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Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 244,406
Posted By rufus
[QUOTE=r6realtor;26671060]I do, usually its from...

[QUOTE=r6realtor;26671060]I do, usually its from falling though, sometimes not, just when its seems like I have the oil perfect in the site glass for a couple days I swear it rises by just the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,314
Posted By rufus
IF they had a dealer network that actually had...

IF they had a dealer network that actually had bikes and parts it would be different.
Forum: Trip Planning 07-01-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By rufus
Is this a question or a statement?

Is this a question or a statement?
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-26-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,530
Posted By rufus
I agree. I have owned a Dualsported XR 600...

I agree.

I have owned a Dualsported XR 600 , A KLR 650, a KTM 990 adventure and an xr 650L. I Liked them all and they each had their good characteristics but when I come around an unfamiliar...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-25-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,530
Posted By rufus
GWT, Great Western Trail I assume. I have heard...

GWT, Great Western Trail I assume. I have heard mention of it but don't know anything about it. We did the Continental divide (canada to mexico) ride a few years back. It was a neat ride, but tame. I...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-24-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,530
Posted By rufus
Day 3.....Young to Flagstaff. Mogollon rim, an...

Day 3.....Young to Flagstaff. Mogollon rim, an easy sightseeing ride that led to many miles of rocky 2 track. Closer to I 40 we got into flatter ground and ranch roads that were rutted and filled...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-22-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,530
Posted By rufus
Day 1......1/2 a day actually, The first 70 or so...

Day 1......1/2 a day actually, The first 70 or so miles to Sonoita was all graded gravel roads. Easy ride that could be done on any bike. We took a break in Sonoita and then went into the Empire (?)...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-20-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,297
Posted By rufus
We did have a great trip. We saw Lots of big...

We did have a great trip. We saw Lots of big Cacti, sand, rocks, pavement, volcanic rock, volcanic sand, miles and miles of narrow rocky 2 track (big fun), scrub brush, pine trees, lizards, coyotes,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-20-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,297
Posted By rufus
We got back at midnight last night. We got...

We got back at midnight last night.

We got the latest tracks the day before we left. We apparently took the red and blue lines. Lots of rocky, washed out, up and down cactus lined trails. It was...
Forum: Americas 06-13-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By rufus
Easy day. I've done that before lunch. ...

Easy day.

I've done that before lunch.

Of course if you want to see that blurry stuff off to the side (scenery) it will take all day.

That is a nice route, you will enjoy it.
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,352
Posted By rufus
My wife dropped one camera off the Goldwing, we...

My wife dropped one camera off the Goldwing, we never did find it.
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,352
Posted By rufus
That is my intention...........I want advice that...

That is my intention...........I want advice that leads me to a good one. I have had 3 or 4. None of them really very good for one reason or another.

My current one is a nikon coolpix L20....
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,352
Posted By rufus
I don't own a cell phone. My wifes camera...

I don't own a cell phone.

My wifes camera has rechargable batteries. They don't last very long. It is irritating to have the camera go dead and also have a dead spare.

With regular batteries...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,352
Posted By rufus
I need a new camera???

Something to take on the bike.

Point and shoot.

I prefer regular batteries that I can get anywhere.

All suggestions appreciated.
Forum: Americas 06-03-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,898
Posted By rufus
I rode the western 1/2 several years ago and plan...

I rode the western 1/2 several years ago and plan on doing it again someday. I guess I better hang on to my old maps.

A lot of people here aren't really dirt riders. If you are an halfway (or 1/4...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By rufus
Same thing happened to a buddies 03 WR on the...

Same thing happened to a buddies 03 WR on the Transam Trail. We were past battle MT, nevada. We pulled the carb twice, checked the fuel lines, gas cap vent, fuel filter, air filter, spark...
Forum: Americas 05-30-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By rufus
Glen Curtis museum.

Glen Curtis museum.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-22-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,312
Posted By rufus
Long drougth conditions, record low snow in the...

Long drougth conditions, record low snow in the sierras,........ I thought I would be safe going from Tulsa to Yosemite and back this May.

I rode over 300 total miles in Rain and low 40 degree...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-21-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,251
Posted By rufus
How many of your coworkers have kickstarted a 490...

How many of your coworkers have kickstarted a 490 Maico?

The faster and longer you can get the engine spinning, the easier it is to start.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-21-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,312
Posted By rufus
I have scraped the pegs twice from wind gusts on...

