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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 677
Posted By Foot dragger
yup

yup
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,463
Views: 92,379
Posted By Foot dragger
Last week Reed won the main,maybe you missed it. ...

Last week Reed won the main,maybe you missed it.
Hes not done. Peick is a hero for sure,but was mainly a roadblock for the fast guys,and threw some good blocks.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,700
Posted By Foot dragger
+1. The Shorais currently dont need a special...

+1. The Shorais currently dont need a special charger,my 300 starts instantly with it's Shorai. Ive had lead acid batts fail way quicker then they should have. Its doubtful so many lit/ion batts...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-27-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 677
Posted By Foot dragger
Ozzie helped a bunch the time I swapped the frame...

Ozzie helped a bunch the time I swapped the frame out on a 1976 R75/6,he knew,that I knew less about airheads then most cats or dogs,but he appreciated that I wanted to do it. Spent much time with me...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 867
Views: 74,794
Posted By Foot dragger
Ive recently met some Harley riders,to a man or...

Ive recently met some Harley riders,to a man or woman,Their super loud exhaust is not a problem,its the other guys noise that sucks. And all firmly believe loud pipes saving lives is a major safety...
Forum: Racing 02-24-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,463
Views: 92,379
Posted By Foot dragger
There is a long system of qualifiers to get...

There is a long system of qualifiers to get through before a guy rolls his bike into a SX arena,they dont just show up and see if they can do jumps or not.

If you need to change the system of...
Forum: Racing 02-23-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1,463
Views: 92,379
Posted By Foot dragger
+1. I didnt see Chad make any sort of errors...

+1. I didnt see Chad make any sort of errors while leading the main from start to finish.
How can someone that good walk away when he loves the sport?

Lots of the crowd is behind him,he loves...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,257
Posted By Foot dragger
Having money in no way equals having brains or...

Having money in no way equals having brains or sense,people get money all sorts of ways. Just being born right into the right family can be a great income.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-21-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 164,733
Posted By Foot dragger
My 525 is apart getting new tires,2 sets of thick...

My 525 is apart getting new tires,2 sets of thick tubes,valve adj,brakes,chain,chassis grease,etc,etc.

2.5 week Baja trip coming up,45 guys going,chase trucks,all trails mostly.
All new to me.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-21-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By Foot dragger
Rent? or rent to own?

Rent? or rent to own?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,905
Posted By Foot dragger
There's nothing quite like getting flamed on ADV...

There's nothing quite like getting flamed on ADV for being a dufus,its invigorating!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,416
Posted By Foot dragger
I ride a bone stock 1250 Bandit,not exactly...

I ride a bone stock 1250 Bandit,not exactly anybody's dream bike.
If I pin it and shift fast it goes 140 pretty quick,whats the difference between doing something stupid at 140 or 180? Death is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,933
Posted By Foot dragger
Dirtbikers have dressed like dirtbikers for many...

Dirtbikers have dressed like dirtbikers for many years,its not new.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,862
Posted By Foot dragger
ABS is great no doubt,but riding to allow for...

ABS is great no doubt,but riding to allow for present conditions can alleviate the need to use ABS to it's fullest. Riding when not feeling well,riding in dark where deer can show up. The need to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-12-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 164,733
Posted By Foot dragger
Im thinking another ride to Alaska when the...

Im thinking another ride to Alaska when the timing is right,missed a few things last time.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-12-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 164,733
Posted By Foot dragger
Im heading to Ragdump today,singletrack thursday!...

Im heading to Ragdump today,singletrack thursday! May go again sat/sun if Im more or less still walking ok. Im getting used to this "no winter" thing.
Forum: 2 smokers 02-10-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By Foot dragger
Air canisters,bike had no fork springs only air.

Air canisters,bike had no fork springs only air.
Forum: 2 smokers 02-10-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,858
Posted By Foot dragger
Ive taken apart a few cranks,if they rust...

Ive taken apart a few cranks,if they rust outside,they rust inside,a tiny amount of rust on a crank bearing is too much. But maybe thi
s one is fine.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-10-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 164,733
Posted By Foot dragger
I have heard many stories about what goes on at...

I have heard many stories about what goes on at Sturgis,if your looking for a spectacle and many different things to do,its like nothing else. Lots of noise,lots of action. Youtube probably has...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-06-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 164,733
Posted By Foot dragger
+1.

+1.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-06-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 164,733
Posted By Foot dragger
Trials bikes are great,for trials. All they...

