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Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 42,138
Posted By camperdad
Sounds like y'all got your money's worth of OK. ...

Sounds like y'all got your money's worth of OK. :rofl Mud can be a bear to deal with on a motorcycle, as we can attest to. We look forward to completing the TAT next Summer. Hope to run into 2G&G...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,201
Posted By camperdad
OMG! Too funny~

I live at the other end of the the Dam. 2.5 miles from the "Dam" Store.:clap

I am almost walking without too much pain now, although Cooper is now in recovery from a MX crash. Two bikes landed...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,201
Posted By camperdad
Klim Badlands Pro

I really enjoyed the gear but like most gear, it was hot when standing still, and just fine while moving. The vents did a great job of allowing airflow. In Utah the coat was most likely coming off....
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,633,662
Posted By camperdad
Just drill out the rivets and remove the...

Just drill out the rivets and remove the extension, then re-revivit it to the frame. done.
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,633,662
Posted By camperdad
I bought a pair and they wouldn't fit with my XR...

I bought a pair and they wouldn't fit with my XR Only exhaust. You could cut and re-weld them but I opted for a permanent brace welded on. If you have the stock exhaust and don't plan on ever...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 31,942
Posted By camperdad
Watch your clearance on your air box. My XRs...

Watch your clearance on your air box. My XRs only exhaust melted a small hole in my air box. I had to modify the pipe a bit to get some clearance. See pics on walkers ride the tat ride report.
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,201
Posted By camperdad
Thankfully Cooper slowed the blistering pace we...

Thankfully Cooper slowed the blistering pace we had going from the previous day to a manageable pace. We had been trying to make it to Clinton the day before but now we could just ride leisurely and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,201
Posted By camperdad
West Helena, AR

As we pulled into Helena, we couldn't help but notice its state of decline. A friend of mine was raised here and he told me after the Mohawk tire plant shut down lots of people lost their jobs and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,201
Posted By camperdad
New Albany

So after the 7 hour detour here we are knocking on the door of the mudhole that we just got out of. I left my visor up so I could see it and I hit it a little too fast and it soaked my face and the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,201
Posted By camperdad
Fork seals needed

We just stopped in alma, ar. Cooper busted both his fork seals. In need of some fork seals asap. Anyone that can help please call 940-293-5950!!
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,201
Posted By camperdad
We had already made it through this 35 feet wide...

We had already made it through this 35 feet wide mud hole once, but got turned around and needed to reset our navigation. Cooper took a shorter route across it but he sank all the way up to the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,201
Posted By camperdad
Oops

Houston, we have a problem...

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Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,201
Posted By camperdad
We got back on the TAT about 7:30 after we topped...

We got back on the TAT about 7:30 after we topped off the front brake reservoir in the Wally World parking lot. There was a bridge out and we found a great work around. Lots of beautiful pastures...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,201
Posted By camperdad
Made some new friends today

Cooper speaking! I'm doing the blog today. First day went really good! We rode a total of 210 miles today. We were so excited when we first woke up. "Are we really gonna do this? Is this actually...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,201
Posted By camperdad
Arrived at Tellico Plains

:freakyTellico Plains is 890 miles from my house in Texas and I am going to ride a dirt bike all the way to the Pacific coast. :huh I can't wait to get started tomorrow.

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Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,201
Posted By camperdad
Made it to Memphis

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Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,201
Posted By camperdad
How to change a tire fast

I have practiced this a few times, but I am not that fast... yet!
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Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,201
Posted By camperdad
Yes sir. We will be proctected with some decent...

Yes sir. We will be proctected with some decent gear. Here is a picture of Cooper a couple of years ago after he slid 80 feet down an asphalt road with shorts and a helmet....
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,201
Posted By camperdad
Where it all began. circa 1977 Dad brought home...

Where it all began. circa 1977 Dad brought home a CT70 to work on for his boss, Jerry Whittle. We of course had to test drive it for a few days to make sure it ran ok.
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,201
Posted By camperdad
I debated about a cooler but decided against it. ...

