L.A.-Barstow to Vegas LAB2V 2012

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by RAZR, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. YellowjacketD37

    YellowjacketD37 Been here awhile

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    Your story wasn't too shabby either, AJ. Not everyone drives out to California from NY to ride LA-B-to-V.

    Thanks for doing that, and thanks for writing the great story! :thumbup
  2. speedygee68

    speedygee68 dirt eater

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    Did anybody see any Husky TE650 on the route this year. If so, how did it do?
  3. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    Too heavy to do well.
    Not a hater, but it's the truth.
  4. CA Stu

    CA Stu Tremendous slouch Super Moderator

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    It's no KLR... :hide
  5. Ace100

    Ace100 Monkeywrencher

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    Two years ago, I was stuck behind dozens of plated dirt bikes wedged into between big rocks in the wash up to Red Rock when we were handily passed by a big guy on a 950 adventure. Weaved right through us like we were cones on tarmac. I don't say a bike is too heavy anymore.
  6. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    Red Rock isn't the problem. It's the sand mostly.
    In regards to the TR650, it's just not a very heavy duty bike. Appealing? Yes, for several reasons.
    I'm sure there will be a few on the ride next year.
  7. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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    The sand was a breeze, Red Rock gave me some problem :muutt
  8. YellowjacketD37

    YellowjacketD37 Been here awhile

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    It doesn't seem to matter what you ride, Red Rock can be a problem. Whether your bike is a Husky TR650 or a lighter KTM, it seems like you can be passed by the best of them.

    I remember this funny LA-B-to-V quote I put in the Jan/Feb 2012 newsletter a year ago:

    Greg from Visalia: Talking to a fellow DRZ rider at the finish, I asked how he did through Red Rock Canyon at the rock crossing. He said, "Went through it, no problem. Must have gone by about $100,000 worth of KTM's.”

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  9. jrozar

    jrozar Been here awhile

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    I ride that area on a regular basis and to my suprise i found it to be the easiest on my TTR125 compared to my 450, 640 or 1200....

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  10. AJxr

    AJxr #395

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    was able to smoke right through it on my dr650. passed only maybe 20,000 in ktms. well actually maybe like 35,000 there was a 990 adv sitting on the other side of the rock section :rofl

    the problem i dealt with was hitting the whoops on that pig of a bike with the stock "suspension" or lack there of. if i make it out next year i will be on the 250x.
  11. YellowjacketD37

    YellowjacketD37 Been here awhile

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    Ya gotta get it plated first, AJ. :D
  12. AJxr

    AJxr #395

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    Already done :D
  13. AJxr

    AJxr #395

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    Legally too!! :deal