Southwest Dual Sport Riders Club - Phoenix, AZ

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Chick4KLRs, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. Chick4KLRs

    Chick4KLRs Adventure in my Soul

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    And not to mention, those FAST guys (PC=Seasoned riders) like Glen, Spencer and Rick and all the rest who looked after us. Thanks TEAM SENTINEL and.... the brave one JOY who took pictures while riding the "back" of the V-Strm!!!
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  2. Chick4KLRs

    Chick4KLRs Adventure in my Soul

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    You and I have the same bike Kirk. I agree; I need a better seat and for as many times as I had to find the ladies out there I might as well used a toilet seat on my bike...
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  3. Makakoa85032

    Makakoa85032 Displaced Surfer

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    Brudda, I think when Rick stands next to anything other than a KTM he makes it look like a bicycle. Look at Glenns bike next to yours.
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  4. Makakoa85032

    Makakoa85032 Displaced Surfer

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    Ouch!!!! That skid plate got spanked!
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  5. Makakoa85032

    Makakoa85032 Displaced Surfer

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    Well we had a V-Strom two up and it survived! Even if you dont do the off-road stuff we plan on doing some road trips that have very minimal off-road involved and at that mostly hard pack. You are always welcome to join us. Stop by for coffee and take it from there. :1drink
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  6. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    After Mt. Lemon the right side rear bolt was bent back like that (actually, it's the mounting bracket that gets bent), but there really weren't that many other scratches. The dent and the other bolt being shoved back happened on this trip. That's what the skid plate is for, right? :lol3

    How's the ground clearance on a Ulysses? :evil
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  7. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    talkin' about skid plate damage don't go under my DR because it looks z surface of z moon it's full of craters from asteroids hits :rofl , after all it save u a lots of money in repairs .
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  8. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    Yep, they're definitely worth the cost and they do the job. My old XR600's plate looked like a potato chip. It had huge dents and gouges in it. This V-strom plate is the thickest I could find (3/16" aluminum) and the damage shown is after only two rides. :eek1 I'll have to take a picture after each off-road adventure to show its deterioration over time. :lol3
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  9. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL .

    SEE U GUYS ON Z NEXT RIDE SOON :wings
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  10. Makakoa85032

    Makakoa85032 Displaced Surfer

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    Ditto on the Thanksgiving Wishes. Stop by on Sunday for coffee!
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  11. PHXBUELL

    PHXBUELL Adventurer

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    If a V-Strom can roll with you guys than I will have no issues. :ricky
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  12. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    just slap some noobies tires & tightin' up a nice skid plate underneath:wink: & you're set to go :nod
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  13. Chick4KLRs

    Chick4KLRs Adventure in my Soul

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    Happy Black Friday. Gosh, I hate the malls.
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  14. Makakoa85032

    Makakoa85032 Displaced Surfer

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    Hey Guys and Gals, dont foget that we will be doing the coffee thing at Starbucks SW corner of Tatum and Bell Rd 8:00am tomorrow! See you there!
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  15. Runamuk

    Runamuk Long timer

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    I have a piece of diamond plate 1/4" Aluminum in my garage that is big enough to fabricate a real skid plate for you.

    Muk
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  16. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    hey Runamuk r u feeling better this week ?? hopefully we'll see u tomorrow at z coffee shop ...
    peace...
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  17. Chick4KLRs

    Chick4KLRs Adventure in my Soul

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    Nov 30. Our meet and greet included 2 little persons and 3 adults. New attendees (couple) Bonnie and Brian came out from Glendale. Also, rider Alex from the Nov 23rd ride brought his wife Adrianna and twin babies. Regulars, Eddy, Don, Robin, Aaron and Lauri were there and another Nov 23 Crown King KLR rider Tom. 3 hours worth of coffee and conversation made a great Sunday. Hope to see more riders next Sunday. Thanks Guys and Gals, see you all next week.:kumbaya
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  18. Blue Streak

    Blue Streak Been here awhile

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    Hey guys.

    I wanted to join you this morning, but woke up sick. I missed out once again.

    Happy Holidays
    Darin.
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  19. KTMSER

    KTMSER Big bike friendly

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    Hey check your PM's.....
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  20. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    after meeting all riders ( nice to see all again) and being late ~ 9:15 hang out for while zipping on a cappuccino , i asked Robin & Lauri to join me for a quick ride up by Bartlett lake area ,Lauri bailed out for biz. obligations before we get to the lake we turned left to take Horseshoe lake it's an easy off-rd to get there .
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