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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:13 AM
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Views: 20,863,906
Posted By bdesj
In my youth, I stumbled into a job that had a...

In my youth, I stumbled into a job that had a full machine shop and welding shop plus minimal sheet metal toys as part of the gig. In June it`ll be 20 years worth of weekends and lunch breaks that...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-25-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 148,442
Posted By bdesj
Well documented[/QUOTE]+1. I rarely watch any...

Well documented[/QUOTE]+1. I rarely watch any vids that long, but curiosity convinced me to watch most of this one since I hear such conflicting remarks about the route.

Nice pics, 2Wheels and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-22-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 102,737
Posted By bdesj
Looks tasty, F250! Was it windy down there? ...

Looks tasty, F250! Was it windy down there?

Thanks for that- I don`t feel quite so dorky now :D
I guess the Patterson ride is a circumnavigation rather than an up-and-over? I`ve never done any...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-22-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 102,737
Posted By bdesj
Hmmm... I rode up over Mt Paterson last fall...

Hmmm... I rode up over Mt Paterson last fall for the first time, had to drop off the underware I was wearing at a diaper service cause it was too nasty to put through our home washing machine. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-20-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 102,737
Posted By bdesj
Welcome in, Herkjerk and Hammers. Plenty of room...

Welcome in, Herkjerk and Hammers. Plenty of room here- just don`t drink any water :rofl


Herkjerk, there`s also a Sac area thread that might help you more than the Reno one:...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-15-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 102,737
Posted By bdesj
Nice :1drink I headed towards Quincy without...

Nice :1drink

I headed towards Quincy without any real plans, cut over from 70 to 89 at Clio, then decided to take a peek up Gold Lake Highway while I was passing through. Got up to the snow...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-13-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 102,737
Posted By bdesj
Oh, crap- I forgot about Valentines Day. I...

Oh, crap- I forgot about Valentines Day. I really did get over!

What`s my ride? If you mean what bike, my one and only is a DR650.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-12-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 102,737
Posted By bdesj
This weekend`s forecast looks delightful, and...

This weekend`s forecast looks delightful, and after several weekends in a row of being unable to play, my wife gave me a green light to go for a nice long Sunday ride. I have a hankering to get an...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-12-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By bdesj
I don`t know the western part of your route, but...

I don`t know the western part of your route, but from Folsom to Auburn is simple- Auburn Folsom Rd is a rolling paved 2-lane with fairly heavy traffic but mostly with 35 or 45 speed limit.

Nothing...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-12-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By bdesj
Wow, that does look pretty neat. Any idea what...

Wow, that does look pretty neat. Any idea what killed the semiabandoned town?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-11-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By bdesj
Oakland to Auburn (or A to O?) on a 125 sounds...

Oakland to Auburn (or A to O?) on a 125 sounds like an interresting mission. You`re thinking about an out-and-back or just one way? Good luck with it, and if you file a trip report, I hope I see it.
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 105,181
Views: 20,863,906
Posted By bdesj
Ambiguity: It isn`t just for gender any more.

Ambiguity:
It isn`t just for gender any more.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-11-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By bdesj
Not sure exactly where Granite Falls is, but you...

Not sure exactly where Granite Falls is, but you could probably detour on your way up or down through CA route 299 (cuts off US395 near Alturas) and NV 447 (through Gerlach to Fernley) to spend a few...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 105,181
Views: 20,863,906
Posted By bdesj
Dang buddy- I sure wish we were a tiny bit closer...

Dang buddy- I sure wish we were a tiny bit closer because I`ve been thinking of going from a 650 to a 350, but like you, I have no personal experience with "the other side", and I do like the bike I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-04-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 102,737
Posted By bdesj
Hoping yes, but not holding my breath. Thanks...

Hoping yes, but not holding my breath. Thanks for the condition report. How was your Pinenut ride, Sharpie?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-30-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 102,737
Posted By bdesj
I`ll be in SoCal this weekend, but have been...

I`ll be in SoCal this weekend, but have been wondering what Dog Valley is like. Please file a report if you go that way :ear
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 42,326
Posted By bdesj
Thanks, BergDonk. So I guess I`m not overlooking...

Thanks, BergDonk. So I guess I`m not overlooking a pair of relays somewhere in the diagram. That leaves me with 2 questions.

1. Whether I put the switch between the + terminal and the light (to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 42,326
Posted By bdesj
Headlight shutoff switch

I want to be able to kill my headlight for various reasons. I guess most usually just interrupt the low beam so that high beam is still available by simply thumbing the H/L selector- makes sense,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-21-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 2,019
Views: 524,424
Posted By bdesj
+1, awesome! Especially that you still have that...

+1, awesome! Especially that you still have that old tent.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-17-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 102,737
Posted By bdesj
No ride for me this weekend. Have fun, everybody...

No ride for me this weekend. Have fun, everybody who goes out.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-17-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2,019
Views: 524,424
Posted By bdesj
As far as plain `ol tarps are concerned, the...

