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drzmike1

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    Nebraska
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    Bikes, on and off road
  1. drzmike1

    Omaha Riders!

    Doing well. After years of street riding, I started out dirt/dual sport with a '86 Honda XL600R in 2000. After one ride down in Arkansas got sick of kicking that beast, so I bought a new '02 DR-Z400S in Dec '01 (first '02 Star City got in). That was the bike I broke my shoulder on in late '04 (down at River Valley). Decided to go lighter so sold it and got the '06 Husky TE250. That one was a little too tall and high strung so went with the modded '07 KLX250S. End of trail riding when I crashed that and broke my arm again in Moab last year. Somewhere in there I had a little '94 DR125SE for a short time. Got the KLR in Jan '07 to do the Continental Divide Ride, still have it. Here's the DRZ
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    Omaha Riders!

    I can vouch for Kyle:ride: I actually took him in Timber Way on his old KLR650(with Norm's permission). Mike aka drzmike1 aka tbirdsp
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    Omaha Riders!

    Here's a report with pics and vid from a guy I went to it with in '09 (spectating only). http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=455560 Waddell actually ran his big bike up the "easy" hill for an exhibition run. I think it was too much bike for either of the hills they had. You can see in the vid he hit the 2nd berm and pretty much just jumped all the way to the top.
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    Omaha Riders!

  5. drzmike1

    Omaha Riders!

    That's a cool bike! The book says top speed on this Yam is 50, but with my fat a$$ on it I'll be happy with 40. It's showing 6000 miles and looks to be all original. Big thing was the guy actually had the title. I have it torn apart some right now but hopefully will have it on the road this week. Check out this Suzuki on eBay http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200575125686&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
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    Omaha Riders!

    Nope. 1965 Yamaha YJ1K. PO had the seat recovered, looks kinda goofy though. I have some lower handlebars for it too, and have trashed the 46-yo whitewalls for some new rubber.
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    Omaha Riders!

    Nope. Japanese Not a scooter (has footpegs and regular frame with gas tank between your legs)
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    Omaha Riders!

    This ice SUCKS! I fell this morning and landed on my bad shoulder. At least my arm didn't break - again. Snow shovel broke my fall...kinda. Get well soon, Bob - and try not to sneeze... Chris, sorry I haven't returned your calls. Just always seems like a bad time. Best to e-mail me at tbirdsp@yahoo.com I picked up a winter project too, keeping it secret until spring:smirk: 2-stroke street bike 55 screamin' cc's 3 years younger than me.
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    Omaha Riders!

    Blazusiak:ride:
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    Omaha Riders!

    http://www.classicmotocrossimages.com/photo_album5.html
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    Omaha Riders!

    Some discussion of the Voyager here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=630939
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    Omaha Riders!

    Thanks Bob. Yeah, I have caught every episode, even have them DVR'd:smirk: Here's some bikes I used to have. '89 Honda GB500. Only imported to the US in '89-'90. Basically an XR600 motor. I totaled it in '97:banghead: (crappy scans of old pics) This is my previous Triumph, a '98 Thunderbird Sport. Loved it, but traded for my '06 KLR650 in '07 so I could have a bike for the Continental Divide Ride.
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    Omaha Riders!

    Happy Thanksgiving you guys! Just wanted to let you all know I am still around:ride: Been doing plenty of riding, just no hard core dirt. It's crazy, but my shoudler actually feels a tiny bit better than it did before I broke my arm again back in April in Moab. Rode some Loess Hills "Level B" dirt roads back on Oct 24th. My buddy Denis picked up a 2" nail in his rear tire 85 miles from home (up near Castana, IA). Luckily I had a spare tube, tools, and 12v air pump. This was the first time we have had to do the 21" tube in a rear tire trick, worked great. So... on Nov 9 I decided to do a solo ride on the KLR to check out the roads down in Missouri off to the east of I-29 in the hills. Rode down through Brownville, NE then to Craig, MO and worked my way north. I got up just south of Timber Way and bike felt squirrelly - another f$%^!ng flat! I had tossed another spare tube in my bag, thank goodness. It was kind of a bitch to change on the side of the road by myself with my bad shoulder, but I got it done. Ended up with 260 miles for the day. I really like my '09 Triumph Bonneville. Put almost 4000 miles on it since early June. I hooked up with another guy who has one like it. We did 190 miles on Nov 19. Petty damn cold, don't think it got above 45 all day. Still good to get out though. Mine is on the left
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    Omaha Riders!

    Mark - glad you are on the mend. I for sure know where you're comin' from:cripple: Not pushing you, but if you decide to get into any mellow street/dual sport riding let me know. We all understand if you are giving it up for good though.
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    Omaha Riders!

    I rode my Triumph down to Timber Way today and visited Bob, the other Bob, and Anthony. Nice day for a ride, although kinda windy and lots of giant dragonflies to hit. I was gonna try some Steve McQueen "Great Escape" moves but those guys talked me out of it:smirk: Here's some of the "street" riding I've been doing lately. This is Fulton Avenue east of Little Sioux, IA...
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