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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 08:43 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 37,294
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Definitely thinking about it. I finally gave...

Definitely thinking about it.

I finally gave up on usenet :cry so send me an email or pm if you have any info.
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 04:09 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 37,294
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Hey Jim! Somehow I missed your comment...the...

Hey Jim! Somehow I missed your comment...the return journey was fantastic but no writeup, it was Baja on 4WD. :lol3



Glad you enjoyed it. Have a great trip!
Forum: Face plant 04-14-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 121,216
Posted By HardWorkingDog
No need! You got the OP out of lurk mode, well...

No need! You got the OP out of lurk mode, well done :clap

:lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-10-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 416
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Ever buy an HP and regret it? The last...

Ever buy an HP and regret it?


The last good thing HP made was a calculator...and it used rpn.


:lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-10-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Yes, you can find all kinds of interesting roads...

Yes, you can find all kinds of interesting roads and beg/int trails in that area. Riding a plated bike (vs. a green/red sticker)? Even better choices by using some bits of highway. A gps and some...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 91,253
Posted By HardWorkingDog
That means you're buying us all a round, i'm...

That means you're buying us all a round, i'm guessin'...

:freaky
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-08-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4,618
Views: 397,908
Posted By HardWorkingDog
I consider this civil disobedience...

I consider this civil disobedience (http://www.gutenberg.org/files/71/71-h/71-h.htm).

I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government.
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10,431
Views: 1,465,693
Posted By HardWorkingDog
I hope so, didn't expect to see you in here, but...

I hope so, didn't expect to see you in here, but thanks! They are fun little bikes, amazingly capable.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-04-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 561,708
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Yeah, I had those same thoughts before I started...

Yeah, I had those same thoughts before I started using a Spot device. Went without tracking for a year or so, then added that and never looked back.

You could always trying canceling your...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10,431
Views: 1,465,693
Posted By HardWorkingDog
I haven't posted something this cranky for...

I haven't posted something this cranky for awhile...here goes:

Couldn't help but notice all the mud spatters on your headlight/screen. With the recent talk of cutting down the front fender is it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-02-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,318
Posted By HardWorkingDog
...and build resilience to climate change...

...and build resilience to climate change effects.

Hubris, hubris, gotcher hubris right here.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-31-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 107,140
Posted By HardWorkingDog
I was on it 3 weeks ago, one in our group managed...

I was on it 3 weeks ago, one in our group managed to taco his SupTen's front rim--it's easy to get going too fast and not see the sharp edged rocks. And there's still a good amount of those...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-22-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,648
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Don't want to dilute this thread, but how 'bout...

Don't want to dilute this thread, but how 'bout some help on recycling used motorcycle tires? I'm finding it harder and harder to find a place to do this. I have been taking them to my local...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10,431
Views: 1,465,693
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Well, what good is a thread if ya can't hijack it...

Well, what good is a thread if ya can't hijack it oncet in a while :rofl

Happy birthday, dude!
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10,431
Views: 1,465,693
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Hmm. His birthday is one week away...

Hmm. His birthday is one week away...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10,431
Views: 1,465,693
Posted By HardWorkingDog
my hero...

well, they had tools in 1964 (check the handlebars) :evil

http://cdn05.motorsportretro.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/belljetMcQ3.jpg
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-18-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 561,708
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Ask the inmate to deactivate his account, or call...

Ask the inmate to deactivate his account, or call SPOT

Customer Care:
1 (866) OK1-SPOT
1 (866) 651-7768
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10,431
Views: 1,465,693
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Wasn't trying to be contentious--you're a great...

Wasn't trying to be contentious--you're a great source of info and experience here.

Just a different opinion. :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10,431
Views: 1,465,693
Posted By HardWorkingDog
It's kind of a-------joke------:lol3 (didja...

It's kind of a-------joke------:lol3
(didja click the link in my sig?)
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10,431
Views: 1,465,693
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Sure, you don't HAVE to. But think for a minute...

Sure, you don't HAVE to. But think for a minute what you're trying to do.......the only thing keeping the forks aligned are the triple tree clamps. Forcing the fork tube to rotate inside the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10,431
Views: 1,465,693
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Never managed to put it on the XT; use it on my...

