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Forum: Americas 10-20-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 907
Posted By oldxr
Last winter I stored my van at a place called...

Last winter I stored my van at a place called Portico Storage in Calixico.Not cheap-$80 for a month.But I had a keypad code and could get the van back anytime.If you want to avoid traffic in Mexicali...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,069
Posted By oldxr
Great thread.I am looking for a new camera to...

Great thread.I am looking for a new camera to replace my 20 year old 3.2 miga-pixel canon.Anything would be an improvement.It rides in the center compartment of a Giant Loop buck&roll tank bag.I...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,025
Posted By oldxr
I have the same boots as Mooncat.Best boots I...

I have the same boots as Mooncat.Best boots I have ever had.Wore them every day for a 3 week ride -no problema.
Forum: Americas 10-08-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By oldxr
In Baja they ride unplated dirt bikes and Polaris...

In Baja they ride unplated dirt bikes and Polaris Razors on the road.They dont care.But the $hit starts if you have an accident.Get good insurence and your TVIP.I did a 3 week trip to Baja last...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 14,753
Posted By oldxr
10/10 on the RR.I need to work on my gps...

10/10 on the RR.I need to work on my gps skills.That area is like the Baja of the USA.
Forum: Vendors 10-06-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,655
Posted By oldxr
Entered:D

Entered:D
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,709
Posted By oldxr
Sometimes u-haul gets uptight if you tell them...

Sometimes u-haul gets uptight if you tell them you are hauling a motorcycle in thier van-dont tell them that.The per mile cost is the killer-it adds up.I haul bikes in my van -but my fuel cost would...
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,798
Posted By oldxr
Older Toyota pu or 4 runner?Ford Ranger...

Older Toyota pu or 4 runner?Ford Ranger pre-runner truck?Problem with any kind of pick-up is gas milage and ride over a car based platform.In southern California I have seen some desert pre-runner...
Forum: Americas 10-04-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,257
Posted By oldxr
The way I use my cards is to minimize the risk of...

The way I use my cards is to minimize the risk of my card# being stolen.It does not matter what kind of chips or what ever is on the card.Unless you are in a resort town like Cabo you need cash.When...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 96,765
Posted By oldxr
Cycles-you have been a good sport posting about...

Cycles-you have been a good sport posting about this.Sorry to hear about your lack of vacation.My take on this-If you have a $20k bike on fire after the warrenty runs out and have full coverage...
Forum: Americas 10-02-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,257
Posted By oldxr
In Mexico if you are in undeveloped areas cash is...

In Mexico if you are in undeveloped areas cash is king.But I have never had a problem using my american atm card at a major bank to get cash.I will only use an atm connected to a bank -not 1 of those...
Forum: Americas 09-23-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By oldxr
The area of Sacramento just south of the airport...

The area of Sacramento just south of the airport is called Natomas-you should be able to find storage in that area.That would give you a 5-10 minute taxi ride to your bike.There are taxi's at the...
Forum: Americas 09-23-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By oldxr
What kind of bike are you riding and what kind of...

What kind of bike are you riding and what kind of roads-trails do you expect to ride?
Forum: Americas 09-23-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By oldxr
For motorcycles Yosemite is overrated-try...

For motorcycles Yosemite is overrated-try California hwy 108-89-4 loop from the west .Hwy 395 is good riding.A good loop-over the sierras-north on 395 to Mt Shasta then over to the coast and...
Forum: Americas 09-22-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,434
Posted By oldxr
Baja Ho-how did your house fare?Thanks for the...

Baja Ho-how did your house fare?Thanks for the links.Will be down in January.
Forum: The Garage 09-18-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By oldxr
I needed some r12 for an old toyota.There used to...

I needed some r12 for an old toyota.There used to be some r12 replacement called Freeze 12 around.I got it off of Amazon.If you convert to r134 you have to get all of the old r12 oil out of the...
Forum: Airheads 09-17-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,297
Posted By oldxr
Like another post before-its time to hook up an...

Like another post before-its time to hook up an accurate mechanical gauge and get the TRUE oil pressure.You can goto any good auto parts store or auto hot rod speed equipment shop and get a gauge and...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-10-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,265
Posted By oldxr
I am very technically unsavvy-I have a hard time...

I am very technically unsavvy-I have a hard time with Garmin gps units.But I like my Delorme Inreach.I used it for a full Baja run last winter and my daily location link on my Facebook page was...
Forum: Americas 09-09-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By oldxr
Hwy 395 gets snow in the winter-the best time for...

Hwy 395 gets snow in the winter-the best time for this ride would be the next few weeks.October is my favorite vacation month.Everybody spent all thier money on summer travel so its quiet...
Forum: Americas 09-03-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,581
Posted By oldxr
Stayed at Coco's in 1 of his campers last febuary...

Stayed at Coco's in 1 of his campers last febuary on the way back from Cabo.For some strange reason it gets a little cool there in the winter.I of best nights sleep on the road on the whole...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-03-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 823
Posted By oldxr
I rode most of your Nevada route last summer on...

