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Re: tankhead rides west again.
« Reply #100 on: July 12, 2018, 12:04:25 PM »
If you strap the wheels, don't be surprised by a potentially unsettling amount of movement in your mirror.  That's for the front. 

For the rear, I'd probably be fine w/ strapping the wheel tho I've not done it. 

I can't see pics. Are you going to chock the wheels at all?  I just screwed a couple chunks of 2x4 on the front so I could set the front wheel in there.  Same with the rear.  Peace of mind.

Edit.  I see your comment about a chock purchase. 
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Re: tankhead rides west again.
« Reply #101 on: July 12, 2018, 12:29:18 PM »
Are any of my pics showing up!? 

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Re: tankhead rides west again.
« Reply #102 on: July 12, 2018, 12:33:41 PM »
Are any of my pics showing up!?

Not for me.
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« Reply #103 on: July 12, 2018, 01:24:12 PM »
Are any of my pics showing up!?

Not for me.


Damn, they show up on my end.  I wonder if because I set it for private it won't show up?
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« Reply #104 on: July 12, 2018, 01:25:48 PM »
Either way works, i usually just strap suspension down--but not too much, same as the front.

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« Reply #105 on: July 12, 2018, 01:40:49 PM »
How 'bout now?  Are they showing?  The Pics?

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Re: tankhead rides west again.
« Reply #106 on: July 12, 2018, 01:47:53 PM »
I can see the one, are there more?
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« Reply #107 on: July 12, 2018, 02:22:42 PM »
Page 6 has some of my trailer and petroglyph.. Yes?

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Re: tankhead rides west again.
« Reply #108 on: July 12, 2018, 02:32:21 PM »
I can see the trailer pic..and with the wheel stand you are good to go, bike's not going anywhere...just check at every fill up along with touching the trailer hubs to see if they are heating up.  A spare trailer tire and a set of bearings (or better yet a complete hub) will go a long way toward peace of mind. 

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Re: tankhead rides west again.
« Reply #109 on: July 12, 2018, 03:10:49 PM »
Page 6 has some of my trailer and petroglyph.. Yes?

yep  where is the petroglyph?
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Re: tankhead rides west again.
« Reply #110 on: July 12, 2018, 03:15:00 PM »
Page 6 has some of my trailer and petroglyph.. Yes?

yep  where is the petroglyph?

It's on page 6!   :nuts:










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Re: tankhead rides west again.
« Reply #111 on: July 12, 2018, 03:23:02 PM »
 :firedevil:    not the picture....  I'm thinking Hyatville?
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« Reply #112 on: July 12, 2018, 05:54:35 PM »
right outside of capitol reef, ut

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« Reply #113 on: July 13, 2018, 08:25:18 AM »
we can stop here when we are in the bighorns if you want:  http://wyoparks.state.wy.us/index.php/places-to-go/medicine-lodge
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« Reply #114 on: July 14, 2018, 06:44:14 PM »
In West Virginia. I left the trailer at home. I wanted the ride of a lifetime and that's what I'm doing.. f the trailer...
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« Reply #115 on: July 14, 2018, 08:24:49 PM »
 :bigok:
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« Reply #116 on: July 14, 2018, 09:12:49 PM »
Cool! see ya Wednesday!
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Re: tankhead rides west again.
« Reply #117 on: July 15, 2018, 09:25:05 AM »
Good choice Tankhead  :thumbsup:

Have a great ride and take lots of pics
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« Reply #118 on: July 15, 2018, 10:25:24 AM »
a little cool and wet here today ( a very welcome change). But looking perfect for the next week!!
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Re: tankhead rides west again.
« Reply #119 on: July 15, 2018, 11:32:10 AM »
In West Virginia. I left the trailer at home. I wanted the ride of a lifetime and that's what I'm doing.. f the trailer...
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« Reply #120 on: July 15, 2018, 05:12:57 PM »
Made it too Attica Indiana.  A great ride considering the heat in oh and Indiana. I took wv 50 to 33 up to 70. Tires got a little squared off but better than driving in a car.. that's for sure. Lots of adv bikes on rt 74 Indiana heading east... Man I love West Virginia... 542 miles tomorrow. Then to the border of SD Tuesday night. Probably stop at Black hills national Park to get my first park stamp of the trip and then make it to Rapid City by the evening.. tankhead out..

