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Forum: Face plant 07-03-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,312
Posted By GusinCA
I've been riding since I was 9. Now I'm 43. In...

I've been riding since I was 9. Now I'm 43. In the middle I did a lot of street riding, Honda Pacific Coast, Kawi ZX-11, Suzuki LC1300, you name it. Now, I have a WR250R and stay 99% off road.
I've...
Forum: Face plant 06-20-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,765
Posted By GusinCA
I just go slow from now on. Anything over about...

I just go slow from now on. Anything over about 20 mph and I slow down. I guess I'm old, but I just don't ride any faster than I care to fall down, and at the slow speeds I ride I don't really...
Forum: Face plant 01-12-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,707
Posted By GusinCA
What I wouldn't pay for a GoPro video of the bike...

What I wouldn't pay for a GoPro video of the bike rolling past the guy in front with no one on it...
Forum: Face plant 12-11-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,638
Posted By GusinCA
Yep, used to have a Suzuki 1800 cruiser, sold it...

Yep, used to have a Suzuki 1800 cruiser, sold it less than a year later because it scraped around turns that no other bike I had ever scraped on. Cruisers are just plain dumb machines.
Forum: Face plant 05-13-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,600
Posted By GusinCA
Around Lake Isabella there are a lot of mixed use...

Around Lake Isabella there are a lot of mixed use (moto/mtnbike) trails. As someone with a motor, I know that when I'm riding on a tiny single track, that a bicyclist wants to keep their momentum up,...
Forum: Face plant 05-12-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,600
Posted By GusinCA
It always pisses me off to no end when any rider...

It always pisses me off to no end when any rider comes along a track at a speed where they could never avoid a collision with someone going in the opposite direction at the same speed. It's like they...
Forum: Face plant 05-03-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,634
Posted By GusinCA
That's rough, thanks for reminding us how quickly...

That's rough, thanks for reminding us how quickly things can go wrong and how vulnerable we are on our machines...

Quick healing, and thankfully his head is ok (those are the injuries that never...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 959
Posted By GusinCA
Wild Crash Video, Not Sure if it Belongs Here?

http://msnvideo.msn.com/?videoid=484130f9-d7eb-485e-b0cb-0a77891b936e&src=v5:share:sharepermalink:uuids&from=sharepermalink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,711
Posted By GusinCA
Ah, but has your bike been without any breakdowns...

Ah, but has your bike been without any breakdowns over those years? Not that I expect a Yamaha to go that long either, but still, I've found them to be almost unbreakable...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,221
Posted By GusinCA
My guess is the real reason we don't see one is...

My guess is the real reason we don't see one is the liability issue. Someone is going to have it on and not hear the car coming or whatever and sue. With all the electric cars on the road it's super...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,221
Posted By GusinCA
For me it's mostly engine noise, I ride off road...

For me it's mostly engine noise, I ride off road 99% of the time and don't go that fast (20 or less mostly). I've tried riding with the Bose headset on just for a little bit as a test and it was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,221
Posted By GusinCA
Noise Cancelling Helmet?

At one point I heard some company was making a helmet that had active noise cancellation built into it (which would really reduce road and engine noise, but still allow the rider to hear sirens and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,711
Posted By GusinCA
I've been riding for 35 looooong years. I've...

I've been riding for 35 looooong years.
I've known lots of riders.
Personal experience with reliability?

Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki in that order.

The nothing for a long time.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,313
Posted By GusinCA
You can't fix stupid.

You can't fix stupid.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,148
Posted By GusinCA
As for going down ravines, a rule has to be "if...

As for going down ravines, a rule has to be "if you can't get back up it, don't go down it".

Learned that the hard way once in some snow.

I carry a towing strap in my pack, but I think one...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,148
Posted By GusinCA
Some good answers here, and that motorcycle...

Some good answers here, and that motorcycle recovery kit looks cool. I've been riding for 33 years and it's never happened to me, but there's some trails where even if the bike goes 5 feet over a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,148
Posted By GusinCA
Well mine is just a little Wr250R and no Ural...

Well mine is just a little Wr250R and no Ural sidecar, and having a winch onboard seems a bit, well, "heavy"... :)

I'm just surprised it doesn't happen more often, given some of the precarious...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,148
Posted By GusinCA
Hahaha! Right? I wish. Sometimes I wish they made...

Hahaha! Right? I wish. Sometimes I wish they made a street legal trials bike with a big enough tank to go all these places...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,148
Posted By GusinCA
If Your Bike Falls Down a Cliff, How Do You Get it Back???

So I've been on some nasty single track in my day, and some of this single track has a dropoff on one side such that I call it a "no shit trail" because you are puckered so tight.

My questions is...
Forum: Face plant 02-02-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,871
Posted By GusinCA
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=688706
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,490
Posted By GusinCA
:eek1 Really? Wow, I could see it working...

