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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-15-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 866
Posted By 269gs
Morgan Hill specific... As already...

Morgan Hill specific...
As already mentioned... Rosies for Taco tuesday...it gets busy after 6. eat in the Bar if you find a seat.
Trail dust for the best BBQ ribs I have found anywhere on the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-27-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,918
Posted By 269gs
Bummer LA in June... All the kids are off...

Bummer LA in June...

All the kids are off school = crowed everything, the weather near the coast is horrible, June gloom no visibility, cold. LA and all points inland are gettn hot and full of...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2010, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,331
Views: 1,848,596
Posted By 269gs
To some... and I am one of them, being "alive"...

To some... and I am one of them, being "alive" means much more than air going in and out of my lungs and blood pumping all over my body.
It is much, much more complicated than that. I refer to this...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-28-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,284
Posted By 269gs
If I was new to SJ and single, I would look into...

If I was new to SJ and single, I would look into living at Santana Row. Great social opportunities to meet new people, lotsa restaurants, bars, a gym, pool, coffee places, movie theater, centrally...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-25-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,284
Posted By 269gs
What is your max commute distance in time each...

What is your max commute distance in time each way?
Do you have pets?
Do you ride street, dirt, or Dual sport? All the above?
Any other hobbies?
Do you have kids in school?
If you don't know how...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-14-2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,673
Posted By 269gs
Scottrnelson No doubt, You sir, enjoy...

Scottrnelson
No doubt, You sir, enjoy motorcycles!
On a side note, One of my best rides ever was riding over Hwy 120 less than 24 hours after they open it up for the season. I literaly did'nt see...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-14-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,673
Posted By 269gs
Scottrnelson...I gotta ask, Have you been to the...

Scottrnelson...I gotta ask, Have you been to the valley? were you not impressed? To call the views in Yosemite "Good" Damn brother... thems fighting words to some.:wink: Yosemite offers so much more...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-11-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,673
Posted By 269gs
If you or anyone in your group has never been to...

If you or anyone in your group has never been to Yosemite Valley... I would suggest finding the quickest most direct route into Yosemite valley From SF and stay there as long as you can! (Bay bridge,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-03-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,361
Posted By 269gs
I have done Eastbound Echo twice, last time was...

I have done Eastbound Echo twice, last time was in April 09. there is one section that is best described as a 4 to 6 foot dry "waterfall" with steps going up, Im one for two riding up it unassisted...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-13-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 681
Posted By 269gs
If you know where you are gonna be for a few days...

If you know where you are gonna be for a few days with a delievery address, I would recommend looking into one of the high volume internet vendors.
No tax and free shipping on orders over $100....
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 23,141
Posted By 269gs
Great write up. looks like fun. Speaking of...

Great write up. looks like fun.

Speaking of tires, I have been very impressed with the performance of Tourances on my 1200gs. I have ridden in the Sierra Nevada mountains with cast wheels and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 27,718
Posted By 269gs
Was the Yamaha wr250r on your radar at all? Ill...

Was the Yamaha wr250r on your radar at all? Ill be anxiously awaiting a comparison between your old Xr and the new Husky as I am in the same boat you were in.
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 13,009
Posted By 269gs
FYI 15/45 gearing has worked well for me for...

FYI
15/45 gearing has worked well for me for DS use on my XRR. Rode the interstate from Las Vegas to LA on the XRR and held 70-75 mph the whole way!
I have the IMS 4.6 gal tank. If you dont need...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2009, 08:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,120
Posted By 269gs
your pics captured what looks like a perfect...

your pics captured what looks like a perfect day!!!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-11-2009, 12:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By 269gs
With 2 weeks to kick around on a new GS... When I...

With 2 weeks to kick around on a new GS... When I was able, I would get the hell out of SO.Cal as fast as possible.

Then I would either do Baja, 1 week down, 1 week up or Southern Utah via Zion,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By 269gs
This horse has been beaten, tortured and burried...

This horse has been beaten, tortured and burried for a while now. The answer is no, it can't be done.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-25-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,089
Posted By 269gs
Mission completed this morning 4/25! Just...

Mission completed this morning 4/25!
Just finished unloading the bike and parking it in my backyard safe and sound.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-17-2009, 10:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,355
Posted By 269gs
For what it's worth, I would not buy any real...

For what it's worth, I would not buy any real estate in the Bay area in the near future.
Per the news tonight, Bay area unemployment is at 11%. Highest since WW2.
Many,many more foreclosures in...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-16-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 886
Posted By 269gs
Highly recommend the Hotel Del Sol on Webster,...

Highly recommend the Hotel Del Sol on Webster, very reasonable, nice, clean, secure parking, near the Marina, gonna be taxi-ing it anyways. Be sure to get an Irish coffee at the Buena Vista...if...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-15-2009, 10:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,089
Posted By 269gs
Coachgeo, Hib called me shortly after our...

Coachgeo,
Hib called me shortly after our conversation today, he sounds like a good enough guy. 4/25 in the AM is the pick up date.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-11-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 829
Posted By 269gs
Look into Kern county Fire department. You would...

