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Old 04-08-2013, 12:32 PM   #19351
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Where did you start out from? How was the road until cut across the flats?
Hey Gunnner, even the main road had sections that had us on the ground due to the unseen bottom layer of mud. its nasty out there right now
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:34 PM   #19352
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So for clarification, was the mud the only route available, or did you leave the railroad grade to find that? I'm planning to do this ride for the first time this spring and just want an idea of what I might encounter. Thanks.
Hey Utahrpm, even the rail grade was bad in sections. the mud on the rail grade is what packed up and ripped my fender and abs sensor off. the lower section next to the grade was actually better then the elevated bed was....who knew?
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:40 PM   #19353
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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!
your right sore as hell, and to top it off today I found out I broke my wrist
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:43 PM   #19354
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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.

man that some real slop you were in
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:45 PM   #19355
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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.
Hey kajendog, glad i could make your day. looking back at it now i can laugh at the event. funny thing is i told my dad and he said "thats why you own and Adventure" and he just laughed ha-ha
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:01 PM   #19356
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Leaving Sunday with a UHaul to Orcas Island,WA with the Tiger in tow. Gonna take 12-14 days to come home the long way, the map is just a guideline, plan to hit as much dirt as possible, I'm sure there will be pics posted somewhere

The longer way home

Oh and i finally got the tiger rebuilt after it's little accident last fall, kinda like the black...

Nice Jake... Super late notice / too late but I was gonna say you could do the top end over at my place with heat etc /shorter drive... Still need to hook up about that TIG. Got the MIG hooked up and dialed at the house for now, down from the shop up in Silver Creek...

Good luck on your trip man!
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:37 PM   #19357
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Hey Hickonacrick, that looks like a crazy muddy ride you were on. and yup this one is racking up to be pretty expensive for me too.

lesson learned
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:23 PM   #19358
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Warp9 - Kudos on the story. I love it. The pictures are the definition of awesome. I would have loved to see the video of you guys digging out your 990...
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:26 PM   #19359
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your right sore as hell, and to top it off today I found out I broke my wrist
Bummer. Could be worse. If you were Walrus that would end your sex life for a while.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:43 PM   #19360
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And I thot that I had I had drawn a short straw a few times...Wow! That is a 9 on the ugly scale!
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:01 AM   #19361
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Hey Hickonacrick, that looks like a crazy muddy ride you were on. and yup this one is racking up to be pretty expensive for me too.

lesson learned

Mine cost me:

Brake pads and rotors, front and rear
Clutch plates
Bleeding hydraulic lines
Fork seals
Various electronics

I will never (willingly) ride through mud like that again, at least not on a bike that can't be replaced - like a KLR

At one point, it took us 2 hours to travel 200 yds up a 2% grade - and that was on the graded county road. Mud was like bowling balls

Awesome pictures!
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:13 AM   #19362
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I will never (willingly) ride through mud like that again,
I won't either, it almost cost me a pericardiocentesis when the mud clogged my front wheel and I put the end of the handlebar into my sternum.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:26 AM   #19363
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My Saltflat vid.

http://youtu.be/PTjKTnueZ0c

I hadn't watched my video for a while. Thanks for bring'n back the memory's.

When I laid my bike down like that, the tank suction-cupped itself to the mud and I almost wasn't able to upright it again. What a day (and night). Awsome that your group took it as a challenge, and are ready for more (bummer bout the wrist though).

BTW, after my event, I bought a SPOT.
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:28 AM   #19364
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So i just bought a 2006 KTM 450 SMR not running. It has no spark, no power, nothing. I kinda need some help figuring out what is wrong with it. I suck at electrical and could use some help. Will pay with beer....
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:00 PM   #19365
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So i just bought a 2006 KTM 450 SMR not running. It has no spark, no power, nothing. I kinda need some help figuring out what is wrong with it. I suck at electrical and could use some help. Will pay with beer....
Did you take the stator out and take a peak? Bad wire in there? Stator output?
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