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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-02-2008, 01:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 887
Posted By Taquito
couldn't make it to Bigfoots but I didn't...

couldn't make it to Bigfoots but I didn't recognize any FF that I knew in the theatre or lobby. I was one of the ones that got up and bitched to the mgr about the purple/green video or no video and...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-02-2008, 01:34 AM
Replies: 31,766
Views: 3,009,072
Posted By Taquito
I'll be camping in the shadow of Mt Whitney but I...

I'll be camping in the shadow of Mt Whitney but I miss my two wheels and US-RDA of dirt. See you guys again in a few weeks.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2008, 11:16 PM
Replies: 651
Views: 63,961
Posted By Taquito
Borrowing from the bicycling world, I once saw a...

Borrowing from the bicycling world, I once saw a documentary on making it safer for bicyclists in 4 cities: Copenhagen, Bogotá (Columbia), London, and New York City. Each of these, downtown London in...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-28-2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 887
Posted By Taquito
Hmmm.. we haven't ridden 2-up since the baby...

Hmmm.. we haven't ridden 2-up since the baby...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 07-28-2008, 12:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,923
Posted By Taquito
Wicked There are a variety and defenses and...

There are a variety and defenses and counter-offenses. Check out ticketassassin.com - it's very California specific but it should be a decent reference for all.

Basically one defense involves the...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-27-2008, 12:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 887
Posted By Taquito
In an ideal world I'd have met you guys at...

In an ideal world I'd have met you guys at Bigfoots, but I opened my big mouth and now my wife wants to see LWD too so we'll be caging it.
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2008, 11:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,038
Posted By Taquito
You seem to have identified most the issues!...

You seem to have identified most the issues! Maybe let your wallet break the tie.

Post pics of whatever you finally get. And besides, no matter what you buy, in 2 years you'll want a different...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2008, 12:36 AM
Replies: 24,786
Views: 4,316,830
Posted By Taquito
I was sitting here drinking a beer thinking "why...

I was sitting here drinking a beer thinking "why is he posting pictures in the snow? It's July!"
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 07-19-2008, 01:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,923
Posted By Taquito
I DO mind speed cameras. I'm ready to sue when...

I DO mind speed cameras. I'm ready to sue when the first one premiers in my area.

I don't mind red light camera. I think people should stop when told to do so. However, folks were very successful...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2008, 12:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,820
Posted By Taquito
I've rode a Honda 250 around in Costa Rica (near...

I've rode a Honda 250 around in Costa Rica (near the Volcano Arenal and the border with Nicaragua).

95% of the bikes I saw were DR350s and XT225s. The DRZ400 will make it just fine, but in my...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 24,786
Views: 4,316,830
Posted By Taquito
Yes, what he said. In additon to the great...

Yes, what he said. In additon to the great postings here on advrider, here are the top 3 collected pages of wisdoms of the DRZ:

http://www.paochow.com/DRZguide/DRZguide.php
...
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,545
Posted By Taquito
Its one of those one-off accessories, but your...

Its one of those one-off accessories, but your can find UNDERwater proof cases for some mp3 players:

http://www.nexternal.com/iriver/Category25

who the &#$^ listens to music while surfing and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2008, 03:34 AM
Replies: 439
Views: 161,456
Posted By Taquito
Ben great story and pics keep it up. Now I...

Ben great story and pics keep it up.

Now I need to add a few more destinations to my motorcycle travelogue before I die...
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2008, 02:57 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,545
Posted By Taquito
Jamie Z - we have the same ears and FF helmet...

Jamie Z - we have the same ears and FF helmet problem.

If you can't fork over the bucks for ER6is, try adding the $6.99 Jabra Ear Gels to your ear-bud style headphones:
...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-13-2008, 10:38 PM
Replies: 31,766
Views: 3,009,072
Posted By Taquito
Awesome pics and ride report Joel; now I have...

Awesome pics and ride report Joel; now I have some badass wallpapers for my work PC.

How many ibuprofens is too many in a day?!? My wife wants to know if I'm going riding again next weekend :clap...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-12-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 31,766
Views: 3,009,072
Posted By Taquito
Yah I made it home. I felt fine after 2 hours,...

Yah I made it home. I felt fine after 2 hours, like I should have continued the ride rather than bailing early; but that might just be the advil talkin.

Thanks Bill for pulling me out of the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-11-2008, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7,299
Views: 2,468,363
Posted By Taquito
gatling! Is that bear crossing sign on Cerro...

gatling! Is that bear crossing sign on Cerro Noroeste road?
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2008, 01:50 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 46,349
Posted By Taquito
750cc naked vtwin? That's my dream girl. I'd take...

750cc naked vtwin? That's my dream girl. I'd take either the Shiver or the Dorsoduro.

But I found the only dealer is 2 hours away, and their attitude is "if you pay all the money upfront we'll...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-10-2008, 01:17 AM
Replies: 31,766
Views: 3,009,072
Posted By Taquito
If you guys don't mind another dirt noob, I'm in....

If you guys don't mind another dirt noob, I'm in.

I see lotsa orange and red in the ride reports, so I'll show up on my yellow DRZ at 7:30 on Sat.
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2008, 01:10 AM
Replies: 6,796
Views: 1,528,491
Posted By Taquito
Anyone who read all 77 pages of this thread - has...

