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Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By vospertw
Thanks BigRedS. The K49 is pretty close at 47...

Thanks BigRedS. The K49 is pretty close at 47 liters.
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By vospertw
Givi V46 Replacement

All,

My V46 case was stolen (not on the bike at the time). I need a replacement - anyone have any cheaper but compatible options for the V46? I am considering the V450NA but not sure if there is...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 307
Posted By vospertw
CRF250L Riders - How much load do you carry?

The more I read about the bike, the more I like it. Even the sportbike guys at Motorcyclist mentioned in a recent article that they would rather have the 250L than the 250R just for the versatility....
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By vospertw
Thanks all! Some good suggestions. I have most of...

Thanks all! Some good suggestions. I have most of those solvents at home so will try a couple on the old grips and see what works. Luckily, I followed the Kawi instructions which, for the throttle...
Forum: The Garage 01-15-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By vospertw
Thanks all. I still have the original grips so...

Thanks all. I still have the original grips so maybe I'll use them as guinea pigs to see what works best. I did think about safety wire but they are pretty stiff grips and I'm not sure I could get...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By vospertw
Grip Glue Cleaner?

All,

I installed the factory heated grip kit on my Versys a couple weeks ago and used standard grip glue - seemed to hold ok but did a ride yesterday with the heaters on high for about 1.5 hrs and...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-06-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,825
Posted By vospertw
Thanks Meriden!

Thanks Meriden!
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 749
Posted By vospertw
I like the idea but I'd like to hear from any...

I like the idea but I'd like to hear from any users - can't find much in the way of reviews.
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 749
Posted By vospertw
Sidemount Luggage System (SLS) from Cycleguys

Anyone using these?

http://www.thecycleguys.com/sls-sidemount-luggage-system/

I can find a lot of threads discussing them when they came out but not much in the may of reviews from either mags...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-04-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,825
Posted By vospertw
Reviving this thread a bit... 90% chance...

Reviving this thread a bit...

90% chance I'll be down there in April for the MotoGP race; any recommendations on lodging? Looking at two options - lodging close to the track, and lodging close...
Forum: Beasts 11-06-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 742
Posted By vospertw
2011 Versys Paint Codes and Kawi Kudos

All,

The PO had installed a battery tender cable which was attached to the passenger footpeg bracket and I noticed the other day that there were a few scuffs and nicks around that area. I searched...
Forum: Beasts 11-01-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By vospertw
Jeff, that's with KX Highs and 2" Rox Risers or...

Jeff, that's with KX Highs and 2" Rox Risers or 1"? That's what I was afraid of. I may just go with an ATV bend so I don't have to worry about risers, but they are at least as high if not more than...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-01-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By vospertw
Thanks Banjo. I'm hoping I could keep my current...

Thanks Banjo. I'm hoping I could keep my current job and if so, would be working from home so would be riding more for fun than commuting. Definitely seems like it's workable. I'm assuming there's...
Forum: Beasts 10-30-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By vospertw
Versys help - will Pro Taper KX Highs work?

All,

I have a 2011 Versys and have been looking for some bars that are slightly lower, wider, and with less sweep. From what I've found on other forums, the stock bars are supposedly 130mm high....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-28-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By vospertw
Thanks all. Yeah, forgot about the lane...

Thanks all. Yeah, forgot about the lane splitting; I do that every day out here.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-26-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By vospertw
Riding weather - Charlotte

All,

My wife and I have been looking for an alternative to California for some time and Charlotte comes up frequently. Now, I know the last thing you want is another Californian moving in and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-29-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 686
Posted By vospertw
All, Wanted to update this post to pass on...

All,

Wanted to update this post to pass on this bit of info in case someone else finds themselves in need of a similar vehicle - Enterprise Commercial rentals has 4x4's with receivers available...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,890
Posted By vospertw
I'm a big DR fan and although the Tenere seems...

I'm a big DR fan and although the Tenere seems like a great bike, that's a HUGE (literally) step up from a 360lbs wet machine. I have a friend who is 78 and still rides his KLR two-up with his wife...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-17-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 686
Posted By vospertw
Fuggy, thanks amigo! Sorry for the late response...

Fuggy, thanks amigo! Sorry for the late response but we've been out of town. Appreciate the lead!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-13-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 686
Posted By vospertw
PHX Inmates - Anyone want to make some $$$ and rent me their truck?

All,

My dad and I drew an elk (cow) hunt in October in Area 10. We plan to hunt near the Seligman area. Dad lives in Mesa and I'm in San Diego; we had planned to pull a small pop-up camper into...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-02-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By vospertw
Thanks again to everyone. Got back last night...

