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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-06-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 274
Posted By skag
Death Ride

Just an FYI, Monitor and Ebbetts passes will be closed on Sat. the 12th. for the Death Ride. 89 from Markleeville to 395 will be closed from 5 am until noon and 4 from Hermit Valley to 89 from 5 am...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-01-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4,847
Views: 426,629
Posted By skag
For maximum twisties ,89, 4 and 108 are all good...

For maximum twisties ,89, 4 and 108 are all good options for getting over the hill. If you take 4 be careful, there is a narrow section between 89 and Bear Valley, all it takes is some asshole towing...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-29-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4,847
Views: 426,629
Posted By skag
Im planning on trucking over Sonora Pass tomorrow...

Im planning on trucking over Sonora Pass tomorrow morning with my 450 and fishing pole. Plan on staging at Pickle meadow for some local trails and fishing the W. Walker in the afternoon. Planning on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-28-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4,847
Views: 426,629
Posted By skag
Hey Sal...Yeah a smaller bike (other than a big...

Hey Sal...Yeah a smaller bike (other than a big twin) would work. Through an odd turn of events I may have some time this week, I'll probably truck my 450 and stage at Pickle Meadow at the bottom of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-27-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4,847
Views: 426,629
Posted By skag
Want to ride Mt. Patterson? Ive been up there a...

Want to ride Mt. Patterson? Ive been up there a couple of times and want to find others that are up for if. This weekend and the 4th are out for me. Anytime after that works. Its an incredible ride...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-13-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By skag
Highly recommend catching 120 from highway 6 at...

Highly recommend catching 120 from highway 6 at Benton. It will deposit you on 395 right at June Lake. Don't know what the hold up is reopening 108 and 120, it's sure not snow. I can't imagine them...
Forum: Beasts 01-12-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3,218
Views: 889,021
Posted By skag
Much thanks for the input. I still don't get the...

Much thanks for the input. I still don't get the backward mounting, but I'll go with it. On deeper reading in the pic thread I found one running a Kenda in front and rear Shinko. I just ordered that...
Forum: Beasts 01-12-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3,218
Views: 889,021
Posted By skag
So you are running a rear on the front, mounted...

So you are running a rear on the front, mounted foreward or backward? and its working ok?
A 120/80 18?
Forum: Beasts 01-12-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3,218
Views: 889,021
Posted By skag
Front tire?

I am reviving my '92 850. I got the carbs cleaned up and the motor is purring. I want to add dual sport tires. The 18" Bridgestone TW is not rated for the weight or speed. I've read that some are...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-10-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By skag
Right now Caltrans is showing 108 closed for the...

Right now Caltrans is showing 108 closed for the winter, and 120 closed due to snow. Not typical for an early dusting. A bunch of us are headed for Death Valley tomorrow via 89 to 395. Pics to follow.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-13-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,106
Posted By skag
Are the clutch parts you need in stock in Vegas?...

Are the clutch parts you need in stock in Vegas? Why not send the good bike to get the parts and return. Its less than a one day trip. Rather than risk breaking down again in between.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-25-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,603
Posted By skag
This thread brings back a flood of memories. Like...

This thread brings back a flood of memories. Like the noob we took with us, and had a full on helmet throwing, rock kicking, screaming and arm waving melt down at the springs. Some jeepers got him...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-25-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By skag
There goes the neighborhood. The eastern slope...

There goes the neighborhood. The eastern slope was incredible last weekend. Deserted roads and beautiful weather. Just a few bikes on 395 between Bridgeport and Topaz. Otherwise zero traffic.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By skag
There is indoor short track in San Jose tonight. ...

There is indoor short track in San Jose tonight.

http://www.sanjoseindoor.com/
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-28-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,517
Posted By skag
If time is a concern,and it sounds like it is. ...

If time is a concern,and it sounds like it is. The route from Folsom to Merced is really time consuming. It does take you through the heart of Ca. farming though.
99 is pretty hectic, 2 lanes most...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,676
Posted By skag
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XPty7nUafg ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XPty7nUafg

They still havent caught these guys despite offering rewards for info.:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,156
Posted By skag
Kind of a convoluted story, but it does come...

Kind of a convoluted story, but it does come around to the thread title. My other than riding passion is multi hull sailing and racing. A long time ago the Skagette and I ditched the kids, hooked up...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-28-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 817
Posted By skag
Be sure to post up what you find up there....

Be sure to post up what you find up there. Scuttlebut has it that UP has gated the tunnels.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=389578&page=3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2012, 02:09 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,910
Posted By skag
There is lots of McQueen and other moto nostalgia...

There is lots of McQueen and other moto nostalgia here:
http://theselvedgeyard.wordpress.com/
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-08-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By skag
North indeed...brain fart. Getting across...

North indeed...brain fart.

Getting across the valley can be done, mines , del puerto, up through Bear Valley and Hornitos, the little tail to 120. But on a 3 day time budget, I would want to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-07-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By skag
HMMMM.....2 up on a F650, 3 days of camping, no...

