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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Today, 08:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,445
Posted By jonz
One possible problem not addressed: when the...

One possible problem not addressed: when the frame was powder coated, did you cover the VIN? If so, do your best to uncover that VIN without damaging it. If that's not possible, you'll have to get...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 07:09 PM
Replies: 29,250
Views: 2,629,964
Posted By jonz
Another cool feature of the inReach is if all...

Another cool feature of the inReach is if all parties are carrying one, and become separated, you can "ping" the missing rider's inReach and see where that rider is. In areas with no cell phone...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-04-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 26,879
Posted By jonz
My riding partner rode it last year on a 1200 and...

My riding partner rode it last year on a 1200 and had no problems. He was a little nervous on a side ATV trail I took him on but he made it fine. The regular route was pretty easy. Caveat: it was...
Forum: Americas 07-03-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 29,250
Views: 2,629,964
Posted By jonz
IMHO that unusual formed concrete road is worth...

IMHO that unusual formed concrete road is worth the detour just for the sake of riding it. Almost no traffic, velcro traction, and great numbers of tight mountain curves.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-02-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 26,879
Posted By jonz
That's my favorite combo for the 950SE. Except...

That's my favorite combo for the 950SE. Except for the price of the 908 rear :eek1

I'm now trying a Kenda Big Block rear tire which is less than half the price of a 908.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-02-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 26,879
Posted By jonz
We used a winch from an ATV on last year's ride ...

We used a winch from an ATV on last year's ride
http://jonz.smugmug.com/SmugPreview/BOM-2014/i-8RVPb9P/0/XL/P1020481-XL.jpg
Forum: Americas 06-22-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,346
Posted By jonz
Just rode your route in reverse through...

Just rode your route in reverse through Yellowstone and Chief Joseph / Beartooth. Got home a couple hours ago. Chief Joseph had brand new mirror smooth pavement for the best twisty bit
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-19-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 122,633
Posted By jonz
Most of the ATV trails up here by West...

Most of the ATV trails up here by West Yellowstone opened on 6/16. I rode Lionshead yesterday. No snow across the trail at just under 9000'. Single track doesn't open until 7/16 according to the...
Forum: Americas 06-19-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By jonz
Rather than ride through Salt Lake City (really...

Rather than ride through Salt Lake City (really from Provo to Ogden) traffic, at Provo I leave I15 and take 189 through Provo Canyon to Hwy 40 and take either that or Hwy 32 (through Kamas) to I80,...
Forum: Americas 06-19-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,346
Posted By jonz
Leave LA at 0:dark:30 as it will be roasting hot...

Leave LA at 0:dark:30 as it will be roasting hot until you almost get to Lone Pine where you gain elevation to 4000' or so. Also, when you get to Bishop check out Schatt's bakery :*sip* for pastries...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-18-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By jonz
191 from Vernal, UT to Rock Springs, WY is pretty...

191 from Vernal, UT to Rock Springs, WY is pretty and twisty. Kind of stark at/after Rock Springs though. Pinedale has the Museum of the Mountain Man if you like that kind of thing. 191 gets more...
Forum: Americas 06-18-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 29,250
Views: 2,629,964
Posted By jonz
Tacos de Cabeza are my favorite. Supercharged...

Tacos de Cabeza are my favorite. Supercharged beef flavor
Forum: Americas 06-16-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 29,250
Views: 2,629,964
Posted By jonz
A neighbor had a T shirt I tried trading for...

A neighbor had a T shirt I tried trading for several times. It said

Menudo
It takes guts

:kbasa

I've tried it several times...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-14-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2,538
Views: 158,530
Posted By jonz
Did my first day of lift served mtb riding with...

Did my first day of lift served mtb riding with the Kona Process 153 at Big Sky. While I have enjoyed the bike before, I wasn't sure I liked it more than my Kona Abracadabra. Well, the trails are...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-13-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 32,519
Posted By jonz
Doug, your photos make me want to get another...

Doug, your photos make me want to get another SLR. Great shots. I don't know which is more beautiful - the harlequin ducks or my Honda. And thanks for the guide service
Forum: Racing 06-13-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,479
Posted By jonz
Saw her in Temecula, CA at a fund raiser for the...

Saw her in Temecula, CA at a fund raiser for the Kurt Caselli Foundation
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-12-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,022
Posted By jonz
I used a TKC80 once. It cupped but then I...

I used a TKC80 once. It cupped but then I learned you can reverse that tire after a couple thousand miles to extend it's life. But, I haven't used another one as I'm pretty happy with the MT21 for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-12-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,928
Posted By jonz
If you store your 950 for any period, draining...

If you store your 950 for any period, draining the carbs is hugely easier without the airbox. A minute or two without the airbox. With the airbox, however long it takes you to remove the tank and...
Forum: Americas 06-12-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By jonz
Good to see the OP worked out the license thing. ...

Good to see the OP worked out the license thing. Just as an fyi, I remember the fine print on the insurance policy stipulating that you must have a valid motorcycle license for the policy to be...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-11-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,696
Posted By jonz
Show up at any of the upcoming events and...

