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Old 11-28-2013, 09:06 AM   #4171
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Yeah I'm short on time. I've only got a week to prep my bike and no heat in my garage. I'd love to do it all myself as it would be a cool learning experience but this time I gotta pay someone. no answer at ride concepts. Anyone have trouble getting ahold of that guy before?
He was away on holidays a week or so ago. I left a message and he called me back fairly quick. I was out there on Friday.
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Old 11-28-2013, 11:49 AM   #4172
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Yeah I'm short on time. I've only got a week to prep my bike and no heat in my garage. I'd love to do it all myself as it would be a cool learning experience but this time I gotta pay someone. no answer at ride concepts. Anyone have trouble getting ahold of that guy before?

Sounds like a bike trip to warm places!

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Old 11-28-2013, 04:32 PM   #4173
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Does anyone have experience running the Continental Ultra Heavy Duty tubes?

http://www.adventure-spec.com/defaul...be-18inch.html

I bought a set for the front and rear and I'm turning my 690 into an Adventure bike (Rally Raid Evo 2 kit and all the additional goodies...), and low and behold it says on the box NOT suitable for highway use... which a bit concerning considering I'm going to be loading it up with gear and hitting the trails.

I've read that you can get around the highway issue by using a ton of lube to help with the heat. Any thoughts? Any other recommendations?
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Old 11-28-2013, 04:33 PM   #4174
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Dave at Ride Concepts is working on my shock now, I'll let you know what I think when I get a chance to use it. So far the experience has been good.

Let us all know Lycan. I'm taking my bike in as soon as the next season is upon us. :)
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Old 11-28-2013, 04:56 PM   #4175
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Does anyone have experience running the Continental Ultra Heavy Duty tubes?

http://www.adventure-spec.com/defaul...be-18inch.html

I bought a set for the front and rear and I'm turning my 690 into an Adventure bike (Rally Raid Evo 2 kit and all the additional goodies...), and low and behold it says on the box NOT suitable for highway use... which a bit concerning considering I'm going to be loading it up with gear and hitting the trails.

I've read that you can get around the highway issue by using a ton of lube to help with the heat. Any thoughts? Any other recommendations?
I have been running ultra heavy tubes for 3 seasons, and over 60,000 kms in my 990 with no issues. I had one puncture on grey creek pass, and other than the obvious damage from the nail the tube looked fine. I always did a normal install, no talcum powder, no extra lube, just normal.

By the way, Dave at Ride Concepts has my shock done, so I at least get to put it back on the bike this weekend!
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Old 11-28-2013, 07:06 PM   #4176
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Sounds like a bike trip to warm places!

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Yeah me and KaptainKaos are trailering to Baja over xmas. Starting in San Filepe and then who knows..... Gotta get the WR prepped and I'm working up in northern Saskatchewan. only got a week off before I leave for down south though. rear end is short on compression damping so it likely needs to be rebuilt. might as well get the springs sorted out too.
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Old 11-28-2013, 07:48 PM   #4177
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Just south of San Felipe on the west side of road is a beach with a bunch of cabañas. It's just before the Cactus park. Decent staging area for riding. Not much for amenities though. Grab some bottles and food from town, pass out drunk in the sand at night. It's almost perfect.

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Old 11-29-2013, 02:19 AM   #4178
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Yeah me and KaptainKaos are trailering to Baja over xmas. Starting in San Filepe and then who knows..... Gotta get the WR prepped and I'm working up in northern Saskatchewan. only got a week off before I leave for down south though. rear end is short on compression damping so it likely needs to be rebuilt. might as well get the springs sorted out too.
Dude... YOU NEED TO LEAVE WORK AND GET THE BIKE READY!!! Hahaha... At least I got the rest of everything sorted on my days off. Don't forget your shots too. (Or bring diapers cause I ain't slowing down once we get there, ;) )
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Old 11-29-2013, 02:22 AM   #4179
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P.S. - If you want Lee's # or email to ask about him doing your legs lemme know, I'll fire it over to you. I know you haven't ridden my 450 much, but man is it nice... CGRT/Rider's Edge did a great job!
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Old 11-29-2013, 03:27 AM   #4180
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Baja!

