Lower 48+ on an XR650L

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by ShooterDave, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. hilslamer

    hilslamer 2XRedheadedstepchild

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    Do tell and PM when and if you come back through AZ!
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  2. techforlife

    techforlife CDI REPAIR

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    Right on Dave,as for the AMSOIL you were talking about,they do make motorcycle specific oil........it`s good stuff for sure,i`ll be watching your progress..and have oil and beeeer ready:lol3

    B
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  3. Thorne

    Thorne Sherpa-ing around

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  4. ShooterDave

    ShooterDave Adventurer

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    Man this Droid phone is awesome. I don't even need a computer to post to this thread. Currently I'm laying in my sleeping bag in my tent on the shore of lake Powell just inside the Utah border. I finally hit the time zone change. Tomorrow I'm going to chat some with my neighbor. Also an inmate. Then ill head up a dirt road from big water up to escalante. I literally just looked at the map on my phone and it looks like there is more roads then what I thought I was told. Hmmmmm I think ill head into town and get better directions and also some gas. Then its off on an adventure.
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  5. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    Sounds like a great adventure. I'll be following along! :thumb
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  6. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    :lurk I'll keep an eye on this one. Have a safe trip.
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  7. Todd2

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    I got a DRIOD also. Don't know if you know you can 'check' the 'Satellite' "Layer" while in Google Maps. It'll then also automatically show you a street view when you arrive at your destination. Pretty cool. Oh, and don't submerge it - don't ask me how I know that one. :huh

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  8. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Finally caught up with you... fun report! Glad you're having a great adventure. May God be with you! PS: I happen to have a Honda dealer nearby...
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  9. dave6253

    dave6253 GCBAR Explorer

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  10. ShooterDave

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    Well I'm here in Richfield Utah. I stopped by the Jorgensen Honda. Man is this place cool. They are really nice people. This place is a man dream. They not only have bikes both off road and street, but they have guns, archery, paintball, and all sorts of things. This is my one stop shop. One could definitely live here being that there is a food store right across the street. If ever in Richfield I definately recommend stopping by.

    Well today ill be heading up the 89 north. Not really sure where ill sleep tonight, but I'm sure ill find something. Stayed in the mountains last night. Almost next to the snow. Reminded me of my Yosemite trip. It was cold.
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  11. FatherX

    FatherX so͞oˈpərflo͞oəs

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    Lookin good brudda!

    XRLong way round eh?

    happy thumpin and I have that tire in reserve when you get to :nodHI:thumb
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  12. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    +1 on Jorgensen Honda. I've stopped in there on two different trips through central Utah and had bike problems repaired while I waited. Once on my bike and once on a friends. Fun to explore through all the bikes, sporting goods, guns, etc. on the floor too!
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  13. mick

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    I'll buy a few beers for you when you get to Jackson. You should have clear sky and cool weather saturday. :clap
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  14. snowcase

    snowcase n00b

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    When I was visiting colleges out west we drove from SLC to Bozeman through Yellowstone then down through Jackson Hole and Park City back to SLC. What an awesome drive that was. That was in June and it was about 35.

    I've also been to Arizona and driven all over from Scottsdale to Flagstaff the the Grand Canyon. Also a great drive.
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  15. Utah Bones

    Utah Bones Gas X ready!

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    Great start! :lurk
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  16. disconnected

    disconnected rider

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    Hey dude, if you make it to Pittsburgh, give me a shout. I can show you some kick ass stuff in West Virginia and there are about two Honda dealers within 5 miles, about 4 within 10..., so you can gather some pictures..

    You can stay here and we can go out on the town... :slurp
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  17. Drake Stone

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    Dave, If you come through Lafayette Louisiana - I'm good for Beer and a Bike Lift - and maybe a couple hundred miles of riding, Louisiana coast to Texas.
    Look forward to following your adventure, Happy Trails....:freaky
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  18. JUNAC

    JUNAC Straight Shooter

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  19. ShooterDave

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    :clap Yay I finally made it to Jackson WY. Its been a long cold last few days getting here. For the last two days I have been riding with snow along the roads. I've past over a few high and cold passes. All with spectacular views. I can't wait to upload pics later today. O did I mention I don't have any heated anything too. I'm kinda wishing I installed those heated grips before I left. O well this is an adventure is it not? Hopefully it will get warmer as I head south. Funny how one doesn't notice the time zone change when on a bike. O well back to sleep for now. Then later today ill post pics and stories. :D
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  20. CBAT

    CBAT occasional wanderer

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    If you want heat you are better off with heated jacket liner and gloves. NIce and toasty. Looking forward to seeing more photos.
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