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Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 47,335
Posted By pearsonm
How are you doing with the white/orange/black...

How are you doing with the white/orange/black paint scheme? I debating between a used W/O/B '10 and a leftover black/green '11. I probably like the green better - it is a fire-breathing Kawasaki -...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 123,344
Posted By pearsonm
I appreciate the honest info. Of the 3 bikes I'm...

I appreciate the honest info. Of the 3 bikes I'm looking hard at (the Z1000, Speed Triple and XR) the Z1000 makes the most sense - until I look at one. God they're ugly. The XR is the best looking...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 123,344
Posted By pearsonm
Do any of you guys ride track days on your XR's?...

Do any of you guys ride track days on your XR's? I'm done with race replicas and recently sold my trackbike and trailer. It's coming down to the Speed Triple for me, but I've liked the XR since it...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,543
Posted By pearsonm
I'm 6'3" tall, weigh 215 lbs and have a 36"...

I'm 6'3" tall, weigh 215 lbs and have a 36" inseam. After years of curling up on Japanese race replicas, including the past 4-5 at track days, I've had enough.

Iíve all but decided on the Speed...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,130
Posted By pearsonm
I really haven't researched that one. Let me look...

I really haven't researched that one. Let me look into it. One requirement is I have to be able to do some track days on it.
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,130
Posted By pearsonm
When you say 'the new style', that's '11 to...

When you say 'the new style', that's '11 to current, correct? The previous generation is '05-'10?

I'm having a hard time with my decision. I come from a long line of Japanese sportbikes but I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,130
Posted By pearsonm
I'm also a tall guy considering these two bikes....

I'm also a tall guy considering these two bikes. How tall are you? I'm 6'3" tall, weigh 215 lbs and have a 36" inseam.

The Speed Triple fits me weird - I need the pegs to go forward and up to get...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,538
Posted By pearsonm
Do any of you guys track your Thruxton? I've been...

Do any of you guys track your Thruxton? I've been riding the track for years but got burnt out and sold my track bike and trailer. I'm looking for something cool I can bomb around on but still throw...
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20,917
Views: 5,985,590
Posted By pearsonm
So what is The Setup when it comes to the...

So what is The Setup when it comes to the Scrambler suspension? Using the Search function it looks like YSS and Works shocks are the most popular. Is that correct? I guess Iím surprised - I assumed...
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,938
Posted By pearsonm
Yea, at 45-yrs old, I know how that...

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How's that Scrambler fit you? My wife said I look...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,938
Posted By pearsonm
Are any of you Scrambler guys about my size -...

Are any of you Scrambler guys about my size - 6'3", 210 lbs?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,186
Posted By pearsonm
That's the idea. My days of treating public roads...

That's the idea. My days of treating public roads as free tracks are over.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,186
Posted By pearsonm
I figured out what it is Iím trying to describe...

I figured out what it is Iím trying to describe what I want to do.

Imagine if your favorite road course was dirt. Thatís what I want to do. Elevation changes but no jumps. No trees to bash your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,186
Posted By pearsonm
Yea, that's the frustration - whatever it is I...

Yea, that's the frustration - whatever it is I buy I won't know what I should have bought until I'm out there. Just like when I bought a Bandit 1200 for my first bike (should have got a 600), a stock...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,186
Posted By pearsonm
That's helpful - thank you. I've owned a lot of...

That's helpful - thank you. I've owned a lot of Japanese bikes and have grown an appreciation for Soichiro-era Honda's. I know what a XR650 is, I'll look into the 400.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,186
Posted By pearsonm
I sure appreciate everyoneís help. :thumb ...

I sure appreciate everyoneís help. :thumb


Can you guys give me the Cliffnotes version of the KTM bikes Iím looking for? Iím new to all this LC, EXC and MXC crap, I mean nomenclature.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,186
Posted By pearsonm
Thank you to the Mod who moved my thread and got...

Thank you to the Mod who moved my thread and got me some responses. :thumb

mrt10x, Iím told that Chadwick, which is near Springfield where I came from, has some of the most challenging trail...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,186
Posted By pearsonm
Getting Started in Dirt

Iíll try to keep this short. Iím in my 40ís, an ADV and TT lurker, recently got relocated from Springfield, MO to St Peters, gave up wrecking on the street for track days, am currently burned out on...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-13-2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 84,039
Views: 3,900,500
Posted By pearsonm
Neither did my SV650. It's tough out there.

