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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-01-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,056
Posted By fletch123
I'll had another bump. Divide trails are open

I'll had another bump. Divide trails are open
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-30-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,694
Posted By fletch123
I been trying to resist buying a new 1190 r since...

I been trying to resist buying a new 1190 r since I took one for a demo ride last summer. Well I guess I should not have stopped at the KTM dealer the other day cause now I can't get that bike out of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-27-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By fletch123
Just thinking, there are currently two TOR not to...

Just thinking, there are currently two TOR not to far apart. It's a chance for someone to bag a double header. I guess we can consider the current California TOR to be in Central Ca. Anyway I'm...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-27-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By fletch123
Just for clarification it is spelled Douche...

Just for clarification it is spelled Douche nozzle, but either way it is funny. I had to look it up in the urban dictionary. Pretty serious offense, as in way more than just a douche bag.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-25-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2,473
Views: 175,595
Posted By fletch123
Are talking about the one an only Big Wan? Did he...

Are talking about the one an only Big Wan? Did he ask you if he could ride his 990 at your trials event?:D No doubt he would give it try if you let him
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-19-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,138
Posted By fletch123
What is really amazing is just how heavy those...

What is really amazing is just how heavy those bikes are when you and 5 other guys have to help some idiot who rode his brand new GS1200 off the trail at Cow get it back on the trail for him.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-08-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By fletch123
If you can afford it, get the 1190. If you are...

If you can afford it, get the 1190. If you are referring to extreme as in HP that is totally up to you and your wrist. When your six month tour is up you will have no problem selling it. As a matter...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-04-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1,213
Views: 75,947
Posted By fletch123
Damn, miss it again. I just rode thru there...

Damn, miss it again. I just rode thru there yesterday. It was a bit nippy. I believe that place is also famous for being on of the coldest places in the US. I would add that there is also a few other...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-31-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 162,552
Posted By fletch123
Got a question on mileage. Going to Saline hot...

Got a question on mileage. Going to Saline hot springs from Goldpoint and then to Pannimint Springs. I am assuming that we will top off in Goldfield. It looks to me to be about 175 miles total.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-25-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,213
Views: 75,947
Posted By fletch123
What is all the whining about. Maybe I just got...

What is all the whining about. Maybe I just got lucky with how I worded the google search but , it just took me one minute to find it. Although it helped when Snark suggested you just read what he...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-17-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,056
Posted By fletch123
About 4 miles to Bassetts restaurant and about 9...

About 4 miles to Bassetts restaurant and about 9 miles to Sierra City. And then about 10 or 12 miles from Sierra City to Downieville.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-17-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,056
Posted By fletch123
You sure about that, I've been know to cause a...

You sure about that, I've been know to cause a disturbance :D, not as bad as that guitar smashing guy I saw once in Death Valley though.

Seriously, thanks Brent I will take you up on it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-17-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,056
Posted By fletch123
In Wife stays home. She...

In





Wife stays home. She doesn't like the person I become around a campfire with a bunch of guys
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-06-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 110,808
Posted By fletch123
On second thought I think we'll stick with...

On second thought I think we'll stick with Pinenuts. Just check how far it is from Truckee to Wellington. Still a little early in the year to get on the bike at 6:00 am.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-06-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 110,808
Posted By fletch123
What is the miles between gas? Was going to...

What is the miles between gas?
Was going to ride Pinenuts with Sharpie this Sunday, but this sounds tempting.
Also is that kickstands up at 8:30?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-30-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 37,538
Posted By fletch123
Definitely not until next year.

Definitely not until next year.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-27-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 110,808
Posted By fletch123
So where is the ride tomorrow?

So where is the ride tomorrow?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-09-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,381
Posted By fletch123
Like the previous poster said. You need to be...

Like the previous poster said. You need to be more specific on what you are looking for. Are you saying you want to get rid of your 1200 and get a dirt bike with a plate? Or do you want a lighter...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-23-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By fletch123
Called about the R. 5000 miles. Price includes...

Called about the R. 5000 miles. Price includes prep and freight, but not tax.
Seems a little steep to me, but then again there are not to many R models left anywhere. A question I have also about...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-15-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,595
Posted By fletch123
Hey Joe, good for you for setting this up. Is it...

Hey Joe, good for you for setting this up. Is it possible to add donation payment options such as PayPal. I went to the donations site to donate and it only showed cc as a form of payment. I would...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-12-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,986
Posted By fletch123
I'm up for it. I would say a good location would...