HMMMM.....2 up on a F650, 3 days of camping, no gear yet, want to stay off highways. Heres my $.02. Taking back roads from Berkeley to Yosemite can be done but it makes it an all day affair. Do you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-26-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,052
Posted By skag
It has been too long. I'll be in N. Nevada on a 4...

It has been too long. I'll be in N. Nevada on a 4 day DS ride. Party on.
Lets not wait so long for the next one.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-22-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By skag
So how'd that BARF post work out for ya? And...

So how'd that BARF post work out for ya? And people think this is a rough crowd.:rofl
May want to try here: http://www.southbayriders.com/forums/ Can't say if the response will be any more...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-28-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,542
Posted By skag
Come to think of if, Ive got a Fuji fine pix...

Come to think of if, Ive got a Fuji fine pix around here somewhere. I'll have to dig it out and revive it. I usedd to shoot from the saddle with disposable cameras, I could shoot and advance them...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-28-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,580
Posted By skag
+1 DO NOT FOLLOW YOUR GPS ONTO UPAVED ROADS. ...

+1 DO NOT FOLLOW YOUR GPS ONTO UPAVED ROADS.
As for your AC, on level ground and downhills you will be fine. On the long uphill grades to Daylight and Towne Passes it is a good idea to give it a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-28-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,542
Posted By skag
Nice set of pics. Thanx. The 108, Hawthorne,...

Nice set of pics. Thanx. The 108, Hawthorne, Wellington, Yerington, Topaz loop is one of my favorites. Rode it the day after Sonora Pass opened this year. I wanted to take more pics but got tired of...
Forum: Face plant 05-23-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,051
Posted By skag
Several years ago a firefighter in Oakland lost...

Several years ago a firefighter in Oakland lost control of the truck he was not licensed to drive and slammed into a grocery store killing the owner. OPD extended the traditional "professional...
Forum: Face plant 05-06-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,506
Posted By skag
You are alive to tell about it. From the looks of...

You are alive to tell about it. From the looks of things you could have come out a lot worse. Concentrate on healing, physicaly and emotionaly. The injuries I have accrued over the years (non riding...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-05-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,285
Posted By skag
Ebbetts stil closed. I'm heading out for lunch at...

Ebbetts stil closed. I'm heading out for lunch at the Rhino. Anyone else in?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-07-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,115
Posted By skag
I got my 103 in a 70 knocked down to a broken...

I got my 103 in a 70 knocked down to a broken tail light by dealing directly with the DA. The fine went up 50 bucks, but no points or moving violation. Make some calls to see about getting it reduced...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-03-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By skag
In 83 I bought a new XT 550. Which was...

In 83 I bought a new XT 550. Which was essentially a repainted 82. Nothing new, white instead of red. Oh well. Right after that, Honda came out with the all new XL. Shit. Updated rear suspention,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-23-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,516
Posted By skag
It is not inconcievable that you'll find camping...

It is not inconcievable that you'll find camping along Tioga in the park. If not, there are Forest Service campgrounds along 120 right on Lee Vining creek at the bottom of the hill, just a few...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-05-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 51,916
Posted By skag
108 alert. Accident between yosemite turnoff and...

108 alert. Accident between yosemite turnoff and jamestown. I've been sitting for about an hour. Advise 120
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-21-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 51,916
Posted By skag
OK, OK, OK. This has been on my to do list for a...

OK, OK, OK. This has been on my to do list for a long time. Count me in.
Arrive Sat. 1 dinner, 2 beer coolers if its not too late.
Anything else I need to know?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,583
Posted By skag
These scenarios unfold one way or another on just...

These scenarios unfold one way or another on just about every ride. How it plays out is up to you based on experience.
Modulating speed and changing lanes to avoid forseeable situations comes with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 92,522
Posted By skag
That was a quote from a previous post. Whats...

That was a quote from a previous post.
Whats to be jealous of ? As far as I am concered Harley riders are the laughing stock of riding. You cant tell me that when they are waddling down the road...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 773
Views: 92,522
Posted By skag
Anti-Harley sentiment by non-Harley riders is...

Anti-Harley sentiment by non-Harley riders is primarily driven by resentment and jealousy.

There is just no limit to the self absorbed BS you guys flatter yourselves with.
Mrs Skag has a picture...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-16-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,299
Posted By skag
Looks like it's on. According to the YNP site,...

Looks like it's on. According to the YNP site, 120 will open @8:00 am, Sat. the 18th.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-10-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,465
Posted By skag
Cool, I'm thinking 4, 89, 395 and 108. I'll be on...

Cool, I'm thinking 4, 89, 395 and 108. I'll be on my silver 1100xx.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-09-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,465
Posted By skag
Sounds like The Rhino for lunch on Sat. Or...

Sounds like The Rhino for lunch on Sat. Or possibly Monitor to Topaz, 395 to 108 on the return trip. Anyone interested? I am hearing there is very high water in the Walker River and Leavitt Meadow...
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