Tucson Area Bulletin Board:

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by russbryant, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. alaskasail

    alaskasail Never Owned a Harley

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    OK, It's official: We'll do another ARIVACA OUTBACK on the weekend of November 17th 2012. For last year's report see (http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?p=1073270#post1073270.

    If you want to come up early that's fine. I'll provide a BBQ Sat nite and sourdough pancakes Sunday morning. The Arabac Cafe, Sweet Peas, and the La Gitana all serve food so no one will starve.

    We're at 18170 Arivaca/Sasabe Road, 85601.

    To get there, take I-19 south to the Arivaca exit, drive up to town and keep going on (right) towards Sasabe. In two miles you will find a driveway at the 10 mile marker: right again and up to the house(s). You can also come the back way via I-10 to Ajo to Three Points, turn left and head towards Sasabe. Take the Arivaca road to mile marker ten and there's the drive on your left just before it.

    I'll clean up the shop area for Tech work and keep the backhoe on standby for emergency burials, but I think this is best handled as a get together without structure.

    I'm going to hire someone to help with the food and cleanup so I may pass the hat if we get a big turn out.

    I'll turn the house into a bunkhouse and the new place will provide shelter for more folks. I hope to have elec. water and sewer in the new place before the meet. If you require bedding I have some of that too.

    This was originally a KLR650 thing, but we had all sorts of different rides last year and that's just fine. Invite your friends whatever they ride or drive and lets have some fun.



    What the place looks like:

    https://picasaweb.google.com/106548352406020656192/OutbackArivaca#

    https://picasaweb.google.com/100321610871262371272/OutbackArivacaAndALittleFarther#


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  2. Vanhalen1985

    Vanhalen1985 Adventurer

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    If anyone knows of anyone getting rid of a lightly used/non-abused DRZ400, DR650, or a XR650L please let me know. Looking to get back active into the sport but not really wanting to take the hit of a new bike price. Thanks Brian
    Brian.faris@topper.wku.edu
  3. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    Dillon has got a very new looking crf450x , 05 model in his shop for sale. I think he said around 3 grand. I know it's not one of your listed bikes, but its a good deal on a great bike.
  4. PhiSig1071

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

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    Who's Dillon? What shop? (Just curious)

    Anybody know of a good place to rent a small, cheap cabin up around 191? I was going to try to do it in a day, but I think I may try to do an overnight, maybe oracle to globe the through showlow to springerville and back to Tucson. Or up to Springerville, spend the night then loop back to Tucson the next day.
  5. Lonerrider

    Lonerrider Adventurer

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    Stay in Alpine, it's just about half way and either right after or right before the twisty parts. Sportmans lodge is always a good place to stay. Of course, you'll have to get a burger at bear wallow.

    Tyler
  6. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    dillon owns zen moto in scottsdale. he's in the west networking thread, or you can do a google search. great guy to deal with.
  7. Vanhalen1985

    Vanhalen1985 Adventurer

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    Thanks Seabee! I would normally jump all over the 450X but I'd like to get something I can use to take my gf on short rides on.
  8. Vanhalen1985

    Vanhalen1985 Adventurer

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    Not really looking to buy new but it's certainly an option. I really like the idea of knowing where my bike's been instead of guessing about it's possibly abusive past.

    I stopped by RideNow this past Sunday and looked a 2012 DR650. I really like the bike, (I prefer the sportiness of the DRZ400 but it's not passenger friendly). The sticker price is 5899 but they tell me they will work with me on the price. They will be getting the 2013 models very shortly which works nicely to my advantage. My question is, What would be the most I could reasonably ask for them to come off the price? I've never bought anything new and truly don't know where to start. Is asking them to drop 500 reasonable? They say they are aggressive about selling it to make room for the 2013's. Please give me some advice.
  9. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    10% is quite fair...remember they will hit you with tax and prep which will be 600-$700.
  10. Vanhalen1985

    Vanhalen1985 Adventurer

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    Fortunately I'm military so I get the "In Lieu" of tax form so that's 9% I don't have to pay!
  11. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    They may say they will work with you on the price but be wary of them trying to make up the difference else where. Come up with a price that is fair for both without trying to be too much of a cheap ass and stick with it. They tried to add a bunch of fees to a versys that I was interested in a couple of years ago (a left over 09 that was on sale) so I just left.
  12. Drizzt

    Drizzt Ranger

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    When you say "not passenger friendly", it depends on what you want to do. Me (145lb) and my GF (120lb) have ridden double up on the backside of lemmon (150 miles, half dirt) on a drz. If she's only going to ride once every 6 months, consider getting something you'll really be happy with. If it's going to be a somewhat frequent thing, then definitely get the dr- the drz is extremely cramped double up, but it does get the job done for infrequent use, or short ride use (say, less then 50 miles at a time). Just thought I would share my experience:1drink
  13. kobukan

    kobukan almost gnarly

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    Not sure how relevant this is, but last year when the 2012's were coming there were new 2011's selling for $4,999 at some places.

