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Forum: Beasts 03-03-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 69,025
Posted By f-five
The best fit isn't my favorite. The best fit for...

The best fit isn't my favorite. The best fit for a stock bike was by far a Victory Vision which is a touring bike that has about an 80 mile range, not very good for touring. I've had cruisers,...
Forum: Beasts 03-01-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 69,025
Posted By f-five
6'6"

6'6" with 36" inseam. I've owned several dirt, street and dual sport bikes but I will keep this to just the dual sports. The 640 Adv was my favorite pure dual sport but the 99 Tiger was my favorite...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-20-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,709
Posted By f-five
DO IT!! I've been looking at Triumph Scramblers...

DO IT!! I've been looking at Triumph Scramblers for a while now but I haven't been able to pull the trigger. A few days ago I started looking at Nighthawks and KZ650s and like you said, I could see...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-07-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5,019
Views: 302,231
Posted By f-five
Yes, Sandy. Nice BMW!

Yes, Sandy. Nice BMW!
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-07-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 67,796
Posted By f-five
Beautiful!! Thanks for taking the time to share.

Beautiful!! Thanks for taking the time to share.
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,530
Posted By f-five
I currently have a black 99 with about 35kmiles...

I currently have a black 99 with about 35kmiles on it now. I've owned several small (Thumper) adv bikes as well as KTM 950A and a Buell Uly. You really can't beat the tiger for the price, best bike...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-10-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By f-five
It just as nice when you sell a bike to a guy...

It just as nice when you sell a bike to a guy that appreciates all your hard work.
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,323
Posted By f-five
I'm running a nx650 2nd gear, 15/43 gearing, JE...

I'm running a nx650 2nd gear, 15/43 gearing, JE hi comp piston, fmf power bomb header, super trap can, K&N filter, Dyno jet kit. The bike purrs at 80 and still has enough down low to play in the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-24-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,627
Posted By f-five
Nice report!!! Thanks for sharing.

Nice report!!! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 257,398
Posted By f-five
First ride of the new year

After spending the winter in boxes the XR650L is back up and running. Enjoyed some nice weather for Feb. 18th.
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 75,483
Views: 7,977,232
Posted By f-five
You got it! He literally threw in the towel,...

You got it! He literally threw in the towel, most of the parts are warped in bath towels. The wife seen the frame and boxes and now thinks I need committed.

-- Ted
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 75,483
Views: 7,977,232
Posted By f-five
The pdf would be nice. -- Ted

The pdf would be nice.


-- Ted
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 75,483
Views: 7,977,232
Posted By f-five
New to me XRL, Some assembly required

Making the change from XR600R to XRL.
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 257,398
Posted By f-five
The Little Thumper That Could. I think I read...

The Little Thumper That Could. I think I read that book when I was a kid.
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,857
Posted By f-five
I've looking for a dualsport bike for my wife,...

I've looking for a dualsport bike for my wife, who is also 5'2", she has been riding offroad for years. Offroad she has had an XR100 which was a great starter bike she moved up to the CRF150F which...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 257,398
Posted By f-five
Found some of Missouri's fines roads

Wife is out of town so I spent the evening looking for some of Missouri's finest. This is or was County road 89 just off Tri-county road.
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,401
Posted By f-five
I love it, keep it coming. The 82 XL500R was...

I love it, keep it coming. The 82 XL500R was the first brand new bike I had ever ridden. I was 14 and my buddies dad got a brand new XL500. We would sneak it out and run around the gravel roads...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 1,418,539
Posted By f-five
Revived another XR600R and put it on the road.

Spent 4 hours on it today on some great Missouri gravel and minimum maintenance roads.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 1,418,539
Posted By f-five
Revived another XR600R and put it on the road.

I think I just about have all the kinks worked out. This thing is a gravel road machine!! I love it.
Forum: The Garage 02-01-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By f-five
I second lt-racing. Very helpful, knowledgeable...

I second lt-racing. Very helpful, knowledgeable and at a very reasonable price.

-- Ted
Forum: Beasts 10-30-2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,067
Posted By f-five
pm sent

pm sent
Forum: Beasts 10-27-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,019
Posted By f-five
I have been riding a 06 KTM 950 Adventure 2 up...

