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Forum: Parallel Universe 08-07-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,482
Posted By Mr B
Boy if I were to head out for a long trip, I...

Boy if I were to head out for a long trip, I would for sure carry a spare tube/and patch kit. Slim makes a pretty cool little pump you can hook up to your battery and inflate your tires .
Just...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-05-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14,891
Views: 1,151,352
Posted By Mr B
Hey Joe, word of caution on Hites Cove, if it...

Hey Joe,
word of caution on Hites Cove, if it is the road I am thinking of, (end of Jerseydale?) that road is epic, I went down a way and it got steeper and steeper and steeper and looser and I was...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-31-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,371
Posted By Mr B
Swapping tires can be a P.I.T.A. But that's just...

Swapping tires can be a P.I.T.A. But that's just me!

Personally I would just rather get a second rear rim, save my knuckle, or you could pick up one of those tire changers from Harbor Freight!...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-27-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,325
Posted By Mr B
How about that front fender, is that a Kawa too?...

How about that front fender, is that a Kawa too? And did you keep the brake line loop on the bottom, or run two lines, one on each leg,. Looks like you kept the jumper hyd line.
Looks real nice, am...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-27-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,371
Posted By Mr B
anyone want a k60, I purchased this about a two...

anyone want a k60, I purchased this about a two years ago, got a few miles on it but just too stiff to worry about getting a flat and having to spoon it off and on. I prefer the TKC 80's for off road...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-27-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By Mr B
Sounds like you have a chaffed wire somewhere in...

Sounds like you have a chaffed wire somewhere in the controls, horn activation is usually initiated by the push of a button that usually gives a ground to your horn, so it if is going off on its own,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-26-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By Mr B
Pretty sure there is the issue might be what is...

Pretty sure there is the issue might be what is actually open from last years fire season. Last time I was up on 120 near YNP, tons of land had been closed due to fire damage.
The Forest Road that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-21-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By Mr B
mounted a pelican 1500 with the pick foam that...

mounted a pelican 1500 with the pick foam that lets me carry my 70-200 and body and some extra stuff...but to be honest it seems to much with the tripod it does add a ton of weight.
I think I am...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-13-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By Mr B
Would think the wheel size would not matter so...

Would think the wheel size would not matter so much as the size of the hub that you are using....if they are the same and then the rotor will line up just fine!
IMHO
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-13-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,905
Posted By Mr B
Maybe he is still trying to get over the fact...

Maybe he is still trying to get over the fact that your son is ......well you know......daddies little girl.....
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-09-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,593
Posted By Mr B
ok so I was bored Sunday night and decided to...

ok so I was bored Sunday night and decided to clean the bike after saturdays long ride. In doing so I also decided to skip cleaning the bike and just go ahead and pull the fuel pump and perhaps clean...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-06-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,593
Posted By Mr B
I have been carrying a spare fuel pump for...

I have been carrying a spare fuel pump for sometime now, but after reading the last couple of posts, kind of concerned about installing it, I always run in 2nd gear and lug the crap out of the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-05-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 57,912
Posted By Mr B
just rode Footman Ridge to Devil Lookout and then...

just rode Footman Ridge to Devil Lookout and then tried to connect 10 mile grade to Chowchilla Mt Road, going east. I thought they connected closer to the park, either everything is so overgrown that...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-04-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 57,912
Posted By Mr B
Hey joe where are they camping for the fundraiser?

Hey joe where are they camping for the fundraiser?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-03-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,236
Posted By Mr B
I had the same awakening this spring when I got...

I had the same awakening this spring when I got back form the suck!! Just loaded up for a day trip and felt like the bike was too heavy, parred down my tool selection to just the tools i used to swap...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-04-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 57,912
Posted By Mr B
Looks like Herwaldt, Formerly Fresno BMW, is...

Looks like Herwaldt, Formerly Fresno BMW, is putting on an over nighted jun19th and 20th (Sat and Sun) Spoke to Tanner last weekend and seems like they are heading up around Courtright Resv (above...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-16-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 57,912
Posted By Mr B
Hey Joe Have not forgotten just not sure I...

Hey Joe

Have not forgotten just not sure I can make it on Friday, I started working and that will be my second week! so asking for a day off early is going to be tough. But I might be able to make...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,113
Posted By Mr B
I like your front fender,! but think I might...

I like your front fender,! but think I might just fork out the money for a true trail bike...solve lots of issues...give my step son something to ride too
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-14-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 57,912
Posted By Mr B
Looking to ride soon too. thinking about the...

Looking to ride soon too. thinking about the Sheetiron 300?
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-12-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,113
Posted By Mr B
OK so after much thought and trepidation I...

