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Forum: Epic Ride Reports Today, 10:17 PM
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Thanks Lion - that is certainly worth noting for...

Thanks Lion - that is certainly worth noting for anyone embarking on a similar route.

I made it to Adel (worried I was running on fumes), so juicing up at Fields would probably have seen me to...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports Today, 07:23 AM
Replies: 344
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Sarah - yes, on the whole Sam (the originiator...

Hi Sarah - yes, on the whole Sam (the originiator of the TAT route) tries to include suitable stop-offs in towns that have fuel (and typically accommodation with wifi) every 150 miles or so - which...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports Yesterday, 08:10 PM
Replies: 344
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Technology eh? Yes, everything is fine... I...

Technology eh?

Yes, everything is fine... I decided to fill in the gap I would have otherwise have missed yesterday (due to lack of fuel availability), and will press on tomorrow from Lakeview,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-27-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 57,743
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi everyone! Appologies with regard to...

Hi everyone!

Appologies with regard to recent updates, but I want to maintain the quality and detail of my previous daily reports, and it's been a bit tricky these past few days - camping one...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2015, 08:18 AM
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I can guarantee that if you fit the RRP Adventure...

I can guarantee that if you fit the RRP Adventure kit to the CB500X then there is nothing it won't be able to handle on the trip you're proposing...

Ask me any specific questions in the Vendor...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-26-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 57,743
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Just a quick update... I blitzed through the...

Just a quick update...

I blitzed through the current Idaho sections yesterday and am now in Ketchum - quite possibly the most expensive place in the whole of Idaho!

I ended up camping about 10...
Forum: Vendors 06-25-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 1,082
Views: 163,157
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Yes, this is why the Giant Loop 'banana' style...

Yes, this is why the Giant Loop 'banana' style bag is my preference over traditional (seperate) saddle bags, or indeed hard luggage...
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-25-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 344
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hee hee true - not without standing in the seat...

Hee hee true - not without standing in the seat anyway, which might have looked a bit obvious infront of the staff at the Inn... (although I'm sure they've witnessed that before ;o)

Jx
Forum: Vendors 06-24-2015, 10:29 PM
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Exlimey - If you mean for hard luggage,...

Hi Exlimey -

If you mean for hard luggage, then no, Rally-Raid fell there are already plenty of commercial options out there already.

The Rally-Raid Products soft-luggage racks are probably the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-24-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 344
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Breaking new ground...

TAT day 17: Delta to Wendover UT: 270 miles.

Today would be all about the desert - but unlike yesterday's early morning sojourn south, the run from Delta to the Nevada boarder gave you the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-24-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 344
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
New TAT

TAT day 16: Green River to Delta UT: 320 miles.

Other than a minor route change in Colorado, today would be the first of the 'New TAT' sections west of the Rockies. In the past the TAT through...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2015, 06:03 PM
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Great idea/suggestion OBD - I did the same thing...

Great idea/suggestion OBD - I did the same thing with the Giant Loop bike as part of my trip prep, and can fit a Cyclepump compressor in that space too with a little room to spare... The Kriega Kube...
Forum: Vendors 06-24-2015, 05:33 PM
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Views: 163,157
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hee hee - I agree, great video and a great...

Hee hee - I agree, great video and a great mechanic's mate!

With regard to a point Juan raises in the video, after over 10,000 miles including some pretty gnarly off-road riding in Moab (what do...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-23-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 57,743
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Cont. So, having collected my luggage...

Cont.

So, having collected my luggage (eternally greatful that I hadn't attempted riding Kane Creek fully loaded!) and picked up another 'trophy' sticker for the windscreen - boy did I earn that...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-23-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 344
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Mad Sunday...

TAT day 15: Moab to Green River (via Kane Creek Canyon) UT: 124 miles.

This might have been technically the shortest distance of the TAT so far, but my choice to ride one of my favourite trails...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-22-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 344
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Yep. I'm working on my report from the ride...

Yep.

I'm working on my report from the ride yesterday, what is they say about mad dogs and English (wo)men... ;o)

Jx
Forum: Vendors 06-22-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1,082
Views: 163,157
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I agree. I've not had the chance to pull the...

I agree.

I've not had the chance to pull the fuse myself yet (perhaps someone with an ABS model can give that a go and report if it flags up any warning lights - I imagine it does), but it's...
Forum: Vendors 06-22-2015, 08:14 PM
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Views: 163,157
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
That is a good point to highlight Juan - the...

That is a good point to highlight Juan - the problem is that when you undo the front engine mount bolts, the frame down-tubes spring forward slightly, making it difficult to get the bolts (either the...
Forum: Vendors 06-22-2015, 08:01 PM
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
When I changed the oil on the bike recently, the...

When I changed the oil on the bike recently, the guy at the Honda dealer suggested using just their regular GN4 4-stroke mineral oil 10w40.

Jx
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-22-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 344
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Advmoto66 - yes, Sam actually mentioned that...

