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Forum: Vendors 06-11-2007, 10:26 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 72,678
Posted By mattybag
Ken: Looks great. When we talked about...

Ken:
Looks great. When we talked about fairings in Caliente for the XRs last year I just thought this would be a pipe dream but you've done an awesome job. This may be the deal that gets me to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2007, 11:00 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 28,694
Posted By mattybag
Ken: Looking really good. Keep up the good...

Ken:
Looking really good. Keep up the good work. I've been considering my XR for a DS's WR but you've got me waffling. We'll talk soon.
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2007, 12:03 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 676,798
Posted By mattybag
Precision Concepts makes a brace that support the...

Precision Concepts makes a brace that support the tank right down to the top bolts for the skid plates, which is what I use. I think they're a good combination of radiator support and allowing the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2007, 10:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,228
Posted By mattybag
I thought Ibarra had installed the KTM fan on...

I thought Ibarra had installed the KTM fan on some Fluidine radiators. It turns out it was on the stock radiators (search for a thread titled XR650 yea baby).

I have the Fluidine radiators on...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2007, 10:50 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 28,694
Posted By mattybag
Ken: I like the idea and as we talked in Nevada...

Ken:
I like the idea and as we talked in Nevada I've wanted to do a frame mounted fairing for a while. Looks like you're on the way to talking care of it for me.

The big thing will be the...
Forum: Racing 12-07-2006, 11:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,467
Posted By mattybag
Jim: There was no offense intended. I come from...

Jim:
There was no offense intended. I come from a desert/moto backgroung and I was riding a small bike. I have to say I really admire you guys that ride those big bikes through that stuff. I was in...
Forum: Racing 12-06-2006, 09:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,467
Posted By mattybag
I saw it and it was really well prepared, showed...

I saw it and it was really well prepared, showed some great areas, good riding and was really cool. There was some closeup footage of me talking to the camera (with my helmet on) after the second day...
Forum: Racing 11-20-2006, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,511
Posted By mattybag
Jimmy did a great job. Thanks for posting the...

Jimmy did a great job. Thanks for posting the video link. Pretty cool.

A good friend of mine is Jimmy's neighbor and I've had the pleasure of riding some of Jim's trails out in the canyon with...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-30-2006, 05:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By mattybag
You do know that the 15 south will be closed all...

You do know that the 15 south will be closed all weekend at the 15/215 interchange. There's alternate route (all dirt) around the closure to the 15 south but I would expect that everything will be...
Forum: Racing 10-03-2006, 05:59 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,104
Posted By mattybag
[quote=neduro]I wanted to chime in on this. I've...

[quote=neduro]I wanted to chime in on this. I've started a ride report (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=170078) on my ride out to this event, but want to comment on it here, as well....
Forum: Racing 08-27-2006, 09:46 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 10,018
Posted By mattybag
I'll be driving up from Redlands (Inland Empire...

I'll be driving up from Redlands (Inland Empire Socal) thursday morning/mid-morning. I have one spot available in my truck and if I take my toy hauler I will have room for 3 and available space for...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2006, 08:49 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 30,087
Posted By mattybag
Now that's a motorcycle! Good job Mike. Let me...

Now that's a motorcycle! Good job Mike. Let me know when you're ready to take that out and I'll show you some fun trails on the way up to Big Bear or off the backside. You're going to love that...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2006, 10:27 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 47,364
Posted By mattybag
I just did 185 miles all dirt, mostly fireroads...

I just did 185 miles all dirt, mostly fireroads w/some single track, on the same Acerbis tank without going to reserve (stock carb). I figure it'll go well over 220 at trail speeds and 200 if riden...
Forum: Racing 08-17-2006, 08:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,032
Posted By mattybag
Keep us updated. I have a manual Touratech unit...

Keep us updated. I have a manual Touratech unit I'll be using at the NRE and DVR so I'm set now. It might be tough to get one soon enough to get it set up for these events this year but it would be...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2006, 10:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,214
Posted By mattybag
Yes I have, and what a great job you have done. ...

Yes I have, and what a great job you have done. Your project is very similar to what I was thinking of doing and I've referenced it while planning my project. But the thread I recall seeing was for...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2006, 05:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,214
Posted By mattybag
LVRider: How did you do on your project? I've...

LVRider:
How did you do on your project? I've built a decent fairing that's mounted to the light/bars on my BRP but I'm considering a frame mounted setup so I can have more room and be able to read...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-27-2006, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,180
Posted By mattybag
Bolt: I love those pictures. I especially love...

Bolt:
I love those pictures. I especially love the two pictures from below and above that rocky section that that climbs the steep section from Rattlesnake up to Menachi Meadow. It brings back...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-25-2006, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,180
Posted By mattybag
Bolt, thanks for the invite. I'm going to put...

Bolt, thanks for the invite. I'm going to put this on my calendar and try to make it. I've got some big weekends planned at the end of the month but I may be able to get up there for a day. I also...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-19-2006, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By mattybag
I wish I knew about this earlier as I would have...

I wish I knew about this earlier as I would have liked to join you. I'm already riding in Kennedy Meadows this weekend. Maybe next time. You guys should have a great weekend.
I'm glad to see that...
Forum: Racing 07-19-2006, 11:02 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,103
Posted By mattybag
F1's always been on the cutting edge of...

