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post #1 of 2 Old 11-21-2006, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Gold Gulch, AZ

Hey all, just got back from a lil afternoon adventure ride through Gold Gulch. Just outside town i pick up Gold Gulch road, down to the end, drop into the wash, and i'm on the trails. Today i had enough time and did some exploring and found some new trails and did some desert blasting, doing the cresote slalom. I found some washes to blast, some fast dirt, a long natural rhythm section, got some altitude, and bashed my new skidplate a few times without worrying about shoving a rock through the case. I even roosted on border patrol with their ATV's, passed a guy waiting for his patrner to unload and he swung around and tried to keep up. I outran him through a few gravel twistys, had time to stop, turn around, and wait for him on the straight section. He finally appeared ass out and full tilt only to see me sitting there, facing the opposite direction resting. He tossed a slide when he passsed me and roosted a clouid of gravel in my direction while laughing in his helmet. and i took off down a rugged trail and disappeared. While heading back the adventure part begins.

While roughly follwing a gas pipeline to get back to the trail, i was blasting through the desert, found a section with some nice jumps, and was working it when all of a sudden i came across a bikeswallower that didn't have a kicker in front of it. I wheelied through it and got light, but cased hard on the other side and pinchflatted. Since i was hauling ass, it took a bit for it to go flat and while heading back on gravel the rear finally went flat, as usual, just when it got dark. I couldn't find my flashlight so i left the headlight on for a bit while i gathered some wood and built a fire for light. By this time though, my battery was too low to start the bike. I looked but couldn't find a good stick to use as a jack, but i discovered that the axle stnading up under the right side of the swingarm is the perfect height to hold the bike up. Got my tube changed, back on the bike, and proceeded to run up and down the loose gravel road trying to get enough traction to pushstart it. After several runs i fianlly got it going again, and was able to get back home. Thus concludes yet another fun day of KLRing

The next thing on my list is a kickstarter!

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post #2 of 2 Old 11-27-2006, 12:06 AM
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Glad you got it going again. Just a thought, because I saw one advertised on TV. Is there anyway to carry a battery pack that could be used to trickle charge the battery? I wonder if even a really small 12V would be enough? Well as I said glad you made it out Okay

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