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. powerman

    powerman Been here awhile

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    Steve,

    Explain to BMW how you ride for the brand and how you really want the 800 cc parallel twin motor in the GS platform. Tell them that it's so important to you that you need to be a test rider. Explain that you love the 1200, but you find a smaller, lighter bike to be easier on the body and the machine. Show them pics of the "testing" you've done on the 1200, that ought to open their eyes(lots of pics of it on its side). You might want to add pics of mods Rob has done to his KLR and explain that this is what happens to bikes that aren't built right from the factory, shadetree machanics get ahold fo them and in the end they don't have the "finished" look the factory had in mind, but the manufacturer's stickers are still visable. Not good advertising. You don't want that for your beloved BMW.

    Let them know you would do an around the world trip for them if they need you to.:norton Or Fairbanks to Tierra del Fuego with an expense account might do it.
  2. stevele5

    stevele5 knight errant

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    Thanks for the thoughtful input, with ideas like that I should have my sponsorship in no time, oh, and powerman, how about some seed to get me started?????:ear :ear :ear :lol3 :lol3 :lol3

    I have heard some rumors about the 800 twin, have you seen one?
  3. dsrider

    dsrider Been here awhile

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    [​IMG]I will chip in one Penny Lancaster to your great cause. now only 999,999 needed (per month) +cost.








    [​IMG]I mean this penny NO Lancaster.
  4. powerman

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    Sorry Steve, no seed money. I'm saving up for some tires for both KTM's. Good luck with that though.


    As for the 800, I've seen the 2 street bikes they built with them. The GS is just a dream so far. They have to be working on one though.
    The X challenge has 53 hp and 44 ft/lb of torque
    The 800 in sport trim is 85 hp and 63 ft/lb of torque
    Both are liquid cooled. I think they have a heck of an opportunity here to make an outstanding bike. User friendly, not too tall, not too heavy, not too wide, with a decent amount of power and road manners to get you to the places you really want to ride.:clap I think it could be a great all arounder with a heavy slant toward dirt.
  5. dsrider

    dsrider Been here awhile

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    Steve lets see some pics, What is her name? And we are not talking about TFO. (or TF1, TF-1) Layne what do you think?

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    It's sweet now. the crank siezed. New piston, rings, crank, oil pump, clutch, clutch cable, honed the head and re-inspected everything. Thank God for ryan @ moto one... he could have taken me to the cleaners but he cut me a major brek on the labor and discounted the parts. I couldn't have got them cheaper. I tried! I saw your DR there Steve. What r u doing to it?

    I am down for riding today. What time r u thinking? I can through some extra cargo on the back too. Ol' girl loves going for rides.:evil




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    That would be "throw":huh
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    How is the bike running? How was camping. My people said that you went undetected And I was distracted last weekend which made it very difficult to get up there.
    May ride today and Sunday May also have some extra luggage on back




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    It's sweet now. the crank siezed. New piston, rings, crank, oil pump, clutch, clutch cable, honed the head and re-inspected everything. Thank God for ryan @ moto one... he could have taken me to the cleaners but he cut me a major brek on the labor and discounted the parts. I couldn't have got them cheaper. I tried! I saw your DR there Steve. What r u doing to it?

    I am down for riding today. What time r u thinking? I can through some extra cargo on the back too. Ol' girl loves going for rides.:evil
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  6. stevele5

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    You really popped me out of my secret dealings, now the cat is out of the back with full confessions being made. I need tires, progressive front springs and maybeeeeeeeeeee..............an Ohlins for the rear. It vibrates like hell and is nice and light 1990 DR650, the first year of production

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  7. lsellers

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    I think we need to track down some lion decals for that tank
  8. dsrider

    dsrider Been here awhile

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    Bigger picture.


    PS. Thankyou Shazamdrz And Again WELCOME to ADVrider!!!!!!!
  9. lsellers

    lsellers a DSRIDER

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    Thanks!!!!



