Tucson Area Bulletin Board:

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by russbryant, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Dave JP

    Dave JP BRP Rider

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    Howdy Tucson ADV'ers:

    My 12 year old daughter, going on 18, has grown a melon too large to sport her beautiful helmet of days past.

    If any of you have a young one that can use this helmet, I'll gladly pass it along.

    Details:

    -Girl's Fox moto helm, approximately 3 years old.
    -Black and pink.
    -Size KL 52cm (Kid's Large, I think).
    -No drops or damage, as she wore it while riding on the back of my XRR. :)

    Shoot me a PM if interested.

    I hope all of you Kool Kats are doing excellent. Time for a ride, for sure.

    Dave
  2. zmotomann

    zmotomann No Quarter

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    Hi,
    If any inmates in the next few weeks is heading to or threw the Dallas TX area and has room for a klr 650 with bags to hitch a ride? Lets see if we can make a comfortable arrangement for a oneway transport.

    Please pm me for more info.

    Thanks,
    Zman
  3. shartsy

    shartsy n00b

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    Anyone up for a run up to Mt Lemmon? Thinking dirt up, pavement down. Early to mid week depending on weather of course...
  4. downlowiss

    downlowiss Adventurer

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    I would be down one of these days this week... Early morning works beat as i work at 3pm
  5. ifixfords

    ifixfords Been here awhile

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    I am going to be in the Tucson area during Thanksgiving week 2014. I am having trouble finding a dual sport to rent and wondered if anyone had any thoughts on the subject.

    I am coming from Raleigh, NC. I ride dirt every weekend on a KTM 200xcw, also do a lot of dual sport on DRZ400 and BMW F800GSA.

    Would also love to have a guide to show me the trails if anyone has time.

    Thanks for any help, Stuart

    I would also consider buying a DRZ400 or similar dual sport and selling it again when I'm done with it, may not cost anymore than shipping mine out there.
  6. mntdawg

    mntdawg NOT FRAGILE OR GREEN

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    So, I hear the desert has greened up. Some one please post up a few shots of the Sonoran in its green form for this desert rat that is stuck suffering this type of green.







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  7. mntdawg

    mntdawg NOT FRAGILE OR GREEN

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    Rain all week killed me on the job.















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  8. russbryant

    russbryant Long timer

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    Outstanding!! Thanks Dawg.


    Russ
  9. daBum

    daBum Dave the Bum

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    There's a little bit of green up here...
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  10. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    I've noticed for lease signs in front of/on the building Performance Cycle center occupies. Anyone know if they are planning on moving or if this is for another section of that building?
  11. Rontopia

    Rontopia n00b

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    Hi All

    I get this thread in my email every day. I noticed that most of your rides are dirt bikes so i have only posted a few times. I do read this thread often. makes me want to buy a more dirt/rock/sand worthy bike. I just cant have the vibrations associated with a single cylinder bike. I like the vstrom, good balanced bike, does a little everyting, and now I have it setup for me. so it will be hard to get me off it.

    I live in tucson, i have a 2004 vstrom that I ride almost everyday. I have done some off pavement stuff (I have been riding 25+ years) some longer rides but mostly I commute because with work, school, kids, wife and so on its the only time I get to ride. I am not a bad mechanic, but have little experence wrenching on bikes. wtih the economy the way it is, I am keeping cars and bikes much longer than in the past and I am doing all the work on them and I have saved .. thousands over the last 2 years..

    not being a good motorcycle mechanic (although I did just rebuild my forks for the first time rides so much better) , I decided to post here in hopes of finding some that have or have had a vstrom. I have the "headlight instrument cluster" going out issue. I have read up on it but was hoping to find someone local that has had the same issue?

    Thanks guys.
    Ron
  12. acruhl

    acruhl Adventurer

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    The salt and pepper place on the east side of San Manuel has no gas. I did a ride over Mount Lemmon this morning to Oracle, then Webb road to San Manuel. I knew I would be close on gas if I came over Reddington, and I was right. I hit reserve about 100 yards from the circle K. Would have been nice to get gas in San Manuel, then I could have had more fun on the Reddington side roads.

    It's not as green as it was a few weeks ago.
  13. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    If anybody here has Fastphil38's phone number can you drop him a line and ask him to check his PM's? Thanks!
  14. tmac13

    tmac13 SomeCallHimTim

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    I'll let him know when I see him at work in the AM.
  15. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    Thanks!
  16. Fastphil38

    Fastphil38 AZ Offroad

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    Hey the only work that I've had done is head work for my 450X. The guy that did it is Rick @ Mussleman Honda.622-1073. Good Luck
  17. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    Thanks!
  18. Mr. NoMoto

    Mr. NoMoto Adventurer

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    Is anyone planning on going to the Howling at the Moon event? I'm more than likely going to go, but I'm hoping to get a feel for whether or not there may be some familiar faces to ride with. :freaky
  19. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    Link to event info?
  20. acruhl

    acruhl Adventurer

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    A friend of mine and I rode south from Arivaca on Ruby Road all the way to Nogales. We checked out Warsaw canyon roads and California Gulch as well. One road going south from California Gulch took us to the border fence. It wasn't overly difficult, but some of it probably wasn't for heavy ADV bikes either. Some mud and rocky washes, some sand, one pretty steep climb (not on the main road). Ruby Road itself is graded and no problem at all.

    If you haven't been on this road, or haven't been there when it's so green, it's worth doing.

    The side roads (Warsaw Canyon, California Gulch) are exactly what "dual-sport" riding is all about.

    <img src="http://www.panoramio.com/photos/d/110580886.jpg" width="800" height="455">

    (Plenty more where that came from, I might post a few more here and there.)