Moto Guzzi's and Death Valley

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Mooney 78865, Dec 27, 2019.

  1. Flying Frisian

    Flying Frisian Born to Ride Supporter

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    In the mean time I found this video on my cellphone. It's not a good quality video because I couldn't see the screen with the sun behind me. This is @Utrider1 and Ken on the V-strom arriving at Teakettle junction.

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  2. Dracula

    Dracula I don't want a pickle! Supporter

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    Why not add this to your wish list.. it is on mine..
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  3. Dracula

    Dracula I don't want a pickle! Supporter

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    Great and beautiful sound!
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  4. Flying Frisian

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    That looks fancy! Once you have that there's no need to pose at the Starbucks anymore.
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  5. Dracula

    Dracula I don't want a pickle! Supporter

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    Yup. Plenty room to take it along on a bike with few day's worth supplies. There was an earlier model, 12 VDC plug an pray (that your bike would still start afterward with a dead battery ?) but hey you could be stranded in Death Valley but have a last cup of espresso!
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  6. Dons1911

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    My pics are pretty lame when compared to the work of @aftCG , but perhaps it'll be another perspective of the freakin' blast of a time we had in DV! Also, I'm trying to chose pics that are different, but since I spent another week out screwing around in Big Bend, I'm late to the pic posting party and a lot of our pics are very similar, so I tried to choose different views. Hope it worked! So here goes...
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  7. Flying Frisian

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    Kind of sounds like a "Norge".:D
  8. Dons1911

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    Here are some shots of my fellow DV Inmates (and Ken) riding...

    I'll call him an honorary Inmate, my friend Ken...
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    Our Trip Organizer, @Mooney 78865...
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    Group Photographer/Videographer @aftCG...
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    The group Speed Demon in the Dirt, @Flying Frisian
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    Our V85TT Specialist, @Otter Chaos
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    Our Rally Coordinator, @Utrider1
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    And look, that's me!!!
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  9. Mooney 78865

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    +1, and I motion we vote Ken in to the asylum! Stand up guy, all round good rider, and the only one of us to literally run to the ice field and back!
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  10. XT Traveler

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    For what it's worth I have had a set (of 3) of the Black Widow folding ramps for several years and they rock -- though I still bunggee the two outside ramps to the wider center one and the use a tie down to the the trailer hitch to anchor the center one -- but they are really good quality and work great !.

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  11. Dracula

    Dracula I don't want a pickle! Supporter

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    Just in case y'all are serious getting one, this one got better reviews:
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  12. Dracula

    Dracula I don't want a pickle! Supporter

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    He sounded a bit skittish to join ADV for some reason, more of a facebook fan?
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  13. Mooney 78865

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    I'm to cheap. I have the Jet Boil press, no power needed, and it fits inside the Jet Boil for transport. untitled.png
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  14. Mooney 78865

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    Don, I'm curious if your seal leaked after running the seal medic around it?
    Mine has been fine since letting the air out of the fork while we were at the Racetrack. I did pull the wheel, and the cap and spring when I got home and did the service to see what the fluid loss was. There was virtually no loss. (I measure from the top of the tube to the oil level with the fork compressed) Looked worse than it was. It is a bit weird that I get a build up of air pressure in one leg and not the other though.
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  15. Dracula

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    for what is worth, one leg is compression and the other rebound, hence perhaps the explanation. The ride must have been truly bumpy I reckon, that caused this. I downloaded your gpx file but haven't had a chance to see in more detail which routes you folks did. Someone else on ADV posted in another Death Valley thread a video with a hell of a gnarly portion of road I personally am not sure would have been able to make it through on the Stelvio. Talking nasty uneven ruts, baby head boulders and loose rocks, poking from everywhere, near a several feet drop edge. Someone made it through in GS1150 but kudos to him and the great struggle. Anyway I've had luck with the SKF seals I replaced on my forks sine I serviced last time and upgraded to Andreani cartridges, and changed with Ohlins oil. We have more on this topic in the merged thread
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    I'm so cheap I have a cheap knock off camp stove that has served me well for over three years now. As for coffee presses, well i'll leave all that up to you more refined types! LOL At the risk of losing a newly acquired friend or two, I'll post this up. Here is my coffee solution...cheap, takes up hardly any room and doesn't even require a spoon!!!
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    They both leaked just a tiny bit while riding in the dirt at Big Bend. Nothing too serious. I kept the dirt portion of my BB ride quite a bit smoother than what we did in DV. Was worried about them leaking with a long haul to get home. I'm gonna order one of those medics this week. A handy tool to have for sure! Give me a call when it's convenient for you...
  18. Mooney 78865

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    Pew, pew, aghhh, ugggh! LOL!
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  19. Dons1911

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    Just finished washing all the road gunk off my sweet Stelvio Transport Device. Man oh man do bad roads mess up a vehicle!
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  20. aftCG

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    The video from our trip out to Racetrack is finally done

    I have to say, in editing these videos it became clear that UTrider was the glue in this group. Every time we stopped you could expect him to check you for a thumbs up, and as you'll see he was there when I got my bike back upright.
    Thanks Roy
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