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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,744
Posted By HOFNAR
L.E.O.'s chime in...

I've often wondered why the people who should have the best riding protection on usually don't. I'm talking about the LEO's on motorcycles. I can't speak for other states, but here in Ca., I...
Forum: Americas 03-07-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By HOFNAR
Campgrounds around Arches NP

Planning on being in Arches around March 31st and the only campground in the park is completely full. Anyone have recommendations for the many campgrounds outside of the park? Two dudes, two...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3,948
Views: 630,331
Posted By HOFNAR
Clear film for paint protection

Ok, I tried using the "Search" feature, but nothing was popping up that was remotely relevant to what I'm trying to get input on. So, I apologize if this topic has been covered before...
I've got...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-01-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,119
Posted By HOFNAR
Laugh I had plans to do a similar route earlier in...

I had plans to do a similar route earlier in September, but the weather gods didn't cooperate as a mini-heat wave was forecasted. So, I wussed out and did northeastern Ca and southern Oregon instead....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,886
Posted By HOFNAR
These. :clap

These. :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,886
Posted By HOFNAR
Now I know why cars hate lane splitters..

Anyone commuting into San Francisco this morning probably got caught up in the spectacle that was the tractor trailer on fire on the Bay Bridge. As you can imagine traffic was worse than the already...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,298
Posted By HOFNAR
Laugh You don't have to tell me about heat, brotha, I...

You don't have to tell me about heat, brotha, I live up about 20 minutes north of Sac.:D I leave home bright and early before the heat really kicks in and by the time I get to the Bay Area, there's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,298
Posted By HOFNAR
Wow! Thanks for all the replies. A friend I work...

Wow! Thanks for all the replies. A friend I work with actually suggested I check out GoldenBearSportswear. They're located in San Francisco and supply the SFPD motorcycle cops their jackets. Since I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,298
Posted By HOFNAR
Need help with leather riding gear...

For those that wear leather exclusively, what styles and/or brands are you guys wearing? I use my bike primarily for commuting three seasons out of the year and week-long road trips a few times a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-11-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,809
Posted By HOFNAR
Great pics! Would you mind posting your route? I...

Great pics! Would you mind posting your route? I live in Placer County and I'm always looking for backcountry roads to ride. Were there places to do backcountry motorcycle camping? Not looking for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,915
Posted By HOFNAR
Older low mileage bikes? Yay or Nay?

Tell me again why I should or shouldn't consider older bikes with low miles? There are a couple of BMW's I'm considering taking a look at. One is an 1150 gs that's about 11 years old with only 17k...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-20-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,465
Posted By HOFNAR
Laugh I appreciate the speed you're riding on Usal Rd....

I appreciate the speed you're riding on Usal Rd. It's refreshing to see someone on a road like that not tearing-ass through it.
On a side note, can you post your route in detail? I live in the 916...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,878
Posted By HOFNAR
High winds made me tap out...

If anyone was out riding in Northern Cal yesterday, you know how hellacious the winds were blowing. I was coming from San Francisco to the 916 and had to get off the freeway half way home because it...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-23-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,785
Posted By HOFNAR
I did as you suggested regarding pulling the...

I did as you suggested regarding pulling the memory card and what do I find? The memory card slot worked it's way open from vibration and the memory card was wedged behind the batteries!:eek1
Put...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-23-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,785
Posted By HOFNAR
Thanks for the quick response Phil.

Thanks for the quick response Phil.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-23-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,785
Posted By HOFNAR
My 60csx failed me on my trip...waa, waa,waa

I just came back from a Death Valley and Joshua Tree trip and halfway through our ride, my 60csx crapped out on us. I bought the unit used from an inmate and thought it might be "user error", but it...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-31-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,487
Posted By HOFNAR
If possible and if you're camping, Jumbo Rocks...

If possible and if you're camping, Jumbo Rocks campground is the place. Sweet campsites amongst the boulders.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-31-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,487
Posted By HOFNAR
Joshua Tree is a must see. The rock formations...

Joshua Tree is a must see. The rock formations are incredible and especially because it's in your backyard. My brother and I are doing a DV, Joshua Tree, and possibly a Salton Sea trip at the end of...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 38,667
Posted By HOFNAR
Fantastic Ride Report. I just finished reading...

Fantastic Ride Report. I just finished reading it. I must say, you've got one hell of an ex-wife to agree to let you take your son on this kind of trip. On the other hand, she IS Thai and probably...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-18-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By HOFNAR
Is the basic 78 better than the 76cx? I was...

Is the basic 78 better than the 76cx?
I was planning on doing that rally. However, my brother decided he wanted to come but he doesn't have a dual sport. We're still going to make it down to DV, but...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-18-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By HOFNAR
Thanks Jerry for the info on rides. What does GWT...

