SoMD Adventure Riders Continental Divide ride 2012 (planning phase)

Discussion in 'Americas' started by blaster11, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. blaster11

    blaster11 Still having fun!

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    Thanks and it seems to be working!
  2. Joe Dirt

    Joe Dirt Been here awhile

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    Another recollection was that I was scared to death of trying to get one of those rear tires off the bead to change a tube. Well, sure enough we had to. I knew from trying to mount one at home that my tire spoons were ineffective as that much rubber just marshmellowed around and wouldn't move. One of the guys mentioned a story he heard about using another bike's kickstand to break the bead loose. We had nothing to lose. Sure enough it works! Once the tire comes off the bead the tire tools work just like any other tire.

    One last thing, my battery started the trip weak and caused problems at times. One of the more crafty guys figured out if we took the SAE extension cord from the Slime pump kit, cut one end, and reversed the pinning we could use that cable to supply power from one bike to another. Since I had a SAE connector installed for my trickle charger this made a handy method of just plugging one running bike into my bike to charge my battery. We exchanged the inline fuses for something bigger and had no issues. The kicker is that the modded cord still runs the air pump just fine! So I prettied up the cable and it now has a dual purpose. Times when this came in handy: cold morning start at Marshall Pass, when a key got left on accidentally, when the fans ran and the key was accidentally left on while helping a downed bike. Very handy.
  3. Pomo

    Pomo gonzo

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    I've had to use that method on all the rear tires I've ever mounted on my 800, even D606s. Works like a charm and I don't need one of them fancy Motion Pro sanbox scoopers. :lol3
  4. blaster11

    blaster11 Still having fun!

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    Agreed the sidestand trick works well!
  5. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    I must have been smokey the bear in a previous life, as I appear addicted to tracking flames. Anyhow, I've collated the fire watch sites to post #2. Let me know if I missed any.

    Fire Watch Bottom of post #2

    Also Whitewater-Baldy Complex must now be out as it is listed as "Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation"(BAER) and no current closures!

    :clap
  6. blaster11

    blaster11 Still having fun!

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    Dave...I just got off the phone with Sandia BMW and your tires as well as ours have arrived. :clap
  7. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

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    Great...one more item off the list
  8. joints4sale

    joints4sale No. Not "That Kind".

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    In a weeks time, half of the fun and all of the anticipation will be over. It's gonna be a tough week.
  9. lakota

    lakota Geeser

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    ain't that the truth
  10. H14

    H14 Live, Laugh, Love.

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    Almost forgot one important item, Deer jerky. Working on that now, that and this Spotwalla thing that's kicking my butt.
  11. lakota

    lakota Geeser

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    i've joined the spotwalla page. ID is MC. will show up only when i hit okay messages. I don't use the tracking function.
  12. blaster11

    blaster11 Still having fun!

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    Thanks...Kevin is having problems getting in what was the issue you were having?
  13. lakota

    lakota Geeser

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    wouldn't give me the "add me" column. today when I logged into spotwalla and tried it was there.
  14. H14

    H14 Live, Laugh, Love.

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    Same deal here, I'll keep trying.
  15. blaster11

    blaster11 Still having fun!

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    blaster11 Still having fun!

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    Hey guys...in the past years trips I seem to run across people and I have no way to share Advrider or my trip with them so this year I decided to make up business cards with all the information on it. So if you want the MS Word file so you can do your own I can provide it...if you send it back with your information on it I will print you a few for the trip. :D
  17. REAPER_ONE

    REAPER_ONE YOU'RE DONE

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    Good idea Bruce... I did them for my charity rides. Very well received by gas station lurkers and no one remembers a web address unless it is www dot youporn.com :D
  18. joints4sale

    joints4sale No. Not "That Kind".

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    Been packing/unpacking/repacking, packing/unpacking/repacking all morning.
  19. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Probably the best 8 seconds--Does this sum up your thoughts? Phenomenal cosmic power, in an itty-bitty living space!

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  20. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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