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Old 07-30-2013, 05:23 AM   #181
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:18 AM   #182
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:30 AM   #183
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:25 AM   #184
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Checking out the report as I love seeing what the TAT has become from my first ride of the Arkansas / Ok version of '99. I'm really amazed at the growth of the little store at Oark since first finding it. Started the TAT with a '97 DR350SE at the Miss/Ark line. Had to stop north of Ozark due to weather and returned and finished my run at Colorado on my '00 KLR650.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:01 AM   #185
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Still following along and especially enjoying the great photos.

I am really interested to hear how your DRZ400 ran at elevation. Mine has the usual DRZ mods (airobox, jetting, exhaust) is jetted well for SoCal and the deserts (2000-3000 ft) but SoCal is ringed by mountains and there are trails like Gold Mtn. trail near Big Bear that get above 8,000ft. Not as high as the passes you rode, but even at 8,000 my DRZ runs very poorly and has a terrible bog on acceleration. You boys are not from high elevation, so you must have a similar problem when you get to CO. How did the DRZ perform? Did you anticipate the elevation and adjust the jetting for it at all?

Obviously the KLR was running poorly for a bit in CO. Did you ever conclude if that was just the jetting being too rich at altitude, or did you find another cause?
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:35 AM   #186
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Still here. Planning on taking my old DRZ on the TAT when I can make it happen. Always like to see like minded riders out there.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:50 AM   #187
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:02 AM   #188
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Better late than never, I'm in.

Thanks for the pics, and I appreciate all the time RR's take to do
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:54 AM   #189
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:01 PM   #190
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Sorry to ask, but I used to have a bunch of followers , anybody still reading? when I returned from trip I was so broke from not working for a month I was needing to work a bunch and thus slow to post, now it seems like nobody is there. Hello? Is this thing on? There's still a bunch of good stuff t report...
Been patiently following since the beginning.




I'll stay around till September, gives you another month to get your shit together
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:50 PM   #191
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Dont stop!!!! We need more!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:32 PM   #192
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:31 PM   #193
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North from Moab..

Hey thanks BOB, Casey B, Maverick Chick, Shooby, BCS, Master MArine, Bulgatorfi, TT100, It just helps motivate if you feel it might be read by a few souls. I will reward you with a step by step of one of my freak outs

We got as early a start as we could up towards Green River as it was supposed to be near 100 degrees that day:shot and that's my main freak out trigger. Just a few miles north of Moab there's a huge red mesa on the left and you start to see a road but think to yourself that that must be for quad runners but ..nope. It's the TAT. We headed up and it really wasn't that bad. Tires actually gripped the stone quite well. Then we're in this beautiful canyon country for a while.

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Old 07-30-2013, 02:44 PM   #194
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Why is F5 (refresh) button not working? It's been 15 minutes and still only One pic / one paragraph.

I'm only taking 120 minutes for my lunch hour here, ya know..
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:06 PM   #195
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Thanks again for hanging in there guys and gals:ilmostro

The scenery is dramatic but as the sun goes above the colors start to bleach out, the contrast goes away and the topography gets flatter.


Can't believe it but my Aerostitch Darrien light was fine in the heat (when I was moving)

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