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Old 07-01-2014, 08:57 PM   #541
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Byways...

I started just north of Dillon. Heading clockwise. Currently in Craig CO (no hotel in Hayden). I have had no surprises to date with the route.

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Old 07-01-2014, 09:47 PM   #542
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Locals report the tractor has been removed from the bridge now. Engineers are assessing the bridge now and hopefully it will be open soon.
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Old 07-01-2014, 10:44 PM   #543
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Locals report the tractor has been removed from the bridge now. Engineers are assessing the bridge now and hopefully it will be open soon.
Maybe the engineers can remove the tractor drivers head from his ass while they're at it
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Old 07-03-2014, 09:28 AM   #544
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Now now ... we all make mistakes.

I just got off the phone with a local lady at the nearby John Jarvie Ranch Historic Site. Not necessarily a definitive source, but she said that damage is only to the wooden planks, apparently isn't too severe and is repairable. She didn't know a timeline.
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Old 07-03-2014, 02:59 PM   #545
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Byways...

I started just north of Dillon. Heading clockwise. Currently in Craig CO (no hotel in Hayden). I have had no surprises to date with the route.

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No motel in Hayden? Is the Red Stone Lodge kaput? No room? Or just not up to par?

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Old 07-04-2014, 08:36 PM   #546
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No motel in Hayden? Is the Red Stone Lodge kaput? No room? Or just not up to par?

It is kaput. Now a rent for the week/month kind of place.
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Old 07-04-2014, 09:44 PM   #547
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Thanks for letting us know, Pinevalley.
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Old 07-10-2014, 11:34 AM   #548
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Tire Question

For those of you that have done this route on mid size bikes, our group will be on XRL's, XRR's, a DR350SE and a KLR. What tires did you run and any issues getting the required 2,800 miles or so out of them?

I'm thinking D606 rear and MT21 front on my XRR but I'm curious what others have used that have actually done this route.

Tony I hope you don't mind me using your thread for this, if so let me know and I'll gladly delete it.

Thanks folks....Scott
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Old 07-10-2014, 11:45 AM   #549
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Scott, everyone is welcome to use this thread for this sort of discussion. Thank you for your courtesy in asking.

For what it's worth ... on my KLR I run a Duro Median ($77 from American Motorcycle Tire; fast shipping) on the rear, Kenda Big Block front.

In my experience, the Duro is well-suited to this kind of mixed-surface ride ... long-lasting, reasonably knobby, and performs well on both paved and dirt surfaces. (I used it on the COBDR two years ago as well.) I've stopped shopping and use it exclusively on the rear.

The Kenda has been fine.

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Thanks Tony, I'll check those out too. Without having done the route it's tough to know exactly how much tire we'll need. I'm assuming durability over ultimate traction as this isn't really a technical route?
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An aggressive off-road knobby like the D606 (a 90% dirt-10% street tire, according to Motorcycle Superstore's description) is unnecessary, and wouldn't last the trip.

There are stretches of highway, local-paved and hard-pack roads where the D606 may not be well-suited.

I used the Michelin T63 (a 50-50 tire, according to MC Superstore) on the rear for a couple of seasons. I found it quite good on the highway ... a surprise, given its big, widely spaced knobs. I thought it squirrely off-pavement at times, however; but boy, was it durable.

After reading in a couple of places that the T63 was a b@#&h to fix trailside, I switched to the Duro -- described as a 60% street-40% dirt tire -- and have settled on it. I've used it in rough terrain without problems.

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An aggressive off-road knobby like the D606 (a 90% hwy-10% dirt tire, according to Motorcycle Superstore's description) is unnecessary, and wouldn't last the trip.

There are stretches of highway, local-paved and hard-pack roads where the D606 may not be well-suited.

I used the Michelin T63 (a 50-50 tire, according to MC Superstore) on the rear for a couple of seasons. I found it quite good on the highway ... a surprise, given its knobs. I thought it squirrely off-pavement at times, however; but boy, was it durable.

After reading in a couple of places that the T63 was a b@#&h to fix trailside, I switched to the Duro -- described as a 60-40 tire -- and have settled on it. I've used it in rough terrain without problems.
Great information, nothing like hearing from the people "doing" it as opposed to the people "thinking" about it

Thanks again...Scott
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Old 07-10-2014, 01:04 PM   #553
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Oops ... I reversed the numbers on the D606. Should be 90% dirt, 10% street.

So sorry ...
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Old 07-10-2014, 01:06 PM   #554
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Taking notes here. Well timed post's as our crew has been talking about D606's.... and you confirmed my suspicions, thanks.
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Old 07-10-2014, 01:06 PM   #555
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Oops ... I reversed the numbers on the D606. Should be 90% dirt, 10% hwy.

So sorry ...
Lol, I knew what you meant. I've got Kenda K270's (50/50 tire) on now but not enough miles to pass judgement yet. Maybe by next month I'll know more.
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