Death Valley 2019

Discussion in 'Americas' started by pegbeater, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. Black Cat CO

    Black Cat CO Been here awhile

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    Nice work, the bike looks great, ready for fun :-)
  2. Black Cat CO

    Black Cat CO Been here awhile

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    If you can handle camo print, the gortex army issue rain gear is often pretty cheap and works well if in newish condition
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  3. pegbeater

    pegbeater Been here awhile Supporter

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    I already got this stuff.

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    Gonna put it on now. I got it pretty cheap, so I figured I would give it a try.
  4. Black Cat CO

    Black Cat CO Been here awhile

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    Nixwax works pretty well, I’ve used it multiple times
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  5. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    I've had excellent luck using Revivex
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  6. pegbeater

    pegbeater Been here awhile Supporter

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    Thats actually what I was looking for, but REI does not cary it (here at least).
  7. pegbeater

    pegbeater Been here awhile Supporter

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    Since my light bar plan has failed, does anyone have any suggestions for additional lighting. I was looking at something like this, but it seems like more of a flood and less of a spot.

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    I would like to have a little projection in case I get caught in the dark out there. Im considering these because two of them would be a strait swap for the light bar (which had spot/flood). I really cant spend $300 on the nice ones.

    Any thoughts about lighting?
  8. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    How about one of each? That's what I've ended up doing. I bought the Rigid SR-M series spots and they were too spot. I could see 100s of yards dead ahead and nothing on the side of the road. So I bought a set of SR-M2 driving lights (wider beam) and have a mixed set on both bikes (spot toward the road center and driving on the shoulder side). Works pretty well.
    So, if you can buy onesies of each kind, that would work.
  9. pegbeater

    pegbeater Been here awhile Supporter

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    Are yours mounted up high? The only location I have for mounting would be on the crash bar on either side of the bike. Kind of low. I like the idea of one of each. Do you have a pic of how yours are mounted?
  10. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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  11. pegbeater

    pegbeater Been here awhile Supporter

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    Yeah, i definitely dont have that mounting option. Those look really good though. I might have to look into fabing something up after this trip. It would most likely entail holes in the fairing!!
  12. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    L brackets off the lower triple clamp bolts maybe?

    On my Airhead, the lights mount to the crash bars.
  13. pegbeater

    pegbeater Been here awhile Supporter

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    My forks are independent of the front fairing. They move, the fairing dont. There is a frame for the speedo cluster though. It may be a little too thin and the fairing would need to be cut, or drilled.

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    I might just go with the ones I have and see how they work out. Testing in the city will likely be different than in the desert. For what doesnt seem very bright at my house may be really good out there??!!
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  14. black 8

    black 8 coddiwompling motographer

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    Just got caught up... I know you are monitoring the DV Riding Conditions thread...

    I don't know if you are aware of the Nat'L Park Service advisory site... HERE - - - but Titus Canyon is currently closed... I saw that it was on you Must Do list...

    cheers,
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  15. pegbeater

    pegbeater Been here awhile Supporter

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    Thanks for the update. I have been on and off that site too. It was closed a few weeks ago too, then graded and re opened. I will just hope that they open it back up soon!! It looks like that ride would be a few days into my visit anyway. IM going to have to come in from the south end of the park, so the Trona Pinnacles area will be first on the list.

    Thanks again.
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  16. Black Cat CO

    Black Cat CO Been here awhile

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    It had rained pretty good while we were there and when we went through it was easily rideable but definitely washed out across like the entire width of the canyon so I'm guessing that may be why its closed, possibly for regrading.
  17. pegbeater

    pegbeater Been here awhile Supporter

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    And honestly, I would rather have that road be a little less than perfect!! Not too difficult, but fun.
  18. Motopsychoman

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    Finally have a good pic of the lights on my G/S.
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  19. pegbeater

    pegbeater Been here awhile Supporter

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    There will be some dry time between now and when I get to the park. Maybe it will get reopened!!
  20. pegbeater

    pegbeater Been here awhile Supporter

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    Wow, those are super clean. Nice looking bikes!!