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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-27-2009, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2,493
Views: 608,903
Posted By kvdog
Hwy. 85 somewhere in the Dakotas

Hwy. 85 somewhere in the Dakotas
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,135
Posted By kvdog
Great report and pics! One of my all-time...

Great report and pics! One of my all-time favorite places; makes me want to go back this year a lot. Nice shot of the "highway"!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-25-2008, 12:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,148
Posted By kvdog
Thanks for posting this!:clap

Thanks for posting this!:clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-23-2008, 06:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,148
Posted By kvdog
"not even one dealer in Wisconsin stocks these...

"not even one dealer in Wisconsin stocks these belts"

Did you try Wausau HD/Buell? They had one for me off the shelf last month when I needed one for a road trip spare.
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2008, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,219
Posted By kvdog
Great report! My favorite part of the state by...

Great report! My favorite part of the state by far, even when it's under water.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-28-2008, 07:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,229
Posted By kvdog
I've had the same experience with my '06. ...

I've had the same experience with my '06. Shifting before 4K nets me mid to upper 40s MPG commuting to work. Best mileage was on a long road trip, with sustained 70-80 MPH (3500-4000 RPM) on an...
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2008, 09:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,648
Posted By kvdog
Great pics and welcome to my second home! It...

Great pics and welcome to my second home! It looks like you stumbled across my dog's clone down there.
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2008, 08:41 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,612
Posted By kvdog
Almendro tree, northeastern Costa Rica, with 6'...

Almendro tree, northeastern Costa Rica, with 6' me at the base. Because there was a great green macaw nest in it, I purchased the tree from the landowner to reduce the urge to turn it into expensive...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-12-2008, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4,563
Views: 965,940
Posted By kvdog
That does it! Have been resisting, but the next...

That does it! Have been resisting, but the next random skull I find is going on the Uly.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-29-2008, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,621
Posted By kvdog
I remain sold on the 616 as a good tire for...

I remain sold on the 616 as a good tire for gravel roads and good on pavement at brisk but not berserk speeds. I got poor mileage out of the rear (slick at 4K miles), but the front is going strong...
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2008, 07:06 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 43,481
Posted By kvdog
Custer State Park, SD

Custer State Park, SD
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-15-2008, 09:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,441
Posted By kvdog
[quote=danger_dave]How lucky am I! Mine let go...

[quote=danger_dave]How lucky am I!
Mine let go today in the driveway at Kiwi Rider offices. Roadworks out the front - suspect an errant rock.

And only 3 spare bikes on hand!

So I'm currently...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-14-2008, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By kvdog
Thanks!:D I was planning on trailering the Uly...

Thanks!:D I was planning on trailering the Uly down there on a trip I might have to take for other reasons, and just have it to jump on and go if I wanted. I am really not crazy about doing this so...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-12-2008, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By kvdog
GREAT information folks! I am only really...

GREAT information folks! I am only really familiar with NM, particularly the SE part. These other places and roads mentioned sound like the makings of a really decent trip some time.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-11-2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By kvdog
Sounds like I need to shoot for a little further...

Sounds like I need to shoot for a little further south that early in the season!
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-11-2008, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By kvdog
Thanks! I was kind of wondering about tornadoes....

Thanks! I was kind of wondering about tornadoes. We don't get them here until July usually.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-11-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By kvdog
Northern Uly Rider Question: March Weather in OK & Northern TX

I may be trailering my Uly out of the Great White North of Wisconsin to do some riding around Oklahoma, northern Texas, and maybe eastern New Mexico. Any thoughts about riding/camping weather...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-04-2008, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By kvdog
I'm 6' as well, and have ZG windscreen that's...

I'm 6' as well, and have ZG windscreen that's approx. 4 taller than stock. That works great, but if I go any taller I get massive turbulence at helmet level. I've tried other screens, but after...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-03-2008, 10:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,441
Posted By kvdog
Weighing in on the topic of off-roading a Uly, my...

Weighing in on the topic of off-roading a Uly, my experience after 13K crashless miles of 10-25% firelanes/sand/gravel forest roads, is that the bike is quite capable in dry conditions, if you keep...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-21-2008, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4,235
Views: 605,662
Posted By kvdog
Lake Sakakawea, ND.

Lake Sakakawea, ND.
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2007, 09:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,098
Posted By kvdog
Great stuff! We've got miles of old narrow-gauge...

