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Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,250
Posted By Gobius
She will never be this clean again! ...

She will never be this clean again!



http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k135/Gobius/IMAG0051_zpsmo7mwudq.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,250
Posted By Gobius
Well I guess that's the beauty of the internet...

Well I guess that's the beauty of the internet age. With all these numbers at our fingertips, there's no point in riding the bikes :D

Picking up my PR4 tomorrow:clap
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,250
Posted By Gobius
I don't know what you did to your KLX to get it...

I don't know what you did to your KLX to get it to 275 lbs, but it must not have been close to stock.

In terms of real stock weight, a 2006 KLX250S ready to ride weighs 297 lbs:...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,250
Posted By Gobius
Yep, my CRF250X has an aftermarket pipe and is...

Yep, my CRF250X has an aftermarket pipe and is jetted, and I would say the PR5 makes more power (with the Doma pipe). But even if it made less power the PR5 would be a better bike. The handling is...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-20-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By Gobius
That did it. I was looking forward to it before,...

That did it. I was looking forward to it before, but now I am officially in "can't wait" mode! I have missed this event once in the past 5 years, and I have been kicking myself ever since.

For...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-20-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,854
Posted By Gobius
Got a demo ride with lucky3 and the AJP bikes at...

Got a demo ride with lucky3 and the AJP bikes at Tahuya today. It was WET. And the bikes were great! If I were a man of more means, I would buy a PR4 and a PR5. As it is, I'm only buying a PR4. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-17-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 815
Posted By Gobius
All good advice there from OffRoadRuler. I have...

All good advice there from OffRoadRuler. I have done the ironman poker run for several years now, and last year tried the race. Let's just say that the race is very different from the poker run. I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-25-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,854
Posted By Gobius
Exactly. A simple air-cooled motor in a...

Exactly. A simple air-cooled motor in a lightweight frame with good suspension. And easily plated in WA. Sounds perfect for what I do, and I'm looking forward to riding these. @lucky3 and I have...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-25-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By Gobius
Yes, because of the "Offset for Use" clause there...

Yes, because of the "Offset for Use" clause there will be some expense. But other than that, you should be eligible for vehicle replacement, or refund of purchase price and any associated expenses. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-25-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By Gobius
Yep, if your bike is out of service for a...

Yep, if your bike is out of service for a cumulative total of 30 days to fix a defect (or defects), you're covered. Make sure you have documentation of the time frame - your dealer should help you...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By Gobius
+1 for Konflict Motorsports, in Redmond Washington

+1 for Konflict Motorsports, in Redmond Washington
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-27-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,861
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: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-11-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,783
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: 571
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: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-03-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3,507
Views: 711,443
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: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-10-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 23,956
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: 1,268
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: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-12-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 23,956
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: 3,225
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: 3,225
Posted By Gobius
What time you thinking?

What time you thinking?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-04-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,540
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: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-04-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 80,173
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: 791
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: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-03-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,909
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: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-10-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12,640
Views: 1,767,368
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: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-10-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,898
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: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-04-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
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: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-28-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,530
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: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,343
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: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-23-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12,640
Views: 1,767,368
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: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-14-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12,640
Views: 1,767,368
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: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-27-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,896
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: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-07-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12,640
Views: 1,767,368
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: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 427
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: 209,966
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: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-23-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,920
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: 9,289
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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: 808
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: 2,414
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: 2,740
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...
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