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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,174
Posted By Pantah
Loma Prieta Quake in Monterey. I wasn't riding or...

Loma Prieta Quake in Monterey. I wasn't riding or driving. I stepped out of my office front door and locked it. As I turned to face the parking lot, I saw a series of large waves rippling through the...
Forum: Racing 12-18-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 23,718
Posted By Pantah
The Good Son

I missed this soup article. Sorry if it has been already posted. But I liked it.

http://superbikeplanet.com/2014/Aug/140810thegoodson.htm
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-18-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 103,162
Posted By Pantah
Thanks for the pics of Mt Ham. Haven't been...

Thanks for the pics of Mt Ham. Haven't been through there in a long time, but I used to be a regular over it. Couple motorcycles plus a few sports cars. I'm flying into Reno next week to spend time...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-16-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,072
Posted By Pantah
The road is generally well maintained. It gets a...

The road is generally well maintained. It gets a little narrow and rough going over Mt Trumbull, but nothing you couldn't cruise through. Some narrow switchbacks as I recall. I had rain the previous...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-16-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,072
Posted By Pantah
I vote check with the ranger station in St....

I vote check with the ranger station in St. George too. They seem to keep close tabs on that road with respect to mud. I don't think there is much rain up there, though. It dries up pretty fast too....
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 62,261
Posted By Pantah
This bike is growing on me. I like the spoked...

This bike is growing on me. I like the spoked rims, but I wonder if they are tubeless? I had an MuZ once that sported those tires. They are very soft and grippy, but they don't last very long, plus...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-12-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By Pantah
Well, the road off 87 is referred to as Four...

Well, the road off 87 is referred to as Four Peaks/Cline Cabin, but I can't remember if there is a sign. There are a lot of roads that criss cross it on Google Maps, but you simply stay on the road...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,444
Posted By Pantah
I only read the first post, but my advice is to...

I only read the first post, but my advice is to move on to another pastime...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-11-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By Pantah
Out of Scottsdale...

From Scottsdale find Hwy 87 northeast (the Beeline Hwy) at Fountain Hills. Take it north several miles to find Four Peaks Rd on the right. The Four Peaks are pretty obvious in the east. The Four...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,706
Posted By Pantah
Wow, what a great loop! I rode the CDR north to...

Wow, what a great loop! I rode the CDR north to south in 2011. There is a jeep trail right up the side of Grayback Mountain with an observation spot on top. Our trip was between storms so the dreaded...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-02-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 29,256
Posted By Pantah
Sorry for your loss. I never met her, but I read...

Sorry for your loss. I never met her, but I read some of her reports. From reading them she struck me as a very independent and adventurous soul. I love the video posted from the PB5. It captures a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 11,101
Posted By Pantah
You actually have to race motorcycles to learn...

You actually have to race motorcycles to learn where you are in terms of skills. You can't bullshit a lap time. It tells all. But this thread isn't about learning or teaching anything...
Forum: Racing 11-27-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 23,718
Posted By Pantah
http://motomatters.com/press_release/2014/11/27/lc...

http://motomatters.com/press_release/2014/11/27/lcr_honda_press_release_jack_miller_ups_.html
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-26-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,764
Posted By Pantah
Wow, you live in a very beautiful part of the...

Wow, you live in a very beautiful part of the country, and perfect for that little dual sport. You'll be back aboard her after awhile I am sure, and in a few years your daughter be riding with you...
Forum: Racing 11-23-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 23,718
Posted By Pantah
Isn't that just the greatest program ever...

Isn't that just the greatest program ever published! Wow...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 681,050
Posted By Pantah
Why not buy direct from wolfmanluggage.com?...

Why not buy direct from wolfmanluggage.com? Revzilla.com usually stocks it too.
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,050
Posted By Pantah
Ktm exc-f 350

Both of my sons are adults and accomplished road racers, now riding 100% offroad. One is 6'3 and the other 5'9. Both of them are competing aboard KTM EXC 200's. They ride mostly enduro's and hare...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,685
Posted By Pantah
I vote for Arizona too. North Scottsdale in...

I vote for Arizona too. North Scottsdale in particular. The whole west is at your doorstep: Trails, forest service roads, spectacular touring roads and all of it through some of the most spectacular...
Forum: Racing 11-19-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,268
Posted By Pantah
I think they gotta' dump the spec tire rules if...

I think they gotta' dump the spec tire rules if the vision is for wild cards and so forth. Dunlop to Pirelli is a hard jump for the Dunlop team as a one-off race. In my experience they require a very...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,508
Posted By Pantah
I use soft ties on the triples as well. Plus...

I use soft ties on the triples as well. Plus another set of soft ties on the frame near the foot pegs. I attach those straps rearward to trailer anchor points and that holds the bike from compressing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,608
Posted By Pantah
Since 1998, my two sons and myself have owned: ...

