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Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,627,303
Posted By LongCliff
From my personal experience... They don't...

From my personal experience...

They don't work well on the stock bars. The sweep back of the bars is too steep for them to mount properly.

They mount well on pro-taper kx-hi aftermarket bars.
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By LongCliff
Look at the KLR650. It's too heavy for me, but...

Look at the KLR650. It's too heavy for me, but should fit your height, weight and strength well. Comes with a big gas tank for range, and is capable of carrying lots of camping stuff. Also crashes...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,881
Posted By LongCliff
The nylon webbing straps are strong, lightweight,...

The nylon webbing straps are strong, lightweight, and pack small. I carry one of these:

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/2/9/202/4127/ITEM/Chase-Harper-Buddy-Tow.aspx?WT.ac=SLIsearch

It's...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,211
Posted By LongCliff
I agree with the above poster who suggested...

I agree with the above poster who suggested looking into a KLX250S as a bike inbetween the xt250 and WR250R.

You may also want to look at a used xt225 instead of the XT250. The 225 has the 6...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,735
Posted By LongCliff
I think it's a check valve (only allows flow in...

I think it's a check valve (only allows flow in one direction). It lets air in to prevent a vacuum as the fuel level drops, but it won't let fumes out.

When I first got my clarke plastic tank, I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2010, 04:27 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,068
Posted By LongCliff
I did have the standard XT225 tool kit also. ...

I did have the standard XT225 tool kit also.

Didn't have any maps. Just the Delorme PN-60 gps. One of my spare SD cards had all the TAT gpx files on it, so I could have gone to a store, bought...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,735
Posted By LongCliff
Use one of these, instead of using just a vent...

Use one of these, instead of using just a vent hose from your gas cap

http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad150/longcliff/motorcycle/tankvent.jpg

Sunline Aluminum Tank Vent.

The open vent...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,068
Posted By LongCliff
You have a good eye for quality! :D It's...

You have a good eye for quality! :D

It's my own design. I drew it up in Autocad, and then programmed a CNC milling machine where I work to make it for me.

It's made from a piece of an old...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,068
Posted By LongCliff
Thanks for the info on the Seven Mountains...

Thanks for the info on the Seven Mountains Ramble! Never heard of it, but I will try it out. I've been looking for more places to ride off-road locally.

I remember a few people in Nevada who...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2010, 05:06 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,068
Posted By LongCliff
I am afraid of getting the sleeping bag wet...

I am afraid of getting the sleeping bag wet somehow and then freezing to death with a down bag. Unlike down, a synthetic fill bag will keep you warm when wet.

Otherwise, I'd rather have a down...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2010, 04:30 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,068
Posted By LongCliff
The flashlight has a USB connector on the end. To...

The flashlight has a USB connector on the end. To charge it, you just plug it into a computer's USB port.

http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad150/longcliff/usb_cycle_light.jpg

It's actually...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,068
Posted By LongCliff
Secrets of the Bagger - Revealed!

Sorry it took so long. After getting many requests to divulge the 'Secrets of the Bagger', I finally gathered up all my stuff and put it on the ping-pong table for a picture.

Here are the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2010, 06:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 944
Posted By LongCliff
Look at the KLX250S.

Look at the KLX250S.
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2010, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,627,303
Posted By LongCliff
That looks like a really nice trail. Wish I had...

That looks like a really nice trail. Wish I had more of that stuff near me.

Did you check and see if Timmy was still down at the bottom of the well?
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2010, 04:23 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,068
Posted By LongCliff
The XR400 should be a lot of fun! :ricky A riding...

The XR400 should be a lot of fun! :ricky A riding buddy of mine had one, very impressive dirt bike. Can you get a larger tank for it? And is there a way to put a rack or saddlebags on?...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,068
Posted By LongCliff
That's really the only reason. Keeps you...

That's really the only reason. Keeps you motivated to ride the TAT as far as possible to reduce the interstate time required to get home.
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,068
Posted By LongCliff
Yes, probably August again next year. Riding the...

Yes, probably August again next year. Riding the TAT backward (west to east) is the only way for me.

I wonder if you could get an old geo metro, take the wheels off the xt and stuff it in the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2010, 04:07 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,068
Posted By LongCliff
You're all too kind. Thanks for reading. I...

You're all too kind. Thanks for reading. I can't wait to do it again next year!

:ricky

Maybe I can make a better mount for the camera and get the once-per-minute pictures the whole way.
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2010, 04:03 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,068
Posted By LongCliff
Yes, riding the xt on the interstate is always an...

Yes, riding the xt on the interstate is always an adventure. I-70 through St Louis, MO and Indianapolis, IN stick out in my mind as especially adventurous! :eek1

I think our posts crossed...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,068
Posted By LongCliff
Epilogue - Iron Butt part Deux - The long ride home...

