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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-16-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 53,809
Posted By Mr B
Hey Joe Have not forgotten just not sure I...

Hey Joe

Have not forgotten just not sure I can make it on Friday, I started working and that will be my second week! so asking for a day off early is going to be tough. But I might be able to make...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,696
Posted By Mr B
I like your front fender,! but think I might...

I like your front fender,! but think I might just fork out the money for a true trail bike...solve lots of issues...give my step son something to ride too
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-14-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 53,809
Posted By Mr B
Looking to ride soon too. thinking about the...

Looking to ride soon too. thinking about the Sheetiron 300?
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-12-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,696
Posted By Mr B
OK so after much thought and trepidation I...

OK so after much thought and trepidation I managed to loose quite a bit of "FAT" from the bike....Lost the panniers and racks, i installed the removable and so if I ever need to I can re-install,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-03-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By Mr B
Looks nice, like the glossy Black, but it is way...

Looks nice, like the glossy Black, but it is way to Clean!!!
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-03-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,696
Posted By Mr B
So my crash diet is continuing....as well as my...

So my crash diet is continuing....as well as my time in the gym.....did legs and back today!!! In case anyone is interested!
Anyway so I was also doing a little pre-season PM, decided to take...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-01-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,696
Posted By Mr B
Not saying I couldn't lift the bike, spend too...

Not saying I couldn't lift the bike, spend too much time in the gym now ...but what surprised me was how heavy she has gotten with the addition of rear panniers and what not.
It also seems I am...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 04-01-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,259
Posted By Mr B
It has been almost I year and I am back in the US...

It has been almost I year and I am back in the US now, still thinking I would want to try some sort of Iraq to Normandy type trip, kind of bucket list type thing. Think I will try and learn the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-01-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,696
Posted By Mr B
I agree crash bars are beneficial, but they will...

I agree crash bars are beneficial, but they will not save you from everything....That being said I most likely will re-install once I get some basic PM done this week, just amazed how different the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-31-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,696
Posted By Mr B
I agree the weight itself does not seem like a...

I agree the weight itself does not seem like a lot , but when you take it off, my god the bike feels so different. Perhaps it is the addition of the saddle bags, and racks, the engine guards but I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-31-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By Mr B
Nice job, I went though the same thing about...

Nice job, I went though the same thing about three years ago, but I ended up replacing the entire radiator. I punched a hole it mine!!! Brilliant!!!!
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-31-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,696
Posted By Mr B
Just put the old girl on a diet!!!

So I was out riding yesterday and hit some really super slick nasty mud,just cutting across a field to go change into some warmer clothes....Totally lost it, the mud went one way the bike another and...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-17-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 53,809
Posted By Mr B
yep got home late thursday, still trying to...

yep got home late thursday, still trying to adjust to the 11 hour time change!! Kind of Sucks... Getting the bike tuned up so to speak, let me know if you want to do some riding this spring...should...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-11-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 885
Views: 53,809
Posted By Mr B
Any word on riding conditions, how much snow is...

Any word on riding conditions, how much snow is up there now, last I was home it was pretty thin, but it seems the Sierra's got a bit of snow these past few weeks.
I am spending my last night in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-11-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,901
Posted By Mr B
You might also ensure that your tank vent is not...

You might also ensure that your tank vent is not clogged. I had an instance where the bike stalled repeatably, when I opened the fuel tank to ensure that there was in fact gas in the tank!!!, I heard...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-28-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By Mr B
Just a friendly note: remember the North Rim is...

Just a friendly note: remember the North Rim is significantly higher in elevation then the south and can hold snow in areas much longer! I was up at the North Rim last July and it was quite cool at...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-24-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By Mr B
Hey Joe, Seems there is Adventure Rides and...

Hey Joe,
Seems there is Adventure Rides and Events. An event would be something with a bond fire at night and some good eats, not to mention some spectacular scenery, just my two cents.
Always like...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-15-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,263
Posted By Mr B
Hey thanks for the reminder, I turn 53 soon and...

Hey thanks for the reminder, I turn 53 soon and have been putting the scope off for sometime!! think i will get probed when I get back Stateside!!
Heal up fast and hope you don't need the Chimo!...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-02-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,041
Posted By Mr B
Despite all that is said and even though it truly...

Despite all that is said and even though it truly sucks ass to loose riding areas for something like this, but I support all the Marines do to ensure my and your Freedoms! It could be worse and...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 25,588
Posted By Mr B
Really enjoying your travels, i was fortunate to...