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Re: tankhead rides west again.
« Reply #121 on: July 15, 2018, 05:42:44 PM »
In West Virginia. I left the trailer at home. I wanted the ride of a lifetime and that's what I'm doing.. f the trailer...
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Re: tankhead rides west again.
« Reply #122 on: July 15, 2018, 05:57:11 PM »
In West Virginia. I left the trailer at home. I wanted the ride of a lifetime and that's what I'm doing.. f the trailer...
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« Reply #123 on: July 15, 2018, 06:19:08 PM »
Good stuff Chris!
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« Reply #124 on: July 16, 2018, 07:00:43 PM »
543 miles. I'm really tired of the highway. Sick of it.. Let the fun begin already!!! Getting grumpy in my old age. Can't decide on taking the highway to Rapid City and then take the time to go back Wednesday morning to the Badlands or just get closer check out the park Wednesday and roll in to Rapid City later Wednesday evening... Decision, decisions.. did I say I'm sick of the slab?

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« Reply #125 on: July 16, 2018, 07:37:00 PM »
Hang in there, 543 is no joke slabbing. We've all been there. You'll be strolling through tall cotton soon!
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« Reply #126 on: July 16, 2018, 08:17:39 PM »
Badlands is pretty amazing but compared to the others it is a park you can take in pretty quickly.
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« Reply #127 on: July 16, 2018, 09:29:18 PM »
Funny story that was not funny as it was happening.. last night the humidity was so bad that I could not stop profusely sweating... Set up the tent and at sun down thousands of knats swarmed my tent and would not leave. Lit a fire with lots of smoke to no avail.  Got in tent and continued to sweat and swat. It was maddening. Packed up my shit at 10:30 pm and found a cheap hotel down the street.. man was I pissed... Got about 5 hours of sleep...

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« Reply #128 on: July 16, 2018, 09:51:27 PM »
Some nights are not meant for camping.  Soon enough you'll have an amazing clear night under the stars :)
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« Reply #129 on: July 16, 2018, 10:02:42 PM »
Rapid city to badlands is only 45 minutes. 
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« Reply #130 on: July 16, 2018, 10:04:20 PM »
Rapid city to badlands is only 45 minutes. And there are free beds with A/C
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« Reply #131 on: July 16, 2018, 10:10:33 PM »
Sounds like the adventure has begun

I can't stand the knats, misquotes, or just the creepy fly in your face bugs myself.. A hotel room was a good decision. 
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« Reply #132 on: July 17, 2018, 12:01:56 PM »
a hotel room full of bugs, now that would have sucked. 
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« Reply #133 on: July 17, 2018, 02:34:06 PM »
a hotel room full of bugs, now that would have sucked.

Lol hahaha.
In winner SD now. Stopped for a couple of cool refreshing...   42 miles till another time change. Checked our the bluffs... Wonderful.  Taking 50/42 to Rapid City... Be there by 6-7:00... Boom

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« Reply #134 on: July 17, 2018, 03:46:03 PM »
Put yourself in home on the range mode. 

buffalo roam, deer and antelope play etc..
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« Reply #135 on: July 17, 2018, 10:01:39 PM »
Great ride. 50 to 44 up through the bad lands the get my park pass. Will get my stamp tomorrow to put in my passport book.

Made it to my buddy's house .  Storming out now. Getting ready for the real riding... Need to rest.

