The Adventures of Tyson and Hobbes

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by av_mech, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. av_mech

    av_mech Risk Taker

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    Still a little icy in Idaho to ride. But I tried. Felt really good to get Hobbes out.
  2. av_mech

    av_mech Risk Taker

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    Enjoy that bike! And glad you enjoyed my thread. Thanks
  3. rockhopjohn

    rockhopjohn I LOVE Orogenies

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    Nice, glad I flew to FL instead.
  4. av_mech

    av_mech Risk Taker

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    Hi Jay,
    Nice to hear from ya man! I think it was fall 2010 I was there. I can't rmember. Too much booze makes the memory fuzzy. Glad ur getting along just fine. I can only imagine.... Trevor and Dad made it safely back from their four weeks in Baja. Dad left today. Things are good here. Just running the biz and living on that small business owner budget.
  5. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    How in the heck do you keep a bike upright in icy conditions like that, without studs???

    Rob
  6. av_mech

    av_mech Risk Taker

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    Simple. You DON'T!

    How's things Rob?
  7. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    Good.. here in rainy NW Oregon. Not much riding going on except the commute to work. Wanting soooo bad for Spring to hurry up and get here so we have a bit more sunshine.

    How's the new business going?

    Rob
  8. av_mech

    av_mech Risk Taker

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    Going really well. Might actually get a paycheck sometime soon!

    You doing contract stuff up in Portland area?
  9. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    Salem... contract work with the State. Figure with the economy going to crap, the best bet is to work for the gov't. :)

    Thinking about doing a ride somewhere your direction this year... will ping you when I get that figured out in case you have time to tag along. Redoing the suspension on the DR650 right now while it's all rainy.

    Rob
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    Petrolburner Noise Maker

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    Remember when he tried to convince us that o ring chains don't need additional lube?
  11. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Jax Off again.

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    Looks like they could hold a luge race on that road!!! :rofl
    You're a nut!! :deal:clap :rofl
    Glad to see you're still getting a bit of time to ride. :evil

  12. obrianmcc

    obrianmcc Been here awhile

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    Hmmm...... which road could that be? ...... Rocky Canyon? .... Blacks Crk?
  13. av_mech

    av_mech Risk Taker

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    And now we see how that worked out! You going to write a RR?
  14. av_mech

    av_mech Risk Taker

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    Blacks Creek
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    av_mech Risk Taker

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    Wow! Broke 100,000 views and I haven't even been posting. Glad to see people are still reading thing even in my absence of posting the past 6 months. Riding season is right around the corner....
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    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    :clap:freaky
  17. PVRnick

    PVRnick Pennsy Flyer

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    Hey Tyson and Hobbes,

    Discovered your thread a couple weeks ago while researching the proper
    Farkles needed for my Tiger800XC on the TigerTales thread.
    Just finished reading the entire thread and loved it! Very exciting stuff
    you have been doing out there on a 500lb dirtbike ! You have the true
    Spirit of Adventure.
    Thanks for all your efforts Riding and Writing. All of us are enjoying it.
    Don't know if you have ever heard of TopTier gas. I only heard of it recently
    and still have not seen it for sale, but it is supposed to help keep combustion chambers, valves, etc. cleaner due to better detergents in the fuel.
    Here is a link... http://www.toptiergas.com/ Might help with that carbon issue you had.
    Ride Smart & Stay Safe Brother
    Nick
  18. Firebolt

    Firebolt Clemson

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    Hey Tyson,
    Just got done reading your thread. Awesome RR and good luck with your business!
  19. Boismj03

    Boismj03 Been here awhile

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    Backcountry Pursuit is a great shop...picked up an original giant loop saddle bag today...great guys, very friendly and a cool shop to have here in Boise!
  20. MotoTex

    MotoTex Miles of Smiles

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    Picked up a 2013 800XC ten days ago. I'm almost a thousand miles into it and loving the ride.

    Got pointed to this thread from another a week ago, and have pretty much read it straight through. I like your style. :freaky

    The Tiger is replacing my 04 KTM 950 Adventure that I have put about 30,000 miles on in the last two years.

    All I need is to get the Tiger's suspension fine-tuned and I think this bike will be with me for a long while. I'm going to drop it off for the first service (only because they said they would do it for free) on Wednesday while I leave for a few days in Big Bend, taking my plated DRZ400E.

    Thanks for the inspiring read, wonderful photos and for sharing the adventure with us.

    I don't know if you ever got the business with the wheel sensor sorted, but I recall reading that accumulated dust and dirt can obscure the sensor and throw the code. Might be something simple like that.

    Also wanted to share an alternative for the custom earphones. I run a Sena Bluetooth headset that connects to my Zumo 660 and to my phone. I can play music to the helmet from either source, plus can communicate with my wife, get turn by turn from the GPS and take phone calls (just because I can doesn't mean I do).

    I move the GPS between bikes, which allows me to use Garmin's software to plan routes and load them into it before I leave. I've used it for singletrack, jeep roads, and pavement, and it has been a very useful combination with the headset. I never knew having tunes on a ride could be so nice. I can hear the music fine, even with foam earplugs lightly inserted.

    Anyway, lovin' the Tiger, wishing I had roads and vistas like you have so close to your home, but I still have some wonderful adventures in Texas.

    Happy Trails!