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Old 11-13-2012, 08:14 PM   #16
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Great ride report........my son and i were able to do TN MS and AR together.........then he was off to college and has missed OK NM and CO.......we are hoping to do UT next summer
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:15 AM   #17
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Thats great. It definetly makes the trip even better being a father son team. We are chomping at the bit to start our next leg of the trail!
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:58 AM   #18
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Revsport is a good business cant blame them.
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Looks like you guys might have spent some money at RevSport before you left? I think you got more money in those fancy KILM suits than in the bikes...
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:11 AM   #19
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Great ride report Nathan, thanks for sharing. The TAT is definitely on my bucket list.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:41 AM   #20
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Great ride report Nathan, thanks for sharing. The TAT is definitely on my bucket list.
ill join you.
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:13 AM   #21
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Great ride report Nathan, thanks for sharing. The TAT is definitely on my bucket list.
Thanks Corey. We have started talking about finishing the ride this coming year!
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:38 PM   #22
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ill join you.
It would be awesome for sure, I'm open to an out of Indiana trip in 2013. I'm already staring at the 2012 loosenut dualsport ride once the weather warms up.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:08 PM   #23
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Thanks for the videos. Love hearing a road legal two stroke again!
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:49 PM   #24
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What memories the sound of that CT brought back. I ran about on a DT2 for about a year down here in the woods, rice fields, etc. I always smile when seeing pictures of the General Store at Oark. I remember the first time I stumble on it in '95 , hunting for Devils Den Campground and two old guys that used to work for CCC had me sit at the single table back then, behind the counter. Drew me a map on how to get there. I was on a " 95 R11GS then. Through the years , the place has turned into a cafe' more than a general store but still pass there when I'm in the neighborhood on what ever bike I happen to be on.
Loved the way you let your excitement and dissappoinment show in your writtings. Made the reading more interesting. Love the Vids. Ya'll lucked out on the fast, high water crossing. Easy to loose a bike and or your life there. Course, I'm a solo traveler so gotta be more careful on what I do out there.
Thanks for all the work to share this great report.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:24 AM   #25
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Yeah, those old Yamaha enduros are hard to kill. Nothing sounds quite as good as an old two stroke! Thanks for reading and the compliments, glad you enjoyed it.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:47 PM   #26
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Glad you guys enjoyed the write up. The trip was a blast and we cannot wait to finish the rest of the trail.
Thanks for sharing, it was awesome.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:33 AM   #27
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Great Report, Nathan! I am so glad I finally read this. I look forward to future reports from you!
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:21 AM   #28
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We have started talking about doing our second leg later this year and make it in to Colorado.
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Old 12-13-2013, 01:31 PM   #29
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Reviving a drowned 2 stroke.

Just found your write up. Great Adventure story.

When I first started woods riding with my DT1 all we did was climb hills and ride in creeks. We learned early on that if you go deep enough to suck in water the quickest way to get her running again is to take out the spark plug, put the bike in gear and turn it upside down, resting on the handle bars and the seat. Now spin the rear wheel by hand. Keep doing this until no more water comes out. Sometimes putting your finger over the spark plug hole while cranking will suck out more water. Then turn it upright and kick it a few times making sure it doesn't have any water left. Put the plug in and give it a try. Once running it might still die a couple of times and that will require removing the plug and kicking it over again a few times.

Of course the next problem is all of the water that is probably mixed with the oil in the crankcase. Try not to run it too long before changing the oil.

If you make it to Oark again try their double burgers! They are great if you're really hungry.
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:13 AM   #30
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^^ Thanks for the water removal tip. Hopefully I'll never need that info but you just never know.
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