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Forum: Beasts Today, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1,683
Views: 383,317
Posted By benjamin1031
Waiting...

Honda needs to hurry up!! I've been loyal with my xr650r (plated) for a long time but now I'm ready to move into something bigger and more road worthy. If Honda keeps on dragging their feet I'm going...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-04-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By benjamin1031
Ft Lupton/ Brighton riding areas??

Just curious about any riding in the area. I live in grand junction but I work in ft lupton 2 weeks on one week off. I've been considering bringing my bike with me (xr650r plated) but the whole area...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-02-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,315
Posted By benjamin1031
Being a former Jeep guy myself I totally feel...

Being a former Jeep guy myself I totally feel your pain. I am also scared sh--less to hurt myself out on the trail because with a family there is no way I could go without working. With that said I...
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 52,737
Posted By benjamin1031
I have been reading through this thread because I...

I have been reading through this thread because I have been shopping and researching my next bike purchase. I believe that it will be the 800xc but there are a couple of things that I haven't seen...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-19-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 44,294
Posted By benjamin1031
And Greg, I can actually do the speed limit now...

And Greg, I can actually do the speed limit now with no wobble issues!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-19-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 44,294
Posted By benjamin1031
You can count me and my piggy in!!

You can count me and my piggy in!!
Forum: Beasts 06-11-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4,494
Views: 788,400
Posted By benjamin1031
Fly in, ride home!! You could use the ol "I need...

Fly in, ride home!! You could use the ol "I need to get used to the new bike" excuse!!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-10-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 44,294
Posted By benjamin1031
Wednesday fun

My Wednesday just opened up! I'm thinking of exploring some 2track around the end of 16rd. I did a job on a drilling rig up there at the end of last summer. Anyone down? I'll be leaving in the...
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4,494
Views: 788,400
Posted By benjamin1031
Never mind I just saw the links you posted. I was...

Never mind I just saw the links you posted. I was too excited to notice...
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4,494
Views: 788,400
Posted By benjamin1031
Link?? Article?? Anything?? That sounds like a...

Link?? Article?? Anything?? That sounds like a holy grail!!
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4,494
Views: 788,400
Posted By benjamin1031
That's why I was looking at this honda. Ktm's and...

That's why I was looking at this honda. Ktm's and bmw's are too dang expensive to buy and maintain. Everyone I know that has a ktm works on it more than they ride it. The Beamer owners spend a arm...
Forum: Beasts 05-21-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4,494
Views: 788,400
Posted By benjamin1031
Forgive me if this has been covered. I'm looking...

Forgive me if this has been covered. I'm looking for my next bike. I currently ride an XR650R (plated) and it is just too off road for my liking. I'm looking for something that is fuel injected and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-13-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,768
Posted By benjamin1031
Born and raised in NM

I was born and raised in Farmington NM. Perfect base for all adventures. When it gets hot you go cool off in the San Juans just an hour north. In the colder months it may snow a bit in Farmington but...
Forum: Vendors 03-17-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 1,357
Views: 166,344
Posted By benjamin1031
I ride an xr650r that is plated for the street....

I ride an xr650r that is plated for the street. As most of you know the electrical system is regulated ac. I can't keep a low beam bulb for more than a month it seems, are LEDs compatible with the ac...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,342
Posted By benjamin1031
IMHO, the bike you're describing is your very own...

IMHO, the bike you're describing is your very own xr650r. Mine weighs in at 300 full of fuel. It has more torque than I can use right off idle, and it is a nice medium between old school and new...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-10-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,552
Posted By benjamin1031
When you say "desert bike" there is only one bike...

When you say "desert bike" there is only one bike to consider IMHO and that is the XR. Cheap to work on and the king of baja.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-17-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 44,294
Posted By benjamin1031
Turning into an epic adventure!! In my book all...

Turning into an epic adventure!! In my book all inmates are welcome!!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-16-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 44,294
Posted By benjamin1031
Greg, as soon as I get some dates together I'll...

Greg, as soon as I get some dates together I'll let you know!! I'm sure my friend is much more capable off road than I am but he will be fully loaded on his klr.
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 179,982
Posted By benjamin1031
I was raised "old school" but I am as they say...

I was raised "old school" but I am as they say "new school"
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-16-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 44,294
Posted By benjamin1031
I'll be riding my xr650r but I suck on the dirt...