Trials bikes are great,for trials. All they really need is a tank bigger then the 1 gallon tank they come with,and a seat as they dont come with one,and then trials suspension is so soft it bottoms...
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 27,300
Posted By Foot dragger
Great Stuff all the way round!

Great Stuff all the way round!
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,254
Posted By Foot dragger
"A friend of mine" I guess that would be me,and...

"A friend of mine" I guess that would be me,and yes things do get interesting on backroads when one of our occasional all day cornering jaunts crops up. New tires are here for the Bandito so...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 37,154
Posted By Foot dragger
The magazines all calling those new twins the...

The magazines all calling those new twins
the blandest thing on wheels hasnt helped their sales much,Yamaha releasing their new triples and twins has caught the public's eye much more.

(The...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-04-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 164,733
Posted By Foot dragger
Theres no need for a Trials bike to go ride...

Theres no need for a Trials bike to go ride singletrack on,any normal smallish dirtbike from an XR250 to a KTM 2 stroke would be fine. Just think of something well under 300 lbs that isnt on the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-04-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,442
Posted By Foot dragger
Off track but the Pacific Legal Foundation is...

Off track but the Pacific Legal Foundation is supposed to have filed a lawsuit by now against the USFS and their closures in the Plumas National Forest.
Suing a govt that is totally supported and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-27-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 164,733
Posted By Foot dragger
Rain would be nice but ridin is ridin,Id be up...

Rain would be nice but ridin is ridin,Id be up for a Friday ride in the near future. I can find 80 miles of trail on either side of the hiway 70 canyon.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-27-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 164,733
Posted By Foot dragger
Ive been driving up Hull rd/Road 313 off and on...

Ive been driving up Hull rd/Road 313 off and on since the 70's,then parking at about the 3300' level and unloading dirtbikes. A person could wander around out there for days exploring this that and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-27-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 164,733
Posted By Foot dragger
That makes sense,if you like the 530 its well...

That makes sense,if you like the 530 its well worth dialing it in and riding it a bunch more.

My DR has mostly sat now for nearly 2 years,hate to say it but there it is.
I dont want to sell it as...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-22-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 164,733
Posted By Foot dragger
50 miles on my road bicycle so far this week,70...

50 miles on my road bicycle so far this week,70 the other week. Riding weather indeed.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-22-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 164,733
Posted By Foot dragger
You might want to check the valve guide seals...

You might want to check the valve guide seals before you tear it all the way down,they can sometimes pop off or wear out and make the thing burn a good amount of oil.
My 300 regularly burns 2 oz's...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-10-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 164,733
Posted By Foot dragger
Any to fit my 2014 KTM? I WILL break the...

Any to fit my 2014 KTM? I WILL break the headlight lens at some point.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-08-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 164,733
Posted By Foot dragger
Some plexiglass and a jig saw and a shield can be...

Some plexiglass and a jig saw and a shield can be made. Some of those round velcro stickies hold it on.
Forum: Racing 01-05-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1,463
Views: 92,379
Posted By Foot dragger
+1. A good 250 rider has the bike pinned all the...

+1. A good 250 rider has the bike pinned all the time,all the power is being used as much as humanely possible.Much like a 125 2 stroke.

So an extra 20 lbs is not good. A 450 has huge gouts of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-05-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 164,733
Posted By Foot dragger
Yes indeed,its been kept a secret so far but...

Yes indeed,its been kept a secret so far but Chico Honda now has Husqvarnas in stock and for sale
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 163,954
Posted By Foot dragger
Way cool,the red is slick. Congrats! Ive never...

Way cool,the red is slick. Congrats! Ive never owned any sort of cruiserish bike but the new Indians are eye catchers. My girlfriend rides a Super Glide so I tried that out the other day,very...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-16-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,095
Posted By Foot dragger
Much appreciated,there were also some puddles...

Much appreciated,there were also some puddles near the ft walkway that were disconcerting,we muddled through.
Forum: Face plant 12-15-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,236
Posted By Foot dragger
The helmet thing will never die,its a form of...

The helmet thing will never die,its a form of freedom to expose one's head and brains to hard objects at speed.

I have recently met some Harley people and each and every one,of which there are 25,...
Forum: Face plant 12-15-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,915
Posted By Foot dragger
I know some Harley folks pretty well,they base...

I know some Harley folks pretty well,they base trips on going places where they can "ride free", meaning no helmet. They will stop at the border of a free state and exult in their bare heads.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-13-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,095
Posted By Foot dragger
The umbrella fell over on my mom's patio,took the...

The umbrella fell over on my mom's patio,took the better part of 8 minutes to get squared away after the last Super-Storm.
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