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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-18-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By TooBadBrad
As Don said, it's always best to ride with a...

As Don said, it's always best to ride with a buddy. Everyone is friendly, so just ask around and you'll find some like minded folks to ride with.
You leave whenever you want to before 9AM. Earlier...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-29-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By TooBadBrad
That's great news! Always a fun & scenic ride

That's great news! Always a fun & scenic ride
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-20-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,037
Posted By TooBadBrad
Look up the Redding Dirt riders. Good bunch of...

Look up the Redding Dirt riders. Good bunch of guys, many dual sporters
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-20-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,900
Posted By TooBadBrad
Your missing Duffy's point! It's not what D-36...

Your missing Duffy's point! It's not what D-36 can do for you, but what can you do for them? I'm sure they would welcome someone to come in and organize a dual spot division. It's been talked about...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-20-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By TooBadBrad
"Why We Ride" in Rohnert Park

The Motorcycle Shop and North Bay M/C are bringing the movie to the cinema 16 in Rohnert Park on Jan. 23rd, 7:30pm. Tickets are $12 and are only available online. No tickets will be available at the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-20-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,107
Posted By TooBadBrad
There are endless good roads up here in NorCal,...

There are endless good roads up here in NorCal, but you do need to be careful of frost and ice in the shady spots. I'd make plans for north and south and decide depending on the weather.
Hwy 128...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-23-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,734
Posted By TooBadBrad
Thanks for the input! Chalk Creek sounds like...

Thanks for the input! Chalk Creek sounds like what we are looking for. We will be bringing our 21' toy hauler so we will be self contained, though power is nice to run the A/C!

For us, this will...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-14-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,734
Posted By TooBadBrad
Where to camp around Salida

We are going to be visiting Salida for Exit Tours ride in August, and will be arriving early (Tuesday) to do some back road street riding. My wife will do some short easy dirt, but she prefers to...
Forum: Beasts 01-27-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,299
Posted By TooBadBrad
Here are three things that will make a big dirt...

Here are three things that will make a big dirt bike alot more enjoyable for that many miles. I ride a Beta 525 and don't have any complaints. Can you make what you already own work?

1- balance...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5,725
Views: 804,778
Posted By TooBadBrad
taillight wiring

I am installing lights on a 09 450 that didn't come with any and don't have another bike to look at. Can anyone tell me how the tailight wires are routed and where the plug is? Do the wires go...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 53,015
Posted By TooBadBrad
I picked up that same Fuji camera at Costco. I...

I picked up that same Fuji camera at Costco. I think it was around $130. So far I'm happy with it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-01-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 305
Posted By TooBadBrad
North Bay M/C's Lost coast ride

It's almost here, plenty of spaces left.
Another new route this year with more single track then we have ever had before. Of course there are easy routes around it if it's not your thing.
We...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-01-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4,914
Views: 445,101
Posted By TooBadBrad
Check out the Lost Coast ride put on by North Bay...

Check out the Lost Coast ride put on by North Bay M/C on Oct 1st & 2nd. Good routes for everyone, great views, fun roads & a few miles of singletrack for those who want it.
www.northbaymc.org...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-28-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,266
Posted By TooBadBrad
I'm in this year. It's always been the same...

I'm in this year. It's always been the same weekend as our Lost Coast ride before, which we were unable to change because of hunting seasons. Thanks to the Devils for moving the date so I can ride!
Forum: Beasts 07-27-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21,397
Views: 3,784,851
Posted By TooBadBrad
Over 2k trouble free miles so far on mine. My...

Over 2k trouble free miles so far on mine. My dealer ( a long time freind) has sold 12 800's at last count and none have had the stalling issue. I think it is a problem but not nearly as widespred as...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-30-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,787
Posted By TooBadBrad
Skaggs Springs warning!!!

Big news story in the Santa Rosa paper about stepped up enforcment on Skaggs Springs "racetrack". Increased patrols, no parking on the bridge and speed bumps in our future.
Forum: Beasts 06-28-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 21,397
Views: 3,784,851
Posted By TooBadBrad
I did it in sbout 1 1/2 hrs, without removing the...

I did it in sbout 1 1/2 hrs, without removing the tank. It's a little tight to fish out the connector with the tank on but it is doable. Everything else is easy to get to after removing all the...
Forum: Beasts 06-15-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 21,397
Views: 3,784,851
Posted By TooBadBrad
I've never owned a modern sport bike, but with...

I've never owned a modern sport bike, but with sticky tires you will be able to make em look bad with your Tiger! The 800 handles great. The suspention is a little harsh on small bumps but it really...
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21,397
Views: 3,784,851
Posted By TooBadBrad
I use the Tubliss conversion on my Beta, and know...

I use the Tubliss conversion on my Beta, and know lots of people who also use them. I've never heard of one melting, nor have I had any problems. I use my Beta for serius D/S riding including Baja...
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 21,397
Views: 3,784,851
Posted By TooBadBrad
2 weeks in and I'm happy. The only complaint I...

2 weeks in and I'm happy. The only complaint I have is common to all bikes of this type, and that is the noisy windscreen.
Compared to my 05 Girlie, I'd give the edge to the 800 in everything. the...
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 21,397
Views: 3,784,851
Posted By TooBadBrad
I don't have enough mileage to know on the forks...

I don't have enough mileage to know on the forks to know for sure, but they seem to be breaking in quickly.

For me, it was an easy choice rd or xc. I don't want anything to do with tube type...
Forum: Beasts 05-14-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21,397
Views: 3,784,851
Posted By TooBadBrad
I got mine today! ( ABS road) The dealer didn't...

I got mine today! ( ABS road)
The dealer didn't finish the PDI untill just before 6, and it started rainig shortly after that so I didn't ride it much. I know, its an adv bike and it's going to get...
Forum: Beasts 05-11-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 21,397
Views: 3,784,851
Posted By TooBadBrad
Good news I hope! My dealer was invoiced for my...

Good news I hope!
My dealer was invoiced for my bike Monday, so it should really be on it's way. I just hope it's a ABS roadie, don't really care about the color anymore.
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21,397
Views: 3,784,851
Posted By TooBadBrad
Splitin hairs! I'm well aware Buells are vasly...

Splitin hairs! I'm well aware Buells are vasly different, but they were undeniably part of the Harley family. I've always wondered what would have happened if Buell could have found some other...
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 21,397
Views: 3,784,851
Posted By TooBadBrad
I'm right there with you! I ordered in Jan. and...

I'm right there with you!
I ordered in Jan. and sold my girlie as I had a buyer waiting and was sure it would be here before my May 1st trip. Well, I have had a vin for a month and it is supposed to...
Forum: Beasts 04-20-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21,397
Views: 3,784,851
Posted By TooBadBrad
Santa Rosa CA BMW Triumph had a unsold white XC...

Santa Rosa CA BMW Triumph had a unsold white XC on the floor last week
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