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Forum: Racing Yesterday, 12:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,531
Posted By Pantah
I agree here, but VR isn't that predictable from...

I agree here, but VR isn't that predictable from his FP 1 and 2 lately. Lorenzo definitely has the best pace with all those low 48's. But Dovi did three 47's, with two back to back, and he might have...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 509
Posted By Pantah
I had Pirelli MT21's on my 690 and they got very...

I had Pirelli MT21's on my 690 and they got very noisy after about 2500 miles. I have a Michelin T63 on the front now and it is much quieter, but still hums a little. I have a Michelin Desert Rally...
Forum: Racing 05-27-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By Pantah
I see Kawasaki is backing the dirt track program...

I see Kawasaki is backing the dirt track program that just won the Springfield Mile. Maybe they are close to starting a Superbike program too? They seem to have a good product for the class.
Forum: Racing 05-27-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By Pantah
That's pretty cool! I didn't know Supermoto was...

That's pretty cool! I didn't know Supermoto was still going. I am amazed they have 24 starters already for the KTM Cup. I think the Cup event could become a pretty important part of the series. I...
Forum: Racing 05-27-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,531
Posted By Pantah
MM VR JL :cry

MM
VR
JL

:cry
Forum: Americas 05-27-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,727
Posted By Pantah
I rode the Alcan5000 twice; 2006 and 2010. It...

I rode the Alcan5000 twice; 2006 and 2010. It starts in Seattle and ends in Anchorage some 9 days later. Here is the 2006 itinerary:
http://www.alcan5000.com/06itin.htm

Here is the 2010...
Forum: Americas 05-26-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By Pantah
You have an excellent plan. I have never done the...

You have an excellent plan. I have never done the TAT, but I have done others like the CDR and such. I used Federal and if you are an AMA member you get a discount. I paid about $600 to ship my...
Forum: Americas 05-26-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Pantah
I have one suggestion. South of Whitehorse find...

I have one suggestion. South of Whitehorse find Johnson's Crossing. There is a gas and bakery/motel there. Get both. Just south across the bridge find the South Canol Road on your left. The S Canol...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,383
Posted By Pantah
Hey, I live right downtown Boston so if I wanna...

Hey, I live right downtown Boston so if I wanna ride anywhere, I have to navigate a city full of terrible drivers that are typically from somewhere else and totally lost. The streets are narrow and...
Forum: Racing 05-25-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,846
Posted By Pantah
JPM could have had a decent Cup career if he was...

JPM could have had a decent Cup career if he was with a decent team. Chip always fielded junk for Cup cars, much like Penske had until Keselowski showed up. I thought the 500 was a great race and JPM...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-22-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,018
Posted By Pantah
A close friend had a Thruxton for a couple weeks....

A close friend had a Thruxton for a couple weeks. He said it was the PT Cruiser of motorcycles. :lol3 I sort of like the new Ducati Scrambler, but actually the Paul Smart was probably a much better...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-21-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By Pantah
You must have the GPS plugged into your computer

I have the same problem and I called and asked Garmin if I was missing something. They said that the maps are on my GPS memory card and the device has to be plugged into my Mac for Basecamp to read...
Forum: Racing 05-21-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,551
Posted By Pantah
Yeah, me too. I don't see how he can. :eek1

Yeah, me too. I don't see how he can. :eek1
Forum: Racing 05-21-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 1,733
Views: 165,309
Posted By Pantah
I wonder if the bike is as 'off' as everybody is...

I wonder if the bike is as 'off' as everybody is saying. I think the track is fairly unusual and small compared to most of them.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-20-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,605
Posted By Pantah
http://pantah.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Montezuma-To...

http://pantah.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Montezuma-Tour/i-2cm5ZrT/0/M/IMG_2170-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,409
Posted By Pantah
Thanks for the report so far! I am in. I have...

Thanks for the report so far! I am in. I have ridden coast/coast many times and always faced incredible wind and weather during parts of it. But NEVER a blown over semi!

In 2010 I was riding west...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-19-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By Pantah
I can't speak to Indian 15, but it looks on the...

I can't speak to Indian 15, but it looks on the map that it is a paved road. You might consider taking 89 to Tuba City and 160 to Kayenta. It is all good highway. Just east of Kayanta on 160 you can...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-19-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By Pantah
I think it helps a lot if you have dirt riding...

I think it helps a lot if you have dirt riding experience, but it isn't necessary. A DOT front knobby tire is helpful in the soft areas you'll encounter. I bought a KTM 950 back in 2004 and rode it...
Forum: Racing 05-18-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,087
Posted By Pantah
Yes, the old Pro Thunder class was a very fun...

Yes, the old Pro Thunder class was a very fun take. I'd like to see that as well. But before that they need to get the vendor display shows going and other attractions to get casual fans to come. I...
Forum: Racing 05-18-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,087
Posted By Pantah
Great to see JD where he should be. I like...

