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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,044,400
Posted By scottrnelson
But I am too lazy to clean my motorcycle on a...

But I am too lazy to clean my motorcycle on a regular basis.

Quick comeback, though.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,044,400
Posted By scottrnelson
That's a better term for me anyway -...

That's a better term for me anyway - motorcyclist.

Thanks for the clarification.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,044,400
Posted By scottrnelson
So even though I ride mine every day, I'm not a...

So even though I ride mine every day, I'm not a "rider" because I don't clean it regularly? Is that what you're saying? http://bayarearidersforum.com/forums/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif

Some of us...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,044,400
Posted By scottrnelson
I finally had an actual stupid question (sort of)...

I finally had an actual stupid question (sort of) at the gas station while I was filling up my KTM today.

This young woman had a truck with two motocross bikes in it and I commented that I wish I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,044,400
Posted By scottrnelson
I had a bike for six years that I wouldn't ride...

I had a bike for six years that I wouldn't ride in the rain and didn't want to take the chance of damaging it in any way. It was a 1993 Ducati 888 SPO Superbike. I bought it because it was rare and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,044,400
Posted By scottrnelson
I've been working on my response to such...

I've been working on my response to such questions (which nobody seems to ask me lately), so that I'll have the response ready (instead of thinking of it 15 minutes later):

"Motorcycles aren't for...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-09-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By scottrnelson
All of the roads that I mentioned in my post...

All of the roads that I mentioned in my post above yours would be okay for a V-Strom if you have tires that are supposed to work in the dirt. As long as you can keep warm enough getting there, this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,433
Posted By scottrnelson
I believe that it doesn't matter much, although...

I believe that it doesn't matter much, although I've only ever answered a cell phone once while driving (and I had a problem shifting my manual transmission). I checked a couple of texts once too...
Forum: Regional forums 12-02-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 919
Views: 131,975
Posted By scottrnelson
I'm thinking the two bikes that I currently own...

I'm thinking the two bikes that I currently own would be optimal for the big island - a KTM 990 Adventure and a Honda XR650L.

A KLR650 certainly worked well there too.
Forum: Regional forums 11-30-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 919
Views: 131,975
Posted By scottrnelson
Buried deep in a longer post: You can get...

Buried deep in a longer post:

You can get the right bike from: http://www.hiadv.com/ The guy is doing it more as a service to fellow riders than to make money at it, so it's a great deal. Next...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-09-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 118,082
Posted By scottrnelson
Thanks for the information. I was up there...

Thanks for the information. I was up there yesterday and was tempted to head out 11 Pines, but didn't have enough gas to get very far. I guess we should believe the road closed signs.
Forum: Regional forums 11-09-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 919
Views: 131,975
Posted By scottrnelson
I stayed at the Windham Kona Hawaiian Resort on...

I stayed at the Windham Kona Hawaiian Resort on Alii Drive, but that's a timeshare place. It was a wonderful resort.
Forum: Regional forums 11-08-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 919
Views: 131,975
Posted By scottrnelson
I just got back from two weeks on the Big Island....

I just got back from two weeks on the Big Island. It should be much easier to find places around Kona that are reasonably priced than anywhere on Maui. You don't have as many nice beaches, and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-07-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 118,082
Posted By scottrnelson
Out of curiosity, is there a specific Thumper...

Out of curiosity, is there a specific Thumper Talk forum where rides in this area are arranged? (Kind of like this one on AdvRider...)
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-05-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By scottrnelson
My daughter has her car registered to my address,...

My daughter has her car registered to my address, although she's never lived in my current house. She's been moving quite a bit lately, so it's just easier for her.

We get registration requests...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,044,400
Posted By scottrnelson
The thread has evolved into interesting...

The thread has evolved into interesting discussions that have started because I was on a motorcycle. (Plus it has mutated a bunch of times in other directions for a page or two.)

It never would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,985
Posted By scottrnelson
He said "couldn't be killed". Is that the same...

He said "couldn't be killed". Is that the same as couldn't scrape all of your skin off and be in serious pain? :deal


I ride because I enjoy riding. I do all I can to minimize the risk. I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-29-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By scottrnelson
There are good dirt roads all around Foresthill. ...

There are good dirt roads all around Foresthill.

Ponderosa Way is an easy and interesting dirt road that crosses the North Fork of the American River and comes out the other side over by I-80.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By scottrnelson
It's been four years since I bought my big KTM...

It's been four years since I bought my big KTM and haven't dumped it yet. Came close a few times. I'm not sure it's a foregone conclusion that it will get dumped.

The XR650L, on the other hand,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-01-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By scottrnelson
Check on...

