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Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-16-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 45,355
Posted By ghostridernv
On my bike (a few years old) it is under the...

On my bike (a few years old) it is under the nose, but a little hidden. I think it also has a cap on it from the factory.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-11-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By ghostridernv
Perfect. Thanks wide.

Perfect. Thanks wide.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-11-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By ghostridernv
Reno to Moundhouse Dirt Trail Map

Can anyone tell me where I can find a map of the dirt trails between Reno and Moundhouse? I am planning a run (foot) between the two and I need to figure out a route. I'd stay on 341 but think that...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-21-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,320
Posted By ghostridernv
That's not steam venting in that photo. It is a...

That's not steam venting in that photo. It is a dust devil.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-21-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By ghostridernv
Depends what you call nice. There are a lot of...

Depends what you call nice. There are a lot of tweakers (meth heads) in Dayton. Carson pretty much shuts down at 8:00PM. If I were you, I would stay at the south end of reno. There are plenty of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-25-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,117
Posted By ghostridernv
http://mckenna.smugmug.com/photos/879055086_ZxxKJ-...

http://mckenna.smugmug.com/photos/879055086_ZxxKJ-M.jpg

http://mckenna.smugmug.com/photos/879054853_JJ7Pn-M.jpg

http://mckenna.smugmug.com/photos/879054592_Y3GFA-M.jpg
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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-25-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,117
Posted By ghostridernv
http://mckenna.smugmug.com/photos/525358818_EtvA4-...

http://mckenna.smugmug.com/photos/525358818_EtvA4-M.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-25-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,117
Posted By ghostridernv
http://mckenna.smugmug.com/photos/526086043_kWjbM-...

http://mckenna.smugmug.com/photos/526086043_kWjbM-M.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-04-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 961
Posted By ghostridernv
I bought a GSA there and have been happy with...

I bought a GSA there and have been happy with them. I'm glad to have a local dealer period and try to support them whenever I can. I wish they would become more involved in the local rider...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-17-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By ghostridernv
Motel near Lee Vining / Yosemite East Entrance

Can anyone recommend a motel near the east entrance of Yosemite? I am going to list Benton Hot Springs, but if anyone knows something closer please chime in. It is for a relative making a trip down...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-29-2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By ghostridernv
Un-official K1200GT Land Speed Record Attempt (Video)

Video of my brother shot by my father...

Incidentally, this was their first ride together, and my Dad is 70 years old.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BMHKxevzAc
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,364
Posted By ghostridernv
Rush and Valley of the Gods. Two of my...

Rush and Valley of the Gods. Two of my favorites.

I assume you have read Ghost Rider by Neil Pert.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-07-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,473
Posted By ghostridernv
Only problem I know about them is belching out...

Only problem I know about them is belching out tons of black smoke when leaving redlights and stopsigns :cry, burns my eyes. Give the riders behind you a break!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-07-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By ghostridernv
Almost a foot of snow in Reno...

Several inches of snow in Reno this morning. I hear 80, and a portion of 395 are closed at the moment (other passes might be as well). If heading over the passes, bring the chains and the Ural. ...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,063
Posted By ghostridernv
Great report. Looking forward to hearing more...

Great report. Looking forward to hearing more about the missing sections.
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2009, 08:53 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 45,280
Posted By ghostridernv
Great ride report. Reminds me why I don't miss...

Great ride report. Reminds me why I don't miss living/riding in Chicago (weather sux most of the time). Looking forward to your next report.
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 115,314
Posted By ghostridernv
Great report. I love the Nike hightops. Keep it...

Great report. I love the Nike hightops. Keep it coming.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-04-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 297
Posted By ghostridernv
Nellis Air Show 11/14-15

Anybody going to ride to the Nellis Air Show next weekend? I was thinking of spending a night in death valley on the way down from Reno (one of the cabins near the sand dunes).
ghost
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-05-2009, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By ghostridernv
Weather permitting, most passes north of yosemite...

Weather permitting, most passes north of yosemite are great. Sonora pass, Ebbetts pass, Monitor Pass, Carson Pass, Geiger/Virginia City truck route, Kingsbury Grade, Spooner, Mt. Rose, Sierraville...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-03-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By ghostridernv
Reno

Thanks for the post Keith. I was lurking on the other thread where I found out about the Crystal Mine near Reno. I plan on heading up there today (as soon as it warms up a bit) on my GS. Maybe we...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-02-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By ghostridernv
A ride to and night at Benton Hot Springs would...

