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Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,301
Posted By Shep
I won't go as far as to say the "perfect bike for...

I won't go as far as to say the "perfect bike for me," but after owning several bikes in the same genre that cost many times more, I have been very pleasantly surprised with my used Vstrom 650....
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,605
Posted By Shep
Had mine since new in 2010. Several bikes have...

Had mine since new in 2010. Several bikes have come and gone in that period; the Street Triple remains. Longest day "touring" for me was about 550 miles. Done that several times. I've done week long...
Forum: Hacks 10-06-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By Shep
Thanks for the info. Much appreciated. Shep

Thanks for the info. Much appreciated.

Shep
Forum: Hacks 10-05-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By Shep
Sidecar Training Course

I'm thinking of adding a sidecar to my Scrambler next year. Since I have never owned or piloted one, I'd like to take a course first to make sure I have an idea of what I'm getting into and that it...
Forum: Beasts 09-26-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9,290
Views: 3,676,526
Posted By Shep
Picked up my 09 Vstrom a couple months ago. Just...

Picked up my 09 Vstrom a couple months ago. Just got back from putting about 3,000 miles on it. So far, I'm liking it.
http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd484/motoshep/DSC00278.jpg
Later,

Shep
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,318
Posted By Shep
Came very closer to buying one last year. Still...

Came very closer to buying one last year. Still high on my wish list. It would be my bike of choice for the roads I'm riding this week in North Carolina.

Shep
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 19,921
Posted By Shep
Believe me, I have been! Shep

Believe me, I have been!

Shep
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 19,921
Posted By Shep
Dang, just missed you. I rolled into Asheville...

Dang, just missed you. I rolled into Asheville today.

Shep
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-26-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By Shep
Nice. Next time you venture to the Ville, send me...

Nice. Next time you venture to the Ville, send me a message and I will buy you a cold drink

Shep
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 273,800
Posted By Shep
I'm small enough and I agree!

I'm small enough and I agree!
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 19,921
Posted By Shep
Sounds like a great idea and a great trip! There...

Sounds like a great idea and a great trip! There are so many interesting microbreweries these days that the options are endless. If you end up anywhere close to northern Indiana, Three Floyds is...
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 20,904
Posted By Shep
It is amazing how different we all are, which is...

It is amazing how different we all are, which is why it is impossible to answer these type questions. I'm a bit of a Triumph fan. I've had a Street Triple for 4 years now (no plans to sell), a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 273,800
Posted By Shep
I must be the "heavy fisted" one! I have a 2010...

I must be the "heavy fisted" one! I have a 2010 with Arrows and I rarely get past 130 miles before the fuel light comes on. Maybe once or twice I saw the 145-150 range and on many occasions I've seen...
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,832
Posted By Shep
I'm not going to talk you out of it...because I...

I'm not going to talk you out of it...because I want one too! Make mine matte black please!

Shep
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21,989
Views: 6,492,443
Posted By Shep
Bought my Scrambler a week ago from a fellow...

Bought my Scrambler a week ago from a fellow member here. My very first ride on it was 400 miles of Interstate at 70-80 mph back home. Probably not at all what the designers had in mind...and not...
Forum: Beasts 06-28-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 21,989
Views: 6,492,443
Posted By Shep
Yes, I bought the one from Ohio. Great people,...

Yes, I bought the one from Ohio. Great people, very nice machine.

Shep
Forum: Beasts 06-28-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 21,989
Views: 6,492,443
Posted By Shep
Moving from the Scrambler fan club to the owner's...

Moving from the Scrambler fan club to the owner's club today, thanks to a member of this board who is parting with his. Couldn't get a good flight so my wife kindly offered to drive me 6 hours to...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 273,800
Posted By Shep
I've been toying with buying a set of those Givis...

I've been toying with buying a set of those Givis for my Triple too, or the Bags Connection set. I have the high arrow exhaust though and wasn't sure if the Givis would still work. I purchased the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 273,800
Posted By Shep
I've had a Street Triple for 4 years. Some times...

I've had a Street Triple for 4 years. Some times it was my second bike. Some times it was my only bike. I have travelled on it up to a week at a time. My longest days have been a tick over 500 miles....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-27-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 35,688
Posted By Shep
Work moved me to Louisville and I have had little...

Work moved me to Louisville and I have had little time to ride since. I'm trying to make an effort to change that. I'll join the photo tag and see if I can help keep it rolling. Plus I need to learn...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 387,466
Posted By Shep
Thinking seriously about picking up an R12R as my...

