The loop, the way I plotted it is ridden in a counterclockwise direction. A large portion of the early riding is in a NE direction so you won’t be riding into the sun but have it on your back and as the sun lowers it will be lighting up the red rocks for some spectacular views.
Leaving Phoenix by the northern desert on Route 74 and quickly passing through the small cowboy town of Wickenburg where cattle roping events are almost a weekly occurrence.
You’ll head to the small mountain town of Prescott and its lively town square. Here you will split from the main Route 89 and join the smaller Route 89a headed to Jerome, a small former mining town tucked away high up on a hillside with some spectacular views of the valley below. If you are feeling adventurous there are a lot of dirt trails in this area as well.
- Included bags not very durable
- Windscreen fixed and not adjustable
- Have to buy different bag mounts if you want hard cases
The remnant of an explosive volcanic eruption
The need for this complex shape was made clear by the mystery piston troubles Gilera had in 1947 with its first post–World War II 500-four road race engine. Sometimes its pistons would seize. Other times they broke up for no apparent reason.
From here you can cross Route 180 until it joins Route 64 heading to the Grand Canyon South Rim, or if you feel adventurous the use Route 89 and head to the small Navajo town of Cameron. Here you will find the official permit office where you pay a nominal fee to enter the reservation and see the Grand Canyon like most tourists never will…without other tourists!
This needs for taper is magnified in the ring belt, where a lot of clearance is required to keep that part of the piston from expanding enough to reduce the clearance to zero, making seizure likely.