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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-23-2015, 08:35 PM
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Posted By Desert Dave
Cool shots. I was rolling through Knights Ferry...

Cool shots. I was rolling through Knights Ferry about 10pm Sat night and was surprised to see the tents set up and fires burning in an area that is usually dark and desolate at that time of night....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-18-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 708,373
Posted By Desert Dave
:nod That was my point. I don't think there...

:nod

That was my point. I don't think there is anything wrong with the bike, or for that matter tire. Thought I'd point that out before this becomes an internet "issue" that needs to be...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-16-2015, 03:28 PM
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Views: 708,373
Posted By Desert Dave
Looks like regular tire cupping to me. For...

Looks like regular tire cupping to me. For certain can be caused by suspension etc, but just plain old hard acceleration/braking can do that, especially on these "adventure" 90/10 tires that attempt...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-25-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 120,876
Posted By Desert Dave
Haven't seen any yet, but they've been fooled...

Haven't seen any yet, but they've been fooled into an early bloom before. Until this recent wave of warm weather the valley has been pretty cool, especially when the fog is in. Yesterday there was a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-25-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 120,876
Posted By Desert Dave
:lol3 Good. I think.

:lol3

Good. I think.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-25-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 120,876
Posted By Desert Dave
That was kind of what I had in mind with the...

That was kind of what I had in mind with the photos I took last year that I could get access to, and really not much has changed yet, aside from the logging that is clearing more areas out. You...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-25-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 120,876
Posted By Desert Dave
o.k. How about ONE more? :lol3 Needed a...

o.k.

How about ONE more? :lol3

Needed a weekend to relax so I did my local loop to Mt Ham/The Junction. For those of you interested in the photography side of things, this is a prime example of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-22-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 120,876
Posted By Desert Dave
Again , I'm no expert, but I've heard things that...

Again , I'm no expert, but I've heard things that agree with the other comments being made here. When things happened naturally, before we tried to fix it, forest fires burned areas far more often...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-21-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 120,876
Posted By Desert Dave
Looks like Tom gave a better answer than I could....

Looks like Tom gave a better answer than I could. Local news has reported a lot of controversy about salvage logging etc, but one thing is clear lots of areas are just dead. Those trees aren't coming...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-20-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 120,876
Posted By Desert Dave
So how is one week later for "must-ride-soon"?...

So how is one week later for "must-ride-soon"? :deal

This time I had a destination so right at sun up made a bee line for Cherry lake Rd.

Maybe not as much talk as usual (big sigh of relief...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-12-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 120,876
Posted By Desert Dave
Thanks Man! :thumb I say the man card...

Thanks Man! :thumb



I say the man card thing sort of tongue in cheek to poke some fun at myself, because not long ago I would of thought that about somebody else if they were writing this :lol3...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-11-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 708,373
Posted By Desert Dave
That IS the impression because there is no "HIT"...

That IS the impression because there is no "HIT" in the powerband like we are used to. Look at a dyno chart, while the torque drops off in higher rpm the HP keeps rising.

Simple test: go out in...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-11-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 120,876
Posted By Desert Dave
Snow level is kind of high right now, but even on...

Snow level is kind of high right now, but even on a normal year this area usually doesn't get buried to bad. Some years it goes from being impassable back to rideable and back again :lol3

I've...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-11-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 708,373
Posted By Desert Dave
Excellent. At least for what I want and what...

Excellent.

At least for what I want and what I do. Question is what are you comparing to? Other ADV bikes or sportbikes/supermoto and such?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-11-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 708,373
Posted By Desert Dave
:lol3 Wear the right side of the tire quicker...

:lol3 Wear the right side of the tire quicker with all those on ramps?

One of the things to remember, and sorry if this to obvious but a lot of people tend to forget, is when comparing different...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-11-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 708,373
Posted By Desert Dave
The differences with speed that I was referring...

The differences with speed that I was referring to are pretty much the same on any motorcycle, faster you go the slower it turns in, and a stiff suspension might feel softer......just the regular...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-11-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 708,373
Posted By Desert Dave
I'm sure there's plenty here that could answer...

I'm sure there's plenty here that could answer this question,

but in short: Nope

As for vibes, sure it feels a little more intense as the RPM s' go up but nothing much to talk about. I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-11-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 708,373
Posted By Desert Dave
Don't need a video to tell me that :evil I...

Don't need a video to tell me that :evil

I agree with you, it is unnecessary to rev over 6K, but the manufacturer put the redline where they did for a reason, and if you don't use it you're not...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-11-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 3,787,114
Posted By Desert Dave
Riding through the Rim Fire burned area in the...

Riding through the Rim Fire burned area in the "other" Yosemite near Hetch Hetchy yesterday.

http://desertdave.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Random-Rides-on-the-Strom/i-RJkwKZC/0/XL/DSC_1192_hf-XL.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-11-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 120,876
Posted By Desert Dave
So here's another example of how lack of a plan...

So here's another example of how lack of a plan can make for a great ride.

First I have to let you in on a little secret.....I think I'm becoming a Bird Nerd. :lol3 As you've seen already in...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-07-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 120,876
Posted By Desert Dave
I think of it whenever I ride through that canyon...

