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Old 03-24-2012, 12:57 AM   #27496
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Gentleman,

Couple of questions from a new guy. New to SoCal and new to motorcycles.

If I am on a plated bike is there an off highway vehicle sticker that I need? If I should have some sort of sticker, where do I get it?

Where would be a good place to ride just to get started in dirt? I have been mountain biking for more than 20 years so the idea of reading terrain and shifting around to maintain balance are something I am used to but I need to translate my skills to the motorcycle. I wanted to start off easy to moderate and thought that fire roads and power line trails would be a good bet. I would be riding to wherever from San Pedro, so everywhere is at least an hour on the road.

Is anyone getting together Saturday anywhere appropriate? Anyone willing to supervise the new kid and show me a little bit of your amazing back yard? I am totally cool with you being nice to me for a little while till you are warmed up and then taking off and just checking once in a while to make sure I am still alive. I have a GPS and some tools to fix a flat so I am not real worried about riding alone other than going down and getting hurt. SPOT is on my to buy soon list.

First round is on me for my supervisors.

Jon
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If you wanna go riding, hit me up, I'm still relatively new to dirt, and my mad skillz aren't quite mad yet (I think my poor bike may be though)
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:27 AM   #27497
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Hey Jon, I ride a wrr that is pretty worked out in terms of mods so if u have any questions on your bike let me know. I'll be riding soon but recovering from a hand injury from death valley.

I also have tools etc so if you wanna wrench or something shoot me a pm. I'm in Pasadena.

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Bike riders are such a good group! Thank you all for your thoughts.

Any more recommendations for gear, bike protection, body protection are welcome. I love to try to learn from other peoples mistakes, emphasis on try!

Looking forward to meeting ya all,

Jon
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:28 AM   #27498
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Hey Jon, I ride a wrr that is pretty worked out in terms of mods so if u have any questions on your bike let me know. I'll be riding soon but recovering from a hand injury from death valley.

I also have tools etc so if you wanna wrench or something shoot me a pm. I'm in Pasadena.

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hand injury from Death Valley ???

you and CountryDoc have some drama?

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Old 03-24-2012, 04:31 PM   #27499
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hand injury from Death Valley ???

you and CountryDoc have some drama?
yah i guess maybe it's not as much injury as fatigue... he's quite demanding

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Old 03-24-2012, 07:29 PM   #27500
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Big bike skills ride with my little bike

Back in one piece and only managed to break my camelbak hose. My little WR250R did 254 miles today and somewhere managed a top speed of 85 according to the GPS but it was the trails and the people that made the day great. Thank you so much Eric (fudgypup) for the teaching and discussion. Thanks Bill for the guided ride including leading us over what my ass thought was a cliff. At least that was my interpretation by the pucker factor. Holy crap that was steep! The other clues was a section with no tire marks! Thanks everyone else for your comraderie, little tips and encouragement. What a great group, thanks to all of you for the intro to LA ADV riding!
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:54 PM   #27501
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Back in one piece and only managed to break my camelbak hose. My little WR250R did 254 miles today and somewhere managed a top speed of 85 according to the GPS but it was the trails and the people that made the day great. Thank you so much Eric (fudgypup) for the teaching and discussion. Thanks Bill for the guided ride including leading us over what my ass thought was a cliff. At least that was my interpretation by the pucker factor. Holy crap that was steep! The other clues was a section with no tire marks! Thanks everyone else for your comraderie, little tips and encouragement. What a great group, thanks to all of you for the intro to LA ADV riding!

damn....a small bike but thinks big.....

congrats on your first ride with the adv crew.....
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:44 AM   #27502
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Back in one piece and only managed to break my camelbak hose. My little WR250R did 254 miles today and somewhere managed a top speed of 85 according to the GPS but it was the trails and the people that made the day great. Thank you so much Eric (fudgypup) for the teaching and discussion. Thanks Bill for the guided ride including leading us over what my ass thought was a cliff. At least that was my interpretation by the pucker factor. Holy crap that was steep! The other clues was a section with no tire marks! Thanks everyone else for your comraderie, little tips and encouragement. What a great group, thanks to all of you for the intro to LA ADV riding!
Glad you had a good time. You hooked yet?
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:32 AM   #27503
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I thought it was cool that you did that hill twice. That, and that you let me try your bike out. Gotta get me smaller bike. A real dirt bike
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:59 PM   #27504
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I thought it was cool that you did that hill twice. That, and that you let me try your bike out. Gotta get me smaller bike. A real dirt bike
The first time suprised/scared the crap out of me! The second time was the challenge of doing it once I knew how steep it was and that it was likely that I would survive.

I would love to have a copy of a picture if anyone got one that came out.
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:21 PM   #27505
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The first time suprised/scared the crap out of me! The second time was the challenge of doing it once I knew how steep it was and that it was likely that I would survive.

I would love to have a copy of a picture if anyone got one that came out.
did you not see this on the beyond starbucks thread?

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Old 03-25-2012, 04:48 PM   #27506
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did you not see this on the beyond starbucks thread?

No, forgot to look there. off to that thread...
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:36 PM   #27507
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basic riding equipment

What is up guys ? other than the first aid stuff I already have.what bike equipment should I look at keeping on hand when off in the desert? Tire tudes, tire patch kits, what else do u guys recommend? I have a KLR 650 `12.

Thank you for your time guys!

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Old 03-25-2012, 11:49 PM   #27508
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What is up guys ? other than the first aid stuff I already have.what bike equipment should I look at keeping on hand when off in the desert? Tire tudes, tire patch kits, what else do u guys recommend? I have a KLR 650 `12.

Thank you for your time guys!

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Old 03-25-2012, 11:57 PM   #27509
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oooops!






spirk, you have lots of great riding in your backyard. the dirt must be prime at this time after the rain. if you ride alone, another gadget you need to have...damn, there's no end to spending....





you could find one on sale for a lot less, $99 is a good price


http://www.findmespot.com/en/index.php?cid=102

i'm sure your employer can afford to send a couple of uh60 or h1 to find you.
o snap I Really need this item looks useful when the infidel rocks jump out and try to ambush me hahaha. I do alot of night riding to so this will be great. Me and a battlebuddy go night riding around by Ft. Irwin. Thats scary stuff but fun. Thnx for the info.

Thank you for your time!

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Old 03-26-2012, 12:00 AM   #27510
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That sig is priceless...

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thnx true life story in that sig. I had my gopro my whole deployment.
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