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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-27-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By DADODIRT
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-27-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By DADODIRT
I'd head to Utah. Moab and south.

I'd head to Utah. Moab and south.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-26-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By DADODIRT
Thanks. I don't think I'll make it that far...

Thanks. I don't think I'll make it that far south. Got the parking thing figured out. MOA Anonymous book to the rescue. Two calls and I got an RV storage pad in Sedona for the truck/trailer.
Looks...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-25-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,580
Posted By DADODIRT
Headed in to Mojave NP from the east on the 9th...

Headed in to Mojave NP from the east on the 9th of March. Thanks for posting the pictures.
I recently got a Trails Illustrated for the preserve and one of the first things I noticed was the Cima...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 810
Posted By DADODIRT
Wish I could find one like that over here. ...

Wish I could find one like that over here.
Prior to my KTM 950 I had an '01 GS. Never had an issue with running short on gas with the small tank, and that was with lots of remote SW USA travelling...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By DADODIRT
Expanding the range west to Kingman. I...

Expanding the range west to Kingman.
I appreciate the views and understand not having space. I wouldn't have the space to let someone stash a truck and trailer at my house.
I might have a lead in...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-23-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By DADODIRT
Flagstaff or Sedona help

Wondering if anyone out that way would let me park a truck and small trailer for the week of March 8-15?
Heading to Death Valley and Mojave NPs for a week of exploring and would rather drive for a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-23-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,925
Posted By DADODIRT
The dna swabs from the employees were used to...

The dna swabs from the employees were used to help narrow down what they were finding. Probably hair (from the perp, not the NM adver).
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-22-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,925
Posted By DADODIRT
Got a call from the local pd the other day. They...

Got a call from the local pd the other day. They found the perp using dna. There was another very similar case in the area where he was caught in the act.
Forum: Americas 02-22-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By DADODIRT
Try cycle trader for lots of options on...

Try cycle trader for lots of options on purchasing. Your best bet is probably finding a bike here in adv land.
Lots of good riding in northern New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. End of June, you will...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-20-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By DADODIRT
What's your idea of a route? Paved or dirt? The...

What's your idea of a route? Paved or dirt?
The highways are clear as of now.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-18-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By DADODIRT
Been a while for me, too. I think I was at the...

Been a while for me, too.
I think I was at the first three. Glad they moved it back to June. Might be able to make it happen this year.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-15-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By DADODIRT
Good for the northern part of the state. Still...

Good for the northern part of the state. Still high and dry down this way. Not to worry though. I have a week off in early March and planning to ride to Death Valley. Bound to snow just before I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-11-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,112
Posted By DADODIRT
I've never been on the roads south of Mancos. I...

I've never been on the roads south of Mancos. I think you are in Ute land before too long. Looks like 46 comes back onto 160 at the county line. I seem to think it is gated on the 160 side, but could...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-07-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,960
Posted By DADODIRT
...looking more like Sunday.....

...looking more like Sunday.....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-06-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,960
Posted By DADODIRT
Saturday ride

Heading out of Durango tomorrow for a little shake down ride. Had the KTM in pieces for the past month or so.
Probably just a Aztec loop. Head down the river road and back up the La Plata highway. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-03-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 16,709
Views: 10,243,530
Posted By DADODIRT
Dreamy

Dreamy
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-03-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,221
Posted By DADODIRT
Thanks for the info. Luckily it is not far enough...

Thanks for the info. Luckily it is not far enough south to hinder my favorite spots.
I camped a night down near Indian Creek at the rock climber camp ground known as 'superbowl' last spring. I was...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-01-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,528
Posted By DADODIRT
http://www.durangosilvertonrailroad.com/durango-tr...

http://www.durangosilvertonrailroad.com/durango-train/schedules-and-fares

That's the link to the train tickets.
The train goes all the way to Silverton in the summer. Makes for a long day. I...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 22,450
Posted By DADODIRT
That was awesome. Thanks for taking the time...

That was awesome.
Thanks for taking the time to put that together.
I figured they were slides. My dad is on old slide guy and has been having fun lately scanning and recreating memories from...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-30-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,528
Posted By DADODIRT
Probably don't want to canoe most of the rivers,...

