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Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 95,969
Views: 18,071,237
Posted By bdesj
Great tip, thanks! I`ll be sure to do it ASAP :)...

Great tip, thanks! I`ll be sure to do it ASAP :)

Crewsdawg, It looks pretty complicated, but there is DIY sideplate thread on DRR
http://drriders.com/topic11967.html
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 95,969
Views: 18,071,237
Posted By bdesj
I took a gamble and bought the S.C. low (not the...

I took a gamble and bought the S.C. low (not the commuter). I do love how it looks, and I don`t notice a slope one way or the other. As far as rideability, the good and the bad of I compared to the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-18-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1,283
Views: 69,640
Posted By bdesj
Have an awesome trip! And remember: If you die...

Have an awesome trip! And remember: If you die out there in the desert, the PNW guys will never let you live it down for the rest of your life.

Oh, wait- the rest of your life won`t be a long...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-11-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By bdesj
No state INCOME tax. Sales tax on just about...

No state INCOME tax. Sales tax on just about everything but groceries varies by county- currently 7-point-something in Washoe County (Reno). There is some fishing in NV, but much more in...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-11-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By bdesj
Winter temps can get to about zero F, rarely much...

Winter temps can get to about zero F, rarely much below, and rarely stay there long. Since it`s weather, exceptions have been known to occur. Lately we`ve been getting cold early, like Nov, then...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-07-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 919
Posted By bdesj
Yeah, it`s kind of isolated. But the damned kids...

Yeah, it`s kind of isolated. But the damned kids are always out playing in the middle of the highway- keep on your toes!...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-05-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1,283
Views: 69,640
Posted By bdesj
^^No shortage of great offroad adventuring up...

^^No shortage of great offroad adventuring up that way. For a good taste, check out Hobbes`s 2013 and 2011 NV ride reports. They both touch on the routes that JPK asked about....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-05-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,283
Views: 69,640
Posted By bdesj
I assume you`re asking in other threads for...

I assume you`re asking in other threads for details in different parts of the route? I can`t tell very well from the big scale map what exactly you`re looking at, but in general it covers some great...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-05-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,283
Views: 69,640
Posted By bdesj
Nice. My project for this weekend went much...

Nice. My project for this weekend went much faster than anticipated, it`s all done. Solemon, disreguard what I said via PM about not being able to go until evening. If you or anybody else are...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-04-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1,283
Views: 69,640
Posted By bdesj
Dang, no paperwork for me in the mail yesterday,...

Dang, no paperwork for me in the mail yesterday, and I realized there will be no mail call or DMV today or tomorrow, so my hopes of riding as far as 89 still aren`t going to pan out. I`m getting...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 95,969
Views: 18,071,237
Posted By bdesj
Now I`m intrigued, glad I orderd it whether I end...

Now I`m intrigued, glad I orderd it whether I end up liking it or not, just to check it out :D

No, I have my pan and a co-worker with a pneumatic stapler has done several re-covers, offered to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 95,969
Views: 18,071,237
Posted By bdesj
Thanks for that comparison, TrophyHunter. I...

Thanks for that comparison, TrophyHunter. I guess it`s a bit late now because my seat is already shipped and on its way, but I`m still a little leary about the step in the S.C. Low (which I ordered)...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-03-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 1,283
Views: 69,640
Posted By bdesj
Henness Pass sounds tasty- two more possible days...

Henness Pass sounds tasty- two more possible days for the bill of sale I need for my registration to show up in the mail. Do you have a standard meeting place in Truckee?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-03-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,956
Posted By bdesj
That does sound awfully heavy to me, but since...

That does sound awfully heavy to me, but since your own numbers show over 800 pounds just for you and the bike, you aren`t going to get very light no matter what you do. I`m not familiar with moto...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By bdesj
Thanks for the input, guys- much appreciated. ...

Thanks for the input, guys- much appreciated. Actually, I decided to go for it and ordered one today. I guestimated tthe step location from online pics and taped a piece of 5/8 irrigation hose on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-28-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 1,283
Views: 69,640
Posted By bdesj
Still no plate this week, next week expecting a...

Still no plate this week, next week expecting a delivery of artificial turf, 11 - 13 family campout at Almanor. Sheesh- finally got a bike, now can`t park my butt on it! Fall is my favorite time...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By bdesj
Seat Concepts stepped seats

I was just about to order a S.C. low seat for my DR650 when I suddenly had second thoughts. I`m not sure how well the step is going to do for me. It looks like it would confine me to riding in the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-26-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 1,283
Views: 69,640
Posted By bdesj
Yes, I just bought a used DR650 last Friday. I...

Yes, I just bought a used DR650 last Friday. I got tired of waiting for a 350SE and (as expected) one finally showed up on Reno CL this week :lol3.

I take it Beechum throws around a big bike as...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-23-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1,283
Views: 69,640
Posted By bdesj
Still around?

You guys still here? I was patiently watching and waiting for a while (with no bike), and now just about ready to play. I bought a dual sport last week and hope to roll soon. There`s an issue with...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 24,894
Views: 2,968,956
Posted By bdesj
Okay, thanks. Cush bearing? Separate from wheel...

