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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-21-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1,604
Views: 130,249
Posted By rlmankins
dv conditions

Not sure when the 525 went up steel pass and on out to Eureka Dunes, but it is totally impassible now. 6-9 ft verical rock at the end of steel pass that takes at least 3 people to pill the bike up...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-21-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,502
Posted By rlmankins
rmp

As someone. who lives in the Pahrump Valley I have more than a passing interest in this. 97 percent of our state is owned by the BLM. A very disproportinate number, actually more tham BLM has the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-13-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,189
Posted By rlmankins
steel pass to the eureka dunes is impassible. ...

steel pass to the eureka dunes is impassible. After the 6 ft hill, takes 3 people to drag the bikes up it. no fun. when going down the pass to the Eureka Dunes there is a 12 ft deep washout off a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-21-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 828
Posted By rlmankins
pass

nice sweepers on that road. Got to watch the wash at the bottom, great ride.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-21-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 828
Posted By rlmankins
Pahrump

I have lived here for 60 years. The riding around here is incredible. Mountains, Sand dunes 500 feet high, Death Valley 1 hour away, clay, rocks, Biker bars in the middle of nowhere, Old mines,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-21-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 250
Posted By rlmankins
Goldfield Memorial day

A group of friends and I will be in Goldfield, Nevada for Memorial day, jeeps, side x sides, and dual sports. We will be camped at the corner of Lida and columbia, cant miss the rvs. Will be doing...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-24-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,582
Posted By rlmankins
leaving for goldpoint

Finally,

leaving this am. Weather, cold, snow in Mammoth, wind in desert. Herb has food all sorted out. Death Valley ride Friday, Saturday will try for Mammoth Lakes, snow on passes could be a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-27-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,152
Posted By rlmankins
Laugh bar to brothel

So we hung out at the bar for a while admiring the local wildlife. Kind of odd, Mongols, adv riders, beer and burgers. After Johnny finally got his burger, we left for the sand dunes. About 10 miles...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-24-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,152
Posted By rlmankins
hills

I did this ride the week before on my Triumph 1200 Explorer and the hills seemed much steeper on that. I fell down at he same exact spot the week before on my Triumph, hit the same damn rock. I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-23-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,152
Posted By rlmankins
conterpoint

We met at the mountain springs saloon. I was on my KTM640, with Johnnie and James on their new to them klr650's. I thought this was going to be fun seeing as Johnnie usually rides a Beta 300 and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9,211
Views: 2,017,501
Posted By rlmankins
new ktm 640

i just bought a 2003 ktm 625 with a 675 big bore kit that has been converted to a 640 adventure body style. Bike has been extensively outfitted and works damn well. I bought a triumph explorer xc...
Forum: Vendors 03-18-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,183
Posted By rlmankins
pm for S&S mesh

pm for S&S mesh
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-27-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1,604
Views: 130,249
Posted By rlmankins
Wicked Death Valley

DV should get over an inch of rain tomorrow. Floods, washouts, a mess, check with visitors center for current road conditions. Nice today
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-27-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,595
Posted By rlmankins
Weather

Weather will definitely be an issue. We have varied enough terrain that there will be routes that can be ridden. Some of the tracks through the clay will be impassible. Stuff is so slick you can...
Forum: Americas 02-17-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By rlmankins
Alaska

I guess bears while a threat are part of the landscape and probably less a concern than the mud. I have done some more research and think I understand the proper techniques to avoid attracting them....
Forum: Americas 02-17-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By rlmankins
food containers

Problem is do not have room for a bear safe. Perhaps some form of scentlock with bags in a sealed container. Carry small container of bleach to rinse pots after washing. Don't want to make to big...
Forum: Americas 02-17-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By rlmankins
Question Bears

This is rather unwelcome news. From what I have been told by my guide friend bears are rather unpredictable. Ones that are around humans a lot do not seem to be very aggressive, realizing we are not...
Forum: Americas 02-16-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By rlmankins
Question gear

Any gear specific to that part of the world. I have waterproof gear and backups. Not sure about my boots, wiil probably have to upgrade them. Have Heated grips and storm barkbuster, heated seat,...
Forum: Americas 02-15-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By rlmankins
d2d from LV

I am going to ride the Dempster, leaving Las Vegas May 23rd. Planning on a leisurely trip. Going thru Montana, Lake Louise, Jasper to Dawson, from there I am unsure. Do not feel the need to go to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-12-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,431
Posted By rlmankins
Ak trip

