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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-03-2014, 12:00 PM
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Views: 68,275
Posted By 211john
For the Sunday 950 ride, what time? I'm in Reno....

For the Sunday 950 ride, what time? I'm in Reno. Who wants to meet up where and when?

What level of road are you planning? Should I bring my Tenere or my little bike? I'm never sure with guys...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-26-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 68,275
Posted By 211john
Great ride today. Tim and JP it was great riding...

Great ride today. Tim and JP it was great riding with you.

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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-24-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 68,275
Posted By 211john
I'll be at the chevron at 8:30 Sent from my...

I'll be at the chevron at 8:30

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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-23-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 68,275
Posted By 211john
Well, if you have a route, pick a day. I'm on a...

Well, if you have a route, pick a day. I'm on a Tenere. Who else?

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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-23-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 68,275
Posted By 211john
I might be Sunday or Monday. What did you have...

I might be Sunday or Monday. What did you have in mind?
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-02-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,169
Posted By 211john
RickBT just pointed this out to me. I'll try to...

RickBT just pointed this out to me. I'll try to make it down there tonight.
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,963
Posted By 211john
I have a Ballistic 4 cell on my DRZ400e. Great...

I have a Ballistic 4 cell on my DRZ400e. Great when it's warm, but way too small when it's cold. I put a kick starter on instead of getting a bigger battery. Once the bike is warm the e-start...
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,387
Posted By 211john
I thought this at first also. When the bike was...

I thought this at first also. When the bike was new and very tight first felt way to tall. Now I have about 18k on it and 1st gear is fine. After break in (which took about 6000 miles) the bottom...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-18-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 68,275
Posted By 211john
Mark, I saw the DRZ and the sherpa on cl. Say it...

Mark, I saw the DRZ and the sherpa on cl. Say it ain't so!
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 23,588
Views: 3,922,581
Posted By 211john
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Suzuki-DRZ400-DRZ-400-DR-Z...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Suzuki-DRZ400-DRZ-400-DR-Z-Kickstart-Kit-26300-29813-/181164418054?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2a2e3da406&vxp=mtr

cheaper on ebay than anywhere else I could...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-08-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 68,275
Posted By 211john
Focallength, I think the meeting time you are...

Focallength, I think the meeting time you are quoting was from last Sunday morning.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-04-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 68,275
Posted By 211john
Sorry about the mixup there. I hope you guys got...

Sorry about the mixup there. I hope you guys got home okay. I misinterpreted the last advice Mark gave me to take the road to avoid the gnarly section. Then I got a little lost. It took me a while...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-03-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 68,275
Posted By 211john
I'll be there at 7:30

I'll be there at 7:30
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-03-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 68,275
Posted By 211john
I'm in for tomorrow.

I'm in for tomorrow.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-13-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 68,275
Posted By 211john
Got room for one more? I finally have my drz...

Got room for one more? I finally have my drz street legal again.
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8,371
Views: 1,592,656
Posted By 211john
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k57/snafu510/201...

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k57/snafu510/2013rr200/DSCN1044_zpsd65db4f2.jpg (http://s85.photobucket.com/user/snafu510/media/2013rr200/DSCN1044_zpsd65db4f2.jpg.html)

Lake Tahoe in the...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-07-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,791
Posted By 211john
2013 Ride Reno 200

Anyone thinking about coming? There's going to be an adventure bike loop this year in addition to the regular dual sport routes.

http://dustdevilsmc.com/Participant/ParticipantFlyer.aspx
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,416
Posted By 211john
#136

#136
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,985
Posted By 211john
+1

+1
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,537
Posted By 211john
I forget what kind of insulation Ray sells but it...

I forget what kind of insulation Ray sells but it seems that if compression over a period of days is bad then there would be other reviews of bags with the same insulation supporting that. A quilt...
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,537
Posted By 211john
I haven't noticed any problems with the...

I haven't noticed any problems with the insulation packing down. I only put it in a stuff sack when I'm using it. The rest of the time it's just loose on a shelf in my basement. I only use it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,770
Posted By 211john
I had problems with arm pump until I re-sprung...

