Canyonlands Adventure Ride. May 2013

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by COXR650L, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. GJ650Rider

    GJ650Rider Slick Rock

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    Ben - I can certainly bring the 5 gal. containers we use when we go to Powell, that's not a problem. That'll give you about 40 gallons when you arrive at the Swell. I can get a couple more containers if needed.

    But from reading through the threads it sounds like 40 gallons should be plenty. I'm certainly not going to need any for the riding I plan on doing Friday after we get down there. The question for me will be whether or not I do a portion of the ride with you guys Sunday morning. That's up for further discussion.

    I plan on going into Hanksville earlier Saturday so I can ice up the beer real good and have it nice and cold when you all arrive. I'll fill the gas containers up then as well, just like we do when we go to Powell. That way, everyone can fill up their tanks Saturday night after they arrive at the Swell. If anyone feels as though they need more gas, I can run back into Hanksville after we get done eating and get more gas. Not a big deal.

    I don't think anyone will have to worry about gas as long as they can make it to the Swell on day 2. We'll make sure you get the gas you need.
  2. COXR650L

    COXR650L Long timer

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    Ya Im sure he'd be down for that and I think was going to do some riding on Friday after they got set up.



    Dad-

    Thanks...that was my plan is just to use the 5 gallon continers from the house. We will see what the final number of bikes is, but I bet 30-40 will be plenty. If you can do some of the ride sunday that would be fun. We could have the ladies pick us up in Moab and then spend another night in the Swell and go home monday if you want to do the whole ride on sunday.
  3. RideFreak

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  4. Assfault

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    The MN crew treated me pretty well when I crashed the C of the C ride a few years ago.
    A CO boy on a Honda working in Texas at the time. I defiantly had to earn their respect though.
    Chasing RF up the Box with all that dust, I felt I was in the Dakar The next day I gave up a tube so we could continue helped my case as well. It's been since then we rode together, hence signing up for this with them.
    I need some more NM camaraderie.

    Sounds like this is handled. Thank you all. If you think we need some more fuel cans let me know, I have all kinds I can supply for the cause, I will just need to bring them up to you in Denver or wherever before the ride.
    And a cold beer after all day in the saddle does sound great! I can taste the sand going down my throat as I type.:clap
  5. AKASY

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    Ok how many days do I have to try and figure this out:norton Hey Assfault--you bringing a tow rope:D
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  6. Assfault

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    Rut row, ruts up with rat??? Cam chain break, or what?
    Yes I carry a tow strap, but I really hate to use it on principal.
    If you dont get it sorted, I have a spare bike.
  7. COXR650L

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    Bummer, how'd that happen? Any serious damage?
  8. AKASY

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    Intake valves tuliped into the head:cry--common problem on the 07. As they tulip the elephants foot on the adjuster gets too close to the rocker arm and will break off if you don't replace the intake valves. Mine had about 1.5 turns left so I decided to go ahead and replace the intakes with Kibblewhites.
    Now if my memory of where everything goes can hold until I get the head back--I will be good to go:lol3

    I've got the Husky TE510 in the background but it gets 38mpg with a 2 gallon tank:eek1--if I had to take it I would need a tow!:rofl
  9. justlookin

    justlookin Been here awhile

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    Just thought I would ask. I would love to make this trip and I know that you already have a full paddock.Do you have a standby list in case anyone drops out? I rode thru in 2010 doing the TAT and would love to see more. Just bought a new 500 XC-W and have my vacation time scheduled for May.I know it's a long shot but it would be nice to see the highlights of the area.
  10. COXR650L

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    I'll let you know if we have any spots open up. Also I think inmates TNC and Builderscott were talking about doing similar rides. Maybe keep an eye out to see if they organize anything.

    Ben



  11. RideFreak

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  12. Assfault

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    I performed the same repair to my CRF last fall. You could cut grass with how sharp the valves were, so much was worn out.
    I did the valves and a new piston and rings while it was apart. Runs like a raped ape, just as before. I did two valve adjusts before pulling the head, then it was time.

    If you have parts left over after you button it up, those are not needed. Just like KTM to over-engineer things.
    Better it get fixed now than later for sure. Good luck with the reassembly.
  13. AtomicGeo

    AtomicGeo Yep, ranked 49th.

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    Wow...that was made in Austria! Temperamental. :lol3:lol3:lol3

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  14. COXR650L

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    So with all the bike work going on I guess I need to get started so I have something to ride:lol3 I crashed my TE last June and it has not moved from the garage since then:cry

    On thing I want to add is a better luggage set up and I think I'd like to try a soft pannier system so I need to weld up some racks. Where in the Denver area can I get some decent prices on a stick of maybe 1in round something or another and 1in square tubing?

    Any one have any suggestions?
  15. AKASY

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    On a TE I went with a Giant Loop setup--works great on both my TE and the KTM--I've got the original one:clap
    http://www.giantloopmoto.com/products/coyote-saddlebag-1
  16. AKASY

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    Oh you mean the one that you have to KICK to get it to move:D
    I'll take valve adjustments and the red button:lol3
  17. COXR650L

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    I made a giant loop clone that I used last year and I felt really cramped on the bike with it and did not feel like I could move back much when riding aggressive and fully loaded. On a true dirt-bike the GL is a great set up, but there is no reason I cant do racks on the TE with some subframe modification.

    My goal is to get the majority of the bulk of the luggage bellow the seat and moved further back, so I can have full range of motion while riding (or close to it) and it seems a soft pannier set up will do that better then a GL.


  18. RideFreak

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    Ben, I just picked up some wolfman e-12s for this ride (along with another bike) :lol3 They are really nice, well thought out. Very secure and plenty of options for strapping stuff on them. Best of all no hardware reqd :clap
  19. COXR650L

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    Chris,
    I actually have some of those already and really liked them. If I cant work something out in time I will probably use them again, but for overnight I'd like just a little more room.

    These are kind of what Id like to get......

    http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Expedition/Images/Expd_Dry_Saddle.jpg


    Have you guys used a set up similar to this? Any issues?


  20. rinoman

    rinoman Let's ride

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