Check on http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/forums/

Join and post in the General section. Explain exactly what your situation is and I'm sure somebody will volunteer to help you out. It probably...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,044,400
Posted By scottrnelson
I would have just said that you looked like a...

I would have just said that you looked like a dork walking around with your helmet on. :lol3
Forum: Regional forums 09-24-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 919
Views: 131,975
Posted By scottrnelson
Trying to find the right thread to mention my...

Trying to find the right thread to mention my experience renting a dual sport on the Big Island.

A few weeks ago I rented a KLR650 from hiadv.com and had a wonderful time riding all around. Total...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-16-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,878
Posted By scottrnelson
I have a packet of maps covering much of the...

I have a packet of maps covering much of the Sierras to the best detail I can get for each area and I'm supposed to always bring the whole thing along with me on any rides up there. So far I seem to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-16-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,878
Posted By scottrnelson
National Geographic has the best maps for that...

National Geographic has the best maps for that area. Map 804...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-28-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,118
Posted By scottrnelson
Motorcycles are allowed in car pool lanes all...

Motorcycles are allowed in car pool lanes all over the country, unless there are signs specifically stating otherwise. For example, a buses-only sign means no motorcycles.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,505
Posted By scottrnelson
But they didn't ask you about it while you were...

But they didn't ask you about it while you were at the DMV getting them registered, right?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,505
Posted By scottrnelson
I have never had the DMV check on insurance when...

I have never had the DMV check on insurance when I've registered a vehicle there.

I always get coverage the same day, and would be covered for 30 days anyway with my current policy, but the DMV...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-15-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,039
Posted By scottrnelson
It has also been noted recently that he is too...

It has also been noted recently that he is too busy to take on any new traffic-related business. He might be able to recommend someone else, though.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,505
Posted By scottrnelson
Unless the DMV has a problem with the way the...

Unless the DMV has a problem with the way the seller filled out ANYTHING on the title.

I bought an RM-125 years ago from a guy 160 miles away and he had changed a date on the title. They wouldn't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,505
Posted By scottrnelson
Yeah, I missed that. All you need is title,...

Yeah, I missed that.

All you need is title, bill of sale, and money. The bike doesn't even need to be with you when you visit the DMV. Should be totally easy.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,505
Posted By scottrnelson
Title and bill of sale is all you need. ...

Title and bill of sale is all you need.

However - If that Triumph is a 49-state bike it will have to have at least 7500 miles on the odometer or YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO REGISTER IT HERE.

You need...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-11-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 951
Posted By scottrnelson
National Geographic maps 804, 805, and 806 will...

National Geographic maps 804, 805, and 806 will give you an idea of what's available east of Sacramento in the Sierras. Unlike many other maps, it distinguishes dirt roads from single-track from...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-08-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,189
Posted By scottrnelson
This weekend I'm dealing with what I did last...

This weekend I'm dealing with what I did last week (have to take the engine apart on my Honda). Next Saturday or the one after that I'll come up with something.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,044,400
Posted By scottrnelson
Salt Lake drivers are the worst. In fact, the...

Salt Lake drivers are the worst. In fact, the whole state of Utah. The only place I know of where they're worse than that is Las Vegas, but at least the rest of Nevada seems okay.

I never could...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,044,400
Posted By scottrnelson
Cool2 Or you can always move someplace where just about...

Or you can always move someplace where just about every single day is a nice day, like in Northern California. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,044,400
Posted By scottrnelson
Were you aiming that question at me? I've...

Were you aiming that question at me?

I've ridden over hundreds of cattle guards on various Ducatis. Only crashed once. :cry
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-01-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 118,082
Posted By scottrnelson
I'm ready. Just need a good night's sleep, do a...

I'm ready. Just need a good night's sleep, do a couple of little things with the bike in the morning and we're off. Should be a nice ride.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-30-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 118,082
Posted By scottrnelson
Thanks. I didn't see anything in the area where...

Thanks. I didn't see anything in the area where I plan to ride. And I'm always willing to adjust routes as necessary anyway. That and making lots of U-turns when going somewhere I'm not totally...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-30-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 118,082
Posted By scottrnelson
The one from the end of Foresthill Road down to...

The one from the end of Foresthill Road down to French meadows is the rough one. I came close to dumping it once the last time I rode it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-29-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 118,082
Posted By scottrnelson
Sierra Dirt Roads - Saturday, August 2

I haven't been on a good ride for about a month, so I'm planning one this coming Saturday, August 2. The main part goes from Foresthill to Placerville, with as much dirt roads as I can fit in.
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