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Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 114,673
Posted By Dograt
Gotta love their toughness. Some of that stuff...

Gotta love their toughness. Some of that stuff in the video is unbelievable yet they still persevered. Looks like one of motorcycles made it on the back of a truck, and whose x-ray was that?
Forum: Beasts 01-02-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,215
Posted By Dograt
Wihile your looking, don't forget to check out...

Wihile your looking, don't forget to check out the Moto Guzzi Stelvio.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-24-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9,754
Views: 3,065,109
Posted By Dograt
Cagiva Elefant 650 1N '86 rebuild Cagiva...

Cagiva Elefant 650 1N '86 rebuild


Cagiva Elefant 750 6N '89 rebuild


Cagiva Elefant 750 6N '89 to be rebuild[/QUOTE]

Love those Elefants!!!!!!!!!!!
Experience is gained right after...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-30-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 358,654
Posted By Dograt
That's a all too common skiing injury. Spiral...

That's a all too common skiing injury.
Spiral fractures usually heal well.
Get well really soon.
Forum: The Garage 08-28-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,319
Posted By Dograt
Had a major failure on my 1999 Gran Canyon last...

Had a major failure on my 1999 Gran Canyon last week. Two problems caused a lot of headaches. Problem number one was a broken o-ring on the outlet side of the pressure regulator which allowed the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-18-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9,754
Views: 3,065,109
Posted By Dograt
Distant roads

Those roads in the distance look really cool and are probably a great adventure.:nod
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-17-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9,754
Views: 3,065,109
Posted By Dograt
Fathers day ride.

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a484/John_Ingham/P1000233_zps5fb8ecfa.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/John_Ingham/media/P1000233_zps5fb8ecfa.jpg.html)
Forum: Beasts 06-11-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 128,575
Posted By Dograt
Grand Canyon in Tucson

No GC, but I have a 1987 Cagiva Elefant. I'm looking to buy either a GC or a E900. I have located the E900 in Austin and have inquired about a GC in Nashville. These motorcycles are hard to locate...
Forum: Beasts 06-10-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 128,575
Posted By Dograt
Tucson to Calgary

You'll love ride to Calgary as shown on your route. Did it about 20 years ago in June. Spent June 2nd in the snow in Flagstaff. Enjoy.
Forum: Beasts 06-10-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,143
Posted By Dograt
Desmo engines

I agree with Bevelhead that the Ducati desmo engines are not that big a deal when maintenance is carried out. Two very inexpensive tools are needed to adjust the valve clearance. Changing out the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-10-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4,269
Views: 1,593,210
Posted By Dograt
Lets try that again.

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a484/John_Ingham/37475_1340092628024_7568489_n_zpsb3727ed9.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-10-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4,269
Views: 1,593,210
Posted By Dograt
Ken Ingham in New Mexico

This is my son looking out at the Southern New Mexico Mountains.

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a484/John_Ingham/37475_1340092628024_7568489_n_zpsb3727ed9.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-01-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 1,232,123
Posted By Dograt
Custom work

Hi craftcoder, I sent you a PM.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-14-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 1,232,123
Posted By Dograt
Question Guzzi Stelvio

Any body in the area have any comments on the Guzzi Stelvio? Renaissance Motors on Speedway has a new one available that I am interested in, but have no experience with the model or for that matter...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-14-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 1,232,123
Posted By Dograt
A-1 Fab just off Country Club and just south of...

A-1 Fab just off Country Club and just south of Ajo has one of the best welders. Gary by name.
JWI
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-14-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 1,232,123
Posted By Dograt
Dual Sport tires

I have had really good luck with the Kenda 270 series. Really good life and OK on the street. Just put a new Shinko (Korean) 700 series tire on the rear, after 5000 miles on a Kenda 270. On a...
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 473,097
Posted By Dograt
Don't know much about the Euro 750's. I have two...

Don't know much about the Euro 750's. I have two Elefants, one converted to 750cc and the other a standard 650. Both are electric and manual starters. Mileage on both in 50/50 pavement/off-road...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-24-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3,967
Views: 938,030
Posted By Dograt
One room school between Ft. Sumner and Roswell,...

One room school between Ft. Sumner and Roswell, New Mexico. Was told it was used up until the late 1950's.
...
Forum: Face plant 07-04-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,729
Posted By Dograt
Good to see you survived!!! Amazing that all...

Good to see you survived!!!
Amazing that all you got was a ding and some abrasions.
Hope they catch the idiot that turned in front of you (probably texting) and then ran away.
I'll be passing...
Forum: Road warriors 02-29-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5,475
Views: 1,006,708
Posted By Dograt
With a fuel tank capacity of less than 4 gal.,...

