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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-01-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 175,445
Posted By riphraphh
Awesome event!!

Thank you Joel! Although not a n00b this was my first time at the n00b rally looking forward to the next one. Thank you to the ride leaders for putting together fun and challenging rides! :clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-28-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 175,445
Posted By riphraphh
I have a 4gal Clarke tank and always carry some...

I have a 4gal Clarke tank and always carry some extra just in case.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-27-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 175,445
Posted By riphraphh
n00b 2 the n00b

I'm in raphael - riphraphh/trucking/xt225/2n 2d
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-27-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 175,445
Posted By riphraphh
Question Is it too late to get a spot?

If there are still some openings I would like to sign up for 2 nights 2 dinners & space for truck and XT 225. :huh Thank you.

Raphael
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,649
Posted By riphraphh
Camp

The overnight stop at Renner Springs was a good decision. It was 4:30pm when I pulled in a fueled up. I ran into the couple I met earlier in the day at a previous fuel stop. They were riding their...
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,649
Posted By riphraphh
Day 2 continued

The weather is sunny with cool crisp mornings and afternoon temps in the mid 70's to low 80's. Rode 255 miles to my overnight stop of Renner Springs. There was not a lot to stop and see on this...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,779,656
Posted By riphraphh
Thinking of those warm summer days

:D:D:D Panoche Rd West of Fresno.
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2011, 11:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,649
Posted By riphraphh
Larrimah Roadhouse

Just 47 miles south of Mataranka you will find the Larrimah Roadhouse. It is a good place to stop for a bite and spend some time checking out the free zoo behind the restaurant. They have a nice...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,649
Posted By riphraphh
Mounds of Mounds

On either side of the road as far as the eye can see stand these architectural wonders built by ants. They range in size from just a few inches up to several feet.
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,649
Posted By riphraphh
Sky fall of bats

As I ate dinner out on the patio of the caravan park restaurant I was treated to quite a show. I am very glad that none of them deposited any guano on the grilled garlic ginger prawns I had for...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,649
Posted By riphraphh
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,649
Posted By riphraphh
Mataranka Springs

:thumbup:thumbup
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,649
Posted By riphraphh
Camp

The tent that came with the bike was a little wonky due to a missing pole segment. I had to MacGyver it by using my camp stool as a stand in for the missing part. (I apologise in advance for posting...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,649
Posted By riphraphh
Places of interest along Stuart Hwy south bound

The crux of any trip is having enough time to see all the things you want to see. As we all know time, weather, acts of God, and our own stamina dictates a lot of what one sees on a long ride. With...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,649
Posted By riphraphh
Fun indeed

I did indeed have an awesome time. I was riding solo. But, because I met so many great people along the way I never felt lonely.

More pics on the way.:D
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,649
Posted By riphraphh
Equipment

Here is the bike all loaded up. I did pretty well on stowing all my gear. Since I was camping most nights I carried a light 3 season 2 person tent, a synthetic fill mummy bag good to 40 degrees F,...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,649
Posted By riphraphh
Australia Darwin to Perth via the red centre

September 2011. Working for a small company has its advantages like being able to take an entire month off to go ride a motorcycle across Australia. After much trip planning and arranging a bike...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,779,656
Posted By riphraphh
Panniers

>ASRVIVOR

Dirtbagz makes some decent soft panniers but they still cost a fair amount if you buy both the bags and the mounting brackets. If you have the ability to fab brackets it opens up options...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,779,656
Posted By riphraphh
Outback ride

Thought I would share what I did back in September. Although, I did not do this ride on my beloved XT it was still an awesome trip. I had 3 weeks of riding bliss going across Australia on a rented DR...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,779,656
Posted By riphraphh
Has anyone on here ridden the Great Central Rd in...

