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Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2,807
Views: 1,108,167
Posted By Chico
I think he lives in California. It doesn't rain...

I think he lives in California. It doesn't rain there anymore.
:dunno
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-14-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 521
Posted By Chico
Northern California Tour, Winter 2014

Living on the East Coast for the last several years, I’ve made a habit of trying to fit in a good ride every time I come home to Norcal to visit family. Over in the regional forum, I found an...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-06-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,854
Posted By Chico
We left Chico on 99N and took A9 (South Ave)...

We left Chico on 99N and took A9 (South Ave) through Corning to Paskenta.

After we got through to Covello, it was getting dark and we booked it to Willits and warmed up in a gas station for a...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-03-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,854
Posted By Chico
Quick update: not easy on a GS but we made it...

Quick update: not easy on a GS but we made it from Paskenta to Covelo and on to ft Bragg on Dec 28.
Coming up the east side...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,646
Posted By Chico
Bummer the guy sold it. Just to update,...

Bummer the guy sold it.

Just to update, I've taken the k around a bit since I first posted. Upstate NY, Philly, rural PA, camping in the Delaware Water Gap and up the Palisades Pkwy and Bear...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-22-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 954
Posted By Chico
Timely post. I was just mapping some stuff out...

Timely post. I was just mapping some stuff out for later this week.

I assume you are going to be mainly on the coast but if you cut inland, on hwy 36 for example (incredible cycle road), you...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-22-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,854
Posted By Chico
Thanks everyone! Itching to go. :wings:ricky

Thanks everyone! Itching to go.

:wings:ricky
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-21-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,854
Posted By Chico
Thanks for the replies about the (non-) closures...

Thanks for the replies about the (non-) closures and the level of difficulty. Good advice on the loop too.

I looked around for the forest service road conditions but couldn't find a good site....
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-19-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,854
Posted By Chico
Dredging up an old thread--hopefully someone will...

Dredging up an old thread--hopefully someone will see it. I'm hoping to ride some of the route referenced in the previous post a week from now (Dec. 28 or so).
...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-16-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,977
Posted By Chico
I know this thread is old but in case someone is...

I know this thread is old but in case someone is looking for an answer in the future:

The CM91 motor originally had a three speed (you aren't missing any--that's all there is) with a heel and toe...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-11-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 119,280
Posted By Chico
Thanks for sharing your pictures and adventures....

Thanks for sharing your pictures and adventures. It makes me homesick in the best of ways. The photos really capture the spirit of your riding and along with the words, express the reasons many of us...
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,623
Posted By Chico
You're right about Toyotas being overpriced. I...

You're right about Toyotas being overpriced. I lucked out on mine and it's a stick! :clap

Nothing worse than finding the perfect vehicle then realizing it's an auto trans.

Good luck!
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,623
Posted By Chico
If you can find one: ...

If you can find one:

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f10/f650Rallye/Toyota%20Sleeping%20Platform/Photo051.jpg

I always considered money spent on my older pickup as money saved vs. buying...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,646
Posted By Chico
I agree with all of that. Those are many of the...

I agree with all of that. Those are many of the reasons I went for this one.
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,646
Posted By Chico
True

This is the running stereotype for the k-bikes and for good reason. It can be sort of a boring ride. But after my last bike (a very exciting sr500), I decided that I was ready for boring (reliable...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,292
Posted By Chico
I used to have an sr500 and did the top-end on...

I used to have an sr500 and did the top-end on it. It was really simple if you go slow and have a book. First time I had ever done anything like that.

Also, here is the place to ask questions...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,625
Posted By Chico
I bought several used bikes in Ca but it's been...

I bought several used bikes in Ca but it's been almost 5 yrs. since I lived there. Things could have changed.

To change ownership (gain title), you will need:
1. Title with sellers signature...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,838
Posted By Chico
Having just picked up a k75, I was shocked at how...

Having just picked up a k75, I was shocked at how tippy it felt at slow speeds. On my 1150gs, I can comfortably creep along almost to the point of stopping without putting my feet down. On the k, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 81,524
Posted By Chico
First gear too tall on my 1150gs. That's...

First gear too tall on my 1150gs.

That's about it...
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,602
Posted By Chico
We had an auto sump pump placed in a hole in the...

We had an auto sump pump placed in a hole in the low spot covered by a drainage grate. The hose went along the fence to the gutter in front of the house. Worked great and was simple to install.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-07-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 25,101
Views: 1,761,906
Posted By Chico
Probably port authority--I can't tell the...

