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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 07:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,085
Posted By 390beretta
Imagine your chin sliding down the asphalt!

Imagine your chin sliding down the asphalt!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 07:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,108
Posted By 390beretta
Man, agressive riders/drivers are everywhere! ...

Man, agressive riders/drivers are everywhere! Even here in AZ where it doesn't snow (well, not much)
Forum: Face plant 02-21-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,503
Posted By 390beretta
Hi Mike, Your comments struck me. I ride in Phx,...

Hi Mike, Your comments struck me. I ride in Phx, AZ. My around town bike is a 27yo, BMW K75. I ride it daily for errands, to the store, to get cigars & bourbon, (Never drink while riding), to pick...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-20-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By 390beretta
What bent forks said: "I think":D

What bent forks said: "I think":D
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-19-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,523
Posted By 390beretta
photos aren't showing up.

photos aren't showing up.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,153
Posted By 390beretta
An incident today!

I live in Phx. Today, fairly early in the morning, I was on my way to the Bashas store to get some donuts for my "buds" at Motoghost, who take care of me very well. I'm in the left turn lane at...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-18-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By 390beretta
Actually a very good question! The tires on her...

Actually a very good question! The tires on her bike say "tubeless", however there was a tube in the front tire, I guess that's because the wheel is "spoked" rather than cast, as are the wheels on...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-18-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By 390beretta
Hi Petka, What you should say is: "If I've made...

Hi Petka, What you should say is: "If I've made any mistakes in my language, please tell me." It's still cold in Russia, right? Do you get to ride much?:D
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-18-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By 390beretta
Thanks for the reply lc, but I'm afraid I'm...

Thanks for the reply lc, but I'm afraid I'm missing your meaning. I know Puerto means port......I actually speak Spanish.:D
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-18-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By 390beretta
Vario bags, lock problem?

My wife has the BMW Vario bags on her F800GS & the key, for some reason will only go part way into the lock. Has anyone else had this problem? Any suggestions greatly appreciated? The bag is...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-18-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By 390beretta
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e273/shutbg/Puer...

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e273/shutbg/Puerto%20Penasco/Sedona%20Indian%20Gardens%202.jpg (http://s41.photobucket.com/user/shutbg/media/Puerto%20Penasco/Sedona%20Indian%20Gardens%202.jpg.html)...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-18-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By 390beretta
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e273/shutbg/Puer...

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e273/shutbg/Puerto%20Penasco/Sedona%202.jpg (http://s41.photobucket.com/user/shutbg/media/Puerto%20Penasco/Sedona%202.jpg.html)

Chimney Rock, from a distance
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-18-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By 390beretta
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e273/shutbg/Puer...

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e273/shutbg/Puerto%20Penasco/Sedona%20View.jpg (http://s41.photobucket.com/user/shutbg/media/Puerto%20Penasco/Sedona%20View.jpg.html)

Lots of beautiful scenery...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-18-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By 390beretta
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e273/shutbg/Puer...

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e273/shutbg/Puerto%20Penasco/Sedona%20Con%20amp%20Mel%20Off-Road.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-18-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By 390beretta
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e273/shutbg/Puer...

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e273/shutbg/Puerto%20Penasco/Sedona%20Con%20amp%20Bike.jpg (http://s41.photobucket.com/user/shutbg/media/Puerto%20Penasco/Sedona%20Con%20amp%20Bike.jpg.html)

A...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-18-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By 390beretta
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e273/shutbg/Puer...

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e273/shutbg/Puerto%20Penasco/Sedona%20Mels%201st%20Fall.jpg (http://s41.photobucket.com/user/shutbg/media/Puerto%20Penasco/Sedona%20Mels%201st%20Fall.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-18-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By 390beretta
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e273/shutbg/Puer...

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e273/shutbg/Puerto%20Penasco/Sedona%20FR152.jpg (http://s41.photobucket.com/user/shutbg/media/Puerto%20Penasco/Sedona%20FR152.jpg.html)

And one of the more...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-18-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By 390beretta
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e273/shutbg/Puer...

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e273/shutbg/Puerto%20Penasco/Sedona%20Con%20amp%20Bike.jpg (http://s41.photobucket.com/user/shutbg/media/Puerto%20Penasco/Sedona%20Con%20amp%20Bike.jpg.html)

One...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-18-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By 390beretta
Yep, it's amazing the stuff that goes through...

