WABDR Sec 4,5,6

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WABDR Sec 4,5,6

Post by ralphsGearUp » Tue Oct 11, 2022 4:47 pm

Living in NCW we can take sections as we please and have done section 5 and 6 a couple of times from different directions and we did Sec 4 S to N on our 2021 Gear Up. Got high centered in a serious w@$#ed out rut once, knocked the bloody left muffler off three friggin' times in ONE DAY. BTW; I challenge you to beat my record for that. LOL.
I switched from DURO 307s to DURO 308s and it has made a huge difference in off pavement capability. I check the bike over before we go back out and retorque the usual nuts and bolts as needed. Oil consumption has been nil and best fuel mpg was 44.5 mpg with the lowest at 29 mpg. Added one inch risers, the Ural engine skid plate, handguard, sidecar short clear windscreen, sidecar mirror, a color matched Ural fairing. The Ural windshield is taller than I like for off pavement(smacked my chin) :!: so I replaced it with one I had lying around the shop, a shorter HD style one.
Looking at the season so far we have 1066 miles Off Pavement with zero breakdowns.
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Re: WABDR Sec 4,5,6

Post by VWK75S » Wed Oct 12, 2022 4:48 am

Nice write up. :)
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Re: WABDR Sec 4,5,6

Post by Kilometers2 » Thu Oct 13, 2022 5:37 am

+1

Would love to see more photos. The middle photo reminds me driving the Margruder Corridor in Idaho back in 2017. Waited 20 years before crossing that off my bucket list and the forest was still recovering from a forest fire years before.
The Montana side was untouched by the fire. I want to go back and ride it again in a Ural but it is 2100 miles one way and I don't have 3 weeks vacation time to plod along. Did you camp on your journey at all? Can't beat the scenery!
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Re: WABDR Sec 4,5,6

Post by Lokiboy » Thu Oct 13, 2022 7:08 am

Good write up.

It would be helpful to the reader to spell out acronyms NCW & WABDR and a general area where this took place.
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Re: WABDR Sec 4,5,6

Post by Tomcatfixer » Thu Oct 13, 2022 8:54 am

Lokiboy wrote:
Thu Oct 13, 2022 7:08 am
Good write up.

It would be helpful to the reader to spell out acronyms NCW & WABDR and a general area where this took place.
New Central Wales and Wallaroo Australia Black Dingo Road. Everyone knows that. :roll:
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Re: WABDR Sec 4,5,6

Post by Snakeoil » Thu Oct 13, 2022 10:26 am

Lokiboy wrote:
Thu Oct 13, 2022 7:08 am
Good write up.

It would be helpful to the reader to spell out acronyms NCW & WABDR and a general area where this took place.
A clue is often given by the poster's location under his avatar. In this case, w@$# State. So my guess is NCW is North Central w@$# and WABDR is Washington something and obviously an off-road route.

I plugged WABDR into Google and got this.

https://ridebdr.com/wabdr/

Google is your friend.

I think that anytime you see BDR in an acronym pertaining to bikes, you can be pretty sure it is a backcountry discovery route. They have them all over the country. The front letters normally are the particular area/state/locale.
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Re: WABDR Sec 4,5,6

Post by Tomcatfixer » Thu Oct 13, 2022 10:45 am

Google is your friend.
That's one perspective. Another is that, as a storyteller, you should make your story as easy to follow and enjoyable for your audience as possible. Of course, who knows the ratio of asphalters to off-roaders on the forum or east coasters to west coasters, but that's why it's advisable to tailor your story to a general audience.
Unless, of course, the effort was solely focused on entertaining pacific northwestern off-roading Ural owners. :)
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Re: WABDR Sec 4,5,6

Post by Snakeoil » Thu Oct 13, 2022 11:38 am

Oh I wasn't arguing Loki's point. I also find it annoying when people use acronyms and nicknames for stuff that is not necessarily in common use. That's why I suggested looking at the poster's location as a clue. But I learned long ago that criticizing the creator of any piece, be it written, drawn, painted, machined, etc., can often be met with a blank stare.

You can't control the writer. Nor should you. So, you need a few tools to help you when the writer "assumes".

I joined a cast bullet forum several years ago and it was the acronym and nickname Mecca. I often struggled to figure out what they were talking about as the acronyms were often the subject of the post. I looked them up when I could on Google. Others I stared at in context until I figured them out. Now, I visit the site daily and I don't even see them anymore.

I know what the X-BDRs are and have for a while. But do you think I can remember what BDR actually stands for if asked. Chances are I won't. I know they are off-road routes you can down load. But I'll be damned if I can make Backcountry Discovery Routes stick in my feeble brain. I think of this stuff like USB, and such. We know what it it, just don't know what it stands for. I often wonder how many newbies here are baffled by BRB when posted. :roll:
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Re: WABDR Sec 4,5,6

Post by Lokiboy » Thu Oct 13, 2022 3:53 pm

I read most of the posts from my Iphone and in this case the location does not show. Anything that’s to the right of the text and signature block does not appear as it would on my IPad or computer; Information such as location, number of posts, when joined, etc.
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Re: WABDR Sec 4,5,6

Post by Kilometers2 » Thu Oct 13, 2022 10:14 pm

Ralph, hey, seriously, would love to see more photos when you have time.
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Re: WABDR Sec 4,5,6

Post by tx2sturgis » Fri Oct 14, 2022 1:40 am

My universal translator is on the fritz this week.

What did he say?
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Re: WABDR Sec 4,5,6

Post by tx2sturgis » Fri Oct 14, 2022 9:45 am

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Thu Oct 13, 2022 8:54 am
Lokiboy wrote:
Thu Oct 13, 2022 7:08 am
Good write up.

It would be helpful to the reader to spell out acronyms NCW & WABDR and a general area where this took place.
New Central Wales and Wallaroo Australia Black Dingo Road. Everyone knows that. :roll:
No no...it was all happening in Non-Contiguous Washouts which are not far from West Amarillo Bars, Dives, and Retreats.

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Re: WABDR Sec 4,5,6

Post by tgtrotter » Tue Nov 22, 2022 10:37 pm

North Central West (location).
We All Been Down that Road. (ride).

If you are on a Ural, 2 or 3 wheels, what difference does it really make ?

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Re: WABDR Sec 4,5,6

Post by stagewex » Wed Nov 23, 2022 7:32 am

Great write-up. You beat me, I've only lost the left pipe twice in sand/mud/water and it's a PITA to put back on HOT, that's for sure.
I couldn't see your hand-guards in the pictures. What brand did you use? I've got D-Flex and they have really saved my fingers from getting broken a couple times in tight situations. Not just for "wind".
As far as the taller or shorter windscreens go I lost mine years ago (never had a Pilot screen) with the philosophy if I really needed one I might as well be riding in a car. I don't know if you have any abrupt over-the-top situations on those roads as they look pretty clear to me. But the shorter one for where I ride might be worse than the big one. Personal choice of course and I have yet to go over the bars on my Patrol. 2-Wheelers... yeah a few times into thankfully soft sand or the brush.
Again, thank for taking us along with you. Looks like incredible country to explore. How many miles total are all the sections?
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