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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Today, 07:52 PM
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Views: 93,201
Posted By scottrnelson
I'm ready. Just need a good night's sleep, do a...

I'm ready. Just need a good night's sleep, do a couple of little things with the bike in the morning and we're off. Should be a nice ride.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-30-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 93,201
Posted By scottrnelson
Thanks. I didn't see anything in the area where...

Thanks. I didn't see anything in the area where I plan to ride. And I'm always willing to adjust routes as necessary anyway. That and making lots of U-turns when going somewhere I'm not totally...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-30-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 93,201
Posted By scottrnelson
The one from the end of Foresthill Road down to...

The one from the end of Foresthill Road down to French meadows is the rough one. I came close to dumping it once the last time I rode it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-29-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 93,201
Posted By scottrnelson
Sierra Dirt Roads - Saturday, August 2

I haven't been on a good ride for about a month, so I'm planning one this coming Saturday, August 2. The main part goes from Foresthill to Placerville, with as much dirt roads as I can fit in.
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,469
Posted By scottrnelson
Cool2 I have some clear Shoei faceshields as old as...

I have some clear Shoei faceshields as old as 1997 with no yellowing. Several of the helmets are history, but I still have a number of old shields and none of them show any yellowing.

You might...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,469
Posted By scottrnelson
I do it this way too. Since nearly all of my...

I do it this way too. Since nearly all of my helmets are made by Shoei, it's very easy to remove and reinstall the face shields. I'll take the shield to the sink, run water over it, then put two or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,243
Posted By scottrnelson
And if it doesn't work, you've only wasted a few...

And if it doesn't work, you've only wasted a few hours. :lol3

Most tube-type rims that I've dealt with aren't designed to hold the bead tightly in place to get the seal that you need for a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 5,706
Posted By scottrnelson
I used to trail brake into turns but switched to...

I used to trail brake into turns but switched to getting all of the braking done before turning in, then getting lightly on the throttle immediately. I made the switch after reading David L. Hough...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-23-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,478
Posted By scottrnelson
The AMA is collecting signatures to petition the...

The AMA is collecting signatures to petition the state to put the guidelines back.

You can sign it here: https://cqrcengage.com/amacycle/app/sign-petition?0&engagementId=55066

They just need...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-19-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,177
Posted By scottrnelson
If they're going from Georgetown to Foresthill,...

If they're going from Georgetown to Foresthill, you can do it all on pavement or you can do quite a bit on dirt. I'm not a night person or I would consider it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-18-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 93,201
Posted By scottrnelson
Thanks for sharing that. Interesting ride. ...

Thanks for sharing that. Interesting ride.

I was imagining trying to get my big KTM through there, with the aluminum side cases and all. And getting hung up a couple of dozen times while bashing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,886
Posted By scottrnelson
Head shake maybe. I don't believe it for a full...

Head shake maybe. I don't believe it for a full on tank slapper, though.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-13-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,177
Posted By scottrnelson
I post on the "official" Sacramento area dual...

I post on the "official" Sacramento area dual sport rides thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=756899

And on GCDSR. Sometimes I'll post a note on Sacramento Crotch Rockets in...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-13-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,177
Posted By scottrnelson
I live in Folsom and have a Honda XR650L. I try...

I live in Folsom and have a Honda XR650L. I try to get out regularly but "life" has been getting in the way of that lately.

My goal this summer is to find as many dirt roads that I haven't been...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,545
Posted By scottrnelson
The chain that is on the rear sprocket is not...

The chain that is on the rear sprocket is not affected by the tensioner anywhere past the first couple of teeth that touch on the top and bottom. Those will be tight, but if the rest of the chain on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,545
Posted By scottrnelson
There is a much easier way to check on any...

There is a much easier way to check on any motorcycle. Pull the chain at the back of the rear sprocket. If you can see light between the chain links and the sprocket, time for a new one, it has...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,545
Posted By scottrnelson
Once you lose a roller you will very soon start...

Once you lose a roller you will very soon start damaging the sprockets (front more than rear) and you'll be putting extra stress on the rollers next to the bad one.

Any riding on a bike with a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-11-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,177
Posted By scottrnelson
I'll be posting the second annual Sierra Buttes...

I'll be posting the second annual Sierra Buttes ride on GCDSR sometime in September. I can't figure out exactly when until I'm a couple of weeks out.

We had five bikes on the last one. The next...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,775
Posted By scottrnelson
Learn the difference between "lose" and "loose". ...

Learn the difference between "lose" and "loose". Don't be a looser. :evil


I think the movie The Italian Job is the worst one for motorcycle scenes that are annoying. They have both a Ducati...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-08-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By scottrnelson
Don't blame the bad driving on the tourists. I'm...

