Corvallis ADV Night at Flat Tail

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by KillerD, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. DiggerD

    DiggerD Been here awhile

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    Sorry about your skid lid Killer, but that will buff right out. :lol3:lol3
    We are getting that plastic welding down too, and we like to keep out skills sharp, so no worry about you fairing M8.
    A little welding, some fiberglass and cat fur and paint...EZPZ.

    That was an epic ride today. Real close to a 10, except for the high side stunt.
    Rained yesterday to keep the dust down.
    Logging road were almost total free of traffic.
    We got a surprise guest rider from P-town...Hells Al..one of my favorite riding buds....thanks Al, you really added to the ride.
    Three KTM 9XX and one KLR made the ride home. Lost one KLR with a DNF, after the high side. We were realigning his forks when a gaggle of Idahodens rode past with e-nuf gear to get them to California and back. Six or so bikes.
    A great way to put the cap on 2014 August. Need to sneak a few more rides in B4 you head south to your Baha winter hause-e-end-da Al.

    And what about that gas station attendant at the red neck hippy bar gas stop.....oh my God.....made my YEAR.......WOOT!:eek1:eek1:eek1 Now that was a 10 in my eyes...
  2. CrackedCanyon

    CrackedCanyon Been here awhile

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    Is someone going to post pics of this alleged ride - whether or not including Killer's high-side? Some of us must live vicariously...

    And seriously, Killer - are you OK?
  3. DiggerD

    DiggerD Been here awhile

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    No photos of this ride...except when I close my eyes:D:D:D
  4. KillerD

    KillerD BoozeMagician

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    I have a few shots of our "herb gathering" portion of the ride. And yeah, I'm peachy keen. Couple bottles of wine go a long way!good excuse to get an adjustable clutch lever and a chest x-Ray!
  5. HellsAlien

    HellsAlien a has-been that never-was

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    Thanx DZ and DS, that was fun! Haven't been on most of that route for years, still great stuff.

    Just goes to show some of the best rides in the nation are still just out the back door here in Ory-gone-riding! :clap

    All you have to do is go there...
  6. KillerD

    KillerD BoozeMagician

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    Dammit! I missed inside jokes?! I'll take you guys up on that plastic welding! As far as the lid goes...I know the whole always retire it after a crash....but....I really took the brunt of it straight to the chin guard...whatta ya'll think...?

    Now, the real question, is when are we gonna do this ride again so I can finish it?
  7. DiggerD

    DiggerD Been here awhile

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    "..I really took the brunt of it straight to the chin guard...whatta ya'll think...?"

    What do we think?

    Well, Zoob has first dibs already on that skid lid if you want to retire it.

    I am second.

    Bring your bike in tomorrow so we can see the fairing damage.

    We can fix it in the rainy down time coming up if you want to wait, but we might drill some holes at the end of the cracks to keep them traveling further. I can bring my portable drill.

    You want more ? Good on ya M8 ! Hum...are you a quick learn ? Those green roads are a little dicey!
  8. CrackedCanyon

    CrackedCanyon Been here awhile

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    Geez, Killer...that sounds nasty. Take it a little easier next time, will ya?
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    KillerD BoozeMagician

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    M8....? Did I get a new nickname too!? Why do I feel like I don't want to know the origin? Already got holes in her, and it isn't that bad altogether. And my current plan was zip ties so waiting till rainy season sounds like it may take the cake!
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    KillerD BoozeMagician

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    Side note.... First round is on me for helping out a largely tool-less young in...see yah tomorrow night!
  11. DiggerD

    DiggerD Been here awhile

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    Nix the zip ties. Safety wire takes a smaller hole than zip tyes. I will bring safety wire and my safety wire pliers.
    You can refer to your bike as Franky, as in Frankenstein.

    I guess I've been hanging out on a euro KTM Superduke site to long.
    M8 is short for mate.

    Oh..if you did not catch the DNF, that's race talk for Did Not Finish.
  12. Righty65

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    looks like I missed a wild ride Sunday.

    I'm in Moab tonight. Spent a few nights in Colorado. Thanks BucketBoy for dinner and a place to crash.

    I ran into Whiskee Throttle in Westcliff Colorado. He and a buddy are doing the TAT trail. I invited them to join us next Tuesday at flat tail. They have a crazy story and one trip to ER so far.

    They are looking to buy a cheap pickup in Oregon to haul there WR250's back home. Please keep an eye out for one.

    Righty65


    This is Whiskee Throttle and I

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  13. DiggerD

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    Not a wild ride, just green coastal paved logging roads, with little traffic use and rain the day B4. The roads are really green to color.

    So...about the truck. Where is home so we know how good of a truck is needed and how much you want to spend.

    Oregon is one of the best states to buy a rig.

    No salt used on the roads here.

    You just might make some money to boot on the resale.
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    Dansrc51 I need a cape....

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    DiggerD Been here awhile

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    Yo KillerD,

    Had a thought on your idea of flexi levers to replace the one you customized Sunday.

    If you buy some quality bark busters / hand guards, you will not bend your levers or fingers any more. Get some that attach into the end of the bar ends.

    Just sayin'

    & thanks again for the beer yesterday.

    :wink: :wink: :wink:
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    Just ordered a set of maiers yesterday! And of course. It's the one thing I'm ritch in!
  18. DiggerD

    DiggerD Been here awhile

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    Quick story about a bike I bought with some Maiers Hand guards.
    80's Yamaha TT500, the old school big guards.
    The person who put them on did not pay attention to the directions, I later found out.:deal
    I was trail riding it , hit some thing with the rear tire that bucked me off the seat and over the bars. :eek1
    Trouble was both of my wrist were locked in the hand guards.
    My face was on the front fender and my feet were vertical.
    I was doing a head stand.
    My hands were locked on the bars so the throttle stayed the same and I motored down the trail.
    I was thinking this is a heavy bike and I did not want it to run over me.
    The TT has tractor power and it just kept running down the trail and I came back down on the seat like nothing happened.
    Those guards came off the bike asap.
    So....really look at the directions.
    Most will want the guards pointed down at at an angle so your hands will not get trapped when you do the flying W.:wink:
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    HellsAlien a has-been that never-was

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    If you would just throw your bike into a tree hanging upside down this would not be a problema. Just sayin....:lol3
  20. DiggerD

    DiggerD Been here awhile

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    Yep! that's what I got for following you on a trail I never been on before.

    If you would have just kept going instead of waiting for that firkin Quad Tart to pass, I could have wheelied down the under cut bank like you did.

    There was no place for my front tire to go, except tuck way down under, or land on top of you, bike and all. Did not want to go there.:eek1:eek1

    Glad I ripped my brand new tool belt off on the fall.
    It helped to break my fall.
    Sub frame is still bent...like yours...:lol3:lol3

    Dang, those bells......keep.....ringing..........:ear:ear

    Hey.....you signed up for the BeemerBash in Quiency, Ca. next weekend ? ? I am. Zoob too! :wink::wink: Got a three weekend vacation lined up:wink::wink::wink: Do it. Do it, Just do it.