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by Motoholic
Mon Jul 08, 2002 9:43 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Rebel Flags
Replies: 38
Views: 4515

Funny this subject has been brought up because I was just talking to a friend about it a couple days ago. The way I see it is that if you are not from the south you shouldn't be flying the confederate flag. I know there are many ways in which the flag can be viewed but generally it either means prou...
by Motoholic
Sun May 12, 2002 4:28 pm
Forum: Christmas Valley Dunes
Topic: Would like Info on Christmas Valley
Replies: 5
Views: 6507

You will be fine with the motorhome and trailer. There are a couple nice, natural grass flats to park on. When I went I pulled all the way to the start of the dunes and camped in the sand but I have 4x4. I never used the 4x4 but because there is no help for miles I wouldn't take chances in a moho.
by Motoholic
Fri May 10, 2002 12:44 pm
Forum: Christmas Valley Dunes
Topic: Would like Info on Christmas Valley
Replies: 5
Views: 6507

Christmas valley is fun but not the same as the costal dunes. The dunes are mellow but there are lots of 30'-40' razors. It is really out in the middle of no were about 20 min from the town of chirstmas vallley which is not much more than a video store, chevron station and mini mart. As far as jetti...
by Motoholic
Tue Apr 30, 2002 10:36 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: PETA challenges milk board over false advertising
Replies: 9
Views: 1511

Sure Ben, with cheese and a large milk skake too, right. Sounds good to me

Edited by - Motoholic on 04/30/2002 10:36:53 PM
by Motoholic
Tue Apr 16, 2002 4:13 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Little Help
Replies: 6
Views: 1168

Go to http://www.glamisdunes.com/glamismap.html then you can click on each area for an arial shot.
by Motoholic
Mon Apr 15, 2002 9:28 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: are tracks and noise part of the fun?
Replies: 23
Views: 2855

No. Tracks go away after 5 minutes of a heavy wind but if you spent any time in the dunes you would know that. If leaving tracks was a goal of OHV'ing no one would ride in the dunes.
by Motoholic
Sun Apr 14, 2002 9:19 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Informal Gordon's Well Poll
Replies: 12
Views: 2006

NO Thanks! I go to gordons about 10 times for every one time I go to Glamis. Why? Less punk, less junk and less crowds. I enjoy undeveloped camping were a honda civic with some sticky fingered dirt bags inside will have a hard time getting to (I like waking up and seeing my 426 is still there, ya kn...
by Motoholic
Mon Apr 01, 2002 10:29 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Open invite for BlueSky
Replies: 70
Views: 7578

quote: then they would shoot the crap out of it and then burn it. this went down pretty mellow with all the other riders around the campfire. Like I said, bad apples. I was camping one time and a guy in our camp just chucked an empty propane bottle he was done with. He was confused when I got up wal...
by Motoholic
Mon Apr 01, 2002 9:42 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Open invite for BlueSky
Replies: 70
Views: 7578

Open invite for BlueSky

I have been reading many of your posts and you have a lot of hostility towrds us Off-roaders. I can't say that I blame you though because it is natural for people to fear (fear turns to hate) what they don't understand. I am not insulting you, it is just human nature bred into us since before humans...
by Motoholic
Sat Mar 30, 2002 10:50 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Roy Denner on TV and Radio in SD
Replies: 55
Views: 7024

"both of these are for profit corps. that take money off of our needs" True Bluesky, welcome to the real world. We all NEED to express our opinions right? Well, AOL or COX or whoever you are using as your service provider is making profit off your needs. My father is a health nut and shops at the lo...
by Motoholic
Fri Mar 15, 2002 11:25 pm
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: Best tow vehicle for $7000 to $10,000
Replies: 7
Views: 2189

What can I expect for mileage from a 454?

