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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-28-2015, 05:40 PM
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Posted By midengineracer
That's sad news.

That's sad news.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-21-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 966
Posted By midengineracer
I'm not sure how to do that, I am just linking...

I'm not sure how to do that, I am just linking them from Facebook.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-20-2015, 11:18 PM
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Posted By midengineracer
Recent ride

I forgot that my Zumo 550 listed Rug Road as an "unpaved road".
Light shenanigans located here with some pictures: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=26831385#post26831385

I thought I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-20-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 18,817
Posted By midengineracer
Any of you that get to ride with Dave, take it. ...

Any of you that get to ride with Dave, take it. He's a good rider, not looking to race, he loves to see the landscape and appreciates the challenges.

I have always enjoyed rides with him,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-20-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 966
Posted By midengineracer
Is this really the Old Spanish Hwy?!?

I got sent to Nellis AFB for some training and decided I would have a nice ride back. After I visited Rick's Restoration, Gold & Silver Pawn, and the aborted visit to Count's Kustoms...

Looking...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-20-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,768
Posted By midengineracer
Mount Lemmon

I think the best way to do the Lemmon route is to do it 2~3 times. One for the pleasant ride and again for the scenery. Then again for your favorite!
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-06-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By midengineracer
Sounds like you didn't load the Canada maps. Or...

Sounds like you didn't load the Canada maps. Or maybe you just bought US, not the full North America version?
Go to maps and see if you have multiple options and make sure you select the map...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-24-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15,963
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Posted By midengineracer
Dedave, Good luck with the bike. I bet the...

Dedave,
Good luck with the bike. I bet the engine will do alright, it's the other bits I would be more concerned with. If you don't care about the exterior of the bike (I don't) I think, and...
Forum: Vendors 12-09-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,294
Posted By midengineracer
Scrambler owners are the best :norton And it...

Scrambler owners are the best :norton
And it appears you have the fast, shiny black also :clap

My city/ zip is APO, AE 09459, Thanks!
Forum: Vendors 12-09-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,294
Posted By midengineracer
Question Military guys too?

Time to be cheeky, how about free (USPS) shipping to APO? Cheaper than Alaska, but you will have to do a customs form...

I need some heating gear for this cold, damp winter!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-06-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15,963
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Posted By midengineracer
According to a site I was just at, the 12t...

According to a site I was just at, the 12t sprocket I had for my old XR250 will fit your bike (per Rick Ramsey) and he said it didn't affect the top end too much. I never mounted it, when I get my...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-03-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15,963
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Posted By midengineracer
Ooh, let me borrow the NX and join you guys!...

Ooh, let me borrow the NX and join you guys! :rofl

RG started slow, but more people slowly gathered. I didn't get the screen name of our visitor from Canada, but I hope he rides with some of you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-03-2011, 03:22 PM
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Posted By midengineracer
Obviously, sooner is better, but Sunday is...

Obviously, sooner is better, but Sunday is probably the last day. Saturday I will be at the Celtic festival for probably half the day (I think the first half +).

All the bikes are gone, I had to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-03-2011, 08:29 AM
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Posted By midengineracer
I think I can make RG tonight... I have a...

I think I can make RG tonight...

I have a lot of liquids in the garage, free to anyone that wants to pick them up. The nicest is the 5L of Mobil 1 5W30, there is also about 3/4 gallon of 2-cycle...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-03-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,714
Posted By midengineracer
Looks like it was a good ride. When I first saw...

Looks like it was a good ride. When I first saw your mileage, I thought, crap, I was way off from what I told HTM.

Doing an out and back on the rug is an endeavor that needs to be started early...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2,443
Views: 433,604
Posted By midengineracer
I mounted a newer model XR exhaust on my older...

I mounted a newer model XR exhaust on my older XR. I just used flat steel and wrapped it around the frame and that supported the rear of the exhaust. In case anyone wanted to go back to stock on...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 132,618
Posted By midengineracer
I think it will be alright, but I am not an...

I think it will be alright, but I am not an MX'er. The bike is lighter than the WR250R by ~50 lbs and has more travel.
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 132,618
Posted By midengineracer
If it is like they were in 2007, you can adjust...

If it is like they were in 2007, you can adjust the suspension to work decently. Are you just wanting to play on the track for practice and will be doing enduro work the rest of the time?
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-23-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15,963
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Posted By midengineracer
That feels like a nod in my direction but I will...

That feels like a nod in my direction but I will be in Silver City, NM. And it would whoop my currently out-of-shape rear. And I can't transport the bike.

If I need to, I can come up with more...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-21-2011, 07:10 PM
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Posted By midengineracer
It was good catching up with you guys. Hopefully...

It was good catching up with you guys. Hopefully I make a decent ride up in the Tucson area before I leave.

I figured you were trying to get good grades Drizzt, that is a better endeavor!
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2011, 05:07 PM
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Posted By midengineracer
Yes, same stuff you did to the 650, basically. ...

Yes, same stuff you did to the 650, basically.

Don't gear it down much or 1st will be useless. You should be able to ride it with the gearing it has now.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-20-2011, 11:15 AM
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Posted By midengineracer
Red Garter is at 6, right guys? Who else...

