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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Today, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2,402
Views: 69,091
Posted By MojaveSidecar
bailing

Looks like I will be hanging with my unexpected company today instead of running up to Kernville. The major good part of this decision is that I have an unopened bottle of Buffalo Trace I have to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-22-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2,402
Views: 69,091
Posted By MojaveSidecar
Slight Change of Plans for Me

Unexpected out of town relatives dropping in on us Friday.. so I will be piloting the Ural out Saturday morning arriving Saturday evening instead of Friday night.

Been practicing for the event...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-13-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2,402
Views: 69,091
Posted By MojaveSidecar
I am, just not sure which one yet... probably...

I am, just not sure which one yet... probably the 06 GearUp which is the same rig I brought to Warped last year.



Randy from Wrightwood
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-17-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2,402
Views: 69,091
Posted By MojaveSidecar
In

and paid..

Going to bring whichever Ural is running the best at the time.

Randy from Wrightwood
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-26-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2,402
Views: 69,091
Posted By MojaveSidecar
No 395 for this trip.. I take back roads along...

No 395 for this trip.. I take back roads along the eastern San Gabriels to Sierra Highway to Mojave, then a short stint on the 14 to Jawbone Canyon to Kelso Valley to Lake Isabella.

On the way...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-25-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2,402
Views: 69,091
Posted By MojaveSidecar
In

Ummm.... trailer your Gobi??? :eek1... umm I think you are supposed to ride it there.

I will be riding one of mine, not sure yet if it will be the Gobi or the Forest Camo... and I guess that...
Forum: Hacks 12-04-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,081
Posted By MojaveSidecar
Pics of Sidecars make great greeting cards

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o82/remarbach/Hack2/sidecarfun2012_zpsfeafd85a.jpg (http://s118.photobucket.com/user/remarbach/media/Hack2/sidecarfun2012_zpsfeafd85a.jpg.html)

Merry Christmas &...
Forum: Hacks 11-23-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,456
Posted By MojaveSidecar
I wonder about how that bike would do on the back...

I wonder about how that bike would do on the back roads of the Mojave Desert.

Soon I will be down to 2 Ural GearUps and a DRZ solo and was thinking about replacing the DRZ with a Ural Solo set up...
Forum: Face plant 10-28-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 81,203
Posted By MojaveSidecar
Reaching the decision point too.

I lived in Burbank commuting to Pasadena for years where my Valkyrie was my only vehicle. Did have one small fender bender on the freeway where traffic stopped unexpectedly 10 feet in front of me,...
Forum: Hacks 08-28-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 575,629
Posted By MojaveSidecar
Umm... (thank dog for decent bourbon) but I love...

Umm... (thank dog for decent bourbon) but I love my two pre 2014 GearUps.

Simple to maintain, wont set a bunch of speed records etc... but I am hoping it will be one of the the cockroach vehicles...
Forum: Hacks 08-24-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 575,629
Posted By MojaveSidecar
Where I live with the mountains and deserts, I...

Where I live with the mountains and deserts, I wouldn't go with just 1-wheel drive. 2 wheel drive comes in handy even if just for a small portion of the ride.

That being said, If I ever had to...
Forum: Hacks 08-24-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 575,629
Posted By MojaveSidecar
My wife wanted to see what the pools along Big...

My wife wanted to see what the pools along Big Rock Creek in the Angeles Forest were all about so we jumped the 06 GearUp with the dog and took a short cruise over there to check it out. Not too much...
Forum: Hacks 05-04-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 575,629
Posted By MojaveSidecar
Hi Dave By promiscuous disclosure, I meant I...

Hi Dave

By promiscuous disclosure, I meant I was disclosing some plans I am working on before I really should have.... since it is so early in the "development" cycle...

I have felt there is a...
Forum: Hacks 05-03-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 575,629
Posted By MojaveSidecar
A bit of some very promiscuous disclosure...

A bit of some very promiscuous disclosure here....

I am hoping to offer dualsport sidecar training, rentals and tours here in the Southern California mountain and desert areas hopefully in the ...
Forum: Hacks 05-03-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 22,270
Posted By MojaveSidecar
Getting Older

63 next month. 2 Ural GearUps and 1 KLR/DMC Enduro in parts.

Sold all my two wheelers except for my '00 DRZ-E (plated) with a Big Bore Kit and a Nova Racing Wide Ratio Gear Set, which provides...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-27-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 100,262
Posted By MojaveSidecar
Home Safe... thanks everyone for a great time. ...

Home Safe... thanks everyone for a great time.

Made remarkable time arriving home... 60 mph normal top cruising speed on the URAL plus 70 mile tailwind down Tehacapi Willow Springs Cutoff...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 33,342
Posted By MojaveSidecar
Hi Dave What's a tube among friends... when...

Hi Dave

What's a tube among friends... when you showed up with that flat spare at my cabin, and given the luck you were having in California, I figured the tube would come in handy before you knew...
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 33,342
Posted By MojaveSidecar
Hi Ilya I love, love, love the feel of COB's...

Hi Ilya

I love, love, love the feel of COB's flat bench seat on his new Ural. I got a chance to sit on it when he and Sergey came up to Wrightwood for a visit last Monday.

I am a big guy 6'7"...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 33,342
Posted By MojaveSidecar
Hi Dave So sorry to hear about some rat...

