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Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26,556
Views: 3,658,767
Posted By sashapave
Welcome to the fray Marcus and congratulations on...

Welcome to the fray Marcus and congratulations on the new ride! Between this thread and http://www.cafehusky.com, you'll find tons of advice and debate. Some of the standard must-have's in my limited...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26,556
Views: 3,658,767
Posted By sashapave
I ended up getting the Barnett +1.5 cable and...

I ended up getting the Barnett +1.5 cable and running it on the OUTSIDE of the right (throttle side) radiator.

I carved a small hole in the plastic cowling to accommodate.

Much straighter shot...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 26,556
Views: 3,658,767
Posted By sashapave
Congratulations! Very nicely setup TE!

Congratulations! Very nicely setup TE!
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26,556
Views: 3,658,767
Posted By sashapave
Just spent 3 days in Saline Valley (near Death...

Just spent 3 days in Saline Valley (near Death Valley) on the '09 TE610. First time getting the bike dirty.

I'm impressed! I've spent a bit of time on a KTM 690e and the Husky does pretty well...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 26,556
Views: 3,658,767
Posted By sashapave
Hi all, I have the Pro Moto Billet rack on...

Hi all,

I have the Pro Moto Billet rack on the back of my 610. Does anyone have any recommendations for a tail bag that will fit the rack well?

Looking for something about the size of a tank...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 26,556
Views: 3,658,767
Posted By sashapave
Me too, Dan replaced the cup washers and even...

Me too, Dan replaced the cup washers and even sent me a new brass bushing he had extra lying around.

Straight-up guy, savior of clutches!
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 1,259,316
Posted By sashapave
Hi all. If any California riders are looking for...

Hi all. If any California riders are looking for a well equipped and cared for 05 450exc with a plate, I just posted mine for sale:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=911619

Because of...
Forum: Vendors 04-13-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 103,628
Posted By sashapave
How are the upwards-routed cables inside the...

How are the upwards-routed cables inside the helmet? It would seem difficult to adjust.

I'm in the same boat as lots of other ADVriders, my ER-6i's are already 5 years old and I can't imagine them...
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,948
Posted By sashapave
Time for a photo shoot so we can send it over to...

Time for a photo shoot so we can send it over to BikeEXIF!
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 1,259,316
Posted By sashapave
Awesome, thanks for all the info! These decisions...

Awesome, thanks for all the info! These decisions are never black and white.
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 1,259,316
Posted By sashapave
I'm on the fence and wanted to see what y'all...

I'm on the fence and wanted to see what y'all thought.

I'm considering selling my 05 450exc (ca plated) for a 2012 500exc.

I have about 160hrs on my RFS and after riding the new KTMs, I've come...
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,948
Posted By sashapave
Awesome job Rick!

Awesome job Rick!
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 1,259,316
Posted By sashapave
Dirk Kessler (aquavit). 2010 Dakar. He probably...

Dirk Kessler (aquavit). 2010 Dakar. He probably rode with ya.

Dumont's a blast. Since the sand is coarse you can have a great time on knobbies and still conquer Competition hill.

I'd love to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 1,259,316
Posted By sashapave
One more observation in the sand dunes with the...

One more observation in the sand dunes with the 450 RFS:

- It didn't make enough power to get lazy in the dunes, you really had to pin the crap out of it, especially the big dunes. I always...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 1,259,316
Posted By sashapave
Just wanted to add a few photos: I'm a big...

Just wanted to add a few photos:

I'm a big fan of the Wolfman e10 Enduro saddlebags. On a recent Death Valley/Dumont Dunes trip they were perfect and allowed me to carry:


3 liters of fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,145
Posted By sashapave
Awesome thread! Keep 'er going!

Awesome thread! Keep 'er going!
Forum: Vendors 12-02-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,744
Posted By sashapave
Absolutely! I was just changing my dirt bike...

Absolutely! I was just changing my dirt bike tire, on a cold morning, with a Maxxis IT (stiffest sidewall in the west). First time I got a chance to use the snake, and it literally saved the skin on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-23-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 814
Posted By sashapave
You might want to check out Richard's Automotive...

You might want to check out Richard's Automotive in San Leandro, 1495 Hays St.: 510 483 4318. 100 and 93 octane at the pump, plus higher octane in drums:

http://g.co/maps/g8ew9
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 1,259,316
Posted By sashapave
Just out of curiosity what will all this run you?...

Just out of curiosity what will all this run you? I'm going to be looking at a similar service in the not-so-distant future.
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 17,265
Posted By sashapave
Should have been more clear, the fit comparison...

Should have been more clear, the fit comparison is just my own personal observation, the rep didn't say anything about how the XD/XC3/XD4 compare on fit. I have an original XD and was comparing the...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 17,265
Posted By sashapave
At the San Mateo bike show yesterday I got a...

