Arkansas 500 Eureka Springs, AR April 12-14, 2019

Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by ScottyXR, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid Super Supporter

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    Getting dialed in for some short winter rides. Actually, I’m trying to get me dialed in!
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  2. rdunk1032

    rdunk1032 Adventurer

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    I just signed up, looking forward to it.
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  3. advmgm

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    Man that bike looks good Scotty!
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  4. HalcyonRider

    HalcyonRider peaceful, prosperous, carefree

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    Agreed. Totally jealous.
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  5. theelkhunter

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    Signed up tonight - PM sent. Thanks.
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  6. Afalex1

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    I just signed up. This will be my first ADV rally and first time camping off the bike unless I squeeze one in prior to the meet. I'm only coming from Cabot, AR so not a long haul.

    I have a DR650 with some mods to it to carry gear. I'm not a really experienced offroad rider, but have 15 years of sport bike street riding. I'm comfortable on gravel and not too crazy dirt trails. I just don't do them super fast.

    Anyone use .gpx files that are Locu Pro friendly on this trip?

    Any suggestions on an affordable single person tent, sleeping bag, and dry bags?
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  7. Bonafide Bob

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    How is the power and handling on that 450L?
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  8. SATEX

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    I paid, and look forward to my return trip from San Antonio, TX. I will bring along at least one more guy from South Texas.
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  9. SATEX

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    Because they will haul your gear, go with the cheapest (that will handle the potential low temps) tent, bag, and pad you can get from Wally World or other. There will be lots of riders there with experience and set-ups to ask them about. I like my setup, so stop by.

    I'm Blake. Ride a Husky 701. Oh yeah, I'm fat and have only a little hair that's all gray, so that should narrow it down a lot. :D
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  10. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid Super Supporter

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    Your guess is as good as mine for the tent, I think any tent works. Get a Big Agnus sleeping bag and you won't regret it.
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  11. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid Super Supporter

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    The power is great and the handling is much superior to the xr650r because it is so light.
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  12. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid Super Supporter

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  13. Z50Started-it

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    Hi Scotty, Have I missed somewhere in these posts - the reason you went with the 450 rather than another AT?

    Is it simply based on the type of riding you prefer?
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  14. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid Super Supporter

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    I went with the downsize to access more trails.
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  15. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid Super Supporter

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    Ride on...
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  16. Afalex1

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    ScottyXR, just making sure I'm tracking right... The Sag Wagon transports all camping gear from site to site each day?
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  17. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid Super Supporter

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    Yes, the sag wagon carries all camping gear. Be judicious when choosing your gear and keep it as light as possible. You can bring an ice chest too.
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  18. ScottyXR

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    Ride on...
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  19. WFO1

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    That’s one sweet looking ride brotha!
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  20. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid Super Supporter

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    So far pretty fun!
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