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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-16-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,008
Posted By scottrnelson
I have a packet of maps covering much of the...

I have a packet of maps covering much of the Sierras to the best detail I can get for each area and I'm supposed to always bring the whole thing along with me on any rides up there. So far I seem to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-16-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,008
Posted By scottrnelson
National Geographic has the best maps for that...

National Geographic has the best maps for that area. Map 804...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-28-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,572
Posted By scottrnelson
Motorcycles are allowed in car pool lanes all...

Motorcycles are allowed in car pool lanes all over the country, unless there are signs specifically stating otherwise. For example, a buses-only sign means no motorcycles.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,179
Posted By scottrnelson
But they didn't ask you about it while you were...

But they didn't ask you about it while you were at the DMV getting them registered, right?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,179
Posted By scottrnelson
I have never had the DMV check on insurance when...

I have never had the DMV check on insurance when I've registered a vehicle there.

I always get coverage the same day, and would be covered for 30 days anyway with my current policy, but the DMV...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-15-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By scottrnelson
It has also been noted recently that he is too...

It has also been noted recently that he is too busy to take on any new traffic-related business. He might be able to recommend someone else, though.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,179
Posted By scottrnelson
Unless the DMV has a problem with the way the...

Unless the DMV has a problem with the way the seller filled out ANYTHING on the title.

I bought an RM-125 years ago from a guy 160 miles away and he had changed a date on the title. They wouldn't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,179
Posted By scottrnelson
Yeah, I missed that. All you need is title,...

Yeah, I missed that.

All you need is title, bill of sale, and money. The bike doesn't even need to be with you when you visit the DMV. Should be totally easy.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,179
Posted By scottrnelson
Title and bill of sale is all you need. ...

Title and bill of sale is all you need.

However - If that Triumph is a 49-state bike it will have to have at least 7500 miles on the odometer or YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO REGISTER IT HERE.

You need...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-11-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By scottrnelson
National Geographic maps 804, 805, and 806 will...

National Geographic maps 804, 805, and 806 will give you an idea of what's available east of Sacramento in the Sierras. Unlike many other maps, it distinguishes dirt roads from single-track from...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-08-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,846
Posted By scottrnelson
This weekend I'm dealing with what I did last...

This weekend I'm dealing with what I did last week (have to take the engine apart on my Honda). Next Saturday or the one after that I'll come up with something.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9,282
Views: 1,857,332
Posted By scottrnelson
Salt Lake drivers are the worst. In fact, the...

Salt Lake drivers are the worst. In fact, the whole state of Utah. The only place I know of where they're worse than that is Las Vegas, but at least the rest of Nevada seems okay.

I never could...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9,282
Views: 1,857,332
Posted By scottrnelson
Cool2 Or you can always move someplace where just about...

Or you can always move someplace where just about every single day is a nice day, like in Northern California. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9,282
Views: 1,857,332
Posted By scottrnelson
Were you aiming that question at me? I've...

Were you aiming that question at me?

I've ridden over hundreds of cattle guards on various Ducatis. Only crashed once. :cry
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-01-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,535
Views: 101,019
Posted By scottrnelson
I'm ready. Just need a good night's sleep, do a...

I'm ready. Just need a good night's sleep, do a couple of little things with the bike in the morning and we're off. Should be a nice ride.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-30-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,535
Views: 101,019
Posted By scottrnelson
Thanks. I didn't see anything in the area where...

Thanks. I didn't see anything in the area where I plan to ride. And I'm always willing to adjust routes as necessary anyway. That and making lots of U-turns when going somewhere I'm not totally...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-30-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1,535
Views: 101,019
Posted By scottrnelson
The one from the end of Foresthill Road down to...

The one from the end of Foresthill Road down to French meadows is the rough one. I came close to dumping it once the last time I rode it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-29-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1,535
Views: 101,019
Posted By scottrnelson
Sierra Dirt Roads - Saturday, August 2

I haven't been on a good ride for about a month, so I'm planning one this coming Saturday, August 2. The main part goes from Foresthill to Placerville, with as much dirt roads as I can fit in.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,594
Posted By scottrnelson
Cool2 I have some clear Shoei faceshields as old as...

I have some clear Shoei faceshields as old as 1997 with no yellowing. Several of the helmets are history, but I still have a number of old shields and none of them show any yellowing.

You might...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,594
Posted By scottrnelson
I do it this way too. Since nearly all of my...

I do it this way too. Since nearly all of my helmets are made by Shoei, it's very easy to remove and reinstall the face shields. I'll take the shield to the sink, run water over it, then put two or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,482
Posted By scottrnelson
And if it doesn't work, you've only wasted a few...

