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Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 54,738
Posted By LostViking
That Gray begins to grow on me,

That Gray begins to grow on me,
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,145
Posted By LostViking
Agreed, It is probably a nice bike, just not...

Agreed,

It is probably a nice bike, just not what I was looking to see. No harm no foul, somewhere there are folks who thing it is the coolest bike on the planet. It all evens out.

When they...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,145
Posted By LostViking
The news of that new speedo has ya felling frisky...

The news of that new speedo has ya felling frisky doesn't it?
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,145
Posted By LostViking
What a let down, I'm going to bed, Ship full...

What a let down, I'm going to bed,

Ship full of hopes and dreams, meets the rocky shores of reality. No survivors,
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 54,738
Posted By LostViking
That's where I am at. I did some miles...

That's where I am at.

I did some miles yesterday to go look at the NE, I just don't use much of the throttle anymore. Snap it once and you're breaking the law any way.

The KLR is not the Super...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 54,738
Posted By LostViking
Went to look at the new KLR today, they had a...

Went to look at the new KLR today, they had a gray/black 2014 New Edition sitting next to yellow 2013.
I liked the Gray/Black one more than I thought I would. It looks good with the blackout...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 59,079
Posted By LostViking
I believe post #127 sums it up, "Haha I'm so...

I believe post #127 sums it up,

"Haha I'm so sorry :D
I'm busy with other things in life" :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 54,738
Posted By LostViking
Knock yourself out, it has been around for a very...

Knock yourself out, it has been around for a very long time.
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3,618
Views: 400,464
Posted By LostViking
Excellent, Great that you got out! And yes,...

Excellent,

Great that you got out! And yes, be careful there is still a lot of grit on the roads up here.

Nice bike, I am looking at the same one.
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3,618
Views: 400,464
Posted By LostViking
Some of the guys over on F650.com have...

Some of the guys over on F650.com have encountered it.

They are currently discussing it now in a thread in the General Discussion Forum titled "My '99 Classic won't turn over"
See post #7
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6,354
Views: 826,762
Posted By LostViking
Actually if you search as described, this is the...

Actually if you search as described, this is the only thing you get,

Replies: 5,466 Views: 697,381
Posted By pasomonte on Today, 02:04 PM
Just search for the term " canisterectomy" theres......
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 178,968
Posted By LostViking
Just stumbled onto this one from a google search,...

Just stumbled onto this one from a google search,

Outstanding!
Truly an excellent adventure,


Thank you for taking the time and effort to post it,

Edit: Oh, and I almost forgot, please...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 871
Views: 180,898
Posted By LostViking
These are such sweet bikes, I was sad to see them...

These are such sweet bikes, I was sad to see them go away.
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3,618
Views: 400,464
Posted By LostViking
I know the feeling, just don't want to do it...

I know the feeling, just don't want to do it anymore,
http://lv1.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Bike-Pictures/i-TCnngW7/0/L/image-3-L.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 3,618
Views: 400,464
Posted By LostViking
Thanks to everyone for the replies, And yes...

Thanks to everyone for the replies,

And yes I factored in the fact that this is a GS thread. Pretty much the same as I did asking about the KLR in their thread.

Max BMW has treated me good...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 3,618
Views: 400,464
Posted By LostViking
Camping, The further north of the Bear...

Camping,

The further north of the Bear Mountian Bridge you get, the camping opportunities increase exponentally. New York is a big state. Heading up through the Hawk's Nest is a great ride that...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3,618
Views: 400,464
Posted By LostViking
About 7 hours as the crow flies, I would guess. ...

About 7 hours as the crow flies, I would guess.

My Super Tenere hit the Flea Market today.

I actually bought a few BMWs from Two Jacks, back when it was actually Two Jacks,
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 54,738
Posted By LostViking
Put the bolt back in most of the way, then tap it...

Put the bolt back in most of the way, then tap it lightly with a hammer, should loosen up the cam wedge inside the handlebar.

That's how they tighten up. When you draw the bolt tight it forces the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3,618
Views: 400,464
Posted By LostViking
I thought the hot start was dealt with through a...

I thought the hot start was dealt with through a service bulliten a while back?

Maybe not.

It seems kind of split, many folks have had no issues, some have many, i clicked on the UK F650 site...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3,618
Views: 400,464
Posted By LostViking
Howdy folks, Giving some serious thought to...

Howdy folks,

Giving some serious thought to a slight downsize. Currently own a Super Tenere. Looking hard at a KLR. But feel I need to be fair to myself and give the G650GS a serious look.

Not...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 467
Posted By LostViking
Talk to the boys from Troy, ...

