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Old 06-10-2012, 03:04 PM   #106
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It would be wise to get heavy duty tubes (4-6mil thick) they go a long way in preventing flats. Most tubes bought off the shelf are thin. If you can plan things out order parts or tubes/tires and have them sent to a town and motel your gonna stay out say in 3-4 days. A little planning will save you heartache later.

After Marshall Pas, there are two motorcycle shops in Gunnison Colorado, about 20 miles off the trail, turn off from Colorado Mile mark 338.30 and take 50 to Gunnison, both shops are on 50.

http://www.sunsportsunlimited.com/

http://gunnisonmotorsports.com/

Rocky Mountain ATV (http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/Contact-Us) located in Utah so they can get parts to the Western states quickly.

Or Motorcycle Tire Super store quick tire shipping!

You know your gonna be in Moab so figure out some things you need and call Moab Power Sports and talk to Doricca, she's pretty hot, well about your mom's age but still hot.


Make sure your chain and sprockets are doing well, these can ruin your day. Think about changing your oil and keep that chain lubed. On our trip we changed oil every 1,500 miles, luckily air filters stayed clean.

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Old 06-10-2012, 03:39 PM   #107
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:42 PM   #108
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im ready to bro down with this TAT report... a east coast bro is way better than a west coast bra

a little more info on how you’re eating and camp and bike setup would be cool though.
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:54 PM   #109
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Old 06-10-2012, 04:14 PM   #110
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Bro, loving the ride report. By now I am sure you are shredding along, if not do as the others have mentioned with the "patch" The Slime patches you can buy at Wal-mart or any type of store are wicked good. I once used one to patch a rip which was almost an inch long as a last resort on a 1500 dual-sport ride last year, the slime patch barely covered the hole as I only had a small patch left. To top it off we only got about 8lbs of air in tire before our pump broke. I rode it out about 40 miles till first place I could get air, but that dang patch held another 400 or so miles till I got home. (I know I should of changed it at earliest convienence) Patches do work well and will keep you shredding

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Old 06-10-2012, 04:15 PM   #111
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Patch kit bro! Check that tire for little thorns and shit that will keep poppin those tubes.

Great report.
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Old 06-10-2012, 04:46 PM   #112
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thanks for all the shop suggestions. seriously keep them coming. I wanna get a list so if shit goes to hell again I can have a back up plan. Since I can't shred I'll try and answer some of the questions out there.

bike setup: I have an 07 650l that had 2k on it prior to the trip. Everything is stock except for a K&N filter and the smog shit removed. I made the rear and side racks out of 1/2" tubing and they seem to be holding up awesome. They use the passenger footpeg holes and blinker mounts so they're totally removable. I had some diamond plate laying around so I fabbed up a skid plate real quick. Definitely recommend that. these gravel roads throw up rocks constantly. Tank bag comes in handy a lot too.

Navigation: GPS is mad crucial. I figured out a way to trace the path in google earth and transfer that to basecamp. Everything is spot on. Also, the garmin rd map that comes with the standard NUVI has had 99% of the roads so far....very impressed with that. some of these roads are out there. If anyone wants directions on how to do that, or the GPX files (if you can show you bought the maps....not trying to cheat Sam out of anything or whatever) I can hook you up no problem.

food and shit: I have a one person tent, -20 sleeping bag, pad, jetboil stove, and snacks on snacks. I usually just stop in town and food up and eat one big meal a day, then do something simple with the jet boil at night.

as for timing, I was planning on three weeks but I think I'm trucking. I have had no trouble clocking 300 + miles a day....but then again, I'm solo, and I like to rip it. From what I can tell, timing on this trip is all about rider skill and preparation. We'll see how long it takes me, but I kinda want to throw down on July 4th with my bros....we'll see though
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Old 06-10-2012, 04:47 PM   #113
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Anything similar to the TAT?

Subscribed! Is there anythings similar to the TAT? It seems pretty novel. I'm looking to do a long trip but don't want to cramp your style bro.

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Old 06-10-2012, 05:26 PM   #114
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Great ride report. My son and I are starting the TAT in a little less than 3 weeks.

Good luck......Kyle
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:33 PM   #115
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Originally Posted by megashred View Post

as for timing, I was planning on three weeks but I think I'm trucking. I have had no trouble clocking 300 + miles a day....but then again,

you ain't made it to Utah and NV yet, your miles covered are gonna drop,
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:34 PM   #116
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Regarding the "bro-speak," this scene came to mind:

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/504...om-airplanefan

I'm convinced, megashred; you do speak Jive!

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Old 06-10-2012, 05:41 PM   #117
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My 2 cents.........

Hey Bro
Rode the TAT to Trinidad back in April, if you make it to Buffalo, Ok say hi to firemanwilson at the gas station. He rode the TAT in May.
You mean to tell me that you dont have Cowboy Camps in Ver-mont???
Enjoy your "shred" and be kind to the locals and their way of living, they will be the ones that will haul you out of trouble...............
Happy shredding bro.........
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:04 PM   #118
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:20 PM   #119
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Hey Bro

We are in Beaver Ok heading your way. Planning on New Mexico to Trenidad tomorrow night. Call if you want to hook up, buy you a beer.

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Old 06-10-2012, 09:21 PM   #120
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