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Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2,336
Views: 642,044
Posted By Teaksmith
Thanks! It's really like new. Just under 16K...

Thanks! It's really like new. Just under 16K miles. I'm loving it!
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2,336
Views: 642,044
Posted By Teaksmith
Got my '07 Road King just yesterday: ...

Got my '07 Road King just yesterday:

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2716/13209233284_d89b7790f8_z.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4,969
Views: 949,531
Posted By Teaksmith
I use the same Joe Rocket Manta on my Sporty,...

I use the same Joe Rocket Manta on my Sporty, especially when the saddle bags are off and I need to carry a few things. Works great and is not too big on the 3.3 gallon tank.
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,080
Posted By Teaksmith
Around here you can get a solid mount 1200 for...

Around here you can get a solid mount 1200 for 3500 to 4500. I got mine on the low end by buying in January.
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,080
Posted By Teaksmith
Right about that. I was pretty anti-Harley until...

Right about that. I was pretty anti-Harley until I rode my KLR down to the coast one day to go riding with my brother. He had just traded his '06 KLR straight across for a '93 XL1200. I thought he...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2011, 06:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,080
Posted By Teaksmith
It's the XL1200C. It seems those are the most...

It's the XL1200C. It seems those are the most common around here. Occasionally I'll see a 1200R but rarely a 1200S.
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,080
Posted By Teaksmith
I bought a 2009 KLR last June, then picked up a...

I bought a 2009 KLR last June, then picked up a 2000 1200 Sportster this January. I may keep them both, I haven't decided, but other than one overnight camping trip, the KLR stays parked most of the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-30-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3,137
Views: 900,585
Posted By Teaksmith
What's the deal with that windshield, Doug? Is...

What's the deal with that windshield, Doug? Is that the HD Sport windshield? Never figured you'd want one.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3,137
Views: 900,585
Posted By Teaksmith
Thanks!:D

Thanks!:D
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3,137
Views: 900,585
Posted By Teaksmith
Damn! I missed it! Is this show archived or...

Damn! I missed it! Is this show archived or something for later listening, or am I simply F*#&@*?:(:
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,290
Posted By Teaksmith
Casio Pathfinder. Here's an in-depth review: ...

Casio Pathfinder. Here's an in-depth review:

http://www.bugoutsurvival.com/2010/01/gear-review-casio-pathfinder-watch.html...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,775
Posted By Teaksmith
I just picked up a Joe Rocket Manta for my 2000...

I just picked up a Joe Rocket Manta for my 2000 Sportster 1200. It' s magnetic and the profile doesn't look out of place on the small tank and it's big enough to hold the stuff you're talking about....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,172
Posted By Teaksmith
I have an '09 KLR with the exact same HT crash...

I have an '09 KLR with the exact same HT crash bars and highway pegs, and I also have a 1200 Sportster with forward controls. I switch back and forth between the two bikes all the time depending on...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-07-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 1,127,237
Posted By Teaksmith
I bought one of those brand new back in '83. It...

I bought one of those brand new back in '83. It was a blast, though I nearly killed myself on it more than once being young and stupid!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 439,286
Posted By Teaksmith
I just bought a used 1200 Custom Sportster a few...

I just bought a used 1200 Custom Sportster a few weeks ago and I can tell you it's not uncomfortable or bad handling at all. I absolutely love it and like you plan to use it for touring, as many...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4,969
Views: 949,531
Posted By Teaksmith
I like it too. Awesome looking machine. What...

I like it too. Awesome looking machine. What year is it?
Forum: Beasts 01-13-2011, 05:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,443
Posted By Teaksmith
Sounds cool, got any pics? Just picked up an...

Sounds cool, got any pics? Just picked up an XL1200 I'd like to do some of this to.
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2,336
Views: 642,044
Posted By Teaksmith
Well, I do have the hand guards that I removed...

Well, I do have the hand guards that I removed from the KLR, now that you mention it.:D

I need to look into those assless chaps though. And some knobbies and metal panniers!
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2,336
Views: 642,044
Posted By Teaksmith
Got my first one Tuesday to go with my '09 KLR. ...

Got my first one Tuesday to go with my '09 KLR. It's a 2000 XL1200 Custom. Loving it so far.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_zYVXpWl9Pa4/TSUc8Bg8SXI/AAAAAAAAHgc/Tjle9RMbVRs/s720/SBW_1700.JPG
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4,969
Views: 949,531
Posted By Teaksmith
http://picasaweb.google.com/104085079468684201052/...

http://picasaweb.google.com/104085079468684201052/XL1200Custom#5558881132583078258http://picasaweb.google.com/104085079468684201052/XL1200Custom#5558881132583078258

Got mine yesterday! 2000...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-03-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 31,735
Posted By Teaksmith
Is anyone gonna be at the Cypress Creek meeting...

Is anyone gonna be at the Cypress Creek meeting spot or some other location around the middle of the afternoon on Friday, or is everyone still gonna be enroute at that time? I was going to ride down...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-09-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15,696
Views: 846,059
Posted By Teaksmith
:baldy Crap!!!! I just ordered the EXACT same...