I'll be riding my xr650r but I suck on the dirt (Greg can attest to this) so easy trails with scenery are best.
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 179,982
Posted By benjamin1031
Are you suggesting that I sit around and do...

Are you suggesting that I sit around and do nothing all day?? Haha! I'm going to guess that you're either a roughneck or perhaps a tool pusher?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-16-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 44,294
Posted By benjamin1031
I also have a buddy coming down from Washington...

I also have a buddy coming down from Washington this spring who wants to ride his klr around Moab. Any suggestions?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-15-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 44,294
Posted By benjamin1031
Greg, I'm thinking 2014 is a black bear/Imogene...

Greg, I'm thinking 2014 is a black bear/Imogene year. You down?
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 179,982
Posted By benjamin1031
Has nobody seen a pretty girl before? Let it go,...

Has nobody seen a pretty girl before? Let it go, bro... Let it go.


Wes, awesome trip!! I'm also an oil and gas guy (fishing tool hand). Your trip is inspiring me to do my own. Thanks for the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-11-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,669
Posted By benjamin1031
You really won't want to run in Farmington!!!...

You really won't want to run in Farmington!!! 5300' elevation. I've had friends visit me from the east coast and they said the elevation makes a pretty big difference. On a side note they also hadn't...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-10-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,669
Posted By benjamin1031
Make you a deal!!

I will sell you my place just outside Farmington if you want!! 3bdr 2bth 2000sf on two acres with a double car garage and a separate shop. Water comes from a water users association (common well). Pm...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-08-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,669
Posted By benjamin1031
Local dude

I was born and raised in Farmington NM. I now live in grand junction, co. I moved for work but Farmington is a great place. If you are looking for open spaces and great views I actually own a place...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-23-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 44,294
Posted By benjamin1031
I did some work on a new well pad back in there...

I did some work on a new well pad back in there somewhere. Very cool country! If you go on past that new pad up the hill isn't that where you drop down into 21rd??
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-30-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By benjamin1031
If you're ever in junction you can show me how to...

If you're ever in junction you can show me how to correct that. My wife doesn't like being my helper :(
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-30-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By benjamin1031
Mines actually rubbing the muffler when the...

Mines actually rubbing the muffler when the suspension gets low. Pretty sure the previous owner crashed fairly hard.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-29-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By benjamin1031
Still looking...

Bump for still looking
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-24-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By benjamin1031
Need some logistic support!!

Hello fellow inmates! I'm in need of some assistance! I ride an xr650r whose tail end is a little crooked. I have found myself a good deal on Craigslist in Denver on a subframe but alas I'm in grand...
Forum: Australia 09-21-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8,321
Views: 593,182
Posted By benjamin1031
I don't know how to post pics from my iPhone.

I don't know how to post pics from my iPhone.
Forum: Australia 09-20-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8,321
Views: 593,182
Posted By benjamin1031
Sorry about the slow reply! Work blah blah work...

Sorry about the slow reply! Work blah blah work crappy excuse blah. Anyways... My rims and tires are not balanced but I figured that would be more of a bad vibration than a side to side wobble. Rear...
Forum: Australia 09-18-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 8,321
Views: 593,182
Posted By benjamin1031
Death wobble

So hello fellow xr650r ers. I'm Ben and I have an 02. This winter I upgraded the front end with emig racing tri clamps and crf forks. It's a great set up! But I'm having a problem. When I get the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-03-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,924
Posted By benjamin1031
ANY WEAPON WILL DO. If YOU will do. I'm no bear...

ANY WEAPON WILL DO. If YOU will do. I'm no bear but whether you get hit with a 22 or a 45 that crap hurts!!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-17-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 44,294
Posted By benjamin1031
Looks like a blast Greg!! Wish I could have made...

Looks like a blast Greg!! Wish I could have made it!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-24-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 44,294
Posted By benjamin1031
Mark, could a novice do ok on those trails? Or...

Mark, could a novice do ok on those trails? Or would I ( I mean the novice person I'm representing) have trouble with them?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-23-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 44,294
Posted By benjamin1031
Bump...

Does nobody ride in this heat or what?? Has anyone run the trails at the bangs canyon staging area? Are the trails long? Are they difficult? Are they fun? Just figured I'd ask folks who might know....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-08-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 44,294
Posted By benjamin1031
Happy trails to you as well Andy!!! A pleasure...

Happy trails to you as well Andy!!! A pleasure riding with you!
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