Join Date: Sep 2000
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Re: Desert Advice
Wouldn't hurt me either Chubby, I had on way too many clothes, it was cold and windy in the am. Next year, I'll be more prepared. I'll know how to dress, have a Pit area set up for gas, the first time I pulled into the gas/pit area I was told to move on because it was someone elseís area and they were waiting for their riders. Amateur mistake for sure. The riders meeting was at 0930, then we were to go directly to the start which was like a 5 mile ride. At the meeting we were told that if we didn't have our gas at the pit area, we still had like 10 minutes to get it there. I was like "Shi!", so I went to get my gas, left my bike parked right where it was (it was surrounded by other bikes, no way to move it out), went to get my gas, another guy came by and asked me if I knew where the pit area was, turned out his wife was going to drive the gas over so he offered to take mine. I had no idea what it was going to look like over there, never saw my gas can again. Lesson learned! I'm sure it was there...somewhere among the 200 others along the line. Some guy gave me some gas that first time around, I think he just wanted to get rid of me, but he was cool and I offered to pay him, but he declined. With gas prices being what they are today, and him not knowing me from Adam, that says something about him.
So, dress, pit area, suspension set up (I haven't checked/set sag yet), I wanted to break it in first, Itís got probably 200 miles or there about, I think this weekend I'll take a look at that. I'm holding off on the first valve check till about 500, I think that's what the manual recommends.