Out Recording | Field Recording in Taiwan http://outrecording.com Field Recording in Taiwan Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:07:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.17 DIY Trailside Tire Removal Jack http://outrecording.com/diy-trailside-tire-removal-jack/ http://outrecording.com/diy-trailside-tire-removal-jack/#comments Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:59:46 +0000 http://outrecording.com/?p=2269 Some time ago I was out with my buddy and I got a flat. The area didn’t have any really decent places to prop up the bike and we found ourselves digging and balancing.

It all worked out but I really wish there was another way to do it.

I was thinking back to this the other day and decided to come up with a solution. I didn’t want to buy anything off the shelf and also didn’t want the extra weight of new equipment on my already heavy bike with little free space. I wanted a solution using stuff I’m already bringing with me.

A quick look at my gear and one thing stood out as the obvious choice.

I carry a length of pipe with me to mainly use as leverage for removing/tightening the lug nuts. It also can work as a [crappy] digging tool, hammer (to drive that stubborn rear axl back) and a weapon if need be. Suppose it could help temporarily mend a broken tent pole with some duct tape.

Anyway, that’s my rationale for keeping a somewhat heavy piece pipe on the bike. :)

I couldn’t find anything else so I went looking through all the spare bits of crap I keep in the storage room and found what I needed.

A small section of PVC pipe to add height. A pipe joiner. And a little piece of bent metal I have no clue what goes to.

The PVC is some type of joiner pipe. Inside in the middle there’s a “lip” that stops the metal pipe from going all the way through.

I assembled the pieces and hammered the metal down a bit to create this odd looking thing:

The piece of metal is inserted into the pipe joiner and is held in by the threads.

The piece of metal is surprisingly strong. It alone can hold the weight of the bike. Though it would probably bend if the weight was dropped on it suddenly.

The pipe joiner can can add a small amount of height adjustment as well.

The system is able to be the third point of contact when taking off the rear wheel.

On my bike, it won’t work with the front wheel because of my skid plate. But there’s no reason it shouldn’t work on some other bikes. My next project will be to figure out how to get it to work for the front wheel.

It’s stable enough though I wouldn’t call it “stable”. I want to find something a bit wider to use for the foot. That piece of PVC was all I had. It works but doesn’t give me a warm and fuzzy.

I’ll post back if I come up with something. Hope you find this useful!

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Dawu Trails (大武) http://outrecording.com/dawu-trails-%e5%a4%a7%e6%ad%a6/ http://outrecording.com/dawu-trails-%e5%a4%a7%e6%ad%a6/#comments Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:54:46 +0000 http://outrecording.com/?p=2152
Total distance: 21.68 km
Max elevation: 952 m
Min elevation: 74 m
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Ride Start:

22.589302, 120.664680

 

Date:

2017 Aug 17

 

Ride Info

I had originally planned to explore the Wan’an area across the river, but ran into a little obstacle…

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There were some rocks placed to even out the dips in those things, but I wasn’t in the mood to try and cross – especially alone. Figured I’d come back another day when they rebuild the crossing. No big loss.

A 30 minute ride later brought me to the Beidawushan 北大武山 trail head. It’s been a while since I’d been out here. I was hoping they would rebuild the road that was destroyed, but alas…

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A few years back I explored the trails starting just off the edge of Tai wu buluo 泰武部落 (according to the sign at the entrance). I didn’t GPS my rides, so figured I’d go back there again. Start is here: 22.589285, 120.664653

The ride wasn’t terribly interesting last time. So I wasn’t expecting much. But what I didn’t really expect was a rock slide.

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Yeah, I went down… 😳 

It must have happened recently. I met a farmer out there who said they’re going to clear it soon. He lives just beyond the rock slide. He told me there was another way around. I just needed to go back towards a house in the distance and I’d find the trail. Wherever that trail is, I couldn’t find it. The day was looking to be a bust in my eyes.

There wasn’t much else to do but head back and explore some smaller trails I had seen on the way in. One in particular looked promising. Sorry, no picture… 22.596019, 120.666915

The trail goes a bit and you end up in this clearing…22.597497 120.654250

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There’s some farmland off to the side, but not much else. Looks like a great place to drink some beers and have a bonfire if you ask me. :)

At this point I figure I’m done. Nothing left to explore. But then…on my way out I saw this seriously overgrown trail. It obviously hasn’t been used in a while. Probably a rock-slide somewhere along the way. But what the hell, why not give it a try?

