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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,089
Posted By scottrnelson
Many bikes don't handle the same at parking lot...

Many bikes don't handle the same at parking lot speeds (i.e., 20 mph and below) as they do at higher speeds. Although my experience has been that the bike will fall into a turn at lower speeds...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10,246
Views: 2,148,227
Posted By scottrnelson
Or that might be the way they drove back where...

Or that might be the way they drove back where they came from. Spend much time in Mexico and you'll find that a lot of people drive that way. It's a good way to get an older car to last much longer.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-20-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 870
Posted By scottrnelson
These are the areas that I would recommend if you...

These are the areas that I would recommend if you want grass for the horses and good riding nearby.

Look into Minden or Gardnerville (south of Carson City) in Nevada too. You might just have the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-20-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By scottrnelson
Although I prefer the XR650L because it's better...

Although I prefer the XR650L because it's better in the dirt, it sounds like a KLR650 would be a better bike for you. I rode one for over 300 miles (in a day) in Hawaii and it is definitely a better...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By scottrnelson
My local KTM dealer can't get any 690 Enduro R...

My local KTM dealer can't get any 690 Enduro R bikes right now and has four people waiting for them.

You might want to make sure that there is a dealer that can get you the bikes that you want...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,029
Posted By scottrnelson
The face shield isn't polarized, but plastic and...

The face shield isn't polarized, but plastic and even some glass will react with the polarized glasses to change the way the light comes in. Sometimes you get interesting colors, sometimes certain...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10,246
Views: 2,148,227
Posted By scottrnelson
If I go further, my wife wants to come with and...

If I go further, my wife wants to come with and she doesn't like riding on a motorcycle, so then we take a car (plus she likes to haul along more stuff than you could stuff into a Gold Wing). I'm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10,246
Views: 2,148,227
Posted By scottrnelson
I don't ride on the freeway if I can avoid it,...

I don't ride on the freeway if I can avoid it, and we have so many good roads through the hills in Northern California that I can almost always avoid freeway riding.

If figure that if I'm feeling...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10,246
Views: 2,148,227
Posted By scottrnelson
Not on a Ducati. It would be sacrilege to...

Not on a Ducati.

It would be sacrilege to add speakers to ANY Ducati.

Three things I won't ever need on any motorcycle that I own.

A sound system
A back rest
A cruise control
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,208
Posted By scottrnelson
A few months ago as I was splitting up to the...

A few months ago as I was splitting up to the front at a red light, a woman tossed her lit cigarette out right in front of me. I yelled at her about it telling her that she should use her ash tray...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-05-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,955
Posted By scottrnelson
If you're going to come out to Georgetown, you...

If you're going to come out to Georgetown, you might as well visit Foresthill and Mammoth Bar. Maybe Prairie City as well (where the Hangtown motocross race is held).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,029
Posted By scottrnelson
I always get two pairs of prescription glasses...

I always get two pairs of prescription glasses when I get new ones. One clear pair and one dark pair. I keep switching back and forth between polarized and non-polarized on the dark ones. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,228
Posted By scottrnelson
The last time I had to get fuel from one tank to...

The last time I had to get fuel from one tank to another, I took the tank off of one bike and held it up to dump into the other. I can't remember now (it was in the 80's) but I think I used the fuel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,029
Posted By scottrnelson
Polarized lenses without an added tint can cut...

Polarized lenses without an added tint can cut glare without otherwise reducing the amount of light making it to your eyes. :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,029
Posted By scottrnelson
Cool2 I stick with either clear or dark grey tint. The...

I stick with either clear or dark grey tint. The darker Shoei visor is just right for bright days. The only problem I have is remembering to bring a long a light shield in case I don't get back...
Forum: Regional forums 01-23-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 138,953
Posted By scottrnelson
I guess I should have read that as "which of the...

I guess I should have read that as "which of the two".

For just about anything at all I'll choose, Maui, Kauai, or the Big Island over Oahu.

But I'm always happy to mention hiadv.com when I get...
Forum: Regional forums 01-23-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 138,953
Posted By scottrnelson
Definitely the Big Island. I was there in...

Definitely the Big Island.

I was there in September and rented a KLR 650 from this guy: http://www.hiadv.com/

Rode it 330 miles that day and had a wonderful time.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,761
Posted By scottrnelson
I've had as many as five bikes at once and feel...

I've had as many as five bikes at once and feel that I need at least two at this point in my life.

The biggest problem I've found owning many used bikes is that the odds of having something to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-10-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 826
Posted By scottrnelson
In case it isn't clear yet, you would be much...

In case it isn't clear yet, you would be much better off selling any Canadian bikes and buying something else in California once you're settled. Much less hassle that way.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10,246
Views: 2,148,227
Posted By scottrnelson
I got a comment like that recently and I got to...

I got a comment like that recently and I got to use my line that I've been practicing:

"Hey, motorcycles aren't for wimps."
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10,246
Views: 2,148,227
Posted By scottrnelson
That would likely be true if they hadn't stopped...

