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post #1 of 32 Old 08-15-2017, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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Just after sunrise on the morning of June 9th, Kenley Steck, the proprietor of Notom Ranch B&B in rural Notom Utah, heard a knock at his door. Upon opening the door, he found an unlikely visitor with swollen knees and ankles, seeking a ride into town. He quickly greeted the needy stranger with water, ice-packs and vitamin-I (ibuprofen). After hearing the story of his harrowing 13 mile walk out of the desert the night before (due to his foolish decision to ride alone off road, and get into terrain above his skill level), Mr. Steck drove him 30 miles into Torrey, dropping him off at Tracy and Wendy Potter's Wonderland RV park and campground. There, kind Strom-troopers Andreas, Jude and Steven recovered his bike and got him to the medical clinic in neighboring Bicknell. [end 1940's narrator voice]

Details and pics in post 278 and following of this thread: https://www.stromtrooper.com/events/3...9-11-a-28.html

So after arriving late to the party in Torrey due to an interesting detour in the desert, followed by towing bills, medical bills and a flight home for two months of physical therapy, I arrived in Vegas this past Saturday AM to pick up my bike. Prior to storing the bike I added "Startron" fuel additive to help with stabilize the fuel, since it had ethanol in it. I gave the bike a T-CLOCS pre-ride check and noticed a dry blue spot on the garage floor below the radiator about the 1-1/4" in diameter. It was some of the Suzuki long life coolant. I didn't see any place on the bike evidencing the source of the coolant leak but will continue to watch it. All of the fluid levels were fine, everything on the bike worked, but both front and rear tires were about 5 psi low. After inflating the tires to the right levels for a near max load (33 psi front / 41 psi rear), I rolled the bike out of the garage. It started right up like it had only sat overnight rather than for two months.

The next morning, I left for Phoenix before sunrise to enjoy a beautiful ride with the temps in the 80's until The last hour and a half into Phoenix.

I "disparage the 650 for power (and economy)" in post 148 of this thread. https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl650a-2...-power-15.html

My route back to Alabama will take me through Payson in the mountains east of Phoenix and up to Hwys 555 and 50 in Colorado before heading east back across Kansas and through the Ozarks in southern Missouri / northern Arkansas. I may be able to fit in a ride on the Talimena Skyway before my last leg home.

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JD Astar 1260 lumen LED tail light bulb
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Hyde Racing skid plate
Adventuretech kickstand foot, fork brace, fender raising kit, and peg lowering kit.
Zita 26mm up / 20mm back risers
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post #2 of 32 Old 08-15-2017, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Black River Canyon - Hwy 93

Between Boulder City NV and Kingman, AZ
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2015 DL650XT w/ factory Suzuki/Motech side cases and engine guard.
First farkle - Motech center stand
Suzuki handguards
Augustus Wind Deflectors
Fat, foamy grips
Givi AirFlow windscreen
Go-Cruise throttle lock
JD Astar 1260 lumen LED tail light bulb
Suzuki (SW Motech) Top Case
Hyde Racing skid plate
Adventuretech kickstand foot, fork brace, fender raising kit, and peg lowering kit.
Zita 26mm up / 20mm back risers
Sit and Fly Seat Net

So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Genesis 1:27
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post #3 of 32 Old 08-15-2017, 03:42 PM
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Enjoy your ride! I'm looking forward to more pix.

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Yo, KD70, I saw a great road around the canyon lands area on the F-G650GS forum.
The White Rim Road. Right up your taste on off pavement byways. Worth a gander!
It is so close to Torrey too!
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Jeez dude, I went over and read your tale. You sir are a blessed man.
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Jeez dude, I went over and read your tale. You sir are a blessed man.
Hopefully I'll need a little less "blessing" on the trip back.

2015 DL650XT w/ factory Suzuki/Motech side cases and engine guard.
First farkle - Motech center stand
Suzuki handguards
Augustus Wind Deflectors
Fat, foamy grips
Givi AirFlow windscreen
Go-Cruise throttle lock
JD Astar 1260 lumen LED tail light bulb
Suzuki (SW Motech) Top Case
Hyde Racing skid plate
Adventuretech kickstand foot, fork brace, fender raising kit, and peg lowering kit.
Zita 26mm up / 20mm back risers
Sit and Fly Seat Net

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Yo, KD70, I saw a great road around the canyon lands area on the F-G650GS forum.

The White Rim Road. Right up your taste on off pavement byways. Worth a gander!

It is so close to Torrey too!


I'd love to take it, but it doesn't look like I'll have enough time to route back through southern Utah.


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2015 DL650XT w/ factory Suzuki/Motech side cases and engine guard.
First farkle - Motech center stand
Suzuki handguards
Augustus Wind Deflectors
Fat, foamy grips
Givi AirFlow windscreen
Go-Cruise throttle lock
JD Astar 1260 lumen LED tail light bulb
Suzuki (SW Motech) Top Case
Hyde Racing skid plate
Adventuretech kickstand foot, fork brace, fender raising kit, and peg lowering kit.
Zita 26mm up / 20mm back risers
Sit and Fly Seat Net

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As exciting as your last write up was, let's keep this trip slightly less eventful. Enjoy your ride!!!
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Don't know it you've had the time to look it up but the couple's vid of the route caused my testicles to recess. Some really exciting bits of road and gobs of opportunities to fall a long way if you goof.
Not some sucky soft sand to crash in. That stuff is bad enough.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BZE2JJOgk8
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