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Old 11-14-2011, 01:40 PM   #31
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I'll be attending. I've been wanting to ride CO.
It's just like Kansas here. Nothing to see.
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:59 PM   #32
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Old 11-14-2011, 02:03 PM   #33
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All depends on where you're looking...

That may have been my problem. I was looking in the general direction of Kansas.



Now, I want to see you bring that HD on the CAM. Only thing is you have to ride in the back and bring your own support team.
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:16 PM   #34
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:14 PM   #35
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Thanks SD. That definitely helps scope things. I'm riding a 450EXC so that should be fine. While I can't quite ride like Taddy, it sounds like this is a nice mix of fast and smooth and slow and gnarly. Perfect! I've always wanted to ride the back country of Colorado and this sounds like a great way to do it. My biggest challenges will be re-jetting and logistics. I'll be watching this thread close and really hope to make this one.
The 450 EXC will do an excellent job with the right rear spocket for steep hills and correct jetting for high altitude. Pack light but well for outdoors camping for the week if you choose.I'm sure someone who has one of these can guide you as far as that bike's setup. Needs to be street legal!
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:57 PM   #36
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Question Rent a bike for the week?

Is there a place I can rent a bike for a week? Something like an XR or a DRZ? I will be coming from Rhode Island
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:10 PM   #37
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Is there a place I can rent a bike for a week? Something like an XR or a DRZ? I will be coming from Rhode Island
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Old 11-26-2011, 06:21 AM   #38
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Renting or buying a bike

Thanks. Any tips on renting a bike? I was also thinking of maybe buying a new DRZ 400 in colorado and then having it shipped back after I am done. Any thoughts?
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Old 11-26-2011, 06:28 AM   #39
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Thanks. Any tips on renting a bike? I was also thinking of maybe buying a new DRZ 400 in colorado and then having it shipped back after I am done. Any thoughts?
I'd think buying a used one that is already set up for a ride like this would be better. Lots of people around here that would inspect one for you. A new drz is lacking in tires, crash protection, luggage options, etc.
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Don't think I will be able make the RMAR this year but boy this sounds like fun. Just bought a 6.6 gal. tank for the Husky. Got room for a flatlander?
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Old 11-26-2011, 02:36 PM   #41
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Don't think I will be able make the RMAR this year but boy this sounds like fun. Just bought a 6.6 gal. tank for the Husky. Got room for a flatlander?
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Glen, your always welcome at my fire. Plan on it my friend!


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Old 11-26-2011, 03:23 PM   #42
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Thanks. Any tips on renting a bike? I was also thinking of maybe buying a new DRZ 400 in colorado and then having it shipped back after I am done. Any thoughts?
I understand that a small business in Salida is renting 2-3....light weight dual-sport bikes. But, the concern here would be....is it equipped to haul your gear? Probably not. But I will say that my son, with a medium sized, water proof duffle can haul all he needs on his (street legal) YZ426. But, if I were going to tool off on a week long ride with my gear aboard.....I would want my own bike that is equipped and outfitted for me.

I would say that a KLR650 or a KTM 990 is about the biggest bike I would attempt this ride. ScramblerDavis makes a good point though......it's more about riding skills, than about the bike. Although....someone on a VStrom will check it in after day two....I don't care how good you can ride. At some point the trails will get too steep for a 500 lb bike. Going up Sheep Creek on my 300lb XRR was a challenge. But Scrambler makes another great point.....gear your bike low. This isn't a race and if you can do 55-60 mph....you're just fine.

I would like everyone to view this as an Adventure Team Ride. We are all together to complete 7 days of challenging riding. We will help you pick up your bike and push it up-hill and change your flat....etc.
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:14 AM   #43
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I understand that a small business in Salida is renting 2-3....light weight dual-sport bikes. But, the concern here would be....is it equipped to haul your gear? Probably not. But I will say that my son, with a medium sized, water proof duffle can haul all he needs on his (street legal) YZ426. But, if I were going to tool off on a week long ride with my gear aboard.....I would want my own bike that is equipped and outfitted for me.

I would say that a KLR650 or a KTM 990 is about the biggest bike I would attempt this ride. ScramblerDavis makes a good point though......it's more about riding skills, than about the bike. Although....someone on a VStrom will check it in after day two....I don't care how good you can ride. At some point the trails will get too steep for a 500 lb bike. Going up Sheep Creek on my 300lb XRR was a challenge. But Scrambler makes another great point.....gear your bike low. This isn't a race and if you can do 55-60 mph....you're just fine.

I would like everyone to view this as an Adventure Team Ride. We are all together to complete 7 days of challenging riding. We will help you pick up your bike and push it up-hill and change your flat....etc.
Yeah...and you have to bring your own air...John wants too much money for his...here he is hagglin' over price with Bryce...his own son!!!! not really ...just all of us helping each other out!
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:47 AM   #44
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Yeah...and you have to bring your own air...John wants too much money for his...here he is hagglin' over price with Bryce...his own son!!!! not really ...just all of us helping each other out!

Yeah, and for goodness sake.....please bring a couple of spare tubes. On that ride out to Moab, Bryce's problem compounded when his patches kept failing.

You bet Scrambler.....air can be a commodity in the far reaches..... A flat with no pump, when you are 50 miles from a gas station is a HUGE problem. I now have two of those bicycle pumps that have worked great.
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:09 PM   #45
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I understand that a small business in Salida is renting 2-3....light weight dual-sport bikes. But, the concern here would be....is it equipped to haul your gear? Probably not. But I will say that my son, with a medium sized, water proof duffle can haul all he needs on his (street legal) YZ426. But, if I were going to tool off on a week long ride with my gear aboard.....I would want my own bike that is equipped and outfitted for me.

I would say that a KLR650 or a KTM 990 is about the biggest bike I would attempt this ride. ScramblerDavis makes a good point though......it's more about riding skills, than about the bike. Although....someone on a VStrom will check it in after day two....I don't care how good you can ride. At some point the trails will get too steep for a 500 lb bike. Going up Sheep Creek on my 300lb XRR was a challenge. But Scrambler makes another great point.....gear your bike low. This isn't a race and if you can do 55-60 mph....you're just fine.

I would like everyone to view this as an Adventure Team Ride. We are all together to complete 7 days of challenging riding. We will help you pick up your bike and push it up-hill and change your flat....etc.

Thanks. I am leaning toward getting a used DRZ 400 with low miles, and setting it up for the trip, including jetting it for the altitude. I figuring $5-$6k should cover the bike and the set up if I do myself. Next will be finding a way to ship it at the lowest cost.
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