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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1,714
Views: 404,767
Posted By Principiante
Best Money You Can Spend When Starting Out

Although I've been riding quite a while, I started late in life. My sign in name "Principiante" means beginner in Italiano. I still approach riding that way.

When you start this sport you...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6,083
Views: 1,307,415
Posted By Principiante
Replacing shock spring

I need to ask for some help. What does one need to remove from the bike to remove the rear shock and replace the spring?:wings
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 581
Posted By Principiante
September in Eastern Idaho

http://www.me.com/gallery/#100134

My friend Bill and I took a ride in the Big Hole Mountains north of Swan Valley, Idaho on 9/24/2011. I have added a video of parts of the ride. Great weather...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 100,401
Posted By Principiante
Maps

I live in Idaho Falls and I get over to the SV area occassionally. Where can one get good maps of the areas you ride. I would really like to see what you see.
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6,083
Views: 1,307,415
Posted By Principiante
Carrying gear on your G450X

I have been reading the posts and it is the consensus that you can't attach a lot of "stuff" directly to the bike. When I took some classes from Jimmy Lewis he told us that he always preferred to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6,083
Views: 1,307,415
Posted By Principiante
Question After market seat

I have been riding my bike quite a bit this week and I finally see the need for a more comfortable:eek1 saddle. Does anyone have any experience that would help me choose between the 2010 BMW product...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6,083
Views: 1,307,415
Posted By Principiante
Is it a worthy bike?

Me and a mate have been looking at 450s and was hoping you guys could shed some light on the reliability of the BMW and aftermarket availability for everything from tanks to fairings to whatever(!)...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,459
Posted By Principiante
Eek Don't mess with the Bison

I really enjoyed your RR. I live part-time in St. George, grew up in Ogden, and travel the Yellowstone/Grand Teton area often. I recognize many of those places like they are my home.

One word to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 21,855
Posted By Principiante
Great Photography

It would appear to me that you are more than an amateur with your DSLR. The sunset shots are particularly well done. Thanks.
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,319
Posted By Principiante
No Wrangling

I have been looking forward to the rest of this report. I have really enjoyed it so far. I live in eastern Idaho and hope to get some insight into the route. Really enjoyed the video.

Stop the...
Forum: Americas 07-12-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By Principiante
Gas for WRT

I am interested in riding the WRT. I want use my 450 dirt bike and it will not do 100+ miles on one tank of fuel. Is there any way to hire someone to cache some extra gas along the trail?
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,878
Posted By Principiante
The next day I turned the bike south. I had a...

The next day I turned the bike south. I had a map from the Stanley ranger station and explored some trails south of Redfish Lake. The first one follows Hell Roaring Creek back to the boundary of...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2008, 09:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,878
Posted By Principiante
Salmon, ID and Middle Fork Mountains

Last September my wife and I spent a few days at Redfish Lake Lodge, just south of Stanley, ID. While she and her lady friends studied Knitting, I had the chance to play hooky and ride my bike. I...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2006, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,026
Posted By Principiante
Eastern Idaho, Snake River Highlands

This report takes place in two parts. On Aug 5th I went to explore the mountains above the Snake River. I have driven the main roads in these mountains but never taken my motorcycle off-road. ...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2006, 07:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,962
Posted By Principiante
I can't decide which one is the coolest, the...

I can't decide which one is the coolest, the Britten or the one with the machine gun. Where do get one of those?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2005, 09:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,765
Posted By Principiante
[QUOTE=totomojo]That was Italionie, by the way. ...

[QUOTE=totomojo]That was Italionie, by the way.

Mi scuzi, mai, quello non era italiano adeguato. Come si dice "domanda importante".

Giro sicuro e nella buona salute.


Ciao
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2005, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,330
Posted By Principiante
Don't worry! The next time you get on your...

Don't worry! The next time you get on your Goldwing you will feel like a master.

I took the same class last spring. In fact, I even rode the same #7 bike. I ride a BMW K1200Lt, similar size and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2005, 10:34 PM
Replies: 784
Views: 102,791
Posted By Principiante
I got my first bike at 50. The big five-O, lots...

I got my first bike at 50. The big five-O, lots of ideas change. I had good reasons for not starting earlier. I'm a surgeon and I've seen motorcycle wrecks than I can remember, many of them fatal....
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2005, 06:49 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 28,511
Posted By Principiante
Blackfoot River, ID

http://serieoro.smugmug.com/photos/23918986-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2005, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,429
Posted By Principiante
Great pics. May I ask you where you stayed in...

Great pics. May I ask you where you stayed in Moab?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-05-2005, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10,246
Views: 3,296,109
Posted By Principiante
MV Agusta F4 Serie Oro

I searched for this one a long time. Love the lines. Love the exhaust note. Sweetest transmission I've ever tried. Rides like it is on rails. Not the fastest bike I've ridden but a real...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2004, 11:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,555
Posted By Principiante
When I took Jimmy's class I found that guiding...

When I took Jimmy's class I found that guiding the bike with my legs was a lot like skiing powder, if you have had that experience.
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