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Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 24,589
Posted By Ratman
Great report, StickySD. You're a great...

Great report, StickySD. You're a great writer...not to mention traveler.

I'm loving your humor. Keep it coming, please.

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Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 684
Views: 93,490
Posted By Ratman
Oso Tars

Thanks for the Story Osos. Great trip.



I've often tried to estimate what the average mileage is between flats in Baja. I've never had enough mileage to get a good idea, but you guys had...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4,238
Views: 952,127
Posted By Ratman
A couple 'a comments

I'm still loving you RR, John.

Thanks for the chain report a few pages back. I've been saying for years that Oring chains don't need any attention. Somehow folks think that the lube they put on...
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 913,642
Posted By Ratman
Bad ignition switch

Great report, BTW. I love how you have no schedule, and go with the flow. :freaky

I'm voting Ig switch. I fix things on my old Honda when I can. I've had my bike for 20 years. Honda's...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 54,009
Posted By Ratman
Air mats

Thanks for your views. I always wonder what the rider went thru on these 2 up trips....thanks for sharing.

I've been a fan of blowup air mats when I moto travel. I've been using a camp mat...
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 54,297
Posted By Ratman
Great story

I'm enjoying the hell out of both your RRs, guys. Your writing tell a very good story. :freaky:freaky

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Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 54,009
Posted By Ratman
Thanks for answering that as I was wondering....I...

Thanks for answering that as I was wondering....I figured you must have written it in English as no translator would have done as good a job....and I couldn't imagine that you would have written it...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By Ratman
I've been running tube type tires on tubeless...

I've been running tube type tires on tubeless street bike rims for a few years now. The tire I'm presently using is a Shinko 705 140/80/17 No problems yet.


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Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 72,158
Posted By Ratman
Where's Dylan......???

I gotta bump you back to the first page to remind you to bring us back up to date. What have you been doing....I hope you're not in jail because you skipped some permit. :evil

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Forum: The Garage 12-30-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 20,298
Posted By Ratman
Dustin's results

Dustin messaged me about a year ago with some shock rebuilding questions....and then a year later after running the bike for a few months. I thought posting his results might encourage some others...
Forum: Racing 12-28-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 650
Posted By Ratman
I thought they did a pretty good show. Very...

I thought they did a pretty good show. Very entertaining, and the reporter surely seemed genuinely impressed with the race and entrants.
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6,614
Views: 1,567,667
Posted By Ratman
Lalo's great report

I can't improve on other poster's superlatives about your report, Ed. I just want to say that I'm back every few days catching up, and will continue till you are finished.
You really do touch...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-27-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 21,143
Posted By Ratman
Super report

You guys gave a good name to AARP for a change. I enjoyed the read.

Next time you go, take in the hot springs at Puertocitos on the Sea of Cortez, in town, on the water's edge. They have a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-27-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 21,143
Posted By Ratman
Laguna Hansen from the past....

Five minutes with Windows Live Photo Gallery with the 'retouch' function (comes in Windows 7 and XP).

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Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4,238
Views: 952,127
Posted By Ratman
Ten days

It's been about 10 days since your getoff, John, if you accident was on the 12th. I'm predicting some light riding In 10 more, or maybe less, days. The shoulder will heal fast. I broke my tib/fib...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-19-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 21,143
Posted By Ratman
Ladybug scores!!!

Great report, LB. I'm having a great time reading your most excellent report.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-19-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1,795
Views: 339,902
Posted By Ratman
I'm still reading your blog, NG, and enjoying it....

I'm still reading your blog, NG, and enjoying it. I'm glad you got the steering 'BAR' :rofl stabilizer for Spirit. I have a bike with one of those on it that I've never ridden. Maybe you can tell...
Forum: Racing 12-19-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,929
Posted By Ratman
Just Curious

I told this story almost a month ago. I prolly finished it up a week after I got back from the Baja 1000. So there's been no additional Trip report part of this thread for several week.

While...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 44,674
Posted By Ratman
Tremendous RR

I just got caught up with the report. Great Narrative and beautiful pictures.

I'll be here till you are tired of writing.

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Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 43,477
Posted By Ratman
Great report Tiffany. Much respect.....

Great report Tiffany. Much respect.....
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6,614
Views: 1,567,667
Posted By Ratman
Subfrane and pic transfer

That's great advice about the subframe reinforcement (Repair always costs more than proper preparation).

....but I really don't care about the subframe because 'Lalo' will always come thru with a...
Forum: Racing 12-07-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,929
Posted By Ratman
Someday, Tinhead, we will ride together. Yeah I...

Someday, Tinhead, we will ride together. Yeah I remember that Pete's camp meeting. I rode in there after dark from about 80 miles out on a high idle that limited me to about 20mph....turned out...
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 72,158
Posted By Ratman
....another great Vid, Dylan. You are a special...

