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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:00 PM
Replies: 41,326
Views: 7,710,005
Posted By Pantah
Tire stand for spooning rubber in comfort

Hey, I just bought one of these things. My desert racer son turned me onto them. I've only changed out a rear so far, but was pretty effortless if you pay attention to keep the bead opposite the...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6,430
Views: 242,731
Posted By Pantah
So who knows what goes on in Chico? There is...

So who knows what goes on in Chico? There is nothing notable there, not even the state college. It is just a berg, on the old 99. Why can't you move on from this thread?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 03:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By Pantah
I grew up there. For us it is 'The Bay Area', or...

I grew up there. For us it is 'The Bay Area', or simply 'The Bay'. Afterall, there is only ONE San Francisco Bay. No opinion about the term 'Cali'. That seems a term mostly used on this forum....
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,095
Posted By Pantah
No doubt you are right about six. I was always...

No doubt you are right about six. I was always afraid to go watch there, so even though I lived across from highway 68 up the Laureles grade for a few years, I never walked up that section. I liked...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By Pantah
I like the cities too. Sunday morning in...

I like the cities too. Sunday morning in particular, but not during rush hour. Too hard on the clutch hand, not to mention the heat!

My faves are Boston (my home), DC and even NYC (once I am in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 01:29 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,307
Posted By Pantah
Yeah, I think Connecticut would be a much safer...

Yeah, I think Connecticut would be a much safer place to ride if they banned anybody with a CT drivers license from taking the streets. Come to think of it, Boston would be a safer place to walk if...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,664
Posted By Pantah
My '12 690R Enduro has only one front brake...

My '12 690R Enduro has only one front brake caliper. It is a very powerful brake. Almost too powerful. Of course my caliper might be totally different with a larger disc or something as well. I think...
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 11:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,095
Posted By Pantah
Yes, it is too bad Laguna got booted. The MotoGP...

Yes, it is too bad Laguna got booted. The MotoGP event since 2005 is the biggest draw that Monterey County had. Bigger than the PGA; bigger than the vintage and Pebble auctions; bigger than anything...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 11:41 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 17,477
Posted By Pantah
I reloaded my Basecamp/Montana with your tracks....

I reloaded my Basecamp/Montana with your tracks. Much easier! Thanks! The set I used had tracks from every ride I've read about in AZ and they criss cross each other. I was able to make a roll chart...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-14-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,243
Posted By Pantah
Elledubs, Thanks again for your report. I should...

Elledubs, Thanks again for your report. I should have re-read it before I rode part of it last Saturday. You are a very skilled rider.

I started at Coronado about 8am and could only make...
Forum: Racing 04-14-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 15,079
Posted By Pantah
aint that the truth...

aint that the truth...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-13-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,070
Posted By Pantah
Nice report. I am a FLR fan. He designed...

Nice report. I am a FLR fan. He designed furniture too. This is a pic of a corner of my home in Boston. The chair is a FLR replica. They are hand made in Vermont out of natural cherry. I'd like to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-13-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 17,477
Posted By Pantah
Yesterday I rode from the start to Winkelman,...

Yesterday I rode from the start to Winkelman, then headed home.

I used somebody else's tracks because I couldn't open the zip file. I had a very hard time making it through the Empire Ranch...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,001
Posted By Pantah
What is this 'loop' you folks are talking about....

What is this 'loop' you folks are talking about. I bought a recently bought a patio home in a gated community and I have only one gate that will open for me when leaving on my Yamaha. Even the gate...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-09-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 219,441
Posted By Pantah
Downsizing...

It happens to many of us...

From:
http://pantah.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/The-Mess-Mine-the-kids-and/i-RxpHnGz/0/M/IMG_1502-M.jpg...
Forum: Racing 04-04-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 13,736
Posted By Pantah
Thanks to the mavtv tip. I just learned my cable...

Thanks to the mavtv tip. I just learned my cable company has it. :clap

The old speed channel was the best ever. Mav looks to be the modern version of it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 26,290
Posted By Pantah
Why is it you feel you have to lecture everybody...

Why is it you feel you have to lecture everybody and become such a critic here? You are certainly not an authority of motorcycling. Go away.
Forum: Racing 04-03-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 13,736
Posted By Pantah
I sort of like the use of the word "Nationals"...

I sort of like the use of the word "Nationals" for each event. It has a nice retro sound to it.

Probably still struggles to get fans, but as JU said, "it is a start". The TV is good because it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,455
Posted By Pantah
You are shadow boxing with yourself and living an...

You are shadow boxing with yourself and living an imaginary life. Since you are not married or have any kids, why post this? You have nobody to love nor kids to raise. Should you die riding a...
Forum: Racing 04-01-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 167,147
Posted By Pantah
Well, when you put it that way... :D :thumb ...

Well, when you put it that way... :D

:thumb

The GOAT had that raw speed in his time I think. I like JS today and yesterday because he has that next level of speed that he seems to be working...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,290
Posted By Pantah
I left my old Ducati sitting for 7 years. I just...

