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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-11-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2,992
Views: 178,382
Posted By Akita Man
Would not have been me. I was daddy daycare all...

Would not have been me. I was daddy daycare all weekend.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-24-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2,992
Views: 178,382
Posted By Akita Man
I can't believe no one has gotten this yet!?!?

It is less than 1 minute from I-94 and Google-able if such a word exists.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-28-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2,992
Views: 178,382
Posted By Akita Man
New Tag

http://i561.photobucket.com/albums/ss56/dretzkacentral/image-1.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-28-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2,992
Views: 178,382
Posted By Akita Man
Newbie...My Bad

Found this 5 miles West of Neilsville on HWY 10
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-27-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2,992
Views: 178,382
Posted By Akita Man
Re-post of the pic taken - Tag

Sorry for the posting issues.http://i561.photobucket.com/albums/ss56/dretzkacentral/image.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-27-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2,992
Views: 178,382
Posted By Akita Man
Hopefully some one can correct the link i placed...

Hopefully some one can correct the link i placed in photo bucket
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-27-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2,992
Views: 178,382
Posted By Akita Man
Got it on way home from...

Got it on way home from Haywardhttp://s561.photobucket.com/user/dretzkacentral/media/image.jpg.html?filters[user]=91685666&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=0
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 950
Posted By Akita Man
Thanks guys. Appreciate the input!

Thanks guys. Appreciate the input!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 950
Posted By Akita Man
Keyed BMW Adventure Cases (2013)

I have a new 2013 GS Adventure with the BMW Adventure cases (keyed to the bike) they were dealer installed. The locks on the side cases are really difficult to work. Much jiggling and wiggling is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,033,454
Posted By Akita Man
Considering a used low mile 650 xchallange I found.

I've owned an xr 650 r. Wisconsin is a difficult place to make a bike street legal...so I sold it. Loved it otherwise. Missed estart however.
I was considering a xr650l as they are plentiful in...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-04-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By Akita Man
990R Quick suspension I.D.

I have been looking online and in person for a used 990R. I know the model year change for the 265MM to 245 MM suspension was between 2010 and 2011. I have also read on this forum that some...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,561
Posted By Akita Man
I am considering the purchase of a new 2012...

I am considering the purchase of a new 2012 Triple Black Adventure. This is one significant reason I am considering it. I will never say..."looks like rain...I'll just take the truck". I currently...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-20-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 807
Posted By Akita Man
2011 Adventure 990 R Pricing?

I have located a local 2011 Adv 990R bone stock with 1000 miles on the clock. Like new condition.

Is $11,200 a reasonable number? New units I have read in this forum have sold for $12900 ish.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-17-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,207
Posted By Akita Man
Very helpful!!

Thanks guys.

Not sure I should quite so hung up on the 265mm suspension vs the 245mm (7/8" or so). But at 6'4" I can use the height...and at 255 lbs...I can use the travel.
Forum: Orange Crush 03-17-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,207
Posted By Akita Man
Decal near head tube

Do you have to remove any plastic to see it or just turn the bars?
Forum: Orange Crush 03-16-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,207
Posted By Akita Man
2011 VIN vs Build Date

I am determined to get a 990R with the 965mm suspension.

Knowing some 2011's were built in 2010 prior to the change over to the lower 245MM suspension. If I have a build date of (5/31/10) or...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,573
Posted By Akita Man
Nice ride?

Quick question.

Once tires and discs are mounted up...how long does it take to swap the wheel/tire kit?
Forum: Battle scooters 02-01-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By Akita Man
The List

Indeed this is a daily re-evaluation in my cranium.

1. 2010 KTM Adenture 990R
2. 2006 BMW 1150GSA
3. 2008 KTM 950 Super Enduro.

All bikes with bags & exhaust farkles.
Forum: Orange Crush 02-01-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 280,563
Posted By Akita Man
Se vs 990r

I read many complaints on the terrible buffeting caused by the stock screen on the ADV. Some try all sorts mods to prevent this. Most cut it down Having no screen on the SE eliminates this issue...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-31-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 280,563
Posted By Akita Man
Se capability vs an adventure r

Quick question.
With the same tires and gearing how much better is a SE offroad than a long travel KTM Adventure R. How much less capable will it be on road?

My trips will rarely exceed 2-3...
Forum: Beasts 01-20-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 850,958
Posted By Akita Man
At 6'8" 325 it should feel like a Schwinn. I...

At 6'8" 325 it should feel like a Schwinn.

I am larger myself 6'4" 250. I am looking for seat height and highway ability as well as offroad ability. I like what I hear about the s10. Would like...
Forum: Beasts 01-20-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 850,958
Posted By Akita Man
Such a cute little bike.

Of course it is easier to put on its center stand...


