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Old 07-02-2013, 09:15 PM   #16
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Thx for the responses, we are all set! see ya on the trail....
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:24 PM   #17
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looks like Owl Creek may be out but other scenic was are out there. Options will be developed that will not suck.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:30 PM   #18
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:57 PM   #19
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Here's a thread if you're having issues with the tracks.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=899100
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:36 AM   #20
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hello from mexico

My son and I in two klr´s hauling them from Mexico to Dolores, leave truck there and start riding our bikes july 14 ,planning to get to Gypsum-Eagle on july 16 , go back to Dolores.

Hope to see some people on the route!!
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:03 PM   #21
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I'm hoping to get on the route in the next few weeks. Are you all using full knobbies? I'm on a ktm990 with the stock scorpions, I'm thinking I probably need to get more aggressive tires in case of rain and maybe a few scrabble spots?

Hope you guys all have a safe, excellent adventure! Thanks to Butler, etc for putting this route together.
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:22 PM   #22
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I'm hoping to get on the route in the next few weeks. Are you all using full knobbies? I'm on a ktm990 with the stock scorpions, I'm thinking I probably need to get more aggressive tires in case of rain and maybe a few scrabble spots?

Hope you guys all have a safe, excellent adventure! Thanks to Butler, etc for putting this route together.
Hello, we are using the stock tires on our klr´s, have riden aggresive terrain in them without any problems here in Mexico.
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:48 PM   #23
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While less aggressive dual sport tires are probably fine for the majority of the ride if it stays dry, when ever I'm spending a lot of time/money to do a trip like this, I'd rather not struggle more if I do run into mud or more aggressive terrain where aggressive knobbies can help out. This would be especially true if I was on a larger bike like the KTM990. If you can make the entire trip on knobbies, its probably worth it to spoon a set on, at least a front knobby. Big bikes in mud with street oriented tires never equals fun. Heck sometimes knobbies get overwhelmed in extremely slick or snotty mud, but at least they help out.

I know for our group, we'll all be running something in the line of D606's, MT21's or Kenda Track Master II's. We'll all be on small DS bikes our selves and trailering out there from GA, so mileage of the tires isn't much of a concern as long as we can make our loop we are doing.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:56 AM   #24
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Ohv

Read somewhere about the OHV sticker, to ride the COBDR and with plates from another country is this sticker needed?

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Old 07-05-2013, 12:12 PM   #25
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Read somewhere about the OHV sticker, to ride the COBDR and with plates from another country is this sticker needed?

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I think the answer is yes, considering the following. But the good thing is they aren't expensive and it supports something you love.... Sorry though. You can get it on line:
http://parks.state.co.us/ohvsandsnow...strations.aspx


Out-of-state OHVs
Out-of-state residents who bring OHVs into Colorado must purchase a Colorado Non-Resident OHV permit which is valid from the date of purchase through the following March 31. These permits can be purchased anywhere you get your hunting/fishing licenses in Colorado, via mail-in request, or you can order one online at the Colorado State Parks E-Store.
Once purchased, this sticker should be placed on the vehicle's outside face of the right front fender or fork. Since this is only a use permit, no renewal notice will be sent to non-resident permit holders; you must purchase a new permit each year you come to Colorado with your OHV.
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:14 PM   #26
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I think the answer is yes, considering the following. But the good thing is they aren't expensive and it supports something you love.... Sorry though. You can get it on line:
http://parks.state.co.us/ohvsandsnow...strations.aspx


Out-of-state OHVs
Out-of-state residents who bring OHVs into Colorado must purchase a Colorado Non-Resident OHV permit which is valid from the date of purchase through the following March 31. These permits can be purchased anywhere you get your hunting/fishing licenses in Colorado, via mail-in request, or you can order one online at the Colorado State Parks E-Store.
Once purchased, this sticker should be placed on the vehicle's outside face of the right front fender or fork. Since this is only a use permit, no renewal notice will be sent to non-resident permit holders; you must purchase a new permit each year you come to Colorado with your OHV.
A KLR is an OHV?
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:18 PM   #27
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That has been my attitude about a lot of the gear. I rode Switzerland trail in the rain and the dirt roads around it. It's just a RR grade with a lot of rock, but I hit a couple of the spurs with decent climbs and back up logan mill rd, which is dirt and steep. The front was a little greasy... I was pleased the back stuck and it'll have more weight on it when I do the trip. There is a good chance I'll be solo on this, so another reason to be more careful. I figure it's going to have a lot of people on most of it if I have something bad happen.... I do a lot of pretty tough single track already.. I'll check out the tires y'll put up.

