The "WTF" Arizona Two Day Massacre

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Reidy008, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. cyberdos

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    Notice that my bike is running (far right) at the pic above. Before we stopped for lunch I had problems starting my bike. So MilT was kind enough to jump start me. Bump staring that bike is a real PIA. The non believers quickly found this out while we were getting lunch and my bike would not start. So the Ghost came up with a clever plan to run some wires out of the battery and leave them hanging out the sides of the bike so we didn't have to take off all the shit that needs to be taken off to get to the battery and we could jump start it easier. Great idea. I actually have done this on all my other bikes with heavy gauge SAE plugs. But this was crudely put together and by the morning of day 2, every time I would touch metal on the bike (especially the brake lever) I would get a nice shock. :eek1:rofl

    So as we were waiting for the rear end of the group to catch up to s I decided that it was either me not braking for the remainder of the ride or take these wires off. By that time I'd been able to start the bike without issue a few times so it was probably a weak connection of the battery and not the battery itself.
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  2. BRad704

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    Great recap and certainly sounds like a fun ride!

    I've never seen a Ninja 650 decked out for offroading/adventure riding like that before. LOVE IT!
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  3. cyberdos

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    4Play certainly man-handled that thing through some rough (but more excruciatingly, the soft) spots. :nod

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    Hey, what does that say? :brow

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    :photog Stinkin' hippies getting violent nowadays. :lol3
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  4. cyberdos

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    Man, this sucks. I can't edit the videos at all. Left them going over night and they were still at 0%. :cry So I stopped them and just uploaded straight to youtube. Here's the one first one. I'll have to upload the rest later.

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  5. azredline

    azredline Wobbly Adventurer

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    Nice vid of the sand track and rut Cyberdos. And lots of great pics overall. :clap You can see those handlebars whipping back and forth as you go! Cool!

    I was just far enough behind Reidy that I didn't run into him, but close enough to see that the rear wheel was in the air when I heard "Ooooohhhhh Shit" over the comm system.

    "Oooooohhhh Shit" is our code for "There may be something in the trail ahead, watch out." Thanks for the warning Reidy!
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  6. DOD

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    :lol3


    I especially missed Uncle MiltT's Super Enduro tire changing seminar where he taught me how to pinch a tube.



    -dod
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    Wow... Now that is what I call a Gang-Adventure...
    Thanks for taking us lowly ADV desk-jockeys-along! :clap :clap :clap
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  8. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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  9. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    GPS tracks available? This looks like fun.
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  10. OldtimerTC

    OldtimerTC Been here awhile

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    All rides in Phoenix ( with Mongo ) Must have this along :
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  11. OldtimerTC

    OldtimerTC Been here awhile

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    BigE and Monte, start of day 1
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    Drew and YB, our Host Thank you ! Big bike friendly back by noon they said ! ( Brad and Steve in Backround)

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  12. OldtimerTC

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    Charlie and Eric , awaiting the chase truck

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    Brad , Julio and Monte

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    YB, Drew and Buddy

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  13. OldtimerTC

    OldtimerTC Been here awhile

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    waiting for ?

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    This cant be good ?

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    I swear, I wasnt going 80 mph ! ( Uncle MilT , and wheres the Ghost?)

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  14. cyberdos

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    Where's the ghost is right. :rofl

    I still can't believe that they pulled that one off.
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    Drew was FLYING out of the sand, and hit this :

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    Steve is all smiles

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    We had amazing views and crystal clear skies

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  16. OldtimerTC

    OldtimerTC Been here awhile

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    One BAD ass Raptor
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    The Beginning of our tire "massacre


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    The Ghost moved this rock under the fork with ease :
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    The people in this house must have thought we were crazy . It was right above were YB did his tire repair. I went asking for clod beer

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  17. OldtimerTC

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    Next problem : Battery issue, fixed. This crew can fix ANYTHING on the trail

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    YB offering his assistance. :huh
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    Those are some heavy duty cables for Jumping the bike. I wonder if they had anything to do with Julio getting shocked later in the day :rofl
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  18. OldtimerTC

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    I have more pics to post later , But this is a great shot of our amazing Chase Truck, repair team with cold drinks and compressor on board. That compressor was used often as it would turn out.
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  19. OldtimerTC

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    There was a little excitement while changing Monty's tire . The helicopter was NOT for one of our riders

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  20. cyberdos

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    oh, you guys think me getting shocked is funny, do you. :bluduh
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