South Florida ADVrider Club

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by Sfladvrider, Aug 27, 2013.

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  1. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave I cannot abide.

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    Today - I've been waiting here at this gas station for six hours for you guys...

    :D

    Seems to be a Chveron station?
  2. DualSportDad

    DualSportDad Long timer

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    I'm ready to go! tomorrow is my birthday so i was hoping to lay around and do nothing but my one goal for this weekend was to ride. i ended up not falling asleep last till till 4:30 so i didn't get the start i thought i would today. i'm on a good pace so far today to be passed out early tonight though :1drink
  3. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave I cannot abide.

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    I've been working all day.

    Didn't get good sleep last night, so should also fall asleep right quickly tonight as well.
  4. DualSportDad

    DualSportDad Long timer

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    I just say down for breakfast. I'll be headed out in a few. Someone pm me for my phone number and I'll give you a way to track where I am while I'm riding. I'll be coming in through snake road and heading up Miami canal towards clewiston.

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  5. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave I cannot abide.

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    It was great to meet you all, and the morning ride out there was a great get-away from south Florida riding for me, so thank you for leading the way.

    This was pretty much my route for anyone else thinking about heading up and out there: https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=...IW9cXbiDHxTt3sxGf0sg&t=h&mra=mrv&via=1,2&z=10

    I'd like to explore more around out there, but it sorta looks like I better get a new rear tire first just in case some of those paths turn into loose sand.

    A Seminole ritual / ceremony / something next to the smoldering logs:

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    I wonder how well the CB would work on the roads we rode with semi-knobby tires on it?

    If I can find a long-oval off-road helmet for cheap, I think it's about time to consider one and a set of goggles. The dust out there, even when riding far behind other bikes, isn't something to take lightly.
  6. Stromtrooper246

    Stromtrooper246 Lost again

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    Great riding with you guys although slabbing it home kinda sucked.

    More pictures. Love me some frog legs.

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  7. DualSportDad

    DualSportDad Long timer

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    it was nice meeting up with you guys.... even tho it was after i had rode 2 hours to ride 10 min of dirt :huh

    i didn't get many pictures and what i did get was of my own bike.

    here's what i got:

    3 pictures right before i ran into you guys
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    left the house with 14990 miles showing on the Vapor, sure felt like i did more than 200 miles today. i think i need to lighten the load in my backpack.
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    i'm getting my money's worth out of this one.
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    i ended up taking 846 to 833 to 832 through the Felda forest out to 29 and then 82 home. stopped off in a local off-road spot in lehigh that was full of sugar sand and tore ass around in there for a little bit. the sand was surprisingly soft for how flooded most of the area was and was pretty wooped out to. the rear tire as bald as it is got the bike going ok to. at one point i had the bike in 4th through the woops :evil

    get those knobbies on boys and we will do the squares when it dries up out there.
  8. Sfladvrider

    Sfladvrider Mr.n00b

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    good day

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  9. Rambo1

    Rambo1 Been here awhile

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    looks like a great ride. weather was great...
  10. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave I cannot abide.

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    I really liked your bike. Really, I liked all the bikes we had out there... never even thought I'd see a Moto Guzzi today, let alone one out in the dirt(!) - I'm going to have to brush up on Guzzis.

    I don't believe in running a back-pack for trips, the weight there is better supported any place other than my spine, lol. I'm wondering that if you did have a pannier rack on the back, if it would counter-weight the front headlight issue you said you were having, and possibly allow you to lift that front wheel easier again?

    What are 'the squares'?

    I've got a feeling that I won't ever have knobbies on this bike, or anything beyond Shinko 705's (which I believe have treated me very well) just due to how much pavement I have to hit even to get to places like where we were riding today.
  11. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    Looks like a good ride. thought about joining but way too much slab for a bike that hates speeds above 60mph for extended periods. I will join when the Sporty is done. :freaky


    Hey Mambo, what bike are you on? On my 300r I use Kenda K270s. They hook up fairly well , are cheap and I get around 5k out of the rear and 9 out of the front. I've run them at Croom, ONF, Apalachicola etc. Sadly the bike sees more slab than dirt...About 70/30. Shinko has an equivalent. May be worth a try.
  12. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave I cannot abide.

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    I'm on a DR650SE. Like your concerns, mine is that I hit 80 or 90 MPH and keep it there the whole way up the turnpike or I-95 just to get to ride somewhere. It doesn't make sense to try out knobbier tires with me getting great results out of the 705's. I've run the then-new 705's through deeper mud and soft sands, and couldn't complain. Could I have ridden faster on knobbies? Sure. But I would have to also had to ride home, and continued to commute back and forth to work, too. The 705's are staying. I'm at 7000 miles on the rear, am somewhere close to changing it out, and have no complaints.

    The 705's got me across this (picture taken after crossing and coming back to consider going back through it - again - to get the hell out) and much deeper, and muddier, holes out in JW Corbett when I made the mistake of going there solo right after getting the bike and throwing 705's on it:

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  13. DualSportDad

    DualSportDad Long timer

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    I thought you were moving to new york?

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  14. DualSportDad

    DualSportDad Long timer

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    Thanks ni liked your bike to, esp with the windsheild and acerbis tank. I want a windsheild on my bike. ..or a xrl if I buy one. Damn wind was kicking my ass on the way home.

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  15. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave I cannot abide.

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    Above, say, 70 MPH my windscreen doesn't do as much as it could. I need to put braces on it (mine flexes back somewhat), and look into a clip-on higher addition to the screen like Steve had on his bike.

    I knwo it still helps at high speeds; for the speeds your bike likes to go it may be ideal.
  16. DualSportDad

    DualSportDad Long timer

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    I was thinking about getting a tombstone spitfire sheild that clamps to the bars so I could take it off when iride mainly sand.

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  17. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave I cannot abide.

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    If you can find a bigger one that easily detaches, and that has good support/bracing, don't be afraid of it. Your bike is big enough, and the speeds here on FL roads are high enough.
  18. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave I cannot abide.

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    Any of you guys have nasal problems today?

    My right sinus won't stop leaking, and I'm pretty sure it's from all the dust from yesterday. Crazy, I know, but I never have this problem. Next time I'm bringing a baclava or something to filter some of it out :D
  19. Stromtrooper246

    Stromtrooper246 Lost again

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    Mine was clogged from the dust. I am going to switch to goggles though... the sand was killing my eyes.

    I shouldn't have went with you bastards....

    ...now I want a proper duel-sport! :evil:evil:evil

    Spent the better part of the evening looking at DRZ's & KLX's
  20. Stromtrooper246

    Stromtrooper246 Lost again

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