Chico, Ca Dualsport Riders

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Bob Tosi, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. KyoXR

    KyoXR Clouds, Snow, Rain

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    Nice! always like the pictures.
    If anyone has any nostalgia about a 1983 Honda XL600R and want one a friend of mine is selling his, check the Redding Craigslist under Dual sport.
    Part of the reason he is selling it is because he bought a 2007 KLR650, unfortunately the KLR has a miss to it, I have looked at it checking all the usual stuff and so far can't figure it out, have been doing research on the internet for fix ideas and haven't found it yet,
    Haven't ruled out CDI because no spare to swap and check, it could be a bad wire somewhere? any of you have any spare KLR parts or expert Ideas on unique problems to the KLR around this year?
  2. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Bigger Al lives and breathes these fine Thoroughbred machines,he may check in with an idea.
  3. dlock5

    dlock5 Been here awhile

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    You guy's have some cool riding area's, I use to drive up 32 out to susanville from sac for work. And I always thought that area would be awesome for dual sport rides.

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  4. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Yah,a person can ride mostly dirt to Nevada Border from here,cross Nevada on dirt and into Oregon then Idaho on back dirtroads,theres no way any one person can ride it all. Then theres the Coast to deal with and endless backroads.
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  5. Hop-Sing

    Hop-Sing Long timer

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    Footdragger says,
    "theres no way any one person can ride it all. Then theres the Coast to deal with and endless backroads."

    Well I am working on it, But the more I ride the more I realize I am running out of time. And No a faster bike isn't going to help.
  6. dlock5

    dlock5 Been here awhile

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    Yeah I live in Nevada about 10 mins from the moonrocks. Great riding out here, but I want to get into more longer rides next year. I'm pretty sure I can pretty much go from the moonrocks down to Chico on dirt, at least mostly. And then come back up 70 then through the loyalton area. Ill figure it out someday lol.

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  7. Hop-Sing

    Hop-Sing Long timer

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    Moonrocks, I will come ride 10 minutes form your place. But I am going to stay right there and camp.

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  8. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    I rode a new 701 Husky,if any bike can hit every backroad it would be one a those. 125mph is within reach. 86HP with just a new ECU and muffler. My DR650 makes 35HP on a good day with the wind at it's back.
  9. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    And still no one can catch you.......:-)
  10. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Thats some funny stuff right there
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  11. Hookalatch

    Hookalatch Born Under Bad Sign

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    Hop-Sing to white courtesy phone please.

    Joe, I sent you a private message. Hope to hear from you.
  12. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    3 of us rode over to Covelo for lunch today from Chico,as of right now the M4/Round Valley road is in great shape,very little mud or ice,nice packed dirt hardly any dust. Pretty nice all the way to FH7 and then into Covelo and lunch at Mina,the grass fed burger place,good eats!. We attempted Mendocino summit on the way back but were turned back by packed snow/ice not far from the summit. Trucks were going over none of us wanted to chance falling down on ice with heavy bikes. Cold/dark riding home but a great day out!
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  13. Hop-Sing

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    So did you go up the hill past the school, or did you go up south of Platina a mile or so.
    If you went up North of the creek, past the school, and up the curvy asphalt about 9 miles where M-2 goes to the Right/North. Then I suspect you went Straight/ East for a bit before heading South. I want to know if you turned and dropped off on a short M something road and came out down at the Eel river ranger station. Or did you ride South and come out on FH-7.

    Sometime next week I want to ride down to Chico and head out through Cohaset I think it is. North of the Airport. and do the loop back North coming out to Plum creek and Hyway 36. I always have done it from this side and never North from Chico. I hear we are going to get some warmer days next week so that will decide it for me. I am thinking it is just a 4 or 5 hour ride time but like to give myself some extra for stoppage. Maybe leaving a chico gas station at about 11 or 12 would put you back in town round dark.
    If this sounds good to anybody else speak up.
  14. Foot dragger

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    Me? We rode M4 all the way to FH7. Starts out as Round Valley road not far from Paskenta,comes out maybe 6 or 7 miles on FH7 on the Covelo side of Mendocino summit. It is mostly a packed watered dirt hiway right now.

    Last time I rode from Cohassett to Paynes creek who ever had driven a grader on it left piles of boulders all over the dam road,at that time it would have been a real good workout on my DR650,the 525 did ok. I might be up for riding it again.
  15. Hookalatch

    Hookalatch Born Under Bad Sign

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  16. Hop-Sing

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    Yep I meant Paskenta. Dang I get those names mixed up. Next time try going up M-2 then M-22 I believe. It will drop you back down and you wont touch the Forest Highway. You will come out at the Eel river ranger station. I am not sure what way is the fastest. Matt says that the way you went is the quickest but I am not sure about that. This road has gates and is opened around May and I am not sure when they close it.
    The East side road i am talking about is not a race road, It is a slow haul due to it being rocky, but it isn't that bad compared to say Hogsback.
  17. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    I did Hogsback on my DR once,really liked the square cement block sections and lava cap with all shapes of rolling rocks for days,would do it regular if only I lived closer.

    We stopped and brainstormed on M2,but were so hungry we just kept going on M4. It didnt take long from where M2 started to get to FH7 on M4. Jeremy wants to ride but is hamstrung by reality. Trimigrants are wandering around spending $ in Covelo,europeans of different sorts. There was actually traffic to where I had to wait to pull out.....
  18. oobus

    oobus Been here awhile

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    I think you are wanting to drop in on THE INDIAN DICK ROAD. From what I've seen, it still has a big slide and is closed. It pops out at the bridge over the Eel.
    I will race you over to that bridge, you start in Red Bluff and I'll start in Corning and see who get's there first....
  19. Cavi

    Cavi Been here awhile

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    Hey they will be playing the new movie Dust 2 Glory on Wed at 7:30 pm in Redding Cinemark, anyone who say the original knows this should be a fantastic movie about the Baja 1000. Anyone other than me going?
  20. Hop-Sing

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    I would like to take you up on that Matt. But to make it even remotely fair we have to start at the Paskenta store. The first one to that Bridge has to bye the hamburgers since he will be there first. If the slide stops me you will win and get two hamburgers for yourself. Otherwise I am pretty sure my hamburger will be cold, But I will eat it anyway. If I get there first I will turn around and wait for you to arrive So that you can buy the Hamburgers.

    Dropping down to the "Indian Dick Road" .
    I have tried to follow the roads back to what I believe is as far as you can go. I have been back there behind closed gates and crossed paths with Federal Vehicles that didn't want to Chat. I have done miles of two track that have never panned out. Trying to find a path that connects to Stuart Gap on the North side of the Yolla Bollies.
    Again Matt, I believe you camped out up by there last year with your Bay area friends on the way to Weaverville's thing. Anyway, My search is for the closest path around the East side of the Yolla Bollies. I have maps showing roads but they may just wilderness trails. Someone take me from Idel's Cove to Stuart Gap.
    I may have to do a backpacking trip just to connect these two areas.