I just returned from a week down there with Tim Morton's operation. This was my first time there... what an amazing place for riding! The beach riding south of San Felipe and the single track up near Tecate were the highlights for me.

Hope to get back again soon for a much longer explore of the pennisula - only scratched the surface on this trip.

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Old 11-29-2013, 04:54 AM   #4181
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I just returned from a week down there with Tim Morton's operation. This was my first time there... what an amazing place for riding! The beach riding south of San Felipe and the single track up near Tecate were the highlights for me.

Hope to get back again soon for a much longer explore of the pennisula - only scratched the surface on this trip.

Sick... I'm SO effing stoked for this trip!!! Beaches and riding is what I'm after for sure. What's the weather like down there now? I'm thinking we'll be hotel'ing quite a bit, but we're gonna try to either camp in my trailer or tents at least a few nights... Any super spectacular spots around San Felipe you recommend? Got any GPS tracks??? Both where2next and are complete track junkies and this is gonna be a mellow exploratory trip for us. The more ideas and spots to hit the better and that area is the primary riding destination. Cheers and thanks for the pic! Keeps me going out here on top of a mountain in the middle of nowhere pining the last few weeks away before departure, ;)
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Old 11-29-2013, 06:33 AM   #4182
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Last time down there on XR600s. Stayed at Petes Camp just south of San Filepe. Nice camping right on the beach with a really cool bar and staff. We only did day rides from there. Sun up to sunset. We only had a week so couldn't get too far with the travelling time and all. It would be great to do the whole thing with as much dirt as possible.
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:29 AM   #4183
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Baja is a lot of fun.

I suggest avoiding Mikes Sky Ranch. Great riding around there, but his prices are retarded. 10$/beer? WTF.

Temperature can often range from +30 to high single digit C. Pacific side is typically quite a bit cooler. It's always been warm for me on the Cortez side except when we rode in 8" deep snow at night....

Do a bit of homework now, but don't read into it too much. The fun is in the exploring and first time experiences.

If you can get further south there are some exceptional rides. The stuff up north tends to be beat a bit harder from the Americans and test runs by race teams. Stay off the large whoops. Fun to experience, but you'll hate life after a half hour.

I'm stoked for you. Baja is fun. The people are rediculously friendly and there are really no rules to riding. Enjoy the beaches, careful with the salt. Respect the Mexican people.

Hope to do Moab this spring! Maybe Colorado this summer but I think we're attempting the Idaho T1 again.



I've got a lot of K on HD tubes too but never seen a not for highway use label on them (personally I don't look). Never an issue. I don't use any lube other than some baby powder sometimes. Last tubes I bought were IRC HD and for the price I think they might be my go to tubes (~16$/tube I think?)

I find Bridgestone Ultra HD are a bit too much but I do think Bridgestone makes the best tubes. You pay for them though.
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:18 AM   #4184
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I suggest avoiding Mikes Sky Ranch. Great riding around there, but his prices are retarded. 10$/beer?
Agreed. Great riding around Mikes but prices are way out of line. $130/night for a place that would be shut down in the US and that would cost $4-8 in other Latin American countries.
I'll go back to that area, but I'll stay somewhere else. Even the ditch, if I have to.
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:56 AM   #4185
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Agreed. Great riding around Mikes but prices are way out of line. $130/night for a place that would be shut down in the US and that would cost $4-8 in other Latin American countries.
I'll go back to that area, but I'll stay somewhere else. Even the ditch, if I have to.

I agree.

It's being made "famous" for the tours that take people there. Their just getting greedy and charging way more then what you would pay anywhere else (including Canada and the US).

I just don't know how they get away with it anymore.

Alfonsonia's is significantly cheaper and much more reasonable with great food, beach front view of the bay (where you can sometimes see tiger sharks) and relaxing.

Baja is expensive compared to mainland Mexico, but Mike's Sky Ranch is a rip off.
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