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Forum: Americas 12-18-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,030
Posted By ddennis669
I think that is a good choice. :clap Put...

I think that is a good choice. :clap

Put fresh tires, chain and sprockets on the FZ6 a week or so ahead of your trip and ride it west.

Use the money you save by not buying a bike and spend it...
Forum: Americas 12-14-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 828
Posted By ddennis669
It sure looks like a good trip. I do know the...

It sure looks like a good trip. I do know the first leg of your route well and it has incredible beauty.:clap

I don't know what you are comfortable with as far as mileage and pace, but the first...
Forum: Racing 09-29-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 38,463
Posted By ddennis669
I'm not real good at math, but that is likely to...

I'm not real good at math, but that is likely to have cost Bryan the championship. :cry
Forum: Americas 09-16-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By ddennis669
+1 on the don't assume part. With some luck...

+1 on the don't assume part.

With some luck this could be a really great ride. Although, I have seen snow storms close the passes at the Grapevine and Tehachapi in Southern California during...
Forum: Americas 09-14-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,337
Posted By ddennis669
Thumb Yes, do it.

Read up on Wan.:deal I met him as he was heading to Death Valley.
The amazing story of a young man from Korea who crossed America and back on a humble 50cc Ruckus. Follow his story as he meets...
Forum: Americas 08-31-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,516
Posted By ddennis669
My guess is the AMA is looking at something to...

My guess is the AMA is looking at something to slip in to the existing $49 price point of their regular membership. It would be nice if they had an upgrade.:evil

I took my 250 Ninja to Prudhoe...
Forum: Americas 08-28-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,516
Posted By ddennis669
AMA Roadside Assistance?

If you are an AMA member, automatic renewal will get their Road Service included for all your vehicles for $49 annually. I used it when my Jeep failed me, they got me out of a jam with no problems! ...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-28-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By ddennis669
Wally, today I was having lunch with some friends...

Wally, today I was having lunch with some friends and in a discussion about the Penny Bar in McKittrick your name came up. Damn near a legend in these parts. :freaky To paraphrase Hunter s. Thompson,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-28-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By ddennis669
DC Long Term Parking?

I am visiting DC for a week and need tips on a safe place to leave the bike. Any advice?
Forum: Trials 05-10-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,471
Posted By ddennis669
Thanks for this post. I have been a fan of the...

Thanks for this post. I have been a fan of the Scottish for over 40 years. All the arguing about "stop" vs. "no-stop" and handwringing about the decline of trials in the USA, yet every year the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5,626
Views: 1,116,091
Posted By ddennis669
Wow, me too! Well, except I have glanced back a...

Wow, me too! Well, except I have glanced back a time or two. That 250 and I spent a lot of time together. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 293,481
Posted By ddennis669
Not in LA but I am riding to Santa Maria this...

Not in LA but I am riding to Santa Maria this weekend. Not too far from Santa Barbara. And not a bad place for a test ride. Foxen Canyon and Tepusquet come to mind.
:clap
Let me know. It is not...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 293,481
Posted By ddennis669
You could take mine for a ride. :thumb

You could take mine for a ride. :thumb
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,230
Posted By ddennis669
HELD 9440 Saddlebag Inner Bags

http://www.getgeared.co.uk/HELD_9440_Saddlebag_Inner_bags

pictures here
http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php?topic=10123.0
Forum: Hacks 01-12-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,788
Posted By ddennis669
Sweet!:D

Sweet!:D
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-02-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By ddennis669
On more than one occasion I have had both...

On more than one occasion I have had both squirrels and rabbits disable a vehicle by chewing through wires. I'd park in Maricopa.:rofl
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-31-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 821
Posted By ddennis669
166

I commute from Soda Lake Road to Taft early mornings and it does get very cold here. This winter has been the worst in 18 years as we had a week of lows below 10F. It has been so dry and clear that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 24,237
Posted By ddennis669
So do I. Green means GO! ...

So do I. Green means GO!

http://www.elementalled.com/academy/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/California_population-density.png
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-31-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,955
Posted By ddennis669
That was a cool dealership back in those days....

That was a cool dealership back in those days. :clap
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5,146
Views: 972,506
Posted By ddennis669
I have only sat on one of these and have not...

I have only sat on one of these and have not ridden one yet, but it appears that, its fuel range, upright seating, and decent power would be good enough for interstate travel. I need a bike that can...
Forum: Airheads 08-22-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 374,885
Posted By ddennis669
A lot of wheel bearing information can be found...

A lot of wheel bearing information can be found here:

Snowbum on Bearings (http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/section4.htm)

and somewhat clearer instructions on servicing from
Duane Ausherman on...
Forum: The Garage 08-03-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,231
Posted By ddennis669
Less than 9 inches ...

