In search of exciting mountain roads in the OK and AR National Forests!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by EnderTheX, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. dirtbound4Max

    dirtbound4Max Hangin' 10 on the F8

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    Cool Camera Dude! Wish I'd known about this one before i bought the one I have now. Speaking of cool................
    What else can you make it do? Mine just lays there and plays dead. :rofl
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  2. 1994klr250

    1994klr250 Been here awhile

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    Just wondering what kind of rear luggage rack do you have there? I can see the Giant Loop bag and Wolfman duffle. It looks like there is an extra luggage bar on the lower right side of the gas tank and above the brake light. Thanks, Fred.
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  3. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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    Hey Fred, good eyes, that's the leftover BMW Vario rack (for all three vario cases) on the back of the bike. I bought this bike used (after waiting 6 months for a used one) from a guy who had the set but didn't want to give em away (and I wasn't going to pay for the hard cases because I knew I wanted soft luggage). The vario rack stayed on the bike and it provides a good anchor point for the Giant Loop Great Basin Bag (awesome bag!!!). It also sticks out just enough to help keep the plastics and exhaust off the ground in my numerous crashes.

    :freaky
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  4. Throttlemeister

    Throttlemeister Long timer

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    Good report with interesting commentary on a great area, its so fun to just try and get lost in the Ozark NF.


    BTW-You can send me your old tires, I'll take them on down to worn out depth:evil
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  5. EnduroRdr

    EnduroRdr Woods Racer & D/S Rider

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    Great ride report - I will be using some of your track info for recon on our next AR trip. :ricky
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  6. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    I was amazed I missed this report as I try to read anything doing with Arkansas. You did it right! I too learn NOT to drive faster than I can stop in line of vision. :eek1 And you did right by turning when you did. Running solo and taking chances where nobody may find you for days is a sure way to become part of the food chain.
    Thanks for sharing. I was roaming about Arizona area on Bandit at the time of the report so that how I missed it. I just looked at your dates. :D
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  7. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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    Cool! Yeah... driving faster than you can see is a recipe for disaster! Definitely one of the scariest moments I'm been in.

    Solo riding is surely different from being with a group or another rider, I enjoy it immensely because I get to ride at my own pace (sometimes much faster than a group can go). Also deviating from the intended route is easier because you don't have to regroup and reorganize.

    I am planning a trip here in a few weeks that will take me past these places and deeper into the Appalachians... should be fun!!!

    :freaky
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