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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By jonz
The closest way across south of your area that I...

The closest way across south of your area that I know of starts just north of Pearsonville. Up 9 Mile Canyon Road to Kennedy Meadows and then onto Sherman Pass Road through Johnsondale and then down...
Forum: Americas 04-14-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 416
Posted By jonz
June - any of the low desert areas will be hot to...

June - any of the low desert areas will be hot to extremely hot. I wouldn't recommend Death Valley, for instance. Much of the west is high desert which can be nice if a little warm in the...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-12-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By jonz
I used a q-tip with the cotton left on and dipped...

I used a q-tip with the cotton left on and dipped in some grease to remove it. Of course, you wouldn't want to use grease to put it back in. But I just dropped it in the hole and screwed it in.
Forum: Americas 04-12-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22,494
Views: 1,663,501
Posted By jonz
Correct. No TVIP if you're just riding in Baja. ...

Correct. No TVIP if you're just riding in Baja. Have fun!!!
Forum: Orange Crush 04-11-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By jonz
Rear brake issue on 950SE

Howdy gang,
It's happened a couple times now. My rear brake goes away. I bleed it. It works for several thousand miles and then goes away again. No fluid leaks or loss.

Is something failing...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-11-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 885
Posted By jonz
The wife works Thurs, Fri, and Sat which means I...

The wife works Thurs, Fri, and Sat which means I can ride. If you want to set something up for next week, let's do it. After that, I'm heading north.

Maybe Pioneer Town up to Big Bear? Getting...
Forum: Face plant 04-10-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,019
Posted By jonz
Glad you weren't hurt worse. I add a couple...

Glad you weren't hurt worse. I add a couple things.

First, my street bike is a ST1300 and is equipped with HID driving lights. I have to turn them off for oncoming traffic which makes it seem...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By jonz
Bautista Canyon Rd and Thomas Mountain Road in...

Bautista Canyon Rd and Thomas Mountain Road in Riverside County are about as easy as it gets (at least when the snow melts off Thomas Mountain which is probably by now). The connecting forest...
Forum: Americas 04-08-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By jonz
You only stay on I 5 from 138 to the bottom of...

You only stay on I 5 from 138 to the bottom of the Grapevine, less than 1/2 hour the way I usually ride it. I agree that 33 is a great ride. You just have to decide where you want to spend your...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-08-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 961
Posted By jonz
It looks like I'll be riding there 4/25-4\27, Fri...

It looks like I'll be riding there 4/25-4\27, Fri - Sun if anyone wants to get together for a ride. I figure a day on the 400, a day on the mountain bike on the Porcupine Rim, and a day for the White...
Forum: Americas 04-07-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By jonz
I live near Palm Springs and used to ride to...

I live near Palm Springs and used to ride to Laguna Seca for MotoGP (but no more :cry). I-10 to 215 to 15 northbound. Then 138 west to Hwy 2, a favorite moto road. Look at maps to figure how you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,618
Posted By jonz
The only reason you might have a road side chat...

The only reason you might have a road side chat would be about your bikes (as in interest in your bike) and trip.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,618
Posted By jonz
You don't get to abide by the speed limits of...

You don't get to abide by the speed limits of your own state when driving in another. Same with equipment requirements. States sign agreements to recognize other states' vehicle registration and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-05-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,618
Posted By jonz
I'm retired now but you do NOT have legal...

I'm retired now but you do NOT have legal standing to violate the CA vehicle code. For instance, I used to be able to cite the case law which applied the CA vehicle code section 26708(a)VC for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-05-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 15,637
Posted By jonz
I'll be coming from West Yellowstone if that's...

I'll be coming from West Yellowstone if that's any help. :ear
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-04-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 961
Posted By jonz
I'll be on my 950SE for the WRT Sent from my...

I'll be on my 950SE for the WRT

Sent from my DROID X2 using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Americas 04-04-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 479
Posted By jonz
Bummer. I'm planning on getting to Moab on the...

Bummer. I'm planning on getting to Moab on the 24th. I'll be camping at Sand Flats
Forum: Americas 04-04-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 22,494
Views: 1,663,501
Posted By jonz
nymphomaniac - woman who sleeps with everyone ...

nymphomaniac - woman who sleeps with everyone
Slut - woman who sleeps with everyone but you
Forum: Americas 04-04-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 957
Posted By jonz
I rode from Alabama to Fairbanks and back during...

I rode from Alabama to Fairbanks and back during the 2001 Ironbutt rally. 11 days and just under 11000 miles. Rode 16-18 hours a day. It was one of the best rides of my life.

When I ride...
Forum: Americas 04-04-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By jonz
I used my Gmail account on my South America trip...

I used my Gmail account on my South America trip without issue. I don't recall giving a notification to Gmail or ever having to answer a security question. I was using my own laptop on WiFi...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-03-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By jonz
I got a buddy with a 950ADV and had him rev his...

I got a buddy with a 950ADV and had him rev his engine to 1400, then matched it by sound. Probably close enough.