As far as plain `ol tarps are concerned, the lunatic fringe say you just have to set them up correctly to keep water from getting in and you hang bug netting to keep the insects out. I say I don`t...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-16-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 102,737
Posted By bdesj
Autolycos, it sounds like you usually have...

Autolycos, it sounds like you usually have Mondays off? That`s usually my screw off day. I hope to get out somewhere this comming Mon, but can`t commit to anything yet- will certainly be riding...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 403,470
Posted By bdesj
Yep, but not when its wet :cry[/QUOTE] I...

Yep, but not when its wet :cry[/QUOTE]
I believe BegDonk! It is a wonderful shot, and props to the riders, but I do NOT want to be there in that mud!

Nearly on topic, isn`t outback play normally...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 30,277
Views: 3,758,165
Posted By bdesj
You might be right Plug, but I think my situation...

You might be right Plug, but I think my situation would be better with the middle weight. Hope to find out for sure soon.


Abserlutely. How `bout this year`s 650 RRs for the mean time?
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 30,277
Views: 3,758,165
Posted By bdesj
Just sayin howdy cause I`ve got 350 excitement...

Just sayin howdy cause I`ve got 350 excitement and have been grooving on this thread tonight. Last year I was watching local CL for a clean 350SE, but got tired of waiting and picked up an `03...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-03-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 102,737
Posted By bdesj
I don`t know if my info is any good for you guys,...

I don`t know if my info is any good for you guys, but I rode Deer Springs (middle of Redrock Rd) to Doyle this afternoon. The main road through the bottom of the valley (Dixie Rd?) was fairly clear...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 403,470
Posted By bdesj
Man, I really need to see Kiwilandia with my own...

Man, I really need to see Kiwilandia with my own eyes some day! Shame that thing about the expensive 24 hr non-smiking flight between here and there, though.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-27-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 102,737
Posted By bdesj
My scoot has been riding the trickle charger for...

My scoot has been riding the trickle charger for the most part, but I was thinking about taking it for a walk tomorrow. If I step out my back door around 9-ish and don`t instantly freeze my hiney...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-11-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 102,737
Posted By bdesj
Looks great, Smackit! I rode to work and back a...

Looks great, Smackit!
I rode to work and back a few days ago. Other than that, my bike has been sitting under the carport for three weeks now. I get this weekend off, so maybe I`ll take it out for...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-22-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 102,737
Posted By bdesj
Glad you all survived the NW corner, guys. If...

Glad you all survived the NW corner, guys. If there`s another group ride up there next year, hopefully my schedule will coincide better. Fall is tricky for stuff like that because our busy season...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-19-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 102,737
Posted By bdesj
Well...? What the heck went on at the big...

Well...?
What the heck went on at the big Soldier Meadows shindig? It`s been a week now, and not a report or a picfest from anybody.
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 20,190
Posted By bdesj
I`ve been using my Seat Concepts low model for...

I`ve been using my Seat Concepts low model for about three months now. I`d have to say for me it`s generally good, but I also dislike the step in the middle. For reviewing purposes, I`m about...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 105,181
Views: 20,863,906
Posted By bdesj
Brief recap: I had removed my clutch cover to...

Brief recap:
I had removed my clutch cover to do the NSU screw thing, and after putting the cover back on, the clutch was frozen in place. ER70S-2 pointed out that I needed the milled teeth on the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 105,181
Views: 20,863,906
Posted By bdesj
No freplay. I looked at that shaft and pretty...

No freplay. I looked at that shaft and pretty sure I decided it was supposed to face the rear, so probably intentionally forced it on the wrong way :D
Hope I the pops I encountered weren`t teeth...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 105,181
Views: 20,863,906
Posted By bdesj
What do I have wrong here? I just wired my NSU...

What do I have wrong here?
I just wired my NSU bolts, then had to leave the bike apart for two days beacuse I ran out of time. In replacing the cover this morning, I had trouble getting it to go...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-13-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 102,737
Posted By bdesj
More Stillwater! Nice pichers, Smackit. ...

More Stillwater!

Nice pichers, Smackit. Second one is the waterfall below Webber Lake? I take it the squiggly red lines are GPS tracks from what you`ve ridden around here? For "a newbie here",...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-08-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By bdesj
Thank god they managed to identify him. If not,...

Thank god they managed to identify him. If not, I`d be forever wondering if it might have been me. Don`t need another mystery in my life.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-05-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 102,737
Posted By bdesj
Soldier Meadows

I just got back from there. Great ride, but the way up through S.M. area last Sun was pretty soggy. Well, actually I stayed ALMOST dry through HRC, but got totally drenched and had mud issues...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-05-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 102,737
Posted By bdesj
Beechum, do you ride the big Baja race? I met...

Beechum, do you ride the big Baja race? I met Solomon Grundy a few months ago, and he mentioned that you ride desert roads like the devil was chasing you, but that rally must be pretty wild.
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 403,470
Posted By bdesj
Once every 11,111.1 Km

Speak of the devil, just took this picture today!
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t218/brianylupita/Scoot%20trips/DR650/PA041816_zps465b50eb.jpg

But we don`t have any Kms around here :D
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