Talk to the boys from Troy,

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12,770
Views: 1,216,528
Posted By LostViking
That may be my new tag line, Thanks, ...

That may be my new tag line,

Thanks,
http://lv1.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Multistrada/i-CGNFtnP/0/L/Unknown-L.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 12,770
Views: 1,216,528
Posted By LostViking
That pretty much sums up why I ride alone. ...

That pretty much sums up why I ride alone.

People showing up late with empty tanks, and the ever present fear of being taken out from behind by a Kenny Roberts wanna-be.


Most likely grief...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 54,738
Posted By LostViking
More POWER

I posted this link on some KLR thread, may have even been here, if so excuse me. It is about two guys coming down from Canada to ride the western portion of the Trans America Trail. One on a BMW...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 54,738
Posted By LostViking
I like it, a more dirt oriented Africa Twin,

I like it, a more dirt oriented Africa Twin,
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 54,738
Posted By LostViking
Dang! Never heard of the Volcano BBQ. That...

Dang! Never heard of the Volcano BBQ. That thing looks badass! How do you like it and would you recommend it to others?[/QUOTE]


B3EAR,

I am quite plesaed with the Volcano. I bought it as...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,773
Posted By LostViking
I must be showing my age here, but kick starting...

I must be showing my age here, but kick starting a properly running bike is less difficult than blowing your nose.

Have we really become so dependent on technology that we can't jump on a kick...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 54,738
Posted By LostViking
The Doo has been upgraded but the spring is still...

The Doo has been upgraded but the spring is still a weak point. Still recommended to upgrade to Torsion Spring. For my money while you're in there, go with the E/M Doo.

Although Gen ll Doo...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,773
Posted By LostViking
When I was young, skinny, and had hair, circa...

When I was young, skinny, and had hair, circa 1978. I had a Yamaha XS400 twin, and my buddy had the SR500 thumper.

We managed the highways fine. Of course that was in the days of Big Brother, and...
Forum: Beasts 03-07-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8,428
Views: 1,619,855
Posted By LostViking
Very Nice Looking Motorcycle!

Very Nice Looking Motorcycle!
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 54,738
Posted By LostViking
Bug, Thanks, some real world pictures of a...

Bug,

Thanks, some real world pictures of a white one would be great. Kawi has all their's against a white background. Congrats on the new Scoot.

I'm with you, I tend not to modify my bikes...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8,288
Views: 1,933,337
Posted By LostViking
Thomas, I'm with Ateam, That is one Sexy...

Thomas,

I'm with Ateam, That is one Sexy Scoot!
I though I liked the green best, but that stealth black is outstanding,

How about a couple shots of that Dash, Windshield, GPS set up you have...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 54,738
Posted By LostViking
I had hoped for a Versys powered KLR since I...

I had hoped for a Versys powered KLR since I first set eyes on the Versys.

Two KLRs, It could work. Price point thumper, uprated twin,

BMW has the G650GS, the Sertao, the F700GS, the F800GS,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 54,738
Posted By LostViking
It's not that far fetched. A KLR with FI, a...

It's not that far fetched.

A KLR with FI, a six speed and 20extra ponies would be a cool bike.

But since BMW continues to successfully sell it's G650GS with a five speed. I imagine that the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,839
Posted By LostViking
You might try filling your tubes with nitrogen,...

You might try filling your tubes with nitrogen, bigger molecules and all. Could help.

Won't do anything for you if you get a flat on the road though.
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 8,288
Views: 1,933,337
Posted By LostViking
Hey, Never blame it on yourself, it's always...

Hey,

Never blame it on yourself, it's always the bike's fault. If you didn't have that Wolfman sticker on the side you would have made it.

Although, after looking at your avatar, I see a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 54,738
Posted By LostViking
Picking up the new bike in the rain from the...

Picking up the new bike in the rain from the dealer. I have been there too. Kind of like the first dent in a vehicle. Not fun but you can move on from there. Painful to see that new bike filthy on...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 8,288
Views: 1,933,337
Posted By LostViking
I really envy you guys that can ride all year!

I really envy you guys that can ride all year!
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,768
Posted By LostViking
I like the way you operate!

I like the way you operate!
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 54,738
Posted By LostViking
Say hello to Scout the wonder dog, ...

Say hello to Scout the wonder dog,
http://lv1.smugmug.com/Other/Bushcraft/i-2ZrSStL/0/L/image-12-L.jpg (http://lv1.smugmug.com/Other/Bushcraft/13478148_5RTMvp#!i=2885912864&k=2ZrSStL&lb=1&s=A)

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