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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-21-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,807
Posted By steelerfan1069
Does anyone have current Usal Road conditions...

Does anyone have current Usal Road conditions (Late June)?


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Just got back from the Lost Coast area. We did'nt actually ride Usal Road. Having done that on a previous trip, we...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-06-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 20,002
Posted By steelerfan1069
thanks again. Oregon is a beautiful state....

thanks again.

Oregon is a beautiful state. Also high on the list are some of the back country discovery roads. Maybe later this summer, like, "December",haha. WTF! Low snow everywhere, still
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-05-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 20,002
Posted By steelerfan1069
Gold Beach to Grants Pass

Hey All,
Im planning to ride from Gold Beach To Grants Pass on June 13 & 14. It looks like I can do it, according to my maps/gps, but can it really be done, ie. gates, snow, etc. We really want to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-28-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,389
Posted By steelerfan1069
Usal road conditions June 2011

Going to do a trip to Usal road/Shelter Cove on June 13th. Wondering if anyone has been there lately? Headed up 101 from Sonoma County, we are going to hit Sherwood-Ft. Bragg road over to 1. On the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-04-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By steelerfan1069
its crude, but it works!

I have removed the ABS sensor from the front wheel, taped it out of the way to protect it. The system just defaults to no ABS when you start up.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-04-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,413
Posted By steelerfan1069
Is it really nessesary to replace the sprockets...

Is it really nessesary to replace the sprockets when you replace the chain? They look good, straight teeth etc... I am thinking about getting a smaller front sprocket anyway, but the back looks fine.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-04-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,413
Posted By steelerfan1069
chain recall

I got a recall letter from BMW regarding my chain last week. It basically says it's defective and to make an appt. with my dealer to have it replaced. Just curious how many others have received this...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-04-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,240
Posted By steelerfan1069
Hey Steve, I would love to join you guys for a...

Hey Steve,
I would love to join you guys for a lost coast ride. I'm in the same boat as Mike though, with harvest coming. If you can hold off untill November that would be my best bet. I'll pay...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-29-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,240
Posted By steelerfan1069
[quote=mantramoto] Deans rides are always...

[quote=mantramoto]

Deans rides are always fun. This is the first one (that I know of) i've missed.
My brother and I are going to go explore Fort Hunter Ligget on Labor Day weekend. I used to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-28-2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,240
Posted By steelerfan1069
No ripe grapes here, we are late too. There is an...

No ripe grapes here, we are late too. There is an event at the winery today, my presence was requested. The good news is, I will have Labor Day weekend off for the first time in twenty years.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-27-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,240
Posted By steelerfan1069
gotta work!

I have to bail on this one. There is work to be done. Maybe next time.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-13-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,240
Posted By steelerfan1069
I beleive I might be able to participate! The...

I beleive I might be able to participate! The only thing that might prevent me from going are grapes. Yes, another fine vintage is approaching.
I just spooned on a set of Metzeler Karoo Travelers,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-19-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By steelerfan1069
No problem. When are you going to be riding...

No problem.
When are you going to be riding Usal Road? I might be able to convince a friend or two into joining me join you, if your interested. You should be fine though, just takes some time to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-18-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,283
Posted By steelerfan1069
Yes, thank you Dean!

Once again I had a blast. My brother did as well. I definately enjoy these rides you so graciously lead.
Count me in for the over-nighter. I'll keep an eye out for it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-18-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By steelerfan1069
South to North. I posted on your Usal thread...

South to North.
I posted on your Usal thread about it, could'nt remember if it was Feb. or March. At any rate, were talking about the same ride.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-10-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,235
Posted By steelerfan1069
I did Usal Road back in late February, starting...

I did Usal Road back in late February, starting from HWY 1. It was extremely muddy and had huge, stinky mud puddles. It took all three of us to get a bike through some of the challenges. There are...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-28-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,283
Posted By steelerfan1069
count me in

I will see if I can get my brother to join us, I'm sure he will. He just bought a Transalp a couple months ago, got it all farkled up.

Update: My brother is coming.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-28-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 13,974
Posted By steelerfan1069
Did Reiff Rd. on Monday, gate was wide open,...

Did Reiff Rd. on Monday, gate was wide open, despite the sign the states "Gate at county line closed permanently". Very little water on some of the low water bridges, Cache Creek bridge was dry....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-27-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,619
Posted By steelerfan1069
Thanks, I'll pass it on.

