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Old 02-02-2014, 11:32 AM   #3196
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That looks like a fun ride, have to join in one these days.

Anybody have some inside info into good bark busters or other for the XR650L? been picking flowers with handlebars lately.

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Old 02-02-2014, 11:47 AM   #3197
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I see this is an active thread, I kept coming up with blank pages trying to search in "equipment".
I'm coming to Black Canyon City for a week of riding in March.
I'm from the north east so I'm not familiar with the terrain other than what I see in photos.
What do folks run for rear tires off road in Arizona?
I presently have on the bike a IRC Motocross M5B soft terrain tire or I could mount my new Pirelli MT43 trails tire.
What do you recommend?
Thanx in advance,
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Old 02-02-2014, 12:49 PM   #3198
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Long video

For those with ADD here's the breakdown.

Ricardo toward the beginning of the vid.

Stan moving along in a rhythm beginning @ 2:20.

Aaron starts @ 4:30 get's brave and goes sideways around 6:11

& proceeds to crash @ 7:08.



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Old 02-02-2014, 12:51 PM   #3199
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I see this is an active thread, I kept coming up with blank pages trying to search in "equipment".
I'm coming to Black Canyon City for a week of riding in March.
I'm from the north east so I'm not familiar with the terrain other than what I see in photos.
What do folks run for rear tires off road in Arizona?
I presently have on the bike a IRC Motocross M5B soft terrain tire or I could mount my new Pirelli MT43 trails tire.
What do you recommend?
Thanx in advance,
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A lot of the guys that do gnarlier single track type stuff here run trials tires. I run whatever is cheapest.
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Old 02-02-2014, 12:56 PM   #3200
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http://s1302.photobucket.com/user/fa...1be12.mp4.html

I am not sure how to imbed videos on the forum. Here is a video of Stan and Julio climbing one of the hills at the cove.
Here's from my perspective:



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Old 02-02-2014, 12:57 PM   #3201
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Old 02-02-2014, 01:11 PM   #3202
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That looks like a fun ride, have to join in one these days.

Anybody have some inside info into good bark busters or other for the XR650L? been picking flowers with handlebars lately.

Thanks

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Old 02-02-2014, 02:10 PM   #3203
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A lot of the guys that do gnarlier single track type stuff here run trials tires. I run whatever is cheapest.
I like cheap tires too, I wound up buying the IRC on Craigslist, it was new but sitting in someones garage for a few years and now showing small cracks in the side wall after 200 miles of use.
This is a big trip and I can not cheap out so I'll go with a fresh trails tire.
Thanx again for your response.
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Old 02-02-2014, 02:48 PM   #3204
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I like cheap tires too, I wound up buying the IRC on Craigslist, it was new but sitting in someones garage for a few years and now showing small cracks in the side wall after 200 miles of use.
This is a big trip and I can not cheap out so I'll go with a fresh trails tire.
Thanx again for your response.
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lots of rocks here. Most of the guys that have switched over to the trials tires have not looked back. Sorry that I can't recommend a specific type since I've never used one.
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:06 PM   #3205
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I see this is an active thread, I kept coming up with blank pages trying to search in "equipment".
I'm coming to Black Canyon City for a week of riding in March.
I'm from the north east so I'm not familiar with the terrain other than what I see in photos.
What do folks run for rear tires off road in Arizona?
I presently have on the bike a IRC Motocross M5B soft terrain tire or I could mount my new Pirelli MT43 trails tire.
What do you recommend?
Thanx in advance,
Roger
Most folks here use the MT43 when running trials tires. Its pretty much all I run on the rear of my bikes. They are bias ply and a little tougher than the other trials tires. They work great in the nasty ST out here. 6-7 lbs and you are good to go.
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:19 PM   #3206
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The Magenta track is what I wanted to ride yesterday. The green is what we rode. Maybe we need to get out there again.



We were a long way from Butcher Jones where we bailed. Glad we did. Might not have made it out.
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:32 PM   #3207
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:40 PM   #3208
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Most folks here use the MT43 when running trials tires. Its pretty much all I run on the rear of my bikes. They are bias ply and a little tougher than the other trials tires. They work great in the nasty ST out here. 6-7 lbs and you are good to go.
Well that's it the MT43 is going on tonight, screw the Superblow.
Thanx guys
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Old 02-02-2014, 05:07 PM   #3209
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Went out solo on Saturday heading from Florence towards San Manuel. These are the tracks I laid.



I started out planning to head straight down to Barkerville but I missed the turn and went all the way to Kearny (Green Track). I really enjoyed the ride.

Left Kearny and noticed I could head out through San Pedro to Barkerville (Yellow Track).






Hayden Smelter in the background





Went down to the AMRA race at SanManuel.
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http://ez.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Sa...2014/i-xzPpRJ5


The red track was on the way back from Oracle to Florence.

Great ride. Slippery roads.
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:07 PM   #3210
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The Magenta track is what I wanted to ride yesterday. The green is what we rode. Maybe we need to get out there again.



We were a long way from Butcher Jones where we bailed. Glad we did. Might not have made it out.
It is funny how Google Earth shows the links between the coves. Now I want to get back out there and try again. The water is a lot higher now than when the satelite photo was taken.

Saguaro Lake is showing at 95% capacity.

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