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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-25-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,261
Posted By securety10
I put ~100 miles on the bike this morning and...

I put ~100 miles on the bike this morning and have to say I'm overall satisfied and do not regret the purchase. I actually ended up doing a short stint of off-road on it last night and was very...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-24-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,261
Posted By securety10
Got it home this afternoon and so far put a...

Got it home this afternoon and so far put a whopping 20 miles on her. Tomorrow morning I should start racking up the miles.

My initial impressions:
Overall I'm pretty impressed. For the long...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,261
Posted By securety10
OTD we ended up at $10,800 which included FL Tax,...

OTD we ended up at $10,800 which included FL Tax, tag and title, think they were originally at $9600 before all the fees/tax etc. I based my negotiations off some 13's that are listed in PA @...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-23-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5,693
Views: 1,031,058
Posted By securety10
Wasn't so much the horsepower as the 800 felt a...

Wasn't so much the horsepower as the 800 felt a bit more cramped and not enough of a upgrade over the KLR size/weight wise. Honestly, my Gen I KLR with a 705, head work, exhaust and 16 tooth front...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-23-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5,693
Views: 1,031,058
Posted By securety10
Thanks for the info, but I decided to pass on the...

Thanks for the info, but I decided to pass on the Explorer. May have worked out a deal on a Tenere though. I'm going to give the Explorers another look in the next year or so, sounds like the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,261
Posted By securety10
That was the opinion I got from the reviews also...

That was the opinion I got from the reviews also in regards to the Explorer being more of a road bike, which I decided I could probably live with. The possible reliability problems on the 13 (the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,261
Posted By securety10
Yep, you're in a similar boat. Other than a few...

Yep, you're in a similar boat. Other than a few miles, mine is ~20 miles 55 mph and 25 miles interstate (70 mph). Luckily, right now I work remotely a few days a week, but that will likely be...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,261
Posted By securety10
Appreciate the input. It would be used a lot...

Appreciate the input. It would be used a lot more on highway and interstate (commuting to work), but I still want the capability for trips out West and a planned trip to Alaska, hence the reason I...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-23-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5,693
Views: 1,031,058
Posted By securety10
In the shop for 4 months! :eek1 The info...

In the shop for 4 months! :eek1

The info helps a lot. Appreciate the input!

After doing a lot of research last night on the cam-bucket issue the bike I was looking at seems to be in the VIN...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-22-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5,693
Views: 1,031,058
Posted By securety10
Thanks for the reply. I wasn't really intending...

Thanks for the reply. I wasn't really intending to TAT the TEX, just some of the easier sections, mainly just the groomed gavel/dirt roads out West. There were plenty of sections you could have...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,261
Posted By securety10
I've been looking all over the Eastern & Mid US...

I've been looking all over the Eastern & Mid US and haven't found any deals on a 14 low enough to get me to jump. I didn't realize there was such a large dealer incentive that ended in December. I...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-22-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5,693
Views: 1,031,058
Posted By securety10
I know this has been gone over multiple times,...

I know this has been gone over multiple times, but I find conflicting answers, is there a difference in suspension between the XC and regular Explorer?

Are the only differences:
Hand guards...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,702
Posted By securety10
Interesting. So if I follow correctly, if the...

Interesting. So if I follow correctly, if the dealer participated, a 2013 (if the dealer ordered during the rebate period) could possibly be had cheaper than a 2012 which was obviously purchased...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,702
Posted By securety10
Good to know, I appreciate it. That was what I...

Good to know, I appreciate it. That was what I was looking to get close to OTD. Doubt that will happen though, maybe I'll be passing on the Tenere for the time being.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,702
Posted By securety10
Thanks for your input. I'm looking for a pretty...

Thanks for your input. I'm looking for a pretty good deal especially if I'm buying 2. I'm not desperate to purchase, really don't need new motorcycles, but the Tenere looks like it would be a great...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,702
Posted By securety10
7% in FL, though the 2 places I've gotten quotes...

7% in FL, though the 2 places I've gotten quotes from so far are in Illinois which is 6.25%. IL collects tax for FL residents at the rate of 6.25% I believe and then I'll pay the extra .75% when I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,702
Posted By securety10
I've been looking for a 2012-2013 Tenere...

I've been looking for a 2012-2013 Tenere (actually 2, father wants one also). So far the best quote I received was 12,900 OTD with 2 yr warranty and the $1200 in accessories. Thought that wasn't to...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 65,161
Posted By securety10
The codes are on the bottom of the shipment...

The codes are on the bottom of the shipment conformation.

And since I'm here, if anyone has a code to spare I have a few items to purchase. :D
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 65,161
Posted By securety10
I need to place an order if anyone has a code. ...

I need to place an order if anyone has a code. Will pay it forward as expected. :D
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 65,161
Posted By securety10
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Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,473
Posted By securety10
Thanks. Wish I was better at keeping up with it,...

