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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-30-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,514
Posted By LaPorte
A friend and I did a Lost Coast ride in Nov last...

A friend and I did a Lost Coast ride in Nov last year and staged out Garberville. I hadn't been to Garberville for a couple of years and I was very disappointed with what I saw. Hundreds of young...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-18-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By LaPorte
Just spoke with a very nice lady at Stewart...

Just spoke with a very nice lady at Stewart Mineral Springs Retreat, located on Stewart Springs Rd. She has used the roads in question so yes there useable and yes, I will have to wait until the snow...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-13-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By LaPorte
Road Information-Northern California

I used Garmin MapSource to plan a group multi day Adventure/DualSport ride and wanted to ask for some help from anybody that may have ridden this road section. Due to distances that need to be...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-27-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2,473
Views: 175,404
Posted By LaPorte
Timing, its' always timing. Love to go but!!!!...

Timing, its' always timing. Love to go but!!!! Heading up to my place on Monday. If I was going up on Saturday I would be there! Have a fun ride.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-15-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5,320
Views: 526,473
Posted By LaPorte
Sounds interesting. I have ridden the Lost Coast...

Sounds interesting. I have ridden the Lost Coast a few times. Fun place
to ride. I will keep a eye on this post!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-03-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,659
Posted By LaPorte
Here is a little hint about living in the Bay...

Here is a little hint about living in the Bay area. You all most need a passport to shop at Costco.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-01-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By LaPorte
Stopped by years ago on a extended Baja adventure...

Stopped by years ago on a extended Baja adventure type ride, stayed the night, had dinner. Very, very nice people. RIP. Thank you for the memories.

LaPorte
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By LaPorte
A report after some modification. I have been...

A report after some modification. I have been concerned with the hot running of the engine. My bike would warm up to the 9th bar on the temperature gauge and stay there or go higher when I would come...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By LaPorte
I got mine re-mapped and took it out for a test...

I got mine re-mapped and took it out for a test ride. I have the Wings exhaust with the less restrictive end and the EU air filter cover. I purposely rode slow (25-30 mph) to limit the air flow...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By LaPorte
Yes I agree to what your saying. I am talking to...

Yes I agree to what your saying. I am talking to a dealer about the re-mapping but he is finding out information from KTM, at least that's what he tells me. My concern is having a good time in the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By LaPorte
2014 KTM 690 Enduro Question

I have a 2014 KTM 690, bought it new last year. Runs fine, but it runs towards the hot end of the temp gauge. The temp gauge has 12 positions and it stays at number 9 sometime goes to 10. In the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-10-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By LaPorte
It wasn't Mexicans I was referring too, it was...

It wasn't Mexicans I was referring too, it was our young white folks who do not worry about anything, but getting Hi.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-09-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By LaPorte
I am planning on going up when the weather gets a...

I am planning on going up when the weather gets a little better and do a little exploring and see what I find. I have a starting route out from Willits North/West to HWY 1 and a Return route from...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-02-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By LaPorte
TwilightZone If you have BaseCamp I can send...

TwilightZone
If you have BaseCamp I can send the tracks? Then you can see exactly what I am planning. The i.e. growers is what I am concerned about along with locked gates and water crossings! The...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-01-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By LaPorte
Willits, Ca. Riders questions about local roads

I am planning a dual sport ride up in your area. Not an organized ride, just me and one other rider and wanted to ask about some of your local roads. I am trying to put together a route from Covelo...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By LaPorte
It was weird, the oil from the drain plug and the...

It was weird, the oil from the drain plug and the oil screen next to the drain plug were dark as it should be. When I removed the second oil screen the oil in the screen was clear like it was just...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By LaPorte
2014 KTM 690 oil screens

History
I have a 2014 690 endure. The bike has about 1,300 miles on it. I bought it new. I am doing its second oil change. The first oil change was at 600 miles. Changed oil, filters and cleaned...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-18-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,822
Posted By LaPorte
Just look at what happen to Clear Creek. Managed...

Just look at what happen to Clear Creek. Managed by the BLM out of the Hollister California Field Office, by a guy named Rick Cooper. It was closed in 2008. The BLM went in and even took back roads...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-09-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2,473
Views: 175,404
Posted By LaPorte
Did the Lost Coast

Just got back from a Lost Coast Ride. Went up Thursday, rode Friday and Saturday. The weather was fantastic, Blue Sky and warm. It has been raining up north and it rained on Thursday night. But wow,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-24-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,545
Posted By LaPorte
We postponed our LC ride plan for the 24th 25th...

We postponed our LC ride plan for the 24th 25th due to rain. Rather wait for better weather.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-07-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,545
Posted By LaPorte
Hey Bike Guy I sent a PM did you get it? ...

Hey Bike Guy
I sent a PM did you get it?

Tony
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-06-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,545
Posted By LaPorte
Thanks TZ for the Info. That's what I was afraid...

