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Old 01-06-2013, 03:44 PM   #1
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Preps for the 2013 Roaming Rally

The event is in June and I am trying spread out the costs of prepping over the next 6 months.
Link: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=829554

First, this will be my first multi-day off road trip on this machine. I am going with a few local inmates, one of which went last year. The bike is a 2007 990A in great mechanical condition tested over the last 30K miles. Bike is only missing a durable skid plate and I'm leaning towards a TT.

This week, I purchased the following items:
- New rubber front and rear: Kenda K784 Big Blocks
- Wolfman Expedition dry saddle bags and medium dry duffel bag
- Coleman Hooligan 2 tent
- 35* ultralight sleeping bag

This is going to be a great trip! IS IT JUNE YET?
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:49 PM   #2
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The event is in June and I am trying spread out the costs of prepping over the next 6 months.
Link: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=829554

First, this will be my first multi-day off road trip on this machine. I am going with a few local inmates, one of which went last year. The bike is a 2007 990A in great mechanical condition tested over the last 30K miles. Bike is only missing a durable skid plate and I'm leaning towards a TT.

This week, I purchased the following items:
- New rubber front and rear: Kenda K784 Big Blocks
- Wolfman Expedition dry saddle bags and medium dry duffel bag
- Coleman Hooligan 2 tent
- 35* ultralight sleeping bag

This is going to be a great trip! IS IT JUNE YET?
I guess my post got cut off...
One of my biggest concerns is packing for the trip.
I want to take a minimalist approach when it comes to food and cooking related items. I also want to minimize the amount of clothing I have to pack. Any suggestions for a four day trip?
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:41 PM   #3
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I guess my post got cut off...
One of my biggest concerns is packing for the trip.
I want to take a minimalist approach when it comes to food and cooking related items. I also want to minimize the amount of clothing I have to pack. Any suggestions for a four day trip?
If the route is the same then there are plenty of places to eat. Just bring jerky and some ensure(old people drinks) and plenty of water. The lighter the better on this ride. mostly a fairly easy high speed ride. Some technical sections on a big loaded twin. The next important thing is to really make sure your bike is good to go for 1000 miles. bring all required tools to dig into your bike and expect the unexpected. Also dont forget the first aid kit!

one of my front brake lines got ripped off by 11am on day one (thanks again to drif10 for everything, that man is a savior out there. Who knew there was a ktm dealer on a back country road!), a couple of the guys i was riding with went to the hospital. It was turtle mating season so there was a few crossing the gravel roads after blind corners. swing arm bolt rattled off sometime on the ride, among other crazy things.

It is definitly an amazing ride and and a great group of guys. Im already going through my bike to prep it. This time im going to travel much lighter and leave the 32mm wrench that weighted 10 lbs home. hahaha. I have a crap ton of pics loaded from the ride on the roaming rally page.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:47 AM   #4
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Freeze dry food from EMS {or similar store} is lite but bulky. Whisper lite multi fuel stove is good {had mine for 30 yrs}. Stainless bottle for fuel. Small pots and pan set. Foam sleeping pad. Two Poly pro or the like long sleeve under shirts. Under Armor underwear. Small folding stool/chair. Ground cover for tent. Lots of socks, {going to get wet.} Camp shoes. Bug head net.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:10 AM   #5
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You're going to be disappointed with that Big Block rear. I put a fresh one on for the 2011 EOAR and it was gone before the end of the trip (the front was OK though).

All my camping gear is of the backpacking variety. Very light and packs down small. I also pack a "LuxuryLite" cot in with the sleeping bag. It takes little room and my back thanks me every night I don't sleep on the ground.

Coordinate with your riding partners to minimize duplicate items (i.e. tools, tubes, pump, cook stove, etc).

I always pack a pair of Klim GoreTex socks in case my boots get soaked (which seems to happen every trip)
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:05 PM   #6
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[QUOTE=PS-RagE;20417538]You're going to be disappointed with that Big Block rear. QUOTE]

+1 on the Big disappoitment...
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You're going to be disappointed with that Big Block rear. QUOTE]

+1 on the Big disappoitment...
Is this disappointment from lack of overall mileage or capability? I really don't care if I have to replace it when the ride is over. At $110 for the rear, it's nearly a disposable item.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:51 AM   #8
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Is this disappointment from lack of overall mileage or capability? I really don't care if I have to replace it when the ride is over. At $110 for the rear, it's nearly a disposable item.
The mileage was terrible,the performance was ok except in deep sand....
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:56 PM   #9
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Coordinate with your riding partners to minimize duplicate items (i.e. tools, tubes, pump, cook stove, etc).
I wouldn't suggest this. There have been times when it's necessary to split up the group, I like to be self sustaining cause things do happen where you go different directions. What if a bike breaks down you take off to get parts or help and bust a flat doing that, then you remember you are not the one carrying tubes. What if your buddy in charge of carrying the tubes or food or whatever, doesn't pack them on the bike...a million more...
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:57 AM   #10
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Thanks for the inputs...keep em' coming.

Dissapointed to hear about the Kenda Rear. I only need it to last me throught his four day trip which is mostly dirt.

As for the extra fuel, I broke down and bought two 1 gal Rotopax canisters (1 fuel and 1 water). I like the idea of a cot!
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Thanks for the inputs...keep em' coming.

Dissapointed to hear about the Kenda Rear. I only need it to last me throught his four day trip which is mostly dirt.

As for the extra fuel, I broke down and bought two 1 gal Rotopax canisters (1 fuel and 1 water). I like the idea of a cot!
Yeah, but I assume you are going to ride to and from the rally? That is what ate mine.

I have the Safari tanks on my 950 and bolt a 2gal Rotopax to the luggage rack if I think I'll need it
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:39 AM   #12
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Yeah, but I assume you are going to ride to and from the rally? That is what ate mine.

I have the Safari tanks on my 950 and bolt a 2gal Rotopax to the luggage rack if I think I'll need it
Nope, we are trailering to the event.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:19 PM   #13
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Nope, we are trailering to the event.

Meh, ride. It isn't that far, and there's some nice dirt between here and there.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:06 PM   #14
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I've used the rear Big Block for both RR's so far and although the mileage is a disappointment, I found the tire to work incredibly well for the varying conditions encountered.

Like Unga said,,,, ride the bike up there,,,,You have the perfect adventure bike for the whole trip.
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Nope, we are trailering to the event.
No trailer. Its an adventure right . This will be my first RR also. I am going to pack super lite. I don't think I am going to bring my stove or food, I have been told there are places to stop to eat (lots of energy bars). I have a Thermarest ProLite Sleeping Pad, but I might get more of a inflatable type so it packs smaller. I have a few compression sacks for clothes and the tent, I zip tie the tent poles to my rear racks. I wouldn't think you are going to need either rotopaxs, keep the best as lite as you can. I think am going to give the Kenda a try also. This is just stuff I am going to do, and I am no expert .
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