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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Yesterday, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By gregdee
Those numbers seem correct. We didn't take Ridge...

Those numbers seem correct. We didn't take Ridge Road which T's off of Pipeline to the west about half way out because that arroyo crossing can be nasty and I thought that was what Matt was referring...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-19-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By gregdee
Is the route all dirt roads or is there trail as...

Is the route all dirt roads or is there trail as well? Was wondering if this would be a good option for a day trip solo on a large ADV bike. I am OK with some sand so long as it doesn't go on and on...
Forum: Beasts 10-19-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,989
Posted By gregdee
If you need the 800 to loose some weight then go...

If you need the 800 to loose some weight then go ride the Explorer around for a while. When yo get back on the 800 it will feel great. My wife's got the 800XC and I used to have an Explorer. I much...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-19-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4,124
Views: 564,191
Posted By gregdee
After cleaning up the fork oil I haven't noticed...

After cleaning up the fork oil I haven't noticed any more oil. Based on this I am guessing I burped the seal and it's still good. Question is how much oil was lost and how much will make the forks...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-18-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By gregdee
Holy crap Matt - you weren't kidding about those...

Holy crap Matt - you weren't kidding about those rain ruts. After the wife dumped her bike twice and I got high centered over two ruts then dumped my bike cuz my feet were 10 inches off the ground,...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-18-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4,124
Views: 564,191
Posted By gregdee
Only thing extra you might want to do is to tap a...

Only thing extra you might want to do is to tap a hole on the opposite side of the existing one so you can screw in the grip on both sides 180 degrees apart. The one screw holds the grip just fine...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-18-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4,124
Views: 564,191
Posted By gregdee
fork seals

I was out riding today an encountered an area with a lot of rain ruts. I slammed my fork pretty hard several times and probably bottomed it out at least once. Later on while repairing a flat I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-18-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By gregdee
What you are really telling me is that I should...

What you are really telling me is that I should keep the fire breathing dragon out of the triple digit range.:D Thanks for the heads up. Guess we'll stay straight on Pipeline and skip Ridge Road...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-18-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By gregdee
Next time Roach. This is a fantastic ride with...

Next time Roach. This is a fantastic ride with cool scenery all the way around. But you're right, the views from Dome Road down into the canyons below are amazing!

If anyone else is interested...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-17-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By gregdee
Cabazon-Jemez Loop Ride, Saturday 10/18

I realize this is really short notice but hey, that's how I roll:
Going to do a loop through the Cabazon Peak area and then loop back up through the Jemez, down Dome Road out to the Santo Domingo...
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,447
Posted By gregdee
I like your planning method as I do much the...

I like your planning method as I do much the same. I carry the Benchmark map books for whatever state(s) I'm planning to travel through and then sort of pick and choose how to get to where ever. Are...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-13-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4,124
Views: 564,191
Posted By gregdee
Mitas tires

Finally got a chance to ride on a new set of Mitas tires. I chose the E10 for the rear and the E09 up front. The knobs on the E09 are smaller than what I expected. The E10 looks similar to a TKC80...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 16,888
Posted By gregdee
Fantastic RR! Really enjoying this one so thank...

Fantastic RR! Really enjoying this one so thank you for sharing.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-12-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,311
Posted By gregdee
T'was good

Thanks again to all of you who so graciously spilled the beans on this place. Buckman is a good time. Nice single track that is definitely engaging. A few of those "ruts" would swallow your bike...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-11-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,311
Posted By gregdee
Thanks for the replies and PM's. I'm meeting two...

Thanks for the replies and PM's. I'm meeting two others on 599 under I-25 at 10:00. I've got a fair bit of range with a 3+ gallon tank but the other two are on YZ450's and are limited to about 30...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-11-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,311
Posted By gregdee
Buckman

Can someone point me in the right direction as to where to start a ride for the Buckman area? Can't seem to find much info and nothing on dualsportmaps.
Looking to head up there Sunday morning with...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-09-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4,124
Views: 564,191
Posted By gregdee
Turns out the bearings are OK. When it sits up...

Turns out the bearings are OK. When it sits up against the spacer it feels gritty but if you put your finger in there just right you can get it to roll smoothly. It took 3 different mechanics to...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-08-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4,124
Views: 564,191
Posted By gregdee
Well, my dealer is on my way to work so it's not...

Well, my dealer is on my way to work so it's not exactly out of the way. I head over at lunch, about a 10 minute drive, and then (hopefully) stop by again on the way home. The bike comes with a...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-08-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4,124
Views: 564,191
Posted By gregdee
Wheel bearings

Are wheel bearings warranty items or are they considered wear items like brake pads? I pulled my front wheel off to change out the tire and found the bearings are crunchy on both sides. I am...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-04-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 107,373
Posted By gregdee
Here's a link to a quick write-up I did on Molas...