I didn’t take a picture of the entrance, but it looked a little worse than this

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Most of the way was dirt trail with some ancient, broken concrete in places. It was slow going most of the way. The trail was filled with plenty of ruts; some of the pretty deep. It was wet and muddy in some places – and the spider webs didn’t help. I eventually only stopped to clear the Golden Silk-orb Weaver spiders. At any rate…I was having fun!

I was still pretty worried it would abruptly end and I would have to turn around. Going back up would be quite the task. One I didn’t want to think about. Luckily, after about 45 minutes of this, the trail started to get larger and looked traveled. Seeing tire tracks gave me some relief. So I stopped to eat and replenish my fluids.

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Now to the good stuff. Before I got here I saw another trail leading somewhere. My best guess would be to an old farm building. I saw something around there in google’s satellite view. And after this spot there were several places where the trail broke off into different directions. I believe one of them goes to Wan’an. The route I took led me to a tiny village at the foot of the mountains near a military base, here: 22.610916, 120.632611

I plan to go back to that village on my next ride to explore these trails more. Going up should be a nice challenge. Will report back in another post!

 

Notes

  • I wouldn’t try the second half of this ride unless your bike has full knobby tires.
  • If you don’t like spiders, don’t do the second half
  • Once they clear that rock-slide in the first half of the ride, there’s a good deal more riding to do beyond.

 

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Chunri Riverbed near Laochijia – (老七佳) http://outrecording.com/chunri-riverbed-near-laochijia-%e8%80%81%e4%b8%83%e4%bd%b3/ http://outrecording.com/chunri-riverbed-near-laochijia-%e8%80%81%e4%b8%83%e4%bd%b3/#comments Fri, 19 May 2017 08:25:22 +0000 http://outrecording.com/?p=2026
Total distance: 25.26 km
Max elevation: 341 m
Min elevation: 107 m
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22.441312, 120.670874

 

Date:

Many times during the dry months (Winter)

 

Ride Info

This ride begins at Nanhe 南和 in Laiyi Township, but most of the ride is in Chunri Township. This is another favorite riverbed of mine as it offers plenty of sections to open up your bike, as well as very difficult technical sections not for the lighthearted. Pretty much any motorcycle can make it down the main riverbed. Heck, a car could make it to the halfway point. It gets slightly harrier towards the end, but nothing terribly difficult. The challenging part is the section that splits off near Laochijia. There never seems to be much of a trail and the going is always tough.

To get to the Laochijia section of the ride, you can either follow the river where it splits here: 22.446408, 120.686637 or take the mountain road to get to the bridge here: 22.438974, 120.692067

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If you choose the river, there’s sometimes a road that will take you easily to the bridge. If it’s not there, the going won’t be easy, but it’s doable. Where the river splits you’ll see an old house-like structure half buried off to the right. Can’t miss it. Casualty of Typhoon Morakot no doubt.

If you choose to take the mountain road you’ll need to cross the bridge and take a somewhat steep trail down to the riverbed here: 22.439188, 120.694318 It’s never in good shape and sometimes challenging just to make it down. There used to be an easy road that would take you to the riverbed just off to the side of the above picture. But a landslide took part of it out a couple typhoons ago. I’m sure it will be rebuilt at some point.

The road on the other side of the bridge will take you to Laochijia village. There used to be a gate barring entry…

2015-02-27 11.08_web.46…but the last time I went up there it was gone and you could presumably ride all the way to the village. However, unless things have changed I wouldn’t go up there. I’ve been told you need permission and/or guide to go there. It’s an old aboriginal village and is/was trying to get listed as a world heritage site. More info here thenanfang.com

Back to the river, I’ve made it decently far up this stretch of river the first time I tried but couldn’t get passed one particular rocky section. Maybe if a few riders were with me I would have went for it. Passed that section was a nice open, easily ride-able stretch of beautiful riverbed.

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I hope to make it that far again. Ever since then conditions haven’t been very good. Bring your buddies and plenty of energy!

