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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Today, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 346
Posted By scottrnelson
That's the plan. Even in Death Valley and Joshua...

That's the plan. Even in Death Valley and Joshua Tree. :knary
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Today, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 346
Posted By scottrnelson
All of those 500 miles days at the end are not...

All of those 500 miles days at the end are not too likely to be enjoyable days, at least for the last couple of hundred miles.

If I'm trying to enjoy the scenery I try to be closer to 300 miles...
Forum: Regional forums 05-26-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 991
Views: 148,950
Posted By scottrnelson
If they all rode out to Green Sand Beach and...

If they all rode out to Green Sand Beach and back, on the dirt roads that are already there, would that be an issue?

Just curious, and so that I'll know for someday in the future when I finally...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-22-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,946
Views: 146,076
Posted By scottrnelson
Just to clarify for those who don't know, those...

Just to clarify for those who don't know, those are great to use when someone is bleeding to soak up the blood.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10,447
Views: 2,244,619
Posted By scottrnelson
She would have totally freaked out here in...

She would have totally freaked out here in California with a bike six inches from the side of her car. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10,447
Views: 2,244,619
Posted By scottrnelson
Cool2 Leaving the bank this afternoon, I was getting...

Leaving the bank this afternoon, I was getting onto my KTM and a guy walked over and asked what size it was. I just pointed at the 990 number on the back.

Then I said it was actually a 999cc bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10,447
Views: 2,244,619
Posted By scottrnelson
Wehicle Identification Number. :lol3

Wehicle Identification Number. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10,447
Views: 2,244,619
Posted By scottrnelson
But... If I were to go into the dealership...

But...

If I were to go into the dealership that eventually acquired those three brands after that one went under, the response to a request for a Ducati oil filter would have been "Sure, here you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-15-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By scottrnelson
If you're going to Yosemite, be sure to go up to...

If you're going to Yosemite, be sure to go up to Glacier Point. Best view in the entire national park.

I would suggest that you come out of Yosemite on Highway 41 rather than 120 then take...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10,447
Views: 2,244,619
Posted By scottrnelson
It is sometimes worse at a motorcycle dealer. ...

It is sometimes worse at a motorcycle dealer.

We had one Ducati/Triumph/KTM dealer in Hayward about 15 years ago with a parts guy that was rather inept. I needed an oil filter for a 1997 Monster....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-14-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,946
Views: 146,076
Posted By scottrnelson
I'll be busy watching the Hangtown pro motocross...

I'll be busy watching the Hangtown pro motocross races over at Prairie City that day. :D
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-13-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By scottrnelson
I would put Death Valley ahead of Bryce Canyon. ...

I would put Death Valley ahead of Bryce Canyon. There are a whole lot of interesting things to see in Death Valley besides the lowest point in the USA and the flat desert part.

You can't see...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-13-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By scottrnelson
If you're going all the way to Page, AZ, go a...

If you're going all the way to Page, AZ, go a little further east and visit Monument Valley on Highway 163. One of the great scenic spots outside of a national park.

If you're going to spend two...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10,447
Views: 2,244,619
Posted By scottrnelson
Something like this? ...

Something like this?

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c67/scottrnelson/KTM/SierraCity/Img_5931_zpse5d50c8a.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,615
Posted By scottrnelson
The aluminum guards from Cycra are stronger than...

The aluminum guards from Cycra are stronger than the bars themselves. They're not even going to bend if the bike falls over, let alone allow anything to touch a lever that might break it.

I have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,519
Posted By scottrnelson
I've never found any earplug rated more than 33dB...

I've never found any earplug rated more than 33dB noise reduction.

My KTM 990 Adv has a lot of wind noise. The earplugs that always worked best for my other bikes were rated at 31dB. They let a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,520
Posted By scottrnelson
Letter of the law. The whole California...

Letter of the law.

The whole California Vehicle Code is available online and I have a printed copy as well. I've searched it. Sections often get quoted as proof of the legality of any particular...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,274
Posted By scottrnelson
Really? Somebody said "nice bike"? :lol3 ...

Really? Somebody said "nice bike"? :lol3


I'm still waiting for the "when are you going to get a real bike" comment from someone. Then I'll ask them what they consider a real bike and I'll...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,520
Posted By scottrnelson
This question comes up once in a while in the Bay...

This question comes up once in a while in the Bay Area Riders Forum's Leo Forum, where many local law enforcement officers participate. In California, there is no requirement to put a foot down and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By scottrnelson
The local OHV area is the best choice if there is...

