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Just some teaser pictures

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Looking good, I'll be watching to see it come to life. interesting set up with the twin calipers on the rear wheel 

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  That twin caliper set up is for the front wheel, not the rear.

ah, didn't catch that, now I see it 

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If you look close you will see it is a BMW rear wheel. So I can run a rear wheel on all three corners. I have the same set up on my current rig. Stops and steers awesome. Older caliper set up on the older bike.

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 Do you run all the same tires on all three wheels. If you running a rear tire on front do you reverse the rotation?

Generally no. I usually put a new set on for a big trip. Flavour of the day, I am not to fussy about tires. Round and black will do.  I do run the Car tire backwards so I can rotate it on to Pusher if I wear it out on a trip. Which I have.  I do like the Heidenau K60 as a pusher. I seem to get good wear out of them and they work for the type of riding I do. This last go round, I have ended up with a Mish Mash of half worn out tires so I have been rotating them into service to wear them out. Being of the thrifty sort :-). The new LBS rig is going to start out with a Car tire as a Pusher and a couple Michelins on the car and the front. Never thought about running the front tire backwards, don't think I will. 

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I should have being more clearer. If you put the wheel from the back to the front do change the rotation of the tire.  I know on other bike that use the rear tire in the front when you put a wide tire kit on a couple of the tire manufacturers  say if you are running a rear tire in the front to change the rotation.  In may case is they don't make a front tire the same size as the rear.  

Quote from 2FLTC on January 27, 2022, 8:11 am

I should have being more clearer. If you put the wheel from the back to the front do change the rotation of the tire.  I know on other bike that use the rear tire in the front when you put a wide tire kit on a couple of the tire manufacturers  say if you are running a rear tire in the front to change the rotation.  In may case is they don't make a front tire the same size as the rear.  

Something to consider. Not something I am going to fuss over though

 

Getting oh so close to go get it

 

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Well it finally had to happen. I got the phone call that the Overland rig was ready. First road test confirmed my suspicions. We didn't build an over land rig, we built a Sports Car. I am very pleased. It was a pleasure to work with Mike at LBS-USA. The whole process even though delayed by Covid Border Closures worked out fairly well even crossing back into Canada, after paying a whack of taxes of course. Dammit! Now to see if I am worthy of this new machine.

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First class looking rig.Enjoy it to the fullest. J.R.

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   Sweet looking rig, have fun enjoy.

That is awesome looking. that thing just screams Fun. I look forward to hearing about some of the great adventures I'm sure it is going to provide 

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One awesome rig, hope to see in person at national rally in Hotchkiss, CO.

Would be well attended if you and Mike could co-host a tech session on the design and build of your new rig... ???

 

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Plans are very fluid at the moment. I do have time booked so Hotchkiss is a possibility. Mrs. MGV8 has expressed a desire to see the North after much cajoling of course, so that might be the direction we head. You have to grab opportunity when it presents. LOL I will certainly keep posting updates as I get familiar with this new Machine. 

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Just a note: Thought I would just continue this thread as time goes by

Life has a way of taking over plans. I had intentions of getting to Hotchkiss, sadly not happening, maybe next years rally. A mini LBS rally at Nakusp will have to do for now. I did manage to sneak away for a first test of the new rig and a first Campout with my local riding club. Took a bit of figuring of how to pack my kit into the new space. I'm not totally happy yet but I do have lots of room. 

I took a convoluted route to the planned destination. A little known side road that takes me out of the Okanagan valley over to the North part of the Cascade mountains that the US/Canada border runs through. Some nice smooth gravel. Got to camp and there at least were a few of us tenters. As the club ages more and more are showing up with RVs. The next day I went out exploring some of my old stomping grounds. I had spent my teenage years in the Southern Okanagan valley. 

 

 

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Back at camp, tales were told, beverages were had. Just as it should be. We were hosted by the father of one of our members. He has collected a massive number of old stuff/cars and placed them all around the Orchard. He has restored a lot of them to running condition but they still have their original weathered patina. Very cool but after 45 plus years for fixing cars of all sorts my interest wains and I totally forgot pictures. Still one can spend several hours wandering about looking at an eclectic bunch of rusty old stuff. I think I have found a place to ditch some of the old stuff that I have collected over the years Ha!

Our club hosts several breakfast rides each year. They pick a destination and a time. You show up how ever you can. Riders trickle in, us campers were close, part of the plan. 

After breakfast we all go our separate ways. Mine was to a familiar route. Up the Nickel Plate Mine road out of Headly. You get some nice views on the way up plus it gets you out of the valley heat. The ski hill was almost melted off. I did still had to drop back into the valley to 30 plus C temps. I am just not accustom to it yet this year and had to stop on the way home to chill in the shade and fine some air conditioning. Arrived home to a wonderful dinner and a visit with my grandson. life is good. 

Over all I am impressed with the LBS Overland. It is almost perfect for me and my riding right out of the box. I will figure out how to pack it and expect to make many a future trip

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I think I have it figured out. In future I will only load one or two files. That way I can comment on each and make for a better story

Up Mt Kobau looking down on Area 27, the local private members race track. Big gate to keep us Riff Raf out. 🙂

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