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Old 07-07-2013, 07:40 AM   #166
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Mr Concentration!!

One of the things SR and I talked about at length was the hazard of drowning a bike in the middle of the Sierra Madre

Kiko even recently sent me an article on how to resucitate a drowned motorcycle

Any of you who have had to go through this experience know what a royal pain in the rear it can be

I've worked on 2 bikes that have drowned in México - on Richard's Mextrek

SR tried to link a video from FB that showed our buddy Mike (the guy with the bug eye light system) dropping his bike into the water right at this very spot. Good thing the bike landed on the non-airbox side, and he picked it up right away. All this with Mike even having someone walking the river with him to try to make sure it didn't happen!!

I'm really curious as to how many dirt ADVers have had to deal with a drowned moto.[/COLOR]
Ask Schizzman about drowning his 1200gsa. I also have video of trying to clear it.

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Old 07-07-2013, 07:50 AM   #167
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I also have video of trying to clear it.
Let's have it!
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:52 AM   #168
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Suffice to say - you learn things on every ride.

It wasn't until I was down at the bottom of the canyon in the Sierra Madre until I vowed to get practiced on fixing a water logged motorcycle.

For me, it needs to become something not to dread
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:09 AM   #169
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Off topic....the first song from the above clip, isn't that the same song from the opening scene of the second "Mission Impossible" movie, where Cruise does the rock climbing? Anyone know what song that is?

Never mind, I found it: Zap Mama's version of Iko Iko.

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Old 07-07-2013, 08:18 AM   #170
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Let's have it!
Not much but you'll get the idea. I forget exactly everything that came off to get to this point since I'm not familiar with the 1200's. Ultimately it ran but it wasn't quite right because it injested the water. Schizz went for the submerged kill switch instead of just turning the key off and it ran longer than it should have while laying on its side in the water.

http://static.photobucket.com/player...1/MVI_0027.mp4


Edit: the bike was also laid on its side to drain the cylinder before cranking it and the fuse for the fuel pump was removed. Ultimately I seem to remember water being found in the oil so it was trailered out.

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Old 07-07-2013, 09:02 AM   #171
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#1, by far and away: Concentrate on riding, and riding only - to get better at it.
I hope I can follow your footsteps. You are evolving into a complete rider.

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Kiko even recently sent me an article on how to resucitate a drowned motorcycle

Any of you who have had to go through this experience know what a royal pain in the rear it can be

I've worked on 2 bikes that have drowned in México - on Richard's Mextrek

I'm really curious as to how many dirt ADVers have had to deal with a drowned moto.
I started carrying an extra spark plug and removal socket after your ride report on the MexTrek.

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I've been with riders who don't know how to fix flats or even carry a spare tube to do so

Risk Management isn't just about personal body risk management - it's how you forsee what could go wrong on the ride and do what's reasonable to mitigate the damage.

You can't fix or forsee everything - but you can take reasonable steps...
Very wise words.

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never met a dirt bike I could flat foot. Well, maybe my 79 Elsinore, but then it didnt have enough suspension. You're supposed to ride the bike, not walk it down the trail.
And Vinny you are correct, but you know as well as I do that the height and long forks developed as dirt racing became more sophisticated. Longer forks for more audacious riding. That's why your '79 Elsinore was low way back when. You are also correct about off-road vs. off-pavement. I am clearly not an "off-road" rider, and I think most ADV types go up to, but not beyond, "off-pavement" just because of the nature of the rides. I limit it to dirt roads (Class 1). I am piqued however by trice's go at truly going "off-road." Sounds like a blast. I see you are back at work now and hence the use of the word "vacation." With your epic ride. Whooda thought? What a great RR "fumar" is. Speaking of Elsinore, last time I saw it I was looking down from Cleveland National while hunting deer back in the 70's. Do they still race out there? While I get back to CA often, it's generally only the coast, and wonder how the backside there has developed/urbanized. Indian Head still a place to ride?

Oops! I'm jacking the thread, so don't answer the questions!
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:17 AM   #172
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Bob, that was Wayland's bike in that vid. He had a tool kit thrown together from a couple of old bikes, and didn't have the correct plug wrench. Anywho, the Baja Bound thing sounds interesting, I might give that a try sometime. I like the "all inclusive" aspect of it.
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:03 PM   #173
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Bob, that was Wayland's bike in that vid.
John I know! I took the video!

Yes and as far as the Baja Bound: my only focus is riding then following that, the vistas of Baja. Not worried about where to stay, what place to eat at.

Others have signed up for a "trip"

I've signed up to apply what I've gained in my other 3 major dirt excursions this year. I think its enough - I'll find out.
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:12 PM   #174
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Climbing up and away from the river, going up the other side of the canyon, was this forboding monolith

I don't know about you, but the canyon was kind of telling me not to trifle with the Gods, so to speak

This was the rock face of, well, doom, or at least doom-ish is what my body was feeling. It was already feeling like the 4th quarter of a tough football game and I was the second stringer playing the line against the city champs

We began to drink lots of water, and the water began to run out.....

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Old 07-07-2013, 12:17 PM   #175
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Right near this spot, two shadowy human figures suddenly got up and disappeared down a trail.



They had been watching us....
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:20 PM   #176
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Mexiquillo, our overnight stop, was somewhere at canyon top and supposedly a fairly easy ride from the rim.

But first, our water ran out, and we still had a long way to climb
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:09 PM   #177
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Awesome ride report!!!!

I'd LOVE to make the next one, and am tentatively planning on it...

Fantastic riding by the looks of it.

I have ridden all through the area, albeit on the roads.

Thanks for the ride along!!!

I'll keep this on the calendar and as the event gets closer, I'll get the plans, bike and gear dialed in

I'm originally from Austin and have ridden a lot of Mexico, including Baja. This ride looks epic
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:49 PM   #178
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Right near this spot, two shadowy human figures suddenly got up and disappeared down a trail.

They had been watching us....
And???? Don't be teasing us like that! Just stick it in all the way!
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:48 PM   #179
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And???? Don't be teasing us like that! Just stick it in all the way!
You haven't heard anything yet! Just wait!
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You haven't heard anything yet! Just wait!
Can we get to the orgasm already? This slow penetration stuff sucks! C'mon!
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