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Forum: EMEA 01-26-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,744
Posted By rowingdude
Buying a motorcycle in western Europe

Hey gang, I'm headed to Europe for a few weeks, and I am looking into buying a bike for the duration, and then putting the bike into storage until I return in the summer for a month.

So, I was...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,421
Posted By rowingdude
Yeah, shortly after I posted this, I found the...

Yeah, shortly after I posted this, I found the DR650 weighs like 320#, so maybe 350 or so wet. The Honda is about the same. Thanks for the help
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,421
Posted By rowingdude
Recommend me a bike

I am going to be traveling in a self-built campervan. I am getting one of those trailer-hitch motorcycle mounts. I am looking for a light (UNDER 390lbs wet) bike to take with me, so I can have fun. I...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,662
Posted By rowingdude
I wear Matterhorn 10" boots everywhere, they fit...

I wear Matterhorn 10" boots everywhere, they fit just fine under suit-pants, they'll keep your feet cozy and comfortable in all but the most freaking insane conditions.. and.. they shine well.... and...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,117
Posted By rowingdude
Is an iPhone a suitable laptop replacement for travel?

I have an iPhone and a 6lb MBP. In my quest for lightening up, I want to leave the laptop and all of its BS here at home (or sell it), and take the phone only. Since the phone has wifi capabilities...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,045
Posted By rowingdude
Think you should bring your mum next time mate ;)

Think you should bring your mum next time mate ;)
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,348
Posted By rowingdude
Firstly, this is the wrong forum. Secondly,...

Firstly, this is the wrong forum.

Secondly, I have owned both. The Connie with leave the ST1100 behind in the twisties. The ST1100 got worse MPGs than the Connie just about everywhere.

If...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,381
Posted By rowingdude
I have a 2002 Katana 600 I'd let go for $2100...

I have a 2002 Katana 600 I'd let go for $2100 firm. It has brand new sprockets and chain, one of the carbs is a little gunky though. I ride the bike about 500 miles per week as it is. Great fun :)
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2011, 12:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,234
Posted By rowingdude
Guess I'll check back in a bit, this looks like...

Guess I'll check back in a bit, this looks like an epic trip through the "down under"
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,637
Posted By rowingdude
Cameras

Okay, before I take off for wherever I go, I will want to get a new camera. Please tell me what you have and why. If you have a DSLR, what are the best lenses? I've got a P&S but after seeing the RRs...
Forum: Americas 07-07-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 28,871
Views: 2,543,219
Posted By rowingdude
Well, I'ma be getting a dual sport, the ex500 was...

Well, I'ma be getting a dual sport, the ex500 was a true POS, needed tires, carbs, chain, both sprockets.. seat.. brakes.. I told the guy it was worth (to me) less than its scrap weight and he was...
Forum: Americas 07-07-2011, 11:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,376
Posted By rowingdude
Take photos for yourself, not for e-penis points...

Take photos for yourself, not for e-penis points on some website only a handful of people care about. Geesh.

Ride fast and safe :)
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,018
Posted By rowingdude
Well, with $6k you can buy a crap ton of bikes. I...

Well, with $6k you can buy a crap ton of bikes. I might suggest getting a crappy Ninja 250 or 500 to "learn" on and putting the rest into savings for when your ninja dies or you "outgrow" it.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,018
Posted By rowingdude
Well, you could get a Ninja 250R as well. OR one...

Well, you could get a Ninja 250R as well. OR one of a million bikes.

Telling us what else you want to do besides commuting might be a help.. any bike can commute, but no bike will ever be used...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-07-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 440
Posted By rowingdude
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-06-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By rowingdude
I've seen DL1000s on eBay for 1000-2000 LESS than...

I've seen DL1000s on eBay for 1000-2000 LESS than he's asking on CL. I agree with the poster above me, offer in the high 4s and be ready to walk.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-06-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,767
Posted By rowingdude
Okay, why are the DL1000s cheaper than the DL650s?

Okay, why are the DL1000s cheaper than the DL650s?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 70,520
Posted By rowingdude
not to get off track here, but how isn't a...

not to get off track here, but how isn't a motorcycle cheaper than a car?
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 1,559
Views: 317,365
Posted By rowingdude
Wrist is everything, I rolled on really slow and...

Wrist is everything, I rolled on really slow and off more quickly, planning is the key to get good MPG on any bike, but the results can be exponentially greater with the 250. It also helps that I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1,559
Views: 317,365
Posted By rowingdude
I had a Ninja 250 for a while. I am 6'1 and...

I had a Ninja 250 for a while.

I am 6'1 and 270ish. I commuted on it to work every day. I RARELY saw less than 75mpg, when I flogged it, that number was NEVER below 65mpg.

