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Forum: Americas 05-06-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By sweetwater
'Hugo, you just opened a HUGE can of opinionated...

'Hugo, you just opened a HUGE can of opinionated worms :D

You'll get lots of feedback and support and critique of your bike choices. You'll get a lot of advice like mine: I've ridden the DR650...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,288,392
Posted By sweetwater
PowerAddict: sounds like you're on the right...

PowerAddict: sounds like you're on the right track! If you get #2 and tackle that gasket yuo might as well do the carb mods while it is apart. I avoided the mods for a while but finally did...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,288,392
Posted By sweetwater
Another vote for stock bike with low miles. I'm...

Another vote for stock bike with low miles. I'm never real sure about the sins of previous owners. If it is stock, you know what you're dealing with!
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,288,392
Posted By sweetwater
TNC, Lutz, Dan888: It is odd isn't it? No...

TNC, Lutz, Dan888:

It is odd isn't it? No known impact, NEVER pressure wash the bikes, and before disassembly, the gasket appears intact from the outside.

When 'Racer picks up a new one, I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4,468
Views: 1,047,763
Posted By sweetwater
Nice ride today, T-Dub did great. No wonderful...

Nice ride today, T-Dub did great. No wonderful landscape pics, but this rest stop was funny:

http://sweetwaterfarms.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Dual-Sports/i-nJV6984/0/M/P1040064-M.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,288,392
Posted By sweetwater
NCRacer and I are out riding with the girls today...

NCRacer and I are out riding with the girls today when he pulls along side me on his '09 KLX and shows me this:
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4,468
Views: 1,047,763
Posted By sweetwater
Small's, Those two mods look really good!

Small's,

Those two mods look really good!
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,288,392
Posted By sweetwater
Two choices: tap OEM bar end weight and screw...

Two choices: tap OEM bar end weight and screw hand guard down; remove weight and use expansion anchors from Moose.

Third option: new bars!

FWIW, I have my 2010 set up with new bars (Zeta Motard...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,288,392
Posted By sweetwater
Black', I can't exactly see what you have...

Black', I can't exactly see what you have described in my mind's eye; what handguards are you using, and I do remember that a while back you mounted them to stock bars.

Did you get the OEM bar...
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,823
Posted By sweetwater
Very interesting trip! I like the urban shots for...

Very interesting trip! I like the urban shots for some reason and usually favor rural stuff...keep 'em coming!
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,288,392
Posted By sweetwater
I'm gonna try to blow mine up so I can get the...

I'm gonna try to blow mine up so I can get the 351 kit...the missus requires an excuse to spend, but honestly, there isn't much to go wrong on these bikes.
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,288,392
Posted By sweetwater
Speaking of NCRacer, he managed to misappropriate...

Speaking of NCRacer, he managed to misappropriate one of my old VFR's panniers. I think I'm gonna make him tote our lunch everywhere we go:
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,288,392
Posted By sweetwater
Focus gentelmen...in order to realign the KLX...

Focus gentelmen...in order to realign the KLX review thread, I offer this:

GREEN...
http://sweetwaterfarms.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2010-KLX250S-1/i-TCq9XXf/0/M/P1030445-M.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,288,392
Posted By sweetwater
I'm lucky right now to have a 2010 with stock...

I'm lucky right now to have a 2010 with stock exhaust and a 2009 with FMF Q4, no tail insert ("silencer" effect with insert). I personally like the sound of both, but from an economic perspective I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,288,392
Posted By sweetwater
KLX a la mode?

KLX a la mode?
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,288,392
Posted By sweetwater
I like the idea of trying cheap "fat pegs" and...

I like the idea of trying cheap "fat pegs" and upgrading if they work for you.

Wheeling Cycle Supply!
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-17-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,634
Posted By sweetwater
I'm in too! Really enjoy seeing our state as the...

I'm in too! Really enjoy seeing our state as the topic, lots of nice shots!
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,288,392
Posted By sweetwater
Very good point TNC. I have never run the fatter...

Very good point TNC. I have never run the fatter pegs, but I understand them from a position of standing and comfort for the foot. However, I almost always wear moto boots and the soles are very...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,245
Posted By sweetwater
Whisperlite in stuff sack, nested cook kit in...

Whisperlite in stuff sack, nested cook kit in sack, and MSR fuel bottle in zip-lock. Same report as many others, no leaks, no worries.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,218
Posted By sweetwater
The break-in period is worth it. Get through that...

