YJake does the TAT in 2020

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by Madhouse, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    That was the VERY thread we were discussing with Mini as Jake posted that. I told Jake that once he read it he’d wanna just give Mini a hug and tell him it would all be ok someday:nod
    Spoiler alert- there is talk of an update to that thread coming soon :deal
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    YJake PAR Nation Supporter

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    Next year?? Guess I had better start packing :uhoh.

    -Jake
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    Hell I’m still packed from the weekend. Let’s go NOW
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    YJake PAR Nation Supporter

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    I’ll need advice from @Mini Trail on selecting the proper wheel bearings for this trip.

    Is this thing big bike friendly? :brow

    -Jake
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    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    Yes it is, but it will be a handful...:muutt
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    Keep in mind Oscar has big hands:deal

    I’ve been kicking the idea around in my head for a couple of years. I think I’d like to put together a DR650 for a shot at the TAT. Maybe I’ll start looking for a build bike next year.
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    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    ^:lol2
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    Actually I didn't remember ever writing anything about the "4 passes through the Little Rock 2016" trip but it looks like I updated it after the aborted first try. Reading it now I can tell that I was trying to play down the absolute misery that the XR650 caused & the extent that it left my partner defeated. He just isn't as used to losing as I am. There was a spooky incident in the Ozarks that we still talk about but not much else to update.

    We rode a little West of Tulsa bought a tire for the KTM, turned around & rode back until we got to I-40. Then we slabbed a couple hundred miles to the truck, some of it after dark which is nerve wracking for me. I also plugged that new tire in a motel parking lot & later I left the Tubliss system in the trash can at the OARK cafe & put a tube back in it. The flat tire is the only strife he mentioned to anyone after we got back & I never tried to correct the record.

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    Maybe the downpressure of that incredible bespoke fairing at speed is putting too much load on the rear tire/hub?

    The only solution is a 911 whaletail spoiler on the rear of the 690 to equalize forces :jjen
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    Pretty sure it can be attached with drywall screws and he can make the check out to Mike West. :evil
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    We should consult an engineer. Tell me, did you experience and headshake during this trip? :augie
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    The upshot is if finances get tight one day i can change my name to Mike West and finally cash that check. Hey, 10$ is 10$ :clap
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    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    A shimmy, perhaps? :lol3
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