Neither did my SV650. It's tough out there.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-09-2009, 06:26 AM
Replies: 84,039
Views: 3,900,500
Posted By pearsonm
Thank you. I appreciate that. I've got my SV on...

Thank you. I appreciate that. I've got my SV on eBay so hopefully I'll have her sold soon.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-08-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 84,039
Views: 3,900,500
Posted By pearsonm
I may be interested in that. I've got a SV650...

I may be interested in that. I've got a SV650 that I've got to sell. Don't suppose he'd be interested in a trade? I've got a lot of goodies that go with it like an Elka shock.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-08-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 84,039
Views: 3,900,500
Posted By pearsonm
It irritates the hell out of me that after over a...

It irritates the hell out of me that after over a century of gasoline, internal combustion engine development Kawasaki can't build a motor that doesn't blow oil because I think the KLR is the best...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-08-2009, 08:42 AM
Replies: 84,039
Views: 3,900,500
Posted By pearsonm
Whatís steering me towards the XR over the DR is...

Whatís steering me towards the XR over the DR is that the stock suspension may be sprung heavy enough for me. Also, the DR felt cramped with my long legs. It would be nice if for once I brought a...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-08-2009, 08:07 AM
Replies: 84,039
Views: 3,900,500
Posted By pearsonm
Hey guys, my nameís Mark. I live up in...

Hey guys, my nameís Mark. I live up in Springfield, MO. Iím giving up riding sportbikes on the street (I wised up and go to track days for my speed thrills now). I want something that I can...
Forum: Central Ė From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-07-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 77,327
Posted By pearsonm
I'm guessing it will be something like 70-60...

I'm guessing it will be something like 70-60 pavement/30-40 dirt roads. I want something that I can comfortably ride out to and thru forests and back. I just traded a DR-Z400 supermoto for a...
Forum: Central Ė From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-07-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 77,327
Posted By pearsonm
Hey fellas. My nameís Mark. I live in...

Hey fellas. My nameís Mark. I live in Springfield. Iím selling my SV650 and thinking about replacing it with a dual sport. What do the majority of you guys ride? I just assumed Iíd get a KLR but then...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,739
Posted By pearsonm
OK, back from the dead. This comparison makes...

OK, back from the dead. This comparison makes perfect sense to me. I'm headed out tomorrow morning to look for test rides. So which one did you pick?
Forum: Central Ė From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-30-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By pearsonm
Good Place for Suspension Work in the Ozarks?

My track day schedule devoured the time I was going to spend getting either my DR-Z400SM or a KLR in shape for fall riding season. (Track days ate up my time and money - go figure!) Now I'm thinking...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,515
Posted By pearsonm
Not from me you wonít because Iíve done the exact...

Not from me you wonít because Iíve done the exact same thing for years. It works great for me because while Iím out playing my wife goes shopping. Itís just that sometimes I like to go on a big, long...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,515
Posted By pearsonm
Iíve looked at the Wee Strom and Versys but they...

Iíve looked at the Wee Strom and Versys but they sure feel tall and heavy for what Iím wanting to do. I figured the KLR would be a good compromise leaning a little bit to the dirt side. What is it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,515
Posted By pearsonm
Thank you for all the comments and advice. I...

Thank you for all the comments and advice. I really appreciate everyone’s help.
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Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,515
Posted By pearsonm
Have you done anything to your suspension,...

Have you done anything to your suspension, bmwrider? I know what I'm doing with my SV650 track bike but I don't have a clue what to do my supermoto. I think it was at ThumperTalk where I read you...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,515
Posted By pearsonm
Fireman, I haven’t ruled out keeping the DRZ. I...

Fireman, I haven’t ruled out keeping the DRZ. I just find the bike so uncomfortable by the end of the day that it's taking a lot of the fun out of riding. I recently installed a stiffer shock spring...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,515
Posted By pearsonm
Help! DR-Z400SMís fun, but only for a short time.

Yet another pathetic ďTell me what bikeís best for meĒ thread.

Short history: Got into bikes late, zero dirt experience, used to spend my days hunting down twisty roads on sportbikes, several...
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