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May 3rd 2016, 01:50 PM   #61
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  Jan 2016
  welches, Oregon

  2008 Kawasaki Versys (Sylvester), 1972 Suzuki RV90 (vanvan), 1981 Honda TwinStar (Bobber),yamaha 225
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bet that wouldnt have happened if you took your versys chad
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May 3rd 2016, 02:27 PM   #62
 
  Apr 2016
  Eburg

Good thing those BMWs have big frame sliders on the sides.
May 3rd 2016, 05:22 PM   #63
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  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
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Originally Posted by sentry07
Good thing those BMWs have big frame sliders on the sides.
a newer slider..aka valve cover..off of Ebay is on it's way...the fairing scrape will take a bit more work...I always wanted to repaint it..lol...

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May 3rd 2016, 06:36 PM   #64
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  Jan 2016
  welches, Oregon

  2008 Kawasaki Versys (Sylvester), 1972 Suzuki RV90 (vanvan), 1981 Honda TwinStar (Bobber),yamaha 225
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a newer slider..aka valve cover..off of Ebay is on it's way...the fairing scrape will take a bit more work...I always wanted to repaint it..lol...

should post some pics of the carnage
May 3rd 2016, 08:59 PM   #65
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  Jan 2016
  Eastern Oregon

  16 Honda Africa Twin, 09 Hayabusa, and 08 DR650
The Really Slow Group

We only did two days.
Saturday lunch in Lewiston.



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May 3rd 2016, 09:34 PM   #66
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  Jan 2016
  Hazel Dell, Wa

  Honda VFR800, Husqvarna TE 610, Ducati Hypermotard 1100S
So guys I figured out why my bike appeared lowered and why I wasn't getting the turn-in that I expected. It turns out that my Penske shock was about 1/4" shorter than the stock shock and I never caught it until today after thinking about it. That's why my bike didn't lean much, and tipped over so easily and why it appeared lower in the back. Also, an hour later I realized I had parked in a slightly low spot which didn't help. So I pulled the shock and measured both and had just assumed Penske had set it up correctly for the length and never checked it. Dohh! 1/4" at the shock turns into over an inch at the rear end. I'm going to set my forks back to stock height as they were 5mm up in the triple along with a 60 series tire (that I accidentally ordered and installed several years ago) and go for a careful ride later in the week to check things out. I should have much better turn in and be able to corner much easier.
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May 4th 2016, 04:15 AM   #67
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  Jan 2016
  Bremerton WA

  ER-6n
Not as exciting as the police activity, or the bar shenanigans, but I have to say that Greer Grade is one of my favourite roads ever. I need to try it again with less luggage on the bike.

https://youtu.be/ar3OGgByHtU
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May 4th 2016, 07:25 AM   #68
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  02 R1
Strope should have vid from that road too. We did it twice on Saturday. Great road.
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May 4th 2016, 08:34 PM   #69
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  Jan 2016
  Puyallup

  Yamaha FZ1, Aprilia RSV4 R
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Not as exciting as the police activity, or the bar shenanigans, but I have to say that Greer Grade is one of my favourite roads ever. I need to try it again with less luggage on the bike.

The Greer grade is epic. You should have seen Tim rail his Tiger up that thing. A thing of beauty.

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May 4th 2016, 08:45 PM   #70
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  02 R1
Like I said before, I've never seen a dirt bike go that fast....
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May 4th 2016, 09:10 PM   #71
 
  Jan 2016
  Pasco

  2016 K1300S
Here is a YouTube video of the last leg of our Saturday ride. It starts in Orofino with all the fast guys that caught up to us after our lunch stopped on the right. Julie is in front of me and Buckwheat, UhOh and Steve were way ahead of us. Then Chad (?) blew by us, followed a Sheriff coming toward us, and a couple of little car passes. Nice scenery along the Clearwater River.
Rod

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May 4th 2016, 10:06 PM   #72
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  Jan 2016
  Puyallup

  Yamaha FZ1, Aprilia RSV4 R
That was Strope that blew by you guys

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May 5th 2016, 03:33 PM   #73
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  Apr 2016
  Gresham, OR

  Ninja 250R (Sky) -sold- ; whatever my moto-fam let's me borrow ; TT250 -when it gets here-
@jedijesus, 550 lbs dual sport. Not dirt bike. BIG difference.

He RIPS on that thing. And it's been so long since he's had street tires, he was fiend-ing to get out there and scrub knee!
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May 5th 2016, 03:57 PM   #74
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  Jan 2016
  Eastern Oregon

  16 Honda Africa Twin, 09 Hayabusa, and 08 DR650
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@jedijesus, 550 lbs dual sport. Not dirt bike. BIG difference.

He RIPS on that thing. And it's been so long since he's had street tires, he was fiend-ing to get out there and scrub knee!
A 473 lb. Adventure bike....I just had to mess with you...he he
May 5th 2016, 05:58 PM   #75
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  Apr 2016
  Gresham, OR

  Ninja 250R (Sky) -sold- ; whatever my moto-fam let's me borrow ; TT250 -when it gets here-
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A 473 lb. Adventure bike....I just had to mess with you...he he
With no gear or rider or modifications or aftermarket anything or accessories.
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