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Old 11-30-2012, 05:18 AM   #511
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Hey Feyala....Love the last three letters of your name....ROLL TIDE !!!


Been enjoying some of your ride. On the maintenance front, and possibly associated with the tank slapper, I'd suggest (if others haven't already)...

Check the swing arm bolt torque.
Check your spokes.

Finally, up to you of course but, it'd be nice if folks would simply enjoy your ride. I can't take anymore of (for example) Ed's socialist propaganda and calling people names like ignorant, going after evil corporations for making evil profits using mine and my families retirement investments etc.....those corporation and profits belong to us people out here...and we're not ignorant.

Maybe you can fix that and folks can take it to the appropriate thread (CS&M).

BTW...my 17 yr old daughter is admiring your tenacity. Your life may be having an impact you hadn't considered.

Anyway.....have fun and be safe......

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Old 11-30-2012, 05:21 AM   #512
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My daughter suggests this may be bear slobber.....LOL....

Kinda of a scary thought !!!

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Old 11-30-2012, 05:52 AM   #513
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I carry two tire Irons between motor and bash plate. Wrapped in inner tube and Zip tied in place. Been there since '06. I'm careful about where I stow more delicate things ... as they can be damaged. I carry a very comprehensive Nut & Bolt kit, made up just for the DR650. All OEM sizes plus OEM washers, springs, do dads. Drain plug washers can be heated and annealed for re-use. No need to carry extras. Front brake pads on the DR should last 10K to 12K miles in touring mode. Rears go faster (4 to 5K depending) I carry one set. I also ALWAYS carry a set of fork seals. My bike uses NO OIL. No need to carry any. I plan oil changes well head and only do filter every other oil change when on the road ... so 10,000 miles between filters.


Two tire levers here ... another Ty Davis lever in luggage. (1

Who made the right side stand and will it work for the front tire as well?
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:12 AM   #514
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Who made the right side stand and will it work for the front tire as well?
We probably should be giving Feyala back her thread! (sorry for the Hi-Jack!)

(briefly: that is a Alu tri-pod leg, yes works for front too. Weighs a few ounces, strong, adjustable. Cheers!)
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:31 AM   #515
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I can't take anymore of (for example) Ed's socialist propaganda and calling people names like ignorant, going after evil corporations for making evil profits using mine and my families retirement investments etc.....those corporation and profits belong to us people out here...and we're not ignorant.
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Hey Alabama... No disrespect meant and I certainly did not call names. You should notice that fact in my post even if you happen to be a millionaire corporate golden-parachute retiree.

In my view ignorance is a condition, not a label, and easily rectified.

I'm not here to convince nor bash, just pointing at the Moon and hoping folks look in that direction rather than argue my finger. Maybe Max Planck put it best when he said, "Truth never triumphs — its opponents just die out."
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:57 AM   #516
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There is no such thing as free health care. Have you seen their tax rate. I suppose if you live off the Government/ tax payer it is free but how many people do that and have the ability to enjoy what we do?
Seen it? I pay it.
around 28% for business ,30% for individuals and like many western countries the more you make the less you can get away with paying - FaceBook paid $14495.00 dollars in NZ tax for their NZ business activities last year.With business activities valued in $millions in NZ.

Feyala can have her thread back now :)

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Old 11-30-2012, 12:38 PM   #517
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Seen it? I pay it.
around 28% for business ,30% for individuals and like many western countries the more you make the less you can get away with paying - FaceBook paid $14495.00 dollars in NZ tax for their NZ business activities last year.With business activities valued in $millions in NZ.

Feyala can have her thread back now :)
Why should I have to pay for the health care of:

Calorie Guzzlers...meaning fat people...(they also cause greater Global warming), who can't control their spoon?

Drug users ... also includes:
all who drink alcohol?
all tobacco products?
all pot use?

Meat eaters?

Live healthy or die soon...become a veggie.

