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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-29-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15,720
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Posted By richmo1
Mt. Lemmon Ride

Decided to take my new to me ride (traded the 'old' F800GS in on a demo R1200GS) up the backside of Mt. Lemmon. ...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,048
Posted By richmo1
The '81 R65 I'm currently working on has a 16MM...

The '81 R65 I'm currently working on has a 16MM master that I just put a new piston in it. Everything seems to be fine with this setup now that it is working. I don't see a problem at all with the...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-13-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15,720
Views: 1,312,042
Posted By richmo1
Happened again!

Some of you may remember a few years ago when a group of us where riding out south and my DR650 pretty much came to a stop and had to be put it the back of Drizzt's pickup. Turned out to be a bug...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-25-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 15,720
Views: 1,312,042
Posted By richmo1
About two years ago I rode the Solero Ranch Road...

About two years ago I rode the Solero Ranch Road to FS143 and on up to the Whipple Observitory road. I believe that takes on part of Bullsprings road. No closed gates at the time. Piece of cake...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-18-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 132,674
Posted By richmo1
I have been riding on my SeatConcepts seat for...

I have been riding on my SeatConcepts seat for several months now.
I still like it.
For rides over 300 miles in a day I through a Airhawk pad on it and then I'm good for 500+ miles.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-26-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4,744
Views: 1,757,950
Posted By richmo1
Tetons

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-k79DIWFlSME/TlgaOQYjPUI/AAAAAAAACWw/foVyqd0DbSw/s640/P1020433.jpg
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-26-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15,720
Views: 1,312,042
Posted By richmo1
My morning ride through Grand Teton and through...

My morning ride through Grand Teton and through Yellowstone parks. Started out this morning at cold and wet at 48 degrees.
...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-23-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15,720
Views: 1,312,042
Posted By richmo1
Was a good time for me to take a couple of weeks...

Was a good time for me to take a couple of weeks off from work, so I packed up the GS and headed north. I got a friend in Livingston Montana I'm going to go visit. Camped in Greer, AZ (rainy and...
Forum: Americas 08-23-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By richmo1
Thanks for the input. I definitely think I will...

Thanks for the input. I definitely think I will come down via Colorado.
Forum: Americas 08-20-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By richmo1
Tucson to Red Lodge Montana

I'm looking to go from Tucson to Red Lodge, MT in a couple of days. First night will probably be camping out somewhere near Greer, AZ and then up north staying mostly on the 191. I'm open to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-13-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 132,674
Posted By richmo1
I have one and am quite pleased with it.

I have one and am quite pleased with it.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-22-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15,720
Views: 1,312,042
Posted By richmo1
I love www.agrisupply.com...

I love www.agrisupply.com (http://www.agrisupply.com). :D
Besides the tool tubes they have camping gear, meat choppers, pig creeps, horse shoes, life jackets, pea shellers, lifting slings, go-cart...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,209
Posted By richmo1
Where to buy an extended clutch cable?

Recently added 2" risers on my F800GS. I like the risers but I need to buy a slightly longer clutch cable (it pulls at full right stop). Anybody know of a place to buy one?
Thanks.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-06-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15,720
Views: 1,312,042
Posted By richmo1
I have been riding back in that area now quite a...

I have been riding back in that area now quite a bit. I have hit two locked/private property gates at:
32°31'42.76"N 111° 4'3.38"W
and
32°32'8.40"N 111° 7'11.20"W

Not saying there is not a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-24-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,338
Posted By richmo1
I have been riding on mine for about two weeks...

I have been riding on mine for about two weeks now. I have done several 1 hour rides and a 2 1/2 hour ride. I find it very comfortable. I am over 50, 6' 1" and about 210 lbs. I was very...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 102,440
Views: 20,070,985
Posted By richmo1
I had the same issues with my stock seat. I am...

I had the same issues with my stock seat. I am 6' 1" and about 210lbs and had was very uncomfortable after just an hour or so on the DR650. Got the new foam & seat cover from www.seatconcepts.com...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 102,440
Views: 20,070,985
Posted By richmo1
Seatconcepts seat for DR650

I've had my DR650 for almost two years now and I have always had a problem with going more than a few hours on it because of seat discomfort. I'm 6'1" and about 215 lbs and would always get real...
Forum: Vendors 12-01-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4,324
Views: 973,150
Posted By richmo1
The thing to remember about thermal paste is that...

The thing to remember about thermal paste is that it DOES NOT conduct heat better than metal on metal.
It does conduct heat much better than empty air gaps.
Better to have good physical contact...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1,948
Views: 266,046
Posted By richmo1
Drizzt, The front brake on my GF's KLR250 is...

Drizzt,
The front brake on my GF's KLR250 is not hard to pull in at all, but it does NOT have good stopping power. I bled the brakes and checked out the shoes (they looked fine). The front forks...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-15-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,355
Posted By richmo1
I have done several two up trips on my 800GS. ...

I have done several two up trips on my 800GS. I'm 210lbs and my girlfriend is about 150lbs. Even with panniers and extra luggage the bike is able to pass semi-trucks up mountain grades with ease...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-17-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 15,720
Views: 1,312,042
Posted By richmo1
Some photos from this mornings riding clinic: ...