Yep, it's amazing the stuff that goes through your mind in a situation like that. Thanks for the thought.:D
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-17-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By 390beretta
Valentine's day getaway (with some drama)

We decided, since my wife Melanie had Presidents day off, to do a run to Sedona, AZ for Valentine's day. We booked a very nice room at Pina Real resort & left at ~9am Sat. after gassing up the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-17-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By 390beretta
Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point) for you Gringoss

Well a couple weeks ago, my wife & I and a close friend decided to head for Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point) for you Gringos:D This was just a 3 day trip and we didn't want to mess around with a tourist...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-13-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,063
Posted By 390beretta
Yep, I was lucky enough to live in Sheridan for a...

Yep, I was lucky enough to live in Sheridan for a couple years. More deer than people in the state, now that's my kind of place!:D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-10-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3,425
Views: 683,967
Posted By 390beretta
Thank you Sir!

Thank you Sir!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-10-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3,425
Views: 683,967
Posted By 390beretta
Turning off ABS

Somewhere in the 3000 or so posts about the 2014 Vstrom, I read an inmate describe how to turn the ABS off, but damned if I can find it now. His description had to do with putting the bike on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7,317
Views: 415,485
Posted By 390beretta
Jesus Christ! Is this thread ever gonna die!!!

Jesus Christ! Is this thread ever gonna die!!!
Forum: Face plant 01-31-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,503
Posted By 390beretta
Oh, man! I too am sorry for your friend's loss. ...

Oh, man! I too am sorry for your friend's loss. Don't know the circumstances, but hope you'll post them as a follow up. I ride in Phx, AZ and I "contend with every kind of asshole known to man". ...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By 390beretta
Take a look at Bohnarmor.com. Might solve a lot...

Take a look at Bohnarmor.com. Might solve a lot of her problems.:D I'm gonna order the pants. Nice thing is they can be worn under jeans.
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By 390beretta
Sunday, my wife and I (She on a new f800 and me...

Sunday, my wife and I (She on a new f800 and me on the DL1000) took a "powerline road". Well we got more than we were bargaining for, whooptie doos, big ruts from recent rains, washed out areas,...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,139
Posted By 390beretta
That's interesting SOG, that's about the top...

That's interesting SOG, that's about the top speed of my DL1000 as well:D You ever want to ride to Baja or Puerto penasco, give me a jingle. Will send my phone # if you pm me. Thanks again! Con
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,139
Posted By 390beretta
Thanks for the reply SOG:D I don't typically...

Thanks for the reply SOG:D I don't typically ride above a hundred, but have been know to cruise at 90 when in Baja and just last week-end hit over a hundred when passing a couple trailers on the way...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,139
Posted By 390beretta
I ride a DL1000 (2014). My question and I may...

I ride a DL1000 (2014). My question and I may have missed it, how fast can these tires be ridden on pavement? The battlewings that came on my bike are aired to 36psi front & 42psi rear. These are...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By 390beretta
Armored off-road riding pants?

I'm getting more into dirt riding on my DL1000 (2014) & think I should be wearing some armored off road riding pants. Of course, price is a consideration:D I invested in a set of Kevlar Jeans...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-24-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,448
Posted By 390beretta
Bash plate?

Thinking about buying my wife, (claypgn) a skid plate for Valentine's day. Yeah I've always been an incurable romantic.:D What do you like on your F800GS?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-21-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,636
Posted By 390beretta
Not an option her Andy, I live in the desert, but...

Not an option her Andy, I live in the desert, but then I can ride 365 days a yr.:D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,822
Posted By 390beretta
I have one of those!:D

I have one of those!:D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,217
Posted By 390beretta
I'm 6'3" & weigh 190. Own a 2014 DL1000 & am...

I'm 6'3" & weigh 190. Own a 2014 DL1000 & am going to put 1" lowered foot pegs on it so that I can stand more comfortably when in dirt. Have taken the bike to Baja for a week & this past week-end,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-16-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,636
Posted By 390beretta
OMG, another one!:D

OMG, another one!:D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-15-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,636
Posted By 390beretta
God, there's one in every crowd.:D

God, there's one in every crowd.:D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-15-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 65,266
Posted By 390beretta
I have a question: After a day of dirt riding,...

I have a question: After a day of dirt riding, how do you guys clean your bike?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-15-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,636
Posted By 390beretta
Washing/cleaning Adv. bikes?

Wife and I did some dirt riding/practicing on our bikes Sunday. I was on my 2014 DL1000 and when I started to re-lube the chain, I was surprised at how dirty the bike was almost everywhere. Spent...
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