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Old 06-03-2007, 08:04 PM   #46
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Mud tools

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here is a picture and a part # I hope 54829035000 KTM part #

I never knew that there was a tool for mud, If I were to ride that section wet again, I would have some for sure.
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Old 06-03-2007, 08:07 PM   #47
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Your guys are killing me----this is great stuff, and I am really enjoying it. Brings back such fond memories of days gone by where you rode awhile---and then worked on them awhile---just the way it was.

Me and Gaspipe are always dreamin'--------we are always talking about how we wish we could go back in time and ride all over circa 1953----when there was no land closures--you could just about ride anywhere---no global warming---hardly any private stuff you couldn't ride on---no greenies.

But we also had another dream----to ride back then on a 2008 model

You guys are my heroes !!!

I know the feeling, that is what started this ride. I still perfer my DT400B for mountain and woods riding.

It has been sad to see so much of the Rockies cut off from the public. Many places I used to ride in Colorado will get you jail time now days. But let the hikers and horses have them for themselves and leave the rest of the human race on the sideline to watch. However, well, never mind, might get me in trouble. Campfire story someday.
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Old 06-03-2007, 08:08 PM   #48
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Thanks to your post, I'm gonna go to work on mine for next year's journeys. Thanks! I look forward to more photos!!!

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Man, that is a nice bike, with a little TLC it will be the king of the woods again. Hint, stick with stock, seems to work best, got Joe and I to the end.
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Old 06-03-2007, 08:38 PM   #49
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What a great adventure Vance - thanks for sharing the ride report!
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Old 06-03-2007, 08:43 PM   #50
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That had to be a very bad time . . .

Really interesting seeing some of the old bikes back at it!
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Old 06-03-2007, 08:45 PM   #51
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Very Kewl report.
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Old 06-03-2007, 10:08 PM   #52
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They need to make a tool to get the mud off the cleaning tool!! we were using tire irons and you could NOT flip it off the tool, big blobs of the goo would stick to them and you had to scrap it off. Could not beleive it would stop the rear wheel with full engine power in 1st gear even on the 650. NEVER have I seen stickier mud! you would have to be there to believe it.

The TAT served us some whoop-ass that day. But we did press on and made up the time further on down the road.

The first day was cool but almost anti-climatic as had been planning this deal for a whole year. The first day was really easy compared the second day. as we finally got out of the mud we were walking the walk not just talking the talk anymore. This second day brought us down to reality and let us know it was not going to be a cake walk. would not trade it for anything.

I was running the camcorder and did not get very many stills but I will try to post a few clips on U-tube or some other vidio hosting site,
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Old 06-04-2007, 05:52 AM   #53
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TAT slippery when wet!

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Old 06-04-2007, 06:40 AM   #54
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Ktm950s

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Vance,

Just wondering, but were you all running the OE oil injection, or premix?

Great ride......waiting for the next installment.
Your signature - Riding somewhere on the KTM950S in June.

FYI, when I got to Monticello I unloaded my KTM950 to ride North to Wyoming and then home. Will be in Douglas, WY tonight, meeting in the morning and then headed home tomorrow afternoon.
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Old 06-04-2007, 09:45 AM   #55
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vintage rules!

well, maybe not, but it sure makes for an interesting ride report! Way to go guys!
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Old 06-04-2007, 10:18 AM   #56
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Your signature - Riding somewhere on the KTM950S in June.

FYI, when I got to Monticello I unloaded my KTM950 to ride North to Wyoming and then home. Will be in Douglas, WY tonight, meeting in the morning and then headed home tomorrow afternoon.
I think I saw you guys on Sat, going east just outta Monticello, 10am-ish.
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Old 06-04-2007, 01:09 PM   #57
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Man, that is a nice bike, with a little TLC it will be the king of the woods again. Hint, stick with stock, seems to work best, got Joe and I to the end.
Thanks. I got this thing free last year from a client of mine. All the parts are there. It's just been in a garage since 1982 covered in a cloth. I'm sure it'll need a carb cleaning, new shocks etc.. I have the original shocks in a box. I too like the stock look. My goal is to make it safe/reliable and ride the hell out of it.
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Old 06-04-2007, 02:05 PM   #58
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I thought that was you!!

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I think I saw you guys on Sat, going east just outta Monticello, 10am-ish.
Yep, I saw you as well, I told the guy I was with I had seen you earlier in the week, was already bye when I realized it.
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Old 06-04-2007, 07:04 PM   #59
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Day 3 - Alva, Ok to Boise City, Ok

Day 3, bodies feeling the trail a little, the Mile-O-Mud still in the front of our minds, 300 miles impossible if we hit mud again, but what can one do, ride on.

All cleaned up and ready for Day 3.


Nice place to stay in Alva, Ok.


The morning started early at 08:00 hrs, feeling the need to get as many hours seat time in as possible. Chase truck was going to be the secret to the success today as we needed the fuel support to both save time finding gas and being able to keep on the trail running.

Ride was great, roads were great, bikes were running very well.


First fuel stop was in Buffalo, Ok, used the local quick shop for that stop but chase truck was able to keep ahead and meet us there.

The ride continued almost with out issue. What a change from Day 2 and all the hurdles and madness.


Next fuel stop required fueling off the chase truck. Nick (the chase truck driver, who by the way, did a great job) was on time and at the right intersection. We fueled, we ate, we added the Yahama Lube because of running the bikes wide open for miles and miles. As Joe always allows "We running the piss out of them bikes today Vance, gonna use alot of oil.".


Hit a little rough area keeping in mind many of the roads of the day had been better than the Oklahoma Highways.


The TAT is really great giving all types of riding, rough, smooth, Friggen MUD, valleys, hills, and so on. After many mile of all out running we came across the valley.




Then back to flat and straight, actually a nice break from the Mile-O-Mud.


Nearing Boise City, Oklahoma


Yea Joe they look alot alike, same vintage.


Day 3 turned out to be a great day, Rode 298 miles in 8 hours or so. The remaining vintage bikes performed very well. I realize that it was a event free day other than the near misses that happened everyday, but that was a very welcomed event free day for me.

Summary:
Maintenance on the Two Remaining Vintages bikes so far to date:
1. Check oil in tranny - Daily
2. Add Yahama Lube to the DT400C and Castoroil to the RT1 - as requried
3. Lube chains - Daily

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Old 06-04-2007, 07:36 PM   #60
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Cool pic

Mako made stickers for all the bikes. This is his oil tank.
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