RubiKon Adventures

Tales and travels of "GrizzLee", "Looksha Lori" & "Yukon Johann"

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Meet Daisy: A Phoenix Arises from the Ashes

Meet our new ride. She is affectionately called Daisy. Daisy was acquired from Oregon where she lived a sheltered life (in a garage) with very little love (low miles). She was a cheap date, so we brought her home. ABS, heated grips, brand new tires... it was one heck of a deal.

Her suspension was lowered to accommodate a female rider. All that changed, however,  when we brought here home. Using the suspension and other bits from "Dak", our beloved Dakar F650 GS, we did some surgery. The result is a bike with a bit of attitude. She is the newest member of the RubiKon team.

Yukon Johann has almost all new riding gear (pants, jacket and gloves. Still looking for some good boots. However, he and the new bike are nearly ready for the next adventure.

Oh yes, lest I forget, we got new panniers (not exactly new). There are the BMW Vario cases. The aluminum cladding was a little dinged up. A trip to Line X to have them coated with bed liner material brought them back to life. The color matches the bike. Both bike and rider are looking pretty handsome now. We now looking at putting his stickers on the bike that Johann acquired from his trip to Alaska/Yukon. He earned these badges of honor the hard way. A few other things need to be added, including a steering damper and he'll be good to go.

Yukon Johann and his new love, Daisy

They make for a handsome couple

Ready for adventure

LED flashing brake lights and reflective striping... just to be safe.

We now begin the tedious process of parting out the old bike parts

It is kind of sad to see an old friend in pieces

Until next time....

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