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Old 05-27-2007, 07:26 AM   #1
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2007 - Vintage TAT Ride - OK, NM, CO

Quick History, this project started last year beginning with Dman and Vinnie the Snake deciding to attempt the TAT on Vintage 1975 DT400's. As the year progressed the final group turned out to be 5 Vintage Bikes, All Yahama's

Dman - Idaho - 1975 DT400B
Makotosun - Washington - 1975 DT400B
Motoguy - Oregon - 1973 RT3 360
Jjres - Flordia - 1971 RT1 360
Vinnie the Snake (baoktiger) - Oklahoma 1976 DT400C
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Old 05-27-2007, 07:40 AM   #2
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Day 1 25-May-07

Day 1

After all the guys traveled long distances to Broken Arrow, OK to begin the Vintage 2007 TAT Ride, we spent Friday getting to know each other, since none of us had ever met. Check out this web site for more details from Mako's daily update and some background history to the ride.Vintage Yamaha Ride Index

Worked on the bikes had a little food and got ready for the ride.


Mako and Jjres "Wedat did you say we were going to friggen do?


A little preride work, as we don't know if all or any of these old bike will make Monticello, Ut.


More Day 1 to come

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Old 05-27-2007, 08:11 AM   #3
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Old 05-27-2007, 10:13 PM   #4
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The story with pics will come.

Quick hot items before some needed rest.

Saturday TAT took a toll on Motoguy and Makosun, both worked on the bikes well into the night to keep going. One blown piston and one fatigued old bike.

Sunday - Two of the DT400's blew motors and Motoguys 360 went down

My Dt400C is still going and Jjres's RT1 360 is still on the fly, Dman lost his motor today but is on the Backup Honda 650L

Ride for the day, sum it up, MUD MUD MUD and then some MUD. 4 hours we made on mile with all the bikes and riders on our arses at once.

I had to ride thru a Wheat Field for about a half mile to get out of the mud road and back to a place where we could stand up.


Will post pics and report later, just wanted to check in.

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Old 05-28-2007, 06:19 AM   #5
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Mud is the only part of off roading I don't like... it's gotta dry up sometime.. keep it comin'
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Old 05-28-2007, 11:24 AM   #6
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Wish we could have met up when you came through Salida. Now I know why I didn't hear from you.

I just rode through north-eastern Colorado, and Western Nebraska on dirt to the Black Hills- lots of mud out there too. It's been a wet year for the plains.
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Old 06-23-2007, 09:29 PM   #8
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TAT Ride - OK, NM, CO, Utah August 08

I am preparing a 2008 KLR 650 for the TAT starting in Boise, Ok in late August. Hope to make it around 1200 miles into Nevada. Can't wait to get going. Am going solo so I'm looking for the best way to make contact in the event of an accident. What's the best radio/sat phone to get? Always looking for good tips from those who have done it befor me.

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Old 06-24-2007, 02:57 AM   #9
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I am preparing a 2008 KLR 650 for the TAT starting in Boise, Ok in late August. Hope to make it around 1200 miles into Nevada. Can't wait to get going. Am going solo so I'm looking for the best way to make contact in the event of an accident. What's the best radio/sat phone to get? Always looking for good tips from those who have done it befor me.

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That is a good question, I rode part of the TAT last year alone and broke down outside my communication window. I took a cell phone but then there were three on bikes this year.

I hear a satillite phone is the best but then they dont always work. I had a crew rent one last year for a job.

Might want to think of one of those GPS distress calls, not sure where to get them but hear in an emergency they work well.

If you decide to ride the TAT in the Tulsa area, let me know.
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