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Old 09-11-2012, 04:52 PM   #13141
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I'd rather crash on a dirt bike in the middle of nowhere, than on a road bike in the middle of traffic any day... I NEED the adrenaline rush from riding bikes, and can get it doing 40 mph down a sand wash, as apposed to 140 mph down a street...

So yeah get a dirt bike, you only live once, to quote Phil "Never take life too seriously. Nobody gets out of it alive anyway." Ride on...
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:00 PM   #13142
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It seems like I am still part of the Tucson group. Paul and I went riding yesterday, yes in the sand, and I had a little off. I was going over some whoops, now that's a surprise for this area, and the bike decided it wanted to go to the right. Well as you all know a body in motion stays in motion until something stops it!!!
Well the ground stopped me. Flew about 20ft and hit, and YES sand bloody hurts. Don't know if anything broken or just bruised, but gotta go to court today, so off I go, then stop by urgent care for a couple of X-rays.

How many peeps of the Tucson group are hurt now? Surely our run of injuries is over now?????


Holy crap Nigel! You didn't let Paul see you crash did you? I'll hear that for a month if he did!

Heal up fast...it's about time to start cruising the desert regularly this winter as well as a few trips out on the trials bike!
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:50 PM   #13143
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Hey Curtis, he didn't see me, all he saw was a large dust cloud. And yes, I'm sure you'll hear all about it. Now he's telling me I need to sort out my suspension. Not that I've never ridden out at southern before...
I actually got 2 smallish rocks caught between the rim and the tyre.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:51 PM   #13144
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Hey Curtis, he didn't see me, all he saw was a large dust cloud. And yes, I'm sure you'll hear all about it. Now he's telling me I need to sort out my suspension. Not that I've never ridden out at southern before...
I actually got 2 smallish rocks caught between the rim and the tyre.
It's all good...I've got enough photos of Paul wadded up at Southern to last a lifetime!
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:12 AM   #13145
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I took the gas line road along the southern side of I-10 yesterday, east of Old Sonoita Hwy. It is a fun ride with a variety of terrain. I travelled 12 miles east before finding out I was locked in near Empirita ranch and turned around to backtrack out.

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Old 09-15-2012, 07:19 AM   #13146
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I took the gas line road along the southern side of I-10 yesterday, east of Old Sonoita Hwy. It is a fun ride with a variety of terrain. I travelled 12 miles east before finding out I was locked in near Empirita ranch and turned around to backtrack out.

Here are some photos.
Been on that a number of times...if you head South from the gas line there is an old mine and you hit another gas line that is gnarly as heck. There is a reason it is called Marsh Station, there is a significant marshy area down there that is muddy and has some big sycamore trees.
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:45 AM   #13147
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I took the gas line road along the southern side of I-10 yesterday, east of Old Sonoita Hwy. It is a fun ride with a variety of terrain. I travelled 12 miles east before finding out I was locked in near Empirita ranch and turned around to backtrack out.

Here are some photos.
There's some great riding in that area. I rode north from SR82 starting out on Granite Peak Rd and went all the way thru to I-10. A little over 30 miles of widely varied terrain.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:01 PM   #13148
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:01 PM   #13149
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:04 PM   #13150
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Damn. I just pulled the trigger on the Eagle Mike kit before I came by here to check in. :facepalm:

I got sparky and pulled the side cover tonight just to check on it, and it looks like the original Doo so here I am buying more parts. Oh well, the tools are only $38 and I'll have them.

I also have a trunk box, a couple of Seahorse 720 cases and a luggage rack coming next week (I hope). Still need to do a 16t sprocket and some carb stuff. It's leaving black crap on the fender and only getting about 42mpg on the freeway. Oh, and I'm thinking since it's apart, I might just do a higher wattage stator as well.

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Old 09-15-2012, 10:10 PM   #13151
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I took the gas line road along the southern side of I-10 yesterday, east of Old Sonoita Hwy. It is a fun ride with a variety of terrain. I travelled 12 miles east before finding out I was locked in near Empirita ranch and turned around to backtrack out.

Here are some photos.
I took shelter under the Empirita Ranch underpass Thursday evening when the sky opened up on me riding back from Sierra Vista (Stupid weather man). KLR, 75mph and raindrops the size of Volkswagen's (ok, maybe a slight exaggeration) is no way to go through life son. Turned out I had company, and met some guy doing a ride from Wisconsin to San Diego, up the coast and back though the northern route. It was cool to chat with him.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:28 PM   #13152
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There's some great riding in that area. I rode north from SR82 starting out on Granite Peak Rd and went all the way thru to I-10. A little over 30 miles of widely varied terrain.
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Been on that a number of times...if you head South from the gas line there is an old mine and you hit another gas line that is gnarly as heck. There is a reason it is called Marsh Station, there is a significant marshy area down there that is muddy and has some big sycamore trees.
Thanks for the info on the Marsh Station and Empire Ranch area. I will have to spend more time out that way exploring.
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:11 AM   #13153
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Hey guys, my dad's down in Sahuarita and has an '07 Suzuki DR650SE with a locked up motor (not sure what happened, the bike is new to him and it hasn't been torn apart). He's not real internet savvy and I thought I'd check in here for him to see if anyone knows someone local who may be able to get him a replacement. He would like to get a low-mileage motor for under a grand.
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:33 AM   #13154
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I'd check eBay.
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:47 AM   #13155
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Hey guys, my dad's down in Sahuarita and has an '07 Suzuki DR650SE with a locked up motor (not sure what happened, the bike is new to him and it hasn't been torn apart). He's not real internet savvy and I thought I'd check in here for him to see if anyone knows someone local who may be able to get him a replacement. He would like to get a low-mileage motor for under a grand.
Probably a long shot to find anything local. Might try posting in the DR650 thread. And try Ebay, as already suggested.

Not very common for a DR650 to lock up, and they're easy to work on. Is a new motor really the best option?
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