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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By total_n00b
What part of the Bay Area? A little more specific...

What part of the Bay Area? A little more specific and one of us can probably provide you with a convenient source, and possibly some good roads to ride as well.
Forum: Face plant 01-27-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 21,917
Posted By total_n00b
From another (sort of) local (entirely out of...

From another (sort of) local (entirely out of curiousity).. Where were you? 880 (aka my least favorite freeway)? Heal up!
Forum: Racing 01-10-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,198
Posted By total_n00b
I have no useful information for you.. But... ...

I have no useful information for you.. But...

I am Enduro Curious (greetings from the Fairfield side of 707), and have been considering riding one myself (I'm 42 and have been riding for about 4...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,471
Posted By total_n00b
Amen. at least 1/2 of the crashes my kids have...

Amen. at least 1/2 of the crashes my kids have are related to "ass on seat" syndrome.
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,288,432
Posted By total_n00b
Here's my 2010 KLX250s and my son's KLX140 at the...

Here's my 2010 KLX250s and my son's KLX140 at the edge of Signal Peak (~7800 feet) in Tahoe National Forest, above Cisco Grove campground, last weekend:...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-08-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3,513
Views: 1,483,700
Posted By total_n00b
Here (click picture for video) is my 14 year old...

Here (click picture for video) is my 14 year old daughter Erin, riding *MY* KLX 250s for the 1st time @Prairie City SVRA in Rancho Cordova, CA (it only took another 20 minutes of following her around...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-05-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3,513
Views: 1,483,700
Posted By total_n00b
Oops, gallery was protected (ironically, a...

Oops, gallery was protected (ironically, a SmugMug ADVRider Gallery ;) )- thanks for the tip, I've fixed it!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-05-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3,513
Views: 1,483,700
Posted By total_n00b
How could I have missed this awesome there? I've...

How could I have missed this awesome there? I've been on ADV for a few years, but only found it because it was linked from BARF (http://bayarearidersforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=432273)
Here...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,288,432
Posted By total_n00b
Weird, it works on my '10 just fine ;)

Weird, it works on my '10 just fine ;)
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,288,432
Posted By total_n00b
CyclePedia is your friend: ...

CyclePedia is your friend:
http://www.cyclepedia.com/online-manuals/kawasaki-atv-motorcycle-online-manuals/

I was a total newb 3 years ago, and have used cyclepedia to do A LOT of work (rebuilt...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,483
Posted By total_n00b
Awesome thread ;) We're in Fairfield, and...

Awesome thread ;)

We're in Fairfield, and ride at PC as often as we can (which is never often enough). My daughter is 14 and rides and DRZ 125L, and my son is 10 and rides a KLX140L, and I'm on a...
Forum: Face plant 03-07-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,558
Posted By total_n00b
How dare you imply we leave our glass house!...

How dare you imply we leave our glass house! :rofl

This thread is making me sad... Where' the "ride your own ride" attitude? How many of you smoke cigarettes, do drugs, overeat, etc? All of those...
Forum: Face plant 03-07-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,558
Posted By total_n00b
Meh, I dunno.. I wear hiviz and still manage to...

Meh, I dunno.. I wear hiviz and still manage to ride like an irresponsible asshole from time-time ;)
Forum: Face plant 03-01-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,558
Posted By total_n00b
I think I threw up in my mouth a little bit...

I think I threw up in my mouth a little bit watching that, yikes!

Cut him some slack - anyone on this thread that hasn't had a moment of weakness related to right hand is not being honest.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,057
Posted By total_n00b
I'm a (mostly) first gen - my dad had a couple of...

I'm a (mostly) first gen - my dad had a couple of Honda CBs in the early 80's (when I was in my early teens), but gave it up after a short time.

Fast forward a few years.. to when I was 39......
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,273
Posted By total_n00b
Thumb Here's a decent local article:...

Here's a decent local article: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Motorcycle-lane-splitting-rules-unveiled-4270272.php
and local forum thread...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,288,432
Posted By total_n00b
Nice ride ;) I found that mine '10 responded...

Nice ride ;)

I found that mine '10 responded well to jetting and and FMF Q4 (some surging for me, but the jets and pipe were mainly to get a little more power out of it)
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,288,432
Posted By total_n00b
This also works for me at ~200 feet.

This also works for me at ~200 feet.
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,288,432
Posted By total_n00b
I'll pile on (click for video): ...

I'll pile on (click for video):
http://gallery.obrafamily.org/Category/MotosDirt/20120805/i-PXQWCnR/0/S/FILE0091-S.jpg...
Forum: Vendors 10-31-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3,413
Views: 583,100
Posted By total_n00b
My PowerShell just paid for itself

I was pulled over today by a CHP moto officer for (significantly) exceeding the speed limit (I'll avoid the details here on the interwebz) on my WeeStrom, sporting my HiViz PowerShell and "can you...
Forum: Vendors 09-14-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3,413
Views: 583,100
Posted By total_n00b
Cleaning tips?

