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Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 07:54 AM
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Posted By mrgizmow
Great viewing

Enjoyed my visit. Book-marked your site and will keep track of your many (types of) adventures. Thanks. Gerry
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 02:05 PM
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Posted By mrgizmow
Nice Video

Tiny-Wheel, Really enjoyed the Willow Creek video. Have to say, I enjoy all your videos. Was good to see both hands on the bars when you 'attacked' the toilet boulders.

Lots of folks take...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-29-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 123,384
Posted By mrgizmow
Hogs Back help...

Thanks Casey 1425. Yes Hogs Back is a piece of work. Can you imagine doing it in a horse drawn wagon. The ride that is planned so far has the group going up and back on that Lava Cap.... You got...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-27-2014, 10:56 PM
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Posted By mrgizmow
Hogs Back help...

Some friends of mine are planning an early fall adventure. The hope is to ride up Hogs Back, right on Plum Creek road, on to Ponderosa Way to Black Rock. I have done this a couple of times. Hogs...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-29-2014, 02:38 PM
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Posted By mrgizmow
Dual Sport Excerciser

Boy, there is an idea. I have two small displacement dual-sport bikes and just looked at a third (not sure why). I sure would like to explore more West of Stonyford/Paskenta. Have a trailer as well....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-29-2014, 10:21 AM
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Posted By mrgizmow
New Home

I found becoming a home owner a bit on the scary side at first, but it really has turned out to be an enjoyable experience. It certainly can take up lots of your time, then again, projects are fun...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-25-2014, 08:21 AM
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Posted By mrgizmow
Do nothing and NOTHING gets done...

Good for you Foot Dragger, it is a shame you represent only 2% of the population. I agree with everything you said, and yes, on this issue it seems I have given up. Perhaps my contribution is on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-24-2014, 05:40 PM
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Posted By mrgizmow
Restrictions and the future

At 65, I miss the freedom and access that I had. Yes, I resent the gates and the "no motorized vehicles" signs. However, at this point in my life I can recall 'zillions of trails to no-where'. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2014, 09:00 AM
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Posted By mrgizmow
Some TW Detail

As is the case for many of us, my bike has evolved over the years.
Not long after my ride off the showroom floor, it was apparent that in stock form, my 2006 TW fell short of meeting my needs. As...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2014, 09:20 AM
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Posted By mrgizmow
Another Suzuki TS

Well since Suzuki TS had been mentioned, I will share my most recent acquisition. As my TW200 is so loaded up 'exploration' gear I feel silly riding it around town cuz it looks like I am heading out...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2013, 05:48 PM
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Posted By mrgizmow
Us TW folks seem to be rather conservative when...

Us TW folks seem to be rather conservative when it comes to spending money. With that in mind, I don't think we are the group to ask, even though the clutch is installed on a TW. Try asking the same...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-29-2013, 07:25 PM
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Views: 123,384
Posted By mrgizmow
Ah yes Hop-Sing, when we were young. Your...

Ah yes Hop-Sing, when we were young. Your problem solving was very impressive and in those situations you need to adapt to use whatever is at hand. Thanks, I enjoyed the short story and the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-28-2013, 04:40 PM
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Posted By mrgizmow
Hogsback Highway

Perhaps this part of Hogsback should be referred to as the 'Autobahn'. Many years ago when Ed was alive, he led a group of Mt. bikers on a loop from Chico up over Hogsback, down through Black rock,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-23-2013, 06:32 PM
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Posted By mrgizmow
Great pictures KYOxR. I have been to and thru...

Great pictures KYOxR. I have been to and thru Black Rock a few times but could not place any of your locations. Looked to be a nice ride, but sure hope I don't find myself dealing with any of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-13-2013, 05:21 PM
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Posted By mrgizmow
BanhXeo, thought I recognized some to the...

BanhXeo, thought I recognized some to the sections with trees. Surprised and a bit baffled with all the rock sections. To me the last bit of video suggested you were heading up to the helicopter...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-10-2013, 07:15 PM
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Posted By mrgizmow
Winter rides

[SIZE="3"]BanXeo, it was great to see pictures of your ride. You have a true sense of adventure (in my opinion). My willingness to deal with those extremes has been tempered (with age). Your bike...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-28-2013, 09:50 PM
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Posted By mrgizmow
Need some advice

I am in the process of fixing up an old Honda CT-90 trail bike. I am going to need to get the cylinder re-bored. Anyone have personal experience with a machine shop that did a decent job on their...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-20-2013, 04:27 PM
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Posted By mrgizmow
Glad to hear the tire tracks were likely...

Glad to hear the tire tracks were likely associated with that crew rather than a patrol. Perhaps patrols will be focused in the Paradise to Inskip area and East. It was certainly nice to have all...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-20-2013, 12:47 PM
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Posted By mrgizmow
Carpenter Ridge

Looks like a couple of you guys have managed to get out in between rain drops. Carpenter Ridge brings back some memories. Did a lot of riding on the other side of hwy 32 many years ago. Mostly Mt....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-03-2013, 07:09 AM
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Posted By mrgizmow
Thanks for the info. At 200cc's it doesn't take...

Thanks for the info. At 200cc's it doesn't take much snow to really impact my forward progress. I never seem to ride when the snow is soft and fluffy. As of late, whenever I start seeing snow in...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2013, 07:44 AM
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Posted By mrgizmow
I am a Calif. guy and purchased my bike new in...