:baldy Crap!!!! I just ordered the EXACT same package all brand new last week! If only you had posted then Oh well, I only paid about double what you're asking.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-06-2010, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15,696
Views: 846,059
Posted By Teaksmith
I had two Viragos in the past, the 750 and the...

I had two Viragos in the past, the 750 and the 1000. The 750 was a '95, I think, I don't remember what model the 1000 was. It (the 1000) was in great shape when I bought it in West Palm Beach in...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-05-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,527
Posted By Teaksmith
Since starting this thread, I changed my mind and...

Since starting this thread, I changed my mind and ordered a 60Cx instead. It has all the features I need, on the road and even for marine use. With a single Blue Chart G2 card that covers all the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-02-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,816
Posted By Teaksmith
Skag, Thanks again. There's some really...

Skag,

Thanks again. There's some really fascinating stuff on that forum. I really appreciate it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-31-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,816
Posted By Teaksmith
Hey Skag, Thanks a lot. Too bad the guy didn't...

Hey Skag, Thanks a lot. Too bad the guy didn't make it, but I need those kind of stories too.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-30-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,816
Posted By Teaksmith
Thanks! I'll defiantly check that out. All you...

Thanks! I'll defiantly check that out. All you guys in this regional forum have been incredibly helpful. I'm hoping I can wrap this project up in time to take a ride out that way before winter.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-30-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,816
Posted By Teaksmith
Jeff, That's fantastic! The news story about the...

Jeff, That's fantastic! The news story about the rider who was stranded is just the sort of real-life account I need for part of this chapter. Each chapter is a mix of a fictional scenario...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-29-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,816
Posted By Teaksmith
Thanks for the specific location suggestions....

Thanks for the specific location suggestions. I'll check those out in my research.

You know, even back here in the East it's possible to get in a bind when you're alone. I almost wiped out to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8,535
Views: 2,095,838
Posted By Teaksmith
My '09 I picked up last month:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_zYVXpWl9Pa4/TETYZKGGmZI/AAAAAAAAHLg/_zYP_F_IaaM/s1600/IMAG0070.jpg

It had just 290 miles on it from the previous owner. 2,000 miles later I'm loving it more every day. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-28-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,816
Posted By Teaksmith
That's great, thanks! I will check that one out...

That's great, thanks! I will check that one out for sure. As you say, with some minor changes such a scenario could prove real difficult. I've also been reading this ride report for some ideas on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-28-2010, 05:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,816
Posted By Teaksmith
Lots of votes for Nevada and Arizona. That's...

Lots of votes for Nevada and Arizona. That's cool. I need to head out that way this fall.

Punkenduro, you reminded me I need to re-read Abbey's stuff. Hayduke was an inspiration for many trips...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-27-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,816
Posted By Teaksmith
Hi Jeff, Thanks. The book will be published...

Hi Jeff,

Thanks. The book will be published in February, by Ulysses Press in California. I'm rushing to complete the manuscript now, and have written most of the chapters, but not the one with...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-27-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,816
Posted By Teaksmith
Thanks IceLT, I figured Nevada would be a...

Thanks IceLT,

I figured Nevada would be a good bet. Lots of empty space there, I know. Carrying a SPOT tracker is definitely a good idea anywhere remote like that, especially if you ride alone...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-27-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,816
Posted By Teaksmith
Most Remote Desert Rides in the U.S. Southwest

I'm a KLR rider from the Deep South, but I've spent a lot of time in the Southwest backpacking in remote areas and camping out of the truck on BLM and forest service roads. I haven't done any...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-27-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,527
Posted By Teaksmith
About to pull the trigger on the New Garmin 78

I was going to order a Garmin GPSmap 60CX this week, but now I'm leaning towards the new GPSmap 78. The 78 is designed to be a marine GPS and portable chartplotter, which is partly why I want it as...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-25-2010, 07:43 AM
Replies: 15,696
Views: 846,059
Posted By Teaksmith
Great meeting you too, Backwoods! I'm glad I...

Great meeting you too, Backwoods! I'm glad I wasn't on my bike as I would have been embarrassed to park next to you two with mine so clean. Y'all had 'em looking like KLR's are supposed to yesterday!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-25-2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15,696
Views: 846,059
Posted By Teaksmith
Great to meet you too, Supaflid. I'll have some...

Great to meet you too, Supaflid. I'll have some kayaking stories of my own to counter with if Trophy tries that! Look forward to seeing you again, when I'm on my bike next time.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-24-2010, 04:25 AM
Replies: 15,696
Views: 846,059
Posted By Teaksmith
Absolutely. I'm looking forward to exploring more...

Absolutely. I'm looking forward to exploring more of the riding options in DNF. I can't get down that way this weekend, but sometime soon for sure.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-23-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15,696
Views: 846,059
Posted By Teaksmith
Could have been. Were you on a bike or in a...

Could have been. Were you on a bike or in a cage? I've ridden over there several times in the past two months, usually on weekday mornings. I haven't seen any bikes on the days I was there.
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