Death Valley DAZE 2013 Ride Reports

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by RAZR, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    This finishes out my set...

    I bent my wookie...

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    High tech trail fix...

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    Nice view for a break down.

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    Heading to the dunes.

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    Stoopid cool ending to a truly epic day of riding after Titus.

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    We rode back to camp by full moon light. Life is good. After the week I'm already having, I'm ready to go back.

    Thanks again to the crew for Saturday's ride in letting me hang out. Truly a great day of riding. Thanks also to Windrat and Treadless for tolerating me as well. It's always better I've found to rock places with guys who have a clue about the area than to try and sort it out on your own.

    Now where are all the pics/videos of me having fun??? :muutt
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  2. Pucker

    Pucker This is gonna hurt

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    Those IMS will do that, and the splines won't hold for shit. RAZR convinced me to get a Moose & I haven't had a problem since (thanks RAZR), except I may snap off the shaft now that my lever is so bulletproof.
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  3. jmandrell

    jmandrell Been here awhile

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    Great to meet everyone in camp and I'm certainly enjoying the pics and video! Makes me wish I'd brought the small bike :nod

    The rain Friday night helped make for some great photo opportunities on Saturday though. Here's one from Saturday morning:

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    - Jon
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  4. RAZR

    RAZR I'll cut ya

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    yeah, the IMS shifters are garbage.
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  5. Memnok

    Memnok Fly high, go far.

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    Day three. The day we threw a chain on the DR350 and snapped a throttle cable on the KTM. The trusty XR was the only one to make it out unscathed. :deal

    <iframe width="853" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/XzbZCy-5VWI?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  6. Edelweys

    Edelweys DOM undercover

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    Hey, thanks for sharing!
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    Makes me want to keep my XR650R, just for being bullet proof (knock on wood). But garage space is needed...
    Great demonstration of the power of the headlights (envy)
    :D

    See you at the next round: going to Warped?
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  7. Edelweys

    Edelweys DOM undercover

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    Gorgeous view and pic!!:clap:clap:clap
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  8. RAZR

    RAZR I'll cut ya

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    sounds more like maintenance than bike model problems:deal
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  9. JPaccassi

    JPaccassi Long timer

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    Compilation video :1drink

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/59497435" width="800" height="450" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/59497435">DV Daze 13</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user3726929">Justin Paccassi</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
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  10. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    Nice! Man I do look goofy on that poor little bike. Ah well, I had fun, so who cares. :freaky
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  11. AfricaWim

    AfricaWim Been here awhile

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    :thumb

    Enjoyed your videos...great riding!!
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  12. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    Look and act goofy, and you're right, who cares?

    Brice, get a 450or500 you'll love it!
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  13. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    Yeah I desperately want one. Finances given some goals we have are precluding us from making another bike purchase right now (since I used all the track bike sale funds to upgrade the GS and some new gear). However, as I look back, I had so much fun, it's not that big of a deal if for my small bike rides I have to "suffer" through the small bike for a while longer.

    We're currently locked in a discussion of where we want to relocate to; stay in NorCal, move to SoCal, move to CO, so the funds needed for that move need to be kept in place as opposed to buying another bike. Plus, msbianca is mildly itching for a new car, so that will also take precedence. Ah well, at least I have SOMETHING to ride.
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  14. tundradirtbiker

    tundradirtbiker Been here awhile

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    J PIcassi -Great video

    Thanks
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  15. Buster714

    Buster714 VP of crash testing

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    After four doctors' visits, light surgery and endless lectures I was back watching King of the Motos highlights wondering when I'll be out riding again.:D I made links to highlights on the YouTube page for those that don't want to watch the whole thing. :thumb

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  16. RAZR

    RAZR I'll cut ya

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    fuck yeah dude!!!!

    this is a great video!

    shows why we all love Death Valley and how much fun you can have on a motorcycle.

    yes, the ending was not a happy ending :csm , but you survived and we can all look back and laugh.:lol3
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  17. Edelweys

    Edelweys DOM undercover

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    Awesome vid! :clap:clap Looks like you had a blast in the dunes: I'm going to have to check those out next time.

    Glad you're all in one piece, brother...
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  18. Buster714

    Buster714 VP of crash testing

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    Thanks dudes. Great videos and pictures everybody. :clap I've been on the forums a little too much lately.

    Found a couple more clips. Lemme know if I got the right screen names...

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    :cob I've got some pictures somewhere..........
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  19. Buster714

    Buster714 VP of crash testing

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  20. Cpt. Ron

    Cpt. Ron Advrider #128

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    I wasn't there, but these pics make me wish I was....