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Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,431
Posted By Artboy57
I think the culprit was the aftermarket front...

I think the culprit was the aftermarket front sprocket. Switching to stock . Waiting to see what this will finally cost me, estimate is $1400, it's in pieces at the dealer. :cry
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,431
Posted By Artboy57
Did this epic have a conclusion? My X is at the...

Did this epic have a conclusion? My X is at the dealer in a similar condition, I'm hoping for a happy ending.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-13-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,003
Posted By Artboy57
Thanks Pstmstr, sounds like a winner. :clap

Thanks Pstmstr, sounds like a winner. :clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-07-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,003
Posted By Artboy57
Go ride that sucker this weekend! Thanks for the...

Go ride that sucker this weekend! Thanks for the pics, the design looks pretty clean.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-30-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,003
Posted By Artboy57
Somebody tall (6'2" at least) please install the...

Somebody tall (6'2" at least) please install the Calsci 23" and post a review and pictures! I went through 3 experiments on my 1200 before I hit the golden combo. (The pic on Cal Sci site doesn't...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-04-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By Artboy57
Thanks guys! Hi DDENNIS. you kindly showed a...

Thanks guys! Hi DDENNIS. you kindly showed a bunch of us around there a few years back on your Ninja 250. We ended up at KCL, it was beautiful. Just a couple campers, went to Pozo and did Elkhorn,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-01-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By Artboy57
Best place to stage for Carrizo Plain?

Hey guys, I've been up to Carrizo a couple of times, I'm trucking up a couple bikes tomorrow. I've parked on Elkhorn before, but it's pretty remote, I'd like a bit of humanity near the truck as we...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,050
Posted By Artboy57
I got mine 8 months ago and it roars on both my...

I got mine 8 months ago and it roars on both my bikes, windshield and no windshield. I don't know if the plastic is different year to year? I don't have a roar from my crappy dirt bike helmet, visor...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7,239
Views: 1,125,053
Posted By Artboy57
Something's missing!

I came back from a ride and noticed something was missing from the top of my fork bridge- I thought it was just a cap, but it's the adjusting screw in the middle of the upper fork cross brace.Pinch...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 25,384
Posted By Artboy57
Many thanks to John (Jsonder) for the tour and...

Many thanks to John (Jsonder) for the tour and Dave and others with the great ride suggestions. Summerhaven, Control road 38, Santa Ritas, We had a great and exhausting 2 days.:clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-05-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 25,384
Posted By Artboy57
In Tucson Saturday

Hey folks, my buddy Derek and I are in Tucson Tomorrow, JSONDER is showing us the Santa Rosas Sunday, but Saturday is open for any easy dirt you guys could suggest. We're hitting the road in a few...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-21-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 25,384
Posted By Artboy57
Thanks again for the tips,gents. Jsonder, I sent...

Thanks again for the tips,gents. Jsonder, I sent you a PM.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-19-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 25,384
Posted By Artboy57
Thanks a lot! 2 days will be barely a taste, I...

Thanks a lot! 2 days will be barely a taste, I hope to be back in the fall. If we stick to dirt roads on plated bikes are there any permits or so forth we need to buy? We always want to be legal.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-19-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 25,384
Posted By Artboy57
Tucson visit

Hey folks, any recommendations for some easy dirt around Tucson for a couple out-of-staters? On a 650 and a 400, staying with an in-law April 6 and 7. No GPS, looking for fire roads or interesting...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,857
Posted By Artboy57
Kudos to all of you for the ride reports. Enjoyed...

Kudos to all of you for the ride reports. Enjoyed the video of you snaking past everybody in the rocks, Razr! Guess you weren't on the 'ol KLR, eh?:lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-06-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 31,794
Views: 3,010,770
Posted By Artboy57
Sounds like a fun trip, boys. Speaking of...

Sounds like a fun trip, boys. Speaking of injuries, I've been off the bikes for 6 weeks already, broke my upper humerus in 2 coming off my 650x. Water crossing coated with algae got me. Like ice....
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7,239
Views: 1,125,053
Posted By Artboy57
I run an MT21 in front and D606 in the back, it...

I run an MT21 in front and D606 in the back, it wanders a little on rain grooves but fine up to 80 mph for me. Have you tried rebalancing it?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-21-2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 31,794
Views: 3,010,770
Posted By Artboy57
Thanks Joel and gents. Sorry to bail early, I...

Thanks Joel and gents. Sorry to bail early, I just didn't have the energy for mud and snow today. Played in some water crossings on the way to Castaic, though! See you when it dries out a bit.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-17-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 31,794
Views: 3,010,770
Posted By Artboy57
Sunday AM sounds like a go for me!:ricky

Sunday AM sounds like a go for me!:ricky
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7,239
Views: 1,125,053
Posted By Artboy57
Gracias! Now I just have to locate one.

Gracias! Now I just have to locate one.
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7,239
Views: 1,125,053
Posted By Artboy57
What size socket for the axle nuts?

