KLR at Bonneville

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Southmt, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. Southmt

    Southmt Been here awhile

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    They were on the bike when I got it from JB, look like Happy Trails Cascade or Teton. I can't tell for sure. First thing I did was remount them as far back and high as I could. They were real leg-breakers. Now they work ok, just keep in mind how big of a dab you can do. :nono

    Love the top-loading, don't have to hold stuff up and slam the door.... and they are fantastic protection if one should ever lay their bike over it its side, not that I'd ever do that. :rofl

    The road over Lookout was passenger-car grade.

    Bob
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  2. Southmt

    Southmt Been here awhile

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    No run, I needed to get back home.... on the same bike. But riding on the salt was a trip. My personal psyche isn't suited for top-end-see-what-she'll-do runs.
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  3. Southmt

    Southmt Been here awhile

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    Thanks! I appreciate knowing what that fire did. That's a LONG ways up that mountain and over the top. It wasn't rippin', but would (was) very difficult to stop. When I was there, there was no Terra, just the bar at the bottom of the pass.

    Yeah, I bet there are some cool rides in the Oquirrh's. I'll PM you, I'm thinking of World of Speed (Sept.) next year. Yeah, it was hot in August
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  4. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    Thanks Bob!

    The number of fires you saw on this ride is crazy!
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  5. psmcd

    psmcd Long timer

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    Great report SMt. That's some serious mileage. Maybe you'll save some time and miles for the mountains on your next trip. Seems you've an appreciation for the vast and desolate. You might like Grassy Mtn out by Delle (great 90 mile views across salt flats and Great Salt Lake) as well as the Stansburys and Oquirrhs. Acidman mentioned Hickman canyon which is beautiful country on the east Stansburys.
    http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=22228487&postcount=2
    If you take an interest in the local history look up Bill Hickman. He and several others (Porter Rockwell, Jacob Hamblin) seemed able to cover this country on horses better than we ever will on bikes.

    Here's another guy that was posted at Dugway a few years before you:
    http://www.amazon.com/This-What-Hell-Looks-Like-ebook/dp/B00EP6B5TK

    I'm up for rides if you and Acidman make it happen next year.

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  6. Southmt

    Southmt Been here awhile

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    Thanks! Great writeup about the Stansburys... I went hiking up there once, but never exploring or learning the country. I stayed down in the valley, on my extremely hot (butchered) AT125 Yamaha motocrosser/desert bike.

    So much country, so little time....

    I definitely need to get that "This Is What Hell Looks Like" book. Funny, umpteen years later, I'm working with EOD folks at a national labs and they sometimes do work out at Dugway.
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  7. Southmt

    Southmt Been here awhile

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    Yup, pretty weird. I especially liked getting up close to the one at Lookout Pass, and seeing the slurry drops. Left it out of the RR, but I've seen a B-17, Flying Boxcar, and TBM torpedo bomber all doing drops. Quite a thrill. They're museum pieces now.

    The crew trickled in, and I went over and told them I'd done that 'way back when but had never seen tools like they had... a guy gave me a "crow's foot", looked useful to me. Then the crew suddenly left. Different tools, but they were still up there most of the night doing grunt work by headlamp. Probably wondering when they'd eat again. :confused I don't think that'll ever change.

    But I want you to know, NONE of the fires were my fault. Really.
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  8. cheesewhiz

    cheesewhiz Been here awhile

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    Bravo!
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  9. PacificPT

    PacificPT Been here awhile

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    Really nice RR. I like your camping spots, some really nice places to spend the night before riding again. The hogsback road is really tough when the wind is howling. Was on that one about 10 years ago, wasn't sure I was going to make it with out getting blown off the bike, or off the road on the bike.
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  10. Satchl

    Satchl Adventurer

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    You think he pulled out in front of bike?

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  11. Bbasso

    Bbasso my name is Rob

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    *like*
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  12. Carl Childers

    Carl Childers Ghost in the Machine

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    I just started my morning with this ride report...great reading and viewing over my first cup of coffee! Ijust loved the tie in of a dual sport trip with Bonneville Speed Week...........now why haven't I thought of that.
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  13. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS

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    quick easy read and nice pics.
    Its 32 degrees here at home in Michigan. And there are snow flakes flying around.
    Enjoyed your pictures.
    Simba
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  14. EltonAvenue

    EltonAvenue Banned

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    My thoughts exactly Admiral!!!.....I very rarely read all of any report, but this one with it's interesting photos had me backpeddling to read what I'd just skipped by...............

    Well done mate....:clap:clap:clap

    PS, aren't those KLR's the perfect ADV 'bike!!!
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  15. Reverend12

    Reverend12 Well there it is..

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    Outstanding Ride report I really enjoyed reading this one!:clap
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  16. Nicole's dad

    Nicole's dad n00b

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    Great pics.
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  17. Gunner45

    Gunner45 Out on the trail

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    Nice ride! Thanks for posting it up for us.:clap
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