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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-29-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,206
Posted By dtp
SV650 or DL650 (VStrom) if you want something...

SV650 or DL650 (VStrom) if you want something different than the Hyusong. The SV and DL have essentially the same engine (but they sqeeze slightly more performance out of the SV version.) Very...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-25-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,206
Posted By dtp
That right there is the key. The way I look at...

That right there is the key. The way I look at resale is if I can walk away after selling it and think "I easily got $500 of functionality/fun out of that bike" then it was worth it. You will be...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-22-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By dtp
Hey just saw your post here. Try your post again...

Hey just saw your post here. Try your post again in this thread... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=593252

Also, check out www.cyclespecialties.com and also call DA Cycles (both in...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,379
Posted By dtp
If you have to be in Fresno then Yosemite NP is...

If you have to be in Fresno then Yosemite NP is easy to include. Spend at least two full days there if you can, one in the valley and one in the high-country (Tuolumne Meadows.)

Get to Fresno...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,058
Posted By dtp
From Caleveras County you could do a few...

From Caleveras County you could do a few things...

My best recommendation scenic-wise would be to take hwy 49 up to hwy 26 at Mokulumne Hill, take 26 east to hwy 88 and then hwy 88 to 89 north and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-04-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,881
Posted By dtp
There are dozens, if not hundreds, east of Cody,...

There are dozens, if not hundreds, east of Cody, Wyoming on BLM land. Tour companies wanted $45 per person so I laughed and drove to the local BLM office and the kind gentleman behind the desk pulled...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-03-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 58,685
Posted By dtp
There was a 99 DR350 on Craigslist out of San...

There was a 99 DR350 on Craigslist out of San Jose, I think it's still there. I was considering when it looked like the deal on my Husky was going south but the guy has an emotional attachment to it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-03-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 896
Views: 58,685
Posted By dtp
Hey welcome aboard. Lots of dirt, street, mix,...

Hey welcome aboard. Lots of dirt, street, mix, whatever can be found here. For street rides, Cycle Specialties in Modesto does a more-or-less monthly street ride. They welcome all brands though you...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 26,131
Views: 3,167,625
Posted By dtp
Anyone have a clean stock tank for an S model...

Anyone have a clean stock tank for an S model they would want to part with? Either cash or possibly trade for a plastic tank? You can reply here or send me a PM.
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 26,131
Views: 3,167,625
Posted By dtp
Well the gas in the plug hole thing did not work....

Well the gas in the plug hole thing did not work.

Bump-start did not work. It sounds like it didn't even try to start.

I'm stumped.

:waysad
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 26,131
Views: 3,167,625
Posted By dtp
Nope. Just the exhaust bolt. Haven't messed with...

Nope. Just the exhaust bolt. Haven't messed with the mixture either. I'm going to try the previous suggestion with the gas in the plug hole. My son has a friend over so I might con them into helping...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,062
Posted By dtp
I've seen it... wanting it... can't afford it or...

I've seen it... wanting it... can't afford it or the trip to Phoenix right now.
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,062
Posted By dtp
A KLX with a 351 big-bore will smoke a WR and has...

A KLX with a 351 big-bore will smoke a WR and has better stock suspension. Oh yeah, even after the big bore kit and installation, it's still cheaper too.

Probably will be my next bike.

The...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 26,131
Views: 3,167,625
Posted By dtp
Frustrated...

OK my baby will NOT start. It's a 92S w/pumper carb upgrade.

Usually it will start on 1st or 2nd kick. Rarely it will take as many as three. Even after the bike sat for three months at the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 26,131
Views: 3,167,625
Posted By dtp
Doing a Helicoil is really easy. I just had to do...

Doing a Helicoil is really easy. I just had to do one on one of my exhaust header bolts. At first I was really scared to do it, fearing I'd mess it up even worse and almost took it into the shop. I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11,111
Views: 2,363,403
Posted By dtp
Proper air pressure is key here. You want to run...

Proper air pressure is key here. You want to run the MT43 around 8psi if you are going to be doing a lot of mud. Normally I run mine around 10psi. Most people who do around 8psi in mud say they are...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,021
Posted By dtp
An 82 is not going to be similar to the 1990+...

An 82 is not going to be similar to the 1990+ DR250/350's at all.

Just based on that picture, drum vs disc brakes is my first impression. Also, 1990+ DR250/350 are 6-speed.
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11,111
Views: 2,363,403
Posted By dtp
So what are you guys thinking about the new Honda...

So what are you guys thinking about the new Honda CRF250L? On paper, it looks like the KLX is better suited for off-road use... more front suspension travel, more adjustable rear shock, higher ground...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-09-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 58,685
Posted By dtp
The Hull Creek campground services Deer Creek if...

The Hull Creek campground services Deer Creek if I am not mistaken.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-01-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,392
Posted By dtp
There is a nice little USFS campground called...

