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Offline kryder

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Riding to Echo, Utah.
« on: October 26, 2016, 07:33:45 PM »
I live about half the year in Park City, Utah. The rest of my time is spent in good ole Salida, Colorado. I travel around by moto quite a lot, usually longer trips are my mode of operating. Recently I rode out to Des Moines, Iowa by motorcycle for my daughter's wedding. Today I did a hundred miler only, tripping over to Echo, Utah on the old Lincoln Highway. It was once a thriving little roadside town with a gas station, restaurant, motel and bar, but the interstate came through and well, you guessed it. Echo is shut tighter than a drum. Here are a few photos of downtown metropolis, er, nearly ghost town, Echo, Utah.



  • Salida, Colorado and Park City, Utah
  • 1993 K75S
I live west and ski west, I ride east and west and sometimes north and south.

Motos currently owned,  or do these motos own me?
1993 K75S ( the Kryder )
2000 R1100S ( Blackie )
1986 R80RT ( Ole Red ) 1986 R80RT ( Ole Blue )
1994 BMW R1100RS ( Traveler )

Motos I have owned in the past; gone but not forgotten.

1964 Yamaha 55cc YJ1-K ( ringdinger )
1965 Yamaha Santa Barbara 125 ( ringdinger #2 )
1966 Honda CB160
1971 Honda CL350
1973 Yamaha RD350
1987 BMW K75T
1992 BMW K75S
1994 BMW R1100RSL
1978 BMW R100RS

Offline jaxon

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Re: Riding to Echo, Utah.
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2016, 08:27:31 PM »
Looks like your bike went without you.  :hehehe

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Offline kryder

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Re: Riding to Echo, Utah.
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2016, 08:49:29 PM »
Out of the past! Last June on the way to Jackson Wyoming. I am camped near Afton, Wyoming. I made the trip on Ole Blue my '86 R80RT. I love the airheads but I am on my third K75 so I love them too.
  • Salida, Colorado and Park City, Utah
  • 1993 K75S
I live west and ski west, I ride east and west and sometimes north and south.

Motos currently owned,  or do these motos own me?
1993 K75S ( the Kryder )
2000 R1100S ( Blackie )
1986 R80RT ( Ole Red ) 1986 R80RT ( Ole Blue )
1994 BMW R1100RS ( Traveler )

Motos I have owned in the past; gone but not forgotten.

1964 Yamaha 55cc YJ1-K ( ringdinger )
1965 Yamaha Santa Barbara 125 ( ringdinger #2 )
1966 Honda CB160
1971 Honda CL350
1973 Yamaha RD350
1987 BMW K75T
1992 BMW K75S
1994 BMW R1100RSL
1978 BMW R100RS

Offline riots100

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Re: Riding to Echo, Utah.
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2016, 11:22:19 PM »
Was the 100 miler a lazy loop on I-80 to I-84 to I-15 back to Park City?  I lived in PC a number a years ago for a few years.  I did that I-80/I-84 back way to Ogden a lot.  Grew up further south in Provo/Utah Valley.
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Offline kryder

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Re: Riding to Echo, Utah.
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2016, 07:58:28 AM »
I rode I-80 out to Wanship then took old 40 ( Lincoln Highway) through Coalville and up through Echo, then on to Henefer to Highway 65 that winds up and over back to 80. I turned however onto 66, the back way into Morgan . Then back to Henefer on 84; back to Echo stopping to take the photographs and then onto old 40 to Wanship and back home on 80. I have been in Park City for about six years. I am considering a move next spring.


  • Salida, Colorado and Park City, Utah
  • 1993 K75S
I live west and ski west, I ride east and west and sometimes north and south.

Motos currently owned,  or do these motos own me?
1993 K75S ( the Kryder )
2000 R1100S ( Blackie )
1986 R80RT ( Ole Red ) 1986 R80RT ( Ole Blue )
1994 BMW R1100RS ( Traveler )

Motos I have owned in the past; gone but not forgotten.

1964 Yamaha 55cc YJ1-K ( ringdinger )
1965 Yamaha Santa Barbara 125 ( ringdinger #2 )
1966 Honda CB160
1971 Honda CL350
1973 Yamaha RD350
1987 BMW K75T
1992 BMW K75S
1994 BMW R1100RSL
1978 BMW R100RS

Offline jakgieger

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Re: Riding to Echo, Utah.
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2016, 10:46:58 AM »
Beautiful open country :bmwsmile
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Offline kris

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Re: Riding to Echo, Utah.
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2016, 10:58:41 AM »
So, does anything go on in Echo? Anyone left? Sad to see it vacant like that.
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Offline Laitch

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Re: Riding to Echo, Utah.
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2016, 12:41:35 PM »
So, does anything go on in Echo? Anyone left? Sad to see it vacant like that.
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Offline mlytle

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Re: Riding to Echo, Utah.
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2016, 01:33:06 PM »
Kryder...what tank bag do you have on your K75s?

