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Forum: Equipment 01-21-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,144
Posted By chrish4ku
Update: Over a year of use and still...

Update:

Over a year of use and still strong: When Dirtbiking is cold, skiing is the choice. Work equally good on a mountain!
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 1,705,264
Posted By chrish4ku
What he said on the weight - even fully loaded...

What he said on the weight - even fully loaded with a huge camelbak full of beverage and gear it feels like a smaller bike than any 530...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-21-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 489,999
Posted By chrish4ku
This is between Ridgecrest and Ballarat...not...

This is between Ridgecrest and Ballarat...not sure exactly as there are so many that are similar. Prolly up in Spangler Hills area..
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-20-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 489,999
Posted By chrish4ku
President's Day Weekend - Desert Riding

A few of us will be staging in Ridgecrest Feb 14--17th. Doing rides in Jawbone, Ballarat, Randsburg, etc.

PM me if you are interested.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-15-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2,286
Views: 131,135
Posted By chrish4ku
Looks like fun, .... Work became more work...

Looks like fun, ....

Work became more work for me....sorry I missed out.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-08-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2,286
Views: 131,135
Posted By chrish4ku
McNally's is cool, yes they have a fire place. ...

McNally's is cool, yes they have a fire place.

No food there - you go get it and then bring it in.

It's a big green building on College Ave - big green Neon Sign too...


Burritos, Burgers,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-07-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2,286
Views: 131,135
Posted By chrish4ku
Barclays?

Why not just do Barclays?

They have darts, food, beer, and outside seating....:ear

Rockyridge is a nice place to ride up....
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 1,705,264
Posted By chrish4ku
Garmin

Thanks all....appreciate the posts. I think the best route is to wire to the Batt - more direct.

Other than this the 500 is and has been amazing.

Can't find any flaws in one year of riding...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 1,705,264
Posted By chrish4ku
Hardwire Garmin

OK 500 Nation,

I have wired my Montana bracket through the 12V wiring, headlight power, in the mask area. Works pretty good, but at some low RPMs, in the tight stuff, the Garmin will not have...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 1,705,264
Posted By chrish4ku
Clutch

I replaced my slave, gaskets, and resi. Still drags a bit, but when hot it works OK. I think this is just standard for this bike. I only have 45 hours on it so I am pretty sure it isn't anything...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 84,910
Posted By chrish4ku
My real time feedback: is that they do...

My real time feedback:

is that they do (still) loose battery charge over time, so if you let them sit on the shelf for over a month you better charge them before riding.

I didn't really have...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-18-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 138,986
Posted By chrish4ku
Oh - crap....another picture of steele pass in...

Oh - crap....another picture of steele pass in October.....

damn, I'd text this to you instead of posting it on the internet. That way I don't have to talk to anyone in person...:rofl
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 1,705,264
Posted By chrish4ku
I have been using tennis wrap grips over the...

I have been using tennis wrap grips over the rubber - works like a charm for $8.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-05-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 2,286
Views: 131,135
Posted By chrish4ku
+ yes Thurs and +yes for Trappist. Yes beer...

+ yes Thurs and +yes for Trappist.

Yes beer is expensive there, but you only need 2.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-27-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 489,999
Posted By chrish4ku
Lost for 10 months

We always need a reason to get out of Dodge.......we came up with a plan to find a lost GPS unit, dropped in the desert 10 months ago..and proceeded to find it laying in the middle of a track.....
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-27-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2,286
Views: 131,135
Posted By chrish4ku
Lost and Found

Took a trip to the desert to find a GPS lost 10 months ago - and actually found it.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1025664


Happy Thanksgiving!
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-26-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,285
Posted By chrish4ku
Yes - that's us.

Yes - that's us.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-23-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,285
Posted By chrish4ku
Lost and Found - 9 months in Ridgecrest

In February 2014 we took a 3 day Dual Sport ride based out of Ridgecrest CA. The ride was great but Paul lost his GPS outside the Pinnacles whilst jumping a huge wash.

We basically had the spot it...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-20-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,357
Posted By chrish4ku
Thanks BNBRP - Always a good time when you are...

Thanks BNBRP - Always a good time when you are along...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-19-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2,286
Views: 131,135
Posted By chrish4ku
Done 2. Met him on the USAL trail a few...

Done 2.

Met him on the USAL trail a few years ago.
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 1,705,264
Posted By chrish4ku
You may need an extra bedroom for all the...

