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Forum: The Garage 08-06-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,664
Posted By ghostbuster2
Ok let's get a few things cleared up. An O2...

Ok let's get a few things cleared up.

An O2 sensor will not set a P0430. It could be the reason the cat failed but only the cat will set a P0430. The downstream O2 sensor is what is used to...
Forum: The Garage 07-28-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,977
Views: 249,847
Posted By ghostbuster2
Split the housing, made sure the VGT solenoid...

Split the housing, made sure the VGT solenoid screen was clear, cleaned and checked for wear the vanes, actuator rack, unison ring and sliding surfaces, lubed them with Motorcraft 2000 degree high...
Forum: The Garage 07-27-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 1,977
Views: 249,847
Posted By ghostbuster2
A little work on the Ford 6.0l diesel. Flushed...

A little work on the Ford 6.0l diesel. Flushed the cooling system. Installed a new EGR cooler and oil cooler. Opened up the turbo to recondition it. Changed the filters and fluids. Fixed a couple of...
Forum: The Garage 06-08-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,703
Posted By ghostbuster2
Doing side work if you have a lot in assets is...

Doing side work if you have a lot in assets is not worth the risk. There is a reason why legitimate shops carry insurance. You are not safe from litigation EVER, doesn't matter who's bikes/vehicles...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-01-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 76,395
Posted By ghostbuster2
Scorpion. Got GPS tracks of your adventure? ...

Scorpion. Got GPS tracks of your adventure? Looks fun minus the heat stroke and Helo ride.
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 03-06-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,391
Posted By ghostbuster2
The hot spring at Fletcher Junction.

The hot spring at Fletcher Junction.
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 03-06-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,391
Posted By ghostbuster2
Last time I went down to the hot springs there...

Last time I went down to the hot springs there were some pretty big rain ruts. Also I would advise riding up to the old mining structures about half way down the hill on the way to the hot springs....
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 02-26-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,391
Posted By ghostbuster2
The short detour on Juniper Valley is a short 2...

The short detour on Juniper Valley is a short 2 track that has a short sandy wash that you have to go down for about 30 yards. Not bad but you said no sand. You could just stay on Sunrise Pass Rd to...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 02-25-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,391
Posted By ghostbuster2
Here are a few big bike friendly possibilities to...

Here are a few big bike friendly possibilities to Hawthorne, though a torrential downpour/flash flood could change that. You already know about Hwy 208, County 3C, and Lucky Boy Pass Rd so I did not...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-25-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,258
Posted By ghostbuster2
See my reply in Laying Down Tracks.

See my reply in Laying Down Tracks.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-20-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,258
Posted By ghostbuster2
A lot of pavement in day 1. If you want more dirt...

A lot of pavement in day 1. If you want more dirt do this. Come down Kingsbury Grade to 395. 395n to Johnson Lane. Johnson Lane east to end then pick up Sunrise Pass Road. Sunrise Pass Rd into Smith...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-20-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,258
Posted By ghostbuster2
Simpson Rd road between 95A and Hooten Well...

Simpson Rd road between 95A and Hooten Well (where the power lines are at the end of the valley) can be impassable if it is wet because of the silty soil. It is a graded road for the first 10 miles...
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 23,536
Posted By ghostbuster2
subscribed

M.arked as a reference for future trips. Looks like a fun time.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-01-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 20,075
Posted By ghostbuster2
F250pal you are living the dream! Unfortunately...

F250pal you are living the dream! Unfortunately I am tied to the San Francisco area for another 15 years or so but I try to get a ride in over there in your neighborhood once a month or so. Nice to...
Forum: The Garage 01-15-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,496
Posted By ghostbuster2
Code readers only narrow down the options when...

Code readers only narrow down the options when diagnosing a check engine light and might point you in the right direction if you have a component related code. Totally useless when diagnosing a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-11-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,103
Posted By ghostbuster2
The 2 gates up to the lookout are usually locked...

The 2 gates up to the lookout are usually locked because of 'damage' done from the Motor Fire a few years ago. Were they locked or open. It is easy to go around them so I have but one time a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-26-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,288
Posted By ghostbuster2
+1 to what Boney said. We ride it all the time on...

+1 to what Boney said. We ride it all the time on dirtbikes. More/ larger rocks as you approach Fletcher Junction/Lucky Boy Pass rd. There is a puddle from a spring on the road from Bodie. About 10...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-28-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By ghostbuster2
You are working too hard. To remove the float...

You are working too hard. To remove the float bowl or change the main jet on the 450X just loosen the hose clamps on either side of the carb and rotate the float bowl up towards the petcock to work...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-03-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,183
Posted By ghostbuster2
Hi Gary, enjoyed our last ride up Hells Half...

Hi Gary, enjoyed our last ride up Hells Half Acre, was going to try and sneak another ride in but looks like the snow level has dropped since I last checked based on your pictures.

