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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 12:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,116
Posted By Pantah
Every long trip I can recall taking has had heavy...

Every long trip I can recall taking has had heavy rain and sometimes for days on end. Just dress for it, have at least two pairs of waterproof gloves, plug in your electrics, polish your face screen,...
Forum: The Garage Today, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By Pantah
I have brought dead motorcycle batteries back...

I have brought dead motorcycle batteries back with this:...
Forum: Road warriors Today, 11:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,576
Posted By Pantah
Not bad for a cruiser. 10.2 quarter with a 145mph...

Not bad for a cruiser. 10.2 quarter with a 145mph trap speed.:eek1

Jeepers...
Forum: Road warriors Today, 10:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,344
Posted By Pantah
In my experience, women like really nice things....

In my experience, women like really nice things. The small case Ducati Monsters like the 750/620 and 695 series are very nice things. Plus they are exceptionally rider friendly as well as cheap. They...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Today, 09:53 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 64,477
Posted By Pantah
Somewhere south of Siera Vista along the AZ/MX...

Somewhere south of Siera Vista along the AZ/MX Border. Never crossed but it wouldn't be hard. That border fence must be more for cows.
...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 09:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,184
Posted By Pantah
Thanks for your thorough response to my questions...

Thanks for your thorough response to my questions about your starting spot and hwy 120. Yes I live downtown Boston now a few steps from Fanny Hall, but I have a place in Scottsdale too and bikes at...
Forum: Racing Today, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3,357
Views: 278,440
Posted By Pantah
:shog I guess I never even look at the...

:shog

I guess I never even look at the rankings other then the top couple and the point spread. Good commentary even if I didn't recognize they were in order of points.

:rofl
Forum: Racing Today, 04:07 AM
Replies: 3,357
Views: 278,440
Posted By Pantah
1. Since Lorenzo came up, it is the first time I...

1. Since Lorenzo came up, it is the first time I recall reading that an expert considers Pedrosa the 2nd best rider on the grid. The guy doesn't get much love no matter what his lap times are.
2....
Forum: Racing Today, 03:47 AM
Replies: 706
Views: 49,217
Posted By Pantah
In his interview RJ even states that JM Bayle was...

In his interview RJ even states that JM Bayle was the most talented of his era. Really fast. I was a big Bailey and Johnson fan, so at the time, Bayle was the dark knight for me. But dang, he was...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,184
Posted By Pantah
to: 1200gs etc etc... Am really enjoying...

to: 1200gs etc etc...

Am really enjoying your RR. Mainly because of a connection to your home and your route. In your first self-image I see a driveway and eucalyptus. I looked at your map. You...
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 11:14 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,643
Posted By Pantah
:rofl As an aside, it appears to me...

:rofl


As an aside, it appears to me sportbikes are fewer and fewer these days. I'm not sure that sportbikes have that much influence on anything anymore. They are all such old designs. The top...
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3,357
Views: 278,440
Posted By Pantah
http://www.motomatters.com/opinion/2014/07/31/rati...

http://www.motomatters.com/opinion/2014/07/31/rating_the_motogp_riders_mid_season_part.html

Krop posted an interesting article ranking the top riders in MotoGP up till the break. He had a couple...
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 05:04 AM
Replies: 706
Views: 49,217
Posted By Pantah
Zactly... Gastooann!! :clap

Zactly...

Gastooann!! :clap
Forum: Racing 07-30-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3,357
Views: 278,440
Posted By Pantah
I hope he can come back and give his potential...

I hope he can come back and give his potential (as he says). Seems pretty career ending to me, though. Taking bones out?

Not an obituary, but he was a great ambassador to the American cause, and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 14,887
Posted By Pantah
Congrats, Doc, for making one more RR about your...

Congrats, Doc, for making one more RR about your travels. I know that feeling when it's time to get home, though. Pretty powerful feeling. No more pics and slow roads. Just pound out the superslab...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By Pantah
I'd be surpised if the starter could crank it....

I'd be surpised if the starter could crank it. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By Pantah
My 2012 can wobble a little above 75-80mph and I...

My 2012 can wobble a little above 75-80mph and I think it has a lot to do with the type of DOT knobby I use. My Pirelli MT21 was a lot more stable than my present MichelinT63. Plus the wobble is...
Forum: Racing 07-30-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,643
Posted By Pantah
Pretty simple as Dogboy says. As an AMA Pro...

Pretty simple as Dogboy says. As an AMA Pro entry, we paid the license, entry fees, crew fees, garage rental, parking passes and I think that was it. Other than the garage rental, I don't recall...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,451
Posted By Pantah
I am impressed with your route. You must know...

I am impressed with your route. You must know quite a bit about Colorado and the Rockies. You seem to have covered most of the popular spots reported on this forum. I am a little surprised to read...
Forum: Racing 07-29-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 49,217
Posted By Pantah
That was a great Rick Johnson interview. Thanks...

That was a great Rick Johnson interview. Thanks for posting it. The one thing that wasn't mentioned was how many tragic injuries there were in the 80's. At least it seemed that way to me. David...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,935
Posted By Pantah
I know this bike is promoted to death in the...

