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Old 05-08-2009, 08:51 PM   #3796
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Wife said yes.

Weeeee! ... Now just gotta get bike runnin.

Soooo when yall say rubicon.... Do you mean the jeep trail rubicon, er the famous one? Is this something we can do in one day? Are we camping on the trail?

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Old 05-08-2009, 09:05 PM   #3797
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Yes!

Im in too! yeah!

Thats the one. 68 miles off-road. Can I truck up with you Michael? I'll chip in for expenses.
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:18 PM   #3798
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Im in too! yeah!

Thats the one. 68 miles off-road. Can I truck up with you Michael? I'll chip in for expenses.
Sure. I can fit two (maybe three if I gotta) bikes in the back. I can also pull a trailer if one is available (chips maybe?) depending on how many bikes want to trailer and if we want a rescue vehicle if someone breaks down somewhere.

I'm no fool I know my truck won't make it down the whole trail, but maybe it could double for a search and rescue vehicle if someone gets stuck if there are outlets along the trail.

What ever you can chip in for gas is fine shazamDRZ Don't worry about trying to split it, the damn thing is a total gas hog.

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Old 05-08-2009, 09:30 PM   #3799
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Driving directions to South Lake Tahoe, CA
274 mi about 4 hours 36 mins

54 gal of fuel
$2.35 per gal
$126.90 / 2 = $63.45
I'm cool with that.

A trailer would be good so we can carry a lot of gear, tools, fuel, ice chests etc. what do you think?
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:41 PM   #3800
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Driving directions to South Lake Tahoe, CA
274 mi – about 4 hours 36 mins

54 gal of fuel
$2.35 per gal
$126.90 / 2 = $63.45
I'm cool with that.

A trailer would be good so we can carry a lot of gear, tools, fuel, ice chests etc. what do you think?
It is a four door. It would be nice to have one extra slot for a bike in case someone breaks down. If we get a third bike to drag then yes trailer for sure, but if only the two of us we can decide as the date gets closer. I can get a dirt load of gear in the truck cab. I also have one of these monster ice chests.

OK so here is the can o worms: this is a green sticker trail right? Anyone care if I invite some green stickered vehicle owners (brother in laws, nephews, other dirt biking buddies). I could self drop my truck at the end of the trail for the greenies to drive back to camp if they don't want to ride back the full 68 miles.

I posted this on the CVR site as well to see if anyone on that side is interested. Info here:

http://www.centralvalleyriders.com/f...ead.php?t=4716

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Old 05-08-2009, 10:15 PM   #3801
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sweet

So, I guess the devil in the details and i'd sure like to beat the little bastard down. A lot of planning has already taken place. The truck and trailer will factor in a major way. Some things to discuus at the next meeting:

Route
Departure time (to tahoe and back)
accomidations ( i think steve has a handle on that )
food (steve as well)
Stove (Rob?)
Tools
Trailer
Fuel Cans (I have 9 gal)
Parts etc
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:39 PM   #3802
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So, I guess the devil in the details and i'd sure like to beat the little bastard down. A lot of planning has already taken place. The truck and trailer will factor in a major way. Some things to discuus at the next meeting:

Route
Departure time (to tahoe and back)
accomidations ( i think steve has a handle on that )
food (steve as well)
Stove (Rob?)
Tools
Trailer
Fuel Cans (I have 9 gal)
Parts etc
Departure Time:
  • If just you and me - when ever.
  • If family others go it depends when they can get there. I will check with my family this week.
I will take the day off from work. If the guys are riding to get there they will not likely get there till late that day. No rush if we are not riding there before they get there. If my nephews/brother in laws are going I may want to leave after 1300 ish to give them time to get here and get thier shtuff loaded. I do have a trailer that is double decker (hauls like 6-8 bikes) that I may be able to borrow. I don't think we will need this much room, but its there if we want it. I will need to ask in advance.

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Old 05-08-2009, 10:52 PM   #3803
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:57 PM   #3804
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Im in too! yeah!
I'm in three!
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:03 PM   #3805
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Better!

