Desert first time on wr
Posted March 03, 2006 - 06:21 AM
I'm from portugal and I go to Marrocos Every year on 4x4 veicles but this year I wnat to take my 02 wr426, the plan is carriying it on a pickup truck to the south part of marrocos. Getting there ride about 300km every day. it will be a hard thing to do. i'm plannig on doing about 2000km.
I need some tips on what to take...and changes to the wr.i have it stock execpt for fmf pcore4 muffler, and unabiker radguards
My list so far is:
oil and filters for 3 changes
3 air filters
filter oil and cleaner
and what more guys?
Need your expertise in desert!
Posted March 03, 2006 - 07:29 AM
It sound like you will have truck support, so if you can, maybe;
extra set of tires
spare chain(or a couple extra master links,at least)
spare clutch/brake levers
extra clutch perch
assortment of nuts/bolts
extra headlight bulbs
I'm sure there's more.
Oh yeah, lots of Anti Monkey Butt Powder!
Sound like a great trip!!!
Posted March 03, 2006 - 08:38 AM
Safety wire? don't know what that is...can u explain what is it for so I can relate it with the portuguese?
I bouth a wr400 12L fuel tank, does anyone know what the range to expect with this tank?
By the way what r the grip donuts?
Posted March 03, 2006 - 10:16 AM
HAd any kind of problems?
What problems can i expect more frequently?
Posted March 03, 2006 - 12:44 PM
Grip donuts are flat, donut shaped pieces of foam that slip over your grips. They help keep from rubbing a hole in that first knuckle on your thumb.If you go herehttp://www.rockymountainatv.com/ and do a search for "grip donut" you'll see what I mean. Sorry, I can't get a direct link to work.
I was just tying to think of things that might help you be more comfortable. Thats a lot of hours on the bike.
I think you should get at least get 60 -75 miles on a tank, depending on how hard you're twisting it.
I've never done anything even close. I've done some 100 mile, mostly single-track days, but nothing like you're talking about. I assum you'll be on a lot of dirt roads, so that will help, but speeds will be higher. Don't let yourself get to tired, stay alert, be safe.
Posted March 03, 2006 - 03:37 PM
I've done 700 miles of desert in a week before running dunlops......... 3 front flats and 1 rear, 2 oil changes, I did it all with one air filter (I had to remove and clean it every other day) but the filter skins worked on a daily basis, I used a master link, and had to zip tie a radiator shroud together.
Monkey butt was the worst - Vitamin E lotion worked the best for this
I didn't see beer on anyone's list yet
Posted March 04, 2006 - 05:40 PM
I was thinking on only taking air filters never used skins.
I'm also planning in pack some metzeler tires, not the best ones for desert...mx mc3
Here in portucal is not very easy to find desert type tyres and they r expensive.
Monkey butt? i'm assuming that that means i'll get my ass airless...
This is all new to me i'm used to single track ride and some sand but not what i'll be facing...
Is it dificult to repair a flat tyre?I never had to done that...?I'm tinking on taking some tubes and just exchange them...
Better ideias?? I'm ears (eyes)open
Posted March 06, 2006 - 07:49 AM
Posted March 06, 2006 - 10:10 AM
Eu apenas falo português brasiliero, mas bem vindo para ThumperTalk!
Drop me a line if you want to ride New Mexico desert!
Posted March 06, 2006 - 05:13 PM
Epa muito obrigado apesar de me ter acontecido uma coisa estranha a mota que pode ter posto em causa a minha ida...
Este fim de semana reparei que o nivel do anti congelante baixou um pouco...tou preocupado...