Yes Matt, the whole put it park and camp is set thing works for me. I had a van conversion before I had the truck I have now and it was so nice to not even worry if it would rain or if the winds would kick up.
by Motoholic
Fri Mar 15, 2002 5:45 pm
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: Best tow vehicle for $7000 to $10,000
Replies: 7
Views: 2189

Best tow vehicle for $7000 to $10,000

I am in the market for somthing to tow my buggy with. The buggy will be a long travel 2 seater but will be on the heavy side because it will be more for the desert than the dunes. I will also on occation be towing 3500+ lbs trucks so I need something that can handle a lot. The catch, I only have abo...
by Motoholic
Fri Mar 08, 2002 4:20 pm
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: Duramax VS. Powerstroke
Replies: 28
Views: 9195

I have never been a big fan of Fords mostly because from my experiances they are not as reliable and put together cheaper. The thing is my experiance is mostly mini trucks and 80's fords. I can't stand rangers with that cheesiest shifting 5 speed and 2.9l that makes less power than a toyota 22re. Al...
by Motoholic
Thu Mar 07, 2002 11:47 am
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Cost of long travel rear suspension?
Replies: 4
Views: 1228

So I measure the length of distence between the CV's when they are closest together through the cycle? I would think I would measure them when they are furthest apart. I have added up most of the parts (over-estimating of course because it always goes over budget) and it looks like I'll duning in a ...
by Motoholic
Wed Mar 06, 2002 10:19 pm
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: 4WD Van
Replies: 1
Views: 753

Those things are sweet. There is one I see a lot around town and I can't help but imagine myself cruising to the desert in it. My first car was a van so I am van guy I guess.
by Motoholic
Wed Mar 06, 2002 10:12 pm
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: toy haulers and toyotas?
Replies: 22
Views: 3977

I have a 97 t-100 with the 3.4l. Love the truck but the braking issue is definatly the hard part. I pulled a buddies jeep out to ocotillo a couple weeks ago and it was ok going up hills (obviously isn't like a big block) but stopping took a lot of planning ahead. I ended up spinning out trying to pu...
by Motoholic
Tue Mar 05, 2002 5:52 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Cost of long travel rear suspension?
Replies: 4
Views: 1228

Cost of long travel rear suspension?

I will be building something for myself around mid May. I want to build a buggy but have very little experience with the rear suspension. What I want to know is (ballpark) arount how much money it would cost for the rear suspension (hub, five lug disks, bearings and what ever else is involed). I wil...
by Motoholic
Thu Feb 21, 2002 11:03 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Rear Trailing Arm Bushings
Replies: 8
Views: 1984

Ok, maybe no one knows what size hiem. My best guess would be to use a 7/8" hiem with 3/4" ID and 7/8" shank.
by Motoholic
Sun Feb 17, 2002 11:10 am
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Rear Trailing Arm Bushings
Replies: 8
Views: 1984

To be honest, I don't know what size hiem to use for your application. I build trucks, not buggies so I am not sure how burly of a hiem to use on a trailing arm but I am sure lots on this board have hiem mounted trailing arms and could point you in the right direction. Just for comparison on the two...
by Motoholic
Sat Feb 16, 2002 1:27 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Rear Trailing Arm Bushings
Replies: 8
Views: 1984

Why not use hiems? That is what I like using for pivots because they don't squeek (only clank when the get old), easy to replace and the threads give you a little room for error.
by Motoholic
Thu Feb 07, 2002 6:04 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Help find a little girl
Replies: 44
Views: 5660

I just posted this on the Glamis Dunes board but it fits here to. Yes the SDPD along with the IC Sheriff and the BLM surched in glamis today because the neighbor was out there last weekend. You know reporters are just the sleeziest of the sleezy. This guy (the neighbor, I can't remember his name) is...
by Motoholic
Fri Jan 25, 2002 11:36 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Winter Projects...
Replies: 47
Views: 6084

I didn't mean to be working on a project during the season but things never go according to plan (I have only been out to the dez 3 times this season). My brother and I are working on two trucks right now, an '85 toyota with 26~28" travel three link and 20" travel J-arm front. The other is a '91 toy...
by Motoholic
Sun Jan 20, 2002 4:40 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Douglas beadlocks
Replies: 14
Views: 3038

I don't know if they make anything in a VW lug pattern but try http://www.championwheel.com
by Motoholic
Sat Jan 19, 2002 6:41 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: A-arms vs. beam front suspension
Replies: 79
Views: 15218

