SLAP 2013 - May 17-19 @ Byrd's Adventure Center Ozark, AR

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  1. Blaise W

    Blaise W Been here awhile

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    'Just signed up for this on as I've been wanting to attend for several years now. Lots of new Peeps to meet up there, and a chance to see more of AR than just passing thru on the TAT we did in '11.

    I'm wondering out loud which bike to bring: WRR, Husky TE630 or Husky TR650. Not having been it sounds like there will be lots of gravel/non technical trails and roads. Warloop was no problem on the WRR, and maybe I'll try it on the TR650. Does anyone have an idea of the split between bikes of various sizes? It would give me a better idea of what to bring to this one.
  2. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Lust for dust.

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    Nobody knows. SLAP 2013 may end up with more than double the registration of SLAP 2012 and we all have different bikes. Many people are first-timers such as yourself. Imho, your three bike options are pretty similar and wouldn't limit my ride options much taking one vs the other.

    Flip a coin if you can't decide. Or bring all three.
  3. JumpJet

    JumpJet Looking for Alpha

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    We're less than two weeks away :clap

    As stated, we've closed the Rally Shirt order and started production on these "limited edition" collector items.

    There is still time to register for the rally though, you just need to do it now.:deal
  4. Celtazon

    Celtazon Enigma

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    Bring the WRR or/and the 630.
    Some of the single track is narrow, rocky, and tight and will prove difficult if not impassable on the bigger bikes.

    Krabill has raced his WRR out there a couple of times and there is nowhere you cannot go on that bike out there. (not a challenge :evil)

    Pic of Krabill on some of the trails with the WRR.
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  5. Blaise W

    Blaise W Been here awhile

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    Sounds like good advice. I'm going to bring the WRR (assuming I can get rear tire, chain/sprockets replaced in time) and the TR650 for some back country roads. There's room on the trailer, and it won't take much more diesel, so why not..
  6. motocbiker

    motocbiker n00b

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    I live close by - reasonably close by - and am looking for a new owner of my 2001 DRZ400e.

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=884626

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    I've also got a ramp somewhere in the garage. Bring your pickup, RV or trailer and pick this DRZ up en route.

    Hope this helps someone out.
  7. Crashit

    Crashit GO HARD OR NOT AT ALL

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    Its been two years. I can't wait.
  8. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    you'll be impressed..them Okies are gonna put on a real good show this year! :thumb
  9. Aanarchy

    Aanarchy Long timer

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    I logged in just now to ask this same question - F800GS, 690 Enduro or 450 EXC-R. I wondered if anyone was coming on a "big bike". I was thinking about riding up on the F800GS, but I see that's probably not a good move. I'm leaning toward the 690 and some non-Krabill riding.

  10. Krabill

    Krabill Long timer

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    There is riding there for every type of bike. Anything from a KTM 200 up to a Harley will do fine. Tiny single track up to asphalt twisties. It really is a very diverse area with something for everybody.

    450, 690, 800 . . . just pick which one you want to ride and there will be appropriate trails for it. Or bring them all and stay a whole week :evil
  11. tomski74

    tomski74 Silesian American

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    There are plenty of twisties in the area to justify bringing a sport bike, too. The campground is right by a paved road with really nice surface.

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  12. [Moto-Scout]

    [Moto-Scout] Adventurer

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    Looking forward to this!!!
  13. Krabill

    Krabill Long timer

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    Sign me up for 2 more guests.


    UlyBrad +1

    I'll settle up on Tuesday.

    You guys are in for a treat. UlyBrad is a certified MSF off-road instructor for ixlrider and a professional story teller. Really. You aren't going to want to miss it :deal

    IXL rider's fb page - https://www.facebook.com/pages/IXL-Rider/107164522652724
  14. jaydee1445

    jaydee1445 Footpeg Crash Tester

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    Work has been so crazy I'm getting down to the wire on getting bikes prepped. And now my son let the non-English speaking moron operating the crane at the scrap yard drop the grapple onto my 10 ft trailer bending it and breaking some welds. So now I need to fix it along with the bikes.:becca Or maybe bring the 16 footer and buy some E-scrap while I'm out there and write off the trip.
    So far the Connie is the closest to being ready and wifey and I are planning wandering the Ozarks for another week after the event on it. Hope to find time to fix the buggered chain adjuster P.O. fubared on the KTM and while I'm welding put the kick stand on it.
  15. Scribe

    Scribe £Bob£

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    Just pick up a new KTM on the way up. You're rich.
  16. jaydee1445

    jaydee1445 Footpeg Crash Tester

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    Not me, You're thinking of the dealer. I'd have to dig that kind of change from your couch.
  17. jchawkjr

    jchawkjr Adventurer

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    I'll be camping in Aux Arc down in Ozark that weekend and riding the wee in the area. I'll stop by on the way to Oark. Like to meet some of the local inmates :rofl
  18. Nikoutdoor

    Nikoutdoor n00b

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    I am planning on showing up on Wednesday afternoon and was wanting to get a campsite for the two nights before the rally in one of the site in the area reserved for the rally so I do not have to move for Fri & Sat. I have already talked with Byrd's and they said they could tell me what site are open when I get there on Wednesday afternoon. So I just wanted to ask if anyone has any of the sites they called for in that area? So I do not take a site someone else was planning to using.
  19. Blaise W

    Blaise W Been here awhile

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    I'm in the same situation as Nikoutdoor. Will be arriving Wednesday late afternoon and would like to get and keep the same spot if possible. 'Haven't called Byrds yet but will do so tomorrow. Pickup camper and trailer.
  20. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Lust for dust.

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    Unless you guys are bringing RVs, it won't be an issue. I'll be there Wednesday, as will a few more of the organizers. Let's just try to stake claims in an organized, unselfish fashion, and things will be good. We have a lot of people registered (over 100 now), so the group camp might be tight quarters.