You guys wrecked my bike (and me too!)
Posted October 12, 2000 - 01:37 PM
As for my body, the last time I was in this much pain was when I was body slammin' the crowd at a DEVO concert where later I was trampled to the verge of death. I was in THAT MUCH PAIN!
I just came back from the Doc about my right wrist. It wouldn't work right and I couldn't get the firm grip I needed when I was by myself in the bathroom late at night after everyone else went to sleep. Unlike the limped wrist San Francisco guys who shared a twin bed (uhh, that would be Howard-Not-So-Huge and Mike), my wrist wouldn't bend at all. But being the Olympic Athlete I am capable of being, I just ignored the bone sticking out of my arm, and roosted everyone who happened to be behind me when we hit the sandy bermed sections. I won't mention how I got my ass kicked everywhere else, but if I was A LOT FASTER, I could've smoked everybody, including the biker chick on our last ride in Moab!
Can't wait 'till next year!
Posted October 12, 2000 - 02:36 PM
Anyhow, now that your bike has been broken of it's track queen status I guess you're ready for some real riding
Just imagine what your bike would look like if there was anything that resembled a tree in Moab.....
Hey, at least you didn't wad up a radiator & a engine side cover. Yep, took two bikes - my WR & my wifes XR250 & broke em both. What can I say?
Posted October 12, 2000 - 03:23 PM
It always sucks to get that first scratch, But at least now you can ride with out thinking about that first scratch. Now you get to enjoy the ride and being with freinds having a few beers after the ride and laughing about the rest of the scratches and dents that are sure to follow.....
and about the pain that just means you had FUN........
Posted October 12, 2000 - 03:32 PM
Posted October 13, 2000 - 02:29 AM
Mike in NH
Posted October 13, 2000 - 05:04 AM
NOT ! ! !
That's what a WR is SUPPOSED to look like!
Did you just think I was bad at keeping up the appearance of my WR? No. It's been to Moab 5 TIMES ! ! !
The first time I returned from Moab, it had red sand gouged permenently into all parts of the plastic and many broken parts.
Sounds to me like you enjoyed the abuse?
Posted October 13, 2000 - 05:34 AM
Yep, you guessed it...I broke that paint job in right. First I bent and scraped the left rear corner all to heck on the "Rocker Knocker" on the Pritchett Canyon trail. Then I did the same thing to the right side the next day on the "Golden Crack" on the Golden Spike trail. Of course, the guys on the trail behind me had to add comentary over the C.B. radio about how much yellow paint I left attached to the slickrock!
When I called my wife to explain to her what a good time I was having and what I'd done to the Jeep, I told her "Hey, at least both corners match now!" She failed to see the humor in it, go figure.
Oh well, thats what I built it for same as your WR...now at least yours is broken in right!!
Posted October 13, 2000 - 05:37 AM
Did the "Crack" adjust your rear bumper at all? One jeeper had his adjusted, although I am sure there were many, many more!
99 WZ, all YZ mods, de-octopused, OEM YZ tank and IMS seat, jetting by Clark/James, got forked by Pro Action, DSP airbox, PB Header, Stroker SX-1 SA, Thumper Rad Guards, Acerbis Hand Guards. Canada for 2001...???
Posted October 13, 2000 - 08:42 AM
Posted October 13, 2000 - 09:05 PM
Check your coolant. I lost quite a bit out there. Also remember the altitude change probably caused some extra overflow of oil.
Posted October 13, 2000 - 01:01 PM
Posted October 15, 2000 - 11:53 AM
Originally posted by Kevin in New Hampshire:
The helmet I was painting AROUND THE CLOCK for 3 days straight is now SCRATCHED UP for Pete's sake.
You must have some of that pink paint left over to touch it up with.. maybe not... didn't you paint the frame pink also??
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Posted October 15, 2000 - 03:45 PM
Pink WAS one of the colors I removed.
Remember, this helmet was painted in 1991 when ALL the neons were cool, especially at the beach!
Now, my ancient Bell Moto IV is silver, Yamaha blue, white and black. It has the (Yamaha) black blocks on it (just like the old tanks, or like some of the sticker kits available).