You may need an extra bedroom for all the 'things' you'll need to hang on to.
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 1,705,264
Posted By chrish4ku
Normal Clutch Feel

All,

My 14 500 EXC has always had drag on the clutch. Even when warmed up on the stand, the rear wheel moves at a good pace with some force. When Cold, in 1rst, its extremely hard to move the bike...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-12-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,357
Posted By chrish4ku
Eureka Hill Road - off of 10 mile cutoff. There...

Eureka Hill Road - off of 10 mile cutoff. There are a few tracks that go down to the Garcia River from there.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-10-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 489,999
Posted By chrish4ku
Oysters rule - -- - the day was perfect! Hope to...

Oysters rule - -- - the day was perfect! Hope to do it again soon.


The Band: "Oyster Cult Riders"
- Cover Shot.

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-10-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,357
Posted By chrish4ku
Tomales Bay to Mendocino and Back

With temps in the high 60's on the cost of NorCal - it's hard to think it's November.


Let's ride: 440 miles / 15 dirt...ya I know that isn't enough.


How about some Tomales Bay oysters? OK...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-04-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 489,999
Posted By chrish4ku
Oysters - then North to Fort Bragg

So a few of us are riding up HWY 1 to Fort Bragg after Oysters.

Staying here:
Best Western Vista Manor Lodge

but any motel is fine actually....

Dirt? Well, If fort bragg - sherwood is...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,144
Posted By chrish4ku
Just zip tied it to the strap with two ties.

Just zip tied it to the strap with two ties.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-03-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2,286
Views: 131,135
Posted By chrish4ku
Tomales Bay Oyster Run - Saturday Nov 8th??

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25421916&postcount=4943

Weather is looking great,
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-03-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 489,999
Posted By chrish4ku
Tomales Bay Oyster Run - Saturday Nov 8th??

Some of us are going to have some BBQ Oysters at Marshall Store, Tomales Bay.
Wheels up 9:30 am

Starbucks

1209 Marina Blvd #1209
Meet right off 880


1.5 Hours each way plus lunch.
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6,682
Views: 1,365,159
Posted By chrish4ku
Nice - time to join the KTM 500 Thread...

Nice - time to join the KTM 500 Thread then.....it might take a bit to get caught up, but what I have seen and rode over a year now is that there aren't any major weak spots on the 500. I love it,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-30-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,281
Posted By chrish4ku
Video

And for above comments, there were no intentional deviations on said routes. In many spots the route is washed out or splits and the split disappears into open desert. Wind and water changes things...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-25-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 489,999
Posted By chrish4ku
JustPaul, Zeegmeyer, Paul R. and I hit June Lake,...

JustPaul, Zeegmeyer, Paul R. and I hit June Lake, Mammoth, Death Valley few weeks back. Super good time to ride in October.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-25-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,281
Posted By chrish4ku
Power sliding - practice ...

Power sliding - practice
[/URL]http://chrish4ku.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/10-2014-June-Lake-3-Day-Dual/i-MK9Vxjs/0/L/FILE0354-L.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-25-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,281
Posted By chrish4ku
Cool times - Death Valley, Mammoth Lakes Dual Sport

5th year of the June Lake Dual Sport ride.... weather was great. People was great...

Paul, Paul, Mike, and Me


Ok let's get happy..... not working, and ummm, not working. Riding, yes that's...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,144
Posted By chrish4ku
Just used these again in Death Valley, Mono Lake,...

Just used these again in Death Valley, Mono Lake, Mammoth Lakes. These are the top of the line radios here folks....
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-19-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 2,286
Views: 131,135
Posted By chrish4ku
Don't know if you all met up, but I couldn't make...

Don't know if you all met up, but I couldn't make this one. We were out riding Saline Valley, June Lake, and Mammoth OHV. Weather was great. See you all soon.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 1,705,264
Posted By chrish4ku
Agreed, not a huge deal for me - just a new seal...

Agreed, not a huge deal for me - just a new seal kit and a good cleaning but what was a 20 min job is now a several hour job plus waiting for the kit in the mail......
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 1,705,264
Posted By chrish4ku
Well, I bled the clutch - using the fluid...

Well,

I bled the clutch - using the fluid for my 990. That was a mistake. Damn things require different fluids....now I can rebuild the whole thing at least. Mineral Oil into a 5.1......
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 1,705,264
Posted By chrish4ku
Clutch Drag?

So after 39 hours and year 1 I changed the clutch fluid because neutral is a bit hard to get, and fluid was looking not so clean.

The clutch has always dragged - i.e rear wheel really wants to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-25-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 489,999
Posted By chrish4ku
Sweet fishing spot, Love it!

Sweet fishing spot,

Love it!
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