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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-18-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 235,692
Posted By MedicDB
I was 15 and purchased a old Honda ATC 90 for...

I was 15 and purchased a old Honda ATC 90 for $350 from a garage sale (lawn mower money). My buddy Mike had a Yamaha 175 enduro. We would trade back and forth and generally raise hell. I learned all...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,765
Posted By MedicDB
You need to host your photos on another web site...

You need to host your photos on another web site like http://photobucket.com (service is free up to a point) then you just link your photos into your text. Just copy and paste the link to the photo...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-25-2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 1,105,194
Posted By MedicDB
All on the Island of Capri. They are just so...

All on the Island of Capri. They are just so cute!

Police Bike
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x64/MedicDB/DamoninItaly321.jpg

Police Car...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-24-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By MedicDB
You and Your Street Pics Game

Okay, so I saw this site and thought it could be a fun game for some of you. Here is the game.

1. Go to this site http://www.datapointed.net/2011/02/maps-of-streets-places-first-names/
2. Put in...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-13-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,093
Posted By MedicDB
Hell of a day!

Well I had a great time today! Me and my KLR made it 8.6 miles and given the weight of that pig and how much work it was I am pretty proud of it. Meeting all of you was great and I could not have...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-08-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,093
Posted By MedicDB
Marty, Jury is still out on the camping....

Marty,

Jury is still out on the camping. Maybe? Depends on how late I get out of class on Saturday and how much they kick my ass. I am going back into firefighting and am currently in fire...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-07-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,093
Posted By MedicDB
Thanks! That is on Potato Salad Hill in Moab, UT....

Thanks! That is on Potato Salad Hill in Moab, UT. I got tons of cool shots of my truck. I'd post more but don't want to jack the thread. I am a bit of a picture whore. :D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-07-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,093
Posted By MedicDB
Hell yea we can carry your can of gas. I'll load...

Hell yea we can carry your can of gas. I'll load a few tools in the truck so it can work as a support rig for all of us if needed. Anyone that wants to load anything else in the bed feel free.:freaky
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-07-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,093
Posted By MedicDB
Baby Got New Shoes!

I am ready for next week!:evil The one thing I missed is what time do we get going? When do I need to be there? I also have a budy that will follow in my truck. Toyota Pickup on 37" chained tires...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-26-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,093
Posted By MedicDB
In!

Oh Hell Yea! I am IN. I have been wanting to join you all for this for the last few years but work got in the way. Not this year, I got that date off. I will see you all there just let me know when...
Forum: Beasts 12-09-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 721
Views: 71,077
Posted By MedicDB
I can't wait till a few years from now when you...

I can't wait till a few years from now when you guys get ready to sell.:wink: Thats when I'll get mine. Blue Please! I'll let you take the depreciation hit.:deal After all I am a KLR guy. Wish I had...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 9,294
Views: 3,681,266
Posted By MedicDB
New to me!

So after years of wanting one I got my new to me 2002 V-Strom DL 1000. I got it cheap ($1400) with some wreck damage. Turns out it needed very little to get it back on the road. I am still under...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-06-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10,487
Views: 3,445,289
Posted By MedicDB
This poor poor bike.:huh Why are you so mean to...

This poor poor bike.:huh Why are you so mean to it? I mean this has to be some kinda abuse! Please give it to me:evil , I will make it much happier by not dressing it in funny colors causing all the...
Forum: Beasts 10-21-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,454
Posted By MedicDB
I have not pulled the forks apart but They seem...

I have not pulled the forks apart but They seem straight and the travel seems normal. No, there is no cracks that is just some dirt.
Forum: Beasts 10-19-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,454
Posted By MedicDB
Thanks, That is good to hear it is normal. As for...

Thanks, That is good to hear it is normal. As for the rim. I just missed one on E-bay that ended the same day I got the bike. I have been calling around but no dice. I guess I'll just need to wait...
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,454
Posted By MedicDB
I Got It!

So I bought the Bike today. I got it for $1400 and I got more of the story. He did rear end a SUV. It seems this is a result af a little road rage between the two.:argue: Both were on the freeway...
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 365,374
Posted By MedicDB
These will mostly be internet pics of bikes like...

These will mostly be internet pics of bikes like mine but not my actual bikes due to the fact I never got pictures of most of my old bikes.

My 1st at the age of 14 was not really mine but a...
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,454
Posted By MedicDB
I have plans to go see it on Monday. I do feel...

I have plans to go see it on Monday. I do feel comfortable with swapping out the needed parts if the frame looks good. I agree at this point I just need to go see it and see if the damage and price...
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,454
Posted By MedicDB
JRW, Thanks for the response! Some good info...

JRW, Thanks for the response! Some good info and I will check all that you mentioned.

I also got a response from the seller on my last question.

Him:
You would have to be the final judge of...
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2010, 01:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,454
Posted By MedicDB
V-Strom Questions?

I was thinking about picking this crashed V-Strom DL 1000 up on Monday and was wanting to know from you guys familiar with this bike what questions I have not asked that I should and what you think I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-01-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 1,137
Views: 404,536
Posted By MedicDB
What is the point of this bash plate when it is...