F1's always been on the cutting edge of technology and today's no exception. The cars may be unique or unorthodox but ugly their not. They weren't ugly then and their not ugly now.

That said, I...
Forum: Racing 07-18-2006, 10:36 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,103
Posted By mattybag
SSB and Gregneedham have it right. This thread...

SSB and Gregneedham have it right. This thread sounds like a bunch of old men that hate everything new, live in the past, and bitching is the only thing that keeps them breathing.

F1 racing is...
Forum: Racing 07-13-2006, 04:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,488
Posted By mattybag
I guess I was lucky I emailed Charlie when I did,...

I guess I was lucky I emailed Charlie when I did, I made it in just in time. Look forward to seeing you guys there.
Forum: Racing 06-27-2006, 05:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,965
Posted By mattybag
I love the rally stuff and the dual sport stuff,...

I love the rally stuff and the dual sport stuff, but unfortunately that stuff doesn't sell in magazines. He's there to sell magazines by sharing his wealth of experiences.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-25-2006, 08:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,336
Posted By mattybag
Lev: Sounds like you had a good ride. Yes,...

Lev:
Sounds like you had a good ride. Yes, that old twotrack goes east out through an old ranch. The sign says no cars, but nothing about motorcycles:wink: . I don't ride it very hard on the moto...
Forum: Racing 06-25-2006, 08:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,488
Posted By mattybag
The tour worked for me and was really cool. ...

The tour worked for me and was really cool. Thanks for posting that information and inviting the remainder of us to your training session.

I'm registered for the NRE and am looking forward to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-24-2006, 10:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,336
Posted By mattybag
It's hot, but I could see the clouds over the...

It's hot, but I could see the clouds over the mountains so I don't doubt there were some showers. It's more humid than hot.

I may not make it tomorrow. I pulled something in my ribs on the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-22-2006, 07:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,336
Posted By mattybag
I grew up riding them on dirt bikes but...

I grew up riding them on dirt bikes but unfortunately to ride on them now the vehicles must be street registered. Some of these areas have a fair amount of traffic and I regularly see rangers in the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2006, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By mattybag
The black is going to scratch while riding...

The black is going to scratch while riding regardless of what you do, especially the upper lip against the tire. The tire will get dirt in there and flex down on the rim scratching/polishing the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-21-2006, 10:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,336
Posted By mattybag
Lev: I usually start earlier, but I understand...

Lev:
I usually start earlier, but I understand you're coming in from the OC and that's a trek in itself. I'm going to try to get away for the morning to join you for the ride if you'll have me. I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2006, 11:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 849
Posted By mattybag
I understand that the early 650s had a suspect...

I understand that the early 650s had a suspect bushing in the clutch. I know that they had a problem countershaft seal, as we blew one out at midnight at a 24 hr race, and there's a shim required...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-20-2006, 11:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,336
Posted By mattybag
Levity: Are you planning on going up Radford...

Levity:
Are you planning on going up Radford Truck Trail or Clark's? Halfway down Middle Control road there's a great little 2 track up Foresee Creek and Stetson Ranch that will bring you out near...
Forum: Racing 06-14-2006, 04:45 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 10,018
Posted By mattybag
Thanks for the information. I assumed it was a...

Thanks for the information. I assumed it was a larger format that the one I have. TT has several models with a 6" wide sheet (150mm) and one with an 8 1/2" wide sheet (approx 215mm). I'm assuming...
Forum: Racing 06-13-2006, 10:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,221
Posted By mattybag
Obviously that's a custom brake line to...

Obviously that's a custom brake line to accomodate that routing. Was there any problem with the line catching brush, branches, or debris with the line sticking way out on the side that low?
Forum: Racing 06-13-2006, 10:38 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 10,018
Posted By mattybag
I'm in!

I'm sending my check off tomorrow morning. Should be fun.

Does anyone know what format the roadbook/roll chart is for this event? I have a small roll chart holder (2") but I think I'll need...
Forum: Racing 06-12-2006, 10:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,221
Posted By mattybag
Front Brake Line

Ok guys, maybe I can get a little help here. I've been building up an xr650 for some off road tours/rally style rides. I've got the bike set up pretty well but as I'm adding more...
Forum: Racing 06-07-2006, 11:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,984
Posted By mattybag
That's what I'm talking about, F'n awesome.

That's what I'm talking about, F'n awesome.
Forum: Racing 06-07-2006, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,984
Posted By mattybag
I rode that race last year. What an awesome...

I rode that race last year. What an awesome event!!! Some sections were tough but it was really fun. Raced the Vet B class and came away with a 3rd. And for those that think it was too tough,...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2006, 04:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,760
Posted By mattybag
We did it in April, on a ride starting in Warner...

We did it in April, on a ride starting in Warner Springs. There's quite a bit of sand and some rocky spots. It was no problem for our group since we were all on DS bikes. I think it would be tough...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2006, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,624
Posted By mattybag
That GPS is a Lowrance system. It's a smaller...

That GPS is a Lowrance system. It's a smaller version of the units that all of the big off road car guys use in the race vehicles. It has touch screen capabilities and tracks and pages can be saved...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2006, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,950
Posted By mattybag
Which XR do you have? There was a company that...

Which XR do you have? There was a company that made a relatively cheap conversion for the xr400 that made it more moto looking, but the ones listed in the link above are the only ones I've seen for...
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