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Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 16,363
Posted By kconville
Point taken

Point taken
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 16,363
Posted By kconville
OK OK, I get it. Don't believe my lying eyes....

OK OK, I get it. Don't believe my lying eyes. Again, I don't know what I'm talking about.

You still haven't answered the question of what are you doing here on a thread about why do people like...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 16,363
Posted By kconville
I like this post. It pretty well sums up my...

I like this post. It pretty well sums up my thoughts on them as well.
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 16,363
Posted By kconville
I thought maybe you needed to douche. ...

I thought maybe you needed to douche.

Remember:
"A clean va-jay-jay is a happy va-jay-jay"
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 16,363
Posted By kconville
I think some people have KLRs just to piss off...

I think some people have KLRs just to piss off snooty KTM and BMW owners.
And, those KTM and BMW folks should be grateful to have someone to look down their nose at, it enrichens their experience!...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By kconville
I'd recommend a 250 for a first bike. MUCH easier...

I'd recommend a 250 for a first bike. MUCH easier to handle off road and get acclimated to motorcycles generally.

Response #3 is especially snarky and inappropriate. A 690 is not a beginner's bike...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 16,363
Posted By kconville
Good post.

Good post.
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 16,363
Posted By kconville
In many ways it may be the ultimate adventure...

In many ways it may be the ultimate adventure bike.

Inexpensive to own and maintain.
Very reliable.
Large fuel tank and great mileage = a lot of range.
Surprisingly comfortable on the road....
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 757
Posted By kconville
Thanks for the responses everyone. My friend took...

Thanks for the responses everyone. My friend took the hint and won't be pursuing the KLR kit, for now anyway.

For myself, I just bought a late model SV650 left caliper from E@&# for $40....
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 757
Posted By kconville
Question for KLR (Gen1) owners

A friend has a successful company doing niche market, high-end brakes. We were talking the other day and told me of his new kit for super motard racers that includes either high grade stainless or...
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,625
Posted By kconville
Neither.

Neither.
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8,629
Views: 2,444,143
Posted By kconville
Yeah, well… Look, I really don't care what you...

Yeah, well…
Look, I really don't care what you carry / tow with your bike. But, when adding that kind of weight and complexity just don't try to convince us there's a minimalist aspect to it.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8,629
Views: 2,444,143
Posted By kconville
People seem to be confused here lately. ...

People seem to be confused here lately.

Trailers, especially, and 650s don't fit the theme of this thread.

This looks like an example of what minimalist is not.
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3,674
Views: 1,008,098
Posted By kconville
This thread is pretty silly BUT whatever the...

This thread is pretty silly BUT whatever the "BLRBOAT" is, old or new, it comes from either Italy or England :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,130
Posted By kconville
This A3 thing looks pretty stupid, to me. Much...

This A3 thing looks pretty stupid, to me. Much added complexity, added weight,
especially unsprung weight, and for what?

The Can Am also never favorably impressed me. It has the width of a car,...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-22-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,336
Posted By kconville
Why do you guys ride scooters? OK, here...

Why do you guys ride scooters?

OK, here goes…

First, my Vespa GTS300 looks amazing. Rolling art.
The convenience of scooters is superior to motorcycles. On my Vespa, locking the ignition also...
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 66,013
Posted By kconville
The most boring bike you've ever ridden? ...

The most boring bike you've ever ridden?

Probably a Gold Wing.
It has more to do with it's intent than the physical issues. It's mission statement (essentially) is to be a two-wheeled mini van....
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 81,574
Posted By kconville
That sounds right to me as I want the Icon as...

That sounds right to me as I want the Icon as well. The trouble, for me, is that I'll want a front fender to match. There are SS and aluminum fenders out there but I'm wondering about a mismatch.
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 81,574
Posted By kconville
Where are the fenders?

This trend of late to forgo fenders is just fucking stupid. Read: cafe racer trend bullshit.
It's disappointing that Ducati, apparently to please hipsters, has skipped fenders on the Scramblers,...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-04-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 29,526
Posted By kconville
Great looking scooter! My Vespa is red, but that...

Great looking scooter! My Vespa is red, but that yellow Sprint IS bitchin!
Forum: Battle scooters 12-28-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,460
Posted By kconville
"So... how has this forum affected you... your...

"So... how has this forum affected you... your buying decisions... how much riding you make time for... your choice of scoot?"

