DUAL SPORT REPORT BY DAVE & VINCENT HARRELL
RIDE REPORT FOR JANUARY 29, 2014
Hello and welcome to our second ride report. I hope you enjoyed the first one and we have some updates and tips for you. Some of you may have gone on our recent ride at Greeley Hill and noticed the amount of dust. With this current drought we are in the conditions are exceptionally dry and sometimes when riding in a group the visibility level drops and this becomes a safety hazard. So within this ride report we have decided to give you a few tips on what to do when riding in dusty conditions.
The first tip and possibly the best one we will give you is SPREAD OUT. You would be amazed what a dust free ride you can have if you give yourself about 30 seconds to one minute gap behind the rider in front of you. The second tip is use some kind of dust repellent on the lens whether it be plexus, pledge, dish soap, etc…this can make a big difference. Another option for goggles in especially dry conditions would be to carry an extra pair and switch throughout the day. You should also always carry a small towel with you so you can wash and wipe down the lens inside and out.
One of the last tips is if you are going on an overnight ride take an additional air filter that is ready to go in a bag. Have it all oiled and ready to go with some latex glove and just switch it out. When you’re done, put the old filter and gloves back in the bag. A side note on the filter is do not use a cheap throw away filter; they do not work as efficient on a really dusty ride. We use the brands UNI and Twin Air. Finally, last but not least, just go back to tip number one and SPREAD OUT!
TECH REPORT FOR JANUARY 29, 2014
Hello and welcome to our second tech report. We hope the first tech report answered any questions you may have had about soft carb parts and replacing them. For this week we have something that comes down to what Boy Scouts taught you, be prepared. While out doing mileage work last week for one of our rides one of the bikes decided to not restart. Fortunately, with the tools we carry we were able to do a trail side tear down and find the problem, a popped amp mini-blade fuse.
To the surprise of many we actually carry extra fuses (both types) with us on every ride. So in the end we were able to put the new fuse in, get the bike buttoned up, and we were on our way in no time. It’s surprising how a two dollar part could completely ruin your riding day and leave you stranded in the forest.
Like all of our tech reports we have a mini-blade fuse kit for sale in the store for just $7.99. Last but not least, the moral of the story is
Do you know how much beer an inexpensive fuse can buy when your buddy is desperate?
I would like to thank you once again for your time and remember there will be a new Dual Sport report every week or two. We would also appreciate any comments or suggestions you would like to leave in our comment section below. Ride safe and we hope to see you on the trail.