Once I added a full...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-04-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,767
Posted By rowingdude
I was under the impression that since the V was...

I was under the impression that since the V was way more popular, parts would be easier to come by.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-04-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,767
Posted By rowingdude
Hayden - I appreciate your feedback. The...

Hayden -

I appreciate your feedback. The main purpose of this bike will be adventure touring into Central/South America. I'm hopefully leaving as soon as August but we'll see!

Strom's the life...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-04-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,767
Posted By rowingdude
Well thanks ;) I guess based on their wide...

Well thanks ;)

I guess based on their wide following here I'm gonna get me a DL.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-04-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,767
Posted By rowingdude
Ducati Gran Canyon vs. DL650

Alright, here's the story. I've got money for one bike and my price range is moving closer to the 3-4.5 range. I have found both of these bikes around and while the Ducati has more of a price...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 1,793,330
Posted By rowingdude
How's the bike holding up? I think Harley should...

How's the bike holding up? I think Harley should contact you about their new dual-sport line of motorcycles they -will- should make.
Forum: Americas 06-29-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 28,871
Views: 2,543,219
Posted By rowingdude
Oh, I also wanted to ask if I'd be able to...

Oh, I also wanted to ask if I'd be able to survive with a street bike in MX and Belize? I've got a line on a cheapish (~$1000 EX500) and I was thinking that would be suitable.
Forum: Americas 06-29-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 28,871
Views: 2,543,219
Posted By rowingdude
Hey everyone, thanks for keeping this thread...

Hey everyone, thanks for keeping this thread current. I'm finally getting "around" to my Belize trip and Mexico was a big concern of mine. I'll be forwarding this thread to my family as they share...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-28-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4,804
Views: 810,913
Posted By rowingdude
I am in the market for a crusing/sport/adventure...

I am in the market for a crusing/sport/adventure motorcycle, an older KLR would be ideal.. Looking to spend no more than 1700-2200, figure I'll find something in this range.

Thanks
Forum: Americas 06-27-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 984
Posted By rowingdude
Buying a bike in another state for international travel

Hi all. I am currently living in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. I was considering buying a bike in TX and flying down then riding to Belize then eventually back up here to the Soo. Has anyone done something...
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,730
Posted By rowingdude
Okies! I am not looking for a show room bike....

Okies! I am not looking for a show room bike. Just something a little cleaner! Thanks for the vinegar tip.. will try that first
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,730
Posted By rowingdude
Well, I bought some polish, I have dish soap to...

Well, I bought some polish, I have dish soap to try and oven cleaner. I also bought some 2000 grit sand paper to try wet sanding with.

Now I need an abrasive pad.
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,730
Posted By rowingdude
Need help cleaning something

I have an air-cooled engine on one of my bikes. I have noticed that there's an excessive amount of gunk on the air cooling fins. It looks like tarnish and I'd like to clean it out and polish it.
...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-29-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,486
Posted By rowingdude
I can get you some sand from Grand Haven, and...

I can get you some sand from Grand Haven, and down the Eastern Seaboard soon.
Forum: Trip Planning 08-29-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,682
Posted By rowingdude
I haven't got much to add that hasn't already...

I haven't got much to add that hasn't already been said, but the hardest part is walking out the door into an immediate future of camping and the lapse of amenities you're accustomed to.

Just go...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,487
Posted By rowingdude
I ordered the kit for mine. Planning a round' the...

I ordered the kit for mine. Planning a round' the US trip. I'll have plenty of time to do it on the road, so I'm just going to do it then. Where do you live? I have 26k on mine, so I'm sure i need it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 922
Posted By rowingdude
So, my bike turned into a KLR650..l.

Today I was outside working on my street bike and magically, it transformed into a thumper. Weird huh? My first ride was a little shaky as I was sitting up twice as far as I was on my street bike. I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 109,576
Views: 22,045,587
Posted By rowingdude
What's a fair asking price for a barely touched...

What's a fair asking price for a barely touched 1994 DR650 with 4k on it?
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By rowingdude
1991 KLR650 upgraded!?

Okay, I'm sure this isn't the right section to be asking "is this the right bike", but I have an offer for a '91 KLR with 26k mi. and :

- Big Gun full exhaust system.
- K & N air filter
- Jet...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 844
Posted By rowingdude
What's the crappiest gas you've ever put in KLR/DR??

I'm selling my road bike and buying a thumper (a DR probably). I'll be riding through Central America with it. I understand that the engines are much more compliant for crappy gas! So I ask, what is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,533
Posted By rowingdude
To do this in a non-asshattery way, pull your...

To do this in a non-asshattery way, pull your motorcycle all the way up between the where all 4 handicapped spots meet, if there are four vehicles, your bike should be at the center of the imaginary...
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