Thanks Jerry for the info on rides. What does GWT stand for? The West Marine store here in Placer County still has the 76cx. They have one in stock and the manager said he can probably get a hold of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-18-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By HOFNAR
CDR route on a 76cx?

Will the entire CDR route fit in a 76cx? I want to be able to download the entire route at home and not have to carry a laptop on the road. I don't have the unit yet, but West Marine is ordering one...
Forum: Americas 01-17-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By HOFNAR
Doesn't quite have the suspension, tread pattern...

Doesn't quite have the suspension, tread pattern or larger front wheel of the V-Strom but similar upright riding position. I'm used to riding off road, but the Bandido is significantly heavier than...
Forum: Americas 01-17-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By HOFNAR
Titus Canyon on a sport tourer?

I originally was planning on riding my xr650 to Death Valley next month, but circumstances have changed and I will now be riding my Suzuki Bandit instead. I know the majority of the loops I planned...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-07-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3,535
Views: 585,256
Posted By HOFNAR
Got it all figured out. Thanks for the help. ...

Got it all figured out. Thanks for the help.

Jesse
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-07-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3,535
Views: 585,256
Posted By HOFNAR
How do I get a message over to Jason? I didn't...

How do I get a message over to Jason? I didn't see a contact link for him on the Spotwalla website.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-07-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3,535
Views: 585,256
Posted By HOFNAR
Yet another SPOT/Spotwalla question...

OK, I'm at my wit's end here. I thought I did everything correctly, but apparently not, since I can't get my "test trip" using my SPOT to show up on the shared page I created on Spotwalla. Ugh! I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-02-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,799
Posted By HOFNAR
Perfect timing for this RR. I'll be going to DV...

Perfect timing for this RR. I'll be going to DV at the end of Feb and will also be starting from San Francisco. I'm taking all back roads and secondary highways, though. I've driven I5 enough and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 75,501
Views: 7,980,951
Posted By HOFNAR
[ The D606 is a great rear tire; if you need...

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The D606 is a great rear tire; if you need DOT approval, why switch? :deal If you don't need DOT approval, I recommend the Dunlop D952.

Thanks Spud Rider. I'm trying to get more miles out...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 75,501
Views: 7,980,951
Posted By HOFNAR
A few XRL questions before I ride to Death Valley from SF Bay Area...

I've got a trip planned to Death Valley sometime in late Feb or early March and I've got a few questions about my XRL. The plan so far is to ride from San Francisco via secondary highways to keep the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-19-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 672
Posted By HOFNAR
What needs to be done if buying used?

If I'm buying a used 60csx, is there anything I need to do before taking ownership? Specifically, does the unit need to be un-registered then re-registered under my name? How about clearing all the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-29-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 507
Posted By HOFNAR
Please help me find a Day Trippin' post

I thought I saved one of my favorite Day Trippin' post, but it turns out that I actually didn't. I can't even remember the member's ADV call sign, but it was about a trip into Death Valley shot with...
Forum: Americas 08-19-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By HOFNAR
Question about Bodie Ghost Town

Hello folks, last minute change of plans now includes visiting the ghost town of Bodie. The last time I was there almost 20 years ago I was in a car and remember a gravel road leading out to the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 75,501
Views: 7,980,951
Posted By HOFNAR
What does this mean?

While coming to a stop and downshifting, I will sometimes miss Neutral and downshift all the way to 1st gear. When I come to a complete stop and try to shift to Neutral from 1st, the bike doesn't...
Forum: Americas 04-03-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,141
Posted By HOFNAR
If you're going to transport inside your vehicle,...

If you're going to transport inside your vehicle, make sure to strap it down as if it were outside. If you have a wreck with your minivan, that's a several hundred pound missile coming your way. Just...
Forum: Americas 03-28-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,149
Posted By HOFNAR
Screw It, I'm Doing Death Valley w/o GPS!

I know I'm probably in the minority camp here, but I'm doing a four day Death Valley ride with only a Tom Harrison map and a positive attitude. After weeks of researching GPS's and hours reading...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-25-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,275
Posted By HOFNAR
sent pm.

sent pm.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-10-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,390
Posted By HOFNAR
SF_Rider, you have a pm.

SF_Rider, you have a pm.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-09-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,390
Posted By HOFNAR
Right on SF_Rider! All those places you just...

Right on SF_Rider! All those places you just mentioned are making the must-see list.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-09-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,770
Posted By HOFNAR
Hi PinkPillion, just recently read your DV report...

Hi PinkPillion, just recently read your DV report and will be doing some of the same roads you traveled through there at the end of the month. This is another great RR and may put this one down on...
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