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Old 02-14-2013, 07:35 PM   #121
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I want to ride up from Montrose and meet you fellas one night!

Once it warms up and some snow melts, we can do our pre-riding and the route will be set....
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:26 PM   #122
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In the meantime... We still need more snow! (Even though I have cabin fever)
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:45 AM   #123
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In the meantime... We still need more snow! (Even though I have cabin fever)

Yes we do need snow....a lot more. The last thing any of use wants is fire bans in the areas we love to ride, per what happened in northern NM in 2011 when they went to Stage 4.

In the mean time, we can dream of riding the high passes!!!!!
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:01 AM   #124
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I am going to go broke if riding season doesn't hurry up and get here! I've been bored and unable to resist farkling my new Tiger 800 XC in anticipation of summer adventures. Even the KTM 450 got new rubber and drive train!
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:32 PM   #125
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:23 PM   #126
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August won't get here soon enough!! This is my first cam1k and I'm looking forward to the adventure.
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:46 PM   #127
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We have just sent out the instructions for the first responders to secure their spot. We will give them a little time. After a few weeks, if we still have spots, I will send out information to those that reply to this thread seeking information.

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How much time do we have? I'm waiting for a tax return....since the wife isn't hardly working.....
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:10 AM   #128
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How much time do we have? I'm waiting for a tax return....since the wife isn't hardly working.....
Steve, send me an email.....I want to take these types of discussions offline.

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Old 02-25-2013, 04:17 PM   #129
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:44 PM   #130
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Bought a new spring for the rear shock on my TE630 as it is set up for light loads right now. Looks like I'll need to go up .4 Kg to get it right. New rubber sitting next to the bike for a warm day to make mounting easier. A Power Commander V is getting installed and tuned this month as I have a new FMF can. Going to Death Valley this month to break in the new tire. Bring on the CAM 1K, my first too.
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:30 PM   #131
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Bought a new spring for the rear shock on my TE630 as it is set up for light loads right now. Looks like I'll need to go up .4 Kg to get it right. New rubber sitting next to the bike for a warm day to make mounting easier. A Power Commander V is getting installed and tuned this month as I have a new FMF can. Going to Death Valley this month to break in the new tire. Bring on the CAM 1K, my first too.

Smart move to make. Stock enduros are designed for 175 rides and their gear.

I have a much heavier spring on the rear of my Honda XR.....and the front springs are the largest I could find, to support the 6.4 gallon Acerbis Desert Tank.

$250 of new springs are a great investment when converting your enduro or dual-sport to a burro packing, light adventure bike!!!
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:59 PM   #132
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Wicked weee

payment has been made, I'm definitely "IN" and stoked about going on this trip. I've done solo camping trips around NM on the bike, and even raced 1k miles via Nevada - Colorado, but camping with a bunch of yahoos should be a real adventure!

Looking forward to this
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:14 PM   #133
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payment has been made, I'm definitely "IN" and stoked about going on this trip. I've done solo camping trips around NM on the bike, and even raced 1k miles via Nevada - Colorado, but camping with a bunch of yahoos should be a real adventure!

Looking forward to this

The ridng and the phenomenal country is a real big deal, but the comraderie is the best.



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Old 03-10-2013, 09:18 AM   #134
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! Is it August yet???
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:17 PM   #135
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As all the Year #1 Riders heard.....over and over again from me......make sure your bike is ready to go. Go through your bike, as if you are about to run the Baja 1000.

Ironically, I had the only bike failure. On day #6, I began to have the steering on my XR650R freeze up.....and it happened over a couple of big passes. Once we got to Fairplay, 'Bama John help we dive into the steering stem. We knew my riding was over when bearing parts fell out on the ground.

When I told this story to a fellow Big Red Pig rider, he opened up his steering stem and his bearings were completely dry and "by feel" (as with my bike), the steering seemed perfectly ok.

This weekend the boys and I dove into our bikes, checking all the bearings. I also check the valve clearances (and they were very tight) and added a new spark plug. Then there was the oil and filter change...etc, etc...

This is my first bit of encouragement to dive into your bikes and make sure you don't have a very disappointing experience as I did. This is a good time of the year to go through your bike!!!!!



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