Anyone who read all 77 pages of this thread - has anyone posted pics of their off-road Versys with some crazy Dunlop 606/MT21/TKC type-tires?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2008, 01:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,969
Posted By Taquito
If you buy a TrackDay, and it rains - they still...

If you buy a TrackDay, and it rains - they still hold the trackday.

The only cure for uncertainty about the performance of tires in the wet, is the get on out there when it's raining and figure it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2008, 12:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,885
Posted By Taquito
#1, spend at least another 5 hours searching and...

#1, spend at least another 5 hours searching and reading noob threads on this very site.

#2, buy the used bike that looks the coolest to you. They all have various pros and cons. But you ride that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2008, 12:42 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,197
Posted By Taquito
Perhaps all you non-Kalifornians should ride your...

Perhaps all you non-Kalifornians should ride your bikes here sometime and observe how well lane splitting/lane sharing works in practice. I have followed behind CHP motorbikes down the 405 freeway,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2008, 12:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,652
Posted By Taquito
downstream in the links SkulefromOslo posted...

downstream in the links SkulefromOslo posted (thxs skule), their Oct 05 textile test is posted. IMO it's not as systematic as the dummy in leather test, but it's something...
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2008, 06:18 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 63,981
Posted By Taquito
$32.95 here: ...

$32.95 here:
http://www.atvaccessoryoutlet.com/catalog/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=109&idproduct=1108
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-01-2008, 11:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,891
Posted By Taquito
July 18th Full Moon

Guys heads up, socalsvriders.org is also planning a full moon ride between 8pm-11pm. Hope you 'run into them' at Newcombs, not crossing ACH in the darkness!
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2008, 04:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,577
Posted By Taquito
If someone knows a CE2 certified textile garment,...

If someone knows a CE2 certified textile garment, please share the URL. Otherwise leather is best.

Preferated/vented leather works up to about 105 degrees for me. And repeat this mantra "I would...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2008, 02:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,752
Posted By Taquito
Just a heads up to those interested in the 661...

Just a heads up to those interested in the 661 core cooler, it's been EOL'ed by the manufacturer and is no longer available. I called the manufacturer, and the first dozen vendors off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2008, 11:55 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,099
Posted By Taquito
An MSF course is like "eat your vegetables -...

An MSF course is like "eat your vegetables - they're good for you". if you can afford a motorcycle you can afford $200-$300 class. Otherwise you take the bus if you can't hang.

I have no problems...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-28-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,225
Posted By Taquito
I was at Berts on Friday shopping for helmets. ...

I was at Berts on Friday shopping for helmets.

There is a SEA of bikes there to salivate over. And they have hot rarities that other dealerships never stock, like the ktm duke III/ktm enduro 690....
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2008, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,557
Posted By Taquito
I had a '83 nighthawk with 44K miles as my...

I had a '83 nighthawk with 44K miles as my learner's bike. I sold it for $900, same as what I bought it for. Craigslist is full of those bikes in my area.

If $1K is your budget, you gotta make...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-25-2008, 03:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,225
Posted By Taquito
Berts gets points for being big, you can try on...

Berts gets points for being big, you can try on lots of gear without being hassled too much, which is something I'm never comfortable with at the smaller shops. However, I've read more than a dozen...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2008, 12:52 AM
Replies: 24,786
Views: 4,316,830
Posted By Taquito
Well now I'm official, got my DRZ400s. ...

Well now I'm official, got my DRZ400s.

It's the bad year, 2001, bone stock with only 1400 miles. Bought it from an older gent out in the desert who obviously didn't ride her near enough these...
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2008, 02:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,752
Posted By Taquito
Evaporative cooling is one method, maybe the...

Evaporative cooling is one method, maybe the Floridians and humid lands should google for "phase change cooling vests, or PCM" which is another method.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-22-2008, 01:47 AM
Replies: 31,766
Views: 3,009,072
Posted By Taquito
Dudes! looks so fun and close by (for me). ...

Dudes! looks so fun and close by (for me).

Which one of these roads is best for a total dirt noob to join you next time?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2008, 01:31 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 9,531
Posted By Taquito
Umm yeah... DC950 would you be able to swear in...

Umm yeah... DC950 would you be able to swear in front a federal grand jury that you are not now and never have been an employee of an oil company, own stock /or receive compensation from one?

How...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2008, 12:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,085
Posted By Taquito
Last week I went back to the police bike seller...

Last week I went back to the police bike seller and he only had 2 left :rofl
so I guess some of you PM'ers bought them. He wouldn't deal for the cash in my hand so I walked.

I found another DRZ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-20-2008, 11:58 PM
Replies: 7,299
Views: 2,468,363
Posted By Taquito
Near the terminus of the California aqueduct is a...

Near the terminus of the California aqueduct is a sign noteworthy for it's honest approach.

http://home.roadrunner.com/%7Ejv711/images/aqueduct.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2008, 10:53 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 17,622
Posted By Taquito
Bump. This thread is buried treasure. Noobs,...

Bump. This thread is buried treasure.

Noobs, start at post #1 you will be greatly enriched!
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-18-2008, 02:28 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,885
Posted By Taquito
To resurrect an old thread, and to try and get...

To resurrect an old thread, and to try and get some cross-pollination with other riders, I thought I'd make a post.

Earlier in this thread someone suggested a "DUI checkpoint"-style stop at the...
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