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    Moab Pics

    I got got back from a trip to Moab with my bike. That was one of the best trips of my life! If you haven’t yet you need to go to Moab and the Colorado Rockies. Didn’t get any good action shots because I was on my bike but I think you can get the point.

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    Looks awesome. Did the DRZ400 have the motor to do everything? I'm used to riding an XR650L and was wondering how the DRZ400 hangs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshs1ofakindxj View Post
    Looks awesome. Did the DRZ400 have the motor to do everything? I'm used to riding an XR650L and was wondering how the DRZ400 hangs.
    i had a guy in a rock crawler stop me in amazement because I was riding wheelies up the big rocks lol. The drz had plenty to spare, it really doesn’t run bad, it’s no RMZ450 but it will typically hang with about anything on the trail. Power wise it compares to a newer 250f motocross bike (at least how it feels). I believe the XR has around the same HP as the drz but weighs more. We should meet up to ride sometime and you can test her out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshs1ofakindxj View Post
    Looks awesome. Did the DRZ400 have the motor to do everything? I'm used to riding an XR650L and was wondering how the DRZ400 hangs.
    Sadly the only place the bike gave me any trouble was in Colorado at Imogene Pass. The carb was so far off at 12000’ that I couldn’t ride it anymore and couldn’t complete the trail. After riding a DRZ like a trials bike all week I was ok with turning around and taking the rest of the day off... For me by far the toughest obstacle was deep sand. I never learned how to ride in the stuff here and it continually kicked my butt, especially in the sand dunes in Kansas.
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    I love that area. Giant offroad playground.

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    I read an article about riding in sand that basically said to ride faster than you are comfortable. When you go slower, you sink in the sand. Riding faster keeps you on top of the sand. Something about dilatant non-Newtonian fluids yada yada. If I ever find myself on a bike in sand I'll have to give it a go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshs1ofakindxj View Post
    I read an article about riding in sand that basically said to ride faster than you are comfortable. When you go slower, you sink in the sand. Riding faster keeps you on top of the sand. Something about dilatant non-Newtonian fluids yada yada. If I ever find myself on a bike in sand I'll have to give it a go.
    I tried that, it didn’t go well... it was the differences in consistency that gave me the most trouble. I would be riding around and suddenly hit fine powder and that was the end. All in all it was still pretty cool and I would do it again but with some sort of sand tires not half bald dual sport tires (Moab is hard on bike tires).
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