....another great Vid, Dylan. You are a special person.
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 72,158
Posted By Ratman
Great report

What a wonderful report from a remarkable young man. I don't have words for my admiration for you, Dylan. It's guys like you that put mankind on the moon. Thanks so much.
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 39,038
Posted By Ratman
Thanks for the RR, RDT. You're quite a good...

Thanks for the RR, RDT. You're quite a good traveler. My hats of to you.

.....the base of this building looks curved as well. That must be a thing over there. Thanks for mentioning that.
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Forum: Racing 11-26-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,929
Posted By Ratman
That's gotta be the road. Never saw it...

That's gotta be the road. Never saw it before....

I see you had the same sunrise that I had....figure since we spent the night only 15 miles or so apart. That may have been my all time best.
Forum: Racing 11-25-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,929
Posted By Ratman
Thanks, Mark. Yeah, Baja is alway good. I had...

Thanks, Mark. Yeah, Baja is alway good. I had to look up your Baja report to see what the matter was with DW. I've taken a rock under the arm/ribs before. It was a long time before I could breath...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-24-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 19,478
Posted By Ratman
Thanks, Mark. You tell a good story. Sorry to...

Thanks, Mark. You tell a good story. Sorry to hear about Scott. I too have gotten a large rock under the arm/ribs. Wasn't much of a fall, but hurt for months.
I'll be looking for your next...
Forum: Racing 11-23-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 24,048
Posted By Ratman
Chad's good for sure, even super good, but I...

Chad's good for sure, even super good, but I credit more than half of their success to Jimmie's team attitude. There is no one with his ego under control more than JJ.
.....and JJ is so focused...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-22-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 454
Posted By Ratman
Day trip to Baja

I went to Baja to watch the Baja 1000 this last week. I wrote a trip report in the Racing forum here on ADVrider, but it's more or a day ride report than a race report.

....anyway some folks...
Forum: Racing 11-22-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,929
Posted By Ratman
Hey, Regs, you've got some good shots...

Hey, Regs, you've got some good shots there....must be some good camera equipment. Thanks for sharing.



Thanks, Terry. Baja always makes a good BS story. :freaky



Thanks for the...
Forum: Racing 11-21-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,929
Posted By Ratman
We've got a lot in common, rags. My foot...

We've got a lot in common, rags. My foot slipped off the right foot ped. That's sign language for not replacing my oil cap. I wrapped some duck tape around from styrofoam and jammed it in the...
Forum: Racing 11-21-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,929
Posted By Ratman
Congrats on having a good run at the Baja 1000. ...

Congrats on having a good run at the Baja 1000. A 7hr+ bike ride is quite an effort. You deserve an award of some sort. :clap
Forum: Racing 11-21-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,929
Posted By Ratman
The Last Episode

......Ok, I need to wrap this report up.
<P> The boys had left and I was at a place of peace and solitude waiting the arrival of bikes and eventually cars that would have been racing for at least...
Forum: Racing 11-21-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 24,048
Posted By Ratman
JJ wins a lot

....Or Earnhart Sr, or the King, or Yarlboro....I'm a San Diego boy and love that JJ is winning with a lot of talent, but mostly the old fashioned way, with hard work and dedication.

The fact...
Forum: Racing 11-20-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,929
Posted By Ratman
I was at Rancho Santa Inez watching the 69 BJ...

I was at Rancho Santa Inez watching the 69 BJ 1000. That's where I found out how easy racing Baja would be....took me 20 more years to find out it wasn't going to be easy. Anyway an airplane was...
Forum: Racing 11-20-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,929
Posted By Ratman
You're holding up pretty good, Rags. Try to get...

You're holding up pretty good, Rags. Try to get the time down to under 50 hrs this time, and get one of them there IBA CC50 license brackets.

Last time I was making a banzai run to bike week I...
Forum: Racing 11-20-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,929
Posted By Ratman
Continuing on...

<P> I began Friday by travelling east still looking for where the race crossed HWY 3. It turned out to be only a few miles from the road to San Felipe (HWY 5). Here's the scene looking west from...
Forum: Racing 11-19-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,929
Posted By Ratman
<P> Thankyou, Scubalong, for the feedback. If...

<P> Thankyou, Scubalong, for the feedback. If you really like Baja stories, here's how it was back in the beginning when it started officially in 1967. BTW, OMB ran that race with a VW based dune...
Forum: Racing 11-19-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,929
Posted By Ratman
The rest of the fuel story

<P> Well, I better finish off the 'fuel empty airplane' story so that I can get back to this trip report. Here it is.

<P> We secured the plane, and the first car that came along was a 68...
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