Here's a link to a quick write-up I did on Molas Pass a few years back http://forums.mtbr.com/new-mexico/little-molas-739119.html

Probably too late but something to put on your list. Most of this...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-02-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,431
Posted By gregdee
Anyone try the Shinko 804/805's?

Anyone try the Shinko 804/805's?
Forum: Orange Crush 10-02-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,431
Posted By gregdee
What size did you go with for the E07? I need new...

What size did you go with for the E07? I need new tires and have tried the Karoo3 twice and the Twinduro once. Ready for something else.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-02-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,213
Posted By gregdee
I've burnt the back of my boot and put holes in...

I've burnt the back of my boot and put holes in two pant legs. My pipe is wrapped and that helps a bunch. I think I have a habit of dragging my leg/foot over the pipe when I dismount. But IMO the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-01-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,562
Posted By gregdee
Nice meeting you all too!

I had a great time doing trail work and meeting up with some of you. For those who noticed my awesome double-wide milk crate setup, here it is getting used:...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-28-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 107,373
Posted By gregdee
In the Hermosa Park area check out Stage Coach....

In the Hermosa Park area check out Stage Coach. One of the best trails I've ever ridden. Comes down from the CT up top where the section from Black Hawk Pass hits the road. Drops you right into the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-26-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,562
Posted By gregdee
I'll be there. I really do need to meet more of...

I'll be there. I really do need to meet more of you as I've been pushing the limits of solo adventuring for far too long. Plan on doing some trail work first then once I work up an appetite I'll head...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-23-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,631
Posted By gregdee
I'd like to know this too. I often run into...

I'd like to know this too. I often run into postings within NF boundaries that are questionable at best.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-23-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,562
Posted By gregdee
I live in Tijeras, very near the ranger station...

I live in Tijeras, very near the ranger station and often take this route on my way out. It takes about an hour to make the trip to Placitas. I'd expect about the same going the other way. Traffic is...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-16-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By gregdee
The roads down there get ultra nasty when wet,...

The roads down there get ultra nasty when wet, especially on a big bike. My bike looked like this when I finally made it to camp. And yes that light took a bit of a mud nap due to a completely loss...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-11-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,667
Posted By gregdee
I've seen this practice all over southern...

I've seen this practice all over southern Colorado, and it's not just tents. I see plenty of trailers left in spots. I even see this up in the La Sals above Moab during the summer months and recently...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-03-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4,124
Views: 564,191
Posted By gregdee
Lemme know when you figure this out cuz I'm in...

Lemme know when you figure this out cuz I'm in the exact same boat sitting right next to you.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-02-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4,124
Views: 564,191
Posted By gregdee
Mine did something similar last weekend. I was...

Mine did something similar last weekend. I was just riding a long and then General Failure pops up. 10 feet later the bike sputters and the engine stops. That was it. Done.

Trailered it to the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-02-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4,124
Views: 564,191
Posted By gregdee
If I recall, this process is in the owners manual.

If I recall, this process is in the owners manual.
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 25,275
Views: 4,709,868
Posted By gregdee
What are people paying for 2014 S10's, both...

What are people paying for 2014 S10's, both standard and ES models in the States?
Forum: Orange Crush 07-29-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By gregdee
As far as I could tell the adjustment was in the...

As far as I could tell the adjustment was in the way the seat mounted by the tank. Push down to get the lower position but the heated seat is a smidge taller than stock (but way more comfy). No heat...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-29-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 171,991
Posted By gregdee
Dealer spent some time with the bike today....

Dealer spent some time with the bike today. Connected it to their computer but could not find anything actually wrong. He told me something about a VDO code but I don't know what that is. He cleared...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-26-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 171,991
Posted By gregdee
General Failure

My bike had been running flawlessly for months. Took it in for the 9300 mi service earlier this week. Headed out this morning to ride up north of Durango, CO to camp out with some friends but the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-18-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By gregdee
Saturday, 7/19

Heading north tomorrow. My wife actually has a tiny break so we're escaping the heat for the day. Plan is to leave our place at 7:00 making a b-line to Bodies in Abiqiui (66 gas station) for a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-18-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By gregdee
I've been thinking about a route through this...

I've been thinking about a route through this area for a while but I am not sure I follow you on this one Bill. I don't see a CR1a out of Conchas Lake. Looks like the most direct route up to CR48A...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-12-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By gregdee
Funny. I kinda felt the same way when posting...

Funny. I kinda felt the same way when posting this thread. Am I really looking for a date?

Anyway, the Gila region would be our middle ground but honestly I think it's too hot for now. In the...
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