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Old 03-04-2013, 12:07 PM   #1291
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A lot of those "roads" are corderoyed with logs. Can be slick. Definitely bumpy and as the guy in the vid shows, washed out along the edges.

Probably a good idea to get your boots wet instead of drowning bikes and create a human chain so the rider stays where he should be.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:10 PM   #1292
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Don't let Ted scare ya. My "team" traversed Lingham Lake in 2011. And we all walked the water. Dancing Boy was our driving force. Kept us going. Even effected trail side maintenance for a broken kickstand switch. F800 owners I highly recommend you bypass that switch; cut the switch off and tie the red & white together. The brown one does nothing. It'll haunt you.


Don't take your helmet off. The black flies and mosquitos were ruthless.


There are many logs or railroad ties at a 90 degree angle to you direction of travel. Those were nasty. Otherwise it was just deep and seemingly never ending. And remember at the tin shack on the hill don't go around the back. There be dragons! The shack is on the right and it was a quite steep descent.


all that said i cannot tell you how happy i was when we finally came out on bannockburn road. i thought we were spending the night; not unlike another crew almost did!

Looking at this years map, looks like Ted and team have us going up that hill!
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:33 PM   #1293
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I have a question for KLR650 riders: what gearing do you recommend for this ride? I'm running a 16 tooth sprocket up front and stock (42?) in the back. That's great on the road, but I think it will be too high for the "tech" sections. Do you recommend a 14 or 15 tooth front sprocket?
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:37 PM   #1294
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I have a question for KLR650 riders: what gearing do you recommend for this ride? I'm running a 16 tooth sprocket up front and stock (42?) in the back. That's great on the road, but I think it will be too high for the "tech" sections. Do you recommend a 14 or 15 tooth front sprocket?
I preferred the 14 in the front for 'technical' riding. It didn't seem to kill the top end enough to amount to anything. YMMV

Not bringing the WR?

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Old 03-04-2013, 12:45 PM   #1295
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I preferred the 14 in the front for 'technical' riding. It didn't seem to kill the top end enough to amount to anything. YMMV

Not bringing the WR?


Thanks. I have a 14 that i bought for the KLX that will fit. I'll slap that on.

I'll be on the WR. I'm loaning the KLR to a teammate.
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:47 PM   #1296
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Stock fuel tank is 2.6 gallons the 2nd tank is 1.3 gallons
I drilled a hole in the top of the second tank and ran a line to the bottom of the tank and then ran that to the stock tanks vent. As you use gas you create a vacuum and suck the gas out of the 2nd tank... I'm just under 4 gallons so 200km should be easy to do. 180 miles is what I'm thinking.. cost was 35.00
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:56 PM   #1297
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That "road" seems to have a slight drainage issue. Holy crap - stay to the middle i guess.
Rob, we need to discuss options. If we source a winch, we can hang the bikes like deer and let them drain

Holy shit, the left side was deep... I'll buy a sonar suite if you buy the winch. That leaves alcontrast with the option to buy a stellar navigation set (since we both have crappy etrex legends) and we're set
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:19 PM   #1298
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I'll have leverage (pulley) to move a bike if needed. Usually a couple extra hands are all you need though. My XR650 got seriously stuck in a muddy rut one day. I wished I had a pulley then.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:23 PM   #1299
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If it were me I would have walked (or had someone on my team ) to see what the bottom was and if there was anything under the water to be concerned about (like the ditch ).

Just saying
I now know how deep my BMW can go before I have to walk home LOL
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:43 AM   #1300
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:08 AM   #1301
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Looking at this years map, looks like Ted and team have us going up that hill!
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First time I rode up that hill was 41 years ago on a 1971 Kawasaki KD100 trail boss. Scared the shit out of me then Still looks the same today
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:17 AM   #1302
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Looking at this years map, looks like Ted and team have us going up that hill!
First time I rode up that hill was 41 years ago on a 1971 Kawasaki KD100 trail boss. Scared the shit out of me then Still looks the same today [/QUOTE]


This must be one of those hills where the camera doesn't do it justice?
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:49 AM   #1303
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Looking at this years map, looks like Ted and team have us going up that hill!
First time I rode up that hill was 41 years ago on a 1971 Kawasaki KD100 trail boss. Scared the shit out of me then Still looks the same today [/QUOTE]


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Old 03-05-2013, 12:15 PM   #1304
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Don't let Ted scare ya.

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Looking at this years map, looks like Ted and team have us going up that hill!
Not trying to scare anyone. The hill was identified in the writeup for day 3...it is/was worth mentioning

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First time I rode up that hill was 41 years ago on a 1971 Kawasaki KD100 trail boss. Scared the shit out of me then Still looks the same today

But now you have 41 more years experience. Granted you'll be climbing it after 2 long days of riding, on a 400+ lb bike loaded with gear, after riding through a whole lotta water crossings, after two nights of whiskey drinking, etc, etc






PS....I fully intend to be standing at the top with my video camera
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:20 PM   #1305
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No problem on the little bike, but a good photo op for the big bikes
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