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Old 08-20-2012, 06:14 AM   #13036
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First, yes I made it back. 1160 miles, in 2 days, on a bike, is something. Russ, did you buy the one that was posted on CL? I sent that to Cathy and told her she should buy it. That baby looked sweet.

I will tell you there are some roads in Nevada that are unbelievably desolate. I went 200 miles without seeing a single person.

PS: Bike people are salt of the earth. The guy I bought the 990 from, put me up Friday night and we talked bikes until 2am. Not so good if you are on the road at 8am the next day. I never got to Las Vegas until 10pm that night. Rain, wind almost running out of gas...it was a REAL adventure.
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:34 AM   #13037
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Congrats on the new ride HTM!

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Old 08-20-2012, 11:58 AM   #13038
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Not to many pictures. I had to hustle. This was taken somewhere between Elko and Ely Nevada.

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PS: right after I took this picture, the water bottle hanging out the Wolfman bag fell out. I turned around and picked it up but when I went to turn the turning radius was such that I had to go in the little ditch on the side of the road. I didn't carry enough momentum and had to stop on the burm. When I tried to get going again the bike leaned to the left and I had not place to put my foot so I had to let the bike fall. If it wasn't for the crash bars and the panniers, I would have NEVER gotten it up. LESSON ONE....DON'T EVER STOP WITH A BIKE THIS BIG.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:17 PM   #13039
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First, yes I made it back. 1160 miles, in 2 days, on a bike, is something. Russ, did you buy the one that was posted on CL? I sent that to Cathy and told her she should buy it. That baby looked sweet.
Sounds like a great ADVenture. Fly and Ride is the best way to buy a bike. That's how I got my BMW GSPD.

Yes, I got the one listed on CL out in Vail. Cathy should get the one in Silver City, NM. We may be going to Silver City this weekend so I could bring it back to her

I'm going to need help in learning the How/What/When to do stuff to my bike not to mention learning to ride the thing.

I think we need a Red Garter night this week. Any takers?


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Old 08-20-2012, 03:30 PM   #13040
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I think we need a Red Garter night this week. Any takers?


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HTM still owes me a beer (2 years and counting) so I may show up to collect.
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:25 PM   #13041
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Don't you still have a DR 350 Owners Manual of mine?...oh ya, I sold that bike 2 years ago :-)
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:27 PM   #13042
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I think we need a Red Garter night this week. Any takers?
I'd mostly likely be game. Haven't met any other local ADVers since picking up the GSA. I'd like to meet this hoosier and to check out his orange punch :p .

I'd love to swap ride ideas as well. I really feel like I conquered most of the basic rides surrounding Tucson in the 2 weeks of holiday after getting the GSA. Just did a ridiculously gnarly trail from Las Cinegas to highway 82 over the weekend on the big bike. It was insane. I have the GPX that I'm more than willing to share - and to suggest you need something in the <=400cc category to conquer!

Anyways, I'd most likely be down.
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:36 PM   #13043
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Don't you still have a DR 350 Owners Manual of mine?...oh ya, I sold that bike 2 years ago :-)
Dog ate the manual.

No - just kidding - I have it right here in my hand - if you don't want it, I will donate it to anyone who wants it.
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:47 AM   #13044
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Congrats on the 2 stroke Russ. I am blue premix with envy.
Bummer for me I won't be here Thurs. After 3 wonderfully work free weeks off I finally have to go back Wed.
Rinnnng, rinnnng, rinnnngg. Man that smells good.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:00 PM   #13045
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Congrats on the 2 stroke Russ. I am blue premix with envy.
Bummer for me I won't be here Thurs. After 3 wonderfully work free weeks off I finally have to go back Wed.
Rinnnng, rinnnng, rinnnngg. Man that smells good.
Thanks Cathy!!

Bummer about that work (sucks) thing I haven't been able to do any bike nights for the last month so I may have to go this week and see if anybody shows up. Would love to check out HTM's new ride.

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Old 08-21-2012, 01:55 PM   #13046
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Not to many pictures. I had to hustle. This was taken somewhere between Elko and Ely Nevada.

Untitled

PS: right after I took this picture, the water bottle hanging out the Wolfman bag fell out. I turned around and picked it up but when I went to turn the turning radius was such that I had to go in the little ditch on the side of the road. I didn't carry enough momentum and had to stop on the burm. When I tried to get going again the bike leaned to the left and I had not place to put my foot so I had to let the bike fall. If it wasn't for the crash bars and the panniers, I would have NEVER gotten it up. LESSON ONE....DON'T EVER STOP WITH A BIKE THIS BIG.
Wow! She's a beauty. Enjoy!
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:00 PM   #13047
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Thanks Cathy!!

Bummer about that work (sucks) thing I haven't been able to do any bike nights for the last month so I may have to go this week and see if anybody shows up. Would love to check out HTM's new ride.

Russ
Alright, as long as it is not raining I will show up at the RG Thursday. When are you ready to ride Russ? I am known for taking Noobs out and getting their collar bones broken.
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:06 PM   #13048
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Hey Allyn,

He's got a nice light, 2T. The only place to take him for training is Rug Road.






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Old 08-21-2012, 10:50 PM   #13049
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Alright, as long as it is not raining I will show up at the RG Thursday. When are you ready to ride Russ? I am known for taking Noobs out and getting their collar bones broken.
I can't ride on Sunday so maybe Saturday morning. I don't think I'll last too long since I'm completely out of shape. I'm going to the DMV on Friday to get the title changed to my name and get an OHV plate and sticker. Then I have to track down my dirt helmet that I loaned to my nephew. I guess I should throw together a few tools and such. What are the common sizes needed for KTM's?

Considering that the last time I rode a motorcycle I broke my shoulder, elbow, scapula, wrist, and 7 ribs, I vote for a "no broke bones" ride

I can't believe how nervous I'm getting about this first ride on a dirt bike!!

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Old 08-22-2012, 05:39 AM   #13050
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You need a 27mm for the axles. 8mm, 10mm and 13mm are the only others you need and some allen wrenches.
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