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Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By mtrcycllvr
Wicked The boundary monument moment..

"As determined by numerous observations of the stars for latitude this point is 124 miles, 17 chains and 2 links distance South of the initial point which was determined at the confluence of the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By mtrcycllvr
Cool2 Let's see: Oil cooler - some internet flake,...

Let's see:

Oil cooler - some internet flake, Joe something or other. But glad I got it.

Suspension by, by.. Dang my good friend Don at Larch Mountain motors who is a dealer of.. Of.. Dang.....
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By mtrcycllvr
Little Oasis...

I've loved finding the 'little oasis' scattered here and there..

This one was funny in that I couldn't figure out where the water was coming from - Oh sure - there was a old rusty 2" pipe sticking...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By mtrcycllvr
Talking The "north of battle mountain" segment was AWESOME!!

The section north of Battle Mountain was MOST EXCELLENT - it had the best open grasslands section of riding I've EVER HAD - it was simply amazing in its breadth and sheer distance without a sage...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By mtrcycllvr
You meet the NICEST people on a motorcycle...

I've been having a good time stopping and chatting with EVERYONE I see - yesterday, I was waiting in line at the gas station and a young woman and her daughter were having a "bad day" - the little...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By mtrcycllvr
Based on what I know RIGHT NOW - I'd pick a good...

Based on what I know RIGHT NOW - I'd pick a good freshed up 525 over the 530. ONLY based on the oil thing and "circumstantial" evidence of longevity of the motor. A 525 holds more oil, spins...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By mtrcycllvr
Old mines are fun!

I do love exploring places you probably shouldn't be.. :evil

Yesterday I saw this enormous tailing pile, but no obvious mine, which meant there had to be one glorious hole in the ground somewhere...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By mtrcycllvr
Pissed That "oil thing"..

My 530, except for ONE THING, has been, without a doubt, the best off road machine I've ever owned/ridden.. I took extra time right at the outset to dial it in for my intended use - high speed in...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By mtrcycllvr
The physical toll of going fast for days on end...

I've mentioned I'm taking a little slower - Oh, I mean SHORTER, not necessarily "slower", for a few days - that's a function of two things - where there are hotels and the fact that crossing Utah in...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By mtrcycllvr
I wish I'd taken more photos - the phenomenon...

I wish I'd taken more photos - the phenomenon became MORE COMMON as I rolled west, till finally, someplace near the junction of I-70 they coated the hills like sprinkles on a donut..

Gotta figure...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By mtrcycllvr
Gotta love a good road sign!

I'm always a fan of interesting road signs.. Yesterday brought about two signs of interest..

The first one was just, well, MISPLACED is all I can say…
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By mtrcycllvr
ANOTHER pathetic hotel network… GRRRR...

Well, I was all hot on trying to get a little bit more up to date here, but it's yet ANOTHER hotel that can't actually support everyone in the hotel at once - I should have uploaded/updated earlier...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By mtrcycllvr
Ah, yah, I've heard of that option, guess I need...

Ah, yah, I've heard of that option, guess I need to follow through - gonna stick it out with it strapped to the side - it's just gravel roads, after all! ;-)

ALTHOUGH, I'm in Battle Mountain, NV...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By mtrcycllvr
Off for another day of fun - SHORT one today...

Hoping to find a motorcycle shop in Battle Mountain that might be willing and able to help me with this.. I personally don't care and would (and probably will) ride to the ocean like this, but Pop...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By mtrcycllvr
The brutal part...

The route has taken me down some really fun natural canyon washes, but then it takes a turn for the worse as it goes South of I-70.. Through this:
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By mtrcycllvr
So, where am I? Behind by a couple of days, right?

Hello!! Well, I'm WAY behind here - I think the last thing we talked about was my Epic Fail with routing, and the funny boiling gas thing…

I've run an EPIC day from Moab to the Nevada border. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By mtrcycllvr
Hey, bikepharmer!! Super meeting you, too! ...

Hey, bikepharmer!! Super meeting you, too!

No, didn't see a thing on that part, but I'll admit to busting balls speed wise cause the trail was SO SWEET!! :D

I DID enjoy a VERY NICE lunch as...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By mtrcycllvr
Oh my gosh, what I would give for some rain right...

Oh my gosh, what I would give for some rain right now. My lips will NEVER be the same!

It's been like riding into a blowdryer, except worse - imagine a heat gun or perhaps a firehose of molten...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By mtrcycllvr
The boiling gas video..

Well, and OVER NIGHT upload managed to get 30 seconds of video to youtube!!

-ET-

Grrr… How do we embed again - I thought I got it right, but nothing is there? Perhaps my crappy inter-web...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By mtrcycllvr
Pissed The "Boiling Gas" incident..

So, backing up to yesterday, I rode from Silverton, CO to Moab, UT.. But there was this EPIC FAIL on my part.. When I reached the Utah border, I realized that I hadn't loaded up the Utah TAT tracks...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By mtrcycllvr
Trying SO HARD to post each night, but hotel internet sucks ass!

I've been trying so hard to post something every night, but without fail, hotel internet connectivity has just plain SUCKED ASS.. :baldy

Today I rode from Moab, UT to the Nevada Border - a 410...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By mtrcycllvr
Todays agenda….