OK so after much thought and trepidation I managed to loose quite a bit of "FAT" from the bike....Lost the panniers and racks, i installed the removable and so if I ever need to I can re-install,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-03-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By Mr B
Looks nice, like the glossy Black, but it is way...

Looks nice, like the glossy Black, but it is way to Clean!!!
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-03-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,113
Posted By Mr B
So my crash diet is continuing....as well as my...

So my crash diet is continuing....as well as my time in the gym.....did legs and back today!!! In case anyone is interested!
Anyway so I was also doing a little pre-season PM, decided to take...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-01-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,113
Posted By Mr B
Not saying I couldn't lift the bike, spend too...

Not saying I couldn't lift the bike, spend too much time in the gym now ...but what surprised me was how heavy she has gotten with the addition of rear panniers and what not.
It also seems I am...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 04-01-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By Mr B
It has been almost I year and I am back in the US...

It has been almost I year and I am back in the US now, still thinking I would want to try some sort of Iraq to Normandy type trip, kind of bucket list type thing. Think I will try and learn the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-01-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,113
Posted By Mr B
I agree crash bars are beneficial, but they will...

I agree crash bars are beneficial, but they will not save you from everything....That being said I most likely will re-install once I get some basic PM done this week, just amazed how different the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-31-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,113
Posted By Mr B
I agree the weight itself does not seem like a...

I agree the weight itself does not seem like a lot , but when you take it off, my god the bike feels so different. Perhaps it is the addition of the saddle bags, and racks, the engine guards but I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-31-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By Mr B
Nice job, I went though the same thing about...

Nice job, I went though the same thing about three years ago, but I ended up replacing the entire radiator. I punched a hole it mine!!! Brilliant!!!!
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-31-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,113
Posted By Mr B
Just put the old girl on a diet!!!

So I was out riding yesterday and hit some really super slick nasty mud,just cutting across a field to go change into some warmer clothes....Totally lost it, the mud went one way the bike another and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-17-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 57,912
Posted By Mr B
yep got home late thursday, still trying to...

yep got home late thursday, still trying to adjust to the 11 hour time change!! Kind of Sucks... Getting the bike tuned up so to speak, let me know if you want to do some riding this spring...should...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-11-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 895
Views: 57,912
Posted By Mr B
Any word on riding conditions, how much snow is...

Any word on riding conditions, how much snow is up there now, last I was home it was pretty thin, but it seems the Sierra's got a bit of snow these past few weeks.
I am spending my last night in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-11-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,263
Posted By Mr B
You might also ensure that your tank vent is not...

You might also ensure that your tank vent is not clogged. I had an instance where the bike stalled repeatably, when I opened the fuel tank to ensure that there was in fact gas in the tank!!!, I heard...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-28-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By Mr B
Just a friendly note: remember the North Rim is...

Just a friendly note: remember the North Rim is significantly higher in elevation then the south and can hold snow in areas much longer! I was up at the North Rim last July and it was quite cool at...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-24-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,088
Posted By Mr B
Hey Joe, Seems there is Adventure Rides and...

Hey Joe,
Seems there is Adventure Rides and Events. An event would be something with a bond fire at night and some good eats, not to mention some spectacular scenery, just my two cents.
Always like...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-15-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,669
Posted By Mr B
Hey thanks for the reminder, I turn 53 soon and...

Hey thanks for the reminder, I turn 53 soon and have been putting the scope off for sometime!! think i will get probed when I get back Stateside!!
Heal up fast and hope you don't need the Chimo!...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-02-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,448
Posted By Mr B
Despite all that is said and even though it truly...

Despite all that is said and even though it truly sucks ass to loose riding areas for something like this, but I support all the Marines do to ensure my and your Freedoms! It could be worse and...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 27,219
Posted By Mr B
Really enjoying your travels, i was fortunate to...

Really enjoying your travels, i was fortunate to grow up in Charlotte, however I have been away since late 80's. Don't miss the humidity but the city does have some charm!
Nice photos!!
Traveled...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 27,219
Posted By Mr B
Great read! Amazing and flattered that someone...

Great read!
Amazing and flattered that someone would take such an interest in our American History!
I only wish more Americans would take the same interest and perhaps learn something from it!...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-09-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,793
Posted By Mr B
Impressive!

Impressive!
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-02-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7,712
Views: 2,522,164
Posted By Mr B
Nothing Spectacular but took it out for a spin...

Nothing Spectacular but took it out for a spin today!!
http://bpettyjohn.smugmug.com/Other/California-2013/i-fcWGNLF/0/XL/IMG_1298-XL.jpg
That is Half Dome in the Distance
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-13-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By Mr B
Enjoyed the ride, thanks Gail you had your hands...

Enjoyed the ride, thanks Gail you had your hands full Sunday am sure!!

You'll ride safe!!!
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