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Old 08-21-2013, 10:54 PM   #151
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Easy answer....he has nothing on tap, all bottle and can there...


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BTW- does Herb have IPA on tap? Just asking as others interested have asked.
BTW2- what is IPA?
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:36 AM   #152
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That works too. Need to figure out what to put in my panniers now..
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:18 AM   #153
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Update on my FL ride out there.....

Picked up a KLR650 and plan to do an iron butt on the way out.... on T63s

Also in "KLR fashion" have bought used panniers wolfman racks, used pannier bags, screen, spoons, huge dry bag, RAM/Android phone mount, and fabbing up a 1 gallon rotopax mount. Aftermarket handlebars and risers. Oh and best of all.....and the famous KLR "Rubbermaid Actionpacker" rear topbox

Had to suck it up new retail pricing on Madstadt windscreen, skid plate/hwy pegs. It hurt my feelings

Wiring in two dash USB ports to keep my phone and GPS alive on the way out west, and a 12V outlet for a tiny slime airpump. Am I missing anything?

Oh if the T63 rear wont super-slab 2500 or so miles, I'll spoon one on when I'm on the road. I should be out west well before the event.

*********Special thanks to jrozer who is going to help me with oil to the camp

I'll have more pics of the KLR, but here is the one I picked up cheap and the Madstadt adjusted to "high touring position". Already windtested at speed

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Old 08-22-2013, 11:55 AM   #154
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Update on my FL ride out there.....

Picked up a KLR650 and plan to do an iron butt on the way out.... on T63s

Oh if the T63 rear wont super-slab 2500 or so miles, I'll spoon one on when I'm on the road. I should be out west well before the event.
I get about 1800 miles on T63's on my TE630. Of course i run them pretty hard. I've burnt three of them now, trying a few others, just put a 606 on.

For a hiway run I would put Fullbores or 705's on it. They should take you out and back. Then install T63's for offroading here if you intend to do more of it. They're decent tires, kind of smallish, and the front is very shallow and washes out easily. There are much better front knobbies, scorp rally one of the best. The rear is just okay, decent on tar.

You might make it, if so will be bald when you get here.

Good luck.
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:11 PM   #155
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I get about 1800 miles on T63's on my TE630. Of course i run them pretty hard. I've burnt three of them now, trying a few others, just put a 606 on.

For a hiway run I would put Fullbores or 705's on it. They should take you out and back. Then install T63's for offroading here if you intend to do more of it. They're decent tires, kind of smallish, and the front is very shallow and washes out easily. There are much better front knobbies, scorp rally one of the best. The rear is just okay, decent on tar.

You might make it, if so will be bald when you get here.

Good luck.
Thanks, I really want to try an iron butt on knobbies, and its a great chance to see how many "all super-slab" miles I can get with a loaded KLR on T63's. I'll figure out a replacement (or 5 before I get back to east coast). I certainly suspect on the return trip I'm using a less aggressive off road tire

And I'd have to do the Anakees, not knocking other brands but my little bro is a design engineer for Michelin and I 'gotta support that direction.

Looking forward to meeting you all
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:23 PM   #156
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>snip
...I really want to try an iron butt on knobbies...
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It's over rated.
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:52 PM   #157
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That works too. Need to figure out what to put in my panniers now..
Motorcycles are limited in storage, therefore the best space/intoxication ratio is going to be crown royal.

That klr looks sick. I need to wire up my bike for power to the phone as well.
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:58 PM   #158
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Motorcycles are limited in storage, therefore the best space/intoxication ratio is going to be crown royal.

That klr looks sick. I need to wire up my bike for power to the phone as well.
This is the simple route I'm going for phone, (and another similar plug for cigarette lighter/slime pump)... http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Sea-Dual-...rds=marine+usb

Similar "1" jack looks good on my Connie14 and has proven waterproof, sure looks won;t matter on the KLR

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Old 08-25-2013, 08:14 PM   #159
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The little KLR I picked up is coming along (or should i say apart) nicely. Oil changed and about to do the rad fluid. Took some stuff off to really clean the bike and wire the outlets in "sorta' right".

Picked up some used wolfman racks, softbags, and twisted throttle drybags from the forum flea market. The folks i dealt with did me right and the stuff came in incredible shape.

also so far picked up tent, camping pillow, and a new jet boil for the morning starbucks. Feel free to join me, I don't do breakfast but no shortage of morning coffees

still need a sleeping bag and mat or cot (can;t figure out which to get), yet to get a spot locator and nexus 7 for the trip. plan to bring a DSLR and upload pics of my whole 3 weeks out on the bike and especially this event
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Thanks for showing me the power outlet, pretty cool how it runs two usb ports in one device like that, nice use of space for sure.

I don't do breakfast either, never have. Just coffee over here as well
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:24 PM   #161
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Thanks for showing me the power outlet, pretty cool how it runs two usb ports in one device like that, nice use of space for sure.

I don't do breakfast either, never have. Just coffee over here as well
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Do I need to pay in advance for pitching a tent out there? If so, where?

Looking at the first post I don't see anything about it (other than donation there), but I'm feeble-minded and may be looking right over something and would like to pay if I owe thanks
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:58 PM   #163
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Do I need to pay in advance for pitching a tent out there? If so, where?

Looking at the first post I don't see anything about it (other than donation there), but I'm feeble-minded and may be looking right over something and would like to pay if I owe thanks
I think you just have to RSVP..........but I forget where to send the e-mail. I still need to do so.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:07 PM   #164
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Do I need to pay in advance for pitching a tent out there? If so, where?

Looking at the first post I don't see anything about it (other than donation there), but I'm feeble-minded and may be looking right over something and would like to pay if I owe thanks
You can pay Herb upon arrival. He prefers cash as his ghost town isn't set up for credit/debit.
If you want to partake in his cooking, you need to call or email Herb to reserve your meals.
Looking forward to your report getting out here.
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I think you just have to RSVP..........but I forget where to send the e-mail. I still need to do so.
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You can pay Herb upon arrival. He prefers cash as his ghost town isn't set up for credit/debit.
If you want to partake in his cooking, you need to call or email Herb to reserve your meals.
Looking forward to your report getting out here.
I sent the email, thanks guys. Peeked at post 1 again. My brain is feeble

I asked Herb if he accepts Floridians out there too

BTW, his email addy is reservations@goldpointghosttown.com
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