Look into Kern county Fire department. You would be able to work and live in the heart of some of Californias best desert riding... Ridgecrest. Great jumping off point for some great desert...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-11-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,089
Posted By 269gs
If you get him to agree to hand over the bike to...

If you get him to agree to hand over the bike to one of us here, I have a truck and ramp that I can use to haul it away. I can store it too. I just need a few days lead time. Im in Morgan Hill.
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,162
Posted By 269gs
Never been stopped by the law on my DS. The...

Never been stopped by the law on my DS.
The way I figure it, on my XR650R I have a BD DS kit installed and have chosen to keep the "conspicuous" turn signals and display my plate as per the law...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-28-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,089
Posted By 269gs
Im not taking point on this, but I have a truck...

Im not taking point on this, but I have a truck and can "back somebody up"and load a bike if they want to give it a try. It could be fun. Im in San Jose. You are gonna have to be flexible on the day...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2009, 09:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,747
Posted By 269gs
1. With cold engine hose down bike to wash the...

1. With cold engine hose down bike to wash the chunks off

2. While bike is wet 50/50 Castrol super clean and water, spray the seat, tank,
and handlebars, wash with a mit. rinse

3. Spray...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-24-2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,531
Posted By 269gs
A bit south of SF but Pacific cycle Co. in San...

A bit south of SF but Pacific cycle Co. in San Jose is an independant business and has a good assortment of BMWs and harleys. They are flexible as far as hours of pick up and return. reasonable...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-23-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By 269gs
offroad route Beatty to Las Vegas

I am looking for input for a suggested route that will give me a mostly offroad route from beatty to Las Vegas.
We will be on XR650Rs with big tanks range of 100-130 depending on right hand...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2009, 09:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,285
Posted By 269gs
First let me say, That sucks! As for the pricks...

First let me say, That sucks! As for the pricks that stole it...capital punishment!!
I have two bikes in my garage, 05 1200GS and a plated 00 XR650R. I would sacrafice the BMW in a heart beat to...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,642
Posted By 269gs
Excellent report. Funny you mention the k1200s,...

Excellent report. Funny you mention the k1200s, It left an impression on me as well, however,I love my 1200gs.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-30-2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,491
Posted By 269gs
Please, for the love of Pete, disregard most of...

Please, for the love of Pete, disregard most of what Tuckers has posted on this thread! One would think he/she never been north of Bakersfield! Sorry Tuckers, I believe you mean well, but seriously,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-30-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 945
Posted By 269gs
You could check out Pacific Cycle Co. (408)...

You could check out Pacific Cycle Co. (408) 885-1594. Located just west of Downtown SJ. A 10-15$ cab ride from the SJ airport (Actually 12 + tip.) They will rent by the day or the hour. Nice enough...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 195,788
Posted By 269gs
How many DS kits has Baja Designs sold for the...

How many DS kits has Baja Designs sold for the XR650r? How can I find out which one I have if I am not the original owner?
I will pull the Left side cover tomorrow to see what my stator situation...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2009, 12:30 AM
Replies: 22,185
Views: 2,688,063
Posted By 269gs
***trade a shorty kickstand for a full size***

For you supermoto guys, I have a shortened kickstand for an xr650r. I would like to trade you for your full size (unmodified) kickstand. It functions perfect, but has a few scratches.

call or...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,226
Posted By 269gs
Music sounded familiar... What were the songs?...

Music sounded familiar... What were the songs? good choice. Nicely done!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-01-2008, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By 269gs
We Found Kragen open in Bishop....Its all good

We Found Kragen open in Bishop....Its all good
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-31-2008, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By 269gs
Stuck today in the Buttermilks in Bishop ca. Need help

Hello, My delima is that today our truck broke a tie rod Near Bishop CA and we had to hike out. We are O.K. ,however, our truck is stuck on the trail. Tomorrow is labor day and I am in need of some...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2008, 03:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,301
Posted By 269gs
As for engine heat, I use water wetter by red...

As for engine heat, I use water wetter by red line. I had a perceived drop in engine temp. when I add it to my XRR.
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2008, 03:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,301
Posted By 269gs
Under $4,000 for the bike in the picture....great...

Under $4,000 for the bike in the picture....great deal it looks super clean. If you don't see yourself using the rear rack, let me know, I will buy it from you. I am in Morgan Hill. Since you still...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 35,253
Posted By 269gs
Not here to knock the KTM 690, just saying, when...

Not here to knock the KTM 690, just saying, when I ride offroad, I don't baby my XRR. That = crashes and broken parts. If I were to give up riding street, I might be in more of a position to rail AN...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2008, 04:42 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 35,253
Posted By 269gs
Another vote for the XRR. If you can keep an eye...

Another vote for the XRR. If you can keep an eye out for the "right" used XRR, most of the heavy lifting will already be done for you. ie. DS kit, bigger tank, re-wound stator. They are available for...
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