Simbaboy's Easy Living (MI)

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by simbaboy, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    Who can guess where this is?

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  3. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    Brian @Chillis was gracious enough to give us a Primer tour of the The Death Valley National Park.
    Thank you Brian as I now know the attraction to this NP. It was stunning. I will be back with a scoot no doubt. Maybe, we can all get some dual sporting in.
    Imu

    It was 39 degrees outside but it felt colder as there was rain. But before we got here we had major dust storm where driving became impossible several times.

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    I was getting pelted with freezing cold rain and ice.
    Ghosts of "The Last Supper"
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  4. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    ahhh, you went to Rhyolite.

    i been telling y'all death valley is the place for years.
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  5. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    I really would like to spend more time scooting in this area. So let's plan something in Death Valley NP in 2022.

    Imu
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    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    death valley gets "Africa hot" so its best february to early april, or late september to early november.
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  7. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    Got both dual sports picked up from the mechanic.

    1. The Yamaha TW200 got a carb overhaul and the bike idles and runs perfect. I also had a few other things done to the bike. I can see myself having this bike or a Vanvan as my main bike as I get older, fatter, more out of shape and shrink. Seriously, it's a very good bike.

    2. The WR250R got new fork seals, new suspension components, new steering head bearing, new front brake pad (fork oil had leaked over the previous pads making the front brake useless) and all linkages got lubed. I still need to visit a local suspension pro to help adjust sag and damping. Or I may just do that myself as all such settings are personal preference. On paved road riding I could not tell much difference but new straight handle bars feel good.

    Overall, I feel money was well spent.

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    Brian @Chillis thank you for the hand guards, etc. All will be used appropriately as I go along.
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    Finally, the 3rd car garage got organized and I see potential space where another bike can get squeezed in. NOT!
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  8. WYO George

    WYO George I have no idea

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    The older I get and more body parts I break the more I appreciate the TW. In fact, Dave and I have a pair of 2022 TW’s on order to compliment our DR650’s for the days we hit the really nasty stuff in the mountains.
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    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    :clap congrats on the new Tee Dubs.

    The only mods that a new TW would benefit from are (I know you already knows this but its for someone unfamiliar with the TWs):
    1. A Clarke tank with with a 2.8 G capacity.
    2. A decent aftermarket skid plate.
    3. A sturdy rear rack.
    4. Heavy duty rear and front springs matched to rider weight.
    5. Decent wider foot pegs.

    The TW oem seat is already good enough.

    Imu
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  10. Dirty bird

    Dirty bird Slightly off-camber

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    The KTM with it's new 3 gal. tank. Just finished installing the fuel injection tuner, but haven't tried it out yet. Working overtime, so it'll have to wait for the weekend.
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  11. WYO George

    WYO George I have no idea

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    That’s a great list, although #1 can be a crap shoot. The Clark tanks sometimes fit fine and other times they don’t fit at all. It seems their quality control is lacking a bit. There’s been a big push on the TW forum and IMS is working on a TW tank that should be a much better product. I’ll wait a while and see what they come up with and then decide. It’ll be nice to have options!

    Larger foot pegs are an absolute must for me, that’ll be mod #1 without a doubt.

    Cogent dynamics is in the testing phase of a TW shock, I’ll probably be spending the coin for it and their DDCs. I’m a huge fan of Cogent’s suspension upgrades.

    I agree that the seat is fine, especially since I won’t be using the TW for long trips like I do on my DR.
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    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    and here I'm sitting with 17x4.25" rear wheel and 19x2.5" front for the DR, wondering what it would look like lowered to 6" of travel with big block tread tires on it. kinda like a 650TW
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  13. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    @villageidiot
    Colby, my DR650 that I used to have felt like a TW200 on steroids. Really, the sitting stance, seat height, the way the bike felt overall, etc gave me that feeling.

    How is your project coming along?

    Imu
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    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    life is busy, haven’t touched it. Will get to it.
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    sealsam Sam...I am. Supporter

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    Vikingtazz Will ride for food.

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    Imu's been telling us this all along:

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  17. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    :dizave:stfu:asshat:boid
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  18. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    I have loved Burgmans since 2010. The 650 is a Touring Machine while the 400 is a City Dweller.

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    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    What's not to like!
    One day.............

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    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    only thing not to like is the van itself, id go transit before sprinter. and you aint going surfing either.