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Forum: Beasts 08-20-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By CA Stu
Agree all the way round. You're going...

Agree all the way round.



You're going to be surprised how light the stock can is when you take it off.
I know I was.
My 1050 can weighed about a ton, the Arrow for it was significantly...
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 21,071
Views: 3,696,205
Posted By CA Stu
I want to see the "after" pictures of those...

I want to see the "after" pictures of those tires. :deal
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-20-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,078
Views: 518,329
Posted By CA Stu
http://shrani.si/f/17/q5/4BwiAeAj/img5370.jpg ...

http://shrani.si/f/17/q5/4BwiAeAj/img5370.jpg

From http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1003013
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-20-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,333
Posted By CA Stu
Not a ride report - moved

Not a ride report - moved
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-19-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 878
Posted By CA Stu
Just plead insanity! :jump If it's week#2,...

Just plead insanity! :jump

If it's week#2, in!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-14-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By CA Stu
Not a ride report- moved to Regionals.

Not a ride report- moved to Regionals.
Forum: Vendors 08-13-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,924
Posted By CA Stu
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,472
Posted By CA Stu
Well done, sir! :thumb

Well done, sir! :thumb
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-11-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2,040
Views: 126,012
Posted By CA Stu
I think the Forest Service is your best bet for...

I think the Forest Service is your best bet for info on trail closures.

Just off a quick Google: Los Angeles (http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/angeles/about-forest/?cid=STELPRDB5288322)
Big Bear
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-06-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,690
Posted By CA Stu
I've done it since before GPS tracks were handed...

I've done it since before GPS tracks were handed out. If you can read a roll chart, it's easy as pie. Do you understand "HL MDR"?
(Hard left on maintained dirt road)
Each roll chart has the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,472
Posted By CA Stu
:lurk Bonus points if you get a fan lap in...

:lurk

Bonus points if you get a fan lap in carrying your Newner Loop. :thumb
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4,026
Views: 495,040
Posted By CA Stu
It's not easy. I've had other bike with center...

It's not easy.
I've had other bike with center stands, that pop right up there, the XC is far more of a task to get on the center stand.

I put my right foot on the stand, left hand on bar, right...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-05-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,690
Posted By CA Stu
Kingston Wash is a long slog through deep sand,...

Kingston Wash is a long slog through deep sand, and there is about a half mile section at the start of the climb into Red Rock that can be kinda rocky (:augie), but I agree.
If you search Youtube...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-04-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 655
Views: 33,774
Posted By CA Stu
No! :1drink I mean you could, but I...

No!

:1drink

I mean you could, but I certainly wouldn't. It's not Cricket!

Excellent tag, Cat! :thumb
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-04-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,690
Posted By CA Stu
I've done it 14 times now, 10 on a KLR 650, once...

I've done it 14 times now, 10 on a KLR 650, once on an XR650R (I broke my leg a few weeks before the ride and wanted to cheat :D), and 3 times on a Husky 610.
Planning on doing it again this year on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-31-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,440
Posted By CA Stu
Peugeot 103, Mickey Big Mouths and flip flops...

Peugeot 103, Mickey Big Mouths and flip flops FTW.

Good times. :freaky
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-31-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 655
Views: 33,774
Posted By CA Stu
:clap Nice one Cat! <iframe width="350"...

:clap

Nice one Cat!

<iframe width="350" height="240" src="//w2.countingdownto.com/607006" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://countingdownto.com">Website Countdowns</a></p>

48...
Forum: Beasts 07-31-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 28,319
Posted By CA Stu
Wait until you have some idiot turn left in front...

Wait until you have some idiot turn left in front of you and ABS saves your bacon, you will be amazed and then you'll really appreciate it.

I had that exact thing happen to me on a test ride on a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-28-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 122,178
Posted By CA Stu
De nada. :thumb If you overnight in Yreka,...

De nada. :thumb

If you overnight in Yreka, you can get a really early jump on Klamath River Hwy and take Grayback road to cross into Oregon border in a very scenic and remote place, with little to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-28-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 122,178
Posted By CA Stu
300 is absolutely perfect, you just have to get...

