Southern Maryland ADV Riders doing the Shane Watts 2 Day Dirtwise Class

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by blaster11, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. joints4sale

    joints4sale No. Not "That Kind".

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    Just how I approach golf. The more strokes the more I get to enjoy the course.
  2. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Consistent, eh? Nice to hear that you are a Jack of all trades, master of them all!
  3. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

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    You two made that whole section look easy...:thumb

    (except for the little short cut around the mud and ruts)
  4. badguy

    badguy Susan

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    Hmm, I guess I was too focused on how to get through the mud to realize there was a shortcut :lol3 Good eye!
  5. lakota

    lakota Geeser

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  6. badguy

    badguy Susan

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    Found another two casualties: one rear mount for the skid plate broke completely off and the other is halfway there, and I blew out a fork seal either through the stoppie exercise or cranking down too tight in the back of the truck (never had a problem with it before...)

    I have purple fork oil...must be the good stuff :lol3
  7. blaster11

    blaster11 Challenge X-cepted

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    Is the skid plate mounts repairable or replaceable? I am betting on the back of the truck...but on the bright side this will give you an opportunity to upgrade the forks if they aren't already. Here are some springs for the front end you if you have any interest. http://www.sonicsprings.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=31_162&osCsid=e1ecd1696fdcd932e0ff7e0cfa39f948
  8. Hack

    Hack ........

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    Hey Mike if you decide to do the fork rebuild let me know. I just happen to have a new set of Racetech springs for a DR 650.
  9. Scotty P

    Scotty P Funny Like a Clown

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    Mike, My tools and garage are available...........
  10. badguy

    badguy Susan

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    Damn! Thanks guys!

    I've already got stiffer springs up front, so all I really need to do is replace the oil and seals. I don't think I'm gonna mess with emulators or intiminators. The only thing I think I need for this job is to cut a piece of pvc to use as a seal driver unless there's a size that'll work fine as is - I haven't measured yet.

    I already took the skid plate off and had a guy at work tack the mount back on. Next week I'll bring it in and lift the bike so we can get under there to weld it back on properly. It's a shitty design to start with though...might have to see if we can beef it up.
  11. 1976mike

    1976mike Adventurer

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    Great write up. Thanks.

    I am signed up for the Richmond class (Mar 2/3) and this info is on par with what I have heard from others. looking forward to it.

    Anyone else going to the Richmond class?
  12. blaster11

    blaster11 Challenge X-cepted

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    Glad you enjoyed it...enjoy the class!