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  1. New to me and no great shots yet since the furthest I have had it is the local Cleavland Nat Forest ... soon I hope.
  2. Happy to say I took the plunge and picked up a very nice '08 from a friend. 1400 miles, Trail Tricks suspension, Scotts sub mount ready, Renazco seat, Wolfman Racks, foam filter, FMF and remap, windscreen ... I am stoked!
  3. I am right there with you on picking up a 690 to adventure with ... nice post and feedback to confirm this is the right bike for me. I was considering a 950SE, but decided against the extra size/weight/cost.
  4. Unfortunately, not for me ... I stretch before and after. I do spend a lot of time on the pegs when riding and always have ... I think it is somewhat age related I am sure my fitness regime that doesn't really exist, contributes. Walking at night with the MRS and riding infrequently probably doesn't qualify as a "program". I just went ahead and ordered a kilo Tom since I would be doing Gatorade anyway ... I threw the dice with the "citrus" flavor. Stuff was cheap (of course shipping added 50% to the purchase!).
  5. Never cramped for decades but in the last few years, whenever I ride a long loop 100 +/- I KNOW I will wake up with cramps in the middle of the night ... Gatorade seems to help, but this sounds like the ticket. Ordered a key ... thanks for the tip!
  6. Thanks for the assist and posting this Tom. I received a phone call from someone who said they couldn't see the underscore ( _ ) on my E mail address between the "W" and the "R" in CW_Roady part of the address.
  7. Probably where I will go .... unhappy with my DMC and would not recommend their exhaust. Not a significant difference in power, mounting bracket cracked/broke clear thru in 2 of 3 locations with normal use (admittedly over a 2 year+ period) and follow up offer of support was to sell me another can at a reduced price. From everything I have heard, MRD would make things right, regardless of the timeline. For what it is worth, I am a big fan of Dave Miller and had him build my daughter one of his CR80 / XR100 conversions years ago which is still an awesome bike .... I believe he sold the pipe business long ago.
  8. Unfortunately, not yet.
  9. pedal is a work of art but it won't fit the X. It doesn't curve out to avoid hitting the clutch cover ...
  10. silence sounds like I may be the guinea pig on this one ... I will post my findings if there is any interest?
  11. Anyone use one of these billet replacements on their X? They don't show a part number for the X and the R and X have different OEM part numbers. I have ordered one and will see soon enough, but thought I would check here first and not re-invent the wheel if it has already been discovered to work or not.
  12. That is disappointing.
  13. This Wednesday is the big vote on the National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) (HR 2016) Urgent Action Is Required. NLCS Plans To Put Into Law The Babbitt National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) he set up in the dark of Night in the last few months of the Clinton Administration. HR 2016 Essentially Places A National Park Type Overlay Over Millions Of Acres Of BLM Land. You know that will hurt multiple-use and private property. Access to and use of 26,000,000 million acres of Federal land will be affected. Vast amounts of private land will be limited in use and access. -----Local rural communities will be especially hurt. The economic damage will spread like a cancer. HR 2016 must be stopped. -----Massive areas of Wilderness Study Areas will be changed into full Wilderness bypassing the normal state-by-state Congressional vote. This is a huge aspect of HR 2016 that they are sneaking by while people are focused on other areas of the bill. Congress seeks to codify new NLCS Land Grab -- (From Federal Parks and Recreation Newsletter); Seventeen House members from both parties teamed up in April, 2007 to introduce legislation (HR 2016) that would give the National Landscape Conservation System official Congressional certification. The NLCS consists of major conservation areas in 12 western states, including 15 national monuments, 13 national conservation areas, Steens Mountain area in Oregon, Headwaters Forest Reserve in northern California, 36 wild and scenic rivers, 148 wilderness areas, 4,264 miles of national trails, and more than 600 wilderness study areas. Making the NLCS permanent threatens recreation, access, grazing, mining, oil and gas and many other uses. Gradually these areas will be turned into parks with traditional uses strangled and roads cut off. Private property owners and inholders in the areas can say so long to their property rights. You will see new areas nominated for NLCS status gradually eroding BLM multiple-use. The four lead House sponsors of HR 2016, all co-chairs of an NLCS caucus, are Reps. Mary Bono (R-CA), Rick Renzi (R-AZ), Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Jim Moran (D-VA). Reps. Bono and Renzi need to receive lots of contacts. The others are not likely to change their position but should receive as many calls as possible. Creating this massive new conservation area program (read land grab) will take money especially from the National Park Service that is way behind in deferred maintenance and other uses. It will also take money from vast areas of BLM lands. The NLCS will eventually become a huge new agency with thousands of additional bureaucrats added over time. Any promises