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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-06-2014, 08:10 AM
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Posted By operaflute
True dat! It's quite a place to play water...

True dat! It's quite a place to play water nymph, for sure.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-05-2014, 10:13 AM
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Posted By operaflute
What? Not the lunchbox photo?? I'll tell the...

What? Not the lunchbox photo??
I'll tell the photographer. (Not me, obviously!)
Life will come with the cooler weather, no doubt.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-04-2014, 11:30 AM
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Posted By operaflute
Tanque Verde Falls - current swim conditions

Well THAT sounds like a story begging to be told...

We did indeed make it out to Tanque Verde Falls, riding Redington Rd from the San Manuel end and finishing with a hike down to the swimming hole...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-02-2014, 03:05 PM
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Posted By operaflute
Tanque Verde Falls - current swim conditions?

Hello all -

Anyone been out to the swimming hole at Tanque Verde Falls recently? Enough water left to swim? Thinking of heading there in the morning.

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11,104
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Posted By operaflute
Five!

Five!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-10-2014, 11:26 AM
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Posted By operaflute
I know, I know. Hey, worth a try, anyway!

I know, I know. Hey, worth a try, anyway!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-10-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By operaflute
Lunch in Challis, ID?

I'll be passing through Challis on Saturday and looking for delicious lunch suggestions! Please advise!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-17-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15,464
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Posted By operaflute
Thanks, Hoosier, and sorry for my late reply:...

Thanks, Hoosier, and sorry for my late reply: I've been off grid while making my annual migration to northern UT for the summer! I'm sure I won't catch YZFCathy, but would always enjoy some Tucson...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-12-2014, 12:25 PM
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Posted By operaflute
Thanks for the tip! If I didn't have to bee-line...

Thanks for the tip! If I didn't have to bee-line it tomorrow, I'd def make this a detour this very weekend. Dern it, though, forks are still leaking despite new seals. I hate to love that darn...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-10-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15,464
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Posted By operaflute
Oh, and in addition to my earlier comments, guess...

Oh, and in addition to my earlier comments, guess who forgot to torque my front axle to spec? Yup, OAM. I know this because we (meaning I stood there while boyfriend did the work) just took my forks...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-08-2014, 08:08 AM
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Posted By operaflute
Just too many things. Examples: A couple years...

Just too many things. Examples:
A couple years ago, when they put on my rear tire, a few miles out of the shop my rear brake completely locked up (I was not braking at the time, and thankfully, I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-07-2014, 11:22 AM
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Posted By operaflute
I know this has come up before, but searching...

I know this has come up before, but searching this thread never seems to yield the results I know are hiding in here...

Tucson recommendations to do fork seals on a Ducati Monster 696? I've had...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-07-2014, 07:46 AM
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Posted By operaflute
Anyone know why Golden Gate Rd. in Saguaro West...

Anyone know why Golden Gate Rd. in Saguaro West is closed? At least it was on Wednesday...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2014, 07:45 AM
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Posted By operaflute
Curious: what's the advantage of a carb mounted...

Curious: what's the advantage of a carb mounted choke vs. handle bar one?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-01-2013, 06:39 AM
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Posted By operaflute
General riding in Mexico rules: Don't ride at...

General riding in Mexico rules:
Don't ride at night.
Border areas are more dangerous - when touring, the rule of thumb is to cross the border early and head south directly.

As far as off-roading...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2013, 06:30 AM
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Posted By operaflute
Hey, Shadowman, glad it worked out. Tom S,...

Hey, Shadowman, glad it worked out.

Tom S, here's the link again:...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2013, 08:14 AM
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Posted By operaflute
Yes, please!

Yes, please!
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2013, 04:38 PM
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Posted By operaflute
Couple of years ago I bought my XT- Great...

Couple of years ago I bought my XT-
Great shape, stock, 2003, 3300 miles on the odo and paid $1500 for it. I too, was looking for short seat height. Love it! I've probably put 6000 miles on it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-12-2013, 06:51 AM
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Posted By operaflute
Gila Box was my XT's first camping trip. Loved it...

Gila Box was my XT's first camping trip. Loved it out there!
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2013, 07:15 AM
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Posted By operaflute
I run a Widder vest on my 2003 XT225, no problem.

