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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-20-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,484
Posted By fly2low
I am not affiliated with them but a couple of...

I am not affiliated with them but a couple of friends got their rents from them.

Finding a place in LA can be super confusing. It is not a good idea to to start from a budget. A lot of people...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-19-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,484
Posted By fly2low
http://www.westsiderentals.com/

http://www.westsiderentals.com/
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 473,340
Posted By fly2low
The real cost of ownership is always in: [i]...

The real cost of ownership is always in: [i] tires (absolute) and [ii] valve check interval (a lot of people).

We know that those are the 2 WTFs that people who didn't do the due diligence...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-13-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,538
Posted By fly2low
Very true. I am still working on the trip. It...

Very true. I am still working on the trip. It was a CCW, now it is clockwise entering from Zion through Vegas. So, first night stay will be in St. George or Cedar City. My planning on CO section...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-13-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,538
Posted By fly2low
Mind giving me the highway names? Thanks.

Mind giving me the highway names? Thanks.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-12-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,538
Posted By fly2low
I found another nice route: Unaweep Tabeguache...

I found another nice route: Unaweep Tabeguache (CO145-CO141)
http://www.coloradodot.info/travel/scenic-byways/southwest/unaweep-tabeguache

Planning is never over :eek1.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-12-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7,184
Views: 2,402,585
Posted By fly2low
The irony .....

The irony .....
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 473,340
Posted By fly2low
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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-11-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,158
Posted By fly2low
I hope you'll enjoy your trip! Make sure you...

I hope you'll enjoy your trip!

Make sure you stop at the Cliff Dwellers (not Rock, doh I had a brain freeze). You won't miss it, it is as if people made cabins in the middle of rolling rocks.

...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-11-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,158
Posted By fly2low
I know for sure that there is a gas station at...

I know for sure that there is a gas station at Jacob Lake because I filled up there last year. This is also the nearest gas station from North Rim Grand Canyon. The price, however, could be 30-40...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-10-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,158
Posted By fly2low
Is there a reason why you made a left turn toward...

Is there a reason why you made a left turn toward Winter Rd instead of went straight through Wire Pass? It looks like there is a lot to be seen in Wire Pass. Is it actually just a hiking trail or...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-10-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,538
Posted By fly2low
I notices that there are some out-of-area people...

I notices that there are some out-of-area people looking to plan their trips as well. If anybody needs my full triptik/itinerary, feel free to reply or pm me with your email. I'll get the AAA...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-10-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,158
Posted By fly2low
Oh btw, if anybody not from the area needs my...

Oh btw, if anybody not from the area needs my full triptik/itinerary, feel free to reply or pm me with your email. I'll get the AAA systems to send it to you.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-10-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,158
Posted By fly2low
What is the vantage point of this picture? Are...

What is the vantage point of this picture? Are you taking it from US89A or is that a shot of US89A (that road by the house)? Let me screen my AAA online map again.

Is the road steep and graded...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-10-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,158
Posted By fly2low
I tried to find this road last year but I missed...

I tried to find this road last year but I missed it. Is it after the rock dwellers of before? Thanks.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-08-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,158
Posted By fly2low
Due to the nature of the trip, I am thinking to...

Due to the nature of the trip, I am thinking to go with my SV unless I can find a nice used wee Strom (or any budget tourer <$4000. Yes, I am cheap :evil). I don't think riding my WR250X is such a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-08-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,538
Posted By fly2low
Wow, it looks like a nice hotel. Thanks. ...

Wow, it looks like a nice hotel. Thanks.


I will follow your advice on AZ264. From Canyon de Chelly, I'll head back to Hubbel and go through AZ264 to Tuba City then go to Navajo NM. It is a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-08-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,158
Posted By fly2low
I'll be on street tires. From pictures I've seen...

I'll be on street tires. From pictures I've seen on the net, the unpaved roads are graded so it shouldn't be a problem? I can't find the map that shows how Johnson connects to Alton , though.

I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-08-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,538
Posted By fly2low
Okay, this is our tentative route. Not the most...

Okay, this is our tentative route. Not the most efficient one but it seems like a lot of fun. I welcome any input. This trip is gonna be in late April to mid May.


LA - Joshua Tree NP - Sunset...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-08-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,158
Posted By fly2low
US89 & 89A between Page, AZ and Kanab, UT

Last year I really enjoyed going through US89A, including north rim Grand Canyon. However, I missed US89.

This year I am planning for the route for another trip in the area. Is US89 (Grand...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-07-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,538
Posted By fly2low
Thanks for the inputs. Those rental RVs are...

Thanks for the inputs.