News Flash: It's now year 2025 ... Government has just outlaw all private transportation and the comsumption of all aminal parts in order to reduce Health-Care $$$.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:46 PM   #518
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Enough already. End the hijack

Jeebus, please take this off topic stuff somewhere else and give the woman back her thread.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:48 PM   #519
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Jeebus, please take this off topic stuff somewhere else and give the woman back her thread.
I totally agree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:59 PM   #520
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great report

Fey,
Back on track to your ride report! Just read the whole enchilada, subscribed! Sorry about jumping in your photo...hehe
Fey chased us all night and day to get to Hell's Canyon! I know as hit 108 trying to chase down S1 and asrivor. She has come a long way since then! Doug Bar was huge for her back last summer! It was fun to watch her speak of the ride before w/ trepidation then after she got back she was so pumped about it. Some of those corners have huge cliffs off the road.... not for the faint of heart. Keep going girl! Your writing style has developed nicely and your knowledge of motorcycling has increased amazingly quickly. Is alex back in town yet? If so and you have not solved the DR's bobblehead dilemma have him call me, I have some idea's to start with on this, but you will need someone with a good wrist to perform some tests... heal quickly.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:00 PM   #521
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I made an error on my earlier post - the starter motor relay on the DR is under the right side cover. Sorry. (left for the KLR?)

Filter skins - I've been told that swimming pool filters are cheaper and work too...

Feyala when you went backwards down hill .. you only had the front brake to control the speed with, right? Trick - put the bike in gear, engine stopped and use the clutch leaver as a rear brake ... makes it much more controllable! Oh lean the bike against your hip rather than take the weight through your arms and down your back, your much stronger through the hip. As always - try it first, may not work for you.

If the bike is unstable without luggage then don't bother with luggage weight shifting. Suggest you go back to my bit on pulling on the tyres to find play in a bearing somewherre -tyre off the ground when you do this. Get someone with strong hands to do this - but look at what they are doing so you know.

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The off topic heath care stuff .. to Jo Momma ... if I get sufficiently motivated I'll copy and past the relevant stuff there ... or someone else can do it? Post a link here for the rest of us.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:20 PM   #522
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Tioga Pass and Oakhurst (Oct 21-22)

After a breakfast of granola bars and kettle chips, I set out to begin my day's journey. The scenery was fantastic, and it was nice to get a good look at it. I'd missed a lot, riding this way in the dark. Owens Valley is nestled in between two sets of mountains. I found it interesting that people seemed to be farming near the foot of this one. In the desert, it must be a unique challenge.


This gigantic pipeline brings water to Los Angeles, 233 miles away. It had to have been at least seven or eight feet across. Back in the early 1900s, it began sucking the area dry, putting the local farmers out of business, so the pipeline is controversial, to say the least. The story is famously retold in the film Cadillac Desert, but I haven't yet had the time to watch it.

"Los Angeles gets its water by reason of one of the costliest, crookedest, most unscrupulous deals ever perpetrated, plus one of the greatest pieces of engineering folly ever heard of. Owens Valley is there for anybody to see. The city of Los Angeles moved through this valley like a devastating plague. It was ruthless, stupid, cruel and crooked. It stole the waters of the Owens River. It drove the people of Owens Valley from their home, a home which they had built from the desert. For no sound reason, for no sane reason, it destroyed a helpless agricultural section and a dozen towns. It was an obscene enterprise from the beginning to end." - Morrow Mayo, The Story of Inyo

pipeline2la

I found my way to the 395 and headed north. It was a nice, clear day, and I couldn't help a small grin as I thought of the Oregon weather I had left behind. Along the way I saw this strange cloud. I've never seen one like it before, it almost seems whipped!


Before I knew it, I was at Lee Vining. I topped off my tank, not knowing where gas would be in Yosemite or how much they would charge for it, and headed up highway 120 towards Tioga Pass.


The road slowly climbed up the canyon. Photos can never do the view justice, can never properly express the vastness of a given space. At just under 10,000 feet, this is the highest automobile pass in California. Nearing the top, the temperature dropped and the wind picked up. I crept along at a ridiculously slow pace, unwilling to risk losing control, pulling over for those in cars who were in a bigger hurry than I was.




I pulled up to the park gate and told the ranger that I had an annual pass, asking if she needed to see it. "Nah, I trust you, go ahead." I was glad to not have to dig through my pockets, and with that, I began my descent. I don't remember seeing Yosemite as an adult. Most years, I tend to avoid national parks due to the fees, but this annual pass has almost paid for itself already! The road snaked its way through the forest, downhill, uphill, downhill again, glinting like precious stones in the sunlight.


I stopped by Tenaya Lake for a break and a snack.


Across the highway, some people were hiking near this giant rock. Maybe to climb it? If you zoom in to full size, you can just barely see a little red dot, near the tree, under the center of the rock. That is a person. Scale makes all the difference...


I stopped again, to soak in the views. The smooth, cracked rock near the parking area bore the telltale grooves of a glacial heritage. The grooves also tell you which direction the glacier was moving.


