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Old 03-23-2013, 07:01 AM   #16
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If we DID have a Million Mile Highway, I know a bunch of local FFs would be on it, calling home on their mobiles, "Sorry, honey... still riding."
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:18 AM   #17
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Lee: you said you are riding across the country?
Where are you right now?

ALL of eastern colorado got dumped on last night/right now. If you are west of Colorado and heading east.. you are going to wanna turn south.

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Old 03-23-2013, 07:21 AM   #18
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If we DID have a Million Mile Highway, I know a bunch of local FFs would be on it, calling home on their mobiles, "Sorry, honey... still riding."
I'm going to need bigger fuel tanks.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:36 AM   #19
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I'm going to need bigger fuel tanks.
I think the KLR would make it. I'll tow another, just in case.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:39 AM   #20
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How much fuel do you have on your Kawi?

I carry 13 gallons on my 950. My problem is that if I twist the fun handle too much I get something like 22mpg
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:47 AM   #21
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How much fuel do you have on your Kawi?

I carry 13 gallons on my 950. My problem is that if I twist the fun handle too much I get something like 22mpg
I can get almost 6 in the tank, plus i can carry 4 gallons in starbucks coffee bladders down low in the panniers and if I had to
I could probably strap a couple more to my back and 5 gallons in the milk basket and I get 55mpg reasonably loaded
minus the gas, so I reckon if I'm not towing I could get halfway to Pokeppsie. What's this " twist the fun handle too much you speak of?" YMMVKYSHO

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Old 03-23-2013, 07:50 AM   #22
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Maybe OP meant Million Dollar Hwy - 550 between Ouray and Durango?
It's dry and cold down this way today....
I think the mountains got a little bit of precip during the week. Probably snow.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:50 AM   #23
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Nice! If you loaded all of that on board I wonder what would weigh more.. the fuel or the bike?
You'd probably want to avoid open flames

My 13 gallons is just in my main tanks without adding aux fuel.. and that adds something like 80 lbs to the bike.

How would you feel about being our official super-tanker for this years Dinosaur Run?
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:53 AM   #24
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My 13 gallons is just in my main tanks without adding aux fuel.. and that adds something like 80 lbs to the bike.
I can tell it's springtime in the Rockies... time for fuel-capacity envy
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:56 AM   #25
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Can you tell I'm sitting here waiting for a client's server to finish an all night task so I can get some upgrades done?
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:56 AM   #26
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Nice! If you loaded all of that on board I wonder what would weigh more.. the fuel or the bike?
You'd probably want to avoid open flames

My 13 gallons is just in my main tanks without adding aux fuel.. and that adds something like 80 lbs to the bike.

How would you feel about being our official super-tanker for this years Dinosaur Run?

If it's not real cold, the sun is shining in the mornings when i need my 20 cups of COFFEE and we leave on a Tuesday and the wind isn't blowing in Wyoming, then Maybe. In more Seriouslessness, When is it? KYSHO.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:57 AM   #27
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PROBABLY May 27th - I'll be starting the thread here shortly.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:07 AM   #28
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It should be almost WARM by then, So I would say a big HELL YA!!!!!!!!. But, I hate wind in WoWomming, so see if you can do something about that. OOPS sorry for the Hi-Jack. But it's snowing like a NOFO here
in Colo Springs, I would not reccommend Million Mile trail today.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:08 AM   #29
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Ride to work this morning 15 degrees and snowing and the roads are a sheet of ice. About 8 inches of snow in my yard since yesterday morning but I am down low at 7,300'.

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Blue skies in Durango right now. It's been nice the last few days and predicted in the 60s by Friday. Most of the snow is all but gone. We haven't had snow on the ground for maybe 2-3 weeks? I don't know about Silverton though. It's really windy though. 40+ mph winds that'll knock you right over.
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