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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Chick4KLRs, Nov 22, 2008.
Count me in!
R u gonna use z 625sxc ? it's a good choice for that trip ...
Yep! I'll be the guy stopping at every gas station to top off my little 2.5g tank.
Isn't now the time to be exploring the low desert, where the highs will be in the low 70's? Instead, you are heading to high elevations where the highs are 50.:huh I doub't you'll need cold drinks; maybe propane heaters.
Be safe, regardless.
WOW 2.5g. you're lucky we got a chase truck this time . No but it's all good Yardstick just want to give u a head start distance wise . the longest stretch without gas that i recall is from Mayer gas Station all z way to Springvalley rd a bit north of hwy 40 where is a nice restaurant we had lunch there it's ~ 114 miles it could be a few miles more ( like 4 or 5 ) if there is a gate on NF3733 from Garland Prairie rd to get to I-40 . Now that is z case considering no gas station in Jerome witch i am not sure , if there is one then u only gonna be riding ~ 54.6 miles without hittin' a gas stop . if Lauri would meet us in Jerome 4 sure then there will be no gas shortage at no time .
I was thinking about carrying a couple of 1L bottles meant for liquid fuel stoves as a reserve. I don't even know what kind of fuel economy I get with the 625. I've only had it a couple of months and haven't been able to complete all the setup on it. It hasn't even gone through a full tank of fuel yet. The bike only has ~550 miles on it... It's hardly even broken in!
well u got 2 weeks to go break-in that sucker ...is there an after market desert tank for KTM625 ? i bet it looks even more agressive with bigger tank .
There are a couple of large tank options, but they are pricey! There was a picture of one floating around on here that had a pair of big baja lights and a 27L Aqualine tank. It looked like it was ready for Baja (which is where the guy took it!).
I have an 04 SXC and it gets 40mpg + running it pretty hard..
It has the 18lt tank on it which is 4.8g and the 02 640 graphics and seat..
I wish it still looked that good..
I did the same run with my stock tank so you will be fine..
Nice! I've been wavering back and forth between getting the 18L KTM tank and a 17L Aqualine. Where'd you get the lights? Did you have to have the stator reworked for those?
Bajadesigns, no the stator is stock. I am running Pia super whites that are 55 watts each and never had a problem. One of these days I will upgrade these to HID's.
I thought about the Aqualine but with the 40+mpg its not really needed..This one will go close to two hundred miles with a much comfy'er seat..
I keep thinking that it seems like it would be so easy to run up to CK from Lake Pleasant and then around to Mayer on Senator Hwy on this ride...
I'm down to just needing to install my front springs and -if it arrives in time- the cushioned drive rear hub. The bike is running mucho better now that the valve clearances are more like 0.15mm rather than 0.10mm.... :huh
Ok, so its not cold drinks, it more like Hot chocolate and/or Spiced hot cider. You are right, its cold up there... we're testing out our new Kilimanjaro jackets. jk
On a serious side group...Im gathering a list of "just in case" needs: (eg. limited fuel, minor parts, snack foods, beverages, etc.) Any other ideas? I could also use a partner to go with me so Im not by myself (another wife/GF/BF)? takers anyone...
I'd nominate Joy to go with you, but she is going to her sister's birthday party. She says she's already jealous because the ride sounds like so much fun. She is planning on picking me up in Flagstaff so I don't have to suffer the I-17 drone on the KTM at least.
Mahalo my Brudda,
I have a pristene '03 crf450 all set up and ready to ride, suspension all dialed in, carbon fibered all up tall seat. You want to borrow it to "practice" your jumps on?? Speedworld has a giant 100' foot table top that will do nicely, if that is not far enough ET has a 100' foot triple that will make you pucker if your just 2 inches short....I have the scars to prove it!
Eddy's rule apply's though.
You don't know a cat that I used to play music with by the name of Dana "Moon" Kaheli would you??
Take care Brodda, Eric.
we did last summer from Kirkland jct to c.k. passin' throu Wagoner rd + NF362 it was fun a little rough in some spot but i like it , some riders might find it too challingin' , on z other hand we got a long distance to travel that's why i pick up Mayer as starting point . we'll see
" kaheli " ? sound familiar what instrument they play ??
i am a drummer myself i have a cheap one at home to practice( jazz, funk) or to wake my girlfriend up in z morning , but was never able to do that cause she wakes up way ealier than my lazy ass .