There is a nice little USFS campground called Leavit Meadows on 108 a few miles up from 395. It's right on the river, in the trees and there are hikes into the meadows and waterfalls from there. Lots...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-31-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,981
Posted By dtp
I agree with you 100% about not fighting with the...

I agree with you 100% about not fighting with the DMV. That will get you nowhere in a hurry. But my experience has been that they don't want to listen to reason either, or even pay attention to their...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-30-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,981
Posted By dtp
Well you have a very rare and special DMV. If I...

Well you have a very rare and special DMV. If I were you I'd shut up about it before it gets so busy that you can't ever get an appointment! :lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-30-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,981
Posted By dtp
You ARE being sarcastic, right? It's so hard to...

You ARE being sarcastic, right? It's so hard to tell on the Interwebs...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-30-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,981
Posted By dtp
Dirt bikes, ATV's, etc. get a "green sticker" or...

Dirt bikes, ATV's, etc. get a "green sticker" or a "red sticker." Can't be ridden on roads.... off-road only. AAA does not do OHV registration, or that is to say, no green/red stickers at AAA. But...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-29-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,981
Posted By dtp
Yeah, I know it's crazy but I'm glad it worked...

Yeah, I know it's crazy but I'm glad it worked out for you. You should go through the complaint process so that your local office receives proper training on how to do it correctly.




ODO...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-28-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By dtp
Start looking here... From Hwy 88, there is a...

Start looking here... From Hwy 88, there is a route down to Blue Lakes that will take you all the way to Hwy 4. It's a 4x4 trail... pretty hardcore too... so it would be a nice challenge on a DRZ....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-28-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,086
Posted By dtp
I am a huge fan and big promoter of these books....

I am a huge fan and big promoter of these books. I've probably plugged them at least 50 times in three or four different forums. They are fantastic for finding dual-sport rides, especially if you are...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-27-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By dtp
What will you be riding?

What will you be riding?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-22-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,981
Posted By dtp
Yeah it doesn't add up at all. Try another DMV...

Yeah it doesn't add up at all. Try another DMV office. I know it's inconvenient but it's a hell of a lot easier than fighting with an ignorant DMV employee. The way it works in California is that...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-21-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,981
Posted By dtp
If it's true what you say and it is currently...

If it's true what you say and it is currently registered in Washington in your name and you are a new California resident and it has a valid EPA sticker that says "on-road" and NOT "off-road" then...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-21-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By dtp
Sonora, without a doubt. There are WAY more...

Sonora, without a doubt. There are WAY more dual-sporting opportunities close to it than Paso Robles. From Sonora you are close to everything that the Stanislaus NF and Sierra NF has to offer, which...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-18-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 58,685
Posted By dtp
Hey, welcome back. I HIGHLY recommend you go buy...

Hey, welcome back. I HIGHLY recommend you go buy yourself a copy of the "California Trails" series of books. Unfortunately for where we live you will need to either buy two books to cover our...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-18-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 58,685
Posted By dtp
Any of you local guys know anything about Shell...

Any of you local guys know anything about Shell Rd on the south end of Melones Lake? Is it still closed or what? If so, do you know how far you can go up from the south before you reach a locked gate?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-18-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,362
Posted By dtp
Spectator friendly... not really. You'd see the...

Spectator friendly... not really. You'd see the start/finish and if it's an enduro they leave and then they come back at the end. Not very fun to watch.

Now dirt track racing... that's a fun...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-18-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 223
Posted By dtp
New Melones Lake/Shell Rd info?

Anyone have any recent intel on this road? I thought I heard it was gated at some point. If so, anyone know what section is closed-off?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-29-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,318
Posted By dtp
Tioga opening very soon... From the...

Tioga opening very soon...

From the Yosemite NP website:
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-27-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,963
Posted By dtp
Yes but the $64,000 question is... will it be...

Yes but the $64,000 question is... will it be available in California or just be a 49-state bike?

I admit it does look like an appealing alternative to the KLX250.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-19-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 896
Views: 58,685
Posted By dtp
Yeah I've done that trip on my VStrom. Very fun...

Yeah I've done that trip on my VStrom. Very fun route. Glad to see it's open again after being closed all of last year.

I did my first post-encephalitis/meningitis long trip on the VStrom Monday....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-16-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 896
Views: 58,685
Posted By dtp
Phew! Got those mysterious fork thingies figured...

Phew! Got those mysterious fork thingies figured out. Best part is it didn't cost any money and only took about an hour to correct my embarassing mistake.... :lol3

So... when my brother can get...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-11-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 58,685
Posted By dtp
Oh Snap! You're right... I guess the problem I'm...

Oh Snap! You're right... I guess the problem I'm having is actually with the carburator then! :rofl
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