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Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7,245
Views: 1,412,198
Posted By mendovet
Solved

So.... Thankfully we were able sort relatively efficiently with the help of a new 350 in the shop for parts... The spring in the tank remains a mystery for the ages folks. Found a shorted wire that...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7,245
Views: 1,412,198
Posted By mendovet
Question Help needed, Baja trip on the line...

Thanks in advance for any input. Trying to leaving for Baja in the morning (two days later than planned thanks to an unfortunate accident that broke my front incisor off at the gumline on Friday...)....
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1,711
Views: 354,422
Posted By mendovet
"The night before leaving Arequipa, I picked up a...

"The night before leaving Arequipa, I picked up a late Christmas present to myself, transported to Peru courtesy of bubbletron's boyfriend, Scott."
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 60,820
Posted By mendovet
Alison's KickStarter Project

You Go Girl :clap

Because Alison won't post this, I will....

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alisonswanderland/alisons-wanderland-a-pan-american-motorcycle-adven

Throwing this out to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,674
Posted By mendovet
Thanks for the report. I love recognizing the...

Thanks for the report. I love recognizing the exact spot where a pic is taken - the vineyard pic is Saracina Ranch just north of Hopland on Hwy 101 looking West. I waste a good deal of time on my...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-11-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,889
Posted By mendovet
mixed review

Overall I am pleased with my Renazco and James was nice to deal with no doubt. I am just up the way so went and dropped off the seat pan and picked up the finished product. My friend ordered at the...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-24-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,986
Posted By mendovet
2 more...

OR Trail and me and are pre-ordered for two today!! :clap
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-01-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,520
Posted By mendovet
perhaps a trip to Lost Coast Cycle tommorow and...

perhaps a trip to Lost Coast Cycle tommorow and see if anything better than a bald scorpion is in stock for the back of the 950... :evil
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-01-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,520
Posted By mendovet
The stars are coming together.... and I'm in! ...

The stars are coming together.... and I'm in! Sent a text to Jacob (cncjake) and we will see if we have another Ukiah rider (besides Steve if he is in on the green machine). I can be hanging at...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-09-2008, 10:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,932
Posted By mendovet
They function well in many respects but the width...

They function well in many respects but the width certainly limits lane sharing/splitting "in my hands" in the Bay Area. I am not an expert lane splitter by any stretch but find that I am limited...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-14-2008, 09:03 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,858
Posted By mendovet
watching you'all pass by...

Insult to injury for having to work today in Sonoma Co. was my commute home to Ukiah on 101 north where I saw and saluted few of you FF's riding south while I returned home in the Prius cage :cry ...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-27-2008, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,110
Posted By mendovet
Mendocino Coast

Safe travels. The Mendocino Coast is amazing and affords many side trips, twisties, wines, hippies, beers, ect...

I would point the GS up Usal Road north of Westport before Hwy 1 cuts East to...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-20-2008, 08:53 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,858
Posted By mendovet
Local suggestion is the "older" closed road just...

Local suggestion is the "older" closed road just to the south of the river (before the bridge still on Eel River Rd.) rather than road 240 to get to the lake. CNCJAKE and I just road it today and the...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-01-2008, 08:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,116
Posted By mendovet
ditto and +1. I am bummed to be waiting out the...

ditto and +1. I am bummed to be waiting out the rest of the TKC's short life.
Forum: Orange Crush 03-03-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,156
Posted By mendovet
Korea...

At some point in the recent past (1-2 years?) Continental switched and started making TKC's in Korea - begs the quality and/or quality control issue? Just saying. I am not all that impressed overall,...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-27-2008, 03:20 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 17,096
Posted By mendovet
Ok, I will go if we can share your camelback....

Ok, I will go if we can share your camelback. Seriously, I really want to go this year and two oversized individuals on two oversized scoots from Ukiah would be great!! Besides, this freelancing...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-26-2008, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By mendovet
Had to chime back in on this one as someone who...

Had to chime back in on this one as someone who has:

1. utilized (unfortunately for me) numerous ortho/neuro specialists in a short life to date, and many in the SF Bay Area;
2. who understands...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-26-2008, 10:11 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 17,096
Posted By mendovet
I will most likely just fill the boxes on the...

I will most likely just fill the boxes on the 9Fiddy with waters and gatorades and ride 1/2 mile from my house to Low Gap and just hand them out as all you thirsty dust eating travelers pass by in a...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2008, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By mendovet
California Pacific Orthopaedics & Sports...

California Pacific Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine; John Belzer is exceptional.

Best of luck with what needs healing!
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2008, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Posted By mendovet
true indeed, but considering the other option in...

true indeed, but considering the other option in Willits is a crap hippie burrito (really...) the sandwich tasty mighty good!

Jacob opted for the sausage (enjoy the visual feast below), which...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2008, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Posted By mendovet
Steam Cleaning!!!

