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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,952
Posted By yobuddy
I mount first with side stand down, stepping on...

I mount first with side stand down, stepping on left foot peg and climbing on. The wife goes next, left foot on passenger peg and climbs up and on holding my shoulder for stability. I have educated...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-27-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 599
Posted By yobuddy
Leaving South Lake Tahoe I would vote for 89/88...

Leaving South Lake Tahoe I would vote for 89/88 down into the valley. From there you can take 99 south to 120 to 5 to 205 and into the East Bay area. I was on Hwy. 1 weekend before last, already...
Forum: Face plant 03-13-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 38,587
Posted By yobuddy
Started riding dirt bikes when I was 12 and have...

Started riding dirt bikes when I was 12 and have not stopped riding since, I am now 57. In 1992 had heart valve replacement and the doc told me I needed to give up motorbikes. My choice, I said,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By yobuddy
I will look forward to your comparison. I have...

I will look forward to your comparison. I have ridden the GSW, which I really liked, but to compare a GSA to a GSAW would be great. I will have to put the blame on you if it makes me go buy one,...
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By yobuddy
Thanks guys, the Forcefield shorts look like they...

Thanks guys, the Forcefield shorts look like they would do it. My current riding shorts have "protection" in the hip area but it is insignificant as far as I am concerned. I will get a pair once I...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By yobuddy
Good Hip Protection

Looking for recommendations for off road pants that have good hard hip padding. My BMW City Pants have it for street use but all of my off road gear has wimpy foam padding in the hips. The City...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 79,262
Posted By yobuddy
Thanks to all that have offered advice and shared...

Thanks to all that have offered advice and shared their experiences with THR. I am getting right hip replaced 3/19. Hope to be back street riding as soon as possible. Dirt riding may be put on...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-28-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By yobuddy
Thanks for the input, I will check it out. ...

Thanks for the input, I will check it out.

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-28-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By yobuddy
Unfortunately we will be in a rental car. Had...

Unfortunately we will be in a rental car. Had thought about renting a bike and doing a ride out of Birmingham after the event for a few days. I suppose that would be an option as well.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-27-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By yobuddy
Hotel/Area for Barber Motorsports Park

A few of us are planning to come down 10/14 for the Vintage Days. Looking for a good place to stay that has decent restaurants and generally a nice area. Don't mind driving 30 minutes to the track...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,400
Posted By yobuddy
Merino wool is my first choice.

Merino wool is my first choice.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-07-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By yobuddy
Not sure what size mine is and its too cold to go...

Not sure what size mine is and its too cold to go out to the garage but I am 5'11" 195# your welcome to try mine on if you are anywhere near oakdale
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,885
Posted By yobuddy
Not they need more Kudos, but.....

I have (2) of the 12 can models and one (1) 24 can model absolutely the best soft coolers, hands down. I buy them for friends for Xmas and highly recommend them to the ones I don't buy gifts for. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-19-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,383
Posted By yobuddy
If you want to ride the Sierra foothills I can...

If you want to ride the Sierra foothills I can tour guide you around on either the Saturday or Sunday after Thanksgiving. If we don't get much rain/snow we could head up to Yosemite or Tahoe. Just...
Forum: EMEA 11-09-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 913
Posted By yobuddy
My wife and I did the Edelweiss High Alpine tour...

My wife and I did the Edelweiss High Alpine tour a couple of years ago. Had a great time. We rode with just two other couples most of the time. You can get lost on your own just as long as you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-30-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,445
Posted By yobuddy
Patrick, we will be camping at the San Simeon...

Patrick, we will be camping at the San Simeon State Park Fri. and Sat. nights. This campground is just north of the town of Cambria. We have not made reservations but I can' imagine its full. Maybe...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,017
Posted By yobuddy
I am 210 lbs and always mount by standing on left...

I am 210 lbs and always mount by standing on left foot peg and climbing aboard. Side stand shows no signs of giving up and I have 46k miles. I have thought about adding a larger footprint to the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-15-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,445
Posted By yobuddy
I am camping that weekend in the San Simeon...

I am camping that weekend in the San Simeon campground. Close to town so we can ride in and eat. Campground is just north of town and has good facilities. If your in the neighborhood stop by for a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 15,461
Posted By yobuddy
I have had 5 BMW twins and assorted Japanese...

I have had 5 BMW twins and assorted Japanese bikes. All dead reliable for me. The BMW twins do require more frequent valve adjustments which are very easy but repairs have been non-existent. All...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-02-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By yobuddy
Going to Maine, need suggestions..

Fellow ADV'rs, could use a little input about an upcoming trip.
Unfortunately we will not be on the bike this trip but we are visiting Boston and then going to drive to Maine 10/20. We have 5...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By yobuddy
Let me just say that I had a R1100rs put about...

