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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-14-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 970
Posted By Ianstein
Thanks for all the replies guys. One of the big...

Thanks for all the replies guys. One of the big draws for me is the community in CO. People are just friendlier out there compared to Indiana.

I have a pretty deep aversion to renting, as I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-12-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 970
Posted By Ianstein
Again...it's an ideal...not necessarily a...

Again...it's an ideal...not necessarily a reality. I understand property size and value is a trade off the closer you get to the mountains or more desirable areas. I guess I was just trying to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-12-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 970
Posted By Ianstein
I was out in Denver for a 3 days a few weeks ago....

I was out in Denver for a 3 days a few weeks ago. Again stayed in Westminster, but we also traveled up to Boulder and Longmont. We tried to go thru Lyons out to Estes Park, but my friend's truck...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-12-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 970
Posted By Ianstein
Moving to CO...advice? Show me around for a day?

I'm looking at the prospect of moving to Colorado next spring, so I've decided to take the week of labor day to do some scouting. A little background. I'm currently a draftsman/engineer for a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 611,149
Posted By Ianstein
When I had my Gen I FJR I also switched around...

When I had my Gen I FJR I also switched around with an 05 SV650.

- The weight difference really wasn't that bad. The FJR has such a planted and balanced feeling unless you're trying to ride it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 805
Views: 61,006
Posted By Ianstein
Completely off topic (but then when are we ever...

Completely off topic (but then when are we ever on topic), I'd start your son on an SV60. Sporty looks, awesome reliability, inexpensive and a motor that makes enough power to be fun, but still very...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,889
Posted By Ianstein
Yamaha does a 2 day demo at the LBS that I've...

Yamaha does a 2 day demo at the LBS that I've gone to the past couple years. It's always been the same 2 guys that put on the demo and other than talking a bunch of gruff about not being a jackass...
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,345
Posted By Ianstein
My 05 had around 60K on it when I got it. ...

My 05 had around 60K on it when I got it. Changed oil and checked brakes/fluids, and promptly went on a 5500 mile road trip. I know 60K isn't that high, but given it was still as smooth as the 2012...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,481
Posted By Ianstein
Shitty situation. When I wrecked my FJR, the...

Shitty situation.

When I wrecked my FJR, the adjuster (Progressive) came out to my house and we both went over the bike together. I pointed out some things he missed and he found some damaged...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 805
Views: 61,006
Posted By Ianstein
Not quite up to the liter bike standard, but it...

Not quite up to the liter bike standard, but it sure was fun the first couple times I went wide open when I had my FJR1300. I was coming from a naked SV650. That thing felt like a struggle to even...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-25-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,289
Posted By Ianstein
Is it a good deal? If it is and it won't put...

Is it a good deal?

If it is and it won't put you in the poor house, I'd say buy it. A few months in and you'll start to see when you walk out to the garage which bike you gravitate towards. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,510
Posted By Ianstein
Did the same thing. Front end washed out at...

Did the same thing. Front end washed out at 40-45mph, instinctively I put my right foot down as the bike started to low side. I must have put too much weight on that foot because it planted and...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-20-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 840
Views: 42,869
Posted By Ianstein
I'd try for it this weekend, but I bet Kurt will...

I'd try for it this weekend, but I bet Kurt will have the tag by tomorrow if he hasn't already gotten it.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-18-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 42,869
Posted By Ianstein
or make a stipulation the next one has to be...

or make a stipulation the next one has to be taken in the same weather conditions :deal
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-18-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 42,869
Posted By Ianstein
Did you notice the girl taking a pic of you? ...

Did you notice the girl taking a pic of you? :evil
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3,936
Views: 1,254,710
Posted By Ianstein
For all you guys still waiting hang in there!...

For all you guys still waiting hang in there! :1drink


Picked mine up today. Now to make sure everything is up to snuff, then maybe a lil ride tomorrow morning.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3,936
Views: 1,254,710
Posted By Ianstein
Indiana is 7%

Indiana is 7%
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3,936
Views: 1,254,710
Posted By Ianstein
I paid $9999+ tax/title/dealer fee for $11017 out...

I paid $9999+ tax/title/dealer fee for $11017 out the door.

Probably not the best, but better than the other dealer I talked to who wasn't willing to go under the $10300 MSRP+ $600 destination...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3,936
Views: 1,254,710
Posted By Ianstein
So 3 hours after putting my deposit down and...

So 3 hours after putting my deposit down and making my above post, I get a call from 2 dealers both to let me know KTM trucks showed up today and had a couple 690's on board.

Mine was one of them,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3,936
Views: 1,254,710
Posted By Ianstein
Just put the deposit down for my 2013. The...

Just put the deposit down for my 2013. The dealership is only being given 1 so far and they don't have a confirmation of arrival, but they're thinking anytime between now and the end of march.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,082
Posted By Ianstein
I'm a first gen rider. My parents were never...

