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Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,446
Posted By sturmgewehr
Someone nailed it when they said "hipsters". ...

Someone nailed it when they said "hipsters".

I think this bike has two markets, both have been identified here. Boomers wanting a good old bike as a weekend fun ride and hipsters who live in...
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,603
Posted By sturmgewehr
I'm in for this one. Great choice for a bike. ...

I'm in for this one. Great choice for a bike.

There's beer, parking and a sofa in Kansas City if needed.
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,093
Posted By sturmgewehr
I'm not much of a "subscriber" but I'm in on this...

I'm not much of a "subscriber" but I'm in on this one. A Strom in Morocco is something I really want to see! :clap
Forum: Asia Pacific 02-19-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By sturmgewehr
Wicked India Driving Guide

I was given this information by one of my Indian friends when I mentioned my eventual desire to travel in India via motorcycle.
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,785
Views: 432,020
Posted By sturmgewehr
Had I been following along, you could have...

Had I been following along, you could have crashed at my place, I live 1/2 mile from Garmin! Enjoying the report.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-07-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,094
Posted By sturmgewehr
Well I didn't get caught and didn't see that post...

Well I didn't get caught and didn't see that post before I went. I never saw a sign that said I couldn't ride a motorcycle though. Towards the end of my ride I just so happened to take a picture...
Forum: Beasts 06-01-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,259
Posted By sturmgewehr
My solution to the crosswind "issue" with the...

My solution to the crosswind "issue" with the Strom was to first own an 09 KLR 650 and cross Kansas with it 6 times. After doing that, the Strom will feel so planted you will be grateful you have it...
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 469,642
Posted By sturmgewehr
:nod

:nod
Forum: Beasts 05-01-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,062
Posted By sturmgewehr
Thanks! The upholstery is finished, here is...

Thanks!

The upholstery is finished, here is the final product mounted on the bike.

I just snapped a couple of fast photos this morning using my phone so they aren't very detailed.
...
Forum: Beasts 04-27-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,062
Posted By sturmgewehr
more interim photos

The backrest is being upholstered now, I expect to have additional photos next Wednesday once the upholstery is done. Here are a few photos showing the backrest with a three person tent and two...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 469,642
Posted By sturmgewehr
Thank you, somehow I missed that. Now I have...

Thank you, somehow I missed that. Now I have something to do at work today. :evil
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 469,642
Posted By sturmgewehr
Where is the blog?

Where is the blog?
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,062
Posted By sturmgewehr
DIY Passenger Backrest Project (WeeStrom)

This afternoon I decided to build a back rest / luggage rack for an upcoming trip.

My girlfriend will be riding back to Kansas City from Phoenix on the back of my

Strom. Since it's the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 469,642
Posted By sturmgewehr
:clap

:clap
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 469,642
Posted By sturmgewehr
Disappointed by the lack of an embedded link...

Disappointed by the lack of an embedded link somewhere in this sentence, Otherwise this is a STELLAR ride report! :deal
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,094
Posted By sturmgewehr
Awesome, thanks for the info. I'll definitely...

Awesome, thanks for the info. I'll definitely take this route now.

John


Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 123,165
Posted By sturmgewehr
I'm heading out to the Expo from Kansas City. ...

I'm heading out to the Expo from Kansas City. Hoping to run into some other ADVrs there. I have a question posted about a possible side trip here in this regional forum if anyone has the time to...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,094
Posted By sturmgewehr
Salt River Canyon to Roosevelt Lake Possible?

I'll be traveling from KC to the Overland Expo in May, I have to make a stop in Phoenix first though before heading up to Flagstaff. I was looking at the map and noticed that there is a series of...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-02-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,640
Posted By sturmgewehr
I'll be riding to the event on the Weestrom from...

I'll be riding to the event on the Weestrom from Kansas City.

I'll be riding one up on the way there, picking up the GF at the airport in Phoenix then we'll come back to KC two up the week after...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 118,888
Posted By sturmgewehr
Hey Dave, Been following your trip all...

Hey Dave,

Been following your trip all along, cool to find out you are staying here locally for a while. I live over in Olathe, I'd love to have you over sometime for some steaks and beer, talk...
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 118,888
Posted By sturmgewehr
There's one comment from him on Sept 13, 2011. ...

