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Old 11-11-2017, 04:13 PM
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All right guys, just sold the remaining XS1100 with the full factory hard bags to a fellow from Grand Junction. Brant, I texted you about him. He has your phone number. Really nice guy. I am a Kawasaki ZRX1200 only garage now.

I told him about the rally, hope to have him join us.
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Sold! ‘80SG ("New") 28,857 miles 5/31/17, original shocks, factory hard side cases, engine guard/highway pegs, throttle lock, stock jetting, K&N air filter, stock FD, hard top case, ME880 tires, stainless front lines, 36 mpg so far.
Still needs 750/850 FD mod and ACCT mod.
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:31 PM
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All right guys, just sold the remaining XS1100 with the full factory hard bags to a fellow from Grand Junction. Brant, I texted you about him. He has your phone number. Really nice guy. I am a Kawasaki ZRX1200 only garage now.

I told him about the rally, hope to have him join us.
I'm not planning on getting rid of my XS but I may be riding a new bike come rally time. I've always wanted to pick up a Ural and if everything pans out work/money-wise I may have one early next year. I would probably have a hell of time keeping up with everyone though haha!
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Old 11-13-2017, 04:48 PM
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I'm not planning on getting rid of my XS but I may be riding a new bike come rally time. I've always wanted to pick up a Ural and if everything pans out work/money-wise I may have one early next year. I would probably have a hell of time keeping up with everyone though haha!
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Old 11-16-2017, 06:40 PM
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Dates?

Any thought yet about Rally Dates?

Sure would be nice if Cottonwood Pass was finished and that western section back open as a paved road. If not, i'd at least like to make time to ride from BV up to the summit and back.

There was some banter in my CO Ride report about maybe having a rolling rally or some sort of ride before or after the rally weekend deal. Any of you Colorado guys planning to take any additional days off before or after the weekend rally? Problem in Jul & Aug is extreme heat in UT, NM and eastern CO. Not good on bike or rider.

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Old 11-16-2017, 07:00 PM
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Well Brant, I've been doing this crap for 40 years and doing it well. There is NO WAY a carb can be tuned to run well at all elevations..

Come on down and set mine so they run well here then ill come up there and see.
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Old 11-16-2017, 08:07 PM
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It's still in the works, Jeff, but no problem for me so far with time or a rolling rally. Whatever gets decided gets done.

That reminds me, I still have to check on Iron Horse reservations... shoot!
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Old 11-16-2017, 08:11 PM
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Greg, Yours sure is in 'the zone' up there at Mach III+ near WOT. Especially in 105-100 degree temps. Mine can't do that and stay happy. My motor would be glowing red. But out there in the flatlands you gotta roll to get anywhere, and you are set up to roll. You got a miles chewing machine

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Old 11-16-2017, 10:34 PM
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Greg, Yours sure is in 'the zone' up there at Mach III+ near WOT. Especially in 105-100 degree temps. Mine can't do that and stay happy. My motor would be glowing red. But out there in the flatlands you gotta roll to get anywhere, and you are set up to roll. You got a miles chewing machine

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Very true Jeff, as would mine especially still having the the stock original final drive.
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Old 11-17-2017, 10:03 AM
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Good time for riding in Colorado is late July into August, keeping in mind August is typically one of the wetter months in this state so showers are a real possibility.

I would suggest that a weekend between July 15 and August 19 would be a good "window" for a rally. Earlier in the year, May and even into June, we can still get snow in the high country. Earlier into July and the east coast group generally has a rally scheduled around the 4th, which is a Wednesday in 2018. If that is not an issue it would be a good opportunity to take the entire week off and have the weekends before and after the week of the 4th to travel. A lot of people do family events, though, and may not wish to travel far from home. Several years ago we had a rally out of Bozeman, Montana, and ended up watching 4th of July fireworks as a group from the side of a hill. Cool! JAT.
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Old 11-17-2017, 03:11 PM
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A Ural? Cool!


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I'll probably be at the back there with ya on my Heritage.
I bet that guy is going 35MPH with that camper on there. Haha
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For the three rallies I’ve hosted out here in Colorado in the last four years, one or two weekends after the 4th of July weekend had been very good to us.

Get into August and the weather can start changing in a hurry and any earlier snow is a possibility through June. You guys saw the pictures I posted from June 1 in the rally thread last year. I was in 12 foot snowbanks on top of Trailridge Road.

Definitely July is the month.

The word is Cottonwood Pass should be fully paved by later summer 2018. I wouldn’t expect anything earlier. I read late summer as mid to late July. An out and back on the paved portion that already exists would be a nice ride anyway.

Another great loop would be to go south through Poncha Springs from Buena Vista on 285 to Saguache, then take 114 west/north to Hwy 50 on the east side of Gunnison, east back over Monarch Pass on Highway 50, the back to Buena Vista.

With respect to carburetors, the stock 80 SG I just sold was set up with stock jetting. It ran fine at this elevation and up over 10,000 feet. Methinks non-stock exhaust/pods lead and contribute to changes in performamce vs stock exhaust as elevations vary. That combo can be set up for an area or region but doesn’t have the versatility at higher or lower elevations relative to where it was originally tuned.
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Sold! '80SG ("Old") Showa shocks, 750 FD, 25,220 miles 6/2/17, 7,200' elev, 107.5 mains, 2.25 turns, 39 mpg all around, auto CCT, Plexifairing III.

Sold! ‘80SG ("New") 28,857 miles 5/31/17, original shocks, factory hard side cases, engine guard/highway pegs, throttle lock, stock jetting, K&N air filter, stock FD, hard top case, ME880 tires, stainless front lines, 36 mpg so far.
Still needs 750/850 FD mod and ACCT mod.
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