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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 09:15 PM
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Posted By zekester63
DAY 7: Our Last Day in Utah

DAY 7: Newspaper Rock, Abajo Mtns, Cottonwood Creek, Montezuma Canyon

The next morning it was nice to find the fire lit in the “living room”, as it had been a pretty cold night in the tepee. ...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:14 PM
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Posted By zekester63
That's impressive! What an awesome ride! ...

That's impressive! What an awesome ride! Congrats. :thumb
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:07 PM
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Posted By zekester63
^^^ Interesting ride - worlds away from what I'm...

^^^ Interesting ride - worlds away from what I'm used to seeing around Oklahoma. ;) Thanks for taking us along. As usual, good pics and video!
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 06:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,901
Posted By zekester63
Simba, thanks for the kind words. The WRT truly...

Simba, thanks for the kind words. The WRT truly is a perfect day of riding. That's an awesome picture there - and even though it's only been a couple weeks ago for us, it brings back good memories.
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 06:22 PM
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Views: 3,901
Posted By zekester63
Thank you sir!

Thank you sir!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States Yesterday, 01:00 PM
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Posted By zekester63
^^^ Nice pics. The tree across the trail...

^^^ Nice pics.

The tree across the trail however, can be a bit frustrating! A few years ago we ran across 4 or 5 purposely downed trees on the CNT (see post 3218), and after some email...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:03 AM
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Posted By zekester63
My FMF settings are currently at 2.5 - 2 - 0.5 -...

My FMF settings are currently at 2.5 - 2 - 0.5 - 8 - 6 - 4. I have had numbers similar to yours, but it was running a bit too rich so I backed a couple numbers off just a tad and that got rid of...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:44 AM
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Posted By zekester63
If you figure out what has or hasn't been done,...

If you figure out what has or hasn't been done, and are considering the "Ultimate Airbox Mod", unless you just like tearing stuff apart, save yourself a ton of work. Check out the 2nd post on this...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:29 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Nice pictures and report coming along there. ...

Nice pictures and report coming along there. Always nice reading reports with WRs :thumb

Speaking of which, my write-up of a week riding in Southeast Utah, 2 weeks ago:
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Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 05:28 PM
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Posted By zekester63
I have RideOn in the tires of both my WR and...

I have RideOn in the tires of both my WR and VStrom. When I replaced the rear on the VStrom I don't know if the new tire would have needed balancing or not, but with the RideOn it's smooth as can be...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 62
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Posted By zekester63
Dynobob - I remember reading your RR, so that was...

Dynobob - I remember reading your RR, so that was in the back of my mind the whole way! It's definitely doable though, and especially south to north, at least on smaller bikes. Also, although we...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 62
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Posted By zekester63
Thanks! And well, we can say the same - we...

Thanks! And well, we can say the same - we should have come over to see what you guys were up to! I looked at your blog - looks like you had a great trip, with lots of great pics as well! We may...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 62
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Posted By zekester63
DAY 6: Onion Creek, LaSals, Geyser Pass, 3 Step Hideaway

DAY 6: Onion Creek, LaSals, Geyser Pass, 3 Step Hideaway

We head to the LaSal mountains today, whose tops appear to be dusted with snow already, and full of color with yellow Aspens and other...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 62
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Posted By zekester63
Thanks. I think most of my tanks were 55+ mpg...

Thanks. I think most of my tanks were 55+ mpg (all the usual mods plus FMF programmer and Q4). I had the 3.1 on there before, but I knew for this trip I would probably need more or I'd have to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,901
Posted By zekester63
Nice job on the videos Dave. Other than maybe the...

Nice job on the videos Dave. Other than maybe the sandy areas not shown, this was pretty representative of the WRT I thought. Thanks again for putting these together.
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 62
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Posted By zekester63
DAY 5: White Rim Trail

DAY 5: White Rim Trail, Moab

Moab has become a mecca for off-road enthusiasts of all types. Just driving through town you can't help but notice all the off-road vehicles, 4-wheelers, RZRs, rock...
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 62
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Posted By zekester63
Not sure what type of riding you were doing or...

Not sure what type of riding you were doing or looking for, but "must do" is definitely how I would describe the WRT! In fact Dave said that was his favorite day of our whole trip. For me, it's...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 02:46 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Can't answer for sure on the Seafoam, but i'm...

Can't answer for sure on the Seafoam, but i'm sure it wouldn't hurt anything - just costly.

As to the oil... that's a can of worms to open on most forums, just like asking about chain lube. ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 08:49 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Good advice for the fuel system for sure. In...

Good advice for the fuel system for sure. In addition to this, at least in general for storing a bike outside, I would spray the whole bike (not as important on plastics of course) down with...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,901
Posted By zekester63
It's an older model Sony Cybershot, DSC-H7. A...

It's an older model Sony Cybershot, DSC-H7. A step up from a pocket camera in features, but far from a DSLR. I typically use a convenient to store pocket camera on most rides, as most of them these...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,901
Posted By zekester63
Thanks for putting these together Dave. I know...

