southern humboldt rides

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by brewmike, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    Ah that makes sense. Maybe that's what I meant. It feels like I have to rock the bike to the right to get it up, I had attributed that to being too long but now that I think about it, it's what you describe. Luckily I have long legs so it's no biggie.
  2. Foot dragger

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    On a DR650 if the rear sag isnt set or the bike is just settling too far in general the kickstand can seem too long,and things get real tippy. Once I put the 700.00 Cogent shock on it the whole bike worked better,even the kickstand/heidth was better. Cogent shock is like an American made copy of an Ohlins shock. Plated steel body like an Ohlins,totally rebuildable,fully adjustable,even comes with Ohlins spring. Best thing Ive done to the bike yet.
  3. oobus

    oobus Been here awhile

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    Believe I've got a set here, you're welcome to them.

    About the kickstands - mine seems too short: the bike leans way over and I can't stand on the peg to load up. Part of the issue may be that my bike is an 09 which has more suspension travel so it sits higher. I've got a supermoto set up for it and may have cut the wrong kickstand.
    My bike came lowered as a small asian guy had it originally. He had dropped the front forks and installed a Kouba? link. Road the bike set up like this for a month and it was fine, just a bit short. I see the lowering links in the parts for sale section all the time.
  4. MeefZah

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    I got a set coming from another inmate, thanks!
  5. stormdog

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    The tank over flow hose goes into a canister. If the bike is over filled or lays on its side the canister can fill with gas causing the raw fuel smell.
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  6. idea man

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    Just saw a bunch (5) of FF's coming down off Kneeland. Mostly on KTM's, one was on an Africa Twin. Nice day for a ride. Good choice coming down that way, Greenwood Heights has some root damage that could double as speed bumps. It was a little jarring. Then again, I am a pansy.
  7. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    Alright, I'm sorry!!!!!!!!!! Quit riding me about it!!!!!!!!! LOL
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  8. idea man

    idea man Remote Plate Spinner Supporter

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    Oh, it's not your fault. Life is about choices and I foolishly chose to go that way (again) this AM on the way home. (Yep, still bumpy....) I also have to fight the urge to touch the paint when there is a sign that says "Wet Paint".
  9. MeefZah

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    Lately when I come through the junction of Kneeland / Greenwood heading down, if I am behind someone, I go the way they don't go. Otherwise I actually prefer Greenwood going down. Call me crazy. Coming up I like Kneeland better.
  10. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    Just stumbled across this "old" pic of my former KTM woods bike from Ohio, Meredith, and baby Bentley (he of the skunk incident)... from 7 years ago...

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    He lived with us for a while. When he was a newborn he was easy to take on motorcycle rides although I did have to poke air holes in the case so regrettably it was never waterproof after this.

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  11. TwilightZone

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    Greenwood. (Sighs) Great road... gotta watch the driveways though.
  12. oobus

    oobus Been here awhile

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    Finally got into the Mendo following in Footdraggers steps. What I witnessed was moonscaped. If we get a wet winter this year it will be a mess. This will be interesting to see how things grow back, as you can see from the pics what had taken over the hillsides was Manzanita Brush.

    I did see that there is a ton of single track all over the hillsides, and actually there were a few dirtbikers out riding, which surprised me.

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  13. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    Where are you located?
  14. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    Goddamn, I love this bike. I haven't actually been "excited" to ride a bike for a long time. The BMW (which I still have) is super awesome and fun but it doesn't promote hooliganism. Maybe extreme speed, but not hooliganism. The 690 basically is just begging to be beaten hard and slid through corners. Every bump in the road is another opportunity to wheelie it. I laugh out loud about half the time and nearly shit my pants the other half.

    Weymouth Bluff Rd

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    Bear River Ridge

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    Sounds like you should ride a 790...
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    welcome to the orange side.
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  17. MeefZah

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    Ima wait till they offer an orange wheelchair with it

    Cause I'll be needing one
  18. idea man

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    Oh yeah, I can see this.
    You'd still be faster than me.
  19. MeefZah

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    LOL
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    Dang that orange cool aid kicked in pretty fast!