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Old 07-14-2013, 11:38 AM   #46
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Shit. I didn't know it was that far away, just google mapped it! Shooby, you get that new seat yet!? Glad I have the Sargent now!

This will be my longest trip on motorcycle so far, only thing comparable I've done is riding out to the anza borrego desert, riding all day, and riding back or a trip to LA and back on the same day.

Looking forward to the experience, glad I invested in good gear as I'm sure we'll be experiencing quite a few temperature ranges.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:46 AM   #47
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Temps at Gold Point are generally mild in Oct, maybe a light jacket at night. Being the desert, that can vary Can be a bit colder at higher temps (the snow pictures were at the top of White Mtn.

I was on one of the three GS's in the pic, no issues on any of the rides.

There will possibly be gas in town at the event, check with Herb when you make your reservation.

This is a fun event with a great group. Herb goes out of his way for this. He only asks that you respect his property (it's his town). It'd be great if the entertainment shows up again (you'll have to ask jrazor about that)
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:11 PM   #48
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Shit. I didn't know it was that far away, just google mapped it! Shooby, you get that new seat yet!? Glad I have the Sargent now!

Looking forward to the experience, glad I invested in good gear as I'm sure we'll be experiencing quite a few temperature ranges.
Yup, I'm stoked, Stoke. - repeat

Yah, I reckon it will be a 6-7 hour slog up 15/395. Got the new seat, liking it lots.


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Temps at Gold Point are generally mild in Oct, maybe a light jacket at night. Being the desert, that can vary Can be a bit colder at higher temps (the snow pictures were at the top of White Mtn.

I was on one of the three GS's in the pic, no issues on any of the rides.

There will possibly be gas in town at the event, check with Herb when you make your reservation.
Thanks for the input MJS, looked like a fun day there.
Spoke with Herb on Friday and he confirmed the temps are mild, nights can be chilly. He also confirmed the 2000 gal fuel tank will be full and ready to dispense moto nectar.
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:55 PM   #49
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looks like more accessories...

Because of the vulnerable position of the oil filter and exhaust, looks I will need to get a skid plate to protect the bottom of the bike-would suck to ride out there and have the trip end early from hitting a rock!
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Old 07-14-2013, 01:11 PM   #50
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Because of the vulnerable position of the oil filter and exhaust, looks I will need to get a skid plate to protect the bottom of the bike-would suck to ride out there and have the trip end early from hitting a rock!
Yupyup

For me, an accessory is my starbucks cupholder. Engine guards, skid plates and such are a necessity.
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Old 07-14-2013, 01:21 PM   #51
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After all,

Aren't adv bikes for going to starbucks!?

Yeah, I needed to get skidplate anyway. The location of the oil filter is really surprising, considering the intended use of the DL 650-one knock and you're out of commission.

I got lucky during that big big training day in Anza Borrego, going down that singletrack!

Probably should get a centerstand while I'm at it. Why don't bikes come with these by default? Seems weird.
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:00 PM   #52
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So how late is too late to "reserve" a spot? I'm trying to determine how deep I'm in on the KTM and the big bike is looking more likely....
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:04 PM   #53
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There's off road routes in anza borrego?
I'm out in SD too. Ill probably bust out the Butler maps for the outbound trip then do the 395 and 15 on the way back.


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Old 07-14-2013, 04:48 PM   #54
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Ill probably bust out the Butler maps for the outbound trip then do the 395 and 15 on the way back.
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We're leaving on Wed (16th). Caravan?
Strength in numbers & all that. I'm all for alternate routes to/from.
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:04 PM   #55
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Sounds like a plan to me. I'll thrown together a route in base camp and end it out to yall to see if ya like it. Just PM me your e-mail address and fuel ranges.
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:07 PM   #56
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Geez, stoke you are going to complain about a mere 450 miles.

The best investment I made was a skid plate. I recommend the one from 'narcosis junky' he's on the forum. That plate has saved my bottom end a few times.
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:17 PM   #57
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Temps can vary but everynyearvfolks tent and never heard any complaints.


Herb has fuel for the bikes....he has a few 100 gallons for equipment and let's us tap in when needed.

I truck up and carry 20 plus extra as with many of the other guys.


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This looks awesome. Also read your m2w RR. Definitely IN for this.

Tenting it so what nightly temps to expect?

Where is the nearest fuel? Furnace Creek? I saw a number of bikes carrying extra tanks, rotopax etc. (My range is 170-180)
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:18 PM   #58
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Spot for RV or tent? Tents and rv's have plenty of room, just limited on the full hookup aspect.


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So how late is too late to "reserve" a spot? I'm trying to determine how deep I'm in on the KTM and the big bike is looking more likely....
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:32 PM   #59
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Spot for RV or tent? Tents and rv's have plenty of room, just limited on the full hookup aspect.
I think if I bring the little bike, I'll still tent it as it will be just too much fuel to tow the camper over there. Either way I wouldn't need hookups as it's not the high roller RV that many have.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:27 AM   #60
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Sounds perfect! I agree on the gas I used to go in the RV but the gas cost me a grip now several of us who used to RV up split a cabin and saves us all. I generally there for 5 or more days.
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