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Forum: Trip Planning 05-21-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By jonz
I also vote "leave it at home." I've seen chains...

I also vote "leave it at home." I've seen chains and sprockets that went bad but never totally failed. As long as you keep an eye on it, you should be able to get to wherever you need to go to get...
Forum: Americas 05-19-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By jonz
Crossing at Tecate could be cool or it could be...

Crossing at Tecate could be cool or it could be cold in December including the possibility of snow. Just follow the weather reports and if cold, use Tijuana or Mexicali. If you or the wife are into...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-18-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 18,308
Posted By jonz
I'll be sure to hit you up for some...

I'll be sure to hit you up for some recommendations. I'm hoping to do a trip to northern Scotland and Ireland in the next couple of years. Enjoy
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-18-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 825
Posted By jonz
An engineer that worked with my dad walked...

An engineer that worked with my dad walked dripping into the office and announced "This 10% chance of rain is 100% wet."
Forum: Americas 05-17-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By jonz
I'd blast out of OC at 0400 or so to get the...

I'd blast out of OC at 0400 or so to get the desert out of the way. I-15 to St George, I40 to Flagstaff, or I10 into Arizona and then 60/71/89/Alt 89 through Prescott and Sedona to Flagstaff. ...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-15-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By jonz
I've taken the Kilgore Yale Road west from Island...

I've taken the Kilgore Yale Road west from Island Park and after it turns to dirt, I've passed several forest service roads heading north toward the divide. I'm hoping to make it over there this...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-15-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,591
Posted By jonz
Just got one of the 908 rears from Motorcycle...

Just got one of the 908 rears from Motorcycle Superstore for $160 but it took some doing. The website showed 159.99 and I ordered the tire but when I got the confirmation it showed $209.99 :huh A...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-15-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,012
Posted By jonz
My sister and mother live in the area. I visit...

My sister and mother live in the area. I visit once or twice a year. I considered moving there but I think the main trail side vegetation is poison oak and I'm deathly allergic. scratch scratch...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-14-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By jonz
I'm not sure I understand your question but I was...

I'm not sure I understand your question but I was out there a week ago in my pickup. Would have been fine on my 950 as it's a low snow year. The road was totally dry. It's a well used, well...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-14-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1,484
Views: 119,625
Posted By jonz
I haven't ridden there yet. I might be up for a...

I haven't ridden there yet. I might be up for a ride this weekend though it's 140 miles each way for me. How is the riding there during/shortly after rain?
Forum: Americas 05-10-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 28,825
Views: 2,533,912
Posted By jonz
We stayed at a place farther east and north a...

We stayed at a place farther east and north a couple of blockes than the King Hotel. The only thing really notable were the tallest topes in Mexico on the street leading to the hotel.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-10-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By jonz
I've been shopping with them since before the...

I've been shopping with them since before the internet at their store in Sparks, NV. The internet has just made it a better deal. Sign up for their email spam and at least a couple times a month,...
Forum: Americas 05-10-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 28,825
Views: 2,533,912
Posted By jonz
Maxvert and I stayed in Yecora. I don't recall...

Maxvert and I stayed in Yecora. I don't recall the name of the hotel but it wasn't the one in Sjoerd's book. Not a super friendly town but I put that down to the cold when we were there. Everyone...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-09-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 912
Posted By jonz
http://jonz.smugmug.com/Other/Montana-2014/i-wxMHT...

http://jonz.smugmug.com/Other/Montana-2014/i-wxMHTgL/0/L/P1020373-L.jpg

http://jonz.smugmug.com/Other/Montana-2014/i-97kgTqK/0/L/P1020372-L.jpg

Both shots above were taken last year in the...
Forum: Americas 05-08-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 28,825
Views: 2,533,912
Posted By jonz
Not the only one. :huh I thought I lost one of...

Not the only one. :huh I thought I lost one of the tiny plastic custom tire irons when changing a mountain bike tube. It lived happily in my tire for several more rides before I switched the tire...
Forum: Americas 05-04-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 28,825
Views: 2,533,912
Posted By jonz
Just as a data point, I use Stans No Tubes...

Just as a data point, I use Stans No Tubes sealants in my mountain bike tubeless tires. I haven't had a flat since switching (3+ years) except for a sidewall slash. Just as an fyi, even when using...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 994
Posted By jonz
Depends on bike and conditions. KTM950 SE -...

Depends on bike and conditions.

KTM950 SE - Offroad with 908 rear at lower speeds (45 or less) and a rim lock, I ride down to 14-15psi. Front MT 21 - 22 psi. Riding Baja dirt roads and rocks at...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-28-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,591
Posted By jonz
Damn!!! I need to log in to this forum more than...

Damn!!! I need to log in to this forum more than every few days. I quit running 908 rear tires because they got so expensive. And yes, to me, $185 is still too expensive.
Forum: Americas 04-24-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 28,825
Views: 2,533,912
Posted By jonz
I'm confused also as some of the small (but...

I'm confused also as some of the small (but different) numbers are credited back.


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No thievery conclusions on my part. I just thought maybe the fees had gone up.
Forum: Americas 04-23-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By jonz
Two large groups I know of got checked in the...

