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Forum: Hacks 07-15-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By ALinUTAH
I can cut and weld. But maybe your 72B is the...

I can cut and weld. But maybe your 72B is the best way to go and not much more $ if it includes all the mounts, and less headaches. I'll be in touch one way or the other when I get to this part of...
Forum: Hacks 07-14-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By ALinUTAH
Yeah I figured I would have dmc help me mount...

Yeah I figured I would have dmc help me mount whatever I end up with. And raked trees are in the plan.

Looks like the California Friendship II weighs 225 lbs so that should be plenty heavy. ...
Forum: Hacks 07-14-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By ALinUTAH
How about a California Friendship II for around...

How about a California Friendship II for around 2k?

Help me get a good one for a good price.
Forum: Hacks 07-14-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By ALinUTAH
Yeah I know. I found a non-running rig for 2k...

Yeah I know. I found a non-running rig for 2k and wonder if that would be a reasonable price if I just want the sidecar. Not sure what I would do with the bike itself. The jugs are off in the pic...
Forum: Hacks 07-14-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By ALinUTAH
sidecar for a GL1100

I recently bought a 1983 GL1100 that I want to strip naked and put a sidecar on for a doggie camping rig. Would a 1996 ural tourist be enough chair for this porky bike?
Forum: Americas 06-16-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 534
Posted By ALinUTAH
89 south of Page AZ to the intersection with 89A...

89 south of Page AZ to the intersection with 89A is closed due to a landslide a while back. The alternate right now is 89T. Or go around thru Tuba City adn Kayenta.

The temps out in the desert...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-06-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 556
Posted By ALinUTAH
Most of the WRT is a decent jeep road. There is...

Most of the WRT is a decent jeep road. There is a sand wash near the mineral bottom end but you can always paddle thru it if you have to. And several other short sandy spots on that end near the...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,199
Posted By ALinUTAH
You can fix that tire right up LOL. ...

You can fix that tire right up LOL.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab3NRut64X8
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,932
Posted By ALinUTAH
I was at REI just the other night looking looking...

I was at REI just the other night looking looking at all the pad options. Over the years I've had several self-inflating thermarests. First one was when the valves were brass. They are big,...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,764
Posted By ALinUTAH
I really like them on my wee2. Wore the rear out...

I really like them on my wee2. Wore the rear out in 7000 mi. Front still in good shape. Working on a second rear now. Pavement, gravel and dirt roads.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-22-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By ALinUTAH
I'm surprised battle pass is opening so late. I...

I'm surprised battle pass is opening so late. I rode that last year about the first week of June I think and even camped up there.
Forum: Americas 05-19-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,051
Posted By ALinUTAH
I've been all over the country on a bike with a...

I've been all over the country on a bike with a 180 mile range. The only times I got a little nervous about gas was crossing west Texas where every other town is boarded up and closed down. If you...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7,790
Views: 2,073,655
Posted By ALinUTAH
I've been using homemade alcohol stoves for...

I've been using homemade alcohol stoves for years. For moto camping and backpacking. There are lots of different styles on zenstoves.com

After trying several different ones I settled on the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7,790
Views: 2,073,655
Posted By ALinUTAH
Nuts, dried fruit, granola bars, peanut butter,...

Nuts, dried fruit, granola bars, peanut butter, pita bread, mountain house dehydrated backpacking food. Things like carrots and potatoes travel well. Carry some heavy duty foil, pick up a steak or...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-16-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,117
Posted By ALinUTAH
I'm enjoying this. Born and raised in KS. I did...

I'm enjoying this. Born and raised in KS. I did a NE+KS dirt ride last summer and it was a lot of fun. I want to do it again sometime.

Have you seen this website?

http://www.kansastravel.org/
Forum: Americas 05-16-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By ALinUTAH
US40 east all the way to almost Denver is a good...

US40 east all the way to almost Denver is a good way to make some time. I second staying away from Denver. All the main paved roads should be open. Head south at Kremmling if you want to go thru...
Forum: Americas 05-13-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By ALinUTAH
There are enough hours in the day to do it I...

There are enough hours in the day to do it I think. Having to commit to that pace is what I don't like.
Forum: Americas 05-13-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By ALinUTAH
Why do you want to do this? Is it for fun? Or...

Why do you want to do this? Is it for fun? Or is it to conquer a goal of some kind? Because I don't think it would be any fun.

Averaging 60mph with stops for fuel, food and rest is hauling. ...
Forum: Beasts 05-12-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 948
Posted By ALinUTAH
I have about 14k miles on my 2012 DL650. My...

I have about 14k miles on my 2012 DL650. My commute to work is 10 miles of rural back roads at 45mph, 35 miles of freeway at 70-75mph over two passes, and 5 miles of city. I average 50mpg doing...
Forum: Americas 05-12-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,577
Posted By ALinUTAH
This is why I ride alone almost always. Ride...

