Canyonlands Adventure Ride. May 2013

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

  1. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    Jeff, what about straping that down to the back of the bike? Got anything back there to lay it on like a rack?
  2. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    No, I've got tools & duffle for extra clothes back there. I've intentionally avoided putting on a rear rack so as to not turn the EXC into another porker. From experience with chain saws, I've found it more desirable to carry some extra weight up front to balance out the bike.
  3. RideFreak

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    Sounds like an LED upgrade will be the ticket then, it's going to be hard to fit a regular light and tank up front. Just recently I was looking into some of those and there's some small rect shaped ones that put out around 2K lumens in the $100~200 range, I can shoot you some links if you're interested.
  4. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Yeahbut.... I'm a licensed Professional Engineer and love a challenge :evil

    DDM Tuning has relatively inexpensive lights. HDB sells the best stuff. It probably makes sense to invest in good lights, then I can run them on my 990 when not in use on the 450. Please pass on any other links you might have.
  5. GJ650Rider

    GJ650Rider Slick Rock

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    Hey, I've been riding bout 3 days now and I think I'd like to take part in this ride. Any chance of signing up??? Sounds like fun!!!

    OK, enough of my demented sense of humor. Actually, my wife and I (AKA Ben's parents) are the food and beer haulers for this little adventure for the Saturday night hook-up at the Swell. We did this trip last spring and really enjoyed it. I've been a "stalker" for some time, simply reading all the various posts and enjoying the stories/info. I decided it was time to at least sign up and maybe jump in once in a while. We'll see how it goes . . .

    Ben - re: our call . . . let me know.
  6. COXR650L

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    Hey Dad,

    Im sure everyone will be gentle :lol3

    Thanks for the help it will make this a really fun ride for everyone.

    Some pictures of gj650rider in action (those last three days on the bike you must have covered some miles.....:lol3)

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    Canyonlands ride from last year. Me, my dad and brother all did this ride last year and had a good time. The entire time we did not see another person out there. (Well there was that ONE guy:huh. Nothing like a daisy sniffer in the middle of the wilderness:rofl)

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  7. AKASY

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    How is he going to carry all that food--beverages--extra gas on that bike??:huh

    Welcome :clap
  8. dmac1

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    Yes...Welcome and Howdy! Sure appreciate you two helping us out. Should be a blast.

    We may be a bit hungry and parched :freakyby the time we get to the Swell, so please pardon, in advance, our likely lack of manners :1drink.

    Hey Ben....you're not gonna be campin in a trailer the second night are ya?
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    GJ650Rider, Looking forward to meeting you and your wife and thanks for pitching in and making this ride a possibility. If you ever get doen to NM I'll do my best to show you some of our turf.

    On another note, I found a deal on a 525exe I couldn't pass up, just got back from picking it up, looks like I'll be sportin orange for this ride :clap

    So now I have a really nice, tagged XR400 that I just went through literally end to end, nothing spared, frest motor, new plastics, fully dualsported with a 200W DC system, big tank etc etc. This was going to be my primary DS bike so it was built with my usual OCD attention to detail, it really didn't need much but that's how I am. If you guys know anyone who might be interested send 'em my way.
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    PICS or it didn't happen:ear



  11. RideFreak

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    You'll have to wait, it's at Ev's place, it wouldn't fit in may garage right now anyway. '07 w/ 60 hrs and still has orig tires :clap
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    _Magoo_ master of disaster....

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    :eek1 Sounds like a sweet bike, Chris----can't wait to see it :thumb
  13. dmac1

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    Congrats on the new ride! Sounds GREAT! Another little project for ya, but plenty of time.

    What are you looking to get out of your XR? What year is it? How many owners and hours? Not that I need another bike, but ya never know.
  14. NMTrailboss

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    That's awesome Chris! Congrats on the new scoot!! :thumb
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    WTF! These guys look like the folks that parked in front of my house last year.....I'm going to the cops!:deal
  16. COXR650L

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    Haha damn holligans leaving trucks parked willy nilly:lol3

    Thanks again for letting us leave the truck there!!
  17. RideFreak

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    It's a '97 that was stored most of it's life. Looking at the inside of the motor, I est it has about 2500 mi tops, zero wear on the cam and rockers (teltale on the AC hondas) and the cyl still had it's orig crosshatch from the factory hone. Only reason it came apart was the vg seals were old causing startup smoke. Replaced the piston & rings while I was in there just for S&G. It's got a few highly desirable unobtanium XR4 parts. You'd be hard pressed to find a nicer one with the tasty mods I've done and I'm pretty critical in that regard. $2200
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    Welcome to the Asylum, Ben's Rents.
    Thanks for helping the pack out.
    RideFreak, you just couldn't help yourself, could ya?
    Now I need to looking into a BigBore for my 450exc to keep up.
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    Lots of orange coming to this party, I didn't want to showup underdressed :rofl
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    That 525 RFS is a very sweet motor! Feels like the old air-cooled thumpers down low and like a modern 4t up top...great motors!