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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-15-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,792
Posted By phoenixtoohot
Very entertaining :freaky RR. Great videos. Tom,...

Very entertaining :freaky RR. Great videos. Tom, the last section near CK, in the creek, looks like the area I dropped my KLR twice a couple of months ago. Thanks for posting this.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-19-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9,571
Views: 833,963
Posted By phoenixtoohot
Camp CrozB sounds pretty cool. I've been...

Camp CrozB sounds pretty cool. I've been following SDSRC for awhile now, enjoying the trip reports ... I am going to try and make the campout. Have to decide to come on my bike or Jeep, but will be...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-18-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 11,469
Posted By phoenixtoohot
I was thinking how people from Europe pay $3000...

I was thinking how people from Europe pay $3000 and up to come over here for a guided tour like this ... plus airfare. Pretty cool that someone with and idea can plan and post a ride, find others...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 77,282
Posted By phoenixtoohot
Love your report ! I keep Google maps open next...

Love your report ! I keep Google maps open next to your report to track where you are. Good luck in Guatemala. Will you go to Hondorus or El Salvador next?
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 16,341
Posted By phoenixtoohot
Dear Missthemso, I am so sorry for your...

Dear Missthemso,

I am so sorry for your horrific loss. I am writing this, because I have some experience with grief, having lost my high school sweetheart and wife of 43 years to cancer about 2...
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,779
Posted By phoenixtoohot
Awesome RR !! Someday, when you guys are in...

Awesome RR !! Someday, when you guys are in rocking chairs, a nice smile will cross your face, when you think back on these days. :clap :clap :clap :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,603
Posted By phoenixtoohot
Standing on the Pegs in Humps and Ruts

I got caught recently on a rough dirt road. Kept thinking it would get better and it kept getting worse. I dropped the bike twice on slight downhills with humps and ruts. Both times I was sitting...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-30-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9,571
Views: 833,963
Posted By phoenixtoohot
TR351 on AARG did it two weeks ago and reported...

TR351 on AARG did it two weeks ago and reported this:

Posted Mar 16, 2010 8:49 PM
TR351 (http://www.meetup.com/ADVENTURERIDERS/members/10433561/)
I just did Bloody Basin on Saturday. One of...
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,268
Posted By phoenixtoohot
Great bike, great road, great pictures and great...

Great bike, great road, great pictures and great report. :clap :clap :clap :clap Looking forward to your next one ! Do you ever ride with the Meetup group AARG ?
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,436
Posted By phoenixtoohot
Just a clarification ... I'm not looking for...

Just a clarification ... I'm not looking for advice on specific boots .... there's plenty of that here already .... my question is about the soles .... ATV or MX? Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,436
Posted By phoenixtoohot
Dual Sport Boots - ATV or MX Soles?

I'm new to DS bikes, but realize I need better foot protection than my street boots provide. I'm looking at several boots, that offer either ATV (lugs), or MX (smoother tread) soles. What are the...
Forum: Australia 02-25-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,957
Posted By phoenixtoohot
http://www.gizmag.com/go/4272/

http://www.gizmag.com/go/4272/
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,742
Posted By phoenixtoohot
Cool beans, TrailBlazer ... keep them coming...

Cool beans, TrailBlazer ... keep them coming please. :clap :clap
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,001
Posted By phoenixtoohot
OMG :clap :clap There's a nudist colony in New...

OMG :clap :clap There's a nudist colony in New River, AZ ... could be them out on a hike. BTW, I think that your previous photo of the "guy" about to snap an ankle on the BMW ... may be a gal. :huh
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,001
Posted By phoenixtoohot
Okay, thanks again for the info here. I installed...

Okay, thanks again for the info here. I installed the SW Motech crashbars yesterday and had the 600 mile service done today, so now I can go to 6000 rpms. Bummer, my Ducati/Kawasaki dealer on 7th St...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,001
Posted By phoenixtoohot
I will be installing the SW Motech crashbars...

I will be installing the SW Motech crashbars tomorrow. I assume this will protect the tupperware and radiator from side drops. The radiator appears to have a protective grill alreay installed which I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2010, 08:22 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,001
Posted By phoenixtoohot
Hi Eakins, Is it just the KLR that people refer...

Hi Eakins, Is it just the KLR that people refer to as "the pig", or is it all heavyweight dual sports? When I read "The Essential Guide to Dual Sport Motorcycling" by Carl Adams, he talked about the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,001
Posted By phoenixtoohot
Okay, today I did my first dirt on the new KLR....

Okay, today I did my first dirt on the new KLR. It was a fire trail that I had been on many times on my Wee-Strom and the F-650 Funduro. The KLR felt much better than the Wee-Strom (which had very...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,742
Posted By phoenixtoohot
Yes, keep em coming ... great report. :clap :clap...

Yes, keep em coming ... great report. :clap :clap :clap :clap
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,001
Posted By phoenixtoohot
Ha Ha . That reminds of tennis racquets and skis...