Less than 9 inches

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Forum: The Garage 08-01-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,231
Posted By ddennis669
I can get the measurement on Saturday. ...

I can get the measurement on Saturday.

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Forum: The Garage 07-31-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,231
Posted By ddennis669
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/48XQIKtKo5uYtINy...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/48XQIKtKo5uYtINyCW7HO7tSqI_KLmY7lQU8qmk6-U0=w277-h207-p-no
Forum: The Garage 07-23-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,231
Posted By ddennis669
Hmmm....I used a credit card to pay for it...

Hmmm....I used a credit card to pay for it on-line and they took my $191.92 with a pick up date of 7/27/13. Maybe paying online completes the sale? YMMV
Forum: The Garage 07-22-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,231
Posted By ddennis669
$191.92

Currently the Pep Boys have a 20% reduction on all orders over $125 with the code SUMMER20. Just ordered one to be picked up at my local store to save the shipping and it cost $191.92 before taxes....
Forum: Americas 04-29-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,911
Posted By ddennis669
That's us. The ReasonRider.com guys! We sit at...

That's us. The ReasonRider.com guys! We sit at home and read about Adventures. :cry

I don't think I would go that far for a Husky, but I have ridden those roads and it's a great ride.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-11-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 32,017
Views: 3,048,739
Posted By ddennis669
There isn't an "OHV area" as such. Off Highway...

There isn't an "OHV area" as such. Off Highway Vehicles had previously been allowed on the BLM roads in the Carrizo Plain National Monument. OHVs were never legal to operate on SLO county roads such...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 302,911
Posted By ddennis669
Welcome to the Asylum. :freaky

Welcome to the Asylum. :freaky
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-01-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,535
Posted By ddennis669
To the south is 9000 foot Mt Piños and the Cerro...

To the south is 9000 foot Mt Piños and the Cerro Noereste and Lockwood Valley Roads.

Great roads to the west too. In the summer, heading west to the ocean will be good break from the heat. Check...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 13,713
Posted By ddennis669
Border to Border

Bike: '06 Ninja 250
Miles: 1467
Trip: Tijuana, Mexico to Coutts, Alberta, Canada through Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, and Butte
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-19-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By ddennis669
I always enjoy 62 from Parker to 29 Palms, but...

I always enjoy 62 from Parker to 29 Palms, but that may be more traffic avoidance than you had in mind.

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Forum: Americas 03-15-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,729
Posted By ddennis669
Tires were a Metzler ME880 rear and a Kenda K761...

Tires were a Metzler ME880 rear and a Kenda K761 Dual Sport front.




Alcan Rider might know the real deal. I seem to recall that I had to contact the tour people 24 hours ahead to get them my...
Forum: Americas 03-14-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,729
Posted By ddennis669
For me, the weather that day would determine what...

For me, the weather that day would determine what to do. I can't imagine being able to make the trip back on the same day in mud or snow. I am not sure I could have made it one way in the rain. I had...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-25-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,145
Posted By ddennis669
Coming out of the Fort and over the hill on...

Coming out of the Fort and over the hill on Nacimiento-Fergusson is a ride not to be missed if you are in the vicinity.

+1 on Jocko's and I am a vegetarian. If I was going to eat meat....... :D
Forum: Americas 02-16-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,935
Posted By ddennis669
+1 For the 50cc, I would get beyond San...

+1

For the 50cc, I would get beyond San Antonio on the first leg. Then West Texas in daylight, Arizona and the California desert at night. (My wife and I left Phoenix, on the last leg of a trip...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-02-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 32,017
Views: 3,048,739
Posted By ddennis669
You guys were also a short distance...

You guys were also a short distance (http://g.co/maps/xf4er) from the entrance to the The Reagan Ranch (http://www.yaf.org/TheReaganRanch.aspx), also known as The Western White House...
Forum: Americas 01-31-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,475
Posted By ddennis669
B2B Witness?

For the departure I had the same witness I had used for a prior 50CC sign the docs mid afternoon and then slipped across the border after midnight for a Pemex receipt to set the start time. I used...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-26-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,086
Posted By ddennis669
As you get closer you can get updates on the...

As you get closer you can get updates on the mountain passes and adjust as needed. LA can be very busy at certain times too, so be prepared to adjust. Your California segments look like very good...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-25-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,086
Posted By ddennis669
Doable Roads

Hello,

I hope you have a good trip to California. Maybe we can help you find the best route. A lot of choices and except for the mountain passes, April is quite nice.

Some questions if you...
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