Help needed for bike recovery from knots Creek reservoir (NE Nevada)

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by robdogg, May 29, 2020.

  1. robdogg

    robdogg turnip truck driver Supporter

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    Hey folks.. busted the clutch on - you guessed it a 790 Adventure and had to leave it at the lake. I got a ride out and am sitting in Denio Junction. Bike is approximately 30 miles South of DJ. the road that goes down to the lake is approachable from north or south but it pretty much requires a lifted vehicle and an experienced driver.. will obviously make worth their while meaning cash , not just beers. It’s sitting on a nice large, flat meadow just off the road.. please send me a pm if you know of any locals able to lend a hand
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  2. Idarider

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    I looked at the tent space map and see some near Marsing Id and closer than Reno at least one with a number to text, might be worth trying.
    If you ever mess it up on the Lolo motorway I'm your guy.

    I would ask the Sherrifs offices about the search and rescue guys. They need practice and would like donations.
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  3. No-Fret

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    That sucks.
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  4. DiggerD

    DiggerD DougFir from SuperDuke Days

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    Fix it on the spot and ride out ?

    What is busted ?

    You fried a clutch ?
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  5. jusbeach

    jusbeach Ramble on Rose

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    Guessing you’ve been able to talk to some locals by now. Let me know if you can’t find someone down there that can help. Would need to talk to you about the condition of the road, but I’m an experienced off-roader with a F250. It’s not lifted though so it depends on what kind of of obstacles/gullies are in the way or if it can just be done by picking good lines. Looks like the northern road is 33 miles from Denio. Guessing that 33 miles could take a couple of hours each way by truck from Google earth. I’m about 240miles away from Denio and could leave early in the morning Sunday if you can’t find a local.
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  6. Teamoatmealpie

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    Were you able to get help? If no one in Denio can help, I'd call Jake at Fields Station, he's likely to know who can. 541-495-2275

    I do know the county sheriff has a moto hitch rack as ran into one last September when he was looking for a lost rider in the same area. He had a Durango with a Yamaha on the back.

    Was just there last weekend camping with my sons, but now we're back in PDX,
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  7. robdogg

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    Thanks everyone.. found a local guy and he’ll be out here in a bit.. real windy here but hoping the rains hold off
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  8. tomasv

    tomasv Check the Czech!

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    Glad you are OK! Good luck and sorry I am not closer...
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  9. Teamoatmealpie

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    Post up some details when your sorted out.
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  10. robdogg

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    Oh for sure.. at this point Mark has made it safely home, and I got help extracting my bike from the mountains from a local CMA (Christian Motorcyclists Association) chapter - and another CMA brother is driving down to pick me up.. besides the clutch drama, we have tons of GoPro, still photos and even some drone footage.., probably hours worth and will hopefully be of more interest than our broken bike issues although I’ve been here long enough to know how much everyone likes a little blood, oil and carnage along with the awesome scenery :)
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    ADV is the BEST!
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  12. robdogg

    robdogg turnip truck driver Supporter

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    Made it home.. had to make our way through several closed highways. Be safe people
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  13. peterman

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    We'll need a damage report,,busted clutch on a new 790?
    Does this mean I shouldn't buy one when I win the lotto?
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  14. DiggerD

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  15. Teamoatmealpie

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    We need to hear how you were being chased by a mtn lion and the clutch plates shattered, sending you into a crash, then with bone sticking out of your thigh, you used the handy KTM tool kit to gouge one of the mtn. lions eyes out, then walked/dragged yourself to the weird house/ranch just south of the reservoir, which we all know is where the Hills Have Eyes People live and their cousins who live in Denio Junction.
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  16. DiggerD

    DiggerD DougFir from SuperDuke Days

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    "Hey folks.. busted the clutch on - you guessed it a 790 Adventure and had to leave it at the lake."

    Need closure here...I ride KTM's and need to know how you busted a KTM clutch, thank you very much.

    :lurk
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  17. marbee40

    marbee40 Some Fear is Good Supporter

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    Darn. Im the Marsing guy on Tent Space and could have made the recovery.

    Thankfully he got help.

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  18. Teamoatmealpie

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    The OP can speak to this I am sure.

    But i'd read a few threads where people I believe said the clutch plates shattered, which seems awfully strange.
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  19. MasterMarine

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    Yeah! What happened man. Did you get it apart? What’s the story?
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