That would likely be true if they hadn't stopped making Neons in 2005.

[[Stupid directions this thread takes...]] :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10,246
Views: 2,148,227
Posted By scottrnelson
Assuming I ever sell any of my bikes, I'll admit...

Assuming I ever sell any of my bikes, I'll admit right up front that I took them out and had a good time on them, with a lot of dirt riding. I'll probably say something like: "If you're looking for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10,246
Views: 2,148,227
Posted By scottrnelson
But I am too lazy to clean my motorcycle on a...

But I am too lazy to clean my motorcycle on a regular basis.

Quick comeback, though.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10,246
Views: 2,148,227
Posted By scottrnelson
That's a better term for me anyway -...

That's a better term for me anyway - motorcyclist.

Thanks for the clarification.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10,246
Views: 2,148,227
Posted By scottrnelson
So even though I ride mine every day, I'm not a...

So even though I ride mine every day, I'm not a "rider" because I don't clean it regularly? Is that what you're saying? http://bayarearidersforum.com/forums/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif

Some of us...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10,246
Views: 2,148,227
Posted By scottrnelson
I finally had an actual stupid question (sort of)...

I finally had an actual stupid question (sort of) at the gas station while I was filling up my KTM today.

This young woman had a truck with two motocross bikes in it and I commented that I wish I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10,246
Views: 2,148,227
Posted By scottrnelson
I had a bike for six years that I wouldn't ride...

I had a bike for six years that I wouldn't ride in the rain and didn't want to take the chance of damaging it in any way. It was a 1993 Ducati 888 SPO Superbike. I bought it because it was rare and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10,246
Views: 2,148,227
Posted By scottrnelson
I've been working on my response to such...

I've been working on my response to such questions (which nobody seems to ask me lately), so that I'll have the response ready (instead of thinking of it 15 minutes later):

"Motorcycles aren't for...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-09-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,085
Posted By scottrnelson
All of the roads that I mentioned in my post...

All of the roads that I mentioned in my post above yours would be okay for a V-Strom if you have tires that are supposed to work in the dirt. As long as you can keep warm enough getting there, this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,668
Posted By scottrnelson
I believe that it doesn't matter much, although...

I believe that it doesn't matter much, although I've only ever answered a cell phone once while driving (and I had a problem shifting my manual transmission). I checked a couple of texts once too...
Forum: Regional forums 12-02-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 960
Views: 138,953
Posted By scottrnelson
I'm thinking the two bikes that I currently own...

I'm thinking the two bikes that I currently own would be optimal for the big island - a KTM 990 Adventure and a Honda XR650L.

A KLR650 certainly worked well there too.
Forum: Regional forums 11-30-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 960
Views: 138,953
Posted By scottrnelson
Buried deep in a longer post: You can get...

Buried deep in a longer post:

You can get the right bike from: http://www.hiadv.com/ The guy is doing it more as a service to fellow riders than to make money at it, so it's a great deal. Next...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-09-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 126,209
Posted By scottrnelson
Thanks for the information. I was up there...

Thanks for the information. I was up there yesterday and was tempted to head out 11 Pines, but didn't have enough gas to get very far. I guess we should believe the road closed signs.
Forum: Regional forums 11-09-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 960
Views: 138,953
Posted By scottrnelson
I stayed at the Windham Kona Hawaiian Resort on...

I stayed at the Windham Kona Hawaiian Resort on Alii Drive, but that's a timeshare place. It was a wonderful resort.
Forum: Regional forums 11-08-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 138,953
Posted By scottrnelson
I just got back from two weeks on the Big Island....

I just got back from two weeks on the Big Island. It should be much easier to find places around Kona that are reasonably priced than anywhere on Maui. You don't have as many nice beaches, and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-07-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 126,209
Posted By scottrnelson
Out of curiosity, is there a specific Thumper...

Out of curiosity, is there a specific Thumper Talk forum where rides in this area are arranged? (Kind of like this one on AdvRider...)
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-05-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By scottrnelson
My daughter has her car registered to my address,...

My daughter has her car registered to my address, although she's never lived in my current house. She's been moving quite a bit lately, so it's just easier for her.

We get registration requests...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10,246
Views: 2,148,227
Posted By scottrnelson
The thread has evolved into interesting...

The thread has evolved into interesting discussions that have started because I was on a motorcycle. (Plus it has mutated a bunch of times in other directions for a page or two.)

It never would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,499
Posted By scottrnelson
He said "couldn't be killed". Is that the same...

He said "couldn't be killed". Is that the same as couldn't scrape all of your skin off and be in serious pain? :deal


I ride because I enjoy riding. I do all I can to minimize the risk. I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-29-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,085
Posted By scottrnelson
There are good dirt roads all around Foresthill. ...

There are good dirt roads all around Foresthill.

Ponderosa Way is an easy and interesting dirt road that crosses the North Fork of the American River and comes out the other side over by I-80.
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