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Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 105,276
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Posted By Baron650
Great deals to be had on Used Versys, pretty much...

Great deals to be had on Used Versys, pretty much all over. Going twin on a pure street bike makes a lot of sense, and the Versys is fun & reliable. IMO the F7/8 are neither.
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 105,276
Views: 20,886,901
Posted By Baron650
Stock Cam and Carb (with jet kit). It had the...

Stock Cam and Carb (with jet kit). It had the airbox mod and Gixxer pipe when I bought it. If you NEED the power, you'll easily justify the cost.
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 105,276
Views: 20,886,901
Posted By Baron650
Well, Pro Cycle had a chance at this one but that...

Well, Pro Cycle had a chance at this one but that might appear self-serving. I'll vouch for the 790 though. I love it. I have about 700 miles on mine since "the heart transplant" in early December. I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,028
Posted By Baron650
It's a BMW. Built by KYMCO. But if you like to...

It's a BMW. Built by KYMCO. But if you like to look at it and she likes to sit on it- :clap
Seriously though, it's a proven design and if you plan to do your own maintenance it shouldn't cost a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 105,276
Views: 20,886,901
Posted By Baron650
So the way the clutch issue came up was that a...

So the way the clutch issue came up was that a guy fried his with very little miles on the bike. Probably an aberration. The ensuing discussion was interesting. It seems that there is a sort of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-09-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6,934
Views: 1,606,765
Posted By Baron650
Kawi Green '14 w/ ABS. It oughta be easy...

Kawi Green '14 w/ ABS.
It oughta be easy enough to pick up a leftover this year when the 15's get here. :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,453
Posted By Baron650
Thumb Bravo!

Nicely done! Thanks for a fun RR, brought back some memories.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-21-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,198
Posted By Baron650
Consumer Cellular- Get a cheap flip with just a...

Consumer Cellular- Get a cheap flip with just a few minutes if that's your desire. Or, if you want a a smart phone and data package you can do that too. The service uses AT&T, so not as good in the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-16-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,486
Posted By Baron650
To me, $106 seems cheap to get solid info on this...

To me, $106 seems cheap to get solid info on this trip considering what you guys will have invested in getting down there, lodging, food, and fuel. Especially as you have a pretty short timeframe....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-16-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,782
Posted By Baron650
Crazy stuff! :eek1 Well, the bike is probably...

Crazy stuff! :eek1
Well, the bike is probably gonna handle better with new forks, and better it happened here than south of the border. So, DRZ forks?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-15-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6,934
Views: 1,606,765
Posted By Baron650
Cry Can we change the thread to "Saps who bought a...

Can we change the thread to "Saps who bought a Versys"? :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-12-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,315
Posted By Baron650
Cool2 Posting this in PU I'd say the results are...

Posting this in PU I'd say the results are predictable. I'm a current Versys owner, but I drop by here now and then, mostly for the horror stories- :eek1
Given the other bikes (all twins) you're...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-03-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 495
Posted By Baron650
Oh dang, it's gone! A Eugene guy started it and...

Oh dang, it's gone!
A Eugene guy started it and put up must of the routes, but it hadn't really been updated in a while. I'm not sure what happened.
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 105,276
Views: 20,886,901
Posted By Baron650
DR, drinking and smoking. Update.

A few weeks ago I posted up about an oil consumption problem with my DR.
Last week I swung by the shop (CycleTune PDX) to see if my previous visit to stock the 'fridge had any good results. Yep!...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 105,276
Views: 20,886,901
Posted By Baron650
Question I dunno..

The bike I traded was a DRZ that got a botched cam job several owners before me. In light of that, it wasn't shocking that it needed a rebuild. For the DR though, I guess it was mostly neglect. I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 105,276
Views: 20,886,901
Posted By Baron650
Thumb Thanks-

The 10.5 kit is a possibility-definitely a lot less expensive! Possibly a "middle-ground" compromise with the shop as well if I end up using them for the rebuild.
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 105,276
Views: 20,886,901
Posted By Baron650
Yeah, right?! The shop does do race prep and...

Yeah, right?!
The shop does do race prep and has done some custom motor work for other customers, but I think you're right. It would be worth it to look for someone who does this as their stock and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 105,276
Views: 20,886,901
Posted By Baron650
DR, drinking and smoking.

I've got a '99 DR that I got from a friend in a bike swap last year. At the time it had about 11k on it, only about 2k were his. It's now at about 14k and sitting at the shop needing a top-end...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-09-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By Baron650
If you've decided that every practical and...

If you've decided that every practical and parsimonious instinct that kicked in when you bought the NC700 was completely wrong and not all in keeping with who actually are, then you should go for it....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-04-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6,934
Views: 1,606,765
Posted By Baron650
Keep the DR! I find it makes a perfect compliment...

