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The Yeti

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It's Official...
« on: September 22, 2008, 05:07:42 PM »
...I'm a pussy!!  :-\

Apparently, this bike is much more capable than I'll ever be...  :'(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVGry7-gZkg&feature=related

I think if I had about a six pack in me, I'd be willing to try some of those moves!  :chug  Sober...NO WAY!! (Well, not today at least.)
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fringefan

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Re: It's Official...
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2008, 05:26:21 PM »
Wow that is impressive. You just need to conquer the fear factor because your KTM is more bike than the KLR could ever be without significant suspension and engine upgrades ;D


The Yeti

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Re: It's Official...
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2008, 05:48:28 PM »
I think if I can get my suspension settings sorted out, I'll be much better off. The front is just soooo harsh right now...been doing some reading today (at work  ;D ) and have some different settings to try next weekend. Also, I've never properly set my sag on this bike, mostly because I don't really know how (although I've read how to online). maybe next time I get together with one of you guys, we could do that...?
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fringefan

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Re: It's Official...
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2008, 06:07:18 PM »
Give me a call when ever you want to and we can figure it out. Nothing a hammer, pipewrench, and liquid steel can't fix ;D

I picked up a large washer to weld onto the bottom of my kickstand. 

Hank

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Re: It's Official...
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2008, 08:19:47 PM »
I remember watching that a few months before I got my nine fiddy thinking wow that thing really kicks ass off road.   Now I realize that rider really kicks ass off road!  It is damn impressive.

fringefan

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Re: It's Official...
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2008, 08:32:12 PM »
I was thinking the same thing and then I noticed that he does not look all that big either.

LittleJacket

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Re: It's Official...
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2008, 04:56:23 PM »
I think that guy would kick ass on any bike!  I was feeling pretty good about my riding after this weekend, but no more!  I'll just hang my head and keep on practicing!
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Re: It's Official...
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2008, 09:55:56 PM »
I think one of the most important things for riding like that is staying in shape, which I have not done!   :chug :chug :chug :eat :eat  Went for a little ride this afternoon and still felt sore from last weekend...
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fringefan

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Re: It's Official...
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2008, 12:24:53 AM »
I think it helps but confidence in you ability and the bike will help you out at this stage more than running a marathon.

LittleJacket

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Re: It's Official...
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2008, 08:37:37 AM »
I am definitely out of shape and overweight!  I was really beat that last day and was riding like crap!  I even had a cramp in glutious maximus while hitting the big rocky hill!  I wonder if street riders get as tired?
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loingrader

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Re: It's Official...
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2008, 08:50:52 AM »
street riders get as tired, it just takes a lot more miles to get there.
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Dustin

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Re: It's Official...
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2008, 03:06:28 PM »
I agree I can ride alot more miles on the street than I can off road. Especially when it comes to riding those creek beds.  ;D

The Yeti

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Re: It's Official...
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2008, 03:43:00 PM »
street riders get as tired, it just takes a lot more miles to get there.

Well, my longest day on the street was 600 miles and I think I could do about 3 of those in a row and not be as tired as one day in the creekbeds!!  :o  I'd definitly be less sore...
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Re: It's Official...
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2008, 03:59:27 PM »
i've been pretty sore from some long days on the slab.  mostly monkey butt (vs sore upper body from the creekbeds).  long days on the slab seem more mentally exhausting vs physically exhausting on the dirt.
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