The break-in period is worth it. Get through that and adjust your controls and it'll be good-to-go!
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-07-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 32,654
Posted By sweetwater
Red Bud is on to something here...good luck...

Red Bud is on to something here...good luck Shane, heal up!
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-07-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By sweetwater
Wet start, nice finish!

Wet start, nice finish!
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4,468
Views: 1,047,763
Posted By sweetwater
Post-snow, TW ready... ...

Post-snow, TW ready...
http://sweetwaterfarms.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Dual-Sports/i-JLPbmCn/0/M/P1040029-M.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,288,392
Posted By sweetwater
Ortho/trauma is my favorite...if you ever wanna...

Ortho/trauma is my favorite...if you ever wanna move south lemme know, we'll get you a JOB...now back to the regularly scheduled topic here.

My boring 2010 ready for first post-blizzard ride:...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 438,723
Posted By sweetwater
All good points guys! I'd add a pic, but still...

All good points guys! I'd add a pic, but still searching for "my" 1150! I sold an excellent 1200Gs with extras, lots of extras, for NADA/KBB average and it took many months...I gotta quit being an...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 438,723
Posted By sweetwater
Almost started a new thread to ask and explore...

Almost started a new thread to ask and explore this issue, but may be more fitting here:

After going a year and a half with no GS, I want another. Finances force another 1200GS out of the picture,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,886
Posted By sweetwater
You're probably nuts, but this whole moto-hobby...

You're probably nuts, but this whole moto-hobby is kinda crazy.

Get another Guzzi. Get an old beat up GS to keep it company.
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 281,960
Posted By sweetwater
Excellent solution! The missus would've loved...

Excellent solution! The missus would've loved this when day tripping on the Connie. Once she got the swing of the Kpass, things went well, but when I walked away with the fob in my pocket...well, I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,288,392
Posted By sweetwater
Have fun Blackvans...take your time! What kind of...

Have fun Blackvans...take your time! What kind of RN do you wanna be?
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,823
Posted By sweetwater
Looking forward to the report and word on how the...

Looking forward to the report and word on how the little Honda does (pretty darn well I'm guessing!).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 15,747
Posted By sweetwater
All my bikes are slow now. I've had the...

All my bikes are slow now.

I've had the latest, greatest, fastest. I have the official recorded speed documents to prove it!

My 250 easily carves rural back roads at double the posted speed...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1,758
Views: 357,816
Posted By sweetwater
Thanks Trash'!

Thanks Trash'!
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1,758
Views: 357,816
Posted By sweetwater
Quick identity question: what is difference...

Quick identity question: what is difference between SV650sk7 and SV650 sAk7?

Is one North American model? If so, which one? NADA lists these two designations along with the "naked" for a total of...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,808
Posted By sweetwater
I like this RR! Any report that includes dental...

I like this RR! Any report that includes dental visit as a key ingredient is an adventure.

Thanks for a fun read Tony :D
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,288,392
Posted By sweetwater
Agreed on the Krieger! And no matter how I've...

Agreed on the Krieger! And no matter how I've done the math, the extended warranty is not a "value". Just my .02 :deal
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4,468
Views: 1,047,763
Posted By sweetwater
Sounds like you're covering the due diligence!...

Sounds like you're covering the due diligence! Keep goin'!
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4,468
Views: 1,047,763
Posted By sweetwater
:rofl On sale at HomeDepot for yesterday...

:rofl On sale at HomeDepot for yesterday morning in the Spring Cleaning kiosk.
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10,698
Views: 2,288,392
Posted By sweetwater
We've kind of gravitated to the style of riding...

We've kind of gravitated to the style of riding that you describe. We have a place to stay/park truck and trailer near NC mountains that saves at least an hour, if not two hours, in the dual sport...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-23-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 186,389
Posted By sweetwater
Looks like an awesome day Cuttle. We tend...

Looks like an awesome day Cuttle.

We tend to ride east of you guys more often than not due to our schedules, but Missus Sweet' loves WNC. We gotta head that way soon.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,346
Posted By sweetwater
Sargent seat does "break in" with use. I found...

Sargent seat does "break in" with use. I found the firm support to be rather comfy (supportive indeed!).

I plan to give a RDL a test soon, but Sargent is a good fit for my bum.
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