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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 03:46 PM
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Posted By M N B
2013+ models have Skyhook, not Ohlins. It's a...

2013+ models have Skyhook, not Ohlins. It's a dynamically controlled suspension. Seems to work reasonably well as far as I can tell in the 5500 miles I've had the bike.
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 19,916
Posted By M N B
1997 was the last year these were made. Or at...

1997 was the last year these were made. Or at least in the US. Beyond that, I'm not sure. I think police models may have been available for a while after that.

17 years out of production means...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-05-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4,952
Views: 467,725
Posted By M N B
It's an informal camp and ride. Not a race or...

It's an informal camp and ride. Not a race or anything. It's named after a fellow rider and member of the local motorcycle forum SouthBayRiders (aka SBR) that passed away in a dirt biking accident...
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6,146
Views: 1,264,122
Posted By M N B
Looks nice. I hope you can read it in direct...

Looks nice. I hope you can read it in direct sunlight...
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6,146
Views: 1,264,122
Posted By M N B
I'd find the rear brake more useful if the...

I'd find the rear brake more useful if the factory or shop knew how to properly bleed ABS brakes... :huh
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-04-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4,952
Views: 467,725
Posted By M N B
I've been wanting to do an oyster run for a while...

I've been wanting to do an oyster run for a while but I'll be at The Mahito all weekend down at Hollister Hills.
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6,146
Views: 1,264,122
Posted By M N B
I just bought a '14 Pikes Peak w/touring...

I just bought a '14 Pikes Peak w/touring additions. love it. I'm on Day 9 of 12 rising it home from Virginia.

The secondary filter screen plate developed a leak, Ut took the Chattanooga, TN shop...
Forum: Beasts 10-05-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6,146
Views: 1,264,122
Posted By M N B
I just picked up a 2014 Pike's Peak - it is...

I just picked up a 2014 Pike's Peak - it is great, the only issue I've noticed is it's really difficult to get it into first from neutral at a stoplight. I'm told by a friend that owns one that his...
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6,146
Views: 1,264,122
Posted By M N B
Don't "mash" on the brakes. It's bad technique...

Don't "mash" on the brakes. It's bad technique and develops bad habits.

One should never rely on ABS to do the work for you. One should rely on ABS to have your back if you screw up.

Learn to...
Forum: Beasts 09-24-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6,146
Views: 1,264,122
Posted By M N B
I take my F800GS off road. You can't expect...

I take my F800GS off road.

You can't expect it to be a 250, nor can you ride it like that. But it's extremely dirt capable. Far more capable than people think. I do blues at the local dirt bike...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-18-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4,952
Views: 467,725
Posted By M N B
Hey, I remember you! Sounds fun. :) Seeing...

Hey, I remember you! Sounds fun. :)

Seeing what you two were riding, maybe I should prioritizing getting my TE610 fixed up... (nothing major, just lack of time really)

I doubt the 70 mile...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-17-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4,952
Views: 467,725
Posted By M N B
Yup, I was on that ride on my F800GS.

Yup, I was on that ride on my F800GS.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-26-2014, 06:18 PM
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Posted By M N B
:rofl Figures

:rofl Figures
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-17-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4,952
Views: 467,725
Posted By M N B
Please, do NOT take trails if you're riding...

Please, do NOT take trails if you're riding alone. A guy did that last summer on an R1200GS and got stuck for 4 days. Eventually managed to hike out to town. Died of a heart attack a week later. ...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-14-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4,952
Views: 467,725
Posted By M N B
I also took their street class about 6 or 7 years...

I also took their street class about 6 or 7 years ago. The instructors are kind of like drill sergeants (some more harsh, some more pleasant), but they are excellent. I also highly recommend this...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-12-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4,952
Views: 467,725
Posted By M N B
There is no description of the features of the...

There is no description of the features of the Latitude and hasn't been for months. It just says it's an updated Misano. Apparently KLIM doesn't care to sell that jacket or the matching pants.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-11-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4,952
Views: 467,725
Posted By M N B
Yeah, they're nice guys. They have events at...

Yeah, they're nice guys. They have events at their shop every so often.

I used to like Klim gear. But since they released the $1300 ADV Rally jacket, their prices on everything have gone WAY...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-07-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 26,619
Posted By M N B
I don't do tent camping cuz I can't sleep on the...

I don't do tent camping cuz I can't sleep on the ground. And when I don't sleep, I get cranky.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-03-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4,952
Views: 467,725
Posted By M N B
The Memorial Day ride I did down Highway 1 was...

