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About JMBray

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  1. Goldentyres

    A YouTube show I enjoy is Races to Places, the host is riding around the world and using Goldens. Here are some of his thoughts. By the way he just took 2nd place in Dakar, Malle Moto division. Enjoy, Mark Goldentyre Review
  2. Great pictures and video, all. Hopefully I can make it out on a ride with you all before long!
  3. First, let me apologize for not taking pictures. We were having such a good time we totally forgot! The loop started at my buddies house in Grand Terrace. Both of us ride DRZ400s. We headed out at about 10 am. The freeway took us to Cleghorn Trail which we road to Silverwood Lake and then back. After short snack we took a cut off to the asphalt circling around the North End of Silverwood Lake. From there we picked up a fire Road near the Northeast Silverwood Lake parking lot. Shortly afterward we ventured off onto single track trails. We were careful to always stay on marked trails that were open to our vehicles. We Road various blue and black difficulty rating trails eventually letting out into a neighborhood near Blue Jay. For the trails that we took, it was definitely a light ADV bike outing. We stopped at The Malt Shop for a late lunch/early dinner and recuperated a bit. Afterwards we headed down Highway 18 making sure to use the Waterman Canyon cutoff. Since my friend had never been on it I was sure to show him the Haunted Bridge and the source of Arrowhead spring water. From there it was freeways back to Grand Terrace. All in all a great 120mi and 6 or 7 hours well spent! He knows that area up there well and said that there were lots of other Trails we could explore if we chose to go back. I can't wait! Cheers, Mark
  4. Thanks all! This really is a gem of a bike. And not just this one in particular but the DRZ is in general. I'm really glad I purchased it! I'm looking forward to meeting you all and heading out for a ride at some point. Happy New Year, Mark
  5. Hi all. Over the last few months, I've been updating my bike. As it is I now have Race Tech suspension, a new IMS tank, homemade luggage rack, dynojet carb, Ram Mount mirror, and phone holder, Raptor fuel petcock, kickstand and clutch kills switch delete, and a Seat Concepts kit. I'll be doing the electric wiring power mod and a 12V charger unit soon. I went to Ocotillo Wells yesterday, and ran it with a full tank just to see what the balance was like. Over than a couple of deep sand incidents, everything went great!
  6. WTB DRZ400 ADV Tank

    I found and IMS tank new for oniy $148. Soooo consider this thread closed. :-D
  7. Show Me What You Got

    Mrs. Claus was very good to me this year.
  8. Glad to be of help. ☺
  9. New Member from Murrieta

    Thank you everyone for the warm welcome! I cheap School so I'll have some open weekdays coming up in the very near future. Hopefully we can get together for a ride... As long as it's not over 80 miles cuz I still have my stock tank! LOL
  10. Great ride and photos! Thanks for sharing it gives me some ideas...
  11. Good morning everyone. I picked up a DRZ400 not too long ago, and I'm building it into an adventure bike. I'm looking for the 4-gallon IMS tank, or the Clarke 3.9 tank. I let a couple of used ones slip by on eBay at $100 each. This was while I was still researching what tanks I wanted so I didn't want to get the wrong one. Anyhow I know one will eventually pop up but if someone has one sitting in their garage, I'd be happy to take it off your hands. Thanks, Mark
  12. Gahhhhh. Sorry i missed this. I'll keep an eye open for it on YouTube and other sites.
  13. It may be too late, but Cycle Gear has their version on sale. it's just $10 more than the Harbor Freight one. I watched the video on it and it looks pretty good. Here's a link: https://www.cyclegear.com/accessories/trackside-motorcycle-carrier?gclid=CjwKCAiAx57RBRBkEiwA8yZdUIKLwczMd-FUOnzMRXbfZz6m4lGaPcy9Jqa4AT_MOkgAqajbjymlkRoCPhUQAvD_BwE Cheers, Mark
  14. Hi all, Mark here. I came to SDAR through a Facebook group, Moto Euro Breakfast Club, where I'm a member. Jan (a fellow member) recommended it and I'm really glad he did! I started riding at age 6 and spent my childhood and teens up riding dirt bikes. I've had street bikes on and off throughout my adult life, but picked up a 2003 drz400 recently with the desire to hit the dirt once again...hopefully not literally. I've taken The Goat (yes, I've named my Suz.) out for a few rides and commuted to work and love it!. It's just what I was looking for. A work college takes a BIG ride each summer and we are planning a BDR for 2018, most likely in Utah or Oregon. I'm looking forward to meeting you all at local rides or events. I'm also a member of the San Diego Porsche Club of America, and enjoy running my 924S with them. I'm on the left in the photo on a recent ride with my brother who is on the right. Cheers, Mark