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Forum: Americas 04-10-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 56,507
Posted By esp41
Can it be done. Yes. You will be riding long days...

Can it be done. Yes. You will be riding long days and hoping for no serious mechanical issues. Take a tent. A lot of the small motels we found when crossing in 2013 were full up by 3:00pm....
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 26,727
Posted By esp41
In late. Did the TAT in 2013 on a Husky 610. My...

In late. Did the TAT in 2013 on a Husky 610. My arms wished for a bigger, smoother bike by the end. Most one lung bikes will shake you up over time. Although I can think of a few sandy stretches,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 88,950
Posted By esp41
Thanks Nate. Great ride report. Mike S

Thanks Nate. Great ride report.

Mike S
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 88,950
Posted By esp41
Thanks for making the effort to write this...

Thanks for making the effort to write this report. Having done this trip in 2013, I am surprised at how much I have forgotten already. I appreciate the flood of memories your report is bringing...
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 430
Views: 111,567
Posted By esp41
I'm in. I did this trip in 2013 with a friend. ...

I'm in. I did this trip in 2013 with a friend. He was on a 690 and the bike was great for the TAT. He also had a Badland Pro suit and stayed dry. I think your pants are defective.

Remember...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 27,003
Views: 3,923,834
Posted By esp41
Here is my TAT setup. Subframe was gusseted. I...

Here is my TAT setup. Subframe was gusseted. I have the dirt bag rear braces, Kreiga 15l waterproof bags side bags (They are roll top with a waterproof liner) and a waterproof 24l top bag. Oh yeah, a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 27,003
Views: 3,923,834
Posted By esp41
I did the full length of the TAT on an 06 TE610...

I did the full length of the TAT on an 06 TE610 last year. The bike did great. I jetted the bike at my home elevation (500ft), so it was wheezing on the 12,000ft passes in CO, but it still got the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,182
Posted By esp41
Thanks for coming back to finish up the report. ...

Thanks for coming back to finish up the report. It brings back some memories for me.
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 80,946
Posted By esp41
Thanks for taking along on your ride. I enjoyed...

Thanks for taking along on your ride. I enjoyed the honesty you put into your writing.
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 27,003
Views: 3,923,834
Posted By esp41
Are you talking on road or off road miles? Do you...

Are you talking on road or off road miles? Do you ride to get there, or do you ride it like your racing? Last summer, My bike did over 5,000 mile off road miles, including the TAT, with barely a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,468
Posted By esp41
Any bike that fits your purpose and that you know...

Any bike that fits your purpose and that you know how to fix on the trail (you are going off road- right??)
Forum: Americas 12-06-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 56,507
Posted By esp41
I took an extra micro SD card with me as a backup...

I took an extra micro SD card with me as a backup for my Garmin Montana (GPS) programming. My buddy (Kirkster) was my backup GPS. The larger maps you get with the roll chart really do a good job of...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 27,003
Views: 3,923,834
Posted By esp41
They were factory rivets. It is a very tight...

They were factory rivets. It is a very tight clearance between the inner clutch hub and the clutch basket. Too tight for my liking with rivets that were not factory installed (but were factory...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 27,003
Views: 3,923,834
Posted By esp41
A hardware store washer that fit over the spines...

A hardware store washer that fit over the spines snugly and was about 3 mm thick.


Xcuvator wrote: As a side note:
I didn't have any problem with the rivets rubbing when I installed mine. ?? ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 27,003
Views: 3,923,834
Posted By esp41
My Rekluse survived the TAT. It is basically the...

My Rekluse survived the TAT. It is basically the Rekluse 510 clutch with a spacer under the inner clutch basket (otherwise the inner basket wants to rub the rivets that hold the outer basket gear...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 27,003
Views: 3,923,834
Posted By esp41
Could they be rerouted carb vent tubes? ...

Could they be rerouted carb vent tubes?

Edit: Doh. 205'ed!
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 111,705
Posted By esp41
Sand is never easy for a loaded down bike. Try...

Sand is never easy for a loaded down bike. Try packing your heavy stuff down low and the lighter stuff up top. If you try to duck walk through sand too long, you will likely burn up your clutch. ...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 111,705
Posted By esp41
If you ride well, getting from Arkansas to Port...

If you ride well, getting from Arkansas to Port Orford and back is doable in 30 days. Weather, Mechanicals, Crashes, Sightseeing and Health will affect your time table. You really have to plan on...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 111,705
Posted By esp41
Hey, we had nothing to do with those bullet...

Hey, we had nothing to do with those bullet holes......
:evil
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 272,457
Posted By esp41
I believe the New Mexico climb was Long Canyon...

