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05-05-2007, 02:46 PM
Couldn't think of a clever title....

Did a solo ride today to scope out some new terrain.

On a network of gravel county roads, oilfield roads, cowtrails, and powerline r.o.w. tracks, I was able to run a little over 50 miles of continuous dirt...then I turned around and did it again....

100 miles of dirt...


The 1st Annual Cinco de Mayo 100!!!


Started before sunrise w/ a clean bike...

Thought this was a cool Pre-Apocalyptic shot...

This stretch was VERY fun...


This potash mine is barely visible in the background in the pic above^



Awesome ride.

Next weekend, I am going back with a friend to ride some of the nasty stuff that I didn't want to risk running solo...

05-05-2007, 03:48 PM
Nice report. Saweet you got the IMS tank, the conversion to black is complete. I am jealous I really like the way you have your KLR setup, it looks mean...I too have the radiator/reservoir guard and I was curious to how the new tank fit around the guard, it looks like it fits fine. I might have to get me one of those monster tanks because I don't see myself painting the stock tank.

05-05-2007, 10:19 PM
Looks like a great ride! How far from the home site is it to the start?

05-05-2007, 10:36 PM

I think I m really gonna like the IMS tank. I was gonna paint mine (for a year or so...) but just couldn't bring myself to do it....don't know why. Anyway, there was a group buy at klr650.net and I just jumped all over it. The radiator guard works well with the tank though it does block access to the mounting points for the front of the tank. I just flattened out one of the stock shroud tabs, bolted it down to the lower mounting point on the tank and zip tied it to the radiator guard.

It just wouldn't be a KLR without zipties holding on the tank...:trust:


The "start" is 15 miles from the house.

I could have hit dirt roads about 5 miles from the house but I would have had to cross private land and a few gates...

The route I took was all public land and not a single gate was in my way...

The 50 mile one-way super fun dirt route bypassed about 40 miles of relatively straight, flat, unexciting 70mph 4 lane slab...

I need to find 30 more miles of dirt and then I can go from Hobbs, NM to Carlsbad, NM sans pavement.

05-06-2007, 09:06 AM
Is that a stock front rim? I think not.

Nice looking setup.

05-06-2007, 04:45 PM
Is that a stock front rim? I think not.

Nice looking setup.

My front rim is a stock rear rim off some dirtbike with the nipple angles re-drilled to match my hub...

05-06-2007, 09:44 PM
Is that a stock front rim? I think not.

Nice looking setup.

I was wondering the same thing.
Looks very menacing.
I bet it is good in the sand.

05-07-2007, 06:02 PM
VERY good in the sand....


05-09-2007, 10:20 AM
The pic of the mine looks like something from "Dune" the spice..........

phil gates
07-04-2007, 01:23 AM
My front rim is a stock rear rim off some dirtbike with the nipple angles re-drilled to match my hub...

Is the front brake also from something else. It looks a good bit big compared to stock.