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Old 03-29-2009, 09:50 AM   #16
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Very nice. I'm looking forward to more of your story.
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Old 03-29-2009, 11:38 AM   #17
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Coasting to a gas station in Baja -- twice!!!!!!!!!!

You are the luckiest DumbAss I have ever heard about.

Good luck on the rest of your trip.

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Old 03-29-2009, 01:17 PM   #18
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Awesome ride report--keep it coming! Your XR600 is a great bike for the trip--I would just recommend carrying some some MSR Fuel Bottles (but maybe that's just me--I don't like to run out of gas in the desert!).
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Old 03-29-2009, 03:17 PM   #19
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You're like me. Just want to explore every road. Great report!
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:00 PM   #20
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I know this is a little late

But try losening both of your handlebar clamps that hold your clutch & front brake levers. Next time you dump the bike it should just twist the clamp up without snapping off your levers when the handlebar hits the dirt.



Anyway you have a great story and I can't wait to hear the rest.
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:20 AM   #21
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KTA Havent heard from you in a while.

He must have found a sweet lady on the beach to take up his time. Looking forward to the return trip, I hope you don't have to bumpstart that XR600 in deep sand.
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:29 AM   #22
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:50 AM   #23
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Alive and well.

In Loreto again currently - continuing north via San Juanico in another hour or so.

The rest of the report will come shortly.
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:57 PM   #24
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Nice ride report. You might carry a couple liters of fuel in water bottles and after a few miles dump them in your tank for some extended range. And on the way to Alfonsinas(sp?) was that rock made of salt or just covered in bird crap? I have heard it is the latter.
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Old 03-31-2009, 03:24 PM   #25
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Haha awesome you are just going for it. I just rode baja from LA and the best thing I bought for the trip was a 6.6 gallon tank for my XR. You sir are crazy using that little tank by yourself haha.
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Old 03-31-2009, 03:28 PM   #26
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Good stuff, thanks for the ride!
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Old 03-31-2009, 03:45 PM   #27
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Old 04-01-2009, 12:36 AM   #28
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Alive and well.
Update. Alive, but not so well. Bike's busted up, I'm busted up, I'm lucky to have made it out of the mountains today. Fortunately no broken bones, I'm bandaging everything up. 10.5 hours and I essentially covered 90 miles.

Today was brutal, just brutal.Today the Baja gods won.

Details to come.
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Old 04-01-2009, 02:02 AM   #29
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Uh-oh… take it easy man. Hopefully you’re doing OK!! Those damn Baja Gods can be harsh.
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:01 AM   #30
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Update. Alive, but not so well. Bike's busted up, I'm busted up, I'm lucky to have made it out of the mountains today. Fortunately no broken bones, I'm bandaging everything up. 10.5 hours and I essentially covered 90 miles.

Today was brutal, just brutal.Today the Baja gods won.

Details to come.
DUDE! I'm glad you are alive and typing. You won the battle if you made it this far.
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