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« Reply #136 on: July 18, 2018, 08:55:31 PM »
Bad lands were incredible. That's all I'm gonna say about that... Wyoming tomorrow

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« Reply #137 on: July 18, 2018, 09:10:11 PM »
:popcorn:

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« Reply #138 on: July 18, 2018, 10:22:19 PM »
:popcorn:

Carry on.
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« Reply #139 on: July 20, 2018, 12:17:48 AM »
The big horns was a big day. 60 degrees to 100 degrees.. elevation problems, 470 miles. Another long one... Glorious views... Looks just like South Jersey...... Not

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« Reply #140 on: July 20, 2018, 10:09:39 AM »
The ride of you life!  :banana: :chili:
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« Reply #141 on: July 20, 2018, 10:43:57 AM »
Roll on  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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« Reply #142 on: July 20, 2018, 09:43:33 PM »
Wish I could pay a pic right now... Having beers in red Lodge after chief Joseph and Beartooth... Holy shit.... Looked just like Elmer, nj.. right Ken?

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« Reply #143 on: July 24, 2018, 06:24:48 PM »
Camping in Jackson to camping in manila.... 191 South to 44 around the flaming gorge basin.... Someone described it as the Beartooth pass of the area... Then to Grand junction, over the Douglas pass on 139... Unbelievable..
Tomorrow, Colorado national monument. Then down 141 to naturita then up to Moab. Camping in BLM hear dead horse point. Arches the next morning and Capitol reef finish up in Torrey. Cheers. 😁

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« Reply #144 on: July 25, 2018, 11:22:39 AM »
Man, you have been hitting a lot of the stuff I covered a few years back.  I'm trying to imagine the smile on your face seeing it for the first time like me.   :bigok:
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« Reply #145 on: July 25, 2018, 06:48:05 PM »
Colorado national monument in the AM. Grand Mesa just now... Things are just as beautiful as I left them 10 years ago. My goodness, the beauty, and the roads.

We will be getting tires put on Gregg's bike tomorrow and then ride down 141 to Nurita then back up to dead horse point. Those 211 miles should be great...

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« Reply #146 on: July 28, 2018, 08:11:56 AM »
So we got into Moab... It was hot. Now I knew it would be, and gave Gregg the warning... Stopped to get supplies and water. They had a water spigot there so I drenched my one piece Olympia mesh space suit and headed up to canyon lands. I had been there before but just to get the stamp.. this time we drove the loop.. Shaffer pass looked inviting but we had plans to camp at BLM. Turns out that site is now a pay site so we ended up going to horsethief like I did 10 years ago.. but in the distance I could see a storm developing.... Not giving it too much thought, we registered, paid the $15 bucks and Gregg set up his tent...I waited because it looked like the storm would be hitting within the hour... Being up on a plateau? Check. Having metal tent poles surrounding you as you sleep? Check. Seeing cloud to ground lightning approaching? Check. What could go wrong?
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« Reply #147 on: July 30, 2018, 04:11:11 PM »
Camped in Bryce for free in the forest... Then camped in the forest for free at Jacob lake... Entrance to the north rim.. haven't showered in three days.. fires in gc caused breathing problems at night in tent... Now in Flagstaff... Hitting South rim in the morning. Hotel till family comes in two days... Riding without the bags tomorrow..... Then the family arrives... I leave my bike at an adv rider's house for 7 days.  5003 miles on the bike for this trip....WOW... What a beautiful country I live in... 'Merica

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« Reply #148 on: July 30, 2018, 04:19:31 PM »
 :thumbsup:
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« Reply #149 on: July 30, 2018, 06:26:50 PM »
Camped in Bryce for free in the forest... Then camped in the forest for free at Jacob lake... Entrance to the north rim.. haven't showered in three days.. fires in gc caused breathing problems at night in tent... Now in Flagstaff... Hitting South rim in the morning. Hotel till family comes in two days... Riding without the bags tomorrow..... Then the family arrives... I leave my bike at an adv rider's house for 7 days.  5003 miles on the bike for this trip....WOW... What a beautiful country I live in... 'Merica


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