This is why I ride alone almost always.

Ride with them to SF and then keep going after they turn around.
Forum: Americas 05-12-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,558
Posted By ALinUTAH
3178 miles divided by 59 hours is an average...

3178 miles divided by 59 hours is an average speed of about 54 mph. No way. Google maps is calculating moving time only. Figure an average 40 mph and you are closer. You have to stop a lot on a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2,169
Views: 309,597
Posted By ALinUTAH
I don't think it will be a problem in this dry...

I don't think it will be a problem in this dry climate. Al
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2,169
Views: 309,597
Posted By ALinUTAH
I got tired of hearing all the racket reflecting...

I got tired of hearing all the racket reflecting up at me from the skid plate. So I cut a scrap of carpet to fit inside it and WOW what a difference. Should have done it years ago. Al
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-08-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,417
Posted By ALinUTAH
Nobody makes a larger tank for the XT250...

Nobody makes a larger tank for the XT250 unfortunately. It's only 2.6 gal, good for 150-175 miles depending on throttle use. So I carry a rotopax, 1 or 2 gallon depending on the trip. One extra...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-08-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,417
Posted By ALinUTAH
I think this is a better pic of the dome plateau...

I think this is a better pic of the dome plateau rim. This should be a standard stop on the BDR IMO. It's only about 10 miles off the route.

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-08-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,417
Posted By ALinUTAH
That wolf creek pass is on hwy 35 between Francis...

That wolf creek pass is on hwy 35 between Francis and Hanna Utah. It's a nice alternative to US40. It's an exciting time for me since US40 can be a little much on the mighty 250. -al
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-07-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,417
Posted By ALinUTAH
I replaced the chain at 8k miles. It was totally...

I replaced the chain at 8k miles. It was totally shot. Installed a DID x-ring. Both sprockets looked basically new to my eye, so I didn't replace them. I kinda thought that 8k was early for the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2,169
Views: 309,597
Posted By ALinUTAH
I posted a RR in Day Trippin from my ride last...

I posted a RR in Day Trippin from my ride last weekend. Al

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=976109
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-06-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,417
Posted By ALinUTAH
Next morning I rode out owl draw to 128 and up...

Next morning I rode out owl draw to 128 and up onion creek where I got on the kokopelli trail and rode that to Moab.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-06-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,417
Posted By ALinUTAH
Next morning I rode down black dragon wash... ...

Next morning I rode down black dragon wash...

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk143/ALinUTAH_album/Moab2014/imagejpg5_zpsdf9067b4.jpg


...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-06-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,417
Posted By ALinUTAH
The mighty 250 goes south to thaw out

Well it finally warmed up from the last snowstorm. And it looked like the next one wasn't coming for several days. So I strapped on camp and went for a ride around Moab.

After making my way to...
Forum: Americas 05-06-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By ALinUTAH
The "western USA" is a huge place. At the same...

The "western USA" is a huge place. At the same time it could be 115 degrees in the mojave desert and snowing in Montana. Or you could be riding the west coast where it's damp and in the 50's, and...
Forum: Americas 05-06-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By ALinUTAH
No, the 200-250cc bikes are not for the freeway. ...

No, the 200-250cc bikes are not for the freeway. With the possible exception of the WR250R. They simply can't keep up. You can travel on those small bikes, I do on a XT250, but you can't be...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-01-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,437
Posted By ALinUTAH
Will beartooth pass even be open? Al

Will beartooth pass even be open? Al
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-29-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 159
Posted By ALinUTAH
Heber to Moab this weekend

I'm thinking about a ride this weekend. Work my way to Green River via black dragon wash. Then the BDR to Moab since I've never been across that country north of Arches. Then back home via potash...
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 12,790
Posted By ALinUTAH
BHW and anybody else who rides a bike with a...

BHW and anybody else who rides a bike with a particularly noisy windscreen like a DL650 - Madstad and Givi have it figured out. It's really quite simple. It can be so quiet you almost don't need...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,057
Posted By ALinUTAH
Be realistic. You don't learn to ride in a...

Be realistic. You don't learn to ride in a couple practice sessions. When I started, I spent about a month practicing in parking lots and riding around on deserted country roads. Then when I...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,044
Posted By ALinUTAH
Roof flashing works great for me. It coils up...

Roof flashing works great for me. It coils up inside my coffee pot. Al

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk143/ALinUTAH_album/image_zpsa34fe13b.jpg
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,319
Posted By ALinUTAH
I didn't realize the lost lake was a traditional...

I didn't realize the lost lake was a traditional mummy. That makes a difference. Two people at REI told me that EN standards don't apply to the bags with no stuffing in the bottom. And I'm...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,319
Posted By ALinUTAH
Yeah I wonder too if it's just broken down. I...

Yeah I wonder too if it's just broken down. I can't really say if it's always been like this. But the complaints in reviews are pretty consistent and universal so I think it probably was always...
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