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Forum: Battle scooters Today, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 39
Posted By klaviator
Looks like you got a great deal:thumb

Looks like you got a great deal:thumb
Forum: Battle scooters Today, 09:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,950
Posted By klaviator
You really need to sit on the bikes to see how...

You really need to sit on the bikes to see how you fit. I have sat on both and for me the CB300 has a much better riding position but the seat is a brick. It does have a fairly upright seating...
Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 07:55 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 44,827
Posted By klaviator
Fantastic Valentine's day:clap:clap:clap That...

Fantastic Valentine's day:clap:clap:clap
That is some seriously blue water.
Forum: Battle scooters Today, 07:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 212
Posted By klaviator
I'm sure the DCT offers better performance than a...

I'm sure the DCT offers better performance than a CVT but it will also be much more expensive and heavier. I think that the DCT version of the NC700x was 50 pounds heavier and $2000 more. Part of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 07:23 AM
Replies: 36,130
Views: 9,409,913
Posted By klaviator
I'm not quite local but I'm not in hibernation. ...

I'm not quite local but I'm not in hibernation. I'm not letting the winter weather keep me from riding.

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu171/wknudsen/2015%20pics/P2250020_zpshmonlxsn.jpg

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Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 07:20 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 13,978
Posted By klaviator
More miscellaneous memories from riding around...

More miscellaneous memories from riding around San Diego.

I met a couple some time in 87 who rode Kawasaki Ninja 750s. They were husband and wife. Phil and Tomi. Not long after I met them...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 07:18 PM
Replies: 653
Views: 99,977
Posted By klaviator
It got up to 72 degrees today. It felt like...

It got up to 72 degrees today. It felt like spring and was great to be able to ride without bundling up. I headed over to the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge to see if the gates were open yet. They...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-03-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3,540
Views: 1,397,249
Posted By klaviator
One more winter pic, now that spring is almost...

One more winter pic, now that spring is almost here.

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu171/wknudsen/2015%20pics/P2250024_zpsratiehka.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-03-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,709
Views: 454,252
Posted By klaviator
Alabama in February: ...

Alabama in February:

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu171/wknudsen/2015%20pics/P2250024_zpsratiehka.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,523
Posted By klaviator
I have lived in Oh, CT, MI, MD, and ME. I also...

I have lived in Oh, CT, MI, MD, and ME. I also lived in some warm states: LA, FL, CA and GA. FL and LA sucked for riding so who cares if you can ride year round. CA has great riding but has a very...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-03-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,591
Posted By klaviator
You guys are insane. I rode it on my KLR when it...

You guys are insane. I rode it on my KLR when it was dry and that was enough of a challenge for me.

Cools pics. Nice report:thumb
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-03-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 13,978
Posted By klaviator
Although Debbi had her own bike, for longer trips...

Although Debbi had her own bike, for longer trips we still rode two up on the Venture. We decided to go see the Grand Canyon. Would our normaal Vacation luck continue?

Well, just before we left...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-03-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 671
Views: 49,075
Posted By klaviator
It must really suck living where the weather is...

It must really suck living where the weather is almost always great and you have to put up with all that great scenery.

:lol3:lol3

I was hoping to make it out that way this year but due to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-03-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 13,978
Posted By klaviator
You're welcome. Thanks for checking in! ...

You're welcome. Thanks for checking in!






I do miss the CA weather. More coming......more Red Rocks are next:D
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-02-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 13,978
Posted By klaviator
1988 We had a pretty nice collection of...

1988

We had a pretty nice collection of bikes.

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu171/wknudsen/OLD%20PICS%20AND%20SCANS/ca3_zpstzxf5aog.jpg


The problem was that Debbi never got to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-02-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 13,978
Posted By klaviator
Those of you familiar with Southern California...

Those of you familiar with Southern California don't need to be told about how great the weather is there. I found it to be totally different from anything I had previously experienced so I'll talk...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 98,906
Posted By klaviator
I bought my 2012 Versys new last summer. Just...

I bought my 2012 Versys new last summer. Just found this thread now so here's a few pics:

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu171/wknudsen/2014%20pics/sept%2014%20vac/P9110060_zps1d3e84a4.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 131,512
Posted By klaviator
Still following along. Looking forward to more...

Still following along. Looking forward to more of your awesome pics and adventures:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-02-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 13,978
Posted By klaviator
Time to wrap up the story around that last pic I...

Time to wrap up the story around that last pic I posted. Probably the most fascinating person in that pic was John. He's the white haired older gentleman standing towards the back next to Debbi. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-02-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 335,235
Posted By klaviator
Looks like a great vacation. I love the area...

