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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-12-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4,042
Views: 554,733
Posted By Moto_Geek
CA Ride - April 2014

Pics from a recent ride last month in CA. I made the trip down from Montana, and rode a friends bike because mine had issues at the last minute...
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-12-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3,543
Views: 1,502,517
Posted By Moto_Geek
She loves this thing...

My daughter ALWAYS wants to be on the bike...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2937/14192338903_203e5ed39c_c.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-12-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 258,528
Posted By Moto_Geek
Yosemite, CA - April 2014

Sunny and a bit chilly, but a great 3 day ride that included seeing this :evil

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2906/13985548018_ca3fb79ded_h.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-12-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 258,528
Posted By Moto_Geek
Bitterroot Mountains, MT

A short ride between weather patterns a few days ago...

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Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 12-26-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By Moto_Geek
Is it safe to ride?

I know it sounds stupid, but up to this point, my riding has always been in what most would say was, "safe", weather. I've ridden in the rain a couple times, got stuck in a down pour once and had no...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-14-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 100,826
Posted By Moto_Geek
Love it...

Been following this build quietly... Would LOVE to have one of these someday... Nice work!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2,778
Views: 374,711
Posted By Moto_Geek
Yeah... Florence area is where I work... ...

Yeah... Florence area is where I work...

Sent from my S3 on the go...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,689
Posted By Moto_Geek
Yeah, they were fantastic coaches and great...

Yeah, they were fantastic coaches and great people I would genuinely like to ride with and get to know better if the opportunity arises. Our paths probably won't cross again, but they were great and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,308
Posted By Moto_Geek
In my MSF class they had TW200's, XT's, and...

In my MSF class they had TW200's, XT's, and TU250's. The TU250 is a standard style bike, and was great for the shorter riders. I even liked the looks of it and sort of wished I wasn't stuck on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,689
Posted By Moto_Geek
I live in the Bitterroot Valley, south of...

I live in the Bitterroot Valley, south of Missoula. I took the MSF Basic Rider Course with DJ and Kelly. They are a husband and wife team that were great. As soon as this went down, I could hear them...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,689
Posted By Moto_Geek
Stupid mistake...

I don't have a dirt machine yet, so I'm stuck riding more civilized roads. However, here in Montana even civilized roads can get you in trouble because you're still a ways away from help. Yesterday I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2,778
Views: 374,711
Posted By Moto_Geek
Gotta love kids...

Just a couple days ago I was commuting home from work. I drive about 20 miles down highway 93, two lanes in each direction. I generally see two or three highway patrol and/or sheriff's so I'm never...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2,778
Views: 374,711
Posted By Moto_Geek
I live in Montana, moved here shortly before this...

I live in Montana, moved here shortly before this incident happened.. I once got pulled over for triple digits north of Great Falls. When I was in the Army I was stationed in California and found the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-12-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,850
Posted By Moto_Geek
Love that area! I'm up in Western Montana, and...

Love that area! I'm up in Western Montana, and drive through there often as I have family in Boise. I'm looking forward to getting a dual sport machine and getting off the pavement, nice RR...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-02-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,382
Posted By Moto_Geek
:baldy My guess would be that it really wasn't...

:baldy My guess would be that it really wasn't fuel, but that fuel was a great excuse for something else :huh
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,897
Posted By Moto_Geek
I would think the EFI would be worth it though......

I would think the EFI would be worth it though... although I can't complain, I'm into my bike for under $1,000 including the bike, new tires, and the cost of driving it home from CA to Montana......
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-30-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By Moto_Geek
Let me know when you ride, if you're interested, ...

Let me know when you ride, if you're interested, I'm looking for people to ride with locally :D

Sent from my S3 on the go...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-30-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By Moto_Geek
No worries! I'll remember that for an over night...

No worries! I'll remember that for an over night camping trip!

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Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,897
Posted By Moto_Geek
That's nice! I am thinking of something like that...

That's nice! I am thinking of something like that next year. I can see wanting something with a little more umph when riding two up or carrying a lot of stuff on a long trip. Plus I wouldn't mind...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-30-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By Moto_Geek
Anyone up for Big Hole Battlefield and Bannack Ghost Town Sat. June 1st

Last minute plans have given me the opportunity to ride from Hamilton, MT to the Big Hole Battlefield and Bannack Ghost town this Saturday. Planning to leave Hamilton, MT around 7am and return in...
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,897
Posted By Moto_Geek
Got it home... and...

