Moab Spring 2017

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by simbaboy, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS

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    This is scary. Really.
    Its mid-February and below is the forecast for the next week or so.
    I have been in Michigan since 1989 and have never seen anything like this.
    I plan to get some riding in.

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  2. Motor7

    Motor7 Been here awhile

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    Global warming = more saddle time
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  3. ringokelly

    ringokelly Been here awhile

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    Time to ride :-)
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  4. detroitmike

    detroitmike Adventurer

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    Looks like good weather to take my new bike out. Street legal 2 stroke.

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  5. ringokelly

    ringokelly Been here awhile

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    I gotzzz sweaty palms..................

    That is undeniably gorgeous.
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  6. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS

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    absolutely fantastic--you wanted a Beta Trainer, you got one. Congrats.
    It should be in the 50's starting tomorrow.
    Very Envious,
    Imu
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  7. Vikingtazz

    Vikingtazz Will ride for food.

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    Haha - awesome!
    Wait 'til Jim sees that Italian Princess - he's going to be super jealous.
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  8. ringokelly

    ringokelly Been here awhile

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    Hey I am looking at a pristine 1993 TW200...whats a good price?
  9. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS

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    I think $1200-$1400 for pristine a little more if it has a Clarke tank, jimbo shield, rear rack, wide foot pegs. I paid $1600 for my 1997 with the goodies mentioned.
    Imu
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  10. TheAdmiral

    TheAdmiral Long timer

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    My answer was gonna be pretty close to simbaboy's. $1,000 - $1,500 but being in Utah (or anywhere in the NW) don't be surprised if it's more that $1,500. Only on a very rare occasion have I seen a good TW at a cheap price.
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  11. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Not if you live in the desert.
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  12. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    Yeah, if you don't ride in that COLD weather, I wouldn't blame you!:lol3
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  13. WYO George

    WYO George Long timer

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    It's been odd here lately too. Just a couple weeks ago it was -8F and snowing and today it's 62 and sunny. The wind is ripping though and I'm sick so instead of working or riding I'm being lazy and sitting home all day.
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  14. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS

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    Sam, you are a weather snob and I have no wiseass comeback.

    I concede defeat.

    The rides I went on with you and VI opened my eyes to SoCal Riding--very impressive. The company was excellent and the food very nice.

    SoCal weather is some of the best in the world--I lived in Santa Monica for 5 years and San Fernando Valley for another 5 years before moving to Michigan. So I know.

    I am glad I get to ride a few weeks here and there.

    Imu
  15. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS

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    I love these ABS camera cases--I have used them on all my dual sports.
    Imu

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    not mine, Really!
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  16. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS

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    same thing is for $41 at Amazon Prime.
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  17. ringokelly

    ringokelly Been here awhile

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    I need to check this out. I rely on a nylon bag right now but a hard case would be nice.
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  18. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS

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    The 'Minimalist Mobile 'Man'cave is coming along.

    The Prius normally gives me about 50 MPG (the MPGs love warmer weather) and a short shakedown drive reduced that to about 44 MPG. Not bad. Once I get the LRR All Season tires this should improve with or without the trailer and bike.

    I have my Minimalist Mobile 'Man'cave Thread here: http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/my-minimalist-mobile-mancave.1203980/

    Simba

    Initially, I had the wood rail too far back. Here is a TW200 sitting on it. Not good. Need more weight on the tongue-so moved the plank forward.
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    Much better.
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  19. KLRalph

    KLRalph Because KTMalph sounds funny

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    One of the Top five videos on ADVRIDER!

    Great job and Great Ride!
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  20. telejojo

    telejojo Been here awhile

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    What size is that rear tire on the Yamaha?