We all know SE Utah gets featured prominently in the ride reports. For good reason; it's the dualsport equivalent to riding the Dragon on a Panigale Our ride starts off from the Moab area passing through the controversial Bears Ears National Monument. I won't get into the politics of that but the entire area is under intense scrutiny so who knows how long we'll still be able to rip through there @ 50mph for hours on end. That's kinda how we roll. Here's the route. Much of the area we were passing through was big bike friendly with a few exceptions, a good chunk of it follows the UTBDR. For this ride we were taking the 500s. On road they aren't great but once you leave the pavement they start to shine. We don't camp off these bikes, IMO loading up camping gear tends to pork up a bike that size and at that point you might as well be riding a bike that's better suited to haul around a bunch of gear. We can pack light since we're doing hotels. This trip I was trying out the enduro dry bags. They work well with the PMB rack and make for a solid setup on the bike. 4 gallons of gas and a 1 gallon MSR bag for the big stretches. I hate gear flopping around. My bike had been prepped already but Ev (AKA mtech1950) was coming in from Mexico. His RFS was put away untouched after a 7 day Baja ride 6 months ago. Talk about rode hard put away wet, Ev lends a new meaning to that saying. 2 tires and a chain later the RFS was ready. As much as I tried I couldn't talk him into an airfilter clean nor an oil change, "just top it off". He relented and let me oil the used chain we just put on. I get accused of over maintaining, Ev prefers to gamble at the other end of the spectrum. I have to admit, it pays off almost all the time. He's right though, all the bikes were bulletproof regardless of their maintenance level. I think he's eyeballing a fresh sparkplug Steve rolled in from Ft. Worth, trailing my old 525. You guys ready for some riding Stay tuned.