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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 06:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,894
Posted By Pantah
I have towed this thing all over the country: ...

I have towed this thing all over the country:
http://pantah.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Zachs-R6-2011-for-2011/i-G6zDJTz/0/M/IMG_0459-M.jpg

I used my son's 4 cylinder Tacoma and later a Subaru...
Forum: The Garage 07-03-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 6,603
Views: 2,983,880
Posted By Pantah
I downsized

I love looking at everybody's motorcycle shops. 20 years ago I built one for myself. It was 1.5 story maybe 25x30. It was post/beam and had heat....
Forum: Road Warriors 07-03-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 3,581
Views: 559,391
Posted By Pantah
The MS referred to was the old air-cooled model...

The MS referred to was the old air-cooled model from several years ago. It has a good motor but only makes about 80hp. I test rode the FJ09 and it is clearly more powerful than the old MS.
Forum: Racing 07-02-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By Pantah
"Bombshell" as they say. Smart hire,...

"Bombshell" as they say. Smart hire, though!
Forum: Racing 07-02-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2,119
Views: 206,098
Posted By Pantah
That article probably had more theater to it than...

That article probably had more theater to it than truth, but it was an amusing read anyway. Not everybody can be as clinical about things as Krop.
Forum: Americas 07-02-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By Pantah
I have competed the Alcan5000.com twice. Both...

I have competed the Alcan5000.com twice. Both times it was in September. You will have cold and wet days.

Waterproof outer layer
Three sets of gloves with at least one pair waterproof.
Heated...
Forum: Racing 07-02-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,944
Posted By Pantah
I think the haters probably never saw him race...

I think the haters probably never saw him race from a good vantage point. My favorite was watching him take T1 at Indy and my vantage point was way up in the sky box above the turn. Another good spot...
Forum: Racing 07-02-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 2,119
Views: 206,098
Posted By Pantah
That is shocking to me! All the more reason to...

That is shocking to me! All the more reason to try and elevate Marquez into a more public figure sooner. Rossi was a natural when he was coming up. MM probably needs some marketing help. No question...
Forum: Road Warriors 07-02-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 3,581
Views: 559,391
Posted By Pantah
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/akrapovic-exhau...

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/akrapovic-exhaust-system-yamaha-fz-09-fj-09
Forum: Racing 07-02-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 2,119
Views: 206,098
Posted By Pantah
I think you are not alone... :cry

I think you are not alone... :cry
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-02-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,394
Posted By Pantah
Friday88: I am a snow bird but I keep a couple...

Friday88: I am a snow bird but I keep a couple bikes in Scottsdale to ride. The Cave Creek Rd/Bloody Basin loop is a fave of mine too. If you like that then try to find Four Peaks Rd north of...
Forum: Americas 07-01-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 743
Posted By Pantah
You could do it, but would be hard and no rest; 4...

You could do it, but would be hard and no rest; 4 days out and 4 days back. I ride between Scottsdale and Boston occasionally. Boston> Columbus> Little Rock> Albuquerque> Phoenix. Hard days going...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-30-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3,581
Views: 559,391
Posted By Pantah
I test rode an FJ09 last Saturday. I must say, it...

I test rode an FJ09 last Saturday. I must say, it is a very nice motorcycle. The ergo's are not quite dirt bike, but close. The pegs are slightly rear set and a little short from the seat. I am only...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-30-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,291
Posted By Pantah
2005 from Boston to Laguna Seca aboard a KTM950....

2005 from Boston to Laguna Seca aboard a KTM950. I took the northern plains route through S Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho Nevada and over Tioga Pass. I left the bike there for a couple months and then rode...
Forum: Racing 06-29-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,467
Posted By Pantah
That is laughable. The kid just wishes he could...

That is laughable. The kid just wishes he could pull something off like he suggested Rossi did. He can't even compete yet! Probably never will either. There are two or three other potential aliens...
Forum: Racing 06-29-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,467
Posted By Pantah
Thanks! I was thinking maybe he's struggling with...

Thanks! I was thinking maybe he's struggling with the tire too. Kind of a Melandri disease sort of. Didn't Elias have that problem as well? The spec tire changes shortly so maybe we have a new cast...
Forum: Racing 06-29-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,467
Posted By Pantah
Scott Redding?

Anybody have any insight on why Redding has that bike? He doesn't seem to go very well on it. Isn't that the bike Bautista had?
Forum: Racing 06-29-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,467
Posted By Pantah
I don't think either one was going to make it,...

I don't think either one was going to make it, and neither did! Fun, though... :D
Forum: Racing 06-29-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 2,119
Views: 206,098
Posted By Pantah
:rofl:rofl:thumb

:rofl:rofl:thumb
Forum: Racing 06-29-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,232
Posted By Pantah
I am surprised at Beach's speed. He is getting...