Ravens hopped around and pecked at bits of trash scattered by tourists, looking for food. At one point, two of them had a spat over a gum wrapper. I spent way more time than I should have, following them around, watching their antics.


The trouble with a place like Yosemite is there is pretty much nowhere that isn't picturesque. It was starting to get late, and the clouds kept multiplying. Near this tunnel, I met a group of climbers who were going to scale the cliff face next to the road. With all this beauty, why climb near a road? I guess it's a fast approach at least.


As I hit Yosemite Valley, the sun was starting to set. I decided to get to Oakhurst and out of the woods as soon as possible. I did take a moment to appreciate "Tunnel View", recommended to me by Ramsey. Well worth the stop. As he put it, "Imagine what it would have been like to only see paintings of this place, back before there was photography. When this park was founded, they sent paintings back east to show people what it looked like. You wouldn't think it was real."


The 41 out of Yosemite was a great road! Nothing but twisties. The occasional slow-moving RV was mildly annoying, but the rest more than made up for it. The storm clouds crowded around the sunset and spurred me onward.


Eventually I hit Oakhurst and holed up in a Starbucks to wait for my friends. I spent a few hours catching up on everything I'd missed online. They sent me a text with their address, and I found my way to their home. As it turns out, I'd just missed the snow - they'd been pelted by the white stuff going over Tioga a few hours after I did. Glad I left early!

I met their roommate's overly-clingy animals, a vocal cat named Tigger and an older border collie named Pepper. After a nice hot shower, I settled into the couch and fell asleep.


The next day it was rainy and grey. We ventured out for some grocery shopping, and spent the rest of the day watching "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia", weird internet videos, and basically just lazing around. It was good to have some down time.


Pepper developed biological weapons-grade bad gas so we kept him out of the room, and he was not happy about it. Both he and the cat had separation anxiety and were obnoxious all night, whining and meowing to be let in, respectively. I did not get much sleep.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:50 PM   #523
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Another nicely detailed and well documented (pics are fantastic!) ride, Fey. Thanks for posting the report!

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Old 12-02-2012, 08:52 PM   #524
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I like discussions and debates. However, I need to try to reign in the signal to noise ratio in this thread a little bit. It's obviously alienating some people who are just here for the report, and I don't like that. I make the story-posts orange to help them stand out, but with how slow I've been updating, sometimes it is a page or two between them, and that is probably annoying if you are subscribed to the thread.

I am going to pause replies for a little bit, to avoid adding too much fuel to the fire. I'll get a few more entries underway and then reply here and there to kind of spread it out some. Once I get up to the current day I will be bringing up the health care business again anyways, because it's part of the story. So hang tight, I'll get back around to it. Please try to keep things a bit more focused in the mean time, I adore reading comments (even the ones I don't agree with!) so don't take this the wrong way, but it's not only my feelings that I need to consider.

In other news, I spent yesterday giving my website a facelift. If you are looking for pure, 100% RR without the noise you will find it there, I've been crossposting from there since I started. Here is the address:

http://www.feyala.net/

I still have some stuff to fix up (like the photo galleries), but I like this layout a lot better than the previous one, which had a lot of colors and was visually noisy. If anybody has suggestions, I am all ears!

I also added a donation button. I am not requesting donations, but if you want to contribute to the riding pants/gas/whatever fund (I know a bunch of you kept asking), it will make a difference and I will appreciate it. Just... please try not to be upset if you do donate and I do or say things that you don't agree with.

The reason why I have hesitated for so long to post my Paypal information is that I have seen other reports where people had given donations, and then later the author did something that folks didn't agree with, and they got angry. I don't like to make people mad, and I am nobody's role model. I drink. I swear. Sometimes I do stupid things. Sometimes shit happens. The funds collected will be earmarked for ride related expenses, but I just wanted to voice this, to try to head off any hurt feelings when somebody finds out they don't like my views or that I'm not the person they thought I was. If you think you might be upset later, please don't donate.

I'm going to aim for at least one entry a day and get this thing current sooner rather than later, but I'll probably cut them into more bite-sized chunks, around 1k words, like that last one. I go in for another xray this Thursday, and that will tell me how things are progressing on that front. I will keep you posted!
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:11 PM   #525
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Hi Feyala!
I have been following along for a bit and am loving your ride report. I was just reading your last edition and had an idea. What about starting a second thread for the discussion/debate/replies to keep the ride report thread cleaner? That could be an interesting thread on its own.
Regards and keep it coming either way!....justjeff
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