I left my old Ducati sitting for 7 years. I just got it back from my tuner who got it going well again. The work was extensive, including new fuel pump, carb cleaning, belts, bits and even a guy to...
Forum: Racing 03-24-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 17,507
Posted By Pantah
I didn't see the race but watched the timer. I...

I didn't see the race but watched the timer. I saw Rossi turn his quick lap late with MM a couple ticks back.

The results sheet shows the fast lap of the race was Alvaro on lap 4 with a 1:55.575....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,949
Posted By Pantah
When I am trying to get somewhere I target...

When I am trying to get somewhere I target 600-700 miles per day slabbing around 12 hours. If the trip is more dirt roads, I am looking for around 300 miles per day over the same 12 hours.

like...
Forum: Racing 03-23-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 167,147
Posted By Pantah
Hey Flug, Thanks for the JS7 series from...

Hey Flug,

Thanks for the JS7 series from 'Dilla. Those shots in that single berm are very powerful. Reminds us all why we love these riders who can do such remarkable things with a motorcycle...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By Pantah
I used two sets on my old KTM950. I got 7200...

I used two sets on my old KTM950. I got 7200 miles out of the first, which was a single event and why I bought them. Of that mileage about 3k was dirt and mud. The rear worked well enough on...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-23-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,243
Posted By Pantah
ElleDubs - Thanks for this report. I just got my...

ElleDubs - Thanks for this report. I just got my AZBDR stuff a couple weeks ago and flew into AZ to try it. I'll be solo too and aboard a small bike I keep in AZ. Yours is the first report I've seen...
Forum: Racing 03-22-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 17,507
Posted By Pantah
I think Alvaro Bautista is worthy. He's always...

I think Alvaro Bautista is worthy. He's always been pretty quick except for early last season with the 'brand X' suspension under him he was hired to develop. I might add that he and his suspension...
Forum: Racing 03-20-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By Pantah
Tex World isn't a notable venue... No reason...

Tex World isn't a notable venue...

No reason it shouldn't go the way of Riverside Raceway. :D
Forum: Racing 03-17-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,532
Posted By Pantah
He was sure slow, though. He ran about the same...

He was sure slow, though. He ran about the same pace as Mike Barnes use to lap in the Buell Lightning Series some 14 years ago. :eek1

That was pretty scary when Russell got hit in 2001. I think it...
Forum: Racing 03-17-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By Pantah
I remember Gary. He was always pretty fast. I was...

I remember Gary. He was always pretty fast. I was pretty young, but I remember Tony too. Sad to read about these legends passing on, but we all do. Doesn't seem that long ago that they were in their...
Forum: Racing 03-15-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,532
Posted By Pantah
Congrats to Slick! The guy doesn't get much...

Congrats to Slick! The guy doesn't get much credit, but he sure seems to know how to win. So what happened to Westby and DiSalvo? Soup suggested the race was over half way when those two crashed out.
Forum: Racing 03-14-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,532
Posted By Pantah
Superbike Q at Daytona

I think it was a classic case for the veteran. The guy was fast off the hauler. We knew he would be. But after the first session, the new kids surfaced and made their mark. They have the speed to do...
Forum: Racing 03-13-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 13,736
Posted By Pantah
Seems like DMG is getting smart. Probably out of...

Seems like DMG is getting smart. Probably out of desperation.

No shame in being the undercard at these events. It helps the riders I think, and they are all I care about.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 26,290
Posted By Pantah
I have two of the bikes mentioned too. I keep the...

I have two of the bikes mentioned too. I keep the little one out west and the big one in Boston. I have them both set up almost exactly the same, with a steering damper and custom seat for the big...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,948
Posted By Pantah
A few weeks ago I rode to an art fair in Carefree...

A few weeks ago I rode to an art fair in Carefree AZ. The place was mobbed with no parking spots left. Then somebody pulled out and I slipped in behind them. A middle aged couple in a white Benz got...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-11-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,082
Posted By Pantah
Hey I enjoyed the vid and your resto thread. You...

Hey I enjoyed the vid and your resto thread. You really did a super nice job and the motor sounds great! My son bought a CB400 that was restored, but then he rode it through Baja and that pretty much...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-11-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,683
Posted By Pantah
I read the Adirondack RR. Yeah, it looks like...

I read the Adirondack RR. Yeah, it looks like that. Very green... Vermont and the rest of New England looks alot like that too. Villages with a little common in the middle with a couple of steeples...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-11-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 17,477
Posted By Pantah
Jerry, If you want company, ping me when you get...

Jerry, If you want company, ping me when you get close. My place is in N Scottsdale. I should be there 3/15-4/10 or so.

There is an art auction?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-10-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 17,477
Posted By Pantah
Thanks everybody. Hey, I got my maps already!...

Thanks everybody. Hey, I got my maps already! Thanks to this thread I have found quite a bit of recreation starting next Saturday when I fly in. This trail will probably be my focus during my stay...
Forum: Racing 03-09-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,665
Posted By Pantah
I suggest doing a couple enduro's followed up by...

I suggest doing a couple enduro's followed up by a couple hare scrambles. It is low pressure stuff and a good place to build skill, following others work there way through the obstacles. The KTM 200...
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