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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,730
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
I'm not a fast rider and have never done a track...

I'm not a fast rider and have never done a track day...and I'm hesitant to add to this thread for fear of backlash...but here goes:

A racer that taught worked at a track school told me this:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-02-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16,134
Views: 9,604,960
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
[QUOTE=Barnone;24983065]Thank you for getting...

[QUOTE=Barnone;24983065]Thank you for getting back us back on track.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-05-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 974
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
I'd nuke this thread and call an attorney.

I'd nuke this thread and call an attorney.
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,312
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
Ive posted about these before, but I love em: ...

Ive posted about these before, but I love em:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=256284251112305&set=a.256284071112323.60474.160801653993899&type=3&theater

The ones on the right with the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-18-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
I'm happy to see any organized rides in this...

I'm happy to see any organized rides in this forum, whether paid or not. I'd likely never know about it if it was not mentioned here.

Cheers
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-15-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
Don't have time for a long post..but roads/places...

Don't have time for a long post..but roads/places to research before you go:

Ebbetts Pass over the Sierra

Yosemite Bug Hostel (Mariposa) for dinner and place to stay. Good beer/food.

Gold...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-15-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 29,370
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
I'm no Downieville expert..Only ridden dirt bikes...

I'm no Downieville expert..Only ridden dirt bikes there twice years ago...but I'd highly discourage larger bikes and/or less than expert riders on the single track trails:
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-30-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 59,534
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
At a quick glance that does look like the longer...

At a quick glance that does look like the longer swing arm (not sure).

The T-3 swing arm is shorter than some of the later swing arms and handles much better IMHO. I had the longer (and wider)...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-29-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 59,534
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
Love the project/skills/attention to detail. ...

Love the project/skills/attention to detail.

I've got a somewhat similar Guzzi, but I'm really just a parts changer, with not much vision or, frankly, desire/time to go deep with it.

Still a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-02-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
Good times, great roads, nice folks, good...

Good times, great roads, nice folks, good charity. The rain was no big deal.

Really enjoyed Wards Ferry Road on Saturday. That was a new one for me. I peeled off on Sunday and rode straight to...
Forum: The Garage 12-17-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
Maybe put some exhaust wrap on too, at the "hot...

Maybe put some exhaust wrap on too, at the "hot spot".

Cheers
Forum: Old's Cool 12-05-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
Nice find there. That looks really really...

Nice find there. That looks really really stock..a good thing.

The white ones are quite rare...hint and nudge... don't repaint it.

Last time I thought I had an issue with a dyna iii 15+ years...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-25-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,382
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
Nice riding with you John, can't wait for the...

Nice riding with you John, can't wait for the rest of the ride report. Maybe grab some photos from some of the others on the Norcal TT group. Some open face helmets, rain and 37 degrees..:) A...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-08-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 29,911
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
Gonna try to make this one. Had a great time...

Gonna try to make this one.

Had a great time last spring, despite the shattered stator cover..and reroute Thanks again to those that helped, I felt pretty bad about delaying the group on steel...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-30-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,070
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
20 minute commute? electric bike? maybe keep...

20 minute commute?

electric bike? maybe keep an eye on this

http://www.autoblog.com/2013/07/19/wired-editor-to-live-with-ev-bike-for-six-months/

http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/zero-s/
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-26-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,561
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
I think it is pretty cool looking...other than...

I think it is pretty cool looking...other than the cartoonish tire sizes. Everything else has a nice raw/stripped look without being ratty.

Thank god the pipes are not wrapped and there are no...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,090
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
I'd be way more worried about a kid getting hurt...

I'd be way more worried about a kid getting hurt or killed if a 500+lb bike fell on him/her than any cosmetic damage.

It could be a real, real bad deal if a big bike pinned a 40-70lb kid.

I've...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-15-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,023
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
Do not speed on 395. Heavily enforced. Not even...

Do not speed on 395. Heavily enforced. Not even 5mph over, especially in the towns.

Good deli in Bridgeport:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/alberts-meat-market-and-deli-bridgeport

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 136,782
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
Still in the market:)

Still in the market:)
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,010
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
I have not read the whole thread and I don't own...

