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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 07:12 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,626
Posted By klaviator
In many countries this sort of passing is normal....

In many countries this sort of passing is normal. I have even seen cars pull out to pass with oncoming traffic. In these cases both the car being passed and the oncoming car moved partly on to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 33,483
Views: 8,179,573
Posted By klaviator
I use 244s on my KLR. Good tire on and off road....

I use 244s on my KLR. Good tire on and off road. As big as that tire is, it reminds me of a big TW200.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-29-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 79,479
Posted By klaviator
Thanks TC. I won't be coming back to that area...

Thanks TC. I won't be coming back to that area again because I just read on the internet that the riding there isn't any good.




:rofl:rofl:rofl

See ya next time.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-29-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,242
Posted By klaviator
130/90-15 is a common size cruiser tire. Don't...

130/90-15 is a common size cruiser tire. Don't know of any off road tires in that size but I would hope the company importing these would offer something.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 33,483
Views: 8,179,573
Posted By klaviator
If car tires aren't bad enough, how about putting...

If car tires aren't bad enough, how about putting a rear tire on the front of your bike?

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu171/wknudsen/2014%20pics/sept%2014%20vac/P9280029_zpsbb7a7aa7.jpg
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 33,483
Views: 8,179,573
Posted By klaviator
This is a fail thread so; if you go riding in...

This is a fail thread so; if you go riding in Colorado or the area around Deal's Gap and can't enjoy the ride then YOU ARE THE FAILURE. They are different but both are great riding.

How about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 33,483
Views: 8,179,573
Posted By klaviator
It all depends what you are looking for. For...

It all depends what you are looking for. For pure sport riding, I'd pick the roads in Eastern TN and Western NC over Colorado. For great scenery I'd go with Colorado & Utah but even then if you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 33,483
Views: 8,179,573
Posted By klaviator
It really sucked on Sunday. It was way too...

It really sucked on Sunday. It was way too crowded.

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu171/wknudsen/2014%20pics/sept%2014%20vac/P9280022_zpsea4aea85.jpg

And the place was over run with slow...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-29-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 15,972
Posted By klaviator
Rode 550 miles on my Sport City on Saturday from...

Rode 550 miles on my Sport City on Saturday from northern Ohio to Townsend TN.

Sunday I rode to Deal's Gap, over the Cherohala Skyway, and back to Huntsville for another 290 miles.

A few...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-28-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 79,479
Posted By klaviator
Got up early this morning and headed out in the...

Got up early this morning and headed out in the dark and fog. It was worth it as I got to see these views on the Foothills Parkway:
...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-28-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 15,972
Posted By klaviator
If you go to Cleveland Moto then just down the...

If you go to Cleveland Moto then just down the road is another shop that is worth visiting:

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu171/wknudsen/2014%20pics/sept%2014%20vac/P9250037_zps3204b690.jpg
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 33,483
Views: 8,179,573
Posted By klaviator
Talked to a Gal from Colorado. She said they...

Talked to a Gal from Colorado. She said they kept hearing about the Dragon in Colorado so they decided to come east and ride it.

Where's the fail?

She needs to get out and ride more. Only has...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-27-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 79,479
Posted By klaviator
550 miles today on the Sport City. That was the...

550 miles today on the Sport City. That was the most miles in one day I have done on a scooter. Northern Ohio to Townsend, TN. I didn't take many pics. Here's a couple.

Going through...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-26-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 79,479
Posted By klaviator
Of course.

Of course.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-26-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 79,479
Posted By klaviator
I'll be heading South tomorrow. I'm planning on...

I'll be heading South tomorrow. I'm planning on riding around 500 miles on the scooter, spending the night in Townsend or maybe Pigeon Forge, then getting up early Sunday morning and riding through...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-26-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 79,479
Posted By klaviator
This was the place I wanted to check out. ...

This was the place I wanted to check out.

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu171/wknudsen/2014%20pics/sept%2014%20vac/P9250046_zpsae5cc54b.jpg

Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Vespa, Kymco,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-26-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 79,479
Posted By klaviator
This was the place I wanted to check out. ...

This was the place I wanted to check out.

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu171/wknudsen/2014%20pics/sept%2014%20vac/P9250046_zpsae5cc54b.jpg

Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Vespa, Kymco, and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-26-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 79,479
Posted By klaviator
I had actually only planned on going to one moto...

I had actually only planned on going to one moto shop but I saw this sign and stopped to check it out.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-26-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 79,479
Posted By klaviator
I decided to go out and check out a couple of...

I decided to go out and check out a couple of local moto shops today. I took the scenic route getting there:
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-26-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 79,479
Posted By klaviator
Power is all relative. Compared to my 2 scooters...

Power is all relative. Compared to my 2 scooters and my KLR, this thing is a rocket. If you are used to a Hayabusa it might seem a little slow but on a twisty road it has all the power I need.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-25-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 15,972
Posted By klaviator
Stopped by a cool moto shop today that even Jerry...

