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09-29-2008 08:22 AM
RC51_CBRXX Great pics and sounds like a great ride and adventure.

Question: What did one potato hooker say to the other while standing on the street corner?


Wait for it ...




Wait for it ...




Wait for it ...



I - DA -HO!
09-29-2008 08:12 AM
darkace625 And a few more.








09-29-2008 08:07 AM
darkace625 Here are the pics of Craters of the Moon. It is a giant area of lava rock. You can see where it starts from her parent's house. The gound just turns black in the distance.









09-23-2008 07:40 PM
sugs 'bout friggen time man!
09-23-2008 03:45 PM
sbeau1960 Great stuff! That's foreign country to me, thanks for sharing!

Obviously everyone loves living vicariously through each other's adventures, how cool is it that we get to experience rides all over the country even if we can't be there ourselves?
09-23-2008 03:39 PM
faster4344 Keep em comin we love pics!
09-23-2008 09:31 AM
darkace625 Thanks guys. No problem sharing the pics. Next time I will post them a little bit faster. Have a few more coming. They are from the Craters of the Moon National Park. About 45 min outside of Carey, ID.
09-23-2008 09:22 AM
Pacojerte looks like a great trip glad ya'll made it home safely and thank you for the pictures



09-23-2008 09:00 AM
dadogs Awesome pics! Looks like you guys had a blast and made it safe and sound.



09-23-2008 08:32 AM
brevity Nice pics, darkace! Thanks for sharing them!
09-23-2008 07:57 AM
darkace625 and here is Idaho...








Fishing with the wife and parents at Little Wood (I think that's the place).






09-23-2008 06:32 AM
REDROKR nice man,
09-22-2008 06:17 PM
faster4344 Very nice pics. Looks like you had a good time. Glad to hear you and her made it back ok. I cant wait until the Idaho Pics.....
09-22-2008 04:35 PM
darkace625 Thank you. I will post some up of Idaho later.
09-22-2008 04:22 PM
hasbeenracer #1. Your girl is ADORABLE!

#2. Whats so funny about the name "Chevron"? I would of made fun of the "TacoTime" sign myself. (it's always "tacotime" if ya know what i mean! )

#3. Golf is for Sissies----even in a canyon.

#4. Awsome pictures Brian I'm glad you guys had a fun, safe trip!
09-22-2008 03:32 PM
darkace625 Here are some pics. I know, it took me a long time.

Getting ready to head out.





55 miles south of Cedar City (half way point) still going strong.



Didn't eat here, but thought the name was funny.






On the way home. Golf course in a canyon anyone?







08-25-2008 04:23 AM
darkace625 Sorry guys. Have been busy all weekend. Visiting family, cleaning, and coming home to find out my license has been suspended since Aug 12th. Got a speeding ticket a couple of months ago. Lost the ticket, cop said they would mail a notice, never got a notice, forgot about ticket, court date was Aug 12th, on leave (of course no show), $183 ticket + $300 civil assessment fee, has to be paid to get my license reinstated. The guy at the collection agency said that once it is paid I can take my proof of payment to the court and ask the jusge to refund the civil assessment fee. He said she usually refunds it.

The Spencer seat mod was well worth it. The seat was comfortable for the wife and I the entire ride. Heck, the first day we made it all the way from Laguna Hills to Salt Lake. The only reason we moved was to stretch our legs out or to sit back. Didn't feel any vibration through the seat whatsoever. Some of the best $90 I ever spent. Next time I want to try those seat beads. Just to keep the heat down especially through the desert areas.

If you are looking for a more comfortable seat, but don't want to spend $300+ Spencers is the way to go. Wish I had done this when I first got the bike.
08-24-2008 07:31 PM
hasbeenracer
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Originally Posted by brevity View Post
Bump!

Get busy (I'm selfishly awaiting the Spencer seat mod review...)!
Me too.
08-24-2008 02:23 PM
brevity Bump!

Get busy (I'm selfishly awaiting the Spencer seat mod review...)!
08-22-2008 09:47 AM
brevity
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Originally Posted by darkace625 View Post
Hi guys. The wife and I are back, safe, and in one piece.
Glad you and your wife made it back safe! Look forward to hearing more details!
08-22-2008 09:15 AM
sugs Good to hear you're back safe and sound. Bummer about the frustrations on the return trip.
08-22-2008 03:00 AM
darkace625 Hi guys. The wife and I are back, safe, and in one piece. Unfortunately, an hour after I got back (which was at 9 pm) I had to go to work. We spent the 9th with her aunt and uncle in Laguna Hills. Left there at 7 am on the 10th, and didn't stop until Salt Lake City around 9 pm. The route was the 15N to 84W (north of Salt Lake City) then to 93N (Twin Falls, ID) which runs straight through Carey, ID. Our half-way point was Cedar City, UT. The ride up there was not bad at all. The 17t front sprocket, Spencer seat mod, and Renthal Ultra lows worked out incredibly well. Unfortunately we didn't stop to take many pics during the ride. I will post up the vacation details/pics this weekend.