300 is absolutely perfect, you just have to get started early.
On the bike at 8am at the latest, off by about 4pm with plenty of time for lunch and a fuel stop.
I cannot stress enough how great...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-28-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 122,178
Posted By CA Stu
I took a little solo trip last week too, on my...

I took a little solo trip last week too, on my new Tiger 800 XC:

http://ca-stu.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Oregon-7-2014/i-ZgpSn99/0/X3/DSCN0007-X3.jpg
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-24-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 655
Views: 33,774
Posted By CA Stu
Well since it's been 3 days and no action, my tag...

Well since it's been 3 days and no action, my tag is at the intersection of Klamath River Hwy. (96) and Grayback Road in Happy Camp, CA.

Whoever gets this tag is in for an outstanding ride to and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-22-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 19,543
Posted By CA Stu
I rode through there at 9am Friday morning,...

I rode through there at 9am Friday morning, everyone must have been out riding... Had a camper take a pic for proof...
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-22-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 36,034
Posted By CA Stu
You're welcome. :D I had imagined you having...

You're welcome. :D

I had imagined you having a dozen shirtless Leather Bikers riding in formation behind you and you thinking "WTF?"
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-22-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 36,034
Posted By CA Stu
That was everything a rally should be: 1)...

That was everything a rally should be:

1) 100% Ride in, no trailer queens.
2) Great grub
3) Great company, no Big Rally Macho Attitudes
4) Miles from the nearest town
5) Absolutely world class...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-19-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 655
Views: 33,774
Posted By CA Stu
KA-POW! ...

KA-POW!

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/20/u9utu2ev.jpg


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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-17-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 655
Views: 33,774
Posted By CA Stu
I have other plans :evil Sent from my...

I have other plans :evil


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-17-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 655
Views: 33,774
Posted By CA Stu
California Tag-O-Rama

Bam
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/18/a5etazez.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-15-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 36,034
Posted By CA Stu
Are you new here or what? :lol3

Are you new here or what? :lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-15-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,752
Posted By CA Stu
Good point, and I agree. My experiences with...

Good point, and I agree.
My experiences with Malcolm Smith's service department were both very disappointing. I gave them more than one chance, too. To be honest they were about 5 years ago now, so...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-10-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 790
Views: 36,034
Posted By CA Stu
Nice mailbox.

Nice mailbox.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-09-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By CA Stu
Mine works fine in the tankbag... Come to think...

Mine works fine in the tankbag...
Come to think of it, I just assumed it did, but maybe I was getting my plate read all along :dunno

No $$ difference either way, I reckon. :D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-09-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 968
Posted By CA Stu
Not a ride report, moved to Regionals - Rockies...

Not a ride report, moved to Regionals - Rockies so some locals see this.

Hope it all works out!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,988
Posted By CA Stu
I 've worn a Brosh-tex Cool Kevlar jacket in the...

I 've worn a Brosh-tex Cool Kevlar jacket in the heat with great success. On my second one now, the first one wore out after about 10 summers....
www.brosh.com

Good up to about 100 degrees. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-07-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By CA Stu
You can approach on several excellent roads. ...

You can approach on several excellent roads.
The absolute best ones in my opinion:

Paved : from Hwy 58, take Bodfish-Caliente Road.

Easy graded dirt: from Hwy 14, take Jawbone Canyon to...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 2,774
Views: 530,672
Posted By CA Stu
After receiving the risers (thanks Revzilla!) and...

After receiving the risers (thanks Revzilla!) and looking at my hand guards, the brake line is totally inboard of the guard and any rerouting seems to be pointless? Maybe Triumph changed something?...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-02-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,348
Posted By CA Stu
I know of one more <8000 mile pristine beauty in...

I know of one more <8000 mile pristine beauty in Riverside, CA, that will be for sale Aug 2, unless it gets paid for before then. :D
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-02-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 655
Views: 33,774
Posted By CA Stu
The last one was Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe. :deal ...

The last one was Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe. :deal

And unless it's a tree in the middle of nowhere (You know who you are, :thwak :D), I say let it go for a day or two before giving out the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By CA Stu
They look good! Enjoy your trip! :thumb

They look good!
Enjoy your trip!
:thumb
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4,026
Views: 495,040
Posted By CA Stu
Just thinking out loud here, but any hardware...

Just thinking out loud here, but any hardware store should have a pretty good selection of springs, no?
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