I have scraped the pegs twice from wind gusts on my goldwing while going in a straight line. The shape of the rear tire makes a noticeable difference in how the wind affects it. The more v shaped...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-21-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,251
Posted By rufus
He is doing exactly what I described. His foot is...

He is doing exactly what I described. His foot is accelerating all the way to the bottom. Watch the video closely. The 2nd half of the stroke is faster than the 1st half.

Most guys slow down as...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-20-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,251
Posted By rufus
I can't get the video to show up. If it...

I can't get the video to show up.

If it kicks back then you aren't getting the motor to spin fast enough. Harsh statement, but it's true. Get it up on compression and kick it all the way to the...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-20-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,251
Posted By rufus
Big 2 strokes can be hard to start, hard to stop...

Big 2 strokes can be hard to start, hard to stop and hard to turn,
.......but boy o boy they can accelerate.

Nothing like the rush of coming on the pipe and hooking up good traction at the same...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-20-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,251
Posted By rufus
I raced open class 2 strokes for years. I've seen...

I raced open class 2 strokes for years. I've seen this happen and had this happen a few times.

You need to kick it QUICKLY through the stroke. From all the way up to all the way down. I've seen...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-18-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By rufus
It would be hard to argue with that statement.

It would be hard to argue with that statement.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-18-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By rufus
Thanks again for all the replys. It helped. ...

Thanks again for all the replys. It helped.

I got to fallon saturday night, wife was flying to reno at 11 am monday. I rode hwy 88 to jackson and back sunday. Her plane got delayed until 5 pm. We...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-10-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By rufus
Is any road a sure thing for getting from Reno to...

Is any road a sure thing for getting from Reno to Yosemite?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-10-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By rufus
Thanks for the replys. I am In Fallon.I am...

Thanks for the replys. I am In Fallon.I am picking up my wife at 11 am monday and then heading to Yosemite.

It was cold and wet for most of hwy 50 yesterday.Nice and sunny here though.
I gotta...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-09-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By rufus
weather info--Reno to Yosemite

It is saturday morning. I am in Green River Utah on my motorcycle. I am picking up my wife at the Reno airport monday morning and then going to Yosemite.
The weather channel said there has been...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9,933
Views: 2,074,668
Posted By rufus
I had one. With the bestdualsport big bottom kit,...

I had one. With the bestdualsport big bottom kit, that end cap gave a big increase in low end and midrange. I loved the way it ran, but everyone around me cringed when I started it up. It was LOUD. I...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-26-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5,745
Views: 441,854
Posted By rufus
Not gonna be there this year. Wife and I are...

Not gonna be there this year. Wife and I are taking the Goldwing to Yosemite. Then maybe up to Crater lake, depends on the weather.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-18-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By rufus
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,021
Posted By rufus
I used this stuff on the aluminum panels of an...

I used this stuff on the aluminum panels of an enclosed trailer.
It did nothing....absolutely nothing. I might as well have used water.
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,490
Posted By rufus
I can understand that. I am not too fussy...

I can understand that.

I am not too fussy with my helmets. They get dirty, sweaty and scratched by limbs ( and occasionally the ground). After a few months they look like shit, but I use them till...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,199
Posted By rufus
A buddy of mine does that. Heluva good idea, and...

A buddy of mine does that. Heluva good idea, and cheap, and easy to stack stuff on top of it while traveling. AND it doesn't spread out when you toss it in the trailer.

That will next my next...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By rufus
I rode the western TAT (2500 miles) on non dot...

I rode the western TAT (2500 miles) on non dot knobbies. About 400 or so miles of that was on pavement. ........... No problems.

Did the continental divide on non dot knobbies. Lots of long...
Forum: Americas 03-29-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By rufus
I did some checking on google maps. Kanab to the...

I did some checking on google maps. Kanab to the southern intersection of 89 and 89A is only 20 minutes longer on 89A.
Forum: Americas 03-29-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By rufus
It may be. I went through there at the end of...

It may be. I went through there at the end of may/ first of june. It was cold.

Flagstaff/Sedona area is higher elevations and may be very cold this time of year.

There is a small park with and...
Forum: Americas 03-29-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By rufus
Straight south from the GC at the intersection of...

Straight south from the GC at the intersection of hwy 64 and 180 is Bedrock City. If your kids are small they will like it. It's right on the hwy. Show them some flintstones cartoons before you go....
Forum: Americas 03-29-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By rufus
If you want to see blue man group I would get...

If you want to see blue man group I would get tickets before I get there.

Zion is really really cool!!! Take the tram and get off and hike to the end of the paved sidewalk. It will take a couple...
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