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Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 34,647
Posted By spanky
Well, by now you know I didn't end up buying the...

Well, by now you know I didn't end up buying the Sprint. The SO didn't like it but we were able to score a schweet R1100R that I posted in your thread about the Roadster.
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1,931
Views: 292,548
Posted By spanky
We looked at about five different K75's and yes,...

We looked at about five different K75's and yes, they are top heavy. The R1100R I got her must have come with a factory low seat because in its lowest setting she's completely flat-footing the bike....
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1,931
Views: 292,548
Posted By spanky
After years of looking at K75's for my SO I found...

After years of looking at K75's for my SO I found this little gem that she loves:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d61/rabalais/Debnbike003.jpg

It's a '99 that came with 85K on the clock and yet...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-15-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14,498
Views: 2,105,001
Posted By spanky
Shoei RF1000 new ****SOLD****

I have a new, never worn, and still in the box Shoei RF1000. Color is red. Size is XL. Asking $175 obo. I'm in Colorado Springs.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d61/rabalais/ShoeiRF1000001.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 57,665
Posted By spanky
In terms of rarity I have you beat. BMW imported...

In terms of rarity I have you beat. BMW imported to the U.S. approximately 720 K1's over four years of production. But your bike is by far the uglier of the two.:lol3...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 243,564
Posted By spanky
On the way to Monarch Pass with a fellow Duc...

On the way to Monarch Pass with a fellow Duc buddy:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d61/rabalais/trip%20pics/May12007download401.jpg

At the top of the pass, I owned the 907/Paso in the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-13-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2,887
Views: 153,966
Posted By spanky
I never thought I'd haul my bikes to Denver for...

I never thought I'd haul my bikes to Denver for service but here I am doing just that. My situation is about likes yours; local dealer is 15 minutes away but I won't even set foot on their property....
Forum: Old's Cool 09-12-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By spanky
This is a good question that might get a better...

This is a good question that might get a better response if posted at the xjbikes forum. Lots of good folks there with some serious knowledge of this nice Yamaha model line......
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 20,238
Posted By spanky
not as new as eveyrone else's but....

....here's my newest acquisition:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d61/rabalais/Debnbike003.jpg

It's a '99 R1100R with over 86K on the clock. I couldn't believe how great its condition was and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 195,182
Posted By spanky
At a Denver-area BMW dealer....

About a month ago and saw a new bike I was interested in. I walked over to the sales manager who knows me from past dealings at this and the previous shop he's worked at. I inquire as to whether or...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By spanky
Thanks for the input. I've got time to do more...

Thanks for the input. I've got time to do more research, the link will help a lot!
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By spanky
Question Aftermarket gear indicator: installed one?

I'm thinking about installing this (http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/2012-updated-digital-gear-indicator-for-motorcycle-BMW-SUZUKI-SBS-D01-blue-6-gears/901821_564488037.html) on a '99 R1100R....
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 34,647
Posted By spanky
I'm going to look at an '03 Sprint this weekend....

I'm going to look at an '03 Sprint this weekend. 57K miles on the clock, very good condition, adult owned/maintained. What should I look out for?

(apologies to ninepeaks9 for the hijack use of his...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,962
Posted By spanky
You say that like it's a bad thing.:cry

You say that like it's a bad thing.:cry
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 210,536
Posted By spanky
my thoughts

Whenever I'm out on the open road I see HD's, BMW's of various flavors, GW's, and FJR's but little of anything else especially ST's.

I rode my KRS all over the friggin' country and loved...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 30,985
Views: 7,495,347
Posted By spanky
Looks like an angry bird.

Looks like an angry bird.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,071
Posted By spanky
KLR owners: Leave a cup next to your bike and...

KLR owners: Leave a cup next to your bike and you'll find lots of spare change in it the next morning. :lol3

Response to the OP:

Like many others here and where possible, I've parked my bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,916
Posted By spanky
Now I know what the Highwayman has been up to....

Now I know what the Highwayman has been up to. Geez, try reading through the many articles within the site without laughing your ass off. :rolleyes
Forum: Old's Cool 05-10-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,598
Posted By spanky
Me too. A black '79. Very nice bike smooth, was...

Me too. A black '79. Very nice bike smooth, was an "all purpose" bike for me that damn near excelled at everything I asked of it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,207
Posted By spanky
The perfect epitaph.

The perfect epitaph.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 27,991
Posted By spanky
Nail, meet hammer. There's a...

Nail, meet hammer.

