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Old 04-20-2013, 08:29 AM   #1
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First dual sport XR 600 ride and first ride report,laughlin to new york mountains

I am new to doing this but i have been reading about guys doing it every morning when i wake up and drink cofee. I ride singletrack on late model weopenry alot cause it is out my back door literely. I perchased a xr600 5 years ago with no use from a friend. i have been buying stuff and loading it up etc but i never use it cause i am always riding moto or singletrack. anyway today is the day to use it and i am excited. it is a last minute run but thats okay cause i have been loading it up for years , i am sure i have more stuff than i need cause its loaded for overniters. but lets test it

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Old 04-20-2013, 08:33 AM   #2
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:46 AM   #3
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Okay I have roughly eight hours to ride before pic its dark. I have been reading Adventure rider for a couple of years and I always admire the stories at cetera. I ride single track out of my backyard on a regular basis. I use 415 in KTM 300. I bought an XR 600 just for dual sport but never used it. I've had it for five years. I keep loading it and buying stuff from reading reports. Laugh out loud. Today's the first ride. Okay which helmet.

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Old 04-20-2013, 08:49 AM   #4
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Guess I'll take the Arai because it's the most comfortable. My stable have bikes in the background. I think the XR will be better then any of these modern dirt bikes would be for dual sport. Let's find out.
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:53 AM   #5
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Excuse the typos I'm using voice recognition. Use your imagination for the words. The route will be in the desert in area I've never been but I've been looking at on the maps. It's the Mojave preserve over to the New York mountains and out in the open. Nipped in California. I have single track in Nipton and single track in Laughlin. This will be a hundred miles or so connecting the two. I have never been so we'll see how it goes. I have so much gear tools and equipment loaded on this bike over the years I don't even know what I have but I know its more than enough. I'm doing this to see if I want to do more of it.

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Old 04-20-2013, 09:05 AM   #6
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Your voice recognition doesn't work very well

Man I miss laughlin single track and the BITD race there there is not much i miss from life in the USA but that and baja top the list
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:11 AM   #7
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:13 AM   #8
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Your voice recognition doesn't work very well

Man I miss laughlin single track and the BITD race there there is not much i miss from life in the USA but that and baja top the list
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ive been riding laughlin since 1990, i live there and my back yard faces it...
I also have baja experiance......I can relate....

I am still getting ready at the house....normally i ride with knee braces,chest protector etc !!! my version of dualsport at this time is RECON.....it is 90 today so i am wearing full vented gear and dualsport half boots i have never worn....
the route i am gonna do is half the mojave trail then over to newyork mountains, then to nipton and i wanna recon for sst over there. i plan on blacktoppin it back at dusk....i have a 15/40 gear on the xr !!!
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:26 AM   #9
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my bike with 250 miles on it since new...its true

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Suspension. Lucky for me this bike was suspended find my friend who is huge. So loaded it has the corect race and static sag !
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:49 AM   #11
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At the last minute I decided to download GPX file to my htc X just in case I need it. Thank you GPX exchange

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Old 04-20-2013, 10:03 AM   #12
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Okay I'm out of here on the trip

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Old 04-20-2013, 11:09 AM   #13
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So far xr is awesime.nuce erginomivs
G I ant loop over the woops pushing fender into nobby. I had to readjust it.
Bike handles awesome with 40 lbs of extra. Have to keep everything tight though. Fun st7ff
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