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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-14-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,503
Posted By bvkamp
Probably good advice. I'll make the white work....

Probably good advice. I'll make the white work. And if it chips or peels, I think the plastic material underneath is also white. :thumb
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-14-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,503
Posted By bvkamp
Sweet. I'll just peel the rear one off and...

Sweet. I'll just peel the rear one off and replace it with a previous year's graphic.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-14-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,503
Posted By bvkamp
As with most TT stuff, those look very nice and...

As with most TT stuff, those look very nice and solid. I think I'll be in for some of those.



Why do we do that? Clearance?



You think I'll need that? I'm in the Chicago area. Temps 50-90...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-13-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,503
Posted By bvkamp
Sweet. Thanks for all the tips/info!

Sweet. Thanks for all the tips/info!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-13-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,503
Posted By bvkamp
Ditto. I don't really want ABS.

Ditto. I don't really want ABS.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-13-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,503
Posted By bvkamp
Decals are an idea, although I'm not sure I trust...

Decals are an idea, although I'm not sure I trust myself to apply them and have it look nice. I'll look into it. Are the graphics on some of your 990's under the clear coat?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-13-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,503
Posted By bvkamp
The Adventure Baja, for reference: ...

The Adventure Baja, for reference:

http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/201307/2013-ktm-990-adventure-ba_800x0w.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-13-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,503
Posted By bvkamp
990 Adventure Baja- paint/graphics question

I would like like to buy a new 990 Adventure and there are still a few 2013 Baja editions sitting in dealer showrooms. I would use this bike for commuting to work and some weekend adventures on...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,336
Views: 640,520
Posted By bvkamp
The new Street Bobs are the best ones yet, and...

The new Street Bobs are the best ones yet, and you did yours just right. If they had the factory customization last year I would be on one of those instead of a Blackline. Enjoy your new ride!
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,209
Posted By bvkamp
Nice! :thumb

Nice! :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,209
Posted By bvkamp
I agree with Eric, HDforums is the best place for...

I agree with Eric, HDforums is the best place for information (with the possible exception of sportsters). Indeed, you have to filter through some tastelessness. The people there don't represent very...
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,393
Posted By bvkamp
:poser

:poser
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,040
Posted By bvkamp
If you are tall (I'm 6'6") forward controls are...

If you are tall (I'm 6'6") forward controls are nice. My legs bend at a 90 degree angle on my Softail. I simply do not fit well on standards. Even the BMW GS with a high seat feels cramped, although...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,393
Posted By bvkamp
I respectfully disagree. You can almost...

I respectfully disagree. You can almost infinitely adjust or replace the seat, footpegs, and handlebars to fit your body. When done right, it's like sitting in a very comfortable chair. This position...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,393
Posted By bvkamp
Of the bikes you are considering, the Yamaha is...

Of the bikes you are considering, the Yamaha is the only air-cooled engine, if you like that sort of simplicity. I really like the looks of the V-Star 1100, which is also air-cooled. I know you are...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 93,865
Posted By bvkamp
I like the new MG's. There is a new dealer in...

I like the new MG's. There is a new dealer in suburban Chicago (Downers Grove). He also sells Vespas and used European cars. I hope he makes it. I sat on the V7 racer with the chrome tank. Absolutely...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,901
Posted By bvkamp
I only have room in my garage (and time in my...

I only have room in my garage (and time in my life) for one bike at a time. The last 10 years have looked like this for me:

2003 R1150 GS
2005 KTM 625 SXC
2006 HP2 Enduro
2007 Victory Vegas...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2,336
Views: 640,520
Posted By bvkamp
The pegs will scrape if you lean it over a...

The pegs will scrape if you lean it over a little. The lean angle is typically better on Dynas and Sportsters.
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2,336
Views: 640,520
Posted By bvkamp
2011 Softail Blackline 103 kit SE high...

2011 Softail Blackline

103 kit
SE high flow air intake
V&H Bigshot Staggered exhaust
SE 255 cams
SE Race Tuner

I'm in the process of installing a Supertrapp Supermeg exhaust to quiet this...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 20,669
Posted By bvkamp
These are my sentiments exactly. I wanted one,...

These are my sentiments exactly. I wanted one, but I let all the Harley brand bull$#!+ stop me more than once. I finally decided I don't care what other people think. Mind you, I don't own any Harley...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 20,669
Posted By bvkamp
This is a nice bike. The way you raised it and...

