Chase the Sun. 12/12/12 The End.

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by b4thenite, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. b4thenite

    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    Going down south before the next full moon.
    Will be at the Mayan tomb by
    December twelve by the year of twenty twelve.

    Then only then, I will know what to do.
    but for now, here is the bike.

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    This is new for me.
    The rocks, sands, trees, and things.
    I used to suit up to ride the Crest.
    If you live in L.A., you know what I mean.

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    This is the new road.
    So far, I enjoy the new thing it gives me.

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    I learn a few tricks of dirt riding.
    If it's a wrong thing to do,
    please enlighten me with no hesitation.

    On the track, gas it when in doubt.
    But on the mountains, in the river or valley,
    especially on mean sands,
    you better sit yo dumb ass down and easy with the throttle.

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    This is new for me,
    the rocks, sands, trees, and things.
    But I'm learning a little by little.
    like how I was when I was a little.

    Thank you each every one of you. ​
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  2. Reload270

    Reload270 M R Ducks!

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    I'm in! Good luck on the trip, when do you leave?
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  3. alcanrider

    alcanrider alcanrider

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    Back in Superior, Colorado!
    Another RR, can't wait!:clap
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  4. b4thenite

    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    in 20 some days.

    Thank you.
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  5. Wolfgang55

    Wolfgang55 Long timer

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    Let your bike dance between your knees in the loose stuff. Forward momentum is your friend. Speed is not.

    Get weight on your foot pegs, even is your knees are bent enough that your butt is dusting off your saddle.
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  6. Parcero

    Parcero Mundial

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    Looks like your DR laid down for a rest in that first photo.

    Have fun. Subscribed!
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  7. b4thenite

    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    So far....
    I have fatten the handle bar,
    enlarged the gas tank,
    installed the center stand,
    changed the seat,
    shelled out for TM40,
    opened up the airbox,
    caned the stock can,
    and got me a cool can.
    and finally...
    a beautiful black rack.

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    My belly burns as the time approaches.
    Day by day, hour by hour, moment by moment,
    I am torn between the elated optimism to
    unbearable anxiety.

    I wanna be on the road, but I need to tight this last bolt.
    There"re always more of these last bolts.
    A great American playwright once illustrated as
    the Hero steps out for the journey.
    His bag flung over his broad shoulder,
    his eyes scan vast wilderness in front of him.
    And he drops his bag on the ground,
    kneels, undo his shoe lace. tightens the right shoe firmly.
    He checks the other shoe, undo, tightens, checks.
    Maybe dig through his bag,
    looking for some other trivial shit.
    You get the idea......

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  8. b4thenite

    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    Thank you very much.
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  9. b4thenite

    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    Highly recommended​
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  10. TooTallRacing

    TooTallRacing Been here awhile

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    Oh man, this is going to be good.......
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  11. b4thenite

    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    Anybody have suggetion for the easier way to do this?[​IMG]

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  12. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    Hard to see just where the tire is from here. But, make sure you have a much of the tire bead in the valley as you can get. It just don't look like it's there from the picture.
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  13. b4thenite

    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    What do you mean? Would you please elaborate for the noob?
    Much thanks to you.
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  14. Parcero

    Parcero Mundial

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    The "valley" is the low point on the rim, from a cross-section perspective. On the opposite side of where you are trying to get the tire over the rim, push the tire's bead down into the valley, or lowest part of the rim in it's center. That will free it up and allow you to get the rubber down over the opposite side. When you air up the tire, it will expand outward uniformly and seat on the rim.
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  15. b4thenite

    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    Magic!
    Thank you very so much.
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  16. elgato gordo

    elgato gordo KTMRFS

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  17. b4thenite

    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the link.

    To be honest with you, all three times I gassed, I slipped the rear end, and low sided.



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  18. GSF1200S

    GSF1200S Been here awhile

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    Nice looking DR there. I would suggest either bringing a clutch and brake lever or putting a set of barkbusters on it (Ive got the Moose ones myself). Also, a set of case armor, especially on the shifter side where the gearshift lever is very prone to puncture the stator cover. Otherwise, the DRs crash pretty well...
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  19. b4thenite

    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    I was very skeptical about the master link. But after some research, I decided to go with the clip type.

    I already own the right tool for the job so it went smooth.

    Also put a small security wire for insurance.

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  20. vintagespeed

    vintagespeed fNg

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    you'll get good at that i'm sure. :D

    subscribed, can't wait for the ride to begin! pack spare levers, use Ultra HD toobs, check/adjust your valves.

    one day, i will be not long behind you..one day.
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