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Old 09-15-2013, 09:13 PM   #76
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Old 09-16-2013, 02:52 AM   #77
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:36 AM   #78
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Stupid question here from a noob who has never participated in this event... Trail bikes and 2-strokes prohibited. I get the 2-stroke thing but what would fall under the trail-bike category? Please be gentle....
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:44 PM   #79
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Stupid question here from a noob who has never participated in this event... Trail bikes and 2-strokes prohibited. I get the 2-stroke thing but what would fall under the trail-bike category? Please be gentle....
Your F800 or your 500EXC will be fine for the event
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:04 AM   #80
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I've gotta ask, I am now REALLY confused about this event.

I read that it is for "big" bikes and I look on the website and I see GS1200s blasting through wide open spaces.

I get all excited and start ordering knobbies for my Tenere.

Then my buddy (who is also planning on riding with his 1200GS) goes with another buddy to buy a KTM 950S from an ADV inmate in South Jersey and they get some conflicting info.

They inmate basically told him we were nuts. There is no way he would want a big bike on the ride. He says there are spots handlebars won't even fit. He further tells them he rides it every year on his DRZ400.

What's the REALY deal? Is this an ADV bike ride or another enduro that everyone just takes the wrong bike to?

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Old 09-20-2013, 05:54 AM   #81
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i had no dirt or offroad experince when i rode this event in 2009 on a KLR 650, now to put the KLR in prespective, I am 5 8' and 165 lbs.....and i got thru 2 days with a 400+ lb bike
it was hard, but not impossible, there are guys on 1200, 990, 950, Vstrom, Tigers...
I rode the event 3 times since, once on husky 610 and KTM 690...but there are no section where handle bar has ever been a problem....
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:55 AM   #82
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I've gotta ask, I am now REALLY confused about this event.

I read that it is for "big" bikes and I look on the website and I see GS1200s blasting through wide open spaces.

I get all excited and start ordering knobbies for my Tenere.

Then my buddy (who is also planning on riding with his 1200GS) goes with another buddy to buy a KTM 950S from an ADV inmate in South Jersey and they get some conflicting info.

They inmate basically told him we were nuts. There is no way he would want a big bike on the ride. He says there are spots handlebars won't even fit. He further tells them he rides it every year on his DRZ400.

What's the REALY deal? Is this an ADV bike ride or another enduro that everyone just takes the wrong bike to?

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I rode this on a "small" bike (compared to everyone else)... a TE610, and I felt like I was cheating. There are many GS's on this ride, and I imagine it's one of the big-bike-friendliest [mostly] off-road rides you will find. If you have never ridden in sand on a GS, you will have trouble. A guy riding with us was a sand virgin, and we got a serious workout helping him pick up the pig every 15 minutes, haha. I don't remember any stick-farms, but I didn't do many alt-routes that day. You can always skip those, anyway.
I feel like your friend is talking about a different ride.
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:09 AM   #83
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I'm riding this on my KLR with sidecar. Jack indicated that any single track will have big/wide bike alternate go-arounds. Maybe I'll throw my chain saw in just in case.

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Old 09-20-2013, 02:49 PM   #84
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The women ride it on little drzs. The men take real bikes.
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:26 PM   #85
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The women ride it on little drzs. The men take real bikes.
And sidecars!
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:31 PM   #86
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:36 PM   #87
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I've gotta ask, I am now REALLY confused about this event.

I read that it is for "big" bikes and I look on the website and I see GS1200s blasting through wide open spaces.

I get all excited and start ordering knobbies for my Tenere.

Then my buddy (who is also planning on riding with his 1200GS) goes with another buddy to buy a KTM 950S from an ADV inmate in South Jersey and they get some conflicting info.

They inmate basically told him we were nuts. There is no way he would want a big bike on the ride. He says there are spots handlebars won't even fit. He further tells them he rides it every year on his DRZ400.

What's the REALY deal? Is this an ADV bike ride or another enduro that everyone just takes the wrong bike to?

ac
Hey: I think your friend must have the pb300 confused with another event. Or he took a wrong turn and ended up on single track.

The pb300 is layed out for big bikes and an experienced rider can finish it on GS class machine. A novice rider on GS will have issues however.

I personally ride a 650 and have a blast riding the course.

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Old 09-21-2013, 03:27 AM   #88
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I have a F800GS and while I have some off road experience... I have little sand experience. I tried to explore the pine barrens the other day on a set of Heidenau K60 dual sport tires and they were unrideable in the sands of the pine barrens.

Can anyone tell me what the best DOT knobby would work the best on a big bike for this event?


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Old 09-21-2013, 05:01 AM   #89
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I have a F800GS and while I have some off road experience... I have little sand experience. I tried to explore the pine barrens the other day on a set of Heidenau K60 dual sport tires and they were unrideable in the sands of the pine barrens.

Can anyone tell me what the best DOT knobby would work the best on a big bike for this event?


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I did this ride 4 times on my old Triumph 955i Tiger. Each time I used the Continental TKC-80 or it's cheaper version: Kenda Big Block.

Just be sure to drop the tire pressure down to ~20 PSI once you get off the pavement and you'll have a blast!

This is the best big bike ride of the year. Jack puts together a great even every time!
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Old 09-22-2013, 12:35 PM   #90
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I have a F800GS and while I have some off road experience... I have little sand experience. I tried to explore the pine barrens the other day on a set of Heidenau K60 dual sport tires and they were unrideable in the sands of the pine barrens.

Can anyone tell me what the best DOT knobby would work the best on a big bike for this event?

i rode a tight section 2 weeks ago on a 1200... with k60s. no problems with trails or sand.

if you cant do loose sand, a new tire is no going to change things for you. you probably just need a little practice. there arent any sections you cant get thru.
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