I can't seem to find the size in the owners manual or online. I took it to Sears and tried their poor selection of sockets and know it's somewhere between 22mm and 27mm,(the missing ones, of course)...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-16-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 31,794
Views: 3,010,770
Posted By Artboy57
Braces

Also, Chaparral out in San Berdoo stocks both, you can try before you drop $600. :huh
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-16-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 31,794
Views: 3,010,770
Posted By Artboy57
I tried on the Asterisks and they didn't fit me...

I tried on the Asterisks and they didn't fit me well, I went with PODS and they are pretty comfy, although I don't think the kneecap coverage is as good. About the same price I think.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-04-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 31,794
Views: 3,010,770
Posted By Artboy57
Hey, page 1001! Nice. I was solo on the X...

Hey, page 1001! Nice. I was solo on the X yesterday and could swear I passed some of youse guys on Lockwood Valley? Maybe not. Great weather though!:D
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7,239
Views: 1,125,053
Posted By Artboy57
Muffler ejects itself

Just a note to check the tightness on the rear muffler hanger (the hex head that hides in the rear wheel well) I didn't notice mine had loosened and suddenly my muffler did the endo dance on the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-12-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 31,794
Views: 3,010,770
Posted By Artboy57
Missed you up there, man! It was exciting, you...

Missed you up there, man! It was exciting, you were right about the bike swallowing ruts, I ended up in one. Broke off some bodywork, the evap canister (that was going anyway) and messed up a knee....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-10-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 31,794
Views: 3,010,770
Posted By Artboy57
I'm not very familiar with the names around...

I'm not very familiar with the names around there, I just follow my nose. I'll probably leave Pasadena about 9, slab it to the McDs on 15 for gas by about 10 and then start chugging around. Hope to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2010, 11:27 PM
Replies: 31,794
Views: 3,010,770
Posted By Artboy57
Is Lytle open? I think it was closed last time I...

Is Lytle open? I think it was closed last time I went by (That was months ago though)
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 31,794
Views: 3,010,770
Posted By Artboy57
I may head over to Cleghorn Road off the 15 fwy....

I may head over to Cleghorn Road off the 15 fwy. McDonalds around 10AM, then up the hill.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 31,794
Views: 3,010,770
Posted By Artboy57
What's going on tomorrow?:ear

What's going on tomorrow?:ear
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-04-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 31,794
Views: 3,010,770
Posted By Artboy57
Go to bed, Joel!:D

Go to bed, Joel!:D
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-03-2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 31,794
Views: 3,010,770
Posted By Artboy57
I'll be out tomorrow, don't know which bike but...

I'll be out tomorrow, don't know which bike but may end up near Carrizo ,who knows!:evil I'll look here in the AM and see whos doing what.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-15-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 31,794
Views: 3,010,770
Posted By Artboy57
I'm glad you guys had the good sense not to play...

I'm glad you guys had the good sense not to play TRY TO HIT THE TRUCK with me!:D No damage to me or the bike, so all's good. At least it wasn't a bus!:lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-13-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 31,794
Views: 3,010,770
Posted By Artboy57
See you there at 9, Osborne and the 210, 7-11

See you there at 9, Osborne and the 210, 7-11
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-13-2010, 12:41 AM
Replies: 31,794
Views: 3,010,770
Posted By Artboy57
All easy roads, I do this run on my GS pretty...

All easy roads, I do this run on my GS pretty regularly. I'll check the thread tomorrow AM before I head out and see if there are any more takers.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-12-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 31,794
Views: 3,010,770
Posted By Artboy57
Once again I miss Death Valley!!!!:becca :kboom...

Once again I miss Death Valley!!!!:becca :kboom :baldy
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 5,696
Views: 1,171,026
Posted By Artboy57
Rox Risers

In poking through the threads, it looks like Rox Risers fit without any cable issues on non ABS , how about WITH ABS, any issues? I'd love to be able to stand up straight.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-12-2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 31,794
Views: 3,010,770
Posted By Artboy57
I think I'll be out tomorrow on the 650...

I think I'll be out tomorrow on the 650 ..probably head up toward Tule/Sawmill, Gorman etc. again. I should be passing the 7-11 on Little T Canyon about 9 if anyone's interested. I'll be handing over...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-08-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 31,794
Views: 3,010,770
Posted By Artboy57
Word here at work is he was a new guy here in our...

Word here at work is he was a new guy here in our special effects dept., middle -ager getting back into riding after being off bikes for a long time. That's an all too common scenario. I didn't know...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-08-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 31,794
Views: 3,010,770
Posted By Artboy57
I did an Ojai to Lockwood to Bouquet Canyon loop...

I did an Ojai to Lockwood to Bouquet Canyon loop Sunday. Found out this morning that a guy from my work ate it on Bouquet about 10AM yesterday. I know some of you guys were in the area about that...
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