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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By SCExpat
Leslie Gulch

Hard to beat the feeling of riding in a mini (still huge) Grand Canyon.

http://www.blm.gov/or/resources/recreation/site_info.php?siteid=286...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10,238
Views: 1,318,817
Posted By SCExpat
I am kind of in the same spot.....keeping my...

I am kind of in the same spot.....keeping my Bassa and selling the Stelvio. Do you find yourself riding the Stone more than the Stelvio for the local rides? My riding has switched to about 90% trials...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10,238
Views: 1,318,817
Posted By SCExpat
I have had my 2009 listed on the flea market here...

I have had my 2009 listed on the flea market here and Wildguzzi for a couple of weeks at $7500,.........no interest yet....
Forum: Trials 07-09-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2,462
Views: 287,356
Posted By SCExpat
Ya know there are some really good effective...

Ya know there are some really good effective treatments for tennis elbow. Have you seen a Chiropractor or PT? I've been a chiro for 20+ years and sell tools for treating just those kinds of problems...
Forum: Trials 07-08-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2,462
Views: 287,356
Posted By SCExpat
I changed the oil.....after about 6 hours on my...

I changed the oil.....after about 6 hours on my 2013 Beta 300. It had a lot of clutch drag and sticking. Thought I was going to have to do the "Beta clutch fix". I used 500cc of Bel Rey Gear Saver...
Forum: Trials 07-08-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2,462
Views: 287,356
Posted By SCExpat
WOW! What a great riding area. I know that...

WOW! What a great riding area. I know that things are steeper and more difficult than they appear to be in pictures :eek1 ......but what level section/line is that?

Why not ride then drink and...
Forum: Trials 07-08-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2,462
Views: 287,356
Posted By SCExpat
I hope there will be pictures of this trials...

I hope there will be pictures of this trials Nirvana. :deal
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-05-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8,376
Views: 725,866
Posted By SCExpat
Not me. My bike is parked waiting for the rear...

Not me. My bike is parked waiting for the rear Tubliss to be put on. I can only hope that will stop me from getting so many flats.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-04-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8,376
Views: 725,866
Posted By SCExpat
Thanks for sharing the video. I rode that the...

Thanks for sharing the video. I rode that the opposite way on my FE450 and was wishing I had my trials bike. Some of the parts around the 10 min. mark in your video had me off my bike and walking the...
Forum: Trials 07-01-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2,462
Views: 287,356
Posted By SCExpat
A bit. I swear I could feel every power stroke...

A bit. I swear I could feel every power stroke pushing the bike forward and just a crack of the throttle would launch it. Great for the experts but not good for me. I really like the nice, smooth,...
Forum: Trials 07-01-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2,462
Views: 287,356
Posted By SCExpat
I washed it.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-dPP-oG3uhNM/U7MGgjhFRNI/AAAAAAAADKA/7wNFs5lcp1o/w1096-h822-no/IMG_0377.JPG
To make a long story shorter......... I rode the GG and really liked the suspension,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-27-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,529
Posted By SCExpat
Hi Jeff, Always good to add another rider to...

Hi Jeff,
Always good to add another rider to our....group. Not quite enough people to call it that but.....
Some of us are heading to Butte for the Whiskey Gulch trials so no one riding this...
Forum: Trials 06-20-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2,462
Views: 287,356
Posted By SCExpat
Washed it, changed the oil, cleaned the air...

Washed it, changed the oil, cleaned the air filter......and then bought my friends 2010 Raga as he made me an offer I could not refuse. Anyone interested in a nice 2002 Beta 270? :deal
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 82,930
Posted By SCExpat
And now you're on a Guzzi? :evil FWIW: I'll...

And now you're on a Guzzi? :evil

FWIW: I'll be selling my 2009 Stelvio and keeping my 1999 Bassa. I just like the character or way it rides. Always brings a smile to my face. I was/am planning on...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-04-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 712
Posted By SCExpat
Me too. There was so much pucker factor here I...

Me too. There was so much pucker factor here I had to pick the seat cover out of my arse after this ride. :huh...
Forum: Trials 06-03-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 68,232
Posted By SCExpat
I went to this for my first time last...

I went to this for my first time last year.......gotta say I am really looking forward to this years ride. Even though there were some sections that were really mentally challenging......as in big...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-03-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,529
Posted By SCExpat
McCall ride

Just great as always.....
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0LvaJxvAqyY/U4dexT0HheI/AAAAAAAADIA/ocuE-zBslX0/w1153-h865-no/IMG_9982.JPG...
Forum: Beasts 06-01-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 10,238
Views: 1,318,817
Posted By SCExpat
It's all relative.......

A GSA rider made this post as to how important having towing service in his insurance is.

"Good one...but you are not on a BMW that weighs 564 unloaded

Look I carry more self-rescue, "what if"...
Forum: Trials 05-29-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2,462
Views: 287,356
Posted By SCExpat
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0LvaJxvAqyY/U4d...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0LvaJxvAqyY/U4dexT0HheI/AAAAAAAADIA/ocuE-zBslX0/w1153-h865-no/IMG_9982.JPG

Not an "action" shot but I really liked this pic. Up in the rocks at McCall, ID...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-23-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 8,376
Views: 725,866
Posted By SCExpat
I just got a Garmin 78 but after seeing this...

