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    Ramona
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    Dual Sporting/GPS

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  1. Crawdaddy

    Just a heads up on Crawdaddy

    That was the worst I’ve seen it.....no longer worth taking that shortcut (to me)
  2. Crawdaddy

    Just a heads up on Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy checking in......thanks for all the well wishes......I was released late Tuesday afternoon for the less than enjoyable drive home to Ramona from Wildamar with my wife at the wheel. Very freak accident. 9 times out of 10 I would’ve bounced right back up before Jarrett saw me down. I was probably only traveling ~10mph and was in ATGATT mode so I must’ve fallen just.....wrong. Loving wife & narcotics are key this week....feeling pretty beat up.....hopefully I’ll be able to move with a bit more ease next week. I rode the 500 afterwards and the only noticeable tweak was crooked handlebars.... Hope to be back on two wheels sometime in October.....really bummed to be missing out on planned rides in Baja/Bass Lake with Jarrett in the next few weeks but primary focus now has to be on health & minimizing time away from work. FYI, the dirt between Lost Valley & Chihuahua Valley has been graded.....much smoother than years past Thanks again to all.....
  3. Crawdaddy

    KrawlAmerica/HeroOffroad.org

    Summary video on Jarrett's "CRAWL_TV" UTube channel......summary statements at the end warm dad's heart.....
  4. Any/all bikes.......3 ways from Ramona..... From Ramona: 1) Pavement - 78/79/Mesa Grande/Hideout Dirt: 2) Easiest way is up 78 to Magnolia (left - pavement turning to major dirt road) to Black Mountain Rd. (left at bridge on major dirt road) to Mesa Grande (left - pavement) to Hideout. 3) Slightly more challenging route is 7th St. to Haverford (right) which turns into Pamu Rd., take Pamu down into the Pamu Valley, pavement transitions to major dirt road, right on Santa Ysabel TT, right at Y to stay on Santa Ysabel TT, left at Black Mountain Rd. over to Mesa Grande/Hideout.....
  5. Thinking an easy dual sport out and back from Ramona might be on the agenda for Saturday, 9/14........Depart from Packard's at 9am......
  6. Crawdaddy

    Folks who have/know about rzr's (or side by side)

    I actually took mine on the 40FWY (very briefly).........we took the AZ. peace trail from Bullhead City to Topock 66........then hopped on the shoulder of the 40FWY to get over the river to Pirates Cove.............then up along the river on the CA. side to Needles.........cross back over the river on HWY95.........and cruised along the river again on the AZ. side back to Bullhead City........ It's easy peasy to snag a street plate for a RZR in AZ......and it is nice to be able roll out of the driveway, gas up at Circle K, and be on the trails in a few minutes......
  7. Crawdaddy

    Folks who have/know about rzr's (or side by side)

    When I bought my 08 RZR used it was simply a cheap entry into the market.........no thoughts of performance.........and it was actually way more fun than anticipated and I liked the fact that I could drive it into my truck bed for transport.......even took it on two trips to Bar 10/Toroweap and back........but the suspension kinda.......well........sucked. 9" travel all around. So I traded up to another used RZR........first year of the 1,000 series (2014).......I didn't trade up for power .........we don't need power tooling around AZ.......I traded up for suspension/wider (safer) footprint.......16" front and 18" rear.........made traveling around MUCH more comfortable........sold the two seater and bought another used 4 seat 2014 RZR.......then dropped in a 5th child's seat in the middle of the rear two seats for grandbabies...... I know there are 50" trails that we won't be able to travel on now that we traded out of the 50" 2008 model.........that's ok, small minority of trails.......many others await..... The used market is pretty soft........and, just as with dual sport bikes, there are upgrades to be made upon purchase.......I would NOT buy new......buy one that someone has already set up with ~100hrs or less.........my $.02 I should also note that the longer wheel base of the 4 seater offers a smoother ride than the two seater IMHO........spend the extra $$ and go with a 4 seater.....USED AND.....if you're looking for a Dunes machine you really should go with a turbo........otherwise the turbo isn't merited (IMHO)
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    KrawlAmerica/HeroOffroad.org