I have been riding a 06 KTM 950 Adventure 2 up and thought it was pretty good until I got an 08 Uly. The Uly is a much better 2 up bike, heck it just a much better bike unless you are running dirt...
Forum: Beasts 10-27-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,331
Posted By f-five
Today I traded my 06 KTM 950 Adventure on a demo...

Today I traded my 06 KTM 950 Adventure on a demo 08 XB12RT with 1010 mile, got the deal done at 4:30pm and put 200 miles on it before I got home. :D
Forum: Face plant 08-17-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,144
Posted By f-five
Looks like Nygle is one lucky guy! DOM is a good...

Looks like Nygle is one lucky guy! DOM is a good dude for sure and keeps his motorcycle karma meter full.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-08-2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4,077
Views: 562,366
Posted By f-five
Cedar Bridge, Madison County

This is the only bridge of "The Bridges of Madison County" that you can still drive over.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-28-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7,825
Views: 7,170,783
Posted By f-five
The Shadow

The Shadow
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-28-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7,825
Views: 7,170,783
Posted By f-five
Wifes first 500+ mile trip

Wifes first 500+ mile trip
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-28-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4,077
Views: 562,366
Posted By f-five
The famous bridge of Madison County.

The famous bridge of Madison County.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-28-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4,077
Views: 562,366
Posted By f-five
Bridge crossing over into Arkansas

Bridge crossing over into Arkansas
Forum: Orange Crush 07-27-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,789
Posted By f-five
I commute about 100 miles a day 5 days a week on...

I commute about 100 miles a day 5 days a week on my 950, all interstate. Then I get it dirty on Saturday and two up rides on Sunday. Best all around bike IMHO!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-27-2009, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5,019
Views: 302,231
Posted By f-five
That was a fun ride, I could do that every...

That was a fun ride, I could do that every weekend. Now you tell the wife you made it Nebraska.:clap

I was a little late on the Clark Tower tag but that was a nice ride. Also got to see some old...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-12-2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,191
Posted By f-five
I had the same issue. I have had a Valkyrie for...

I had the same issue. I have had a Valkyrie for 4 years for the wife and I and before that we had a Goldwing for 2 years. I found a nice 06 950 Adventure at a dealer and he was nice enough to let...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-11-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 70,860
Posted By f-five
Pissed This time I got a whole 900 miles out of my...

This time I got a whole 900 miles out of my replaced oem slave cylinder. This time in left me in BFE!
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,893
Posted By f-five
I ran one for about 12k miles on my 98 Valkyrie. ...

I ran one for about 12k miles on my 98 Valkyrie. It took a few rides to get used to the major steering changes. The tire wore really well, made for a smoother ride for the passenger but was like...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-07-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 70,860
Posted By f-five
Pissed One more down! My 06 950 Adventure 11,500 miles...

One more down! My 06 950 Adventure 11,500 miles left me in the heat during rush hour.
Forum: Beasts 05-15-2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,975
Posted By f-five
I love the sound the motor makes!! Part of the...

I love the sound the motor makes!! Part of the attraction! :D
Forum: Beasts 05-15-2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,975
Posted By f-five
This is part of my delima. The bike I'm looking...

This is part of my delima. The bike I'm looking at is clean but a stocker, no farkles or protection. I know the safe bet is to go with the Vee and be done with it but for some crazy I keep thinking...
Forum: Beasts 05-13-2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,975
Posted By f-five
Thanks for the feedback. I just needed a sanity...

Thanks for the feedback. I just needed a sanity check. I have softspot for euro bikes and ugly ones at that. I think the I need to focus on wee vs vee. I have had some seat time on the Vee but...
Forum: Beasts 05-13-2009, 07:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,975
Posted By f-five
tiger steamer or v-strom/wee-strom

I have my eye on a few bikes and have been going over the pros and cons in my head. All three bikes are basically stock. The steamer is $1300 cheaper than the 06 wee and $1500 cheaper than the 03...
Forum: Americas 09-27-2007, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,521
Posted By f-five
Good to hear that your back on the bike. You are...

Good to hear that your back on the bike. You are in a pretty good location for a trip like this, my folks have done many 7-14 day trips starting from your area on their Goldwing. Here are a few...
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