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Old 06-28-2012, 09:24 AM   #18106
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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, 09:31 AM   #18107
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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, 09:53 AM   #18108
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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, 11:19 AM   #18109
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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, 12:34 PM   #18110
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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, 12:44 PM   #18111
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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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Old 06-28-2012, 01:55 PM   #18112
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Reroute

Retro, I'd leave Ogden and go over Monte Cristo to Woodruff if I were you. Nice slab!
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:10 PM   #18113
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Awesome! You have some land?

I'm doing the GISkev chicken/farm/garden in my massive 1/3 acre lot.
Let's see some pics!



Here's my new ride! 305cc's!
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:36 PM   #18114
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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.
This won't work kuz it is sub 300 lbs. You get the 300 miles of range by doing this...twice... with the (3.4 g) 13 liter orange tank...



and for the lights ...



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Old 06-28-2012, 08:47 PM   #18115
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This won't work kuz it is sub 300 lbs. You get the 300 miles of range by doing this...twice... with the (3.4 g) 13 liter orange tank...



and for the lights ...



So neither Safari or Acerbis makes a 6g tank yet?
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:55 PM   #18116
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This won't work kuz it is sub 300 lbs. You get the 300 miles of range by doing this...twice... with the (3.4 g) 13 liter orange tank...



and for the lights ...



so if you do your map/math right, then those ass weights are an option if you need them, but i've never needed 300 miles but i only ride the western us... other continent vary i suppose. 200 miles, ya.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:25 PM   #18117
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So neither Safari or Acerbis makes a 6g tank yet?
Acerbis has this one out. 5.3 gal. Quite new, some possible fit up issues. Looks nice, tho. I went with the 3.4 gal KTM tank to keep weight aft, not forward. Pros n cons...

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Old 06-29-2012, 08:41 AM   #18118
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I have the 3.4 on my 520 and I love it but I'll admit that I am always stretching the limits. Not quite getting harcus mileage about I think that 5.3 is the ticket actually. I did rotopax on the rear and it definitely did look cool and was functional but I still think that 5.3 is the ticket...

That 2012 EXC, again so cool...
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:46 AM   #18119
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so if you do your map/math right, then those ass weights are an option if you need them, but i've never needed 300 miles but i only ride the western us... other continent vary i suppose. 200 miles, ya.
You've never NEEDED a 300 mile range because you're planning the wrong fucking routes! Remember our friends in near Baker that gave us fuel?

If I had a 300 mile range, I'd purposely avoid gas stations. J-true, Pilo, and I did a loop last year that had well over 250+ miles before fuel. Of course, J-true breaking his arm, and Pilo's bike shitting the bed shortened it up a bit.
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:53 PM   #18120
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I'm riding to San Diego on July 20-22 for a business thing... if anyone feels like chasing me through the Sierras just say so... route suggestions welcome!
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