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Forum: Beasts 08-27-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,035
Posted By Gobius
You have been to Stromtrooper, right...

You have been to Stromtrooper, right (www.stromtrooper.com)? This subject has been discussed at length and in detail over there, by many riders who have owned both versions.
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,593
Posted By Gobius
I would only consider 2 of those bikes an...

I would only consider 2 of those bikes an "upgrade" from a V-Strom 650 - the Super Ten and maybe the Tiger (if you get a good one). For the others you're paying more, but not necessarily getting...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By Gobius
You'll probably have more luck posting here: ...

You'll probably have more luck posting here:

http://www.crfsonly.com/forum/index.php

or maybe thumpertalk.com

I've been curious about those little guys for a while now. What are your plans...
Forum: Beasts 10-03-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 558,701
Posted By Gobius
I don't know, is it really fair to the GS to...

I don't know, is it really fair to the GS to compare it to a new V? I mean, if Suzuki prices it right, it will undercut the purchase price of a GS by about $5k. Figure in the difference in accessory...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 19,013
Posted By Gobius
I only know one guy who owns a Tiger. It has...

I only know one guy who owns a Tiger. It has stranded him 3 times now in less than 2 years with electrical system issues. I know my sample size is only 1, but I have spent a lot of time on the side...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-23-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,150
Posted By Gobius
I would love to know how a 150R works for a...

I would love to know how a 150R works for a (smaller) adult size rider. I've seriously considered getting one.
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 19,013
Posted By Gobius
If your main criterion really is reliability...

If your main criterion really is reliability (mine is), then the Strom is your bike.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-28-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,923
Posted By Gobius
Thanks for letting me tag along today fellas....

Thanks for letting me tag along today fellas. Great ride - I think we all learned a few things!

Sent from my HTCEVOV4G using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-27-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,923
Posted By Gobius
What time you thinking?

What time you thinking?
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 13,842
Posted By Gobius
This is the lure of the strom. It will go...

This is the lure of the strom. It will go wherever you want it to go (within reason), and it will reliably get you home. I've had recent experience with Italian bikes, and they do have more...
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 57,986
Posted By Gobius
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<a href="http://s87.photobucket.com/user/Gobius/media/IMG_2809_zps455e0204.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k135/Gobius/IMG_2809_zps455e0204.jpg" border="0"...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-10-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By Gobius
Another Strom rider here in the Lynnhood ('13...

Another Strom rider here in the Lynnhood ('13 blue). Hope to see you around.
Forum: Beasts 05-03-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,797
Posted By Gobius
I'd say the first question is why do you want a...

I'd say the first question is why do you want a bigger adventure bike? I'd say a strom is already toward the big end of the adventure bike spectrum. Easily big enough to adventure tour wherever you...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11,337
Views: 1,492,384
Posted By Gobius
SOLD!! Anyone looking for a skinny rear wheel? ...

SOLD!! Anyone looking for a skinny rear wheel? I've got a never-mounted skinny rear wheel assembly, including brake disc, ABS ring, and brand new Scorpion Trail tire. My Stelvio is on the way out...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,456
Posted By Gobius
I've only had mine for 2 weeks, but in the first...

I've only had mine for 2 weeks, but in the first two tanks I've gotten 52 and 54 mpg, which gives me a solid 250 miles on a tank.
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,109
Posted By Gobius
Can't get a 2012 around here for much less than...

Can't get a 2012 around here for much less than about $9k OTD, but we have 10% sales tax. So I just bought a '13.
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,436
Posted By Gobius
Suzuki does sell a low seat, too (only $215). I...

Suzuki does sell a low seat, too (only $215). I haven't tried it, but I had a Suzi gel seat on an SV that I owned a few years ago, and it was great. I'm 5'6" and 160 lbs.

Can't speak too much on...
Forum: Beasts 03-21-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,052
Posted By Gobius
I don't own one, but hope to soon. The...

I don't own one, but hope to soon. The stromtroopers (stromtrooper.com) have all your answers.

From everything I've read, the new version is better than the old in every respect that you listed.
Forum: Beasts 01-23-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11,337
Views: 1,492,384
Posted By Gobius
I just visited your bike today over at MI - Dave...

I just visited your bike today over at MI - Dave says they're just waiting for the luggage, and it will be ready to go. Definitely like those crash bars. I bought an 09 demo bike from them back in...
Forum: Beasts 01-14-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11,337
Views: 1,492,384
Posted By Gobius
That's about what Dave at Moto Int quoted me for...