Thanks.
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Offline jakgieger

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Re: Riding to Echo, Utah.
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2016, 02:46:45 PM »
Kryder...what tank bag do you have on your K75s?

Thanks.
Looks like a "late" multivario.  I have one of w/similar color pattern (gray/black base-black tops) but no yellow stripe...
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"What we've got here is failure, to communicate.  Some men, you just cain't reach.  So you get what we had here last week.  Which is the way he wants it...Well, he gets it.  I don't like it any more than you men do."

Offline mlytle

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Re: Riding to Echo, Utah.
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2016, 07:22:26 PM »
Thanks.
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Offline kryder

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Re: Riding to Echo, Utah.
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2016, 08:54:23 AM »
So, does anything go on in Echo? Anyone left? Sad to see it vacant like that.

There are a few people living there, but there cannot be very many. The sad thing is , is that all those businesses and a couple of more are all housed in good buildings. The Interstate system left behind it a great deal of economic hardship.
  • Salida, Colorado and Park City, Utah
  • 1993 K75S
I live west and ski west, I ride east and west and sometimes north and south.

Motos currently owned,  or do these motos own me?
1993 K75S ( the Kryder )
2000 R1100S ( Blackie )
1986 R80RT ( Ole Red ) 1986 R80RT ( Ole Blue )
1994 BMW R1100RS ( Traveler )

Motos I have owned in the past; gone but not forgotten.

1964 Yamaha 55cc YJ1-K ( ringdinger )
1965 Yamaha Santa Barbara 125 ( ringdinger #2 )
1966 Honda CB160
1971 Honda CL350
1973 Yamaha RD350
1987 BMW K75T
1992 BMW K75S
1994 BMW R1100RSL
1978 BMW R100RS

Offline kryder

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Re: Riding to Echo, Utah.
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2016, 09:00:47 AM »
Kryder...what tank bag do you have on your K75s?

Thanks.

Jackgeiger is correct, it's a Multivario, the official BMW brand. I like the narrow design which does not interfer with the switchgear and the heavy duty construction. Plus, they just plain look great on the motorcycle. The elastic at the bottom where it attaches to the tank clips will get weak but can be repaired. If you buy one beware that there are different ones for different K bikes. A bag for an 1100 K bike for example will not work, or at least the base will not, so do some research. On the base ( the part that atttaches to the tank ) it will state the bikes the bag will fit. I buy extras whenever I see them come up for sale. They can be pricey.
  • Salida, Colorado and Park City, Utah
  • 1993 K75S
I live west and ski west, I ride east and west and sometimes north and south.

Motos currently owned,  or do these motos own me?
1993 K75S ( the Kryder )
2000 R1100S ( Blackie )
1986 R80RT ( Ole Red ) 1986 R80RT ( Ole Blue )
1994 BMW R1100RS ( Traveler )

Motos I have owned in the past; gone but not forgotten.

1964 Yamaha 55cc YJ1-K ( ringdinger )
1965 Yamaha Santa Barbara 125 ( ringdinger #2 )
1966 Honda CB160
1971 Honda CL350
1973 Yamaha RD350
1987 BMW K75T
1992 BMW K75S
1994 BMW R1100RSL
1978 BMW R100RS

Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: Riding to Echo, Utah.
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2016, 09:54:49 AM »
I'm another fan of the Multivario tank bag.  Great bags except they soak up water like a sponge.  Everything inside gets wet in the lightest rain if you don't get the bag's "raincoat" on, even behind my RT windshield. 

I picked up one for a K1100 for super cheap, and modified it to work with my K75RT by removing the steel side fasteners and replacing them with loops of nylon cord that hook around the tabs on the tank that the battery covers attach to.   Took about 20 minutes and cost nothing.
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Offline jakgieger

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Re: Riding to Echo, Utah.
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2016, 07:59:29 AM »
This picture is the modification I made to my multivario.  I like to lean forward and sometimes rest my chest/helmet on the bag with my feet on the back pegs, like when I am crossing the open plains of Kansas :bmwsmile.
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"What we've got here is failure, to communicate.  Some men, you just cain't reach.  So you get what we had here last week.  Which is the way he wants it...Well, he gets it.  I don't like it any more than you men do."

Offline TrueAce

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Re: Riding to Echo, Utah.
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2016, 10:43:00 PM »
I was doing some of that flat-out across Kansas, Nebraska stuff laying on my tank, feet on back pegs, on the K1100rs, and with the low shield, that was putting way too much pressure on my C 4/5 & 6/7 with a full-face. When I got off, had a 3inch slice on my steel -toe boot from touching the wheel rim! Let me know how your speriment turns out, MG.
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