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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 04:34 PM
Replies: 25,710
Views: 4,872,005
Posted By Blakebird
some new-gen '14's as well. I picked a new...

some new-gen '14's as well.

I picked a new '14 up a couple weeks ago for $10,939 plus a couple hundred in doc fees.

I figured it had been gathering dust for a while on the showroom, but the...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 825
Posted By Blakebird
Of the 68 bikes I've owned, 21 have been Hondas.

Of the 68 bikes I've owned, 21 have been Hondas.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Yesterday, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12,368
Views: 1,600,766
Posted By Blakebird
Yamaha FJ1200-Excellent! - $2800 (Arvada)

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/4775453756.html

I am selling my much loved '86 Yamaha FJ1200 to pick up an adventure bike and get off road again.
The bike is in near mint condition and runs...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-25-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,983
Posted By Blakebird
<iframe width="640" height="360"...

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/fIPfpHG8LKA?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-25-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,287
Posted By Blakebird
RIP Jim Never met the man, but we shared...

RIP Jim


Never met the man, but we shared many friends.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-23-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,147
Posted By Blakebird
a quick search turned up Guerilla Racing in...

a quick search turned up Guerilla Racing in Denver - no idea if they're a good shop, just a place that came up in a Google search
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-22-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12,368
Views: 1,600,766
Posted By Blakebird
I rode a 996.... felt like the grips were on the...

I rode a 996.... felt like the grips were on the front axle :lol2

It worked really well the faster you went, was not happy until it was being pushed.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-22-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,065
Posted By Blakebird
been at the office since 5am.....have a project...

been at the office since 5am.....have a project going out on Tuesday
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-22-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12,368
Views: 1,600,766
Posted By Blakebird
you don't want a 996 then... one of the...

you don't want a 996 then...

one of the DS1000 or DS1100 2v motors in a first gen Multistrada or GT Classics would be a great choice
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-21-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,065
Posted By Blakebird
I'm a tentative on the Tenere.... ...

I'm a tentative on the Tenere....


Bogie....is that you Carl?
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 25,710
Views: 4,872,005
Posted By Blakebird
Mounting it on the left side allows the engine to...

Mounting it on the left side allows the engine to be moved forward a smidge.
That and a long-ish swingarm gives improved offroad geometry, keeps the front planted, etc.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-20-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12,368
Views: 1,600,766
Posted By Blakebird
leading link forks aren't cheap :lol3 here's...

leading link forks aren't cheap :lol3

here's one you can't see
http://cosprings.craigslist.org/mcy/4765583588.html
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-20-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,035
Posted By Blakebird
there's a class for supercharged bikes now? ...

there's a class for supercharged bikes now? :lol2
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 48,100
Posted By Blakebird
depends on the state..... I bought a new...

depends on the state.....

I bought a new VFR1200 in Texas and financed a little chunk of it.
If I'd paid cash, I would have been sent home with the paperwork - financing it required them to send...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-19-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14,816
Views: 1,133,531
Posted By Blakebird
Pauls pic looks steeper....maybe not :lol3 ...

Pauls pic looks steeper....maybe not :lol3
popular spot

http://c0278592.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/original/330948.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-19-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,176
Posted By Blakebird
nice carriage :D

nice carriage :D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-19-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 5,747
Views: 322,885
Posted By Blakebird
I took the picture - a buddy making the last turn...

I took the picture - a buddy making the last turn coming up Tincup from the east side.
Sorry for the quick giveaway, but I'll be too busy to check back on this ... someone please take it away.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-18-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5,747
Views: 322,885
Posted By Blakebird
I have a picture from the exact same spot :D

I have a picture from the exact same spot :D
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11,616
Views: 1,555,742
Posted By Blakebird
I've had a few of the big adventure bikes,...

I've had a few of the big adventure bikes, including the excellent Stelvio NTX.

The Super Tenere is even more comfortable on the road - got it in Franklin, TN and rode it 1300 miles home before...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-18-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5,747
Views: 322,885
Posted By Blakebird
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg39/blakebird/...