I debated about a cooler but decided against it. I hope I'm right! :loll

Motogirl- We are gonna no-tell Motel it. The logistics of carrying all the gear was a deal killer for us. My wife...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 79,651
Posted By camperdad
Great trip! How many roll charts do you tape...

Great trip! How many roll charts do you tape together? I bought Sam's roll chart holder and I'm working on maps today.
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,201
Posted By camperdad
Prepping the Bikes

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa73/coinless/XR650l/DSC_1968_zps2711eee5.jpg
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa73/coinless/XR650l/DSC_1947_zps1e0926e6.jpg
I began the hunt for a dual sport...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,201
Posted By camperdad
Walkers ride the TAT on a XR650l

I have two teenage sons and my oldest has a terminal disease… dirt bikes. :D He loves to race MX, I love to trail ride, and we all have a blast as a family riding. I began this dream 3 years ago...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,633,662
Posted By camperdad
Bless your heart!

Bless your heart!
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,633,662
Posted By camperdad
Great pics John! Looks like God spend some extra...

Great pics John! Looks like God spend some extra time in California to create it so beautiful.
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,633,662
Posted By camperdad
Cry Gussets

Nice welding. Better add some gussets or your frame will be toast.
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,633,662
Posted By camperdad
I ebayed mine and got $47 each.

I ebayed mine and got $47 each.
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,633,662
Posted By camperdad
I have one for sale

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=939242&highlight=cigar
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,633,662
Posted By camperdad
The gussets templates weren't that difficult to...

The gussets templates weren't that difficult to do. I got a couple of manilla file folders and cut several templates until I was satisfied with how they fit. At first I tried leaving the battery...
Forum: Americas 12-22-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,978
Posted By camperdad
My 16 yr old son and I are going Summer 2014. ...

My 16 yr old son and I are going Summer 2014. Not really looking for a group to ride with but the biggest nut I'm still cracking is getting back home from Oregon. Ship the bikes, rent a uhaul, buy...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,633,662
Posted By camperdad
Kill switch on? Kick stand down? Blown fuse?...

Kill switch on? Kick stand down? Blown fuse? There must be a ground issue somewhere. If you have disabled any safeties check those.
Forum: Americas 10-23-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,446
Posted By camperdad
I stayed there for a few days and then went to...

I stayed there for a few days and then went to the coast for a few. Wish we'd stayed there the entire time. I didn't ride but lots of motorcycles there. Few people have cars. No bugs, weather is...
Forum: Americas 10-22-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,446
Posted By camperdad
Costa Rica! Awesome place to ride. We went...

Costa Rica! Awesome place to ride. We went there March 2013 and stayed at the http://www.arenalnayara.com/. This place was top notch! Lots of cool places to ride. Very little traffic and tons of...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 26,227
Posted By camperdad
I drive right past the Sharkarosa every day. We...

I drive right past the Sharkarosa every day. We live in Pilot Point and love eating at the Bear's Den. Small World. We are planning a TAT for next summer.
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,800
Posted By camperdad
Imogene was my favorite. Cannibal Plateau was a...

Imogene was my favorite. Cannibal Plateau was a close second. Anyone else ride it? My XR650l was a handful in spots but we lumbered through it.
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,594
Posted By camperdad
I just returned from a two week mission trip to...

I just returned from a two week mission trip to Kenya and Tanzania 2 days ago. People in Africa drive like teenagers on crack. It is crazy! Plenty of dirt to ride on though. Have fun and be safe....
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 173,614
Posted By camperdad
This is my favorite quote thus far. ...

This is my favorite quote thus far. lol.:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,633,662
Posted By camperdad
Sub-Frame gussets

I am prepping two XR650ls for the TAT. I have seen several pictures of gussets reinforcing the rear sub-frame and was wondering how many actually have done it? What type of welding? Arc, Tig, Mig?...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 114,919
Posted By camperdad
No rebar in the driveway?

No rebar in the driveway?
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,184,886
Posted By camperdad
Rod- So how many miles/days did you ride your...

Rod- So how many miles/days did you ride your bike with it barely running? How many miles did you have to be towed? Great ride report! Epic adventure!:clap
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