Grand Junction area Rides & Riders thread

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Greg@RME, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. unaweep

    unaweep Uses lotsa band-aids

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    Bullshit! You buy all your tires from ME! RM ATV ships them quickly to ME- not you!

    :lol3
  2. Greg@RME

    Greg@RME Mis-Adventurer

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    Oh... forgot to mention, the White Wash ride for Friday is OFF! I will be meeting the new owner of my WR450 out there on Saturday, doing some riding them coming home without a bike!
  3. Colorado Uli

    Colorado Uli Motociclista Non Elegante

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    OK, fair enough. Yes yes, whatever. Point about RM ATV still valid.
    Now, have you got a D606 rear available. I also need some tools, your tire changing rig, your Audi, the 990, and a case of IPA. Can you get all that over to my place by tomorrow 9 AM?
  4. nwcolorider

    nwcolorider NWCOLO

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    Can I stop by Saturday and get mine changed? Wife gets mad when I do it in the family room!
  5. Colorado Uli

    Colorado Uli Motociclista Non Elegante

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    Sure thing. He'll be glad to see you and will even change that tire for you. Just make sure you tell him your favorite beer, just so he can be prepared.
  6. motoracer51

    motoracer51 Been here awhile

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    Welcome back to GJ.

    I saw in a following post you asked about shops. I'd say your best bet is Motorcycle Accesosies or maybe KTM. Perhaps not the cheapest, but....
  7. Mala Suerte

    Mala Suerte Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the welcome and info.
  8. Ozzie

    Ozzie OZZIE

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    Greg....I have bought 2 bikes from you. I am NOT buying your kidney!

    Ozzie
  9. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things!

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    Ulli, when a driver in a blue chevy 1/2 ton passes you, then later slows and gives you the finger due to your ADV sticker, the least you could do is tell him his right trailer tire was wobbling..late night spent in Montrose due to FUC#ED up trailer...come on, where's the love?
  10. Colorado Uli

    Colorado Uli Motociclista Non Elegante

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    Ouch!!!! Sorry bro, my trailer tire inspection eyes were already off duty and I had girlfriend on the brain at that time (a character flaw, I know, but I'm only human).
    Hope you got home without buying a whole new trailer.
  11. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things!

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    not the whole trailer, but looks like a new axle today. I noticed when i stopped by Peach Valley for a quick spin with the kids (one of the quads on the trailer we had just bought) and noticed it. Bearings were basically gone, wore a flat spot on the axle. Luckily i could store it at a buddy's shop in Montrose for now until repairs are done! Hope you had a good weekend with the GF!
  12. mylsmkj

    mylsmkj Been here awhile

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    Girls on your mind? Wow, now I've heard it all!:huh

    :rofl

    M'nR: Going on Westwater next weekend.
  13. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things!

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    you gonna put on your skirt and show them how its done?:lol3
  14. mylsmkj

    mylsmkj Been here awhile

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    Sadly, I think that my days of showing anyone how it's done are over (paddling or otherwise), but I will have a good time!:lol3 Now, I'm passionate about family,friends (which I'm selective about) and freedom, not paddling.

    Damn, when I read that I'm a freakin' hermit, I do have a shred of athletic ability left....I think:1drink
  15. _lee

    _lee Been here awhile

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    I am wondering if this area is passable by motorcycle this time of year at speeds in excess of 65mph on the normal highway.
  16. mylsmkj

    mylsmkj Been here awhile

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    Yep, minus some passes and rude spring weather.
  17. _lee

    _lee Been here awhile

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    Do you have any recommendations of what attire one would be best wear for 300 mile plus rides in this area, and do you have any recommended routes if one was trying to go NE through the state towards Minnesota?
  18. mylsmkj

    mylsmkj Been here awhile

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    I'm not the one to ask about these things, I'd contact NWcolrider. or Co-Ulli for those answers (I Know I'm very wrong on the spelling of those two gentllemen's names)
    I've never met either one but I'll guess you'll get a heap of info!
  19. unaweep

    unaweep Uses lotsa band-aids

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    Well- what are you riding for a bike, when, and what kinda trail you talking about?

    If you tell me you're on a BMW GSA 1200 and gonna ride Poison Spider, then my recommendation is to wear a casket.:lol3

    White Rim Trail on a GSA 1200, in March - a good adventure type jacket with plenty of vents and zippers. In July, padded mesh jacket. :deal

    If you're doing all highway- then wear whatever gear you'd wear for any march ride- Klim Badlands or Adventure jacket; BMW Rally 2 Pro suit. This is a tricky time of year- you could have a hot sunny day, just as likely as a blizzard. More likely- windy; drizzly at times; sunny at time.
  20. Colorado Uli

    Colorado Uli Motociclista Non Elegante

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    Lee,

    I'm with Unaweep on this one (and only this one time); give us a bit more details on what you're planning on doing and we'll hook you up with lots of info (on a reimburable rate of 1.5 six packs of good IPA per usable bit of information -- it's a perfectly reasonable rate around here) :wink:.

    Seriously, are you single track riding around here or taking in a leisurely highway cruise. To get you started we are part of the Colorado Plateau here and that means hot bare dirt on the low end to aspen forests on the high end. Grand Junction is at about 4,600 ft., if that helps.