Southwest Dual Sport Riders Club - Phoenix, AZ

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Chick4KLRs, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    Just a quick shout out to dillon at zen moto. My bike performed perfectly at turkey creek, my first ride in about four months. Me, not so much! I got hung up on this sandy uphill and needed like four tries to make it.

    Thanks for the great service, and I know it'll do great at howlin at the moon this weekend.


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  2. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    I loves me some fried eggs and spam.
  3. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    I'm finally getting good use out of that POS pitbike I bought.

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  4. Racer_man

    Racer_man 500,000 miles so far

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    Hey folks, I am doing my 2nd LA-Barstow-Vegas ride this year, and the 17 miles of deep sand kicked my butt last year. (KLR650)
    So, now I have a WR, and I'm looking for advice on where to find some deep sand to practice in, hopefully within 50 miles or so of Mesa. Any advice?
    Thanks in advance,

    Garry (from Gilbert)
  5. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Do you ever get tired of sitting in your front yard on the bike 24/7?:lol3
  6. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    Go out to Sycamore. You can take the Usery Pass, make a right on Bush HWY until you reach the Beeline.

    http://goo.gl/maps/vBLns

    At the intersection of the Beeline and Bush I'm not sure if you can stage out of there but if not you could stage at Pobrecito which is about half a mile from the Beeline.

    There's a huge sand wash leading from NF-403 with a bunch of trails out there.

    http://goo.gl/maps/EJZXP
  7. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    sucks when the sprinklers come on.
  8. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    there's a huge wash in the rolls ohv area near saguaro lake, too.

    just lean back and gas it. you'll be fine!
  9. Racer_man

    Racer_man 500,000 miles so far

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    Thanks for the info guys! Much appreciated!
    See you on the trails.

    Garry
  10. fuggy

    fuggy Canyon Explorer

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    Hassyampa River bed is good also. North of I-10 or north of Wickenburg. Deeper and softer sand than Sycamore area (IMHO).
  11. cyberdos

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  12. F800ekelley

    F800ekelley Adventurer

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    Anyone up for a ride tommorow.
  13. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    Off or on rd?? I need to take my 6fiddy for a spin i got till 3pm, if u wanna do some off rd i have a idea.
  14. F800ekelley

    F800ekelley Adventurer

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    Either is fine with me I got the F800 so not up for single track, got any ideas. Time and location u want to meet I am in NE valley but up for what ever
  15. Crashed Bad

    Crashed Bad Big man, little bike

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    I PM'd and texted many of you already this morning. We are getting together at the TT Roadhouse (NE corner of 68th st and Thomas Rd in Scottsdale) for bike night tonight and having a sendoff for John Graves/ azcagiva and the rest of the team leaving for mexico to race in the Baja 1000.

    There's more info here , but these guys are raising awareness and money for the Wounded Warrior Project that assists injured veterans.

    Rick
  16. Racer_man

    Racer_man 500,000 miles so far

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    Looking to the wisdom here for advice on getting my WR450 street legal here in Maricopa County. I know I need headlight, tail light, brake light, horn and mirror, and emissions. I don't see a requirement for turn signals, and since the bike will be used 99% off road, I'd rather not install any. Is there an actual inspection performed? Anyone have a WR450 thru emission testing recently?

    Any advice, suggestions, or experience with this is appreciated!

    Thanks!

    Garry
  17. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    There is a weak assed inspection performed but no turn signals needed. I don't even think I had a mirror when I got my DR650 inspected. There are some threads about emissions testing but just lean it out if it's fat right now. That or take it to Dillon's @ Zen Moto and he'll pay off the emissions testing guys to pass it for ya. :lol3
  18. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    I read a lengthy report on the bike testing finally being put through and bikes will not have to be tested starting in 45 to 60 days. Anyone else hear this?
  19. cyberdos

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  20. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    HELLO!

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