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Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6,989
Views: 2,370,468
Posted By TaZ9
Where new adventures begin!

Glad you and Scott liked the report. After 10 years of shuffling between Moab and The Monument Valley areas, I now realize there is a lot of great riding in between. I am already making plans to...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6,989
Views: 2,370,468
Posted By TaZ9
October 2014 ride with Dr. Rock, LDF, and Dingweeds too!

The ride report is here:
www.ronpetitt.com/3-Step-to-Pucker-Pass.html (http://www.ronpetitt.com/3-Step-to-Pucker-Pass.html)
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 484
Posted By TaZ9
3 Step to Pucker Pass...Dingweeds and Mobius too!

This is a ride report on my second visit to 3 Step Hideaway in October 2014. I did some solo exploring of the Pucker Pass area and a full day of chasing Dingweeds around the La Sal Utah area, along...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-24-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,061
Posted By TaZ9
If you're unlucky enough to break down, hope that...

If you're unlucky enough to break down, hope that you're close enought to be rescued by Dingweeds (Scott) from 3 Step Hideaway near La Sal Utah. He not only knows motorcycles, he and his wife Julie...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-22-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,879
Posted By TaZ9
Nothing current about this e-mail

This is the same E-mail that you posted 4 years ago!
It is not current and clarifys nothing!
In your outdated e-mail, Tom Metsa states that "The CO (Colorado) State OHV program has been in contact...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-21-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,879
Posted By TaZ9
Yep, I've noticed that! It's OK to...

Yep, I've noticed that!

It's OK to encourage plated rider's to voluntarily participate by purchasing an (unnecessary) OHV permit (if they just want to). But, to quote misleading information and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-21-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,879
Posted By TaZ9
Thumbs down Here we go again!

Why is it that the same people keep putting out this misleading information?

In Colorado, if you have a street legal "plated" motorcycle, you do NOT need an OHV sticker, as a legally plated...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 109,408
Views: 21,976,664
Posted By TaZ9
Wicked Cyberdos is on to us guys! We adventure riders...

Cyberdos is on to us guys! We adventure riders are resourceful by nature, and if someone wants to give away some perfectly good used moto-stuff, I would be negligent in not putting in for my fair...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 109,408
Views: 21,976,664
Posted By TaZ9
Wink Yep, those 244's wear out fast and are EXTREMELY...

Yep, those 244's wear out fast and are EXTREMELY dangerous to ride on. Spread the word so no one buys them!!

That way the price will stay low and I can keep enjoying them. I have used most of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-07-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,300
Posted By TaZ9
Thumb Excellent ride report!! Amazing that you guys...

Excellent ride report!! Amazing that you guys made it, considering the conditions and the large bikes.

I did it solo ccw, a few years ago on my XR250L. It was HOT and DUSTY, and doing all it in...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 109,408
Views: 21,976,664
Posted By TaZ9
Properly jetted, the DR650 should not be hard to...

Properly jetted, the DR650 should not be hard to start and ride in cold weather. I am on my 3rd DR650 and ride year round here in Colorado.
All my bike's have been left completely stock, as they...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 109,408
Views: 21,976,664
Posted By TaZ9
Laugh Eakins is just kidding ya'... It's terrible...

Eakins is just kidding ya'...
It's terrible living here in Colorado. Lot's of snow, hurricane force winds,
bugs, snakes and all the terrible things you can think of. And worst of all, no scenery...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 109,408
Views: 21,976,664
Posted By TaZ9
Clicking is not unusual at start up, especially...

Clicking is not unusual at start up, especially if your idle is set too low.
Remember that the suggested idle RPM on the DR650 is 1500 RPM, which to some people sounds to fast, so they lower the RPM...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 109,408
Views: 21,976,664
Posted By TaZ9
I've Been going to Moab for many years and on...

I've Been going to Moab for many years and on many different bikes. The DR650 with proper tires and a 14 tooth sprocket will take you to most of the more popular trails that you would want to ride....
Forum: Vendors 01-09-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 20,656
Posted By TaZ9
I heard from Scott this morning. He said he is...

I heard from Scott this morning. He said he is doing well.

He should be back at 3 Step by now.

Wishing him a Speedy recovery.

Taz9
Forum: Vendors 12-28-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 20,656
Posted By TaZ9
Scott, Always Glad to help out. Happy New...

Scott,

Always Glad to help out. Happy New Year Everyone!

Taz9
Forum: Australia 11-29-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14,987
Views: 2,075,481
Posted By TaZ9
Reversed D606 front tire wears and handles better...

"As for a tyre choice my choice is a D606 on the front, it works fine too...I fitted this one backwards to go to the OCR this year...it's got over 17000kms and not dead yet...and still on...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6,989
Views: 2,370,468
Posted By TaZ9
My 3 Step-Mobius connect trip

A few weeks back, I was able to get back out to 3 Step for another visit.

My timing was perfect, as the weather was great, and Doc Rock and LDF were there doing some riding with Dingweeds.