The Memorial Day ride I did down Highway 1 was nice. Sorry, no pics. I do have quite a bit of video, but haven't had time to put anything together. I'm a former 'semi pro musician, professional...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-23-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4,952
Views: 467,725
Posted By M N B
Monday 5/26 South Bay Dual Sport Ride

Putting together a last minute ride for this monday. Basically the most dirt mileage in a day ride we can squeeze in. We're missing some more local dirt, but we can do that anytime. For me, the...
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,185
Posted By M N B
I've never had to change a TKC after 2k. I...

I've never had to change a TKC after 2k.

I get 4-5k out of a rear. It depends on how low you want to wear the knob.

The front lasts a lot longer, but if you use the front brake a lot, you'll...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-07-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4,952
Views: 467,725
Posted By M N B
Right now, the pavement on the clearlake side is...

Right now, the pavement on the clearlake side is a bit torn up and has loose stuff. It's still good, but needs work.

The other side, though, is mostly pristine pavement and is hellaciously fun to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 118,839
Posted By M N B
Sounds like I'm in the same boat. I picked up an...

Sounds like I'm in the same boat. I picked up an oversized tank a while back, but have yet to mount it. It looks aftermarket, but I believe Acerbis made the OEM large tanks as well.

I wonder if...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-26-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4,952
Views: 467,725
Posted By M N B
We usually do 2 days down, 1 day back. Think...

We usually do 2 days down, 1 day back. Think scenic and twisty.

1->cambria->41->stuff->58->Bakersfield->Best Western
178->395->190?->into Death Valley

Home we usually turn south towards...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-25-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4,952
Views: 467,725
Posted By M N B
Two Board Members have historically been very...

Two Board Members have historically been very supportive. And the Board stood up to the BLM a few years back when they tried to close the county roads (i.e.: close roads that aren't theirs).

This...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-24-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4,952
Views: 467,725
Posted By M N B
Damn straight. Robbing the citizens. ...

Damn straight. Robbing the citizens. Committing highway robbery... literally.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-24-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4,952
Views: 467,725
Posted By M N B
SBC has not given the BLM permission. The BLM is...

SBC has not given the BLM permission. The BLM is proceeding without authority as they have from the get go. They think they're in charge.

Latest word is bikes are being checked for turn signals,...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-03-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4,952
Views: 467,725
Posted By M N B
Grabast owns land up in Clear Creek Area,...

Grabast owns land up in Clear Creek Area, adjacent to BLM boundaries. He's not an off roader, but shares the interest off roaders do in getting clear creek reopened. He's done a lot of hard core...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-28-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4,952
Views: 467,725
Posted By M N B
Not a single trail is being reopened at Clear...

Not a single trail is being reopened at Clear Creek. Some of the main roads are, but only to plated vehicles... with the 5 days/yr limitation.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-20-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4,952
Views: 467,725
Posted By M N B
It's paved, but if you're lucky enough to get it...

It's paved, but if you're lucky enough to get it with no traffic, it's fun. But usually there's enough traffic to keep you from having much fun.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-20-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4,952
Views: 467,725
Posted By M N B
If you're looking for dirt, go to Hollister...

If you're looking for dirt, go to Hollister Hills.

If you're looking for pavement, here are some fun roads (by no means a complete list):

Broken up by General Area…

Alpine Rd/Pescadero Creek...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-18-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4,952
Views: 467,725
Posted By M N B
That looks wonderful. sigh…

That looks wonderful.






sigh…
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-27-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4,952
Views: 467,725
Posted By M N B
If you missed out on tix to the SJ showing of Why...

If you missed out on tix to the SJ showing of Why We Ride, there's a drive to get a 2nd showing on 12/18.

http://www.tugg.com/events/6971


If you're not familiar with the movie, the trailer is...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-11-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4,952
Views: 467,725
Posted By M N B
San Benito County isn't maintaining the road. ...

San Benito County isn't maintaining the road. SBC is also one of the poorest counties in California.

There is a family that lives next to town that are … trouble makers from what I've heard. ...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-03-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4,952
Views: 467,725
Posted By M N B
:jack

:jack
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-27-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 4,952
Views: 467,725
Posted By M N B
+1 Rollcharts are for the birds.

+1 Rollcharts are for the birds.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-23-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4,952
Views: 467,725
Posted By M N B
that looks like a cruise. No bike? :huh

that looks like a cruise. No bike? :huh
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 118,839
Posted By M N B
$1200??? :eek1

$1200??? :eek1
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-16-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4,952
Views: 467,725
Posted By M N B
I don't see the point in going north of Half Moon...

I don't see the point in going north of Half Moon Bay on 1 only to double back at Pacifica. The road/view is nothing special there.

Highland/Eureka Canyon is very goaty. Sometimes washed out,...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-16-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4,952
Views: 467,725
Posted By M N B
Alice's on a weekend is a must. Hwys 35 and 84...

Alice's on a weekend is a must. Hwys 35 and 84 at the top of the SC Mtns.
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