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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-01-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 19,341
Posted By DowDuer
Dean, are there still spots? I could jam out on...

Dean, are there still spots? I could jam out on my zombie DR after work Friday.

Joe
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 96,115
Views: 18,117,706
Posted By DowDuer
As much as I love the idea of the 900, the fact...

As much as I love the idea of the 900, the fact of the matter is that I really only use about 500cc's as it is. That being said, if I had it two up riding might be more exciting.:evil

I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 96,115
Views: 18,117,706
Posted By DowDuer
Question Rebuild Question

Hi Guys,

I have a DR with 70,000 miles and a super leaky base gasket. I am going to replace all the top end gaskets. My mechanic recommended replacing the cam chain and valve guide seals while...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-05-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 113,658
Posted By DowDuer
Well, it has EPA and CARB approval. I didn't...

Well, it has EPA and CARB approval. I didn't know they were not bringing them in yet. Could have sworn I saw 3 in the back of a pickup on I-80 going into Auburn.

I'm kind a slow rider so I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-04-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 113,658
Posted By DowDuer
Have you looked at the KTM 350 Freeride? It...

Have you looked at the KTM 350 Freeride? It might be the the kind of bike you are looking for.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-23-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 113,658
Posted By DowDuer
As a heads up, there is a 1500 acre fire east of...

As a heads up, there is a 1500 acre fire east of Los Molinos out towards black rock.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-16-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By DowDuer
Drop in on the Chico, CA. Thread. There are a...

Drop in on the Chico, CA. Thread. There are a few guys on there who have nothing better to do than ride bikes and could give you pointers.

36 has a detour west ofRed Bluff but I do not know the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-24-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,466
Posted By DowDuer
From Ferndale you can go to Mattole Beach and...

From Ferndale you can go to Mattole Beach and camp there. Do not count on finding stealth spots. A lot of these roads are fenced on both sides and the parts that are not are too step to camp in. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-06-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By DowDuer
"But it's a dry heat..." I am not...

"But it's a dry heat..."

I am not advocating any riding on the valley floor beyond what it takes to cross to the coast range. We had 110+ this last week and that makes riding dangerous. The...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-05-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By DowDuer
I would advocate 395-44-89 through Lassen NP, 32...

I would advocate 395-44-89 through Lassen NP, 32 down the canyon to Chico, then up to Red Bluff to catch 36 over to the coast. Once you are there explore the coast.

I would recommend Lassen...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-22-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 677
Posted By DowDuer
Plumas NF Seeking Comments on Road Use

This may be of some use.


http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/plumas/news-events/?cid=STELPRDB5424404

Release Date: Jun 14, 2013

Quincy, CA The Plumas National Forest is soliciting...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-25-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 113,658
Posted By DowDuer
Some tweeker stole my baby blue motorcycle...

Some tweeker stole my baby blue motorcycle jacketin Red Bluff. If anyone sees anyone wearing a light blue Firstgear mesh jacket please call the cops on them.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-23-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 113,658
Posted By DowDuer
If I am around I might be interested, probably...

If I am around I might be interested, probably going to see 'The Girl' :arch or my buddy's house in Kern county, which has a trail or two... :happay
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-22-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 113,658
Posted By DowDuer
I think John Lockwasher in Proberta knows how to...

I think John Lockwasher in Proberta knows how to do that.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-10-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 113,658
Posted By DowDuer
Seems like FTRA members might not be the best...

Seems like FTRA members might not be the best company for a new rider. I am not going to knock your friends but they do have a reputation for being a little unfriendly to outsiders. Bet they have...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-01-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 27,360
Posted By DowDuer
Leaving Tomorrow

Planning on riding out with Oobus in the afternoon. Should arrive around dinner time Thursday barring an excess of fallen trees. Dow
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,890
Posted By DowDuer
Put your weight on the outside peg. Roll on to...

Put your weight on the outside peg. Roll on to the throttle so the bike "Sits up" a little and it will turn better. Go play in the dirt on a regular basis.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-04-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 113,658
Posted By DowDuer
I figured it was like that. Not knowing the...

I figured it was like that. Not knowing the rancher I will not assert my right to travel on that road for now. I also knew the Tuscan Springs property was private, but figured it would be...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-02-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 113,658
Posted By DowDuer
I rode up there today. The road to Tuscan...

I rode up there today. The road to Tuscan springs has no tresspassing signs at the second gate. This could just mean that the landowner put up the signs after getting fed up with people driving...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-01-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 113,658
Posted By DowDuer
You're killing me Hop-sing! I've looked at that...

