tuckers to tdf

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by TUCKERS, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    We are ready

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    Leaving Los Angeles to ride south and find Tierra Del Fuego. This Monday 11/11/13
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  2. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Bikes and modifications/preparations:

    Dr. White 2007 Suzuki DR650. Colleen

    Dr. Black 2009 Suzuki DR650. James

    all times two :deal

    Windshields
    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
    Sargent seats
    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
    GPS mounts
    Custom dash boards
    Pro-Cycle low pegs
    One Cortech tank bag
    Home made top box exterior bag.


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  3. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    Whoa

    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.
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  4. theofam

    theofam Been here awhile

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    Can't wait - I'm in!:lurk

    I thought you'd have a bunch more stuff hanging off the DRs based on comments you made in the DR thread. Nice packing!!
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  5. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    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.
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  6. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z Long timer

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    I'm watching.

    Planning to use the Tent Space?

    Jamie
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  7. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    WOW :thumb

    Go Go J & C :pynd

    :lurk

    -M
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  8. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    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.
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  9. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Engine protection detail, also Heavy Duty fuel line.
    You can just see outlet on side panel for heated vest.
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  10. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    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.
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    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.

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  11. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Check the front sprocket without removing the cover. I cut it out with a jig saw, it's just a plastic cover.

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  12. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Safety wire detail on front brake caliper. I safety wired what bolts I could, including sump plug.

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  13. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    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.

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  14. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Dr. Black, James bike. Windshield with cut up plastic trash can extra piece.[​IMG]
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  15. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Dr. Black
    Highway dirt bike hand guards with home made turn signal modification.

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  16. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Just so you will know Dr. White is ridden by a girl.




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  17. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Detail of Dr. White..........


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  18. explr

    explr Just Stooopid

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    I'm looking forward to following you guys! Safe travels!
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  19. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    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!
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  20. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    :thumb
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