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Went riding this weekend and got caught in the rain. It was a lot dirtier yesterday. The continuous rain cleaned it up pretty well but this is what was left today. Rain and clay make for a very slippery day!





 

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holy mud! i bet that effects cooling performance. looks like you had fun
 

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Certainly another situation in which an oil cooler would be a plus. This of course only holds true if your cooler is not packed with mud. Gerry
 

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Certainly another situation in which an oil cooler would be a plus. This of course only holds true if your cooler is not packed with mud. Gerry


Cool! I've had more than one Jeep looking like that but never a bike. Have to give it a try. How'd the front tire hold course in the mud? That is a Goldenboy, right?
 

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Makes one think how an extended fender with a bit of EPDM rubber would have worked to keep the mud off the engine - hmmm.
 

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The goldenboy was golden in the mud
however the rear tire was another story. I was sliding all over the place and my bike ended up upside-down at one point. Seriously! And I have been giving some serious thought to adding a mudflap on the front fender. Mind you, that mud I was riding through was only 1/2"-1" at most. I really wish I could have snapped a few shots yesterday, it was ridiculous.
 

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I got out for close to a 400klm ride yesterday mainly to try out the new Seat Concepts seat I installed last week and got into some muck that would not fling off.It just kept gathering up on the tires.I had my hands full getting her out of there and somehow managed to keep her up.



There is a GoldenBoy under there somewhere!!













And for the record I was on the bike off and on all day(12 hrs) and the SeatConcepts seat is a major improvement over stock.
 

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PSC,



Yours is dirtier than mine, you win! lol But I was close. Fun ain't it!




This are from November 2010 Veterans day ride.





 

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Nice job dubster and admiral! That is about what my tires looked like dubster. I'd have to rev it up to fling as much mud off as possible to make it to the end of the trail. My fiancee did not enjoy the mud roosting. She backed off quickly!
Next time, rain or shine, i'll have a take a pic of it at its dirtiest on the trail. I tend to get myself into these muddy situations more than i'd like. It was fun once I got somewhat used to the drifting and feel of impending death! Admiral, looks like you were riding through a wet volcano!
 

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This was a few years ago down by Sicorro New Mexico. Oryx hunt by White Sands Missle Range. Both my TW's had enough mud build up that front tires quite turning and rears finally plugged up and killed engines. It was fun trying to find a stick sturdy enough to dig enough mud out to get underway again. Didn't make it very far before it happened again. Clay looked like tooth paste squishing out from the front of swingarm area.

 

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Good lord you guys. I can't even keep my bike upright in mud, let alone roll forward enough to collect that much mud. Here's proof I even tried (once).
Gerry







Perhaps what helped me here was the moisture in the snow. But staying vertical was still a real chore.
 
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