You're killing me Hop-sing! I've looked at that road and thought about running it but figured it didn't go anywhere. Never made the connection with the old resort that was out there.

As far...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-30-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By DowDuer
:evil Even better!

:evil Even better!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-30-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By DowDuer
Saying Trails makes most people think of...

Saying Trails makes most people think of singletrack, and that is not the domain of the mighty 1200. Look up Skibumbrian and ask him for road advice. There is so much riding on the National Forest...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-27-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 113,658
Posted By DowDuer
Friday, Saturday, or both? If I can wear out this...

Friday, Saturday, or both? If I can wear out this these Kendas before Mendo then I can try the Shinko's up there.

Do you want to do East one day and West the other?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-25-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,522
Posted By DowDuer
I'd encourage you to go through the mountains or...

I'd encourage you to go through the mountains or all the way to the coast in California. The central valley can be quite warm, and is not the most beautiful part of the state. Also, consider...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-25-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 113,658
Posted By DowDuer
:gdog Hogsback isn't that bad, but it is too...

:gdog Hogsback isn't that bad, but it is too rough to be easy and not rough enough to be fun.

I live out by Dairyville.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-24-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 113,658
Posted By DowDuer
Interesting. What little I know of the local...

Interesting. What little I know of the local geology is that Lassen and Broke Off were part of Mount Tehama. Then it blew up and scattered 4,000 vertical feet of mountain around. There is a Cinder...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-24-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 113,658
Posted By DowDuer
The commonality being volcanic activity? I am...

The commonality being volcanic activity? I am going to go with MT. St. Helens.

I got the new header for my bike put on, still sounds funny but is a lot quieter.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-21-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 27,360
Posted By DowDuer
The Aunt who go me into dual sports lives up...

The Aunt who go me into dual sports lives up there, great country! Seems like there are fire roads on every ridge line and they go on forever.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-20-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 27,360
Posted By DowDuer
In, paid, biking in, camping and food.

In, paid, biking in, camping and food.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-15-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 113,658
Posted By DowDuer
I think he just wants to visit Red Bluff and the...

I think he just wants to visit Red Bluff and the surrounding towns.

Edit: He has been here about 4 days and at this point is amazed by how all the farms have heavy equipment, and I think he saw...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-13-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 113,658
Posted By DowDuer
Not sure, will ask him about it again.

Not sure, will ask him about it again.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-12-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 113,658
Posted By DowDuer
My landlord, who is a veterinarian has a visiting...

My landlord, who is a veterinarian has a visiting vet from Colombia, Javier. Javier asked about renting a bike and going for a ride. I only have one bike and it has some "quirks"(miles/mods) so I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-11-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 27,360
Posted By DowDuer
Kinda, it was a DRZ set up for dirt and I ride a...

Kinda, it was a DRZ set up for dirt and I ride a DR so not that different. It did have knobbies and I am used to 80/20 tires, so I didn't use the available traction.

I may be riding out with...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-10-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 27,360
Posted By DowDuer
Cool2 It was me, in the forest, with Dean's bike :hide....

It was me, in the forest, with Dean's bike :hide.

There was a gap between the trees, but it got smaller.

The best crash that weekend was the guy who rode his bike over that 70ft cliff/"slope"...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-26-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 113,658
Posted By DowDuer
Are you thinking of trying to go the rest of the...

Are you thinking of trying to go the rest of the way? How is the snow up there?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-22-2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,874
Posted By DowDuer
My first impression of Bakersfield was that it...

My first impression of Bakersfield was that it was one giant suburb. My second was in the grocery store, which seemed to be filled with junk food and only had a token produce section. This town is...
Forum: Racing 02-07-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,514
Posted By DowDuer
KOH is pretty awesome. The Ultra 4 cars are...

KOH is pretty awesome. The Ultra 4 cars are amazingly over the top. I didn't meet a single unhappy person the whole time I was there.
Forum: Racing 01-28-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,694
Posted By DowDuer
Nobody has organized a meetup just yet, though a...

Nobody has organized a meetup just yet, though a few people have posted identifying information or campsite addresses.
J Lewis said that the tech inspection tent near gate one would be cleared out...
Forum: Racing 01-27-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,104
Posted By DowDuer
Thumb Spectating

Hey guys, I am pretty sure I will be coming down to spectate. Look for a well used DR with an inverted milk crate rack and unique passenger pegs.
Might camp near the ADV tent Jimmy Lewis...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-19-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 27,360
Posted By DowDuer
:clap A zipline should make for post-ride fun. ...

:clap A zipline should make for post-ride fun. I will mark the date on my calender.
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