Superbug turned Truck Tramp & Moab Failed

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Ladybug0048, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    Great story! I wonder why the clutch went south. I didn't think any DR200 clutch had gotten more abuse than mine.
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  2. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    No doubt that it will come up again, that's just part of the fun.


    You worked hard on that positive spin to the story, didn't you? :lol3 I like getting new motorcycle goodies but somehow a clutch just doesn't thrill me but at least it will get me going. :evil

    Now go back to your ride report, I'm waiting for the third installment. :clap


    No kidding. I knew I would make you proud with the fall down pics. :lol3


    I'm wondering that too. I know I have abused the Superbug:pynd some but a lot of the miles on that bike have been easy. Maybe the tech will be able to tell me something once he gets into it or maybe not. I thought the Superbug:pynd would hold up better.
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  3. themobb

    themobb Is this thing on???

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    Great ride report!

    Sorry mechanical problems put an end to your fun...

    I also really like the fact that you are secure enough to tell everyone about your get-offs and post pictures of them as well!!

    I'm with you; Just by repeating the mantra "Sand is my friend, sand is my friend", will not stop one from eating it. Personally, I suck at sand as well as the following pic will attest. (this is not the only pic; just one of many:rofl )

    Thanks again!


    Lance

    You'd think living in Florida a person would get good at sand (not!)

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  4. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Thanks for posting your bike's picture taking a nap. It's nice to know I'm not the only one falling down in the sand. Nice bike by the way. :thumb
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  5. liv2rydktms

    liv2rydktms Long timer

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    Sorry to hear you drove so far for such a short ride. I love that cool historic Hotel Metlen in Montana. Do you think they'd let a bunch of ADV ladies spend the night or tour it?

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    You still had an adventure just not the one you expected. :wink:
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  6. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Thanks for posting your not-so-epic ride report anyway.
    A vacation is a vacation.:thumb
    I'm betting you'll still remember all the finer points of this one for a long time anyway !

    But, wait a minute here.....
    Are there no wildflowers in Utah this time of year?
    All I saw was sagebrush pics......:lol3
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  7. PNW Buttercup

    PNW Buttercup Dancing with dirt roads..

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    Here LB ... my "epic" dirt nap.... courtesy of AIRHEAD....
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    so you should feel like you are in good company. This is the one you missed :deal
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  8. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Hi Rocky :wave

    Now you have me thinking about what I can do for a ride to that Hotel for a bunch of ADV women. That could be a super good time with lots of laughs. Let me think about this a bit. :evil


    Ahhhhh AJ, I was hoping no one would notice I didn't get any shots of stopping to enjoy the flowers but I did stop and "enjoy" the sand and sage brush. :muutt :poser Make sand your favorite, make sand your favorite, make sand your favorite . . . . . Stand up on pegs, weight back, keep the power on and glide right over the sand. :ricky :p3rry :jack

    I found this one as I was entering Utah, will it do?
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    This was the best I could do for a flower once I got to the Moab area. I'll make up for it in the spring :D

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  9. dave6253

    dave6253 GCBAR Explorer

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    Ladybug0048,

    Sand is still my nemisis as well. Thanks for sharing!
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  10. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    I was wondering what happened to you, because last we talked you were going to ride the ICT down and we were going to meet up for a short. Well the best laid plans.... MOAB you can't go wrong with that option :thumb Too bad it happened on the first day, dang why not the last day, Humm. But you did have am memorable time:deal

    OK, so you had PM'ed as to where have I been, Riding! just got back from soaking in the Hot springs out of Atlanta (Idaho that is) and more riding and what little time I spent at home chores BSU games and laughing my arse off reading LittleWan's "Most Excellent Adventure of Stupid:clap :clap " I have some 200+ pictures to post up yet but I'm too lazy. Here's a little overview of July's ride. Not a Highjack LB.
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    BTW: Oldtimer is looking good Next weekend is the Jarbidge fall color ride into North Nevada, I think Steep and Rocky will be joining in on that one. Oh I have a new toy I picked up Friday..
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  11. the darth peach

    the darth peach eats crackers in bed

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    There's a certain skill and art to the formal get off.... :lol3

    At least you were out there giving it your all!

    In my water ski days we used to say if you don't go down, you're not trying hard enough!!

    Nice to see you having fun.
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  12. brazen13

    brazen13 woot.

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    For sharing the naps as well as the rides! It is part of it after all. Mine just decided my leg and a curb looked like a good spot to nap. OW. Lazy ass bike! LOL!
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  13. Ladybug0048

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    Hi Sam, :wave

    Love that slide show, that's for including it. LittleWan is keeping a lot of us laughing, what fun her ride report is.

    Yes Oldtimer is looking good and doing well. I keep saying I hope I have his energy when I get to his age cause I sure in the heck don't have it now.

    Have a terrific time riding to Jarbidge and be sure to take lots of pictures.


    From the number of times I hit the ground it appears I was trying plenty hard. :poser I did have a blast even though all the pictures are of the bike down. It's too bad my riding partner didn't see fit to get some pics of me actually upright. :patch He had more fun with the falling down pictures though. :D

    The last series of picture you posted in your thread sure were good Link :thumb


    It must have thought your leg and the curb would make a nicer landing than something flat. Bikes are funny that way.
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  14. CMS

    CMS Been here awhile

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    This was a report of a real trip. Some things that could and do happen to all of us at one time or another. I feel like I was there, keep the reports coming, regardless of what happens. I'll be looking forward to your next ride [with a new clutch] while waiting, I'll be busy cleaning the Moab sand out of my boots. CMS :ricky
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  15. Tantrum

    Tantrum Condescending Nag

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    Very nice LB.:clap it's good to see you and Barry again even if it's not in person. On that positive note I'm not letting Herbie or the Doc see this RR. They'd pick up habits like rear view leering (that sounds like something from JM) narcolepsy and clutch failure. :lol3
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