Hi Advmoto66 - yes, Sam actually mentioned that place to me too, as it is just off the TAT route - I rode past their sign between Monticello and the La Sal mountains (so it is effectively quite far...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-21-2015, 10:52 AM
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
cont. A short blast up a section of another...

cont.

A short blast up a section of another corking bike road (hwy 145 over Lizard Head Pass) soon saw me heading resolutely west now - decreasing in elevation and the weather getting even warmer...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-21-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 344
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
The wild wild west...

TAT day 14: Ouray CO to Moab UT: 273 miles.

One of the benefits of camping is that you tend to wake up with the sunrise (well, unless you've had a heavy night drinking beforehand ;o), and for the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-21-2015, 08:48 AM
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Lane' - I've been running the bike on pretty...

Hi Lane' - I've been running the bike on pretty much exclusively 85 (regular) octane, and I'd say it actually is more economic that when I've used 91.. I think regular gas is fine in this bike.

As...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-20-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 344
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Show me your passes please...

TAT day 13: Salida to Ouray CO: 179 miles.

Salida is a great hub for all sorts of out-door activities, particularly trail riding/driving/hiking and mountain-biking (and is also close to some great...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-20-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 57,743
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Cont. Despite the ongoing threat of an...

Cont.

Despite the ongoing threat of an afternoon downpour, I managed to dodge the worst and was soon back on the TAT and up in the hills once more...
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-20-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 344
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Eagles, Bears, and a dead horse...

TAT day 12: Colorado Springs to Salida CO: 105 miles*

*(total: 229 miles)

It would appear that America's mountain is growing, or that the sea is receding, or that simply GPS and other modern...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-20-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 57,743
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Te' - yes, it really is perfect for this kind...

Hi Te' - yes, it really is perfect for this kind of multi-terrain ride - where findamentally the Rally-Raid mods means you are neither wishing you were on dirt when on tarmac, or praying for the dirt...
Forum: Vendors 06-19-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1,082
Views: 163,157
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi OBD - sorry I didn't reply to this earlier......

Hi OBD - sorry I didn't reply to this earlier... I've just had a look and they are made by Daystar - I'm sorry I didn't keep a note of the actual part/model number, as I just eyeballed them in the...
Forum: Vendors 06-19-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,082
Views: 163,157
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi again RCR4V3N (and anyone else wondering the...

Hi again RCR4V3N (and anyone else wondering the same thing...), just to confirm my suggestion in post #1020 - having changed the oil recently on the US demo bike, the procedure is as I expected, and...
Forum: Vendors 06-19-2015, 06:48 PM
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Views: 163,157
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Yachabibi - in the UK, we only get the ABS...

Hi Yachabibi - in the UK, we only get the ABS version, so that is what we built and tested our kit around, and both John and I were very impressed with actually how well the ABS does work off road -...
Forum: Vendors 06-19-2015, 06:07 PM
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I agree with Cruz... We found it is better...

I agree with Cruz...

We found it is better to put the inner mounting brackets the other way up, as it gives enough clearance for the hoses and cables, plus allows you to angle your levers...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-17-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 57,743
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Flat... out.

TAT day 11: Walsenburg to Colorado Springs CO: 201 miles.

Walsenburg just kept getting better and better!

I'd had a great value meal at a Mexican restaurant last night, and excellent coffee and...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-17-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 57,743
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
A Dakar day...

TAT day 10: Liberal KS to Walsenburg CO: 349 miles*

(total: 364 miles)


Oklahoma

By the time I rolled into Liberal in Kansas (rather than liberal Kansas, which is kind of an oxymoron), I'd...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-17-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 57,743
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Cruz - yes, exceptionally! I think I...

Hi Cruz - yes, exceptionally!

I think I wrote in my introduction posts that I used to really like my old Garmin 2610 - it was a great device, very solid and reliable, and intuitive to use on the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-17-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 57,743
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Magoo! Yes, I burnt through there in...

Hi Magoo!

Yes, I burnt through there in Monday afternoon as part of my marathon 350+mile day... The Honda was on fire!*

*not literally of course, that would have been a disaster! - although the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-16-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7,984
Views: 1,459,142
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Putting my money where my mouth is...

Wow! Where is this? That is exactly what I'm lookng for myself... a nice white one, non-ABS... You say they have 5?

Drop me a PM, please!

Jx
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-16-2015, 07:04 AM
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Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I presume you are referring to some posts about...

I presume you are referring to some posts about five pages back Dogjaw? - as I explained then: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26975752&postcount=7725 I personally have no commercial...
Forum: Vendors 06-16-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 1,082
Views: 163,157
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Cruz - that is interesting... is it the...

Hi Cruz - that is interesting... is it the version with the bar end weights (ie. For the 2008-12 models on their website BHG-032)?

If you have a photo with them fitted, please post it up!

Jx
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-15-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 57,743
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
That's the plan! - New Mexico here I come! Jx

That's the plan! - New Mexico here I come!

Jx
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-15-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 57,743
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Cloudbusting...

Cont.

Having fuelled up again where the TAT passes though Alva (including embarking on a somewhat optimistic jet-wash of the bike in an effort to remove the pounds of mud now clinging to it...
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