What you did on or with your D/S-Adv bike today

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by Huzband, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. motomike14

    motomike14 Thumper Crusader Supporter

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    Went to race yesterday, but a case of “I don’t want to start now” and then taking a trip over the bars after hitting a tree root trying to avoid someone else crossing line paths with me ended the day early. Bummer to put in a lot of time off the bike for it to end so poorly.

    “Motorcycles giveth and taketh away fun each and every day.” - someone
  2. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    Did ya request the FTR refund? :hmmmmm
  3. KimPossible

    KimPossible Long timer

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    This weeks weather has been extremely nice, so we took the bikes out for a spin. We meandered for a bit, and then headed over to Cedar Key area. We stopped at the store/gas station in Rosewood. Had a snack, topped off the bikes, and headed back home.

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  4. jaydee1445

    jaydee1445 Footpeg Crash Tester

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    Grandkids; Kaya is 8 and Tre is 12; want dirt bikes so son picked up 2 Pitster Pro semi-auto estarts. MXR 90 and XJR110 Direct from PP IN Utah. They did an Internet price match by including the shipping so we got both of them for less than a decent used SX, CR, or KX. IMHO the magic button and clutchless shifting will be a plus to get them started.
    Naturally the Vee 1000 or the 950 are too big to ride with the pit bikes in the sand so I struck up a deal with the good Doctor Z on his Croom bikes.
    All that said to ask YFFs opinions on the best way to strap two TTR 230s and a YZ 250 into an 8 foot truck bed.
    I’ve seen the milk crate in the middle with all three bikes nosed in but I’m leaning more towards the TTR’s on the outside and the YZ backed into the center. How would y’all do it for the 3 1/2 hour pilgrimage back home?
  5. KirkN

    KirkN Long timer Super Supporter

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    Kewl!

    Just what you said - TTRs on the outsides facing forward, YZ backed in in the center.
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  6. jaydee1445

    jaydee1445 Footpeg Crash Tester

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  7. KirkN

    KirkN Long timer Super Supporter

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    Put the ‘street’ wheels on my Sherpa today and went for a ride - MUCH nicer (smoother, more stable and QUIET) on the roads than the knobbies! Who’da thunk it! :lol3

    Hopefully, they’ll do ok on the Trans FL.

    I wish I could find a 41-tooth rear sprocket though (2 less than stock). Would give a more relaxed ride at 50-55 mph. But no one seems to make one. I might have to juggle new front and rear sprockets to get decent off-road gearing yet still easily swappable (ie, not changing the front sprocket every time I swap wheels) for street.

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  8. mr_guns

    mr_guns Look Mom no hands!

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    Went for a nice ride and stumbled on this. Sucked I had to slow down.
  9. KirkN

    KirkN Long timer Super Supporter

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    What am I looking at here?
  10. SwampyDeadHead

    SwampyDeadHead Been here awhile Supporter

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    I’d love to find a wheel set for a reasonable price. This Shinko 805 is about cashed out. It’s got 5,000 miles on it so can’t complain.

    Back to what I did today got the chain hella clean. By KLR standards.


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  11. mr_guns

    mr_guns Look Mom no hands!

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    Crack in the tire. Didn’t think 80+ with a crack was wise.
  12. bigblueboy

    bigblueboy Been here awhile

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    On your GS? Bummer!
  13. mr_guns

    mr_guns Look Mom no hands!

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    Yep GS. No biggie I have replacement tires, was just hoping to wait a little longer.
  14. YJake

    YJake Social Distancing Before It Was Cool

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    What kind of tire was it?

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  15. sperz1

    sperz1 Lame Adventurer Supporter

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    Cleaned up the old girls today and started the tear down on my FA50 project. I’m thinking a big bore kit and some other goodies to maybe hit 30mph. :lol3 2C131D02-8F56-4D83-93F1-99B36BAF24CA.jpeg


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  16. mr_guns

    mr_guns Look Mom no hands!

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    Mitas E-07+
    Never had problem before and replacing with same.
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  17. UncleFappy

    UncleFappy Been here awhile Supporter

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    Spent Thurs-Sunday up at Wayne's in Tellico Plains riding with the Dixieland Dual Sport group
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  18. KirkN

    KirkN Long timer Super Supporter

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    Wow, that looks like a great, well-vetted setup! Sleeping space, kitchen space, camp chair, bit of weather protection! I assume all that packs into the car? Bike trailer there somewhere?
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  19. UncleFappy

    UncleFappy Been here awhile Supporter

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    Thanks Kirk, trailer out of frame behind car. My fairly expensive Klymit Static V Luxe sleeping pad wouldn't hold air so the first night sucked. Went to wally world and picked up a cheap $20 10" twin air mattress with an electric pump built in. Holy crap! I shoulda done that a long time ago. Love it! I have elastic mosquito screens that slip over the rear windows too.
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  20. sperz1

    sperz1 Lame Adventurer Supporter

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    Road around the neighborhood and scared the shit out of a few kids. A couple adults too!


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