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Old 03-03-2014, 03:04 PM   #4441
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Guys, what bay area shop do you recommend for installing a new gas tank on a Kawasaki KLX250S?

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I'm really not trying to be obnoxious here but, your garage? It takes what, 3 tools to do that job? All of which are probably in the OEM tool kit? Or am I missing the boat completely and you are looking to purchase a new tank?
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:15 PM   #4442
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Here's the gate answer:



From a post by ApexMolester on SBR ... god bless SBR!

So, it sounds like the gate at the pond up beyond the intermediate hill climb above New Idria ... guess that's the start of the "area of critical environmental concern (ACEC)" ...?

Here is a really fascinating document regarding the history of Clear Creek Road:
http://www.3rocks.org/ccra/Clear_Creek_Road.pdf

It is an 83 page PDF with lots of cool maps n such ... from a post by Grabast on SBR ...

Looks like a document prepared to request some sort of historic landmark designation ... someone spent countless hours researching the history back to the 1800s ... there's another PDF for Mexican Lake Road, too ...

see you around the campfire,
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Grabast owns land up in Clear Creek Area, adjacent to BLM boundaries. He's not an off roader, but shares the interest off roaders do in getting clear creek reopened. He's done a lot of hard core research. The man puts together some serious tomes of knowledge.


IIUC, the ROD opens no new TRAILS per se, but it does open up some BLM roads, within the 5 day/yr restriction. So technically, some stuff has been reopened. Just not one single foot of single track. So ADV riders might have reason to be a little happy (they're plated). Your avg dirt biker (unplated) still can't ride there and that's what clear creek was for (dirt biking), so IMO, this HAS to change since the closure was done on false pretenses (rigged testing designed to produce desired results, not REAL results).
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Old 03-04-2014, 06:11 AM   #4443
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That said, you want me to bring the little bike down with the Jeep and we hit it in a few weeks? I can bring the Jeep as a recovery vehicle if needed...
Sunday the 16th is my first opening - are you free? Meet at Flapjack's in Tres Pinos or ?
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:14 AM   #4444
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Sunday the 16th is my first opening - are you free? Meet at Flapjack's in Tres Pinos or ?
Definitely a possibility- I'm open as far as I know right now. Want me to just bring the Jeep and the family, or should I bring down the little bike? I still need to give some love to the pig prior to taking it out again.
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:34 AM   #4445
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I'm really not trying to be obnoxious here but, your garage? It takes what, 3 tools to do that job? All of which are probably in the OEM tool kit? Or am I missing the boat completely and you are looking to purchase a new tank?
hey guys

I'm visiting Berkeley from Canada.

i'm new to bikes in general.

i want to put the IMS 3 gal tank on my KLX250S and i read there may be some fit issues...
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:37 AM   #4446
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Cool2 garage and tools

I'm in San Jose and have a garage full of tools.
PM me if you want to try to find a time to bring it down and get some help.

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Old 03-04-2014, 10:09 AM   #4447
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Guys, what bay area shop do you recommend for installing a new gas tank on a Kawasaki KLX250S?

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I'm in San Francisco. I can help you if you like. PM me.
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:22 AM   #4448
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hey guys

I'm visiting Berkeley from Canada.

i'm new to bikes in general.

i want to put the IMS 3 gal tank on my KLX250S and i read there may be some fit issues...
In Berkeley here. I can help if you have the tank with you.
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:36 AM   #4449
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hey guys

I'm visiting Berkeley from Canada.

i'm new to bikes in general.

i want to put the IMS 3 gal tank on my KLX250S and i read there may be some fit issues...
I;m in Fremont... same as everyone else, PM if you want help.
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Old 03-04-2014, 02:31 PM   #4450
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Old 03-05-2014, 03:29 PM   #4451
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Definitely a possibility- I'm open as far as I know right now. Want me to just bring the Jeep and the family, or should I bring down the little bike? I still need to give some love to the pig prior to taking it out again.
4x4 ADV? I hadn't thought about that (might we get banned for even discussing this? ). I have a Nissan 4x4 that should be fine on the CCMA county roads. Maybe my family might want a tour too. Lemme ask.

I'd like to get my bike out of the garage, and at least at Clear Creek I don't have to worry about chasing you on any little bike trails...
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Old 03-05-2014, 05:40 PM   #4452
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4x4 ADV? I hadn't thought about that (might we get banned for even discussing this? ). I have a Nissan 4x4 that should be fine on the CCMA county roads. Maybe my family might want a tour too. Lemme ask.

I'd like to get my bike out of the garage, and at least at Clear Creek I don't have to worry about chasing you on any little bike trails...
I think if family is involved, we can get a bye from the inmates. And don't worry about getting stuck; the big nasty on the front of the Jeep can sort you out.

Let me know and perhaps I can convince the boss for a little sight seeing.

Otherwise, I'll just bring the little bike down and we can meet somewhere and ride the rest of the way.
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:27 PM   #4453
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Clear Creek

Hi guys. I may be interested in joining you on the 16th if you don't mind a stranger. I met SFMCjohn at Hollister Hills last weekend. Seems like you guys have a great group. I live in Hollister and want to check out the current situation in Clear Creek. I have been there many times in long ago years. I ride a KLR650 and I'm sure I won't slow you down. But, I have cancer and don't want to ride alone. Woodsxr also lives here and has shown interest in a Clear Creek ride as well. Let me know if there is any problem and what time you plan on leaving from Tres Pinos. Thanks. Mike C.
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:31 PM   #4454
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are gentiles allowed? I would like to join u pending weather blah blah blah.
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:26 PM   #4455
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Hell yeah, I don't care who comes. Most guys know I'm pretty laid back, but definitely up for doing something stupid.

Even if we go 4 wheel style, you guys can play around and I'll play chase/recovery vehicle if needed.

However, I'm kinda jonesing for the KTM again... I'd just need a place to park the Jeep as I don't feel like riding the little bike all the way down there. I'd get the pig in order but I just did the budget now with the mortgage, and I'm being conservative for a good while on things to let that sting wear off a bit...
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