Picked up my 95 Katana 600 in California May 19th and put 2,000 miles on her over the course of the next week. Bike is dead comfortable for me, 570 miles in my first day without any issues :evil and...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2,680
Views: 798,553
Posted By Moto_Geek
Got her home...

Already posted a picture of the bike earlier, when I had made the deal with the original owner. But, I just completed a 2,000 mile ride home on her from California to Montana wandering all over....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-02-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 7,092,488
Posted By Moto_Geek
Looks like the back of an offroading rig... But...

Looks like the back of an offroading rig... But its hard to tell with all the other stuff going on in the picture.

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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-02-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By Moto_Geek
North to South...

Yeah, North to South obviously has its advantages, but that isn't going to work out for me this time. I'll be hoping and praying the rain stays away for the most part, otherwise I may dive inland....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-01-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By Moto_Geek
Anyone interested in riding the coast 5/22 - 5/25???

Well, after a couple of false starts, I've purchased a non-refundable airline ticket to Sacramento, California :deal. I plan on visiting with family and prepping the bike for the trip from 5/18 to...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,897
Posted By Moto_Geek
6'1" - 250lbs

6'1" - 250lbs
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,897
Posted By Moto_Geek
95 Katana

I know it's not popular to revive an old thread... sorry... but this is the only thread I could find dedicated to the Katana. I just recently acquired a 1995 Katana 600 from a friend in California (I...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 991
Posted By Moto_Geek
That's what I was thinking. Had a conversation...

That's what I was thinking. Had a conversation with the current owner of the bike last night, and his local shop will put Pirelli's on, front and back, for $270. That seems reasonable and in my price...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 991
Posted By Moto_Geek
That is one goal I have for this summer. I want...

That is one goal I have for this summer. I want to learn the ins and outs of changing my tires along with many other maintenance and repair items on the bike. Already have a manual, so that should...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 991
Posted By Moto_Geek
Good advice :thumb ... I will make some calls...

Good advice :thumb ... I will make some calls first and go from there... I'll do some more searching around, but I haven't found many of the tires mentioned above in the size I need. Is there a good...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 991
Posted By Moto_Geek
Thanks for all the input...

Thanks for all the input guys! I understand that bike tires are more expensive. If you have a blowout or flat on a bike it's much more of an problem than if you had that same event occur in a car. By...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 991
Posted By Moto_Geek
Eek Tires for a noob - Two part question...

Well,

After a motorcycle hiatus, I've got another one on the way. A great friend of mine has been kind enough to "sell" me his 1995 Suzuki Katana 600. An ADV inmate who is already making the trip...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-13-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 752
Posted By Moto_Geek
I've got a Cannon DSLR so hopefully I won't...

I've got a Cannon DSLR so hopefully I won't disappoint on that front :-D

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Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-12-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 752
Posted By Moto_Geek
Lol...

Sorry, didn't do any searching before choosing that name! I love moto and I work in I.T. so I thought it was fitting... Hope to make some ride reports soon :deal
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-12-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 752
Posted By Moto_Geek
Thank you for the advice... I'll skip the mp3 and...

Thank you for the advice... I'll skip the mp3 and go with ear plugs for the first ride :wink:
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-12-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 752
Posted By Moto_Geek
I have it all figured out on a spreadsheet, and...

I have it all figured out on a spreadsheet, and yes, I can easily bus/fly there and ride home for $500. The friend I'm getting the bike from I have known since 3rd grade (we are in our 30's now), and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-12-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By Moto_Geek
Bike shipping?

It has been suggested to me that I might see if anyone is making a drive from Northern California to Montana or Idaho in a truck or with a trailer sometime soon. I "purchased" a motorcycle from a...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-12-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 255
Posted By Moto_Geek
Any driving from Northern California to Montana, Idaho???

It has been suggested to me that I might see if anyone is making a drive from Northern California to Montana or Idaho in a truck or with a trailer sometime soon. I "purchased" a motorcycle from a...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-12-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2,680
Views: 798,553
Posted By Moto_Geek
Been lurking on these forums for a while, but...

Been lurking on these forums for a while, but just recently signed up... Thought I'd contribute to this post as I recently (yesterday) acquired a cheap moto...
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Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-12-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By Moto_Geek
Montana & Motor Vehicles

Jonz,

I live in the Missoula area, and am by no means an expert, but I will attempt to provide you with my experience and that of my family when we moved her 6 years ago...

1) Neither myself,...
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