Probably don't want to canoe most of the rivers, but rafting is a great idea. Don't need much gear. Lots of places take walk ups. Good stuff along the Arkansas River.
Music. Plenty of that.
Hikes....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-19-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,903
Posted By DADODIRT
Got it back together enough to make sure it...

Got it back together enough to make sure it starts. :D
That only took like a month......
Not sure if I will attempt that again, or just plan on paying someone else to have the headache. That or go...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-13-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,960
Posted By DADODIRT
They make smaller bikes for that stuff.

They make smaller bikes for that stuff.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-12-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,706
Posted By DADODIRT
Trade

After finishing up on a valve adjustment I'm ready to go back to an 1150gs.

I'll send you a pm....
Forum: Americas 01-12-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 875
Posted By DADODIRT
Just focus on one of those areas. With only three...

Just focus on one of those areas. With only three days you won't have enough time to enjoy any of those areas.
Forum: Americas 01-09-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By DADODIRT
Going to be a little early for any off highway in...

Going to be a little early for any off highway in the mountains...
How much time do you have ?
Forum: Americas 01-08-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By DADODIRT
Turn right at Albuquerque. ...

Turn right at Albuquerque.




What time of year ? What's your ride?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-08-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,960
Posted By DADODIRT
Another surgery? Ouch. Let me know if you need a...

Another surgery? Ouch. Let me know if you need a hand with anything, Bob.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-08-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,960
Posted By DADODIRT
Copper Canyon is on my list.... Wasn't planning...

Copper Canyon is on my list.... Wasn't planning on Mexico this year, but...How long of a trip are you planning?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-03-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,903
Posted By DADODIRT
I'm sure mine had something to do with technique....

I'm sure mine had something to do with technique. It was tighter than expected and the first one I attempted. I'm curious what happens next time as I will know that I torqued them correctly this time.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-03-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,903
Posted By DADODIRT
Got it loose! The bolt that was welded snapped,...

Got it loose! The bolt that was welded snapped, but the remaining stud and weld spots gave enough room I could get a vise grip on it.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-03-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,903
Posted By DADODIRT
Impact driver would probably work if I could get...

Impact driver would probably work if I could get directly over the bolt. Same with a vise grip. I'll see what the welder has to say in a couple hours. I'll try to post a picture in the meantime. Got...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-01-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,903
Posted By DADODIRT
Thanks for the tips. I think I have a welder...

Thanks for the tips. I think I have a welder available to help. See how that goes...
Forum: Americas 12-31-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,340
Posted By DADODIRT
Don't over think it. More of that section is...

Don't over think it. More of that section is being paved, so it is only dirt between Hwy 1 and Gonzoga Bay. The section north of Coco's is a little bit rougher than south of there, but nothing...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-31-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,903
Posted By DADODIRT
Haven't tried the heat thing yet. Seems like you...

Haven't tried the heat thing yet. Seems like you would want the cam bridge hot and the bolt cold. Kinda like a bearing installation in reverse.
All I have is a propane torch. I'm a little sceptic...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-31-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,903
Posted By DADODIRT
After trying the chisel and attempting to JB weld...

After trying the chisel and attempting to JB weld a hex head bolt in the stripped head I'm still stuck.
I didn't think I needed welding skills to adjust the valves. I don't have any tools or...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-31-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,903
Posted By DADODIRT
The valve bucket is loose as it is at TDC, so I...

The valve bucket is loose as it is at TDC, so I don't think there is any additional force pushing against it. Just fubar'd the head.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-30-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By DADODIRT
Just be careful removing the cam bridge bolts. I...

Just be careful removing the cam bridge bolts. I just buggered one of the allen heads and am stuck until I get that out.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-27-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,903
Posted By DADODIRT
I'll have to try the chisel and hammer. I'm...

I'll have to try the chisel and hammer.
I'm gonna stop for now before I break anything else. Argh.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-27-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,903
Posted By DADODIRT
Not sure I follow you. The other 7 came loose....

Not sure I follow you. The other 7 came loose. Getting good purchase with an extractor, but still stuck. I tightened the other 7 again before attempting with the extractor.
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