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Desert Minimalism: Springtime Adjustafork Odyssey

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Joe Motocross, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Adjustafork.com - CEO

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    ^^^^^ I think we can have some fun with this. Now GFY (go fork yourself)!!
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  2. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Adjustafork.com - CEO

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    This 500 is still new to me and I really don’t know it mechanically very well yet. That’ll obviously change and already is changing. Here’s what I’ve done to it this Spring in preparation for the ride.


    I noted that the fan stopped running. The temperature switch in the radiator is a known point of failure and it looks as if mine is shot. I don’t have time to order one but no sweat, these bikes really don’t need them most of the time. I cut a strip of thin metal that I can use to bypass the switch to make the fan run if I get into slow speed terrain when it’s hot. Beer can would work also.
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    Stock kickstand by KTM- world renown undisputed masters of the modern day kickstand. (not)Durable,(barely)functional, (un)reliable. I know it’s hard to improve on absolute perfection but I made an attempt by adding a larger foot.
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    I rebuilt my tire pump that I purchased circa 2001 at Target for $5. It’s seen some action. The entire rebuild consisted of installing a new o-ring. Good as new.
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    I installed my M.O.A.B.B’s (mother of all bark busters). I fabricated these in 2000 and they’ve now been on three bikes since then.
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    I’m working on a new cell phone/gps mount that I’m pretty psyched on.
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    If you’re not picking up on my smartass sarcasm, my point is you don’t need the latest and greatest to go have a good time. As I’ve stated before, my heros are the dudes that show up on some beat up XR400 belching smoke, broken levers-fenders-helmet visor, blue jeans, bent rims, bald tires and send it up some sicko hillclimb that no one else will try.
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  3. Davidjohnson

    Davidjohnson Been here awhile

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    I just scored me a frog gig.
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  4. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper Supporter

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    What’s an XR400 :1drink
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  5. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Adjustafork.com - CEO

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    You forking kooks ain't getting it. The Adjustafork is a forking joke and you're turning it into a forking job for me. Fork you.
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  6. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Adjustafork.com - CEO

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    Perfect......
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  7. BornAgain

    BornAgain Been here awhile

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    So are you going to make the cell phone/gps mount available on the adjustafork site. :lol3
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  8. Magus

    Magus Never grew up... Supporter

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    The Joe mantra: May the ‘Fork’ be with you.
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  9. Pinarretta

    Pinarretta Wubba Lubba Dub Dub Supporter

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  10. everready

    everready Stuck in Ohio....Ugh!!!

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    Oh someone please photoshop his head to that. It could be his logo.
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  11. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Adjustafork.com - CEO

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    Wow. Things are deteriorating here.......
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  12. Pinarretta

    Pinarretta Wubba Lubba Dub Dub Supporter

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    This is the adjustafork odyssey thread
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  13. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Adjustafork.com - CEO

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    OK, you got me there.
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  14. Pinarretta

    Pinarretta Wubba Lubba Dub Dub Supporter

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    Post more cool ride pics and we'll stop or at least slow it down a bit...
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  15. Pinarretta

    Pinarretta Wubba Lubba Dub Dub Supporter

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    aquafork2.jpg
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  16. everready

    everready Stuck in Ohio....Ugh!!!

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    I can see it now, bumper stickers, T-shirts, Crowfee mugs..................
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  17. chudzikb

    chudzikb Long timer Supporter

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    No sir! No one here does not think that you are some from of minimalist god, however, adding fun to the thread is a bonus. Some form of jealousy is in there as well...
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  18. CharlestonADV

    CharlestonADV I do my own stunts. Supporter

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    I thought this thread was a slow burn story that resulted in a toe-curling climax of...the exceedingly wonderful experience of sitting in a camp chair after a long day of riding. Instead it focuses on an overdeveloped spork. A big friggin spork.
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  19. jays100

    jays100 Been here awhile

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    Spork....just doesn’t sound the same, nor nearly as delinquent.
    Fork......, now there’s a a true transbastardization of a fine, fine noun, a forking noun at its verbagily best.

    Just sayin. :D
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  20. Ratman

    Ratman Lucky Rider

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    Joe, you have a great sense of humor. Good writing very interesting in a fun kind of way. Tell me about why you run that big front tire...

    Myself, I use a 400/ 19 on my DR350, and I run both front and rear tubeless (the minimalist way, Shoe Goo). I haven't had a flat since I went tubeless. I did get a horseshoe nail in my rear doing the CDR in Idaho. I plugged it before it went flat. For me the big tire was all about sand riding, and the tubeless is great for anti-flats, but the tubeless also lets me air down to 10 lbs for even better sand riding.