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Forum: Vendors 08-02-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 34,712
Posted By portalespeanut
Next Group

Please PM me when You do the next group...Thanks!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,818
Posted By portalespeanut
Looking forward to seeing this.... IF it ever...

Looking forward to seeing this.... IF it ever comes to a theatre near here. I'm guessing it'll be out on DVD before that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,964
Posted By portalespeanut
Ouch...

Not too long ago, I sold my long-term ride, a 1974 CB 750...that bike always took me back to the beginning...the sounds, and smells...don't ask why I sold it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,999
Posted By portalespeanut
Here too...

+1 :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,716
Posted By portalespeanut
Defining a 'crash' might be useful for this...

Defining a 'crash' might be useful for this conversation...as well as making a clarification between racing and riding. I've been throwing a leg over bikes for 45 years, offroad and highway riding,...
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21,404
Views: 3,801,855
Posted By portalespeanut
:clap

:clap
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By portalespeanut
Go for it!

I think You're doing well to talk them down to the point You're at. I just bought a '14, and the Triumph Incentive deal applied to mine too. They wouldn't budge on 'modifying' the kit...I could lose...
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 21,404
Views: 3,801,855
Posted By portalespeanut
Envy...

:D
Oooohhhh....man, that's one bike we ALL wanted back then...amazing bikes! I'm looking forward to the John Penton movie coming out...meanwhile, I'll just be thankful for the awesome bikes we...
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 21,404
Views: 3,801,855
Posted By portalespeanut
Here too...

I started on a Honda S90 back in '67...so like You, I've been on a few bikes...this one's a 'keeper'....:wink:
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 21,404
Views: 3,801,855
Posted By portalespeanut
The Land of Enchantment...

Thanks SMIFFXC...New Mexico is really a great place for a dualsport bike...many great places to ride, and miles of unimproved roads. I've had many bikes over the years, spending many years competing...
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 21,404
Views: 3,801,855
Posted By portalespeanut
True, btao!...one of my good riding buddies has a...

True, btao!...one of my good riding buddies has a 800 GS....'nuff said! About being broken in...I'm trying (really hard) to honor the rpm restrictions, and am looking forward to riding after the...
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21,404
Views: 3,801,855
Posted By portalespeanut
The Evidence...

...Ok, browneye...this was from last weekend. First ride on the bike, 180 miles of highway, gravel road, and forest trails as an 'Inaugual Ride'...
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Forum: Beasts 06-12-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21,404
Views: 3,801,855
Posted By portalespeanut
Just picked up an 800XC

After mulling things over for quite some time, I've finally picked up a new 800XC, and am loving the bike. Have followed these threads as an 'outsider', but now I can start speaking from...
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,321
Posted By portalespeanut
Non Issue...

Many bikes for many years, and all put off some heat. I just picked up a new 800XC and it puts off much less heat than the '08 Concours that I just parked. 104 here today...no problem.
Forum: Face plant 06-06-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 93,699
Posted By portalespeanut
Blessings!

Have been following You here, and am excited to see You back on a bike! Many prayers...and God hears! Cheering for You...:clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,040
Posted By portalespeanut
Exactly...

Well said...different enviroments, different riders, different goals, means different preferences. While being a 'desert rat', I did live in beautiful North Carolina for 2 years and know that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,040
Posted By portalespeanut
Back to the 'middle'...

Started on a bike 45 years ago...and was always wanting to move up the next 'biggest thing' back then. Oh course, back then, the CB 750 was THE superbike to own...and I finally got my hands on one. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,999
Posted By portalespeanut
Woohooo!

I'm sure that many of us were forever changed by the first 'On Any Sunday'...I've been on a bike ever since...over 40 years now for me. I'm looking forward to this!...let's hope it inspires a whole...
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 125,634
Posted By portalespeanut
:lurkGood luck!

:lurkGood luck!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,046
Posted By portalespeanut
Interesting question...there's a world of...