A ride to and night at Benton Hot Springs would make my list.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,268
Posted By ghostridernv
Warranty

If you ask the dealer, they will get you a second key at no charge. They told me that it is coded as a "warranty" item. My salesman clued me in on this, their counter guy wasn't too happy to see me...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2009, 08:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,641
Posted By ghostridernv
Great report. You rode within a few miles of my...

Great report. You rode within a few miles of my house (south end of Reno where 341 switches to 431). Thanks for sharing.
Ghost
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,661
Posted By ghostridernv
Any Doors Fans in the House?

Below is a picture of Chicagobluehair from his high school days. He is on guitar. Ray Manzarek (of later Doors fame) is playing keyboards in this photo. A few years ago Ray signed the photo and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2009, 10:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,661
Posted By ghostridernv
Dead Bear?

Comment on photo above...
Did Dad kill a bear and make it into a seat cover?

Things are shaping up, was able to secure two rooms at the Benton Hot Springs B&B for Tuesday night. It's pretty...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2009, 10:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,661
Posted By ghostridernv
Update...

The ADV rider sticker will only be awarded if ChicagoBluehair rides back to Chicago as well (as opposed to leaving his bike in Reno and flying back). Thanks for the offer Jed, not sure if we will...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-20-2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,281
Posted By ghostridernv
Cathedral Hill

I stayed at Cathedral Hill on Van Ness last weekend. The hotel is pretty much a dive, but the bike parking was a flat $4 per day. The attendant said there were sensors and cameras on the bikes as...
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2009, 06:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,661
Posted By ghostridernv
Annnnnnnnnnnnnd they're off!

Just got a call from Chicago. BlueHair and and mckennabros are on the way west. Sounds like they have a bluebird day. I'm sure my brother will make a post tonight to give a review of their first...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2009, 09:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,661
Posted By ghostridernv
Free Beer!

Thanks for everyone's support and encouragement. Dad's spirits are up, and he sounds ready for his Saturday departure.

If any of you plan on attending the MotoGP races at Laguna Seca this 4th of...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,661
Posted By ghostridernv
Place your bets

Dad,
Don't make me show you the link on here about the lady in her 70's who is riding around the world solo...

...or the lady who rode her 250cc from Florida to Alaska and back (solo).

The...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2009, 08:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,661
Posted By ghostridernv
Thanks everyone for the responses, they mean a...

Thanks everyone for the responses, they mean a bunch. My brother and I will keep everyone posted here. Scheduled departure is this Saturday (6/20). If you happen to be in the Chicago area (we have...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,661
Posted By ghostridernv
Yes disc., I'll give updates while they are in...

Yes disc., I'll give updates while they are in transit to Reno, and will have my laptop on board for the ride to Monterey as well. I'll post pics as they become available.
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,661
Posted By ghostridernv
Thanks c4, good point. I'll send him a link to...

Thanks c4, good point. I'll send him a link to this post as well. Maybe you could send him a quick e-mail (or response on here) that you look forward to catching his tour at the Reno stop. Maybe a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,661
Posted By ghostridernv
Forgot to mention, his name is Dennis if you plan...

Forgot to mention, his name is Dennis if you plan on e-mailing him. He has a good sense of humor, so don't worry about joking with him. Give him "the works".
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,661
Posted By ghostridernv
Thanks for the advice a1fa. Since he is retired,...

Thanks for the advice a1fa. Since he is retired, he gets ton of spam and porn already from his other retired friends.

Do you think people will understand the e-mail address as I have posted...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,661
Posted By ghostridernv
69 Years Young/First Bike/First Ride/Headed West

My Father had heard all the stories, and seen all the pictures of my brother's (mckennabros) and my trips on our bikes. Since he had a career in law enforement (35 years on the Chicago Police...
Forum: The Garage 05-26-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 979
Posted By ghostridernv
Thanks for the ideas gents. Ghost

Thanks for the ideas gents.
Ghost
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4,128
Views: 542,700
Posted By ghostridernv
Brazing and Heat Treating

Just wanted to let you FF's know I manage a heat treating and brazing facility in northern nevada. Since this is related to welding, I thought I'd metion it here. As to not hijack this thread, feel...
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 979
Posted By ghostridernv
Good Power Washers???

Anyone care to comment on what brand/model power washer works best for bikes?
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,210
Posted By ghostridernv
Very cool loop. Do you think the haze is from...

Very cool loop. Do you think the haze is from the fires in Socal? If you didn't, try to hit Monitor Pass between Markleeville and 395 next time.
Ghost
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