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Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,141
Posted By DesertSurfer
Nice one, Thx!

One of the many beautiful natural wonders available to witness in the Southern California region. Terrific bighorn photo. Those views from the peaks look incredible. This is a perfect adventure ride...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-14-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,181
Posted By DesertSurfer
No harm in asking...

Send Spencer66 a pm asking what routes he recommends from Az to Wa... He rode his back and forth a couple years ago.

For sure do the fly and ride. It's the best way to pull off a bucket lister...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-11-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 19,520
Views: 8,178,498
Posted By DesertSurfer
Trifecta beauty shot...

Great pic, great location and great bike...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7,706
Views: 3,589,893
Posted By DesertSurfer
Now I get drug in...

I love the feel of a raised block style tread design on my wheel, especially in front. I grew up riding this type of tread on pavement which was referred to as a trials tread. I can tell where my...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-09-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7,708
Views: 1,253,349
Posted By DesertSurfer
Honda Italy's example...

This bike was what Honda Italy said they wanted as the inspiration for designing the new AT. They wouldn't have to change the lines and color scheme in my opinion... Just modernize and lighten it up.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-08-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,718
Posted By DesertSurfer
Hi Dave, Thanks for checking out this little...

Hi Dave,
Thanks for checking out this little gem of a destination ride... hidden within the metropolis of Los Angeles/ Orange County. Southern California has some amazing national parks, national...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 112,916
Posted By DesertSurfer
Yippee, we get to love us some more Peach.

Yippee, we get to love us some more Peach.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-08-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7,708
Views: 1,253,349
Posted By DesertSurfer
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-08-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7,708
Views: 1,253,349
Posted By DesertSurfer
There will be bikes manufactured in the future...

There will be bikes manufactured in the future that will change our perception of what motorcycles are supposed to do, and change us as riders. This could have been a famous quote from 1930... Or a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-08-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,475
Posted By DesertSurfer
I like the fact of how well the KTM Adventure...

I like the fact of how well the KTM Adventure handles a get off. The side tanks at the bottom take a slide very well. The bike is balanced well and profile is pretty smooth. And the blinkers are...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-08-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7,708
Views: 1,253,349
Posted By DesertSurfer
Johnny was brought in to help set up the latest...

Johnny was brought in to help set up the latest Honda Dakar campaign, even acting as a team manager/ team rider a few years ago where he placed fairly high in a few stages. He has an excellent feel...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-07-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7,708
Views: 1,253,349
Posted By DesertSurfer
The US Mags

I grew up reading reviews by Larry Roeseler and Jimmy Lewis with Dirt and Cycle World Magazines which were always straight up. Those mags reviewed the US Transalp, the Dakar Rally every year and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-07-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 52,744
Posted By DesertSurfer
I followed along as you hit this thread with...

I followed along as you hit this thread with great enthusiasm on your 990 ownership. You left many stones unturned in your 990 Adventure. I hope your experience was rewarding and fulfilling. A lot of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-06-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 24,213
Posted By DesertSurfer
Good on ya!

Good on ya!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-06-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 24,213
Posted By DesertSurfer
Have you finally decided if you like your KTM or...

Have you finally decided if you like your KTM or not ,)

Glad you took the chance and it paid off for ya!
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-06-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,718
Posted By DesertSurfer
Thanks LT for the kind words. I'm often surprised...

Thanks LT for the kind words. I'm often surprised how many great riding destinations are overlooked or unknown in Southern California. It's a great motorcycle riding region with a ton of every kind...
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 18,927
Posted By DesertSurfer
Great trips...

Touching ride reports. Wow, Alaska's a far ride from where you live. That's a big quest.

Your son will catch the adventure riding bug for sure.

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-04-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,983
Posted By DesertSurfer
Cool resto...

What a great bike to restore. I love the AT's especially the early ones. That bike was so ahead of it's time. It was painful living in the US and not being able to own one although my Transalp...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-03-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 67,778
Posted By DesertSurfer
Retro scrambler

I often wondered what an LC8 would look like as a retro scrambler... And there you have it.

The mechanical design of this bike is exciting. It looks to have an easy relaxed rider position... with...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-02-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,335
Posted By DesertSurfer
What I never liked about the stock skid design...

What I never liked about the stock skid design was the plastic sides near the cases and levers. Absolutely no real protection there. These bikes tend to fall off the side stand. I've had mine drop in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-31-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,066
Posted By DesertSurfer
You gain a huge advantage from all the time...

You gain a huge advantage from all the time saving gadgets designed over the years...