Great stuff! We've got miles of old narrow-gauge logging lines up here in N. WI, mostly on National Forest land. Nothing nearly as cool as the stuff in your pics though, with little remaining other...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-21-2007, 08:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,213
Posted By kvdog
13,000 miles since April of this year, including...

13,000 miles since April of this year, including 2,500 mile road trip in 90-100 degree heat. It's an '06; came with/got sidestand/BAS recalls taken care of. Fan replaced at 7K. Have dealt very...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-07-2007, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,172
Posted By kvdog
I am curious if a front Distanzia is better in...

I am curious if a front Distanzia is better in loose material than than the D616. I know people have a wide range of (mostly negative) opinions about the Dunlops, but on the front at least, they...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-05-2007, 02:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,994
Posted By kvdog
Yup, I've noticed the cupping and am keeping an...

Yup, I've noticed the cupping and am keeping an eye on it. So far, the tire is still fine on twisties though.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-05-2007, 01:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,994
Posted By kvdog
I burned through my rear D616 at around 4k miles,...

I burned through my rear D616 at around 4k miles, and replaced it with a sync, but left the front 616 on as it had a lot of tread left. The combination works very well in the usually dry sand/gravel...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2007, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,314
Posted By kvdog
I feel the same way, and the Ulysses really does...

I feel the same way, and the Ulysses really does it for me. Great shots!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 07-31-2007, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4,563
Views: 965,940
Posted By kvdog
On Tamarack Creek, Vilas County Forest

On Tamarack Creek, Vilas County Forest
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2007, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,165
Posted By kvdog
Great stuff! This is kind of in my "back yard",...

Great stuff! This is kind of in my "back yard", but you've given me some new ideas for some weekend runs:D.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-30-2007, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3,829
Views: 864,829
Posted By kvdog
Hwy. 85, N. Dakota

Hwy. 85, N. Dakota
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2007, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,843
Posted By kvdog
Every time I go down there, I have to go through...

Every time I go down there, I have to go through a few days on "probation" before folks realize I'm not one of "those" Gringos. Can't blame e'm--I work in a tourist town and see same kind of thing...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-19-2007, 10:18 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 18,062
Posted By kvdog
I'm in a small town with pretty easy traffic, but...

I'm in a small town with pretty easy traffic, but on a trip out west last month, I had to sit in some serious traffic with temps in the upper 90s. The only thing I noticed was that my right leg felt...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2007, 01:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,280
Posted By kvdog
Great shots! Nice to know there are other ADV...

Great shots! Nice to know there are other ADV riders out there that have a soft spot for horses.:D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-16-2007, 01:57 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 18,062
Posted By kvdog
The only issue with mine--getting the fan...

The only issue with mine--getting the fan replaced before it fails, at about 8K miles. My only gripe is the too-tall first gear. Otherwise, I can't stay off the thing for more than 24 hours.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-10-2007, 07:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,706
Posted By kvdog
Test ride both if possible. If the changes made...

Test ride both if possible. If the changes made in the '08 seem to make a dramatically better bike, you have your answer.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-10-2007, 05:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,933
Posted By kvdog
Yup! This bike gets a favorable reaction from...

Yup! This bike gets a favorable reaction from all ages--I get smiles from older folks (I can't quite figure this one out) and a lot of squid types do double-takes and point. I sure hope it's the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-10-2007, 02:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,933
Posted By kvdog
My $0.02 worth: In my travels through a lot of...

My $0.02 worth: In my travels through a lot of "bike desensitized" towns in and around the Black Hills a few weeks back, the Uly turned enough heads to make me self-conscious. I'm assuming it was...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-04-2007, 11:14 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,381
Posted By kvdog
The oil filter is on the lower right front side...

The oil filter is on the lower right front side of the engine, and requires removal of the chin spoiler (held on by several screws). It's an easy and clean job to change one. Oil drainage out of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-04-2007, 08:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,141
Posted By kvdog
Just finished over 2500 mile trip with such a...

Just finished over 2500 mile trip with such a combo (Dunlop on front). Worked fine. The Sync barely shows any wear yet at over 3K.
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2007, 08:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,770
Posted By kvdog
I just got back from there! They let you have...

I just got back from there! They let you have these big glass jugs that you can keep getting refilled off the tap. The place truly rocks! I put up another pic of the ore dock in the "Old...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2007, 08:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,620
Posted By kvdog
Mercer, WI. More bird than I'd care to flip.

Mercer, WI. More bird than I'd care to flip.
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