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Breaking in the new Metzeler M5 tires to our farm 44 miles away (the long way), and first time on 55 sidewalls!! You guys were right on about waking up the handling when you switch to the 55 sidewalls, me likely it even more now!! hahaha

A few roads to the farm, speed limit is 45mph W/fines doubled. (if caught!) Very hilly road, great place to power wheelie off the hill tops!!
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Going by the Wild Turkey Distillery, while heading to the farm
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I know this curve up close and personally!! Almost crashed in it the first time we rode to the farm. Friend of mine chased me into the guys front yard!! I went up to the weed line and was able to turn my 1990 750 Ninja away and not go down, he only went part of the way, and he didn't go down either!!!
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At our farm about to cross our $1,500 dollar bridge. (It washed out on use 3 times before I said no more and built this ugly monster)
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Got out on my new DR today...it now has 74kms on it....yikes, going to take a while to break it in...lol
hi treavor, ive worked up a couple of those dr's, they have crazy tall gearing stock, and a very restricted airbox, a jet kit plus boring a couple of 1" holes gets them responding better, togeather with a smaller front sprocket, i made a tapered s/steel header and muffler for one, the ex port has a restricter inside that i removed to allow the exhaust to flow better, oh and the stock fork springs are really soft
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Yep I’ve had a dr before. As soon as it’s broke in I already have the jet kit, Yoshimura exhaust and a smaller front sprocket. 🙂 And I’ll be doing a full suspension upgrade too. I’ll have an $11,000 Dr650! LOL but it’ll be awesome!!
 

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I took a quick ride to Jonas Ridge and stopped at the overlook for a quick pic. 74 degrees on December 26th, I’ll take it. Loads of bikes at the store and I ran into one of my young old riding buddies. I have been riding with him for over 8 years but he’s only 27 years old.
 

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Where did I ride today - nowhere. Brrrrrrrrr. 🏍⛄🌊
Picture at 7:00am today in my Jeep after driving to the local school for a meeting.
-20F is -29C.
That's really cold. It's too cold here to ride for me. Highs in the mid 30s. BTW, I own a Jeep too that's my DD. ;)
 

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Jeff I have relatives that live in Casino and Lismore so I sort of understand. We also had a rider in our group that made his way home to Mount Tambourine QLD, that would have been an interesting ride!
 

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Went riding the other day with my group, temps were about 60F. Where we had snow and lots of run off, I knew we had a good chance of running into ice/snow that had not melted yet. Sure enough, I passed our group and set off for the up coming corners. Got to the this area that hardly ever sees sunlight. ICE/SLUSH on both sides of the road. I emergency broke and told the group thru my Sena what was up ahead. It was crazy seeing that much ice and slush still on the roads at 60F!! So my point to this story is, never assume the roads might be clear on a warm day after snow and warming up enough for a ride!! Sure glad we weren't coming the other way, nothing but a sheet of ice for about 4 car lengths. At least on our side it wasn't too bad, mostly slush and a little ice. Wish I hadn't deleted my GoPro footage so I could snap a picture for you guys.
 

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Jeff I have relatives that live in Casino and Lismore so I sort of understand. We also had a rider in our group that made his way home to Mount Tambourine QLD, that would have been an interesting ride!
Hey Des,
Mate it's been pretty crazy it's been like none stop P ing down rain for a couple of days.
I feel sorry for your relative's its really bad down there.
I think what's tipped it over the edge is that we have had a fair amount of rain over the last couple of months before the big downpour so the ground really hadn't had a chance to dry out.
This summer has been the coolest that I can remember it's like when is summer going to start?
I bet your mate had fun ridng to MT Tamborine might be worth getting a jet ski.
 
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