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Forum: Ride reports Today, 09:26 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 94,135
Posted By stickfigure
No writeup, but here are the pictures: ...

No writeup, but here are the pictures:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/lhoriman/sets/72157637469162894/

Lots of food porn, Spanish style. One nice thing about walking: More wine than you get in a...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 01:43 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 94,135
Posted By stickfigure
OK OK! More than five years later... where were...

OK OK! More than five years later... where were we? Oh, yeah, waking up on the beach in San Evaristo:

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/lhoriman/3466434557" title="P4150220.JPG by Jeff...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-14-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5,013
Views: 478,818
Posted By stickfigure
Lament? Hell no! One of the benefits of riding a...

Lament? Hell no! One of the benefits of riding a 640A is that after about twenty thousand miles, you can stop worrying about birth control :)

Jeff
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-05-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 116,843
Posted By stickfigure
Yes, pretty much. It depends somewhat where you...

Yes, pretty much. It depends somewhat where you are - cities show a fair amount of detail, but everywhere else you end up with giant blank spaces when you zoom out to 1.2mi.

Buried deep in this...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-01-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 116,843
Posted By stickfigure
Yes. But the problem, as pointed out earlier in...

Yes. But the problem, as pointed out earlier in this thread (here (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24365070&postcount=374)) is that the zumo kills off anything but major highways when...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-01-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 116,843
Posted By stickfigure
Lockup/crashing problem solved (mostly)

This was my first weekend with the 590LM on the bike, replacing my dead 550. I rode the LA-Barstow-to-Vegas, plus slab to and from SF on a 990A.

It was an extreme disappointment.

First, the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-01-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 116,843
Posted By stickfigure
No change. Still can't hear any audio from phone...

No change. Still can't hear any audio from phone :-(

I spent la-barstow-to-vegas with BT turned off on my phone, playing MP3s I loaded onto the sd card.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-27-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 904
Views: 116,843
Posted By stickfigure
General mobile phone pairing mode (not secondary...

General mobile phone pairing mode (not secondary or GPS). As the Sena 20S manual describes - hold phone button for 5s.

Jeff
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-27-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 904
Views: 116,843
Posted By stickfigure
No bluetooth audio

Ok, this is a mystery. I can't get the Bluetooth Audio source working - although practically everything else works, including pandora and mp3s on the sd card.

The hardware (all but phone are brand...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-09-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,604
Posted By stickfigure
It's not dirt but the Nacimiento-Fergusson Rd is...

It's not dirt but the Nacimiento-Fergusson Rd is easily accessible from King City; just head down Jolon Rd for 10 miles or so and then go west on N-F. It will take you to the coast.

Alternatively,...
Forum: Latin America 03-18-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,056
Posted By stickfigure
:rofl That was awesome.

:rofl

That was awesome.
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 105,251
Posted By stickfigure
Awesome! That spot looks familiar :thumb <a...

Awesome! That spot looks familiar :thumb

<a href="http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8614923&postcount=400"><img...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-15-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5,013
Views: 478,818
Posted By stickfigure
Damn! advreader.com taken. Would have been...

Damn! advreader.com taken.

Would have been rad to copy the advrider homepage and put up a slideshow of guys in cubicles reading advrider :lol3

Jeff
Forum: Latin America 09-29-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 21,224
Posted By stickfigure
The end of prohibition. *Nothing* else will stop...

The end of prohibition. *Nothing* else will stop it.

Jeff
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-22-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 41,828
Posted By stickfigure
Thanks everyone - all taken care of. Our Bay...

Thanks everyone - all taken care of.

Our Bay Area departure has been delayed a day so it looks like we're going to skip Oregon and head straight for the start of the Nevada section tomorrow. RR...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-20-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 41,828
Posted By stickfigure
Nevada GPS tracks

Let me precede this by saying: I bought the maps (OR, NV, UT, CO) and am happy to pay Sam for it. Clearly a lot of time and effort went into this, and the OR/UT/CO roll charts are stunning. After...
Forum: Latin America 08-04-2011, 01:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,651
Posted By stickfigure
Wow. As a longtime fan of your RR's, I'd be...

Wow. As a longtime fan of your RR's, I'd be honored if you came to San Francisco and borrowed my 990A for as long as you cared. I hope you find an arrangement in Argentina! If you don't, I suggest...
Forum: Latin America 07-23-2011, 01:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 993
Posted By stickfigure
Looks like a cross between Santa Sangre and...

Looks like a cross between Santa Sangre and Braveheart.

I would be the one in the back of the theatre rooting for the bad guys; no thanks, I'll take the Wikipedia version.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-22-2011, 01:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,528
Posted By stickfigure
Wooo hooo! What's everyone doing Aug 5-7? ...

Wooo hooo! What's everyone doing Aug 5-7?

Jeff
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-08-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,528
Posted By stickfigure
I rode the Quincy-LaPorte Rd last Friday. Road...

I rode the Quincy-LaPorte Rd last Friday. Road is completely dry. Not even much adjacent snow.

Anyone know the state of Henness Pass Rd?

