Maine Riders

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by PWRCRZR, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. loph917

    loph917 Beard Bros Racing

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    jacket sizes.

    two words.

    fish tacos.
  2. High Hope

    High Hope World's Best Dog

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  3. 2twisted

    2twisted GoodNYou

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    ^^^^^ Maybe another Adv swap meet is in order. Spring, summer, fall ?
  4. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    Spring seemed to work last time...not sure if people have "stuff" to get rid of though.

    I am kind of surprised that regional gear thread didn't do better
  5. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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    I've got a few things to get rid of, and a spring meetup just to BS and maybe do a little riding would be great!
  6. Tslapper

    Tslapper #!

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    Kind of like a spring cleaning for me.

    Take it all out, drive it 75 miles, dust it off, drive it 75 miles again and put it all back.
  7. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    Put all that stuff in the bed of the truck and drive fast enough and you'll save the dusting step:deal

    It's a good reason to rotate stock
  8. mikewillsmith

    mikewillsmith Not the f'g fresh prince!

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    I know it would be a different vibe, but what about posting other places about the swap meet? Maybe some suckers (er... buyers) would come if it was from outside the ADV crowd. :dunno
  9. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Glad to see you took the warning seriously.
  10. kobukan

    kobukan almost gnarly

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    :lol3

    Just trying to get caught up on the RR . . . got a little behind. :D
  11. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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  12. TinMan207

    TinMan207 Most often a lurker...

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    Hmmmm is right :D

    Removes salt deposits from all marine surfaces
    Use as a motor flush in both Inboard and Outboard motors
    Rinses away salt buildup on hulls, decks, rails, towers, fishing rods, reels, anything exposed to salt water
    Also works on trailers, wheels, and driving equipment
    Leaves a protective PTEF coating to prevent future salt corrosion and damage

    http://www.powersportsuperstore.com...-Off-Spray-22oz-093-p/4728631.htm?Click=35177

    ... and if you are looking around, there is a "power-washer adapter", but if the reviews I saw are correct, it's $20 down the drain - so to speak....

    Seems that. as usual, if you have an idea what you might want to look for, there are many other versions on this theme! thanks for the tip CJ
  13. Poacher Bob

    Poacher Bob Persona non grata

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    Kaw 4 who?:wink:
  14. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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    I saw that stuff advertised in this months "Adventure Bike" section of Dirt Bike magazine. Sounds like a good idea, who knows if it's any better than any other cleaner/protectant?
  15. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    I was wondering if spraying the bike down with this prior to riding may help?
    [​IMG]

    and then there is also the fact that I drive my truck which just cost me more than 10 times what my KLR did every day in this crap...a few trips a winter followed by a good washing aint gonna kill it
  16. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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    I had my new truck undercoated with that stuff. It's very thick and sticky, there's now a nice thick coating of road salt and sand on the undercarriage. I wouldn't want to do that on a bike.

    I think you're onto something there :deal
  17. kobukan

    kobukan almost gnarly

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    I won't take any bike I really care about or invested a lot of money into out in the winter if there's any wetness on the roads at all - don't care what the bike's been sprayed with. I once rode my K75 down to Newburyport for a winter tag - it was a nice day and roads were clear and dry all the way . . . until about a mile from the tag location - I saw a wet spot in the road from some snow melting and I turned around and rode home - the heck with the tag, I had a good ride. But, that's why I bought the DR350 - for $1200 I don't care what that thing gets exposed to. I've put almost 15k miles on in it the past few years and I ride it through anything and everything. I got my moneys worth out of it the first year I owned it and every mile after that has been a bonus imo. If it's been in the salt I wash it thoroughly when I get a chance - basically when the temp gets to 40F or so. FWIW the bike still looks great - you'd really never know by looking at it that it's ever been ridden in the winter, but I think washing it thoroughly and regularly has a lot to do with that.

    YMMV of course.
  18. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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    I have seen noticeably more corrosion on the spokes and the steel frame of my KLR after just one salty ride, even with washing it right away. Even riding on dry roads that have some salt residue will coat the bike with a nice layer of salt. Your DR must be made of better materials than a KLR :rofl
  19. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    This is why I use my DR and KLR in the winter months...pays to keep cheap bikes around. :deal

    I agree with he fact I would not take a more expensive bike out in this crap..

    but for the most part my bikes are to ride not look at....

    I was wondering if the fluid film would form a protective barrier that could be washed away...
  20. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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    Yes, it's a gooey mess, but it does work well for this purpose.