790/890 Adventure / R / Rally owners, show yours!

Discussion in 'Parallel World (790/890)' started by a.c.e., Apr 17, 2019.

  1. mikidymac

    mikidymac Been here awhile

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    I also like the way they all say a 200lb person can move 600lbs. Just because you weigh 200 pounds doesn’t mean you have the pull strength of 200lbs. Bring out the gun show, lol.
  2. EvilSteve

    EvilSteve Not so evil, not so Steve. Supporter

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    I had the impression that the idea wasn’t to spin the tyre fast. I imagined that removing it from the wheel would have been a nightmare but I only plan to use it when it’s *really* necessary.
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  3. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Nemophilist Supporter

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    Having an idea of the clutch control Chris must possess, he could probably lay toilet paper all the way up the hill and never tear a piece in a self-rescue.



    *Of course this is all conjecture, and no covid toilet papers would be harmed at any time. :D
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  4. David_Moen

    David_Moen Long timer Supporter

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    Let's see it then! I've been looking for a sensible self recovery kit for a while now.
  5. brianbrannon

    brianbrannon They'll ride up with wear

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    One of the Birch videos of using the rear wheel as a winch shows it unwinding very easily with the bike in neutral. He wasn't using dynemma so rope melting is unknown
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  6. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    I don't know about sensible. Lots of ways to skin a cat but here it is as things currently stand.

    3.2lbs including the bag.
    125' of 6mm Kevlar w/polyester jacket
    2 slings
    1 11mm paracord sling for pruisk.
    2 ball bearing pulleys
    1 Micro Traxion progress capture pulley
    3 locking carabiners (overkill for just dragging a bike but a good idea for live loads.

    It's a kit I take if I know I'll be going somewhere potentially stupid. Less likely to have it in more mundane situations. If there is interest I'll put together some photos or a video of it rigged and in use but it's all std stuff.

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  7. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    Cool. The one I saw just showed him using the rope to churn up a short climb. It didn't show the unwinding so perhaps just a clip of a longer video that's out there. Could have sworn in the video I saw he mentioned using Dyneema.
  8. EvilSteve

    EvilSteve Not so evil, not so Steve. Supporter

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    It’s in his “Say no to slow” series I think.

    Just checked, he has a whole episode called “stuck bike recovery”.
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  9. Cowtowner

    Cowtowner Been here awhile Supporter

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    Great October day today in southern Alberta

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  10. Chivvalry

    Chivvalry Been here awhile

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    That’s in a little deep…
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  11. drrod1

    drrod1 Long timer

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    Let's go to MacLean Creek he said! It's dry there he said! It will be fun he said!

    Please tell me that the quad in the background helped pull you out.
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  12. WB11

    WB11 Adventurer

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    Wow! Just saw this......that trail looked gnarly!! I know whenever I doing something that feels challenging, the camera makes it look like nothing at all. Not so in that video, that looked steep and dropping off into an abyss. A mistake on those rock scree fields would been quite the one way ticket down. Glad you made it out of there. How was it even turning the bike around on that single track? That seemed like it might be challenging enough.

    Also, technical question, how are you mounting you iPhone to the bars?
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  13. Cowtowner

    Cowtowner Been here awhile Supporter

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    The 890 finally climbed out. I think the quad guy was disappointed, he was getting ready his winch
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  14. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie Supporter

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    I was fortunate enough to have luxury west wing accommodations this weekend.
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    I got lazy and used my hard bags, which left me doing a couple days of heavy dual-sportin’ with my racks on. No lower legs were harmed in the making of one dirty motorcycle.

    The only riding lc8c pic I have is of our fellow homie Nelson on the struggle bus in one of about eleventy billion puddles. Thankfully he was in the rut and fell into the high center, and not on the high center falling into the rut.
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  15. EvilSteve

    EvilSteve Not so evil, not so Steve. Supporter

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    There was a wide enough spot to turn the bike a little and then rotate on the kick stand. The two chaps helped me do that but I could have done it alone. Help is better though. :-)

    Quad lock, QI charging mount. I like it but if you have a newer iPhone, be careful because it will ruin the camera due to the way Apple built their stabilisation. I have an older iPhone that never had any issues for thousands of miles with the vibration but have already had to have my camera repaired on the 11pro I have now. I attach it sparingly.
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    jojojones Long timer Supporter

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  17. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Sunny Nor Cal,around 6K elevation. Fall is very nice here. DSCF5763.JPG DSCF5781.JPG DSCF5808.JPG
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  18. Chivvalry

    Chivvalry Been here awhile

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    Do you have the vibration dampener with the quadlock and it still killed your 11pro camera?
  19. David_Moen

    David_Moen Long timer Supporter

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    Fall colour tour on the great pumpkin. I should have stood back a bit further for some more landscape I guess!
  20. motokeith

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    I dunno, I still see plenty of orange even if it isn't leaves