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post #1 of 36 Old 12-04-2016, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for info on Potash Rd/Shafer Canyon near Moab, UT

I was starting to make some notes for a ride next year, and was looking at including Potash Rd and Shafer Canyon Rd as part of the ride. I'll be on a Yamaha Super Tenere, which is no lightweight. Has anyone here made that trip and, if you have, can you impart some first hand info on what the riding conditions are like?

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I was starting to make some notes for a ride next year, and was looking at including Potash Rd and Shafer Canyon Rd as part of the ride. I'll be on a Yamaha Super Tenere, which is no lightweight. Has anyone here made that trip and, if you have, can you impart some first hand info on what the riding conditions are like?
Parts of the road may be ok for your bike, but you'd be better off riding a DRZ.

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Very spectacular roads. 98% is no problem. 2% can be done when care is used. Do not attempt in the wet as the clay there is slimy.

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That won't be possible. I don't have one, and even if I did, it would be a loooooong ride on one from North Carolina

Thanks for the info. I've watched Youtube videos of guys driving the road in 4WD vehicles, but I'd rather get info from guys who've actually done it on bigger bikes.

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I did it on a 2006 Vstrom 650 a few years ago, I have also done it on a DR650 and a 2WD pickup (Ram1500). If have any experience riding your ST off road you will be fine. Just take your time.
I would recommend that before you go up Schaefer trail, turn left (coming from Potash) at White Rim Road and take it for a few or few dozen miles.
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I've ridden a lot of gravel, and some pretty bad forestry roads, but I don't have any real off road experience like singletrack or hucking over logs or anything.

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I've ridden a lot of gravel, and some pretty bad forestry roads, but I don't have any real off road experience like singletrack or hucking over logs or anything.
It's not like that, you'd like this road. My wife road it, she's looking forward to doing it again. We did this on DRZ's a couple years ago.

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Thanks guys, I appreciate the first hand info. It doesn't look too bad in the videos, but it's always better to hear from people who've actually done it.

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If it's dry it'll be fine, but if it's wet things will get a lot tougher. Watch the weather closely.

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Check out YouTube for videos. Everride has a nice video of Potash Road.
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