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Old 09-07-2011, 11:40 PM   #23836
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Ain't that the truth... but some one one should be the banana
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:40 AM   #23837
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When my dr was stock it would go on reserve at 11O miles. The suspension is junk stock for my 220 pound fat ass. Only mods I've done to my 09 is the pro cycle suspension package fron and rear which is worth it's weight in gold, Skid plate tightened with red lock tite so it's never ever coming off, and the ims 4.9 gallon tank which will get me 200 miles.... Barely. Motor , jetting and exhaust remain bone stock as I like the stealthy ness of it as I pass people so not to scare them too much. Oh yea, little windshield makes a huge difference on the road and also dropping 1 tooth on the counter shaft for offroad. Also I get about 3500 miles from my 606s which I got balanced after putting rim locks and that makes a big difference too. Is that a lot if mods? Lol I'm drunk! But seriously, it's dead reliable and I've got 8500 miles on it so far in almost 2 years. So Tex if you go low tech get a dr , Its got an oil cooler. Xrl runs hot. I wanted a ktm 690 but they wanted 11k. I paid 10k for my rhino so I thought it was a jip. Dr was 5500 otd. 117 a month zero down and 260 a year for full coverage insurance.
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:44 AM   #23838
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The 610 is unrideable stock. Well, I guess some folks ride them restricted, but man oh man take off the cat and lose the carb BS and the bike explodes! (in a good way )
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:15 AM   #23839
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The 610 is unrideable stock. Well, I guess some folks ride them restricted, but man oh man take off the cat and lose the carb BS and the bike explodes! (in a good way )
I'm not sure if our talking to me or not but all of these bikes are quirked to get passed the EPA as I understand it.
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:15 AM   #23840
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I find the permit process to be a pain in the ass. Not a big deal, but I have to ask permission to go into the public forest... Oh well..

Everone has to call the Ojai Ranger station seperately, talk to the right guy give him the model of bike, license, your name and mailing address. They leave the pass in a mail box out front since they are only open on week days.

You also have to have a fire permit (no fires permitted at this time though) and Adventure Pass. The AP is the only thing that costs anything (I had one so I forget how much).

Access to the Nordhoff Ridge is only available through Rose Valley. It was a total of about 25 miles of jeep roads, 3 different roads to ride on. Two end in dead ends (unless you call the sweet single track a rideable trail. Hikers and horses only) and the third has a locked gate near Sisar Rd. in the upper Ojai area.

The view is outstanding. Lights of Santa Paula, Oxnard, and Ventura. The Channel Islands feel close by. There are about 3 decent camp areas. No view, Rose Valley view, and Channel Islands view Saw only one other camper, 2 hunters, 2 deer, and 2 other trucks leaving the area. This was on Labor Day weekend !

Very few trees so no shade, hot, dry, and dusty.

I thought the permit allowed access up the 33 on another road too, but I forgot to ask the Ranger about that. Yes we did see the Ranger when we were at the gate about 3 pm on Saturday. She looked over our permits pretty closely.

So, since it's close and has a great view, it's ok to ride. The Carrizo Plain is much nicer other than an extra 130 miles round trip to get there.
Great news. Let's plan on a L.A. Weekend Ride there on Oct. 29.

A few comments:
  • A call to the ranger at (805) 646-4348 within 14 days of the ride is necessary to request a pass. Since only 20 passes per day are available, its best to call around Oct. 15.
  • Where is a nearby staging area for us to unload at?
  • An Adventure Pass is $5.00, and only needed when stopped in the park. I say it is a good idea to buy one and have it handy.
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:43 AM   #23841
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Great news. Let's plan on a L.A. Weekend Ride there on Oct. 29.

A few comments:
  • A call to the ranger at (805) 646-4348 within 14 days of the ride is necessary to request a pass. Since only 20 passes per day are available, its best to call around Oct. 15.
  • Where is a nearby staging area for us to unload at?
  • An Adventure Pass is $5.00, and only needed when stopped in the park. I say it is a good idea to buy one and have it handy.
Adventure Passes are required in Rose Valley. The ranger didn't ask for ours even though we said we were going to camp.


Places for park and ride near Santa Paula, CA


Amtrak-CML

- Place page
www.amtrak.com - 30 North Lewis Road, Camarillo




Park & Ride, Camarillo, CA

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maps.google.com - Camarillo, California




Janss Rd. (Park and Ride)

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www.toaks.org - United States




Transit Parking Lot 1

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maps.google.com - East 4th Street, Oxnard, California




West Park & Ride

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maps.google.com - 987 West Ojai Avenue, Ojai




Chatsworth Metrolink

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www.metrolinktrains.com - 10046 Old Depot Plaza Rd, Chatsworth, California - (800) 371-5465




Universal City Red Line Sta

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maps.google.com - 3901 Lankershim Boulevard, Studio City
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:49 AM   #23842
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Yep Dave's mod my jetting is 58/162.... I think... and I pull the silencer and snorkel
10w 40 castorl motorcycle oil

I'm going to try and make a oil cooler for it, I ride it to hard for what it is.
Jamin, let me know when you go to start this. It seems that I am soon to be an L owner and it doesn't have an oil cooler either and I want to add one.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:03 AM   #23843
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Great news. Let's plan on a L.A. Weekend Ride there on Oct. 29.