Never managed to put it on the XT; use it on my WR250R and a (since sold) DR650 but I have no doubt it would fit just fine. The XT front cowl/screen is a very similar shape with the DR.

How's...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10,431
Views: 1,465,693
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Not exactly what you're looking for, but one...

Not exactly what you're looking for, but one option is to not use a fender bag. I really like this number plate bag (http://www.dirt-bike-gear.com/npb.html):
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10,431
Views: 1,465,693
Posted By HardWorkingDog
(--------------looking for Tom...

(--------------looking for Tom S------------------)

hmm. coast is clear.

Yep, that's them. Not really, but ideally you want your forks aligned to the long axis, err......parallel to each other...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10,431
Views: 1,465,693
Posted By HardWorkingDog
:fpalm (I love any excuse to use that'n)

:fpalm

(I love any excuse to use that'n)
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10,431
Views: 1,465,693
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Mine was more complete, so NO 205'n, Tom S. ...

Mine was more complete, so NO 205'n, Tom S.

:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10,431
Views: 1,465,693
Posted By HardWorkingDog
You're close, and yes nothing to worry about....

You're close, and yes nothing to worry about. Happens often when the bike goes down and slams the wheel or handlebar against an immoveable object. :deal

Loosen the lower triple tree pinch bolts,...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6,893
Views: 2,140,865
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Dammit, how'm I supposed to get any work done...

Dammit, how'm I supposed to get any work done when I know if I hit the advrider button there'll be a new installment... :wink:
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-16-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,239
Posted By HardWorkingDog
You may be checked at GN for your tourist visa...

You may be checked at GN for your tourist visa (FMM) and you may be asked to pay a few pesos for a pesticide spray of your vehicle :evil but you will not be required to have a TVIP for the entire...
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6,893
Views: 2,140,865
Posted By HardWorkingDog
(Thanks, I realize I can't add, at least on a...

(Thanks, I realize I can't add, at least on a Sunday morning. Meant to say I carry 7L/ person, sorry again for the interruption--digging the report!)
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6,893
Views: 2,140,865
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Pardon the interruption, but how much water were...

Pardon the interruption, but how much water were you carrying/cabable of carrying? I typically plan about <s>10 </s> 7 liters/person but don't travel more than about 36 hours from a water source.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-16-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,239
Posted By HardWorkingDog
No.

No.
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 41,311
Views: 7,706,119
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Are you saying you dropped the bike and when you...

Are you saying you dropped the bike and when you picked it up wouldn't start?

If so, the lean angle sensor shut off the ignition when on the ground. To reset it you must turn ignition switch to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10,431
Views: 1,465,693
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Sweet! Got one the same vintage, I think it's the...

Sweet! Got one the same vintage, I think it's the best looking color combo of all :evil

Someone's been monkeying with the carb--choke knob should be up on the steering stem below the odometer. I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 41,311
Views: 7,706,119
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Yep, that's an older part number used from around...

Yep, that's an older part number used from around '99-'05, usually a few dollars more. The newer number--1C3-25718-50-00--is used from '06 to current. Boats.net has it for $11 & change... :deal
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-11-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 107,140
Posted By HardWorkingDog
No worries, that section is not part of Racetrack...

No worries, that section is not part of Racetrack Valley Road that runs from Ubehebe Crater past Teakettle Junction to the Racetrack dry lake.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-11-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 107,140
Posted By HardWorkingDog
The Silt Bed!!!

The Silt Bed!!!
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 41,311
Views: 7,706,119
Posted By HardWorkingDog
WR250R rear disc guard

Probably known years ago and buried in the mega-thread, but I just discovered that the
OEM YZ/WR rear disc guard is a perfect fit for the WRR/X. Pretty inexpensive and
effective protection...you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-11-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 107,140
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Was there Sunday. It has been recently graded,...

Was there Sunday. It has been recently graded, almost no washboard. Some soft-ish gravelly and sandy spots. As long as you're comfortable with tires slipping here and there (it's dirt after all) and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 41,311
Views: 7,706,119
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Number plate bag...

Number plate bag (http://www.dirt-bike-gear.com/npb.html), will hold tire tools as well and won't block the headlight.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-06-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 107,140
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Nice. I was thinking of Cheech & Chong ...

Nice. I was thinking of Cheech & Chong

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnYXgv7maws
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