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On 11/10/2018 at 7:31 PM, what said:

valves checked, oil changed, oil flinger cleaned, oil screen cleaned, rear tire smoked. 

The hooning has begun!

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174 miles Sunday.  31F when I left home...got up to 43.  Beautiful Ohio day.  Less bugs, less traffic, less bikes...I like this time of year...except for those rutty deer running all over.

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23 hours ago, Qman said:

174 miles Sunday.  31F when I left home...got up to 43.  Beautiful Ohio day.  Less bugs, less traffic, less bikes...I like this time of year...except for those rutty deer running all over.

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Heated gear? 

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1 hour ago, Casper said:

Heated gear? 

Yes...gloves and Jacket liner.  I also carry some of those dry chemical hand warmers for inside my boots, if needed.

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12 hours ago, B-Mac said:

Great 50deg. Day for a quick spin around WNF, Zaleski Forest and H.Hills. 140 miles of gravel, mud and water.

 

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Ruts scare me!  😱

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3 hours ago, Qman said:

Ruts scare me!  😱

I don't see them. I try to visualize another motorcycle related scene of past memories.

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22 hours ago, B-Mac said:

I don't see them. I try to visualize another motorcycle related scene of past memories.

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A gravelly rut sent me flying on day 1 of the IDBDR at 45MPH.  I dont like them!

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Yes, I agree. The Rocks, Sand, Rut's and water are all HARD out in the western world.

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I replaced my old fuel pump with one from high flow. Thanks @2talltim for the suggestion. They did not have a regulator replacement, but pretty much everything else. The old pump may have just needed the filter replaced. $70 still beats the over $300 Honda wants to replace it  

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3 hours ago, durk said:

I replaced my old fuel pump with one from high flow. Thanks @2talltim for the suggestion. They did not have a regulator replacement, but pretty much everything else. The old pump may have just needed the filter replaced. $70 still beats the over $300 Honda wants to replace it  

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No problem.  My hi flow is still going strong.  I think the connie has run better than ever since the change. 

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Rode all three bikes today. Changed the oil for the first time in the Z(some good ol Rotella T6). Flushed the brakes on the Vstar. And tucked them all back in for the winter.

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3 hours ago, jacobhawkins said:

@what you done anything to get the race bike ready for next season? 

New rear shock on, airbox mod done. Waiting on new Racetech springs that should arrive tomorrow. Need new tires, need to put number plate on and grab a new seat that isn't missing chunks. Pretty pumped for F3 this coming season. 

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New rotors in the mail. That wraps up my list of winter service essentials. Time to crack her open and rework what those guido hacks call a finished motorcycle. 

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I have a dirt bike now 😁

At least sort of

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Picked up a set of used dirt wheels with nearly new sprocket and rotors. Spooned on some new D606s and took her out to the farm for some fun in the mud. The 21/18 knobbies are definitely much better offroad than trying to run knobbies on the stock 17s. 

The wheels included a chain sized to fit the larger sprocket so now I can swap between dirt and pave setup with minimal hassle. The sumo setup is still alot more fun on pavement.:D

Also just got a 4gal tank delivered. That should be the last thing I need to make a good TAT vehicle. Hopefully next fall! :dirtbike2:

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13 hours ago, CBBaron said:

I have a dirt bike now 😁

At least sort of

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Picked up a set of used dirt wheels with nearly new sprocket and rotors. Spooned on some new D606s and took her out to the farm for some fun in the mud. The 21/18 knobbies are definitely much better offroad than trying to run knobbies on the stock 17s. 

The wheels included a chain sized to fit the larger sprocket so now I can swap between dirt and pave setup with minimal hassle. The sumo setup is still alot more fun on pavement.:D

Also just got a 4gal tank delivered. That should be the last thing I need to make a good TAT vehicle. Hopefully next fall! :dirtbike2:

Have you been Danimally inspired?? :-)

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Shopping for a dark smoke aftermarket windscreen, not having much luck, most reputable dealers are out of stock and I'm not gonna put a $30 abs Ebay part on that bike. Maybe next month the good shit will be restocked. 

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4 hours ago, Qman said:

Have you been Danimally inspired?? 🙂

Maybe partly. I'm just much, much slower to realize my ADV goals. 

A buddy of mine did the first half of the TAT last year. This fall I joined him for MABDR and realized 17" wheels were not ideal off-road and I needed a better range. So that motivated me to get the new tank and spare wheelset, though I had been planning to do so for a while. Like the DR650 the DRZ400 is just way too easy to farkle. 😁

 

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19 hours ago, CBBaron said:

Maybe partly. I'm just much, much slower to realize my ADV goals. 

A buddy of mine did the first half of the TAT last year. This fall I joined him for MABDR and realized 17" wheels were not ideal off-road and I needed a better range. So that motivated me to get the new tank and spare wheelset, though I had been planning to do so for a while. Like the DR650 the DRZ400 is just way too easy to farkle. 😁

 

How did you like the MABDR?  I'm still very green off-road, but I did do the IDBDR last year..only crashed once!

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3 hours ago, Qman said:

How did you like the MABDR?  I'm still very green off-road, but I did do the IDBDR last year..only crashed once!

That describes me and the MABDR exactly. 

The MABDR is scenic with easy gravel and rural pavement roads. Probably >50% pavement. There are 2 short challenge sections that were not a problem on the DRZ with 17" Shinko 244s. My friends on GSAs had more of a challenge but only 1 minor off. Some of the gravel, especially in the north half was really fast. Plenty of nice camp grounds in the national and state forests and parks. It was fun and a good shake down for my camping and packing. The hundred mile range on the DRZ was sufficient, though I did have plan a few short detours for gas and never pass one marked on the tracks.

From what I have read the western BDRs are much more challenging. The nice thing is both the start and end of the MABDR is within a days ride of Ohio.

 

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