Has anyone on here ridden the Great Central Rd in Oz? I am going next month for 3 weeks of riding through the outback. Just wondering what to expect.
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,779,656
Posted By riphraphh
Wicked Speaking Spokes

I have read a lot about broken spokes on here. I have an 06 XT with over 15K miles on it - 80/20 street/dirt. I ride it pretty hard in the dirt especially when I take it to the OHV park. Haven't had...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,779,656
Posted By riphraphh
Pano

Thank you. My Fuji Finepix S1000 has a pano feature shoot up to three shots and it stitches them together.
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,779,656
Posted By riphraphh
Eh? Epic Saturday

I went for a little 240 mile ride in my back yard (Big Sur) yesterday. In central California you have to ride quite a ways to get some dirt. But when you get there it is totally worth the ride. This...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By riphraphh
Now why didn't I think of that!! :doh I have seen...

Now why didn't I think of that!! :doh I have seen retractable "training wheels" on some Gold Wings before! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By riphraphh
Short Mans Dilemma

I am 5'3" tall and I know there are others like me out there that long to ride the finely engineered Teutonic two wheeled machines. Recently I got a bug up my ars to pursue the purchase of a BMW...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,779,656
Posted By riphraphh
You can score it with a sharp utility knife and...

You can score it with a sharp utility knife and then snap it or it can be cut with a band saw. Then sand the edges and viola done and done. If you want to get fancy you can flame polish the edges -...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,779,656
Posted By riphraphh
Thank you Psycho. The bag is something I picked...

Thank you Psycho. The bag is something I picked up at the surplus store I think it is some kind of Oakley sun glass case. I put my CO2 canisters, pump and tire patch kit in there.

norvegicus -...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,779,656
Posted By riphraphh
My 06 then and now

I don't post much but I just want to thank everyone on the XT225 thread for sharing great information. I bought my XT back in 06 and have learned much from reading all the posts here. I have...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,779,656
Posted By riphraphh
International Bike Shipping to Oz

Anybody on here ever shipped a bike to Australia? If yes what all is involved as far as paperwork, insurance etc.? Are their any air freight shippers vs. shipping by sea? I am guessing it will cost...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,779,656
Posted By riphraphh
Pissed Running on frustration

So, I just recently had my bike in the shop to fix a problem - bike stopped running rather mysteriously. The guy I took the bike too said he could fix the bike no problem. Background on my machine:...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2009, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,779,656
Posted By riphraphh
Eh? Any XT riders in Santa Cruz CA area?

I am looking to meet fellow dualie riders in the Santa Cruz area to go riding with. :earAnyone out there? :amazon
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2007, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,779,656
Posted By riphraphh
My 06 XT225 ooh aah

Yea, many people consider this to be a girls bike, but when you are a 5'3" 140# guy like me this bike works just fine. Due to a strange family curse that skips every other generation I can only dream...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-24-2007, 04:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 895
Posted By riphraphh
Bay Area's lack of dirt...

Yea, San Jose is basically a pit of dispare when it comes to gettin your dirt on. I live in Santa Cruz where there are actually some dirt roads left to ride - unfortunately being a local I am sworn...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2007, 10:15 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,997
Posted By riphraphh
Question Oh, how I miss my fender bag

The ride to WMRS on Sunday was truely legendary. But alas along the road to the station my fender bag decided to jump ship! Has any one perhaps found my wayward black wolfman fenderbag? I lay awake...
Forum: Americas 08-15-2007, 10:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,647
Posted By riphraphh
Thumb Route 66 rocks

I rode about 75% of 66 from CA to IL back in 2003 on my Harley Fatboy. There is a great set of maps you can purchase online from Ghost Town Press - "Here It Is! The Route 66 Map Series". These maps...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-29-2007, 11:35 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 39,047
Posted By riphraphh
Tool bag found 1/27 Death Valley

I found a tool bag in Death Valley on Saturday 1/27 on dirt road west of Titus Canyon. If you belong to this bag drop me a note and decribe it and the contents (so that the real owner claims it:deal)...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-29-2007, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By riphraphh
Tool bag found 1/27 Death Valley

I found a tool bag in Death Valley on Saturday 1/27 on dirt road west of Titus Canyon. If you belong to this bag drop me a note and decribe it and the contents (so that the real owner claims it:deal)...
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