There's one comment from him on Sept 13, 2011. It's a comment to his last blog entry so I suspect he's just busy but doing fine.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-14-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,621
Posted By sturmgewehr
Skateboarding, good music and motorcycles. i...

Skateboarding, good music and motorcycles. i love your videos! :clap
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,128
Posted By sturmgewehr
Its been mentioned here a couple of times but not...

Its been mentioned here a couple of times but not really highlighted. Alps Mountaineering.

They have the most bang for the buck tents available in my opinion. Its damn tough to find tents that...
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,809
Posted By sturmgewehr
MN Smurf is right on the money here, spend your...

MN Smurf is right on the money here, spend your time shopping for the ultralight gear and you will never end up looking like a dust bowl refugee. UL gear is generally made for the hardcore...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,179
Posted By sturmgewehr
Told you! :evil I'm glad you were able to get...

Told you! :evil I'm glad you were able to get there and enjoy the ride.

I'll send a PM with my phone and address in case you find a sister you didn't know you had.... :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,179
Posted By sturmgewehr
I agree, DO NOT MISS Southern Utah and allow some...

I agree, DO NOT MISS Southern Utah and allow some time there, don't rush it.

Between Mexican Hat Utah and Bluff Utah off of 163 there is a dirt road on the north side of the road that is easily...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,879
Posted By sturmgewehr
If you want a good tent for a reasonable price...

If you want a good tent for a reasonable price check out alps mountaineering. Use their main site to compare then find the deals with google.

Their tents tend to run about half of msrp if you...
Forum: Beasts 06-15-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 256,088
Posted By sturmgewehr
To me, regardless of what they do to the bike,...

To me, regardless of what they do to the bike, the one thing that I hope they do NOT do is add complexity.

I just bought a DL650 and a large part of that decision was uncertainty of the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,079
Posted By sturmgewehr
A different sort of bike for a RR, cool. Looking...

A different sort of bike for a RR, cool. Looking forward to reading.
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 287,070
Posted By sturmgewehr
I was thinking about this whole idea of "travel"...

I was thinking about this whole idea of "travel" on my last road trip and I realized that even things like reading these ride reports is, in a way, part of the problem we have now with so much...
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By sturmgewehr
The "garbage bag" goes inside the stuff sack not...

The "garbage bag" goes inside the stuff sack not outside. Been using this trick for a long time on both bikes and backpacks.

Good luck with your search on a "drybag", I still dont recommend them....
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By sturmgewehr
Stuff sack not roll sack

One issue you may be dealing with in terms of not getting the bag back in the sack is trying to roll it first. Big Agnes is a very good company and I'm sure the bag they provided will work. Unroll...
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,269
Posted By sturmgewehr
Alps Mountaineering

I scanned the replies to this thread and never saw one particular brand mentioned, Alps Mountaineering.

I've probably owned nearly all of the top backpacking tent brands over the years, MSR, NEMO,...
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 86,676
Posted By sturmgewehr
Mojave

The third image down in your photos of Mojave, the one with the water tanks in the foreground, that hill is called Soledad Mountain and I grew up at the base of it, my parents still live there. I...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-02-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By sturmgewehr
Well I made it to Barstow yesterday, was a nice...

Well I made it to Barstow yesterday, was a nice ride out. Apparently there is nobody local. :cry
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-28-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By sturmgewehr
Garage in Barstow, CA?

Possibly traveling to Barstow, CA from Kansas City this week, my dad is in the hospital there in Barstow.

Hoping to contact an ADV'r in Barstow, CA in case I need to "do the doo" on my KLR when...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,855
Posted By sturmgewehr
You did this trip at the right time for sure. I...

You did this trip at the right time for sure. I took a similar path in late September 09 and it was one of the coldest rides I've ever taken. Looking forward to the rest of your report.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-25-2010, 05:51 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 24,105
Posted By sturmgewehr
Did he go? I'm curious now. :huh

Did he go? I'm curious now. :huh
Forum: Face plant 06-24-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,742
Posted By sturmgewehr
Glad you are ok. Did the bike flip over to...

Glad you are ok.

Did the bike flip over to the right side after you came off of it? The pictures appear that way.
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,829
Posted By sturmgewehr
Hey Jimmy, This is a great thread, thanks...

Hey Jimmy,

This is a great thread, thanks for sharing your trip.

One tip for you that I learned from backpacking and use on the bike also for wet weather.

The best cheap liners for soft...
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