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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 11:02 AM
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Views: 7,724,020
Posted By High Country Herb
I'm guessing he is intentionally trying to remove...

I'm guessing he is intentionally trying to remove his chicken strips, and over did it a bit.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By High Country Herb
...or a supermoto slide. :D I agree though...

...or a supermoto slide. :D

I agree though about developing habits that prevent mishaps. I would not have imagined the OP's scenario. In hind sight, however, it becomes obvious that engaging the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 10:52 AM
Replies: 808
Views: 61,490
Posted By High Country Herb
Meh...snowmobiles are quicker. ...

Meh...snowmobiles are quicker. :hide




https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3832/9262339126_b7e48f0a35_z.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 10:26 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 14,333
Posted By High Country Herb
Auberry does look better. Man, the forces...

Auberry does look better.

Man, the forces are piling up against me for this trip, but I'm not out yet. :pynd

First, my Mom's health keeps fluctuating wildly. She has been in and out of the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 09:27 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 14,333
Posted By High Country Herb
Powerhouse Road looks pretty good. I think I'll...

Powerhouse Road looks pretty good. I think I'll go that way. Italian Bar looks like a good place to get lost right before dark, and better left to a day with no time restraints ( I don't have GPS)....
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By High Country Herb
There is your problem. You're using Google Maps,...

There is your problem. You're using Google Maps, which shows roads that require licensed bikes.

You need the US Forest Service Maps for California and Oregon. With your green stickered bike, you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 06:56 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 14,333
Posted By High Country Herb
In the interest of time, I plan to go through...

In the interest of time, I plan to go through Friant on Millerton Rd.

If I were making the trip earlier in the day, the route past Kerkoff Lake looks interesting. I may come back that way Sunday.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-19-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By High Country Herb
For those further north, Caps Bright Hot Coatings...

For those further north, Caps Bright Hot Coatings in Fresno, CA also does a good job.

http://capsbhc.com/
Forum: Americas 08-19-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By High Country Herb
I was thinking South America as well. The US...

I was thinking South America as well. The US doesn't usually leave tunnels unsupported like that in areas of public access.

My guess would have been Road of Death Bolivia.

edit: I stand...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-19-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 14,333
Posted By High Country Herb
Yeah, looks like I'll have to get down into the...

Yeah, looks like I'll have to get down into the Valley to get around it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-19-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 14,333
Posted By High Country Herb
Does anyone have information about the fires in...

Does anyone have information about the fires in this area? I don't have time to research it this morning, but I heard that there are some road closures on Highways 49 and 41 (the route I had planned...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-19-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 14,333
Posted By High Country Herb
Oh shit. I hadn't thought about that.

Oh shit. I hadn't thought about that.
Forum: Americas 08-18-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By High Country Herb
Most rental bikes will be about $1000 per week. I...

Most rental bikes will be about $1000 per week. I wonder if you could find a $2000 bike for sale, pay the money, then just give it back at the end of the 3 weeks.

For specific recommendations, you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-17-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 14,333
Posted By High Country Herb
Friday evening, around dark. We have about 3.5...

Friday evening, around dark. We have about 3.5 hour ride (not including fuel stops) after work Friday. The tent is really easy to set up, though.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-15-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 14,333
Posted By High Country Herb
Well that's no good. My co-worker did something...

Well that's no good. My co-worker did something similar trying to pick up his GS ADV after dropping it off road.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,164
Posted By High Country Herb
It is actually made by Aprilia. You probably saw...

It is actually made by Aprilia. You probably saw it in a Guzzi/Aprilia dealership. Those that have them like them. Put some TKC80 tires on one, and it will probably be a good match for the KLR. You...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 905
Posted By High Country Herb
Yes, exactly. It will probably take a few weeks...

Yes, exactly. It will probably take a few weeks for the DMV to get it to you.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,258
Posted By High Country Herb
You should study up on how to lift that bike in...

You should study up on how to lift that bike in case you drop it. I don't know exactly how myself, but have seen references to videos showing how to do it safely.

My co-worker, who was about 60...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 905
Posted By High Country Herb
That is correct. You will need a California...

That is correct. You will need a California residential address where they will send the title. If your residence is somewhere else, that is where the bike should be registered.

On the title,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,204
Posted By High Country Herb
:rofl Nice.

:rofl


Nice.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 29,931
Posted By High Country Herb
My uncle is in his early 70s, and just retired...

