Moab a go-go

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Moab a go-go

Post  Johnny Rocco on Fri May 29, 2009 2:10 pm

Just back from 5 days riding around Moab with the BRP.

Some quick notes here, hope to post pic's and a brief ride report on ADV Rider in the near future.

Haven't been to Moab yet? Put it on your MUST GO list! Consider going early or late season as I found that meeting
speeding 'squids' on rental ATV's or rental jeeps in a blind corner on a road that's ten feet wide with a five hundred foot (give or take a thousand) drop off mildly disconcerting. We left the Saturday of the Memorial Day weekend.

Loved the technical stuff, such as the climb to the Top of the World (which we did in the rain and which challenged my abilities more than a few times)

I found the 15/47 combination I'm running to be somewhat lacking. Great for the wide open or dirt tracking stuff, but wanting somewhat in the tighter stuff. I think next time I'd run a slightly larger rear sprocket.

Managed to get the crashing over on day one poor baby , not having been agressive enough on one climb, bouncing off a rock ledge and having my right foot and hip cleverly positioned between the clutch cover (unfortunately not testing my new clutch cover protector) at the bottom and the Sahara tank at the top. Thank Dog for MX boots or my foot would have been a write-off. As it was I think I cracked a bone and had a big ass hematoma on my hip.

Regards the 6+ gallon Sahara tank, it was reassuring having no fuel issues out there in the rhubarb, but a smaller tank would have been the bomb in some of the technical stuff. Ask me about fuel lines and hot header pipes....... dummy

As for the scenery, you best be ready to be assaulted by one stunning vista after another, after another ad infinitum. Pictures do not do it justice.
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Post  AURORA on Fri May 29, 2009 3:01 pm

What about you fuel lines from the Sahara tank?
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Sahara fuel lines

Post  Johnny Rocco on Fri May 29, 2009 3:51 pm

I had rigged up new fuel line to run the Sahara pre-Baja last year and everything worked well. Somewhere in between then and now, the fuel line got a bit of a sag on, header side. I'd noticed it and made a mental note (doh) to fix it, but forgot attending to the 118 other things I had see to pre-trip. Mid day on a run down from the Kokapelli(?) trail on the Onion Creek road, one of the lads following me noticed the strong smell of gas and on pulling up beside me noticed my fuel line melted against the header pipe with the gas boiling as it casually poured over the pipe. A quick Chinese fire drill ensued and we shut the fuel off without a fire and further drama. That's BS luck right there! We snipped the offending line and ran off the opposite petcock. Post ride, with clamps and lockwire, rigged up a safer setup.

New lines and routing are on the 'dues list'.
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Dodged a bullet there my friend

Post  Bump on Sun May 31, 2009 10:56 pm

Geez, that story could have had a really bad ending. Glad!
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