I have got an...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-03-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 433,734
Posted By ghostbuster2
Red Lake on HWY 88?

Red Lake on HWY 88?
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 25,706
Views: 3,076,477
Posted By ghostbuster2
I run Honda semi synthetic 20/50 in my thumpers...

I run Honda semi synthetic 20/50 in my thumpers year round but the lowest temp I deal with is only 40 degrees F.
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1,158
Views: 190,218
Posted By ghostbuster2
Subscribed.

Subscribed.
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 17,019
Posted By ghostbuster2
subscribed, good information

subscribed, good information
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-23-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 433,734
Posted By ghostbuster2
What route did you take to get over to Uvas Rd...

What route did you take to get over to Uvas Rd from our lunch stop?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-19-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 433,734
Posted By ghostbuster2
Last time I rode in that area we were escorted...

Last time I rode in that area we were escorted through a locked gate by a wack job who claimed to have a gun. That was about 15 years ago so even if I came across the guy I am sure he would not...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-19-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 894
Views: 57,549
Posted By ghostbuster2
Too young to see the train, we have always called...

Too young to see the train, we have always called it the haul road. You are correct however, the train ran all the way down to the mill at Standard according to the inlaws who worked for...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-17-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 894
Views: 57,549
Posted By ghostbuster2
Ok, your locations now jive with your pictures...

Ok, your locations now jive with your pictures and my fading memory. You were at the spring gap powerhouse area. If you follow that railroad track up the hill about half way up there is a trail that...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-17-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 894
Views: 57,549
Posted By ghostbuster2
Memnok, looks like a fun ride. Where did you...

Memnok, looks like a fun ride. Where did you encounter the locked PG&E gate, on 4N88 at the base of the dam?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-17-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By ghostbuster2
Being on a bike you can slip off the road/trail...

Being on a bike you can slip off the road/trail anywhere and disappear into the woods and pretty much not worry about the campfire cops finding you. Just keep a few things in mind. NO campfires,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-02-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,025
Posted By ghostbuster2
Wink This is a good ride except when you get to...

This is a good ride except when you get to Fletcher Junction instead of riding the boring county road 3C to Hwy 208 go east on Lucky Boy Pass rd until you hit the power line road heading north. Way...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,765
Posted By ghostbuster2
It is not the speed that I can get between point...

It is not the speed that I can get between point A and B but the adventure that lies between them that inspires me to ride. Why rush a good thing?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-06-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 894
Views: 57,549
Posted By ghostbuster2
Guess all the crazies are no longer confined to...

Guess all the crazies are no longer confined to Jupiter. When I was on 4n05 there was a pretty well burned on mororcycle trail crossing the road. USFS has no balls, I'm seeing moreprivate gates...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-05-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 894
Views: 57,549
Posted By ghostbuster2
You missed a left turn on 4N05. There is a place...

You missed a left turn on 4N05. There is a place where the road makes a 90 degree turn to the left at the east end of the forebay, if you go straight it is a private rd that dead ends at the top. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-05-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 894
Views: 57,549
Posted By ghostbuster2
It is 4N05 that takes you up to the forebay that...

It is 4N05 that takes you up to the forebay that feeds the forebay. Beware there are 2 pitbulls and a german shepard that live at the house at the intersection of 3N03/4N05 that like to chase bikes....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-24-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,497
Posted By ghostbuster2
The trains went down to the mill in Standard and...

The trains went down to the mill in Standard and the line to Beardsley was built so they could log out the lake before it was flooded and to help with the dam building. The rails were pulled up in...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-24-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,497
Posted By ghostbuster2
'The Slide' on the road coming up through Red...

'The Slide' on the road coming up through Red Canyon. The road bed has been leveled out over the years, it used to be off-camber and loose tilting your truck towards the edge and a long roll to the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-24-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,497
Posted By ghostbuster2
I'd be interested in tracks of the route. ...

I'd be interested in tracks of the route. Ridden what we call the old haul road from 108 to 4, starts out as 4N88. Is this Hells Half Acre Rd?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-12-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 433,734
Posted By ghostbuster2
Lobdell is a seasonal lake, It keeps water in the...

Lobdell is a seasonal lake, It keeps water in the creek for the cows that are grazed up there durring the summer. It is always low or empty near the end of the summer. There is a nice shaded spot...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-07-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By ghostbuster2
I'm married to a local and have done the...

I'm married to a local and have done the suggested route a few times as well as most of the stuff up in the Summit/Mi-Wuk districts over the past 18 years. Even rode through Dodge one time on the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-06-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By ghostbuster2
Sonora Area DS Ride

<!-- remove post title --><!-- Dual Sporting around Sonora

-->I'll be in Sonora area Sept 11th dual sporting while the wife and kids are visiting if anyone is up for an all day...
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