1. Assfault

    Assfault Exposed Member Supporter

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    Everything is either paved hwy, graded cty road, two track jeep type roads, and the harder ATV or singletrack always has a bypass.
    I would bring my AT if I was riding all the way from the Front Range, as when I did that on my 690 it about killed me.
    You will have no problems, and I think Blake is bringing his as he just sold his dirty 501. Hell I might bring mine, but would rather ride the 690 in that type of terrain.
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  2. Fat Toney

    Fat Toney Long timer

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    Sounds like a great summer trip. Think I'd prefer to slab it on the bike. If I read correctly we camp during the ride and bring all our own food and gear? I like the sounds of that.
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  3. nwcolorider

    nwcolorider NWCOLO

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    We have one giving it a go this year. Right tires and it should be fine.
    two nights camping, one at a nice PArk Service Camp, one in the sticks.
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  4. Fat Toney

    Fat Toney Long timer

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    Any suggestions on tires would be appreciated.


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  5. nwcolorider

    nwcolorider NWCOLO

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  6. Fat Toney

    Fat Toney Long timer

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    Thanks!


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  7. James Adams

    James Adams Grizzly User Supporter

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    An AT will make it easily (assuming you have a reasonable amount of skill). I like to run the Pirelli Scorpion Rally tires on my 990, but anything knobby like a TKC80, Kenda Big Block, or that new Shinko will do great.
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  8. Assfault

    Assfault Exposed Member Supporter

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    I'm currently running Motoz Adventure tires on my AT.
    Before that a more 50/50 tire, the Hiedenau K60.
    The Kenda's are OK but don't seem to last very long in the rear for me.
    Really anything in that category should work, more tread, less pavement stick, and visa-versa. Welcome!


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  9. nwcolorider

    nwcolorider NWCOLO

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    Kendas do wear fast, but I like the cost. Mine now has 900 miles and will be used for this years DINO
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  10. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    re: tires on the Africa Twin.

    I have a Karoo 3 rear on now, but it's going to be done soon and will be replaced with the Shinko 805 sitting in the garage.
    Up front I've had a Pirelli Scorpion Rally (very good but short lived), and now have a Kenda Big Block in front.

    As AF said, I sold my 501 so at this point it looks like the AT is it.
    It's tough for me to guess what might be next on the horizon though, I won't go without a dirt bike for long.
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  11. Ozzie

    Ozzie OZZIE

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    Sounds like fun. I am in. Noob on a Vstrom 650.

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  12. Fat Toney

    Fat Toney Long timer

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    Thanks all for the tire info. Much appreciated. Hope to make it in June if schedule permits.


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  13. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude RMAR

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    Blackbird, get a 701 so I can ride it! Please!!
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  14. ROAD DAMAGE

    ROAD DAMAGE Long timer Supporter

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    Hey Ozzie! :wave
    Happy New Year. It'll be good to see you again.

    But fair warning :deal ............. Willie says he'll be there at the Dino ride ................ and you know how rough on equipment he is! :lol3

    Looking forward to seeing/camping with you both.

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  15. Ozzie

    Ozzie OZZIE

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    Rob. Looking forward to riding with all of you again. I think this ride will be a blast.......as long as Willie does not break down again!

    Oz
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  16. nwcolorider

    nwcolorider NWCOLO

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    One of the reason I enjoy the Dino ride so much is the remoteness of the area, and the history of the area.
    My Great Grandmother worked in a boarding house in Maybell in the early 1900's and used to tell me stories of
    Tom Horn, Matt Rash, Isom Dart and the Tip Gault gang. Growing up my dad showed me where Isom and Matt Rash were murdered by Tom Horn.
    The numerous Freemont Indian sites, There is an author by the name of John Rolfe Burroughs that wrote a history of the area Where the Old West stayed Young.
    I cannot count how many times I have read it. So here are two links to a BLM with some cool hostoryof the Browns Park area.
    We will camp with in a mile of the cabin where MAtt Rash was Killed, and two of Isoms cabin.

    https://www.nps.gov/parkhistory/online_books/blm/ut/7/chap1.htm

    https://www.nps.gov/parkhistory/online_books/blm/ut/7/chap2.htm

    John Jarvie was a store keeper up at the head of the valley that was murdered.

    https://www.nps.gov/parkhistory/online_books/blm/ut/7/chap3.htm

    This is the area we will be in on night 2
    I will get some of the Echo Park history soon.

    I wish this flippin snow would melt. I want to ride.
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  17. eakins

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    Shinko 704/805 do well for the $.
    E07 rear and TR8 work well.
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  18. SgtMarty

    SgtMarty Retired, baby!

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    My shoulder will never be the same after last year, but that's not the Dino Ride's fault. I'm teaching a police baton instructor's class this week, so if my shoulder can get through that, it should be good for another Dino Ride. Too soon to commit, though. If we're in, Laurie will likely do the sag truck again. Probably won't know for another couple months.
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  19. Oldwin1

    Oldwin1 Long timer

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    I tried the Shinko 805 on some of my DR650s but had not ridden it much until last fall. They are pretty terrible off road. They might be OK on the Vstroms.
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  20. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude RMAR

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    This almost slid down to page 2?!?!? Unacceptable.....;-)
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