In the case of scooters, I have quelled my lust for a scooter 3 years...
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 295,482
Posted By kconville
Are you looking for another fender, or are you...

Are you looking for another fender, or are you done? Sorry if this isn't what you want to hear, but the deletion of the rear fender on the V7 is butt ugly.

Imbalanced comes to mind.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-14-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3,640
Views: 1,423,176
Posted By kconville
My 2011 GTS 300

My 2011 GTS 300
Forum: Battle scooters 04-23-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 29,526
Posted By kconville
Yeah, I agree with all that. May they thrive and...

Yeah, I agree with all that. May they thrive and prosper so they'll keep giving us the coolest scooters made.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-23-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 29,526
Posted By kconville
Classy guy

Classy guy
Forum: Battle scooters 04-06-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 29,526
Posted By kconville
I really like the wheels. I wonder if those will...

I really like the wheels. I wonder if those will fit a GTS300?

Beautiful scooter alright. Vespa has a knack, don't they?
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12,232
Views: 2,687,187
Posted By kconville
Though the photo of Guido's bike does show the...

Though the photo of Guido's bike does show the Enduro, you're right in that the Small Expedition isn't much larger. I was thinking of the Explorer / Explorer Lite series. My bad.

The Expedition...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12,232
Views: 2,687,187
Posted By kconville
The tankbag shown in that photo is the Wolfman...

The tankbag shown in that photo is the Wolfman Enduro. The Expedition or Expedition Lite is much larger. The Enduro will fit most any tank while the Expedition not so much.
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 8,629
Views: 2,444,143
Posted By kconville
I'm using Shinko 700s on my KLR650 and they are...

I'm using Shinko 700s on my KLR650 and they are great on the street. They handle like real road tires. In the dirt the rear hooks up OK on most surfaces and the front gives the usual marginal grip...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9,817
Views: 1,653,508
Posted By kconville
You inspired me. After a few Scot's whiskeys, I...

You inspired me. After a few Scot's whiskeys, I put on Quadrophenia, at near volume X.
Fantastic!
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 21,844
Posted By kconville
"The Arizona (AZ) state sales tax rate is...

"The Arizona (AZ) state sales tax rate is currently 5.6%. Depending on local municipalities, the total tax rate can be as high as 10.7%. Arizona has a Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) which is...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9,817
Views: 1,653,508
Posted By kconville
Needs more silver. The grips, seat, gages, tires,...

Needs more silver. The grips, seat, gages, tires, everything should all be silver. Then, the Silver Surfer could ride it in downtown Manhattan and be camouflaged.
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 50,106
Posted By kconville
Yeah, the Superhawk was/is a great sport bike,...

Yeah, the Superhawk was/is a great sport bike, with one major problem from my POV. Awful gas mileage combined with a small tank.

Ridden aggressively they get about mid twenties MPG. They have, I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8,629
Views: 2,444,143
Posted By kconville
That's right. They'll readily steal whatever...

That's right. They'll readily steal whatever suits them.
For me, it's not that I don't think the Chins can produce good stuff if they want.
It's that I don't trust them. What about the things one...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8,629
Views: 2,444,143
Posted By kconville
Why have a trick tent if you're hauling around a...

Why have a trick tent if you're hauling around a cot?
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8,629
Views: 2,444,143
Posted By kconville
Those single wall 1 man bivys are a joke IMO. My...

Those single wall 1 man bivys are a joke IMO. My experience with them is that they are difficult to get into and out of especially is wet weather, have precious little space to keep your gear inside...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9,817
Views: 1,653,508
Posted By kconville
Yeah. You're a riot Alice. It's Griso, with...

Yeah. You're a riot Alice.

It's Griso, with an i. Look it up.

Oh, and there is nothing Harley about it.
A Ducati is more like a Harley than the Guzzi, though it isn't at all either. Maybe V...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,172
Posted By kconville
Isn't that the truth. I live in SoCal so year...

Isn't that the truth. I live in SoCal so year round riding (especially this year) isn't much of a problem. I'll always have to have a truck however.
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9,817
Views: 1,653,508
Posted By kconville
If I were a much younger man I could see myself...

If I were a much younger man I could see myself on one of these. That thing is bitchin!
Forum: Battle scooters 02-02-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,714
Posted By kconville
Yeah, I'll bet it's a real jack rabbit getting to...

Yeah, I'll bet it's a real jack rabbit getting to that 43 mph also!
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