Thanks. Wish I was better at keeping up with it, not sure how others manage to keep theirs so up to date while on the adventure!

We got lucky it worked out so well timing wise for the 2 of us,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,473
Posted By securety10
Backwards TAT Adventure - Maybe someday we'll get back to the TAT...

Sunday morning the wind had died down so it wasn't such a fight with the KLRs on the freeway. We headed towards Sedona, AZ where my cousin (that we stayed with in Vegas) was camping with friends. ...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,473
Posted By securety10
Day ??? I lost track - Backwards TAT Adventure - Still no TAT

When we arrived in Vegas we had parts waiting for us along with more on the way.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5550/10121128773_cd4229dd0d_b.jpg

Dad rebuilt his rear brake, clutch, and...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,473
Posted By securety10
Day 8-10 - Backwards TAT Adventure, with no TAT

The next morning we called around within a couple hundred miles to every motorcycle shop hoping they'd have disks in stock and every rental company hoping they might have a rental truck available. ...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,473
Posted By securety10
Thanks, I try, but the photos still don't always...

Thanks, I try, but the photos still don't always come out quite like I want. Maybe one of these days...


Yeah that was the point of the 2 KLRs in the first place. Dad didn't want a KLR, and I...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,473
Posted By securety10
Day 7 - Backwards TAT Adventure

The next morning we rode the 53 miles down I-80 to Battle Mountain, refueled and headed south out of town via the TAT. The route runs a long a soft, rutted trail which follows a gas pipeline that...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 15,902
Views: 1,767,828
Posted By securety10
I have the 1 1/4" lowered wide foot pegs from...

I have the 1 1/4" lowered wide foot pegs from Knight Design (http://www.knightdesignllc.com/index_files/kawa_klr_g1_footpegs.htm), a bit pricey though.
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,473
Posted By securety10
Day 5 & 6 - Backwards TAT Adventure

Our next stop via the TAT was supposed to be Battle Mountain, but due to the mining operations and some sort of human powered cycle convention, or something along those lines, all rooms were booked. ...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,473
Posted By securety10
Thanks. I wasn't sure if anyone was even paying...

Thanks. I wasn't sure if anyone was even paying attention, didn't think our ride was interesting enough :rofl. Also, really appreciated your input in the other thread in regards to the clutch...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 931
Posted By securety10
Yeah, that is what I was getting at in the end of...

Yeah, that is what I was getting at in the end of my post. Plus there are lurkers that do read them. The flip side is it would be much easier just to keep a journal along with all the pics/videos...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 268,974
Posted By securety10
Where did you end up having the problems between...

Where did you end up having the problems between McDermitt and Denio? I wasn't sure if you'd have issue with the little gullies or not, our biggest issue was the steep switchback and the rocky...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 931
Posted By securety10
I have to say, trying to keep up with my RR, I...

I have to say, trying to keep up with my RR, I have respect for the guys that can keep up with them real time. It is a pain to have to deal with different hosts and insert links along with the text....
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,473
Posted By securety10
Day 4 - Backwards TAT Adventure

I really need to work on my astrophotogrophy skills as the night sky was absolutely gorgeous. The multitude of stars with the black backdrop (and no big city glow) was something I wish I could have...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,473
Posted By securety10
Day 3 - Backwards TAT Adventure

The TAT heads SE from Lakeview, OR and skirts the NE edge of California for ~20 miles. There were some beautiful views in that little section of California....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-17-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,489
Posted By securety10
Saturday I ended up giving in and switching out...

Saturday I ended up giving in and switching out half the friction plates from my bike into dad's bike. I also swapped a couple of springs which were noticeable shorter on his bike and everything I...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,473
Posted By securety10
Day 2 - Backwards TAT Adventure

The TAT crosses 138 about 70 miles east of Roseburg, so we super slabbed it to that point. While I'm not sure we would have had any issues on the TAT east of Glendale, we did see smoke to the south...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,473
Posted By securety10
For most, these pictures would signal successful...

For most, these pictures would signal successful completion of the TAT, for us they are just the beginning.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2843/9779064423_f041f6d984_o.jpg

[In the background is...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 268,974
Posted By securety10
Good to hear you made it up to Battle Mountain...

Good to hear you made it up to Battle Mountain without incident.

Saturday I finally gave in and tore my clutch apart and swapped half my friction disks with dad so we could get his bike on the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,473
Posted By securety10
I would have liked to have done some hiking...

I would have liked to have done some hiking around Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park as there are supposed to be a couple of huge redwoods that are not to hard to get to, but my ankle and knee were...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,473
Posted By securety10
After installing the new crash bars on at Happy...

After installing the new crash bars on at Happy Trails we spent the night in Boise at the Red Lion Hotel which we got really cheap on priceline and they even gave us a room with a walk out deck to...
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