I am a Calif. guy and purchased my bike new in Nevada. I think most states bordering Ca. sell the bike with all the Ca. emission stuff. All my DMV really wanted to see was the emissions decal under...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-02-2013, 06:50 AM
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Views: 123,384
Posted By mrgizmow
Another Winter adventure. Thanks KYO. Certainly...

Another Winter adventure. Thanks KYO. Certainly looks to be a manageable depth had it not been iced over. As I am on the Paradise ridge, during this time of year it is not uncommon to see snow in...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-01-2013, 09:31 PM
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Posted By mrgizmow
Thanks for the pictures Bob. It has been awhile...

Thanks for the pictures Bob. It has been awhile since much has been posted, especially on 'dirt'. Happy New Year!! Gerry
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-27-2012, 02:52 AM
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Posted By mrgizmow
Wow, sure was a nice day.... Liked the link with...

Wow, sure was a nice day.... Liked the link with your Spot.. Looked to be a nice route and likely traffic was not much of an issue. I should try to ride more pavement. Gerry
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-25-2012, 07:22 PM
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Posted By mrgizmow
Wow, you moved right along and likely didn't have...

Wow, you moved right along and likely didn't have to spend anytime picking the bike up, doubt if I would be able to have said the same. It was indeed a beautiful day. I am looking forward to seeing...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-24-2012, 10:07 PM
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Posted By mrgizmow
Boy Ken, looks like you and Matt had a great...

Boy Ken, looks like you and Matt had a great ride. The weather looked like it was perfect. If I didn't have to rake leaves for a neighbor, I would have enjoyed exploring with you two. It certainly...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-24-2012, 04:22 PM
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Views: 123,384
Posted By mrgizmow
Mark, I am intrigued with the West side...

Mark, I am intrigued with the West side (Paskenta) being "perfect". I would like to get back there again before the conditions get to extreme (for me). I have a job interview on Monday and since I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-23-2012, 09:22 PM
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Posted By mrgizmow
Matt, certainly didn't want to suggest that...

Matt, certainly didn't want to suggest that anyone (besides me) would be inclined to strap a ski to their front wheel. I did however make it a lot easier for the TW's 200cc engine to push the bike...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-23-2012, 03:55 PM
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Posted By mrgizmow
It's been awhile, but I remember a number of...

It's been awhile, but I remember a number of sections of "the narrow" where a lot of 'talc' would build up. This time of year that could be real yuckie/slippery. Seems you could catch an entrance...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2012, 05:02 PM
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Posted By mrgizmow
My memory is pretty marginal. I can say with...

My memory is pretty marginal. I can say with "CERTAINTY" that the shop is not in California. The name certainly hints of that, but the shop is in Oregon. And if memory serves, it is called Bay...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-12-2012, 08:28 PM
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Posted By mrgizmow
Kudos to you Ken cause you tried.. Many years...

Kudos to you Ken cause you tried.. Many years ago I tried a couple of wet weather rides up their on my mt. bike. My experience was the same as yours, but at that time Ponderosa was still open. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-11-2012, 09:44 PM
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Posted By mrgizmow
Don't think you will need to be worried about...

Don't think you will need to be worried about Deer Creek. If you make the big puddles and mud between the transmission towers and the helicopter pad I think the going will be a "bit" more...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-10-2012, 11:43 AM
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Posted By mrgizmow
[SIZE="4"]Thanks again Matt. I have no idea if...

[SIZE="4"]Thanks again Matt. I have no idea if Raglin continues with the mix of gravel/dirt mix that we see here, but what I rode on Colyer Springs rd would likely be pretty slippery right now. I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-09-2012, 11:21 PM
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Posted By mrgizmow
Thanks Matt, not sure but I believe the first...

Thanks Matt, not sure but I believe the first photo is the Raglin Ridge turnoff as I passed it early on and kept to the right on the main road (not the hill shown) and continued up passed the little...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-09-2012, 03:54 PM
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Posted By mrgizmow
[SIZE="3"]I trailered the TW over to Paskenta on...

[SIZE="3"]I trailered the TW over to Paskenta on Wednesday. Wanted to do a little more exploring on the West side of the valley and for much of the Summer it was to smokey for me. Rode Lowery from...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-29-2012, 07:37 PM
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Views: 123,384
Posted By mrgizmow
Jeramie, looks like you made it 'over the hill'...

Jeramie, looks like you made it 'over the hill' or was your picture of another backside run to Canyon Dam?Not sure I can think about riding with you anymore. I have been told that a KTM idles faster...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-28-2012, 10:03 PM
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Views: 123,384
Posted By mrgizmow
Boy I would sure be in for that, but I have one...

Boy I would sure be in for that, but I have one more day at a temp. job. The roads will be great with all the dust settled. Everything will smell so fresh. Things will be super, that's for sure. ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2012, 06:39 AM
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Posted By mrgizmow
Hey Darrel, I agree with the rest of the folks. ...

Hey Darrel, I agree with the rest of the folks. I have been on the TW forum for a number of years and hear very little about "clutch" wear being a problem. There is an issue with the tension spring...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2012, 05:29 PM
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Posted By mrgizmow
Early TW CDI option

Here is the most recent option for dealing with an early model (TW) CDI failure... Gerry

http://tw200forum.com/index.php?/topic/5168-ignitech-programmable-dc-cdi/
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-27-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 123,384
Posted By mrgizmow
Sounds like you have quite the adventure planned....

Sounds like you have quite the adventure planned. There may be lots of roads, but with all the gates it seems to be something of a gamble as to what route will allow 'thru passage'. Then again, if...
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