This morning I posted about how much I liked the idea of the new CRF300 Rally. Well I just put a deposit on one. I called up the closest Honda dealer just to see if they’d be getting any in March they said they’re getting 4 but 3 of them are called for. The one they had left was a Rally which is the one I want. So I put down 500 to get my name on it. It’ll arrive sometime this March. I am fully stoked.
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My Car Isn’t Totaled!
Friday an appraiser came out an looked at my car, and assessed the damages at just under $5,200 still pretty crazy but low enough for the car to not be totaled. I just went to the body shop and it’s scheduled to go in next Monday.
In the mean time I have a brake job to do. Literally a few hours before the accident I ordered a rear brakes service kit, parking brake shoes, and oil change kit from FCP Euro.
Since I bought my car I’ve been wanting away to switch from AWD, to RWD easily, and temporarily.
Well it turns out that exists, and has for awhile. There is an app called XDelete for Xdrive BMW models that can tune, or switch off the Xdrive system. It does require a particular WiFi OBD2 adapter, I purchased mine through Bimmergeeks, it was 60 bucks.
He real expense tho is the license for the app. To actually use the app you have to pay $147 dollar fee. That’s a bit steep to say the least, but I’m going to have the car a long time so I justified it and there’s no going back lol.
The reflash takes just a few minutes, and then your set. There are 10-90, and 20/80 split modes, and a full RWD MODE. And a custom mode that I haven’t played around with. But I’m guessing you can do things like have traction control stay off.
I did the RWD mode and took the car for a spin and it worked. I’m pretty stocked to finally have the “best of both worlds” AWD/RWD car that I’ve wanted for so long. Now I need to look into getting a rear LSD...
Well I bought a sled! Not the Skidoo I was going to look at this morning tho. I decided I had to have a 2up and was willing to wait to find one well I didn’t have to wait long. This 96 V Max 600 popped up on marketplace this after noon, it had been up for like 15 minutes, and I knew I didn’t have time to doddle, so I asked if I could come check it out right away. It was unfortunately 2 hours away, but that’s not too bad.
It runs good, looks good, and is a Yamaha 2 seater which is really what I wanted. Only thing it needs is a battery for the electric start. I’m pretty psyched. Might have to wake up the neighbors when I get home and take it for a spin.
My my trailer didn’t require some modifications to make it fit, thankfully the seller, who was a really nice guy, had a saw handy. No T20 TORX but tho. lol
Key Chain Artifact
So this key chain came with my Yamaha Vmax, the dealership no longer exists. The address is an abandoned building that, by modern standards, seems way to small for a power sports dealership. I’m guessing this key chain has been on that key since it was brand new. Kinda neat.
Here’s the street view.
Well this has my Interest.
So I want to upgrade my xt200 Enduro to something modern, and slightly more powerful.
I’ve lamented the fact that 250s aren’t much of a bump in power. The xt250, CRF250, and Klx250 are all considerable heavier than my old xt200 while only having 4-6 more ho than it’s 18. So that leaves my upgrade options things like the xr650l, or DRZ400 which are both ancient, the CRF450L, which is 10 grand, or an ADV, which Are all much heavier than I what I want.
What I want out of my next bike is just electric start, fuel injection, a 10hp bump in power,? And something considerably lighter than a KLR650 which I disliked riding because it was just to dang heavy. Klr650s are about 430lbs for reference.
The new cfr300l and Rally are rumored to make about 28-30hp, and weight 350lbs wet. They are fuel injected, have optional ABS, and fancy stuff like a fuel gauge, and gear indicator! They also have a slipper clutch which is common on modern dual sport and enduros, it helps with slow speed maneuvers off road, and extends the life of various drive line components.
So the new 300l check all my person boxes, and throws in a few bells and whistles. Then the there’s the crf300Rally which includes better headlights, a windshield, a 5 liter larger tank, and wider fairings that accommodate that tank plus off we some wind protection for your lower body.
The rally is meant to be an ADV for dual sport guys, and well that’s me.
TL:DR Honda’s little dual sport has like 6 more hp, and a cool new look. And I want it badly.
The KLX250 is also getting bumped up to a 300 this year so
Ski bike works!
Got the ski bike done, it’s works pretty well! Here’s a couple clips of me missing around on it.
On this one i over estimated its ability to traverse over a hole in the ground. lol
But It didn’t break so that’s cool.
I do need to revise the actual attachment of the skis. Right now they are held on by the tiny screws that originally held on the bindings. But they don’t quite hold enough. The front is stable but the rear turns a bit. I think illl drill all the way through and use some counter sink bolts to hold every thing together.
Things that make me feel like a grown ass man
Backing my trailer into my garage.
It’s a small accomplishment but this is the kind of thing that I’ve always been nervous about. And until I bought my boat this year I’d never even driven with a trailer at all. I’m definitely still learning the art of backing a trailer, but getting my 6’6” wide trailer into my 8’ wide garage after making the 90* turn from the ally feels like a real accomplishment.
I took it out this morning to get some pallets.
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RE: SpaceX releases Michael Bay from filming landings
@gettingoldercarguy I can’t tel if this is a shitpost or actual real world news
RE: Old Bike Problems (Bonus DOTS Challenger)
@pickup_man yeah some time, probably this year I need to do a proper brake service on the bike. The cables are at the limit of adjustment, i have no idea how old the shoes are, and once it’s apart I can properly grease the lever shafts.
RE: Old Bike Problems (Bonus DOTS Challenger)
@pickup_man that’s a bummer. Yesterday I left for work early, then got a block from my house an realized my front brake was sticking. It wouldn’t fully release.
Went home, took the cable off sprayed some WD down in the pivot and moved it around until it was able to move on its own again. I’d actually already done the same thing to the rear last week. Side effect of riding most of the winter.
RE: I test rode a bike today..
Only other bike that doesn’t look like these but really checks all the boxes for me is a 2019+ Indian Scout Bobber. It just looks so damn cool.
I love the new Scouts. When it comes time to replace my Marauder a Scout will be on the top of my list. That or maybe one of the various flavors of V rod.
Or I’ll do full bagger and get a Star Venture. With that sweet sweet V4.