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Old 03-17-2014, 08:16 PM   #15076
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Saturday off!

Finally, I get a Sat. off!

I understand the desert daze is happining, but anyone going for
a ride outside of the event?

I have an easy 1/2 day to kill and want to ride and clear my head...
I'm open to suggestions - if nothing else, I will do the control road and
smell the pine trees on Mt Lemmon!

Happy Saint Patty Day!
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:11 PM   #15077
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Finally, I get a Sat. off!

I understand the desert daze is happining, but anyone going for
a ride outside of the event?

I have an easy 1/2 day to kill and want to ride and clear my head...
I'm open to suggestions - if nothing else, I will do the control road and
smell the pine trees on Mt Lemmon!

Happy Saint Patty Day!
Dude it's on! pm en route.

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Old 03-18-2014, 03:16 PM   #15078
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Hey guys, i don't know if you've cruised by CSA lately, but they've got a beautiful blue 99 f650gs with 8k on the clock. Asking a little over 4 for it. I kind of Love it a little, any thoughts?

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Old 03-18-2014, 04:31 PM   #15079
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I don't think they made the 650GS back in 99. I think they had a 650 model but it was called a "Funduro" and wasn't quite the same.
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Old 03-18-2014, 04:44 PM   #15080
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Hey guys, i don't know if you've cruised by CSA lately, but they've got a beautiful blue 99 f650gs with 8k on the clock. Asking a little over 4 for it. I kind of Love it a little, any thoughts?

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Is there a place on this earth where people act more like they are doing you a favor by accepting your business? At least in their parts dept. No thanks.
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:06 PM   #15081
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Is there a place on this earth where people act more like they are doing you a favor by accepting your business? At least in their parts dept. No thanks.
Amazing the diversity of service people get. They are my first choice consistently, and have taken great care of me since my first walk in at their old located beside ridenow. And i don't spend much there, just parts for old bikes.
C'est la vie

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Old 03-18-2014, 05:30 PM   #15082
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It is the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area. There are a few ways to avoid the cienega, the AZBDR is the easier way.






Access that I've always used even before the change is off of East bound I-10, with a little work you might find it. The AZBDR exits STL there.


Hat tip for photo thanks ElleDubs



I've been scoping that area and admiring those paths from the highway. What is azbdr? Do you mean take the Marsh Sta exit East bound then find the entry from in there?


Edit: Simple search for AZBDR clarified. Thanks google.

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Old 03-18-2014, 05:31 PM   #15083
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Trying to delete a duplicate entry here..

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Old 03-18-2014, 08:43 PM   #15084
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Hey guys, i don't know if you've cruised by CSA lately, but they've got a beautiful blue 99 f650gs with 8k on the clock. Asking a little over 4 for it. I kind of Love it a little, any thoughts?

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I saw it, it's nice. Check out and make sure it has the updated front forks. Also, they tack on a dealer surcharge. I like CSA, they treat me well.

There was/is a real nice one up near Phoenix, might be sold, but less money and newer.
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:51 PM   #15085
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I saw it, it's nice. Check out and make sure it has the updated front forks. Also, they tack on a dealer surcharge. I like CSA, they treat me well.

There was/is a real nice one up near Phoenix, might be sold, but less money and newer.
I'll look around a bit. I'm a little happy that this one is carbureted, and it's the last year before the major updates including EFI that I guess was quirky at first. Price seems a little high though, and I think I'd want to get a Dakar if I was going to spring for one. A little extra suspension travel goes a long way :)

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Old 03-19-2014, 10:50 AM   #15086
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I don't think they made the 650GS back in 99. I think they had a 650 model but it was called a "Funduro" and wasn't quite the same.
I see what you mean. 99 was the last year of the funduro.

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Old 03-19-2014, 10:52 AM   #15087
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Sure is quiet around here.. Everyone must be riding instead of talking about riding.

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Old 03-19-2014, 04:29 PM   #15088
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I was out riding, I just got back from Charouleau Gap. There's still some water in the car wash, but it's not too deep. It was a fun ride, this time. Last time I did it in August.
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:43 PM   #15089
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I see what you mean. 99 was the last year of the funduro.
Actually, '00 was the first model year for the new F650GS everywhere but the US. I had an '01 F650GS Dakar and it was the first year model for the US. It had the low output Funduro charging system which was upgraded in '02, once the BMW factory used up all the old parts.

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Old 03-21-2014, 04:55 PM   #15090
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I rode up to the end of the pavement on Mt. Graham yesterday. I went through Reddington, Cascabel, 3 links road, toward Ft. Grant and then 266 to 191.

There was some snow on Mt. Graham, but it didn't seem like they should have had the road closed:







It was more than 300 miles round trip. 300 miles on the DR350 is about as far as I want to go with the stock seat. It also didn't like the freeway miles I put on it on the way back. I nearly ran out of gas, I didn't realize the mileage was so bad at speed.

Anyway, when the road opens I might get a few people together to do this again and maybe check out the telescope (permit required), or go to the lake. I know a few people in Safford who might also go.

So anyways, on the way back while on 3 links road, I saw this nice road going up the hill on the other side of the San Pedro river looking west. Google Earth calls it "W Neds Jeep Trail". It looks like it hooks up with one of the roads in Happy Valley eventually. Has anyone tried that one? You get to the east side of it from Ocotillo Rd. north of Benson I guess.

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