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Old 10-12-2016, 02:41 PM   #41
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I have a full figure with a 30" inseam. The xr's 37 inch seat hieght does not go with my figure or else I would be on one.
Your avatar photo doesn't look full figured to me. And are you sure a 30" inseam only? Those look like very long legs and should straddle any seat nicely regardless of height.

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Old 10-12-2016, 02:45 PM   #42
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My buddy and I rode around Ouray CO in August of 2014 ( bikes were new). I had Dunlops D606's and he had the stock Trail Wings. Both did really well but the D606's were the tire to have.
When I had my KLR 650, the D606 was my go to tire. Whether on pavement or dirt, these are just great tires. I regularly flogged the KLR through twisties in Arkansas and Colorado on D606's and never had any issue running fun speeds or staying up with bigger bikes on more street biased tires. I could usually get several long trips out of a set of tires (long being about 6-7 full days of riding per trip) and even a few weekend trips and some day rides out of them. But like I said, I really flogged these tires hard. For a trip like this, I would go ahead and spring for a new set unless I had just mounted a set recently and they had very few miles on them. I like having the most knobby possible when I know I am going to be doing a lot of unpaved stuff that includes rocks and perhaps sand.

As for the Dr650 being capable... I have seen one ridden like a mountain goat through the desert and mountains of Arizona and I had trouble keeping him in sight while riding my KTM 530 EXC, and the DR was bone stock on worn out suspension! The bike will not be your limiting factor However, you may want to get a larger gas tank than the stock tank just so you have some decent range. I hate having to worry about gas constantly.

I have ridden quite a bit of the route on various trips and I can tell you that if it does rain, that changes EVERYTHING! Some of the roads it won't matter much. Other roads will become almost impassable, especially for the big bikes but even for the smaller bikes. The mud just becomes incredibly slick. Riding on the edge or even off the road in the grass doesn't really help. you also run the risk of thorns in the tires if you get off the road.
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Old 10-12-2016, 03:00 PM   #43
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I already have a ims 4.9 gal, range about 180. My limiting factor will be my figure bumps into the oversized tank.
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Old 10-12-2016, 03:10 PM   #44
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I have a 30" inseam also. Let's race

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Old 10-12-2016, 03:22 PM   #45
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Your avatar photo doesn't look full figured to me. And are you sure a 30" inseam only? Those look like very long legs and should straddle any seat nicely regardless of height.

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If he looked like his avatar, there would likely be a LOT more guys signing up for this ride...
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Old 10-12-2016, 08:45 PM   #46
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Thanks for organizing such an awesome ride...im in...on a new bike...
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Old 10-22-2016, 12:36 PM   #47
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Hoop & I did the NM part of the CDR 9/09, Report Had a great time.
I compared the tracks and they were mostly the same, except we started in Deming. Parked the car & trailed at AT Storage near the airport; it was maned 24h.

Thinking about doing it again with y'all.
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Old 10-23-2016, 10:34 AM   #48
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I have a enclosed trailer and tow rig that can haul four bikes and/or sleep 3. If we had someone to drive the rig as support and to want to be on a bike it's available.
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Old 10-25-2016, 06:25 PM   #49
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thats a phenomenal job of the .gpx tracks! showing gas and lodging opportunities.
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Old 10-28-2016, 05:53 PM   #50
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Just what I was looking for. Count me in.
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Old 10-28-2016, 11:58 PM   #51
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I'm a very definite maybe unless a cool Mexico trip comes up.
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Old 10-30-2016, 12:22 AM   #52
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I am definitely interested in this. I just did one week at Taylor Park Colorado on my KTM 450 and it was amazing. Super rocky and technical though. I would also consider camping out as an option. Still up in the air as to how to get to New Mexico. I do have a 16ft enclosed trailer I could pull but don't like the thought of leaving my truck there. I'll be riding a Super Tenere.
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Old 10-31-2016, 07:47 AM   #53
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Old 10-31-2016, 06:57 PM   #54
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Aw man, now I gotta ask my wife to drive a chase vehicle on her birthday week and find 2 or 3 more people from Austin area that wanna join in.



Man, I'm gonna owe her for a long time if I can convince her!

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I am definitely interested in this. I just did one week at Taylor Park Colorado on my KTM 450 and it was amazing. Super rocky and technical though. I would also consider camping out as an option. Still up in the air as to how to get to New Mexico. I do have a 16ft enclosed trailer I could pull but don't like the thought of leaving my truck there. I'll be riding a Super Tenere.
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Old 10-31-2016, 09:16 PM   #56
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I'm not opposed to that. What are you riding?
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Old 11-01-2016, 08:06 PM   #57
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Was talking about this to a couple of inmates (dualsport rider and Jampad) over the weekend st Roll The Bones VII. We're going to meet to discuss logistics and such. Anyone else in north Texas contemplating doing this ride?


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Old 11-01-2016, 08:09 PM   #58
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I am. Located in Nevada Texas, NE of Plano
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JoToPe, I am really looking forward to planning this one........ Good Stuff! Be fun to ride with a group from our neck of the woods..
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