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Old 07-28-2011, 11:35 AM   #5566
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I have ridden Arches. Also really like the ride up into Canyonlands from right past the entrance to Arches. Great road with alot less traffic. Check out the White Rim Trail with a smaller DS bike. 125 mlles of dirt riding bliss.

When in the area of western Colorado do not miss the road to Gateway,CO. Hwy. 142 is beyond words. Canyon Carving road thru un-real beauty. A great place to eat or stay in Gateway. The guy who started Discovery Channel has a awesome place in the middlw of no-where. Check out his auto museum there too.
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:38 PM   #5567
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Just made a run through Arches and am in Moab now. I'm behind schedule but it was probably worth it. Arches would be a lot better without the RV's. I did run some little 4x4 road that was short. I figured since it dead ended I wouldn't be tempted to go "just a little" farther and end up who knows where. It had enough sand to let me know that the Bavarian Beast is gonna be a real ballerina in the sand.

I also met these guys at the rest stop before turning South again to Moab. http://www.streetline-usa.com/Adventure/Blog/favnFG/On-the-Road-with-Ara-and-Spirit

Hoping to make it to CO after I finish this coffee.


Here's the water bottle Max gave me with the bike. In case you can't read it the words say something about killing you for a beer. At first I was going to take it off but then I realized it has more meaning coming from a guy that doesn't drink.

Edit: The CO guys are saying Columbine pass is easy graded gravel. I think I'm going to cut that big corner off if it's not muddy.
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Old 07-28-2011, 03:46 PM   #5568
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that's the problem with all parks. slow traffic and rangers. hope you get out in the wilderness soon.
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:11 PM   #5569
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Dumb "new GS owner" question...figured I'd run it by here before the flood gates open in the GS forum.

My bike doesn't look exactly straight up and down on the center stand...is that how it always was? Is there a bolt I should check? Its not much, but it's definitely not perfectly vertical.

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Old 07-29-2011, 07:39 AM   #5570
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jason, are you sure the ground is level? other than that just check the center stand mounting. otoh, maybe when it fell off the curb it tweaked the left foot enough , maybe bent it back, to make it uneven. that's all i got.


waiting for veriest to text me. he was planning on camping in co last night in the mountains so i'm sure cell coverage was spotty but i want an update that he is upright.
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:22 AM   #5571
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Theres a pic in the GS Forum of it...Seems like its normal.

it really isnt much at all...Im probably just paranoid.

And I looked at the feet...all looks fine.
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:44 AM   #5572
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Then let's go with new bike paranoia.

Heard from Veriest. He's having fun.
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:35 AM   #5573
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Theres a pic in the GS Forum of it...Seems like its normal.

it really isnt much at all...Im probably just paranoid.

And I looked at the feet...all looks fine.
Yeah, I commented over there instead of here. Mine is the same way. And unfortunately it is on there now partially apart. Danged heat. I'm trying to get the 12k service done on my own and after an hour or so in the evening I've had enough of the heat in the garage and give. So tonight's night #3. Valve check and add oil and sync the TB and I'm done. Well, and put the rear wheel back on, the skidplate, head guards...maybe wipe off the worst of the oily handprints...
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:08 AM   #5574
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OK, here's one for Dahveed and SOG.

THE NEW RTB II Anti Deer Bike. 1936 BMW Schneekrad
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:41 AM   #5575
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Actually...another question while I have the attention. No need for a new thread in the other forum.

But ... oil change frequency. I know its simple to do myslef, blah blah, but either way...is it 3k miles? Or 6k? With the ride to Austin taking some time, if 6k is okay...I'll just wait. Id have to get myself tools, etc. to do it on my own as I have nothing here.

Edit: I'm at 3150 right now.
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:07 PM   #5576
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Here is what I do just because I like to keep things simple.

Oil Change: every 5K with Mobile 1 15w50
Final Drive: every 5K with Mobile 1 75w90
Tranny: every 15K with Mobile 1 75w90

It's just too easy to change the engine oil and final drive oil at the same time plus it gives me that peace of mind knowing that my final drive doesn't have a problem brewing that I don't know about. I change my transmission oil every 15K because the cat under the bike cooks the oil, plus I can see if there is a problem there also. I like to use 5000 miles because I can simply look down at the odometer and see quickly how many miles until the next change and the tranny is the same way (15,30,45,......) Just my way of doing things, I like the KISS theory, Keep It Simple Stupid ! ! !
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:30 PM   #5577
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Well then...I guess 1st servce + 5k = 6k service.
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Old 07-29-2011, 02:08 PM   #5578
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In the hood.....

While I was out scrubbin in the new BT023 this mornin....I passed "The Entourage" (couple of black Burbs in between dark charcoal & black Impalas...) on 185 at Ocee headin towards Crawford.
....Hmmmm I wonder who that was?

At least the jets don't strafe the area as much now.
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Old 07-29-2011, 02:47 PM   #5579
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While I was out scrubbin in the new BT023 this mornin....I passed "The Entourage" (couple of black Burbs in between dark charcoal & black Impalas...) on 185 at Ocee headin towards Crawford.
....Hmmmm I wonder who that was?

At least the jets don't strafe the area as much now.
What do you think of the BTs?

Didnt like em much on my Versys.
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Old 07-29-2011, 02:49 PM   #5580
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Yeah I know. I don't get the 300' fly by's anymore! ! !
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