I think of it whenever I ride through that canyon when it's cold like that, as it's always 10 degrees colder than a few miles before and after....and then wonder why we camped THERE :lol3 All good...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-06-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9,286
Views: 2,147,431
Posted By Desert Dave
:lol3 Oh, that's a whole other story :deal ...

:lol3 Oh, that's a whole other story :deal

(funny thing is though, this shot was taken about 30 minutes from desert terrain)
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-05-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 120,876
Posted By Desert Dave
:thumb Seems to be a pattern...

:thumb






Seems to be a pattern of Canadians looking for warmer weather :D Welcome guys :freaky

I shoot in RAW 100% of the time to get my moneys worth out of the camera :D . If I was...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-04-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 120,876
Posted By Desert Dave
:lol3 Never seen it, had to google it. That's...

:lol3 Never seen it, had to google it. That's hilarious.



Yeah, I was surprised how little snow was up there. Seems the water came and THEN the cold, if they came at the same time we'd...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-03-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 120,876
Posted By Desert Dave
Just checked out your Smugmug page and you...

Just checked out your Smugmug page and you certainly don't need any photography help from me, you have some great stuff there!! Really enjoyed checking it out.

Hmmm, a GROUP thing, that's kind of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-03-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9,286
Views: 2,147,431
Posted By Desert Dave
New Years Day Ride

Yeah, California livin :D

A quick trip over the Sierras to see what I could.

http://desertdave.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Adventures-on-the-Super-Tenere/i-DqcMNHB/0/XL/DSC_0528_hf-XL.jpg

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-03-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 120,876
Posted By Desert Dave
Thanks Bob, glad you keep coming back! Got a few...

Thanks Bob, glad you keep coming back! Got a few New Years photos for ya, so we are starting off right! :freaky




draley, you assume correct. 2014 Cam Chain Tensioner and Clutch basket. Don't...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-01-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 20,749
Posted By Desert Dave
Man how times have changed. When this forum...

Man how times have changed.

When this forum started we were hoping for a hint of a new "adventure bike" (whatever that means anymore) every few years.

Now I keep reading how 2012 is old and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-30-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 120,876
Posted By Desert Dave
Funny you mention this as that was one of the...

Funny you mention this as that was one of the places I considered going on the day I took the last photos in this thread. No, I've never been there....right by there, but never stopped and hiked. If...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-23-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 120,876
Posted By Desert Dave
Actually my Tenere has been overdue for some...

Actually my Tenere has been overdue for some maintenance and has been for quite awhile, and rather than spend a weekend wrenching on it this time of year I've been trying to squeeze in every chance...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-22-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 120,876
Posted By Desert Dave
Sounds like the title of a song or poem that one...

Sounds like the title of a song or poem that one of the locals might write :lol3
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-22-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 120,876
Posted By Desert Dave
Grey skies and a day after the heavy rains calm...

Grey skies and a day after the heavy rains calm down, I'm wondering where to ride. Saturday still has snow in the Sierras Falling....not this time for me. Was thinking foothills but then the idea of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-18-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 3,787,114
Posted By Desert Dave
Yeah, those are the moments I LIVE for :D

Yeah, those are the moments I LIVE for :D
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-17-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 120,876
Posted By Desert Dave
I've had 3 tripods in the last 5 years, and if...

I've had 3 tripods in the last 5 years, and if nothing else I've learned something from each one. Unfortunately you often don't find out the bad until you actually use it. :lol3 Of course the needs...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-15-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 120,876
Posted By Desert Dave
Yeah this area is pretty rugged most of the year,...

Yeah this area is pretty rugged most of the year, good if you like desert sort of beauty. Winter here is kind of like spring everywhere else, with some ice on occasion :wink:. It's great to ride with...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-15-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 120,876
Posted By Desert Dave
It really is a gem isn't it? I'll keep an eye out...

It really is a gem isn't it? I'll keep an eye out for you. :freaky

Things are changing quick out there, turning green and the creeks are flowing. Went out there this weekend, Del Puerto near the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-11-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 120,876
Posted By Desert Dave
Glad you picked up on that....I NEVER want to...

Glad you picked up on that....I NEVER want to come across like I'm the only one doing this stuff. Maybe I just document it more, from my own warped perspective :lol3 But I know riders like yourself...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-10-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 120,876
Posted By Desert Dave
"Evolution of riding history" <------ I like...

"Evolution of riding history" <------ I like that :thumb

That's exactly what it is. Whatever excites you THIS minute, do it now, because you may be excited about something else in a few years....
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-09-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 120,876
Posted By Desert Dave
Uh huh :evil And the corners just keep going like...

Uh huh :evil And the corners just keep going like that.




Noted :deal

So many of those backroads I've been on years ago that they seem to blend together now. If I have been through there...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-07-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9,484
Views: 3,787,114
Posted By Desert Dave
A little fall riding on the strom ...

A little fall riding on the strom

http://desertdave.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Junction-loop/i-ZSRDqg3/0/X2/DSC_0519_hf-X2.jpg
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