I rode most of your Nevada route last summer on my way back from Jarbidge.I found it to be very easy and kind of boring from Midas west to Gerlach.They were running mining trucks and bus loads of...
Forum: Americas 09-02-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,581
Posted By oldxr
www.rightsure.com I got insurence online...

www.rightsure.com I got insurence online from this company.I cannot comment on using it though becuse I didnt need it.FYI-there is a paved highway running out to Scorpion Bay now.
Forum: Americas 08-30-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,581
Posted By oldxr
Obvious stuff-ride only in the day time .If I am...

Obvious stuff-ride only in the day time .If I am cresting a blind hill on hwy 1 I usually try to be on the right 1/4 of the road-the locals pass when they feel like-be ready.I only use the atm's...
Forum: Americas 08-25-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By oldxr
Hwy 108 over the sierra is a much better...

Hwy 108 over the sierra is a much better motorcycle road .If you really want to avoid freeways you can ride over Mt.Hamilton out of San Jose and end up in Patterson.Except for crossing the valley you...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 683,259
Posted By oldxr
An inmate on here had those e-start parts for...

An inmate on here had those e-start parts for sale in the flea market forum about 1 year ago.He was asking $1000 for the hard parts-no wiring.I am sure he got his asking price.It would be nice if...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 22,328
Views: 2,747,054
Posted By oldxr
Front fork question?

Can you take the compression shim stack out of the bottem of the forks with out removing and disassembling them?
Forum: Americas 08-04-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By oldxr
I ran that area in february.If you are heading...

I ran that area in february.If you are heading west out of San Francisquito to El Arco I think the road that jonz was refering to is a left turn about 2 or 3 miles past Rancho Piedra Blanca.If you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-28-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By oldxr
Possable before the Rim Fire-I have done it.The...

Possable before the Rim Fire-I have done it.The area is supposed to be closed until the clean-up logging is done.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-20-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,310
Posted By oldxr
In-will be there thursday.

In-will be there thursday.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-16-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1,160
Views: 577,037
Posted By oldxr
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r36/randy77zt/b...

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r36/randy77zt/bajalapaz_zpsfa504a1c.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-16-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 384,475
Posted By oldxr
East side of Mt. Ophir Nevada ...

East side of Mt. Ophir Nevada http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r36/randy77zt/xrr%20fall%20leavitt/nevada2013076_zps731f4e21.jpg?t=1405564622
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 12,225
Posted By oldxr
I wonder about response time with my Delorme...

I wonder about response time with my Delorme Inreach out in a places like that .I ride alone alot.And my XRR is hard to start if injured.Nice job of teaming up to help out an injured rider.
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 12,225
Posted By oldxr
Awesome RR.I did a loop of northern Nevada last...

Awesome RR.I did a loop of northern Nevada last year.I rode down the east slope of Mt.Ophir.With the loose rock it seemed like there were sections that I couldnt get my bike slowed down because it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-11-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 813
Posted By oldxr
If it snows in Reno it will sit around for 2 or 3...

If it snows in Reno it will sit around for 2 or 3 days and melt off.It really only might rain/snow in the winter over a 4 month time span.Many people living in rv's in Nevada due to the jobs in...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,604
Posted By oldxr
wachs-are your tracks pre-programmed into your...

wachs-are your tracks pre-programmed into your gps units before you leave or do you just find a road/trail thats going in the correct direction?I did a run out to Jarbidge last summer but my choice...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,624
Posted By oldxr
If you camp anywhere in the woods like Oregon do...

If you camp anywhere in the woods like Oregon do not assume its legal to light a camp fire.Most of the west got %40 of normal rain fall last winter.Everywhere is very dry.I am sure nobody wants a...
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,249
Posted By oldxr
If you were in my neighborhood I would do it for...

If you were in my neighborhood I would do it for $500+ parts.If the boots were ok on the cv axles I wouldnt replace the axles.I would only use an aisin or daiken clutch kit-no funky remain stuff.The...
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,072
Posted By oldxr
If the a/c compressor is cycling fast its low on...

If the a/c compressor is cycling fast its low on r134.If its cycling normal (about 1 min on then off)and the suction line lot of the evaporator core is cold to the touch you might have a blend door...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-02-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By oldxr
Thats my extended back yard.As far as...

Thats my extended back yard.As far as motorcycling unless you hit Yosemite at a non busy time(late spring or fall) I would avoid it.If you need to go back west try hwy 89 to hwy 4,88 is ok but its...
Forum: Americas 07-01-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 738
Posted By oldxr
If you go thru Modesto to get to Yosemite go hwy...

If you go thru Modesto to get to Yosemite go hwy 132 to Coulterville then up j132 to Greely Hill -Smith Station rd then right on hwy120.Its kind of a locals short cut to Yosemite.Just before Yosemite...
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