Interesting question...there's a world of difference between the either system depending if you're considering 'highway' or 'offroad'. I would like to speak to the offroad side of this discussion -...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,455
Posted By portalespeanut
Honda CB750 K for me...oh course, I'm older than...

Honda CB750 K for me...oh course, I'm older than most everyone here...:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,913
Posted By portalespeanut
Stupid choices result in having to pay 'Stupid...

Stupid choices result in having to pay 'Stupid Tax'...very fortunate that he wasn't DRT...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,564
Posted By portalespeanut
Glad he's on the mend. Had an incident once...

Glad he's on the mend. Had an incident once where a buddy went down, and and just like Your friend, we found later his injuries were much worse than first thought...because of that, I will never...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,710
Posted By portalespeanut
Only 1?...

Had bunches of bikes through the years...now at 56, I'm trying to 'simplify' my world and am riding an XR650R that's plated for offroad and dualsport, and I have an '08 Concours 14A for runnin' cross...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,975
Posted By portalespeanut
There's no doubt that lower tire pressures are a...

There's no doubt that lower tire pressures are a big benefit offroad...but as with everything, there are trade offs. Be aware that running underinflated on pavement for extended periods will greatly...
Forum: Vendors 02-05-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By portalespeanut
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By portalespeanut
Just a thought...

All are very good choices...I had a CRF450, and it required constant valve shim adjustments until I changed to aftermarket valves...most I've known of were like that. Also had a YZ450....much more...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,317
Posted By portalespeanut
Here too...

Yep...I hear Ya. Sometimes my 'Off' Switch gets stuck in the 'On' position...look out!...:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,317
Posted By portalespeanut
Can I vent?...

RANT: ON -

How 'bout an updated, street legal XR650R...There's about a million 650 dualsports been sold in the last ten years, and where's Honda?...offering the XR650L (just to clean them off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By portalespeanut
Godspeed...and prayers for the family...

Godspeed...and prayers for the family...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,636
Posted By portalespeanut
Yup...

Ok, I'll play...Not a book, not a report, but decided I was gonna get my hands on an XR650R after watching 'Dust to Glory'. I think most everyone is influenced in some similar way. Something...
Forum: Face plant 01-04-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 93,699
Posted By portalespeanut
Amazing Story...

Just found this thread and wanted to 'chime in'...am so glad that You're improving Laurie! Of all the many diverse threads on this huge forum, I've been touched deeply by Your's. Keeping You and Doug...
Forum: Face plant 01-04-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,562
Posted By portalespeanut
+1 here...glad You're ok!:lol3

+1 here...glad You're ok!:lol3
Forum: Face plant 01-04-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,472
Posted By portalespeanut
Ouch...

Glad You're ok...that looked painful. Am wondering about Your riding buddies though...did they just check for a heartbeat, and then ride off?...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,271
Posted By portalespeanut
Highside Variations

+1. As one who's experienced 6 (yes, 6 mainly in the early days) broken collarbones in my 45 years of riding, I have to whole-heartedly agree with DAKEZ.

For what it's worth, there's a 'modified...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-31-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,578
Posted By portalespeanut
This sounds like fun...will be checking the link...

This sounds like fun...will be checking the link out...:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,869
Posted By portalespeanut
Great Film

Just watched the movie after my son gave me the DVD as a Christmas gift! We live 'in the sticks' and both knew it'd likely never show in our local theatres...and so he blew me away by making sure I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,937
Posted By portalespeanut
It's impossible to reason with some people who...

It's impossible to reason with some people who just don't want to get it...by and large, I've quit trying. My son gave me a copy of the new movie, 'Why We Ride' (it'll NEVER come to theatres in our...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-27-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,937
Posted By portalespeanut
Well said!...

Well said...

All these things are true for me too...and as another who's been throwing his leg over bikes for 45 or so years, I can't imagine life any other way. I had a flukey getoff last April,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-27-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 27,860
Posted By portalespeanut
This is true...starting with a simple compliment...

This is true...starting with a simple compliment can make all the difference and is often the first step to learning someone else's story and making a new friend. As to the OP, there wasn't an...
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