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Forum: Beasts 05-31-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6,647
Views: 1,476,270
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, 06:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,057
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: Beasts 04-19-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,121
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: Beasts 04-18-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
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, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,194
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, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 739
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, 11:07 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,141
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, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 906
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, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By Baron650
Maybe ask the Road Warriors?

Maybe ask the Road Warriors?
Forum: Beasts 02-05-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6,647
Views: 1,476,270
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, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,050
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, 05:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,034
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: Beasts 02-03-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,347
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, 12:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,005
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: Beasts 01-28-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6,647
Views: 1,476,270
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, 02:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,231
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, 10:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,085
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, 02:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,514
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, 02:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,530
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...
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,814
Posted By Baron650
Another "conquest sale" for Goldilocks.

Another "conquest sale" for Goldilocks.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-06-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 26,096
Posted By Baron650
First, I want to say that Versys is looking...

First, I want to say that Versys is looking awesome! I would totally buy that.
But I have a few concerns-


The front wheel looks way unsupported. Maybe it's strong enough, and likely it's...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 98,565
Views: 18,785,274
Posted By Baron650
Aerostich Warm Bib

I decided on a Warm Bib from Aerostich as part of my "Dual Sport Ensemble". Yeah, that's kinda lame, but it is what it is. I ride with a 'stich on my Versys, layering up or down underneath as needed....
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 98,565
Views: 18,785,274
Posted By Baron650
Switch Location?

There was a hell of a lot of good info on Heated Grips a few pages back, thanks for all the good suggestions! I didn't see anything on switch mounting though, assuming one went with the bar-wrap...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,085
Posted By Baron650
I bought the Pro Cycle seat (On Sale!) and it...

I bought the Pro Cycle seat (On Sale!) and it arrived in just a few days. They are just down the road in Springfield, OR. Shopping Local! :clap I really like the DR and the stripped-down minimalism...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,442
Posted By Baron650
This probably came up in a search, but it seems...

This probably came up in a search, but it seems like you have an older single cylinder F650GS.
I had a '97, there was always good info over at the Chain Gang-
http://faq.f650.com/main.html
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,416
Posted By Baron650
:lol3- Pegged me! yep, much prefer the no...

:lol3- Pegged me!
yep, much prefer the no frills, less thrills, softer spills approach. And I now have a DR.
But just one. I notice the 640 redundancy. I assume that this is so that usually one...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,416
Posted By Baron650
Hands-down the most VVVibbberrattinn bike I have...

Hands-down the most VVVibbberrattinn bike I have ever ridden. The first 10 minutes that's all I could think about. :eek1
After that it got kinda fun.
But a hundred miles later I started to wonder...
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,178
Posted By Baron650
I ran a set of the Ortlieb bags from Aerostich on...

I ran a set of the Ortlieb bags from Aerostich on mine, just for touring. I used the Tank Panniers for day to day, but my knees fit behind them. That Battery is a bugger to get at; it's worth it to...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 144,528
Posted By Baron650
I remember seeing the twin also, on the Cycle...

I remember seeing the twin also, on the Cycle World site, but Cameron was speculating it at around 900cc. Is this the same motor? Or is that one still in the bag, waiting to power the ADV?
Forum: Beasts 11-06-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,178
Posted By Baron650
Hey, congrats on the TDM! Crimson or Midnight? ...

Hey, congrats on the TDM!
Crimson or Midnight?
I've been seeing a '92 parked down on SE 11th on my way home in the afternoons this fall. Yours?
I owned one from 2000-2010, put about 50k on it....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-27-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By Baron650
Well, it seems like a picture with the Cave Man...

Well, it seems like a picture with the Cave Man is the first priority!
So it's Grants Pass to Astoria with a helping of dirt-
The same advice as above.
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,398
Posted By Baron650
Cool, I look forward to hearing how it goes!

Cool, I look forward to hearing how it goes!
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,490
Posted By Baron650
Eek That's 26k Kilometers ZD, so 15k miles. I...

That's 26k Kilometers ZD, so 15k miles.
I checked mine at 12k and 3 of 4 exhaust were tighter than spec. No movement since, 37k miles and no problems. I did upgrade the suspension.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-13-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By Baron650
CycleTune

Hey Marc,

Chris & Rob at CycleTune in Southeast Portland are pretty awesome. I've never brought them anything of that nature, but I know they see weird problems all the time. Call 'em up!
...
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,781
Posted By Baron650
I had to double check the date, are you sure this...

I had to double check the date, are you sure this isn't from 2003?
I have to agree with the premise though; once you eliminate all other bikes, these two stand out, as umm, outstanding options....
Forum: Beasts 01-02-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6,647
Views: 1,476,270
Posted By Baron650
I have an '09 with KTM handuards installed. I...

I have an '09 with KTM handuards installed. I put on the Givi screen for cold weather riding. I've had to modify the screen to get to full lock. The only alternative would be to alter the screen...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,386
Posted By Baron650
I'm thinking that telling a guy who's last...

I'm thinking that telling a guy who's last motorcycle experience was 20+ years ago, riding a 300 lb. bike, that he should buy a 600 lb bike that costs 15 grand is hall-of-fame piss poor advice. You...
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6,647
Views: 1,476,270
Posted By Baron650
Are you running a slip-on? U.S. Bike? I think...

Are you running a slip-on? U.S. Bike?
I think you may need to block off the air injection, check the Versys Forum for good tech info.
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,061
Posted By Baron650
Thanks for the reminder.. NOT missing dicking...

Thanks for the reminder..
NOT missing dicking around with the carbs on the old TDM!
:freaky
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 20,280
Posted By Baron650
Yeah, if you eliminate all the competitors then...

Yeah, if you eliminate all the competitors then the Wee is the only choice. Why is that fun?
I replaced my TDM850 with a Versys in the spring of 2010. Short wheelbase, sporty suspension, and...
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