L.A. B.S. over flow and info

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by jamin_mathis, May 13, 2010.

  1. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Reminds me of that quip...
    "Just because you can doesn't mean you should." :clap
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  2. JeffS77

    JeffS77 cheap bastard

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    Pretty sure I could spend at least a week riding the inyo national forest. Found some super fun fast flowing two track. The trick up there is to ride all the offshoots.
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    I had my jetting spot on the second we showed up to camp..the little one two five pulled my big ass up to 9100 feet no problem
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  3. devo2002

    devo2002 -Devo

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    About to go in, ed Harris is here for a Q&A. Come on down, lol.
  4. JeffS77

    JeffS77 cheap bastard

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    It was hot yesterday..we had a group of 20 bikes run from apple valley to Slash X. Hydration was key. I was pissing crystal clear before and during the ride. My cooling vest and cooldanna really helped. Unfortunately we had a bike seize on our trip back so riding sweep I towed him back to the Slash and waited a few hours for the trailer to arrive.
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  5. JeffS77

    JeffS77 cheap bastard

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    Am I less of a man if I own a side by side ? I mean I already ride a 125 I might as well go all the way.....

    But seriously I am kind of looking at Honda Pioneer 500 ... 50" width 4x4 and way cheaper than a Polaris 570. I need to get something my boy and I can ride/drive together and the 50" cars looks nice so we can hit some of the narrower stuff. I only work 4 days a week and having 3 days mid week off and not being out in the dirt or on the road every second I can is killing me. He is getting close to three years old he loves cars, the outdoors , road trips with dad and adventure so it only seems logical.

    Anybody have any seat time with the little pioneer ? I know its not great car for the So Cal desert but I feel it would do ok cruising down here but be a good rig we can run the two track up in the sierras with ? what kind of range can you expect with the 4.1 gal tank?
  6. burnoil

    burnoil Schrodinger is right

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    Running up to Cactus Flats tomorrow around mid day...back side of big bear if anyone wants to go. Easy ride for the day I'm on an S10.
  7. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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  8. devo2002

    devo2002 -Devo

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    I'm paying my property taxes on the LA gov website, and it refers to my bill as an 'item' that I placed in my 'shopping cart'...WTF?
  9. nrvale0

    nrvale0 Been here awhile

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    "Tax cattle"
  10. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    CSM guys - lets talk about riding.

    Got a new NEXX helmet at the bike show - new lid from Portugal. Really nice - most comfortable helmet I've put on in almost 50 years. I like start-up enterprises. :clap

    I've been so busy haven't even had a chance to go ride with it. :bluduh
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  11. SlowerThanYou

    SlowerThanYou I'm Del

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    Wow! Pretty spendy but great looking helmets. Did you get a good deal at the show?
  12. Rockhopp3r

    Rockhopp3r Been here awhile

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    Which one did you get? I've been using the XD1 Baja since April 2016 and I really like it. Not as quiet as my GT Air for the road, but it vents really well.
  13. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Ya, xd1. $300 cash no tax at the show from the importer. Dessert tan.
    I'm too cheap to buy an Arai or a Shuberth. Lol

    It replaced a pretty new Fly Trekker. Nice helmet but the Nexx is more comfortable and quieter.
    I really like a dual sport helmet on the GS, screen down only on the freeway - I have to wear prescription Wiley X's. I like the peak/visor thingie for sun shade and good venting. :chace
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  14. Rockhopp3r

    Rockhopp3r Been here awhile

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    Did you end up selling the Tiger?

    I got my XD1 from FC Moto. I think I paid like 430 euros, shipping included. Significantly more than you did, but I think the helmet is worth it. I think that adv helmets look better on these bikes, but I keep using my GT Air for comfort and quietness. Can't beat it.

    Leaving for New Orleans on Saturday and will be taking it. Can't see myself making that trip with the XD1 having the other option.
  15. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Yep, two years ago on New Years eve. Got a '15 R1200GS on a end of year steal-deal. :ricky

    I kind of miss the Tiger once in awhile, especially if there's dirt involved, but the GS does fine and it's way nicer on the hiway. And all the doo-dads are just great, the grips, cruise, nav, esa, more power, and way better 2-up.
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