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Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 366
Posted By Yardstick
You need to come out and join some of the fun! :D...

You need to come out and join some of the fun! :D

The GPS is an Oregon 600. It's a lot like the 450 but has GLONASS, capacitive touch screen, faster processor and some other little upgrades. I...
Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 02:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 366
Posted By Yardstick
Slowred's bike collected a walking stick. ...

Slowred's bike collected a walking stick.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/140928_PNF_TR274/140928_PNF_TR27464.jpg


Back on an easier section of the Climax Trail....
Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 02:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 366
Posted By Yardstick
We spotted another waterfall on the way up. ...

We spotted another waterfall on the way up.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/140928_PNF_TR274/140928_PNF_TR27459.jpg


Better view of how brushed over and narrow this...
Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 02:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 366
Posted By Yardstick
We planned to go out and back on this trail since...

We planned to go out and back on this trail since that is what the MVUM shows, but this hill at the very end was part of the reason we were looking for an alternate way out. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 366
Posted By Yardstick
Going south didn't look any better. ...

Going south didn't look any better.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/140928_PNF_TR274/140928_PNF_TR27447.jpg


Don't do it! ...
Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 366
Posted By Yardstick
This might be a clue why they didn't include the...

This might be a clue why they didn't include the road that runs IN the Hassayampa River.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/140928_PNF_TR274/140928_PNF_TR27441.jpg


We got...
Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 366
Posted By Yardstick
There he is! ...

There he is!
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/140928_PNF_TR274/140928_PNF_TR27437.jpg


The tight, brushy singletrack exited onto an old mining road....
Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 366
Posted By Yardstick
Then the trail really got brushed over and hard...

Then the trail really got brushed over and hard to follow.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/140928_PNF_TR274/140928_PNF_TR27431.jpg


More water on the trail. This is...
Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 366
Posted By Yardstick
This big scar is closer to the Big Chief Mine. ...

This big scar is closer to the Big Chief Mine.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/140928_PNF_TR274/140928_PNF_TR27425.jpg


This section of the trail is still wide and...
Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 366
Posted By Yardstick
We made it to Trail 274 - Climax Trail. The...

We made it to Trail 274 - Climax Trail. The trail starts off fairly mild and then tees. We went the wrong direction and ended up at an old mine site....
Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 366
Posted By Yardstick
Golden Eagle Rd. has some tricky hill climbs when...

Golden Eagle Rd. has some tricky hill climbs when they are dry and well traveled. The rain ruts from recent storms have made some of the hills especially treacherous....
Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 366
Posted By Yardstick
We worked our way farther south and west, taking...

We worked our way farther south and west, taking Senator Hwy to Golden Eagle Rd.

Clouds were still hanging around, but no rain was falling....
Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 11:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 366
Posted By Yardstick
AZ - To the Hassayampa River the Hard Way

Slowred on his KTM 350 XCF-W joined me on my KTM 500 XC-W for another exploration ride in the Bradshaws.

The Prescott National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Maps have made me aware of a lot of roads...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-25-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By Yardstick
Did you get another 990?? :eek1 :clap I don't...

Did you get another 990?? :eek1 :clap I don't know of a kit, but you can see what I did in this post. (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=16989127&postcount=12)
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-25-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4,633
Views: 245,839
Posted By Yardstick
It's not just being distracted or young vs. old...

It's not just being distracted or young vs. old either. I see people all the time pulling Mr. Magoo moves - ignoring stop signs (or places where stop signs should be) and pulling into traffic...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-23-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,789
Posted By Yardstick
That area could be full of bonus loops after all...

That area could be full of bonus loops after all that rain we had. I think some exploration rides are in order when the temps come down a bit.
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7,383
Views: 1,477,225
Posted By Yardstick
I'd look for broken wires or wires that have...

I'd look for broken wires or wires that have signs of heavy pinching. I had something similar happen with my 530 EXC -Headlight and horn were intermittent or not working, but I think the tail light...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-11-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,052
Posted By Yardstick
I finally got a chance to play with the adult...

I finally got a chance to play with the adult etch-a-sketch at work and modify some pegs into better passenger pegs.
...
Forum: Face plant 09-07-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,749
Posted By Yardstick
That does sound brutal! Heal well! Where were you...

That does sound brutal! Heal well! Where were you riding anyway?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-29-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By Yardstick
Shoot! Call or text me next time. I missed your...

