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Riding the rubicon coming up in July, throwing a trials tire on for it ,mI will be on my 2009 wr250f thinking of changing the gearing also for the ride.

Any of you guys rode it? What should I expect

Going with a group of jeeps so I'm not expecting to move fast

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I have never heard of ANYBODY doing it twice on a motorcycle.  :naughty:  And I've been doing this for awhile.

 

It's fun on a trials bike I've been told.  :thumbsup:  :lol:

 

I would like to meet this Goober!  :goofy:

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I ran it last year in my jeep. You're going to be waiting on them quite a bit. It was treacherous on four wheels. It would be a blast on two. We did it over 4 days. Have fun!

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I rode it last year on my 650L.

It is rocks - lots of baby heads - but not excessively tough.

I am probably going to do it on my BMW GS800 this year.

 

The actual Rubicon is very short - 11 miles.

It takes Jeeps 2 days usually - I think it took us on bikes about 2 hours.

The rocks get tiresome - and I don't rate it as a very fun motorcycle ride.

 

I am going there next weekend with the old lady.

She has a Jeep me and a buddy built from the ground up.

It goes through there pretty damn easy now.

When in a Jeep - it is more of a social event then anything else.

If you are with Jeeps - you will have plenty of free time.

You can walk faster then Jeeps go through there.

 

If with friends - you will have fun.

I always do up there.

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Sweet sounds like it will be a good one then. I'm going up with my jeep buddies. Use to own a rig but I'm in between right now and still want to tag along.

I guess we shall see how it goes lol

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I am probably going to do it on my BMW GS800 this year.

 

 

Don't forget your Spill Kit and a big bike-sized tube of JB Weld.  ;-)

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I rode it last year with Eldo, Stu and a couple other crazies. Out and back, beautiful country.

If you aren't good on rocky terrain don't worry, you will be when you are done.

 

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I rode the 'con on my 690 on 8-9-10 (my birthday!) and did not find it especially difficult. Beautiful scenery, but as stated above, it is only about a 2 hr ride on the momo. I did it just to say that I had, but it isn't worth the 1000+ mile round trip to do it again. I have seen quite a few pictures of it since then and it looks as if El Dorado Co is really trying to smooth it out so that any jo-blo can drive through there again (it is, afterall, a county road.)

 

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+1 for all the previous comments. It's fun enough for a once a year visit if you live in the area. Trials tire and lower gearing are a good idea, but not necessary. I wouldn't do it with a bunch of Jeepers though - that'll take forever! Just leave the bike behind, ride shotgun with somebody and get drunk and enjoy the day(s). I'd loose patience with my friends if I did it on a bike while they had 4 wheels.

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I have an annual broncos on the Rubicon trip coming up at the end of June. Last year my buggy was downxso I rode my bike with a buddy. It took us a few hours to get to buck island. First time in the rock ad my buddy was having a hard time. The next day I was flying through the trail. This year I might run my bike again if I can get my bronco going. Maybe I'll make it a night run....fun

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I have heard u can walk this trail faster than the 4x4's can make it thru    :lame:

It don't look fun at ALL on a bike , there's plenty of other great ST up there to ride :thumbsup: though!

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I have heard u can walk this trail faster than the 4x4's can make it thru    :lame:

It don't look fun at ALL on a bike , there's plenty of other great ST up there to ride :thumbsup: though!

 

Not quite true, a reasonably well set up (and still street driveable) 4x4 can get through in less than a day if they really wanted to. I think most of the people that use the trail just want some nice scenery to camp at and get away from civilization. Having some tough sections along the way just adds to the fun. If you want difficult, go ride Dusy-Ershim, or closer to the Rubicon there is Fordyce but I don't want to turn my scooter into a submarine so I'll leave that one alone! There are no "hike-a-bike" sections on the Rubicon, it is all rideable so I don't see it crossing the line into the "not fun" realm.

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If your not good on the clutch or not familiar with riding through rocks you will get butthurt riding through. It is a beautiful trail with a few hard sections and quite a bit of fast dirt sections or open slabs. Its not for everyone. As far as walking faster than the cars, that is bs. It all depends on your lines. I can take my bronco from loon to buck island (3/4) the trail in about an hour no traffic at night. Most people drive slower and stop a lot.

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done part of it on a xl600r on a july 4th weekend. lot's of crawlers. they are all really friendly folk. I can't count how often I was offered beer or dope, whenever I took a break on the side of the trail... might go back at the end of the summer (august/september) if it doesn't snow early.

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Went there this last weekend....my forks are blown out for sure now. My elbows and wrist hurt too...haha

Had a good time just forgot how much beating your body takes.

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I am going to try to camp at Loon Lake next Wednesday and Thursday and then go to my brother's house in Placerville on Friday. I have not ridden that area in about 40 years.

I was planning on riding the Rubicon maybe for one day but is there any other good ST in the area.

Any suggestions? Anything up high so it would be cooler? We will have a truck to transporticon1.png the bikes to staging areas for day rides within an hour or two.

 

 

Thanks,

Bob

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