t" v:ext="edit"></o:lock></v:shapetype><v:shape style="WIDTH: 18.75pt; HEIGHT: 15pt" id=_x0000_i1025 alt="0" type="#_x0000_t75"><v:imagedata o:href="http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/baldy.gif" src="file:///C:\DOCUME~1\kbrown\LOCALS~1\Temp\msohtml1\01\clip_image001.gif"></v:imagedata></v:shape> <o:p></o:p>
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    Oh, and to add insult to injury........insurance called me back last night and said that the mods to the bike were not "fully indorsed" and they can only give me $500 max towards any upgrades I had done. <o:p></o:p>
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    So, I don't know what I am going to do now. I'm thinking I might end up getting only about $3500 when all of this is over. I'm keeping my eyes open for a descent deal on either a DR650, or maybe another KLR since I have the knowledge and experience of working on them. To tell you the truth though, I just want my bike back. <v:shape style="WIDTH: 11.25pt; HEIGHT: 11.25pt" id=_x0000_i1026 alt="0" type="#_x0000_t75"><v:imagedata o:href="http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/bncry.gif" src="file:///C:\DOCUME~1\kbrown\LOCALS~1\Temp\msohtml1\01\clip_image002.gif"></v:imagedata></v:shape><o:p></o:p>
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    Oh well, such is life. Karma will eventually kick these guys in the sack, I'm sure of that. Eh, and who knows, this might actually be a blessing and I end up with something much better! <o:p></o:p>
  6. chip

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    Totally sucks. well i'll keep a look out. sorry it happened. i do joke about killers because i had about $10k into it. finally parted it out and made enough to buy a plated xrr. never looked back.
  7. montibank

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    Same... Will call the PO PO if I see it ... If you recover it please post up so I don't follow you like a madman and call the police while trying to encourage you to pull over. haha

    Well... Not that I am looking forward to offloading my DR soon - gotta pay off my truck yet, but I was cut an AWESOME deal by a member here on it (MudPig). Maybe I can pay it forward and git you a good deal on it. Would come with a supermoto kit as well - give the cops some time to find yers, if all else fails maybe we can work something out.
  8. tr1200

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    Lookin' out for a KLR. Never give up. It took me 6 months to hunt down my stolen XR (no insurance). In the end, the "official" justice system did not have to get involved and the perp had to move off the mountain. Good luck.
  9. kjackbrown

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    Thank you all!

    Monti....I just may take you up on that! Been looking at DR650's on the net and I am really liking them. Thinking this is a god opportunity to try something new! You got any pics and statss of your DR? I'll pm you my email addy.
  10. lsellers

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    Give him the KTM! Keep the DR!
  11. montibank

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    I'll send pix this week. The DR is great I am going to have a hard time letting it go to be honest. Great for what I use it fer really. Its got roughly 18000 miles on it now and a lot of little farkles on it. Nothing fancy - just the small things that matter.

    Layne - dont worry I will git another long range bike, prolly a 950/990 already got clearance from the Mrs. As long as I can pay off the truck in spring.
  12. JPaccassi

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    LA B 2 V was slightly eventful for me this year.....only made it 3 hours into the ride before I crashed.:D I'm not sure exactly what happened but I high sided & then my bike landed on my foot.:1drink That was in cal city where the closest hospitals or medical facilities were Ridgecrest or Tehachapi....I opted for Barstow where I had a room for the night & could get help from the D-37 people.

    Got to Barstow & got a ride to the urgent care & then the imaging place, had my results back before 5...fractured 3rd metatarsal, but no breaks:clap.....had my brother drive to Barstow Friday night then left home sat morning....I have now officially joined the injured list.....but not for too long I hope:wink:

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  13. PotentialScat

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    that's how it starts. zombie foot.
  14. McKay

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    :rofl
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    LMFAO! :poser
  16. montibank

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    Ouch - I was gonna guess you were standing on the pegs and your foot connected with a rock hidden in a bush. Sucks man n heal up we got more riding to do.
  17. Scrambleon

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    OUCH! :eek1 That is a nasty looking zombie foot you have there.

    Welcome to the injured list jp. hopefully we won't have too much more company.:huh

    Did theredrocket ride with you or were you by yourself this year?



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  18. powerman

    powerman Been here awhile

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    That's pretty JP. Be sure to post pics as the colors change. The yellows mixed in with purple and greens make for lovely pics.
    Hope you heal up soon.
  19. pcvance

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    Bummer JP, heal up fast.... I was watching for you when I passed through Ludlow on Saturday, but it sounds like you didn't make it there. Will you be ready for DEVA DAYS?
  20. pcvance

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    So Ben, how long before JP becomes full blown zombie?