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post #1 of 8 Old 08-26-2007, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Cattle guard caution

We see them a lot here in the west. I don't remember seeing any in NY or elsewhere in the east.
Wherever there is open range they can be found.

Cattle guards.

Normally not a problem but every once in a while you run across a scary one like this:



Hard to see in the pic but there is a drop of about 8 - 10 inches under that seam.



I have always been wary of these things. Besides being slippery in the wet I ride to the side of any seam.

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post #2 of 8 Old 08-26-2007, 01:01 PM
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Good reminder, those things can get you quick. I've seen them around here that are about 3 feet across, but raised in the center like a speed bump. You have to go fast enough to pop the front wheel over so you don't get hung up on the skid plate.

I've read that some of the ones in Mexico have the grates running the other direction.
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We crossed a few of them this past week in SD, the worst we saw had big pot holes on both sides. I learned real quick to slow down for them.

I would hate to try crossing one with the grates running the other way. OUCH...

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This is kind is what I've seen, sometimes steeper in the middle.

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That would be a LOT of fun when wet!!

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New farkle for the open range!!



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Josbek, what brand are those bags, and do you like them. My buddy and I are considering some like those for more storage for daily riding, when we head out to Moab next Sept.

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http://www.imotorcyclestore.com/

Luggage tab > Nelson-Rigg > Standard saddlebags.

I also have some EXL that work pretty well too & hold more I think.

http://www.motodirect.com/servlet/StoreFront

> Soft side saddlebags.

Good luck & post when you are going. If thingsa work out I may be able to join you. I plan to go there again in June.


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