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Heber area ride and camp 09/24-26th,2010

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by AZCPP, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer Supporter

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    Great to see 4 Play back out there again. As a famous Havalina once said, you can't keep a good man down:wink:
  2. fuzzydude2

    fuzzydude2 CMA'er

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    Thanks Chuck and crew!!!
    Was nice to meet up with those I have not seen in a while, and to meet new friends too!!
    Great ride :ricky, great pork chops & beans :dg, great people :clap
    and hey I didn't get lost!:rofl
    and thanks for the porta-potty!:D
    R-
  3. Makakoa85032

    Makakoa85032 Displaced Surfer

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    By looking at the pictures, it would appear that Eddy was in charge of the Camp Fire! :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

    Sorry we missed this one, look like you Guys (& Gals) had a great time. We may have passed some of you out there, as after landing at Sky Harbor @ 11:30 am, we headed out to Snowflake to look at a single wide that will serve as a temporary home until we get everything built.
  4. AZ4us

    AZ4us AZ Explorer

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  5. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover Supporter

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    I wasn't this time:lol3 but i strongly supported what they were doing :evil u missed this one it was an awsome camp with cool crowd.
  6. ronhawker

    ronhawker CMA'er

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    For those who were in the oil analysis discussion; the company is Blackstone Labs. This is their site:

    http://www.blackstone-labs.com/

    They will send a free sample kit for the oil. Great company to work with. They not only give you a full chemical analysis of the oil sample but will also comment on the results personally in relation to all similar bikes they have done and what the results mean.
  7. Mil T

    Mil T Been here awhile

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    I guess I missed that discussion. Not surprising since I was guarding the Queens Throne most of the weekend.
    I have used Blackstone for a long time for various vehicles. I use it on my big truck and they saved me alot of grief from starting out with bad oil in my first oil change in the CAT.
    I've used them on a couple of my bikes and am getting ready to send in a sample on my strom and 530. Good company and great service and advise.

    I'm sorry I did not get to spend much time with all of the group. I did not want to expose anyone to whatever I came down with so I tried to isolate myself as much as I could.
    Thanks Chuck for a well planned and organized event. I think it will be a great annual one.
    It was great meeting those new faces that I have seen only names on this board.

    Till next time.

    Uncle Mil T
  8. KIC

    KIC Proud Army Dad

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    Thanks again Chuck ! Appreciate all you guys letting us Tucson guys hang out and show you a few riding techniques.....OK...at least we got to hang out !

    Fun to meet all you guys. Look forward to future get togethers.
  9. redeye-az

    redeye-az Been here awhile

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    for the record:

    new guy, new forum name "chainsaw" and dillon berries are the ones that made such a grand fire.
    they were egged on by brandon, a 2 yr old, who kept saying "more wood, more fire", which was kinda cool as everytime dillon put another log on the fire, some as big as your leg and some bigger than brandon, he loved it as there were sparks to go with it....

    thanks chuck & co. ..a grand time was had by all.......
  10. 4play

    4play Next?

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    Said 2yr old was eyeballing Dillion's spare bike too :deal

    [​IMG]

    I think we have a rider in training.
  11. azshtr

    azshtr Long timer

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    Here are a few pics

    met some new friends
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/53868147@N05/5031415096/" title="DSC00197.jpg by azshtr, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4085/5031415096_d022632284.jpg" width="500" height="110" alt="DSC00197.jpg" /></a>

    the road coming and going. Perfect day
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/53868147@N05/5031414570/" title="DSC00196.jpg by azshtr, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4133/5031414570_fdc8aeac45.jpg" width="500" height="110" alt="DSC00196.jpg" /></a>

    I spent the day chasing these
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/53868147@N05/5030795893/" title="DSC00194.jpg by azshtr, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4083/5030795893_a501b53fcb.jpg" width="500" height="244" alt="DSC00194.jpg" /></a>

    and on a rare occasion was in front. (when we were not moving)
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/53868147@N05/5030796677/" title="DSC00195.jpg by azshtr, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4113/5030796677_7d11bb7bfd.jpg" width="425" height="500" alt="DSC00195.jpg" /></a>

    hmmm... how did mud get there?
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/53868147@N05/5030798189/" title="DSC00198.jpg by azshtr, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4130/5030798189_cf906ef985.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSC00198.jpg" /></a>

    I love this motto
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/53868147@N05/5030799025/" title="DSC00203.jpg by azshtr, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4147/5030799025_cebebc619d.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSC00203.jpg" /></a>

    Thanks again to all for letting me chase you guys. Till next time...
  12. azshtr

    azshtr Long timer

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    On another note... while we were stopped at one point the discussion of who needs an OHV tag came up. We had just passed a forest ranger truck.