Show up at any of the upcoming events and actually ride with people. You'll quickly figure out who's riding style works with yours. Especially on multi day rides, groups form in my experience based...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-11-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,328
Posted By jonz
I thought you didn't vote for experiencing soft...

I thought you didn't vote for experiencing soft luggage theft in the poll because it wasn't technically first person since you weren't there. But I thought you should count that as a soft luggage...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-10-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 122,633
Posted By jonz
Here's the link to the form you have to fill out...

Here's the link to the form you have to fill out and turn in regarding your motorcycle equipment:

https://media.dojmt.gov/wp-content/uploads/MV70.pdf

I keep meaning to get it done for my KTM400...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-10-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,328
Posted By jonz
Since it was your tools that got stolen, I guess...

Since it was your tools that got stolen, I guess you could call that first person.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-09-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2,538
Views: 158,530
Posted By jonz
I just started riding a Kona Process 153. It's...

I just started riding a Kona Process 153. It's $3500 list so at the top of your range. Kinda heavy but pedals surprisingly well for 6"/7" of travel and 27.5" wheels. Has the latest slack geometry...
Forum: Americas 06-09-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By jonz
Just a little info for you but the mosquitoes...

Just a little info for you but the mosquitoes seem a little worse right now than they were at this time last year. Not unbearable but more noticeable. If you do happen on an unbearable number, camp...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-09-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,328
Posted By jonz
Question Soft luggage theft poll. Should I worry?

Howdy gang,
I'm looking for first hand (not stories you've heard from someone else ) experience among those who use soft luggage on their motorcycle.

Has anyone or someone you were traveling...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-09-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,911
Posted By jonz
I ride with soft luggage exclusively on ADV rides...

I ride with soft luggage exclusively on ADV rides (the ST1300 doesn't count) and have never had a problem. Doesn't mean I don't worry about it, just that I've never had a problem and those I've...
Forum: Americas 06-08-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By jonz
A friend of mine is at 1697 right now and highly...

A friend of mine is at 1697 right now and highly recommends it.
Forum: Americas 06-08-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,761
Posted By jonz
Beartooth Pass is a bucket list type ride and...

Beartooth Pass is a bucket list type ride and shouldn't be missed (I'll be riding it later this week if the weather cooperates). Yellowstone National Park is a must see. I rode through yesterday -...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-07-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,832
Posted By jonz
No It the carb's weren't drained,...

No



It the carb's weren't drained, some/all of the jets are probably plugged.



Best bang for the buck - Kenda Big Blocks. Most desired rear - 908r but unless you're lucky with timing,...
Forum: Americas 06-07-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By jonz
I think you will be surprised how difficult it is...

I think you will be surprised how difficult it is to arrange shipping of your motorcycle. I shipped my motorcycle in a container down to Valparaiso, Chile. While we got the moto's there, it was not...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-06-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 26,879
Posted By jonz
Good news!!! I was riding single track with...

Good news!!!

I was riding single track with a friend and he failed to note a large bump or rock (I forget which). He was standing and the seat got driven upward hard into his rear and almost...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 06-05-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,707
Posted By jonz
I used a 1st generation Spot and it did what it...

I used a 1st generation Spot and it did what it was supposed to do. I switched to an inReach for the ability to send and receive texts. It's worked exactly as it was supposed to in South America,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-05-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2,538
Views: 158,530
Posted By jonz
Still kinda muddy here

Any trail without a lot of sun is still pretty muddy around here. However, the mud is useful for showing other trail travelers
...
Forum: Americas 06-04-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 29,250
Views: 2,629,964
Posted By jonz
Mountain bike trails in Copper Canyon perhaps?

Mountain bike trails in Copper Canyon perhaps?
Forum: Americas 06-04-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 29,250
Views: 2,629,964
Posted By jonz
I use the routing in Bicimapas for calculating...

I use the routing in Bicimapas for calculating mileage to the next fuel on paved and non paved routes all the time. When you ride a thirsty beast with limited fuel, that is good to know stuff. But...
Forum: Americas 05-31-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 29,250
Views: 2,629,964
Posted By jonz
I, for one, enjoy the boob enhancement part. ...

I, for one, enjoy the boob enhancement part. Where's a Salma Hayek photo when I need it???
Forum: Racing 05-30-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,479
Posted By jonz
I was in line next to her this morning. I was too...

I was in line next to her this morning. I was too starstruck to ask for a photo
Forum: Racing 05-30-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6,437
Views: 832,489
Posted By jonz
So I'm at a fund raiser in Temecula, CA for the...

So I'm at a fund raiser in Temecula, CA for the Kurt Caselli foundation, standing in line to get my entry wrist band. A tall pretty woman walks up behind me. I'm stunned almost speechless (a rare...
Forum: Americas 05-30-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,786
Posted By jonz
I used an alcohol stove for 2 months in South...

I used an alcohol stove for 2 months in South America. I found some alcohol in Santiago with the help of a Spanish speaking riding partner. I remember it was a PITA to find it there. Easy in...
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