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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 09:13 PM
Replies: 923
Views: 65,220
Posted By High Country Herb
No problem doing ruts with a Subie. Just go...

No problem doing ruts with a Subie. Just go faster for more momentum. :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 04:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,758
Posted By High Country Herb
I test rode the Yamaha FZ-07 last year, and it...

I test rode the Yamaha FZ-07 last year, and it felt light, nimble, and easy to ride. Being used to riding an Aprilia, it did feel a little bit cheap.

Speaking of Aprilia, there is also the Shiver...
Forum: Americas 05-05-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By High Country Herb
Hotels are more expensive in tourist areas;...

Hotels are more expensive in tourist areas; around $125 USD. In rural areas, more like $39-$59. About half of hotels now offer some light breakfast. There are "bed & breakfasts" but thextra cost is...
Forum: Americas 05-04-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By High Country Herb
You might enjoy the wine up in the Napa/Sonoma...

You might enjoy the wine up in the Napa/Sonoma areas then. There is a Castle just southwest of Calistoga that is pretty cool. The wineries in the Sonoma Valley are smaller and more personal. Many of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-04-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 923
Views: 65,220
Posted By High Country Herb
I have not been out there lately, but they have...

I have not been out there lately, but they have worked on that road quite a bit since the Rim Fire. My co-worker did it in his Honda CRV, so I would guess that the Subie could make it as well.

If...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-04-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By High Country Herb
The route above is pretty good. A slightly...

The route above is pretty good.

A slightly shorter version would cut off Lake Isabella, and instead enter Yosemite from the south/west. Go over Tioga Pass (Hwy 120), Hwy 395 north (side trip into...
Forum: Americas 05-04-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By High Country Herb
Some insurance companies allow you to set your...

Some insurance companies allow you to set your own vehicle value, and pay accordingly. I use Hagerty for my vintage auto, and have been happy with them. They do motorcycles as well:
...
Forum: Americas 05-04-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By High Country Herb
Any interest in seeing the Sierra Nevada? If you...

Any interest in seeing the Sierra Nevada? If you want to see both the Pacific Coast Highway and the Sierra, the middle of California is a good place to switch from one to the other.

The best...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,650
Posted By High Country Herb
Personally, I wouldn't ride it any more until she...

Personally, I wouldn't ride it any more until she can go with you. That is not so much about safety, and more about marital harmony. The last thing you want to do is build resentment for motorcycling...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 23,544
Posted By High Country Herb
There are people out there that think all bikes...

There are people out there that think all bikes should be pedal powered, too. That would really make them quiet.

Just how oppressive would you like society to be? :huh
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-01-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,643
Posted By High Country Herb
In the local news today: Tioga Pass will open...

In the local news today: Tioga Pass will open Monday (May 4).

http://www.mymotherlode.com/news/local/239125/tioga-pass-opening-monday.html
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-01-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,059
Posted By High Country Herb
If nothing else works out, Cameron's English Pub...

If nothing else works out, Cameron's English Pub in Half Moon Bay has a campground.

Most campgrounds along the coast take reservations, and get booked up months ahead of time. That may not be the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-01-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By High Country Herb
Welcome! Are you a Yamaha guy? Thinking of a...

Welcome!

Are you a Yamaha guy? Thinking of a Super Tenere, or something smaller?
Forum: EMEA 05-01-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By High Country Herb
I booked rooms at the Ellan Vannin, which has its...

I booked rooms at the Ellan Vannin, which has its own bar and cafe. I have not been there yet, so can't say for certain what it will be like. I found it by using Google Maps. Zoom in to the area of...
Forum: Americas 05-01-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,257
Posted By High Country Herb
I think those will work great for your trip. ...

I think those will work great for your trip.

FYI: Almost all of the Sierra mountain passes are open now. Hwy 120 out of Yosemite is the last one, and it is scheduled to open May 4. They are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,448
Posted By High Country Herb
I have one of these on my car's mirror: ...

I have one of these on my car's mirror:

http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/m5IIuI4YGULKWJh-4-kgjAA.jpg
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-01-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 176,421
Posted By High Country Herb
Radical, Did you get your leak sorted? AF1 there...

Radical, Did you get your leak sorted? AF1 there in Texas probably has new gaskets in stock.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,650
Posted By High Country Herb
I agree with your wife. Tires, brakes, and...

I agree with your wife.

Tires, brakes, and clutch cable aren't things that get worked out by riding the bike. You have a list of things you know about that need to be replaced. Once those are...
Forum: Americas 04-28-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By High Country Herb
Sounds like a good trip, with a good reason. ...

Sounds like a good trip, with a good reason.

