Transamerica Trail.....live it up

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by megashred, May 3, 2012.

  1. andy29847

    andy29847 Dirt Road Rider

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    Patch the first tube. Should be able to find a patch kit in a small town. Be sure to check the tire for nails and such. You never said what caused the first flat.

    Suggestion 2 -
    Forget looking for OSU Cowboys. There is a better game.:D

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  2. Sourjon

    Sourjon TAT'erd

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    Find an auto parts, tire shop or at worst a walmart and get a patch kit and patch the pin hole. Then find
    Liberal Harley Davidson
    (620) 624-5588
    900 E Pancake Blvd, Liberal, KS 67901


    or


    Milhon's Honda-Yamaha-Kawasaki
    (620) 624-7491
    811 S Kansas Ave
    Liberal, KS


    20 miles north is Ride On Motorcycle Repair
    2820 E Schulman Ave, Garden City, KS 67846
    (620) 805-6633


    Something to get you to Trinidad, CO



    John
  3. John Dirt

    John Dirt Adventurer

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    Chin up bro, life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you deal with it. You obviously know how to deal, so get some tubes and snacks and make the TAT your bitch.

    Your report is sic!
  4. Sourjon

    Sourjon TAT'erd

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    Or just do what Andy is showing :lol3

    John
  5. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Hey bro.....when you get a new tube, buy one spare and another patch kit. Carry just a front tube or 2 if you've got room. Need something now???? Post in the regionals forum. An inmate is sure to help if close by! Keep up the RR, I'm loving it!:freaky
  6. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    It would be wise to get heavy duty tubes (4-6mil thick) they go a long way in preventing flats. Most tubes bought off the shelf are thin. If you can plan things out order parts or tubes/tires and have them sent to a town and motel your gonna stay out say in 3-4 days. A little planning will save you heartache later.

    After Marshall Pas, there are two motorcycle shops in Gunnison Colorado, about 20 miles off the trail, turn off from Colorado Mile mark 338.30 and take 50 to Gunnison, both shops are on 50.

    http://www.sunsportsunlimited.com/

    http://gunnisonmotorsports.com/

    Rocky Mountain ATV (http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/Contact-Us) located in Utah so they can get parts to the Western states quickly.

    Or Motorcycle Tire Super store quick tire shipping!

    You know your gonna be in Moab so figure out some things you need and call Moab Power Sports and talk to Doricca, she's pretty hot, well about your mom's age but still hot.


    Make sure your chain and sprockets are doing well, these can ruin your day. Think about changing your oil and keep that chain lubed. On our trip we changed oil every 1,500 miles, luckily air filters stayed clean.

    :clap:clap
  7. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    " Is it little bro's like boy scout stuff? or is it a bunch of dudes just hanging out with cowboy hats on? whatever you're into midwest dudes"


    :lol3 awesome
  8. dmaxmike

    dmaxmike former quadtard.

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    im ready to bro down with this TAT report... a east coast bro is way better than a west coast bra :rofl<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    a little more info on how youÂ’re eating and camp and bike setup would be cool though. <o:p></o:p>
  9. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Dirt bike shop in Battle Mountain Nv
  10. wrangler747

    wrangler747 KLR for life

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    Bro, loving the ride report. By now I am sure you are shredding along, if not do as the others have mentioned with the "patch" The Slime patches you can buy at Wal-mart or any type of store are wicked good. I once used one to patch a rip which was almost an inch long as a last resort on a 1500 dual-sport ride last year, the slime patch barely covered the hole as I only had a small patch left. To top it off we only got about 8lbs of air in tire before our pump broke. I rode it out about 40 miles till first place I could get air, but that dang patch held another 400 or so miles till I got home. (I know I should of changed it at earliest convienence) Patches do work well and will keep you shredding

    Keep it real Bro
  11. mxbulldog

    mxbulldog Braaaap!

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    Patch kit bro! Check that tire for little thorns and shit that will keep poppin those tubes.

    Great report.
  12. megashred

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    thanks for all the shop suggestions. seriously keep them coming. I wanna get a list so if shit goes to hell again I can have a back up plan. Since I can't shred I'll try and answer some of the questions out there.

    bike setup: I have an 07 650l that had 2k on it prior to the trip. Everything is stock except for a K&N filter and the smog shit removed. I made the rear and side racks out of 1/2" tubing and they seem to be holding up awesome. They use the passenger footpeg holes and blinker mounts so they're totally removable. I had some diamond plate laying around so I fabbed up a skid plate real quick. Definitely recommend that. these gravel roads throw up rocks constantly. Tank bag comes in handy a lot too.

    Navigation: GPS is mad crucial. I figured out a way to trace the path in google earth and transfer that to basecamp. Everything is spot on. Also, the garmin rd map that comes with the standard NUVI has had 99% of the roads so far....very impressed with that. some of these roads are out there. If anyone wants directions on how to do that, or the GPX files (if you can show you bought the maps....not trying to cheat Sam out of anything or whatever) I can hook you up no problem.

    food and shit: I have a one person tent, -20 sleeping bag, pad, jetboil stove, and snacks on snacks. I usually just stop in town and food up and eat one big meal a day, then do something simple with the jet boil at night.

    as for timing, I was planning on three weeks but I think I'm trucking. I have had no trouble clocking 300 + miles a day....but then again, I'm solo, and I like to rip it. From what I can tell, timing on this trip is all about rider skill and preparation. We'll see how long it takes me, but I kinda want to throw down on July 4th with my bros....we'll see though
  13. GodSpeedRally

    GodSpeedRally Been here awhile

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    Subscribed! Is there anythings similar to the TAT? It seems pretty novel. I'm looking to do a long trip but don't want to cramp your style bro.
  14. kyled1

    kyled1 Been here awhile

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    Great ride report. My son and I are starting the TAT in a little less than 3 weeks.

    Good luck......Kyle
  15. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    you ain't made it to Utah and NV yet, your miles covered are gonna drop:deal:lol3,
  16. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer

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  17. Clockwatcher

    Clockwatcher Been here awhile

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    Hey Bro
    Rode the TAT to Trinidad back in April, if you make it to Buffalo, Ok say hi to firemanwilson at the gas station. He rode the TAT in May.
    You mean to tell me that you dont have Cowboy Camps in Ver-mont???
    Enjoy your "shred" and be kind to the locals and their way of living, they will be the ones that will haul you out of trouble...............:D
    Happy shredding bro.........:clap
  18. DavidO

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    subscribed bro :1drink
  19. Mtn Man

    Mtn Man Been here awhile

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    We are in Beaver Ok heading your way. Planning on New Mexico to Trenidad tomorrow night. Call if you want to hook up, buy you a beer.

    Two Dog
  20. Mtn Man

    Mtn Man Been here awhile

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