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Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,064
Posted By ScorpioVI
Sorry for the late reply, I don't check ADV much...

Sorry for the late reply, I don't check ADV much anymore.

And sorry but I actually don't have GPS tracks because i wasn't running one on this trip. Just the SPOT tracks I posted on post #48.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-29-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4,744
Views: 1,757,621
Posted By ScorpioVI
Legion of Honor ...

Legion of Honor

http://scorpiovi.smugmug.com/photos/i-HtCDDSk/0/L/i-HtCDDSk-L.jpg

Golden Gate Bridge
http://scorpiovi.smugmug.com/photos/i-VpmNwKj/0/L/i-VpmNwKj-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-29-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2,114
Views: 572,611
Posted By ScorpioVI
Highway 1, Big Sur ...

Highway 1, Big Sur


http://scorpiovi.smugmug.com/photos/i-fXwKmr9/0/L/i-fXwKmr9-L.jpg

http://scorpiovi.smugmug.com/photos/i-pJCjjqs/0/L/i-pJCjjqs-L.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-23-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 11,189
Views: 2,389,292
Posted By ScorpioVI
+1 The first rear I went through already...

+1

The first rear I went through already had some miles on it (bought my bike used) but I went from "plenty of miles left" to "holy shit that's the cord!" in seemingly no time. My second rear...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-22-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11,189
Views: 2,389,292
Posted By ScorpioVI
It's just the Pirelli Scorpion MT90. Works great...

It's just the Pirelli Scorpion MT90. Works great on the road and easy dirt, but I'm also finding it damn near useless on deeper sandy stuff. Also seems to wear out a little too quickly for my taste.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-21-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11,189
Views: 2,389,292
Posted By ScorpioVI
Took her out to see the Pacific: ...

Took her out to see the Pacific:

http://scorpiovi.smugmug.com/photos/i-Tr2KvLh/0/L/i-Tr2KvLh-L.jpg





Then got her a little dirty...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-04-2012, 12:40 AM
Replies: 11,189
Views: 2,389,292
Posted By ScorpioVI
Rode it after being off the bike for a couple of...

Rode it after being off the bike for a couple of months. FEELS GOOD!

http://scorpiovi.smugmug.com/photos/i-QVqWjNC/0/L/i-QVqWjNC-L.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 17,039
Posted By ScorpioVI
Thanks for bringing back some memories. I did...

Thanks for bringing back some memories. I did much of the same roads you did last July (link in my sig) and I'm itching to go back and do some more. The Dolomites in particular, since I didn't get a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-22-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2,114
Views: 572,611
Posted By ScorpioVI
Racing my shadow... ...

Racing my shadow...

http://scorpiovi.smugmug.com/photos/i-cc9B3GR/0/XL/i-cc9B3GR-XL.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-21-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3,044
Views: 779,174
Posted By ScorpioVI
Screenshot from my GoPro... ...

Screenshot from my GoPro...

http://scorpiovi.smugmug.com/photos/i-2LsLjtk/0/XL/i-2LsLjtk-XL.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-19-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 238,013
Posted By ScorpioVI
http://scorpiovi.smugmug.com/photos/i-SpPKk8X/0/XL...

http://scorpiovi.smugmug.com/photos/i-SpPKk8X/0/XL/i-SpPKk8X-XL.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-15-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4,744
Views: 1,757,621
Posted By ScorpioVI
That's the eastern side of Stelvio Pass. When...

That's the eastern side of Stelvio Pass. When people refer to Stelvio Pass they usually think of what's in your picture. If you go up that pass, go up and over the hill and head west towards Bormio...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-15-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4,744
Views: 1,757,621
Posted By ScorpioVI
It's actually Terzo Cantoniera. The western side...

It's actually Terzo Cantoniera. The western side of Stelvio Pass in Italy, heading west towards Bormio.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-15-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 3,455,636
Posted By ScorpioVI
http://scorpiovi.smugmug.com/photos/i-WzVSsC8/0/L/...

http://scorpiovi.smugmug.com/photos/i-WzVSsC8/0/L/i-WzVSsC8-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-15-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4,744
Views: 1,757,621
Posted By ScorpioVI
http://scorpiovi.smugmug.com/photos/i-SpPKk8X/0/XL...

http://scorpiovi.smugmug.com/photos/i-SpPKk8X/0/XL/i-SpPKk8X-XL.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-18-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5,017
Views: 479,400
Posted By ScorpioVI
:lol3 Methinks the guys that are all butthurt...

:lol3 Methinks the guys that are all butthurt about the article are precisely the type of folks he's aiming at.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-23-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,913
Posted By ScorpioVI
:rofl I get exactly what you're saying. This...

:rofl

I get exactly what you're saying. This bike does it all. But it certainly brings out the evil in me, I ride like a jackass when I'm on this bike.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-23-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 506
Posted By ScorpioVI
This is what I use:...

This is what I use: http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-950-990-adventure-parts/protection/ktm-swingarm-slider-spool-kit
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-23-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5,017
Views: 479,400
Posted By ScorpioVI
Only got a couple of pictures. ...

Only got a couple of pictures.

http://scorpiovi.smugmug.com/photos/i-CtD7VsQ/0/XL/i-CtD7VsQ-XL.jpg

http://scorpiovi.smugmug.com/photos/i-zRMwp4K/0/XL/i-zRMwp4K-XL.jpg



The Orange Crush...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-23-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5,017
Views: 479,400
Posted By ScorpioVI
Browns Valley, Hazel Dell, Mt Madonna, 152,...