    I spoke to my neighbor who sent me this...

    "Arizona Law requires all vehicles used off highway and meeting the criteria listed below to display an off-highway vehicle decal.

    Criteria

    All three requirements must be met:

    * The vehicle is designed by the manufacturer primarily for travel over unimproved terrain.
    * The vehicle has an unladen weight of eighteen hundred pounds or less.
    * The vehicle has been issued an Arizona license plate.
    Note: If you do not have a plate issued to this vehicle, please visit your nearest MVD Office or Authorized Third Party provider.

    Off-highway vehicle decals are valid for one year. The decal is placed on the upper left hand corner of your license plate. "

    As I read this my KLR would not need an OHV, while the bikes on the ride that were really dirt bikes, and barely street legal, would need one. However it comes down to the opinion of who has you stopped and what they think the law is.
  13. Yardstick

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    There's also the question on the OHV tag paperwork if the vehicle is used *primarily* on or *primarily* off-road. I was concerned about that one on my Adventure since it probably sees more road miles than off-road. But the difference in speeds between on and off-road (at least on average :evil) mean I probably spend more *time* off-road. So I asked if that *primarily* referred to miles or time. The answer I got was, "time".

    Actually, I think it's on or off "Highway", instead of road. :dunno Either way. It's the time spent and not necessarily the miles ridden.
  14. DOD

    DOD rider #5

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    The important part of the OHV discussion is that if you have one, then you don't pay the registration tax for your street tags. Just a nominal (less than $10) charge. Buy the OHV tag, then login to register your bike and the computer takes care of the rest.

    I saved over $100 on my SE.

    Yardstick, I've seen you in action. You're gonna have a hard time convincing me that your off-road average speed is lower than your on-road average. :evil

    -dod
  15. 4play

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    It is actually cheaper to get the OHV sticker in most cases. The enforcement of the rules is subject to the person that stops you & their interpretation of what the rule means. I was at a staging area several months ago & there was a man there checking for stickers. That gentleman said if it was trailered/trucked in it must have an OHV sticker. Ridden in would depend on the bike :dunno
  16. azshtr

    azshtr Long timer

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    I think you may have a harder time convincing a city cop or highway patrol that the OHV is sufficient if the bike it is on looks like it is more of a road type bike like my KLR, than you would convincing a forest ranger that it doesn't need one.
  17. 4play

    4play Next?

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    You still have to get tags, the OHV is in addition to them. The city/state cops just look to see that you have legal tags, they don't care how you got them.
  18. NDTransplant

    NDTransplant Been here awhile

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    Well after closer examination of the KLR, last weekend's Carnage Total for me =

    (2) sheered-off bolts on luggage rack
    (1) busted windshield
    (1) lighted license plate bracket with wires tore out of it
    (1) bent crash bar
    (1) cracked shroud

    I'm not looking for anything else....:lol3
  19. Downhill Dave

    Downhill Dave Busco aventura

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    Thanks Chuck for a Great Ride ! Sat and Sun rides were fun and all the PORK was fabulous (Never trusted Porky when I was a kid).

    Somebody should have told me that riding in western Az on Monday was a stupid, boneheaded idea. It was hotter at 6 am in Quartzite than at anytime in h e double hockey sticks. Luckily there is a swell and heat wave in San Diego (plan B).

    I really appreciated the friendliness and hospitality of everyone for making a (New) Mexican feel at home.

    And big UP's for the Queen riding injured. I would hAve been nursing my wounds in camp.

    Thanks again to all and especially Chuck and Mrs Chuck (great chops and irresistible cakes).
  20. AZCPP

    AZCPP Been here awhile

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    You need to start using the kickstand instead of laying it on the ground when you stop!!!:lol3 :lol3 :lol3