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Old 05-07-2012, 02:40 PM   #1516
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:08 PM   #1517
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Forgot about my service apt. at Morton's on Saturday. Can we move the meeting to WH?
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:31 PM   #1518
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Can we move the meeting to WH?
Joints...I am trying not to venture too far from home since I have a lot of things which need attention, sorry.
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:40 PM   #1519
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Well my plans are unchanged but the situation around me seems to have. I'm still trailering out with scottP and riding on the dates planned so I guess that takes me out of the original group and in with the new group.

Thanks Bruce for all the work you have put into this. If you had not started this I very well may have never taken a trip on the Continental Divide.

Here's hoping both groups have a great adventure on the CDR.
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:58 PM   #1520
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Thanks Bruce for all the work you have put into this. If you had not started this I very well may have never taken a trip on the Continental Divide.
No problem Kev....maybe we could do the TLH next year together. We can do it in 10 days if needed.
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:13 PM   #1521
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No problem Kev....maybe we could do the TLH next year together. We can do it in 10 days if needed.
I better wait at least til I get back from the CDR before I bring that up with Rhonda. It would make a hell of a 25th wedding anniversary gift to me.
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:24 PM   #1522
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Well we had a little ad hoc meeting tonight and decided that Joints and I will put together the trip home and if the offer is still available RFlagg and Dorito will work the CDR route and excursions. If you have anything you would like to do or see on the way home please post up.

I also noticed that the star rating is finally moving in the direction it should....I never thought this thread was anywhere near metaljockey territory. The funniest part was a couple of years ago I had no idea who metalockey was until RFlagg recommended a few of his ride reports....he puts together some great stuff!!!!!

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Old 05-10-2012, 07:44 PM   #1523
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So a quick routing job showing us leaving Bigfork, MT and then to Devils Tower, then Mt. Rushmore, and then directly home, which I know we won't do, is about 2500 miles. Since we probably won't be able to do more than about 500 miles a day it will take us 5 days to get home. Something to think about.....
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:53 AM   #1524
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So I've been having a pickle of a time getting a Mitas E-09 tire, so the fall back plan was go to TKCs. So instead of sherpa-ing, or mailing a TKC to Sandia BMW I called for pricing. The very nice guy at Service enthusiatically enquired if I would be with the "Rawhyde Adventures" group.

It looks like we'll be only a stone's throw from an (unpaid) support vehicle.

Edit: The Rawhyde website shows a late July/Aug dates, so who knows?
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Added a few return route suggestions on Google+. 8 hours day one going through Glacier NP. 9 hours day two going over Beartooth Pass stopping in Gilette. 5 hours day three with a start at Devils Tower and a trip through Black Hills/Mt.Rushmore and stay in Rapid City.
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:12 AM   #1526
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Well Dorito and I have finally closed the loop on tires....Mitas E-10's on rear and Karoo 2's on front. Getting them installed in Albuquerque on Tuesday 03 July at the dealership.
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:26 PM   #1527
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Added a few return route suggestions on Google+. 8 hours day one going through Glacier NP. 9 hours day two going over Beartooth Pass stopping in Gilette. 5 hours day three with a start at Devils Tower and a trip through Black Hills/Mt.Rushmore and stay in Rapid City.
Custer's Last Stand Park is along your route and is worth the stop
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:38 PM   #1528
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Shout out for a really.good.vendor!

So, placed an order with MX1canada.com, and they have always been really good. Depsite the fact they are located on western canada, and the box needs to go through customs, things get here usually within 7-10 days.

Futhermore, today they emailed me to correct an error I haden't even realize I made!

Kudos!
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:27 PM   #1529
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Another good vendor story. My Scala G4 is just over two years old and also just out of warranty but they still replaced my unit for free and they were super fast....definitely impressed! I don't know what happened to it but it just stopped working after a small rain storm, it has been through many storms in the past with no lasting effects.

This week and next week we will try to finish off all our major service items on the bike with the biggest being the valve adjustment on the F650 twin...not looking forward to it. Probably in the same boat as Dave will be experiencing with the KTM 990 soon. I need to take a good hard look at the final drive on the Adventure this time since at the last fluid change the ABS sensor had a bit more metal stuck to it than previous times, probably nothing. Probably not a lot of big miles in the coming weeks as we get prepped and the bikes go into lock down about two weeks out. I figure two weeks is a good period of time since if I broke something I may not be able to get parts in and get it repaired in time for the trip. Preps continue...
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:15 AM   #1530
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