Hi Dave

So sorry to hear about some rat bastard stealing your cats. Not to worry, I have a set you can have.. :evil:norton:D

See you guys over at Craig's later today.... still waiting for the...
Forum: Hacks 03-22-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,461
Posted By MojaveSidecar
Happy Birthday Dave Congrats on the new...

Happy Birthday Dave

Congrats on the new Gear-Up... you certainly earned it.

Hopefully, we will see you soon.

Randy from Wrightwood
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-15-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 100,262
Posted By MojaveSidecar
Secret Name: MojaveSidecar (aka "Tamale...

Secret Name: MojaveSidecar (aka "Tamale Exhaust")

Out of what hat did you pull that name ... :norton






:huh
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-15-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 100,262
Posted By MojaveSidecar
After a few years off, I'm IN. Randy from...

After a few years off, I'm IN.

Randy from Wrightwood
Forum: Hacks 07-10-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,291
Posted By MojaveSidecar
Hi Lason I loved that rig.. it was my...

Hi Lason

I loved that rig.. it was my favorite at the Adventure Sidecar functions.
Check out my avatar.

Did Vern teach you how to make tamales on the exhaust pipe?

Had a close call riding...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 26,611
Views: 4,822,359
Posted By MojaveSidecar
I just turned 62. The more I ride my 06 DRZ...

I just turned 62. The more I ride my 06 DRZ 400SM, the more I am enjoying it. But I am 6'7" and about 280lbs so the height is not a problem for me. This particular bike is stock and used as a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 26,611
Views: 4,822,359
Posted By MojaveSidecar
My understanding is that DRZ OEM valves are 2...

My understanding is that DRZ OEM valves are 2 piece valves and are a known weak link... my E threw a valve because of the head separating from the stem. That's why I wound up going with Ron Hamp 1...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 26,611
Views: 4,822,359
Posted By MojaveSidecar
I heard somewhere that for best sprocket and...

I heard somewhere that for best sprocket and chain life, one sprocket should be even and the other odd number of teeth. :ear
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 26,611
Views: 4,822,359
Posted By MojaveSidecar
I went with 14/45.... in retrospect, I would...

I went with 14/45.... in retrospect, I would probably should have left it stock at 14/47.
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 26,611
Views: 4,822,359
Posted By MojaveSidecar
I just sold one of my KLRs and I have one left...

I just sold one of my KLRs and I have one left that I use as a tug for a sidecar.

The main reason I felt comfortable letting the KLR go is that I now have 2 DRZs.. one a stock SM and another a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 26,611
Views: 4,822,359
Posted By MojaveSidecar
Hey Martin What the heck are you doing over...

Hey Martin

What the heck are you doing over here in a DRZ forum? Probably the same thing I am doing. :evil.

I have 2 DRZs now... a 2000E that has been totally tricked out by Eddie including...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 26,611
Views: 4,822,359
Posted By MojaveSidecar
Seems to me I got a heat shield with my coyote...

Seems to me I got a heat shield with my coyote for use on my SM when I ordered from GL.

I believe it is required especially with my Yosh exhaust
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-28-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7,556
Views: 594,029
Posted By MojaveSidecar
How they will catch you if you do....:cry ...

How they will catch you if you do....:cry

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/146909-darpa-shows-off-1-8-gigapixel-surveillance-drone-can-spot-a-terrorist-from-20000-feet

There is a youtube...
Forum: Vendors 02-11-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 263,248
Posted By MojaveSidecar
Maybe would could modify the title of this thread...

Maybe would could modify the title of this thread to append "-see first post for key info" or some such verbage
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-13-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,239
Posted By MojaveSidecar
Hi Guys Its looking more and more like I may...

Hi Guys

Its looking more and more like I may have to pass on the Plains this weekend... too many chores to complete before Thanksgiving guests show up. If I do make it, it will probably be on a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-02-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,239
Posted By MojaveSidecar
My plan given my current situation is to ural in...

My plan given my current situation is to ural in Saturday morning and home Sunday early afternoon.

Randy from Wrightwood
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-21-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,239
Posted By MojaveSidecar
Did we decide if we were going to meet some place...

Did we decide if we were going to meet some place to ride in like we did last time... or just plan to meet up at KCL. :freaky
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 24,724
Posted By MojaveSidecar
I really like hammock camping the best ... I have...

I really like hammock camping the best ... I have a Hennesy Hammock Deluxe Explorer that I try to use first...
but here in the southwest, there may not always be trees available... so I got one of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-02-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,239
Posted By MojaveSidecar
Are you guys going to be riding in or towing? My...

Are you guys going to be riding in or towing? My plan would be to ride the Gobi in but could also throw her up on the jumping jack trailer.

Randy from Wrightwood
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-30-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,239
Posted By MojaveSidecar
Kindof sounds like a lot of fun... I will pencil...

Kindof sounds like a lot of fun... I will pencil this in. :freaky
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-13-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 553
Posted By MojaveSidecar
Denver to Wrightwood on a DRZ in 4 days..how?

Hi ALL

I have a trip coming up in a couple of weeks where I will be riding a special DRZ from Denver to Wrightwood CA.
I am budgeting 4 days at about 250 miles a day to make the trip. I am...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-01-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 37,012
Posted By MojaveSidecar
As luck would have it, out of the blue, it looks...

As luck would have it, out of the blue, it looks like I will wind up in Livermoore California on Friday afternoon picking up a new to me rig and looking for an interesting ride home... WMRS is not...
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