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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-06-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,145
Posted By 211john
What a great ride. Roads, scenery, weather and...

What a great ride. Roads, scenery, weather and the company were all excellent.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-22-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,145
Posted By 211john
4 of us coming from Reno.

4 of us coming from Reno.
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24,522
Views: 4,223,473
Posted By 211john
You don't need a new subframe for the Mojavi. I...

You don't need a new subframe for the Mojavi. I have one on mine and it carries the weight far enough forward that I see no need for a subframe. As for the vapor, if it's an E then it only had a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 24,522
Views: 4,223,473
Posted By 211john
I'm selling a E model tail rack and Wolfman...

I'm selling a E model tail rack and Wolfman Enduro bag combo.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1008375

And now I'm shamelessly spamming it here.

It works great. I decided to go...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-31-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,538
Posted By 211john
Bump. It's going to be a great weekend Sent...

Bump. It's going to be a great weekend

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Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,861
Posted By 211john
The big tree is a maple and it does drop a lot of...

The big tree is a maple and it does drop a lot of seeds. I haven't been here in fall yet but I predict a big pile of leaves too. It does provide a huge amount of shade though so it's staying. I'm...
Forum: The Garage 08-17-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,861
Posted By 211john
Okay, step one is complete. Don't laugh at my...

Okay, step one is complete. Don't laugh at my brick work. 1st time putting them down instead of pulling them up.

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k57/snafu510/house/DSCF0777_zps155aa9f5.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 08-15-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,861
Posted By 211john
Another note, some have mentioned that there...

Another note, some have mentioned that there should be a drainage system in the wells and around the foundation. I assume I should find some gravel if there was. I dug into the 1st well about 6" and...
Forum: The Garage 08-15-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,861
Posted By 211john
Well, I'll dig in some more but I don't think...

Well, I'll dig in some more but I don't think there is a drainage system. Either way I don't want them being the yard drains.

Here's what I found after work:
...
Forum: The Garage 08-14-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,861
Posted By 211john
Thanks Dave, no need for diagrams right now. I...

Thanks Dave, no need for diagrams right now.
I bought some brick and I'll be raising the well rims this weekend. I'm going to remove the walkway/timbers and the flow bed area left of the window. ...
Forum: The Garage 08-13-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,861
Posted By 211john
First, before I forget, thanks everyone for your...

First, before I forget, thanks everyone for your input.

House was built in 1950.

I guess I'll spend some time digging to see what I have. I need to find out where the drains on the side of the...
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,861
Posted By 211john
Well, after your advice and looking around on...

Well, after your advice and looking around on youtube I think I have some ideas.

1. Raise the well perimeter with a couple courses of brick. I assume the well should be above grade.
2. Dig into...
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,861
Posted By 211john
Well, I dug into the well bottom a little and it...

Well, I dug into the well bottom a little and it appears to be just dirt. The water looks to have only penetrated about 6" which makes me think it's got a bit of clay in it. I didn't see any...
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,861
Posted By 211john
Backyard drainage problems

Who knows anything about drainage?

A good part of my back yard drains towards the house. We don't get a lot of rain in Reno but today we had a deluge. 15 minutes of very hard rain. Snow...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-30-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,538
Posted By 211john
I don't know what the A and B loops will be this...

I don't know what the A and B loops will be this year. The Adventure loop consists mostly of forest roads. Some smooth, some rough and little used, some gravel.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-30-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,538
Posted By 211john
This thread needs a bump. Who's coming? A...

This thread needs a bump.

Who's coming? A and B loops for small bikes. An adventure loop for the big bikes and street loops for anyone else.
It's a great time to come to Reno and ride. See...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-10-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By 211john
Desert to the east, woods to the west. Lots of...

Desert to the east, woods to the west. Lots of lakes and rivers nearby.
Usually cold and dry in winter. Snow in town is mild.
All kinds of riding available.

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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-03-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,401
Views: 85,590
Posted By 211john
For the Sunday 950 ride, what time? I'm in Reno....

For the Sunday 950 ride, what time? I'm in Reno. Who wants to meet up where and when?

What level of road are you planning? Should I bring my Tenere or my little bike? I'm never sure with guys...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-26-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1,401
Views: 85,590
Posted By 211john
Great ride today. Tim and JP it was great riding...