If you are cold right now and "snow" is a dirty four letter word......

We enjoyed a high of 70 today and a blue bird day in NorCal, and a Jacob (cncjake) and I flogged the 9Fiddy pigs and enjoyed...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-19-2008, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,825
Posted By mendovet
fellow lanky fellows

Fastway pegs in low setting will help out on the "other" end of things also. Cheers.
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2007, 10:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,640
Posted By mendovet
wtf?

I am going to share this picture with you mother-in-law and expose you once and for all!!! Epic trip indeed, looking forward to seeing all the pics and video. Glad you made it in one piece. :clap
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-27-2007, 08:43 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,593
Posted By mendovet
If you total up all the down time on the day, I...

If you total up all the down time on the day, I win the prize for slowing everybody up. First, I make Jacob and I at least 20 minutes late (despite our felony run south on 101) to the start. Second,...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-27-2007, 08:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,593
Posted By mendovet
Shoulda turned right boys!! :clap Jacob and I...

Shoulda turned right boys!! :clap Jacob and I thought we would dash (at felony speeds) to Pt. Arena and get a beverage by the water. After jumping speed bumps on our way down to the water, we...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-24-2007, 07:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,593
Posted By mendovet
Ukiah contingency

CNCJake and I just hooked up via phone and will meet up tomorrow am and ride south together to Starbucks for the start. Keep an eye out for two oversized guys on 950's!! (the orange one being faster...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-24-2007, 05:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,593
Posted By mendovet
Hey Jacob - I'm in also. Maybe we can hook up...

Hey Jacob - I'm in also. Maybe we can hook up from Ukiah? Scott.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-23-2007, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 954
Posted By mendovet
Garberville eats

Consider if time and budget allow checking out Cecil's for dinner on the main drag (upstairs) in Garberville. Excellent food!!! California take on Creole. Should be a great trip. Cheers.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-22-2007, 01:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,593
Posted By mendovet
Hey Dean, Happy to help with planning and I...

Hey Dean,

Happy to help with planning and I am in! Wifey signed off on a riding day. I may ride down for the start or work it out to meet up somewhere. Once on Low Gap you are on Low Gap until...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-22-2007, 08:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,593
Posted By mendovet
Sorry about that one - it's an ADVrider thing...

Sorry about that one - it's an ADVrider thing (like the middle finger salute), not meant to offend in this case at all. Cheers.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-21-2007, 08:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,593
Posted By mendovet
Old Toll Rd. considerations...

Old Toll Road may be a bit of a bore compared with Cow Mtn. route (better views), but a very nice road overall to travel and fun way to connect Lakeport and Hopland. Another Very important...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-14-2007, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By mendovet
black ktm sm fender: ...

black ktm sm fender:

http://mendovet.smugmug.com/photos/173695783-S.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 08-11-2007, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,809
Posted By mendovet
Thanks for the info. I researched the Rally...

Thanks for the info. I researched the Rally Risers from Dirtinblood and I think this is the ticket! I can't wait to stand in comfort and get a neutral riding position on the pegs! Anybody have any...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-10-2007, 10:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,809
Posted By mendovet
Should I just be thinking about risers instead? ...

Should I just be thinking about risers instead? Anybody have risers and the scott's triple clamp and damper?
Forum: Orange Crush 08-10-2007, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,809
Posted By mendovet
Question Pastrana high bend vs Renthal High...

Handlebar thread again. I could use some input before pulling the trigger.

Here are the variables:
1. 6'4" of lanky rider
2. Scott's triple clamp and damper
3. Fastway pegs on their way to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2007, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By mendovet
gunsmoke

I should add that the brother inlaw in question is also a proud redneck, and may in fact have a small penis :lol3 which both contribute to gun waving in my experience.
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2007, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By mendovet
damned pot growers are multiplying and out of...

damned pot growers are multiplying and out of control here, and some aren't the old hippies anymore sorry to say... :2guns

at first I thought ohhh great, asshat brother inlaw is packing... but...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2007, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By mendovet
Brothers in Arms

Three brother inlaws actually, and only one was armed:

http://mendovet.smugmug.com/photos/173692855-S.jpg

Brother inlaw number #2 (motopilot) unarmed, but holding proof that when he does...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-16-2007, 06:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,947
Posted By mendovet
in fact, three smiling faces on three Renazco...

in fact, three smiling faces on three Renazco seats (950, 525, XR400)...

http://mendovet.smugmug.com/photos/173689451-S-1.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 07-16-2007, 06:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,947
Posted By mendovet
http://mendovet.smugmug.com/photos/173695481-S.jpg...

http://mendovet.smugmug.com/photos/173695481-S.jpg

I have about 1000 mi of ass time on this one and LOVE it!!!
Thanks James!
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