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Old 03-05-2014, 03:17 PM   #241
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I am dealing with the same thing. My kid wants to go this year. He has a stock tank on his WR 450 and gets about 30mpg. I have two Kolpin tanks I will carry on my DR, but I may be stashing a can at Lodore the day before. Advantage to that is there will be cheap beer and ice there also!

Gas, cheap beer, and ice? that's my kind of solution.
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Old 03-05-2014, 03:19 PM   #242
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My carb parts are here so I'm going to put my bike together and if it works count me in on a 1987 XT600, 4 gallon tank.
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:30 PM   #243
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From the Park's Facebook Page--Harpers Corner road is opening!!


And the bench is looking pretty good..
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:32 PM   #244
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Gas, cheap beer, and ice? that's my kind of solution.
One way or the other my son is going this year. He will have graduated and it is a good dad/son trip. So if I have to stash gas every 90 miles, so be it!! Advantage of living over here!
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Old 03-05-2014, 05:05 PM   #245
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Tentatively in. Been wanting to join you guys on this one for years.
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Old 03-05-2014, 05:25 PM   #246
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Glad I rechecked the thread for the date change.

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Old 03-05-2014, 05:48 PM   #247
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For the Fri-Saturday leg of Maybell to Jensen Utah I say plan on 180 miles. Sunday, it will depend on your plans after you exit the bench road, west to Rangely, south to Meeker, east to Craig or Geeks route ?????? But 180 should be good.
Last year, I filled up in Craig, tempted fate by NOT filling up in Maybell, and coasted the last 1000' into Jensen with probably 1/2 gallon in the right side of the tank (another 30 miles worth!) If I filled up in Maybell, I'd probably have a gallon or more to spare. Bidder with the best offer gets my siphon
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Old 03-05-2014, 06:49 PM   #248
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Gotcha. That sounds like my TTR and I am looking at fuel options. I feel the range is limiting for a lot of the stuff I want to do.
I have a large rack from cycleracks on my TTR that should hold all my camping gear. I am getting THIS to attach two 1.75 gal rotopax tanks for fuel and water. Should work out nicely and give me 200+ mile range
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Old 03-05-2014, 06:52 PM   #249
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Last year, I filled up in Craig, tempted fate by NOT filling up in Maybell, and coasted the last 1000' into Jensen with probably 1/2 gallon in the right side of the tank (another 30 miles worth!) If I filled up in Maybell, I'd probably have a gallon or more to spare. Bidder with the best offer gets my siphon
I have space in my fuel tanks for 13 gallons.
Like I've said in past years.. if anyone needs me to carry fuel for them, no problem.
Gas is $5/gallon + $100 delivery fee.

If you run out about here..


...or here


I might also request a foot massage

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Old 03-05-2014, 06:55 PM   #250
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In - pro-leisure, extra-slow giant bike two-up team please.
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:08 PM   #251
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Gotcha. That sounds like my TTR and I am looking at fuel options. I feel the range is limiting for a lot of the stuff I want to do.
An option that worked for me was

http://www.cascadedesigns.com/msr/wa...y-bags/product

Certainly not certified but it carries gas fine, no leaks, no punctures, and gets real small when empty. IT DOES LEAK VAPOR SO PACK IT OUTSIDE YOUR NORMAL GEAR.

Probaly a real good idea to never use it for water afterwards either

I freaked out about gas last year. It was never really a big deal. But I also get 65MPG, to bad the tank is 2.4 gallons.

That bag certainly helped me ride easy.
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:23 PM   #252
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An option that worked for me was

http://www.cascadedesigns.com/msr/wa...y-bags/product

Certainly not certified but it carries gas fine, no leaks, no punctures, and gets real small when empty. IT DOES LEAK VAPOR SO PACK IT OUTSIDE YOUR NORMAL GEAR.

Probaly a real good idea to never use it for water afterwards either

I freaked out about gas last year. It was never really a big deal. But I also get 65MPG, to bad the tank is 2.4 gallons.

That bag certainly helped me ride easy.
+1 Ride for a few hours, use it, then roll it up. Ours has never leaked.
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:52 PM   #253
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I have some 2 L 40% hydrogen peroxide chemical bottles. They are expansive bottles. They work great and collapse down to just about nothing, but will expand to 2.25L. Extra heavy duty. One advantage to teaching chem! I think the 2.6 gallon tank on the kids WR, plus my two kolpins. We should be good(my 5 gallons on the DR is plenty for me). We will do some rides before to test his mileage. But those are my backups just in case. I do think with us moving back a week, I may take the pickup out and leave it at Lodore with beer the day before. I will put some extra fuel in it just in case. Maybe I will just put my camping gear in it also so I can have more fun on the ridge road...Had a nice ride after practice today. Snow is all but gone. Hopefully 2 more weekends of basketball, we won our districts so we host the rounds of 32 and 16. Then hopefully off to the AFA for state championships! Then lots of riding!
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:52 PM   #254
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LaurieD is likely to be hauling fuel again for anyone who arranges it with her. She'll meet us at the campsites.
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:55 PM   #255
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Fuel

As Cindy will be carrying your all's dinner and breakfast crap in in my Toyota to Echo Park (assuming that'll be the location of the dinner) anyway, let's just assume that we'll be stashing some ten (or so) gallons of premium as well.
IF you think you need fuel there for sure, just let me know and we'll be sure to take a bit extra out there for you at slightly below Geek's rate.

Y'all be good now.

Uli

PS: I just read Geek's post about a foot massage. I'm changing my prices to match current market value.
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