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Forum: Beasts 07-08-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 9,922
Posted By EtowahKLR
650 Vstrom

Look into a 650 Vstrom. Even though it comes with ABS, Eastern Beaver makes an ABS adapter to switch on/off the ABS. It goes for about $22. You would have a bullet-proof multi-cylinder ADV bike more...
Forum: Beasts 06-10-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 413,355
Posted By EtowahKLR
Seat Concepts

I contacted Seat Concepts to inquire about their plans for the new DL1000. Lendon says it's on their radar, but they are working on a couple of high profile seats right now, so it will be a couple of...
Forum: Beasts 06-07-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 413,355
Posted By EtowahKLR
If you can hold out until Seat Concepts offers...

If you can hold out until Seat Concepts offers the seat foam and cover for the new DL1000, it should be worth the wait. I bought one for my 2012 Wee and it's great! IMHO it's better than a Corbin or...
Forum: Beasts 05-31-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,798
Posted By EtowahKLR
Wtf

I've owned four VFRs, and that just ain't right!:eek1 What's next.... a GS track bike? Oh wait..... I've seen that at Mid-Ohio Vintage Days.:dhorse
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 20,782
Views: 5,914,857
Posted By EtowahKLR
I used Conti Trail Attack on mine, They are...

I used Conti Trail Attack on mine, They are adequate in the dirt and great on pavement.
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,199
Posted By EtowahKLR
I hear that a lot from cruiser riders.:muutt I...

I hear that a lot from cruiser riders.:muutt I guess it's an acquired taste, but some people will never get it.:1drink
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,199
Posted By EtowahKLR
Duh! Dopey me!:ricky

Duh! Dopey me!:ricky
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,199
Posted By EtowahKLR
Laugh I'm fortunate to live close to Cogent Dynamics...

I'm fortunate to live close to Cogent Dynamics here in North Carolina, so I had Rick install the DDC (drop-in damping cartridges), heavier fork springs, and World Edge rear shock. He did the install...
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,199
Posted By EtowahKLR
$200 is a righteous price, but make sure it's for...

$200 is a righteous price, but make sure it's for a 2012+. "Getting very bad GAS"? Mileage or crappy gasoline?:puke1
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,199
Posted By EtowahKLR
Center Stand

They vary in price. The Suzuki one is around $300. The SW Motech one from Twisted Throttle is $240.
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,199
Posted By EtowahKLR
I bought mine and immediately put on the center...

I bought mine and immediately put on the center stand and hand guards. The first thing I ordered was a Touratech bash plate to protect the vulnerable oil filter.

The stock seat I found was good...
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,199
Posted By EtowahKLR
For the money!

I wouldn't say it's the "best bike ever", but it certainly is the best all around bike for the money. I've been riding for 40+ years and over 300K miles on 20 assorted bikes, and my 2012 DL650 is the...
Forum: Vendors 04-28-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By EtowahKLR
Cogent Dynamics

You won't be sorry if you go to Cogent Dynamics. Rick and Joyce are the best!:clap
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 635,869
Posted By EtowahKLR
Madstad Footpeg Lowering brackets Fork brace ...

Madstad
Footpeg Lowering brackets
Fork brace
GoCruise
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-14-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 52,251
Posted By EtowahKLR
'73 h1

1973 Kawasaki H1 was my very first bike! Lucky to still be alive! It was the flexi-flyer.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-26-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By EtowahKLR
Depends?

What's the size in liters? Is it a Monolock or Monokey? Do you have both keys? Is it a universal mounting plate, and is it off the scooter? Price may be high depending on size. You can buy a brand...
Forum: Beasts 02-06-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,730
Posted By EtowahKLR
More info on Woody's Wheel Works. Here's a nice...

More info on Woody's Wheel Works. Here's a nice set of spokes rims for a Vstrom (or other bike that comes with cast rims). They also do rime straightening on cast rims....
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 84,506
Posted By EtowahKLR
Cooling Bandanna

Frogg Toggs Chilly Dana Cooling Bandanna from Walmart for $10. Just soak it in water and keep in its' storage tube. When the heat gets unbearable, drape it around your neck and shoulders. Just like...
Forum: Beasts 02-04-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 635,869
Posted By EtowahKLR
Hey Larry! I've been riding for 40+ years on...

Hey Larry! I've been riding for 40+ years on everything from 4 VFR's, 3 Airhead Beemers, 4 Hinkley Triumphs, and assorted Kawasakis, Yamahas, and Suzukis. I finally decided at 63 that I needed...
Forum: Beasts 02-04-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,898
Posted By EtowahKLR
It was very interesting to read all of the advice...

It was very interesting to read all of the advice from US Inmates. Then you chose a model that has never been available here. I think Honda missed the boat by discontinuing to import (if they ever...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-04-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,510
Posted By EtowahKLR
Condolences

So very to hear about your father. When I lived in the Rochester area, we used to ride to you father's shop at the first sign of Spring weather. Although we liked the bikes, I think it was your dad's...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-27-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,727
Posted By EtowahKLR
Battery operated CPAP

I haven't really missed camping that much since I started using a CPAP, but there are times I wish I could pack the tent and sleeping bag and enjoy camping if necessary on a trip. I have avoided it...
Forum: Beasts 01-02-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,208
Posted By EtowahKLR
New Gen Wee Strom

Alan,

Don't rule out the standard DL650 w/ABS. The Adventure is nice, but there are a lot of options for outfitting and farkling a basic Vstrom. I bought a 2012 DL650 and have had a great time...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,484
Posted By EtowahKLR
I recently bought a used Yamaha Majesty scooter...