I'm a first gen rider. My parents were never into motorcycles. They just never had any desire to ever try riding. I figured they were going to skin me alive when I told them I bought an SV650. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-02-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,213
Posted By Ianstein
Lets see......$15K? One bike will never keep...

Lets see......$15K? One bike will never keep anyone 100% happy. The spectrum of riding is just too diverse. If its good off road, it'll be uncomfortable/inefficient on long road trips or vice...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 16,344
Posted By Ianstein
On my trip across the US, the only place I felt...

On my trip across the US, the only place I felt even tempted to lane split was on the California freeways. Everywhere else, traffic either moved quick or people didn't block the passing lane.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,610
Posted By Ianstein
Thanks! As cliched as it sounds, this trip...

Thanks!

As cliched as it sounds, this trip really was a life changing experience for me. It has helped me view my life in a much broader perspective than I had before.

Unfortunately, the FJR...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-26-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 42,869
Posted By Ianstein
don't even act like you're going to get...

don't even act like you're going to get this.....we all know you don't ride anymore. :ken
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-25-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 42,869
Posted By Ianstein
Got to thinking about it last night. The tag is...

Got to thinking about it last night. The tag is pretty obvious for locals, but for anyone who hasn't been there it might be tough. It can be reached easily enough on a road bike, but the real...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-24-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 840
Views: 42,869
Posted By Ianstein
Glad I checked the thread today. Almost went to...

Glad I checked the thread today. Almost went to the covered bridge for the tag.

http://www.ilostmymind.com/upload/adv16.jpg

new one....

http://www.ilostmymind.com/upload/adv17.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,278
Posted By Ianstein
Riding across the country was interesting. Most...

Riding across the country was interesting. Most drivers east of the Mississippi River were assholes or at the very least paid no attention on the road. However, once I got west and especially in...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,610
Posted By Ianstein
Wednesday 9-19: Woke up and ran into a fellow...

Wednesday 9-19:
Woke up and ran into a fellow rider named Vic. He was from Atlanta on a V-Strom 650 and about 5000 miles into an 8000 mile trip. He was coming from California like me and heading...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,610
Posted By Ianstein
Monday 9-17: Got up early and headed thru...

Monday 9-17:
Got up early and headed thru Oxnard to Highway 1 and headed south. Took a ton of pics and learned a couple things about salt water. First off, it stings like a bitch when it gets in...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,610
Posted By Ianstein
Saturday 9-15: Got up early and headed south...

Saturday 9-15:
Got up early and headed south about 30 min outside of Amarillo to Palo Duro Canyon State Park. This place really caught me off guard because the surrounding countryside is so flat and...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,610
Posted By Ianstein
Chicago to LA on RT66 for my first real road trip

Skip over this part if you just want to see the pretty pictures. A little background on the who, what, why and how of the trip.

My name is Ian. I'm 25 and single...I like long walks on the beach...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,071
Posted By Ianstein
I'd say for motorcycles in general don't be...

I'd say for motorcycles in general don't be afraid to try new bikes. I've had my SV650 for 2 years now and love the bike to death. I've ridden several others but none really appealed to me the same...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 320,304
Posted By Ianstein
aw I'm dissappointed not to see my pic up here. ...

aw I'm dissappointed not to see my pic up here. :cry

I was out in CA last Monday on my FJR making some passes thru the snake and Latigo Canyon Road. The photogs weren't out, but Monday around...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 196,944
Posted By Ianstein
Dealerships are the reason I learned to work on...

Dealerships are the reason I learned to work on my own cars/bikes/sleds and do my own research for parts. After working as a mechanic and knowing the amount of markup I just can't bring myself to pay...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-03-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 384
Posted By Ianstein
Motorcycle gear shop around Chicago area?

Can some of the Chicago inmates recommend a shop with a good selection of gear (gloves specifically) that's more touring oriented?

I'm leaving on a 2 week trip on the 12th and I wanted to get new...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,161
Posted By Ianstein
I'm up to just over 5000 miles on the set on my...

I'm up to just over 5000 miles on the set on my SV650. The front looks good with maybe 50% life left. The rear was getting a little squared off, but that's not a surprise considering its seen more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,226
Posted By Ianstein
meh....shit happens, don't get all squeezed up...

meh....shit happens, don't get all squeezed up about it. $700 sucks but it's not the end of the world. If I were you I'd just eat the cost yourself, hope they feel bad and chip in a bit and just...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-10-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 42,869
Posted By Ianstein
BUMP...cause you all need to get out and ride...

BUMP...cause you all need to get out and ride some more. :D
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 611,149
Posted By Ianstein
Hate to say it, but it sounds like you really...

Hate to say it, but it sounds like you really want two bikes. Keep the FJR for road duty and pick up something used and lightweight for kicking around offroad...something like a KTM 690 would fit...
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