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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-11-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 36,846
Posted By timholio
I tried a pair of 50/50 shinko's last year and a...

I tried a pair of 50/50 shinko's last year and a BUNCH of knobs broke off before 200 miles were put on them. I did abuse them like I do all my tires, running at 20 psi on the highway is probably bad....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-16-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 36,846
Posted By timholio
True there isn't an easy route.... 'Adventure...

True there isn't an easy route.... 'Adventure route' sounds more fun than calling it the '200 mile sand wash route'.

The easy route is the main highway!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-15-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 36,846
Posted By timholio
Last year I did this on my CRF450 - awsome ride. ...

Last year I did this on my CRF450 - awsome ride.

This year I will doing this event with a passenger, my GF, on my KTM 640 enduro (easy route!).

We did a 5 hour ride in mammoth last month - no...
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,723
Posted By timholio
Tim & Larry's Excellent Adventure

Day 1 - didn't get to Palmdale as early as I wanted - met up with GalacticGS and on the road at 7:30 AM.
We did the hard way most of the day, then quit to EZ due to my legs killing me. I lost my...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-30-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 50,820
Posted By timholio
My Moose rollchart was useless - impossible to...

My Moose rollchart was useless - impossible to roll it after loading. Anyway the GPS tracks on my Garmin 60cx was excellent and I never used it before!

I lost my iphone in the first 10 min on day...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-23-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 50,820
Posted By timholio
It seems worth while to bring a 'best buy walkie...

It seems worth while to bring a 'best buy walkie talkie' in case I end up lost and alone or need to call for help.

But I have no idea which channels to try and contact the d-37 organizers in the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-22-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 50,820
Posted By timholio
Yeah the freeway commute in the cold is killer...

Yeah the freeway commute in the cold is killer with wind chill. In the spring I was riding my triumph at night, forgot to zip up my jacket vents at 42 degrees and I was frozen solid in 5 minutes.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-22-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 50,820
Posted By timholio
Everyone ready for the COLD? It was 47 degrees...

Everyone ready for the COLD? It was 47 degrees last night so I took a nice 30 minute late night ride to test my cold weather gear.

Summer gloves with liners are a fail (I even mounted one...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-18-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 50,820
Posted By timholio
Thanks Kieth! I will check out that message...

Thanks Kieth! I will check out that message board. How soon Friday can we 'start the signup/tech check process'? Will this process begin at 6:30 AM?

So I suppose there is a line and we can line...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-18-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 50,820
Posted By timholio
I'm nearly all set for this ride but no riding...

I'm nearly all set for this ride but no riding partners. I was thinking of just showing up and seeing if I could find some random dudes at the 'need a riding partner' area at Palmdale signup.

Is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-27-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 50,820
Posted By timholio
Yes its a good idea to bring a siphon hose. I...

Yes its a good idea to bring a siphon hose. I have one with a little ball attached - have to test it out before the ride.

On the link to the sign up page it does clearly state '85 miles'. (I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-26-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 50,820
Posted By timholio
gas

I will search again on thier site for the exact mileage.

I have two bikes I could take a 2002 KTM 640e and a CRF450x(plated) - I'm thinking I want to take the CRF for this and do all the hard...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-25-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 50,820
Posted By timholio
gas range

Hi everyone,
I'm planning on doing this event this year, I can't seem to find the minimum gas/tank range needed in any info or posts. I did check the ride flyer and the d37 message boards.

Are...
Forum: Face plant 02-04-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 213,165
Posted By timholio
Consider suing them yourself in small claims...

Consider suing them yourself in small claims court. Its probably easier than filing taxes. I did it before and won in a similar accident - the other parties insurance blew me off. Went to s claims...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,935
Posted By timholio
My KTM was already setup 'tall' when I bought it,...

My KTM was already setup 'tall' when I bought it, so I can't say about cables but they were rerouted and I think are stock.... on my CRF I was able to use stock cables.
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,935
Posted By timholio
I'm 6'6"" and have the same problems. I think...

I'm 6'6"" and have the same problems. I think KTM makes the 'tallest' bikes around so thats a great start.

You should get higher bars AND risers. There is a 'travis pastrana' handlebar i fitted...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21,486
Views: 3,856,112
Posted By timholio
Is it 'confirmed' to be an 800? I think someone...

Is it 'confirmed' to be an 800? I think someone said Gandalf had informed them of that -but I didn't see that on teh triumph site.

(I don't mean to knock The Grey Wizard -he probably does know-...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,752
Posted By timholio
The biggest issues for you (I think) are that...

The biggest issues for you (I think) are that your ktm may not have the proper emissions sticker the DMV will look for this.
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,850
Posted By timholio
thanks Laramie, I did remove the tank, seat,...

thanks Laramie,
I did remove the tank, seat, and all plastic. I have two foil stickers the emissions sticker and the other one (federal safety?). Neither sticker has a vin# on it.

I just now...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,850
Posted By timholio
Actually the AAA lady had called the DMV and was...

Actually the AAA lady had called the DMV and was taking instruction from them over the phone what to look for. I blame DMV, the aaa is awsome - no waiting in line and no appointment needed.

I was...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,850
Posted By timholio
If there exists a 2nd vin# on the frame - it...

If there exists a 2nd vin# on the frame - it would be ok if its a sticker according to this inspector. Although with CA DMV you get the 'different answer from everyone you talk you' from them.
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,850
Posted By timholio
thanks. I looked at the manual and saw the same. ...

thanks. I looked at the manual and saw the same. The DMV situ is such a bummer in CA....
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,850
Posted By timholio
Anyone know where SECOND vin# is on '01 KTM LC4?

I'm trying to get a CA plate for a standard 2001 LC4-E bought in AZ. At the AAA they lady wants to find TWO places on the frame with the VIN. I seem to only have one vin#.

Its visible clearly on...
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