The ride back was not as good as the ride up. We didn't get outta there until 11 am. We were also delayed a day because I had to have the rear tyre replaced. Picked up a piece of metal somwhere which caused a puncture. Pulled it and air came out. I just won't trust a plug for that long. The saddle bags wouldn't sit right, and any bad bumps would rock the bags hard enough to cause the exhaust to come into contact with the license plate LED bolts. Which in turn shorted out the system, shut the bike down, and blew a 10A fuse. Happened 3 times before I got everything sitting right. Then when night fell we stopped to swap visors and headed back out. Only to discover that my Clear Alt integrated tail light wasn't working. Had to travel 16 mile without it until we hit the next exit with services. Pulled into a Chevron and it took me a bit to fix it. Finding the problem took 30 seconds. Fuse was good, so looked at the connector and found it was disconnected. Took some fine manipulating to get it connected right. We didn't hit Cedar until 11 pm. After the late night we got a jacuzzi suite and got to bed ASAP. We didn't leave again until 11 am. Hit the desert at 12:30. Made it a horrible drive through what felt like 110 degree heat. Baker was 104 degrees. Had to stop twice to cool down. The 9er was handling the heat just fine though. Finally got home at 9 pm last night.
08-09-2008 09:35 PM
Sokali +1
Ride safe and have fun.

When are you leaving and what's your route?

Sorry about the thread jack two posts up.

08-09-2008 10:08 AM
sugs Safe ride Brian. Have a good trip!
08-08-2008 06:56 PM
Sokali
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Originally Posted by support_six View Post
I lived in Caldwell from 1987 to 2002. We used to trail ride up 8th street in Boise, up over the mountain and into the Bogus Basin drainage. Great place to ride. I always took a firearm too, usually a Beretta 96 (.40 S&W). I only needed it once when some knuckleheads in a pickup found us near the site where they poached deer. They pulled out a baseball bat and an ax handle from behind the truck seat and started toward us. I swing my bike around broadside to show them the pistol. They beat a hasty retreat!

I loved the Owyhee mountains even more than the Boise area for riding.
Spent a lot of time downhill skiing up at Bogus Basin; I forgot the name of the ski resort though.

I miss fishing for bass on the Snake River; wish I had done some sturgeon fishing too. Lots of time spent pheasant and duck hunting around Nampa; and grouse and deer at the Owyhees. Elk hunting up at Sawtooth-Bitterroot mountains.

Oh man, so many great memories from Potatoland.

I got Lynard Skynard's Boise song playing in my head.
08-08-2008 12:34 AM
darkace625 Thank you.
08-07-2008 05:09 PM
REDROKR good luck my friend
08-07-2008 06:01 AM
darkace625 The hardest thing is going to be getting the sidebags situated. I am trying to figure out a way to get the straps to route under the seat instead of over.
08-06-2008 11:21 PM
sugs You got a lot of work to do.
08-06-2008 10:10 PM
darkace625 Getting ready for the trip so far the only things I am waiting on are the Ventura rack and backpack (Friday) and the Autocom's bike power supply cord (Thursday). Got the seat back from Spencer's today. Haven't rode on it yet, but just sitting on it you can tell a great deal of difference. Also should be picking up a new helmet tomorrow. Going with Sparx. I have read some really good reviews about them.






07-28-2008 02:35 AM
darkace625 Now my wife isn't too happy about it. Looks like I am traveling without it. Gonna get a big knife though. Maybe I can get away with carrying my nodachi on my back.
07-27-2008 10:37 AM
support_six
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Originally Posted by Sokali View Post
Brian, I've lived in Nampa for 2 and a half years; a lot of partying in Caldwell and Boise. Great place to live but I wouldn't want to just visit. God's country up there.

If you get a chance, ride up north of Boise through Eagle and up Highway 55. Go north past the Horseshoe Bend and keep heading north on 55 to Lake Cascade. An Army friend from Boise had a family cabin up there, we used to take our dirt bikes to rip around all the fire trails up there. Take a collapsible fishing pole, nothing fancy, for some excellent perch and bluegill on the camp fire. Like I said God's country.

I've also ridden a friends Yamaha MaximX (shaft drive, hehe) up there a few times; great riding and beautiful scenery.

Have fun and take lots of pictures for us.

BTW I already told Hasbeen, and if the laws haven't changed since 1988, you can carry a loaded sidearm legally; I wouldn't do it in the big cities, but I always carried my S&W 357 when I was out camping or hunting.
I lived in Caldwell from 1987 to 2002. We used to trail ride up 8th street in Boise, up over the mountain and into the Bogus Basin drainage. Great place to ride. I always took a firearm too, usually a Beretta 96 (.40 S&W). I only needed it once when some knuckleheads in a pickup found us near the site where they poached deer. They pulled out a baseball bat and an ax handle from behind the truck seat and started toward us. I swing my bike around broadside to show them the pistol. They beat a hasty retreat!