I recently bought a used Yamaha Majesty scooter with a MBK 44 liter topcase. The scooter only had one set of keys, but I was able to get a blank ignition key from the Yamaha dealer. The topcase key,...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-08-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,488
Posted By EtowahKLR
One of the European sites has indicated that the...

One of the European sites has indicated that the Kawasaki 300 is a collaboration with Kymco based on their City 300. Kymco has been doing engine manufacturing for Kawasaki and other big name...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 635,869
Posted By EtowahKLR
I bought my 2012 DL650 back in January and have...

I bought my 2012 DL650 back in January and have put 7000 miles on it. I, too put on the AdventureTech fork brace as well as their footpeg lowering brackets. The bike tracks like it's on rails even...
Forum: Beasts 03-23-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,701
Posted By EtowahKLR
I purchased my 2012 DL650 on January 6th. The...

I purchased my 2012 DL650 on January 6th. The first thing I did was install a Touratech skid plate, Suzuki center stand and hand guards. I've since installed an AdventureTech fork brace and peg...
Forum: Americas 03-22-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By EtowahKLR
Planning trip to the Gulf Coast

In 40 years of riding, I've never been to the Gulf Coast from the pan-handle of FL through Alabama, Mississippi, and on to The Big Easy. I want to do a relaxing trip and definitely avoid the super...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 82,538
Posted By EtowahKLR
I just returned from a 2000 miles trip with my...

I just returned from a 2000 miles trip with my Neotech. This is my 12th Shoei helmet which has included a Duotech, Syncrotech, and Multitech, and it is by far the best (and most expensive) modular...
Forum: Beasts 03-23-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20,782
Views: 5,914,857
Posted By EtowahKLR
Yes it is!

Yes it is!
Forum: Beasts 03-23-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 20,782
Views: 5,914,857
Posted By EtowahKLR
Selling my Scrambler

I case you all haven't checked out the fleamarket, my Scrammy is for sale.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=774772
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6059/6857524994_f58da9516b.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 03-22-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 20,782
Views: 5,914,857
Posted By EtowahKLR
I vote for better suspension and get that rear...

I vote for better suspension and get that rear caliper up and out of harms way.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7209/6857529718_e575c78555.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/50080390@N02/6857529718/)
Forum: Beasts 03-08-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 20,782
Views: 5,914,857
Posted By EtowahKLR
It's called an UnNOver Caliper Relocation Bracket...

It's called an UnNOver Caliper Relocation Bracket by Triumph Twin Power out of the UK. Good product! Here's their link:
http://www.triumphtwinpower.com/upnover-caliper-bracket.php
Forum: Beasts 03-06-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 20,782
Views: 5,914,857
Posted By EtowahKLR
Marc, I'm glad you like the pipes....

Marc,

I'm glad you like the pipes. Rejetting is a pretty straight forward process. AI removal doesn't really effect the jetting much, but the free breathing exhaust will. With a carb bike, you'll...
Forum: Beasts 02-29-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20,782
Views: 5,914,857
Posted By EtowahKLR
I have both a 2002 Bonneville (breathed on!) and...

I have both a 2002 Bonneville (breathed on!) and a 2006 Scrambler. I find the ergonomics on the Scrambler a little easier on the old bones. Either one will do fine on the Slab once you upgrade the...
Forum: Beasts 02-29-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 20,782
Views: 5,914,857
Posted By EtowahKLR
It's always easier to ask for forgiveness than to...

It's always easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission. It's worked for me for 42 years.:evil
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,220
Posted By EtowahKLR
Matt, try Rick at Cogent Dynamics. He's probably...

Matt, try Rick at Cogent Dynamics. He's probably the best suspension guy on the east coast, and he's in the Asheville area. His website is MotoCD.com. He not only a Ohlins, Penske, and Racetech...
Forum: Beasts 02-22-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20,782
Views: 5,914,857
Posted By EtowahKLR
I replaced the original "Brickstones" with Conti...

I replaced the original "Brickstones" with Conti Trail Attacks at about 2500 miles, and I love them. Most of my riding is on pavement with the occasional groomed dirt road excursion. The Trail...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,525
Posted By EtowahKLR
Wheels Trough Time

Fill me in on the museum in Maggie Valley. I heard of it but don't know much about it.

The Wheels Through Time is a "must see" in Maggie Valley. The owner/proprietor is Dale Walkser.... super...
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 20,782
Views: 5,914,857
Posted By EtowahKLR
[quote=Benz]Thanks for the help guys. But my...

[quote=Benz]Thanks for the help guys. But my question is can I put beefier Ohlins fork tubes on the bike? Price isn't a concern.

I went to Ohlins USA here in Hendersonville with my Bonneville....
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