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Old 06-20-2015, 06:06 PM   #1
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2015 Wander West

Hey everybody

Sometime tomorrow morning (June 21) I will be setting off on yet another adventure ride through the western states

Previous similar trips ...
2009 Please excuse the RR name > http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=477916
2010 The Acronym Adventure > http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=603054
2012 Wander Wound da West > http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=803866
It bothers me greatly to notice that these trips have gone from 1, to 2, to 3 years apart. That is a trend that absolutely must STOP!

This year I will be travelling with good friend Glen (r'elise me), he on his 690E and me on my 950A.
Life and time limit this trip to about 2 weeks, but we still plan to cover over 3000 miles and visit 7 western states (CA, NV, AZ, UT, CO, ID, and a little tiny piece of WY).

If anybody feels like following along, here are a couple of SPOT tracking links...
https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php...b5581bcf55e60f
http://rider914.whereamiriding.com
Will try to check in from time to time via smarty-pants phone



Let's ride!

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Old 06-20-2015, 06:15 PM   #2
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Sounds fun, we'll be watching for your dust.

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Old 06-20-2015, 06:29 PM   #3
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:36 PM   #4
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Live the dream, Matt! Love your ride threads. Keep both wheels on the ground and have an awesome trip
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Old 06-20-2015, 11:03 PM   #5
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matt, you always find the best ride here in the west. wish i could tag along.

have fun and safe travels.
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Old 06-21-2015, 06:31 AM   #6
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Glen should be here soon so we'll finally get this thing on the road
Guess a late start is better than no start
I'll admit that we are cheating a bit and U-hauling the bikes to St George

See y'all later

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Old 06-21-2015, 07:22 AM   #7
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Old 06-21-2015, 04:18 PM   #8
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Off To A Great Start

Glen had tires swapped just before and just noticed right side rear wheel spacer is missing.
Anybody in St George UT have a 690E that we can steal a part from?

Can somebody copy this to a better forum if exists?

Thanks!

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Old 06-21-2015, 04:35 PM   #9
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Make one, buy a hack saw and some black pipe at the hardware store. Take the seal out if you have to and find a dealer later in the week.

If you ride from home you notice the missing parts sooner.
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Old 06-21-2015, 04:44 PM   #10
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I hear you rob
Was not my preference to do it this way

Anybody got dims for the spacer?

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Old 06-21-2015, 10:03 PM   #11
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:55 AM   #12
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It bothers me greatly to notice that these trips have gone from 1, to 2, to 3 years apart. That is a trend that absolutely must STOP!


Let's ride!

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That's something I have noticed also and am open/watching for tips/tricks to brake the pattern.







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Off To A Great Start

Payback for the trailer thing.
Seems some adventures are compelled to keep the adventure part of a trip right in your face right from the start.

Best of luck and hope thing smooth out for ya.
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Old 06-22-2015, 09:39 AM   #13
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Payback for the trailer thing.
Seems some adventures are compelled to keep the adventure part of a trip right in your face right from the start.
Hey Mike
Nice to see you are still lurking around these parts

My adventures are usually fairly drama free... I prefer it that way

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Had spacer made at local shop, bike is back together, packing up, checking out, and hopefully back on the road soon





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Hey Matt, I once trucked my KLR to Mesquite only to discover I had forgotten my helmet.
Put it back in the truck and drove to St. George, bought a helmet there.

Hope you're on the road and having fun by now.
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