Perhaps I will see you on the road. Leaving for the Dempster Highway, Yukon Territory, May 23 from Pahrump, NV. Thought about the Dalton but I think I will fly to Anchorage next year, Rent a Bike and...
Forum: Vendors 02-10-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 348,832
Posted By rlmankins
crash bar bags

I would like a set of bags to fit my swmotech upper engine guuards for my Triumph explorer xc. Would like them to attach to the guards and extend past the bottom. want to put my toolkit in one side...
Forum: Americas 02-08-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By rlmankins
ride

pm me
Forum: Americas 02-08-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By rlmankins
roads

furnace creek wash from dantes view is ok, you can continue south after crossing the badwater road to hwy 127, about 40 miles total. Harry Wade road from the southern end of Death Valley comes out...
Forum: Americas 02-08-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By rlmankins
bike rental las vegas

Freedom Roads rents Triumph explorers and maybe street bikes. Bmw dealer on 215 and Buffalo rents all bmw's.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 21,833
Posted By rlmankins
big bikes

having ridden for 50 years on every kind of bike and every kind of surface I have to say I love big bikes. I live in the desert, no tight 2 track, lots of back country roads, and mountains. I...
Forum: Americas 02-03-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By rlmankins
ride

I ride a Triumph Adventure, willing to show you around backcountry NW of Las Vegas, Pahrump, Death Valley, Mesquite Valley, Dunes or Mountains. Depends on skill level and bike. You can rent bikes...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-01-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,595
Posted By rlmankins
camping

Headquarters is the winery RV park. Mostly gravel for campspots, Nice stage area, grass, grapevines, trees. Looks like we are having lunch at the Pioneer Saloon in Goodsprings. One of the older...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-29-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,704
Posted By rlmankins
baja

I am always in for a ride to baja. Been going for years just not on bikes. Live in Pahrump, always happy to show you around my playground.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-23-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,595
Posted By rlmankins
I posted in this forum because people from all...

I posted in this forum because people from all over came last year.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-23-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,595
Posted By rlmankins
taste of Dakar

Who is coming to my part of the world for the Taste of Dakar event that Alt Rider is Putting on. I have nothing to do with Altrider but Have lived and rode every type of motorcycle imagineable in...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-22-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,654
Posted By rlmankins
route planning

I am kind of old fashioned. I use my Ipad with google maps for my initial plan. then go to satellite view to look at the track ( if I have signal ) then mark it out on the paper map to put in the...
Forum: Beasts 12-22-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,411
Posted By rlmankins
adjustment

thanks I will try that
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-21-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,654
Posted By rlmankins
Smart phone vs gps

I use my samsung s3 most of the time with sygic. Amazing the level of detail and the dirt trails on it. Easy to use and have a 64 gig mini sd card so have complete maps downloaded for all of North...
Forum: Beasts 12-21-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,411
Posted By rlmankins
Bobbins

Do you means using washers to adjust them in or out? That sounds like a better idea than I had, was going to try tape or o rings around the bobbins for a cushion but then you have the wear factor. ...
Forum: Beasts 12-20-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,411
Posted By rlmankins
Pics

I can't figure out how to post them. I guess I will have to devote some time to that. Grip warmers, motech cases, have not mounted fog lights yet, have them but have been riding too much, radiator...
Forum: Beasts 12-19-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5,529
Views: 984,238
Posted By rlmankins
daelership

freedom roads, las vegas nevada. They are the best, staffed by ex motorcycle racers, great mechanics, know all their customers by name, just can't say enough nice things about them.

I thought...
Forum: Beasts 12-19-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,411
Posted By rlmankins
Triumph explorer offroad

I outfitted my explorer pretty much like the twisted throttle bike, different tires, heidenau (sp) never can get that right. Difference off road is night and day. Hardpak gravel roads pretty much...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 19,575
Posted By rlmankins
Because there should be bike parking close to the...

Because there should be bike parking close to the entrance of everything. They cost a fortune, are very vulnerable to vandalism and theft, main reason they look good and class up the establishment.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-29-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By rlmankins
SoCal roads

Thanks, I will. Always looking for great places to ride.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-28-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By rlmankins
Triumph explorer Quick road trip to SoCal

Riding my new Triumph Explorer. Went to Dana Point Friday. Left Pahrump about 11:30 am, through Shoshone, Hwy 127 to Baker. Just an amazing road through the desert, twisties, elevation changes,...
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