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PostSubject: Ride to Jerome, AZ   Ride to Jerome, AZ I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 19, 2012 9:59 pm

Met a friend on a KLR 650 and we headed up to Jerome, which is a scenic old ghost town (tourist trap). But cool nonetheless.
I put 233 miles on the Wing today and it ran great, we climbed from about 1000 feet to over 7000! Cooled right off too! I-17 is a major grade of 6% for quite a distance. The KLR went to the stops (wfo) at about 70 mph at steepest part. My Wing felt like it could sail up to 100 up that hill. Amazing.

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Here I am at the bottom of the Jerome hill; the town is in the background.

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Here we are parked in Jerome! Easier to park and walk; spots are hard to find Surprised

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Here is the Connor Hotel; we stopped for a libation:

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The Connor had a band on a Sunday morning!

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(sung loudly) You can get anything you want at:

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We stopped here to have a little snack!

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An overlook above the town of Jerome, neat view.

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Heading down from Prescott on the way home I saw these clouds:

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Storm coming? Actually yes; before I got back to home (Wickenburg) I was rained on and hit with HAIL!!!

In spite of the weather it was a neat ride and my Wing did great and is still getting 53-54 mpg and it was ridden HARD today!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Ride to Jerome, AZ   Ride to Jerome, AZ I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 20, 2012 12:13 am

Hey Glenn,

Thanks for sharing your pic's, glad to hear your SWing did a good job and gave you great fuel mileage. Keep posting your photos, take care.

Robert
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PostSubject: Re: Ride to Jerome, AZ   Ride to Jerome, AZ I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 20, 2012 11:08 am

Jerome has truly come back to life. I was there in 1968 or so, I think that only two or three people actually lived there then.

Neat photos. Thanks for the memories.

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PostSubject: Re: Ride to Jerome, AZ   Ride to Jerome, AZ I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 20, 2012 4:01 pm

I'm wondering, cuz I don't see anything like it, unless I'm riding NOT hard, nice and easy thru the mountain twisties, how you get 53-54 mpg on your swing while riding it HARD?. My experience says it's not possible, so I'm befuddled. If you have a secret to share, I'd love to know it.

Nice photos. I was only in Jerome once, in winter - maybe december or january - of 1989-1990, and only for about an hour. Reminds me a little, maybe more than a little, of the village of Madrid, NM, near where I now live. Old coal mining town, old saloon, tourist trap, in the mountains, etc.
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PostSubject: Re: Ride to Jerome, AZ   Ride to Jerome, AZ I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 20, 2012 7:58 pm

matthew wrote:
I'm wondering, cuz I don't see anything like it, unless I'm riding NOT hard, nice and easy thru the mountain twisties, how you get 53-54 mpg on your swing while riding it HARD?. My experience says it's not possible.

I am sorry this is not clear to me... Maybe its just me; been a long day.
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PostSubject: Re: Ride to Jerome, AZ   Ride to Jerome, AZ I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 20, 2012 8:08 pm

Glenn,
I'm wondering how you manage to get 53-54 mpg while riding your swing HARD, as you mentioned in your post. I can't get 53-54 mpg unless I'm riding mine NOT hard, that is, riding it pretty slow and easy, thru the twisties here in NM.
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PostSubject: Re: Ride to Jerome, AZ   Ride to Jerome, AZ I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 20, 2012 8:48 pm

Oh OK got it. Not sure what to tell you. I was running 70-85 mph uphill (serious grade) at over 100 degrees temperture. Went up to over 7000 feet in elevation and pushed it good on the twisties. I consider that hard.

Since I have broken it in it has been steady at 54-55 mpg and I thought it would be much worse Sunday but surprisingly it was not. I have not done any engine mods, just the first oil and filter change. Perhaps the 2012 is some different?

I do calculate the mileage with a notebook and use a calculator so should be fairly accurate.
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PostSubject: Re: Ride to Jerome, AZ   Ride to Jerome, AZ I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 20, 2012 8:54 pm

unbelievable. they must have improved the 2012 engine somehow to allow for that kind of mpg. good for you though. enjoy.
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PostSubject: Re: Ride to Jerome, AZ   Ride to Jerome, AZ I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 20, 2012 10:08 pm

Nice pics Glenn. Sounds like a fun excursion. cheers
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