And if it doesn't work, you've only wasted a few hours. :lol3

Most tube-type rims that I've dealt with aren't designed to hold the bead tightly in place to get the seal that you need for a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 8,654
Posted By scottrnelson
I used to trail brake into turns but switched to...

I used to trail brake into turns but switched to getting all of the braking done before turning in, then getting lightly on the throttle immediately. I made the switch after reading David L. Hough...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-23-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,851
Posted By scottrnelson
The AMA is collecting signatures to petition the...

The AMA is collecting signatures to petition the state to put the guidelines back.

You can sign it here: https://cqrcengage.com/amacycle/app/sign-petition?0&engagementId=55066

They just need...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-19-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,846
Posted By scottrnelson
If they're going from Georgetown to Foresthill,...

If they're going from Georgetown to Foresthill, you can do it all on pavement or you can do quite a bit on dirt. I'm not a night person or I would consider it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-18-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,535
Views: 101,019
Posted By scottrnelson
Thanks for sharing that. Interesting ride. ...

Thanks for sharing that. Interesting ride.

I was imagining trying to get my big KTM through there, with the aluminum side cases and all. And getting hung up a couple of dozen times while bashing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,690
Posted By scottrnelson
Head shake maybe. I don't believe it for a full...

Head shake maybe. I don't believe it for a full on tank slapper, though.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-13-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,846
Posted By scottrnelson
I post on the "official" Sacramento area dual...

I post on the "official" Sacramento area dual sport rides thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=756899

And on GCDSR. Sometimes I'll post a note on Sacramento Crotch Rockets in...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-13-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,846
Posted By scottrnelson
I live in Folsom and have a Honda XR650L. I try...

I live in Folsom and have a Honda XR650L. I try to get out regularly but "life" has been getting in the way of that lately.

My goal this summer is to find as many dirt roads that I haven't been...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,608
Posted By scottrnelson
The chain that is on the rear sprocket is not...

The chain that is on the rear sprocket is not affected by the tensioner anywhere past the first couple of teeth that touch on the top and bottom. Those will be tight, but if the rest of the chain on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,608
Posted By scottrnelson
There is a much easier way to check on any...

There is a much easier way to check on any motorcycle. Pull the chain at the back of the rear sprocket. If you can see light between the chain links and the sprocket, time for a new one, it has...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,608
Posted By scottrnelson
Once you lose a roller you will very soon start...

Once you lose a roller you will very soon start damaging the sprockets (front more than rear) and you'll be putting extra stress on the rollers next to the bad one.

Any riding on a bike with a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-11-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,846
Posted By scottrnelson
I'll be posting the second annual Sierra Buttes...

I'll be posting the second annual Sierra Buttes ride on GCDSR sometime in September. I can't figure out exactly when until I'm a couple of weeks out.

We had five bikes on the last one. The next...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,229
Posted By scottrnelson
Learn the difference between "lose" and "loose". ...

Learn the difference between "lose" and "loose". Don't be a looser. :evil


I think the movie The Italian Job is the worst one for motorcycle scenes that are annoying. They have both a Ducati...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-08-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By scottrnelson
Don't blame the bad driving on the tourists. I'm...

Don't blame the bad driving on the tourists. I'm pretty sure most of the crazy stuff I've seen has been with the locals.

I've been all over the West and always figured that Utah had the worst...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,690
Posted By scottrnelson
That is exactly a tank slapper. Just because the...

That is exactly a tank slapper. Just because the cause was something different than what caused yours doesn't make it any less so.

That shows how violent they can be and is one of the best videos...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-04-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,008
Posted By scottrnelson
Sacramento thread:...

Sacramento thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=756899

You have to spell it correctly. :deal

As for crossing any of the Yuba River forks, they typically look something like...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-03-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,008
Posted By scottrnelson
I think I went on one or two of those roads the...

I think I went on one or two of those roads the when I rode with you out there trying to get from the gas station to the meeting spot. The only issue I have is that I always feel lost trying to get...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-02-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,008
Posted By scottrnelson
Here is the route that I prefer:...

Here is the route that I prefer: http://goo.gl/maps/V1Yog

I don't even get on the freeway, I take the frontage road up to Placer Hills Rd, the turn off onto Dog Bar and follow that all the way to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,539
Posted By scottrnelson
This part right here is assuming a lot if riding...

This part right here is assuming a lot if riding on the street. Most of us don't come anywhere close to maximum cornering traction, nor should we when riding on the street.

If you're at a more...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-02-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By scottrnelson
I have one daughter who lives in the Summerlin...

I have one daughter who lives in the Summerlin area and another that's on the north end of Highway 95 out past where it crosses 215. They both think they're in good areas for raising my...
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