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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-21-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10,638
Views: 831,859
Posted By Desertdweller
Maple Springs Gate

I met a couple of riders on Santiago Peak today. Said they came up through Maple Springs and that the gate was open.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-11-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10,638
Views: 831,859
Posted By Desertdweller
Skyline Gate Lock

The lock was changed to limit the number of key holders to those that have to do business in CNF. Too many people were leaving the gate open, and the residences nearby got pissed and complained to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 22,626
Views: 2,863,514
Posted By Desertdweller
I'd appreciate some pics of the bracket if you...

I'd appreciate some pics of the bracket if you don't mind. Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 22,626
Views: 2,863,514
Posted By Desertdweller
Speedo

I appreciate the advice, and will check out the Vapor.
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22,626
Views: 2,863,514
Posted By Desertdweller
Speedo

No shit? Why didn't I consider that?

I bought one of those analog speedometer/odometers that work with the existing cable, so I'm limited on reach, and it is in conflict with the stabilizer...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22,626
Views: 2,863,514
Posted By Desertdweller
Speedometer/Odometer

[QUOTE=Capt. Egregious;19963219]The aftermath of 24 hours of Starvation ridge. The conditions were very nasty.

I notice you have what looks like a speedometer/odometer mounted above the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 22,626
Views: 2,863,514
Posted By Desertdweller
Tire

[QUOTE=Capt. Egregious;19963219]The aftermath of 24 hours of Starvation ridge. The conditions were very nasty.

What front tire do you have on that thing?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-02-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,036
Posted By Desertdweller
Sound advice. Thanks.

Sound advice. Thanks.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-02-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,036
Posted By Desertdweller
Mojave Trail

Even so, that is impressive. As a 50 year old, could I ask what your secret is to gaining this kind of longevity? I gotta admit, the trail from from Afton to Laughlin and back in two days on a KTM...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-02-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,036
Posted By Desertdweller
Mojave Trail

Your public profile says you are age 72. True?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-01-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,036
Posted By Desertdweller
Mojave Road

That sounds like a quick trip. Two days on the trail?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-01-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,036
Posted By Desertdweller
Mojave Road

Have a partial route & the rest from memory. Doing east to west & then back.[/QUOTE]

I wish we had camped along the trail and done more sight seeing. Two days is not enough time.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-01-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,036
Posted By Desertdweller
Mojave Road

I actually won't be alone, Garmin Nuvi is going with me:lol3[/QUOTE]

You already have the GPS route?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-01-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,036
Posted By Desertdweller
Mojave Road

Say it isn't so:eek1[/QUOTE]

It's twue, it's twue!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-01-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,036
Posted By Desertdweller
Mojave Road

I did the Mojave Road last weekend on a KTM 950 Adv, which was only loaded with a tank bag, small backpack strapped to the seat and pelican case for tools.

There's alot of soft sand on this...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-21-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By Desertdweller
Gas

Thanks.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-20-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By Desertdweller
Minneola Rd/I-15 Gas in Barstow

Is there gas at Minneola Rd/I-15 turnoff? If not, what's the last fuel stop heading east out of Barstow on I-15? Thanks.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-01-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 19,135
Views: 7,857,533
Posted By Desertdweller
Mt.Palomar

Mt Palomar, Ca in background
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-22-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,766
Posted By Desertdweller
They were widened about 1.5", I also changed the...

They were widened about 1.5", I also changed the rear mounting point to bolt to the frame like the KTM crash bars as I didn't like how the SW looped around by my ankle to the rear swingarm bolt.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-22-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,766
Posted By Desertdweller
Modified SW bars

CJ, how much "modifying"/bending was required?