There's a wheelchair-bound rider here in the Springs who gets around on an older Gold Wing with a sidecar. The sidecar has been modified in a manner that lets him enter it using...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,317
Posted By spanky
I'd rather have something like this than the...

I'd rather have something like this than the Motus.
Forum: The Garage 03-05-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,732
Posted By spanky
Me too except that it's a bit pricey. I need to...

Me too except that it's a bit pricey. I need to insulate my crawl space and exposed foundation and have looked at this supplier (http://www.tigerfoam.com/products.php).
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,677
Posted By spanky
pics? As for your purchase, well, all I can...

pics?

As for your purchase, well, all I can say is that I share your interest in this unusal bike. I once attended the GTS1000 owners national rally in Frisco, CO, and marveled at how some had...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8,519
Views: 1,723,352
Posted By spanky
No, not really. That's just Telluride where even...

No, not really. That's just Telluride where even the hired help have an attitude towards customers.
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,192
Posted By spanky
Uh, I knew this guy who, uh, in 2010 got stopped...

Uh, I knew this guy who, uh, in 2010 got stopped three times for speeding on his "bumblebee" K1200S. First time was 67 in a 35 zone, second time was 45 in a 35 zone, and the third time was 49 in a 35...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8,519
Views: 1,723,352
Posted By spanky
I ride to work two to three times a year, maybe....

I ride to work two to three times a year, maybe. My MC commuting used to be higher but with only a four mile trip it didn't seem worth it suit up for what ends up being a ten minute ride (with stop...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,192
Posted By spanky
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d61/rabalais/Wes...

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d61/rabalais/WestcliffeSkylineride009.jpg

How about yellow? I even have a helmet that matches! Do I stick out? Hell yes but it's nice to be seen even if it's a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 30,985
Views: 7,495,347
Posted By spanky
It ended Superman's life, didn't it?

It ended Superman's life, didn't it?
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2,307
Views: 585,083
Posted By spanky
I owned this beauty (or did it own me?) for a...

I owned this beauty (or did it own me?) for a little over three years. It's a '92 907IE Paso that I restored. It's shown below on display in the office lobby of the collector who bought it from me....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 30,985
Views: 7,495,347
Posted By spanky
On my Duc, alone and taking the photo myself. Not...

On my Duc, alone and taking the photo myself. Not dragging a knee either.
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d61/rabalais/trip%20pics/May12007download401.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,980
Posted By spanky
Curse you, panzer. (Aaaargh, must resist urge to...

Curse you, panzer. (Aaaargh, must resist urge to spend money i ain't got...)
Forum: Old's Cool 12-05-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,835
Posted By spanky
Somebody is yankin' somebody's chain.:deal ...

Somebody is yankin' somebody's chain.:deal

(no pun intended)
Forum: Old's Cool 12-05-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,618
Posted By spanky
Gotta add my two cents worth here...

I saw the movie with some riding buddies. We all were between 14 and 17 at the time and probably saw it three or four times. I raved about it so much that I managed to get my dad to go see it with...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-28-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,996
Posted By spanky
I remember back in the late '70's when Kawasaki...

I remember back in the late '70's when Kawasaki launched this model. At the time I recall saying to myself "What in the hell would anyone want with a 1300cc six banger? I mean, really, just how BIG a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,980
Posted By spanky
Count me as a "wannabe" Futura owner. I had a...

Count me as a "wannabe" Futura owner. I had a chance to buy an '03 with 300 miles on it but passed, have regretted it ever since. Some day....some day....
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,169
Posted By spanky
You had THAT and you let it get away? Bad dog!...

You had THAT and you let it get away? Bad dog! Bad Dog!!!!

As for the exhaust sound.....I've always said it's like sex in your ears. 'Tis true. If you've owned one you know what I'm talking about....
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,404
Posted By spanky
That is one beautiful bike.:raabia Now,...

That is one beautiful bike.:raabia

Now, getting back on topic, I found this basket case...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 30,985
Views: 7,495,347
Posted By spanky
Not necessarily true. If you ever come out...

Not necessarily true. If you ever come out Colorado take state Hwy 67 out of the town of Florence and head towards Wetmore, CO, and then go over Wet Mountain Pass (short but incredible, you will...
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 42,497
Posted By spanky
my experience

I bought and did a lot of mechanical restoration to this '92 907IE:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d61/rabalais/bikes/010110010207010309200803316a9070c4d.jpg

I loved the bike but at an average...
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