Old Men Ride Their Himmas

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  1. pineygroveshop

    pineygroveshop Been here awhile

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    Mine is due to be delivered tomorrow!
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  2. drdubb

    drdubb OFWG Supporter

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    Maybe we should have an install party
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  3. modiorne

    modiorne Adventurer Supporter

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    Initial order confirmation says a March 1st delivery estimate. I would enjoy an install party, meet and greet.
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  4. FEG32

    FEG32 Too old and fat for any of this.....

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    I spoke to Adam @ A.D. and should have a bash plate shipping out next week. Thanks for the recommendation, this is what I’ve been looking for.
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  5. drdubb

    drdubb OFWG Supporter

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    I think a ride in the Ashenir
    maybe we could all meet in the Uwharries sometime.
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  6. modiorne

    modiorne Adventurer Supporter

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    Mine just showed up this morning, so faster than scheduled. I haven't taken the old one off, but this new one is much lighter than expected - very solid. Is anyone still thinking about a install party?
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  7. drdubb

    drdubb OFWG Supporter

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    Mine hasn't arrived yet. What are you going to do about the canister and such?
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  8. modiorne

    modiorne Adventurer Supporter

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    Good question, but I had't thought much about it. I haven't experienced the issues others have reported, like excessive backfiring, and I am not trying to wring every last erg from the platform. I think if it were easy (I see Hitchcock's kit) and no one's the wiser as far as emissions I'd probably do it at guard replacement or soonish.
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  9. pineygroveshop

    pineygroveshop Been here awhile

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    You may be thinking of the air induction system which is different than the evap system mounted to the skid plate. Removing the evap system when installing the new plate is simple enough; but not necessary when swapping the skid plate. The new plate has all the evap system mounting holes pre-drilled and you can use the hardware from the OEM plate.
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  10. modiorne

    modiorne Adventurer Supporter

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    Doh! Exactly... two very different things.
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  11. zdc1775

    zdc1775 Been here awhile

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    Yesterday was break in day for mine and my wife's Himalayan. We decided to ride over to Little River Canyon with a friend of ours and generally just wander around.

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    At Canyon View Overlook.

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    The view of the canyon.

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    At Mushroom Rock.

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    Little River Falls.

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    Grace's High Falls, Alabama's highest above ground waterfall.

    All told we rode 205 miles, managed to top it out around 78 mph or so, climbed a very steep hill while roughly maintaining 60 mph, and averaged 55 mpg.
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  12. drdubb

    drdubb OFWG Supporter

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    Nice ride....supposed to warm up and stop raining for. a few days here. I will ride, but not to destinations like that.
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  13. modiorne

    modiorne Adventurer Supporter

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    Did the 6k/mile maintenance today, and while at it I swapped in the new bash plate from AD Moto. Everything went well, maintenance and the plate. I opted not to delete the evap at this point but I see how easy it can be. I guess I knew the stock plate was less than sturdy, but no comparison to the new one. Wife asked if I would try to sell the stock plate... so I showed her why I wouldn't feel right trying to do so. She understood at that point!
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  14. drdubb

    drdubb OFWG Supporter

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    Mine arrived...I will probably do the same and mount it at the next service. I'm loath to make any changes while still in warranty.
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  15. modiorne

    modiorne Adventurer Supporter

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    We talked earlier about an install party and/or a meet and greet ride prior to more talk about meeting up for a MABDR or other rides. Looking at the weather, for next weekend it is trending decent - anyone up for meeting and riding Uwharrie on Saturday March 6th. Regular riding buddy and I went and did some gravel roads today (Gravel Map!) which got me hankering for more. If not this weekend, perhaps plan ahead a bit and block some weekends and then let weather and road conditions make a go/no-go. It starts getting warmer, then I will plan to camp or B&B and make it two days.
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  16. drdubb

    drdubb OFWG Supporter

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    Might be a little early for me. I haven't ridden more than a couple of hours at a time in 4 years with 4 surgeries. I'm hoping to stretch my endurance this spring.
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  17. Loadtoad101

    Loadtoad101 Been here awhile

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    I guess I qualify as an old man, 67. Traveled cross country hauling my bikes, (Himma included) to Big Bend to ride the dirt roads on the park. I smoked a couple of youngsters (40's and 50's) on the trip. Had to keep helping them up after falling!
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    drdubb OFWG Supporter

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    Welcome aboard, watched your previous videos. Looking forward to these
    I have a riding buddy outside Nashville.
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  19. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Hold fucking fast Supporter

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    Big Bend is one step below heaven!
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  20. drdubb

    drdubb OFWG Supporter

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    Booked a room in Abingdon, Va. for June 12. Will start the MABDR on the 13th if the weather cooperates
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