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got a chance to get some dirt on the tires today. Felt really comfortable after being off two wheels for 20 years. Man, I really missed having a bike. 

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Going back a bit, what are the decals like to put on? I’ll do anything mechanical but my ‘blue Peter’/art class type skills are Shet. Are they moveable when they first go on(wet?) or stick fast straight away?

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dougie

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57 minutes ago, Dougie said:

Going back a bit, what are the decals like to put on? I’ll do anything mechanical but my ‘blue Peter’/art class type skills are Shet. Are they moveable when they first go on(wet?) or stick fast straight away?

cheers

dougie

You have two options. A dry or wet application. I did the tail section dry and the rest of the bike wet, using Windex misted on the back of the decal and the bike. I would suggest using the wet method for positioning ease and it gets all the air out as you squeegee the Windex out with a credit card or similar tool. At first you may not think it’s going to stick, but as you get the Windex squeezed out, the adhesive will tack right up. I also suggest using a heat gun (sparingly) in certain sections that don’t want to lay down or conform. 
 

It’s not a difficult process but it does require a certain technique to ensure the stress is out of the material to prevent lifting in the future.  

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Got my new helmet today. Had some extra vinyl to match the bike. 

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Got out in the sand dunes today to practice with a fully loaded bike. I can say for certain the Scott’s steering damper is the best investment I’ve made. When it’s off, the bike is almost unridable in soft sand. But when cranked up to 6-7 clicks from full the bike just cruises through deep sand like it’s on pavement. So confidence inspiring. It really changed my outlook on what I could do on a heavy bike in the deep stuff. 

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Got rid of the giant pumpkin lights for some Denali T3’s mounted to the hand guards. They are DRLs normally and switch to signals and back to DRLs. 
 

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43 minutes ago, One Man Trail said:

Installed Baja Designs S1 lights. 

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I really like the s1 lights, and run them as driving lights on the slab and is a big improvement with driver attention.

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Went to OverlandExpo West last weekend. Took a few training classes with Bill Dragoo from Dragoo Adventure Riding Training. I learned a lot. Like how many times I can pick up my bike in a day. But I was the only one who was stubborn enough to do the training being fully loaded. If I’m going to ride that way, I may as well train that way. 

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Mosko Moto will be releasing a new colorway for all of their bags very soon. I really love the new look. 

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Built a big boy seat today. Seat Concepts Sport Touring. 
It’s a little taller now which sucks for my short legs but the comfort on my butt says its worth it. 

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Had the bike weighed on a certified scale calibrated two days ago. She’s a heavy girl. 
620 full of fuel and the aux tank and all my camping gear. 
The other is with me and all my gear and backpack with water. 

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That's a great looking bike.  What an engine, to be able to ride with all the added weight.  

What is the line running from your handle bars to the sky?  

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51 minutes ago, Landshark said:

That's a great looking bike.  What an engine, to be able to ride with all the added weight.  

What is the line running from your handle bars to the sky?  

We were expecting a passing light rain during the evening….

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