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Old 04-12-2013, 07:17 AM   #31
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:48 AM   #32
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As a "brother" of anxiety and panic attacks , I will be following along . I learned meditation and moderation on caffeine etc. Hate taking the drugs . The nice thing is we can have a hell of an adventure on a 100 mile ride ! Good choice on a bike . Good , another TAT ride report coming . Planing is half the fun .
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:31 PM   #33
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:29 AM   #34
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:17 PM   #35
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Diggin it!

Thanks for all the input and support you guys. I really appreciate it! more to come soon!
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:37 PM   #36
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Next on the list is upgrading our riding gear. We need durable, breathable, waterproof and padded. From reading hundreds of Ride Reports we're all three going with the best: AEROSTICH!

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Old 04-15-2013, 09:43 PM   #37
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:36 AM   #38
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Next on the list is upgrading our riding gear. We need durable, breathable, waterproof and padded. From reading hundreds of Ride Reports we're all three going with the best: AEROSTICH!

God Bless Aerostitch! Every single stitch.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:02 AM   #39
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[QUOTE=mathewsturtevant;21193829]Next on the list is upgrading our riding gear. We need durable, breathable, waterproof and padded. From reading hundreds of Ride Reports we're all three going with the best: AEROSTICH!

Don't forget to checkout Klim. You'll have more gas money for sure.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:08 PM   #40
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Twisted Throttle is IN! We'll be helping with at least some Mefo Explorers and some Deanli LED Lights..... More to follow.

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Old 04-17-2013, 07:23 PM   #41
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Wink Thanks y'all

@drdubb thanks for watching video. We're bringing along a lot of special equipment to get the footage where the camera is flying along with the bikes. It took a lot of tweaking to get it right and I am sure I will be ready to ditch a lot of the bulkier gear by the time were halfway trough Nevada, but it gives a great perspective.

@Gramp-Z . Thanks for saying hi and yeah I wish I wasn't this way but, I is what I is, it helps a lot to know I'm not the only one. Also, when I read a ride report where people don't get freaked out it doesn't seem like quite as much of an adventure. Who knows?

@Kevin at Twisted Thottle. I'll call you in the morning to go over details
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:30 AM   #42
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Can any of you TAT veterans tell me if I need bike tags/permits/registration? for riding in all these public lands?]
As long as your bike is street legal and has plates you're good.
Also they may check for spark arresting features in you exhaust, but it looks like you're running stock so you should be good to go.

As for tires, you may want new ones when you get to Colorado, but you are running a common size so you can pick up more if you need them.

Good luck!
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Old 04-18-2013, 03:01 AM   #43
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Re: Plates-permits etc

Ditto on what Questor said re: plates. Nothing special needed in 2010 & 2011 when we did TAT. Only in CO do they have an off-road sticker, but only needed if you are registered in CO.

Don't remember any problems with gas on TAT. If you have a 200 mile tank range you should be fine.

Tires: Good choice. I ran a set of Dunlop 606's the entire way. Many swap in Mohab (Yamaha Dealer is one good place).

You might consider a"Spot" or "In-Reach" device as cell coverage is sparse in areas. In-Reach is blue tooth so you can Text to anyone, and get a response where there is no cell coverage, plus all the regular Spot features.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:20 AM   #44
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Thanks y'all

Questor ans Doug 329, Thanks for the info! Questor, I've read all your ride reports, very inspiring!!
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:52 PM   #45
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