I had problems with arm pump until I re-sprung the bike for my weight. On a DRZ400 with the stock springs I felt like I was riding up hill all the time. Just standing while riding on level ground...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23,588
Views: 3,922,581
Posted By 211john
If you go to the racetech website they have a...

If you go to the racetech website they have a spring calculator that will tell you what weight springs you need for your bike with you on it. Just changing the springs and adjusting the shock/fork...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23,588
Views: 3,922,581
Posted By 211john
Good point. I do enjoy a water crossing. I'll...

Good point. I do enjoy a water crossing. I'll put it on.
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 23,588
Views: 3,922,581
Posted By 211john
Just installed a kick starter on my E. Do I need...

Just installed a kick starter on my E. Do I need the decompression lever? I bought it mostly for backup and cold starting. It was easy enough to kick start without it.

I have the 4 cell...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23,588
Views: 3,922,581
Posted By 211john
It was pretty easy once I figured out the spring...

It was pretty easy once I figured out the spring clip. Also a good idea to estimate where you need the preload rings and get them close before you put the shock back in. It's a pain to adjust them...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-17-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 68,275
Posted By 211john
Wish I could join you guys but I've got other...

Wish I could join you guys but I've got other plans on Saturday.

Forrest Service maps are okay, but I think the National Geographic maps of that area are better. I got them at REI. Not cheap but...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 23,879
Views: 4,308,001
Posted By 211john
I want one. I was going to wait a while but if I...

I want one. I was going to wait a while but if I need to order now I could.
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,637
Posted By 211john
What does off road really mean? Single track,...

What does off road really mean? Single track, two track, fire roads, gravel roads? There are lots of roads. I've only taken my Tenere on actual roads, although some of them were pretty rough. ...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-30-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By 211john
I live in NV and bought my bike in Sacramento. ...

I live in NV and bought my bike in Sacramento. Wasn't a problem at all. Dealer gave me the statement of origin and a bill of sale. I paid the CA sales tax. I used my Nevada address. I think your...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-25-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 68,275
Posted By 211john
Great ride today, thanks George. Very scenic,...

Great ride today, thanks George. Very scenic, some pretty nice water crossings and not too dusty.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-24-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 68,275
Posted By 211john
What the heck, I'm in.

What the heck, I'm in.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-17-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 68,275
Posted By 211john
Pointman, You say big bike friendly. I've got a...

Pointman, You say big bike friendly. I've got a Terere with tourances on it. All my off road experience is on smaller bikes. What do you think?

I have taken it down a few roads that I would do...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 23,588
Views: 3,922,581
Posted By 211john
I bought the "Better folding mirror with mount"...

I bought the "Better folding mirror with mount" from Procycle. They say it's similar to the KTM. Looks a little different to me, but it has the same hinge joint so it folds out of the way. It...
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,221
Posted By 211john
I have a buddy that carries two ziplocks. One...

I have a buddy that carries two ziplocks. One with a microfibre towel wet with soapy water and one with a dry towel. He's a good guy to ride with.
Forum: Beasts 07-30-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 47,381
Posted By 211john
My Tenere has a little over 5,000 miles now. ...

My Tenere has a little over 5,000 miles now. Here is my list of complaints:

1. The engine is not smooth. When it was new it was rough. It's pretty good now, but I would never use the word...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 23,588
Views: 3,922,581
Posted By 211john
I guess I'm a guinea pig too. I put the 4 cell...

I guess I'm a guinea pig too. I put the 4 cell in last year (wasn't aware they recommend the 8) and it's been great. Cranks hard every time. Never been on a charger. When it's cold out I just...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,587
Posted By 211john
I use a bike seat cable to lock stuff up. ...

I use a bike seat cable to lock stuff up.

http://www.amazon.com/Avenir-Seat-Locker-3mm-feet/dp/B00165PA3A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340990429&sr=8-1&keywords=bicycle+seat+cable
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-28-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,913
Posted By 211john
Thanks, sounds like a challenge.

Thanks, sounds like a challenge.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-26-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,913
Posted By 211john
Association of California Trailriders?

Does anyone here belong? Their website lists some organized dual sport rides but there isn't a lot of detail. Anyone have an experience to share?
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