Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Newest Addition

Originally uploaded by groader

Even more motivation to complete the Triumph T100R project.

The next project is waiting in the garage.
A '66 Ducati 250 Scrambler.
The bike is almost completely stock. The bars are aftermarket, but I have the originals that came off it. I think I'll have to add a horn to bring it up to street legal, but that is a small price to pay.

I've got to get the Triumph done so I can get this beauty up and running!

Swamp Monster Gets More Famous

Swamp Monster's photo shot during The Dirty Crew's Arctic Ocean Expedition makes the AltRider November 2011 Newsletter cover!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Swamp Monster's Medivac

1990 Honda XR250R - $1100 (West Seattle)

Date: 2011-11-11, 2:42PM PST
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Because one "R" isn't enough!

The Dirty Crew is selling the beloved XR.
This bike has been there for us and seen us through tough times.

Affectionately nicknamed "Medivac" after MotoBum broke his foot on the WR and rode it back to the Tahuya parking lot.
It is gentle enough to ride with broken limbs.

The name changed to SuperTanker after Ghostface KLR ran out of gas riding his TE250 deep in the heart of the Tahuya trails.
A little siphoning and we were all good to go! No, no desert tank, the XR just sips the gas.

Last Minute Ryan used this XR to tow SwampMonster's CRF back to the parking lot after it was submerged in a lake sized puddle.
He also towed E-Rock's WR back from "The Wheelie Area" when the WR's chain broke.
Yeah, it is a reliable beast.

Reliable? Yeah!
SuperStar Wendy rode the Desert 100 Poker Run on it two years back! Last Minute Ryan used it for last years Desert 100 Poker Run AND on race day!

Yeah, she is a runner. Old, but well cared for. Forks were rebuilt two years ago, and yes, the oil is changed regularly.
She has a title and it is in my name.

She's not the prettiest bike on the trails with the zip-tie scar on the front number plate and other scuffs and scrapes, but dang, she'll take you to Hell and back and not bat an eye.

$1100 obo

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Tahuya... Sunday, Sunday, Sunday...

Swamp Monster, Ghostface KLR, and MotoBum hit the trails of Tahuya on Sunday, November 6, 2011. We all discovered how blazingly fast GFKLR's Gas Gas EC300 is and how easy it is to push-start Swampy's Honda CFR250X after kicking it for half an hour in attempt to light its very cold fuse. It turned out to be a bad fuel screw setting, but we had a good time.

Download this track (.gpx format)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

KLR2 Update

KLR2 is home from the Great White North, but still not running.  Today I had a little time to tinker a bit.  I pulled the battery to check the electrolyte level, only there was none.  Bone dry.  Filled it up with distilled water and now it's charging up.  Also drained the carb just in case some water got up in there.  A fresh gallon of gas is ready to go in.  When that battery is charged up, we'll see what happens.