A few comments:
  • A call to the ranger at (805) 646-4348 within 14 days of the ride is necessary to request a pass. Since only 20 passes per day are available, its best to call around Oct. 15.
  • Where is a nearby staging area for us to unload at?
  • An Adventure Pass is $5.00, and only needed when stopped in the park. I say it is a good idea to buy one and have it handy.

$5 is just a day pass, i bought the yearly pass @ $30 and with option to buy a second pass for $5. lonestar and i ended up splitting the cost. good idea for those who plan to do more riding in the next 12 months. i believe it's good for angeles nf, cleveland nf, los padres nf, and san bernardino nf.

available online

http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sanbernardin...-options.shtml
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:40 AM   #23844
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You can also get a year round national park pass for $80 and that works as AP. They have really jacked up the price in the last few years but I still get my moneys worth.
http://pass.usparkpermits.com/result...D=19001&r=bing
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:51 AM   #23845
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Jamin, let me know when you go to start this. It seems that I am soon to be an L owner and it doesn't have an oil cooler either and I want to add one.
My plain is this

Step 1. Get big chunk of aluminum.
Step 2. Cut out center with about 1/2 a quarts amount of space.
Step 3. Make caps for both sides with cooling fins cut into them.
Step 4. Bolt to to bike using a hammer duck tape and hope.
Step 5. Ride bike around real close to home for a few days.

I will let you know how it goes.
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:16 PM   #23846
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Maybe there is a way to use one from a DR650:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/_W0QQ...aMESINDXXQ3aIT

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Old 09-08-2011, 12:22 PM   #23847
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You can also get a year round national park pass for $80 and that works as AP. They have really jacked up the price in the last few years but I still get my moneys worth.
http://pass.usparkpermits.com/result...D=19001&r=bing

yeah, planning to get one. i foresee more travelling and camping for me in the next many years. lots of great places and national parks to see in ut, co, nm, mt, and neighboring states.

it's a common sight to see young europeans and old americans in national parks. need to go out while there's still some fire in me.


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My plain is this

Step 1. Get big chunk of aluminum.
Step 2. Cut out center with about 1/2 a quarts amount of space.
Step 3. Make caps for both sides with cooling fins cut into them.
Step 4. Bolt to to bike using a hammer duck tape and hope.
Step 5. Ride bike around real close to home for a few days.

I will let you know how it goes.
or have truck ready with ramp on the bed, and call wifey if needed.

can you use the oil cooler from the xr400?
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:35 PM   #23848
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Adventure Passes are required in Rose Valley. The ranger didn't ask for ours even though we said we were going to camp.
Places for park and ride near Santa Paula, CA
Amtrak-CML
- Place page
www.amtrak.com - 30 North Lewis Road, Camarillo
Park & Ride, Camarillo, CA
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maps.google.com - Camarillo, California
Janss Rd. (Park and Ride)
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www.toaks.org - United States
Transit Parking Lot 1
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maps.google.com - East 4th Street, Oxnard, California
West Park & Ride
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maps.google.com - 987 West Ojai Avenue, Ojai
Chatsworth Metrolink
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www.metrolinktrains.com - 10046 Old Depot Plaza Rd, Chatsworth, California - (800) 371-5465
Universal City Red Line Sta
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maps.google.com - 3901 Lankershim Boulevard, Studio City
A ranger I spoke recommends we stage inside Rose Valley Campgournd off Hwy 33. There's a small pond he said we meet at. Each truck will need an Adventure Pass. This staging ares is far closer to the trail head than any of these Park n Ride lots. Spafixer, do you agree?

BTW: Thanks for taking the time for the research and to supply all these links.
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Old 09-08-2011, 02:43 PM   #23849
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Oil coolers

These guys are in the Vendors forums.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ghlight=cooler

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ghlight=cooler

Both look pretty solid.

A lot of folks have adapted the XR400 cooler to the XR600 with good results.
I'd have to guess someone has set one up on an XRL. Might try ThumperTalk
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Old 09-08-2011, 04:06 PM   #23850
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You can also get a year round national park pass for $80 and that works as AP. They have really jacked up the price in the last few years but I still get my moneys worth.
http://pass.usparkpermits.com/result...D=19001&r=bing
Or is you're a senior it's $10 lifetime!

http://www.nps.gov/findapark/passes.htm

Best $10 gift I ever gave my dad.

Note they do not work at state parks though......such as Malibu Canyon.
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