East of Phoenix Rider's Group

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by 750Volts!, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Sledred

    Sledred Been here awhile

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    EZ, I must have missed something - you're racing the Baja?
  2. EZ300

    EZ300 Just wanna ride my motorsickle

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  3. Sledred

    Sledred Been here awhile

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    Thanks Eric - keep us posted on the pre-race activities.
  4. AZ_circus

    AZ_circus n00b

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    Hey folks.
    What is near Chandler/Gilbert for a Noob to get off the pavement for some basic trail riding?

    New to the forum and new to the dirt for that matter. Getting on a couple of fire roads on my V-Strom made me think I need to develop some basic off road skills. I bought a 96 DR350SE in decent shape and I just need somewhere to get her dusty without breaking any laws or tresspassing.

    Thanks
  5. Plawa

    Plawa dןǝɥ puǝs

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    I feel like the best piece of advice would be a list of inmates NOT to follow ;)

    Apache Trail/4 Peaks is the usual destination to start with, there are a couple FB/Meetup groups that post beginner friendly rides, that's how I mostly got started..
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  6. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    Get yourself a Bulldog Canyon permit and do some exploring at your own pace. The entrances off Apache Trail ( Wolverine and AA Pit) have nice areas to practice. Sometimes you will have to deal with other ATVs in the space but it's not too bad. That is where I go for a quick dirt fix when I have limited time.
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  7. Plawa

    Plawa dןǝɥ puǝs

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  8. Plawa

    Plawa dןǝɥ puǝs

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  9. AZ_circus

    AZ_circus n00b

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    Are the plastic desert tanks street legal? How likely are they to cause a problem with police in AZ and maybe a couple of CA visits?
    I am looking at the Acerbis for my DR350SE. The barely over 2 gallon stock tank is a little limiting.

    Thanks
  10. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    This is the first time I have ever heard anyone say plastic thanks are an issue. :scratch

    I think we all have oversized plastic tanks.
  11. Plawa

    Plawa dןǝɥ puǝs

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    I think the only time a tank could be an issue in AZ is if you drove one down the hwy and even then it would probably still be legal.
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  12. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    Well if it's a Sherman tank maybe. You can't trust those Europeans.
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  13. redrock88

    redrock88 Been here awhile

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    Same.....never heard of this even being an issue/legally.
    AZCircus (et al).... do you have any incidents/references on this? I use mine sometimes and def want to stay on the right side of the law....or whatever the issue is. Thx.
  14. AZ_circus

    AZ_circus n00b

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    No I read something about them being Off Highway Only in some old post somewhere and immediately assumed the sky was falling.

    I believe it must not be true or at least mostly overlooked.

    I picked up a second DR350 this morning that already has a larger tank installed so that the wife and I can both get dirty. Until someone cites me I am going to go about my business. As far as I know it is legal anyway.

    Thanks for the replies.
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  15. verboten

    verboten confused

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    All I want for Christmas is to fly home and go riding. It will be 11 months off the scooters in a few days :(
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  16. jtwest

    jtwest Redneck Adventererer

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    Oh Crap! I forgot whose fault that was.......plawa? refokus?...no.....hmmmm
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  17. 4play

    4play Next?

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    Technically the aftermarket tanks are not legal because they are not DOT approved or pollution control compliant. Nobody in AZ cares, just like non DOT tires, nobody cares.
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  18. jtwest

    jtwest Redneck Adventererer

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    well, maybe I care
  19. 2 SPOT

    2 SPOT bring the rape whistle

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    Damn dude!! I'm lucky enough to ride just about everyday, sometimes for no reason but a beer.

    [​IMG]
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  20. 4play

    4play Next?

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    you ain't got a badge