Riding Copper Canyon Mexico
Posted December 21, 2000 - 01:27 PM
I already expect to have a bad case of "Monkey Butt", but is there any other recommendations on bike preperation. I plan to run a full synthetic oil and change it every other day. That would be about 4 oil changes during the trip. Will I need to think about rejettin for Copper Canyon. I now live in Indiana elev. 0-1,000. Will a wr take that kind of daily riding in the heat having such a short stroke. Will it be wore out? I am gearing it taller, but do not want to loose all of its off road ability.(That's why were going down there.) If anyone has taken a wr on such a trip, talk to me.
[This message has been edited by miked (edited 12-21-2000).]
Posted December 21, 2000 - 03:09 PM
You might try Redline Water Wetter to help keep coolant temp down.
Posted December 21, 2000 - 09:21 PM
Your bike should have no problems. There were several WR’s that finished the Baja 2000 (1700+ miles at race speeds ~40 hours straight) with no engine failures. Your oil changing regiment sounds like a pretty conservative approach. I think you could cut it down to 2 oil changes with no adverse effects. Definitely change to softer seat foam. I recently put in 260 miles in one day. I know I would have had SERIOUS monkey butt if I were still running the stock seat. I switched to Factory FX softer foam (stock height) which made all the difference in the world. I was little tired after that ride but no monkey butt whatsoever. The Guts soft foam is also taller than stock which may be desirable if you have long legs. Your 15/50 gearing selection should be a pretty good compromise. Brian’s recommendation to run Water Wetter also sounds like a good idea. You might look into a bar pack map case from http://www.cycoactive.com/mc/bp3.html for $40. It came in real handy for me during the LA-B2V ride. Kept my money, maps and even a throwaway camera within easy reach. I could even grab the camera, snap a pic and stow it while riding without too much difficulty.
Good Luck and let us know how it goes.