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Old 01-03-2010, 08:10 AM   #61
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Just got back last night from Saline Valley. Went in and out South Pass... very little snow and a bit of ice. Most of the icy areas have two dirt tracks from car tires. There are a few relatively short places with ice all the way across the road. I heard North pass had more snow... one person told me 4x4 was a good idea.

Saline Valley road has a lot of washboard... really bad washboard. Probably as bad as I have ever seen it.

One of the worst sections of South Pass:

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Old 01-03-2010, 02:13 PM   #62
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Looks like I might have to put some skis on the GSA....
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Old 01-03-2010, 10:29 PM   #63
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Old 01-03-2010, 10:34 PM   #64
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Got any pics of or info on the rack you are using to keep your XT 225 on the front bumper???
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Old 01-03-2010, 10:42 PM   #65
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nobody made anything tough enough for 4x4ing so i had to go custom.

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Old 01-03-2010, 11:38 PM   #66
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riverrat skunkworks

nobody made anything tough enough for 4x4ing so i had to go custom.

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I always build my own stuff too that's the only way to get it done right
I had already planned on going with 2 recievers,
but hadn't thought about going 3 piece thats a good Idea and I like the angled front pieces
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Old 01-04-2010, 05:35 PM   #67
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Nice ride report. Thanks for all the pics of the snow and ice you found. If possible, I'd like to keep this thread going into mid February because many don't realise where the snow and ice is in DV and I think this is very helpful for those planning trips to DV during Dec-Feb.

Your pics of Echo Pass are the best I have seen to date but I still need to get out there and ride it for myself.

I think the ice you rode on at South Park was basically a frozen stream as the roads in that area frequently are also streams as you found out.

I deliberately routed through Pendleton about two years ago on a ride to Washington because I wanted to see the original Pendleton Shirt plant and I was glad it was still there. I thought the town was great. Those shirts bring back alot of good memories for me. The first Pendleton shirt I bought was about 43 years ago.

Thanks again for the great pics of DV.

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Just did the ride you are thinking about a couple of days ago. No issues with snow or ice on that loop. Did hit some snow yesterday going up South Park and Rogers pass.

You can see some pictures on our ride report at: Death Valley Trip 2009
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:42 PM   #68
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My friend just got back from a 3 day ride to DV and reported some ice in Titus Canyon but not a problem for their R1200GS's with Tourance Tires. He said Stovepipe Wells was practically deserted and that was great.

He enjoyed having dinner at Stovepipe and said everyone they talked with during dinner was very friendly and makes him want to go back ASAP.
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:18 PM   #69
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I deliberately routed through Pendleton about two years ago on a ride to Washington because I wanted to see the original Pendleton Shirt plant and I was glad it was still there. I thought the town was great. Those shirts bring back alot of good memories for me. The first Pendleton shirt I bought was about 43 years ago.
Funny you should mention Pendleton Woolen Mills. That is where Katy works, or I should say worked. Due to the bad economy, she has been laid off since last summer. More time off for riding, but not as much $$$for riding.
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we're headed to titus and beyond tomorrow.

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Funny you should mention Pendleton Woolen Mills. That is where Katy works, or I should say worked. Due to the bad economy, she has been laid off since last summer. More time off for riding, but not as much $$$for riding.
As far as I'm concerned, everyone should stop by the Pendleton Woolen Mills in Pendleton, OR when in Oregon. It is worth the effort to ride there and I think there is an annual motorcycle rally either just north or south of there in the summer.
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we're headed to titus and beyond tomorrow.

1 big bmw, 1 950 and 1 serow.
Sounds like the ideal riding group.......Post some pics if you have time.
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the driveshaft bearings fell out of the bmw.
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the driveshaft bearings fell out of the bmw.
And now that BMW is parked outside the China Lake BOQ. No hot spring for me this morning, but at least it's warm in the hotel room. I talked to the previous owner last night, looks like the same thing happened to him, and believe it or not, it was in Death Valley. He rode the thing all the way back to the Reno area. He said it's an easy fix, just have to pull the final drive and replace the roller bearings. He used blue locktite last time, Im putting red on.

If you're coming to Death Valley the washboard is pretty bad right now.

LOCKTITE EVERYTHING BEFORE YOU COME!

Other than that, it was a great 2 days of riding.
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And now that BMW is parked outside the China Lake BOQ. No hot spring for me this morning, but at least it's warm in the hotel room. I talked to the previous owner last night, looks like the same thing happened to him, and believe it or not, it was in Death Valley. He rode the thing all the way back to the Reno area. He said it's an easy fix, just have to pull the final drive and replace the roller bearings. He used blue locktite last time, Im putting red on.

If you're coming to Death Valley the washboard is pretty bad right now.

LOCKTITE EVERYTHING BEFORE YOU COME!

Other than that, it was a great 2 days of riding.
Now that can ruin a weekend.

I have heard there have been drive shaft problems with some of the BMW's but I don't know which year or model. Hopefully it is a quick fix. There is probably alot of info on this in the "G Spot" forum of this site.

Some of the worst washboard I have ridden on in DV was from Ubehebe Crater to Crankshaft Junction. My GSA shook and rattled but everything held together

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