I have a question to throw in the mix for you buggy fabricators. I have been building a couple trucks using a-arms but have no experience with buggy set ups. What I want to know is doesn't the front (on a typical a-arm buggy) travel in a forward arc if you look from the side? On most of the a-arm bu...
by Motoholic
Sun Dec 09, 2001 6:14 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: CV's - Type II vs Type IV
Replies: 29
Views: 6341

This might sound a little dumb but when you give the amount of "safe" angle a CV can take do you mean top to bottom or centered to bottom?
by Motoholic
Fri Nov 30, 2001 5:00 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Bypass shocks? Why for the sand...
Replies: 8
Views: 1513

Like spyder explained, by passes allow for changes in the dampening through out the cycle. They are great for lanching big because you can set the last "stage" stiff and they can help eliminate the teeth rattling from the little chop in the high traffic areas if you set the first "stage" soft. They ...
by Motoholic
Thu Oct 04, 2001 12:19 pm
Forum: Christmas Valley Dunes
Topic: Christmas Valley pictures!
Replies: 25
Views: 43906

Yes I have been to the dunes on the coast. They are awsome but I just liked Christmas valley better. Being used to so cal deserts, Chirstmas valley is more my kind of duning and camping.
by Motoholic
Thu Oct 04, 2001 12:12 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Whips For Bikes, Tell Me Why!
Replies: 44
Views: 4889

I used to think that having a whip on my bike was a pain in the you-know-what but really it is not that bad. I am not going to debate whether or not a whip is really useful but one thing is for sure, it can't hurt so why not? If you are concerned the whip will throw off your balance, maybe riding gl...
by Motoholic
Wed Aug 29, 2001 9:58 pm
Forum: Christmas Valley Dunes
Topic: Christmas Valley pictures!
Replies: 25
Views: 43906

The pics pretty much tell the tale. The one at the bottom was only about 50' but the pic makes it look bigger. The tallest peaks might hit 75'-100'. The dunes are not the best for buggies but good for quads and bikes. Endless jump possablities if you are into that. There are some good, smaller, bowl...
by Motoholic
Mon Aug 27, 2001 8:25 pm
Forum: Christmas Valley Dunes
Topic: Christmas Valley pictures!
Replies: 25
Views: 43906

Christmas Valley pictures!

Hey, if you are curious what christmas valley is like check out some pics on http://www.shiftingdunes.com look in pictures section and go the the bottom of the page. Thanks for putting them up VOR.
by Motoholic
Wed Jul 25, 2001 4:14 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: OFFROAD RC CARS
Replies: 59
Views: 7937

I am almost too ashamed to say but I used to be into RC cars. I mean really into RC cars. Traxxas makes good cars especially for beginners. I am thinking about getting back into it because they are fun to have around the camp after a day of riding. Also, I remember that in a calotalog for a tire com...
by Motoholic
Thu Jul 05, 2001 5:36 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Request Info Death at olds
Replies: 51
Views: 7619

Don't worry Jeepin, I got your back. I never drink in the dunes and I have just as much fun as any one else.
by Motoholic
Tue Jul 03, 2001 2:49 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Just curious...Who are you?
Replies: 225
Views: 36304

Alright since your brought it back I will post. My name is Tom, I am 20 years old from Ocean Beach (yep, hippie headquarters). Lived in San Diego my whole life. I ride a 2001 YZ426 but hope to start building a buggy in the near future. Been going to Glamis for 3 years now.
by Motoholic
Tue Jul 03, 2001 2:23 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Profiles
Replies: 20
Views: 3659

So how do you put a picture in your profile? Does it have to be from a site or can I just cut and paste?
by Motoholic
Fri Jun 22, 2001 3:06 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Banning DMV Monday 6/18 Was it you?
Replies: 12
Views: 2457

I saw a ASA sticker on a white, fullsize, chevy truck, thursday (6-21) heading north on the 5 frwy by the 805 murge. Who did I see?
by Motoholic
Tue Jun 19, 2001 8:03 am
Forum: Oregon Dunes
Topic: Oregon Dunes best place to ride?
Replies: 15
Views: 4991

