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Old 04-09-2014, 11:43 AM   #15181
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Probably good news for any trackday riders. I don't think I'll be in Tucson long enough to see this thing complete.

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Old 04-09-2014, 12:41 PM   #15182
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Is it possible to go from Tucson to Yuma without getting on the interstate? I'll be going in about a week to visit my wife who will be working in Mexico south of Yuma. (an irony of the border fence in place)
I'll be riding a "250"cc Honda Helix as I can't find the title to my Datsun, and the Arkansas tag on it will be expiring very soon.
Leaving pavement at the West end of hwy 86 is fine, but is it possible to ride from there to Yuma off-road or to Mexico directly via Mex. Fed. Hwy 2?
Wikipedia often lists speed limits on highways, but not for Mex. Fed. Hwy 2. Is anyone familiar with that or the area between Ajo and Yuma?
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:31 PM   #15183
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I saw what appeared to be TW200 tracks on FR4436 off of Reddington road this morning. Don Benito by chance?
Not me this time, but I'm always interested in meeting a fellow TW rider if you do track them down.

Not a lot of non-TW riders can keep pace with me. Most bikes stall and fall over when they try to ride that slow!
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:32 PM   #15184
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Not me this time, but I'm always interested in meeting a fellow TW rider if you do track them down.

Not a lot of non-TW riders can keep pace with me. Most bikes stall and fall over when they try to ride that slow!
Ahh yeah, that would be me. My DR's suspension is so bad that I have to go really slow, and it's not very graceful. I keep reading about how good TW200s are for slow stuff... I have a friend that has a really nice one I've been waiting for him to sell.
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:39 PM   #15185
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Is it possible to go from Tucson to Yuma without getting on the interstate? I'll be going in about a week to visit my wife who will be working in Mexico south of Yuma. (an irony of the border fence in place)
I'll be riding a "250"cc Honda Helix as I can't find the title to my Datsun, and the Arkansas tag on it will be expiring very soon.
Leaving pavement at the West end of hwy 86 is fine, but is it possible to ride from there to Yuma off-road or to Mexico directly via Mex. Fed. Hwy 2?
Wikipedia often lists speed limits on highways, but not for Mex. Fed. Hwy 2. Is anyone familiar with that or the area between Ajo and Yuma?
It would be a LONG journey but you could cross at Lukeville/Sonoita, then take MEX-2 over to San Louis RC. I haven't ridden 2 since last winter but at that time there were a lot of construction zones where we were detoured off the pavement and onto the dirt/sand. The MX speed limits are much lower than I-10/I-8. Mex-2 has lots of truck & bus traffic. Not a fun ride.

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Old 04-09-2014, 09:11 PM   #15186
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Thanks for the tips. My wife just told me that the big gray area on google maps between Organ Pipe and Yuma is an Air Force Base; no crossing it. Lukeville and Mex. 2 it will be, trucks and buses and all. Now to get the insurance.
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:30 PM   #15187
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Dirt Bike loading ramp

Anybody want a loading ramp? It's a one piece (does not fold) aluminium ramp.
I figure $20 bucks.

I have a picture of it somewhere if I can figure out which computer or camera it's on.

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Old 04-09-2014, 10:34 PM   #15188
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BMW Open House this Saturday

I think I'm gonna take the Airhead and go by to check out the EBR bike. I haven't seen it up close yet. They usually have some cool demos and stuff going on.

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Old 04-10-2014, 06:32 AM   #15189
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Thanks for the tips. My wife just told me that the big gray area on google maps between Organ Pipe and Yuma is an Air Force Base; no crossing it. Lukeville and Mex. 2 it will be, trucks and buses and all. Now to get the insurance.

I have camped there a couple of times. You have to get permission from a BLM office in AJO. It is a pretty neat place - in winter - not so much in summer.
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:03 AM   #15190
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Anybody want a loading ramp? It's a one piece (does not fold) aluminium ramp.
I figure $20 bucks.

I have a picture of it somewhere if I can figure out which computer or camera it's on.

Russ
Hey Russ, I may be interested. My Kendon came without a loading ramp and I've been looking for a ramp I could cut down to size. Is it beefy enough for the GS if I cut it down to 4'-5'?

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Old 04-11-2014, 01:09 PM   #15191
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I have camped there a couple of times. You have to get permission from a BLM office in AJO. It is a pretty neat place - in winter - not so much in summer.
Sounds like I need to get some rotopax or something on there before summer then for other trips out there.
For now, how's the Border Road? Is permission required for that?
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Old 04-11-2014, 05:58 PM   #15192
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Hey Russ, I may be interested. My Kendon came without a loading ramp and I've been looking for a ramp I could cut down to size. Is it beefy enough for the GS if I cut it down to 4'-5'?

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Dave,

Your post beat Low Downs PM by about a half hour so I let you have first shot at it. It's pretty light weight but would probably work if it was shorter. I wouldn't use it as is for loading into a truck. The Kendon is pretty low so prolly ok. You decision though.

edit: I meant to say "I wouldn't use it to load a BMW GS into a truck"

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Old 04-13-2014, 11:23 AM   #15193
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Carb Stix or carb synch tool--anybody?

I need to borrow or buy (cheap!) a carb synchronizer for my BMW R90/6. I just installed a set of almost new carbs and would like to get them set up.

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Old 04-13-2014, 12:16 PM   #15194
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Brian, I have a CarbTune that can do up to four carbs at one time. I am at Golf Links and Harrison
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Old 04-13-2014, 01:48 PM   #15195
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Brian, I have a CarbTune that can do up to four carbs at one time. I am at Golf Links and Harrison
Thanks Bill. It's safely in the back of my KLR.
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