Originally Posted by NJXR75
Sweet adventure ride guys!
Curious though, your idea of the proper bike - WR250R, KTM 350/500 EXC, or the 690 Enduro?
Luggage - Giant Loop vs Wolfman?
FWIW....I rode my WR250R on the CAM 1000 (i.e., the one that drank two gallons of pure Rocky Mountain Spring Water
). The bike is fantastic, and I rode it from Texas up the CDR to the CAM...then up to Canada after the trip. While it was a great bike for the overall trip....it Was Not
the best tool for the job on the CAM. It obviously made it, but I had it geared way down (50 tooth on the rear)....and I was still wide open throttle, in first gear (and working clutch), going up alot of the passes. I had to stop a few times, during the switchbacks, to let it cool down (overheat light came on). If it's the only bike a guy has....then I'd say ride it....but there are better choices.
Big Ticket rode a WR450, which I think was perfect for the week long, high altitude trip.....tons of power and light weight.
I'm looking at the KTM500 for next years ride
All I can say, is that the CAM is an awesome adventure ride. The guys do a fantastic job of putting together the trip
It's an EPIC trip....and You Will be tested