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Forum: Beasts 12-08-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By spddmn
Thanks!!! Thought so!!!

Thanks!!! Thought so!!!
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By spddmn
Opinion on DL650 price

I'm looking at a VERY NICE 2007 DL650 with crash bars, rear trunk and only 18,000 original miles. I'm thinking I can get an out the door price around $3,800. I know I don't have pictures, but I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By spddmn
2003 KLR 650 for $1,900????

I used to have a 2008 KLR 650 and loved the crap out of it. However, it had a serious oil drinking problem and I sold it after a year or so. Ever since, I've been missing my KLR like crazy and have...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,471
Posted By spddmn
Thanks for all the input guys. I'm kind of...

Thanks for all the input guys. I'm kind of leaning the sportster route. I've ridden several and they are a blast, and super reliable. Keep the suggestions coming.
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,471
Posted By spddmn
Bike for two up riding, $5000 limit. HELP!

Hey everybody. I'm in the market for a new (to me) bike. I do have several requirements for it which are as follows.

-must have character/soul (harley engines and triumph triples have soul for...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-26-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By spddmn
CB160 Smoking issue.. (not the rings) HELP!!!

So I have a 1966 CB160 Sport. I got it up and running but the left cylinder when sitting on the bike smokes really bad and there is tons of oil coming out of the exhaust on that cylinder. I thought...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,285
Posted By spddmn
Is $6,295 good for 2009 Bonneville Black?

There is a 2009 Bonneville Black for sale at a local dealer for $6,295. The bike is perfect and only has 2,900 miles on it. Plus, it comes with saddlebags, passenger backrest, and windscreen. Does...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-10-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 810
Posted By spddmn
CB160 left cylinder SMOKING!!!! HELP!!!

This weekend I just got my 1966 CB160 running. First time in 6 or 7 years. I've got spark to the plugs, and gas to the cylinders. Before I fired it up I took of the valve adjuster covers and used a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,926
Posted By spddmn
2012-2013 KLR Oil burning???

Has anybody heard of any oil consumption issues with 2012-2013 KLR 650's? I had a 2008 that drank the oil, got rid of it, and now am wanting another one. If the 2012-2013 models don't drink oil I'm...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-02-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By spddmn
They are alloy fork legs, and exactly as you...

They are alloy fork legs, and exactly as you describe them. Where can I get that spacer that I need? Is that a Honda part??? Thanks
Forum: Old's Cool 12-31-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By spddmn
CB160 Front Axle???

I have a 1966 CB160. The forks that were on the bike when I got it had a lot of pitting on the tubes, so I got another set of forks, but the new ones are a little later year (I'm guessing 1968. The...
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,887
Posted By spddmn
Versys two up?

From those of you that own Kawi Versys', how do they do two-up? Comfortable for rider and passenger? I would really like to know what those of you who own them and have ridden fairly long distances...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,758
Posted By spddmn
Thanks for the replies everybody. You've given...

Thanks for the replies everybody. You've given me some really great ideas. Keep em coming...
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,758
Posted By spddmn
Ideas for two-up bike for under $3500...

Hey guys, Now that I'm married I'm craving a bike that will haul me and the Mrs. better than my Ninja will(not that I will ever get rid of it). I'm looking for something that will take us across the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,854
Posted By spddmn
Thanks for the input. I'm glad to hear it sounds...

Thanks for the input. I'm glad to hear it sounds like Kawi fixed the problem after 08-09, and that the big bore kit would fix the oil consumption problem regardless of whether Kawi did or not.
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,854
Posted By spddmn
New KLR 650 question!?

Hey guys! Been awhile since I've been on here and to be honest I haven't really been on the KLR scene since I sold my 2008 a few years ago. I've been thinking a lot about eventually getting another...
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,120
Posted By spddmn
Would you ever buy a car without test driving it...

Would you ever buy a car without test driving it first? Absolutely not.

It's the same thing for me and bikes. I have only bought bikes that I've test ridden first. Buying a bike is no small...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,661
Posted By spddmn
I have been a die hard and loyal Kawasaki...

I have been a die hard and loyal Kawasaki fan/customer for years (still own two other ones), but Kawi really pissed me off when dealing with my bike(of which I got rid of). It was at the dealer for...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,661
Posted By spddmn
did Kawasaki ever fix the KLR?

I had an 08 with SERIOUSLY bad oil consumption, so I eventually got rid of it after 8000 miles in one year. However, I really miss it and would consider getting another one if Kawi fixed the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,845
Posted By spddmn
The sound of Triumph's 675 engines are so sweet. ...

The sound of Triumph's 675 engines are so sweet. Every time you hear the rush of the intake you just have to nail the throttle even more:D One of the best engine's on the market in my opinion. ...
Forum: Ride reports 12-26-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,595
Posted By spddmn
Looks like a great trip. I was down in Ecuador a...

