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Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 25,010
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Posted By Speed Racer
I'm not sure what a write up consists of. I will...

I'm not sure what a write up consists of. I will try to answer any questions you have, though.

In the meantime, here's some info from a PM to SuzukiPhil, post-conversion:

I used a '98 swingarm...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 25,010
Views: 2,982,354
Posted By Speed Racer
Swing arm project completed

Tested in Death Valley last weekend. RMX250 swingarm conversion exceeded expectations, both from ease of installation and performance. Especially the performance. I did not realize how loosey-goosey...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-11-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 19,341
Posted By Speed Racer
In & paid

Not sure if I'm riding in or trailering, but I'm coming.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-27-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 19,341
Posted By Speed Racer
Speed Racer / Trucking / Camping / Dinner ...

Speed Racer / Trucking / Camping / Dinner

Thanks Dean
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 25,010
Views: 2,982,354
Posted By Speed Racer
Thanks, guys. I thought I'd have to smear grease...

Thanks, guys. I thought I'd have to smear grease all over the bearings and what not. But, if I all have to do is gun them, this shouldn't be bad at all.

I was hoping on not buying another gizmo...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 25,010
Views: 2,982,354
Posted By Speed Racer
Free at last. As I did have success in whacking...

Free at last. As I did have success in whacking it out about an inch, I decided to put heat to it, as well as WD40 (not because I know this works, but because I thought it might help), and gently...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 25,010
Views: 2,982,354
Posted By Speed Racer
Wow! Far exceeds my level of fixin'. I may have...

Wow! Far exceeds my level of fixin'. I may have an update soon.

Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 25,010
Views: 2,982,354
Posted By Speed Racer
Thanks. I'm going to give it a few more gentle...

Thanks. I'm going to give it a few more gentle whacks and will let you know if I can move it more than the 1" I've already done so far.
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 25,010
Views: 2,982,354
Posted By Speed Racer
I'm going out to the garage momentarily to gently...

I'm going out to the garage momentarily to gently whack it. It did come out about an inch, but no more. I'll keep you posted.

Thanks for the reply and suggestion.
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 25,010
Views: 2,982,354
Posted By Speed Racer
DR Swingarm Pivot Bolt

I've a '98 350SE, and I'd like to remove the swingarm, but the pivot bolt is being stubborn. The nut came off OK, and the bolt turns but will not back out and resists percussive encouragement. Is...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 12-24-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2,768
Views: 176,323
Posted By Speed Racer
Was in, now out

Other plans make this a no-go for me. I'm out. Had a nice campsite, too.

Have a grand old time, as I know you will. Perhaps another year...

Thanks, Joel.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-07-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,395
Posted By Speed Racer
We've stayed at El Portal...

We've stayed at El Portal (http://www.elportalsedona.com/) and enjoyed it. Clean and private. Nice antiques. Not sure about the cheap or availability, but suppose you can decide for yourself.

The...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 10-29-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2,768
Views: 176,323
Posted By Speed Racer
In? Bike 'n van; no hookups needed, thanks.

In? Bike 'n van; no hookups needed, thanks.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-19-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 102,427
Posted By Speed Racer
KLR650 Kawasaki Dual Sport KLR - $1850 (Placerville)

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/mcy/3930584430.html

A fellow inmate's selling his KLR. I've been with this bike in DV, Mendocino, and Lost Coast. Honest guy, good bike. Never let us down.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-19-2013, 01:20 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 92,220
Posted By Speed Racer
Perfect. Thanks.

Perfect. Thanks.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-18-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 92,220
Posted By Speed Racer
Seeking advice on good dirt from Alta to Mt. Verdi route

I'm hoping to get a ride in later this summer from the town of Alta to the Mt. Verdi area. My thoughts are this:

Lowell Hill Rd. > 20 > Alpha Rd. > Gaston Rd. > Meadow Lake Rd. > Henness Pass Rd....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By Speed Racer
pm sent

pm sent
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By Speed Racer
I'll look to see if I kept my tracks. One thing...

I'll look to see if I kept my tracks. One thing to consider is the tracks definitely have a short shelf life when talking about logging roads. We supposedly were following tracks only to find the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-07-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 27,360
Posted By Speed Racer
Thanks

Great weekend. Thanks, Dean and crew.

Besides operator-induced errors resulting in 3 falls, I suffered a rear-tire flat due to a sliver of granite-looking stone spiking through the innertube and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-22-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By Speed Racer
I bought the No-Mar because it not only saves...