I like the crash bars on as grab handles when you need an extra hand pulling and to mount highway pegs. I did the same as Max, modified SW...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 22,626
Views: 2,863,514
Posted By Desertdweller
Ironman Sprocket

Ironman sprockets are the only way to go. Their durability cannot be matched.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-09-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 34,555
Posted By Desertdweller
In

Site 130. Arrive Thursday/depart Sunday.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-27-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 10,638
Views: 831,859
Posted By Desertdweller
Patrick

Hey Patrick, this is Kelley. How you doin? I'm still riding your girl. Diggin every minute of it. We should do a ride from Skyline Dr in Corona over to HK sometime. I'm working on getting my XR650R...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-13-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19,135
Views: 7,857,533
Posted By Desertdweller
Kofa

KOFA, Arizona USA
Forum: Vendors 06-25-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 54,503
Posted By Desertdweller
Great Cradle

Stovebolt,

I put your cradle through its paces today. Really hammered it hard and long. No mercy. It came through it all with flying colors! Beats the shit out of the Ram cradle. I would recommend...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-17-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,818
Posted By Desertdweller
No problem. Hope you find out its an easy fix.

No problem. Hope you find out its an easy fix.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-16-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,818
Posted By Desertdweller
The front cylinder can be pulled off by taking...

The front cylinder can be pulled off by taking out two of the motor mount bolts, and allowing the engine to adjust downward (hang) under its own weight until the cylinder clears the frame.

I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-16-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,818
Posted By Desertdweller
Might be the rubber seal on the starter where it...

Might be the rubber seal on the starter where it attaches to the motor.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-11-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 217,312
Posted By Desertdweller
Ok. Your second suggestion also worked. Very...

Ok. Your second suggestion also worked. Very happy. Thanks.

What is the correct/best usage of GoogleEarth with Basecamp when deciding on new routes? One won't overlay the other, will it?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-11-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 217,312
Posted By Desertdweller
That worked!:norton I have a micro SD card...

That worked!:norton

I have a micro SD card adapter, and can put that directly into the computer, but if I also connect the GPS unit in normal mode, won't it also require a micro SD card in order...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-09-2010, 01:42 AM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 217,312
Posted By Desertdweller
You have my full attention. I'm not picking up...

You have my full attention. I'm not picking up the dirt trails. How do you plan the route without seeing the trails?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-08-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 217,312
Posted By Desertdweller
3.0.4 is Windows, not Mac.

3.0.4 is Windows, not Mac.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-08-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 217,312
Posted By Desertdweller
I would be happy if that was true. My original...

I would be happy if that was true. My original problem was that the dirt roads that show up on City Nav maps don't appear on BaseCamp. To me, what good is BaseCamp if I can only plan routes that are...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-08-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 217,312
Posted By Desertdweller
Thanks. That's what I thought. Seemed too easy....

Thanks. That's what I thought. Seemed too easy. Looks like I may need the DVD. When using the DVD, do I just leave the City Nav SD card in the unit?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-08-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 217,312
Posted By Desertdweller
Basecamp

I have a 60CSX with City Navigator Maps on the micro SD card in the unit.

While playing with Basecamp, I notice that the trails on the SD card don't show up in Basecamp's mapping. Only paved roads...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-07-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By Desertdweller
From Yuma, run next to the RR tracks thru Glamis...

From Yuma, run next to the RR tracks thru Glamis to Hwy 78. From Glamis Beach Store, slab it north on 78 to Milipitas Trail. Take Milipitas Trail north to Bradshaw Trail. Take Bradshaw Trail westerly...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-03-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10,638
Views: 831,859
Posted By Desertdweller
OC Cloud Cover

It was good meeting you guys too. Good riders. I look forward to another ride. Thanks for letting me tag along.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-03-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10,638
Views: 831,859
Posted By Desertdweller
OC Cloud Cover

That was taken from Santiago Peak on Main Divide. I rode it from Ortega Hwy to Skyline Dr three weeks ago on a friday.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-02-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10,638
Views: 831,859
Posted By Desertdweller
The OC Never Looked So Good

It was a good day to ride.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10,638
Views: 831,859
Posted By Desertdweller
Indian Truck to Ortega

As of today, Indian Truck Trail gate is open, and you can ride from there to Ortega. Gate leading from Indian to Santiago Peak is still closed (unless you skinny your bike around the gate). Don't...
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