It's been a great summer commuting season in my HiViz PowerShell. In the process, it has picked up the usual dirt/oil marks. Anyone have any tips for cleaning it? I'm asking specifically about the...
Forum: Face plant 07-22-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,532
Posted By total_n00b
Best wishes to your dad, and I have to add my...

Best wishes to your dad, and I have to add my deepest respect for his humble and "rider is responsible for all" approach to this - too many folks would have blamed the rock, the bike or the road, but...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-17-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,450
Posted By total_n00b
Totally. Please let those of us who just...

Totally.

Please let those of us who just want to get to work when the "ride" is - you have all of my respect, but I'll avoid the area ;)
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,288,432
Posted By total_n00b
KLX250s in Donner Train Tunnels, Truckee CA

I rode the abandoned train tunnels above Donner Lake in Truckee, CA twice over the weekend (pictures below were from a ride where I was on the 140 - I let my brother-in-law ride the 250 cuz he's...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-06-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,450
Posted By total_n00b
I work in Mill Valley (10 miles south of Novato...

I work in Mill Valley (10 miles south of Novato ), and commute through it on moto frequently

Are anything other than BMWs even allowed in Novato?:evil Seems like out of towners only need to worry...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,288,432
Posted By total_n00b
h3's 0bv10usly n0t 0n3 of th3 0ld guys 0n th1s...

h3's 0bv10usly n0t 0n3 of th3 0ld guys 0n th1s thr3ad - punctuation and grammar are for old dudes!
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,288,432
Posted By total_n00b
Yup... there's no drama with the KLX.... put gas...

Yup... there's no drama with the KLX.... put gas in it, tear up some trails, clean, change oil/tires once in awhile, repeat. All the aftermarket stuff is well known and quite good, so no drama there...
Forum: Vendors 05-29-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3,413
Views: 583,100
Posted By total_n00b
I've got about 1000 miles (mostly commuting, and...

I've got about 1000 miles (mostly commuting, and a small amount of mild offroad) in my HiViz PowerShell. and it's still kicking ass ;)

For the offroad stuff, I was quite comfortable, it fit over...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 237,500
Posted By total_n00b
This *IS* the best ride report I've ever read ;) ...

This *IS* the best ride report I've ever read ;) Rarely do we see such a great combination of rider(s), photographer, writer and trip. When does the book come out? ;)
Forum: Vendors 05-14-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3,413
Views: 583,100
Posted By total_n00b
I've been commuting in mine in the 90's - with...

I've been commuting in mine in the 90's - with the vents open and the front flap open, it's quite comfortable at speed. Keep in mind that it *is not* a mesh suit, so there's just so much you can...
Forum: Vendors 05-11-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3,413
Views: 583,100
Posted By total_n00b
On the other side of this: With the venting open,...

On the other side of this: With the venting open, and enough speed, I'm comfortable into the high 80's w/the PowerShell. I'm going to try opening the front on the way home tonight (supposed to be in...
Forum: Vendors 05-11-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3,413
Views: 583,100
Posted By total_n00b
On a related note, I sure did enjoy my sunny...

On a related note, I sure did enjoy my sunny commute in my PowerShell this morning ;)
Forum: Face plant 05-10-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,355
Posted By total_n00b
You get the "balls award" for this post, right on...

You get the "balls award" for this post, right on ;) Having the confidence to post this alone has got to be worth something - not all are capable of this type of introspection - you rule!

I...
Forum: Face plant 05-03-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,659
Posted By total_n00b
+++ for *both* points of view... Really cool ;)

+++ for *both* points of view... Really cool ;)
Forum: Vendors 04-20-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3,413
Views: 583,100
Posted By total_n00b
much brighter than the rider wearing it ;)

much brighter than the rider wearing it ;)
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,288,432
Posted By total_n00b
FWIW I had pretty good luck fitting the TrackSide...

FWIW I had pretty good luck fitting the TrackSide (http://www.cyclegear.com/eng/product/aluminum_handguard_kit_with_shields/web1008334) handguards on my KLX, on ProTaper bars. They fit well, were...
Forum: Vendors 04-19-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3,413
Views: 583,100
Posted By total_n00b
PowerShell Micro review

I'm a relatively new( 1.5 years) rider, and the PowerShell in HiViz is my 1st real riding suit. My previous gear was a Frank Thomas XTII 2 piece suit (mesh with rain liners) and a Bilt HiViz vest. ...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,927
Posted By total_n00b
Did you read the catalog, or any the owner's blog...

Did you read the catalog, or any the owner's blog post's regarding waterproofing ?
Page 14 of the catalog:
http://www.teizms.com/catalog/

Seems to take the tact of "no one can REALLY get...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,927
Posted By total_n00b
Actually, I thought the recommendation was to get...

Actually, I thought the recommendation was to get a rain oversuit (to go over the Teiz suit) - an OverOverSuit.
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,927
Posted By total_n00b
I'll get back to you next week - mine is "in the...

I'll get back to you next week - mine is "in the mail", PowerShell in HiViz...
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