I either read somewhere or was told the 950SE puts out too little juice at lower...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 479
Posted By jonz
Baja has been settled for years. Park at Tecate...

Baja has been settled for years. Park at Tecate or Calexico and ride south. The only down side is you'll be kicking yourself for not going sooner. Tons of info on this site. See the recent ride...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-01-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By jonz
The Kenda 270 3.25" front helps in the sand. I...

The Kenda 270 3.25" front helps in the sand. I quit using it because it wears out faster than I like but if stability in sand is your main goal, I think it's the best I've used.

A steering...
Forum: Americas 04-01-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,948
Posted By jonz
Not direct intel but I live in the desert 150...

Not direct intel but I live in the desert 150 miles or so northwest of there and the wind the last couple weeks has been howling. Several roads in the Palm Springs area were closed and re-opened...
Forum: Americas 04-01-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 22,494
Views: 1,663,501
Posted By jonz
I rode through there last November. The...

I rode through there last November. The "corrupt" cops I saw were stopping people clearly violating the posted speed limits. I saw 3 stops in that area and 2 of those were cars that blew by me at...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-01-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 15,637
Posted By jonz
I just reserved C124 at Fish Creek. The website...

I just reserved C124 at Fish Creek. The website lists one more campsite on the C loop as of 4:41 PDT. Just an fyi

Timmer - I mentioned that it's jonz +1 but the list only shows jonz. No big...
Forum: Americas 03-29-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By jonz
I like Microsoft Streets and Trips which you have...

I like Microsoft Streets and Trips which you have to buy but if you shop around can usually be had for around $20. I've been using it for years so using it is second nature. I like something that...
Forum: Americas 03-29-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 22,494
Views: 1,663,501
Posted By jonz
Don't want to start a debate how to learn...

Don't want to start a debate how to learn Spanish, but if you've been on the fence about paying for Rosetta Stone it's now on sale at:
...
Forum: Americas 03-28-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 22,494
Views: 1,663,501
Posted By jonz
When I stayed there, every time I walked through...

When I stayed there, every time I walked through the lobby, I half expected to see Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dancing down the stairs.
Forum: Americas 03-19-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,707
Posted By jonz
I saw a post somewhere on ADVrider quoting Tury...

I saw a post somewhere on ADVrider quoting Tury who said construction was was temporarily suspended. That was within the last month. For all I know it could be started again.

Sent from my...
Forum: Americas 03-19-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,707
Posted By jonz
The road that is under construction and was...

The road that is under construction and was closed during the day but latest intel says is open passes through La Bufa
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,951
Posted By jonz
Avoid the rut if possible. If not, learn to love...

Avoid the rut if possible. If not, learn to love the rut. Commit to the rut and stay in it until you either stop or the rut ends. If the rut is deep/steep enough and you try to ride out of it on...
Forum: Americas 03-18-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,707
Posted By jonz
+1 on Juanita's in Batopilas. The courtyard...

+1 on Juanita's in Batopilas. The courtyard overlooks the river and is your parking space.
http://jonz.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Nov-2013-Mexico-trip/i-v2nTfH2/0/M/P1020194-M.jpg

And the mission...
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 684
Views: 93,440
Posted By jonz
Great report. :clap:clap:clap I don't...

Great report. :clap:clap:clap

I don't read a lot of ride reports anymore. I'm glad I found yours and stayed with it the whole way. Makes me miss riding with others who enjoy both riding and...
Forum: Americas 03-18-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By jonz
The Death Road in Bolivia (Yungas Rd) is not that...

The Death Road in Bolivia (Yungas Rd) is not that dangerous anymore since there is now a paved bypass road for all the trucks. Now it's mostly mountain biker tour groups.

Carmel Valley Rd. used...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 03-18-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By jonz
Find the recent Baja ride report by Moto Vaquero....

Find the recent Baja ride report by Moto Vaquero. He posted lots of tracks
Forum: Face plant 03-16-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 65,273
Posted By jonz
Glad to hear of your progress. I was wondering...

Glad to hear of your progress. I was wondering how things were going. I'll be back up there in a month or so. Good to hear there will be another rider back in the saddle when (or shortly after) I...
Forum: Americas 03-15-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By jonz
If it works out, follow up in this post and let...

If it works out, follow up in this post and let us know. Good luck!!!
Forum: Americas 03-14-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By jonz
+1 What he said. Last year, I spent 2 days in...

+1 What he said. Last year, I spent 2 days in Cartegena trying to arrange a flight to Miami for my moto and I. My riding partner is bilingual (born in Mexico) and we even sort of hired a local...
Forum: Americas 03-14-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22,494
Views: 1,663,501
Posted By jonz
I kind of poo-poo'ed the Yamaha 250 for quite a...

I kind of poo-poo'ed the Yamaha 250 for quite a while. I thought it wouldn't handle speed in sand like I frequently ride in Baja. Just last week, I was blasting slightly uphill on the sandy...
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