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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-29-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 25,431
Posted By scorpion
I've found DV LEO/Rangers (there's a difference)...

I've found DV LEO/Rangers (there's a difference) to be a bit more laid back than other NPs.
Dirt bikes in numbers turn some campers off so be mindful coming and going especially at night.
Don't...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-28-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 25,431
Posted By scorpion
The original DV DAZE- village idiot rallies in...

The original DV DAZE- village idiot rallies in FC were shut down due to large turn outs. :deal
:freaky
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-23-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 25,431
Posted By scorpion
my backyard :1drink

my backyard :1drink
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-22-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 98,744
Posted By scorpion
Yes, leaving Reno Thursday 1pm ish. Camping in...

Yes, leaving Reno Thursday 1pm ish.
Camping in the group site with the hooligans.

Planning on going lone ranger unless anyone wants to carpool.
Be a good time per usual
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-21-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 25,431
Posted By scorpion
sux man. Since when does work get in the way of...

sux man. Since when does work get in the way of riding? :scratch

wait, are those artisanal Schmot Dogs?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-20-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 25,431
Posted By scorpion
There's another 2 gallons in steele pass left...

There's another 2 gallons in steele pass left from last year. planning on hauling them out when I go by this year.

BTW, burying gas in a national park may not be super legal
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-19-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 25,431
Posted By scorpion
We parked a truck with a trailer in the Ubehebe...

We parked a truck with a trailer in the Ubehebe crater parking lot last year.
There are a few bus spots. Another inmate left his pickup too. There were no others there.
I looked online everywhere...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-16-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 25,431
Posted By scorpion
Ima drink fiddy beers :freaky

Ima drink fiddy beers :freaky
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-16-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 98,744
Posted By scorpion
waiting on parts :cry

waiting on parts :cry
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 23,184
Posted By scorpion
Been watching Eurosport broadcasts with Firefox...

Been watching Eurosport broadcasts with Firefox and hola. macOSX
Paid *cough* for a Eurosport player account $10 USD for the month.

Tried to get the player for iOS but the euro iTunes site is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-12-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 98,744
Posted By scorpion
Was that what that was? Who put that on? Whole...

Was that what that was? Who put that on? Whole lotta 2 strokes.
Yup we saw them, figured it was some group ride.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-11-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 98,744
Posted By scorpion
Great weather today. Only got an hour or so in to...

Great weather today. Only got an hour or so in to the golden valley single track before my slave cylinder gave out :baldy

Really incredible traction out there.
Is it just me or is it freakishly...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-03-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 98,744
Posted By scorpion
Was thinking about Estates tomorrow, but probably...

Was thinking about Estates tomorrow, but probably too much mud and ice all over the ST.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-02-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 25,431
Posted By scorpion
I haven't received my rider packet, priority...

I haven't received my rider packet, priority wristband or day ride confirmations, WTF? :ddog
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-31-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,087
Posted By scorpion
I finally got over my stupor of sickness and got...

I finally got over my stupor of sickness and got a pro opinion about the heads.

The orange level motor tech determined that the valve seal failure was caused by repeated over heating. The over...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-31-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 25,431
Posted By scorpion
If KTM stock headlights are a joke, The Husaberg...

If KTM stock headlights are a joke, The Husaberg stock headlight is a cruel punishment. :deal
I'm going to tape a bike light to the handle bars and just follow you guys.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-22-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,087
Posted By scorpion
We have a winner!!! :muutt It's safe to say...

We have a winner!!! :muutt
It's safe to say that this bike has been ridden and crashed hard back when I didn't know any better. :lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-21-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,087
Posted By scorpion
Thanks, I'm would much rather drop the box of...

Thanks, I'm would much rather drop the box of parts off at a machine shop for a proper blasting.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-21-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,087
Posted By scorpion
The air box screws are secure, I'm thinking maybe...

The air box screws are secure, I'm thinking maybe the stock filter did not seat right?
I caught a very nasty cold last week and am trying to recover. Crap time of the year to be sick.
Going to get...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 922,762
Posted By scorpion
Any know if this would fit my FE390? May be...

Any know if this would fit my FE390?
May be another light solution (http://powersports.rigidindustries.com/mounting-options/46513) :dunno...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-17-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,087
Posted By scorpion
Ordering Rings, seals, gaskets. I'm hoping no...