That's about what Dave at Moto Int quoted me for one, too (~$400). He went ahead and ordered one for me, but that was a couple of months ago....
Forum: Beasts 11-27-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 14,087
Posted By Gobius
Do you live anywhere close to a good Guzzi...

Do you live anywhere close to a good Guzzi dealer? Hard to get much more soul than a Stelvio, and it meets all your requirements, too. First gen bikes (09-11) can be had in your price range -...
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11,337
Views: 1,492,384
Posted By Gobius
New Stelviowner

Hey gents,

Just bought a 2009 demo Stelvio from MI in Seattle (350 miles). I'm coming from an F650GS, and before that a bunch of sportbikes, but the POWER of the Stelvio is unbelievable! Also...
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By Gobius
Motorcycle Superstore shows the 180 rear in...

Motorcycle Superstore shows the 180 rear in stock. Not sure if that's the size for the Uly, but that's what I'll be buying for my Stelvio.
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 199,424
Posted By Gobius
I agree that the Dakar seat is much more...

I agree that the Dakar seat is much more comfortable, and still an easy reach to the ground (I am also about 5'6"). Also keep in mind that the center of gravity is much lower on the GS than on a KLR,...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,601
Posted By Gobius
Don't forget the F650GS (single), either. They...

Don't forget the F650GS (single), either. They can be had for <$6k all day long, with ABS and heated grips. At least as good as the Wee on dirt, too. The tradeoff is that you get less power and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-18-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8,851
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,234,173
Posted By Gobius
Round oval heads of what size? Sent from my...

Round oval heads of what size?

Sent from my HTCEVOV4G using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2012, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By Gobius
I am in exactly the same spot, but I don't need...

I am in exactly the same spot, but I don't need more power. I just want less weight. Rightnow I'm thinking CRF250X. The Huskies look great, but $$$$!
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,272
Posted By Gobius
Not sure where you are in WA, but if you're still...

Not sure where you are in WA, but if you're still considering a klx250s, I have an 06 in Lynnwood that I would let go in your price range. PM if interested.
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,533
Posted By Gobius
I have owned both a DR650 and an F650GS. The DR...

I have owned both a DR650 and an F650GS. The DR was completely trouble free for the 10,000 miles I owned it and the BMW has been trouble free for the 17,000 miles (and counting) that I have owned...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-08-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,150
Posted By Gobius
Hey mlyamkaw, I will be in the market for a WPG...

Hey mlyamkaw, I will be in the market for a WPG sometime in the next few years, as my current griff is over 13 years old, so I'd love to get a recommendation on a good breeder! Those things are NOT...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,934
Posted By Gobius
I don't like where this thread is going. Buy a...

I don't like where this thread is going. Buy a beater car if you must, to get to the bus stop. But for doG's sake man, you should still buy a motorcycle!
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11,447
Views: 2,424,598
Posted By Gobius
I thought I saw somewhere that the shrouds from...

I thought I saw somewhere that the shrouds from fourstroke works would fit (at $100/set) on a stock 06-07. Is that not true?
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,934
Posted By Gobius
I have owned a KLX for a couple of years now, and...

I have owned a KLX for a couple of years now, and I love it. I am constantly impressed by the ability and durability of the bike. However, I would NOT want one for your intended use. These things...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11,447
Views: 2,424,598
Posted By Gobius
Yes, my buddy has one on his '06 KLX, and he...

Yes, my buddy has one on his '06 KLX, and he loves it. Not sure what size he got, though.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-18-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,870
Posted By Gobius
This statement demands a reference. Just saying...

This statement demands a reference. Just saying - if you're going to invoke science and denounce zealotry (which is the right thing to do), you need to back it up.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-08-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,875
Posted By Gobius
Yes. Whether or not this is exactly the sequence...

Yes. Whether or not this is exactly the sequence of events, there's a lot of truth in here. You want a democracy, you have to deal with inefficiency - bureaucracy, shortsightedness, conflict of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-09-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,127
Posted By Gobius
I too loved Pierson's first book, and will...

I too loved Pierson's first book, and will definitely be buying this one.

Hey Ryan, are you the guy I met at a gas station in the Yukon back in August riding an FJR with a car tire on the back? ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 19,743
Posted By Gobius
Where did this info come from?

Where did this info come from?
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 19,743
Posted By Gobius
Good point. And if it does, who's to say that...

Good point. And if it does, who's to say that BMW will price it reasonably? But if it does make it to the US and they do price it right, I will buy one.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-05-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By Gobius
I saw one at Ride West last time I was there. ...

I saw one at Ride West last time I was there. It's a 2010 and it's red. Not cheap, though.
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