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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-27-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 37,612
Posted By PacWestGS
Checking in. :D I'll put it on my calendar,...

Checking in. :D

I'll put it on my calendar, hopefully nothing gets in the way! :1drink
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-24-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By PacWestGS
When are you leaving?

When are you leaving?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-22-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,463
Posted By PacWestGS
Merry Christmas Tom, and all you other FF's....

Merry Christmas Tom, and all you other FF's. :freaky

Happy New Year too! :beer
Forum: Canada 12-07-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,090
Posted By PacWestGS
Without you at the onset it would probably never...

Without you at the onset it would probably never have started, my final drive would be fine and I might still be without a child. :lol3

Good to hear from you Ray, missed you at a few of the rides....
Forum: Canada 12-06-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,090
Posted By PacWestGS
Yeah, I know. He's already asked me if I'm...

Yeah, I know. He's already asked me if I'm interested in putting on a clinic. :D

We'll see... Ray and Ross did something here that brought a lot of good people together. Hard to beat but time will...
Forum: Canada 12-06-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,090
Posted By PacWestGS
Just thanks Ross! :freaky

Just thanks Ross! :freaky
Forum: Racing 10-22-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,890
Posted By PacWestGS
Lotta thoughts and memories going out down under...

Lotta thoughts and memories going out down under right now.

Gold Coast 600 - live on ESPN
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2011, 12:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,633
Posted By PacWestGS
Here's something to consider. What are the two...

Here's something to consider. What are the two most likely bulky items you will stuff into your boxes on a regular basis. The reason I say that is this.

I commute on the bike and I need to stuff a...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,633
Posted By PacWestGS
Dang, that's like 8 liters less ice and beer....

Dang, that's like 8 liters less ice and beer. :lol3

http://pacwestgs.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BC-Big-Trailie-Ride-3/DSC0207/318258254_VyrHV-L.jpg
Forum: Racing 10-21-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1,518
Views: 118,514
Posted By PacWestGS
It was in the USA Today (Tuesday 10/18/11, Sports...

It was in the USA Today (Tuesday 10/18/11, Sports section as an insert). Not much else was said about it.

In your picture, I don't see a roll bar on Wheldon's car. I don't even see the rest of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,633
Posted By PacWestGS
Yeah, I wouldn't worry about that. A few trips...

Yeah, I wouldn't worry about that. A few trips off-road and they will look just fine. Slap an ADV sticker on the back. :lol3

The soft aluminum scratches up just fine. :D

P.S. You can't buy them...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,633
Posted By PacWestGS
39" wide, they hold everything. :lol3 P.S....

39" wide, they hold everything. :lol3

P.S. The handlebars are 38.5" wide.
Forum: Racing 10-20-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,518
Views: 118,514
Posted By PacWestGS
One aspect of this crash that I have not seen...

One aspect of this crash that I have not seen mentioned much here is the fact that Wheldon's roll bar sheared off leaving his head exposed to whatever followed.

Could be as simple as a welding or...
Forum: Racing 10-20-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1,518
Views: 118,514
Posted By PacWestGS
I don't know, in real time it all happens so...

I don't know, in real time it all happens so fast, but those drivers react in micro-second time and made a decision to either lift, brake, or accelerate through it. Is there a right answer probably...
Forum: Racing 10-20-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1,518
Views: 118,514
Posted By PacWestGS
That is sort of my point, race organizers will...

That is sort of my point, race organizers will throw a yellow flag when they probably should be throwing a red flag on a track like this.

Caution lights (flags) and spotters have a responsibility...
Forum: Racing 10-20-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,518
Views: 118,514
Posted By PacWestGS
I don't know either, I only saw the replay clips...

I don't know either, I only saw the replay clips and yes he was dropping to the bottom of the track for a hole that never materialized because every one else was dropping to the bottom of the track...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,633
Posted By PacWestGS
You know, it didn't even cross my mind that he...

You know, it didn't even cross my mind that he might be referring to an R1150GSA. :lol3

P.S. Not a stupid picture, that bike is awesome! :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,633
Posted By PacWestGS
The center point single hinge system lets you...

The center point single hinge system lets you attempt to close the lids without them being properly lined up (front to back or side to side), so yes you can latch them down slightly out of alignment...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-19-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,588
Posted By PacWestGS
Pilo, you are over thinking this. I can flat...

Pilo, you are over thinking this.

I can flat out tell you your wish for a parts bike will not materialize during the race. All's you need are small parts that can break in a crash (levers and...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,633
Posted By PacWestGS
Like you I've had the Jesse's on my 1150, and now...

Like you I've had the Jesse's on my 1150, and now have the BMW panniers on my ADV.

The Jesse's are stronger, longer, heavier, and waterproof (if you take care of the seal), bullet-proof as you...
Forum: Racing 10-19-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1,518
Views: 118,514
Posted By PacWestGS
Sid, First off, I respect your views and...