I just got a Garmin 78 but after seeing this thread http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=863174 and seeing guys get a complete set up for under $100 wish I would have gone the budget...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-15-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By SCExpat
Thank you! I was wondering why I did not see any...

Thank you! I was wondering why I did not see any dirt roads and secondary streets. Part of the learning curve. :huh
Forum: Trials 05-15-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,228
Posted By SCExpat
Sounds great! :clap Just an excellent job on the...

Sounds great! :clap Just an excellent job on the restoration. You are a true craftsman. Can't wait to see it being ridden.
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 5,511
Views: 754,660
Posted By SCExpat
I have had real good luck with Sea Foam. Bought a...

I have had real good luck with Sea Foam. Bought a 1999 Moto Guzzi that the owner was not riding so it had sat for over a year without any gas stabilizer. It ran really rough but a can of Sea Foam...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-08-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,990
Posted By SCExpat
Check out this thread...

Check out this thread http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=863174

There are people getting the used 5" screen Garmin's off eBay for about $50 and using them for off road/ dual sport...
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10,238
Views: 1,318,817
Posted By SCExpat
From lurker to Stelvio rider.

Had my brother buy a 2009 Stelvio for me in Huntington Beach. Did a fly-n-ride back to Boise via PCH from SLO to Monterey. What a road! Great weather, views and not too much traffic....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-05-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4,282
Views: 1,601,809
Posted By SCExpat
Off in the distance.......

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-kPrEpOQ2ROA/UA7ILKrCHfI/AAAAAAAACTY/uUzQqJZRmG0/w1153-h865-no/IMG_5896.JPG

Making good time next to the canal. Much better in person but happy with this from my...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-05-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By SCExpat
Thanks but, I'll pass. I can get a new 78 with a...

Thanks but, I'll pass. I can get a new 78 with a warranty for less. As I have never used a 76 before the change/difference in how they operate will not be noticed by this noob. :D
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-03-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By SCExpat
So cut me a deal on the 78 :deal Just remember I...

So cut me a deal on the 78 :deal Just remember I am a cheap bastard. :evil




Thanks. In Canada....but they are willing to ship. Then I would need to get the power cord.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-03-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By SCExpat
Thanks. I had not considered the touch screen vs....

Thanks. I had not considered the touch screen vs. buttons. Seems like buttons is the way to go. So that leads me to the Garmin GPSMAP 78. Seems like some like it and some don't. The more I know the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-02-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By SCExpat
ARRGGHHHHHH not another which one will work thread....

So I have been lurking and searching and once was lost but then found. Searched and researched some more and now I am just as lost as before. :cry

I want a simple GPS that I can make tracks in...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5,511
Views: 754,660
Posted By SCExpat
I just sold my DR650 and got a FE450. Some trade...

I just sold my DR650 and got a FE450. Some trade off's but overall I am very happy. I truck my bike to close to where I'll be riding. I just did not like going into the mountains in the summer and...
Forum: Trials 03-29-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,382
Posted By SCExpat
My 2 cents. Nothing will build up your endurance...

My 2 cents. Nothing will build up your endurance for trials riding like......trials riding. Also ride a bit, 10 - 15 minutes and then rest for 5-10 minutes. When we go riding for 3 hours at first I...
Forum: Trials 03-29-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,361
Posted By SCExpat
No difference.....clutch in/out, in/out of gear. ...

No difference.....clutch in/out, in/out of gear.

The bike runs and shifts good so I am going with the temporary oil starvation to some part on the left when leaned to the right theory. :deal...
Forum: Trials 03-29-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,361
Posted By SCExpat
I only wish it was that easy. There is 500cc of...

I only wish it was that easy. There is 500cc of PJ1 clutch tuner with about 6-7 hours on it. Kind of clear so it is easier to see the bubbles. Also when leaned to the right there is not enough to be...
Forum: Trials 03-28-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,361
Posted By SCExpat
Warmed up a little today.

So I got a video so you can hear the noise and know i am not crazy....well at least as far as the noise thing goes. :norton
...
Forum: Trials 03-26-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,361
Posted By SCExpat
I still get comments about how good the bike...

I still get comments about how good the bike looks for an "old" Beta. The good thing about being a novice/amateur rider is that when I fall off it is usually close to the ground as I don't ride the...
Forum: Trials 03-25-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,361
Posted By SCExpat
Yes it is a 270. Not a problem in 1 1/2 years of...

Yes it is a 270. Not a problem in 1 1/2 years of riding. Maybe the gears do not get quite enough oil when leaned to the right. Still running good so I'll just ride it and hope for the best. :D
Forum: Trials 03-24-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,361
Posted By SCExpat
I think I have my answer.....at least one I can...

I think I have my answer.....at least one I can live with without making me crazy....or more crazy. It was suggested to me by an expert rider that when the bike is leaned to the right all 500cc of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5,511
Views: 754,660
Posted By SCExpat
Part # 81235941044 ...

Part # 81235941044

http://www.surdykeyamaha.com/pages/Catalog/Product/209672
$112. Not sure if there is a better price but this one is the best I have found so far.
Forum: Trials 03-21-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,361
Posted By SCExpat
Unless I "learn to live with it" that will be...

Unless I "learn to live with it" that will be next. Might be because I bought a new 1980 something Suzuki PE250. Great bike but on the first ride it was making a strange noise. I thought it is new...
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