Utards whos riding what

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by frog, May 22, 2008.

  1. trackhead

    trackhead Utard Wankster

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    Haven't ridden it yet. I was planning on doing it friday, but now the idea of riding through Ogden back to Sandy makes me want to just kick myself in the balls.

    I'm going to go ride the West and NW sections of the route and skip the slab.
  2. Ryman

    Ryman Been here awhile

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    Could you get some helmet cam video of that. I need a better mental image! :rofl
  3. MSH

    MSH The Salt

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    Dude... I am interested. PM me with pics, cost and details.
  4. GISkev

    GISkev wwfsmd?

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    Commander51 and a few of his desert racers chums, DanTheMan & I are taking light bikes on the Stansbury Front single track... we'll likely be leaving SLC around 8:30 and hauling the bikes since those guys aren't street legal.
    :D
    tag along if you like!
  5. Trailtwister

    Trailtwister To the peak!

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    I know you're skeptical, since I wussed out the last couple times. But I wanna ri--f%cking--de.

    Is what we ought to do is ... sneak, bob and weave all day Saturday through the Swell and end up at a motel in Green River (maybe bring the sleeping bag and a tarp just to keep the options open). Sunday we ride the White Rim Trail and then blast back to Slick, maybe a little in the dark.

    Takers?

    Gravity sucks -- Isaac Newton (loosely paraphrased)
  6. Trailtwister

    Trailtwister To the peak!

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    I wuz wonderin what happened to that trailer. I just figger'd you trailered to a riding spot and then, after the ride you didn't want to get back in the car. So you towed the car home on the trailer, with the LC8. No?
  7. Trailtwister

    Trailtwister To the peak!

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    It's all coming back to me now. Moment of Inhersha is:

    The tendency of your object to stay in her 'sha' for as long as the moment will last, or until an equal and opposite object interrupts. (Then it's inhersha-interruptus).

    The universe is infinite. Therefore, every single Utard is at the center of the universe.
  8. BrShootr

    BrShootr Been here awhile

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    Moment of inertia is what you use to prove people wrong when they think that counter steering makes a bike turn in the opposite direction of the direction you press your handlebars because of the gyroscopic effects of the front wheel as opposed to the frictional force between the tire and the road along with the round cross-section of the tire allowing it to form a cone when the contact patch is extended to form a full circle. :D
  9. BrShootr

    BrShootr Been here awhile

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    This is such an awesome picture. I say it deserves to be on the front page.
  10. harcus

    harcus Long timer

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    Yes, those are hard bags. It's a custom fiberglass box designed for Dual Sport abuse. Size is 18 L x 15 H x 8 W & attaches to the support brackets with a quick release latch system.

    The racks are .75 in dia steel tube MIG/TIG welded & ties in to major structure points on the frame. On the XR, there are added support struts that triangulate the structure to avoid subframe issues.

    I have been developing these for several years & regularly carry 1 gal of gas on each bag (7 lbs) & plenty of tools, gear, etc. My recent trip to Moab & had 100 lbs in gear, tents, etc. These were designed particularly for a good fatigue life with hi loads. I have read too many threads of guys in Columbia (etc) looking for a welder. Ridiculous!

    Since my plan is to sell these, along with many other products I have developed, I will post a thread in Vendors to introduce everything. We have been working the web site but we are not quite ready.

    One of the major features of this bag systems is that all bikes use the same bags. Only the rack / bracket system changes by bike. This means you can buy only one set of bags & move them between yout XR, your KTM, your KLR....whatever. You save money & avoid packing & repacking.

    Here is a shot of the bags on the XR...
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    Give me a few days, I have more info in Vendors.

    Thanks for the interest...:D
  11. The Walrus

    The Walrus Gone and back again.

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    The answer to that is: Ms piggy ran that afternoon. Minor teardown to accomplish this....harcus, tools and experience, roostre, leg and coaching....

    And over the past 72 hours, I've had her dismantled, cleaned, plug and fluids replaced, tuned and ready for the Arizona Strip ride....more thanks to Starskey who stopped over to assist with finalization and loading for tomorrow's ride...

    I still think that mud-hole was a set-up.......I was on the pegs, horizontal boogie, in the mud..........:rolleyes

    edit: what's all this I'm reading about the momentofinertia.....I liked biochem but my heart was in physics and calculus.......just not enough money back in the day...........

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  12. Trailtwister

    Trailtwister To the peak!

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    But what about the angle of the dangle?

    Seriously, I only notice the extra weight when I pry the bigass dirtbike off the cold, hard ground.

    But I notice the extra girth when we're sneaking through the tight-and-twisties.
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  13. GISkev

    GISkev wwfsmd?

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    what's the fairing on that XR?! i envision something like that which slides down out of the way in whoops where it threatens to chop yer head off...

    I want one for my brp that does see the hwy miles!


    TWISTER: angle of the dangle equals the distance that yer arse is extended over the line for your weight w technical riding ratio...
    ...are you riding light bikes w/ us Sat or what?! maybe you could take my 4hunny if you're lite-bike-less, and i'll take my 650...
  14. Ryman

    Ryman Been here awhile

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    The angle of the dangle is proportional to the mass of the snake...............that reaches out from the forest and tips you over on the giant blue machine! :rofl
  15. Trailtwister

    Trailtwister To the peak!

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    Thanks for the offer, Kev! I just serviced and tweaked my 200 and it's ready to go (offroad). I'm kinda leaning toward an epic loop through the canyons, with an overnighter in Green River.

    TrailTwister

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  16. NOTAR_520

    NOTAR_520 Been here awhile

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    I see leg listed, how many kicks?

    Every time I see a 650R on KSL, I'm tempted but the kicker scares me :) Last winter I kicked my WR426 plenty, but I never got it totally wet.

    Is there any video footage of the event?
  17. MSH

    MSH The Salt

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    :lurk
  18. HickOnACrick

    HickOnACrick Groovinator

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    I may be interested in this ride. I told a friend who is here from TN that I would take him South to see the sites, but he may bail on me. If he bails, I am up for an overnighter.

    I only have a 110-120 mile range - do you have a way of carrying extra fuel?
  19. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I've seen Harcus's work... all first class.:thumb
  20. Trailtwister

    Trailtwister To the peak!

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    Sure, I have room for a gallon or two in the bigass dirtbike's bigass panniers.