Red Garter is at 6, right guys?

Who else knows if they can be there? I know I owe PC a beer or 6 by now.
Are there any not too hard rides going on down south this Saturday?

EDIT:
Nevermind,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-18-2011, 06:48 PM
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Posted By midengineracer
Had a mostly good ride with Drizzt. Sadly, the...

Had a mostly good ride with Drizzt. Sadly, the little NX125 out ran me a few times, I forgot how much I hate sand.
Just one off and another reminder that the Husky is very tall. Let's call that...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-18-2011, 09:00 AM
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Posted By midengineracer
Afternoon ride

Drizzt and I will be meeting at the Roadrunner (Houghton and Sahuarita) about 1 today. It will be big bike friendly if the big bike wants to go slow as we will be taking it really easy.

Post up...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-17-2011, 08:33 PM
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Posted By midengineracer
Question Weekday ride

I'm probably going to do Gunsite (at a slow, I haven't been on dirt for a year pace) tomorrow or Wednesday. Who is up to a nice slow, easy ride?

JSonder? Drizzt? People down this way that just...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-17-2011, 07:04 AM
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Posted By midengineracer
I appreciate the thought (as I recall, your dad...

I appreciate the thought (as I recall, your dad helped me get them loaded when I left, so thanks again for helping line that up!) but I wouldn't have been ready last night anyway.

I will be here...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-16-2011, 04:35 PM
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Posted By midengineracer
Yep, got here yesterday. I have to find out if...

Yep, got here yesterday. I have to find out if the bikes are feeling alright. Not sure I pickled them right...



John, I'll give you a call as soon as I get things out of the way, I blocked...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-16-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15,963
Views: 1,398,373
Posted By midengineracer
Question Sale

Hey, gonna throw this out for a couple of you guys before I hit up CL. I am selling my 27 gallon 5hp air compressor, I'll let you guys get it for $150 (I am putting it up for $200 on CL tomorrow if...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-21-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1,820
Views: 127,090
Posted By midengineracer
There is a south east arizona trail riders...

There is a south east arizona trail riders (dualsport riders?) group. They don't post up much on here, they have their own site and don't like all the talk on the forum all the time.

Or maybe it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-19-2011, 03:11 AM
Replies: 15,963
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Posted By midengineracer
I'm going with "didn't turn the fuel on." I...

I'm going with "didn't turn the fuel on."

I think the 610's are less high-strung, I don't hear bad things about them. On the same note, I stll don't know what was wrong with my bike on its...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-10-2011, 06:22 PM
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Posted By midengineracer
From way up here, you all look like little ants!...

From way up here, you all look like little ants! :D
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-26-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 15,963
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Posted By midengineracer
Congrats Bill!! :clap Minnjim, ...

Congrats Bill!! :clap



Minnjim, Just hit up the SE (Vail, Corona de Tucson, etc) Regardless of your political leanings, you don't pay the ridiculous 5+% Tucson additional sales tax (just...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2011, 12:12 AM
Replies: 2,443
Views: 433,604
Posted By midengineracer
Thumb Yep

I'll second Wookazoid. I actually rode with a guy on a trials bike through some rocky creek bed and was doing rather well until I realized if I screwed up, I wouldn't be able to get going again like...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-19-2011, 03:33 AM
Replies: 15,963
Views: 1,398,373
Posted By midengineracer
Just bend it back! I had mine sticking out...

Just bend it back!

I had mine sticking out too far and it wouldn't lock and hold the bike (after my kick-fest while it was on the stand on it's maiden ride with me). I found out the threaded...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-18-2011, 03:39 AM
Replies: 15,963
Views: 1,398,373
Posted By midengineracer
I don't know anything about YOUR valves, but they...

I don't know anything about YOUR valves, but they are easy to check and adjust. You have the TE250, right? I have shims in my garage, I can probably coordinate for you to get some without my wife...
Forum: Photos 07-30-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,731,431
Posted By midengineracer
Shoulda

Shoulda put the two pics in one post. My bad:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-r5CoE9Cw7XE/Ti6s80pVeLI/AAAAAAAAEQY/K42wIaXn2is/s800/IMG_0779.JPG
Forum: Photos 07-30-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9,293
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Posted By midengineracer
Good Pic

MntDawg from the Tucson Area Bulletin Board.
Pic is in Colorado:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-jouNlymBlsA/Ti6s7Zvl2cI/AAAAAAAAEQU/c2JCFTm_7ec/s800/IMG_0778.JPG
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2,443
Views: 433,604
Posted By midengineracer
DD, I went with Maxxis Desert IT and was very...

DD, I went with Maxxis Desert IT and was very happy, but I spent little time on the roads. I am not overly aggressive, but I felt better in the corners and liked them while climbing around the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-18-2011, 02:44 AM
Replies: 15,963
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Posted By midengineracer
RS-232 is the standard on the DB-9 connector. ...

RS-232 is the standard on the DB-9 connector.

But ignore that and just buy a nice new garmin (not top of the line so it will be in your price range) that will let you load maps and plan routes,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-03-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 15,963
Views: 1,398,373
Posted By midengineracer
Sweet! But won't your legs get hot riding...

Sweet!

But won't your legs get hot riding that? :lol3
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