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Old 08-20-2012, 04:33 AM   #61
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An overnight storm meant the rivers were up and we had to do a reroute around this crossing. It looked too deep and flowing fast.


Further on we came across another one but it looked ok if you went way out wide. Dawn had to walk across to get pics ,





There was some awesome dirt roads through the bush that afternoon

That night we stayed at a place across the road from the Botel, an old riverboat turned into a hotel.
The bar

That night a huge paddle steamer from the Mississippi river came past. What a sight !
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:26 PM   #62
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Day 3. Into Mississippi. SAMs house is about 40 miles in. It was great meeting "the man" himself. For those unfamiliar with the TAT, Sam is the founder of the Trans America Trail. A compulsory pic with him.

On the way to SAMs




We continued on from SAMs on neat dirt and gravel roads. There's a short piece of deep sand that Sam had told us about. We wallowed through that !
Lots of roads like this. Glad it wasn't wet



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Old 08-20-2012, 09:24 PM   #63
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Looks like fun! Great to see the updates coming in guys, keep it up.

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Old 08-20-2012, 11:58 PM   #64
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:40 AM   #65
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My wife would freak out if we had to cross a river. Well done!!!
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:28 AM   #66
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[QUOTE=Phreaky Phil;





SUBSCRIBED!!!!

apart from the gps and the chart holder what are the other gizmo's in this pic??

have fun!!!!
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:44 AM   #67
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:52 AM   #68
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:46 AM   #69
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Tell us about the bike set up...
Performance upgrades
Suspension
Protection
Navigation
Comfort (looks like u covered that earlier with the seat)
Luggage
How does your passenger like the accommodations?

Have a great trip!
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:39 AM   #70
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:13 AM   #71
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Love the 'Ride Right' dymo label.

I do those stickers too before a big ride, just to remind myself to NOT die.
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:33 PM   #72
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Great stuff Fil, looks like an epic adventure from here!!!
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:52 PM   #73
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Originally Posted by MMMOTORCYCLE View Post
Tell us about the bike set up...
Performance upgrades
Suspension
Protection
Navigation
Comfort (looks like u covered that earlier with the seat)
Luggage
How does your passenger like the accommodations?

Have a great trip!
My DR has a fairly big list of mods but the main ones are drz400 front end. Ohlins rear shock. Lengthened seat base and Russel Day Long foam/cover. FCR carb. GSXR titanium muffler. Safari tank. And much more. Navigation is by home made route sheet holder and ICO trip meter.Can be adjusted up and down in 0.1 mile increments. Essential for route sheet rides.Zumo 550 GPS. Ortlieb motorcycle panniers and rear bag.
Dawns happy as with the setup. we've done many 1000s of km at home with this setup.
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:57 PM   #74
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[QUOTE=Shaggie;19408192]
Quote:
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SUBSCRIBED!!!!

apart from the gps and the chart holder what are the other gizmo's in this pic??

have fun!!!!
Hey Shaggie, the red ones an ICO trip meter. Adjustable to 0.1 mile or km. the black ones a fuel air ratio gauge. I fitted it to jet the FCR carb and decide to leave it on to help rejetto the different fuel and high altitude.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:12 PM   #75
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Tonight we are in Alma, in Arkansas, with about 50 miles more riding before we get to Oklahoma. I haven't got any more photos done yet. The last couple of days have been long.yesterday Andrew and Gayles KTM got a puncture about a mile before we hit the highway to the motel The tube was wrecked so this morning we had to find another one. Today's riding was magic. Up in the Ozark mountains.Started having trouble starting the DR. It first did it a couple of days ago and today it started doing it more. Had lights etc but wouldn't turn over. We tried to bump start but couldn't and then the starter would work again. Tonight I pulled the headlight cover off and found the culprit. The clutch switch wire connection was loose. Must have got a big pulled a bit when everything was off in the crate. Phew !
Off to sleep now
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