Thanks for putting these together Dave. I know it's a ton of work editing these to make something worthwhile, so I appreciate the effort. This was a fun run.
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2014, 04:57 PM
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Posted By zekester63
DAY 4: Part II - Sand Flats Rd, LaSal Mtn Loop Rd, Castle Valley

DAY 4: Part II - Sand Flats Rd, LaSal Mtn Loop Rd, Castle Valley

So here we are in Moab, the day still young, with our campsite all set up and gear stowed. I had anticipated this might be the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 29,112
Posted By zekester63
:thumb I use it mainly on my VStrom - helps keep...

:thumb I use it mainly on my VStrom - helps keep the air flowing, e.g. things cool, on warm summer days, eliminating the hot spots, thus extending my time in the saddle. Don't use it when I'm going...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 62
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Posted By zekester63
DAY 4: Part I - Lockhart Basin to Moab

DAY 4: Part I - Lockhart Basin to Moab

Ok, now we’re talking. UTBDR Expert trail, Lockhart Basin. :ricky

http://edlin.net/myphotos/_data/i/upload/2014/10/19/20141019190407-7d210589-la.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,901
Posted By zekester63
Thanks guys. It's definitely an awesome place...

Thanks guys. It's definitely an awesome place for this sort of thing.



Isn't that the truth! It was really neat actually getting to see/ride some of the places I'd read so much about in the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 08:47 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Obviously (and fortunately) the only "right"...

Obviously (and fortunately) the only "right" answer is what feels right to each person.

As I stated earlier, I feel the opposite as you on this...I feel my VStrom is very nimble and have no...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 08:00 PM
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Posted By zekester63
I have the luxury of having both, and only...

I have the luxury of having both, and only commute on my VStrom. If I'm not planning anything requiring my 606s, I'll put my 17s back on my WR and I do enjoy riding it around, but mostly for leisure...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,901
Posted By zekester63
Thank you! It was a pleasure meeting you. I...

Thank you! It was a pleasure meeting you. I hope you and your wife had a nice vacation. Maybe some day I'll get down your way to ride - I hear the AZBDR is the bees knees...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,901
Posted By zekester63
Thanks for posting this Dave. It seems to be...

Thanks for posting this Dave. It seems to be quite a bit different than RideFreak's video I initially watched and to base the decision to go this route in the first place. Hopefully he won't mind...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,901
Posted By zekester63
DAY 3: Cottonwood Canyon, Beef Basin, Abajo Mtns, Needles Outpost

DAY 3: Cottonwood Canyon, Beef Basin, Abajo Mtns, Needles Outpost

The next morning was cold...everything was covered in frost. We hadn’t planned on having a fire in the morning, but the frost...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-26-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5,594
Views: 399,267
Posted By zekester63
Oklahoma ADV Riders BS Thread

Working on the report of a couple of Okies who spent a week in SE Utah... I know many of you have been out there, and some of you also gave me tips for planning the trip.
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Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,901
Posted By zekester63
Thanks Bob. I'm sure you know that pictures...

Thanks Bob. I'm sure you know that pictures rarely even do justice compared to the real thing. We were often at a loss for words to even describe our feelings while riding through there.


...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2014, 12:53 PM
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Posted By zekester63
DAY 2 - Busy Playing Tourist

DAY 2: Comb Ridge, Butler Wash, Mexican Hat, Goosenecks SP, Valley of the Gods, Moki Dugway, Muley Point, Natural Bridges

The next morning was cool - low 40s I think, but those temps are fine. ...
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 62
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Posted By zekester63
DAY 1: The 960 Mile All-Nighter plus some riding...

DAY 1: The 960 Mile All-Nighter plus some riding...

Our plan was to leave bright and early on Saturday, and drive out to Monticello, UT. We would stay the night there so we could get a nice,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,901
Posted By zekester63
For a while now some friends and I have wanted to...

For a while now some friends and I have wanted to go on a ride that was more than just a few days, like our awesome trip last year to New Mexico. The TAT has always been appealing, but with only a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-24-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,999
Posted By zekester63
The rest of this Utah report can be found at The...

The rest of this Utah report can be found at The Southeast Utah 1000
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,901
Posted By zekester63
The Southeast Utah 1000

First, a few teasers to start things off:


2 Dual Sport Bikes
7 Days
1034 miles
White Rim Trail
Natural Bridges
Moki Dugway
Lockhart Basin
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 29,896
Posted By zekester63
I don't think you'll be disappointed with the...

I don't think you'll be disappointed with the WRR, as long as you understand what you're buying - it's not the best in the dirt, nor best on the street, but it's a real nice compromise of both IMO. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-20-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,999
Posted By zekester63
Roxy goes to Utah: Sneak preview

Here's a few sneak preview pictures. Needless to say, the week of riding in southeast Utah was epic!

http://edlin.net/myphotos/i.php?/upload/2014/10/19/20141019191238-c4d7801f-la.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 01:26 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Just got back from a week in southeast Utah. ...

Just got back from a week in southeast Utah. Hopefully I'll get some time to post some pics pretty soon. So much to see and so many awesome places to ride there... Valley of the Gods, Comb Wash,...
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