Arkansas 500 Eureka Springs, Arkansas RESCHEDULED Oct 2-4, 2020

Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by ScottyXR, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. truckergemi

    truckergemi Been here awhile

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    As a person who rides orange, I’m not sure I understand what that term “relax” means.
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  2. trailrider77

    trailrider77 Been here awhile

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    This will be my first AR500 rally as well. Will be riding 19 KTM 690 enduro. Looking forward to it.
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  3. SparkiesPal

    SparkiesPal Adventurer

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    I'm In and paid!! haven't been since 2015!
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  4. old heave-ho

    old heave-ho n00b

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    In & Paid; Hoping the weather warms up at least to my age.
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  5. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid Super Supporter

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    I had my friend/mechanic visit and now my bike is “all new” again. New fat handlebars, new tame throttle tube, new heavy man spring, new back wheel, tubliss, and Kenda tires, new chain, new sprockets. Now I can order the oversized fuel tank and I will be ready for pre-riding! It’s a good time to start ordering the parts you need to get ready. Have fun with it!
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  6. Afalex1

    Afalex1 Adventurer

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    Still rocking the XR650R? Got a buddy looking for a bigger dual sport. He is leaning toward an Africa Twin, but I keep saying XR650R or something Orange.

    Sorry, don't want to derail the thread too much.
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  7. BTaylor62

    BTaylor62 n00b

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    I signed up on Saturday, got a receipt from PayPal, but have not seen a survey.
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  8. WFO1

    WFO1 Living the Dream Super Supporter Supporter

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    Just make sure that you "Relax", it really isn't that bad.
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  9. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid Super Supporter

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    I'll bring the list up to date this weekend. I'm working hard getting ready for the ride, watch your email!
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  10. BTaylor62

    BTaylor62 n00b

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    I've got a buddy that has a 2019 XR650L for sale. He bought it to go ride the LA2Barstow2Vegas with me in 2018 and decided its not for him. The bike has been in storage and has about 1,500 mi if interested. He's asking $5,000
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  11. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid Super Supporter

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    Please check post #3 to make sure your name is included. I did update the list January 30, last night. Let me know by email ([email protected]) or a PM or a text (474) 253-3318.
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  12. Harley DR

    Harley DR Adventurer

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    Scotty, I just registered for the 500 . lt's been awhile since my last 500. I look forward for this one. Awesome riders!
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  13. truckergemi

    truckergemi Been here awhile

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    Does anybody know a good place to get new tires near the rally? The Karoos that come stock on my 790 are crap. I don’t want to replace them just before putting a few hundred miles on them if I can get new tires just before the rally.
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  14. Afalex1

    Afalex1 Adventurer

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    Closest and easiest to see available stock would be Cycle Gear in Little Rock if you're coming from South or East of AR.

    Might check the shops in Russelville, AR too.
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  15. advmgm

    advmgm Long timer

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    Ft Smith Ark has a couple of cycle dealers
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  16. Anjin455

    Anjin455 Riding on the company dime

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    Signed up! My first DS rally! Riding the Twin :D
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  17. advmgm

    advmgm Long timer

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    Good deal!
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  18. truckergemi

    truckergemi Been here awhile

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    Should we have received a survey or anything? Do we need to reserve a camping spot or anything of the sort?
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  19. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid Super Supporter

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    I will update the rider list and send out surveys when I get home from skiing. IMG_0850.JPG
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  20. terrascout

    terrascout Long timer

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    Assuming you are coming from the south I would search Powersports or Motorcycle repair in the Fort Smith AR area. There are a couple shops there or if you feel like riding a little further there is a couple places in up in Fayetteville, AR also.

    That or throw and extra one over your shoulder and we will find some inmates to help ya mount it.
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