If you want to skip this part for another day (I wouldn’t try riding both sections on the same day, assuming you can make it decently far down the above section) head up the main river past the half sunken house.

There isn’t a whole lot to see on this riverbed. There appears to be a waterfall here: 22.454402, 120.707529 that I haven’t visited. And I’ve seen evidence of dry waterfalls, but by and large there isn’t much else. I’ll usually stop at one smaller waterfall to eat and enjoy the shade, here: 22.453087, 120.720007

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There are usually some frogs and crabs to watch. Out on the riverbed I’ve seen some pheasant-like birds that sit there like a rock trying to blend in and will suddenly jump up and fly away as you get near them. I’d really like to know what they are.

As a point of interest, this waterfall has changed every time I visit. The first time you could walk right up to it. Now you have to climb a little.

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Morakot brought a lot of the surrounding mountains down into the river. With every passing typhoon all that new rock gets slowly removed. The above picture is only about one year apart.

At the very end of my GPS track there’s still plenty of riverbed left to go but it’s nearly impossible to continue by bike. I’m hoping after a few more typhoons the rocks will be cleared away more. And if you still have time left, there are plenty of nearby mountain trails to explore.

 

Notes

  • Have a Plan B ready in case you can’t get far. Riverbeds in Taiwan are hit or miss; though this one is usually OK.
  • It’s a good idea to track a riverbed ride with any GPS tracking device you have available. You can’t technically get lost on a riverbed…just head down-river…but there will be times when you lose the trail and drive around aimlessly looking for it. Yes, it’s part of the fun, but it will save your butt when it’s nearly dark and you’re still out there. Believe me, I know!
  • Wear full protection if you plan to ride the Laochijia section. This would only be for smaller bikes. Big bikes, forget it
  • You’re likely to encounter farmers on the riverbed. Some will be nice and smile/wave while others will give you a dirty look. I’ve encountered people out on riverbeds doing things they’re not supposed to be doing (poaching/illegal hunting). I doubt you’ll find trouble, but still, be aware.

 

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Waluxi Riverbed 瓦魯斯溪 http://outrecording.com/waluxi-riverbed-%e7%93%a6%e9%ad%af%e6%96%af%e6%ba%aa/ http://outrecording.com/waluxi-riverbed-%e7%93%a6%e9%ad%af%e6%96%af%e6%ba%aa/#comments Mon, 08 May 2017 12:10:00 +0000 http://outrecording.com/?p=1959
Total distance: 12.09 km
Max elevation: 650 m
Min elevation: 185 m
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22.562303, 120.662724

 

Date:

Many times during the dry months (Winter)

 

Ride Info

This is one of my favorite riverbeds to ride. There’s always a trail to follow and plenty of markers (stacked rocks or spray paint) to guide your way. There are several sections where you can put down some decent speed, and towards the end will challenge your technical riding skills.

A trail bike isn’t a must for this ride, but I highly encourage it. A mid to large-size adventure bike can make it halfway no problem, but only the best of the best could navigate those bikes to the end. Having said that, I believe these trails exist in part by local farmers riding their “old man” motorcycles up the river to do whatever they do. So any motorcycle with decent suspension could handle it. But with the amount of river crossings you’ll encounter, I would advise having a smaller bike. Easier to pick up and de-water from a failed river crossing attempt!

Take this GPS track as a general guide; it won’t be accurate. The riverbeds change from year to year because of Typhoons and heavy rain, and so do the trails. I’ve gotten pretty deep one year, and the next just over half as far. 

There are several ways to get to the starting point. The easiest way is to go to Laiyi township and follow the river until you get to the bridge. If you have more time, you can go to Taiwu 泰武 and go up and over the mountain to reach the bridge. There are several coffee shops with nice views along the way if you choose the Taiwu route. Life in the sky 宿天空 is a favorite of mine. It’s a nice place to relax after your ride. Unfortunately it wasn’t a clear day in this picture.

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However you get there, the bridge is here: 22.562303, 120.662724

From the bridge, there are a few places to enter the riverbed. Slightly upriver from the bridge is the spot I’ll usually enter. Despite what google maps might show, there hasn’t been a “river road” there since I’ve been riding this river. Though one could pop up at any time. Taking this route is more technical in the beginning. It could easily take you 40+ minutes to get to the next easier section. Though last year it only took 10 min. From here it’s about 1.5km’s until the river splits. That is where the second entrance is located and is a much easier beginning.