I loved the Owyhee mountains even more than the Boise area for riding.
07-26-2008 09:04 PM
hasbeenracer
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Originally Posted by Super Sneaky Steve View Post
This reminds me of a story I heard back in high school shop class. There was a kid there who used motor oil as his "personal lubricant" after a while the oil saturated the skin and caused some real problmes. They had to eventually cut all the skin off!

So yeah, stay away from automotive products.
He should of used Repsol
07-26-2008 07:34 PM
darkace625
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Originally Posted by Sokali View Post
Tell him it's for protection against bears and wild boar.
Tried that one. Also threw in king cobras, rattlesnakes, jumping tarantulas, and land sharks.
07-25-2008 06:10 AM
Sokali
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Originally Posted by darkace625 View Post
If I can I will definitely take a ride up there, but we are going to be 3 hours east of Boise. Hopefully I don't upset too many Mormans.

I would like to take one just in case, I didn't get any time to take care of it. Plus my dad isn't to thrawled about the decision. He says if you feel the need for one don't ride the bike. Told him I would take it in a car too. He wasn't too happy to find out every time I took a road trip I took some sort of weapon with me. Collapsable staffs, swords, knives. If I need it, it is there. Although he did say if I was going to try and get a snub nose or somthing with a shorter barrel. Just now I have to see if one of my brothers can mail one out to me.
Tell him it's for protection against bears and wild boar.
07-25-2008 03:52 AM
HondaJim
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Originally Posted by sbeau1960 View Post
Imagine explaining those scars to the ladies...um yeah, well you see, umm, I used to pleasure myself with motor oil and well, umm, they had to remove the skin on my unit.
Nah. Tell them you're such a good lover you burnt the skin off the thing and had to have it medically rebuilt.


Have fun road trippin'.
07-25-2008 02:45 AM
darkace625 If I can I will definitely take a ride up there, but we are going to be 3 hours east of Boise. Hopefully I don't upset too many Mormans.

I would like to take one just in case, I didn't get any time to take care of it. Plus my dad isn't to thrawled about the decision. He says if you feel the need for one don't ride the bike. Told him I would take it in a car too. He wasn't too happy to find out every time I took a road trip I took some sort of weapon with me. Collapsable staffs, swords, knives. If I need it, it is there. Although he did say if I was going to try and get a snub nose or somthing with a shorter barrel. Just now I have to see if one of my brothers can mail one out to me.
07-24-2008 10:46 PM
Sokali
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Originally Posted by darkace625 View Post
Well, the sprockets and chain were installed last night. Very nice. The tri-metal dropped a good amount of weight and the 17t dropped the rpms about 1k. At 75mph I am sitting a little under 4500rpm. Well outta the vibe range. Around 50-55mph 6th gear felt like the bike was pulling itself. I was coming up on a car on an on ramp and cutting the throttle was enough to keep behind him. I had a bit of time to appreciate the feeling before I had to downshift. I can't wait for this trip.
Brian, I've lived in Nampa for 2 and a half years; a lot of partying in Caldwell and Boise. Great place to live but I wouldn't want to just visit. God's country up there.

If you get a chance, ride up north of Boise through Eagle and up Highway 55. Go north past the Horseshoe Bend and keep heading north on 55 to Lake Cascade. An Army friend from Boise had a family cabin up there, we used to take our dirt bikes to rip around all the fire trails up there. Take a collapsible fishing pole, nothing fancy, for some excellent perch and bluegill on the camp fire. Like I said God's country.

I've also ridden a friends Yamaha MaximX (shaft drive, hehe) up there a few times; great riding and beautiful scenery.

Have fun and take lots of pictures for us.

BTW I already told Hasbeen, and if the laws haven't changed since 1988, you can carry a loaded sidearm legally; I wouldn't do it in the big cities, but I always carried my S&W 357 when I was out camping or hunting.
07-24-2008 09:06 AM
sbeau1960
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Originally Posted by Super Sneaky Steve View Post
This reminds me of a story I heard back in high school shop class. There was a kid there who used motor oil as his "personal lubricant" after a while the oil saturated the skin and caused some real problmes. They had to eventually cut all the skin off!
Imagine explaining those scars to the ladies...um yeah, well you see, umm, I used to pleasure myself with motor oil and well, umm, they had to remove the skin on my unit.
07-24-2008 08:23 AM
Mikie13
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Originally Posted by Super Sneaky Steve View Post
This reminds me of a story I heard back in high school shop class. There was a kid there who used motor oil as his "personal lubricant" after a while the oil saturated the skin and caused some real problmes. They had to eventually cut all the skin off!

So yeah, stay away from automotive products.


I guess I should stop now. I was really enjoying the viscosity of 10w40...
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