Browns Valley, Hazel Dell, Mt Madonna, 152, Watsonville, Uvas

I didn't do the dirt part of Madonna, the last time I was there a couple of months ago they had barriers on the Redwood Retreat side,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-23-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5,017
Views: 479,400
Posted By ScorpioVI
Great riding with you guys. Saw a sportbike...

Great riding with you guys.

Saw a sportbike down on Uvas on my way home. Didn't look good.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-21-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5,017
Views: 479,400
Posted By ScorpioVI
A little early for me, but gonna try hard to make...

A little early for me, but gonna try hard to make it.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-21-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,573
Posted By ScorpioVI
+ 1 I only get a few weekends and a couple...

+ 1

I only get a few weekends and a couple of weeks a year to live out my fantasies. I spend the rest of the year putting change in the piggy bank so I can afford those trips. And I count myself...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-21-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11,189
Views: 2,389,292
Posted By ScorpioVI
Got my suspension adjusted by a pro. Holy hell...

Got my suspension adjusted by a pro. Holy hell it makes such a big difference. I thought it was excellent before, but it's so much more planted now.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-30-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 491
Posted By ScorpioVI
F*$&K thieves! Tiger 800 stolen from San Jose, CA.

My friend's 2012 Venom Yellow Tiger 800 got stolen from his place in South San Jose last night. License plate 20V5234. Only distinguishing (optional) parts on it are the center stand, hard bag...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,064
Posted By ScorpioVI
Why wait? Never know what the future will bring....

Why wait? Never know what the future will bring. That's kind of why I did this now. Just healthy enough (got a kidney transplant 5 years ago) had some money, did it.

You know what they say about...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-14-2011, 02:30 AM
Replies: 5,017
Views: 479,400
Posted By ScorpioVI
What happens when a bunch of BARFers get stuck on...

What happens when a bunch of BARFers get stuck on the Sonora Pass during a hailstorm?




Pure comedy! :rofl

<iframe width="560" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/FG03ToA2hPg"...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-11-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 11,189
Views: 2,389,292
Posted By ScorpioVI
Rode her to Nevada. Took the dirty route from...

Rode her to Nevada. Took the dirty route from Bridgeport to Hawthorne. And then...

http://scorpiovi.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Hawthorne-2011/i-cShPRXp/0/XL/1003096-XL.jpg

How many BARFers will it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-11-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By ScorpioVI
Thanks guys! Ended up getting a tube at...

Thanks guys!

Ended up getting a tube at White Knuckle Motorsports up in Yerrington about 60 miles North of Hawthorne.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-10-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By ScorpioVI
Thanks bro! Michael Edwards is apparently...

Thanks bro!


Michael Edwards is apparently just a mobile moto repair guy. He didn't have any 18" tubes but sounded like a good guy anyway. He directed me to White Knuckle Motorsports in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-09-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By ScorpioVI
Know any moto shops around Hawthorne, NV? Need 18" rear tube, KTM 990.

I failed to find an 18" tube before going on today's ride to Nevada. Sure enough, I caught a nail in the rear tire in the middle of Lucky Boy Pass north of Aurora Mine. Ripped the tube up pretty...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-09-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By ScorpioVI
Know any moto shops around Hawthorne, NV? Need 18" rear tube, KTM 990.

I failed to find an 18" tube before going on today's ride to Nevada. Sure enough, I caught a nail in the rear tire in the middle of Lucky Boy Pass north of Aurora Mine. Ripped the tube up pretty good...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-03-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,923
Posted By ScorpioVI
Sort of interested but hate waking up early. I'll...

Sort of interested but hate waking up early. I'll have to play it by ear.

Also, for Wednesday night, if you guys haven't heard of it already:
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-02-2011, 02:26 AM
Replies: 1,043
Views: 206,073
Posted By ScorpioVI
Watching fireworks this past weekend. ...

Watching fireworks this past weekend.

http://scorpiovi.smugmug.com/Events/Socials/i-xJfJ5wV/0/XL/1002948-XL.jpg

http://scorpiovi.smugmug.com/Events/Socials/i-D7PQP5Q/0/XL/1002953-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-31-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,536
Posted By ScorpioVI
Congrats! I know exactly what you mean about the...

Congrats! I know exactly what you mean about the "holy carp" reaction when you start riding one.

As for the wind buffeting... I had good luck with the Rally Raid fairing....
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,064
Posted By ScorpioVI
That's the one! And I don't see a helipad like I...

That's the one! And I don't see a helipad like I thought. :D





Thanks!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-27-2011, 02:23 AM
Replies: 3,044
Views: 779,174
Posted By ScorpioVI
http://scorpiovi.smugmug.com/photos/i-4LJSJJ6/0/XL...

http://scorpiovi.smugmug.com/photos/i-4LJSJJ6/0/XL/i-4LJSJJ6-XL.jpg

http://scorpiovi.smugmug.com/photos/i-Thhp96m/0/XL/i-Thhp96m-XL.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 366,244
Posted By ScorpioVI
Your mom drove to Wyoming from SoCal? I'm...

Your mom drove to Wyoming from SoCal?


I'm starting to think my mom never liked me. :D
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,064
Posted By ScorpioVI
Saving this space for a gear review.

Saving this space for a gear review.
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,064
Posted By ScorpioVI
Our SPOT track for all 7 days. SPOT worked...

Our SPOT track for all 7 days. SPOT worked flawlessly.

Big (http://scorpiovi.smugmug.com/photos/i-kXDntgs/0/O/i-kXDntgs.jpg)
http://scorpiovi.smugmug.com/photos/i-kXDntgs/0/L/i-kXDntgs-L.jpg

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