At the San Mateo bike show yesterday I got a chance to try on the new xd4. From what the rep said:

Redesigned shell (looked the same to me)
Enlarged top vents
Better air flow out the back to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-13-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 574
Posted By sashapave
Nathan Woods Memorial Class with Garrahan Off-Road Training 9/24-25th Paso Robles CA

Hi all,

I wanted to pass this along, it's a nice way to support Nathan Wood's family and get in some awesome off-road training in a private enduro training facility in Central California (Just...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 1,259,316
Posted By sashapave
Awesome Ride! Thanks for posting it up! I've...

Awesome Ride! Thanks for posting it up! I've nearly got my gear in order for camping off the EXC, you've inspired me to give it a shot!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-21-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 16,114
Posted By sashapave
Eff yea! I'm in!! And I'm bringing my new...

Eff yea! I'm in!!

And I'm bringing my new tent:

http://i.imgur.com/WEBTh.jpg
Forum: Racing 07-25-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 640
Posted By sashapave
Help Wanted: Sports Sponsorship Strategist / Sales

Hi all,

Sorry if this isn't the appropriate place for this post. A Bay Area-based motorcycle racing and training team is searching for a Business Development strategist to work with. If anyone...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 1,259,316
Posted By sashapave
Check your helm joint y'all, and wheel bearing lesson

I recently replaced my rear wheel bearings, and while I was tapping on bearings I figured I'd replace my helm joint bearing too (lower shock mount).

Holy crap, that thing was completely seized and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 1,259,316
Posted By sashapave
I picked up one of these just to avoid any...

I picked up one of these just to avoid any unpleasantries later on:

http://flatlandracing.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/oilfilterbolt.jpg

(flatland racing, stainless 13mm)...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-30-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,003
Posted By sashapave
When CC reopens, lotto tickets are on me!

When CC reopens, lotto tickets are on me!
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 157,676
Posted By sashapave
I realize that you won't require the 2nd disc...

I realize that you won't require the 2nd disc when you compete in next year's Dakar, but for the majority of riders who buy this bike a 2nd disc is desirable. Considering these bikes will probably...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 1,259,316
Posted By sashapave
Awesome! Great pic. Shit I can't go more...

Awesome! Great pic.

Shit I can't go more than 15 hours before my valves get tight. Any idea why this may be? I have about 150 hours on my 05.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-14-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 157,676
Posted By sashapave
Holy crappers that was a tough video to watch!...

Holy crappers that was a tough video to watch! Glad you're okay. I just broke my ankle on 2/20 in Saline Valley. Similar crash, rider error, lost the font end on a surprise downhill step going faster...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 1,259,316
Posted By sashapave
I went from a BRP (big red pig) to my 05 450 and...

I went from a BRP (big red pig) to my 05 450 and it's night & day. The 450 is much more nimble, more twitchy and much easier to ride through the woods. The suspension is about 10 years more evolved...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-08-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,615
Posted By sashapave
Many thanks to your son for serving our fine...

Many thanks to your son for serving our fine country! :clap

After our first ride 32 years ago, I'm still riding with my pops!
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 177,988
Posted By sashapave
Those are just CR-High bend FatBars. I like 'em...

Those are just CR-High bend FatBars. I like 'em swept back and high.
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 1,259,316
Posted By sashapave
For my 05 exc I found that the trail-tech...

For my 05 exc I found that the trail-tech sidestand is the strongest and probably one of the cheapest. I've bent the stock and broke a PMB stand which led me to the TT. If you lower the bike you'll...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 177,988
Posted By sashapave
Couldn't resist posting a couple: 2005...

Couldn't resist posting a couple:

2005 450exc, CA plated. Mostly stock with bits here and there.
http://thepaves.com/misc/gunther.jpg

With new Wolfman e-10 bags for carrying extra fuel:...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 1,259,316
Posted By sashapave
Yup, that was us. The pass was rideable the day...

Yup, that was us. The pass was rideable the day before, however it snowed on us sat. night and the pass got a good foot or two of snow even though the valley just got a dusting.

It got a bit...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 1,259,316
Posted By sashapave
Just finished up a 3-day Death Valley trip and I...

Just finished up a 3-day Death Valley trip and I thought I'd share my experience with the Wolfman e-10 saddle bags. It's a good, cheap solution for carrying extra fuel & gear. I was able to fit a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-20-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 105,495
Posted By sashapave
Big thanks to Trail Tech for investing in this...

Big thanks to Trail Tech for investing in this space. It makes sense and this is a very full-featured product for a version 1.0. Plus the price-point is just right.

For some people a product will...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 1,259,316
Posted By sashapave
Hi all, I'm planning a 3-day ride in Death...

Hi all,

I'm planning a 3-day ride in Death Valley next month, can't wait! Luckily we're camping out of the truck so luckily I don't have to pack it all in. I'm taking the 05 450exc on it's maiden...
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