I believe the New Mexico climb was Long Canyon Road. Kirkster and I left you a video on our report. You must have forgot about it:evil

Did it look like this?? Climb starts at the 2:00 mark
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,182
Posted By esp41
That is an big knee! That's looks painful....

That is an big knee!

That's looks painful. How the recovery going?

Just out of curiosity, was he wearing knee braces or any knee protection?
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,182
Posted By esp41
Nice to see your ride report. I'm in.

Nice to see your ride report. I'm in.
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 27,003
Views: 3,923,834
Posted By esp41
Thanks- I'll go find some and try it.

Thanks- I'll go find some and try it.
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 27,003
Views: 3,923,834
Posted By esp41
IMS lower petcock leaking

Both petcocks on the lower wings of my Husky IMS tank leak. Not a bunch, but enough to annoy me. The upper two petcocks are fine.

Anyone have any good fixes? The petcocks just screw into the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 111,705
Posted By esp41
I put it out for bids at UShip. For both bikes to...

I put it out for bids at UShip. For both bikes to go from Eugene, OR to Baltimore, MD I received bids from $1,200 to $1,400(so less than $700 per bike). I chose one of the higher bids because they...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 272,457
Posted By esp41
I am in and look forward your success (think...

I am in and look forward your success (think positive!!)

Good Luck

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 111,705
Posted By esp41
Yup, we were at the same Silver Lake that is in...

Yup, we were at the same Silver Lake that is in your video. Easy to recognize the only gas station in town. Unfortunately, the rest of the town has really gotten beat up since you were there. The...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-02-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11,941
Views: 1,520,164
Posted By esp41
Quote: Originally Posted...

Quote:
Originally Posted by esp41 http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/cRaSH/viewpost.gif (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=22011410#post22011410)
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-02-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11,941
Views: 1,520,164
Posted By esp41
Map loading

I have the latest CNNA (2014.x) loaded on my Garmin 650 internal memory. I loaded a partial download of TOPO USA 100K on a 32g card (plugging the card right into the computer.) I used MapInstall...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 111,705
Posted By esp41
I would add to Kirksters comment a bit. If you...

I would add to Kirksters comment a bit. If you can see the road in front of you, have fun on it. If you can't see around the corner- do not charge around it. There are all kinds of surprises...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 111,705
Posted By esp41
Pics are back up. The Server ate two folders of...

Pics are back up. The Server ate two folders of pictures. Apparently my computer skills are not complete. :cob
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 59,665
Posted By esp41
I'm in and watching. Great pictures. My buddy...

I'm in and watching. Great pictures. My buddy Kirkster and I just finished the TAT. Your pictures help remind me of the trip. We rode the TAT after you, as we saw the Cycles East guys (only two...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 111,705
Posted By esp41
We did not carry a firearm or pepper spray. ...

We did not carry a firearm or pepper spray. Everyone we met was either very nice or indifferent. Enough people have run the TAT that a lot of the small towns we hit knew what we were about. We had...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 111,705
Posted By esp41
The promised Gear post: First our TAT trip...

The promised Gear post:

First our TAT trip thoughts.

1. We did not do this on a budget, we did not really camp even though we planned to do a bit more than one night. We don’t have any...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 111,705
Posted By esp41
Talking Well, we made it home. It is good to be back. ...

Well, we made it home. It is good to be back.

Here is how our bikes are going home

http://www.limpidity.org/photos/TAT/GoingHome/GoingHome1.jpg

They should be home in about 2 weeks. We...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 111,705
Posted By esp41
An S10 is a very nice bike. It is more street...

An S10 is a very nice bike. It is more street orientated than dirt. It would not be my bike of choice- especially west of Colorado. That being said, rider skill trumps all. If you can really ride...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 27,003
Views: 3,923,834
Posted By esp41
Just a quick followup. TAT completed. Bike...

Just a quick followup. TAT completed. Bike worked great. I did not even rejet for high altitude (although it was noticeably down on power over 6K ft). I broke the "reinforced" kickstand. I had...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 111,705
Posted By esp41
The Husky is happy at 60mph, but it really...

The Husky is happy at 60mph, but it really screams at 80 mph. So we are going to ship them back (Uship) and fly ourselves home. We will also ship a lot of our gear home.
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 111,705
Posted By esp41
Appreciate the thought. It's time to go home and...

Appreciate the thought. It's time to go home and reconnect with family and friends. And plan for the next adventure.
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 111,705
Posted By esp41
Day 28- Canyonland to …….. ~140 miles ...

Day 28- Canyonland to …….. ~140 miles

After thoroughly enjoying our stay at the Seven Feathers Indian Casino, we headed south down I-5 to pick up the TAT. We were heading west and the scenery...
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