Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional Forums > West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left
User Name
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-15-2012, 10:44 AM   #61
Beastly Adventurer
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Prescott AZ
Oddometer: 4,153
Not a lot of pics or story. Left home 7:30 18 degrees

Met Crilly 8:30 in Congress rode over to Alamo Lake Road. Crilly ready for the abuse of off road on tires with 35 lbs of air.

After crossing through a gate on New Alamo Rd, we saw the chain on Crilly's bike way too loose!. The adjuster on one side the bolt was over tight & gualled in to the aluminum & we rounded off trying to loosen. We pulled the wheel back, cinched down the axel nut & went on our way. Crilly coming into Powerline Rd & Swansea intersection.

We went into Parker to the Honda, Yamaha shop to get a new chain & put on new adjuster. Well if your ever in Parker & need anything for your bike forget this place. Lame is an understatement! The owner said he really only sold dirt bikes & parts but had no 520 chain? WHAT!! Could order one & would be here next week? He had to come outside & look at the bikes. Did not seem to know what a WR250R was!! We then headed for Havasu. Found a great little shop with a chain, loaned us some tools & we cured the problems & went on our way. Highly recommend this shop.

Got to the Colorado Bell. Had dinner slept & up early & on our way.

We hit the Mojave Trail & after a few miles decided with the way Crilly's bike was handling & another 100+ miles of sand & whoops I might have to leave him out there in the desert for the Buzzards We then headed south on 95 & started across the power line rd. over to Parker Dam. It was at this point we discovered 35 lbs of air in each tire 40 lbs over loaded. & now you know the rest of the story.

AZ TOM screwed with this post 11-15-2012 at 10:58 AM
AZ TOM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 07:49 PM   #62
Studly Adventurer
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Wi/Az
Oddometer: 794
. I was surprised on how much more traction a few lbs of air can make. I thought it was just a little bit. At least after we lit the air out, I could at least keep Tom in sight.
Crilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 06:57 AM   #63
Navigate 2 Adventure
Crawdaddy's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Ramona, CA.
Oddometer: 2,275
Originally Posted by AZ TOM View Post
I asked how much air pressure he was running & he said 35 lbs I don't know how he made it that far with that much pressure without killing himself .
Originally Posted by Crilly View Post
. I was surprised on how much more traction a few lbs of air can make. I thought it was just a little bit. At least after we lit the air out, I could at least keep Tom in sight.
I run Bridgestone Ultra Heavy Duty Tubes and Pirelli MT43 trials tires on my WR250R...... ~10 PSI front and rear .....sometimes a tad less in the rear.......try it....
Chris Crawford (Crawford + 4 kids = Crawdaddy )

Crawdaddy screwed with this post 11-16-2012 at 09:04 AM
Crawdaddy is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:36 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015