2009 WR250R


2009 WR250R

2008 XT250

Engine2009 WR250R
2008 XT250
Bore x Stroke77.0 x 53.6mm74.0 x 58.0mm
CarburetionFuel injection33mm Vac
Compression Ratio11.8:19.5:1
Final DriveChainChain
IgnitionDirect ignition coilCDI
TransmissionConstant-mesh 6-speed; multiplate wet clutch5-speed w/manual clutch
Type250cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke;4 valves249cc air-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke single
Chassis2009 WR250R
2008 XT250
Brakes/FrontHydraulic single-disc brake, 250mm245mm disc
Brakes/RearHydraulic single-disc brake, 230mm203mm disc
Suspension/FrontInverted fork; fully adjustable, 10.6-in travel35mm telescopic fork; 8.9-in travel
Suspension/RearSingle shock; fully adjustable, 10.6-in travelSwingarm w/rebound-adjustable single shock; 7.1-in travel
Tires/Front80/100-212.75-21
Tires/Rear120/80-18120/80-18
Dimensions2009 WR250R
2008 XT250
Dry WeightSpec Not Available271 lb
Fuel Capacity2.0 gal2.6 gal (CA 2.4 gal)
Fuel Economy**71 mpg73 mpg
Ground Clearance11.8 in11.2 in
Height48.4 in45.7 in
Length85.6 in84.6 in
Seat Height36.6 in31.9 in
Wet Weight295 lb (CA 297 lb)Spec Not Available
Wheelbase55.9 in53.5 in
Width31.9 in31.7 in
Other2009 WR250R
2008 XT250
Warranty1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
MSRP*$6,090 (Team Yamaha Blue/White) Available from September 2008
$4,399 (White/Black) Available from September 2007


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Old 05-08-2009, 11:47 PM   #3806
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I'm in three!
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lsellersshapin' up~!


YES!!!!!!!

Who else? Come on fellas!

Sounds good to me Montibanks
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Old 05-09-2009, 06:39 AM   #3807
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im dizzy

wow you leave this thing for a second and all hell breaks loose, so what the heck is going on now?

powerman are you going?
montibanks are you organizing a seperate green ride
jeff, can you check on that lodging to see if it is really that cheap and available, willing to accomodate us?

montibanks can you put one of your lists together of who is really committed to the point where they are willing to fork over dinero for a room res.

it looks like so far

shazam trailer
banks trailer
steve
rob
chip
k
powerman, 525? 950?
lane
that would make a room based on what i have found, if everyone is down for that, chip? K? powerman?

travel inn ?
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Old 05-09-2009, 07:52 AM   #3808
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Steve,

I plan to go. The Travel in sounds good, let me know when you need the money I'll probably drive my 525 up there. If we start a second room list I'll ask Dwight if he wants to go.
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Old 05-09-2009, 08:36 AM   #3809
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Matterhorn motel

I talked to the owner. They are struggling since moel 6 moved next door. She'll give us a room with a couch, 3 queen size beds and a full kitchen for $169 per night & up to 10 in this room. Review says it is very, very clean and the reviews all say the owners are very cool people. Free wi-fi. I told her that we are a motorcycle group riding the Rubicon and she immediately started throwing out the discounts. we would need to book very soon ofcourse for a room like this. I read a review that said the was NO A/C in the rooms.

I am in for sure. just tell me who to pay.
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Old 05-09-2009, 08:37 AM   #3810
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Wicked xr400 cold start procedure

Michael-
If you take the XR, you'll need to remember the cold start procedure:
1. Gas on, choke on (up is off), hold decompression lever , leave kill switch off and kick thru 5 times.
2. Gas on, choke fully on, push kill switch all the way forward, find TDC, roll just past it, no throttle, kick repeatedly (start kick at just past TDC each time). Should start about 3rd kick if hasn't been sitting too long. Use very little throttle to keep running.
3.After about 30 seconds, push choke lever halfway down, another 30 seconds or longer push it all the way down.
4. When bike is warm, just roll past TDC, usually starts 1st kick, can even gas the hell out of it.

Top speed on the bike (stock gearing), is about 75mph.
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