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Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by Elvis70, Mar 27, 2009.
Oh sure Doc. You got time to weld but not ride? Somebody take that guys pulse.
am too sleepy to pass judgement on that statement..will work on that tomorrow..
Almost done putting the Gixxer together. Just waiting on a tank and a windscreen.
Actually have a rear tail piece on order to replace this one, it's got some rash on the end of it.
The original front cowl was broken and rashed so I got a replacement off E-Bay.
The upper triple was trashed when the ignition was busted so I got a little bling!
The mid and lower fairings have a few blemishes and the mirrors as well, but I can live with it.
Ok, so check this out. We could start from Natural Falls State Park in West Siloam Springs, Ok and turn to the backroads. There is a low water slab across the Illinois River and then ride into Chewey for a snack break at the Chewey Store. From there, follow the river south to Combs Bridge, then around Sparrowhawk and Bathtub Falls to Pumpkin Hollow Road and out to Briggs. Then into Tahlequah to B & J Restaurant to end the ride and say farewells.
This is mostly gravel road and VERY scenic backroads. We might have to hire a farmer with a tractor and flatbed depending on the depth of the water that day.
Any adv's from Arkansas interested?
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Bill, how far can you go on a tank of gas on your XR650R ? We were riding a few weeks ago and ran out of fuel as we came into the station. See, I told you we'd have an adventure today.Took two gallons fill it up, thought it was the three of four gallon after market tank. May have to check the strainer and see what's up. How about a Rotopax or bigger tank ? What do you think ?
Must be getting old, "weak mind,strong back" We'll ,even my back threw me a new one yesterday. Was riding the XR over the pond bank (can't seem to stop once i get started) and my back felt like someone stuck a knife in it. Was in mid air when it happend, didn't have any rough landings or nothing. A wise man once told me when you get older your back goes out a lot more then you will Guess I'm lucky I got out last weekend to ride.
Albie, right at having bike envy. sweet looking bike.
I can go 140 hit reserve with 1 gal left you will need to lay the bike down on its right side and pick it back up then you can ride about 30 more miles. My XRR makes me feel young again till I get off. I have the Clark 4.6 tank
Sweet looking bike Albie.
I've been looking at almost that same route. Out of town this weekend. Make it next sat and I'm in.
LQQK'n good Albie
Craig, I have the 4 gal IMS tank on the XR and I get abt 40mpg or 160 miles to a tank, and that IF I ride it easy..as Bill said, you will have to lean the bike way over to get fuel to the other side once you run out..best to be riding with some buddies who can help you tho!
would love to ride some more out of west siloam...my mom's old stompin grounds..one of these days, I'll get to.
Tedley, did you get an answer on this? Give me a call. What are you up for riding, big bikes or little ones?
Dumped a truckload of junk at the last free "Fall Cleanup" I'm Fayetteville. Done with chores!
Gonna be a cold start to our ride this morning but supposed to warm to high 50's.
Should be above freezing by the time we start
You get your heated vest fixed?
Kris ive been calling you, no answer. Leaving my house anywhere from 930 to 10 or so, depending on when sitter shows. Gonna slab it on little bikes to kingston and try to run ijto Charlie, then ride to jasper with them.
I shall sit here an revel in my 20,000th post!
Your life is complete now Doc! How ya been man? Lets do lunch soon.
Y'all doing lunch in Jasper?
A friend of mine routinely gets 140-160 from his 4 gal tank. Got to be something wrong if it only took two gals to fill. Or you got hoodwinked about the tank. A four gal tank should be more than obvious though.
I will take the tank off and drain it so I can check the filter. Will fill it from empty to see exactly how much fuel it will hold. My back feels a little better today. Still no pond bank jumping for awhile. You guys that get to ride today have fun and be safe. Thanks for the info, Njoythecouch