The second, easier entrance is here: 22.562281, 120.679439. From the bridge head upriver until you reach 南太武山莊. This is some type of camping place or B&B. Drive like you’re going into the place and on your left will be a dirt road that takes you down to the river. If you find yourself going UP the mountain, you’ve gone too far.

A third entrance is further up river. I’ll sometimes use this as my exit if it’s getting late or I’m too darn tired. Located here: 22.574880, 120.678173. From the bridge you would go the opposite direction up the mountain on the 106. Go through the village at the top and make your way around until you reach the location.

There are other entrances further downriver. I haven’t tried them because there are usually a lot of gravel trucks and excavators working. I doubt they’d care if you’re there, but I’d just assume bypass them.

There are a few waterfalls to see along the way. The below picture is my favorite. It’s a thin little thing, but I’d bet it looks great in the rainy season. It starts up pretty high and ends in a small pool. I don’t think it’s deep enough to swim. But good enough to cool off.

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There’s another waterfall just slightly upriver. But not much of any pool at the bottom when I went.

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There’s a third waterfall a little ways downriver from here. It doesn’t pool much, but might be worth your look.

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Look in the Notes section for all of their exact locations

If you can make it to the end of my GPS track, keep going a little further and you’ll come to another nice waterfall. I wasn’t aware of it the couple times I made it that far. The going was tough and I didn’t continue further. Had I known, I would have hiked the rest of the way. Someone else’s adventure posted HERE

Have fun with this ride! I always do!

 

Notes

  • Have a Plan B ready in case you can’t get far. Riverbeds in Taiwan are hit or miss.
  • It’s a good idea to track a riverbed ride with any GPS tracking device you have available. You can’t technically get lost on a riverbed…just head down-river…but there will be times when you lose the trail and drive around aimlessly looking for it. Yes, it’s part of the fun, but it will save your butt when it’s nearly dark and you’re still out there. Believe me, I know!
  • Unless you plan on putt, putt, putting around, you MUST wear full protection on this riverbed if you plan on going any further than the third waterfall. You will fall and trust me, those rocks aren’t forgiving
  • You’re likely to encounter farmers on the riverbed. Some will be nice and smile/wave while others will give you a dirty look. I’ve encountered people out on riverbeds doing things they’re not supposed to be doing (poaching/illegal hunting). I doubt you’ll find trouble, but still, be aware of your situation.
  • 1st waterfall: 22.577294 120.696258
  • 2nd waterfall: 22.581325 120.699792
  • 3rd waterfall: 22.582297 120.699722
  • 4th waterfall: 22.592639, 120.717210 (approx here)

 

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Maolin Entrance Trail – Pt 2 http://outrecording.com/maolin-entrance-trail-pt-2/ http://outrecording.com/maolin-entrance-trail-pt-2/#comments Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:20:03 +0000 http://outrecording.com/?p=1894
Total distance: 31.43 km
Max elevation: 1069 m
Min elevation: 221 m
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22.893702, 120.670711

 

Date:

2016 May 09

 

Ride Info

This is the second half of the Maolin Entrance Ride. After finishing that ride, cross the bridge and head up to the main road. Drive through town and keep going until you get to the fire station on the left. Just past it to the right is a road that will take you to the river, here: 22.893702, 120.670711. Cross the bridge and begin the second half of the ride.

As with many mountain trails, these start out as concrete and slowly morph to broken concrete and then loose dirt/rocky wider single-track trails. Any small cc dirtbike can handle it easily. Larger bikes may have problems towards the top.

After crossing the bridge you can follow the road up to some trails or turn right to more trails. The trails to the right aren’t anything particularly interesting, but still offer some views.Before you head up, there’s a nice trail to a waterfall named Luomusi Trail (羅木斯溪步道) here 22.889024, 120.678327. It will cost you at least an hour round trip. More info here: Maolin Waterfall

Taking the road up to the left (in the beginning, after the bridge) will take you to some more basic trails. There’s some farms along the way and some better views as you ascend. I ended up at a makeshift campsite. It would be a decent place to set up camp if “wild camping” is your thing. Otherwise there’s a nice campground back towards the bridge.