Stopped by a cool moto shop today that even Jerry would like:

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu171/wknudsen/2014%20pics/sept%2014%20vac/P9250044_zps1ac118aa.jpg

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-25-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 79,479
Posted By klaviator
The Thumper is a Dong Fang DF250. The...

The Thumper is a Dong Fang DF250.

The small bike with side car is a 110cc chinese clone of the Z50.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,255
Posted By klaviator
Dunlop 491 on a 83 Yamaha Venture: 15,000 miles...

Dunlop 491 on a 83 Yamaha Venture: 15,000 miles
Dunlop D207 on a 99 SV650: 750 miles & 3 days

My most recent worn out rear tire, 2800 miles on a Dunlop D221 on my Versys.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-24-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 79,479
Posted By klaviator
Summer is officially over and signs of fall are...

Summer is officially over and signs of fall are here:

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu171/wknudsen/2014%20pics/sept%2014%20vac/P9240001_zps7896c836.jpg

It was another beautiful day so I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,199
Posted By klaviator
I have owned a number of dual sport bikes with...

I have owned a number of dual sport bikes with tube tires. They have all lost a little pressure over time. I check the pressure and add a little air every couple of weeks.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-23-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 79,479
Posted By klaviator
I can't say I recognize him but I can't really...

I can't say I recognize him but I can't really see his face. Besides that I also suffer from CRS.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-23-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 15,972
Posted By klaviator
Nice day to ride the scooter today. ...

Nice day to ride the scooter today.

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu171/wknudsen/2014%20pics/sept%2014%20vac/c0158850-3684-4996-a9cf-525c8eaefa9c_zps3f9a8ddc.jpg


...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-23-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 79,479
Posted By klaviator
It was a nice day today so I went for a little...

It was a nice day today so I went for a little ride.

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu171/wknudsen/2014%20pics/sept%2014%20vac/P9230005_zps4fde9235.jpg


...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,686
Posted By klaviator
You are not alone. I also have a KLR650. It's...

You are not alone. I also have a KLR650. It's too heavy to be a real dirt bike but the current 250cc dual sport bikes are styled after MX bikes with tiny tanks and 4 inch wide planks for seats. My...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-22-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 79,479
Posted By klaviator
The front end on that thing is off a Harley. As...

The front end on that thing is off a Harley. As for the Hardtail thumper, it is pretty cool. The owner of the hardtail just added another weird but interesting bike to his collection:
...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,979
Posted By klaviator
I know several people with Harley's and Japanese...

I know several people with Harley's and Japanese bikes. One friend had Harley and KLR650. He ended up selling the Harley, then the KLR and ended up with 2 different Japanese bikes. Another friend...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,077
Posted By klaviator
Scooters, motorcycles, what's the difference? ...

Scooters, motorcycles, what's the difference? They are all bikes to me. Anything with 2 wheels and a motor is a bike as far as I'm concerned. 3 wheelers are all tricycles, not bikes but I'll wave...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 33,483
Views: 8,179,573
Posted By klaviator
They went to the wrong road! ...

They went to the wrong road!

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu171/wknudsen/2014%20pics/sept%2014%20vac/P9110004_zps333bba5e.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 33,483
Views: 8,179,573
Posted By klaviator
I also own a KLR. Does that answer your question...

I also own a KLR. Does that answer your question about being cheap? :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 33,483
Views: 8,179,573
Posted By klaviator
My fail from last weekend. I might be back for...

My fail from last weekend. I might be back for another fail on a different bike in a couple of weekends.

http://dp1ue7sx944ra.cloudfront.net/large_thumbs/thumb_1410735792CP_N1216.JPG
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-17-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1,972
Views: 217,846
Posted By klaviator
You just can't post too many tubing pix. Maybe I...

You just can't post too many tubing pix. Maybe I need to take a ride to Helen:evil
Forum: Battle scooters 09-16-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,242
Posted By klaviator
Interesting concept. I would love to see...

Interesting concept. I would love to see something like this in around 350-400cc with actual parts and service support. Right now there is not much selection in small ADV bikes. Current 250cc dual...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-16-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 79,479
Posted By klaviator
A few thoughts on this trip. I head several...

A few thoughts on this trip.

I head several goals on this trip. First was to ride and have fun:p3rry

Second, this was a chance to see how the Versys would work for touring as well as how well...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-16-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,201
Posted By klaviator
I just spent a few days in the mountains of TN,...

I just spent a few days in the mountains of TN, NC, and VA. I saw a bunch of scooters in NC. They seemed to be almost all small 50cc scooters. This was all in small towns and rural areas. I would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 33,483
Views: 8,179,573
Posted By klaviator
Are you going to ride through the Gap hauling a...

Are you going to ride through the Gap hauling a trailer full of trash??

Maybe a trailer with a few cases of beer in it would get you on Killboy's front page:evil
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