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Old 03-30-2011, 09:17 PM   #16
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Not sure I follow your question. I plan to put approximately one days ride in the roll chart holder(not sure how far that'll be either). I have a Moose Racing type, not very big. Just plan to reload every night. unless the GPS works to well and roll charts won't be needed. Haven't gotten to the point of dividing out the roll charts into tight little prerolled bundles.

I'm guessing I have 11 strips taped together and rolled up this is about one days ride. It'll hold a little more. I figure to put one days ride into the holder and then at night load up the holder again and check out the maps for the next day.

Really depends on the number of turns per mile as to how many miles covered.

I guarantee you'll not get the complete TAT rolled up in the holder.

For the Moose chart holder for the maps I have rolled up ( just guessing what it'll hold )

TN 600 miles (2.5 rolls)
Miss 217 mile (1- 1.5 rolls)
Ak 472 mile (2 rolls)
OK 745 miles (2 rolls)
NM not many miles
Co 576 miles
Utah (don't have yet awaiting color charts)
Nevda 695 miles
Oregon 514 miles
Sorry if I havent made myself clear. I was able to get 8 A4 pages ( same size as Sams old sheets ) cut into 3 giving me 24 strips of paper taped together. This was for a 1 day ride. If 11 strips is about a day I should have no worries.
Dont know if thats any clearer !!!
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:05 AM   #17
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:40 PM   #18
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Change of plans, unfortunately the G/S is out and the DRZ is in. I know people in Old's Cool will give me crap, but after some discussion I've decided to use the DRZ. Since both are setup for the TAT, I decided the DRZ will be.......(bite tongue) more fun as it has a better suspension, lighter, quicker throttle response, easier to get out of trouble. My main reason(s) for wanting to use the G/S, well 1st it's a G/S and 2nd easier on me for on the return trip on the super slab. Well I'm not doing this trip to enjoy the ride back home, I'm doing it for the ride out.

Here's the weapon of choice-..sorry G/S!!!



Current modifications-
1) Case Guards (Thumper Talk)
2) shortened brake and clutch levers, rounded ends
3) smoothed sharp ends on rear brake and shifter
4) Wolfman soft bag mounts, modified with rear brace additional bolt on brace to main frame (not in picture) Motostrano mention ADV in coupon code for discount
5) RG3 Re-valved front forks and rear shock (previous owner) worked great
6) Lock tight fixes to stator and starter
7) 4 gal IMS tank (Just Gas Tanks)
8) small tool tube on sub frame (Agri Supply, $5.00)
9) Corbin Seat (terrible seat) Since installed Seat Concepts
10) Billet AL rear rack (Wheeling Cycle)
11) Highway Dirtbikes Hand Gaurds and mirrors
12) 2" Bar risers
13) Zumo 550 wired and mounted
14) OFF Switch for low beam
15) 434 Big Bore Kit
16) Radiator Guards


The to do list for the DRZ-
1) fabricate small windshield from Harbor Freight face shield (done)
2) lock tite on 15t counter shaft sprocket
3) Steel JT 44 chainring (done)
4) replace swing arm and shock pivot bearings (done)
5) Install stiffer rear spring (done)
6) SS front brake line (done)
7) Replace Rt radiator (done)

8) Check jetting issues for stock BRS carb (done)
9) Install fuse block (Easter Beaver) (done)
10) Install heated grips Oxford
Hot Grips (475-876) (done)
11) fabricate mount on top of triple clamp for roll chart and spot (done)
12) Wire for heated jacket liner (done not used not enugh watts )
13) Install manual timing chain tensioner (Thumper Talk) (done)
14) Heavy duty tubes (Rear 4mil HD, Front 3 mil)
15) muffler heat shield (done)
16) Modified 30mm socket for counter shaft sprocket (done)
17) Volt meter idiot light (done)
18) adjust valves (done)
19) Steel rear axle spacers as new stock AL ones had groves at end of ride.
20) Kick start (done)

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Old 04-07-2011, 08:52 PM   #19
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Were it me, I would zip-tie in a spare throttle and clutch cable.
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:30 AM   #20
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Gotta spare clutch cable, and need to buy the throttle cable.
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:16 AM   #21
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Were it me, I would zip-tie in a spare throttle and clutch cable.
I'd carry them instead, but if you zip tie, cover the ends with plastic so no shit gets in there.
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:17 AM   #22
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Checking out the rear swing arm bearings. It took a while and a BFH to remove the swing arm pivot pin. One shock link bearing was frozen, swing arm bearings rusty, pivot link two of three rusty. Going ahead a replacing the swing arm bearings and shock bearings. Just have to wait on the parts.