If you have time and want more riding, I’d recommend making your way back to the main road and riding the Maolin – Wánggōng Shān (王公山) ride. 

 

Notes

  • Deengorge Guesthouse (得恩谷生態民宿) is here: https://goo.gl/maps/492FN1GrhaD2. Camping and rooms. I haven’t stayed, but people seem to like it.
  • There’s a nice little viewing spot here: 22.886014 120.695892. It would also make a nice spot to eat if you don’t have too many riders with you.
  • Makeshift campsite location: 22.880883 120.699447
  • The above campsite is pretty close to the Shaxi Lindao Trail. It’s possible it connects. I didn’t continue further because it looked a little sketchy.

 

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Maolin Entrance Trail – Pt 1 (Tailiao Mountain Trail – 尾寮山步道) http://outrecording.com/maolin-entrance-trail-pt-1-tailiao-mountain-trail-%e5%b0%be%e5%af%ae%e5%b1%b1%e6%ad%a5%e9%81%93/ http://outrecording.com/maolin-entrance-trail-pt-1-tailiao-mountain-trail-%e5%b0%be%e5%af%ae%e5%b1%b1%e6%ad%a5%e9%81%93/#comments Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:43:59 +0000 http://outrecording.com/?p=1831
Total distance: 14.23 km
Max elevation: 637 m
Min elevation: 161 m
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22.879630, 120.645413

 

Date:

2015 July 15

 

Ride Info

This is the first part of a two or more part ride. I started the ride on the other side, near Lover’s Gorge waterfall. But I would recommend starting where I finished, at the trail head of Tailiao Mountain Trail (尾寮山步道).

As you travel up you’ll first come to a fork here 22.874828 120.648072. There’s a pavilion nearby that everyone seems to like. For some reason I didn’t go, but I would recommend taking a look. From here take the trail to the right. You’ll zigzag up for a while and eventually come to the gates of someone’s house here 22.871856 120.651297 Take the road to the right that goes around the house and you’ll end up at a nice lookout point with some seating. Beyond this point it didn’t look too motorcycle friendly so I turned back.

Head back down to the fork and take the other trail. This one didn’t have any hikers and was in slight disrepair. You’ll find a great view of the Maolin visitor center before you cross to the other side. It gets a little sketchy in places, so best have decent offroad tires. The trail splits here 22.876579, 120.662112. The trail to the right takes you to a dead end. It looks like farmers use it to run PVC to get water. If I remember right, there was a path you could take by foot. Could be a waterfall beyond, but don’t quote me.

When you exit, I’d highly recommend a visit to Lover’s Gorge Waterfall. You can drive right up to the lower fall. The upper falls take maybe 10 ~ 15 min of stair walking at a leisure pace. More info here: Taiwan’s Waterfalls

 

Notes

I went on a Wednesday and there were a fair amount of hikers and mountain bikers in the beginning. Please be aware of them and try not to piss them off.

 

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Strengthening KLX250S Subframe http://outrecording.com/strengthening-klx250s-subframe/ http://outrecording.com/strengthening-klx250s-subframe/#comments Thu, 15 Sep 2016 06:17:07 +0000 http://outrecording.com/?p=1807 2016-09-10-16-15-04

I’ve been wanting to strengthen my subframe for a while now after seeing pictures of a few cracked subframes on kawasakiforums. I tend to load up the rear and bounce the hell out of it.

A weak spot has been reported in the tube just past the coolant overflow tank.

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Also on the other side if you’ve swapped the OEM exhaust for an aftermarket. (only 2 bolts vs 3 with OEM) The OEM exhaust acts as a support. Looking at the subframe for the first time is a little scary!

Why would it break?

Loading up the rear and hitting the trails would be the main reason. Without any support, any weight put on the subframe will turn it into a springboard; slowly stressing the metal until it finally cracks. I tend to load up the rear with water, tools, etc. and ride hard at times. I think it would be a matter of time before it broke if I did nothing.

Another weak spot is where most aftermarket racks bolt on to. Using your rack as a handle to pull and drag your bike around has been reported to cause the metal to crack.

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There are three possible weak points. I decided to tackle two of them: the tubes.

