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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by eakins, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. Carlos Thomas

    Carlos Thomas Fast not Furious

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    Worked great. My Wife dropped us off in Yuma and picked up in Benton Hot Springs.

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  2. Carlos Thomas

    Carlos Thomas Fast not Furious

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    I changed pressure twice for elevation. I don’t monkey around with pavement pressure. I set my tires for off road conditions.

    The tires saw dirt, rocks, deep sand, washboard, deep ruts, water crossings, mud, snow, hail and pavement. They did everything I asked for on the trip. See the results for yourself.

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    Day 1 - 125 Total Lifetime Miles

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    Day 2 - 343 Total Lifetime Miles

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    Day 3 - 564 Total Lifetime Miles

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    Day 4 - 713 Total Lifetime Miles

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    Day 5 - 884 Total Lifetime Miles

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  3. Carlos Thomas

    Carlos Thomas Fast not Furious

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  4. RonSJC

    RonSJC Been here awhile

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  5. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    Trak master held up pretty well no chunks either
    @Davethestick dont you run those too
    The Goldentyre seems to be very popular
  6. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    If you have an iPhone put it in portrait mode focus on object in foreground and the background will blur
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  7. Rips Millar

    Rips Millar capt. mediocre

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    don't kill Carlos' thunder.....


    edit, guess my iPhone isn't new enough, no portrait mode, DOAH!!
  8. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    C-mon man, ya gotta keep up
  9. Rips Millar

    Rips Millar capt. mediocre

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    betcha both my kids phones have it......
  10. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    How did they work in the sand? They kinda have the knobs in a paddle tire formation.
    Also did you end up using the fuel that you were going to carry?
  11. Davethestick

    Davethestick Long timer

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    Yep, running one now actually. Similar wear and grip to the last Tractionator I ran but half the price. You know my method, I run - eh whatever - tire pressure and NEVER get flats :jack
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  12. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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  13. Todd157k

    Todd157k Long timer Supporter

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  14. Carlos Thomas

    Carlos Thomas Fast not Furious

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    They worked great for me in the sand. I think going above 25 mph and having a Scott's Steering Stabilizer really helps.

    I used the fuel on the longest stretch between Beatty, NV and Lone Pine. My Beta 430 got between 125 and 130 miles per tank (IMS 3.0). The first and second day I let them run dry so I can see the range. On day 1, I ran out of gas just before Blythe at the 118 mile mark. So I leaned the bike all the way over on the right side and got to the gas station at 125 miles. I could have put a bottle of fuel in, but I wanted to see the true range of the bike. On day two I got to 121 miles in the tank. Lean it over and got to 130 miles. On day 4 at about the 55 mile mark at the Ubehebe Crator, I put in 5 of my 6 bottles to fill it back up to the rim. Worked out great. I never once had any fuel anxiety. Riding in the desert I probably could have gotten 190 miles. This trip educated me about the range of my Beta. So I was getting about 43 MPG. Call it 40 MPG to be safe.
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  15. FreeSpiritKris

    FreeSpiritKris Adventurer

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  16. TemeculaTim

    TemeculaTim Timiteo Viejo

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    Congrats...and great photos!

    :deal WHO ELSE IS READY FOR THE NORTHERN SECTION!!!
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  17. Lost Cartographer

    Lost Cartographer Been here awhile

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    Section 7 hard ways:

    South to North - no getting thru Mazourka Canyon

    North to South - no getting to the top of Silver Canyon

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  18. fiddlefestival

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    Yep, my experience too. So there seems to be unfinished business on the existing CA-BDR, no need for a NorCal route yet. I think you and I approached Mazourka from opposite ends this week! I didn't see any tracks in the snow (which was pretty old snow). Where were the tracks of Beta superhero riders and friends? Did they stick to the beginner trails? I don't think you qualify for superhero status with a top box, just like an XT225 disqualifies me.
  19. Lost Cartographer

    Lost Cartographer Been here awhile

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    No way man, your xt225 gets you bonus points.

    I pride myself on riding the ugliest POS bike possible. It didn't take long to bastardize the AT to the point of sheer embarrassment. That top box is from a bright yellow 03 vstrom; spray can'd it black with bumper paint. It's even better now that the bumper paint is peeling off.

    It was 53 degrees and raining down in Baja this xmas. I bought some aluminum turkey pans and formed them into wraparound handguards. The guards at the military checkpoints laughed at every inspection, one of them said that I was a real Mexican. I took that as a compliment.

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  20. Carlos Thomas

    Carlos Thomas Fast not Furious

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    Tuesday, April 17th in the afternoon it snowed above 6,000 feet. Above 8,000 feet, it was coming down pretty good. That is why there are no tracks. The temperature dropped pretty fast to about 28 degrees in that storm. The top of Silver Canyon Road is 10,100 feet and there was definitely snow the following morning, so we avoided it. We didn’t want to get to a point where we had to double back because of deep snow. Plus we rode to the top of White Mountain Peak last September (no snow). We rode from Bishop to White Mountain Peak from west to east (up). The rode is a lot more fun to climb than coming down.

    See the storm in the background, we ended up getting caught directly in that thunder/snow storm shortly after this photo was taken.

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