Ordering Rings, seals, gaskets.
I'm hoping no on new valves and head work other than cleaning up.
Even the manual says the seats are hella tough and the wear item is the valve.

Going to have our...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-16-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,087
Posted By scorpion
In BOTH cans :deals :scratch

In BOTH cans :deals :scratch
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-16-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,087
Posted By scorpion
Muriatic acid OK? Do I remove the valve seals...

Muriatic acid OK? Do I remove the valve seals first?
Is this something that a shop can/should do? I was planning on taking it to the local KTM dealer motor guy and having him take a look.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-16-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,087
Posted By scorpion
yes, that was the original issue...

yes, that was the original issue (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1012889)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-15-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,087
Posted By scorpion
Let's take a closer look, shall we? front...

Let's take a closer look, shall we?

front head
http://vallihi.smugmug.com/990-Top-end/i-P9Zx42W/0/L/IMG_8949-L.jpg
rear head
http://vallihi.smugmug.com/990-Top-end/i-p3cc5sw/0/L/IMG_8950-L.jpg...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-09-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 25,431
Posted By scorpion
I miss bikinis :cry

I miss bikinis :cry
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-09-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,087
Posted By scorpion
Thanks George, maybe this saturday? I'd like to...

Thanks George, maybe this saturday?
I'd like to pull it apart myself (with help :wink:) because I think it is interesting and because of dealer shop rates :eek1

Is this spring tool really...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-07-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,087
Posted By scorpion
Engine stripped and cleaned ...

Engine stripped and cleaned
http://vallihi.smugmug.com/990-Top-end/i-nmX5TMk/0/L/IMG_8859-L.jpg

Any idea how to get the outside and inside head bolts off without the special tools?...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-26-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 23,759
Posted By scorpion
Can't make it this year, all you FFers have a...

Can't make it this year, all you FFers have a blast in the desert!
Best Dual sport ride in the country by far.

Noobs pace yourself, don't blow your wad the first day.
No shame in cutting some...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-23-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,087
Posted By scorpion
That is exactly what I think happened. That...

That is exactly what I think happened.
That and jamming the bike in the dirt a whole bunch of times :muutt :lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-23-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,087
Posted By scorpion
As luck would have it, I am spending a few days...

As luck would have it, I am spending a few days over t-day in Sebastopol next door to Petaluma. Not sure if I'll have the head out by then :dunno

Yup, looking hard at the pistons and rings.
I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-23-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,087
Posted By scorpion
Wrenching with tears in my eyes, but progress...

Wrenching with tears in my eyes, but progress none the less.
http://vallihi.smugmug.com/990-Top-end/i-csLNcM6/0/L/IMG_8648-L.jpg

I have no idea how all these hoses and connections are going to go...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-22-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,087
Posted By scorpion
Yup, it has now become my after dinner reading

Yup, it has now become my after dinner reading
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-22-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,087
Posted By scorpion
990 Lets all do a top end!

:baldy
I've been having intermittant smoking problems on my 07 990 @38k miles (http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25163890&postcount=1)...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-21-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 25,431
Posted By scorpion
I think you wandered into Atwater by mistake :deal

I think you wandered into Atwater by mistake :deal
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-19-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 98,744
Posted By scorpion
A few of us are meeting for a few beers TONIGHT...

A few of us are meeting for a few beers TONIGHT at PJ's. (http://www.pjandco.net)
Not sure if the bike night scene is still going but the beer is cold.

last minute, just tossing it out. :slurp...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-16-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 98,744
Posted By scorpion
Great ride today guys, thanks :thumb Ride...

Great ride today guys, thanks :thumb
Ride report here (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1024176)
http://vallihi.smugmug.com/Desert-season-opener/i-R73SC78/0/L/IMG_8602-L.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-16-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,065
Posted By scorpion
Reno NV high desert season opener

We are nomadic riders, the winter has come to the sierras so we migrate to the desert! Schultz, Solemon Grundy and I head out on a cool day :vardy...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-12-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 25,431
Posted By scorpion
Ima drink fiddy beers :freaky

Ima drink fiddy beers :freaky
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-02-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 98,744
Posted By scorpion
Incredible ride today guys. hit a lot of new...

Incredible ride today guys. hit a lot of new trails and took a few soil samples.
http://vallihi.smugmug.com/Other/Peavine-gnar/i-pdfsLWM/0/L/IMG_8535-L.jpg...
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