I'm up for it. I would say a good location would be somewhere between North and South, say like Truckee CA.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-10-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 110,808
Posted By fletch123
You would have gone to Downieville to get gas. No...

You would have gone to Downieville to get gas. No gas in Sierra City
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-30-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 110,808
Posted By fletch123
Back in town, just checked the weather. It is not...

Back in town, just checked the weather. It is not looking good for WST ride. Calling for snow up in them there hills.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-22-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2,053
Views: 252,897
Posted By fletch123
Don't know about the 990, but I did the 1190 test...

Don't know about the 990, but I did the 1190 test ride and my 950 now feels very inadequate on the street. I also test rode the 1290 SD was even more addicted to the power, but not the riding...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-19-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 110,808
Posted By fletch123
Cameras were not allowed. Just way to much...

Cameras were not allowed. Just way to much incriminating shit going on that could ruin ones future political career. Lets just say everyone had a really good time and no one was severely burned or...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-08-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,564
Posted By fletch123
I got a question regarding performance and...

I got a question regarding performance and exhaust. I got the bike with an Akrapovic two into one, but it was originally Akras two into two. The previous owner put on the side gas tank then got two...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-08-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,564
Posted By fletch123
Are saying you got more popping at higher...

Are saying you got more popping at higher elevations.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-07-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,564
Posted By fletch123
Yeah I took the bike out for a spin this...

Yeah I took the bike out for a spin this afternoon and tried a power wheelie, not even close. Figured well the bike is not quite tuned right. Stop by a friends and mention it and he said the same...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-07-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,564
Posted By fletch123
Thanks for the insight, I need to take a look...

Thanks for the insight, I need to take a look things
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-07-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,564
Posted By fletch123
[QUOTE=Sumi;25232554]In 1st or 2nd gear, both the...

[QUOTE=Sumi;25232554]In 1st or 2nd gear, both the ADV and SE should do it easily, but it's not as easy as whacking the throttle open and keeping it wide open unfortunatelly. You have to open it fast,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-07-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,564
Posted By fletch123
Curious about this power wheelie thing. Are guys...

Curious about this power wheelie thing. Are guys saying the 950 will just straight lift the wheel buy twisting the throttle on flat pavement. And I meaning like straight up and loop the bike if not...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-20-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 120,335
Posted By fletch123
That's what I'm talking about. I read thru these...

That's what I'm talking about. I read thru these post about guys wanting this mythical mid weight adventure bike and say wait a minute that sounds an awful lot like a 950 se. Yes it could be...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-18-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By fletch123
Be for warned. If you go just thinking it would...

Be for warned. If you go just thinking it would be fun to take an 1190 or the 1290 for spin you will have drank from the orange punch bowl and will not be able to let it go. I was perfectly happy...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-18-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,381
Posted By fletch123
Doesn't look like he'll be making bail.

Doesn't look like he'll be making bail.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-17-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,655
Posted By fletch123
Have you check out the smoke situation? I can...

Have you check out the smoke situation? I can tell you it is really bad here in Truckee at the moment. Not sure about Reno. It changes moment by moment. You may want to alter your routes to avoid it.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-15-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,066
Posted By fletch123
Since you move the discussion to official thread...

Since you move the discussion to official thread I will share my experience with the rear Tractionator. I did a six day trip of about 800 miles. Half slab half dirt. The tire was toast at the end. I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-14-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,941
Posted By fletch123
Don't mean to hijack, but in case you haven't run...

Don't mean to hijack, but in case you haven't run those Tractionators before be prepared to need a new one by the time you get to Taos. Depending on how much slab you ride.
To the op, it sounds...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-14-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,941
Posted By fletch123
I owned both, 04 Adventure and 07 SE. I got the...

I owned both, 04 Adventure and 07 SE. I got the Adventure first and then an SE became available locally so I grabbed it. My first thoughts of the SE were not good because it was a bit more shaky on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-10-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 110,808
Posted By fletch123
Anyone want to do LAB2V this year. It has been on...

Anyone want to do LAB2V this year. It has been on my to do list for years. I believe that now is the time to plan for this as far as getting a hotel.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-10-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,025
Posted By fletch123
When you RR 200 guys get to Sierraville I will be...

When you RR 200 guys get to Sierraville I will be right across the street helping Dwight from Smithneck farms making smoked pulled pork sandwiches for you guys, but if you want a latte or an espresso...
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