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Forum: Day Trippin' 10-16-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 463
Views: 87,660
Posted By Desert Dave
Cool! I went through a bit of effort to get to...

Cool! I went through a bit of effort to get to that spot so I'm glad you enjoy it :D
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-15-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 87,660
Posted By Desert Dave
I've been told they won't bite if handled gently,...

I've been told they won't bite if handled gently, and it's probably true. But I'll still let you go first :lol3



Then my job is done!! :freaky



Thanks Bob. I agree night shots are magical.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-15-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 87,660
Posted By Desert Dave
Anytime. I can talk cameras/photography almost as...

Anytime. I can talk cameras/photography almost as long as motorcycles....and that's awhile:deal

:thumb




Sooner than later, why wait? :evil Love these precious weeks as any good storm and...
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9,237
Views: 3,612,299
Posted By Desert Dave
Not enough '14s in this thread yet.......

Did some fall riding myself last weekend

http://desertdave.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Random-Rides-on-the-Strom/i-T3Xr4Fj/0/XL/DSC_0619_hf-XL.jpg




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Forum: Day Trippin' 10-14-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 87,660
Posted By Desert Dave
Fall is finally here and the riding season has...

Fall is finally here and the riding season has started!

Thought I'd spend the night in the Eastern Sierras and see if any colors were changing yet as it's been pretty warm still. Truthfully I...
Forum: Beasts 09-27-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3,074
Views: 553,930
Posted By Desert Dave
Had to try it myself just now, 90 mph switched TC...

Had to try it myself just now, 90 mph switched TC mode with shut throttle just fine, didn't touch the clutch

Wonder if there is more than one ecu program?
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3,074
Views: 553,930
Posted By Desert Dave
Are TWO (actually 3) gears touching? That is all....

Are TWO (actually 3) gears touching? That is all.

we can play word games all day. It makes a different sound, yes?

(and YES, I'm very aware of how the VFRs work, and sound)

The point was...
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3,074
Views: 553,930
Posted By Desert Dave
Than what are they? There is a gear driving two...

Than what are they? There is a gear driving two gears up there, which creates a different sound than a chain driving a gear, which is the point being made about mechanical noise. Very relevant to the...
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3,074
Views: 553,930
Posted By Desert Dave
I think he's referring to the fact the cams are...

I think he's referring to the fact the cams are gear driven, by a single gear between the two cam gears which is driven by a chain, as opposed to the chain directly driving the cam gears.
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3,074
Views: 553,930
Posted By Desert Dave
My strom sounds just like my old '05, nothing...

My strom sounds just like my old '05, nothing more, nothing less and I never had a motor/clutch problem with that bike.

AS others have said, motors make mechanical noise. I would submit the strom...
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,464
Posted By Desert Dave
Lots of good reasons to buy either as has already...

Lots of good reasons to buy either as has already been pointed out. "Better" is defined by YOUR priorities, not a spec sheet or what someone else finds important.

I won't tell you what to choose,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-24-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 87,660
Posted By Desert Dave
You mean like this photo from Yesterday, when I'm...

You mean like this photo from Yesterday, when I'm certain I finally spotted the Troll under the old Dardanelle bridge? :wink:
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-18-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 87,660
Posted By Desert Dave
Really as cool as those roads are most of them...

Really as cool as those roads are most of them don't photograph well (IMHO). So I just keep riding them and then one day the light or conditions are just perfect and there ya go. Earlier in this...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-18-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 463
Views: 87,660
Posted By Desert Dave
O.K., I see :lol3 Honestly I can't say I...

O.K., I see :lol3

Honestly I can't say I remember Hunt Rd, although I've been on many of those back roads in the area including going through to Salt Springs and New Hogan reservoir. I really do...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-16-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 463
Views: 87,660
Posted By Desert Dave
This would be Rock River Rd. out of Keystone. ...

This would be Rock River Rd. out of Keystone.

Trying to think where Hunt Rd is? Wondering if I've ridden it or if I need to? :evil
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-14-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 463
Views: 87,660
Posted By Desert Dave
A one photo report!

Speaking of all's well that ends well.... how's this for the end of a ride?

Rode the Sierras in open throttle mode yesterday, no photos. But I just couldn't help myself riding a backroad down into...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-14-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 463
Views: 87,660
Posted By Desert Dave
I've never observed an animal with rabies, that I...

I've never observed an animal with rabies, that I know of, outside of "Old Yeller", but your description sounds about right on the money. Wow.

I generally don't carry unless I'm staying somewhere...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-13-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 463
Views: 87,660
Posted By Desert Dave
:freaky That's half of the fun! :D...

:freaky



That's half of the fun! :D Areas I'm familiar with I've always got ideas in my head just waiting for the right time, this night was the right time for a number of those. One other...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-12-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 87,660
Posted By Desert Dave
With a full "super moon" approaching I decide to...

With a full "super moon" approaching I decide to take one of my regular rides and make it more interesting. I really enjoy night rides and frequently find myself coming home from the Mt. Hamilton...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-09-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 87,660
Posted By Desert Dave
O.K., just a two picture update this time..... ...

