Canyonlands Adventure Ride. May 2013

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

  1. AtomicGeo

    AtomicGeo Yep, ranked 49th.

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    whatcha got?
  2. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    See post 609. Dales pale ale.
  3. COXR650L

    COXR650L Long timer

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    Hey Matt,

    We have a bunch of 5 gallon containers we will fill up and have available, if people can just give me $10 Thursday I think that would be the easiest.

    Starting to get excited:wink:
  4. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    Got a 200mi preride in this weekend. My non-dot tires are broke in.

    [​IMG]

    I'll be riding the outlaw trail on this shindig :evil
  5. COXR650L

    COXR650L Long timer

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    NON DOT tires, how the definition of outlaw has changed:lol3 Maybe we should get some biker gang patches:evil
  6. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    I also answer to "biker trash" :rofl
  7. TNC

    TNC Candyass Camper

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    You know what they say, Chris. When non-DOT tires are outlawed, only outlaws will have non-DOT tires.:lol3
  8. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    This is where the FS directed me to for current conditions in the Abajos.
    Dark Canyon:http://www.wilderness.net/NWPS/wildView?WID=148&tab=Trip Planning

    From the website:
  9. COXR650L

    COXR650L Long timer

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  10. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    Nice photo! :lol3
  11. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    Thanks for taking pics, I got some video to post, all DS ridin so aside from hauling ass on Hwy 4 and Akasy's cliff surfin it's not real exciting :D
  12. snooker

    snooker AttitudeIsEverything

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    Sounds perfect. Thanks again. Gettin' started on gettin' ready! :freaky
  13. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    Just checked the 10 day forcast, looks like highs in the upper 60s and sunny :clap Lows in the 40s, brrr.
  14. Assfault

    Assfault Exposed Member

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    I finished all the lights and wiring on the 450exc. Kept the rear turn signals, the H/L headlight, and the TT Vapor dash unit. I'm gonna do a shakedown ride this Friday. It seems to be ok from the limited riding in the shop neighborhood. [​IMG][​IMG]
    If something strange pops up it onto the 690. It certainly doesn't have the power. Of my CRF 450 but is good for a dual sport ride.
    What gearing are you all running?
    This has 14/50, and I don't know these bikes good enough to know if that is ok for this higher speed riding.
    Thanks.
  15. AKASY

    AKASY Noob

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    I think you should be good for this with your current gearing. My 525 will be 15-45 but with the pulling power of the 525 I'm not really concerned with rocky hills. Ridefreak is really quick in the single track but is much more mellow on open fire type roads.:evil
  16. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    14/50 = 3.57 which seems a little low Bash, like woods gearing. I was running 15/48 (3.20) but changed it to 15/45 (3.00) for mileage. Now the bike's a little lazy on the bottom but for DS it'll be ok. Like Akasy said, I'm skeerd of this thing so I take it easy :D

    You don't have our mileage concerns so I'd think anything that will give you a comfortable cruise with the ability to jump up to 60~65 sustained would be ok. On the 525 that'd be around 15/48.
  17. Assfault

    Assfault Exposed Member

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    Thanks for the info on gearing for these RFS bikes. I 'll grab a 15t front and see what that does, keeping the 50t rear.
    The tank is a 15 liter, or 4 gallons. I'll bring a couple fuel bottles just in case, I have a few 1.5 liter bottles somewhere. Going up to the Wolfman open house on Saturday, see what they have for luggage.
    I'll let you'all know how the shakedown ride sorts out.
  18. AKASY

    AKASY Noob

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    Get a new crush washer for the sprocket. These are one use no rebound crush and they help maintain tension on the seal for the countershaft. Dirtworks or someone sells a reuseable one for $25 or so--I just use the $5 KTM ones.
  19. Assfault

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    Inside info, thats why I like this place, thanks AKASY.
  20. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    Why not take the 690 for this ride?