Great to see JD where he should be. I like listing to him on the podium. Seems like Gerloff is steadily gaining on it. Maybe the promise he showed back in 2011 will finally pay off. Not sure what to...
Forum: Racing 05-17-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,161
Posted By Pantah
Pretty good call!!! :D

Pretty good call!!! :D
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-16-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 74,418
Posted By Pantah
Circa 1970: ...

Circa 1970:
http://pantah.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Old-Gear/i-SrvMgsj/0/M/IMG_1492-M.jpg

Circa 1979:
http://pantah.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Old-Gear/i-DDDWnsF/0/M/IMG_1493-M.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,355
Posted By Pantah
http://www.motogp.com/en/video_update/2015/05/16/e...

http://www.motogp.com/en/video_update/2015/05/16/espargaro-s-spectacular-fp3-crash/175796
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,984
Posted By Pantah
Probably the term 'hipster' is too mainstream...

Probably the term 'hipster' is too mainstream these days to have any cool factor left. But in any event, the former hipsters I know would never ride a Triumph retro bike. I knew one who bought a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-15-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 853
Posted By Pantah
I have settled on a Michelin T63 on the front of...

I have settled on a Michelin T63 on the front of my Yamaha wr250R and my KTM690R. The tire performs reasonably well in both sand and mud, but it is also fairly quiet. They are also very cheap at...
Forum: Racing 05-15-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,161
Posted By Pantah
There may be some surprises on Sunday. Tight...

There may be some surprises on Sunday. Tight group!
Forum: Racing 05-15-2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,161
Posted By Pantah
FP1: Eleven inside 1 second! Yes, it is a small...

FP1: Eleven inside 1 second! Yes, it is a small track but still... Dovi and Jorge rode the most fast laps. Dani is nowhere yet. MM's finger seems to be almost better. Vale is where he usually is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,355
Posted By Pantah
Pardon me, but I wasn't referring to simply road...

Pardon me, but I wasn't referring to simply road racing. About the time SM made that Elsinore clip, most dirt racers started wearing a face brace bolted to their 3/4 helmet. It replaced the Jofa rock...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,355
Posted By Pantah
Motorcycle racers crash a lot. Sometimes several...

Motorcycle racers crash a lot. Sometimes several times a race meet. There is a reason their helmets are full face, and they have all learned it first hand. True, the OP doesn't expect to crash so he...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,390
Posted By Pantah
www.motorcycle-superstore.com. Once you know what...

www.motorcycle-superstore.com. Once you know what you want, you shop price and installation. The website above seems to have the best tire prices for most of us. I install my own, but I use dual...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 18,002
Posted By Pantah
There are not many people who can ride any...

There are not many people who can ride any motorcycle fast... And those few that can have had lots of training and seat time trying to go fast. But even most of those are slow by most of their...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-14-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 988
Posted By Pantah
I vote 120 through Yosemite and down the Priest...

I vote 120 through Yosemite and down the Priest Grade to hwy 49 North. Take 49 through Jamestown and Columbia State Park and stop for a sense of the gold rush. It is a well preserved Forty-niner...
Forum: Racing 05-14-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1,733
Views: 165,309
Posted By Pantah
Bravo!!! Indy often gets panned here, but I like...

Bravo!!! Indy often gets panned here, but I like it as much as Laguna. The track isn't as interesting at first glance, but you get to easily move from corner to corner to get close-up and personal....
Forum: Racing 05-12-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,443
Posted By Pantah
Hero seems to have money and EB wanted some of...

Hero seems to have money and EB wanted some of it. After paying a few bills, Hero changed their mind. Quite common in the motorcycle racing business. Most of the time motorcycle people seem to have...
Forum: Racing 05-12-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,878
Posted By Pantah
Well, I am from Boston and I love Utah!...

Well, I am from Boston and I love Utah! Particularly southern Utah. They have some of the best motorcycling roads there is: Hwy 12, House Rock Rd, Cottonwood Canyon, Smokey Mountain Rd, The Burr...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-12-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,152
Posted By Pantah
I'd like to try the new date. Will monitor this...

I'd like to try the new date. Will monitor this thread for it. Thanks
Forum: Racing 05-12-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,087
Posted By Pantah
Good article... The grieving is so palpable. I...

Good article... The grieving is so palpable. I hope Josh Day can make something of this. I think he will.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,061
Posted By Pantah
Nike compression shorts and baby powder... :D

Nike compression shorts and baby powder... :D
Forum: Racing 05-11-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,878
Posted By Pantah
SCRAMP has operated Laguna Seca since 1957....

SCRAMP has operated Laguna Seca since 1957. SCRAMP stands for Sports Car Racing Association of the Moneterey Peninsula. The track is a county park, so maybe the people that own Miller can learn...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-10-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,987
Posted By Pantah
I went out and bought a 2004 KTM950 new off the...

I went out and bought a 2004 KTM950 new off the floor. It was a pretty crude motorcycle in my view. The motor was rough and cruise RPM wondered. Basically that early 950 was an unfinished motor with...
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