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Old 04-07-2013, 08:23 PM   #19336
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We were so stuck and with smoked clutches we had to call the wife to bring a trailer to wendover and retrive us. Problem was she couldn't get the truck down to us so we were on our own to get us out of the predicament. We had one bike with a good clutch so I swapped 2 good plates into the other 2 bad bikes and that allowed us to gimp out.

In one of the many low speed wrecks my son broke his top box, here it is being burned in hopes of making a black smoke signal fire for the wife to see. FYI innertubes make far more smoke

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Old 04-07-2013, 08:25 PM   #19337
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Ouch! That looks nasty.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:29 PM   #19338
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After we made it to the trailer my son still wanted to ride...thata boy:
Here he is putting good clutch plates in so he can slab it home


While my bike and his riding buddies bikes take a shameful trailer ride home.
Notice the front caliper zipped tied to the the cowling on the silver 950....it was a rough 2 days
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:32 PM   #19339
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Can you belive they both had a good time and are allready planning the next ride :)
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:27 PM   #19340
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Can you belive they both had a good time and are allready planning the next ride :)


wow, you sure payed the West Desert price.......

I admire your ability to endure and document this saga......carry on.....
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:57 PM   #19341
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Where did you start out from? How was the road until cut across the flats?
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:04 PM   #19342
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Where did you start out from? How was the road until cut across the flats?
Started in layton and took the old rail bed out from promontory point. It was good but had spots of soft but nothing to bad. It wasnt till the flats that the fun began
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:50 PM   #19343
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So I take it that you left the grade and got stuck. Not got stuck while riding the old railroad grade?

We did the same ride two years ago. I loved the isolation out there. Gave new meaning to the sound of silence.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:16 AM   #19344
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Can you belive they both had a good time and are allready planning the next ride :)
Awesome.

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Old 04-08-2013, 06:15 AM   #19345
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We were so stuck and with smoked clutches we had to call the wife to bring a trailer to wendover and retrive us. Problem was she couldn't get the truck down to us so we were on our own to get us out of the predicament. We had one bike with a good clutch so I swapped 2 good plates into the other 2 bad bikes and that allowed us to gimp out.

In one of the many low speed wrecks my son broke his top box, here it is being burned in hopes of making a black smoke signal fire for the wife to see. FYI innertubes make far more smoke
Awesome! My last mud ride wound up being very costly. I still find mud tucked away in places from that ride almost 3 years after the fact.

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Old 04-08-2013, 06:59 AM   #19346
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There are several great "Front Page" shots in there.

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Old 04-08-2013, 07:17 AM   #19347
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If you saw what I do (or lack of do) for a living you would understand...plus Harley's make my ass look big..
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:55 AM   #19348
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I tried crossing that area once. Didn't work...........

Great idea with clutch plates though! Guess that's the advantage of identical bikes.

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Old 04-08-2013, 10:47 AM   #19349
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Thanks for a chuckle at your expense this morning. We have all been there at one point. If not ride more, its inevitable. Somewhere in the chaos, someone surely muttered "this is why they call it an adventure"

I know that mud, how you guys unstuck those 950's is a story itself. Thanks again for sharing.
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:25 AM   #19350
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Holy cow you guys must be sore today! As was mentioned, I have no idea how you unstuck those bikes....damn....

Glad I missed that ride!
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