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  1. I recently bought a brand new leftover 2017 1290 Super Adventure R. I am upgrading from a Vstrom 650 and this bike is insane in comparison. I had a card for $500 in KTM PowerParts so I went with the KTM skidplate and the two piece seat (almost exclusively ride 2up and the stock seat isn't ideal for that). We ride a lot of fairly aggressive offroad with an emphasis on rocky stuff. Is there anything that I should do straight away to this bike? So far I am blown away with its capabilities and I'm excited to push our boundaries with this new machine. Thanks for any advice!
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    High Sierra for Lost for a Reason - 2016

    I finally got around to uploading some footage from the High Sierra ride. This is our trip up Silver Canyon into the Wihte Mountains and up to Barcroft Research Station. We can't wait for this year's ride!
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    High Sierra for Lost for a Reason - 2016

    We had a great time meeting everyone and riding through some amazing areas! Thanks Eric Hall for organizing such a killer event. Day 0 - Pulled into camp Thursday afternoon! Took in the beautiful area and fresh air while setting up camp. Ride over to Convict Lake for a delicious dinner at "The Resturant" while watching the deer graze outside the window. Day 1- We started our first morning with the Mammoth Lakes Scenic Loop which was a nice warm up. From there we continued on to the June Lake loop and then found some dirt that paralleled the 395 up to The Mobile at Tioga Pass. Here we decided to grab some good to go and head to Bodie. Cottonwood Canyon to Bodie was a nice ride. Easy dirt with some pretty fast sections. Definitely worth it and not much more difficult than the 270/Bodie Rd. Bodie to Bridgeport via Masonic Road and Aurora Canyon was great. Amazing views followed by a tight canyon. Unfortunately Jonathan was trying to set the land speed record and had a little spill but overall it was a great track. Dunderberg to Virginia Lakes was interesting. Within the first couple miles we hit some deep sand and sandy hill climbs. We were able to make it through but some of our group decided to call it a day after a brutal battle of big bikes vs deep sand. Once we made it back up to the main dirt road it was easy going up into Dunderberg meadows. The views up there are breathtaking, we will definitely be going back to explore! From there we dropped into Virginia Lakes, such a beautiful area. It was tempting to go for a swim but it was a little brisk and the ride back to camp wouldn't have been as much fun. After a jaunt back down the 395 we were happy to be back in camp on time to enjoy the great catered meal. Day 2 and 3 coming soon! Along with photos and go pro video of Laruel Lakes 2 up.
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    SW-Motech Lower Crashbars

    Great fit. They use a larger hex bolt than stock, one more thing to add to the toolkit.
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    SW-Motech Aluminum Engine Guard / Skidplate

    Works great, looks great. Had to drill out one hole to get it to mount.
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    Suzuki V-Strom 650 2014

    My wife and I purchased this bike brand new and we absolutely love it.
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    Suzuki V-Strom 650 (2014)


    My wife and I purchased this bike brand new and we absolutely love it.
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    High Sierras Two-Up16

    An experience of a life time riding with XLadv for "Lost For A Reason." Can't wait for next year and future events. Met some really good people, made new friends and soaked up the backcountry from our adventure bike, Vstrom650!