Looks like a great trip. I was down in Ecuador a few years back as my friend from Kansas City married a girl from Quito. In fact, they got married in San Francisco church (the white and blue church...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 31,737
Posted By spddmn
Concerning the Drive Belt, For what its worth my...

Concerning the Drive Belt, For what its worth my dad has over 50K miles on his 07 FLSTC and lives down 4 miles of extreme sand,gravel, and dirt roads(they live in the middle of an 80 acre pasture)...
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2009, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,000
Posted By spddmn
Is that a Gatorade bottle stapped to the...

Is that a Gatorade bottle stapped to the Hayabusa's front fairing above predators head? :D
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,147
Posted By spddmn
I'm with you ODDSC. I have bike lust constantly,...

I'm with you ODDSC. I have bike lust constantly, and usually it subsides after a week or two until I find something else. Just a few days ago I found a 1969 Moto guzzi Ambassador I thought I had to...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2009, 01:14 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,147
Posted By spddmn
I've ridden a speed triple and believe me, I...

I've ridden a speed triple and believe me, I would much rather have one of those but they are more expensive. But the price for the number of miles (101) was appealing, but then again Triumph is...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2009, 11:15 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,147
Posted By spddmn
Not at any harley dealer near me in Kansas.

Not at any harley dealer near me in Kansas.
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,147
Posted By spddmn
Found a sweet Buell, but I'm apprehensive. Help me out!

I found a 2006 XB12R locally with only 101 miles on it!!!!! They are asking $5,750 for it, which is probably a sweet deal. The bike looks absolutely perfect(it should with only 101 miles on it). ...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 254,582
Posted By spddmn
Curious, how many miles to a tank are you guys...

Curious, how many miles to a tank are you guys getting from your stock Bonneville's? I would like a Bonneville (2010 Bonneville Black) for my next bike but I was just wondering how far I could...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By spddmn
I'll definitely check all those things and get...

I'll definitely check all those things and get back with you guys. I've run through a couple tanks of gas, so I can almost be sure that isn't the problem, but I was planning on running some seafoam...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By spddmn
My Ninja is making a weird noise, HELP!!

I have a 2001 ZX6R Ninja with 20,000 miles on it. It has never had a single problem since I bought it new. However, the last two times I rode it, there is a weird vibration (not terrible vibration,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2009, 07:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,552
Posted By spddmn
Who's got a new V7 Classic? Lets see em.

I've recently become quite fond of Guzzi's new V7 Classic and could definitely see it as my next bike purchase. Who here has one, and what is your opinion of it? I know its no superbike, but I...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,321
Posted By spddmn
I'd recommend an XR1200. Yes, its very sporty,...

I'd recommend an XR1200. Yes, its very sporty, yet retains the cruiser ergonomics to a certain extent. I test rode one a couple weeks ago and fell in love(I ride a 6R ninja for comparison reasons)...
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,103
Posted By spddmn
I think it looks pretty good but I think they...

I think it looks pretty good but I think they need to ditch the Duc 999ish Front end look( yes I know there's only one light and not two, but I see a resemblance).
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 981
Posted By spddmn
I rode an 08 S3 1050 here a couple months ago and...

I rode an 08 S3 1050 here a couple months ago and fell in love:D I have really wanted one of those but this is farrrrrrrr less expensive.
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 981
Posted By spddmn
Royal- I have a 600 so outrunning it is not a...

Royal- I have a 600 so outrunning it is not a priority. Now wheelies on the other hand......:evil
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2009, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 981
Posted By spddmn
Is this a good deal on a Speed Triple??

I was cruising the local Craigslist and saw this ad. Assuming the bike is in good shape and runs good is this a fair deal for a S3 of this year and mileage? Thanks for the feedback.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,826
Posted By spddmn
OIL BURNER(at least my 2008 was)- 3 full quarts...

OIL BURNER(at least my 2008 was)- 3 full quarts in 2400 miles!!!! Yeah, No joke.
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By spddmn
One question for ya, what 2008 model year bike...

One question for ya, what 2008 model year bike with only 500 miles comes with ONLY a 30 day warranty? If it's not one of the big manufacturers(Hond, Kaw, Suz, Yam, KTM, BMW, etc.) I think you...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8,218
Views: 2,273,955
Posted By spddmn
I'm kinda in love with the new TU 250 and...

I'm kinda in love with the new TU 250 and desperately want one. I think it would make a great minimalist tourer, anybody else with me on that? Curious though, will the new TU 250 comfortably cruise...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By spddmn
Thanks X, I appreciate the help

Thanks X, I appreciate the help
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