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Post  sunnydog Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:24 pm

I finally broke down and bought a new bike!
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Post  sunnydog Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:25 pm

ok now just settle down!
It's not new, its prolly 4 years old...
And its not a Shovel.
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Post  sunnydog Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:28 pm

But I think it might have a Shovel soul cause shit been falling off it ever since I started riding it on the front street and in the alley.



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Post  sunnydog Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:31 pm

and I already modified it....
from factory there's a very conservative throttle stop...bucked that off
also if you zip tie the governor spring it gives you a bunch of extra revs...
and lastly of course i updated the exhaust with 3/4" NPT fittings and a canadian tire roto-tiller spark arrestor. $28 invested.
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Post  sunnydog Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:42 pm

no doubt many of you (all 4 of us) are asking: "what the fuck is he thinking"?

Well...a couple of the neighbors and even some people from Cranky old Cranbrook (Dinktown) were tossing around the idea of a mini-bike challenge this summer. Specifically, when we were riding dirt-bikes over Grey Creek pass last summer we came up with the cock-a-mamie idea that a mini-bike challenge on that route would be real fun. So there's been a number of dudes dug out or gettin' themselves mini-bikes put together for this little run.

We are thinking a poker-run is way to go...that way when people break down every couple miles there'll be a card to pick up and maybe a water-jug to drink from, and possibly some local tea to sample. No idea how it'll turn out but this is the general invite to ya'll.

And yes it's highly illegal....to drink and ride.

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Post  ratman Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:16 pm

sunnydog wrote:

And yes it's highly illegal....to drink and ride.

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Says who sir?

The black bears and other woodland creatures that will be running helter skelter from the crazy mini bike riders don't care.
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Post  sunnydog Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:30 pm

I heard it was illegal on the idiot-box
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Post  Dennman Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:23 pm

Your gonna need support vehicles to pack extra gas and beverages on that run. Thinkin you'll need a jell seat pad to soften that rear suspension although those tires look like they'd absorb a lot of the bumpy terrain.
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Post  sunnydog Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:28 am

The key challenge for me is no support vehicles, just like with Shovel trips.
It's got a carrying rack for the back and I'm gonna take an extra gallon of gas with me. I think it should go 40-50 miles on the gallon tank its got, so the grey creek pass should be easily possible with some side tours up persnickety hollows. Otherwise hotdogs/beer/implements will be in a slingbag over the backbone in front of seat. That's next project is this hauling setup and some shakedown runs to get my shit together.
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Post  ratman Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:32 pm

Pre-stage your supplies before the run sir. You're welcome.
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Post  sunnydog Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:32 pm

no support vehicles sir...except forest fire fighting crews
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Post  ratman Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:16 pm

Support vehicle, what support vehicle? Dump a few caches the week before - who would know.....
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Post  kootenai Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:59 pm

cool little rig there..
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