Based on this photo overlay...the S10 is like a Honda Spree or Yamaha Vino compared to the GSA1200. Whooooose a cute little bike? You are...
Forum: Beasts 01-20-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 850,958
Posted By Akita Man
Pricing on the Web listed today.

$15,699 plus $495. Dealers will likely try to hold full list price since availability will be low at first. By late summer as production catches up I could see mid 14's plus freight depending on...
Forum: Beasts 01-16-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 850,958
Posted By Akita Man
I've often said if I find my self looking for the...

I've often said if I find my self looking for the next ex-Mrs. Akita Man...The search will begin at Starbucks. The best time for the search is after they drop their kids off at school.
Forum: Beasts 01-15-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 850,958
Posted By Akita Man
Triumph 1200 off road capability

We are all quite interested to see several capable riders give their impressions of this bike off road. There are several specs related to this bike that have peaked my interest. Items like weight...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-07-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,228
Posted By Akita Man
I am not so sure the 100 pounds is honest and...

I am not so sure the 100 pounds is honest and accurate.

On the a S10 forum someone took actual weights of all bikes fully fueled. 240kg for the 990 and 268 for the YAM. This translates to 61...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-06-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,228
Posted By Akita Man
Recent Magazine Articles Comparing KTM, BMW AND S10

I have read no fewer than 4 comparisons of the big trailee adv bikes from KTM, BMW and Yamaha. They test many attributes, chief among them is acceleration and weight.

I am seriously considering...
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 850,958
Posted By Akita Man
The local dealer.

I paid a visit to the Milwaukee Triumph dealer. He feels he has a leg up on other dealers as the North American President of Triumph (based in Atlanta I believe) resides in the Milwaukee Area. You...
Forum: Beasts 11-29-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,343
Posted By Akita Man
I llike that quote as well. I have one problem...

I llike that quote as well. I have one problem however. I am a beer drinker who fancys large brested women...

What bike is that?
Forum: Orange Crush 11-28-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 903
Posted By Akita Man
2011 Adventure 990R

Looking at a local dealer with a leftover 2011 Adventure 990R that will likely sit the remainder of the winter if it does not sell soon...motivated seller.

Three questions:

1. Is it likely to...
Forum: Beasts 11-28-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,343
Posted By Akita Man
Ktm 990 / gsa???

I really enjoyed the 950S but replaced it for a toy hauler RV and xr650r for me and a TTR-125 for my son. We did a bunch of trail riding in Northern WI. I thought about using the 950 for this purpose...
Forum: Beasts 11-28-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 850,958
Posted By Akita Man
Twat Suit?

So if a fella buys patches or pins for this fancy suit...would those be known as "toys for twats"?

Sorry...I couldn't resist.
Forum: Beasts 11-27-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 850,958
Posted By Akita Man
Is that a pic of a "twat suit" in the...

Is that a pic of a "twat suit" in the Keys?
Forum: Beasts 11-27-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,343
Posted By Akita Man
I have sat on the 1200GSA, Triumph 800XC, and...

I have sat on the 1200GSA, Triumph 800XC, and 990R. The 1200GSA fits me the best and looks to provide great wind protection. But it feels larger then a 4 door sedan. I have a hard time visualizing...
Forum: Beasts 11-27-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,343
Posted By Akita Man
I know these bikes are nearly bomb proof and much...

I know these bikes are nearly bomb proof and much more affordable. How is it for 300 miles of slab in a morning or afternoon...to get to your detination?
Forum: Beasts 11-27-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 850,958
Posted By Akita Man
This article really shocked me regarding the head to head.

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/26/1203/2/Motorcycle-Blog-Post/2011-Adventure-Touring-Weigh-In.aspx

The results can be agrued by all who have their personal favorites but the measurables can not...
Forum: Beasts 11-27-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,343
Posted By Akita Man
You guys all make great points! That is one of...

You guys all make great points! That is one of the reasons this website is my all time favorite.

One point I have forgotten is how well does it survive drops and tip-overs? In the past bikes I...
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,343
Posted By Akita Man
The best way to evaluate a new bike purchase

In the next 3-5 months I plan to purchase what I hope is the ideal (for me) new or low mile used Big Trailee Adventure Bike (S10, GSA, 990R and future Tiger 1200). I think I am spending waaaay too...
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 85,664
Posted By Akita Man
That is the most awesome video I have seen EVER. ...

That is the most awesome video I have seen EVER. Unfortunately I feel like the most inept rider of all time. I no longer want to hear your guys complaining about the lenght of travel or quality of...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 977
Posted By Akita Man
2006 Husaberg FE650E

I found this rather local bike. I've been looking for a street legal trail bike. Previously had an XR650R I was unable to get plated here in WI. This appears to already have the necessary...
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