Swapped out the race Tech 5.4 kg spring for a spare RG3 5.7 kg spring. Did this since the camping gear and stuff is too much for the 5.4 kg spring. Easy to swap the spring.

Here's the Race Tech 5.4



less than 1 minute later, the 5.7 RG3 spring.



Bare with me with this prep work, still planning on leaving early to mid June.
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:22 AM   #23
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I'd carry them instead, but if you zip tie, cover the ends with plastic so no shit gets in there.

I'm not going to zip tie them in place. Not that big of a deal to pull the tank and route them. They'll be buried in the saddle bags.

just got a Wolfman Rollie tank bag, really nice little bag. Their saddle bags are well made too.
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:29 AM   #24
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I'm not going to zip tie them in place. Not that big of a deal to pull the tank and route them. They'll be buried in the saddle bags.

just got a Wolfman Rollie tank bag, really nice little bag. Their saddle bags are well made too.
The zip tie idea is good in theory, but unless i'm hare scrammblin', I don't need to be fast on the swap. Bummed you aren't taken the G/S, but I understand where you're coming from.
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Old 04-08-2011, 02:25 PM   #25
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It took a lot to get me NOT TO ride the G/S!!! I was really wanting to, but after thinking about it for quite a while the DRZ will be the better choice. It is more dirt oriented than the G/S, the frame will take more of a pounding instead of me. It should make up for my lack of ability, the G/S would only amplify that.....you've seen 1st hand my ability.....


If I bust up a bike the DRZ is cheaper to fix and no big deal. The G/S parts, even used are higher.

You're still going to follow my thread though......aren't ya???
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:40 PM   #26
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I was seriously tempted to try the TAT on a V-Strom until I read Questor's RR and saw how nasty the deep sand gets UTAH during a rainstorm... might spend two weeks waiting to cross a wash... Lighter is more fun, faster and easier! subscribed! (turn around time was my reason too... but now I have options! OrangeKool-Aid Rocks!)
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Old 04-09-2011, 05:35 AM   #27
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You came to the exact same descision that I did when I started planning for the TAT. Enjoy the dirt heading West....that's the focus of the trip.

Enjoyed the writeup so far.....Looking forward to the reading the rest.

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My main reason(s) for wanting to use the G/S, well 1st it's a G/S and 2nd easier on me for on the retrun trip on the super slab. Well I'm not doing this trip to enjoy the ride back home, I'm doing it for the ride out.

Here's the weapon of choice-..sorry G/S!!!




The to do list for the DRZ-
1) small windsheild
2) lock tite on counter shaft sprocket
3) Steel 44 chainring
4) inspect and grease swing arm and shock pivot
5) Install stiffer rear spring
6) Wire for Spot
7) SS front brake line
8) Replace Rt radiator ( very small leak)


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Old 04-09-2011, 05:43 AM   #28
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MY physical condition is off, haven't been doing typical bike ridding in the last two years, some but not like I used to. Knee surgery 2 years ago got me out of sorts. So, the bicycle has been getting more use once again, not that I was off the thing completely (I'd have to be crippled for that), it's just my aerobic capacity is way down. Stamina and strength down also. Six weeks to two months on the bike will get me back to where I need to be. Not at my former level by any means!!! I need the conditioning especially for hotter temperatures.
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Old 04-09-2011, 05:54 AM   #29
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Very wise decision on the change of bike. Heck, I had problems with a DR350SE on some of the TAT in the rain. Much less being on my KLR or R11GS which would of turned me around as I was solo.
Course, I wonder how much the trail has changed since '97 or 8.
Take your time, expect the unexpected, don't drive faster than you can see to stop. I almost got ate by a truck over a hill that had a stop sign on the down side. Maybe 20 feet from seeing the stop sign till passed it.
Have fun.
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Old 04-09-2011, 06:38 AM   #30
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