Canyon of Gold, Tour through Southern Utahs Best kept Secrets

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by EphTwoEight, Apr 2, 2006.

  1. waltert

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    Did ya cover it with some dirt and bury it? It looks dead, or at the very
    least, very very sick.
  2. ZenMoto

    ZenMoto Bikeslut

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    ...or get the KTM!!! :evil :wink:






    :hide

    Actually a friend was asking me what I'd heard about the Uly. How are you digging it, overall, now that you've had it awhile?

    D
  3. C-Dub

    C-Dub Clean Air Hog

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    Ouch! I assume your ok? I hope so, I can't imagine anything slower than an injured Buell rider! LOL! Just kidding.
  4. Marbleless

    Marbleless Intelligentsia Wannabe

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    Hey Eph,

    Do you have a bead on a place in St. George to get enduro tires? I need to pick up a Continental TKC-80 rear for my 1150GSA. I'd like to call ahead to buy it so it's ready for pickup when I get there.

    I need a 150/70-17 rear for my bike.

    Any ideas?


    -M
  5. hludwit

    hludwit Been here awhile

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    You know what Todd, I just returned from Chaparral motors and I almost got a new rear tire.....Is yours gone !!
    I am thinking on buying two new tires today and maybe have them shipped to utah and have them installed there, before heading back
    or If you want we can commute tomorrow to buy two rears and we bring them along with us...just in case
  6. waltert

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    I have no ideas in Utah but I would be very surprised if any shop has this
    size in stock. It's the same as my rear I just installed and I had to order
    it online, nobody carried it in stock here. How about ordering it online
    and shipping it to E's house?

    EDIT: Sorry, mine is an 18" rim. Your size (small) should be readily
    available at almost any dealer, even a Hardly dealer :lol3
  7. hludwit

    hludwit Been here awhile

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    I found the tire you are looking for Todd.. let me know if you want to get it....136.00 plus tax
  8. EphTwoEight

    EphTwoEight Long timer

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    As much luck as finding a hooker around temple square!
  9. dirtdiver

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    Well gents, I wish I was going. I don't have the legs to make it on my drz and I don't want to follow Dave's example and drop my vfr in a rutted trail. I thought about trailering the drz up to Utah but when you guys were all riding I kind of faded away. I just thought about going up just for the ride to Utah and then coming home but I have work meeting stacked up at this point.

    A quick story. I was out on my VFR last weekend in the dessert. I came upon a stretch of highway that I could look down on and see quite a ways. I told my two friends that I was going to make a high speed run. I ripped off and did my thing. I looked in the mirror as I was ready to back off of the throttle to see a headlight gaining on me. I was doing 145 (indicated) and thought it might be the cops. The other bike whips by me in a flash of green as I was coasting down through 120 or 130. In the distance the biker pulled over and so did I. He told me he got up to 181 as he blew by. Some type of green Ninja. Amazing.

    I am up for another trip to punta cabras or there abouts. I have been three times in 3 months and can't wait to get back. This last time was the Memorial day holiday weekend. There were quite a few other campers with a pretty good ratio of females too. Not that it did me any good other than a vicarious thrill. I surfed and dirt biked.

    Another place I think we ought to try is Laguna Hanson for a night. Big pine trees and an alpine lake.

    Another thought I had was driving to cabo, taking the ferry to Prta Vairrata (sp?) and going south.

    Have fun,

    Steve
  10. waltert

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    This is the trip I've been waiting for. I did it in reverse, by car, and it
    is incredible. I will make this kind of trip, no matter what. Cut my arms
    off and I will find a way. Take off work for as long as it takes, I'm there.
    Seriously, this would be a trip of a lifetime. There's so much to see
    down baja and on the mainland of Mexico. I almost wish I could take a
    lighter faster bike with me because of the fantastic sideshows.

    We should start planning a trip for next year. Fall would be best, less heat.
    Might be nice to have a support truck as well with the lighter bikes on it.
    I've got a couple of friends that would do that for us. They don't ride
    dual sport but love to drive trucks in Mexico. Whaddyasay???

    Too bad you can't make it this time Steve, you are a great rider.

    Funny about getting lapped at that speed. I don't have the nuts.
  11. EphTwoEight

    EphTwoEight Long timer

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    :lol3

    I fell off on the high side of the trail, bike got sucked into the ditch!:huh

    Thats it, I'm taking the paved roads, meet y'all on the other end of the trail!
  12. EphTwoEight

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    I waited for our KTM dealer to get a 950 since November, still nothing. They did get a 950 Supermoto, woopeee.

    But I'm still diggin' it, especially on them back twisty roads like HWY89, hitting 110 in the corners, thats fun! But it sucks off road!
  13. EphTwoEight

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  15. dirtdiver

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    M,
    So you had a bald rear tire during baja light. You have already worn the new one out or is this still the old one?

    steve
  16. waltert

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    All packed. Ready to hit the slab. :D :D :D
  17. hludwit

    hludwit Been here awhile

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    Glad to know you are ready, I havent packed myself but I will be ready for the scheduled departure. I ended working late today, so Todd ended picking up his tire from a dealer near him. (it would have been hell to ride back and forth to Fontana late in the afternoon) Glad he found one near his home.

    All right fellas here is a question ...I am hearing from Todd that Utah is a dry state....no Alcohol...
    Is Utah a B.Y.O.A. State.....
    Let me know cause I might pack a twelve in my Bike.... just in case:freaky
  18. EphTwoEight

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    Good going W, I still need to pack my crap.


    What cool beverages do ya all prefer for a late morning pit stop?


    :freaky
  19. waltert

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    alkeehaul :lol3
  20. EphTwoEight

    EphTwoEight Long timer

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    Yeah I figured as much from you!:1drink

    Be more specific.