2017 TAT, Ocean to Ocean in 12 days

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by KenCM, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. KenCM

    KenCM Been here awhile Supporter

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    This was one of several places where last year when I couldn't quite make out where to go I just took a route that got me back on track as soon as I could.
    We turned around twice looking for this "road" amd when I turned, Garrett later said he was wondering where I was going.
    Maybe the road was moved??
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  2. KenCM

    KenCM Been here awhile Supporter

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    Not certain whether manual or not, but definitely in 1st.
    I switch between manual, drive, and sport(2) depending.
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  3. KenCM

    KenCM Been here awhile Supporter

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    Will check mileage after eating, but we are basing progress in relation to the time it took for me to cover terrain last year.
    I took the entire transit time riding and divided it by 12 and then created each day's tracks.
    We are a few hours behind based on time.
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  4. KenCM

    KenCM Been here awhile Supporter

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    It was a pleasure meeting you and your wife.
    Glad you guys made it home safe.
    Funny story - I neglected to set my watch when we crossed the time zone so I thought we were going to be late checking out.
    Went to front desk and told them, and clerk told me we were already checked out. :hmmmmm
    Your wife apparently gave them our room number. :-)
  5. Bob

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    Can't you just lock the diffs and put it in 2 low??

    Really like your thread, good luck and keep on movin!
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  6. KenCM

    KenCM Been here awhile Supporter

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    Well, I started with 55 lbs but I get Garrett to take something every day so I am likely down to 50 and fallimg
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  7. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    Can you kill the engine and gain neutral that way?
  8. KenCM

    KenCM Been here awhile Supporter

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    Don't know. Was kinda busy trying to stay upright. Probably not a workable solution under the circumstances.
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  9. KenCM

    KenCM Been here awhile Supporter

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    Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!!
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  10. garrett3

    garrett3 Adventurer

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    That's funny, we have a friend that packs his bike like that. Look at the Africa Twin on the right. This was for one weekend
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  11. KenCM

    KenCM Been here awhile Supporter

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    I leave my cell on in the tank bag while riding to supply weather info to display on the GPS and to periodically upload our tracks from the InReach.
    I use this gizmo in the accessory outlet to supply power.
    I noticed my phone was substantially discharged tonight.
    Cables good and phone charges from AntiGravity.
    Gizmo's blue light is on but apparently no power.
    Thought it would be OK since it is in cockpit under accessory socket flap.
    Guess not.
    It did pour on us all day yesterday.
    Fortunately easy to replace.
    Lesson learned: remove during downpours.

    [​IMG]

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  12. KenCM

    KenCM Been here awhile Supporter

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    We were extremely lucky today weather-wise. No rain all day.
    However, we did ride over ground a few hours after it had passed.
    Only a few shaded low areas were an issue.
    One place slowed us to a stop, but we managed to paddle through without incident (as long as you don't count the muddy footprints leading to our table in Cracker Barrel as an incident).[​IMG]

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  13. Drumbrakes

    Drumbrakes Been here awhile Supporter

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    363 miles into Arkansas as you follow the TAT. If you are rollcharting, everything is measured in miles from the state line.

    It's a steep, narrow section of road where the surface has disitigrated and there was a downed tree 1/2 way across, blocking what would otherwise have been a good line.
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  14. Motor7

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    I don't know where that false track on the power lines is....we never saw it on our run through there. No engine braking on a steep downhill is scary, but try more front brake....it really works even on crazy steep stuff.
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    Hope it's not the super duper OE Honda outlet causing issues.
    I use this combo and no problems in heavy downpours:
    BueSeas Systems Plug&Socket
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    Amazing and fun ride guys----------really enjoying it.
    I've put a few tires on my AT-------man that rear is a booger. Fixin' flats always requires a lot of cussing------everybody knows that. :rofl:rofl
    I finally made my rear rim tubeless (Outex system)--------but left the front one stock as it's super easy anyway.

    BigDog
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    OK, got it, and will note on my track, thanks! That would be 65 miles on AR 03 from the line using the GPS tracks. Roll charts were GREAT back in the '70's. I still have several and, if I show up to an organized event and get roll charts instead of tracks, I would still use one.:D
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    Thunder-dog Been here awhile Supporter

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    Thanks for the reminder! I do carry lots of extra fuses but hadn't thought about the "gizmo" failing from wetness and it looks like 30 to 70% rain Saturday to Monday when I'll be through:(
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    slip em over your gloves....keeps you dry......plus a fashion statement....couple bucks

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