Trans-America Trail Prep

Discussion in 'Americas' started by jcbr6, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. jcbr6

    jcbr6 Adventurer

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    got my parts back from powder coating... they turned out good. [​IMG][​IMG]
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  2. jcbr6

    jcbr6 Adventurer

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    Installed some parts today...

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  3. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    wonder how long those front turn signals will last:D
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  4. motosurfer

    motosurfer Get tubed..

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    Hey mate,

    Sorry to hijack your thread, but was just wondering if you'd managed to figure out insurance for your bike yet?

    I am doing a similar journey to yours this year (maybe see you on the road!) and got a quote from San Borns Insurance which was about 4k for a year and a half's worth of comprehensive coverage. Seemed expensive to me? I am looking at starting in Alaska and heading down to Patagonia..

    I'm doing a fair bit of research into it now, so will pass on any relevant info I come across - hope the planning's coming along well!

    Cheers,

    Matt
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  5. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    I think they should make it to Utah at least. I had signals kind of like that on my KLR. They lasted thru 30k miles of the TAT and TAT-like rides. But in all that riding I only had one hard fall.
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  6. Bajaexplorer

    Bajaexplorer Alien

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    I am so far behind on getting my setup for TAT.
    If tomorrow doesn't warm up, the bike is moving inside to the kitchen.

    Side racks shipped to wrong address, starter problems, seized inspection plug, etc.

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  7. nickgindy

    nickgindy KLR Basher

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    I just need fresh tires, rear pads, hl guard, and an oil change and ill be ready. Just did new dashboard swap and handguards. [​IMG][​IMG]

    Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
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  8. Bajaexplorer

    Bajaexplorer Alien

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    I have got the bash plate, windscreen, center stand, Sargent seat (installed).

    Need to order mirrors, expedition bags, hand guards, maybe a headlight guard and engine guard. Bike is going to be heavy enough without the added weight of those guards. The bash plate weighed more than I thought it would.

    Can't decide whether to go with new Ac. 6.6 gal tank, or go on and get the Safari. Really don't need the Safari till next year.

    Say 6 gals * 6.25 lb = 37.5 lbs added on outside of leverage to lift if dumped. Just using max figure there.

    I need to do something about tires also.
    Was wanting some 50/50 tires to last from home to Jellico, and then at least to Ok.
    Then change back to the knobby tires I have on there now.

    As a side note, I have to leave between the first week of June and mid July.
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  9. Blaise W

    Blaise W Long timer Super Supporter Supporter

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    Dual Sport tires, the good ones, aren't needed until you get to the OK sand and gravel. Until then you can use something pretty economical and then toss 'em or ship home.
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  10. Phreaky Phil

    Phreaky Phil Long timer

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    Unless it rains :wink:
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  11. Bajaexplorer

    Bajaexplorer Alien

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    Quote:
    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4 width="100%" border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD class=alt2 style="BORDER-TOP: 1px inset; BORDER-RIGHT: 1px inset; BORDER-BOTTOM: 1px inset; BORDER-LEFT: 1px inset">Originally Posted by Blaise W [​IMG]
    Dual Sport tires, the good ones, aren't needed until you get to the OK sand and gravel. Until then you can use something pretty economical and then toss 'em or ship home.
    </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
    I found out yesterday the knobby on the back is not too good in loose gravel.
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    No wonder my bike was acting squirrely, 15lbs in front and 20lbs in rear.
    Took both up to 26lbs and rides/steers a lot better.
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  12. Bajaexplorer

    Bajaexplorer Alien

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    New 6.6 gal fuel tank.
    Next step tires (Kenda K270), suspension (Ricor maybe), carb (TM40)...
    More than likely change tires to something else in CO.


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  13. rastawheel

    rastawheel Pittsburgh, PA

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    jcbr6, I see you still have the auto cam chain tensioner on your DRZ. I would recommend a manual one. You never know when the auto pilot will decide to fail.
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  14. nickgindy

    nickgindy KLR Basher

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    Updates?
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