Let me just say that I had a R1100rs put about 77,000 mi on it sold to a friend who still has it with now about 90000 mi and still runs like a top. I actually liked the gearbox better on the 1100...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,394
Posted By yobuddy
I'm a bit confused, only time I am forced to stop...

I'm a bit confused, only time I am forced to stop at a Starbucks is when I am riding with my KTM riding buddies. They buy the cold stuff to go and hot stuff when we stop by. I won't post pictures...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-06-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,204
Posted By yobuddy
As I understand it, you can try to challenge, and...

As I understand it, you can try to challenge, and hope that the officer that wrote the ticket appears in court. The evidence he presents will be "hear say" therefore in admissible for a traffic...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-29-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,448
Posted By yobuddy
Whether you go down 5, 33, or 99 I would cut over...

Whether you go down 5, 33, or 99 I would cut over on 152 to hwy 101 and go south through some great farming areas in the salinas valley. This route is recommended if you are stii hell bent on riding...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-22-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,161
Posted By yobuddy
Also heard this...

Yep, Sherriff was tired of dealing with the complaints. I believe I heard it was effective first of July. I suppose a lot could happen between now and then but it looks like USFS will not be...
Forum: Racing 06-21-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By yobuddy
Bus Service

You may want to think about using the MTA bus service. It picks up in several places around Salinas, Monterey and Carmel and takes you right into the track free of charge. Check their website for...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-18-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4,619
Views: 398,166
Posted By yobuddy
You guys are right up my alley, ride, camp and...

You guys are right up my alley, ride, camp and good times. I live a bit east of the Bay Area but I will keep looking to hook up with you guys for a ride. Thanks to all for posting up your rides, I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-07-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 885
Views: 53,718
Posted By yobuddy
The area between Groveland and Cherry Lake, lots...

The area between Groveland and Cherry Lake, lots of Jeep type trails but not much single track that I know of. The Hull Creek area has lots of single track. Unfortunately I don't have any GPS files...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By yobuddy
Bash Rotax

That motor is a Rotax design. It is a great mill but....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-02-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By yobuddy
Have a great ride!

Hi Oldxr, rode with you on a couple of Cycle Specialties rides . Have a great ride!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-03-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 53,718
Posted By yobuddy
I will be doing the Cycle Specialties ride on the...

I will be doing the Cycle Specialties ride on the 12th as well as the dual sport on the 18th with Gayle. You guys should join in the fun. Like someone said you don't need a BMW, I have done a few...
Forum: The Garage 04-28-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,630
Posted By yobuddy
Friend of mine swears by Techron for carb...

Friend of mine swears by Techron for carb soaking. Makes sense just haven't had the opportunity to try it.
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,231
Posted By yobuddy
I use a cheap ass electric pump from Walmart...

I use a cheap ass electric pump from Walmart similar to the Coleman. To deflate just put the inlet on the mattress and it sucks it flat so that you can stow back in the sack.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-23-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 53,718
Posted By yobuddy
Yep, I will be at the McDonalds at 10:30 in...

Yep, I will be at the McDonalds at 10:30 in Angels Camp. Should be ideal weather for a ride.
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,923
Posted By yobuddy
I can use my 1-pc RC yearround for my short 25...

I can use my 1-pc RC yearround for my short 25 minute commute. Takes less than a minute to put on or take off. I need to treat mine at least once a year for water repellency. I have owned mine...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-23-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 885
Views: 53,718
Posted By yobuddy
Jason, Unfortunately I work during the week. I...

Jason,
Unfortunately I work during the week. I thought about Gayle having a ride this weekend but didn't recall getting an email which I usually get. Might go to Cycle Specialties today and see...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-22-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 53,718
Posted By yobuddy
Anyone riding this Sunday 3/22

Got the urge for a little Adventure riding this weekend. Don't have any routes or plans but if someone needs a partner for riding let me know. Some of you have met me on one of Gayles rides I am...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-22-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 960
Posted By yobuddy
You could save a few bucks and get a Motion Pro...

You could save a few bucks and get a Motion Pro knockoff at Cycle Gear for about 1/2 the price.
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 20,567
Posted By yobuddy
I will verify again today, but thats what I...

I will verify again today, but thats what I believe I was looking at. I wasn't extremely interested because of the size but I will check more thoroughly today. And, yes it is Cycle Specialties.
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 20,567
Posted By yobuddy
Don't give up your hopes yet, I was at my dealer...

Don't give up your hopes yet, I was at my dealer in Modesto, CA and they had the PR3 on closeout. IIRC Jackets were, $399 and pants were $299. Only had them in size 56 which is a bit big for me. ...
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