With a fuel tank capacity of less than 4 gal., the hard core ADV's better find some containers that fit the 21 liter utility compartment. And only a 17" front tire - have fun on the CDR.
Forum: Australia 01-19-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,330
Posted By Dograt
Pissed On a recent 3500 mile excursion through AZ, NM...

On a recent 3500 mile excursion through AZ, NM and Texas, my horizontal drive belt broke and made some expensive clattering noises as I rode into Las Cruses, NM. So....
I just completed a 750...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2,307
Views: 583,435
Posted By Dograt
Cagiva Elefant 1987

OK - Here's my Elefant. Rode the CDR last fall and what a great MC on the dirt roads and trails.:raabia
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-17-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 1,232,123
Posted By Dograt
One of the XR650 riders with a twin mount...

One of the XR650 riders with a twin mount headlight was having problems with the brackets breaking. I was a little beat up from a fall going down Hog Canyon and was in no condition or mood to run...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-16-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 1,232,123
Posted By Dograt
Hi Bob, Here is the Santa Rita ride track that I...

Hi Bob, Here is the Santa Rita ride track that I and the Texas folks completed last Friday. Definitely not for the faint of heart in some areas. The other folks had XR650s and one KTM. Got too...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1,613
Views: 372,233
Posted By Dograt
Always be totally aware of any and all vehicles...

Always be totally aware of any and all vehicles that potentially can turn left in front of you. (Of course in the left lane countries like England the rule states 'right' turners are the problem.) ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-23-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 1,232,123
Posted By Dograt
Here it is! jinghamjr at cox dot net ...

Here it is!
jinghamjr at cox dot net

Thanks Bob.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-23-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,286
Posted By Dograt
The Rita Ranch area is probably best for the DM...

The Rita Ranch area is probably best for the DM commute. There are a lot of schools close by (walking or bus rides), and the Elliot Homes area has no HOA, so I park my 5th wheel next to my house. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-22-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 1,232,123
Posted By Dograt
Thanks for the link. I don't have any link to...

Thanks for the link. I don't have any link to Bob's tracks. I really like his pic's of the area.
Thanks again
JWI
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-22-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 1,232,123
Posted By Dograt
Kinda hard to provide a track if you haven't...

Kinda hard to provide a track if you haven't ridden there yet. If you have, please let me know as I would be very glad to add it in.
Thanks
JWI
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-22-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 1,232,123
Posted By Dograt
Thanks Bob, The route is as you figured out. ...

Thanks Bob,
The route is as you figured out. Still a little sketchy at the end of Hawk way over to the Madera Canyon road. Topos show a trail there but I haven't riden there yet. Will tour there...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-21-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 1,232,123
Posted By Dograt
Santa Rita Area

Hi Bob - Missed the invite - but saw those rocks||
Any way - here is a waypoint file of the area I want to take those Texicans on next month. What do you think? Any bad things?
Beat regards
JWI
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-14-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 1,232,123
Posted By Dograt
Gary Semics

Thomas-I didn't even think about the bx. I have classes on base this semester so I will ask a couple of my friends on break to look around.

I have no clue who Gary Semics is.[/QUOTE]

Gary...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-11-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 1,232,123
Posted By Dograt
Thanks Dave, If your are going to be around the...

Thanks Dave,
If your are going to be around the area on the 11th and 12th of March, please join us on our adventures. Sure to be amusing with me tipping over all the time.
Thanks again
Regards...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-11-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 1,232,123
Posted By Dograt
Thanks Bob for the offer. I'm sure the Texas...

Thanks Bob for the offer. I'm sure the Texas folks would appreciate your expertise and suggestions for some decent rides. They will (all except one) be driving for 16 hours to get here and I'm...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-11-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 1,232,123
Posted By Dograt
Santa Rita Area Ride

Thanks to Bob and Dave for the excursion thru the Santa Ritas on Thursday. It's nice to ride with guys that know where they are going. I think I wore Dave out helping me pick up my bike from the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-10-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 1,232,123
Posted By Dograt
Bad thing that unseen patch of ice. The back...

Bad thing that unseen patch of ice. The back side of Mt Lemmon is bad too. Couldn't make to Summerhaven on my dirt bike because of the packed snow and ice.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-09-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 1,232,123
Posted By Dograt
Thursday ride

I will try to be there at the appointed time. I will be riding in from Rita Ranch, but go on without me if I'm not there in time.
regards
JWI
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 21,335
Posted By Dograt
Klx450r in Tucson

Here are a couple of shots of my ride I bought in March 2010 with 1800 miles on it. Tires were pretend DS rubber so were flipped over to Dunlop 606 knobbys. I fabed the carrier from sheet aluminum....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-26-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 1,232,123
Posted By Dograt
DS ride

Would like to join this ride, but this weekend is out. Post the next one in this area and I will be there.:rofl
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