Sid,

First off, I respect your views and maybe I didn't sound that way in the other thread. I was just making a point that the show must go on, and that racing is dangerous, but everyone knows...
Forum: Racing 10-18-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,890
Posted By PacWestGS
Not forgetting. I wish them all a speedy recovery...

Not forgetting. I wish them all a speedy recovery and hope they all climb back into a race car soon. Will Power, (no pun intended) Mann, and Hildebrand return to racing, who knows? Most do...

Were...
Forum: Racing 10-18-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,890
Posted By PacWestGS
Beginning of the season 2006, Homestead-Miami...

Beginning of the season 2006, Homestead-Miami Speedway. Driver Paul Dana is killed in warmup laps. A few hours later a driver named Dan Wheldon captures another win in his distinguished career.
...
Forum: Racing 10-18-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,890
Posted By PacWestGS
I'm with Larryboy. They should have continued...

I'm with Larryboy. They should have continued with the race after cleaning up the mess.

That's racing!

That's what every racer would want. If some say he died doing what he loved most, then why...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6,696
Views: 372,042
Posted By PacWestGS
Yes, there is. Unfortunately they have created...

Yes, there is. Unfortunately they have created all sorts of laws to protect the stupid and will charge the inattentive or unprepared driver with things like homicide, manslaughter or negligence when...
Forum: Racing 10-17-2011, 02:29 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,890
Posted By PacWestGS
It's a very sad thing no doubt, but it's racing....

It's a very sad thing no doubt, but it's racing. Whatever form of motorsport; racing is not like riding or driving. It is dangerous, very dangerous and while it doesn't happen all to often due to...
Forum: Racing 10-16-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,890
Posted By PacWestGS
Couldn't have had a better thought. R.I.P....

Couldn't have had a better thought.

R.I.P. Racer Dan. :cry
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,528
Posted By PacWestGS
You guys are missing the take away message from...

You guys are missing the take away message from this tragedy it's - use extreme care when traveling near high schools when kids are coming and going. :deal


BTW, it matters not what type or...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,225
Posted By PacWestGS
Nice RR! :clap Thought you'd like this one...

Nice RR! :clap

Thought you'd like this one for your album.
http://pacwestgs.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BCBTR-6/i-bGbgnX3/0/L/DSCN3371-L.jpg

You did great in the class and weren't afraid of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2011, 12:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,563
Posted By PacWestGS
Those tires are not square (just very big). :lol3...

Those tires are not square (just very big). :lol3

And the mass of those tires say they will steer very, very slowly... :deal
Forum: Canada 06-19-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 102,118
Posted By PacWestGS
Ditto! :clap Wanted to say thanks to all...

Ditto! :clap

Wanted to say thanks to all who helped get everything organized.

To Jim and Fay, thanks for putting me up and finding excellent locations for the Pig in the Wilderness classes,...
Forum: Vendors 06-14-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,088
Posted By PacWestGS
How timely...I just pulled the baffle out and WOW...

How timely...I just pulled the baffle out and WOW what a nice deep sound. Might piss off my neighbors, but oh well... :lol3

Had to make a new hanger (longer) and push the pipe down a bit to keep...
Forum: Canada 06-13-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 102,118
Posted By PacWestGS
Pigs in the Wilderness Training

Before some of you hit the road (I understand some already have) here are the details as posted by Adventure Hammer:



I don't know for certain which one will be at first or all day but have a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,786
Posted By PacWestGS
Have you tried ghost steering? You see, it's like...

Have you tried ghost steering? You see, it's like air. :lol3

But honestly it's "torque" steering, changing the geometry of the bike through resistance by external forces acting on the head tube...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,786
Posted By PacWestGS
Wasn't you. :D (Klay) ;wink

Wasn't you. :D
(Klay) ;wink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,786
Posted By PacWestGS
TROLL :lol3

TROLL :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,563
Posted By PacWestGS
Mang, why can't people just ride the damn thing!...

Mang, why can't people just ride the damn thing! :norton

Good thing bikes don't come with square (shouldered) tires, they'd turn like shit...:lol3
Forum: Canada 05-27-2011, 12:59 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 102,118
Posted By PacWestGS
Don't worry, be happy... :lol3 You will know...

Don't worry, be happy... :lol3

You will know how to handle it, but I can't promise your feet will be dry. :D
Forum: Canada 05-27-2011, 12:44 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 102,118
Posted By PacWestGS
You've been added, hope to see you there. ...

You've been added, hope to see you there.

Russ
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2011, 01:26 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 98,218
Posted By PacWestGS
Keith, I'm glad you have returned to finish the...

Keith, I'm glad you have returned to finish the story...

I don't know if I'll ever be back, I'd like too, but having done it is something a lifetime will never take away.

Win, finish, or DNF...
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