The Mobius Trip

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by DR. Rock, May 23, 2008.

  1. DingWeed

    DingWeed Been here awhile

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    "We were trying to make a good impression on Julie so she'll ride with us on M11". :evil

    No pics of the meal that Doc and LDF fixed that night.....Dang-it.......but it was fit for a KING!!!!!!:clap:clap

    Highlites were: Pork loin roast---seasoned to perfection!........baked potatoes......corn on the

    cob.......salad......wine.....and of course HotChocolate-----with additive!!!:freaky

    Fantastick!!!!.........Great food,drink and Company!!

    Thanks again guys!!!

    Scott
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    P.S. Julie says that her "Spork" never ate so good!!!!
  2. DRRambler

    DRRambler AKA Albertastrom

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    I'm on the lookout for an international version...
    Borlas sin problemas :clap
  3. DingWeed

    DingWeed Been here awhile

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    I think maybe that the "meltdowns" will be minimized with the new addition of a little Gold box that sets under the bars on Blueberry and Bumblebee!!!! :wink:
    Scott
  4. MTrider16

    MTrider16 Ridin' in MT

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    Steering dampers! cool bling!
  5. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    Yep---------you just loosen your death grip----and grab a handful of throttle :D:D:D:D:D
    Rocks just better get out of the way.
    Best mod I ever done to my bike.

    BigDog
  6. SoosCreek

    SoosCreek Angle of Repose...

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    on the road. I would have liked the first day, but maybe not the second. It would have been very challenging on the GS.

    Thanks for the photos and videos....

    Steering dampener? who needs a dampener?

    Actually is really good for smaller bikes with larger wheels and lighter front ends...
  7. MTrider16

    MTrider16 Ridin' in MT

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    I've got a steering damper on my mod list for heavy gravel roads and sand. I agree Steve, it wouldn't be my first choice for an R12GS.

    David
  8. SoosCreek

    SoosCreek Angle of Repose...

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    Yeah, it would be good for deep sand, although I am sure my lack of skill is more of a problem!

    Practice, Practice, Practice!
  9. taco250

    taco250 wannabe adventurer

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    Been following this amazing story since M1 and have seen all the "documented" meltdowns. IMO, they simply come from physical exhaustion. Think about it: two solid weeks of riding with distinct begining and ending points but only a vague idea of what's in between. Doc, I think you need to start building in a couple rest days, days to "stop and smell the roses" as it were. I admire your meticulous planning but this last trip there were no rest days, no "get a motel, hot shower, real bed for a night" days. Just something to consider for the next trip. Please don't think I'm trying to dog you down because I am and have been in awe of the great things you & LDF have done throughout the entire Mobius Adventure. BRAVO!
  10. joenuclear

    joenuclear Ride to eat, eat to ride... all roads lead to pie!

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    Steering head bearings help too!

    I'm constantly amazed at LDF's ability to persevere at tasks that require a LOT of muscle and effort that we men take for granted.


    LDF has a will that is almost indomitable and a smile to match.

    3 Cheers!....
  11. DingWeed

    DingWeed Been here awhile

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    YES!!...... LDF is one TUFF Gal :clap:clap
  12. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    "I want to move this f@#$% rock
    so I can move FORWARD!"
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    :clap

    Gotta love the determination.

    FWIW, along with the revloc clutch :deal this is the best little doo dad I've ever gotten. Money very well spent.

    [​IMG]
  13. La Donna Fugata

    La Donna Fugata You're not the boss of me

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    Thanks for all the kudos BUT I never would have come this far without David's unrelenting patience and support throughout all our adventures. He's the best travel partner one could ever ask for inspite of his video harrassments :D
  14. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    Yeh-----and he can cook too :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

    BigDog
  15. byways

    byways byways

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    In my brief experience with Mobius, a keystone of its success seemed to be that its ever-changing members watch out for each other. When one joins Mobius, one joins a team.
  16. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    I see. So he just does it for the cameras. Showboater. :lol3

    Hope to meet you guys down here for the next one. At least for a day or two. :nod
  17. RenoDeano

    RenoDeano High Desert Drifter

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    I have put them on my DR 650 and unless you construct some custom mounts, you give up the speedo and other instruments mounting on the DR 650 Triple Tree.
  18. RenoDeano

    RenoDeano High Desert Drifter

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    "which I didn't see much of, as my rear valve stem was losing air --turns out a tiny dynabead got caught in the valve"

    I warned you! Not the first time for a dynabead to plug your valve core, right. Reno Deano
  19. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    Yeah, but it's super easy to fix. Spin the valve core out, stuff a q-tip (which I keep with the pump) down the hole a couple times, and then spin the valve core back in. It's a known issue, and only a problem if you don't know to watch out for that. For me the dynabeads are still well worth it.
  20. RenoDeano

    RenoDeano High Desert Drifter

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    :norton Have you set the dates and start location for Mobius 11.:ear