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post #1 of 20 Old 01-30-2016, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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Wish me luck

On April 15th I'm entered in the rockinride 32 hr rally, I'm doing it on my 2014 KLR, I've got it where I want it as far as doing Ironbutt type rides, this will be my first rally, if I can finish and do it safely and not be late to the finish I'll be happy, it's a 500 mile remote start, which means I have to start 500 miles from the finish, which is in Harden, KY, so I'm probably going to start somewhere in Michigan, I'll have more as I get myself and the bike ready.
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post #2 of 20 Old 01-30-2016, 09:30 AM
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Good luck ( and enjoy)!
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post #3 of 20 Old 01-30-2016, 10:18 AM
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On April 15th I'm entered in the rockinride 32 hr rally, I'm doing it on my 2014 KLR, I've got it where I want it as far as doing Ironbutt type rides, this will be my first rally, if I can finish and do it safely and not be late to the finish I'll be happy, it's a 500 mile remote start, which means I have to start 500 miles from the finish, which is in Harden, KY, so I'm probably going to start somewhere in Michigan, I'll have more as I get myself and the bike ready.
rodneyw71,
I don't get it, I guess!
A remote start?
I'd think that could be from my own drive-way!
Or just around the block from the 'finish-line'! Two hundred and fifty miles out and around. Two hundred and Sixty miles+ back to the finish line!
500 miles is just a 'cake-walk' on a KLR650! Fill up twice, just to have a 'pee break'! I can/would even throw in some dirt roads! (scenic routes).

ps, OH Rodney,
Good luck! Enjoy your ride. I'll be thinking about you. Wishing I was there.

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post #5 of 20 Old 01-30-2016, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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It has to be 500 miles from the finish, which is in Kentucky, I live in Indiana and it's 400 miles to the finish, so I have to go out another 100 miles, I was told there will be bonuses in Michigan, so the day before the rally I'll get a hotel near the first bonus I want to get, there is also a rest bonus that I'll definitely be taking, have been playing with my routing software and google maps, I've been wanting to get into rallying since the late 90s, my kids are grown so now is the time, my ultimate goal is to get into the Ironbutt rally, I'd love to do it on a KLR, but baby steps.
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post #6 of 20 Old 01-31-2016, 11:39 AM
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Sounds like an interesting ride Rodney! What have you done to prepare the bike and yourself for this type of riding?
Best of luck....just jeff

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post #7 of 20 Old 01-31-2016, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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I've put on a beadrider seat, throttle lock, thicker grips, New avon gripster tires, have a aux power cord for my gps and ph, line from battery for heated gear, taller windshield, that's my comfort stuff for the bike. A couple weeks before the rally I'll be adj the chain and all cables, change the oil and go over every bolt, bought a new laptop so I can do routing, so spent the weekend practicing that, but so far that's it.
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post #8 of 20 Old 02-01-2016, 11:02 AM
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Hi Rodney,
Do you have a pic of the beadrider seat? Is that like the bead seat cushions for cars?
Regards....justjeff

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post #9 of 20 Old 02-14-2016, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
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This is my bike so far, I have two ram mounts, one for my gps and one for my ph, that's a pic of the beadrider also
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Good luck!

Are you carrying extra oil and gas?
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