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DribbleDuke
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Re: Well I did it again

Postby DribbleDuke » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:34 pm

Does this mean you still have your original SD? I hope that rats was behind the front tyre. Was your pinched neck due to riding? how did your battery hold up under the R down time, was it on a tender? I was mowing my lawn this morning and I thought of you. Funny you should appear posting once I came in from my chores. I was thinking about how hard it is to find old growth Doug Fir and how the new farmed wood is pushed out of the ground with fertilizers and better sunshine from thinning the herd. This reminded me of you as you are now probably considered OLD Growth :lol: I got a hankering for the pacific northwest and may find myself up there sooner than the eighteenth of June Maybe Boise then turn left. I don't know how far north but probably not as far as Seattle.
My forks are at the suspension guru's as I type this and I am awaiting an original exhaust to crane into place. With a lever and a fulcrum Archimedes promises me I can get the original exhaust back in. I won't ride the SD touring but there are a few bikes in the garage that could get me there just fine. Crossed fingers
Good to see you reporting back in. For a while there I thought you flipped this site off while wheeling away :(
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Re: Well I did it again

Postby DougFir » Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:07 am

Yep on dual 08 SuperDukes in this household.
If you don't have the stock 28 pound muffler cat you can have mine as a gift.
I don't take kindly to bikes that leave me stranded, so I gave no love to the SDR, no life support as in a tender for a year.
It got a few days on the tender before I dug into it, found the bad wiring ground lug, and dam if it did not start right up.
Almost a year sent to the corner of the garage as I enjoyed the GSXR 1000.
Yea, I am getting old'er and thought if I don't scratch that GSXR itch soon, I will not be able to.
Have to say my last real ride on it was epic, east of home over the Cascade Mountains and back, 300 miles or so.
Been working my ass off, came home last fall and fell asleep in the Lazy Boy and my head rested on my chest.
I woke up with a real pain in the neck, thought it would go away, but it did not.
Got x-rayed, which showes Author Rides its built up on the spinal cord / vertebrates which is blocking the nerve bundles.
Lost feeling in my lest hand thumb and first finger.
Started up my Honda XR650R last week...had to flip the choke lever on first under the tank next to the cables and wires.
Reached down to flip the lever off when it started and dammm...could not feel the difference of the lever from a cable...
But hey...I am still riding at 67 and I thought I would never see 18.
Not sure how many miles this old frame has on it but I thought I counted up 500,000 miles ...10 /15 years ago or more.
Might have something to do with my pain in the neck.
I think you need to stop in my neck of the woods on your ride about so I can show you around.....
We had a hell of a winter and lost a lot of old trees.....good for guys like you...
We can visit a log mill that can still cut the big stuff..maybe they can set you up with some old growth Doug Fir CVG.
I have also been busy sitting on my ass building a motorcycle collection of photos and .....er ...other stuff on ADVrider.
I will add some links....Your going to like these....buy beware..they are huge time sinks...
Post up when you get closer to heading this way north ans we can work out some good RR. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Later..
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XR400 DS, Ducati ST4S, Suz Bandit 1200, KTM EXC 300, XR650R DS, KTM EXC 300, Tr Tiger 885, KTM SD 990, KTM ADV 950, CBR1100XX KTM 200 XCW

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Re: Well I did it again

Postby DougFir » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:47 am

DD wrote:
"I got a hankering for the pacific northwest and may find myself up there sooner than the eighteenth of June Maybe Boise then turn left. I don't know how far north but probably not as far as Seattle."
Hey DD.
Hum....you know Cali and Oregon are BIG states...right?
How much time ya got ?
Instead of a big but burn, maybe do a quality ride instead of quantity ?
Columbia Gorge.
Mt Rainier.
Mt Hood.
John Day Painted Hills.
Oregon Coast.
Crater Lake.
Boise can be hotter than a $2 pistol, but go north of there in the Sawtooth it cools down.
Love northern Idaho. Look up Lolo Motorway...Not Hwy 12...Lolo MOTORWAY...land bridge on mountain tops trail used by Indians trading gooods between PNW and the plains.
But you need an ADV bike..or a bike you can bash the bottom belly with out leaking fluids.
Lewis and Clark used the trail and you can use the same camp sites they used. Little if nota changed.
The home of Grizz and elk..wilderness.