Silverton to Moab - a LONG ride - but after I get out of CO, it straightens out a bit - we'll see how late I get in!! May or may NOT be a ride check in tonight..

TONS more photos on smugmug -...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By mtrcycllvr
Laugh Passes.. Holly crap, passes...

And THEN, after Rob's fun - PASSES - the thing the Rockies are known for!!

http://mtrcycllvr.smugmug.com/SmugPreview/Trans-America-Trail-2014/i-qTBd2p7/0/L/DSCN0270-L.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By mtrcycllvr
Talking Rob lead me straight! (on a TWISTY diversion!!)

While I was cruising along, I met "Rob from Albuquerque, MX"..

http://mtrcycllvr.smugmug.com/SmugPreview/Trans-America-Trail-2014/i-QLmMcQf/0/M/DSCN0214-M.jpg

We chatted for a little bit and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By mtrcycllvr
Day two.. Sort of..

Okay, I'll try here - internet upload speeds SUCK ASS here in Silverton, CO..

Had a GREAT RIDE today - my god, I saw so much, got "so high", to coin a phrase.. 13,000 feet - that's a first for...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By mtrcycllvr
Hiding in the Porta-Potty….

You may or may not have heard about the multiple people being killed by lighting in the Rockies over the last month. I've heard about it - and that really colored my perceptions as I rode the last...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By mtrcycllvr
First FULL day.. WOW - did I dress wrong!!

Wow - okay, ON THE ROUTE.. What a day. Overheating to hypothermia within HOURS of each other - hiding from lighting in a porta-potty, THREE HUNDRED MILES of gravel, MOST of it really good.. (the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By mtrcycllvr
Laugh Safe? Perhaps.. ;-)

Always some risk or you're not having "fun" in my book, but yes, I'm going to take care.. Got my SPOT, got a chase driver and no load, bike is PRETTY carefully checked out - I'm getting more excited...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By mtrcycllvr
Cool2 FINALLY - at the start!

My God, we've been driving "Big Country" for Days on end, and we FINALLY made it to my starting point, Trinidad, CO this afternoon..

Adding to the state border photos - here we are in Colorado at...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By mtrcycllvr
Talking My god, can we GET THERE already?

Well, STILL not RIDING, but the progress towards the goal is working great.. THREE STATE day today, started off in Mountain Home, ID, ended up in Rawlins, WY.. Which is a GREAT "little" town -...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By mtrcycllvr
Wink STILL not actually riding - am I violating ride report rules?

STILL not at the start point, but a lot closer - yesterday was just a push from Portland to Mountain Home, Idaho through smoky skies and hot weather.. We were just "putting" along the freeway when...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By mtrcycllvr
Bluhduh More packing!! (God, can't we just get on with it already?)

Well, my chase driver, my dad, arrived in good spirits after flying halfway across the country to get here.. I got the oil changed, the muffler repacked, and MOST of the other ancillary gear ready...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,944
Posted By mtrcycllvr
Trans America Trail - 2014, light weight mode with a chase rig….

A while back my good friend John S. says to me, "Let's ride this Trans America thing from Colorado to the coast this summer!".. I thought for all of a minute and committed right then and there.. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,723
Posted By mtrcycllvr
Oh.. You just think that's just a CAP? No, it's...

Oh.. You just think that's just a CAP? No, it's a PASS THROUGH ADAPTOR - with, in my version, internal channels that keep the pressurized "in" side separate from the "out" side going to the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,723
Posted By mtrcycllvr
The same thing that SHOVES oil through a clean or...

The same thing that SHOVES oil through a clean or even not so clean oil filter - it's commonly referred to as "the oil pump". :lol3
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-24-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,692
Posted By mtrcycllvr
Oh, and what's up with derek cave road being closed?

I toured around Dickerson Wells a week or two ago, down around on Green Mountain, then back up to the truck at Sand Springs - the part that threw me was the new "Stay the fuck out!" signs on Dereck...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-24-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,692
Posted By mtrcycllvr
[QUOTE=wachs;21218566] Pad is a Big Agnes...

[QUOTE=wachs;21218566]
Pad is a Big Agnes Insulated Q-Core SL. I've been real comfy on the old BA insulated pad but it had sprung a few leaks in the past 7 years so I thought I upgraded to this new...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6,487
Views: 988,450
Posted By mtrcycllvr
Well, yes and no - I have bent the radiator and...

Well, yes and no - I have bent the radiator and replaced it - or was it the other side? :D

Nah, it's straight, just doesn't fit in the space allowed, but good idea!
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6,487
Views: 988,450
Posted By mtrcycllvr
Huh.. Well, mine clearly interferes - wonder if...

Huh.. Well, mine clearly interferes - wonder if the tank guys modified their mold to make room?

Still looking for what sort of plastic it really is and what sort of working temp I'm looking for...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6,487
Views: 988,450
Posted By mtrcycllvr
Putting a dent in a plastic gas tank?

So, this is probably the wrong SPECIFIC thread, but since the bike and frame is an '08 530, it seems as good as any.

I bought one of the very nice safari mondo tanker gas tanks, and it's served me...
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