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OSO LOCO!! Baja Edition: Oso Tired - Sand and Single Track. And Rocks. And Snow

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by BigWan, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. BigWan

    BigWan The Cripple Maker

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    Hey Guys -
    Glad to see everyone, welcome aboard.



    Departure 2/2/14

    First things first, Lica had to drive 15hrs. to meet up with Ceasar.

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    Check out that paint, Lica free handed that. I'’m not sure what’'s more impressive, the painting skills or his imagination. For the record, he doesn'’t smoke pot.

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    Once at Osito'’s (Ceasar) place, they did some last minute prep like mount and balance tires.

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    I did a couple of things to my bike to prepare for this ride. The first was to renew my Black Dog bash plate.

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    We (LittleWan and I) find that every couple of years this vital piece of armor needs to be replaced. We beat on this thing relentlessly and hard.
    Deep gouges and large dents are the norm, but every once in a while we get one of those big hits that lifts the bike in the air and knocks the wind out of us.
    It’'s those really hard hits that make us happy we have this kind of protection. This plate has saved us some seriously long hikes. :lol3

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    The only other thing I did was to remove my crash bars.
    I decided I wasn’'t going to crash anymore, so, therefore I wouldn'’t need crash bars. I really should'’ve thought of this earlier. :rofl

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    Lica was doing some final testing on his new fairing. He teamed up with Ian at Britannia Composites Ltd. to create the ultimate 990 fairing.
    It really is impressive. The fiberglass work is strong and clean, the light output with a 55 watt hid low beam in a projector and a Baja Designs Squadron high beam is perfect. :thumb

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    To top that off they have a solution for the wind buffeting you get on the highway. It really works.
    I was a little skeptical about how well the sliding wind protection would hold up to the rigors of Baja.
    Lica, however, was fully committed to testing this fairing. He hurled himself over the bars not once, but twice, with no problems (for the fairing). :lol3

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  2. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    in :clap
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  3. JoeMongo

    JoeMongo ¿Por dónde? Supporter

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    Some of this: :ricky

    Some of this: :muutt

    Some of this: :dutch

    Some of this: :dg


    Some more of this: :dutch

    And hopefully not too much more of this: :muutt

    And probably a lot of this: :topes and this: :amazon


    Unfortunately, none of LittleWan doing this: :jive We'll all miss her input. Kelly, maybe you can add some animated cartoon lima beans to the report, just to keep it real.

    Thanks guys, for putting in all the work to bring us along!
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  4. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    It's been close to an hour since the last installment. Come on, get to it. :pierce


    :D
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  5. oldtrucks

    oldtrucks Been here awhile

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    :lurk
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  6. nevermind

    nevermind Wrong Again

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    In for the Loco Grande!
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  7. dsmack

    dsmack Adventurer

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    Actually getting signed-on on Page 2! Whoo Hooo :clap :wink:

    Show us what you got, Matt... besides NO Crash Bars! :huh

    Let the good times roll!
    Don
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  8. zeropoint

    zeropoint Been here awhile

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    ....so very in. :lurk
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  9. RedRockRider

    RedRockRider Long timer

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    Excellent. Very brave BigWan to offer up the RR. Big shoes to fill with LittleWan as the master. :lol3

    LittleWan -- enjoy the ride. You get to sit back and enjoy . . . like the rest of us. :D
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  10. elron

    elron Still Standing Supporter

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    Yup!
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  11. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    YUP :clap
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  12. VFR

    VFR Been here awhile

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    IN!!! Another Wan(s) Ride Report!!:clap Can't wait to see how this one unfolds.

    Carry On!!!
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  13. DLCGSER

    DLCGSER New Adventurer

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    You guys are CRAZY GOOD!!! Can't wait to see what happens on this ride!!!
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  14. Lennys

    Lennys Been here awhile

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    If YOU GUYS DID WINDOW ROCK TRAIL YOUR F##KING CRAZY, not that its that hard but its 55 miles of SOFT SAND and CACTUS , I have a 990 and they aint friendly in soft sand:ear
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  15. Grinderman

    Grinderman Been here awhile

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    Stoked!!! You guys are animals!! Can't wait for the tales...:lol3
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  16. atomizer

    atomizer Be here now

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    Looking forward to the report. You will have a great ghost writer in Little Wan
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  17. bomose

    bomose Long timer

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    Gonna be another great adventure!:clap I'm in.
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  18. Hiatus

    Hiatus Adventurer

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    I'm in. With a new to me 06' 950 s in the garage and a winter that won't quit an Oso Loco RR is greatly appreciated. :clap
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  19. DARKRYDER

    DARKRYDER NoNoob

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    All in...balls deep :thumb
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  20. rburkat

    rburkat Been here awhile

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    Perfect RR. I missed this trip so this is going to be _just_ like being there.
    I'm so stoked to read all about the trip!
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