Those rental RVs are really ruining it for everyone. They are not only slow but also dangerous! Those people often go wide in the twisties because they never drive one...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-06-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,538
Posted By fly2low
Re: San Juan Skyway in SW Colorado

Folks,

If I can only choose one leg: CO145/62 or US550, which one should I take? Which one is more scenic/beautiful? Thanks.
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 473,340
Posted By fly2low
While we are on nomenclature, Honda, by their own...

While we are on nomenclature, Honda, by their own convention, should have named the bike CBR250F and not R. It is not a race replica, it is a "real world" bike like the CBR600F. I guess the letter...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 39,512
Posted By fly2low
Williefast: The 3rd/last picture: is it...

Williefast:

The 3rd/last picture: is it Badlands? I so wanna go there!
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 473,340
Posted By fly2low
I removed the one on my SV650SF under my wife's...

I removed the one on my SV650SF under my wife's stern direction :lol3. Of course, for cosmetic purpose only since I installed a seat cowl. Now, I am really missing it. Putting the bike on a rear...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 473,340
Posted By fly2low
LBS, Looking good! I'd lose the rear grip...

LBS,

Looking good! I'd lose the rear grip if I were you, especially since the rear pegs have been removed, anyway.
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 473,340
Posted By fly2low
I rode my friend's Ninja 250R on a tight canyon...

I rode my friend's Ninja 250R on a tight canyon road today. I haven't had this much of silly juvenile fun since the first Clinton administration :clap.
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 473,340
Posted By fly2low
Going back to the topic (CBR250R), If KTM...

Going back to the topic (CBR250R),

If KTM can manage a more lax service interval for their 200 Duke, they will crash Honda's party...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 473,340
Posted By fly2low
Do you know why Suzuki schedules it at 4k instead...

Do you know why Suzuki schedules it at 4k instead of 6k or so?

At $3400 brand new (+tax, - some haggling) it is a great balanced commuter bike. Nimble enough for city, stable enough for freeway,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 473,340
Posted By fly2low
I hope Kawasaki will treat the CBR250R as a...

I hope Kawasaki will treat the CBR250R as a serious competitor and finally imports the 250R with EFI.

BTW, Suzuki really needs to get a new bike in the same class. Their "entry level" strategy...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 17,089
Posted By fly2low
The frame is smaller than Yamaha WR250X that it...

The frame is smaller than Yamaha WR250X that it feels the size of the KLX is just 8/10th of the WRX. Honda CRF230M feels even smaller, maybe to its lower height, that it feels like 7/10th of the WRX.
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 50,998
Posted By fly2low
Cool. It looks like we differ in our opinions. ...

Cool. It looks like we differ in our opinions. I never said that SV is a bad bike, it just feels heavier and less flickable compared to Daytona. In fact, I like the SV-S a lot (I think it is...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 50,998
Posted By fly2low
Weight is just a part of the equation. The...

Weight is just a part of the equation. The geometries and engine characteristics are quite different.

I like them both for what they are. However, SV does feels bigger and heavier compared to...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 473,340
Posted By fly2low
We know that they don't know what they are...

We know that they don't know what they are missing :wink:.

People who talk about the hp and torque of WR250X are missing the point. In cars world, the WR is like Honda S2000: light, fun,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 473,340
Posted By fly2low
I am surprise nobody has posted this yet. ...

I am surprise nobody has posted this yet. http://www.motorcycle.com/shoot-outs/2011-250cc-beginner-bike-shootout-90422.html

They chose the CBR as the winner.
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 50,998
Posted By fly2low
Navin, What do you think of 2nd gen 250R...

Navin,

What do you think of 2nd gen 250R with Woodcraft clip-ons? I've been entertaining the idea :evil. It looks like more fun that way.

And yes, SV650S feels like a tank compared to even...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 125,474
Posted By fly2low
I am top heavy, too: 48 chest, 36 waist, 33...

I am top heavy, too: 48 chest, 36 waist, 33 inseam. I found that the S version is more comfortable for me because it distributes my weight more evenly. Sitting too upright often makes my bottoms...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 50,998
Posted By fly2low
Why no ST R? For me it is simple. I test rode it...

Why no ST R? For me it is simple. I test rode it and I know that if I had one, I would lose my license. That bike is an equivalent of Jack Russell Terrier (whereas SXV550 or SMC 690 are equivalents...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 50,998
Posted By fly2low
I perfectly understand that. I also wish for the...

I perfectly understand that. I also wish for the same thing. However, it is all conceptual. I am trying to be more pragmatic and see what is available.

I personally took a rather simpler...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 50,998
Posted By fly2low
I know, I was just messing with him. We have...

I know, I was just messing with him. We have been PMing each other, too. So, I have the idea on what he wants.

He posted that bikes like CBR250R and Ninja 250R are too pedestrian. Bikes like...
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