Shoot! Call or text me next time. I missed your post but I'm off today too.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-27-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,726
Posted By Yardstick
I zoomed in on a couple of the pictures and I...

I zoomed in on a couple of the pictures and I can't see a clutch lever. That doesn't mean it isn't there. Are those a cable clutch or hydraulic? I have a bunch of random cable clutch levers and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-24-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,055
Posted By Yardstick
:y0! Wish I could have made this one, but it...

:y0! Wish I could have made this one, but it sounds like it was a good thing I didn't. No use risking further/worse injury. And hopefully I'll have my bike powered helmet light ready by the next...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-23-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,726
Posted By Yardstick
Nice shots Slowred! I haven't seen that area...

Nice shots Slowred! I haven't seen that area take that much damage from storms before. The night crew might want to leave a little extra early!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-22-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,055
Posted By Yardstick
I don't get to go. :cry My sprained thumb might...

I don't get to go. :cry My sprained thumb might be okay, but I don't want to risk it on that long of a ride yet.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-21-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,055
Posted By Yardstick
I went mountain biking this morning and it was...

I went mountain biking this morning and it was looking pretty threatening to the north. Weather radar looked like everything was dumping in the Bradshaws too....
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,722
Posted By Yardstick
I have the same issue with the Fastway pegs. I...

I have the same issue with the Fastway pegs. I just adapt to it and it hasn't been a problem. If you want the width (nearly) of the Fastways and an otherwise stock feel, the KTM Rally pegs are hard...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-20-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,055
Posted By Yardstick
Apparently Crown King got 5-inches of rain!

Apparently Crown King got 5-inches of rain!
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 65,661
Posted By Yardstick
Looks like a Baja Designs Squadron XL

Looks like a Baja Designs Squadron XL
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-18-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,055
Posted By Yardstick
We definitely don't need to go that way in the...

We definitely don't need to go that way in the dark. I'd like to try some technical riding at night, but not on this trip.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-18-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,055
Posted By Yardstick
I'm a sick puppy... I saw "down Wagoner" and...

I'm a sick puppy... I saw "down Wagoner" and started imagining going down Wagoner Trail (Post 1 & 17-22 here (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=956194) and also post 9-11 in this RR...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-08-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,055
Posted By Yardstick
I like the left side of the exposure histogram. ...

I like the left side of the exposure histogram. :D
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-08-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,055
Posted By Yardstick
I'm interested! :y0! The back way to CK was fun...

I'm interested! :y0! The back way to CK was fun in the dark (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=890257).
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-03-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9,626
Views: 851,737
Posted By Yardstick
Check your PMs.

Check your PMs.
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 65,661
Posted By Yardstick
Nice write-up. To move the cams into position, I...

Nice write-up. To move the cams into position, I like to put the bike in sixth gear and turn the rear tire. It's fairly easy to watch the cams go around and identify when they are in the correct...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-30-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9,626
Views: 851,737
Posted By Yardstick
They are all yours! Check your PMs.

They are all yours! Check your PMs.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-30-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9,626
Views: 851,737
Posted By Yardstick
Is anybody interested in a bunch of old Dirt Bike...

Is anybody interested in a bunch of old Dirt Bike magazines? I came across an old collection from about 1992-1999 and they're going in the recycle bin unless anyone wants them.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-24-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 708
Posted By Yardstick
Well, while we have been known to get on...

Well, while we have been known to get on singletrack 2-up on the Adventure, that's certainly not the plan this time. I'll bring the 500 for that -and get the sticker!

The reciprocity thing...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-24-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 708
Posted By Yardstick
I'm glad I'm not the only one confused. :lol3 ...

I'm glad I'm not the only one confused. :lol3 It's too bad there isn't reciprocity with other states. I run the 990 with a street plate and both a street and OHV sticker because we ride on dirt...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-23-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 708
Posted By Yardstick
Thank you for the info, jnclem! This was a very...

Thank you for the info, jnclem! This was a very impromptu trip plan and I have had a hard time making plans on short notice with all that is still closed. We definitely don't mind some pavement,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-23-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 708
Posted By Yardstick
Day Trips from Gunnison & other Q's

I'm planning to ride Thursday-Saturday with a home base of Gunnison. My wife and I will be on our KTM 990 ADV R. Can anyone suggest some good, mostly dirt day trips that are open in the area? We...
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