O.K., just a two picture update this time.....

Still can't get enough of the coast right now. Stayed local. Just a typical day of ultimate twisties to get the blood flowing and then a quiet lunch...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8,794
Views: 1,772,181
Posted By Desert Dave
Yeah a couple hours (if that) before sunset. I...

Yeah a couple hours (if that) before sunset. I did poke around all kinds of small roads that way, not which were the old highway if any :lol3 Did spend the better part of one day in Fern Canyon being...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-09-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 463
Views: 87,660
Posted By Desert Dave
I've since seen a few articles on this....guess...

I've since seen a few articles on this....guess I've just never been there at the right time.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-05-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 87,660
Posted By Desert Dave
Thanks man, that's really saying something!...

Thanks man, that's really saying something! :freaky



:thumb It's been to long since I've been that far North on the coast. Might be some more coming up.....



Yeah, that particular spot...
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8,794
Views: 1,772,181
Posted By Desert Dave
Very good eye, that is indeed the mouth of the...

Very good eye, that is indeed the mouth of the Klamath.

On a perfect day no less :D
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8,794
Views: 1,772,181
Posted By Desert Dave
Riding up north coast this week

Riding through some Jurassic-like forest

http://desertdave.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Adventures-on-the-Super-Tenere/i-gGLQMTX/0/XL/DSC_0764_hf-XL.jpg


and of course a little beach time to!
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-04-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 87,660
Posted By Desert Dave
Yes, yes...lucky indeed. The whole point of this...

Yes, yes...lucky indeed. The whole point of this thread is the more I've been around the more I realize how lucky I am to have this stuff close. Stuff I just took for granted when I was younger.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-04-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 87,660
Posted By Desert Dave
Well next time come prepared, getting wet is one...

Well next time come prepared, getting wet is one thing but no cookie and no Beer?? :deal

:lol3
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-04-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 87,660
Posted By Desert Dave
My take on riding NORTHERN Nor Cal

I love it when a few weekdays free up for riding at the last minute. I immediately thought about heading towards the north coast as I haven't been there in awhile and this time of year I sure could...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-01-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,397
Posted By Desert Dave
I love the spontaneous adventure lifestyle :wink:...

I love the spontaneous adventure lifestyle :wink: Thanks again for the idea at just the right moment.

http://desertdave.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Surf/i-82kRQq6/0/XL/DSC_0605_hf-XL.jpg


Don't...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-29-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,397
Posted By Desert Dave
That does it! I've been meaning fora couple of...

That does it! I've been meaning fora couple of years to check this out and your report just gave me the bug. I think I have to now. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8,794
Views: 1,772,181
Posted By Desert Dave
They're o.k. Had to try them. A little better in...

They're o.k. Had to try them. A little better in the dirt than maybe a Tourance, but not a TKC. Stick fine on road and handle wet good, but have some very peculiar handling aspects. Check the threads...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-24-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 463
Views: 87,660
Posted By Desert Dave
I know YOU didn't, but it's funny how many people...

I know YOU didn't, but it's funny how many people ask which one I like better, like there should be a winner and there really isn't.

Long story short: they both address similar riding, which...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 3,074
Views: 553,930
Posted By Desert Dave
Very stable, if anything these bags/mounts are...

Very stable, if anything these bags/mounts are overbuilt . Plenty of reviews on the forums with insights. This is the third bike I've put them on, the design , quality and even look are my pick...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-22-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 87,660
Posted By Desert Dave
Those are Full Bore tires. Kept hearing so much...

Those are Full Bore tires. Kept hearing so much about them so I had to give them a try. On my second rear and first front, not sure I'll run them again.

They gain you a little off road compared to...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3,074
Views: 553,930
Posted By Desert Dave
Went for a little ride today and pulled one bag...

Went for a little ride today and pulled one bag off so I could snap a few shots. I can link you to larger images if you want to see more detail, but here's a couple angles.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-22-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 463
Views: 87,660
Posted By Desert Dave
It's not just for breakfast anymore! :D

It's not just for breakfast anymore! :D
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-22-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 463
Views: 87,660
Posted By Desert Dave
Yes! This is what I love. When the entire...

Yes! This is what I love. When the entire mountains are socked in a grey mist, I usually don't bother. These summer storms are so much fun because the edge is where I want to be, exciting, gorgeous...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,674
Posted By Desert Dave
Unless of course both riders are equal....then it...

Unless of course both riders are equal....then it IS specs. It's a good thing to talk about :deal
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8,794
Views: 1,772,181
Posted By Desert Dave
I'm not sure we're allowed to talk about that in...

I'm not sure we're allowed to talk about that in this thread :lol3 But I'll live on the edge (just don't say the C word)

Scene was pretty easy to meter, except for the headlights there is very...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8,794
Views: 1,772,181
Posted By Desert Dave
Two days later

Went back looking for some more action in the high country. Found it. Didn't do as good of a job staying out of it this time :lol3
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