Thanks, I'll pass it on.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-27-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,619
Posted By steelerfan1069
coming from Napa

Hey Hotmamaandme,
Are you guys meeting anywhere in Napa to ride up to Cow Mtn. on Sunday? I got a Napa buddy that would like to join you. He rides a 1990 Trans Alp.
Its always better to ride...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-14-2009, 10:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,619
Posted By steelerfan1069
count me in!

I should be out of the food coma that is Thanksgiving by then! I was on the only "big pig" that survived the day last time, sure was muddy, and fun. If there are smaller bikes to ride around, I sure...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-05-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,721
Posted By steelerfan1069
Check out the road to McCarthy, its all dirt....

Check out the road to McCarthy, its all dirt. McCarthy/Kennicot is an old copper mining town in the middle of the Wrangell St-Elias National Forest. Its a 120 mile round trip from Chitina. I regret...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-28-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7,595
Views: 2,478,360
Posted By steelerfan1069
Yep. They really stand out at night and match...

Yep. They really stand out at night and match perfectly.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-28-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By steelerfan1069
Eh? nobody? oh well! I'll give it a couple more...

nobody? oh well!
I'll give it a couple more days before I nuke it.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-26-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7,595
Views: 2,478,360
Posted By steelerfan1069
The boxes are Touratechs special system, powder...

The boxes are Touratechs special system, powder coated inside and out.http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww165/steelerfan1069/ImportedPhotos00000.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-25-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7,595
Views: 2,478,360
Posted By steelerfan1069
http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww165/steelerfa...

http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww165/steelerfan1069/ImportedPhotos00007.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-25-2009, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7,595
Views: 2,478,360
Posted By steelerfan1069
Here is my...

Here is my beast:http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww165/steelerfan1069/IMG00036.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-25-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By steelerfan1069
Legion Riders

I just joined the American Legion and was wondering how many Legion Riders are out there?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-21-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,596
Posted By steelerfan1069
many thanks

Thanks Dean. I love these rides. Thanks to O.P. for bringing up the rear. Thanks to Treavor for leading the way.
Lesson learned this time; don't follow so close that it's impossible to see the road...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-17-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1,637
Views: 123,097
Posted By steelerfan1069
Sonoma aroma baby!

Sonoma aroma baby!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-17-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,596
Posted By steelerfan1069
Yes, lets meet up at bad ass with everyone else....

Yes, lets meet up at bad ass with everyone else. See you there.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-15-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1,637
Views: 123,097
Posted By steelerfan1069
I qualify

I've been checking this thread out for a while now, I figure its time to put myself out there. I hope to ride with you all some day. I'll stay tuned. I may even chime in if something tickles my...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-13-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,596
Posted By steelerfan1069
Hey Deadly Gecko, Sounds good. The power...

Hey Deadly Gecko,
Sounds good. The power sub-station is located: 101N to River Rd. exit, left on River Rd., over the overpass/freeway, sub-station is on the right. I figure it will take an hour and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-13-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,596
Posted By steelerfan1069
I'll ride with you

Hey Alan,
Ditto on the knobbies! I'm leaving from SR and I'd be happy to ride up with you. We should leave by 7:15 AM to arrive by 9:00 AM? Maybe we could meet at the power station on River Rd., off...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-06-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,992
Posted By steelerfan1069
I'm always tempted not to "suit up", as I own a...

I'm always tempted not to "suit up", as I own a black, one piece Aerostich Roadcrafter. Over the years I have found i'm always better off wearing the suit. It does the obvious, plus actually makes...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-06-2009, 09:03 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,596
Posted By steelerfan1069
count me too! I still have some residual Cow...

count me too!
I still have some residual Cow Mtn. mud, on the street in front of house, where I washed my bike from our last ride. A pile of dirt that wont go away. I'm ready.
Nick
F800GS
Forum: Trip Planning 07-05-2009, 11:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,320
Posted By steelerfan1069
I think it depends on your off-road experience on...

I think it depends on your off-road experience on your bike. If your a beginner I would not try it. I did a solo trip from California to Alaska in 2007, I rather enjoy riding alone. The biggest...
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By steelerfan1069
no sooner did I post this I noticed quite the...

no sooner did I post this I noticed quite the lengthly thread already existed. terribly sorry
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By steelerfan1069
Scrambler dual sport?

Anyone ever use a recent model Triumph Scrambler as a dual sport? Maybe a little heavy, looks like an old school dirtbike. Would it be classified a "Beast"?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-04-2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,188
Posted By steelerfan1069
Thanks for the good times everyone, hope to do...

Thanks for the good times everyone, hope to do alot more in the future. Great pics. Thanks again for the rescue effort rrsteves:-).

Nick
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