Thanks TZ for the Info. That's what I was afraid of. I did a ride up there a few years back and went to the sheriffs office in Garberville to ask about riding on some particular roads and I was told...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-05-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,545
Posted By LaPorte
Lost Coast Road Information

I am planning a Lost Coast ride in a few weeks, been there a number of times, but want to try a new 20+ mile section. We are starting in Garberville heading west on Briceland Rd. At. 20.8 miles from...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-30-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2,473
Views: 175,404
Posted By LaPorte
+1 I had a TE610 and loved it, also had a XR...

+1

I had a TE610 and loved it, also had a XR 400's, good bike. You need to learn the starting drill. I got talked into turned it into an electric start. Took parts from a Honda 400 quad (not...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-20-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2,473
Views: 175,404
Posted By LaPorte
[QUOTE=StuInFH;25110719] I plan to be up there...

[QUOTE=StuInFH;25110719] I plan to be up there that same weekend of 10/4-6. Arrive in Fort Bragg Saturday evening and head home Monday afternoon.

Not able to due that schedule. Need to be in San...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-19-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2,473
Views: 175,404
Posted By LaPorte
The ride you refer to is in two weeks, Oct 3 & 4....

The ride you refer to is in two weeks, Oct 3 & 4. Let me know what your time frame, maybe we can hook up some where. To far to ride up there from here (San Jose). Need to haul the bike up. My route...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-19-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2,473
Views: 175,404
Posted By LaPorte
Lost Coast Ride

I would like to do a Lost coast ride before the weather gets bad (I am being optimistic). My plan is to start in Garberville head west on Old Briceland Rd. to Briceland Rd. to a dirt section I have...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-13-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,033
Posted By LaPorte
Mike Dirt and I had a very, very good ride...

Mike Dirt and I had a very, very good ride following the BCDT from LaPorte to Quincy. We left LaPorte at 9 am, got into Quincy around 4 pm and headed over to Taylorsville. The only person we found...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-09-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,033
Posted By LaPorte
I am going to join in on the ride. Going to meet...

I am going to join in on the ride. Going to meet up with Mike Dirt and come over from Feather Falls/Brownsville to LaPorte then the BCDT to Quincy. I am not a camper so I have a Motel in Quincy. I do...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-07-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,473
Views: 175,404
Posted By LaPorte
Sounds like you guys had a great time. I had some...

Sounds like you guys had a great time. I had some problems when I got to my place in Brownsville and was not able to meet up with you guys on Saturday morning. I don't have internet at my place so I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-04-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,645
Posted By LaPorte
BaseCamp would not download LBMaps to the card....

BaseCamp would not download LBMaps to the card. MapSource work just fine. I guess there is something to do with Licensing. You would think if you buy software you should be able to use it again in a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-03-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2,473
Views: 175,404
Posted By LaPorte
stage at the Skyway/Retson rd. area. Got it,...

stage at the Skyway/Retson rd. area.

Got it, found it in BaseCamp not sure where at that intersection you can park but I will look for a place. Thanks

LaPorte
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-03-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2,473
Views: 175,404
Posted By LaPorte
[QUOTE=redog1;24991061]bring the 450. Better...

[QUOTE=redog1;24991061]bring the 450. Better choice, that 690 is more than capable but light is better. :wink:

I am going to haul my bike over to meet you guys. Is there a place to leave my truck...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-03-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2,473
Views: 175,404
Posted By LaPorte
I am going to be up in the area this weekend,...

I am going to be up in the area this weekend, would you mind if I tagged along. I have one question. Which bike to bring, both are KTM's, 450 or 690?

LaPorte
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-01-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2,473
Views: 175,404
Posted By LaPorte
Hi Hobbes I hope all is well. I want to...

Hi Hobbes

I hope all is well. I want to go play in the dirt.

LaPorte
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-01-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2,473
Views: 175,404
Posted By LaPorte
I am going up to my place (Brownsville) mid week...

I am going up to my place (Brownsville) mid week to do some riding. I want to go do some exploring in the area between Bucks Lake and Quincy. Going to haul up my 450 and stage in the woods off of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-31-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,645
Posted By LaPorte
I formatted the 4gb card after downloading the...

I formatted the 4gb card after downloading the Tpop 24K West and tried to download LBMaps in a empty 4gb card and yes I was using MapInstall. Didn't do anything. I guess I am a big time noob when it...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-31-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,645
Posted By LaPorte
I had 95.5mb free on the SD card, LBMaps file is...

I had 95.5mb free on the SD card, LBMaps file is 1.2mb. Lots of room on the card. It won't download from BaseCamp, so I tried it from MapSource and it worked. It's just a PITA trying to get through...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-29-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,645
Posted By LaPorte
Pissed More than difficult

I am really confused. I wanted to download some maps to my Garmin Montana 600. I was told that a 4GB SD card would work. I wanted to download my Topo 24K West and my LBMaps Baja Navigator on the same...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 08-27-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,889
Posted By LaPorte
Jerry I think you mean Feather River, and I...

Jerry
I think you mean Feather River, and I don't know if there is gas there. Google and call.

Tony
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