I am surprised at Beach's speed. He is getting better and leaving Gerloff quite a ways back. I think Cam will get his share. Also, Josh Day was fast on the Superstock bike. Only a tick behind the...
Forum: Racing 06-29-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,467
Posted By Pantah
:D I am totally amazed at how deep Rossi is...

:D

I am totally amazed at how deep Rossi is willing to dig. Aside from the motocross ride through the gravel, I especially liked his ride around the outside of Marquez earlier. That was very brave...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-28-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 14,571
Posted By Pantah
Braaap!!!

Braaap!!!
Forum: Racing 06-27-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,467
Posted By Pantah
I must add that Lorenzo seems much more...

I must add that Lorenzo seems much more respectful of others lately, but particularly of Rossi. After such spectacular performances in previous races, he was quick to credit Rossi and MM's pace...
Forum: Racing 06-27-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,467
Posted By Pantah
And don't forget that awesome VR moment when MM...

And don't forget that awesome VR moment when MM took him on the inside of a long right turn and Rossi held to his outside line all the way through and beat MM out of it! That was really big, really...
Forum: Racing 06-27-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,467
Posted By Pantah
Rossi was there first, MM was sliding both wheels...

Rossi was there first, MM was sliding both wheels and hit Rossi, standing him up and sending him across the gravel. Nobody will take that win away from Rossi or penalize him. Marquez is getting what...
Forum: Racing 06-27-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,467
Posted By Pantah
:eek2:eek2

:eek2:eek2
Forum: Road Warriors 06-26-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,153
Posted By Pantah
I miss my KTM 950. I rode that thing for seven...

I miss my KTM 950. I rode that thing for seven years all over the continent. But I got into more technical dirt that was remote, and I decided I needed something lighter that I could more easily pick...
Forum: Racing 06-26-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,467
Posted By Pantah
I think what most amazes me is that he still can...

I think what most amazes me is that he still can dig really really deep when he wants something. That was an amazing lap this morning and you could tell from the first section when he posted it in...
Forum: Racing 06-26-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,467
Posted By Pantah
:rilla

:rilla
Forum: Racing 06-25-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By Pantah
Why is 50k a capacity limit? Have you ever been...

Why is 50k a capacity limit? Have you ever been to Loudon? a single two lane road from Concord, NH (route 106). But they have lots of dirt parking and of course, 5/8ths mile of tall grand stands. The...
Forum: Racing 06-25-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By Pantah
SCRAMP brought MotoGP to the USA! They got Yamaha...

SCRAMP brought MotoGP to the USA! They got Yamaha to improve the track for motorcycles. You apparently don't know anybody at SCRAMP or you wouldn't make such a statement.

The track tried to...
Forum: Racing 06-25-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,467
Posted By Pantah
Fast both sessions. Bodes well for him. Maybe he...

Fast both sessions. Bodes well for him. Maybe he can catch a front row start this time. Hope it stays dry!!!!
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-25-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,053
Posted By Pantah
Thumbs down Unsolicited Advice...

I trailered my bike to a dealer last Saturday for service. I unloaded in the parking lot and decided to try my motor mapping in the soft mode to see if the throttle response was smoother. I fired it...
Forum: Racing 06-25-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 24,467
Posted By Pantah
Amazing that he low sided then picked it back up...

Amazing that he low sided then picked it back up rolling through the kitty litter trying to get to stopped and then flopped in the grass. How does he crash and then get back up on two wheels again...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,655
Posted By Pantah
+2. I have had good luck with them on a WR250R in...

+2. I have had good luck with them on a WR250R in AZ. I really like the front and it is quiet on the tar. I am thinking of trying a Mefo Explorer on the back of my 690 matched with a Michelin T63 on...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,373
Posted By Pantah
I rode a couple track days and that was the end...

I rode a couple track days and that was the end of my being a hooligan. Nothing you can do on the street matches what you can do on the track with some basic instruction.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-23-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By Pantah
I went from a 60csx to a Montana 650. I am happy,...

I went from a 60csx to a Montana 650. I am happy, but I liked the old one too and probably didn't really need the upgrade. I had to buy a card with the maps on it since that is the only way the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-23-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 25,934
Posted By Pantah
Hey Mefadv, I've been wondering why you haven't...

Hey Mefadv, I've been wondering why you haven't been posting. Sorry to read about your accident, but glad you are recovering well. I expect to be back in Scottsdale Sep/Aug. If you are up to it I...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-22-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,899
Posted By Pantah
Hi, I just bumped into your RR tonite. The 250cc...

Hi, I just bumped into your RR tonite. The 250cc caught my eye. After reading BigDog and Cannonshot I bought a WRR too. Mine is equipped more like BigDog's is (or was if he sold it). I came off of a...
Forum: Americas 06-22-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By Pantah
Through Las Vegas to Zion NM and through there to...

Through Las Vegas to Zion NM and through there to Hwy 89 North. Find Hwy 12 east past Brice NM and all the way to its end at Hwy 24. The best motorcycle road I have experienced. Then east on 24...
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