Other than New Orleans, I haven't been to any of those destinations. I do share your interest in crawfish and oysters, though.

I planned a loop of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,483
Posted By High Country Herb
I have about 8K miles on my pre-stretched x-ring...

I have about 8K miles on my pre-stretched x-ring chain. I never clean it, but I do spray the sprocket side after day long rides. I just use Belray extra clean so it doesn't fling off.
Forum: Trip Planning 04-26-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By High Country Herb
I use ratchet straps because they are versatile....

I use ratchet straps because they are versatile. I use them for loads in my truck, as well as the bike. Once in place, they won't slip.

The concern about over tightening is wise though. You just...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-25-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 176,421
Posted By High Country Herb
I would have chosen that bike too. Its a classic.

I would have chosen that bike too. Its a classic.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-24-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 176,421
Posted By High Country Herb
Maybe its me that's too twitchy after all that...

Maybe its me that's too twitchy after all that good coffee you sent me? :lol3
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-24-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 176,421
Posted By High Country Herb
I always use Tour mode. Same peak power as Sport...

I always use Tour mode. Same peak power as Sport mode, you just have to twist your wrist a little more.

There are so many pot holes in California that Sport mode is just too twitchy.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-24-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 176,421
Posted By High Country Herb
That would be a great combination. It would be a...

That would be a great combination. It would be a serious contender against the F800 or Triumph XC. Might need stronger rear frame to support luggage, though, as well as a larger fuel tank.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-22-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By High Country Herb
You can be sure there will be more than one...

You can be sure there will be more than one round. :beer
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-22-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By High Country Herb
Its coming up fast!

Its coming up fast!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,136
Posted By High Country Herb
I too have been pulled over for not getting a...

I too have been pulled over for not getting a foot on the ground. The California Highway Patrol officer let me go, but said if I didn't put a foot down next time would be a ticket.

In a Saturday...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,762
Posted By High Country Herb
The Suzuki sounds like the obvious answer here.

The Suzuki sounds like the obvious answer here.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,972
Posted By High Country Herb
He didn't look that inexperienced before the get...

He didn't look that inexperienced before the get off. He started to lean into the corner, but abandoned the effort and stood the bike up.

I bet he either hit some sand, or had a tire blow out, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,142
Posted By High Country Herb
There are stretches of rolling hills near me with...

There are stretches of rolling hills near me with some 2 mile straights with 360 degree visibility. If you come over the rise and see no patrol planes in the air or cars on the road, it is pretty...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 23,544
Posted By High Country Herb
I like the sound of a tight v-twin, but I never...

I like the sound of a tight v-twin, but I never cared for straight pipes. To me, it just makes it sound like a Briggs & Stratton with a missing muffler.

Still, I have no interest in confiscating...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-20-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 801
Posted By High Country Herb
That's a great place! We stayed there the night...

That's a great place! We stayed there the night before an off shore fishing trip. There are only a few rooms above the bar, but plenty of room in the campground.

Here is their smoking section:
...
Forum: Americas 04-20-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,257
Posted By High Country Herb
I know there are horror stories out there about...

I know there are horror stories out there about dealing with Customs/Homeland Security, but every time I've delt with them they have been extremely friendly. I just give it to them 100% honest,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,269
Posted By High Country Herb
Does the bike have OEM exhaust? If it does, and...

Does the bike have OEM exhaust? If it does, and its still not quiet enough, you could try an aftermarket that can be made even quieter. My GPR came with 2 sets of baffles; one for each end of the...
Forum: Racing 04-18-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,240
Posted By High Country Herb
The bike looks great!

The bike looks great!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-17-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,913
Posted By High Country Herb
I have seen quite a few street legal bikes that...

I have seen quite a few street legal bikes that the owners opted to remove all the lights and mirrors, and register with a green sticker. Do they not allow this any longer?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,712
Posted By High Country Herb
How low you can go depends a lot on sidewall...

How low you can go depends a lot on sidewall height.

I have cast wheels and tubeless tires on mine, with 180/55-17 rear tire (TKC80). I tried dropping into the 20's, and banged the rim on the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-16-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 801
Posted By High Country Herb
Yeah, they are the place with the "Yurts" (round...

Yeah, they are the place with the "Yurts" (round tent like cabins). I have never stayed in one, but always wanted to.
http://www.treebonesresort.com/


The Pigeon point lighthouse hostel is...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,878
Posted By High Country Herb
Next step toward enjoying riding together:...

Next step toward enjoying riding together: wireless intercoms.

I personally agree that cruisers aren't as fun as other bike styles, but I also think it is more important for her to choose her own...
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