Don't blame the bad driving on the tourists. I'm pretty sure most of the crazy stuff I've seen has been with the locals.

I've been all over the West and always figured that Utah had the worst...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,886
Posted By scottrnelson
That is exactly a tank slapper. Just because the...

That is exactly a tank slapper. Just because the cause was something different than what caused yours doesn't make it any less so.

That shows how violent they can be and is one of the best videos...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-04-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By scottrnelson
Sacramento thread:...

Sacramento thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=756899

You have to spell it correctly. :deal

As for crossing any of the Yuba River forks, they typically look something like...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-03-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By scottrnelson
I think I went on one or two of those roads the...

I think I went on one or two of those roads the when I rode with you out there trying to get from the gas station to the meeting spot. The only issue I have is that I always feel lost trying to get...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-02-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By scottrnelson
Here is the route that I prefer:...

Here is the route that I prefer: http://goo.gl/maps/V1Yog

I don't even get on the freeway, I take the frontage road up to Placer Hills Rd, the turn off onto Dog Bar and follow that all the way to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,122
Posted By scottrnelson
This part right here is assuming a lot if riding...

This part right here is assuming a lot if riding on the street. Most of us don't come anywhere close to maximum cornering traction, nor should we when riding on the street.

If you're at a more...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-02-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By scottrnelson
I have one daughter who lives in the Summerlin...

I have one daughter who lives in the Summerlin area and another that's on the north end of Highway 95 out past where it crosses 215. They both think they're in good areas for raising my...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-02-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By scottrnelson
How were you planning to get to the start of...

How were you planning to get to the start of Henness Pass Road on Highway 49?

If you're going through Auburn, I can recommend a more interesting road than Highway 49 from there to Nevada City. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,886
Posted By scottrnelson
That was quite informative, thanks for sharing it.

That was quite informative, thanks for sharing it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,886
Posted By scottrnelson
A true tankslapper is a violent event. The one...

A true tankslapper is a violent event. The one time I crashed due to one in 2003, there wasn't much I could do to recover. I had just enough time to think "looks like I won't be saving this one"...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-01-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By scottrnelson
You should have no problems at all riding that...

You should have no problems at all riding that road on your big KTM. On some of the other roads in the area it helps to air down the tires a bit to get better traction over the loose stuff. But...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,545
Posted By scottrnelson
I adjust my chains when I put new rear tires on. ...

I adjust my chains when I put new rear tires on. I really haven't found the need to do it more often than that, although I'll check the tension every once in a while. A chain that is a little on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,545
Posted By scottrnelson
I hesitate to get into a discussion with you...

I hesitate to get into a discussion with you based on the attitude displayed above, but...

Chain wax is very thin when it comes out of the spray can. that is why it can penetrate into the rollers...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,545
Posted By scottrnelson
I used to use Maxima Chain Wax, as recommended by...

I used to use Maxima Chain Wax, as recommended by California Cycleworks, but switched to Dupont Teflon Multi-Use Lubricant when it came out and found it to work just as well, but it smells better and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,545
Posted By scottrnelson
Here you go: ...

Here you go:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=682LEXdI-80

Chris Kelley, the owner and the one in the video, is a great guy. We need more people like him in the motorcycle industry.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By scottrnelson
Probably none of us, because it's not true. ...

Probably none of us, because it's not true.

I had a stretched chain and replaced it, but not the sprockets. It was then smooth as could be.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By scottrnelson
Time to put a new chain on that bike. I...

Time to put a new chain on that bike.

I wouldn't put a lot of miles on a bike with a chain in that condition.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-23-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,244
Posted By scottrnelson
Motorcycles qualify for all carpool lanes where...

Motorcycles qualify for all carpool lanes where they are not explicitly excluded - everywhere in the USA. A specific exclusion would be like "buses only".
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-20-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,244
Posted By scottrnelson
There is no law that say you can breathe air...

There is no law that say you can breathe air either, but nobody says "it's not legal but not illegal".

Lane splitting/sharing is legal in California. We don't need a law stating that it is legal...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-20-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,560
Posted By scottrnelson
Just keep riding. With enough experience it...

Just keep riding. With enough experience it won't be an issue anymore.

Meanwhile, you have to look at the road and think of it, minus any cars currently on it. Maybe you should see if you can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,648
Posted By scottrnelson
I attended a presentation by Chris Scott a year...

I attended a presentation by Chris Scott a year or two ago. He has spent about 30 years riding out in the Sahara. When I asked why he hadn't ridden a big BMW GS or KTM Adventure, the answer was he...
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