When and were is sandfest? My mom just moved up to Oregon (Bend) and I was going to visit in a couple of weeks. I was already bring ing the toys and planned on making it out to the coast. Maybe I should plan to be there for the sandfest.P.S. I have only been to Florence but it rivals glamis for scen...
by Motoholic
Mon Jun 11, 2001 10:45 am
Forum: Pismo Oceano Dunes
Topic: Motorhomes in pismo?
Replies: 26
Views: 6501

Ok gunner, just got back and boy was it fun. We left from San Diego Friday afternoon and got to LA just in time for rush hour. I can't give you any info on the motorhome because we did not take it (electrical problems). My dad showed up though with his '91 VW camper and did fine. the ramps were OK b...
by Motoholic
Sun Jun 03, 2001 8:04 am
Forum: Pismo Oceano Dunes
Topic: Report on Memorial Day Weekend
Replies: 30
Views: 6854

Hey az, I am sure you can hotel it but camping on the beach is cool, I think. It has most of the same rules a glamis but they are better enforced, especially whips on dirtbikes. There is a 15 mile an hour speed limit on the beach too. July or August are good months to go. Don't forget to check the t...
by Motoholic
Wed May 30, 2001 12:58 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: CBD Tries to Halt High School Construction
Replies: 12
Views: 1935

You know what these enviro-groups remind me of...?! You know when you are walking into a room and your dog is behind you. When you get to the door, the dog races around you and squeezes its way in before you. Then you trip up and almost fall. That is just how the enviromental groups are. When someon...
by Motoholic
Tue May 29, 2001 6:44 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: The River * vs * Glamis
Replies: 14
Views: 2728

I am not much of a partier, I only go to glamis (actually, Gordons 9 times out of 10) to ride the dunes. The river has no appeal to me since I don't own anything, other than a couple surfboards, for the water. Water, heat, alcohol, naked women and testosterone are a bad combo.Hey duners, where were ...
by Motoholic
Tue May 29, 2001 2:27 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Fleshwound Films Losing Sponsors?
Replies: 3
Views: 928

I guess I missed out. What letter campaign? What happened?
by Motoholic
Tue May 29, 2001 2:22 pm
Forum: Pismo Oceano Dunes
Topic: Report on Memorial Day Weekend
Replies: 30
Views: 6854

Glad to hear everyone had fun. I am starting to get amped up for my trip. Got all the toys ready and departure/arrival times set. Is anyone going june 8-11?
by Motoholic
Thu May 24, 2001 12:54 pm
Forum: Pismo Oceano Dunes
Topic: Motorhomes in pismo?
Replies: 26
Views: 6501

quote:This time of year be prepared for cold damp nights. That is why I want to bring to the motorhome! Waking up, soaking wet and shivering is not my idea of fun. The back of my truck is fine in the desert but at the beach is a whole other story. Thanks everyone for the help. I got the low down on ...
by Motoholic
Thu May 24, 2001 10:51 am
Forum: Pismo Oceano Dunes
Topic: Can't wait for the weekend
Replies: 17
Views: 4318

If Pier ave. is bad and I have to go to up to Grand, how long does it take from there to post 5 or 6? I know I ask a lot of questions but pismo is a hual for me. I appriciate the help.
by Motoholic
Wed May 23, 2001 9:36 pm
Forum: Pismo Oceano Dunes
Topic: Can't wait for the weekend
Replies: 17
Views: 4318

Jeez diverdoc, I was planing on leaving at 7 am to get there by 2 pm for my trip I'm taking in three weeks. The trade-off, I guess, for living under 2 hours from glamis. Anyways could you guys do me a favor and post how the ramps are, after you get back? I know it won't matter how bad they are I am ...
by Motoholic
Mon May 21, 2001 4:43 pm
Forum: Pismo Oceano Dunes
Topic: Motorhomes in pismo?
Replies: 26
Views: 6501

Motorhomes in pismo?

I am headed to Pismo 6/9-6/12. I was wondering if bringing a motorhome is ok or if it means instant stuck? I have only been to Pismo once before and don't remember how the sand is. I have had the motorhome in some fairly soft sand in the desert without problems. Also, what are the rules with dogs? I...

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