That's the end of the TAT for this trip. :cry

When I leave Boise City Oklahoma Thursday evening, I mean to stop and camp that night, but I never do. I'm traveling north-east, heading through...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,068
Posted By LongCliff
Thanks, it was a lot of fun. I hope to do it...

Thanks, it was a lot of fun. I hope to do it again next year. :D
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,068
Posted By LongCliff
Day 10 - Westcliffe to Boise City

Didn't sleep too well last night, but today looks to be shaping up well. Let's see if we can get through Colorado and into New Mexico....
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,068
Posted By LongCliff
I can't wait to find the other six! It...

I can't wait to find the other six!

It really was that good! :dg
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,068
Posted By LongCliff
Day 9 - Silverton to Westcliffe

Going through Ophir pass yesterday was awesome. The little XT is running pretty well at the high elevations, so I'm not going to bother messing with the jetting (even though I have spare jets...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,068
Posted By LongCliff
Actually, I can't take any more trips this year. ...

Actually, I can't take any more trips this year. I have a huge project to finish up at work, and the rest of my vacation will be used up with projects around the house.

I seriously would like to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2010, 04:10 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,068
Posted By LongCliff
What could go wrong, indeed! :D We should get...

What could go wrong, indeed! :D We should get T-shirts made up with that slogan printed on the front.

I hear Mexico is really nice this time of year.
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,068
Posted By LongCliff
Day 8 - Green River to Silverton

Feeling good after my day off! :D

The motel room in Green River was a bargain at only $36. The town is a bit run down, with about half of the businesses on main street boarded up, but the food...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,068
Posted By LongCliff
Mike was actually the one who came up with it and...

Mike was actually the one who came up with it and kept saying it during our group ride. It became kind of a running joke after a while.



Thanks. That whole section between Salina and Green...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,068
Posted By LongCliff
Man, how much vacation do you get!? ...

Man, how much vacation do you get!?



Yeah, the one thing my ride report is really lacking is a picture of me in handcuffs.



Ha! Did you take advantage of the facilities while you were...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,068
Posted By LongCliff
Day 7 - The Breaking of the Fellowship of the Van

I woke up early in the morning on the outhouse floor. The rain had stopped, so I went out and watched the sunrise over Eagle Canyon. It's very nice, but I am too exhausted to enjoy it. Between the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,068
Posted By LongCliff
Day 6 - Baker to Globe Copper Mine (not quite Green River)

Despite the musical serenade last night, I didn't sleep too bad. Let's get out of Baker and see what Utah has to offer. Our group decides to meet up again at 'Kanosh'.

Most of the trail between...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,068
Posted By LongCliff
Day 5 - Mud Spring to Baker - continued....

Filled up with Ice-cream and Gasoline, we leave Preston. Let's see if we can get to Baker before the sun goes down.

Near NV102.25. About 20 miles outside of Preston......
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,068
Posted By LongCliff
Day 5 - Mud Spring to Baker - continued....

Managed to get out of Eureka without any trouble with the law! Feeling good, heading east to the next meeting point - Lane's Gas in Preston.

About 20 miles east of Eureka, near NV194.23. There's...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,068
Posted By LongCliff
Follow this link to Ed's excellent report: ...

Follow this link to Ed's excellent report:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=478766&page=5

It's interesting to read about the same ride from two different perspectives.
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2010, 04:49 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,068
Posted By LongCliff
Day 5 - Mud Spring to Baker - continued....

Ok, Back to the Eureka County Sheriff...

http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad150/longcliff/sheriff.jpg

As soon as I realize who this guy is, I'm suddenly a different man: Humble, polite, and...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2010, 04:17 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,068
Posted By LongCliff
Thanks, I'm having a good time writing it.

Thanks, I'm having a good time writing it.
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,068
Posted By LongCliff
Man, I thought I was the 'bagger', But I...

Man, I thought I was the 'bagger',

But I may have to surrender the title to you. That's a good thing to have with you. And a good skill to know.
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,068
Posted By LongCliff
Day 5 - Mud Spring to Baker - continued....

I roll into Eureka and meet up with Chuck. He points down the street to the hardware store and tells me that Ed and Mike are down there waiting for it to open up so they can get some supplies to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,068
Posted By LongCliff
Day 5 - Mud Spring to Baker

Woke up at Mud Spring feeling a bit sore from sleeping on the ground next to the howling dingo, but this promises to be a good day, so let's get going....:D

First task is to ride to Eureka and...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2010, 04:42 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,068
Posted By LongCliff
The gang's all here now! :clap Jackalopes...

The gang's all here now! :clap

Jackalopes and Durocs haunt my dreams.

Did that KLR clean up ok? She sure was shiny at the beginning of the trip.
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