Okay, thanks.
Cush bearing? Separate from wheel bearings? I don`t know what the setup looks like inside, but assumed the cush drive was a rubber spider like in a Lovejoy coupling.
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 24,894
Views: 2,968,956
Posted By bdesj
Worn cush drive?

I`m watching Craigslist for a 350S or SE, went to look at one that I decided against, but it left me wondering if maybe one of the "problems" I objected to is normal. I noticed that I could easily...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-10-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,314
Posted By bdesj
You could easily die of heat injuries pulled over...

You could easily die of heat injuries pulled over at a rest stop off I-15 while hundreds of cars shoot by without stopping and a dozen pull in and out of the parking lot, giving no more than a second...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-07-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,314
Posted By bdesj
I hate heat, wouldn`t be there in the summer, or...

I hate heat, wouldn`t be there in the summer, or Vegas either for that matter. That`s a personal thing, though- if you think you`d be okay with 120-ish F at near 0 humidity, go ahead and just be...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,372
Posted By bdesj
Thumb Wow, that was quick! Thanks, all. It sounds like...

Wow, that was quick! Thanks, all. It sounds like plenty of reassurance that my original plan passes the sanity test, so I`ll probably stick with it.

@ex250Mike: Yeah, that`s one of the pitfalls I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,372
Posted By bdesj
Viablility of aging dual sport bikes

I had a plan, but starting to get a little anxious about it- want to throw it out here for comments. My last dual sport was a 70s 175cc two-stroke that I beat to death while I was in high school. I`m...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-06-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 102,094
Posted By bdesj
Wow, you guys are fast! Thanks. One more...

Wow, you guys are fast! Thanks.
One more related OT before I leave the thread to go back to its intended purpose- I have a scooter I bought in Woodland that I`ll probably unload at some time in the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-06-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 102,094
Posted By bdesj
This bike doesn`t really turn my crank, but it is...

This bike doesn`t really turn my crank, but it is a good example of something I`ve been wondering about from other ads. The ad says it`s says it`s plated but not registered and with back fees due. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-28-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,044
Posted By bdesj
Wow, already open to Antelope from both sides? ...

Wow, already open to Antelope from both sides? Pardon me for the OT, but has anybody on this thread heard about Gold Lake Hwy yet this year?

Gad you had a good time on the last loop!
Forum: Battle scooters 04-20-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,095
Posted By bdesj
If you want a two wheeled car for commuting and...

If you want a two wheeled car for commuting and shopping, a Majesty is pretty close. I bought a high mileage used Maj last year with the excuse (wife convincing) that it would cut mileage I put on...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-06-2011, 12:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 896
Posted By bdesj
"There was a thread over at Pashnit that...

"There was a thread over at Pashnit that mentioned the new section of road they recently completed slid in two different spots. May be a bit before that section is open again."
Yikes! I guess this...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-05-2011, 02:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 896
Posted By bdesj
Nice, Gumshoe! Was it closed for some kind of...

Nice, Gumshoe! Was it closed for some kind of repair, or still snowed in further up? I`ve been curious about the Oroville to Bucks Lake and the Laporte roads for a while now, but have never...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-23-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,916
Posted By bdesj
"What dealer would sell a motor vehicle without...

"What dealer would sell a motor vehicle without licensing it for you? "

I didn`t know any dealers could license your vehicle for you. It must vary by state because around here you have to go to...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-19-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 991
Posted By bdesj
Mods and Knockers

A bit long, but pretty cool. I think they should have said "Mauds".

http://starsdowntoearthfilms.com/?page_id=102
Forum: Battle scooters 03-17-2011, 12:26 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,525
Posted By bdesj
You might be right about that, and I hope you...

You might be right about that, and I hope you are. While a lot of people have both scooters and shifties, I think there`s a different mentality involved with scooting. More practical/less speed,...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-16-2011, 02:55 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,525
Posted By bdesj
Candy bars, tuna cans, and "half gallons" (now...

Candy bars, tuna cans, and "half gallons" (now usually 1.5 qt) of ice cream have gotten smaller. Never understood that while, as you pointed out, soft drinks keep getting bigger.

Weird thng about...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-10-2011, 12:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,702
Posted By bdesj
Delete.

Delete.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-08-2011, 03:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,936
Posted By bdesj
4400 for a brand new Burg with ABS? Holy cow,...

4400 for a brand new Burg with ABS? Holy cow, that sounds like a killer deal to me.

I`ve never ridden a Burgman or a Reflex- the only scooter I`ve ever thrown a leg over (through, really) is my...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-28-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,806
Posted By bdesj
I dunno. It looks to me like it could very well...

I dunno. It looks to me like it could very well CONVERT the driver into a girl. One helmet for your noggin and another for your nutz!
Any way you slice it, pretty cool scooter! Thanks for the...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-27-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,225
Posted By bdesj
Nice! I wish it were that sunny around here...

Nice! I wish it were that sunny around here lately, but since we got spring weather for most of Jan and Feb, I have no room to complain.


I don`t think the 33 will be too big. And since you...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-26-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,031
Posted By bdesj
Those are my thoughts too. I decided I wanted...

Those are my thoughts too. I decided I wanted some kind of motorcycle again, admittedly for fun. But while I`m at it, I may as well replace as many cage miles as possible, so the storage plus good...
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