Thanks again to everyone. Got back last night from spending a few days up there and had a blast. Saw lots of riders though mostly cruisers. Did manage to find some curvy roads though, and seems like...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-11-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By vospertw
Thanks all! Really appreciate the info. Kind of...

Thanks all! Really appreciate the info. Kind of funny that I have had family there for years but I didn't ride when I lived there and haven't ventured much off the 4-lane when I've been in the Twin...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-11-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By vospertw
Hey Dere Minnesotans... what's the riding like up dere ya know?

All,

I grew up in northeastern North Dakota - so I know the weather pretty much bites as do the mosquitos. But... never spent much time in the Twin Cities except for a handful of short visits....
Forum: The Garage 06-02-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,273
Posted By vospertw
Thanks all! I'm going to try one or two more...

Thanks all! I'm going to try one or two more approaches and then decide. Want to catch the dolly while it's on sale though!
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By vospertw
Second what sierraoffroad said. Check your...

Second what sierraoffroad said. Check your battery connections as well; I had an R1100GS that had enough juice to light everything up, but wouldn't start. Loose negative battery connection that...
Forum: The Garage 05-30-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,273
Posted By vospertw
HF Motorcycle Dolly

All,

Anyone have experience with this? I have two bikes in the garage kind of nose to tail; because of limited maneuver room the bike up front has to be parked like a 15 year old parallel parking...
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 54,214
Posted By vospertw
I have the "original" HF lift (foot pump only and...

I have the "original" HF lift (foot pump only and came with the dinky square front clamp - think I got it in 2005) and it does have a cut out. I never use it, but IIRC it is not cut all the way to...
Forum: Beasts 02-07-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By vospertw
Thanks ag!

Thanks ag!
Forum: Beasts 02-07-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By vospertw
Versys 09 vs 10+

Versys folks,

Spotted a 2009 holdover at a dealer in the area, price seems to be at a reasonable starting point for negotiation - $5300 (before they start adding on fees etc.). I know there were...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,285
Posted By vospertw
Seppo - might be something to that. I've come...

Seppo - might be something to that. I've come back to the DR without too much problem, but I'm a DR guy at heart. Might be kinda like an ex-wife... seems like a good idea at the time and then one day...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,285
Posted By vospertw
Davevv - thanks for the pic. I was looking...

Davevv - thanks for the pic. I was looking through some quickly on CL and thought maybe it was a little more laid back. Agree - looks more standard to me than the Shadow. I'd rather have a chain...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,285
Posted By vospertw
Thanks all! DanMac/Worroll - I know. I know....

Thanks all!

DanMac/Worroll - I know. I know.

FZ6/SV650 - had an 06 SV and loved the bike. Always liked the FZ6 too but the rear end seems a bit stiff? Never had a chance to ride one. I do keep...
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,285
Posted By vospertw
Ideas for a Second Bike?

All,

I'm thinking of adding a second bike to the stable for commuter duties primarily. My DR has been in the garage for a few projects and a couple of misses on parts availability, etc... it's...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 52,642
Posted By vospertw
Probably not even worth posting since I can't...

Probably not even worth posting since I can't find the article now, but... read recently that the fork springs were changed, damping changed, but still a conventional fork like the Gen 1's.

For...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,160
Posted By vospertw
Buddy of mine went to the motorcycle show in Long...

Buddy of mine went to the motorcycle show in Long Beach this weekend - says nothing has changed except the color. Same forks.
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,160
Posted By vospertw
No worries, amigo. You are correct - my unwritten...

No worries, amigo. You are correct - my unwritten assumption was that the aftermarket options for the TE630 would be pretty expensive. I guess in reality that was the assumed downside - the extra...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,160
Posted By vospertw
No, but as I mentioned - I'm not using the stock...

No, but as I mentioned - I'm not using the stock DR tank. It was too small as well.
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,160
Posted By vospertw
I did take a quick look a month ago - there were...

I did take a quick look a month ago - there were some new 2011's around for a decent price. Biggest turn-off for me is the size of the fuel tank (have to admit I didn't look at the aftermarket...
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By vospertw
I noticed one local dealer has the 11's $500 off...

I noticed one local dealer has the 11's $500 off but I think that's a dealer specific price - their sister dealership isn't making the same offer.
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By vospertw
Only thing I've seen so far is that they extended...

Only thing I've seen so far is that they extended the "saddlebags" deal - buy a 2011 Wee and get the factory hard bags for $199. Saves you almost a grand though. First time I saw the deal it was...
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