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Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 568
Posted By kerosene
May 18th

I know I have some photos but too tried to pull that drive now. Will update later.

The Friday was a but frustrating for the 1st half of the day as we hit several places where the road just ended...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 568
Posted By kerosene
May 17th Toledo OR to Port Orford and east.

1st disclaimer that 1st days I was very lazy with the camera. I did take a lot of gopro footage but editing that will have to wait.

May 17th, OR coast and start
Still morning doing last packing...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 568
Posted By kerosene
Kerosene and Matt coast to coast - semi TAT west

Background
I have been off the saddle for some time - busy, work, back issues - you name the lame excuses. I am originally from Finland but have lived and worked 9 yrs in Los Angeles. This spring...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-24-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By kerosene
thanks guys - will get a mt21 in richfield....

thanks guys - will get a mt21 in richfield. Hopefully it will do UT and Co

quota - just checked your tat report. Good stuff.

I was riding with a buddy until now - solo from here on. We have...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-24-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By kerosene
Places that might have 17" D606 in Utah (TAT)

Hi all.

I am riding sort of a TAT route from west to east. Passing Battlemountain NV today and heading towards UT. My rear tire has been wearing faster than what I anticipated and I would ideally...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 97,181
Views: 18,387,038
Posted By kerosene
blowing into the vent hose seems 100x smarter...

blowing into the vent hose seems 100x smarter than what I did. And I was feeling so smug about solving the issue on the roadside. live and learn :)
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 97,181
Views: 18,387,038
Posted By kerosene
Do as I did - blow in the tank. As you have your...

Do as I did - blow in the tank. As you have your moth over the gas cap keeping pressure the fuel fumes will rise to your mouth. not so nice.

But that is exactly what happened to me on the 1st...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 97,181
Views: 18,387,038
Posted By kerosene
my bike at 9400 or so ft. Seems to run fine from...

my bike at 9400 or so ft. Seems to run fine from sea level l to here.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-pdi8cS03-jk/T54d6FHnCiI/AAAAAAAACjo/cVsn2EVkTr4/s800/IMG_0123.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 811
Posted By kerosene
I waited fro way longer than 5 min. But on...

I waited fro way longer than 5 min.

But on the DR650 thread it was suggested that an uphill kink in the fuel hose can create a air lock. This would fit the logic of my case. When going to reserve...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 97,181
Views: 18,387,038
Posted By kerosene
Thanks I definitely have more "uphill" on mine....

Thanks I definitely have more "uphill" on mine. Will check it this week.
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 97,181
Views: 18,387,038
Posted By kerosene
Troubles starting after running of of fuel.

Not sure how well you guys can help in this vague thing.
Bike: DR650, The bike is new to me (few weeks or a month now), well kept and runs like champ. Has big tank and after market petcock...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 811
Posted By kerosene
1. I know what you mean - not the problem...

1.
I know what you mean - not the problem here.

2. After blowing pressure (with my mouth) to the tank the bike runs fine. I could see that there was over 2" of fuel in the tank but no life...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 811
Posted By kerosene
DR650 troubles starting after running out of gas

Not sure how well you guys can help in this vague thing.
Bike: DR650, The bike is new to me (few weeks or a month now), well kept and runs like champ. Has big tank and after market petcock...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-26-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 836
Posted By kerosene
Not what I wanted to hear but good to know. ...

Not what I wanted to hear but good to know.


thanks.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-26-2012, 12:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 836
Posted By kerosene
Any locals care to comment on Alpine loop snow status

I know its very low snow year and I am eagerly hoping that the passes would open exceptionally early this year.
I am bound on "too early" TAT and hoping I wouldn't have to miss the glory of the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8,898
Views: 597,490
Posted By kerosene
not a midget - 6'4".... it has eibach...

not a midget - 6'4"....

it has eibach springs front and rear. I will start with the intimidators and more preload f/r (with the lift) and see where that gets me.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8,898
Views: 597,490
Posted By kerosene
I introduced myself in the LA ADV rides thread a...

I introduced myself in the LA ADV rides thread a few weeks back. Had a 5+ year hiatus but now back in business.

2 weeks ago bought a pretty well equipped DR650 and last weekend rode it to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-23-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 579,727
Posted By kerosene
Sure I have no 1st hand experience and as a...

Sure I have no 1st hand experience and as a rescue dependable device probably will not get any. I will probably go with ACR PLB-375.
As far as the user errors, I am sure they happen though I tend...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-23-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 579,727
Posted By kerosene
Looking into trackers and my mountain climbing...

Looking into trackers and my mountain climbing friend told that every time anyone in his groups has carried spots ant least one of them has failed.

Thus I can see the value as a tracking "toy"...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-23-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 31,197
Views: 2,911,454
Posted By kerosene
Jkstehn, No need for "green sticker", street...

Jkstehn,
No need for "green sticker", street legit can go anywhere stickered bikes can.

Angeles Forest has lots of good relatively easy routes but they seem to be closed. Not sure if its...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-15-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 31,197
Views: 2,911,454
Posted By kerosene
Insurance practices vary - in some places you...

