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Old 06-27-2012, 08:40 PM   #18046
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I grew up on an 8n, Same color and everything, his name was henry. My grandfather bought it new and it is still used daily, only one rebuild.

I went to get my feet wet on the 2smoke today at the skyline trail. I really missed two strokes and dirt!! I had a blast, I was taking it really easy since the last time I rode offroad was about 9 years ago. What amazing views!!! Pics cant do it justice but I will post anyways. I plan on heading to AF canyon tomorrow evening to ride with a buddy from there. Utah is really impressing me thus far.



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Old 06-27-2012, 09:18 PM   #18047
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New top secret government project in my garage. 1952 Ford 8n.
Are you going to loop the Uintas on that thing?
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:14 PM   #18048
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Are you going to loop the Uintas on that thing?
Clear land. Mow pasture. Plow snow. Till garden. Tinker. Restore................Repeat.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:49 PM   #18049
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Ride red Ryman!

You just need some chickens and bee hives now... you may have enough space for dairy goats but that's a labor commitment that is what child labor is all about i guess.

Harcus and I killed it today. Pics would just make you jealous, and we rode too hard to take any, so just the same, it's nice out there.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:25 PM   #18050
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You just need some chickens and bee hives now... you may have enough space for dairy goats but that's a labor commitment that is what child labor is all about i guess.

Harcus and I killed it today. Pics would just make you jealous, and we rode too hard to take any, so just the same, it's nice out there.
Suckas! I'm riding to Yellowstone tomorrow with my brothers and dad. Got some street tires on the 690. Yawn.....
Bees are definitely on my list for next spring. You should see my back field now. It's all green.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:04 AM   #18051
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As Kev said, we went out & tested a few bike mods yesterday. His BRP was reborn after some ahh....altercations. I had added a new JD Jetting tune box to the 500 EXC. We got in 225 mi from my house. Not bad for starting at noon. Only a few pics due to unwillingness to slow down.

There were incidents of Orange abuse spotted in upper Red Creek...



Timber canyon, etc...



Much smoke n ash from the sadness down south...



Meditating at the turn to head back north. Note Kev pensing in the shade..



And the mileage on the EXC dropped to 55 mpg from 66. As suspected. Physics.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:56 AM   #18052
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Clear land. Mow pasture. Plow snow. Till garden. Tinker. Restore................Repeat.
Awesome! You have some land?

I'm doing the GISkev chicken/farm/garden in my massive 1/3 acre lot.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:59 AM   #18053
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And the mileage on the EXC dropped to 55 mpg from 66. As suspected. Physics.
How do you deal with such horrible mileage! Now you're up to what, 50+ hp and 55mpg? Seems like the ultimate "adventure" bike to me. That bike can cruise slab adequately, isn't a 500+ lb pig, and no route needs consideration of bike choice.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:21 AM   #18054
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New top secret government project in my garage. 1952 Ford 8n.
Now where the hell am I going to store the 9-fitty? Looks like Kev might be the winner winner chicken dinner for my fly-n-rides. I only have about 10 days to get the bitch (950) all sussed out and lubed up before heading to Utardia. I may bring the 300 as well - anyone interested in some 2-smoke'n in July?
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:24 AM   #18055
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As Kev said, we went out & tested a few bike mods yesterday. His BRP was reborn after some ahh....altercations. I had added a new JD Jetting tune box to the 500 EXC. We got in 225 mi from my house. Not bad for starting at noon. Only a few pics due to unwillingness to slow down.

There were incidents of Orange abuse spotted in upper Red Creek...



Timber canyon, etc...



Much smoke n ash from the sadness down south...



Meditating at the turn to head back north. Note Kev pensing in the shade..



And the mileage on the EXC dropped to 55 mpg from 66. As suspected. Physics.
I am keeping a close eye on your adventurizing of the 500 - I am still looking for a sub 400 pound adventure bike with 300 miles of range, EFI, and great suspension and lighting. The 690 is just too much $$ for me.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:31 AM   #18056
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Our premies sleep on these and they are soooo soft and comfy. They are also disposable, so I can get my hands on them every once in a while. I have been thinking of ways to make a motorcycle seat that can be custom molded to many butts, yet retain the rigidity one needs for control.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:53 AM   #18057
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My lady-friend (and kids) are leaving town on Sunday--they're heading to Powell for 2 weeks with her parents. I'll be joining her for the second week, but in the meantime, I'm going on a little road trip.

Here's my route.

Custer State Park, Rushmore, Sturgis, Devil's Tower, Yellowstone, Grand Teton.

If any of you have some suggestions on what to see along the way, let me know.

I know this is a lot of slab, but I don't have a ton of time and not enough tread on the tires for dirt.

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Old 06-28-2012, 12:19 PM   #18058
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My lady-friend (and kids) are leaving town on Sunday--they're heading to Powell for 2 weeks with her parents. I'll be joining her for the second week, but in the meantime, I'm going on a little road trip.

Here's my route.

Custer State Park, Rushmore, Sturgis, Devil's Tower, Yellowstone, Grand Teton.

If any of you have some suggestions on what to see along the way, let me know.

I know this is a lot of slab, but I don't have a ton of time and not enough tread on the tires for dirt.
North of Green River, WY has some excellent stuff heading towards the Wind Rivers. We rode across that area in 2010.

Rushmore area has TONS of fun fire roads and nice dirt roads.

The Wyoming Grasslands, just before Rushmore, are amazingly beautiful. Take some country or dirt roads through there.

I mapped a dirt route that I was going to drive from UT to MN, through Rushmore. You're welcome to try it out if you want.


Sand, if you want it.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:34 PM   #18059
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My lady-friend (and kids) are leaving town on Sunday--they're heading to Powell for 2 weeks with her parents. I'll be joining her for the second week, but in the meantime, I'm going on a little road trip.

Here's my route.

Custer State Park, Rushmore, Sturgis, Devil's Tower, Yellowstone, Grand Teton.

If any of you have some suggestions on what to see along the way, let me know.

I know this is a lot of slab, but I don't have a ton of time and not enough tread on the tires for dirt.

Did it last month... Or attempted to! As long as you are at at Yellowstone, don't miss the Chief Joseph highway, and the Beartooth highway - roll NW out of Cody and have an awesome ride!

http://www.bogley.com/forum/showthre...00-Miles-(Live)
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:44 PM   #18060
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Sand, if you want it.
Nope. Riding an 1150GSA w Anakee 2 tires . . . sand will not agree with me.

Thanks for the info on the dirt roads. I'll check my detailed maps before I go.

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Did it last month... Or attempted to! As long as you are at at Yellowstone, don't miss the Chief Joseph highway, and the Beartooth highway - roll NW out of Cody and have an awesome ride!

http://www.bogley.com/forum/showthre...00-Miles-(Live)
Awesome. This is exactly what I'm planning--funny. Well, not exactly since Big Chief wasn't on my radar, but it is now.

The only difference is: I'll be heading counter-clockwise and won't be dipping into CO because of my abbreviated timeline. A few months ago I went from SLC to Steamboat via Vernal--I was heading to a concert at Red Rocks--and thought it was a fantastic route.
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