The Rottweiler snap out bracket makes glovebox removal so easy. Even without going open air filter it's a must...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-31-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,569
Posted By DesertSurfer
My first choice is my 2 into 1 Remus TI with Aux....

My first choice is my 2 into 1 Remus TI with Aux. Advtank

http://phx.smugmug.com/Other/Local/i-GxC8gNL/0/L/CA_01291410010730-L.jpg

I have to give inmate Neduro major props for coming up with...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-31-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,286
Posted By DesertSurfer
^^^Like They Said^^^

You'll generally know if your air box isn't sealing when you can see/ feel dust under the filter before anything is on the throttle bodies. If you are concerned about a bad air filter dump what you...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-30-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,157
Posted By DesertSurfer
Heavy surprise...

If that 150 some miles were in sand with a few get offs, there's your answer why it was abandoned in the shed.

I dropped my bike in a sandpit at Laguna Diablo in Baja once after riding all day......
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-29-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 15,769
Posted By DesertSurfer
Check this...

How's your oil filter look? If it's clogged you have your culprit.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-26-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,689
Posted By DesertSurfer
The way I see it...

As a practical bike owner ( oxymoron) I understand every bike has it's compromises. I expect I have to make up for some of a bike's weaknesses with either skill, engenuity, patience, caution,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7,708
Views: 1,253,349
Posted By DesertSurfer
I've owned a US T/A for many years, which I...

I've owned a US T/A for many years, which I thought was lighter then the RD03 A/T... And with slight mods felt it delivered close to what was a perfect Adventure bike... Up until a point. I went for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-23-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,749
Posted By DesertSurfer
Congrats and welcome here.

This upgrade was recommended to me a couple years after I bought my 04 S new.

The older bikes were delivered with the steering stops backed out into the lower tree reducing the turning radius....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 7,708
Views: 1,253,349
Posted By DesertSurfer
Some just don't really wanna get off their ass...

There are lots of people who would rather interchat then ride. They just want something to bitch about.

I relate with those that ride and are constantly upgrading their riding experience, by...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-19-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11,917
Views: 2,601,684
Posted By DesertSurfer
Looks fun.

Show those knuckleheads how to upgrade to the big meal deal...
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,329
Posted By DesertSurfer
Butte Valley in bloom...

It looked like a lake from the top of Mengle Pass during this rare bloom...

http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/yy93/pshx/Death%20Valley%2005/17MengalPasse17.jpg
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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-12-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 19,520
Views: 8,178,498
Posted By DesertSurfer
Western states Fly and Ride

Keep looking and you'll find one... Keep an open mind on fly and ride now that Spring is here. These bikes trickle onto the market, you just have to keep up the search.
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,329
Posted By DesertSurfer
Another bit of trivia...

After you descend into Butte Valley just past the Geologists cabin there's a four way at the creek bed. I've always been told to never drive this section at night and take the road to the right (...
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,329
Posted By DesertSurfer
Butte Valley view is a beaut.

One time I rode up Goler/ Mengle after a rare (once every 100 year) bloom. The valley next to Stripped Butte was so vivid green I thought I was seeing a lake from above.

One year I rode into...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-11-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,103
Posted By DesertSurfer
Fuel cleaners...

BC3 Fuel Additives, Lucas Fuel Cleaner and Yamalube ring clean are all great products to use regularly. The BC3 fuel additive called "mechanic in a bottle" ( corny name) has a great water evaporator-...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-11-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11,917
Views: 2,601,684
Posted By DesertSurfer
Same thing here

Recently had mine apart cleaning the Baja dust from my last ride.

http://phx.smugmug.com/Other/Local/i-kF6LqzR/0/M/image-M.jpg
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-10-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 11,917
Views: 2,601,684
Posted By DesertSurfer
Great to hear from you!

Pic of your bike! Is it still sporting Red a Bull decal?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-10-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7,708
Views: 1,253,349
Posted By DesertSurfer
Adding DCT to the new TA is no different then...

Adding DCT to the new TA is no different then adding ABS, TC or the likes of the new stabilizing Bosch system KTM added to their 1190/1290 Adventures. Did they wait to ask unknowledgeable bystanders...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-06-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,005
Posted By DesertSurfer
Let me take a stab at this...

Let me first preface by saying that Los Angeles is on a long coastline with some of the most beautiful ocean views and famous beaches around. There is incredible cuisine for foodies, great spas and...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 19,957
Posted By DesertSurfer
Lovin this DV rendezvous RR with you and Dave....

Lovin this DV rendezvous RR with you and Dave. Simply stellar.
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