Looks like a great vacation. I love the area around the Meditteranean Sea.:clap:clap
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,844
Posted By klaviator
Well said. I feel pretty much the same way. ...

Well said. I feel pretty much the same way. Personally I feel like I have much more in common with a Harley rider with a passion for riding than a scooter "rider" who rides 500 miles a year.

I...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,742
Posted By klaviator
My "expert" opinion on gas prices is that they...

My "expert" opinion on gas prices is that they will continue to be unpredictable for the forseeable future:D

:rofl:rofl
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-01-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 13,978
Posted By klaviator
Thanks for the kind words and for checking in. ...

Thanks for the kind words and for checking in.





We are coming up on our 29 year anniversary this summer and my wife is still smiling..........at least some of the time:D Like your wife,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-28-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 13,978
Posted By klaviator
The story behind the pic. Most rides that we...

The story behind the pic.

Most rides that we did ended up on Palomar Mountain. The roads on Palomar were fantastic:ricky:ricky:ricky and then there was a restaurant and store at the top of the...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-28-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,742
Posted By klaviator
It's still around $2.04 here. It has gone up but...

It's still around $2.04 here. It has gone up but is still dirt cheap compared to the past several years.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-27-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3,540
Views: 1,397,249
Posted By klaviator
Every place has trade-offs. I have lived in 10...

Every place has trade-offs. I have lived in 10 different states so I know.
I am also married and my wife LOVES living in Alabama:wings
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-27-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 13,978
Posted By klaviator
I went on a number of great trips while I was in...

I went on a number of great trips while I was in California. They were great and I will never forget them, however the best and most memorable rides were those weekend rides in the San Diego area. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-27-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3,540
Views: 1,397,249
Posted By klaviator
We got over 8 inches. Some parts of Alabama got...

We got over 8 inches. Some parts of Alabama got much more:eek1 The governor declared a state of emergency for this storm.

Another Pic:
...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-27-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 923
Posted By klaviator
The Like seems like a nice scooter but I sat on...

The Like seems like a nice scooter but I sat on one and the riding position didn't really work for me. I'm 6-2. It probably would be fine for someone shorter.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-27-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 13,978
Posted By klaviator
Only a couple of years earlier I thought of Full...

Only a couple of years earlier I thought of Full dress touring bikes as boring old men's bikes. I was now doing a lot of riding on mine. It was just so much more practical and comfortable for long...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-27-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 3,540
Views: 1,397,249
Posted By klaviator
I live in Alabama now, not the frozen Northland...

I live in Alabama now, not the frozen Northland like I did in the past. Winters here are pretty short and mild compared to the northern states. The snowfall we just had set records for the most...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-27-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 671
Views: 49,075
Posted By klaviator
He's pretty high tech compared to me. I write...

He's pretty high tech compared to me. I write out my directions in pen or pencil. At least he typed them:D
Forum: Battle scooters 02-27-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,844
Posted By klaviator
Another issue with Maxi scooters is that a lot of...

Another issue with Maxi scooters is that a lot of scooter riders who ride smaller scooters aren't interested in maxi scooters. I am one of those. It's not that i have anything against maxi scooters...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-27-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 13,978
Posted By klaviator
For some reason, the quote button is not working...

For some reason, the quote button is not working for me in this thread:huh but it works in other threads:confused After trying it numerous times last night and again this morning :baldy I decided...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-26-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 13,947
Posted By klaviator
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu171/wknudsen/...

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu171/wknudsen/2014%20pics/sept%2014%20vac/P9100015_zps47cd4945.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-26-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 13,978
Posted By klaviator
:wave Hi Jerry. You got enough snow up your...

:wave Hi Jerry. You got enough snow up your way?




Glad you're still enjoying it. Still a lot more to come.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-26-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 13,978
Posted By klaviator
California is a great state for riders for a...

California is a great state for riders for a number of reasons. One of those reasons is the large number of interesting places to ride. One of those places is Death Valley. I decided to ride there...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-26-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 671
Views: 49,075
Posted By klaviator
Those retired guys suck!! And they will...

Those retired guys suck!!

And they will continue to suck until I join them:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,935
Posted By klaviator
I prefer warm weather like we have had here in...

I prefer warm weather like we have had here in Alabama the last couple of days:

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu171/wknudsen/2015%20pics/P2250020_zpshmonlxsn.jpg

It's even better when the...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-26-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3,540
Views: 1,397,249
Posted By klaviator
It was a nice warm sunny day today, so time for...

It was a nice warm sunny day today, so time for another ride:ricky

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu171/wknudsen/2015%20pics/P2260006_zpslqalixtm.jpg
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