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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-03-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 50,123
Posted By benjamin1031
Ha! It's nice but hard to feel safe riding alone...

Ha! It's nice but hard to feel safe riding alone in the back country... Maybe I can work something out for this weekend. That ride you guys took on big bikes looked really cool!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-03-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 50,123
Posted By benjamin1031
11/4/14

Anyone down for some easy riding tomorrow?
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-03-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,072
Posted By benjamin1031
A must read.

This is why I can and do carry as much as is possible. It's a little long but probably the most articulate essay I've seen on carrying a firearm.
http://mwkworks.com/onsheepwolvesandsheepdogs.html
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-02-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5,409
Views: 960,644
Posted By benjamin1031
Too little too late...

I've enjoyed bullet proof reliability from my xr650r. I've been proud to ride a honda. The problem is they haven't made anything that I like for a long time and even if this AT thing does happen it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-14-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,987
Posted By benjamin1031
Anyone still listening??

I've been reading through this thread and I know that the models have changed a little but, I'm looking at these bikes (800XC and S10) as my next ADV bike. I wanted to see if a thought of mine had...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-13-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5,409
Views: 960,644
Posted By benjamin1031
Screw Honda... Lets build it ourselves!! Out goes...

Screw Honda... Lets build it ourselves!! Out goes custom choppers in with custom ADV bikes!! What better way to have the bike YOU want!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-10-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,328
Posted By benjamin1031
Not trying to make "real" conflict. I just like...

Not trying to make "real" conflict. I just like friendly debate. And you are right I was getting off topic.



I agree with you that the label doesn't dictate the action. And again I'm not...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-10-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,328
Posted By benjamin1031
So does that mean anyone owning a bike that isn't...

So does that mean anyone owning a bike that isn't "designed" to be ridden off road should be taken off the roster at ADVrider?? Are they not good enough for your "club?" After all the website is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-09-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,328
Posted By benjamin1031
Adventure isn't the bike. It's what happens with...

Adventure isn't the bike. It's what happens with it. To say that only certain types of bikes are allowed to be "adventure bikes" violates the spirit of adventure. In my mind it's like trying to say...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-09-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,328
Posted By benjamin1031
My $.02

I think an adventure bike isn't about the bike at all. What you choose to ride and how you choose to ride it, an adventure bike is all about the destinations... Not the ride. You could be riding an...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-08-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5,409
Views: 960,644
Posted By benjamin1031
Hey look it's an Austrian flavored Tenere!! (with...

Hey look it's an Austrian flavored Tenere!! (with a chain drive...) How bold!!!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-20-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5,409
Views: 960,644
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, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
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, 04:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,704
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: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-01-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 66,557
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, 10:17 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 50,123
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, 10:15 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 50,123
Posted By benjamin1031
You can count me and my piggy in!!

You can count me and my piggy in!!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-11-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5,573
Views: 1,056,716
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, 02:20 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 50,123
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: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-22-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5,573
Views: 1,056,716
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: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-22-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5,573
Views: 1,056,716
Posted By benjamin1031
Link?? Article?? Anything?? That sounds like a...

Link?? Article?? Anything?? That sounds like a holy grail!!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-22-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5,573
Views: 1,056,716
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: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-21-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5,573
Views: 1,056,716
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, 10:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,101
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, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1,953
Views: 272,842
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, 03:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,799
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, 06:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,802
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, 06:59 AM
Replies: 829
Views: 50,123
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, 07:38 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 50,123
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, 03:15 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 215,774
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, 03:00 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 50,123
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, 07:02 AM
Replies: 662
Views: 215,774
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, 06:55 AM
Replies: 829
Views: 50,123
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, 09:04 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 50,123
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 12-13-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 662
Views: 215,774
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, 04:24 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,151
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, 02:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,151
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, 08:25 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,151
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, 06:52 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 50,123
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, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
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 :(
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