Really enjoying your travels, i was fortunate to grow up in Charlotte, however I have been away since late 80's. Don't miss the humidity but the city does have some charm!
Nice photos!!
Traveled...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 25,588
Posted By Mr B
Great read! Amazing and flattered that someone...

Great read!
Amazing and flattered that someone would take such an interest in our American History!
I only wish more Americans would take the same interest and perhaps learn something from it!...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-09-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,547
Posted By Mr B
Impressive!

Impressive!
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-02-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7,401
Views: 2,366,677
Posted By Mr B
Nothing Spectacular but took it out for a spin...

Nothing Spectacular but took it out for a spin today!!
http://bpettyjohn.smugmug.com/Other/California-2013/i-fcWGNLF/0/XL/IMG_1298-XL.jpg
That is Half Dome in the Distance
...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-13-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 935
Posted By Mr B
Enjoyed the ride, thanks Gail you had your hands...

Enjoyed the ride, thanks Gail you had your hands full Sunday am sure!!

You'll ride safe!!!
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-05-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 53,809
Posted By Mr B
From about Coulterville on it is mostly dirt,...

From about Coulterville on it is mostly dirt, road up there once before and it is not too bad. interested to see it since all the fires back home
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-05-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 885
Views: 53,809
Posted By Mr B
Cycle Specialties is hosting a ride to Trumball...

Cycle Specialties is hosting a ride to Trumball Peak on Sunday the 10th, anyone wanting to hook up and meet them up in Coulterville? Heading home from the Middle East on Wednesday and looking forward...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-05-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 935
Posted By Mr B
Gail, My rotation is ending tomorrow and I get...

Gail,
My rotation is ending tomorrow and I get back from Iraq on Thursday, am hoping the weather holds and will hopefully hook up with you guys either in Modesto or up the hill in Coulterville....
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-23-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,091
Posted By Mr B
Broke Mine too....but it was a bit of "Pilot...

Broke Mine too....but it was a bit of "Pilot Error" not supposed to Joust with fallen trees!!

http://i873.photobucket.com/albums/ab293/bpj100/IMG_0283.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-12-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,276
Posted By Mr B
Kind of bored and thinking of chiming in on this...

Kind of bored and thinking of chiming in on this item:
I have a 09 F800 and love it whenever I ride it, only time I wish I had something else is when I am sitting here looking at all these nice...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-30-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,280
Posted By Mr B
Awesome place, great fishing too!!!!:1drink

Awesome place, great fishing too!!!!:1drink
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-28-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By Mr B
I would use the spare harness, there is a part...

I would use the spare harness, there is a part number here someplace to get the correct connector so you can wire up "whatever" you want and have switched power.
I used it to power my garmin. I was...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2013, 02:40 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 84,950
Posted By Mr B
Big Dog! Always enjoy your posts, you are a...

Big Dog!

Always enjoy your posts, you are a real inspiration!!!

Ride Safe!

:1drink
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-25-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,537
Posted By Mr B
Wow This is some good reading!! Lots of passion...

Wow
This is some good reading!! Lots of passion on both sides of the fence!!!

Just amazed at how much people expect from the dealer. I will admit there are bikes that might have better this or...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,929
Posted By Mr B
Ricardo, It is midnight, and I am sitting in...

Ricardo,
It is midnight, and I am sitting in this room in the housing unit here in Baghdad Iraq,watching you ride across america!! Sure not making this deployment any easier!!!!!
I think you...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,434
Posted By Mr B
Nice pics and vids, been a while since I rode...

Nice pics and vids, been a while since I rode Slickrock, remember many a good time on Sand Flat Road back in the day!!! Looks like nothing has changed, refreshing to see!!:1drink

How about Eddie...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-11-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By Mr B
Thanks that is exactly what I was hoping....seems...

Thanks that is exactly what I was hoping....seems to fit well
thanks
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-10-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By Mr B
Wolfman Rocky Mt Bags?

Was wondering if anyone has a picture of the F800 with the Rocky Mountain bags mounted. I like the Wolfman bags and think I would like the larger bags as opposed to the standard bags, but also would...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-08-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 13,932
Views: 1,068,580
Posted By Mr B
I surely hope the fall and winter rains dont...

I surely hope the fall and winter rains dont cause additional issues before the snow and freeze comes....Glad to here your stuff survived, I am watching from the internet and it seems like a HUGE...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-07-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By Mr B
Not sure if I understand exactly the issue you...

Not sure if I understand exactly the issue you are having, but know that no matter what you cannot start these bikes with it in gear no matter what the side stand is doing, a safety issue so you will...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-07-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,076
Posted By Mr B
Dang...thats impressive!!!

Dang...thats impressive!!!
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