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Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,556
Posted By Racer_man
I'm In!

John, I'm in for this too! Should be awesome. I'm also an IBA guy, we talked at the Pizza Party this March. See you in Denver in August.
Garry
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 54,927
Posted By Racer_man
Yep, great start to what should be a life...

Yep, great start to what should be a life changing journey. I'm in too!
Garry
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-30-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9,568
Views: 831,565
Posted By Racer_man
Requirements for street legal in Maricopa county?

Looking to the wisdom here for advice on getting my WR450 street legal here in Maricopa County. I know I need headlight, tail light, brake light, horn and mirror, and emissions. I don't see a...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-24-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9,568
Views: 831,565
Posted By Racer_man
Thanks for the info guys! Much appreciated! ...

Thanks for the info guys! Much appreciated!
See you on the trails.

Garry
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-23-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9,568
Views: 831,565
Posted By Racer_man
Question Good area to practice sand riding

Hey folks, I am doing my 2nd LA-Barstow-Vegas ride this year, and the 17 miles of deep sand kicked my butt last year. (KLR650)
So, now I have a WR, and I'm looking for advice on where to find some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,085
Posted By Racer_man
I'm an IBA member, so maybe I can answer a few...

I'm an IBA member, so maybe I can answer a few questions about the IBA, in general and the IBR more specifically. In my opinion, the 50,000+ IBA members are some of the friendliest most approachable...
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 37,356
Posted By Racer_man
Subscribed! Your timing is great, myself and 2...

Subscribed! Your timing is great, myself and 2 buddies are doing this same trip this June, also on KLR's!
Looking forward to your stories!

Garry
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-28-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 49,588
Posted By Racer_man
What a great ride!

This was my first LA-B-2V, but certainly not my last. I rode a KLR and had a great time, had all the challenges I ever wanted, and was thoroughly spent and delighted at the end of each day. My two...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-14-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4,191
Views: 208,573
Posted By Racer_man
Cochran road to coke ovens

Okay, so I was out on Cochran road on Saturday for the first time. Also the first time for my KLR650 to go off road. I got as far as crossing the dry riverbed, and then the trail seemed to get pretty...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-14-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 49,588
Posted By Racer_man
So we went for a ride on Saturday... Suffice to...

So we went for a ride on Saturday... Suffice to say it didn't go too well for my buddy. Once we got off pavement, he had problems feeling confident on graveled roads, and then when we got into the...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-09-2011, 05:04 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 49,588
Posted By Racer_man
Newbie buddy wants to come along

Okay, I've got a question for the group who have done this ride in years past. I'm registered for the ride and now a buddy of mine is getting caught up in my enthusiasm and excitement, and wants to...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-19-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4,191
Views: 208,573
Posted By Racer_man
Hi Jo, Yes, I ride on the street. More than...

Hi Jo,

Yes, I ride on the street. More than the dirt, truth be told. I have a few different bikes, and if you're ever looking for someone to go for a ride with, let me know. I'm usually ready to...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-12-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9,568
Views: 831,565
Posted By Racer_man
Help with SW Motech guards

Jeff, I have an 09 KLR that I put the SW Motech bars on. Had no problems, job was done in a few hours. I'm happy to help you, my only problem is time. I'm working 70+ hour weeks right now, and...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-30-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4,191
Views: 208,573
Posted By Racer_man
Hello everyone!

Hey, Hi there.
I've been around ADV for a while now, and just found this most excellent thread... I live in Gilbert and ride a variety of bikes, and I have a new to me KLR650 that's begging to be...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-30-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 49,588
Posted By Racer_man
Talking I'm in...

I signed up for the ride... will be my first time in the Mohave on a KLR. I have a buddy coming down from the Canadain prairies to ride it with me... We expect some surprises, and to be good and sore...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-05-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 775
Posted By Racer_man
Navi, I think your intended route is fine if you...

Navi, I think your intended route is fine if you are in a hurry, but if you have the time, I have a few suggestions for you. Perhaps you have a very good reason for doing the ride as shown, but since...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 12,751
Posted By Racer_man
I've done 2 Saddlesore 1000's, a BunBurner Gold,...

I've done 2 Saddlesore 1000's, a BunBurner Gold, (1500+ mi in 24hrs) and 4 days from now I'll be attempting a Border to Border Insanity ride. (Mexico to Canada in less than 24 hours) Next month I'll...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,768
Posted By Racer_man
And it's not just KLR type bikes that are...

