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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-15-2014, 11:02 AM
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Posted By powerman
Perry, It sounds like the big stuff has been...

Perry,
It sounds like the big stuff has been addressed, water pump being the biggest. Mine is a 05.5 and the only real thing I don't like is the decompression systom during starting gets really...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-15-2014, 10:28 AM
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Posted By powerman
Perry, What do you want to know? I've got a...

Perry,
What do you want to know? I've got a little experience with 950s.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-20-2014, 11:46 AM
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Posted By powerman
I'm glad you two are alright. It's times like...

I'm glad you two are alright. It's times like this that I wish I still lived close. Good luck on the recovery.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-07-2014, 10:57 AM
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Posted By powerman
I hope you heal up quick Perry.

I hope you heal up quick Perry.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-03-2014, 07:35 PM
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Posted By powerman
I wish I had video of Calamue Wash when we ran it...

I wish I had video of Calamue Wash when we ran it in 2010.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-03-2014, 02:33 PM
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Posted By powerman
Thanks Perry, I've ridden my 950 more on dirt...

Thanks Perry,
I've ridden my 950 more on dirt than street. It's a great bike, I just had to learn to let it work. It does better in the desert and baja than as mountain bike, but that what it was...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-03-2014, 12:15 PM
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Posted By powerman
Perry/Michael, I'm really interested in seeing...

Perry/Michael,
I'm really interested in seeing how your 950 comes out. I've been looking at sticker kits, but with the way stickers bubble on the tanks paint might be the way to go. It never...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-29-2013, 08:00 PM
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Posted By powerman
Ride baja, it's still there. We just checked.

Ride baja, it's still there. We just checked.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-25-2013, 10:43 AM
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Posted By powerman
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-14-2013, 12:19 AM
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Posted By powerman
Sunday in the desert works for me.

Sunday in the desert works for me.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-10-2013, 11:54 AM
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Posted By powerman
DV sound interesting. Let's see how Baja goes...

DV sound interesting. Let's see how Baja goes first.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-09-2013, 02:05 PM
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Posted By powerman
I rode the 950 for the first time since 2010....

I rode the 950 for the first time since 2010. She's heavy... And Tall! Probably should have avoided the snow. Especially while riding solo.
I've been off bikes for way too long. I plan on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-06-2013, 11:21 AM
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Views: 1,267
Posted By powerman
Damn that looks tempting Gail. I sure miss that...

Damn that looks tempting Gail. I sure miss that area.

Have fun :1drink
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-19-2013, 02:48 PM
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Views: 29,696
Posted By powerman
I just had to bail on a trip because of work. ...

I just had to bail on a trip because of work. This thread is a perfect way to keep reminding me that I have to get back down there.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-11-2013, 10:56 AM
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Posted By powerman
I was, but all of a sudden I've got more work...

I was, but all of a sudden I've got more work than I can handle and it's all due by the end of October. When do you want to go?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-11-2013, 09:46 AM
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Posted By powerman
I agree there is a cost for performance, but...

I agree there is a cost for performance, but let's be fair here. Monty's KTM experience isn't typical. I have 2 KTM's and though it took me a while, I now trust them as much as my beloved XR400. I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-11-2013, 09:42 PM
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Posted By powerman
Hurray! ... Wait, testing a thorough bred as a...

Hurray! ... Wait, testing a thorough bred as a drafthorse! Ktm's aren't bmw's.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-11-2013, 08:09 PM
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Posted By powerman
Perry, I'm so out of practice. I need to get...

Perry,
I'm so out of practice. I need to get back in the saddle. The Valkyrie goes into the shop on Monday. The 950 after that. Poor thing have just been sitting. I'd like to take you up on a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2013, 06:14 PM
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Posted By powerman
I'm just going to have to quit trying to explain...

I'm just going to have to quit trying to explain performance to you BMW guys. You just can't understand what you've never seen. :lol3

I'm good and thankfully I don't need to sell any toys. I just...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-08-2013, 08:48 AM
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Posted By powerman
Lane, Monti said you were interested in my...

Lane,
Monti said you were interested in my 950... I'm not sure I'm comfortable with that. It would be too big a leap from what you're use to, you might get hurt. :pot
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-05-2013, 10:45 PM
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Posted By powerman
Monti is alive, but way behind schedule. He just...

Monti is alive, but way behind schedule. He just left my house in Huntington Beach. Tried to get him to stay over. He's riding home. Riding home happy.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-19-2013, 09:15 AM
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Posted By powerman
Lane, I'm doing really well, thanks. I bought a...

