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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 08:39 AM
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Posted By Desert Dave
Are TWO (actually 3) gears touching? That is all....

Are TWO (actually 3) gears touching? That is all.

we can play word games all day. It makes a different sound, yes?

(and YES, I'm very aware of how the VFRs work, and sound)

The point was...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 08:23 AM
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Views: 523,734
Posted By Desert Dave
Than what are they? There is a gear driving two...

Than what are they? There is a gear driving two gears up there, which creates a different sound than a chain driving a gear, which is the point being made about mechanical noise. Very relevant to the...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 08:07 AM
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Views: 523,734
Posted By Desert Dave
I think he's referring to the fact the cams are...

I think he's referring to the fact the cams are gear driven, by a single gear between the two cam gears which is driven by a chain, as opposed to the chain directly driving the cam gears.
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 523,734
Posted By Desert Dave
My strom sounds just like my old '05, nothing...

My strom sounds just like my old '05, nothing more, nothing less and I never had a motor/clutch problem with that bike.

AS others have said, motors make mechanical noise. I would submit the strom...
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,567
Posted By Desert Dave
Lots of good reasons to buy either as has already...

Lots of good reasons to buy either as has already been pointed out. "Better" is defined by YOUR priorities, not a spec sheet or what someone else finds important.

I won't tell you what to choose,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-24-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 84,190
Posted By Desert Dave
You mean like this photo from Yesterday, when I'm...

You mean like this photo from Yesterday, when I'm certain I finally spotted the Troll under the old Dardanelle bridge? :wink:
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-18-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 84,190
Posted By Desert Dave
Really as cool as those roads are most of them...

Really as cool as those roads are most of them don't photograph well (IMHO). So I just keep riding them and then one day the light or conditions are just perfect and there ya go. Earlier in this...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-18-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 84,190
Posted By Desert Dave
O.K., I see :lol3 Honestly I can't say I...

O.K., I see :lol3

Honestly I can't say I remember Hunt Rd, although I've been on many of those back roads in the area including going through to Salt Springs and New Hogan reservoir. I really do...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-16-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 84,190
Posted By Desert Dave
This would be Rock River Rd. out of Keystone. ...

This would be Rock River Rd. out of Keystone.

Trying to think where Hunt Rd is? Wondering if I've ridden it or if I need to? :evil
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-14-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 84,190
Posted By Desert Dave
A one photo report!

Speaking of all's well that ends well.... how's this for the end of a ride?

Rode the Sierras in open throttle mode yesterday, no photos. But I just couldn't help myself riding a backroad down into...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-14-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 84,190
Posted By Desert Dave
I've never observed an animal with rabies, that I...

I've never observed an animal with rabies, that I know of, outside of "Old Yeller", but your description sounds about right on the money. Wow.

I generally don't carry unless I'm staying somewhere...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-13-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 84,190
Posted By Desert Dave
:freaky That's half of the fun! :D...

:freaky



That's half of the fun! :D Areas I'm familiar with I've always got ideas in my head just waiting for the right time, this night was the right time for a number of those. One other...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-12-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 84,190
Posted By Desert Dave
With a full "super moon" approaching I decide to...

With a full "super moon" approaching I decide to take one of my regular rides and make it more interesting. I really enjoy night rides and frequently find myself coming home from the Mt. Hamilton...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-09-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 84,190
Posted By Desert Dave
O.K., just a two picture update this time..... ...

O.K., just a two picture update this time.....

Still can't get enough of the coast right now. Stayed local. Just a typical day of ultimate twisties to get the blood flowing and then a quiet lunch...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8,663
Views: 1,722,411
Posted By Desert Dave
Yeah a couple hours (if that) before sunset. I...

Yeah a couple hours (if that) before sunset. I did poke around all kinds of small roads that way, not which were the old highway if any :lol3 Did spend the better part of one day in Fern Canyon being...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-09-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 84,190
Posted By Desert Dave
I've since seen a few articles on this....guess...

I've since seen a few articles on this....guess I've just never been there at the right time.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-05-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 84,190
Posted By Desert Dave
Thanks man, that's really saying something!...

Thanks man, that's really saying something! :freaky



:thumb It's been to long since I've been that far North on the coast. Might be some more coming up.....



Yeah, that particular spot...
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8,663
Views: 1,722,411
Posted By Desert Dave
Very good eye, that is indeed the mouth of the...

Very good eye, that is indeed the mouth of the Klamath.

On a perfect day no less :D
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8,663
Views: 1,722,411
Posted By Desert Dave
Riding up north coast this week

Riding through some Jurassic-like forest

http://desertdave.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Adventures-on-the-Super-Tenere/i-gGLQMTX/0/XL/DSC_0764_hf-XL.jpg


and of course a little beach time to!
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-04-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 84,190
Posted By Desert Dave
Yes, yes...lucky indeed. The whole point of this...

