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

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

  1. airborndad

    airborndad Long timer

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    STRESSED
    FINALLY got another day off ( tough year so far, already have 292 hours Overtime on top of the regular 12 hour shifts (all night shifts except the last 2 days)
    Anyways
    trailer fixed
    change front sprocket
    almost packed
    tried to start bike, battery dead, no big deal, charged battery bike started up shut it off WTF gas leaking out overflow tube next to swing arm WTF Lior just rebuilt the carb and changed the oil
    Wife comes out says looks you got a leak you need to take of
    Me: Yah no Shit
    Her: um yah no shit washers leaking all over the floor

    Take bike off of stand kickstand lands on left foot S.O. a Biaaatch
    Pound 4 beers
    I think I fixed the leak on the carb by slamming the kickstand on my foot (I'm pretty sure that's not how real mechanics do it ) but a least it seems to have taken care of it for now
    Washing machine leak fixed
    Wife fixed ( I have an understanding wife)
    3 more night shifts then a couple more days to pack shit, get food, gas, etc
    Couple more beers are calling my name
  2. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    Sat I am going over hunter to tea kettle the out via UbeHebe and back via pavement.

    This is in the 4x4, it is listed as a ride as well on the board.

    If needed I can haul gas but my plan is to leave bout 8am which means the bikes if they leave at the same time will be ahead of me by a good distance and time. If that is a non issue then i will be able to provide gas.

    I am going through regardless.
  3. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    :eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1

    i thought only klr owners having issues.....:lol3

    ok get these guys out....:bubba:jkam

    in less than a week......well all have fun..:y0!
  4. M1Jeep

    M1Jeep Long timer

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    I have about a 250 mile range with my 1.5gal fuel pack.

    I'm leading a ride sat so no can do por me. No worries, there're plenty of more opportunities.
  5. illking

    illking Sketchy

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    did someone say stressed. Heres how my bike is sitting now.:baldy:kboom:grim

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    just need to get new valves, buckets, cam, install big bore, break in / shake down big bore, pack... oh god i think im gonna puke :sick if there is a moto-god to pray too, please hear my crys!
  6. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    that's a long ways, 4 hours by truck....that's just one way.

    another possibility is contact the 4x4 guys if you see them at psr on wed or thursday and ask if they're heading to the hot springs on friday. most of them are really cool.

    what about lizard lee? will he has fuel for sale?
  7. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl Cougar on the prowl

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    It has been a trial getting my WR seat cut down. I was determined not to procrastinate so I started looking for someone to do it around the middle of Feb. I was referred to someone who does excellent work and arranged for her to do it when she was in town at the end of Feb. All set or so I thought - just before the end of Feb she had to cancel her trip to Vancouver and wouldn't be in town again until April. She recommended somebody else - they couldn't do it until this week because their foam cutter was broken. I asked if I bring it in Monday will it be done first thing Thursday. Yes, no problem. I dropped the seat off on Monday again asking if it would be ready for 9 am Thursday. Yes, no problem. So I show up at the shop promptly at 9am and guess what? Seat sitting on the workbench not started :huh Crap, my whole day was planned on getting that seat at 9 so I could ride the bike and get the new tires installed at 10. Pick up handguards after that then gym at 1, home by 2:30, lunch, shower, nap, at work by 6 pm for the night shift. I explained this to the guy and he started on it right then and had it finished by 9:45! It looks perfect too :clap He cut it down a lot so it's hard but I can touch the ground with both toes, no yamalink required :clap New tires are installed, handguards bought and will be installed tomorrow then I'm good to go!
  8. coarsegoldkid

    coarsegoldkid Been here awhile

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    @illKing: I thought I was cutting it close. Man that should just rub out fine.
  9. PERRO-FROM-HELL

    PERRO-FROM-HELL Life is good

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    Wow hope you can make it! :thumb:thumb
  10. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    Dude - just bring the forklift instead. The BMW GS noobs will take care of you after you pick up all of their bikes.

    Take your time and do it right. Death Valley isn't the place to break down, unless you really want to ride on the back of Ersin's bike.
  11. itnanti

    itnanti aka "cautious cotta"

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    Kawi power!! Your going to make it!!
  12. Lost Roadie

    Lost Roadie Rider

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    That's great to hear Cindy sounds like you're all set, flat footing on a bike is over rated and having full suspension travel is very good. You're doing the J Lewis class right? Along with everything else, finding better balance will make up for your tippy toes and you'll be glad you went that route, hopefully. lol
    You're going to tackle that sand like it's not even there this year! ( did great last year, but that little front wheel sure made it harder for you!)
    Nancy and I are looking forward to seeing/riding with you again. Safe travels South, see you soon, very soon! :clap
  13. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl Cougar on the prowl

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    Thanks! I'm looking forward to seeing you and Nancy too and to trying out the big wheels :D
  14. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    commemorative glasses are here....compliments of aaron (traveltoad) and jeff (jab)....:bow and thanks. they've been supporting this event for 5 years in a row.
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    the off road version
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    we should give them away thursday or friday (will confirm) to avoid using disposable plastic cups. don't forget, each person is responsible to bring his/her own fork, utensils and drinking cup.

    just getting better...:clap
  15. McKay

    McKay Long timer

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    I will now STOP bitching about my swing arm issues!!! :eek1


  16. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Damn.

    I have been resisting this...

    I'm out.:cry
  17. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 Asbestos

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    There are two vultures riding around in trucks. If we find the bike..........:evil

    Of course if we find you and the bike, you better have a fist full of cash. :huh


    All kidding aside, reread the red text above. Make sure that you have a spot and you have shared that info with DSM8 and ride with a group. The last suggestion would be make sure that you have enough gear to spend the night. The last recovery we did took us until the wee hours of the am to get everything sorted out.

    Love the shop, wish I had one that big and that well stocked!


    I will be in a white Dodge 4x diesel. Any bike I see on the side of the road I WILL stop and offer assistance.
  18. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    What......?......what ever it is....it can wait till after DV,,,,
  19. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    My 8 year old doesn't think so...
  20. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    Time to buy him a bike....a GS800 would be good for his size and age....:deal