And it's not just KLR type bikes that are susceptible to winds... I was in Wyoming in 1998, riding a Harley bagger... Was stormy and really windy, with tornado warnings. Figuring to get out of the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,881
Posted By Racer_man
Hey Shoganai! I've been waiting for this RR......

Hey Shoganai! I've been waiting for this RR... Great photos! I'm very honored to have been able to meet you and sign your witness form. And if you're ever near my home here in AZ, you and Steve...
Forum: Americas 08-16-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,409
Posted By Racer_man
Shoganai's "50CC" ride is an Iron Butt...

Shoganai's "50CC" ride is an Iron Butt Association Certified Ride. The 50 stands for 50 hours, the CC stands for Coast to Coast. Gwen rode from the Atlantic Ocean (Jacksonville FL) to the Pacific...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-15-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,779
Posted By Racer_man
Over 15000 miles in 2 weeks... That's just...

Over 15000 miles in 2 weeks... That's just awesome. :super I'm sure most of us were following your Spot... Glad to hear you made it home and all is well. I'm so very glad I got a chance to meet...
Forum: Americas 08-15-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,409
Posted By Racer_man
Hi CCJon, Yes, I have emailed a few of the...

Hi CCJon,
Yes, I have emailed a few of the folks on the IBA witness list, as well as putting the request out on the LDRider list too. I figure it never hurts to ask in several places.
Thanks!
...
Forum: Americas 08-15-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,727
Posted By Racer_man
I agree with the previous inmates who encourage...

I agree with the previous inmates who encourage you to keep your current bike. It will go everywhere you want to go. You don't need a dual sport bike to go to Canada or Alaska. Even if you wanted to...
Forum: Americas 08-15-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,409
Posted By Racer_man
Question Looking for volunteer witnesses for my Border to Border ride

Hello everyone,

So, after riding to San Diego a couple of weeks ago to sign Shoganai's Iron Butt 50CC witness form, now I'm the one looking for a volunteer or three. I'm looking for witness...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-09-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,779
Posted By Racer_man
Good on ya Shogs, really glad to hear you were...

Good on ya Shogs, really glad to hear you were able to upright the bike alone. Not that you need it, but a great confidence builder! I'm going to make a similar trip to Gerlach myself this fall. I'm...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-03-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,779
Posted By Racer_man
I beat you by a few days... met her Monday!

When I heard the irrepressible Shoganai was doing a 50CC, I decided to ride from my home in the Phoenix area to meet her, and sign her IBA witness form. By following her progress on her Spot page, I...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,857
Posted By Racer_man
I like my Tourmaster Intake. :nod Lightweight,...

I like my Tourmaster Intake. :nod Lightweight, lots of air flow, and retains good protection. I've put about 20,000 miles on it now, no tears, no zipper issues. Comes with a rain liner that also...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 835
Posted By Racer_man
Replacement Mirrors

I have an '09 KLR and I would like to improve the mirrors. The OEM's are okay, but I'd like something that gives a bit better rear view but is rugged enough to handle some trail riding. The factory...
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,679
Posted By Racer_man
Thanks

Dancer, thanks for sharing your trip. I've been riding since the 70's and your report made me remember some of those great trips taken with best friends, so long ago. Some of them are gone now, some...
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2,555
Views: 1,712,466
Posted By Racer_man
I'm IN!!

This is going to be fantastic. :thumb Good luck Doug. Safe travels.

Garry
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By Racer_man
Thanks to everyone for the advice, wisdom, and...

Thanks to everyone for the advice, wisdom, and opinions. Much appreciated! Evidently I have some comparing to do. :D If anyone else would like to add their 2 cents, please do!
Here are my...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6,955
Views: 2,206,106
Posted By Racer_man
Thumb Doc Rock and LDF, I know you have heard it a...

Doc Rock and LDF, I know you have heard it a thousand times, but I have to add my thanks, admiration, and complete respect for you guys... Not only as riders and generally awesome folks, but for the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By Racer_man
Looking for advice

Hey everyone, this is my first post on ADV, but I've been lurking and reading RR's for a while now. (The Mobius Trip is fantastic) This is an amazing site, I learn something every time I visit....
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