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Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 16,967
Posted By chrish4ku
Good times, ice, desert, and all in between...

Good times, ice, desert, and all in between...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-20-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 513,183
Posted By chrish4ku
We are going down april 10th to Carizzo. Back...

We are going down april 10th to Carizzo. Back roads all the way from San Leandro, then a day of dirt, then a day back home.

If anyone wants to tag along, we are staying in Taft Fri/Sat.

Will be...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8,791
Views: 1,842,005
Posted By chrish4ku
Put the Squadron on and it is super bright. Could...

Put the Squadron on and it is super bright. Could not figure out why the beam was so high.......????

Oh - those brackets make sense now...duuuhhh:D
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8,791
Views: 1,842,005
Posted By chrish4ku
It's super easy to take a turkey type baster,...

It's super easy to take a turkey type baster, stick on a small plastic or rubber hose line, and suck out excessive oil. I have overfilled on my 990 and had to suck out a few ounces.

Perfection is...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 19,790
Posted By chrish4ku
I received the non-HD chest protector today, form...

I received the non-HD chest protector today, form RevZ - just to try it on. So, I like the straps..........ok, I like the plastic straps...

The shoulder cup does not have the arm straps (that...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8,791
Views: 1,842,005
Posted By chrish4ku
Agreed - my 2014 EXC 500 manual does not mention...

Agreed - my 2014 EXC 500 manual does not mention checking cold whatsoever...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 19,790
Posted By chrish4ku
True - I do care most about the initial...

True -
I do care most about the initial impact, but I don't want to lose it on the second hit either..

But.... most of these dirt chest protectors are setup way different than the body armor. I...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 19,790
Posted By chrish4ku
Response from Leatt on the 5.5 HD Pro re-design: ...

Response from Leatt on the 5.5 HD Pro re-design:

Chris,

"You have actually received the new version of the 5.5 HD Pro chest protector. It is actually designed better than the old version...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 19,790
Posted By chrish4ku
I have the Fox Titan, and I like it a lot in...

I have the Fox Titan, and I like it a lot in under 80 degree situations. I really wanted to start using the 5.5 HD as an alternate for hot weather riding as I can tell it's going to be cooler...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 19,790
Posted By chrish4ku
PRO HD 5.5 Chest Protector

So I just spent over $200 on this Leatt beefy chest protector and it came yesterday.

It's the 5.5 HD Pro..

Fits great, feels beefy, ok with a backpack...

HOWEVER - - mine does NOT have the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-14-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 513,183
Posted By chrish4ku
Yes - the weather is feeling balmy... ...

Yes - the weather is feeling balmy...
http://chrish4ku.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Random-Rides-2012/i-8mnndBq/0/L/IMG_1873-L.jpg (http://chrish4ku.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Random-Rides-2012/i-8mnndBq/A)...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-14-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2,374
Views: 138,963
Posted By chrish4ku
Eh? Oysters were killer today. 72 out on the coast! ...

Oysters were killer today. 72 out on the coast!

Tooks some East Bayers on a extended meet and eat.

http://chrish4ku.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Random-Rides-2012/i-swHPsC5/0/L/IMG_1876-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,033
Posted By chrish4ku
<<edited>> Yes - it is in focus for...

<<edited>>

Yes - it is in focus for sure...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 36,483
Posted By chrish4ku
Riding Steel Pass down to the springs - on a...

Riding Steel Pass down to the springs - on a Heidi is not an easy feat. It's basically 15 miles of washy sand and rocks where the "road" once was before some flooding. It was a drain in the heat...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-12-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2,374
Views: 138,963
Posted By chrish4ku
Reposting here, in case there is interest. I am...

Reposting here, in case there is interest. I am clear this is on THIS Saturday :evil Technically it's a Meet and Eat.

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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-11-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2,374
Views: 138,963
Posted By chrish4ku
Eeeeet

YA.....MAYBE! :freaky

Daylight savings messes everything up......

WoodsChick[/QUOTE]
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8,791
Views: 1,842,005
Posted By chrish4ku
Can't keep the front end down on the pavement,...

Can't keep the front end down on the pavement, thus tire life is an issue. I use a nice Chrome messenger bag for all the goodies, and since I eliminated my keyed ignition I get a bit itchy about...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-11-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2,374
Views: 138,963
Posted By chrish4ku
Headcount for 3-11 Pyramid?