Great ride today. Tim and JP it was great riding with you.

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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-24-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1,401
Views: 85,590
Posted By 211john
I'll be at the chevron at 8:30 Sent from my...

I'll be at the chevron at 8:30

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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-23-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1,401
Views: 85,590
Posted By 211john
Well, if you have a route, pick a day. I'm on a...

Well, if you have a route, pick a day. I'm on a Tenere. Who else?

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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-23-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,401
Views: 85,590
Posted By 211john
I might be Sunday or Monday. What did you have...

I might be Sunday or Monday. What did you have in mind?
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-02-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,468
Posted By 211john
RickBT just pointed this out to me. I'll try to...

RickBT just pointed this out to me. I'll try to make it down there tonight.
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,469
Posted By 211john
I have a Ballistic 4 cell on my DRZ400e. Great...

I have a Ballistic 4 cell on my DRZ400e. Great when it's warm, but way too small when it's cold. I put a kick starter on instead of getting a bigger battery. Once the bike is warm the e-start...
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,648
Posted By 211john
I thought this at first also. When the bike was...

I thought this at first also. When the bike was new and very tight first felt way to tall. Now I have about 18k on it and 1st gear is fine. After break in (which took about 6000 miles) the bottom...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-18-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1,401
Views: 85,590
Posted By 211john
Mark, I saw the DRZ and the sherpa on cl. Say it...

Mark, I saw the DRZ and the sherpa on cl. Say it ain't so!
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24,522
Views: 4,223,473
Posted By 211john
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Suzuki-DRZ400-DRZ-400-DR-Z...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Suzuki-DRZ400-DRZ-400-DR-Z-Kickstart-Kit-26300-29813-/181164418054?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2a2e3da406&vxp=mtr

cheaper on ebay than anywhere else I could...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-08-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,401
Views: 85,590
Posted By 211john
Focallength, I think the meeting time you are...

Focallength, I think the meeting time you are quoting was from last Sunday morning.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-04-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,401
Views: 85,590
Posted By 211john
Sorry about the mixup there. I hope you guys got...

Sorry about the mixup there. I hope you guys got home okay. I misinterpreted the last advice Mark gave me to take the road to avoid the gnarly section. Then I got a little lost. It took me a while...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-03-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1,401
Views: 85,590
Posted By 211john
I'll be there at 7:30

I'll be there at 7:30
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-03-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,401
Views: 85,590
Posted By 211john
I'm in for tomorrow.

I'm in for tomorrow.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-13-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,401
Views: 85,590
Posted By 211john
Got room for one more? I finally have my drz...

Got room for one more? I finally have my drz street legal again.
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8,798
Views: 1,775,131
Posted By 211john
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k57/snafu510/201...

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k57/snafu510/2013rr200/DSCN1044_zpsd65db4f2.jpg (http://s85.photobucket.com/user/snafu510/media/2013rr200/DSCN1044_zpsd65db4f2.jpg.html)

Lake Tahoe in the...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-07-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,083
Posted By 211john
2013 Ride Reno 200

Anyone thinking about coming? There's going to be an adventure bike loop this year in addition to the regular dual sport routes.

http://dustdevilsmc.com/Participant/ParticipantFlyer.aspx
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,792
Posted By 211john
#136

#136
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,201
Posted By 211john
+1

+1
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,715
Posted By 211john
I forget what kind of insulation Ray sells but it...

I forget what kind of insulation Ray sells but it seems that if compression over a period of days is bad then there would be other reviews of bags with the same insulation supporting that. A quilt...
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,715
Posted By 211john
I haven't noticed any problems with the...

I haven't noticed any problems with the insulation packing down. I only put it in a stuff sack when I'm using it. The rest of the time it's just loose on a shelf in my basement. I only use it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,957
Posted By 211john
I had problems with arm pump until I re-sprung...

I had problems with arm pump until I re-sprung the bike for my weight. On a DRZ400 with the stock springs I felt like I was riding up hill all the time. Just standing while riding on level ground...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24,522
Views: 4,223,473
Posted By 211john
If you go to the racetech website they have a...

If you go to the racetech website they have a spring calculator that will tell you what weight springs you need for your bike with you on it. Just changing the springs and adjusting the shock/fork...
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