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Old 08-11-2012, 07:58 PM   #2416
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I've been in CO all week

Did some two up off road on the Tenere, wife didn't like is so I rode most of the passes on my DR650 instead.

Tenere at Animas Forks. Tried to go up Engineer to Cinamon but my wife was hysterical by the time we got to the turn up on cinnamon.


I did ride up Ophir Pass alone then Old Lime Rd.


Old Lime Rd


We also rode into Utah for a few days. Moab to Arches National park, did some hiking there.

The rode the Moki at Valley of the Gods.

Valley of the Gods road


Climbing the Moki


DR650 riding included

Black Bear pass, which I found to nor be too hard.



Imogene Pass


Engineer Pass


And cinnamon which we had a somewhat heated exchange with a group of four wheeler riders who didn't like us passing them headed up. Needless to say at the pass I totally skipped a picture at the sign.

Done in CO packing up and heading to the Grand Canyon in the morning for another adventure.
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:12 PM   #2417
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And cinnamon which we had a somewhat heated exchange with a group of four wheeler riders who didn't like us passing them headed up. Needless to say at the pass I totally skipped a picture at the sign.

Done in CO packing up and heading to the Grand Canyon in the morning for another adventure.
I did not know Harley made a four wheeler.

Nice pics!
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:13 AM   #2418
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:33 AM   #2419
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I did not know Harley made a four wheeler.

Nice pics!
Yea really they were pretty over the top in my opinion. Said it was not safe for us to be passing. My thought was hey your on the land barge I'm the one at danger if it all goes wrong which it was not going to. Skill verses no skill it will intimidate every time. Thats really what it was all about. Inmean come on I was on a DR with MS jetting it has like 10 hp up there lol my whole game at that elevation is momentum. Needless to say we out numbered the 4 wheeler crowd at the top when 3 ktm riders suddenly sided with us
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:04 AM   #2420
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Maybe it's how you pass.



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Old 08-12-2012, 11:25 AM   #2421
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Maybe it's how you pass.
Roy would never do something like that .

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Old 08-12-2012, 07:18 PM   #2422
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Roy would never do something like that .

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Old 08-13-2012, 04:08 AM   #2423
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:02 AM   #2424
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Spent the weekend in north-central West Virginia. I'll do a ride report later, but here are some Tenere pictures:



Sunk to the axles:














And the other Tenere rider:


Short summary; the Tenere and I 'clicked' all weekend, and together we shocked the hell out of the other riders I think. On twisty pavement; 0 chicken strips left front or rear on the K60's. Dirt and gravel, in TC2 we friggin rocked! What a blast! Controlled ABS sliding into corners, power sliding out of corners, wheelying off hills, and jumping anything jumpable. In the end... the crap I could do on this bike made me feel like superman; it was amazing.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:05 AM   #2425
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Whow! You had a good time!!
I’m anxious the autumn arrives and the rain to ride, now here in Spain is too hot and dry.
I need MUD!!
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:50 PM   #2426
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... the crap I could do on this bike made me feel like superman; it was amazing.
And after all the lifting you are now as strong as Superman..

Amazing what a Tourer can do when done properly..You and the bike got big balls sonny Jim.
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:40 PM   #2427
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You and the bike got big balls sonny Jim.
Whaaa? I didn't even mention the part about knee-dragging on the paved twisties! No, it didn't happen , but I put forth my best effort, and I'm fully convinced it is doable; my short legs are a bit of a hindrance with these low footpegs. It's all about being smooth though, the K60's will hang on just fine to the very edge of the tread, but they DO NOT like throttle movement at that angle, they get all kinds of squirmy if you try to make any adjustments. I am looking into a smokey mountain trip in the coming month .
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:55 AM   #2428
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Whaaa? ... the K60's will hang on just fine to the very edge of the tread, but they DO NOT like throttle movement at that angle, they get all kinds of squirmy if you try to make any adjustments..
You found that out too?! Kind of a 'not so sure what this tire will do next' feeling Great all-rounder through.
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:26 AM   #2429
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You found that out too?! Kind of a 'not so sure what this tire will do next' feeling Great all-rounder through.
A Metzeler salesman told me that the speed limit of the Heidenau is 150 km/hr after which the knobbies will start to fly!!!!!
Wonder if it's true. In Germany the Heidenau is a cheap tyre. Here they cost a fortune. Nevertheless I use them.
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:54 AM   #2430
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The heidenau is officially allowed up to speeds of 190km/h here in germany. The tkc and karoo are only allowed up to 160km/h.

That is what is officialy allowed so i guess the tire has to survive it when pressure is ok, wear may be drastic when you ride at that speed for longer durations.
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