Insurance practices vary - in some places you insure primarily by the vehicle not by the person. Having your bike insured in country X might not provide you any coverage in the US.
License is one...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-14-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 31,197
Views: 2,911,454
Posted By kerosene
Hello Group, Quick intro I am a...

Hello Group,

Quick intro

I am a returning member - have been off bikes (well riding them) for quite a few years now. Back problems and too much work and other lame excuses. Well now I am on the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-14-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 31,197
Views: 2,911,454
Posted By kerosene
It might be tricky to register and insure it...

It might be tricky to register and insure it without being a resident - well without social security #. Your cousin might have to be the owner and insurer on paper and add you as a secondary user....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-25-2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,019
Posted By kerosene
dam - so nobody else going. I can't really...

dam - so nobody else going.

I can't really commit but would like to go - the 1h on freeway puts me off though - the bike has been sitting for a while now and my rear tire is non DOT

Maybe next...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-04-2007, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By kerosene
I like Honda Kawasaki of Santa Monica - which is...

I like Honda Kawasaki of Santa Monica - which is not in Santa monica. They don't have insane selection but order anything quickly and service is great. Usually have negotiation room in prices too -...
Forum: Racing 04-16-2007, 11:43 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 6,812
Posted By kerosene
congrats mike. Great to hear that the race went...

congrats mike. Great to hear that the race went good.

- I am out of the business for now. Work is killing me and I will not have weekends for a few weeks from now on either :cry - biggish project...
Forum: Racing 03-15-2007, 11:00 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 6,812
Posted By kerosene
HBMC results (unofficial are in) ...

HBMC results (unofficial are in)

http://district37ama.org/offroad/results.html

seems like I have room for improvement...:D
Forum: Racing 03-14-2007, 12:54 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 6,812
Posted By kerosene
haha - I was looking at the very same thing....

haha - I was looking at the very same thing. Need to keep attention to the arms amongst other things. For some reason I am not quite as high in the air either...
Forum: Racing 03-12-2007, 09:56 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 6,812
Posted By kerosene
Sorry to hear about your race G.Kennedy. Yeah I...

Sorry to hear about your race G.Kennedy. Yeah I have the gas can I will take it to work today and you can pick it up from there - if you can't get at somewaht normal hours give me a ring - I'll PM...
Forum: Racing 03-07-2007, 06:08 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 6,812
Posted By kerosene
Thanks for the offer - I'll at least come by and...

Thanks for the offer - I'll at least come by and say a hello.
And yes I will have even number but don't want to risk it -I will run the stock pipe.
Forum: Racing 03-06-2007, 04:57 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 6,812
Posted By kerosene
wr426f the bike had really nice xtras -...

wr426f

the bike had really nice xtras - seemed really well maintained and the fact that the suspension was done to my weight made me buy that one.

I have been reading quite a bit of the WRs...
Forum: Racing 03-06-2007, 04:34 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 6,812
Posted By kerosene
Well I am planning on cheery-popping my new bike...

Well I am planning on cheery-popping my new bike on HBMC - and no that doesn't mean the way posted here earlier.

I will plan on being there earlyish on Sat to be able to play around and get...
Forum: Racing 03-05-2007, 06:23 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 6,812
Posted By kerosene
Let alone painfull !!!

Let alone painfull !!!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-03-2007, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By kerosene
cool maybe we'll meet - I will be on a WR426F...

cool maybe we'll meet - I will be on a WR426F with red numberplates and white "222". Tall guy - probably dorky blue jersey.

have a good one.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-03-2007, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By kerosene
What will you be riding - 10.30 to 11 might be...

What will you be riding - 10.30 to 11 might be realistic for me. I wouldn't mind doind a little trail first and then spend a little time playing around closer to the staging.

Lemme know if you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-03-2007, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By kerosene
what time are you going there? I probably will...

what time are you going there? I probably will not make it until 10 or so as I need to pick the new bike first.

h
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-03-2007, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By kerosene
Barrel drills and play - where? (near Los Angeles)

Is there anything desrty closer to LA? I don't need anything massive as I will be just playing around this time. I've been once to rowher but I am worried its very busy on Sunday and its mostly blind...
Forum: Racing 03-01-2007, 06:34 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 6,812
Posted By kerosene
what would be local? I'd like to see some dust -...

what would be local? I'd like to see some dust - and find some flat open to practice figure eights and wheelies. Well not wheelies but riding in general.

I will probably take my bro-in-law'ish and...
Forum: Racing 03-01-2007, 05:38 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 6,812
Posted By kerosene
Actually moved down the street to Mar Vista -...

Actually moved down the street to Mar Vista - pretty much Sawtelle and venice blvd.

We should sometimes coordinate trailering etc. as we are semi-neighbours
Forum: Racing 03-01-2007, 04:57 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 6,812
Posted By kerosene
Zen - how bout a training day in Johnson valley...

Zen - how bout a training day in Johnson valley on Sunday?
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