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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By renogeorge
Mine is a 2007. I removed all ABS wiring and...

Mine is a 2007. I removed all ABS wiring and electronics and the slottled plate on the wheel and the ABS sensor. I installed an SE or non ABS Adv speedo sensor (can't remember which) It is...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3,008
Views: 306,210
Posted By renogeorge
Little late but....on the throttle cable issue, I...

Little late but....on the throttle cable issue, I have ridden KTM 300s for over 10 years. I never change to a longer cable, even when I ran bar risers. Extra cable flopping around above your bars...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-28-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By renogeorge
Cerra Gordo is up there. You can hit it off of...

Cerra Gordo is up there. You can hit it off of the highway from Keeler or from Saline valley Rd. I'd probably go in from Saline, check out the tram on the way. If snow stops you it's still a good...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-27-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 683
Posted By renogeorge
Berlin Icky is nice. And Kingston and Belmont...

Berlin Icky is nice. And Kingston and Belmont BLM are also good if you want designated. Also lots of good spots for primitive. Gas is always an issue out there given the distances. Only gas I know...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-27-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By renogeorge
Southern Saline Valley, Cerra Gordo

Southern Saline Valley, Cerra Gordo
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-27-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By renogeorge
Unless there is a major storm you will be able to...

Unless there is a major storm you will be able to get over to NV if not on 50 then 80. If 395 south through Bridgeport is bad you can take 95 in NV all the way south to Beatty or cut back to 395 on 6...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-26-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 103,393
Posted By renogeorge
I'm thinking we should do a little ADVrider...

I'm thinking we should do a little ADVrider ride/get together out that way. Maybe Desert Creek when it warms up a little?? These Reno guys need to see more of Northern NV than the Valleys north of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-26-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 944
Posted By renogeorge
Slavens/Flatland works well for me and is...

Slavens/Flatland works well for me and is affordable
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-26-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,024
Posted By renogeorge
650 L Honda and Suzuki Kawasaki 650 are popular...

650 L Honda and Suzuki Kawasaki 650 are popular and affordable. 400 cc versions are better in the dirt but give away a little on road
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-26-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 103,393
Posted By renogeorge
You guys should check out the Middlegate thread...

You guys should check out the Middlegate thread in the West Regional forum. Great spot and close to home
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-26-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By renogeorge
Great video. For those who aren't familiar with...

Great video. For those who aren't familiar with Middlegate, it is a real Old NV cowboy bar that is super dirt bike friendly. With good food, gas and free camping, it makes a great base camp or pit...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-25-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By renogeorge
I some recent pics, not mine, of the area and the...

I some recent pics, not mine, of the area and the bar/restaurant. Wish I knew how to post them.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-25-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By renogeorge
Great I was looking at Illipah for a camp spot. ...

Great I was looking at Illipah for a camp spot. I'd sure like to get that single track info. I have Mapsource and Basecamp. Trying to concentrate on Basecamp. But I'm open to any help you can give...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-25-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 103,393
Posted By renogeorge
Hey Jerry. I wish I was better with tracks,...

Hey Jerry. I wish I was better with tracks, instead of fumbling around trying to describe a route.....

Off topic for this thread. But I will be in Kernville 4/18. Thinking I'd drag a bike...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-25-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 103,393
Posted By renogeorge
Sounds like you came up from the Swauger Creek...

Sounds like you came up from the Swauger Creek Rd. Did you make it to Long Meadow? Crossed a creek, at 3 way junction, looking north at series of big switchbacks? If so, it's not bad from there on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-25-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 683
Posted By renogeorge
Ophir and Kingston are among the highest. I...

Ophir and Kingston are among the highest. I would say June in a normal year and you could hit a few patches of snow then. The mountains can easily get snow into May. Valleys and lower passes...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-25-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,511
Posted By renogeorge
I have 1 for a 2 into 1 exhaust that you can try....

I have 1 for a 2 into 1 exhaust that you can try. PM with e mail if interested
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By renogeorge
NV Hamilton/Treasure City/Ely

Thinking about a camp and day ride trip to the Hamilton/Treasure City area between Eureka and Ely. Probably late Spring or Summer. Anybody have any knowledge as to camping spots, points of interest...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-24-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3,084
Views: 513,416
Posted By renogeorge
On my '07 with 2 into 1 and Sportingwood intake,...

On my '07 with 2 into 1 and Sportingwood intake, I ran that CPR map initially. It was very rich below 4000 RPM. I have been leaning out the F map and have improved it quite a bit. Still have a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-23-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By renogeorge
Water pump....Filter may not even be that wavy

Water pump....Filter may not even be that wavy
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-23-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By renogeorge
The Colorado River area is great and is pretty...

