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Old 08-22-2013, 08:47 AM   #121
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Haha Jimmy you're a funny guy. No GS could make it through the Rubicon, the cylinder heads would be torn off on all the rocks! The big KTM is far superior off road.
Maybe not "torn" off, but certainly damaged valve cover.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=109875

Note this was done back in '05......And Mike54 posted it back in '08.....sorry for the re-post.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:28 AM   #122
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I'm not gonna say no GS would do it. I've done it a few times in a couple Jeeps, andI've famously said "YOU'RE NUTS" to do it on a big ADV bike, but alas, now that some more have done it, apparently I'm a pansy.

Mad props to the guys who did it. I've been threatening to do it on the small bike, and now this is yet more motivation.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:42 AM   #123
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No GS could make it through the Rubicon, the cylinder heads would be torn off on all the rocks! The big KTM is far superior off road.










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Old 08-25-2013, 01:29 PM   #124
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No disrespect to the poor buggers in the pics, but damn Larryboy, well played.
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:01 PM   #125
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No disrespect to the poor buggers in the pics, but damn Larryboy, well played.

Matt knows I love him.
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:54 PM   #126
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This thread brings back a flood of memories. Like the noob we took with us, and had a full on helmet throwing, rock kicking, screaming and arm waving melt down at the springs. Some jeepers got him rehydrated and chilled out while we were up at the trailhead in McKinneys. Years later I'm riding a chair at Squaw and these guys, the jeepers, are telling me this story, the same story.
I patched a holed clutch cover on my XT 550 with super glue and a tire patch and rode out of the spings. The Rubicon is not for the faint of heart or the ill prepared. Keep the pics coming.
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Old 08-30-2013, 01:28 PM   #127
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My bike made it without any issues.



And as far as a BMW, there is nothing really on that trail that would stop one or interfere with cylinders. You can pick and choose your lines.
You just need to make sure you can keep the momentum on some of the climbs and slabs.

As for as Matt and Lica they just had bad luck. We had no issues at all on most of the hard parts of the trail, and they just screwed up in the last mile of the trail, way after Cadillac hill.
Lica was playing around, and bottomed the touratech skid plate, which pushed in and made contact with the kick stand engine mount. He already had that area JB welded from a year before so it just let loose. The TT skid plate design seemed suspect as the metal rail is way to close to that engine bolt mount, and that mount seems exposed IF you have the kick stand relocated as he did.

As for Matt, he simply dropped his bike and it just happened to land on the light area, in just the perfect spot to bend it a little, which caused it to interfere with the fork crown while turning. So we had to take a bunch of his front end apart to bend/tweak back a few things.

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Old 08-30-2013, 05:27 PM   #128
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I am currently building a bike to ride the 'con. Plan a solo trip from Ellis Creek to Tahoe side and back in one day this fall.

My bike? That's top secret.

It will be epic.
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:13 AM   #129
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I am currently building a bike to ride the 'con. Plan a solo trip from Ellis Creek to Tahoe side and back in one day this fall.

My bike? That's top secret.

It will be epic.


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Old 08-31-2013, 10:44 AM   #130
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those dudes on the GS's are idiots. not just because they ride GS's but also HARDBAGS???? and on the first day they turned back to camp!?!

so... this thread brings back memories of Brent telling me about is trail.


lets do this!!!

who's IN?


lets make this happen before the snow flies.
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who's IN?
lets make this happen before the snow flies.
I'll go if free that weekend.
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:03 PM   #132
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Ive done rubicon and fordyce creek, fordyce creek is harder, and alot more fun. The creek crossings can be a bitch though. Its deep and fast requiring a two man approach most of the time.


I would be up to riding it again if I get the time off. I have a friend who rides it on a quad he usually willing to be a guide and can carry parts if needed.
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:01 AM   #133
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I rode the 'con 8/9/10 on my 690. Well worth doing once, but I probably won't make the 1000 mile round trip to do it a second time. It would probably be more fun with the added challenge of wrestling a 950/990 through there though The ride report by Riceless was about the only reference I could find at the time about riding 2 wheels through there and gave me a much better idea as to what I would be up against vs what all the jeepers say, so thanks for that



I rode the Dusy-Ershim trail Labor day weekend last year, and it was WAAAAYYY more difficult and believe it or not, had even better scenery. For those that have already checked the Rubicon off their to-do lists, go ride Dusy. It was like the hard spots on the Rubicon for the entire 33 miles, climbing to around 10,000'.
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Old 09-07-2013, 03:28 PM   #134
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I rode the Dusy-Ershim trail Labor day weekend last year, and it was WAAAAYYY more difficult and believe it or not, had even better scenery. For those that have already checked the Rubicon off their to-do lists, go ride Dusy. It was like the hard spots on the Rubicon for the entire 33 miles, climbing to around 10,000'.
Yep. The Dusy is the most scenic trail I've ever ridden Stunning!





The high elevation makes it tough, for sure. Also, there are no go-arounds for the tough stuff. It's either backtrack the way you came or forge ahead.




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