Seattle sucks on a bike...you need a cage to get around up there, but it still sucks..

Hum,,,no feed back from my links, eh?...Guess some are learry on where it will take them....it's all good stuff...no BS...
HD 165, DT! 250, RM250, SR500, Kaw GPZ 750, Husk 430, TT500 DS, Ninja 600R, GSXR 1100, GSXR 750, Ninja ZX7R,
XR400 DS, Ducati ST4S, Suz Bandit 1200, KTM EXC 300, XR650R DS, KTM EXC 300, Tr Tiger 885, KTM SD 990, KTM ADV 950, CBR1100XX KTM 200 XCW

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DribbleDuke
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Re: Well I did it again

Postby DribbleDuke » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:43 am

I'm half packed and will leave Tuesday. I have to be back the nineteenth for a wood ceiling install on a new hotel. I looked at your links and decided to stay left and hit areas around Corvalis? Crater Lake and have lunch on that eighty-five foot long table if I can find it. I got an old buddy that lives in fort Jones Ca. and will ride through there and take in hi way 36. All camping and riding probably not land at a campground for more than a night. We shall see. I'm not nuts on ocean scenes or sand camping so coastal range meandering is my M.O.
I have no idea where the hell you are but I have a feeling I will not north of Eugene or East of Bend. I have no goal or have to see items sort of ride and stay way away from anything that claims to be Interstate. I was even going to slow it down further and take my 88gs but it needs an exhaust flange welded and I forgot she is out of service. Two layers and smooth fire roads.
If you are south of Eugene we will drink.

Back to the title topic
I remounted my forks today I told my springologist that I was perfectly happy with the compliance of the forks and that I just wanted new seals and a oil refresh. I said I don't need or want a different feel. He said that the forks had 122mm of air gap and that 110mm was the factory spec but he left them at 122 as that is what I had. They were not leaking and maybe just maybe the level could have changed from years of minor seepage but either way if he thought that it was an issue I believe he would have voiced concern, he did not. What does this site think?
I have heard of air gaps being a way to tune suspension along with viscosity changes but I am not educated on such items. We were both busy and I guess I should have asked but...
I am buying a summer home in Tennessee so I will locate the Superduke to that place as the roads are shit here and quite frankly It really serves little purpose here except maybe on a track. I'll be in Tennessee-North Carolina the week of the Fourth of July finding a pile of fixer-upper with a secure garage.
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Re: Well I did it again

Postby DougFir » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:59 am

DD,
I am a few miles from Corvallis.
Aim for that town.
Been a long time since I hung out on this web site.
Don't see a way to send a PM (personal message).
Need your phone # or e-mail address or...? ?
join ADVriders.com
We can send PM's EZPZ. free..
I am on ADV a few times a day.

ps...It's getting hot up here.

Cheers
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XR400 DS, Ducati ST4S, Suz Bandit 1200, KTM EXC 300, XR650R DS, KTM EXC 300, Tr Tiger 885, KTM SD 990, KTM ADV 950, CBR1100XX KTM 200 XCW

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Re: Well I did it again

Postby DribbleDuke » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:14 am

Look just under the posters info you'll see PM also at the title bar you'll see new messages
I'm PMing you now with critical information
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Re: Well I did it again

Postby Sarasota_Steve » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:43 pm

DribbleDuke wrote:Look just under the posters info you'll see PM also at the title bar you'll see new messages
I'm PMing you now with critical information

Dribble,
You’ve got my phone number now. I’m moving full time to North GA in September. A typical ride usually includes TN and NC. It will be nice riding with a quiet 990 for a change. ;)
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