Louisiana ride planning ??

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by xcited, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. Slimak707

    Slimak707 Hard On Equipment

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    Just ordered the FMF q4 and jet kit. Thanks for teasing me with yours drtsqtr....
  2. DrtSqtr

    DrtSqtr Been here awhile

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    Brahhhhhh.......lol

    We on for Weds?
  3. Slimak707

    Slimak707 Hard On Equipment

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    Yep. Then I leave for Alabama trip later in the week. I found out the majority of the parts won't be in till after I get back. What time do you want to shove off?
  4. 990 trailblazer

    990 trailblazer Been here awhile

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    Hello all, I want to extend an invitataion for a ride/campout in central/south Mississippi the weekend of 4-19,20,21.

    The plan is for folks to arrive and set up camp on friday evening. The camp sight is private property off HWY 18 between utica and port gibson. It is the same location as the DFR rally. You can find directions on that tread.

    We plan to head south about 09:00 saturday morning arriving noon at vine brothers in centerville for lunch.

    This would be a good time to meet up with those who could not make the trip up on friday. We have a rider who is on the injured list and is planning to meet us for lunch in his truck. He says he will gladly haul camping gear and such to the campground from centerville.

    We"ll head back north around 1:00 and ride the 200 mile route back to camp by 7:00 or so. We"ll find something for dinner along the way.

    The route is all paved backroads and gravel roads about 50/50 mix. Its all public and NF roads that can be riden wet or dry. the route and pace are better suited to bikes 650 and up.

    Sundays ride will be shorter, app. 100 miles and end in port gibson around noon.

    This is a BYO everything campout with no fees or charges. looking foward to meeting and riding with yall.
  5. weave

    weave Been here awhile

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    this is a great chance to ride the best area in this part of the country.
    Rigby Farms.....nice place to camp

    I'll try to make it Bob.
  6. Slimak707

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    Pipe and jet kit is installed. I pulled the spark arrester out and it's pretty loud but sounds really good.
  7. DrtSqtr

    DrtSqtr Been here awhile

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    Awesome.... I'm back from Florida so we'll have to go ride...
  8. Slimak707

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    Ok let me know when. Tunica hills should be really nice now that the leaves are coming back.
  9. Slimak707

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    Anyone riding tomorrow?
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    I'm going riding tomorrow if anyone is interested. I'm going to maringouin to hit the atchafalaya spillway levee road to ramah. Then hit a few trails on the east side of sherbourne wma. Depending on time I may continue south to bayou sorrel. ALOT of gravel and dirt.

    BTW la 441 in carville, the road around the point is a decent, extremely rough road for a state highway if anyone is interested. Here is a pic but is in a rare smooth section. They also have free ranging cattle, so watch out.


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  11. EnduroRdr

    EnduroRdr Woods Racer & D/S Rider

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    Damn that sounds fun, too bad my forks are off my bike (blew a seal in Arkansas).

    Keep posting, one of these days our schedules will line up!
  12. oic0

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    We really really need a northwest louisiana ride group :cry
  13. Slimak707

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    Well I just got back. It was a nice LONG ride of gravel and interstate.

    This is when I just arrived at the spillway just north of maringouin. Had to stop for a smoke break.

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    Here is a look around.

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    Top of the levee shot.

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    So then I made it to the ramah boat launch at I-10.

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    So then I had to wash off the cow poopoo in the water. Damn free rangers.
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    South of ramah the road starts getting rough. Here are some shots of the levee raising project.
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    So then I made it to the grand river boat launch
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    Look at the brand new TKC80 front tire. I wore the stock tire out at 4800. The tkc is really nice held the front end well on this road between 45-60
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    Well I road all the way to bayou sorrel. Don't have anymore shots. Then road blacktop to bayou pigeon. Road back up to sorrel then to plaque mine for lunch. Road LA 1 to I-10 back home. Total of 148 miles. Had fun too!
  14. motor-ray

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    Anybody headed out to COTA for the Moto GP in Austin this weekend? :pynd If you make it out that way I'll be working under the Yamaha display tent. Stop by and say hello. Just look for the extraordinarily handsome bald guy! :rofl
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    Going to homochitto national park tomorrow if anyone wants to go.
  16. DrtSqtr

    DrtSqtr Been here awhile

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    old lady's b-day tomorrow other wise id be on that like white on rice.
    Great pics btw.... Im rearranging my schd so i have every weds off. We can start a weds ride day...
  17. EnduroRdr

    EnduroRdr Woods Racer & D/S Rider

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    Me too, (Homochito is about 45 min from the house!) I just got my fork seals in for cx but not finished installing. XR has a rear flat (guess I should have worked on that today :doh)

    Weather is going to be fantastic - :tb
  18. Slimak707

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    Yes indeed. Let me know if you wanna ride Wednesday. We can make a run to tunica hills and pinkneyville.
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    Chop chop your burning ride time. Lol:huh
  20. EnduroRdr

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    Yea no shit! You making me feel like a slug!

    So I got my lazy ass up this morning, then sat on the porch drinking coffee for bout an hour or 2, :*sip* figured I burned up enough daylight so I better start doing something useful with myself today.

    About 10am I was neck deep in this:

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    But had all the stuff I needed ready (seals, seal driver, fork oil, new dust seals, wrenches, shop manual) no excuses!

    Then around 1pm I rolled the XR out of the way (with the flat on rear) and thought about tackling that repair after putting all this back together.
    Naw - :nah I hadn't drawn any blood yet - why risk it! Save that project for another day.

    So now about 2PM: Putting things back together.

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    Time for a shake-down test ride!
    Hell its still time to get to Homichito - I got a head light :augie

    Wanted to hit dirt quickly so I took the Greenwell Springs route, up hwy37 to 63 towards Clinton then 960 north to River Rd. (making dust now :clap) left on 10 over to Clinton then up BillyGoat road (more dust) then over to Whitetown (moe dirt up into MS) By now Im thinking I can head back an maybe I wont need that headlight :evil. Cruze back via 448 then I notice my speedo not reading - crap! Well Ill check it at the next stop sign. Coming up to 37 and I grap a handfull of brake and the lever just slides all the way to the grip :eek1.
    After stopping I find this:

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    Ok feeling like a knucklehead I relized I forgot to tighten the caliper bolts :ddog

    Well it was a "Shake-Down" ride!

    So simple enough - find a bolt I can use and still ride it home.

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    Ok didnt take any shots of the good stuff but I got this one on at the corner of 488 & 37 after the repair.

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    Ok slab it on back home and still got there before needing that headlight!

    Lots of bikes out today, pretty much all hogs or cruzers!

    Maybe I'll get to that flat later this week :lol3.