OSO LOCO!! Baja Edition: Oso Tired - Sand and Single Track. And Rocks. And Snow

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by BigWan, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. licascurtu

    licascurtu Been here awhile

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    Hi guys


    It's been a long road to get the new fearing/light combo ready for the 990-950 adventure bikes but it's finally finished and ready to order at Britannia Composites. :freaky

    I've been testing the fearing for a while now and I must say it looks great, fits perfectly and is super tough.


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  2. nevermind

    nevermind Slower, then Molasses

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    How does it do with the wind turbulence?

    FWIW, I'm convinced the OSO's would ride through an active volcano if your tires wouldn't melt, so wind buffeting may not be a problem for you!
  3. licascurtu

    licascurtu Been here awhile

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    You are right nevermind the OSO's would ride through a lot of stuff and not complain about wind buffeting.

    That being said I did a lot of road riding and for me this worked better than the KTM touring windshield that I used in South America trip.

    Also I went for a ride this weekend with my girlfriend. I took my old bike for a ride ( I named her Cher, for obvious reasons) :rofl:rofl I was super happy with the new fearing witch I now have on both, Cher and Baja :wink:


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  4. wsmc99

    wsmc99 Been here awhile

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    Amazing write up of an amazing trip.
    Have been down with my old 950 more than once for a 9 and 6 day.
    You guys are truly retarded and thank you for being so!
    Have gone back on little bikes since 2006 many times.
    Do miss the 950 days.
    You guys are truly hardcore! Loved the read.
    "We never ride at night" is our groups joke! Scorpion Bay to Loreto in the middle of the night! lol
  5. nevermind

    nevermind Slower, then Molasses

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    Thank you Lica! I appreciate your report on this bit o' kit! :freaky
  6. BigWan

    BigWan The Cripple Maker

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    Since this happened to Lica, the bolts I was running on that ride snapped also.

    BRP is eager to find a solution to these failures. We think we have the fix.


    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24609612&postcount=924
  7. Big Spag

    Big Spag ONESPEED

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    Kim and I were just a day ahead of you. Did a similar route but turned north and went back into the mountains and into Mulege instead of south to Loreto. Put on 2000 miles. Too bad we did not run into you guys. We were on the 530 and 450 this trip. Back again this November. Mas cervesas.
  8. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Wish I had seen this when you started it but what a great report.
  9. GRinCR

    GRinCR Oppressed Nomad

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    Oso diggin' these RRs. Next please.
  10. gregoblv

    gregoblv Been here awhile

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    This is another great issue of the Wan Report and I am bumping it so those wanting go to Baja can read it and I hope it helps them have a better ride. :ricky

    Matt you did a great job on the report and Kelly did a great job supporting you. I think both of you deserve the greatest praise and all the reward you can get. You are a great team. :beer

    As for the rest of the OSO's they are all great also. There is a bond that flows thru you all that makes you greater then the some of the parts. It is amazing to see you ride together and take turns leading and helping when there is a problem. :ricky:ricky:ricky:ricky

    I wish others would look to your group and reports to find inspiration in how to act as a rider and group and how to write their RR after. :dirtdog

    Thank you for your hard work and a special thanks to Kelly for going back and reworking these reports when she realized they were still people looking at them. That is way above the call of duty, but it does not surprise me in the least. :wings

    To show your appreciation you should 'Like' their posts so they know it is still doing it's job.:clap
  11. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    I just realized no ranking - 5 stars kind of thing anymore. Wans reports are always metal jockey, Kelly spent hours reviving this most excellent report.

    They are busy riding seatless bikes now.

    :hide
  12. BigWan

    BigWan The Cripple Maker

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    Thank you gregoblv,
    I'm thrilled that you are enjoying our RRs so much. To read them all back to back the way you are, that's a lot of silliness to take in all at once. :lol2 By the time you finish you will know us better than we know ourselves.


    Hi Tony,
    Great to hear from you again, hope all is well with you.

    You aren't kidding about those seatless bikes, they're like crack.
    Hell, I even dream in trials now, section after section, then I open my eyes and it's morning. :-)
  13. edhall

    edhall Adventurer

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    Just read all 35 pages. Excellent RR. Doing research for my own ride.