What is the point of this bash plate when it is cut out for the exhaust to hang down below it?:huh
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2010, 03:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,440
Posted By MedicDB
Day 15 525miles 9/25/10 Salt Lake to HOME!

I made the final push for home and had my longest day yet 525miles today. It was hard not to stop for a night in Moab and once again I almost stopped for a night in Glennwood Springs for a soak. But...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2010, 03:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,440
Posted By MedicDB
Day 14 504miles LA Grande to Salt Lake City UT

After yesterday I had decided that I was going to head for home. This trip had been fun but I was sore and I had already done most of the things I had wanted to do. The original plan was to go...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2010, 03:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,440
Posted By MedicDB
Day 13 375miles Lincoln City to La Grande OR

Well not much for photos today since it rained on me all day. The camera spent the day safely in its little bag. The whole day was a tough one starting with a fight with my wife on the phone and then...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2010, 03:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,440
Posted By MedicDB
Day 12 50miles? 9/22/10 Newport and back

I decided to take a day off today. My butt needed the break and it allowed me to get some things done like catching up this report and doing an oil change on the bike since I had done about 3000...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,440
Posted By MedicDB
Day 11 277miles 9/21/10 Kalamath to Lincoln City, OR

Today started with free coffee and cake from Jorgen and Helna who were camping near us in there RV. They were a couple from Germany that were very nice. It turns out that the offer for free breakfast...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,440
Posted By MedicDB
Day 10 333miles 9/20/10 Bodega Bay to The Casino?

I woke up to a much clearer day than when I went to bed so I walked on the beach for a bit till Marcus woke up.
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x64/MedicDB/Big%20KLR%20Trip%202010/IMG_1818.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,440
Posted By MedicDB
Day 9 311miles King City to Bodega Bay 9/19/10

I set out on the route that Bob and Gary told me about and it took me through an Army training base. It was a little hard to navigate since the road was not on the map I had but I figured it out and...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,440
Posted By MedicDB
Day 8 297miles Santa Monica to (King City??????)

So the last few days I have started the fine and rather fun art of traffic splitting. The basic idea is that it is legal in California to ride a motorcyle in the middle of 2 lanes when traffic slows...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,440
Posted By MedicDB
Day 7 148miles San Diego to Santa Monica 9/17/10

I started out the day with the goal of getting my sight glass fixed. On my way out I met to very nice ladies, Randa from Saudi Arabia & Fatma from Kuwait they were touring the US in there rental car...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,440
Posted By MedicDB
Day 6 89miles Ensenada to San Diego 9/16/10

I decided to go back to the US today and try and get my broken sightglass fixed. I called EagleMike and he is out of town but will arrange to get me in his shop tommorow and get the part I need. He...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,440
Posted By MedicDB
Day 5 216miles of Fighting Windmills in Baja 9/15/10

Well today was a a bit of a tough one mentally. To be honest I was a bit nervous setting off into the unknowns of Baja solo. I crossed the boarder like I get into a cold pool. I figured just jump and...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,440
Posted By MedicDB
Day 4 306miles 9/14/10 Heat Heat and more Heat

What a scorcher today was. I have never been that hot. I was trying everything to keep cool but little helped. It was like standing under french fry lights in front of hairdryers all day. I got to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2010, 08:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,440
Posted By MedicDB
Day 3 319miles 9/13/10 Arizona and the Canyon

While packing up camp this morning I was promptly evicted by the lord of this land. A Shepard dog and his flock were not happy to find me. The dog was barking and advancing on me keeping himself 1/2...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,440
Posted By MedicDB
Day 2 189miles 9/12/10 Finishing Colorado

So I left Ray's today with a full belly again. Ray and Becky's hospitality is 2nd to none! I set out for Engineer Pass and had a great ride getting back into Lake City. ...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,440
Posted By MedicDB
Day 1 9/11/2010

So I got going today and am glad to finally be off! I had a great 1st day and did 273 miles today. I had a slow start leaving at noon because it took me a while to do my final gear check and I had to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,440
Posted By MedicDB
Stuff I plan to take if you wanted to know. Yea...

Stuff I plan to take if you wanted to know. Yea it is likely too much but I am still learning.

Camp:
Cold sleeping bag
Tent
Hammock
Thermarest
Hobo kit with silverware
Stove and fuel
Camp...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,440
Posted By MedicDB
"There and Back Again" a Medics Tale

So I figured it was time to get a ride report started since I leave tomorow.

The Plan:
Head South, then West, then North then South and East to get home again.:lol3

The Real Plan:
I have...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 28,912
Posted By MedicDB
Best ever!

Wow that was so much fun to read! Your adventures on the junk raft were great and scary! It reminded of the movie "Cast Away" when he is on his raft lost at sea crying over Wilson. I can't wait for...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,393
Posted By MedicDB
Mounted

You can see mine tucked up under my left side cover. Oddley most people never notice it.

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x64/MedicDB/KLR/DSCF0271.jpg
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