Lane, I'm doing really well, thanks. I bought a house in Huntington Beach and have been settling in. Haven't ridden in a LLLOOONNNGG time.
I really don't have the same issues with the 525 that...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-18-2013, 10:45 AM
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Posted By powerman
HAHAHAHAHA! :rofl I don't agree with you...

HAHAHAHAHA! :rofl

I don't agree with you Lane, but that cracked me up.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-27-2013, 05:36 PM
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Posted By powerman
I was on the east side of Death Valley on friday....

I was on the east side of Death Valley on friday. You guys were on my mind. I'm looking forward to the ride report.

Couldn't let our thread slide off page 1.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-25-2012, 12:40 PM
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Posted By powerman
Merry Christmas all.

Merry Christmas all.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-26-2012, 03:11 PM
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Posted By powerman
That's pretty JP. Be sure to post pics as the...

That's pretty JP. Be sure to post pics as the colors change. The yellows mixed in with purple and greens make for lovely pics.
Hope you heal up soon.
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2012, 08:43 PM
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Views: 17,168
Posted By powerman
Glad you're having fun. Nice meeting you in San...

Glad you're having fun. Nice meeting you in San Felipe.
We are back in Huntington Beach tonight.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-10-2012, 07:39 AM
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Posted By powerman
I'm so sorry Dave.

I'm so sorry Dave.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-04-2012, 06:43 PM
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Posted By powerman
Lane, you're a greedy guy. Maybe you're worried...

Lane, you're a greedy guy. Maybe you're worried about BMW in the Dakar? :D. I'm glad to see Honda involved. It should be interesting.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-04-2012, 10:38 AM
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Posted By powerman
Anybody see Honda's new rally bike? Based on the...

Anybody see Honda's new rally bike? Based on the CRF450X. Pretty damn cool.

http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2012/Oct/121004c.htm
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-30-2012, 06:16 PM
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Posted By powerman
Mr. B, not only is Monti a lurker, he's a...

Mr. B, not only is Monti a lurker, he's a sandbagger. Damn good rider, but he'll never admit it. Good rider and an all around great guy.

You all healed up? Last time I saw you you had sore...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-05-2012, 06:27 PM
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Posted By powerman
Funny, I've been thinking about just that. You...

Funny, I've been thinking about just that. You picked white, mine's black. Poor snow white bleeding out her life's blood on the trail. My mean girl trapped in my garage. I think yours is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-16-2012, 03:14 PM
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Posted By powerman
[QUOTE=pcvance;19375735] It's a long story,...

[QUOTE=pcvance;19375735] It's a long story, QUOTE]

It can't be that long a story, you ran the KTM out of fuel. Right?? Right?? That's the only posible explanation, unless of course you borrowed...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-14-2012, 08:59 AM
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Posted By powerman
I got a message from Chip in Washington DC that...

I got a message from Chip in Washington DC that you were missing. I'm in Tacoma WA. People all over were worried about you. I'm glad you're safe.
What happened, did you borrow a bike? :lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-21-2012, 09:38 AM
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Posted By powerman
[QUOTE=montibank;18957975]... On two wheels...

[QUOTE=montibank;18957975]... On two wheels again.

Now who recognizes this ff?

Damn, I miss that guy! Still on a Suzuki, I hope this one hold together better than that full race DRZ.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-25-2012, 10:45 AM
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Posted By powerman
Wow, The Lurker got pitched? She ok? Was it...

Wow, The Lurker got pitched? She ok? Was it funny? :lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-18-2012, 01:03 PM
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Posted By powerman
Thanks, it's going through some radical changes...

Thanks, it's going through some radical changes right now. I need to be in by the end of May. I hope it all comes together. It's completely torn apart right now.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-17-2012, 04:06 PM
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Posted By powerman
I've got a new address. Expect it to have a...

I've got a new address. Expect it to have a stacked beer fridge. And a cruizer and an adventure bike and a badass dualsport. I can probably swing the steak too, but you're just getting greedy...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-04-2012, 10:35 AM
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Posted By powerman
Cool, I'm glad it was an easy fix. I think we...

Cool, I'm glad it was an easy fix. I think we both need to spend more time on our bikes. Maybe in the spring we can get a desert trip in.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-02-2012, 03:54 PM
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Posted By powerman
[QUOTE=chip;17895120] Hater comes out of the...

[QUOTE=chip;17895120] Hater comes out of the woods...

Woods is right, I've been in the Pacific Northwest for a month now, with no real end in sight yet. So count me out for this trip. I...
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