Since 1998, my two sons and myself have owned:

1 MZ
1 Tri
1 Ural
2 Aprilia
3 Honda
3 Yam
5 Ducati
5 KTM
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,607
Posted By Pantah
Nice video. I think you did pretty darn good!...

Nice video. I think you did pretty darn good! I've been through that area a little bit and found it very sandy anywhere near the natural drainages (I also found it pretty rocky above the sand...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,120
Posted By Pantah
Not to mention cast wheels. It doesn't take much...

Not to mention cast wheels. It doesn't take much of a bump to bend a cast wheel. They are a lot lighter but too fragile.
Forum: Racing 11-17-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 40,198
Posted By Pantah
I am guessing the bikes allowed on the grid are...

I am guessing the bikes allowed on the grid are spec bikes with sealed motors, standardized components and built for the grid by a single supplier. I am sure you know all that but feel compelled to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-12-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By Pantah
Yep that Duc is a sweet little number. I like...

Yep that Duc is a sweet little number. I like parking it next to the patio at Harold's Saloon in Cave Creek. Looks special next to the cruisers that patronize that place. I like riding my dual sport...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-12-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By Pantah
Ooops, sorry. I haven't been back since I posted...

Ooops, sorry. I haven't been back since I posted that. I have to save the Yarnell section for January when I am back. On this ride I started too late to make the whole loop. But when I do I'll get...
Forum: Racing 11-12-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 23,718
Posted By Pantah
Aleix seems like he's going to make something out...

Aleix seems like he's going to make something out of that new Suzuki! :clap

That kid is soooo underrated. :nah
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By Pantah
I wear a Gerbings jacket and Powerlet glove...

I wear a Gerbings jacket and Powerlet glove liners plus GPS. Not had a problem yet, but earlier this year I was on a dual-sport ride and I got into the habit of shutting off the motor with the switch...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-10-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,408
Posted By Pantah
Hey, I liked that ride report. I'd like to try...

Hey, I liked that ride report. I'd like to try the route too! Seems like a modest challenge for an older generation aboard true dual sport motorcycles. I ride a Yam WRR when in AZ. That bike seems to...
Forum: Racing 11-10-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 23,718
Posted By Pantah
A Esp has the goods. If Suzuki can't make a dent...

A Esp has the goods. If Suzuki can't make a dent with him, they might as well fold up shop and make something else...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-09-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By Pantah
Day Trip; Montazuma Loop From Black Mtn

Spent October at my place in Scottsdale. Nice location next to the Boulder's with quick access to Bloody Basin and points north. I normally ride a little Yamaha dual sport, but I finally got my...
Forum: The Garage 11-06-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,493
Posted By Pantah
I put an oil burning stove in my barn. The stack...

I put an oil burning stove in my barn. The stack went through the wall and up the outside.
Forum: Racing 11-06-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,915
Posted By Pantah
Glad HRC is demonstrating loyalty towards Hiro. I...

Glad HRC is demonstrating loyalty towards Hiro. I like him a lot and am glad they appreciate his contribution. The proddy Honda has the new motor for the race or the test session?
Forum: Racing 11-02-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,090
Posted By Pantah
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Racing 11-02-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 421,675
Posted By Pantah
Cal did the right thing to join Ducati IMO. He...

Cal did the right thing to join Ducati IMO. He got enough money to secure his future for awhile. Next year he'll be aboard another satellite bike but at least now he has a bankroll. Too bad about all...
Forum: Racing 10-25-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,657
Posted By Pantah
Freakin' JACK! ...

Freakin' JACK!
http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2014/Moto3+QP+Sepang+Miller
Forum: Racing 10-16-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,065
Posted By Pantah
I always liked spectating at Daytona. Probably...

I always liked spectating at Daytona. Probably the most spine tingling moment for me as a spectator was standing at the pit wall and hearing Troy Bayliss' Ducati roaring into the Tri-Oval ahead of a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,699
Posted By Pantah
I have a 2012 KTM 690 and a WR250R. Both are...

I have a 2012 KTM 690 and a WR250R. Both are equipped for travel. The Yam is in Scottsdale and the KTM is in Boston. I came off of a KTM 950 I rode for 7 years. Based on your first post I think you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,928
Posted By Pantah
I have a Ducati, a KTM and a Yamaha. I've had a...

I have a Ducati, a KTM and a Yamaha. I've had a couple Ducati's and two KTM's. I think if I were you I'd buy a KTM because they make great products and the shop is closest. I've never needed anything...
Forum: Racing 10-10-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 40,198
Posted By Pantah
Looks like a promising start! Isn't there a...

Looks like a promising start! Isn't there a couple new tracks in Socal? Am sure they could get Willow if they wanted it. I would guess they are feeling out Sears Point too, but having two races near...
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