I know this bike is promoted to death in the thumper section, but the Yamaha WR250R is probably as good as it gets for heavy duty work. Very robust subframe plus a 6 spd gearbox and a motor that...
Forum: Racing 07-25-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 49,217
Posted By Pantah
Very cool for you. Those were groundbreaking...

Very cool for you. Those were groundbreaking days. I think it interesting that Geoff Fox had such an influence on the sport. His real job was physics professor at Santa Clara University, but he...
Forum: Racing 07-25-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 706
Views: 49,217
Posted By Pantah
Steve Simons; a kid working for Geoff Fox in the...

Steve Simons; a kid working for Geoff Fox in the late '70's. Moto X Fox on Cristich Ln in Cambell CA. There is a set of them in the AMA HOF Museum. He later INVENTED the upside down fork and licensed...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,576
Posted By Pantah
I am thinking of buying some sort of cruiser. I...

I am thinking of buying some sort of cruiser. I have always had dual sports and sportbikes. I tested a new Diavel a couple weeks ago. I am only 5'9" but I found it a very friendly motorcycle to ride....
Forum: Racing 07-25-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 706
Views: 49,217
Posted By Pantah
Yeah, the Reno event I attended was about 1986....

Yeah, the Reno event I attended was about 1986. Hoover was still active, but he may have been more of an attraction than a competitor. I was a big fan of the stunters back then. I dreamed of owning a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,655
Posted By Pantah
Mine didn't smooth out until a 2k mile round trip...

Mine didn't smooth out until a 2k mile round trip interstate ride beginning at 5k miles. It is much smoother today at 8500 miles. I'll keep mine, but I would like a better touring bike of some sort....
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-24-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 31,536
Posted By Pantah
I'm flying in for the month of October and hope...

I'm flying in for the month of October and hope to finish the route from Winkleman to the UT border. Weather should be nice, right?
Forum: Racing 07-24-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 706
Views: 49,217
Posted By Pantah
I went to the Reno races once but never went...

I went to the Reno races once but never went back. Saw two T6's mid-air over the north pylon. Sudden death for both of them. The P51's and Bear Cats were cool, but that is definitely foolish sport....
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-23-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By Pantah
Nice report. I like riding through those places...

Nice report. I like riding through those places too. I probably even have a picture of the bridge somewhere. I'm thinking about a cruiser also, but I have never ridden anything that big. I'd like to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,451
Posted By Pantah
Took me awhile to catch up. Am enjoying the RR...

Took me awhile to catch up. Am enjoying the RR and the vid over Ophir. Hope you get some fishing pics in. I always dreamed of taking a fly rod and catching trout while exploring the Rockies on a dual...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,409
Posted By Pantah
Where in Hookset? Linky?

Where in Hookset? Linky?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,409
Posted By Pantah
My first real race bike was a 1971 Penton Six...

My first real race bike was a 1971 Penton Six Days 125. It was far superior to anything on the grid until Honda introduced the 1974 Elsinore 125 and the Suzy RM 125 after that. My first pair of boots...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,497
Posted By Pantah
16 years: ...

16 years:
http://pantah.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Partial-Collection/i-kJ6pbxk/0/M/IMG_1467-M.jpg

http://pantah.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Partial-Collection/i-fSmvLdm/0/M/IMG_1464-M.jpg
...
Forum: Racing 07-17-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3,357
Views: 278,440
Posted By Pantah
Motomatters has an elaborate projection for 2015...

Motomatters has an elaborate projection for 2015 regarding riders and seats. Pretty interesting.

http://www.motomatters.com/analysis/2014/07/16/the_comprehensive_midsummer_motogp_silly.html
Forum: Racing 07-17-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,846
Posted By Pantah
I must say, I liked visiting VIR a lot. Riders...

I must say, I liked visiting VIR a lot. Riders liked it too. The only thing was it was a long ways from anywhere. I also enjoy visiting Mid-O. Nice place to spectate too. Some interesting sections.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,353
Posted By Pantah
Having been a gridlock commuter for much of my...

Having been a gridlock commuter for much of my life, I buy automatics now. One was a mistake, the new Subaru Impreza with CVT. It illustrates that small motored cars need to solid ratios to perform...
Forum: Racing 07-16-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 22,607
Posted By Pantah
Yeah, I had a change of plans too :cry. My son...

Yeah, I had a change of plans too :cry. My son has had good success at the ISDE qualifier using my ICO, though. I think he likes the time keeping aspect of enduro's. I'm riding out of AZ these days....
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,667
Posted By Pantah
Nice story and a truly great bike! I rode one a...

Nice story and a truly great bike! I rode one a couple years ago. It was the best twin I ever rode in my life. Much more refined than my old 950A I had been riding since 2004.

Back when I was...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-16-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,583
Posted By Pantah
My son and I both use a Spot tracker anytime we...

My son and I both use a Spot tracker anytime we will be remote. We have a couple pre-planned messages we can send on it. 1. "All is well and done for the day". 2. "Am OK but need to be extracted"....
Forum: Face plant 07-16-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 14,746
Posted By Pantah
I broke my right ankle off-roading a smoker a few...

I broke my right ankle off-roading a smoker a few years ago. It took a very long time to lose the pain. Months. I was wearing Dainese sport boots, which are like slippers with a zipper and velcro....
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