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Re: Continental Divide
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2012, 04:22:27 AM »
Okay... didnt happen last year due to record snow falls' etc..

well this year... we have record SMALL snow...

its on...    already took a month off from work  :-D

June 4th is the day...  roll out of san diego  (just in time to miss my 6th wedding anaversary  :| :| )


Bike prep... starts... NOW..
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Re: Continental Divide
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2012, 05:19:45 PM »
wife walked out tonight.. and started laughing


I JUST got my KTM back together about 4 days ago..

and now its appart again..

top end off motor (replacing water pump seal).. have to pull the rocker box to do so..

Doing it as prevention... as when the seal goes.... it dumps the motor full of water..

also chaning the roller rocker bearings while Im there... (some guys have had problems)...


going through every single electrical connection, making sure we are 100% and dielectric greese its brains out..

font end is off... fork oil change,   stem bearing maint...

wheels are off... for wheel bearing check, and grease.

swingarm is out.. to lube every single linkage bearing...

every single chassis bolt has been torqued (and motor mounts).. and marker painted (line) so I can keep a visual on everything..

new battery.

 :roll:

Im getting excited now..
« Last Edit: March 13, 2012, 06:28:56 PM by Motorrad »

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Re: Continental Divide
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2012, 07:44:40 PM »
dont know if im weird but the fettling before a good ride is almost as much fun as the riding. until you sit on it and are ready for the off and up to temp, you cant beat that adrenaline dump as you drop the clutch, post up that your goin b4 you leave and have a good un, keep em rubber down.
And lo, I did loft the front wheel and carried it forth to the unbelievers, and cast it down before them and said unto them ''look now upon the might of my throttle control ye pitiful cretinous ones''
And the unbelievers did quake in their boots....

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Re: Continental Divide
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2012, 08:31:57 AM »
that looks like a blast you have a great ride motorrad.

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Re: Continental Divide
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2012, 06:38:50 PM »
Most passes are in the 70"s.  Temps.. Snow melting fast..    Looking good

Drug down all my backpack gear tonight (tent stove etc)

Have a box I have been tossing things I know I'll Need in as I run across them in the garage (extra mastermlinks, etc)...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw1vC85H7P8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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Re: Continental Divide
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2012, 11:57:45 AM »
Motorrad

A lot of dual sport info from this site.       http://www.advlife.us/

Hope I get the chance to jump in there.
"Endeavor to persevere."

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Re: Continental Divide
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2012, 07:13:28 PM »
Motorrad

A lot of dual sport info from this site.       http://www.advlife.us/

Hope I get the chance to jump in there.

never poked around there much... seem way too "organized" for my style..


I need to call you..


Do you have Garmin software?   I can send you the Routes...

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Re: Continental Divide
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2012, 01:41:48 AM »
Motorrad

A lot of dual sport info from this site.       http://www.advlife.us/

Hope I get the chance to jump in there.

never poked around there much... seem way too "organized" for my style..


I need to call you..


Do you have Garmin software?   I can send you the Routes...

No Garmin, I went back to using Benchmark maps. Pinedale WY looks like a good place for me to pick up the trail.
"Endeavor to persevere."

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Re: Continental Divide
« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2012, 05:03:39 AM »
Motorrad

A lot of dual sport info from this site.       http://www.advlife.us/

Hope I get the chance to jump in there.

never poked around there much... seem way too "organized" for my style..


I need to call you..


Do you have Garmin software?   I can send you the Routes...

No Garmin, I went back to using Benchmark maps. Pinedale WY looks like a good place for me to pick up the trail.

Okay.. I was goign to send you the Tracks.. so you knew where we were going....

Pinedale WY would be good..

I have already programmed a 100mile detour in New Mexico... to go get an Enchalada.. LOL (hatch NM)

Digging through harddrive... of a VERY early picture of my bike... (think that was the 2nd set of tires it ever saw)..


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Re: Continental Divide
« Reply #24 on: April 14, 2012, 05:07:26 AM »
Hmm. Oops.. was logged in under my "test" account.   so I can see the site like everyone else (not admin mode)..

oh well.. that was me  ^^^


Some more pics from when I did the Trans america Trail.. for modivation



watter crossing in arkansas



layover day in Trinidad CO..   (tire change, oil change time)..



« Last Edit: April 14, 2012, 05:12:22 AM by Motorrad »

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Re: Continental Divide
« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2012, 03:56:30 PM »
Motorrad

A lot of dual sport info from this site.       http://www.advlife.us/

Hope I get the chance to jump in there.

never poked around there much... seem way too "organized" for my style..


I need to call you..


Do you have Garmin software?   I can send you the Routes...

No Garmin, I went back to using Benchmark maps. Pinedale WY looks like a good place for me to pick up the trail.

Okay.. I was goign to send you the Tracks.. so you knew where we were going....

Pinedale WY would be good..

I have already programmed a 100mile detour in New Mexico... to go get an Enchalada.. LOL (hatch NM)

Digging through harddrive... of a VERY early picture of my bike... (think that was the 2nd set of tires it ever saw)..




Will you have a SPOT?  If so I can follow your tracks when you leave.
"Endeavor to persevere."

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Re: Continental Divide
« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2012, 04:44:42 PM »
Funny.. I was just sitting down to look into them..    anyone actually play with one?

I hear Best buy has them for $50 or somthing

but what is the differance between the $50 and the $150 one

just stumbled on this post... havnt read it.. but I bet the answer is there...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=282391&highlight=spot
« Last Edit: April 14, 2012, 04:49:53 PM by Motorrad »

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Re: Continental Divide
« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2012, 05:07:59 PM »
Where we going---don't know don't care.

How long will be gone---don't know don't care.

How many miles a day ??--don't know, don't care.

What's our daily destinations---don't know, don't care.

When will we coming thru--wherever ??----don't know, don't care.

A very good plan !!!!

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Re: Continental Divide
« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2012, 06:00:13 PM »
hey chris... have you done any of the " Tour Of Idaho trail "

Im re-routing the way UP... 

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Re: Continental Divide
« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2012, 04:32:18 AM »
+1 for Idaho, my home state!