Riding to Alaska for breakfast on a dirt bike

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by daBum, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. daBum

    daBum Dave the Bum

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    :-)

    internet photo:
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  2. westernwa

    westernwa Adventurer

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    Fun ride report, Mr. Bum!
    I really enjoyed it!
    :kumbaya
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  3. TheNetworker

    TheNetworker Been here awhile

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    Hello daBum,

    Great report enjoyed it every morning after wake up.

    The only sad about is that each journey comes to an end. Coming home is great. Leaving home for a trip is greater :-).

    If you start a now one please add a coment and a link in this report so we can track your omlett run again.

    Thanks for sharing
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  4. Merfman

    Merfman Trustin' my cape...

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    Welcome home! Thanks for sharing the report, t'was great entertainment and photos!
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  5. #1Fan

    #1Fan Been here awhile

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    Glad you made it home! Thanks for sharing your adventures and breakfast with us!!
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  6. daBum

    daBum Dave the Bum

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    Here's the bike's home. All warm and dry. And dried mud.
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    a few miles on the trip
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    it had 601 miles the day I left for breakfast. what's up with that.

    at this rate I'll pass the car's mileage shortly
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    picture's fuzzy (I was nervous taking it) because the new law in Tucson about dash photos while driving. That's a 3 treat penalty. No walks for two days.
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  7. daBum

    daBum Dave the Bum

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    Chores:

    Clean the bike.
    New chain and sprockets.
    New K&N Air Filter. I don't clean it, I just toss it. Old one is dirty. OEM Paper element passes fines thru. Learned that in 2013.
    Check Valve clearances and stuff.
    Get side bags I don't hate.

    Go do my annual moonless canyon trip mid-October (no ride report) will have the new rain fly with me to test. It probably won't rain. Don't get stuck in the mud.

    Then I'll be all physically fit for my annual check up. Expecting the same speech.

    Doc: Dave your blah blah blah levels are elevated.
    Dave: and?
    Doc: What did you eat two days before the blood was drawn?
    Dave: Salmon
    Doc: How much Salmon?
    Dave: How much is too much?
    Doc: Moderation, Dave. Moderation. (with that professional, but concerned look)
    Dave: Thanks doc! See ya next year. I don't need help off this really high, cold stainless table.
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  8. shuswap1

    shuswap1 Been here awhile

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    I don't remember getting my share of the breakfast omelette....as a dedicated and daily omelette-lover I don't think I would have missed that!
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  9. ModLady

    ModLady n00b

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    As long as it is still happy, everything's good!
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  10. tag3

    tag3 Doofus

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    Enjoyed the read. Thanks.
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  11. TheNetworker

    TheNetworker Been here awhile

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  12. Ruud109

    Ruud109 Dutch in Barcelona

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    Really like that 701! Thanks for sharing your trip!

    Ruud
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  13. Ruud109

    Ruud109 Dutch in Barcelona

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    Oh and I like my Wolfmann expedition dry bags!
  14. yamalama

    yamalama wet coaster

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    breakfast of champions, that one!
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  15. daBum

    daBum Dave the Bum

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    Thanks for letting me hang out with you for a few days!
  16. daBum

    daBum Dave the Bum

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    Bags need to be completely removable via quick release, no over seat straps.

    Mosko Moto 35L too big, so
    BMW Atacan 25L next option

    Quick release system from Wolfman 3rd option
    Next to last option - hard luggage
    Last option - Sell the bike
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  17. CharlestonADV

    CharlestonADV I do my own stunts!

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    Enjoyed your report. Thanks!
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  18. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Ah,the seat comes back up like heartburn. The pal with the 701 tried the Seat Concepts fix,unfortunately its harder then the stocker so hes still wondering what will be more magical.
    Alaska Leather butt pad used to be on my DR650 till I swapped an SC seat to an inmate for a Sargent Seat. Best Seat Ever,no doubt from the 1st ride. Foam be Joooooossst right. 600 miler easy.

    Thanks Much for the Report!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!#1
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  19. waylongway

    waylongway madmax

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  20. Barrycuda

    Barrycuda Adventurer

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    Bravo and cheers for an excellent RR filled with gorgeous scenery, comedic writing, and delicious omelettes. Well done Maestro
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