The Colorado River area is great and is pretty much weatherproof.

I was just through Prescott, Jerome, Sedona, Williams 2 weeks ago. In a "normal" year I don't think I would have considered this...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-23-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 683
Posted By renogeorge
It probably make no difference. But I edited my...

It probably make no difference. But I edited my earlier post discussing the location of the Monitor Range. I didn't want anyone to be looking in the wrong mountain range for Ophir or Kingston...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-23-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By renogeorge
And lots of good riding for big or small bikes.

And lots of good riding for big or small bikes.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-23-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 683
Posted By renogeorge
Whatever you want to call it, lots of good riding...

Whatever you want to call it, lots of good riding and great country. BLM campground just south of Belmont would be a good stop or base camp. Lots of distance to cover out there with gas stations...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-22-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 683
Posted By renogeorge
Actually the Monitor Range is 2 ranges east of...

Actually the Monitor Range is 2 ranges east of the Toiyabes. Toquinas are south of Austin and include Ophir and Kingston passes.

I mis spoke above. Ophir and Kingston ARE in the Toiyabe range. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-22-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 103,393
Posted By renogeorge
Lots of good riding in that area. Topaz to...

Lots of good riding in that area. Topaz to Sweetwater via Desert Creek to Sweetwater then Masonic to Bodie and Aurora is pretty mellow. I have ridden it on my 990.

Patterson is another deal. ...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-21-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By renogeorge
Jerry has forgotten more about GPS than I know. ...

Jerry has forgotten more about GPS than I know. But, for me the 24k topos work great off road. The contour lines can get a little too close together for easy viewing. But I am used to working with...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-21-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 103,393
Posted By renogeorge
A plug......For those of you guys who don't know...

A plug......For those of you guys who don't know Countdown (Jerry), he is a local guy who gives back a lot to dirt biking and dual sporting, with trail work and free GPS tracks and route ideas. His...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3,008
Views: 306,210
Posted By renogeorge
Just caught up on this thread and have a few...

Just caught up on this thread and have a few comments on various posts:

I have had several 300's and never had or rode one with no engine braking--not as much as a 4 stroke for sure but some.

A...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-19-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By renogeorge
You're getting some great advice. I'm a KTM guy....

You're getting some great advice. I'm a KTM guy. But sounds like a KLR would work for you. If you are going across NV to any extent, figure 200+ miles each way. Grinding across I80 on Hwy 50 at...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-18-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 46,157
Posted By renogeorge
Still using my tin foil disposable/custom funnel....

Still using my tin foil disposable/custom funnel. I am so ashamed....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-16-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 626,384
Posted By renogeorge
No history given. But was the bike getting more...

No history given. But was the bike getting more normal mileage at some point? Used bike? I always check float levels and choke/enricheners when mileage goes to hell.

Bikes don't usually come...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-16-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 26,667
Posted By renogeorge
I don't get much from bouncing the forks up and...

I don't get much from bouncing the forks up and down in the shop. Maybe a ROUGH idea of spring rate. And if you are looking for a difference in rebound, I am doubtful that a guy could feel any...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-14-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 865
Posted By renogeorge
Reno is a great area if you are OK with colder...

Reno is a great area if you are OK with colder Winters--if we ever get to a normal Winter. Elevations range from 4000-5000'. High desert at the foothills of the Sierra (really the Carson range). ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-14-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 149,475
Posted By renogeorge
To the earlier question about dry camping off of...

To the earlier question about dry camping off of lower Saline Valley Rd: We have camped north of the highway 7-8 miles--didn't check it. Go through the straight flat part and as you start to climb...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-09-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 149,475
Posted By renogeorge
From Panamint Springs or lower Saline--Also some...

From Panamint Springs or lower Saline--Also some decent dry camping RV accessible off lower Saline Valley Rd (the west leg). China Garden/Darwin is an OK ride. A couple good canyons south of the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 759
Posted By renogeorge
You might want to specify year and model. ...

You might want to specify year and model. Security system changes might impact the answer to your question. If not the "chip in the key" later models, you can get a key blank from KTM and have it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-24-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,310
Posted By renogeorge
A man after my own heart.....

A man after my own heart.....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,052
Posted By renogeorge
It wasn't worth a response. If a guy thinks the...

It wasn't worth a response. If a guy thinks the Adventure motors are torquey and suggest riding it at 5000 RPM, he isn't riding the slow/technical stuff I sometimes ride. Different strokes and all...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,310
Posted By renogeorge
As a tool and storage junkie, I like your ideas! ...

As a tool and storage junkie, I like your ideas! I also use the skid plate area for some bulkier/not often used tools there--tire irons and enduro stand are the big ones. Made my own "dog house"...
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