made when these areas like Steens Mountain and the Missouri Breaks National Monument and all the other affected monuments as well as the Grand Staircase National Monument and many others will be conveniently forgotten as more and more regulations are added. The NLCS will convert millions of acres of now accessible BLM land into park-like areas with park-like regulations and will be gradually managed like a park. Gradually existing uses will be strangled out of existence. It is critical that private property owners and Federal land users make a big push now to head off this attack on private property and access to Federal lands. It is so much cheaper to fight it early than to wait. Hit it hard now. Call, write and fax your Congressman. You must overwhelm his or her office with calls between now and 5:00 pm Wednesday, March 12th. You may call any Congressman at (202) 225-3121. *****ACTION ITEMS *****What You Should Do Now! -----1. Call today any Congressman listed below on the House Natural Resources Committee who is from your state to urge him or her vote against HR 2016, the National Landscape Conservation System at the Committee Vote Mark-Up on Wednesday, March 12th and oppose this BLM Land Grab. Mark-up means vote. Look at the list below to see if your Congressman is on the Committee. Call any Congressman at (202) 225-3121. -----2. If a Congressman from your state is not on the Committee, urge your own Congressman to attend the Vote and oppose HR 2016. Urge him to write the Members of the House Natural Resources Committee opposing HR 2016 and request a copy of his letter. -----3. Write your Congressman by e-mail or fax and tell him or her to oppose the NLCS Land Grab. The Bill number is HR 2016. Write: Honorable___________ US House of Representatives, Washington, DC 20515. Send it by fax or e-mail. Mark it "Please Vote No on HR 2016." You do not have time to send a letter. Just ask for the e-mail or fax number when you call. -----4. E-mail a copy to the Minority Staff ( or Be sure to label your e-mail in the subject line as concerning HR 2016. You must send it as quickly as you can. -----5. Send a copy of your e-mail opposing HR 2016 to all the Members of the House Resources Committee. -----6. Send a copy of your letter to both your Senators. Write: Honorable _________, US Senate, Washington, DC 20510. You may call any Senator at (202) 224-3121. Here is House Natural Resources Committee. All can be called at the Capital Switchboard at (202) 225-3121. You can fax the committee office at (202) 225-5929. Fax each individual Congressman on the Committee and their personal fax number listed. E-mail each Congressman care of the staff member's e-mail listed. -----Minority Members (Republicans) Don Young (R-AK) -- FAX (202) 225-0-425 -- e-mail: Jim Saxton (R-NJ) -- FAX (202) 225-0778 - Elton Gallegly (R-CA) -- FAX (202) 225-1100 - John Duncan (R-TN) - FAX (202) 225-6440 -- Wayne Gilchrest (R-MD) - FAX (202) 225-0254 - Chris Cannon (R-UT) - FAX (202) 225-5629 - Tom Tancredo (R-CO) - FAX (202) 226-4623 - e-mail: Jeff Flake (R-AZ) - FAX -- (202) 226-4386 - e-mail: Steve Pearce (R-NM) - FAX - (202) 225-9599 - e-mail: Henry Brown (R-SC) - FAX - (202) 225-3407 - e-mail: Luis Fortuno (R-PR) - FAX (202) 225-2154 - Rob Bishop (R-UT) Fax: (202) 225-5857 e-mail: Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) - FAX (202) 225-3392 Louie Gohmert (R-TX) - FAX - (202) 226-5866 - e-mail: Tom Cole (R-OK) - FAX -- (202) 225-3512 - e-mail: Dean Heller (R-NV) - FAX - (202) 225-5697 - e-mail: William Sali (R-ID) - FAX - (202) 225-3029 - e-mail: Douglas Lamborn (R-CO) - FAX (202) 226-2638 - e-mail: Rob Wittman (R-VA) -- FAX (202) 225-5438 - e-mail: Adrian Smith (R-NE) - FAX (202) 225-0207 - e-mail: -----Majority Members (Democrats): Chairman: Nick Rahall (D-WV) - FAX - (202) 225-9061 - Dale Kildee (D-MI) - FAX - (202) 225-6393 - Eni F. H. Faleomavaega (D-AS) - FAX -- (202) 225-8757 - e-mail: Neil Abercrombie (D-HI) -- FAX - (202) 225-4580-e-mail: Soloman Ortiz (D-TX) - FAX - (202) 226-1134 - e-mail: Frank Pallone (D-NJ) - FAX - (202) 225-9665 - e-mail: Donna Christensen (D-VI) - FAX - (202) 225-5517 - e-mail: Grace Napolitano (D-CA) - FAX - (202) 225-0027 - e-mail: Rush Holt (D-NJ) - FAX - (202) 225-6025 - e-mail: Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) - FAX - (202) 226-2301 - e-mail: Madeleine Bordallo (D-GU) - FAX (202) 226-0341 - e-mail: David Daniel Boren (D-OK) - FAX - (202) 225-3038 - e-mail: John Sarbanes (D-MD) - FAX - (202) 225-9219 - e-mail: George Miller (D-CA) - FAX -- (202) 225-5609 - e-mail: Edward Markey (D-MA) - FAX - (202) 226-0092 - e-mail: Peter DeFazio (D-OR) - FAX - (202) 225-0032 - e-mail: Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) - FAX - (202) 226-0774 - e-mail: Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) - FAX - (202) 225-3290 - e-mail: Ron Kind (D-WI) - FAX - (202) 225-5739 - e-mail: Lois Capps (D-CA)¬ -- FAX - (202) 225-5632 - e-mail: Jay Inslee (D-WA) ¬¬- FAX - (202) 226-1606 - e-mail: Mark Udall (D-CO) -- FAX - (202) 226-7840 - e-mail: Joe Baca (D-CA) - FAX - (202) 225-8671 - e-mail: Hilda Solis (D-CA) - FAX- (202) 225-5467 - e-mail: Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-SD) - FAX - (202) 225-5823 - e-mail: Heath Shuler (D-NC) - FAX - (202) 226-6422 - e-mail: Rep. Rob Bishop's Congressional Statement on NLCS, HR 2016 House Natural Resources Committee Rep. Bishop is the Ranking Minority Member on Parks Subcommittee -- Here is Rep. Rob Bishop's Opening Statement from June 7, 2007 Hearing.