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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by TUCKERS, Nov 6, 2013.
We are ready
Leaving Los Angeles to ride south and find Tierra Del Fuego. This Monday 11/11/13
Bikes and modifications/preparations:
Dr. White 2007 Suzuki DR650. Colleen
Dr. Black 2009 Suzuki DR650. James
all times two
Acerbis hand guards Colleen
HDB hand guards James
JT sprockets 16/15/14 front....43/42 rear
Happy Trails panniers and modified racks
Touratech top boxes
DID 525 X ring chains
SW-Motech skid plates
Home wired multiple outlets for charging accessories
Homemade headlight grills
Pro-Cycle 8.3 rear springs
Pro-Cycle .55 single rate front springs
Lowered side stand
Pro-Taper Contour Woods High Fat bars
Warp 9 risers
Pro-Cycle big header/mid pipe
Suzuki GSXR 750 cans
Engine side protection
Acerbis gas tanks with dual pet cocks
K&N air filters
Many Allen head stainless nuts and bolts
Custom back rack for Touratech top box
Minimal rear light mod
Turn signal mods
NSU replaced with stainless Allens and Loctite/safety wired
Custom 3" drain pipe tool box
Custom dash boards
Pro-Cycle low pegs
One Cortech tank bag
Home made top box exterior bag.
Are you gunna start a thread for us to follow?
My best to both of you, and watch where you're flashing that ADV salute.
Oh, well just follow here.
Can't wait - I'm in!
I thought you'd have a bunch more stuff hanging off the DRs based on comments you made in the DR thread. Nice packing!!
THIS is the thread.
Only thing missing in the pics is the red 26" Texport waterproof bag that sits in the passenger place. We will put those on Sunday evening!
Pics are of a test run up our local mountains. Front end is a tad wavy with all the gear, a bit wallowy going around fast bends, we shall have to slow down. Just as well really.
I really like the 16/42 on the long stretches, but it will be a tad too high a gearing down south so I'm taking 15 and 14, + the spare rear I am taking 43 to try out.
I added pieces of plastic trash can to our windshields and it all works very well indeed.
Planning to use the Tent Space?
Go Go J & C
We will camp for sure. I'm not familiar with the Tent Space over the border. We want to enter Mexico mainland at Yuma on our first day.
Engine protection detail, also Heavy Duty fuel line.
You can just see outlet on side panel for heated vest.
Dr. White, Colleens dash board. Two outlets. One cig, one USB. Also Kenwood FRS radio for bike to bike. I customized a Autocom lead to be much shorter and simpler. Just an interface lead from radio to PTT to head set, just a few inches of wire from the radio, then a longer lead for helmet connection. Nothing under the seat or hidden, all easy to see and maintain.
Dr. Black, James's dashboard. hard wired GPS, cig outlet, USB outlet, idiot lights, MASSIVE turn signal light ( I keep forgetting to turn them off). Headlight OFF switch, charging ports OFF switch.
Check the front sprocket without removing the cover. I cut it out with a jig saw, it's just a plastic cover.
Safety wire detail on front brake caliper. I safety wired what bolts I could, including sump plug.
Dr. White, Colleen's bike. Home made head light grill from paint brush holder and front mudguard stabilizer from Pro-Cycle I think.
Also windshield is a mix of two I put together.
Dr. Black, James bike. Windshield with cut up plastic trash can extra piece.
Highway dirt bike hand guards with home made turn signal modification.
Just so you will know Dr. White is ridden by a girl.
Detail of Dr. White..........
I'm looking forward to following you guys! Safe travels!
Leaving on Monday 11th November 2013 and allowing six months of travel and a certain amount of money.
Once the time is half way through..or the money is half way through....we had better think about turning around and coming home!