This is a nice bike. The way you raised it and added the tall seat makes me believe I could ride one of these some day (I'm 6'6"). I've always wanted a Sporty! I would use the 48 model as my blank...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 20,669
Posted By bvkamp
Is that photo not coming up? Hmmm... here is a...

Is that photo not coming up? Hmmm... here is a link:

http://s951.beta.photobucket.com/user/bvkamp/media/HD/DSC_6301.jpg.html
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 20,669
Posted By bvkamp
I'm 6'6" and have owned both a Harley and a...

I'm 6'6" and have owned both a Harley and a Victory.

I previously had the Victory 8-Ball a few years ago, and presently have the Harley Softail Blackline.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,511
Posted By bvkamp
I know you're right. I was just trying to work a...

I know you're right. I was just trying to work a deal on this Rockster with only 581 miles(!) But if I end up feeling cramped then it won't be such a bargain after all. Also, I checked and Ohlins has...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,511
Posted By bvkamp
GS foot peg assembly on a Rockster?

I'm thinking about purchasing a 2005 Rockster. For those not familiar, it is a R1150R with a slightly taller stance and a questionable color scheme. One of the main considerations of any bike I...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2006, 10:53 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,627
Posted By bvkamp
You must be under 6 feet tall.

You must be under 6 feet tall.
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2006, 08:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,664
Posted By bvkamp
I agree they look similar on the surface, but...

I agree they look similar on the surface, but there are quite a few differences like the location of the gas tank, type of exhaust, and frame structure, to name a few. I imagine the BMW will be fuel...
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2006, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,958
Posted By bvkamp
What's with all the "splash" decals? It reminds...

What's with all the "splash" decals? It reminds me of the graphics you would see on the side of a teal colored car in 1989.:puke1

http://www.motorbox.com/static/upl/k/ktm950smr-8341-050-f.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2006, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,178
Posted By bvkamp
Here is the first thread I remember about Mr....

Here is the first thread I remember about Mr. Beemerphile's bike:

http://talcolm.smugmug.com/photos/83532489-L.jpg

He loves to discuss this interesting bike - I'd drop him a PM. :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2006, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,178
Posted By bvkamp
Beemerphile did it. I think his bike looks...

Beemerphile did it. I think his bike looks surprisingly good with the Hannigan.

http://talcolm.smugmug.com/photos/83532489-L.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2006, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 388,216
Posted By bvkamp
This was my favorite thread of all time - and...

This was my favorite thread of all time - and it's back!

:clap :clap :clap
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-25-2006, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,045
Posted By bvkamp
:bluduh

:bluduh
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-24-2006, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,045
Posted By bvkamp
I thought about one. I think they're taller than...

I thought about one. I think they're taller than the Bonneville. Might have to go sit on one.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-24-2006, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,045
Posted By bvkamp
:lol3 That's exactly what I don't need!

:lol3 That's exactly what I don't need!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-24-2006, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,045
Posted By bvkamp
Thanks, Jim. I forgot about that place. I went...

Thanks, Jim. I forgot about that place. I went in there a few years ago and they had some sweet restorations.
http://redlinecycle.com/SPR%20LH%201.JPG
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-24-2006, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,045
Posted By bvkamp
Hey Joe! No specific Kawasaki, but the 70's...

Hey Joe!

No specific Kawasaki, but the 70's vintage streetbikes now have a warm place in my heart after the Ghost Bike adventure.:D
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-23-2006, 08:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,045
Posted By bvkamp
Hey guys. . .

Hello fellow Chaingolians! Sorry I've been a bit absent (both online and on the road). I've gotten busy with family stuff, work, and I've gotten serious about bicycling again. I've only put about...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2006, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,397
Posted By bvkamp
Every other bike I ride feels way too small.

Every other bike I ride feels way too small.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2006, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 959
Posted By bvkamp
I'm also thinking about the Enduro 3's and would...

I'm also thinking about the Enduro 3's and would be grateful for any feedback. I did a search and this tire seems to be well-liked as a 50-50 tire. The only complaint I heard was that it wears out...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2006, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
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Views: 1,455
Posted By bvkamp
I think 120 miles to a tank sounds about right....

I think 120 miles to a tank sounds about right. I'm getting just under 40mpg, and I start getting serious about finding gas at 100 miles on the trip odometer. I have found the computer's fuel range...
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