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Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,350
Posted By McB
KLR is cheap to buy, cheap to own, has longer...

KLR is cheap to buy, cheap to own, has longer legs than the others, carries more, is generally more comfortable, and is a decent bike for most purposes. If you only have one, it's a good choice.
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,350
Posted By McB
No.

No.
Forum: Beasts 10-25-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,748
Posted By McB
I've had four 650s. All solo riding. Always 45+...

I've had four 650s. All solo riding. Always 45+ at any speed. '08 would get 50 sometimes. Others were all '05-06 single plug. Never ever got in the 30s as mentioned, even at 80+ mph with gear, but...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-13-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9,872
Views: 592,930
Posted By McB
Eddie, is there a relationship between the rise...

Eddie, is there a relationship between the rise of turkeys and the decline of quail?
Forum: Beasts 09-23-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,078
Posted By McB
Love the internet.

Love the internet.
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By McB
Not on a DR with a Safari.

Not on a DR with a Safari.
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,388
Posted By McB
Don't know if the experience is common or not,...

Don't know if the experience is common or not, but I found the DL650 to get about the same mpg as the KLR under normal conditions; but loaded and riding into the wind on the slab, the KLR's mileage...
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,388
Posted By McB
V-Strom? What is this 'set of spares' you refer...

V-Strom? What is this 'set of spares' you refer to? Seriously, if you do all of the maintenance before your trip (new plugs, air filter, brake pads, check the wheel bearings, valve adjustment if it's...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,753
Posted By McB
It doesn't sound like the 650s would overwhelm...

It doesn't sound like the 650s would overwhelm you at all, and height shouldn't be an issue. Plus, you can probably find a good used 650 for no more than you'd pay for a smaller bike, because there...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-12-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9,872
Views: 592,930
Posted By McB
Mid afternoon. Or barstools. Actually, I've...

Mid afternoon. Or barstools.

Actually, I've rarely had to wait long.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-12-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9,872
Views: 592,930
Posted By McB
And have lunch or dinner at Ad Astra. Just...

And have lunch or dinner at Ad Astra. Just saying.
http://www.adastrafood-drink.com/
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-10-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3,454
Views: 179,811
Posted By McB
Because it's THAT good.

Because it's THAT good.
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By McB
Post this in flea market.

Post this in flea market.
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,586
Posted By McB
http://www.kientech.com/DR650HandChokeConv.htm

http://www.kientech.com/DR650HandChokeConv.htm
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,586
Posted By McB
Sorry. I thought Klay was talking about the choke...

Sorry. I thought Klay was talking about the choke cable, which is a common issue on DRs. The Kientech knob screws direct to the cold start, eliminating the cable. You do have to reach under the tank...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,586
Posted By McB
Kientech sells a choke knob conversion to get rid...

Kientech sells a choke knob conversion to get rid of the cable.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-02-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By McB
Jay Hatfield Motorsports in Frontenac, KS is...

Jay Hatfield Motorsports in Frontenac, KS is open, if you haven't gotten it fixed yet.

http://www.jayhatfieldkawasaki.com/
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-18-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 23,475
Posted By McB
A young guy down the street from me was riding...

A young guy down the street from me was riding one around the neighborhood a couple of weeks ago. Early '70s, 2-stroke, pull start, hand shift 3-speed. Said he has two of them. Pretty cool machine,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-18-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 23,475
Posted By McB
Eddie, wouldn't you be happier on a Rokon?

Eddie, wouldn't you be happier on a Rokon?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-17-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3,454
Views: 179,811
Posted By McB
Aww geez........ I suppose you prefer ".....

Aww geez........

I suppose you prefer ".. the diversity of frozen paved experience.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-17-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3,454
Views: 179,811
Posted By McB
Exactly. Stay there and pretend you like it, Ian....

Exactly. Stay there and pretend you like it, Ian. I'll be thinking of you in January when you don't get to experience the joys of black ice and 50 degree temperature swings.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-12-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By McB
Fly into Kansas City and rent a car. 2 hours west.

Fly into Kansas City and rent a car. 2 hours west.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-08-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3,454
Views: 179,811
Posted By McB
http://woodyardbbq.com/

http://woodyardbbq.com/
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-07-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3,454
Views: 179,811
Posted By McB
They're pairing a different beer with each of...

They're pairing a different beer with each of five courses. I'll have to get that to go.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-07-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,277
Posted By McB
I spent a night in a state park near Sault Ste....

I spent a night in a state park near Sault Ste. Marie in July, and nearly froze to death. Leaving Kansas in 100 degree summer, I was not close to being prepared for sleeping outside in upper Michigan.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-07-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3,454
Views: 179,811
Posted By McB
I believe Anthony Bourdain's critique was to the...

I believe Anthony Bourdain's critique was to the effect that Jack Stack's is pretty good barbecue,once you get past the cleanliness and professional service.

Unfortunately, I'm out again. Any...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-06-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By McB
The good news is the part of the country you're...

The good news is the part of the country you're going through is more likely to have small vet practices in small or medium sized towns with reasonable fees. In farm towns, you're likely to find...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21,873
Views: 6,417,413
Posted By McB
Did you inherit the gps from a KLR owner?

Did you inherit the gps from a KLR owner?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-20-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,802
Posted By McB
The last shot is Montgomery Center, no? I grew...

The last shot is Montgomery Center, no?
I grew up a few miles from there.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-20-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By McB
Does Wal-Mart have tubes?

Does Wal-Mart have tubes?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-09-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 13,858
Posted By McB
Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-05-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,555
Views: 171,146
Posted By McB
2011 DL 650 - Topeka cl

There's a 2011 Wee on Topeka cl for $5900. ABS, Happy Trails planners, GPS Russel seat and more. 10,500 miles. Looks like a steal.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-29-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9,872
Views: 592,930
Posted By McB
Congrats, Mike. 34 without coke and hookers...

Congrats, Mike.
34 without coke and hookers for me.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,078
Posted By McB
I have an 84 year old neighbor who rides his 12...

I have an 84 year old neighbor who rides his 12 year old Kaw Voyager on gravel, in street shoes and windbreaker, with his wife on the back. I need to tell him someone on the internet thinks he needs...
Forum: Beasts 06-29-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 732,026
Posted By McB
PNE - With bags, handguards, skidplate, and most...

PNE - With bags, handguards, skidplate, and most likely a few other odds and ends, and only 12k miles, it should be able to fetch $4-5k. Under 4 in decent shape is a good deal, over 5 it should be...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,791
Posted By McB
Which some have done.

Which some have done.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-28-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,388
Posted By McB
They start at a little over $7k. A '71 on eBay...

They start at a little over $7k. A '71 on eBay for $2200.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-28-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,388
Posted By McB
I was just reading up on Rokons yesterday. A...

I was just reading up on Rokons yesterday. A neighbor was riding one around the 'hood the night before. Used to see the ads in magazines as a kid, but had never seen one in the flesh. They still make...
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,791
Posted By McB
Tools? It's not like it's a BMW or anything....

Tools? It's not like it's a BMW or anything. He'll be fine. The gas stops will give him a chance to relieve the back and ass pain. He can buy clothes at WalMart.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-19-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,409
Posted By McB
75 mph limit across Kansas, so anything under 85...

75 mph limit across Kansas, so anything under 85 is generally safe. Construction here and there but nothing that will slow you down for long.
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