We...
Forum: Vendors 11-13-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 20,656
Posted By TaZ9
3 Step is a must do for everyone...

Scott,

I am still bragging to all my riding buddies about my second visit to 3 Step a few weeks ago. The weather was perfect, the Food (as always) was fantastic!

Getting a chance to ride...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 72,384
Posted By TaZ9
Sounds like you took the right bike!

Glad to hear about the lack of problems with the DR. I am on my third one, and despite having owned more than 20 motorcycles in the past 40 years, I keep going back to the old reliable DR.

While...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 72,384
Posted By TaZ9
DR650...best bang for the buck!!

Poppa,

Great ride report and wonderful photos! As a DR rider, It was great to see the DR650 thrown into the mix with all the other larger adventure bikes.

Apparently the DR served you well....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-14-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,310
Posted By TaZ9
Pissed The Worst Dealer in Colorado...

I first used FC Motorsports back in 2005. The service department was
incompetant then and the service manager was an ass.

I made the mistake of going back a month or so ago to get a simple part...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-25-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,060
Posted By TaZ9
Been to Amarillo over a hundred times...

I was always grateful that I did not live there!
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,873
Posted By TaZ9
Question OK..never mind!

I saw the 3,000 miles at the end there..boy my eyes are getting bad!
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,873
Posted By TaZ9
So...

So the mech was right about the problem...how many miles did you have on the WR when it died??

Just curious!
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,873
Posted By TaZ9
Just curious?

What year and how many miles did you have on your WR when it died?
Also what type of air cleaner were you using. Did the mechanic say that
the loss of engine compression was from "dust"(dirt)...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-19-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,501
Posted By TaZ9
Goblin Valley if you get the chance.

Since you will be so close, try and take in Goblin Valley. Early morning or late afternoon is the best viewing. One of the most overlooked parks in that area. Well worth the time!

Ride safe,
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,390
Posted By TaZ9
Great Vids, great photos, great writing!

Lonestar,

I don't comment much on this site, but I had to say thanks for your exceptional ride report. The vids, photos and your writing style made this one of the best!!

I am originally...
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 102,099
Posted By TaZ9
Absolutely great ride video!

Lots of vids posted here on Advrider, but that is one of the best ever!
Love all the different view angles mixed in with the still shots, and the music was perfect for the type of ride you were...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 102,099
Posted By TaZ9
The BigDog Collectible Version...

Mark,

Glad to see that you liked the "3 Step Hideaway" logo - "BigDog Version".

If I remember correctly, my creative collaboration agreement with Dingweeds is that for each time the 3 Step...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 109,408
Views: 21,976,664
Posted By TaZ9
OK, I gotta' ask...

Wow, 67,000 miles on your 1997 DR650! That's great!! You may have already been asked, but have you had any major work done in that time, such as top end/lower end rebuilds, etc. Can you list the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 102,099
Posted By TaZ9
Please! More details on the Adventure Ranch...

I'm with Pantah, give us some more details about what you and your "partners" have in mind to do with the Adventure Ranch. From the map, it looks like you have a good centralized location, where...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 102,099
Posted By TaZ9
Another fine BigDog ride report!

Mark,

Great ride report! Please tell me that you ARE going to make a DVD of this one, 'cause I want it.

And Scott, if you get the "Adventure Ranch" up and runnin' by Spring, I will be one of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-23-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By TaZ9
Bluff next weekend

What days are you planning to be in the Bluff area? I have ridden that area before and want to do some more exploring. It's so wide open that it's hard to take it all in on one trip. I was...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 40,038
Posted By TaZ9
What Mark said...

I agree! It's always good to see some riders get together and put a new spin on an adventure ride that has been reported on before. The photos and great writing, along with the excellent vids at...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 109,408
Views: 21,976,664
Posted By TaZ9
Another high milage DR650?

Is this 75K (75,000 mi) on your '06 Dr650? If so, can you give a listing of things you have had to repair or replace in all those miles?

I am on my second DR650 and doing my best to make this...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-23-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,235
Posted By TaZ9
The death wobble combo...

I used to own two KLR's and had similar (minus the crash) experiences. Worn or loose head bearings, high winds and large panniers = the death wobble. Top heavy bike doesn't help things.

Glad...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 109,408
Views: 21,976,664
Posted By TaZ9
This is good advice...take it!

A stock DR650 with stock jetting (minus the snorkle) runs fine at the altitudes you find here in Colorado. Do yourself a big favor and keep it simple so your trip out here won't be spent wondering...
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 130,768
Posted By TaZ9
Now that's a huge sculpture!

[QUOTE=vasar;21027390]big man

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8371/8468181088_4f0c4690e5_b.jpg

Where is this located, and what does it represent?

Taz9
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3,619
Views: 791,022
Posted By TaZ9
"Antenna ring"?? "EWS event"????????? Man, how...

"Antenna ring"?? "EWS event"????????? Man, how Iove the simplicity of my DR650! Insert and turn key, push start button and RIDE!!
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