Keep the DR! I find it makes a perfect compliment to my Versys. If I did more slab or two-up I would have a Wee-Strom, but still have the DR.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-02-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6,934
Views: 1,606,765
Posted By Baron650
That Orange bike is the 2015 Versys 1000. And...

That Orange bike is the 2015 Versys 1000.
And it's coming to the states, or so I hear.
But it's not the new Versys as we know it; Eakins link will take you to that.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-31-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6,934
Views: 1,606,765
Posted By Baron650
Hey, Congrats on the new Versys. That's quite a...

Hey, Congrats on the new Versys. That's quite a break-in ride you have planned! You might be pining for the GTL after a couple days.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-22-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,441
Posted By Baron650
Entering Canada with a buddy, we followed the...

Entering Canada with a buddy, we followed the standard protocol but got selected/profiled for a random search. Eventually they found my baggy of mysterious white powder- fortunately it was...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-19-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,332
Posted By Baron650
I also have a Versys- great bike! That said, if...

I also have a Versys- great bike!
That said, if I was riding a lot with my buddy on the Buell I think I'd go Tiger 955.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-18-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By Baron650
That looks pretty slick! I prefer soft bags on...

That looks pretty slick! I prefer soft bags on the Versys. You may find that you need a bag support to keep them off the rear tire.
Lots of folks have put on the Givi though, so I'm certain that...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,441
Posted By Baron650
The BMW 650- since you're posting it in thumpers...

The BMW 650- since you're posting it in thumpers I guess you mean the G650. For a BMW that would be a good choice. It's light (for a BMW), cheap (for a BMW), and reliable (for a BMW). There are...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 811
Posted By Baron650
Happy to help- ...

Happy to help-
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=14469062&postcount=32
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 10,427
Posted By Baron650
I’ll weigh in. I bought one used, from a friend,...

I’ll weigh in. I bought one used, from a friend, to help him finance his “Dream Bike” purchase. It was my Baja bike twice and my B-bike (the one I rode when I was waiting on parts for my A-bike) for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-18-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By Baron650
Good tip on MapMyRide, glad to hear it works...

Good tip on MapMyRide, glad to hear it works well.
Another one that does this is RideWithGPS.com
Easy routing complete with cue sheets. Bicycle nerds again.
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By Baron650
Maybe ask the Road Warriors?

Maybe ask the Road Warriors?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-05-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6,934
Views: 1,606,765
Posted By Baron650
Rarely above 6k?? That's when the party starts!...

Rarely above 6k?? That's when the party starts! :D
Might as well be riding the Honda NC700!!
And just to be clear, it's not like we're replacing the valves. Inspect, and adjust if needed.
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,294
Posted By Baron650
While you're at it, why don't you see if you can...

While you're at it, why don't you see if you can slot a flat twin of about 1200cc in there- the bike is really calling out for it! :lol3
I kid, but yeah, I guess you really were torn.
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,418
Posted By Baron650
If it's a Poll, then the DR is sweeping it. :D ...

If it's a Poll, then the DR is sweeping it. :D
Unless you're too big for the DR, then it's the way to go. The few things mentioned are not expensive to do, and there is a lot of info and support in...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-03-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,727
Posted By Baron650
Question If you're serious about this, take stock of...

If you're serious about this, take stock of things a little bit. Think of all the stupid stuff you did on your bike when you were 20, including getting on it with no training. Think of all the other...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,311
Posted By Baron650
So, if you sold the 650 could you own the 1200? ...

So, if you sold the 650 could you own the 1200?
There is some good riding close to Portland, but there is a lot of good riding once you get out a ways. If the 650 isn't comfortable for you to do...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-28-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6,934
Views: 1,606,765
Posted By Baron650
I found that I had 3 tight valves at 12k miles....

I found that I had 3 tight valves at 12k miles. FYI.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-28-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,574
Posted By Baron650
I saw this last night as part of the Gathr...

I saw this last night as part of the Gathr Series- see it before the premiere- back down at the Clinton Street. Even though it is a totally different motorcycle culture than the one I know, the Love...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 20,221
Posted By Baron650
Pro Cycle Update

I love my new seat!
This really transforms the riding experience for me, so glad I didn't wait and waffle anymore. Great price, fast shipping, goes right on your existing seat pan. :clap
What's...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,691
Posted By Baron650
Oh yeah, get that Baghira and post up some pics!...

Oh yeah, get that Baghira and post up some pics! :clap
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,902
Posted By Baron650
Mission Creep... :D Trail Work is not the same...

Mission Creep... :D
Trail Work is not the same as evoking old memories of soggy bikes of bygone days.
It's easy to talk yourself into more bike than you need when you start trying to justify...
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