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Old 04-01-2013, 10:17 AM   #14476
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Is that the one with the Rhino paint job?
Indeed

This was she when I brought her home:



Then after my rattle-can bed liner paint job:



just kidding

This was her after the bedliner:







That bike all dusty again a few weeks ago in BBNP:

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Old 04-01-2013, 11:33 AM   #14477
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The night deal and the reason for the upgrade to the KTM's lighting isn't because of doing planned night riding.

It has to do with daylight hours being eaten up while dealing with potential issues such as flats late in the day.
I don't know about your group, but here when I ride with the local Mexican riders, we usually end up riding at night. Someone usually drowns a bike or someone has a flat and then the daylight hours are gone.

From last Saturday's ride, The DRZ probably would have made it across if the carb vent tubes had a tee spliced with a couple of hoses ran up under the seat, but then hindsight is 20/20>



Fixing the usual flat, I learn something on every trip, for example, don't use X-heavy duty tubes, cuz harder to patch, and harder to push the stem in the wheel if you don't have a fishing tool, Also you can lube the bead with a few drops of oil off of your dipstick to slide the tire back on.



About riding at night, let someone else be the leader, hopefully with a light brighter than yours. I run a 8" HID La Paz race light along with a Rigid 3" LED. With oncoming traffic I flip the HID 8" light down to avoid getting flashed. You can never have too much light.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:47 PM   #14478
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The night deal and the reason for the upgrade to the KTM's lighting isn't because of doing planned night riding.

It has to do with daylight hours being eaten up while dealing with potential issues such as flats late in the day.
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I don't know about your group, but here when I ride with the local Mexican riders, we usually end up riding at night. Someone usually drowns a bike or someone has a flat and then the daylight hours are gone.
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:16 PM   #14479
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September: Cross on the 25th @ Tecate and pull into Cabo on the 3rd of October. With Tim Morton on his longest Baja tour.

Next week's Junction Ride is one of the warm ups on the KTM. I'm doing the 500 mile challenge ride.

Last month's Big Bend Ride was one of this year's warm ups on the KLR - which is going on the market. It was on that ride doing the 50 mile sandy River Road when I decided to park the KLR and notch it up.

I'm 56 and didn't grow up on dirt. I realize I'm diving into the deep end of the pool with others who have been on the swim team for years.

Morton's Baja Bound tour is perfect for me in the sense that I'll be stretched outside my comfort zone. My "group" is largely younger Aussies who live and ride in the Outback.

Right now I'm using Tim's bike prep guide and making a few more mods to the bike, such as better lighting for night riding and a bib mousse for the front.
Which KTM?
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:07 PM   #14480
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:08 PM   #14481
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I just pulled the trigger on my 2" roll of Scotch Rubber Mastic tape for field dressing a bleeding engine case. I'll break you off a piece if you come visit. I have 10' and only need one.
http://www.amazon.com/Scotch-Rubber-...=ATVPDKIKX0DER



I also picked up a new roll of DOT-DOT-C2 Reflective Conspicuity Tape. I cant get enough of this stuff. I have it plastered all over my bike. I need some more to put on the trailer too.
http://www.amazon.com/DOT-C2-Reflect...eflective+tape
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:43 PM   #14482
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Great plan Trice! What are you going to do for training for this one? It is going to be hot in Baja in September. I recommend that you get your hands on some Suero Electrolite, the coconut flavor isn't bad. It costs about 22.50 pesos/litre and will replace the electrolites you lose through perspiration. It tastes a helluva lot better than f'ing GatorAde and is probably better for you. There has got to be some desert med website like there is for high altitude med. I look forward to hearing your tales! Great Adventure!
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:46 PM   #14483
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I just pulled the trigger on my 2" roll of Scotch Rubber Mastic tape for field dressing a bleeding engine case. I'll break you off a piece if you come visit. I have 10' and only need one.
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I have the KLR version

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Old 04-01-2013, 03:48 PM   #14484
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What are you going to do for training for this one? It is going to be hot in Baja in September.
I'm taking my Red Bull team to keep me hydrated

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Old 04-01-2013, 03:56 PM   #14485
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I'm taking my Red Bull team to keep me hydrated

Trust me, they will have exactly the opposite effect

Although in MikeMike's case it would be due to excessive drooling.

We need a couple of them on duty at The Seal Club.

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Old 04-01-2013, 03:57 PM   #14486
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I have the KLR version


That makes me wonder of this stuff would be effective in treating the runs!
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:27 PM   #14487
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...I put my Rolex Submariner away years ago...
Lol! I did the same thing. Now it just sits in one of those boxes with a clear top. It rotates every few minutes to keep it wound. Sometimes my wife and I catch it while it spins in that box. We say, "Wow! What a fucking waste of money that trinket was."


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...Send me all your Rolex watches, every single one and I will have them cleaned and returned to you...
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Talk of politeness, tempers, over-reactions, etc. reminds me of a motorcycle guy that lived in this area for awhile. He interpreted the smallest things as slights...
Ya know I see guys like that down there all the time. At one point I used to try and help them. It doesn't work, so I just leave them alone now. If they wind up in a barrel of acid, oh well.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:51 PM   #14488
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Lol! I did the same thing. Now it just sits in one of those boxes with a clear top. It rotates every few minutes to keep it wound. Sometimes my wife and I catch it while it spins in that box. We say, "Wow! What a fucking waste of money that trinket was."




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Ya know I see guys like that down there all the time. At one point I used to try and help them. It doesn't work, so I just leave them alone now. If they wind up in a barrel of acid, oh well.
Is it the Rolex that was a waste or the little gizmo you bought to keep it wound ? If you're not wearing it, why do you care if its wound ?
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:05 PM   #14489
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... If you're not wearing it, why do you care if its wound ?
Someone explain it to ace
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:39 PM   #14490
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I've had the same stainless and gold Rolex for 28 years. Don't tune it up like I should but damn. The cost of the tuneup makes me think I'm at the Porsche dealer. So...it is just a piece of jewelry that approximates the time somewhat better than a sundial.
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