Jeff
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-29-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,528
Posted By stickfigure
Quincy La Porte Rd open

I just talked to a ranger who told me that the Quincy La Porte Road is open. I'll see in person on Friday.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-28-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5,013
Views: 478,818
Posted By stickfigure
Can't help you with the "not so hot", but a...

Can't help you with the "not so hot", but a number of folks (myself included) are riding out to "4th of Juplaya" at the Black Rock desert.

Jeff
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 86,334
Posted By stickfigure
I have no bone to pick here, but I just spent a...

I have no bone to pick here, but I just spent a lot of time last week reviewing off-the-shelf jacket options with a buddy getting into the sport. We found quite a few mesh options from Revvit and...
Forum: Latin America 06-28-2011, 01:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,680
Posted By stickfigure
Ugh. My gf and I will be living in Morehead next...

Ugh. My gf and I will be living in Morehead next year. How many months can I realistically ride? I'm not putting studs in the tires.

For the OP: Four weeks to get to Panama? Trying to run...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-18-2011, 04:06 AM
Replies: 5,013
Views: 478,818
Posted By stickfigure
Damn, you make me really miss my 640A. ...

Damn, you make me really miss my 640A.



Hey now, you find some really amazing folks down there! I've spent many hours wrenching my KTMs in Andrew D's garage. Adrian came and rescued my...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 86,334
Posted By stickfigure
I really don't think anyone will object if you...

I really don't think anyone will object if you respond to this personally. The admins are just trying to keep spam off the forums; this isn't spam. Posting responses through other users just makes...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 86,334
Posted By stickfigure
Sorry... "twatsuit" = the ubiquitous BMW Rallye...

Sorry... "twatsuit" = the ubiquitous BMW Rallye suit. Cordura 500, so it might not last as long on a Taber Abraser as the Motoport, but:

1) Because of the massive venting, I was "comfortable"...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2011, 02:31 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 86,334
Posted By stickfigure
Wow, what a thread. It seems to include: 1)...

Wow, what a thread. It seems to include:

1) People who received a satisfactory product out of the box and are happy.
2) People who received a less-than-satisfactory product and then had an...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-10-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,483
Posted By stickfigure
What you describe is exactly how I have it set...

What you describe is exactly how I have it set up: At idle, especially when cold, there is a *very* faint tug. It engages immediately off-idle. I've never complained about this because you're...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-10-2011, 02:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,483
Posted By stickfigure
Interesting... are your Rekluse experiences...

Interesting... are your Rekluse experiences different than mine? Maybe this is part of the issue.

My Rekluse engages at something like 1700rpm. I am using the medium spring and all balls present...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-09-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,483
Posted By stickfigure
Lofting the 990A's front

What can I do to get my 990A's frontend in the air?

I'm not looking to do wheelies (well, not really). But in many, many offroad situations I've wanted to get the frontend gracefully over an...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 794,768
Posted By stickfigure
Holy cow Vince, I can't believe it took me two...

Holy cow Vince, I can't believe it took me two years to find your RR and now it's over! Damn.

I just spent the last two days reading all 124 pages and doing fuck-all else. Totally, completely,...
Forum: Latin America 06-08-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,844
Posted By stickfigure
DOH! In that case, want to go tear up some...

DOH!

In that case, want to go tear up some desert on the 4th? :D

Jeff
Forum: Latin America 06-08-2011, 03:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,844
Posted By stickfigure
Hola, Vince! I was just about to ask if you...

Hola, Vince! I was just about to ask if you wanted to go wear the knobs off some tires in the black rock desert this 4th of juplaya, but I just realized you're still on the road... good work man!! ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-07-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,550
Posted By stickfigure
I use the Ortlieb bags with the QL2 (or whatever...

I use the Ortlieb bags with the QL2 (or whatever they call it) mounts, attached to the Hepco-Becker rack (works with std KTM rack too):

<img...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-07-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,831
Posted By stickfigure
I love the Rekluse in the dirt and sand. It's...

I love the Rekluse in the dirt and sand. It's *totally* like cheating.

I have mixed feelings about it on-road. There's not much of a friction point so starts are not as smooth as they are when...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-07-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,872
Posted By stickfigure
I distinctly remember my first time seeing a...

I distinctly remember my first time seeing a 950Adv (orange, of course). In *very* rapid succession, my thoughts were:

1) Wow, that is the ugliest bike I have ever seen
2) I am in LOVE! ...
Forum: Latin America 06-07-2011, 01:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,844
Posted By stickfigure
One nice thing about the TKC80 front is that the...

One nice thing about the TKC80 front is that the lugs are symmetric. I just reversed an otherwise shot TKC on my 990A and I swear it rides like a brand-new tire. Complete with the loud, bumpy...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 105,251
Posted By stickfigure
Five nights on Isla Mujeres, three nights in...

Five nights on Isla Mujeres, three nights in Playa, then most of the crew flies back and my gf and I have another week to travel on our own. I don't suppose you know anyone down there that would...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 105,251
Posted By stickfigure
Hey where exactly are you? I'll be in...

Hey where exactly are you?

I'll be in Quintana Roo at the end of April (flying, with 16 people who won't know where they're going until they get to the airport). Plenty of extra baggage for parts...
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