Probably port authority--I can't tell the difference by their costumes. After the toll, before the tunnel entrance on the jersey side entering Holland tunnel. I also noticed a fenced area on the left...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-03-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 25,101
Views: 1,761,906
Posted By Chico
If this is the oilhead lovefest, count me in....

If this is the oilhead lovefest, count me in. Bought a 2000 1150gs used with 15,000 miles and it has close to 60,000 now. Just maintenance so far. I hope the k75 I picked up will be as reliable and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By Chico
So you can put the kick stand down while you're...

So you can put the kick stand down while you're still braking and never have to touch the ground. :muutt
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,646
Posted By Chico
k75 vs 1150gs Comparison

I looked for a comparison like this and didn’t find much (it’s kind of an odd one) so here are my impressions so far. I tend to be more interested in how bikes feel to ride and what a bike does well...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-22-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,842
Posted By Chico
I say cables. Shouldn't take too much to make it...

I say cables. Shouldn't take too much to make it safe enough.
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,289
Posted By Chico
Thanks for the pictures and words. I'm sure I...

Thanks for the pictures and words. I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say it is great to see parts of the world that we don't often see in ride reports.

:clap
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,718
Posted By Chico
2000 1150gs. I put the Hepco Becker engine...

2000 1150gs.
I put the Hepco Becker engine protection bars on right when I got it. I've dropped the bike fewer than ten times, never over 10 mph. Half of those were riding down a dark river bed in...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,685
Posted By Chico
If riding in the US on paved roads, I like the...

If riding in the US on paved roads, I like the idea of cx500s or Ninja 250s.

If you're going to be in Mexico, Central or South America, something more dirt oriented:

If I were traveling with...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,405
Posted By Chico
It's already been said but I wouldn't worry about...

It's already been said but I wouldn't worry about waterproof moto-gear. A cheaper shell to put on when it rains will work best considering the budget and the lack of rain you can expect out west.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 37,670
Posted By Chico
Fantastic! Thanks for the ride!! I've got...

Fantastic! Thanks for the ride!!

I've got a '68 Honda 90 I want to do some long trips on and you guys are an inspiration!

:clap:clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-12-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By Chico
Here is another good one. A little less scary: ...

Here is another good one. A little less scary:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=409_1404995184

I probably wouldn't shoot anyone over a bike but I would certainly beat them with their own helmet.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-11-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 25,101
Views: 1,761,906
Posted By Chico
This seems to be the place to bitch about NYC so...

This seems to be the place to bitch about NYC so I'll start by saying I'm from the West Coast, have lived here about a year and a half (moved from Philadelphia where I lived for about 3 yrs), ride a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-11-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,226
Posted By Chico
Done it

Thanks for all the input.


@Merlin III: Totally agree--this scenario is just plain stupid. There are so many laws that should be standardized across the nation. I don't know any (good) reason...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,512
Views: 329,382
Posted By Chico
Thanks--I'm stoked. Not my r32 but belonged to...

Thanks--I'm stoked.
Not my r32 but belonged to the seller in HIS neck of the woods. We had a long talk about GTis of the past. I could never keep a car that clean in Brooklyn.
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1,512
Views: 329,382
Posted By Chico
Picked this up

After a couple of years wanting one, I finally picked up an '86 k75. Apparently, it was a 'C' version that had the 'T' bits added on. I rode from Cambridge through central Mass and Connecticut to get...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,103
Posted By Chico
If you are asking about practicality, I think the...

If you are asking about practicality, I think the DL wins. If you can find an oilhead in comparable condition for comparable price (I think it will be hard to), pick whichever one you like better. As...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 30,388
Posted By Chico
My opinions are biased heavily toward the budget...

My opinions are biased heavily toward the budget end of the spectrum--world wide, not many people can afford a $10,000 bike.
Real world, 'round the world, grocery getter, affordable, fun bike:...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-27-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By Chico
I visited Cycletherapy earlier this week--about...

I visited Cycletherapy earlier this week--about the same experience. Quite a few options to try on. Staff was not bad but not great. Prices are at the high end even though, according to the sales...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 36,618
Posted By Chico
I realize this is a super old thread but I'm...

I realize this is a super old thread but I'm helmet shopping and wanted to add my two cents.

In my unprofessional, unscientific opinion, high-viz and other bright colors like orange and yellow...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-23-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,226
Posted By Chico
I'm tempted to do that but he probably won't want...

I'm tempted to do that but he probably won't want to give me the signed title and receipt without the full payment and I don't want to give the full payment before checking out the bike and making...
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