Went for a ride today...never ending hi-jack thread

Discussion in 'Ride Reports & Photos' started by murph, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Funny, I bought the same jack/lift from a RTR member years ago as well. I recently lubed up the casters.....holy moly, it moves unexpectingly fast now with the bike on it.
     
  2. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

    Funny, it never occurred to me to lube the casters
     
  3. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Be careful :p
     
  4. Jim C-G

    Jim C-G Member

    To Lube or Not to Lube... that is the question.
     
  5. sleepyhead65

    sleepyhead65 Member

    What are those like 100 liters side cases? HUGE! :)
     
  6. Trash

    Trash Active Member

    Took advantage of the Summer like weather to fire up the GTL and take a ride around Wisconsin’s Northern Peninsula today. I wore the mesh riding gear with the temperature well into the 70s. I probably should have given some thought to the Lake Superior water temperature this time of year, as the onboard temperature gauge showed a drop of 40 degrees in the space of 10 miles as I approached the Lake Superior shoreline. Yikes! The heated grips saved my day!
     

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  7. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

    That’ll learn ya!:p
     
  8. Jim C-G

    Jim C-G Member

    2nd time this year that I have brought the bike into work. The wind off the water is brutal. Hoping to be warmer on the way home lol.
     
  9. fortech

    fortech Active Member

    It was quite breezy on the West Coast today!
     
  10. Backdraft

    Backdraft Member

    ^^^^^^^^^^ One of the maintenance guys came to my office yesterday to inform me the wind blew my bike over. Damn!

    It was hellish windy in CBrook yesterday. No damage, and thankfully didn't hit someone or a car
     
  11. RossKean

    RossKean Member

    Pretty bad when you have to plan your parking so the sidestand lean is downwind. Hope the damage is minimal .
     
  12. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Whoa, what was the winds gusting to? Big bike to blow over.
     
  13. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    Took a couple of hours off this afternoon to spin the Tiger out along the CBS coast. Got clear of traffic at Holyrood and it were just me and an old guy on a Harley. It was not his first ride because we were riding the twisties at a spirited pace. Usually the cruisers tend to slow the pace on this stretch but not this day. An odd pair, one in all black bike and gear and the other in bright green gear and bike.
    I came back to town via the Roaches line and the TCH before detouring over to Witless Bay. Both of these sideroutes were in pretty bad shape after the winter frost heaves.
     
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  14. fortech

    fortech Active Member

    You just don’t have much luck parking the bike at work do you? Lol
     
  15. sleepyhead65

    sleepyhead65 Member

    Took the DR down Shoal Bay Road to see what can be done. I've read debates about whether this was do able on a big 650 or not so I was curious. Got most of the way to the end of the road but I was ~500 meters down a hill and it was a sea of pumpkin sized rocks the entire way! If I was with someone I would have continued to the end but discretion became the better part of valor. Probably coulda dun it.

    Anyway I decided to try Pipeline road and it was much more manageable. I'm really enjoying the front suspension upgrades. The rear is better but less than I hoped for. I just drive straight over stuff now. Pretty amazing.
     

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  16. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

    Do mean these ones? Hahaha, I’ve run it on my 640A a few times.
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    The last time I rode it I saw a 3” end of a fallen tree out of the corner of my eye a split second too late. It caught my arm and ripped it off the bar, the front end immediately turned in tossing me off and knocking the wind out of me. Good times!

    It left a bit of a mark on the ole bicep the day before I was heading off for work.:p
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  17. keith

    keith Member

    I was riding behind you on my KTM 300. Saw the whole thing. I did the exact same thing at the exact same spot a few weeks pryor. Never got a bruise though. I think the tree snagged my backpack as i tried to get out of its way.
     
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  18. sleepyhead65

    sleepyhead65 Member

     
  19. sleepyhead65

    sleepyhead65 Member

    you guys and your fancy bikes with actual suspension and fancy stuff like that. LOL

    A 300 would be the perfect size bike for that road.
     
  20. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

    Yeah Keith, I remember you asking if I was ok when I was trying to suck in some new air:D
     
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