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Old 12-10-2012, 03:52 PM   #13321
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Does anybody know if you need a permit or something to follow the trail from Ajo along the border to Yuma through the Cabeza National Wildlife Preserve ? Has anybody ever rode it ?
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:45 PM   #13322
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Does anybody know if you need a permit or something to follow the trail from Ajo along the border to Yuma through the Cabeza National Wildlife Preserve ? Has anybody ever rode it ?

I camped in there about 12 years ago - and yes you needed a permit - it was/is? used as a bombing range and they they restricted access by the public if they were going to bomb (good idea!). There is a BLM ofice in AJO that we called ahead for then got a permit.

Don't know it that is still the case.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:18 PM   #13323
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El Camino Del Diablo

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I am looking for a mostly dirt route from Tucson to Yuma. If you have any tracks or a route that you know of, can you let me know?

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El camino del Diablo!!

E-mail me @ dingweeds4us@msn.com and I will send them to you!

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Old 12-10-2012, 05:20 PM   #13324
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Does anybody know if you need a permit or something to follow the trail from Ajo along the border to Yuma through the Cabeza National Wildlife Preserve ? Has anybody ever rode it ?
Yes, Fun ride....lots of sand!!!

Yes, you need a permit!

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Old 12-10-2012, 07:07 PM   #13325
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The Weekend Didn't Suck

Just returned from a quick 4 day trip down to Puerto Penasco. My first trip down to Mex was a prelim to a Baja trip in Feb.

Found a campground right on the beach



Had to check out the local cuisine



Spent time watching the beach traffic



and enjoyed the sunsets over Mar de Cortez



Going to have to make a return trip.

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Old 12-10-2012, 07:54 PM   #13326
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El camino del Diablo!!

E-mail me @ dingweeds4us@msn.com and I will send them to you!

Scott

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Just returned from a quick 4 day trip down to Puerto Penasco . . .
Two areas I've been wondering about.

Camino del Diablo sounds awesome - much better than I-8.

StmbtDave - what route did you take to Puerto Penasco? I've been thinking about taking a ride through that area.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:40 AM   #13327
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StmbtDave - what route did you take to Puerto Penasco? I've been thinking about taking a ride through that area.
We're down in Green Valley for the winter so it's a pretty direct route to Penasco. I headed out the Ajo Hwy to Why then directly south, crossing at Lukeville. Easy peasy with no vehicle bond or visa required.

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Old 12-11-2012, 06:51 AM   #13328
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Green Valley - I've ridden some nice roads between 83 and Green Valley - beautiful area.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:50 AM   #13329
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Hey Dave, any off roading other then the beach to the campground? Think a GSXR could make the trip?
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:13 PM   #13330
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Hey Dave, any off roading other then the beach to the campground? Think a GSXR could make the trip?
No problem with a road bike. The entrance to the campground where I stayed is about 1/2 block of hard packed dirt with scattered sand off the paved road. The campground itself is a very large parking lot that is all hard pack. This isn't your KOA. It is a wide open area and you pitch your tent where you want. No designated spaces, no hookups, no tables. They do have restrooms and showers by the entrance/office. There is someone on watch 24/7 and they assured me security was no problem. I took all my valuables with me when I left for the day and just zipped up the tent and fly. They are about the only place around that offers tent camping - $10/day. Great people. Let me know and I'll attempt to give directions if you're interested.

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Old 12-12-2012, 01:23 PM   #13331
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Anyone know of local mechanic that specializes in CRFs?

I got the wife a nice 250X and it needs some carb loving and I ain't takin' the carb out of that thing again.





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Old 12-12-2012, 07:08 PM   #13332
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Emerson, I have taken the carb out of a 250 X a half dozen times, happy to help you with it. Pretty easy if you know the routine.

PS: it does require taking out the shock, at least the top bolt and undoing the subframe bolts, you end up going in from the rear...which I know you don't like.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:47 PM   #13333
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Casa Grande to Yumaa route

Thanks for the Diablo route. I am thinking that a route farther north might be better. Does anyone know of a good dirt route from Casa Grande to Yuma? It would be okay to have some slab time between segments.

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Old 12-13-2012, 07:41 AM   #13334
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Thanks for the Diablo route. I am thinking that a route farther north might be better. Does anyone know of a good dirt route from Casa Grande to Yuma? It would be okay to have some slab time between segments.

Ron
Why the heck would you want to ride to Yuma ? Yuma is a marker that just means you are that much closer to San Diego..
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:57 AM   #13335
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Emerson, I have taken the carb out of a 250 X a half dozen times, happy to help you with it. Pretty easy if you know the routine.

PS: it does require taking out the shock, at least the top bolt and undoing the subframe bolts, you end up going in from the rear...which I know you don't like.


I've done it once already and the JD jet kit didn't solve my problem. Not sure I want to do it again, especially when I'm not sure what the problem is.

After a throttle blip it returns to a high idle and then sometimes settles back to normal, sometimes doesn't.



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