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Old 10-20-2011, 07:52 AM   #241
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Hi All

I am pretty new to the forum and I am getting back into riding. I bought a DR650SE about 6 months ago and am really enjoying it. I haven’t ridden since I was a kid on my 2 stroke 125 some 30 years ago. I live in Queen Creek by the Gilbert border and have been riding mostly solo. I tend to take it easy since I am in no real hurry and just enjoy the ride.

This Saturday I am going to ride to Florence and take the Florence Kelvin highway to AZ 177. I will probably explore the road to Cochran and then head up to Superior on 177 and then back to town.

I have done this route before and it is a nice little ride and the Florence Kelvin highway is a nice dirt road a few miles out of Florence.

If anyone would like to join me I would enjoy it but please keep in mind that I tend to take it pretty easy and don’t want to slow anyone down.

Either way everyone have a great weekend.

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Old 10-20-2011, 07:33 PM   #242
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during low flow days, you can ride across the river, but you really have to know the flow level. i know a guy who still hasn't recovered his bike from the river, and it only flows to florence before it's diverted into canals.
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:44 PM   #243
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. i know a guy who still hasn't recovered his bike from the river,.
Let's go fish it out Don even though i am not much into fishing...
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:31 PM   #244
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Good luck with the mechanical problems, I hope it is nothing to costly. I have not gone very far up the road to Cochran so cant speak on a easy way to the coke ovens. When I was there last there was lots of gunfire from people target shooting and while Im sure they were shooting safely I didnt want to take a chance that I might wind up in their crossfire since I was not familiar with the area and riding solo.



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Thanks for the heads up on the flow level. I would not have thought the Gila would be flowing now but will sure to cross with caution and will keep my eyes on the lookout for any parts of a motorcycle sticking out of a sand bank.
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:37 PM   #245
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ibriding, no problem. theres a website to check flow levels from different dams, and i believe that one would be the san carlos resevoir. if you can't find the website, just walk the crossing first. sure you get water in your boots, but that's better than a swamped bike.
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Old 10-22-2011, 05:13 PM   #246
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Finally got a chance to post this video... we had this ride back in 9/10/2011.

http://youtu.be/zdDM7ybrMIQ?hd=1




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Old 10-22-2011, 10:45 PM   #247
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Trying to get rid of these tires

I know this isn't a for sale thread, but I am hoping to sell these tires locally. They are TKC80s, lightly used, on my 2006 BMW F650GS.

Here are the sizes on the tires:
Front: 110/80 B19 m/c 59 Q
Rear: 130/80 - 17 65 T

I've hardly used the bike since I put the tires on because I immediately knew I'd made a huge mistake when I started riding with them on. I am going back to stock Tourances because I can't think of anything I wasn't able to do with the Tourances on this bike, plus I mostly ride this bike on the road and easy fire roads anyway. I take the smaller dirt bike to do technical trails. I am asking $200 for the pair, at least that way I only lose money on the cost of one tire. I am light and don't ride this bike hard.

Please help me get rid of these tires. If you don't want them, maybe you know someone who does. I am in Gilbert. You can e-mail me, or message me on here. Thanks!

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Old 10-24-2011, 05:42 PM   #248
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Paul anyone is welcome to join us.

Should be a good ride with some of the usual suspects and some new faces too.

Weather should be perfect.
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:51 AM   #249
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Saturday ride

We'll meet at McDonalds on Shea Blvd in Fountain Hills @ 7:30. Kickstands up and headed to 4 Peaks @ 8am. On the other side we'll grab A-Cross Rd to Rt 288 and head to the Antlers in Young for lunch. Afterwards we'...

I think we should ride with them at least over four peaks and the A cross. Aaron the guys are all very good riders and nice guys. It would be really cool if we got some of our groups to come together and do this ride. Please let me know what you think. I am planning on going hope all of you can make it.
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I would love to make one of these rides. Will be returning from Denver late Friday from work. May meet you guys up there for breakfast.
There are some KLR riders trying to set up that ride too. KLR.NET list
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Old 11-11-2011, 03:54 PM   #250
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Can't let this fall to page 3. Some of us are heading to Superior for breakfast and then to Winklman, all pavement ride tommarrow AM Go to AARG for details.
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:12 AM   #251
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Thanks for the post. That's a great ride. Enjoyed it on my tiger when I had it.
Gotta get used to my Klr . Which still puts a smile on your face.
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Old 11-12-2011, 03:10 PM   #252
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Hi
I will be arriving in Mesa this Monday so this looks like a perfect ride to start with. Which Dunkin Donut shop will I have to find. I hope a few more riders show up as I would like to meet you. I didn't travel south last winter but the previous two years I wintered in Tucson.


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Old 11-12-2011, 05:38 PM   #253
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Sounds like a great ride. Count me in for one of the Queen Creek guys.
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:53 PM   #254
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Cochran road to coke ovens

Okay, so I was out on Cochran road on Saturday for the first time. Also the first time for my KLR650 to go off road. I got as far as crossing the dry riverbed, and then the trail seemed to get pretty knarly really quick. For those who have had the stones to ride it, (not me) how hard is the trail heading north northwest once you get past the railroad tracks and the river? I got about 100 feet and decided I'd had enough. From what I've seen in just the one quick ride, the KLR650 is a great bike, but not a great "dirt bike". Or maybe I'm just old and slow. Anybody here done that ride on a bigger bike like the KLR?

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Old 11-14-2011, 06:23 PM   #255
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I did it on a BMW gs adventure. It looks worse than it is. If you made it through the sand section, that's the hardest part. Well, that and crossing the river. I still haven't done that yet.
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