The local OHV area is the best choice if there is one close enough. I took my son dozens of times to one that was about 30 miles away. We both enjoyed the time riding together and I watched him...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,615
Posted By scottrnelson
I can remember when I used to have a couple of...

I can remember when I used to have a couple of motocross bikes that my son and I rode in the hills. We kept a box full of old broken levers, in case we broke one worse than one of those, then we...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-20-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By scottrnelson
Is there a GPX file available for that route? ...

Is there a GPX file available for that route?

I would like to run the northern section. I've done the southern part.

Hopefully, this summer I'll be able to spend more time up there riding...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-19-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By scottrnelson
Thanks. How far did you have to take the thing...

Thanks. How far did you have to take the thing apart to replace it?

Or is the Super Enduro easier to get into than the Adventure?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-18-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By scottrnelson
The owner's manual for the 2008 KTM 990...

The owner's manual for the 2008 KTM 990 Adventure, on page 90, says the fuel capacity is 5.1 US Gallons. Which bike has 5.8?

And yes, I have a stupid heavy wrist sometimes. On my short ride to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-17-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By scottrnelson
2008 990 Adv low fuel light comes on way late

Less than a mile after my 990 Adv low fuel light came on, it took nearly 4.9 gallons of gasoline. That's cutting it way too close.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,574
Posted By scottrnelson
Oh yeah? Well here's a pic of my XR650L at...

Oh yeah? Well here's a pic of my XR650L at 15,600 miles after running it on only half a quart of DINO oil.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c67/scottrnelson/XR/XRpiston_zpsf5cd8669.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,878
Posted By scottrnelson
I bought mine because I took a test ride on it. ...

I bought mine because I took a test ride on it. I didn't have to go far before I moved it to the top of my list of next bikes to own. I was instantly thinking "I need to get me one of these!"
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,878
Posted By scottrnelson
On the dirt roads in the Sierras it makes a...

On the dirt roads in the Sierras it makes a significant difference in how my KTM steers.

After coming through this road I dropped the pressure and immediately noticed a big improvement....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,574
Posted By scottrnelson
Mine didn't want to prime the oil pump. I ended...

Mine didn't want to prime the oil pump. I ended up laying the bike on its left side and filling up the filter area with oil, then cranking the engine a bunch with the run switch set to off. I got...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,574
Posted By scottrnelson
Are you talking about my engine? There's a...

Are you talking about my engine?

There's a guy in San Francisco who has done over 100 XR650 engines. He has a good machine shop do the cylinders and a different good shop do the heads. The bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,574
Posted By scottrnelson
I just finished breaking in my XR650L engine...

I just finished breaking in my XR650L engine after new piston, rod, bored cylinder and valve job. I used Castrol motorcyle oil (not synthetic) and changed it after less than 200 miles. I was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,878
Posted By scottrnelson
You must ride a BMW or something.

You must ride a BMW or something.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,878
Posted By scottrnelson
I'll drop the tire pressure on my KTM down to...

I'll drop the tire pressure on my KTM down to about 20 psi for loose stuff and it helps quite a bit.

On the XR650L I'll go as low as 15 for tight trails and stuff. Anything less and you'll need...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-13-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By scottrnelson
I would recommend getting copies of the National...

I would recommend getting copies of the National Geographic maps of the Sierras. Get 804, 805, and 806. Those will show you all of the good dirt roads for the sections that they cover as well as...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-13-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By scottrnelson
Try this route. A lot of off road mixed with a...

Try this route. A lot of off road mixed with a little pavement and great scenery. Not too difficult.

http://goo.gl/maps/gQ6BU

There are lots of other good options.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-13-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,946
Views: 146,076
Posted By scottrnelson
Does that mean that you went beyond cussing at...

Does that mean that you went beyond cussing at the road? :D
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By scottrnelson
Would you consider an XR650L, DR650, KLR650, or...

Would you consider an XR650L, DR650, KLR650, or maybe even a DR-Z400?

You could buy one of those in decent condition, do what you want with it and ride anywhere you want, then sell it quickly if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,929
Posted By scottrnelson
Any place mentioned in this thread:...

Any place mentioned in this thread: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1055070

:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,820
Posted By scottrnelson
When riding up a steep hill and your forward...

When riding up a steep hill and your forward momentum stops, once you've rolled back six inches it is best to lay the bike down as quickly as possible. If you don't, it will go down anyway, but at a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,265
Posted By scottrnelson
That's what I currently have on my XR650L, on the...

That's what I currently have on my XR650L, on the street rims. The steering doesn't feel right to me for some reason with the K761s (a little heavy or something), but they seem to have decent street...
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