Welding a crossbar on the left side seems the best method for that side. Fabricating a plate for the right side–essentially recreating what the OEM exhaust was doing–is about the only thing you can do there. Inserting smaller tubing into the subframe should also help. Depending how thick you go, that might be all you need. Though I’m one to overkill everything. Better safe than sorry.

Living in Taiwan, I have a somewhat unique problem. Strictly speaking, it isn’t legal to modify your bike in any way. But many people do it. And other than some inspections/tickets for loud aftermarket exhausts, there isn’t much enforcement until you decide to sell your bike. Bikes here are inspected before the title is allowed to change hands. If the bike doesn’t look like the pictures they have on file, you’ll need to get busy undoing your changes.

Because of that, I didn’t want to do any welding. I needed a non-permanent solution.

So here’s what I did…

First I bought a pre-made brace for the exhaust side from Japan. Search “K&T seat rail reinforcement plate” It will look like this…

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Several riders have fabricated their own. It shouldn’t be difficult to do.

Second, I drove tubing into the subframe tubes.

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All I could find locally were stainless steel tubing at 1mm and 1.5mm thickness. Actual thickness was more like 1.3mm and 0.8mm. I had decided to go with the thicker of the two but it was hard as hell to drive in. So I went with the thinner tube on the left side since it would have a brace helping out anyway.

One thing to note, I was told it might be a good idea to pre-bend the tubing before driving it in, though maybe not necessary. In the end I couldn’t find a good way to bend it with what I had, so I didn’t do it.

Finally, I made up a brace for the left side. The only thing I could find suitable for a non-permanent solution was these pipe clamps.

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I had some old air conditioner window framing lying around and figured I could use it for the brace. After some trimming with an angle grinder, here’s the mock-up.

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It’s difficult to tell from the picture, but this brace has an “L” shape. This will be much stronger than a straight piece of metal. Also, this was the only location I could find to connect the brace. On the bottom you have the coolant overflow tank blocking a connection to the tube. And for the top, there was nowhere else to go. I needed to bend that little tab to the right of the helmet lock to get the brace to fit. It cracked the paint. I’ll repaint that later.

I can’t take credit for this idea. This was my inspiration: http://www.webbikeworld.com/suzuki-dr-z400s/frame-brace/

After some painting, the finished product

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The plastics all fit back on without much problem. Though I needed to shave down one of the bolts. It was preventing the fender from properly fitting.

As the guy on the Suzuki page said, I’m not sure if this is a good idea or not (the left brace). Maybe all that force will end up breaking the tube at the bottom of the brace…or some other unforeseen problem might pop up. I’ll update this page over time to let you know how it works. Let me know if you have any suggestions.

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Taiwan Ride – Undisclosed Location http://outrecording.com/taiwan-ride-undisclosed-location/ http://outrecording.com/taiwan-ride-undisclosed-location/#comments Fri, 13 May 2016 13:15:22 +0000 http://outrecording.com/?p=1804

A little video I threw together of a ride in Tainan with some new friends at the time. It was a really fun place. Hope to go back one of these weekends.

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Kenting 2015 Starting Line Preview – 2015墾丁大會師 http://outrecording.com/kenting-2015-starting-line-preview-2015%e5%a2%be%e4%b8%81%e5%a4%a7%e6%9c%83%e5%b8%ab/ http://outrecording.com/kenting-2015-starting-line-preview-2015%e5%a2%be%e4%b8%81%e5%a4%a7%e6%9c%83%e5%b8%ab/#comments Fri, 13 May 2016 13:11:10 +0000 http://outrecording.com/?p=1802

There’s a large gathering of off-road guys in Kenting at the end of the year. Hundreds of riders join in on a “fun ride”. Though some take it more serious than others. This is a short vid of the beginning at the starting line. One of these days I’ll edit the entire ride’s footage.

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Taiwan Riverbed Riding – Winter 2016 http://outrecording.com/taiwan-riverbed-riding-winter-2016/ http://outrecording.com/taiwan-riverbed-riding-winter-2016/#comments Fri, 13 May 2016 13:05:07 +0000 http://outrecording.com/?p=1800

I rode several riverbeds over the winter. Thought I would put together a compilation video of them. I highly recommend a riverbed ride if you’re in Taiwan and have a bike and the time!

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