Yes, yes...lucky indeed. The whole point of this thread is the more I've been around the more I realize how lucky I am to have this stuff close. Stuff I just took for granted when I was younger.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-04-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 84,190
Posted By Desert Dave
Well next time come prepared, getting wet is one...

Well next time come prepared, getting wet is one thing but no cookie and no Beer?? :deal

:lol3
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-04-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 84,190
Posted By Desert Dave
My take on riding NORTHERN Nor Cal

I love it when a few weekdays free up for riding at the last minute. I immediately thought about heading towards the north coast as I haven't been there in awhile and this time of year I sure could...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-01-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,253
Posted By Desert Dave
I love the spontaneous adventure lifestyle :wink:...

I love the spontaneous adventure lifestyle :wink: Thanks again for the idea at just the right moment.

http://desertdave.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Surf/i-82kRQq6/0/XL/DSC_0605_hf-XL.jpg


Don't...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-29-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,253
Posted By Desert Dave
That does it! I've been meaning fora couple of...

That does it! I've been meaning fora couple of years to check this out and your report just gave me the bug. I think I have to now. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8,663
Views: 1,722,411
Posted By Desert Dave
They're o.k. Had to try them. A little better in...

They're o.k. Had to try them. A little better in the dirt than maybe a Tourance, but not a TKC. Stick fine on road and handle wet good, but have some very peculiar handling aspects. Check the threads...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-24-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 84,190
Posted By Desert Dave
I know YOU didn't, but it's funny how many people...

I know YOU didn't, but it's funny how many people ask which one I like better, like there should be a winner and there really isn't.

Long story short: they both address similar riding, which...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 523,734
Posted By Desert Dave
Very stable, if anything these bags/mounts are...

Very stable, if anything these bags/mounts are overbuilt . Plenty of reviews on the forums with insights. This is the third bike I've put them on, the design , quality and even look are my pick...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-22-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 84,190
Posted By Desert Dave
Those are Full Bore tires. Kept hearing so much...

Those are Full Bore tires. Kept hearing so much about them so I had to give them a try. On my second rear and first front, not sure I'll run them again.

They gain you a little off road compared to...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 523,734
Posted By Desert Dave
Went for a little ride today and pulled one bag...

Went for a little ride today and pulled one bag off so I could snap a few shots. I can link you to larger images if you want to see more detail, but here's a couple angles.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-22-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 84,190
Posted By Desert Dave
It's not just for breakfast anymore! :D

It's not just for breakfast anymore! :D
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-22-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 84,190
Posted By Desert Dave
Yes! This is what I love. When the entire...

Yes! This is what I love. When the entire mountains are socked in a grey mist, I usually don't bother. These summer storms are so much fun because the edge is where I want to be, exciting, gorgeous...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,539
Posted By Desert Dave
Unless of course both riders are equal....then it...

Unless of course both riders are equal....then it IS specs. It's a good thing to talk about :deal
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8,663
Views: 1,722,411
Posted By Desert Dave
I'm not sure we're allowed to talk about that in...

I'm not sure we're allowed to talk about that in this thread :lol3 But I'll live on the edge (just don't say the C word)

Scene was pretty easy to meter, except for the headlights there is very...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8,663
Views: 1,722,411
Posted By Desert Dave
Two days later

Went back looking for some more action in the high country. Found it. Didn't do as good of a job staying out of it this time :lol3
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-21-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 84,190
Posted By Desert Dave
I didn't mean YOU by any means! :D Can't see...

I didn't mean YOU by any means! :D

Can't see you sitting on the porch when there is a little crazy to be had. Besides crazy is just educated risk taken to an extreme right?

The sky has been...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-21-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 84,190
Posted By Desert Dave
Cool! :freaky You've got the right spirit. ...

Cool! :freaky You've got the right spirit.



:thumb



Glad you were able to make out the landmark :clap
I shot that with a 70-300mm lens, probably just shy of 300. Many don't realize that...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-21-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 84,190
Posted By Desert Dave
You ride this area enough we will probably cross...

You ride this area enough we will probably cross paths, maybe we already have :thumb



The Bonnie or the Yamaha? :evil I agree the Bonnie was sweet, the Yamaha IS set up well, that's why I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-21-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 84,190
Posted By Desert Dave
This ride also convinced me I need to invest in a...

This ride also convinced me I need to invest in a GoPro. While I have a heart for still photos, some things are just better in video. While sitting on the porch I tried to capture the thunder, trust...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-21-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 84,190
Posted By Desert Dave
Day two of storm chasing this weekend. Just...

Day two of storm chasing this weekend. Just couldn't get enough so I went back for more.

Rode over the mountain in the morning to see what I could and things were happening. Played around on a...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,539
Posted By Desert Dave
I think you already answered your own question...

I think you already answered your own question there.

Your bike already does everything YOU want it to and you see no need to upgrade. Test ride something else and if you still don't see a...
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