My uncle is in his early 70s, and just retired this year. He has been riding dual sports and dirt bikes all his life. He bought a BMW F800R last year, and is about to do the Iron Butt from Mexico to...
Forum: The Garage 08-14-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,095
Posted By High Country Herb
It looks like Harbor Freight only ships to the...

It looks like Harbor Freight only ships to the US, Canada, and Australia. I'm surprised they won't ship direct to the UK from their factories in China. They recommend a "freight forwarding company"....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,793
Posted By High Country Herb
That has been my experience as well. On...

That has been my experience as well.

On dirt, more throttle seems to stabilize the bike through forward thrust, centrifugal force, etc. Any surplus power is expelled with wheel spin.

On...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,204
Posted By High Country Herb
My bikes are basically toys, so I pay cash or...

My bikes are basically toys, so I pay cash or don't get them. I do understand that for some people they are primary transportation, and they spend/borrow accordingly to get something they can spend a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-14-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 14,333
Posted By High Country Herb
OK, now I'm confused. With your avatar, I assumed...

OK, now I'm confused. With your avatar, I assumed it was you who was the model for the Long Tall Sally catalog. Kimberly is 5'11" and loves their long pants.



:shog
Forum: Americas 08-13-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By High Country Herb
How about doing both coast and mtns? Day 1...

How about doing both coast and mtns?

Day 1 up the Sierra to Yosemite, possibly spending the night at the Yosemite Bug Hostel if they have openings.
Day 2 exploring Yosemite, then over Hwy 120....
Forum: Americas 08-13-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By High Country Herb
Are you camping? That's a lot of gear to carry...

Are you camping? That's a lot of gear to carry that far in a backpack. If not, you will probably need to look for lodging along Hwy 49, since those towns are generally the gateways to the Sierra, but...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-11-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 14,333
Posted By High Country Herb
Kimberly will probably spend all her free time...

Kimberly will probably spend all her free time petting the mutts...or wrestling with them if they are of the larger variety. She's a big fan of four legged adventurers.
Forum: Americas 08-10-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By High Country Herb
Those low numbers are not necessary. There will...

Those low numbers are not necessary. There will probably be tourist traffic on Hwy 1, but you can easily make it all the way up in one day.

You can check out Muir Woods and maybe some of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,883
Posted By High Country Herb
This. You aren't doing anything wrong, so...

This.

You aren't doing anything wrong, so the worst that can happen is you will be asked to leave (though I have never had that happen, even when I was taking my wife to the junior college to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,832
Posted By High Country Herb
No, only if they correct those who don't.

No, only if they correct those who don't.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,832
Posted By High Country Herb
I bet they hate it when people shorten it to...

I bet they hate it when people shorten it to "Akras". That would make proper pronunciation very awkward.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,821
Posted By High Country Herb
I am guessing that having the wrong license would...

I am guessing that having the wrong license would get you a $200 ticket at most. Heck, our last governor rode around on his Harley Davidson with no motorcycle endorsement at all.

Your license is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-06-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 14,333
Posted By High Country Herb
I've been through there in the Toyota. I think...

I've been through there in the Toyota. I think I'll stick to the nOOb ride on the 750...unless we get back before you go and Kimberly let's me borrow the 350.

I'm trying to figure out a way to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-06-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 14,333
Posted By High Country Herb
That ought to get the taste of Spam out of your...

That ought to get the taste of Spam out of your mouth. :lol3
Forum: Asia Pacific 08-06-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By High Country Herb
7 days and you are leaving Australia? So you have...

7 days and you are leaving Australia? So you have about 5 days on the ground somewhere. I see why you are looking at SE Asia.

My co-worker just went to visit his son in Thailand, and said it was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,588
Posted By High Country Herb
I too started on dirt: a plowed field behind a...

I too started on dirt: a plowed field behind a friend's house with a packed trail all the way around it. We rode those 2-strokes all over town, trying not to get caught. When we did, the cop would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,321
Posted By High Country Herb
I have heard (reading up on the Valentine One)...

I have heard (reading up on the Valentine One) that grocery store lasers will set them off. This is part of the Valentine's strategy. With the use of directional arrows, you can watch it switch to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-06-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 14,333
Posted By High Country Herb
That sounds slightly more adventurous. :lol3

That sounds slightly more adventurous. :lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-06-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 679
Posted By High Country Herb
When I went to get my MC license, I was surprised...

When I went to get my MC license, I was surprised that I needed to retake the DL test and failed it for answering too cautiously on a few questions about speed limits in special zones. I took a deep...
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