I bought the No-Mar because it not only saves money, but time. I use it for dual sport (DR350), adventure bike (Transalp), and my R1150RTP. Of the 3 bikes, the RT is hands-down the easiest to change...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-15-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 27,360
Posted By Speed Racer
pm sent

pm sent
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-05-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 27,360
Posted By Speed Racer
You and yours will be missed. Hope all goes well...

You and yours will be missed. Hope all goes well for you on the eastern side.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-29-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 27,360
Posted By Speed Racer
Nah, I put it in the subject line in the paypal,...

Nah, I put it in the subject line in the paypal, as in "from Speed Racer". But, bottom line is I'm accounted for, and that's what counts.

Thanks

p.s.- Forgot - Congrats Janet on the DR. Should...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-28-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 27,360
Posted By Speed Racer
Question I paid and posted (Post #8) but am not listed....

I paid and posted (Post #8) but am not listed. Now I'm confused.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-19-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 27,360
Posted By Speed Racer
Paid and in. Thanks, Dean et al

Paid and in.

Thanks, Dean et al
Forum: The Garage 02-22-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 361,927
Posted By Speed Racer
Transalp CDI fix

I had an intermittent failure of one of the two CDIs on my 90 Transalp. I was able to limp the 600+ miles home by attaching some dental floss to the connector of the failing CDI, and every time it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-18-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 27,360
Posted By Speed Racer
In! Here are pics from 2011 ...

In!

Here are pics from 2011 (http://www.junker.us/MC/RIDES/ADV/MNF_MAY2011/index.html)& 2012 (http://www.junker.us/MC/RIDES/ADV/Mendo%20NF%20Rally%202012/index.html)
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-25-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 13,423
Posted By Speed Racer
I was joking. I didn't buy a battery.

I was joking.

I didn't buy a battery.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-23-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 13,423
Posted By Speed Racer
CG going the route of TRS

All this reminds me of what's happened to Tandy Radio Shack. I went there recently to buy some solder flux. Not only did the untrained bumpkin not know what flux was, they didn't even have it in...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-18-2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 92,220
Posted By Speed Racer
Oh, well that makes a lot more sense. Thanks...

Oh, well that makes a lot more sense. Thanks again.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-14-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 92,220
Posted By Speed Racer
Actually, I'm not seeing it. Unless you mean...

Actually, I'm not seeing it. Unless you mean taking 174 out of Colfax and right on You Bet, left on Red Dog. Think I'll just blow up 49 from Sacto.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-13-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 92,220
Posted By Speed Racer
Would 80 to Haul Rd. > Chicago Park Reservoir Rd....

Would 80 to Haul Rd. > Chicago Park Reservoir Rd. > Lowell Hill Rd. > Red Dog Rd. > You Bet Rd. > 174 work?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-13-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 92,220
Posted By Speed Racer
Thanks. Not the news I hoped for, but this is...

Thanks. Not the news I hoped for, but this is good info.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-13-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 92,220
Posted By Speed Racer
Dutch Flat to Grass Valley

I'm looking for route ideas involving minor dirt (I'll be doing this solo) for Dutch Flat to Grass Valley. Gmaps shows 80 to 174, and that can't be much fun. I'll be on a Transalp. Any guidance would...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-06-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 34,809
Posted By Speed Racer
Great weekend!

Thanks, Dean, Cory, et al, for putting this together. The grub was great. Super campsite. Grand crowd. Only rained on the way in. The rest was ideal.

My pics can be found here...
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 33,316
Posted By Speed Racer
NorCal'rs

Joel,

Thanks for putting this together and for putting up with us. It was, as always, a blast.

Bill

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Eggroll likes my DR (figured out the starting problem - it was the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-08-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 161,542
Posted By Speed Racer
Rules? We don't need no stinkin' rules!

Since there seems to be a good number of true nOObs going on this ride, I thought I'd put this out from the National Park Service (http://www.nps.gov/deva/parkmgmt/rules-and-regulations.htm#roads)...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-07-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 34,809
Posted By Speed Racer
Paid. :evil Never quite ready to go. :norton

Paid. :evil Never quite ready to go. :norton
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-07-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 161,542
Posted By Speed Racer
Gas prices in DV, fyi

From yesterday's Gilroy Dispatch (http://www.gilroydispatch.com/news/national_world_news/q-a-why-gasoline-prices-are-so-high/article_7de3e93a-67c6-11e1-a2d2-0019bb30f31a.html)

"The poor soul who...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-06-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,161
Posted By Speed Racer
Ca dmv

Here is a link to California's DMV webpage on the subject. While it won't help w/the Federal questions, it should help you with California's:

http://dmv.ca.gov/pubs/brochures/fast_facts/ffvr29.htm
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