5:30 ish for me....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-11-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 513,183
Posted By chrish4ku
Oysters in Tomales Saturday 3-14

Few of us are riding up to Marshall Store Saturday. Our start point is San Leandro at 9:30am - get there around 11am.

Feel free to join up, at any point.

Starbucks / 09:30 wheels up
1057...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 36,483
Posted By chrish4ku
Good pics - top notch. Do you happen to have...

Good pics - top notch.

Do you happen to have GPX tracks? Could use some options for the 990 on the next DV ride.


Cheers,
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,033
Posted By chrish4ku
did you hit the hot fox club? <a...

did you hit the hot fox club?

<a href="http://s1164.photobucket.com/user/gnyheimer/media/IMG_1120_zpsvjblehg6.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8,791
Views: 1,842,005
Posted By chrish4ku
Roger that.....Just required to get around some...

Roger that.....Just required to get around some technical woodsy, or desert stuff at night. Have a Lead-Dog on the helmet too so that pretty much completes the lighting for me.....
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8,791
Views: 1,842,005
Posted By chrish4ku
Post up some pics if you got em.... My...

Post up some pics if you got em....

My light is on the way. I thought about the XL but decided the $$$ difference wasn't worth it.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-05-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,631
Posted By chrish4ku
Nice ride for sure, do you have GPX tracks?...

Nice ride for sure,

do you have GPX tracks? We may go out there in the spring, when that crazy mud dries up...

:1drink
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-05-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,318
Posted By chrish4ku
Nice - doesn't look like AZ with all the trees...

Nice - doesn't look like AZ with all the trees and water...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-05-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,086
Posted By chrish4ku
We went down last fall and it was no problem....

We went down last fall and it was no problem. Form Eureka Dunes to Hot Springs. Steel Pass is much rougher than it used to be and can be a workout, as it was 90 degrees out that day.

seems like...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-05-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2,374
Views: 138,963
Posted By chrish4ku
Now we talkin.......I think we have a winner. IPA...

Now we talkin.......I think we have a winner. IPA for me on Wed.
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8,791
Views: 1,842,005
Posted By chrish4ku
Squadron Pro, LED KTM 2014-On Kit

Anyone have field feedback for the BD Squadron Pro drop in light?

Looks like you wire it into the high beam, and then its ON / OFF.

The stock headlight just has to go.......

:ear
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8,791
Views: 1,842,005
Posted By chrish4ku
FYI - my shifter bolt became loose after a 3 day...

FYI - my shifter bolt became loose after a 3 day ride.

Didn't notice it until I got home. It would suck to drop a shifter out in the desert in the middle of 5 miles of whoops...

Locktite this...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-25-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 513,183
Posted By chrish4ku
HAHAHAHA +1 on that :rofl

HAHAHAHA +1 on that :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8,791
Views: 1,842,005
Posted By chrish4ku
https://po3ftq-sn3301.files.1drv.com/y2pBBFdoijUY5...

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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 157,857
Posted By chrish4ku
Well documented,

Well documented,
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-24-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,162
Posted By chrish4ku
Part II

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Part 2
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 513,183
Posted By chrish4ku
Green Desert

Now is the time if you want to ride out in the Mojave Desert. They got rain, so things are looking green and temps are cool. Dust is the lowest it will be all year....
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8,791
Views: 1,842,005
Posted By chrish4ku
Best I've seen yet

Best I've seen yet
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5,260
Views: 513,183
Posted By chrish4ku
Yes - nice bags for sure. Do they come off/on...

Yes - nice bags for sure. Do they come off/on easily?
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-24-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,162
Posted By chrish4ku
Video Mash #1 <iframe width="640"...

Video Mash #1


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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-22-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,162
Posted By chrish4ku
There is some good single track routing out...

There is some good single track routing out there. The single track down the east side of Manly Pass is pretty challenging and rocky for example. Jawbone, Dove, Spangler has lots of single track...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-21-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,162
Posted By chrish4ku
Mojave: 3 Days in a Green Desert

We usually hit the Mojave Desert in mid winter due to the mild temps, low wind, and lower dust. Since there was some rain prior to our arrival, the blooming flowers and grass was in full swing. Not...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-05-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 2,374
Views: 138,963
Posted By chrish4ku
And don't forget - we're doing the winter sand...

And don't forget - we're doing the winter sand and suds. 2.5 days of riding out of Ridgecrest - Feb 14-17th. I just finished building the trax.

Wifey and I are celebrating our love on the...
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