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Feb 20th 2016, 02:06 PM   #1
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  Feb 2016
  Clatskanie, Oregon

  YAMAHA YZF R1
Hello Portland and Vancouver Riders

Hello again Portland/Vancouver

"BEANS" asked that I introduce myself to our members.

A number of you already know of "MARBLES" from past years through the Westside Twisties. In those days you remember me as Marbles48. Here I've dropped the '48.

"MARBLES" is my U.S. Naval Aviation "Call-Sign." You don't get to pick your "Call-Sign" it's normally founded on one of your EVENTS. Those who've ridden with me have discovered it fits. I sometimes ride like I've "Lost Them."

I am a retired 67 year old "Sport Rider" recently divorced living solo in Clatskanie, Oregon near HWY 47.

Yamaha's are my preference based on their recent American near stock class track results. This season I am focusing on bettering my skills on a "lightened-up" and "modified" 2012 YZF R1. The YZF R6 is still in the garage awaiting a fork rebuild job.

Protective Rider Gear is a passion of mine. I have "Real World" field tested protective equipment and you might say I am a living example that good gear can keep you from taking that Ambulance ride to the E.R.

"Falling Down" is NOT something that just us "Old People" deal with. Sport Rider's need to be prepared for the inevitability. If late one evening I end up in the middle of the road and "Can't Get Up" I'd prefer the vehicle behind sees me earlier than too late. I don't wear "Asphalt-Camo" black or gray gear so I can look like a "Bad Ass Batman" and blend in with the background.

The WESTSIDE THURSDAY NIGHT RIDES is generally where you can meet the "Old Man" on the R1. From time to time you'll see me at either the Beaverton or Vancouver Tuesday Night Coffee's.

Hope to see you out on rides this season!

Dick
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Feb 20th 2016, 03:43 PM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
Marbles..good to see you...I think you forgot to mention the Castor Bean Oil..lol...

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Feb 20th 2016, 04:26 PM   #3
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  Feb 2016
  Clatskanie, Oregon

  YAMAHA YZF R1
Aroma therapy

Hi Mike,
Yes, I have been known to add a bit of "Racing Castor" top oil to protect those Nich-O-Sil'd cylinder walls.
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Feb 20th 2016, 06:45 PM   #4
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  Feb 2016
  Clatskanie, Oregon

  YAMAHA YZF R1
Bell star carbon

Hi Redkat600,
The BELL STAR Carbon "RSD Technique" is fantastic!
Thanks again for letting the "Senior Citizen" have the last one.
I've added a couple of the Silver Iridium shields to the package.
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Feb 20th 2016, 07:37 PM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Custer, WA

  Suzuki 09 GSXR 1000 Suzuki 09 DRZ 400SM 1970 Yamaha 250 DT1 Enduro
Welcome
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Feb 20th 2016, 07:51 PM   #6
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  Feb 2016
  Clatskanie, Oregon

  YAMAHA YZF R1
Hey TREX600,
That's one massive in-line eight behind you!
Are you thinking about building a custom cruiser?

Dick
Feb 21st 2016, 06:35 AM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  Silverdale, WA

  848evo, DRZ400SM, XR100
Thanks for posting a picture of said bike! Sometimes I get down that way for a ride to enjoy some of your finest roads in that section of OR. Maybe I'll give you a ding the next time, and see if you want to hook up.
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Feb 21st 2016, 12:04 PM   #8
 
  Jan 2016
  Beaverton

  2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R, 2014 Kawasaki Ninja EX300 CRF250x, CRF150RB. XR100
Where are the training wheels?
Feb 21st 2016, 02:49 PM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  The Rider's Seat

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Originally Posted by MARBLES
Hi Mike,
Yes, I have been known to add a bit of "Racing Castor" top oil to protect those Nich-O-Sil'd cylinder walls.
You sure you weren't using it to pull a "Marlin Perkins" and roofie a new R1.

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Feb 21st 2016, 04:25 PM   #10
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  Feb 2016
  Clatskanie, Oregon

  YAMAHA YZF R1
Laugh my ass off

LMAO ! ! !

That's just TOO funny!

I'll never forget that day and how great MATT, Jen and TyR6 were.

Good protective gear made that smile possible

I miss MATT
All of us do!
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Feb 22nd 2016, 09:24 AM   #11
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  Jan 2016
  Beaverton, OR

Yay! So glad you made it over!
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Feb 22nd 2016, 05:06 PM   #12
 
  Jan 2016
  Beaverton

  2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R, 2014 Kawasaki Ninja EX300 CRF250x, CRF150RB. XR100
What's the price on the parts bike?
Apr 18th 2016, 08:35 AM   #13
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  Apr 2016
  Washougal, WA

  Yamaha FJR 1300AE
Hey Dick! Hope to see/ride with you again sometime this year.

-Rich
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