Southwest Utah: Dual Sport Riding from St. George

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by RedRockRider, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. GeoMoto

    GeoMoto FMAR Chump!

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    Leave early and head for the hills. There is some beautiful country opening up as the snow melts! Grand Canyon, Duck Creek, Bryce, etc....
  2. ringokelly

    ringokelly Been here awhile

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    Love to join you when I get down!
  3. TurokDinoHunter

    TurokDinoHunter Adventurer

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    The trick living here is to do your outdoor stuff early as help and get back the a/c before noon. Let me know if you wanna go for a ride some morning.
  4. ringokelly

    ringokelly Been here awhile

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    :clap
  5. onthetrail

    onthetrail Been here awhile

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    Hi, I'm riding the TAT from NC to CO with an advrider rider. He is doing the TAT --> CO discovery route --> pavement back to PA. I want to finish the TAT and concerned about the safety riding solo from CO to OR. Anyone know interested in doing the TAT? Even a day or two would be awesome and a great help. If I can't find a rider, Im probably going to squash the whole trip and try again next year. I'm willing to cover expenses. (Riding a WR250R) Please send me a PM, thank you!
  6. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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  7. Wansfel

    Wansfel I'm not lost! The world is just a bit misplaced.

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    The sweet smell of castor bean oil! Only the mature ones would understand. Got it from the estate of a friend. Been in storage for 30 years. Got it running, but needs more, fork seals, and other such. A beast growls within though.
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  8. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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    Yeah.... I love the smell of bean oil exhaust. good for my health to considering it comes from beans. hahahaha :D Get working on that bad boy, 1967 was the boat tail if I remember right. That's the one I would like to have.
  9. Wansfel

    Wansfel I'm not lost! The world is just a bit misplaced.

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  10. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lang may yer lum reek

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  11. ringokelly

    ringokelly Been here awhile

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    Nice Taco...! My friend and I used to ditch school and go grab his Dad's 360 Pursang and go ride it in a local field...what a blast. Only issue was the brake being on the left side and shifting on the right side....Oh and yes...the rich sweet smell of bean oil....brings back great memories. :-)
  12. Lowrider49

    Lowrider49 Adventurer

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    Wife and I are planning a trip to St George in late Sep or early Oct...mostly to sight see but I'm wanting to bring a TW or a DRZ 400 to do some riding. Problem with the TW is I have a ATV rear tire and a 55 tooth sprocket which doesn't lend it's self to highway riding. Wife doesn't ride so that's not a consideration.

    Any thoughts on which would work best?

    Also, does UT require a special tag/license to ride off road? What if I brought a Honda Recon to do some of the trails? They have ID OHV tags.
  13. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS

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    I had the same heavy ATV tire on my TW200 and have a DRZ400 currently (also have a TW200 but with stock tire).

    Take your DRZ. It will be great on the roads and the dirt trails, if you choose.

    Ride the Kolob Terrace Road to Zion National Park or to the Reservoir and beyond on dirt (unpaved) road to Cedar Breaks National monument.

    Read this thread and you will get some great ideas both for driving and solo riding.

    Simba

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    DRZ400S--my best dual sport ever.
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  14. Lowrider49

    Lowrider49 Adventurer

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    Thanks Simba~!

    This should probably be a Winter project but I'm taking the FCR off my E model and switch over to the SM...it'll just run better I believe. Might also swap the bigger fuel tank over too. Gotta agree with your comment...DRZ 400 is the best dual sport for me too.
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  15. ringokelly

    ringokelly Been here awhile

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    Had the honor of spending a day riding enduro's in St George with RRR last week. Nice ride and great seeing RRR.:clap

    I took my KTM out after dinner a couple of nights ago and I gotta tell you, it is beautiful. I moved here 4 weeks ago and lovin' it so far :D

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  16. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    Hi Kelly :wave

    I was at the north end of Lake Powell this weekend. It was hot enough to melt titanium. :knary :knary :knary

    Too hot to ride but that doesn't matter when there's red sand everywhere I look. :raabia
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  17. ringokelly

    ringokelly Been here awhile

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    Yeah it was HOT! I figured if I moved here during the worst time of year, heat-wise, the rest would be easy! And yes, riding is good anytime...even if you have to worry about titanium melting from the heat:D:D:D:D
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  18. ringokelly

    ringokelly Been here awhile

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    Headed out for a nice early morning ride...it's just beautiful!
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  19. ringokelly

    ringokelly Been here awhile

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    I hate to always feel like I am hijacking this thread but I took the "Simba Chaser" (AKA KLX250) out last night here in St George. Beautiful day...
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  20. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    Keep up the hijacking. Great pics. Where did you ride?
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