Some photos from this mornings riding clinic:

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_1s_n-b3YMXg/TLuIfd4a15I/AAAAAAAABu4/QGv-y_QYb7Y/s400/P1000766.JPG
...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-03-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15,720
Views: 1,312,042
Posted By richmo1
richmo1 girlfriend (Keli) says this is a go. ...

richmo1 girlfriend (Keli) says this is a go.

We had a good ride today, she did 10 times better than her last.
We started the day out doing figure eights until we were dizzy, but really helped her...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-02-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15,720
Views: 1,312,042
Posted By richmo1
Game & Fish + OHV stickers

Just a heads up. Game and Fish were out at Rail X ranch (NW Catalina). I got stopped twice and checked for my OHV sticker. One guy said they were definitely writing tickets up for those without.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-19-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15,720
Views: 1,312,042
Posted By richmo1
Quote: <table...

Quote:
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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-18-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15,720
Views: 1,312,042
Posted By richmo1
Finally..... Finally got my girl friend (Keli)...

Finally.....
Finally got my girl friend (Keli) her own motorycycle. She has been looking around for over a year and found a '04 KLR-250 on CL she liked. Brought it home the other day. Today was...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-17-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 15,720
Views: 1,312,042
Posted By richmo1
+1 'specially the one on Ina.

+1
'specially the one on Ina.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-11-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15,720
Views: 1,312,042
Posted By richmo1
If you guys aren't meeting at the crack of dawn,...

If you guys aren't meeting at the crack of dawn, I'm probably in on this.
[edit]
Not going to make 7:30.
Might see you guys out there.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-05-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15,720
Views: 1,312,042
Posted By richmo1
I was on that road this morning. I took...

I was on that road this morning.

I took Willow Springs to Barkerville road and then on to the Florence-Kelvin Hwy. I took the F.K. Hwy east to Kelvin. Very easy, maintained dirt road. It...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-04-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15,720
Views: 1,312,042
Posted By richmo1
Northwest ride on Sunday

My ride up Mt. Lemmon got bushwhacked today. I am thinking about riding up Willow/Springs/Barkerville roads to the Florence/Kelvin hwy and out to Kelvin, then up the 177 past the mine to Battle Axe...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-04-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15,720
Views: 1,312,042
Posted By richmo1
I was going to get a motel room for the reason...

I was going to get a motel room for the reason you mentioned but haven't booked it yet.. I think I am going to put my dr650 in the back of my pickup (instead of riding the 800GS up) for this event. ...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-31-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15,720
Views: 1,312,042
Posted By richmo1
28 years ago....

28 years ago.....

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_1s_n-b3YMXg/TH0j3I-MBwI/AAAAAAAABjY/QiqcfSokS0U/s400/CB750K_003.jpg (http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/tiRt54fln74iMZimDT8DYQ?feat=embedwebsite)...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-25-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15,720
Views: 1,312,042
Posted By richmo1
Vehicle Make / Model: BMW / F 650 GS and BMW / F...

Vehicle Make / Model: BMW / F 650 GS and BMW / F 800 GS
Model Year(s): 2008-2009
Manufacturer: BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC
Mfr’s Report Date: JUN 15, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V274000
...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-10-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15,720
Views: 1,312,042
Posted By richmo1
Motorycle salvage

I've been to Dietz a couple of times. Nice folks.
They mostly have road bike stuff, but might have what you need.
Turn south just east of the RideNow on Ina road.

Dietz Racing & Cycle Salvage...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-02-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15,720
Views: 1,312,042
Posted By richmo1
Silver City and back

Not nearly as exciting as a trip with Fish Cops or in the same league as a trip involving ice flows, but I made a run out to Silver City and on to camp at Roberts Lake. I left early Sunday morning,...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-09-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15,720
Views: 1,312,042
Posted By richmo1
Becky, Make sure you look REALLY REALLY CLOSE...

Becky,
Make sure you look REALLY REALLY CLOSE at the needle and the seat. It does not take much (a minute crack in the rubber or a the tiniest piece of debris in the seating area) to cause gasoline...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-02-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,351
Posted By richmo1
What tail rack works with Jesse's mount?

I just got my Safari's mounted up and am looking at tail racks. No special needs, but want something that works with the case mounts and is big enough to strap a medium sized duffel bag on.
...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-02-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15,720
Views: 1,312,042
Posted By richmo1
Bear Tooth Pass

I was just at Bear Tooth Pass three weeks ago (sadly, not on a MC). Prepare to be amazed!
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-28-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15,720
Views: 1,312,042
Posted By richmo1
Worst down hill ever

I believe I know which hill you are talking about (nasty stair steps with baby head boulders + plenty of ruts) about two miles from the ovens, and could not agree with you more. I really felt in...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-26-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15,720
Views: 1,312,042
Posted By richmo1
Mt. Bigelow today at about 11:30 AM

Nice up top of Mt. Lemmon today. I spent some time riding around (scouting for future campsites) around Mt. Bigelow.
It was a wonderful 68 degrees at about 11:30 AM.
...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-25-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 15,720
Views: 1,312,042
Posted By richmo1
Ride up to Mt. Lemmon tomorrow

I'm thinking of riding up Catalina Highway to Mt. Lemmon tomorrow morning and then down the backside. Probably leaving around 7:00 - 8:00 am time frame.
Anyone interested?
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