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While less aggressive dual sport tires are probably fine for the majority of the ride if it stays dry, when ever I'm spending a lot of time/money to do a trip like this, I'd rather not struggle more if I do run into mud or more aggressive terrain where aggressive knobbies can help out. This would be especially true if I was on a larger bike like the KTM990. If you can make the entire trip on knobbies, its probably worth it to spoon a set on, at least a front knobby. Big bikes in mud with street oriented tires never equals fun. Heck sometimes knobbies get overwhelmed in extremely slick or snotty mud, but at least they help out.

I know for our group, we'll all be running something in the line of D606's, MT21's or Kenda Track Master II's. We'll all be on small DS bikes our selves and trailering out there from GA, so mileage of the tires isn't much of a concern as long as we can make our loop we are doing.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:08 PM   #28
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You are riding a properly plated bike on US Highways, state highways, county roads, forest service roads, and city streets. Those are not OHV trails so no sticker required. If you go on any OHV trails or singletrack, you will need the sticker. COBDR does not have any singletrack or OHV trails that I can see.
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While less aggressive dual sport tires are probably fine for the majority of the ride if it stays dry, when ever I'm spending a lot of time/money to do a trip like this, I'd rather not struggle more if I do run into mud or more aggressive terrain where aggressive knobbies can help out. This would be especially true if I was on a larger bike like the KTM990. If you can make the entire trip on knobbies, its probably worth it to spoon a set on, at least a front knobby. Big bikes in mud with street oriented tires never equals fun. Heck sometimes knobbies get overwhelmed in extremely slick or snotty mud, but at least they help out.

I know for our group, we'll all be running something in the line of D606's, MT21's or Kenda Track Master II's. We'll all be on small DS bikes our selves and trailering out there from GA, so mileage of the tires isn't much of a concern as long as we can make our loop we are doing.


Not a big fan of 606s on a big bike. I put a rear on my 950 SER once. The tire lasted all of 200 miles. The off throttle torque ripped the knobs off. And I've always hated the 606 front. The knobs are really hard on that tire. They will put you down on wet pavement in a flash. I always liked the TKC 80 on the front. They go fast on paved roads. And really grip off road. Just drop the air pressure some. As for the rears. Again the TKC is a good choice. The side wall is soft enough to grip on off camber trails. I also like 908 rear but on off camber the side walls will allow the tire to down ward track. Reducing the air pressure is a huge deal. In rock I could get by with 18 to 22 psi. Also making sure that your fork is linear at in slow and high speed bumps is important.
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Not a big fan of 606s on a big bike. I put a rear on my 950 SER once. The tire lasted all of 200 miles. The off throttle torque ripped the knobs off. And I've always hated the 606 front. The knobs are really hard on that tire. They will put you down on wet pavement in a flash. I always liked the TKC 80 on the front. They go fast on paved roads. And really grip off road. Just drop the air pressure some. As for the rears. Again the TKC is a good choice. The side wall is soft enough to grip on off camber trails. I also like 908 rear but on off camber the side walls will allow the tire to down ward track. Reducing the air pressure is a huge deal. In rock I could get by with 18 to 22 psi. Also making sure that your fork is linear at in slow and high speed bumps is important.
Yeah, I've never ran the D606 on anything larger than a KLR650. I could definitely see something like a 950SE or even the 950 ADV (if it comes in that size) not lasting very long on one of those bikes. You are definitely right about the front 606. That is a crappy front tire. I'm much happier with a MT21 front and a D606 rear. The MT21 rear is good until it starts to wear down, then it just starts to get lose way too easily.

You can't go wrong with a TKC on the front. It has amazing street characteristics for being such a knobby tire. In fact, I'm running one of those right now on my Strom with the Heidenau K60 rear. Love that setup.
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