Ha Ha . That reminds of tennis racquets and skis too. About 90% what's attached to the racquet or skis.

I've ordered crashbars and a tank bag and put 200 miles on it so far. It's amazing how I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,001
Posted By phoenixtoohot
Thanks Tom, I will do that as soon as I complete...

Thanks Tom, I will do that as soon as I complete the break-in. Sent you a PM with my contact info.
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,157
Posted By phoenixtoohot
+1 on bb's comment. I just purchased an 09...

+1 on bb's comment. I just purchased an 09 yesterday and will be learning about mods too. I've found this site and KLR650.net to be valuable resources for just about anything.

It's easier to...
Forum: Face plant 02-06-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,706
Posted By phoenixtoohot
Hi Jim, Glad to hear you are healing. Posting...

Hi Jim, Glad to hear you are healing. Posting your experience is helpful for many of us. I had to look up the word "karmic", but surely it does apply here. Hope you are back on the road soon. And...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,001
Posted By phoenixtoohot
Reading some of the Baja ride reports was what...

Reading some of the Baja ride reports was what started this whole thing off for me ... that is, wanting to get a Dual Sport. That and my memories of how much fun it was riding the Wee S-trom and F650...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,001
Posted By phoenixtoohot
I am pretty jazzed about the KLR650 and the new...

I am pretty jazzed about the KLR650 and the new horizons it opens up for me. And, I have signed up for some private lessons with a MSF dirt bike instructor. Also, there is a Meetup group here in...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,001
Posted By phoenixtoohot
Done - 2009 KLR650

Thank you for all your replies and advice. This morning I went ahead and purchased a 2009 KLR650. Looking forward to getting out in the dirt.
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,331
Views: 1,839,247
Posted By phoenixtoohot
Sorry for your loss.

Sorry for your loss.
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,001
Posted By phoenixtoohot
Tomorrow, I'm going to look at another KLR650 ......

Tomorrow, I'm going to look at another KLR650 ... 2006 with 1400 miles for $3200. I'm thinking this might be a good way to just "get on with it", ride with one of the local DS groups here in AZ and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,001
Posted By phoenixtoohot
[quote=AZ TOM] I just switched from an XRL to...

[quote=AZ TOM] I just switched from an XRL to Yam. WR250R.
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Did you get rid of the XRL? I looked at the WR250R today, and that's more of what I'm leaning towards now. I'm not sure I would want...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,001
Posted By phoenixtoohot
Question Well, I'm slowly coming around to thinking more...

Well, I'm slowly coming around to thinking more along the lines of a 250 or 400 that I would trailer to the dirt. From what I am hearing, some of the heavyweights that can do pavement, are not too...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,001
Posted By phoenixtoohot
Thanks again for all your replies. I test drove a...

Thanks again for all your replies. I test drove a 09 KLR650 this weekend and will be trying out a DR650 on Tuesday. I've been reading the book "Dual Sport Motorcycling" by Carl Adams that also has...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,001
Posted By phoenixtoohot
Just got home and found all the great replies ......

Just got home and found all the great replies ... thanks to all who responded. Now I'm going to have some fun researching the many options that you have suggested. Cheers. So far, I'm leaning towards...
Forum: Australia 01-29-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,515
Posted By phoenixtoohot
Looks great just as it is. Congragulations !

Looks great just as it is. Congragulations !
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,001
Posted By phoenixtoohot
Best Dual Sport for 65 year old

I've been reading many of the trip reports on AdvRider, and really like the ones that involve dirt. Howerver ... my only experience on dirt is on fairly smooth fire trails here in Arizona on a F650...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,021
Posted By phoenixtoohot
I thought the FD issues on BMW 1150's and 1200's...

I thought the FD issues on BMW 1150's and 1200's was well known and documented. My only personal experience was a 2006 Moto Guzzi Breva 1100 (which I think has the same FD internals as the BMW's)...
Forum: Americas 01-28-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,741
Posted By phoenixtoohot
Below is another current link about the same...

Below is another current link about the same stretch of road that you are interested in. I'm curious too, as I would like to go down to Baja with my son in March or April, but have never been there...
Forum: Americas 01-28-2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,741
Posted By phoenixtoohot
Not sure how much this will help you, but if you...

Not sure how much this will help you, but if you click on the map link below, it shows the segment on Rte 5, south from Puercitios to where it joins with Rte 1, as a dashed line and described as...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2010, 08:00 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 46,567
Posted By phoenixtoohot
If one is going to leave Peru—with its...

If one is going to leave Peru—with its never-ending squiggly roads, soaring mountains, lush jungles, warm and friendly people, jaw-dropping scenery, diverse climates and delicious food--it certainly...
Forum: Americas 01-26-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,267
Posted By phoenixtoohot
I would also be interested in a trip to Baja. I...

I would also be interested in a trip to Baja. I have a house in Phoenix, if that would be a good starting point.
Forum: Australia 01-22-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,135
Posted By phoenixtoohot
I could use that out here in Arizona !

I could use that out here in Arizona !
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