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Old 10-18-2014, 06:04 PM   #1
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jdrocks Rides West: One Big Freakin’ Rodeo (TX, NM, AZ, UT, CO)

JDROCKS RIDES WEST: ONE BIG FREAKIN’ RODEO (TX, NM, AZ, UT, CO)

Here we go again folks, another ride on one of them slammed together beasts, yeah, this one's got that cop motor too. Thang has some legs, gonna need 'em, it looks like 5000 miles on a combo paved and gravel route, somewhat short time frame, weather window might be closing for mountain travel, we'll see.

This is just the intro page, and here's the moto...



This ride starts and stops in Texas, no I ain't slabbin' 4000 transit miles out and back, so I loaded the moto on the VersaHaul, sunrise departure.



I'll try to post progress from the road as opportunity permits, but the main body of the ride report will be put up when i get back to Virginia.
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Old 10-18-2014, 06:11 PM   #2
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SPOT tracking here...

may turn on SPOT tracking for transit miles, but will be on for sure by Wednesday, I'll be on the bike then.
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Old 10-18-2014, 07:42 PM   #3
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I'm in for the ride.
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Old 10-19-2014, 03:50 AM   #4
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I'm in for the ride.
stay tuned...gone to Texas.

a little surprise coming up right off the bat.
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Old 10-19-2014, 08:15 AM   #5
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I'm in.
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Old 10-19-2014, 09:00 AM   #6
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I'm in.

Would it be rude to start hammering you with bike questions....

I be digging that front fenders-combo.

Motech crash bars?

Tire sizes- looks to be Michelins?

(when you get time brother, when you get time)

I have a 2008 VERS me-self.

Thanky, travel safe.

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Old 10-19-2014, 09:40 AM   #7
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I'm in.

Would it be rude to start hammering you with bike questions....

I be digging that front fenders-combo.

Motech crash bars?

Tire sizes- looks to be Michelins?

(when you get time brother, when you get time)

I have a 2008 VERS me-self.

Thanky, travel safe.
JD is the godfather of the rat ninja. Search his threads. It's all there.


Oh.. and IN for the RR!
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Old 10-19-2014, 09:42 AM   #8
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203 pages, yes .... "right there"
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Old 10-19-2014, 09:47 AM   #9
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Old 10-19-2014, 10:01 AM   #10
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Old 10-19-2014, 10:03 AM   #11
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Go Dave go! Looking forward to your RR.
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Old 10-19-2014, 11:56 AM   #12
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...Tire sizes- looks to be Michelins?...
I'm IN too (more on THAT later...)... and I think they're a Big Block and a TKC80, incidentally - the SAME tires I'll be installing next weekend, in AZ, tho' on different ends. (My TKC80 will be on the front).



Safe ride west, Dave.

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Old 10-20-2014, 09:27 AM   #13
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I'm in.
Glad ya made it home, just missed the big freeze.
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:36 AM   #14
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I'm in.

Would it be rude to start hammering you with bike questions....

I be digging that front fenders-combo.

Motech crash bars?

Tire sizes- looks to be Michelins?

(when you get time brother, when you get time)

I have a 2008 VERS me-self.

Thanky, travel safe.
Low fender keeps the mud and rocks out of the radiator and off the front of the motor. Engine guard and gravel guard are both Motech.

I've used a bunch of different tire combos, just depends on how you plan to use the bike and anticipated road conditions.
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:40 AM   #15
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JD is the godfather of the rat ninja. Search his threads. It's all there.


Oh.. and IN for the RR!
I can't find stuff in there myself half the time, and what's with the godfather, makes me sound old. Wait a sec, I am freakin' old.
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