Phoenix to Lake Havasu - Big Bike Bomb Run April 2013

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Yardstick, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. BIG-E

    BIG-E AKA; Mongo-E

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    Unless I can get my new to me 690 set up a little, I am OUT:cry

    it might happen, just not sure right now.

    ZEN Moto to the big orange courtesy phone......
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  2. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    What the heck happened here? 950 SE and a 690?? Aren't they the same bike:evil
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  3. BELSTAFF

    BELSTAFF ADV NOMAD

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    YOU---- As a KTM owner should know about the difference in ALL KTM models It appears to me that YOU have a problem!!!

    As an Aussie it is however obvious -----PULL YOUR HEAD OUT FROM DOWNUNDER :lol3 :lol3 :rofl :lol3 :lol3
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  4. Freeman42

    Freeman42 Adventurer

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    Looks like a bit of a puzzler...
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  5. bhorocks

    bhorocks Been here awhile

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    Got a 690 also? Still have the SE?
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  6. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    This might have been a bit of a joke..... I sold two of the KTM's and own only one now. I am not at expert on any motorcycles let alone KTM's. I just ask stupid questions and wait for the experts to learn the answers.
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  7. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    How much detail did you want on that 690/950 SE comparison? :D

    Routes are hosted and posted! Check the first post and download the zipped GPX file.
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  8. sonoran

    sonoran copacetic

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    :scratch
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  9. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    Doesn't anyone use Mapsource or Basecamp anymore? :lol3

    It is split up so that there is a Day 1, Day 1 Alternate, Day 2, Day 2 Alternate, etc... They are also color coded if you use Mapsource/Basecamp.
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  10. BELSTAFF

    BELSTAFF ADV NOMAD

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    Hey Drew:
    I remember the RR when you picked up the big bore adv but didn't know about the other KTMS ---- you still have the 650 TA-DON"T YOU ---answer YES or you & me are going to talk, , Man don't ever even think about selling that one.
    I was at Al Jesse's deal last weekend and saw the Cagiva "Lucky Explorer"THE REAL DAKAR bike( forerunner of the Ducati/Cagiva Elefant) and that is the ONLY bike that I've seen that is more beautiful than the 650 TA & ATS.
    But then again I'm kinda partial to a "Guzzie Quatro" too, all works of art & more than just a motorbike.
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  11. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    I currently have three bikes. The KTM 950 Adv, Honda Africa twin 750 and Honda CRF250X I have sold everything else after trading around alot and just trying different bikes. The Transalp I had was a beautiful bike and was only going to end up not so beautiful in my hands.... always looking for something fun though.
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  12. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    I use them, but then again I don't know how to use them very good.....:lol3
    Wish I had my bike ready for this, it looks like a lot of fun. Maybe next year when it comes up again.
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  13. AZ Mark

    AZ Mark Long timer

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    Ike's cook shack will be open on the 20th @7am. He mentioned that he will have his "Hottie Waiter" on staff that day for you boys...:wink:

    I'll be fishing at Alamo and be watching for your dust going over the ridge! Have a great trip...
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  14. ewilly

    ewilly Been here awhile

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    I am a big fat Maybe for this ride. Supposed to meet seller in Flag Tuesday evening to ride home my new to me '09 F800GS that should be ready to ride! Will see what my comfort level is come Friday but I would like to get back to LHC and see some old friends as we lived there from '04-'07. :freaky

    E
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  15. Mil T

    Mil T Been here awhile

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    I was not able to open the zip file. It was corrupted for my computer I guess.
    I need a straight GPX file or mapsource file although don't think it really matters since I'm going to be following and I can put the route on a map.

    My son Bret is coming along with me also. I wanted to find out about a KSU time since we are driving down from Payson, we might be shooting for 7:30 8:00 arrival or we might come and stay the night down there on Friday night. Havn't decided quiet yet.

    Looking forward to this.

    Mil T
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  16. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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    I'm out for the 20th, but may ride up to Havasu to meet you guys Sunday morning for breakfast. Is there a palce decided upon yet for Sunday breakfast in Havasu?

    S.C.
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  17. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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    Breakfast time/location on Sunday? Anyone? :ear

    I'm trying to lure out Cyberdos to run up there with me.

    S.C.
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  18. Yardstick

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    I don't know Havasu very well, so I don't know if there's a really great breakfast place there. There is a really good italian restaurant right across from the Rodeway Inn for dinner! :evil
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  19. OldtimerTC

    OldtimerTC Been here awhile

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    :cry

    Hey All,

    I am officially out . I discovered The SE is not ready to ride Off-road , and needs complete suspension re-work before attempting anything more than a few hours on it.

    Have a Great and safe ride, wish I could join you.
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  20. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    You seemed to do okay Sunday. There are probably enough of us with spare springs around that we could get you close enough for now. I think I have a .52 front spring and with one of the .70's you might be in the ballpark. Or is there more going on?
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