:eek1

Really? Wow, I could see it working in the front tire, but wouldn't the back be too wide? And when I had these put in, he used a special lubricant that made these things so slippery you...
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,490
Posted By GusinCA
:rofl:rofl:rofl Ahh yes, I've had 3...

:rofl:rofl:rofl

Ahh yes, I've had 3 KLR650's in my life, bulletproof bikes, but that's because they are built from solid granite.

Not sure how the tire balls would fare on a much heavier,...
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,490
Posted By GusinCA
Ahhh, someone else who likes them, excellent! ...

Ahhh, someone else who likes them, excellent!

Maybe I'll try running them at a lower PSI next year, I didn't know you could run them that low...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,490
Posted By GusinCA
From the replies here I guess I am the only one...

From the replies here I guess I am the only one who really, really, REALLY hates changing a tube on a trail!

When I got the flat that made me want to get the tireballs, I was on a really tight...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,490
Posted By GusinCA
Yeah, that's why I didn't go with the Mousse, I...

Yeah, that's why I didn't go with the Mousse, I heard it's really for racers, kind of a one enduro race kind of thing. But if they made a Mousse that could last and last, that would be truly flat...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,490
Posted By GusinCA
Until you have to change it in the snow, mud,...

Until you have to change it in the snow, mud, rain or in 100 degree heat, then, not so brilliant...

I'd rather see them come up with a Mousse that lasts for years without coming apart...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,490
Posted By GusinCA
You are totally missing the point. You don't...

You are totally missing the point. You don't adjust the pressure once they are in, they are in. You can't adjust the pressure once you're out on the trail, so if that's important for you then these...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,490
Posted By GusinCA
I looked into the Tubliss, but for me it still...

I looked into the Tubliss, but for me it still had that single failure point, namely the ultra high pressure small rim tube. Anyway, to m e it was worth the money to not have to think about flats on...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,490
Posted By GusinCA
Uhh, I didn't put that there, the ADV forum...

Uhh, I didn't put that there, the ADV forum automatically puts that there...
And your point is, that because I don't get flats, don't wear out my tires and don't want to change a tube on the trail...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,490
Posted By GusinCA
It's per tire, you can go to the website and it...

It's per tire, you can go to the website and it spells it all out. Not cheap, though...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,490
Posted By GusinCA
No work for me, I paid someone to install them...

No work for me, I paid someone to install them for me. Didn't take too long. As for gain, well, I consider never having to worry about flat tires to be a huge gain...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,490
Posted By GusinCA
I'm not that aggressive of a rider, but I also...

I'm not that aggressive of a rider, but I also hate the idea of changing or fixing a tube on the trail, especially in bad conditions.

If one or two pop, or even three of four you can still ride...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,490
Posted By GusinCA
My Tire Ball Verdict

So first go here to see what I'm talking about:

http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/t8184-got-new-balls

But yesterday I went off road for the first time since getting them.

And, what's the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,862
Posted By GusinCA
I've been riding for 33 years. First dirt, then...

I've been riding for 33 years. First dirt, then 25 years or so of street, and now I have a WR250R that I use mostly in dirt.
Not only is riding in dirt probably the best way to develop skills on the...
Forum: Face plant 11-26-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,876
Posted By GusinCA
Good write up. Basically wear what you want...

Good write up.

Basically wear what you want to crash in.

If you're only boppin along a dirt road at 5 mph, jeans and a shirt are fine.

Anything more than that and you'll pay for it in...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 34,236
Posted By GusinCA
The thing that scares me away (the only thing) is...

The thing that scares me away (the only thing) is the stories I hear from lots of KTM owners. I mean lots of KTM owners, dozens of whom I know personally, and even more on here or other boards. Lots...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 34,236
Posted By GusinCA
I have a 2010 WR250R, and today I sat on a 2013...

I have a 2010 WR250R, and today I sat on a 2013 KTM 350 EXC-F.
50 pounds is a big difference. I'm tempted, but since I ride alone in the middle of nowhere, reliability is a huge factor for me, and I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 534,913
Posted By GusinCA
Bloody Brilliant... :)

Bloody Brilliant... :)
Forum: Face plant 10-16-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,488
Posted By GusinCA
I used to ride that road all the time. Now I ride...

I used to ride that road all the time. Now I ride mostly off road on my little WR250R. Still fun, without the dangers of the street.

How did she crash? That's important, in my opinion. Gravel in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,186
Posted By GusinCA
RIP Rider. I know this won't be popular,...

RIP Rider.

I know this won't be popular, but it's the rider's fault.

Now, of course I don't mean it's ACTUALLY his fault, legally, but what I mean is that expecting ANYONE to look out for you...
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