Mar. 28-31, 2013 Death Valley Noob's Rally

Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by NSFW, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. Scubalong

    Scubalong Been here awhile

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    Got my order in :clap
  2. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    Just snagged 2.

    Nick of time.
  3. Ratchdaddy

    Ratchdaddy Been here awhile

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    Yup.

    New Pirelli Rally knobbies front and back
    New set of innertubes
    New Touratech folding brake and shifter pegs
    Oil change, Fork Oil change, Antifreeze change
    New Klim Dakar Pants
    New maps
    New gps mount
    and who knows what else I will "need" in the next week.

    This better be good. Spank talked me into it.
  4. dirt donkey

    dirt donkey Adventurer

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    SWEEEET. i like the KLIM stuff. definitely would be nice if i won :)
  5. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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  6. illking

    illking Sketchy

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    i found some bad valves, cam and buckets when digging in for my bigbore kit a few weeks ago. Im hoping to get the head back from service this week so i can get some miles on it and the bugs worked out before DV.
  7. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    Wait when the hell did you get the 350?

    You've been holding out on us!!

    Might have to take that off your hands for short ride, I will wait till the raffle.

    :deal
  8. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    He's raffling it off Friday night. :eek1

    Bunch of new 500's too. :cry
  9. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 scatology expert

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  10. isaac004

    isaac004 Been here awhile

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    Just did another 552 miles of DV this past weekend with my good friend from Michigan.

    In summary, conditions are great!

    Steele Pass loop is on average about the same as last year. Saline Valley Road through South Pass is still a bit rocky, smoother in some spots, the same in most, and only a little worse in a few, compared to last year. The deep sand as you head west on the valley floor after the decent down is actually easier then last year, the sand seems to be shallower. Steele Pass itself is still loose and full of baby heads like last year. The steps as you drop down to Eureka Dunes are a little easier, only because some have been filled in with gravel and smaller stones to make it easier for the 4x4's.

    Cerro Gordo is excellent. Went up Swansee up to the cabin, and it is very rocky and rough. The only snow on the trail is a small patch just west of the trams, and it is very easy to ride around. I would bet it would be gone by the rally. We did not go up the White Mountain Road variation.

    I have a few more teaser photos I will post soon...the views from the Salt Tram loop had me flipping out! :clap
  11. trailjammer

    trailjammer Been here awhile

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    Sick 350! wait till you see that case saver he has on there! hahaha :evil
  12. prince_ruben

    prince_ruben Long timer

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    Getting excited about this trip now! :clap

    Anyone riding up from the San Diego area?:happay
  13. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    damn...:huh

    better deal with it now than at the event. last year, lior (liorsmotoride.com helped someone with a dead 990 and after several hours still won't run....turned out to be a hole on the valve...:cry

    dave, been out a few times.

    sorry, no test ride for you per your doctor's order.



    the 500s are nice, and lots of fe570s too.

    cain, afaik it's a work of art....:D
    [​IMG]

    i guess we will see another gift certificate now....:evil


    lots of san diego PPs are riding up.

    yes, we too are all excited...:y0!:wings:happay


  14. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    I ADDED THESE INFO ON PAGE 1, POST #2. IF I WERE YOU, PRINT THE ENTIRE POST #2, YOU MAY NEED IT LATER.

    MOTORCYCLE AND/OR PARTS
    RIDGECREST MOTORCYCLE COMPANY
    (760) 384-2510
    640 S China Lake Blvd
    Ridgecrest, CA 93555

    LIORS MOTORIDE - Lior will be at PSR during the event
    Phone: 951-415-5668
    Fax (877) 747-6004
    liormotoride@yahoo.com


    WELDING SHOPS - ASK (paul) PCFLY- HE KNOWS ONE OF THESE SHOPS ON A FIRST NAME BASIS....:D

    Thomas Bros
    1513 N Mahan St, Ridgecrest, CA
    (760) 446-0357

    McBrides
    McBride's Metal Works
    Fine Art Creation & Specialty Welding
    (760) 608-2777

    folks bringing satellite phones - PLEASE PM ME YOUR PHONE #. THANKS
  15. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    For those with HAM radios... there will be a group of 4x4s from the ExpeditionPortal board in the DV area the same weekend. They are aware of 200+ motos in the area... they will also have HAMs

    From the ExPo board:
    Have any frequencies been decided on for the AdvRider group?
  16. Buster714

    Buster714 VP of crash testing

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    :evil In addition to FREE GIFT CERTIFICATES and FREE SWAG, we'll also have a special promotion for 20% OFF REKLUSE MOTOR SPORTS products for select DV Noobs participants. Details to come. If you're not familiar with their auto-clutch products take a look at the link in my signature.

    And you know me... I'm happy to take care of anything anyone might need in the way of Parts, Accessories or Gear. I'll have a SoloMotoParts.com banner up at my campsite so please don't hesitate to come by and say hi. I'm still recovering from my last DV trip (video) so I'll just be sitting around in the dirt for a few days being jealous of all you pucks. :drif

    Looking forward to it! :freaky

    Thanks,
  17. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    ouch, nasty crash, not all will be as lucky. folks, the desert is full of surprises...be alert all the time.

    buster, i hope you're feeling a lot better......:jkam

    yeah, we miss you too.

    2 weekends ago. got in the groove and railing the corners, didn't see a the tree branch sticking right in front of me. no time to avoid it.
    [​IMG]

    i always bring duct tape and bailing wire....no epoxy needed this time..:muutt
    [​IMG]

    i'm ok, bike took a minor damage $30 for a new fender. it would only be $12 if not orange and not ktm......:lol3


    did i hear rekluse....:y0!

    THANK YOU BUSTER!
  18. GSequoia

    GSequoia Where are my tools?

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    Got my dirt wheels with new 606s on Saturday and have just about got my tail box that will hold my tools and stuff. Turns out 3/6 of my rack screw holes are stripped, now I gotta go find an M6x1.0 helicoil kit somewhere. :(

    I also put my new Seat Concepts cover and foam on, my butt should be happier. After that I took the bike to the hardware store to get some hardware, man it turns a lot slower on those 606s but boy does it feel planted to the ground. (my other tires are 90/10 D607s).
  19. aanichols

    aanichols Adventurer

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    Will more raffle tickets be available at the event? I need to load up on them now.:johntm
  20. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    yeah, Joel will have them for sale at the event...