Pensacola area riders

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by XT Thumper, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. Madhouse

    Madhouse Semi-Goodlookin!

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    Dang Barney!
    It took me a while to spot you,,,,,,,,,but there you are checkin out the KTM. :lol3
  2. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Lots of new scoots. Congrats to all.

    Barney's 450 toom
    Barney in the paper
    Skids dual new steeds Duke and the Hussie
    Apperson got a new 74 Bultaco Alpina - Yep.

    I got some new iICON overpants today and I liked the vid of the Tigers...

    What else...
    Sunday at Spec Pond 8AM roll out. Lay tracks for the trot and hit some single track.

    One tank ride.
  3. skid=mark

    skid=mark Likes it Slidewayz

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    Yeee Haaaa!! Get Some!! :2guns
    All done safely, with proper brief, equipment and within posted speed limits, of course...
  4. waysherr

    waysherr Behind Bars For Life

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    Got cleared by the doc today to resume "normal" :eek1 activities:clap Can't make this weekend, but ready for everything after that:D
  5. Buzztail

    Buzztail Nomad

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    :oscar:jack:poser
  6. MItrnsplnt

    MItrnsplnt PullnG'sTillTheyPuke

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    Loved the ICON video!!! If that doesn't make you want to go out and buy a Tiger than I don't know what will.....I can just imagine how tired those guys were of pushing those bikes around the ST, snow, and sand.....:lol3

    Jim, beautiful new bike!!!:freaky
  7. Madhouse

    Madhouse Semi-Goodlookin!

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    Just finished installing this little battery in the DRZ.
    Bought it at R&R racing after noticing the original 4+ year old battery seemed to be losing its authority spinnin the engine over.
    Charge was good on the old battery @ 13+ volts, but just didn't seem to have the muscle anymore.

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    This battery doesn't even weigh a pound (13.6 oz). Don't know what the original weighed but it was quite a bit more.
    Wasn't a drop-in install because of cable lengths.
    Should have made pictures of the process, but its too easy to bother explaining.
    Took me a little over a hour after a trip to the automotive supply to get a bit red and black #8 wire, some connectors and heat shrink tubing.
    A sanitary install and not a problem for anyone with basic skills.

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    Anybody planning to change to this battery in the future and find they need a few pieces/parts/#8 wire, contact me for some leftovers I have.

    DRZ spins over like a BOSS now! :clap
  8. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    I have been predicting the takeover of battery bikes for some time now. These new small light weight batteries are another indicator that the next move in bikes if full battery power, silent, clean, and simple.

    Varrrrrrooooommmmm with be a thing of the past...
  9. skid=mark

    skid=mark Likes it Slidewayz

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    KTM is operating a prototype electric m/c now, and there are a couple in the US, with a fair number of "homebuilts" on YouTube. I agree--it is probably coming. I am absolutely positive I will sorely miss the sound and smell of a well-running 2 stroke...

    Scary because they can be as fast as a regular m/c with an IC engine, BUT SILENT. Not sure I like the idea of somebody coming up on me at Mach 2 in virtual SILENCE. I am wondering if they will have some type of fake engine noise...:puke1
  10. skid=mark

    skid=mark Likes it Slidewayz

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    198 pounds, 30-ish horsepower, 90 minutes riding time... ~$13,000

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  11. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    iPhone has an APP for that !





    So it Spec in the morning huh.... dust may be involved...

    Im ready...
  12. Moabman

    Moabman Ironman

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    See you at the pond.........Sunday
  13. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Watched it twice. Awesome vid and ride...

    Thanks for sharing....
  14. Barney

    Barney I reckon so

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    Gimmee has offered to help me get acquainted with my new ride, so we're riding Blackwater in the morning. All are welcome to ride along, post up or PM me if interested.

    Got in a quick test ride this afternoon.:thumb
  15. rotorhead511

    rotorhead511 Live and let live.

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    Sorry guys, I have to bail tomorrow. Will see you all next time.
  16. Just_P_Dirty

    Just_P_Dirty Its more fun when Dirty!

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    man great ride at spec pond today! good bunch of folks. just what i needed to get back into it. it was impressive how we all stayed within speed limits and rode the numbers and we all made it back with no issues...
  17. Barney

    Barney I reckon so

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    Did about 70 miles with Gimmee this morning, beautiful day to try out the new bike.

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    We're right about here.

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    Hunters are out in the woods and of course, spiders.

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  18. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    Nice bike Brett! :wink:

    Congrats.
  19. Barney

    Barney I reckon so

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    Thanks Eloy, feels like I'm cheating on this thing.:evil
  20. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    :bert bitch, I told you! :lol3