I run a Widder vest on my 2003 XT225, no problem.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-02-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15,464
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Posted By operaflute
Someone had asked for nearby camping ideas a...

Someone had asked for nearby camping ideas a while back:
Last month I did a little moto camping trip to the Payson area, and took the old Globe-Young road. I found myself thinking it would be fun to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2013, 05:53 AM
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Posted By operaflute
You would have some space to add some foam....

You would have some space to add some foam. Quality? Too soon to tell! Seems fine. Probably have 1000 miles/6 weeks on the new seat cover... so far so good.
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 11,104
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Posted By operaflute
I recently replaced my torn seat cover with a...

I recently replaced my torn seat cover with a generic ebay version. Under $30 and fit just right....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-09-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15,464
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Posted By operaflute
That sounds like a challenge! My little 225 will...

That sounds like a challenge! My little 225 will bravely take it on (some day).
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 87,809
Posted By operaflute
Beautiful! I played in a small orchestra in...

Beautiful! I played in a small orchestra in Argentina a number of years ago (San Luis). Lost my opportunity to travel during my time off thanks to a nice case of Scarlet Fever. Hope to make it...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2013, 10:04 AM
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Posted By operaflute
Anyone know of an aftermarket rear brake pedal...

Anyone know of an aftermarket rear brake pedal for little feet? I can't reach mine when I'm up on the pegs! I may have a friend cut/weld the current pedal, but curious about aftermarket options.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-13-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15,464
Views: 1,272,293
Posted By operaflute
Yep. Bill means well, but he's a flake. If at all...

Yep. Bill means well, but he's a flake. If at all possible I try to deal with Michael.
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,529
Posted By operaflute
Nod.

Nod.
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,529
Posted By operaflute
I LOVE my XT and don't think I'll be moving up...

I LOVE my XT and don't think I'll be moving up soon. I rode it to Baja and back in January, and I did feel like I was asking quite a lot from it, though. That's really the only reason I think I may...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,529
Posted By operaflute
I've wondered how much the extra 25cc would...

I've wondered how much the extra 25cc would really get me as far as long distance and highway speeds?
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,529
Posted By operaflute
YES. Thank you.

YES. Thank you.
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,529
Posted By operaflute
It seems some of us are braver during the "get...

It seems some of us are braver during the "get used to it" period than others. Perhaps my own upgrade from the XT225 will be the DR650, not the CRZ400! That's plenty tall for me!

:-P
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,529
Posted By operaflute
Both of the bikes I referred to in my last post...

Both of the bikes I referred to in my last post were the DRZ400S, but remarkably different heights since one had been lowered as described. Curious if messing with the suspension on that bike...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,529
Posted By operaflute
I went back to that dealership today, where we...

I went back to that dealership today, where we originally sit-tested that first (used) DRZ400. I knew then that it was a bit lower than stock (I thought I had remembered it was the seat but wasn't...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11,104
Views: 1,658,588
Posted By operaflute
Curious about the seat cover: would it also fit...

Curious about the seat cover: would it also fit if you slid it to the back end of the seat vs. the front? Really would like to do something about my torn up seat, but wonder if the config shown in...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,529
Posted By operaflute
Yep , if it were me, I'd def be lowering the seat...

Yep , if it were me, I'd def be lowering the seat and/or putting the SM wheels back on (at least to start). Envy "The Beau's" willingness to just "get over it." Wish I had more of that in me!
Off...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,529
Posted By operaflute
Well *someone* is out there having a ball this...

Well *someone* is out there having a ball this morning, riding up and down his dirt road. The bike is tall, no question, and he's having to learn the slide the butt off the seat technique to get one...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,529
Posted By operaflute
Guess who jumped in the truck today and ran off...

Guess who jumped in the truck today and ran off to fetch his new-to-him DRZ? He'll be back late tonight. Can't wait to ride it myself!
:clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-07-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15,464
Views: 1,272,293
Posted By operaflute
I live and die by my Widder electric vest. In...

I live and die by my Widder electric vest. In fact, it's the first piece of winter gear I add when it starts cooling down, and the last I give up in the spring. I do this because, between the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,529
Posted By operaflute
I thought the E had a taller seat than the S? ...

I thought the E had a taller seat than the S? Incorrect?


Agreed. Need to explore all options if we go the DRZ route.
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