    Just back from a week in Moab with my son attending KrawlAmerica raising funds for Herooffroad . Fun Group/great cause. Different Moab perspective in a Jeep. Hit a few favorites and few other trails that wouldn't interest me on two wheels..... This was the only time my son had his IPhone turned inside the jeep to catch the action…….he mashed footage together with a friend who was shooting video from the top as we climbed up……..the professional footage of the week long event will be released over the next few months in episodes……… Click the UTube link below and watch until the end with volume on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-QApsCYHqY
  9. Crawdaddy

    Exiting dirt riding.

    Totally understand.......one reason I'm aiming for retirement in the next couple of years.......I have boxes to check off on the bucket list and I can't do that until my time is my own...... while I can still swing a leg over the bikes......
  10. Moab bound with my son for a week or I'd be "in"
  11. Baja Designs is a CORE sponsor so that hookup is complete with S2 & Squadron Pro. Motominded sold me the cradle/wiring harness for $100......just need to install
  12. A few updates..... Canceled the Rekluse Order........the bike is HIGH/HEAVY.......I need it locked in gear with the kickstand down just to climb on and off!.......and I don't want it rolling away when I try to pick it up after a spill........heavy enough without having it rolling away while lifting......ask me how I know! The bike has been over at The Oracle's place on the stand for the last week or so and I've been heading over after work.........mainly to watch, learn, and supply Coors light (thanks SO much LB)........needed to deal with some damage from my Baja trip with Rigger (broken brake stop/tweaked foot lever) and just giving it some general TLC....here's a list of what we tweaked LB shaved the seat a bit which helped.......but the bike is still too high (for an old/fat man with 30" inseam ) Tossed the stock airbox/filter and dropped in Rottweiler intake system with new jets/needles (crisp throttle response, easy access to engine/air filter) Replaced a few misc. fuel hoses before they stranded me (cracked/dry rot) Replaced Spark plugs - they weren't too bad but what the hell.......we were in there might as well change them out (FYI - special socket required......found a Yamaha equivalent for $10. Yamaha P/N 5TA-2814F-00-00) Fresh oil & filter - Holy cow - this bike takes nearly a gallon of oil to align between 1/2- 3/4 in the sight glass Replaced stock foot pegs with Warp 9 Adventure foot pegs (oversized).......they feel great......big improvement over stock Replaced tweaked brake pedal with Clean Speed Brake Pedal and oversized pedal pad (stock brake pedal was a Baja casualty in April......functional but don't trust it after being leveraged/bent into position off the stock clutch case) Replaced stock shift lever with Clean Speed shift lever to match brake lever - bling (but now I can carry both stock levers for back-up) New lower chain slide - old one was falling apart CJ Designs transparent Clutch Cover - strictly bling In the works: Heading back over to see George @ suspension 101 to lower the bike……even with shaved seat it’s just too damn high for me…..should've faced the music and gone this route from the beginning.... Motominded/Baja Designs front light set-up (combination of S2 & Squadron lights.......retina melting) Flexible front turn signals Fire Power Featherweight Lithium Ion Battery - no idea how old the battery is in this bike.......want to set a new baseline so I don't get stranded somewhere Hoping my son-in-law and I can figure out the deal with the instrument cluster.......speedometer works so pickup on fork is in right place.......but mode button is frozen, odometer on trip meter isn't functioning, etc......hey, at least we found the short in the cable harness back in March that was preventing it from starting! Purchased and held in reserve until needed: 525 chain and sprockets Brake Pads front and rear
  13. Crawdaddy

    How to Fly n Ride

    Yep, my flight to Colorado to pick up the 620 was a leap (flight) of faith......the seller and I had a few chats, he readied the bike in advance of my arrival with general maintenance & new shoes, and it all worked out splendidly..... https://dualsport-sd.com/forums/index.php?/topic/3007-crawdaddys-denver-to-san-diego-adventure/&tab=comments#comment-26264
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