A CT175 and DR350 Do a Few More States of the TAT

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by AC909, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. joughton

    joughton jdog

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    Great ride, great report, great finish, thanks for taking the time to share
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  2. tpar1220

    tpar1220 such a pud..

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    nice job nathan. my dad passed 4 years ago and would give anything to do another ride with him. we did a trip every year. i miss that.
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  3. mbabc

    mbabc Curmudgeon trainee

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    Great report Nathan. Thanks for taking us along!
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  4. D-Train

    D-Train Dusty Wessels

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    Nice job Nathan! Too bad I couldn't join you for some of the Colorado stuff. I am sure you know now but when you were at Animas Forks there was a much easier passenger car road into Silverton...:D

    Glad you are ok and you guys had fun:freaky
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  5. AC909

    AC909 Great Job!

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    Yeah...hindsight's always 20/20. :lol3 We do have a heck of a good story to tell now though.
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  6. D-Train

    D-Train Dusty Wessels

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    :super :thumb
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  7. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    Like the XR tank. How much clearance do you have front the forks and triples. Can I see a picture from the front with the forks at full lock. Wonder if it will clear my 49mm RM conventional forks I have on the DR (43mm).

    I mean that is really only 3 extra mm's.
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  8. pfilt

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    Great read! Looking forward to more adventures from you two!!!
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  9. riderIN

    riderIN Been here awhile

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    Great Ride Report Nathan!
    Can't get any better than riding with your Dad!
    Thanks for the free lesson what NOT to do/GPS autoroute/ on top of mountain in the dark!
    Thought you'll end up sleeping in a cave:rofl!
    Glad you guys made it down and Home OK!
    Gabor
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  10. i4bikes

    i4bikes Been here awhile

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    What a great RR. You guys have proven you don't need a bucket of money and new bikes to have a great ride.
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  11. AC909

    AC909 Great Job!

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    That's right. Nearly anyone on nearly any bike can do a ride like this. Just gotta get equipped & get out to do it!
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  12. AC909

    AC909 Great Job!

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    Speaking of getting equipped, I now have these mounted up and would have came in very handy that night coming down the mountain!
    [​IMG]
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  13. nickgindy

    nickgindy KLR Basher

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    What brand are those? The drs definantly need brighter lights. I hate getting caught at night.
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  14. AC909

    AC909 Great Job!

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    They are Rigid Industries. Definitely working good for me so far.
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  15. jowannab

    jowannab Been here awhile

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    AC909...Just read your ride report & notice id seen that DT some where ..We meet at a stop sign in COLO..on vacation...BIG blue conv van with MO plates; ADV er are ever where... LOVED the report...NEXT yr i leave the Family & bring the BIKES...........
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  16. bwise904

    bwise904 Adventurer

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    Awesome report. I wish my dad rode. I am your same age and it you're very lucky to be able to take such a memorable ride with your pops. Remember that.

    What headlight is that? And can you provide any details on how you mounted the XR tank to your DR350?

    Glad I saw this RR. Thanks for posting.
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  17. AC909

    AC909 Great Job!

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    YES! I remember talking with you guys. Amazing who you run into in our small world. Hope your trip went well also.
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  18. AC909

    AC909 Great Job!

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    My headlight is a vintage reproduction from Emgo I believe. I like the reproduction one because it uses a modern H4 bulb. The tank did not take too much work to fit up, only a little bit of creativity. I did a write up on the installation on the big DR350 thread that is still posted.
    I think the early Dakar/ Enduro bikes were some of the best looking and functional motorcycles in history so that is the look I try to go for. I try to keep everything basic, low maintenance, and very functional :thumbup
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  19. AC909

    AC909 Great Job!

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    I had a couple folks tell me my photos were off the thread and have fixed the problem with that. I am working on getting the pics back on the first report as well.
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  20. Utah Bones

    Utah Bones Gas X ready!

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    Great report! :clap
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