    Personally, I think if you could get $500 off what you looked at, that's a pretty good deal. But, you could probably also find one used in excellent condition with low-mileage for about $3k.

    Good luck . . . they're great bikes.
  14. KIC

    KIC Proud Army Dad

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    And... if you buy from SlimeNow..we will have to kick you out of the He Man Women Hating Rider's Club, :1drinkand possibly ask you to leave town. :deal

    I would keep an eye open for a good clean used bike. Why be the one to live with the guilt of the first scratch ? :eek1

  15. Drizzt

    Drizzt Ranger

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    Be extremely wary of buying form ride now. The few times I have been in there, they are a joke. DO NOT get any sort of extended warranty from them, they're "technicians" are a joke. I would never trust one of their monkey's to work on my bike.

    Take a look at some other bike shops in town. Musselman, CSA, Sparks, ect. all come time mind. They seem a little more honest.
  16. lamotovita

    lamotovita Ageing Adventurer

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    I've bought twice from Ride Now on Ina. Both times they have quoted me very good, discounted, prices over the phone. They have been ready for me when I got there and the transaction has been quick and pleasant, I appreciate that kind of service.
    I don't finance and the one time I tried to use them for service they couldn't get me in for three weeks, which I did not appreciate.
  17. SQ Beemer

    SQ Beemer Been here awhile

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    HAHA - After spending some time here, I believe it. I'm staying at an airport hotel since it is near my Customer, and dining up north since that's where all the decent restaurants are. I head up there, even for lunch.

    Will probably be grabbing a bite up there this evening. I will shoot you a PM.

    If anyone else wants to meet a new ADVer from the LA area feel free to hit me up. :1drink

    Wish I could. I will be riding around the Grand Canyon area Friday, and heading home through Vegas Saturday. I get real homesick when I travel for work so I'm kinda anxious to get back. Thanks for the invitation though!
  18. moparren

    moparren Been here awhile

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    I had one of those "what are you riding?" conversations with a Ridenow sales guy once. I was riding an '84 Interceptor at the time. His response - "I'm not that into cruisers."<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    I've also had bad luck from the parts people in regards to not knowing their ass from a hole in the ground.<o:p></o:p>
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    They wanted to charge a friend of mine assembly on a used bike they were selling.<o:p></o:p>
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    This has all been at the east side store, maybe they have smarter guys at the Ina store, but in my experience they have been mostly ignorant and constantly looking for new nickel and dime charges to add on.<o:p></o:p>
  19. Vanhalen1985

    Vanhalen1985 Adventurer

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    Thanks everyone for the advice. Upon second thought, I have decided to follow the advice of many of you and hold out for a lightly ridden used DR. If after a few weeks this appears fruitless then I will reconsider my bid for a new one. Just hate the idea of taking that new bike hit in depreciation.

    The reason I've strayed away from the DRZ is due to its inability to carry a passenger with any comfort. If my girl was able to visit every 3-4 months do you think a jog through Reddington Pass or down to Tombstone and back would be torture on the 400? We both have the padded shorts for what that's worth.

    As you can tell I've still yet to rule it out. A great deal on a DRZ would be very tempting
  20. Drizzt

    Drizzt Ranger

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    Jog through reddington, no problem. Tombstone, death. both your butts would be mince meat after a ride like that.

    The thing with the drz is that with passenger you're (the operator) is up on the curved part of the seat (where it curves up on the tank), and they're on the back edge of the seat (almost on fender, which also makes the ride rough in the dirt). I dunno how a dr is though, so whether or not it's better or worse, I can't say. I can tell you that for a ride like tombstone, even solo the dr will be a much better tool for that job. The drz itself has no problems, but rider comfort sharply decreases on the road after a couple hours due to the horrible seat and high revs on the freeway. The dr's seat is wider and the motor just tractors down freeways.

    If you just hit up reddington once every 4 months, probably not "torture", just not exactly ideal. If you aren't hitting up trails much worse then reddington though, the dr is going to be better. the drz is just a little easier to deal with in the rough stuff, like chiva falls or whatever.