Thinking seriously about picking up an R12R as my next travel bike.

Shep
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8,877
Views: 1,408,872
Posted By Shep
I will be buying a second bike some time in June....

I will be buying a second bike some time in June. I've been "romancing" the purchase for months. This is the first time I can remember in a lifetime of riding that I do not know what I want. I'm on...
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 984
Posted By Shep
I've owned a Street Triple for 4 years now with...

I've owned a Street Triple for 4 years now with no plans of letting it go. I have not owned a Hyper but have spent a little time on one. I'm a fan of both. I would think either can do what you want....
Forum: Hacks 04-30-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,867
Posted By Shep
Had not been paying attention here lately. Dave...

Had not been paying attention here lately. Dave was kind enough to meet up and give me my first introduction to sidecars.

Matthew, I do you go to the Barrett on Wednesday's for their bike night?...
Forum: Regional forums 04-28-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2,634
Views: 165,749
Posted By Shep
Dang, I should have ordered a shirt. I won't be...

Dang, I should have ordered a shirt. I won't be there in person, but I will be there....uh...in spirit?

Shep
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 273,800
Posted By Shep
So true. I didn't buy it to do so, but I also...

So true. I didn't buy it to do so, but I also travel on my Street Triple using the Kriega bags. I remember years ago I was riding a BMW RT down the Blue Ridge Parkway and was chased down by a group...
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2,030
Views: 371,299
Posted By Shep
I didn't spend enough time on the SMT to give you...

I didn't spend enough time on the SMT to give you a real comparison like some probably could. It was my 2nd GS. The first was an 1150 that I loved and rode the wheels off of. When I got the 1200, we...
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2,030
Views: 371,299
Posted By Shep
I've seen a few on Craigslist. I'm sure one will...

I've seen a few on Craigslist. I'm sure one will turn up when I'm ready. If not, well...I'll just have to buy something else. Truth be told, it is the only bike that really gets my full attention...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,644
Posted By Shep
Me too. Looking forward to reading about the...

Me too. Looking forward to reading about the experience.

Shep
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2,030
Views: 371,299
Posted By Shep
Probably 4 weeks out or so, as I'm going to be...

Probably 4 weeks out or so, as I'm going to be away for a while, but when I return, I will be on the hunt for a nice SMT. Local dealer sold the last one he had, so I"m up for a fly and ride. I'm vain...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8,877
Views: 1,408,872
Posted By Shep
Thanks for the input and thoughts. I have...

Thanks for the input and thoughts. I have actually spent a fair amount of time on both an ST2 (owned one) and an ST3...borrowed one for several hundred miles a couple times. I've had 5 Ducs and have...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8,877
Views: 1,408,872
Posted By Shep
Your're not helping! Shep

Your're not helping!

Shep
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8,877
Views: 1,408,872
Posted By Shep
I've had one of these on my want list for years....

I've had one of these on my want list for years. Maybe this will be the year.
http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd484/motoshep/Facebook/duc.jpg

Shep
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8,877
Views: 1,408,872
Posted By Shep
Very few bikes on my want list right now. This...

Very few bikes on my want list right now. This one is right there at the top.

Shep
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-12-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By Shep
I'm in Louisville, and from Bloomington. Be happy...

I'm in Louisville, and from Bloomington. Be happy to show you around some if the opportunity arises. Don't mind a few pints either!

Shep
Forum: Hacks 03-30-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,867
Posted By Shep
I grew up in Indiana, just moved to Kentucky 2...

I grew up in Indiana, just moved to Kentucky 2 years ago. Was raised on Kentucky/Indiana jokes! I'm happy with the move: beautiful State, great roads, closer to the mountains, slightly milder winter,...
Forum: Hacks 03-29-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,867
Posted By Shep
Haha! So am I! Shep

Haha! So am I!

Shep
Forum: Hacks 03-28-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,867
Posted By Shep
Thanks. Sounds like a plan to me. Shep

Thanks. Sounds like a plan to me.

Shep
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,867
Posted By Shep
Thanks for the information. Shep

Thanks for the information.

Shep
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-23-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By Shep
Sounds Great. A Saturday or Sunday would work for...

Sounds Great. A Saturday or Sunday would work for me. I'd gladly meet you in Cinci so I could pick your brain a bit. Would love to take a ride in the car, would never ask to actually pilot!

Shep
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