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Forum: Epic Ride Reports Yesterday, 11:55 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 136,080
Posted By motowest
another great episode...keep 'em coming! :D ...

another great episode...keep 'em coming! :D

The mines appeared to be a tough way of life, but I am sure it was even tougher in the long, cold winters!
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-29-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 800
Posted By motowest
Nice! The eastern sierras are a great place for a...

Nice! The eastern sierras are a great place for a ride.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-29-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 38,114
Posted By motowest
You never know what the adventure has in store...

You never know what the adventure has in store for you! :D
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-22-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 136,080
Posted By motowest
Awesome Lyndon! Keep it up....:pynd

Awesome Lyndon! Keep it up....:pynd
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-16-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 38,114
Posted By motowest
good to see you're back on the trail!

good to see you're back on the trail!
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,430
Posted By motowest
My lady started riding on a Yamaha XT225 which...

My lady started riding on a Yamaha XT225 which was a perfect starter bike. We have been talking about her next bike having more power and better suspension. I think a WRR or an EXC would be a good...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-01-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,914
Posted By motowest
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-01-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 69,520
Posted By motowest
Great report - don't know how I missed it years...

Great report - don't know how I missed it years ago.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-31-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,954
Posted By motowest
http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc468/bigHBtod...

http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc468/bigHBtodd/Lost%20Coast%20May%202015/P5242801.jpg

This looks like the view from Low Gap Road heading east towards Ukiah - beautiful area!
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-30-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,972
Posted By motowest
Looks like a nice adventure - appears the weather...

Looks like a nice adventure - appears the weather was good too!
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-30-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,954
Posted By motowest
That is one of my favorite riding areas - thanks...

That is one of my favorite riding areas - thanks for sharing your experience with us!
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-26-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By motowest
good stuff!

good stuff!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-26-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 33,874
Posted By motowest
Yep, we need to revive the Meet & Greet! There...

Yep, we need to revive the Meet & Greet! There are a lot of riders in the Bay Area. I recall one meet-up where there were at least 20 riders on a weekend meet-up/ride.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-26-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,635
Posted By motowest
Good to see you again, Mike! Good to hear you...

Good to see you again, Mike! Good to hear you managed with the big bike ok - quite a bit different than the DR, I bet. See you out on the trail...

-John
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-22-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By motowest
cool

cool
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-20-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,635
Posted By motowest
I passed the officers and it appeared they were...

I passed the officers and it appeared they were busting someone in a truck (I assume for drugs) :dunno
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-19-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,635
Posted By motowest
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-18-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,635
Posted By motowest
2015 Sheetiron

Probably the best Sheetiron so far (for me)! Thanks OMC!

Rode M5 back to Stonyford on sunday and it rained/hailed at the high elevations. It made for great traction and zero dust along M5.

I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-14-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5,386
Views: 548,303
Posted By motowest
Mendo NF

That much snow is an unexpected sight this time of year - must have made the ride a bit more interesting!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-14-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,635
Posted By motowest
Let's hope a little rain happens so the dust is...

Let's hope a little rain happens so the dust is minimal & traction is maximal!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-13-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 136,080
Posted By motowest
Good to hear the adventure continues. Looks like...

Good to hear the adventure continues. Looks like the Road of Bones will be a memorable section of travel (hopefully Lucas will finally have some warmth!).
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By motowest
two year old A-stars have the sucky buckles (Tech...

two year old A-stars have the sucky buckles (Tech 3)
all Sidi off-road boots seem to have much better buckle design (I have new Crossfires, Chargers and Discovery boots)
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-04-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 136,080
Posted By motowest
Looking forward to the next episode!

Looking forward to the next episode!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-04-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By motowest
I recommend starting in SF then Hwy 35 south...

I recommend starting in SF then Hwy 35 south (skyline)
then Hwy 9 towards Santa Cruz to Hwy 1 south along the coast
then continue south along the coast to Cambria area
then Hwy 46 east to...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-21-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 23,578
Posted By motowest
Good job on the ride report - looks like a great...

Good job on the ride report - looks like a great trip!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-11-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,693
Posted By motowest
great report... I guess I should continue to...

great report...

I guess I should continue to carry my little hand/bicycle pump as a back-up to my compact air-compressor. Your "lack of air" situation for the tire should not happen to me. :D
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-11-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 49,367
Posted By motowest
Another idea for better visibility is to wear a...

Another idea for better visibility is to wear a reflective vest which can be easily removed prior to your stealth camping activities around dusk. It's usually the other people who are distracted with...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-06-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,036
Posted By motowest
Excellent report so far. I have the exact same...

Excellent report so far. I have the exact same bike, so this will give me an example of riding the bike for extended distances. Thanks for the feedback on the equipment too.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-29-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By motowest
Moore & Sons in Santa Cruz - Tom is still a top...

Moore & Sons in Santa Cruz - Tom is still a top KTM guy.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-25-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,140
Posted By motowest
Cool! Looks like a great event!

Cool! Looks like a great event!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-24-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,727
Posted By motowest
Sounds like Sherwood Road. There has been a fair...

Sounds like Sherwood Road. There has been a fair amount of rain, so expect mud-holes here and there. Also expect occasional trees across road during winter months too. I haven't been there recently,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 19,133
Views: 1,099,889
Posted By motowest
I thought this thread was about the WR250R? :lol3

I thought this thread was about the WR250R? :lol3
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 385
Posted By motowest
Motorcycle Superstore Coupon March 19, 2015

In case anyone can use it, here is a coupon code for Motorcycle Superstore giving 20% off select brands (Yuasa, Nelson Rigg, AFX, Gaerne, and Moto Stance) only.

Code: PB-LUCKYYOU2015

Expires...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-14-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 136,080
Posted By motowest
keep it coming! :D

keep it coming! :D
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-09-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 136,080
Posted By motowest
Good to hear you were able to find a way to get...

Good to hear you were able to find a way to get the bike fixed with the help of so many people! The adventure continues...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-09-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By motowest
yes, thanks for the write-up. Pics do help the...

yes, thanks for the write-up. Pics do help the rest of us visualize the ride better. :D
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,147
Posted By motowest
Yep, I found a list of dual-sport bikes and their...

Yep, I found a list of dual-sport bikes and their weights and the KTM appears to be lighter than the WR, as expected. I will keep looking for a good used KTM that is plated.
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12,156
Views: 1,961,146
Posted By motowest
You could try a motorcycle wrecking yard for a...

You could try a motorcycle wrecking yard for a used one which would need rebuilding most likely.

Or, you could check with a discount new parts supplier like Yamaha Sports Plaza which offers 30%...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-08-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,745
Posted By motowest
Looks like it was a fun adventure!

Looks like it was a fun adventure!
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,147
Posted By motowest
browneye- thanks for the suggestions. I would...

browneye- thanks for the suggestions. I would like to find a bike that is light-weight still with a bit more power than her xt225. Street-legal would make it the best choice - I have been thinking...
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