I have not read the whole thread and I don't own a hitch trailer, but don't let that stop me from having an opinion..:)

I've seen some folks run some kind of strap from the hitch trailer to the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-06-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
I got on one of the divide trails on one of my...

I got on one of the divide trails on one of my first times riding dirt bikes on an xr600.

Scared the shit out of me due to the high negative consequence of failing off of a cliff.. I'm...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 826
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
I had this symptom years ago from one of my...

I had this symptom years ago from one of my plug/coil wires was grounding/arcing through the boot to the frame. Impossible to see the tiny little hole through the little boot. The coils were...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-05-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,081
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
One option sell it locally then...buy...

One option

sell it locally

then...buy one here that already has the California plate.

Lots of xrr's have them I had one for awhile.

If yours is upgraded, pull the upgrades before you...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 957
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
Maybe try a G2 Throttle cam system before you...

Maybe try a G2 Throttle cam system before you sell the bike. It really helped my carbed 510.

Cheers
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-14-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,736
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
cool place, good food too, not cheap..but nothing...

cool place, good food too, not cheap..but nothing is in Big Sur

Not a grade school author but...nearby

http://www.henrymiller.org/about/henry-miller-memorial-library/
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 136,782
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
TNKayaker Tempting.. I saw that one, but...

TNKayaker

Tempting.. I saw that one, but really want a 450 or smaller and want factory plated RS.

....thanks for the leads, truly.
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 136,782
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
Appreciate the leads, called em, all sold or n/a...

Appreciate the leads, called em, all sold or n/a so far.

One will pop up.

Cheers
Forum: Old's Cool 05-08-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
Sort of yeah, but needs to be street plated and...

Sort of yeah, but needs to be street plated and year 1970 or prior.

Send me a pm if it fits the bill

Cheers
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,624
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
Karma: The funny part about this...

Karma:

The funny part about this is.......that Mike Myer helped me out of saline valley/Steel Pass on the same ride when I shattered a stator cover, gave me a ride to Gold Point on the back of his...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 136,782
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
Yep, that one is sold pending payment.. ...

Yep,

that one is sold pending payment..

thanks much
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 136,782
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
Looking for a 2011-12 350/400/450rs

Anyone know of an RS-(plated) for sale?

A new one is not in the family budget..otherwise BYOB would hit my AMEX today..

Appreciate a PM for any leads.

Cheers
Forum: Old's Cool 05-06-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,298
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
R I have the Ram clutch kit in my fake...

R

I have the Ram clutch kit in my fake v7sport (t-3).

I like the lower inertia. It shifts better, revs up better, but still tractors along fine.

The kit comes with everything
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,624
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
Fido gets it if I get no response in a couple...

Fido gets it if I get no response in a couple weeks.

I'll bet the original owner would be pleased.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-06-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 690
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
bumping this, also posted in GS forum with photo

bumping this, also posted in GS forum with photo
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,624
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
It might have fallen off and they did not know it...

It might have fallen off and they did not know it until they were too far away.

It looked like someone else found it and placed it near the road, so maybe it went off into the weeds/rocks...in a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,707
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
I did not read the whole thread... but ...

I did not read the whole thread...

but

Just because you have the 1200gs, does not mean you can't go get a $2500 smaller dual sport to really learn how to ride on.

Go get one, ride the snot...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,624
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
Found newish 1 aluminum side case near death valley CA

See

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=882098

http://sburton.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/forum-photos/i-FFSxLFr/0/M/IMG_3591-M.jpg

...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-30-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 29,982
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
For a couple reasons, I have to bail out on this....

For a couple reasons, I have to bail out on this. So there is one camping/food spot open for anyone.

Cheers
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-25-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 690
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
Found newish BMW aluminum side case Death Valley Saline Valley Road & Hwy 190

Some damage, but looks fixable

pm me if it is yours

It had 2 aquafina bottles next to it.

I have it here in Sacramento.

Cheers
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-22-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,470
Posted By NorCalslowpoke
Quick note Just got in 11pm last night after...

Quick note

Just got in 11pm last night after collecting the Husky on that rocky road outside of Saline Hot Springs.

Had a long drive from Gold Point via Oriental wash, Death Valley Road, Saline...
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