    You helped to avoid another supprise!

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  10. LittleMissSunshine

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    Hey guys. I know Steve and Rob and I just got my first bike (BMW F650 GS) less than 2 months ago. I'll try to make it to the next ride so hopefully I'll get to meet some of you guys soon!

    -Katrina
  11. stevele5

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    I took the new kid out for a ride yesterday, we ended up on a very knarly 4x4 trail. Taking the second bridge at Pine Flat we continued up taking the wash out route. I was very suprised that this new rider was doing very well. We continued up the trail coming to a fork, one way leading a known route over to bretz mill camp, the other into uncharted (by me) territory. Well it turned out that if you go straight at the fork it turn into a nasty 4x4 trail with deep ruts and rocks, dumping out at the cul-de-sac where all the welfare gun owners and other inbreeding anti-social mountain people reside. She took to the trail like a pro, I was getting a little worried though, because I did not know where th trail led to, and if we had to go back up it, well, that would of been a long exausting trip for me. rossing over the final technical trial, the dry sandy stream bed, I had jumed off the GS to go and help across, and there she was trooping across a tech spot all alone. Hump-free station for lunch and a little venting by the noob: "you bastard, I told you to take it easy on me and you take me on one of the toughest trails around, you selfish pig, I am never riding with you again:cry Well after about a gallon of diet coke, a peach cobbler and a little rest time she may turn out to be a DSrider:deal Just think our first female rider, tried in the fires of the rocky rut filled trails of the Sierra Nevada mountains:freaky We will se what she is made of when she make (if) she makes an offical ride:evil
  12. lsellers

    lsellers a DSRIDER

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    Sounds like a lot of fun, and very similar to my first day! I'm starting to wonder if that first time trial is some sort of way to test your might and weed out the weak. Hmm..

    Welcome and glad to have another potential dsrider LMS, hope you can make it for the 22nd!
  13. stevele5

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    How is the foot doing?
  14. montibank

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    Isellers, was yer first the one out in the rain? Or was that just your first on the x-challange?
  15. LittleMissSunshine

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    Thanks for the compliments, Steve. I had a great time and I think I'm definitely hooked. And I swear, I really wasn't that mad. :kboom

    I'm looking forward to the ride on the 22nd. See you then, Sellers.

    I had a great ride this morning with my Dad. We went to Piedra and then through Wonder Valley to Squaw Valley for breakfast and back. We were home before 10am. Yikes! The road through Wonder Valley was great. I especially loved the 2 gigantic cows in the middle of road. Not to mention the free range horses, chickens, pigs, and peacocks. We had to take blind corners slow. You never know when you'll come up on a steer!
  16. montibank

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    Yer dad eh? Will he come along on a ride?

    Anyone looked at these - KTM 950r? Wilsons has one.... Looks like a heavy monster, but much more road worthy then mine. V-Twin as well, from the clips it looks nimble enough.

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    Maybe some day. Right now I think its a little fear of the unknown for him. After hearing about a few of my rides he might come around.
  18. dsrider

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    Welcome LittleMissSunshine To Advrider Please tell us about the small ride on 9/13

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    Anyone looked at these - KTM 950r? Wilsons has one.... Looks like a heavy monster, but much more road worthy then mine. V-Twin as well, from the clips it looks nimble enough.




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    Are you upgrading monti? looks like a good fit for you.
  19. stevele5

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    You might consider barbless hooks, this aint Isellers were dealing with here
  20. stevele5

    stevele5 knight errant

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    I have to tell you if you guys have not seen the xr650 adventure conversion thread, go check it out, I was almost emotional this morning looking at the xr650 bikes these guys have put together, Check out the black and white onebimota
    Very beautiful! :clap I'd love to see a writeup on your scoot!
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    A work in progress... The XRR is a great platform to build on. Can't wait for a little off roading when the weather improves.


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