Two large groups I know of got checked in the last couple weeks and were required to get visas. One large group of riders crossed in Mexicali and the others were in Tecate. Just an fyi
Forum: Americas 04-22-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 28,825
Views: 2,533,912
Posted By jonz
Damn!!! :huh:huh I definitely need to work on my...

Damn!!! :huh:huh I definitely need to work on my Spanish.
Forum: Americas 04-22-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,013
Posted By jonz
One of the advantages of Baja you have is a...

One of the advantages of Baja you have is a wildly different climate in relatively few miles. October is a month of transition, temperature wise. Most likely, if you ride down the Pacific Coast,...
Forum: Americas 04-22-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By jonz
In the past (and probably still at present), they...

In the past (and probably still at present), they wouldn't let you board the ferry without a TVIP. You don't get checked for the TVIP when crossing back to the US. It's up to you to stop and get it...
Forum: Americas 04-22-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 28,825
Views: 2,533,912
Posted By jonz
As pointed out, I did forget that I charged my...

As pointed out, I did forget that I charged my visa fee to the same credit card so that accounts for $22 of the discrepancy. A couple transactions fees added less than $10. The history from my...
Forum: Americas 04-21-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 28,825
Views: 2,533,912
Posted By jonz
Maxvert was talking about that route with SR iirc...

Maxvert was talking about that route with SR iirc on our trip a month or so ago. I don't recall what was discussed though so maybe hit up one of those guys
Forum: Americas 04-20-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28,825
Views: 2,533,912
Posted By jonz
Speaking of TVIP's

I dutifully canceled mine. :deal

Got my refund to my credit card :D

Minus around $90 :cry

Is that around the same amount deducted from everyone else's refund? :ear
Forum: Americas 04-19-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 28,825
Views: 2,533,912
Posted By jonz
Thanks for the photo and explanation. So how was...

Thanks for the photo and explanation. So how was it?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-18-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2,384
Views: 146,761
Posted By jonz
I got my bike yesterday and took it out for my...

I got my bike yesterday and took it out for my first spin in the SoCal mountains. This thing likes to go FAST!!! :eek1 :eek1 :eek1 The raked out front end geometry is extremely stable bombing...
Forum: Americas 04-17-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 28,825
Views: 2,533,912
Posted By jonz
I did the math in my head (quickly and...

I did the math in my head (quickly and approximately) and the La Siesta was between $40-$45 US for two of us. The wifi was shit for us as well. However, the Looney Bean coffee shop had good wifi...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By jonz
Read at least this post: ...

Read at least this post:
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=12049000&postcount=2

Maybe you can get Sjoerd's cheap hotel guide before you leave since you're in Canada. Camping is readily...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 28,825
Views: 2,533,912
Posted By jonz
:huh It's not exactly on the beach, just across...

:huh It's not exactly on the beach, just across the street.

View from the balcony
http://jonz.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Mazatlan-2015-trip/i-cZknpj2/0/XL/FB_IMG_1426031226453-XL.jpg

I spent 2...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-15-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,799
Posted By jonz
I ride/drive through Yellowstone NP a dozen times...

I ride/drive through Yellowstone NP a dozen times a year. While there are traffic jams, it's usually due to animals near the road. It's not like you're stuck in some hell hole with nothing to look...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-15-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 850
Posted By jonz
If you want some dirt in Montana after riding up...

If you want some dirt in Montana after riding up Mesa Falls Scenic byway (paved but fun pavement) gas up at Robins Roost Chevron on Hwy 20, turn left (just before Henry's Lake) onto the Great Divide...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-15-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 18,308
Posted By jonz
Was out on the road near Red Rock Wildlife Refuge...

Was out on the road near Red Rock Wildlife Refuge day before yesterday. In my truck but could have been riding. A low snow year for sure. We'll be riding by about as far as you can see in the photo...
Forum: Americas 04-13-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 28,825
Views: 2,533,912
Posted By jonz
The ST1300 worked out great most of the time. ...

The ST1300 worked out great most of the time. About halfway down Hwy 20 from Sahuaripa to Hwy 16 wasn't so good on the ST but I just went really really slow. And the topes in Yecora and back at the...
Forum: Americas 04-13-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 28,825
Views: 2,533,912
Posted By jonz
Parral to Creel is a great road. Just watch the...

Parral to Creel is a great road. Just watch the weather as you'll be riding above 8000' near Guachochi.
http://jonz.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Mazatlan-2015-trip/i-cCHRx25/0/XL/P1020871_stitch-XL.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-13-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,109
Posted By jonz
Uhhh, actually there is something new here (see...

Uhhh, actually there is something new here (see first post) and that was why I posted.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-10-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By jonz
My 950 would blow oil out the breather tube after...

My 950 would blow oil out the breather tube after extended (more than an hour) freeway jaunts at a steady 70+ mph. Never happened on shorter rides or rides with varying speeds. I was told that the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-10-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,109
Posted By jonz
Interesting instructions for those trying to plate a dirt bike in CA

One of the steps in the process of trying to plate a dirt bike (or OHV) is the VIN verification which used to be documented on the back side of DMV form 262 but is now documented on DMV31. Page 1 is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-10-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 649
Posted By jonz
Just as an fyi, DMV employees can do the VIN...

Just as an fyi, DMV employees can do the VIN inspection. I used to do the easy inspections (the ones for non salvage vehicles) all the time (retired CHP now) when DMV was either too busy, didn't...
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