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Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by Huzband, Mar 3, 2014.
Free shipping! Yeah, I know it's not really free...
The only redeeming quality was handling, it was near perfect. Had a Yamaha shop in the 80's with a big parking lot around the building, a guy traded one in, I remember allowing him 500 bucks for it. At closing some Saturdays we had mini bike races around the building, one time the X1/9 got deployed, you could keep it in a drift nearly the whole way around.
On paper & in the flesh the X-1/9 was a SUPERB package. I suspect mine had one of the early Bosch FI systems ripped out-- it had a 2bbl Weber but there were random modules left disconnected. It DID handle like a go-kart, but that was only when inertia was on your side. The engine (1700? Sure as hell wasn't 2L) simply had no nuts. Maybe that was my late step-dad's Genius after all to keep me alive
Yeah, someone decent with 50cc could give it a good run around the building.
Rode with my brother and our pal David to Naples for breakfast at Bills Cafe and it was worth the trip. Come to find out how generous some people still are as well, as a very generous donation was made to keep the place running. Address: 947 3rd Ave N, Naples, FL 34102
Rode with 2 KLR buddies scouting a fail route to a "waterfall" in North Santa Rosa County. Rough day and I wore the other 2 out. We didn't make it to the waterfall.
On the Hwy ride back I thought I saw my new coworker going the other direction that originally showed me the FaceFail post about the general location of said waterfall.
So a minute or so later I split from my buddies and caught up with the coworker that didn't know it was me following him and his family. Closer to the destination I blasted past him and was able to run the last little bit of dirt before the trail that leads to the waterfall. He later told me he thought it might have been me, but wasn't sure. I check out all of the trail to the waterfall and turned around to keep moving because I was hot and sweaty.
Coworker shows up in his Mitsubishi 4x4 and we finished going down the trail through the mud holes and found the "waterfall".
Keeps saying I don't have permission and upload failed on all of my pictures.
Rode some epic easy flow singletrack on a perfect fall day near Coeur d’Alene, ID today with the PANTRA gang. Finally took time to stop and take a few pics on a singletrack ride.
Broke free of the FL heat!
Sunday morning tire party at Castle Cole in prep for the first woods ride with the new scooter.
I yanked the stock rear and tube for an Ibex and my dedicated woods moose.
The stock tire on the left which is pretty good but kind of stiff, my dedicated woods tire in the middle and on the right a sweet tire I picked up in Colorado this summer that could be just as good if not better than the Ibex.
Pretty much the perfect squish!
I was too lazy to put the pool noodle in the front and will run a tube at 13 or so PSI and cross my fingers. I'll bring an extra tube and spoons in the van incase I have to do a mid ride swap.
Carb rebuild and a fresh throttle cable for the 50. Full throttle fun.
A little afternoon fun.
Started the day off with a flat. Didn't make it off the property. Luckily it was a quick fix since I converted to tubeless.
Then towards the end of the ride my #Solobox pannier rack gained it's freedom and lived up to it's junk name (Solobox) and went solo.
Inferior welds on inferior metal stock was/is the culprit. Every single piece from #Solobox has broken. Even the simple windscreen riser. The aluminum work was shoddy due to improper or complete lack of annealing before making 90° or more bends and shoddy aluminum mig welding.
I'd post more pictures, but I don't think I'm able.
You can tell by the rust that the washer that was welded to the 1" square stock was not welded very well. Also gouged up my otherwise pristine side panel.
More evidence of less than sub par welds.
Main message here is to steer clear of this made in the USA quality product that is #Solobox.
Bark Busters on and sag adjusted. No links!
For your BB's did ya use the mounting system that requires a tap threads then screw em on or the kind that used the little expansion deal?
One good protocol is to throw an extra in your tool bag or hydro pack. I lost ons in Alaska and it was a bit of a PIA to replace.
Skip to 8 min in to see the code brown moment and the world class trail fix.
Spooned on my first tubeless tire and was able to seat the bead after buying lots of extra tools and killing several innocent beers.
Time to monkey around!
You might want to inspect the brakes. Did I talk to you on the Dragon a couple weeks ago?