Adventure Is Out There! - 1500 Miles of Desert Fun. Mines, Hot Springs Etc.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Hodakaguy, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider Supporter

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    Here's video #2 in the series

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  2. NOTAR_520

    NOTAR_520 Been here awhile

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    Very nice, great work on the vids, keep them coming.

    :D
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  3. Hodakaguy

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    Here's the third and final video from our NV Helmet Cam Video footage.

    Can't wait for the next Adventure :thumb

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  4. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    Hodakaguy - Awesome trip!! Thats adventure riding done right. Great bikes, friends, camping out and tons of exploring about offroad. Great stuff.
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  5. NOTAR_520

    NOTAR_520 Been here awhile

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    Another Great Vid.

    Couple of questions:

    How did that mirror hold up, and would you buy another? Is it long enough to see around your arm/shoulder?

    Over the whole trip, what kind of MPG did the 530's get?
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  6. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider Supporter

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    The mirror works great! It actually works great as a mirror (a lot of the dual sport mirrors are worthless to see out of), it's bullet proof, and it folds out of the way easily. I would defiantly go that route again without a second thought. I'm running the short arm on my mirror and I can see around me just fine without having to move out of the way, I'm also pretty skinny though. If your bigger in the mid section you may want the longer arm.

    Both 530's got just over 50 mpg the whole trip, that was the same results that we got with them the year before on our Oregon trip as well. They both have JD Jetting kits installed and are jetted for 3-6K ft.

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  7. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    I must have missed the "mirror" part, I looked back, but must have missed it, any direction to info!


    Thanks again for the great report.
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  8. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider Supporter

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    Oops, should have listed the link above. They are the Double Take Mirrors. Available in the Vendors section here: CLICK HERE

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  9. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    Outstanding Adventure, thanks for posting it :thumb
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  10. NOTAR_520

    NOTAR_520 Been here awhile

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    Good review, I'm going to get 2 and some spares parts then for 2 bikes. I've always used the cheap ones(they always break too), but they have always been worthless to use.

    50mpg, excellent, beats the hell out of my BRP MPG :(

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  11. lawdogso

    lawdogso Got Ammo?

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    Thanks for such a great report. You guys looked like you had so much fun! Someday I hope to be out there as well.
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  12. tele-steve

    tele-steve ya' mon

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    Did you do much maintenance on the ride with the 530? Oil change, filter change, etc? or did you run the entire 1500 miles without doing a thing?


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  13. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider Supporter

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    I changed oil on the engine side once at the half way point, I run Mobile 1 15-50W for high performance engines. Since the 530 holds so little oil carrying one quart will give you enough to top off with and to do a complete change once. I carried one extra pre-oiled air filter and a bunch of pre-oiled filter skins. I find that if you run the filter skins and change them often that the filter stays really clean. (its a lot easier to pack skins than filters).

    I've got 120 hrs on the 530 now and it's still running like new.

    Hodakaguy
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  14. MPNX2

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    WOW excellent RR. I dont know how I missed tbhis one earlier. I have a similar ride planned for in this year in April or May. I am riding from my garage through Death Valley into NV and then into Reno. Would you mind sharing the track you have?

    I ride an '09 530 once I got the rings replaced under warrenty the bike has been rock solid. I am going to look into the filter skins great idea. Thanks for taking us all along!
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  15. greener556

    greener556 Been here awhile

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    Great pics!!


    Looked like a blast!!!!
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  16. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider Supporter

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    I sent you a PM about the tracks. The filter skins work great for long trips, helps keep your pack down in size. Post up pictures of your trip when you get back :deal

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  17. mamacone

    mamacone Been here awhile

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    Have too much time on my hands and just finished reading a ride report: 2000 miles of ID, NV, ID, WY. Made me think of last summers trip so I went through it again. Hope this knee heals quick, I am needed some two wheeled excitement.
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  18. motowest

    motowest Two-wheeled Adventurer

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    Looks like there was still snow in June? Not too much from the look of the pictures, though. Nice route -- some single track too!
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  19. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider Supporter

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    Yeah the high desert can be a little unpredictable that time of year, it's best to go prepared for any type of weather condition. The single track was great! I can't wait to get down that way again next summer. :clap

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  20. Oldone

    Oldone One day at a time!

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    This was fun to read even though I found it just a little later on.......

    Thanks.

    Gary