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg39/blakebird/WestFest%202009/DSC00039.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-18-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5,747
Views: 322,885
Posted By Blakebird
heading up the east side of Hagerman with...

heading up the east side of Hagerman with Turquoise Lake in the background?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-18-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12,368
Views: 1,600,766
Posted By Blakebird
i like the approach angle...

i like the approach angle...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-18-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By Blakebird
strange how the laps go by quicker each year,...

strange how the laps go by quicker each year, innit?

happy birthday!
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 11,616
Views: 1,555,742
Posted By Blakebird
the pattern is different around the grip,...

the pattern is different around the grip, material is tougher, and the three 'models' they offer are different lengths.....with 'adventure' (5.19" I think it said) being the longest.

I ordered a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-17-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,407
Posted By Blakebird
:fpalm

:fpalm
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-17-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,999
Posted By Blakebird
:stupid Years ago I bought a couple of ATV's...

:stupid

Years ago I bought a couple of ATV's for Jeanne and I to ramble around on - I knew she wouldn't be into the dirtbike thing.
EVERY time we went out, we were blasted by young dirtbike...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 48,100
Posted By Blakebird
Bottom line, is that $12,250 even with fees not...

Bottom line, is that $12,250 even with fees not included is a pretty good price for a current year ES.

You can't expect someone to know what DMV fees and tax will be when quoting prices.... likely...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-15-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14,816
Views: 1,133,531
Posted By Blakebird
buy a bigger trailer, of course

buy a bigger trailer, of course
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-15-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,917
Posted By Blakebird
:stupid

:stupid
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-15-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,407
Posted By Blakebird
http://www.dirtrider.com/features/2015-ktm-freerid...

http://www.dirtrider.com/features/2015-ktm-freeride-250-r/

202lbs without gas?:eek1 :tb

that looks like a great bike, J
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-15-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14,816
Views: 1,133,531
Posted By Blakebird
where's the FJR, Justin? replace it with...

where's the FJR, Justin?

replace it with some adventure bike action?



btw, I was in Grand Prix today getting oil and filter for the Tenere....heard someone at the parts counter mention Mile...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-15-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12,368
Views: 1,600,766
Posted By Blakebird
it's a little high if it's a cosmetic makeover,...

it's a little high if it's a cosmetic makeover, but if it's been mechanically refreshed, maybe not too bad.

I've shopped and priced the one year only '83 CB1100F for a decade, and nice examples of...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-14-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,977
Posted By Blakebird
http://graphical.weather.gov/images/conus/MinT2_co...

http://graphical.weather.gov/images/conus/MinT2_conus.png
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 48,100
Posted By Blakebird
6'-1" w/ 34" inseam, rode it 1300 miles home...

6'-1" w/ 34" inseam, rode it 1300 miles home after buying in TN without taking the time (30 seconds :lol3) to put the seat in the 'high' position.

still comfortable and enough legroom, but better...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-14-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,977
Posted By Blakebird
I rode to Tennessee this last weekend to trade a...

I rode to Tennessee this last weekend to trade a bike for a new Super Tenere.

I was going to do it Sat - Tuesday, but saw the forecast for the polar vortex headed our way....so I left Thursday...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-14-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,407
Posted By Blakebird
he likes BMW's now :loco :D

he likes BMW's now :loco :D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-14-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,876
Posted By Blakebird
ethan is no stranger to jumping the fire pit at...

ethan is no stranger to jumping the fire pit at FMF...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-13-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,876
Posted By Blakebird
when DOT required all bikes to standardize and...

when DOT required all bikes to standardize and have left side shift/right side brake.... affected the XL (Sportster), and all English, Italian, etc bikes
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-13-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,942
Posted By Blakebird
bet you can't jump the motel.

bet you can't jump the motel.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-12-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,407
Posted By Blakebird
I'm not sure logic has a place in the answer to...

I'm not sure logic has a place in the answer to that question :lol3
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