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Forum: Thumpers Today, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16,785
Views: 1,929,173
Posted By ausfahrt
In a nutshell, you're asking too much money. It's...

In a nutshell, you're asking too much money. It's a nearly seven year old KLR with 25k miles.:deal


If you want to maximize what you can get out of it, then take off all the add-ons and sell them...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 04:04 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,675
Posted By ausfahrt
I think that you may be on to something there. Of...

I think that you may be on to something there. Of the four bikes that currently reside in my garage, none has more than two cylinders.:dunno
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 02:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,138
Posted By ausfahrt
Well, I guess that I've got to throw my hat in...

Well, I guess that I've got to throw my hat in the ring here too. :wink:

I think that (as mentioned) the first and best option when traveling is to park your bike out front under a lighted...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,890
Posted By ausfahrt
1400 miles in three years? There's your...

1400 miles in three years?

There's your answer, no sense keeping a bike that you don't ride.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By ausfahrt
It's OK, we'll save a spot for you fellas. You'll...

It's OK, we'll save a spot for you fellas. You'll be back.:D
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,919
Posted By ausfahrt
I don't think that there are any qualifiers, just...

I don't think that there are any qualifiers, just throw what you've got out there and it will be appreciated for what it is.
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,186
Posted By ausfahrt
You interestingly listed one of my "cons" as a...

You interestingly listed one of my "cons" as a pro and then posted a few "cons" that I don't understand. For one, there is no "pushing sideways" once the bike is on the lift, the wheels are only on...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,919
Posted By ausfahrt
Love the bike.:clap What's the deal with...

Love the bike.:clap

What's the deal with the hay? In Tampa? :ear

Hell, I'm in Bradenton and would love to see your bike in person someday!
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,075
Views: 187,749
Posted By ausfahrt
Beautiful! Congratulations. Sometimes it...

Beautiful! Congratulations.

Sometimes it really sucks being 5'-17". :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By ausfahrt
Since your commute is longer and you expect to...

Since your commute is longer and you expect to spend more time at hiway speeds, I would think that a 250 would be an absolute minimum.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,876
Posted By ausfahrt
+1 I preach the overheating thing to my...

+1

I preach the overheating thing to my wife and kids too. That extra half mile could cook your engine.

Hoping for the best for the OP.
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,186
Posted By ausfahrt
The V Lift

This unique mechanical lift was invented by a guy here in Florida. From what I understand, he makes them and markets them himself. I am thinking about getting one for my recently acquired Electra...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,352
Posted By ausfahrt
Just to throw this out there, my '07 GSA has...

Just to throw this out there, my '07 GSA has experienced intermittent clutch slippage for a few years now. I am at 53,000 miles and here are my thoughts...

I bought my bike back in '08 from my...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,626
Posted By ausfahrt
Nomar makes one to fit their changers, you could...

Nomar makes one to fit their changers, you could probably adapt it to work for your HF changer.

http://www.nomartirechanger.com/product_p/ac-hitch.htm
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,768
Posted By ausfahrt
My '07 GSA still puts a shit-eatin' grin on my...

My '07 GSA still puts a shit-eatin' grin on my face every time I ride it. There is no way that I am going to ruin that by looking at a new wet head.:norton
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,431
Posted By ausfahrt
Floating rotors on a Harley? I thought that those...

Floating rotors on a Harley? I thought that those were just a sport bike thing but I will definitely look into it. Thanks for the tip.:thumb
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,431
Posted By ausfahrt
That's exactly what I was thinking.:thumb ...

That's exactly what I was thinking.:thumb



I'm with ya there. The tassles were removed today.:D




Thanks for all the positive feedback, fellas. So far the only issues are a pulsing...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,431
Posted By ausfahrt
Wendy's Electra Glide

The guy that was selling the '98 who wouldn't budge from $7500? He blinked and sold it to us for $7000 even. The bike has 48000 miles so I don't think that I got a great deal but it is a two-owner...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,431
Posted By ausfahrt
Yeah, I'm kinda leaning towards an evo too. The...

Yeah, I'm kinda leaning towards an evo too. The whole nostalgia thing with the engine that saved Harley and I think that going forward they will be more desirable than early twin cams.
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,431
Posted By ausfahrt
That's a nice bike, TTNW.:thumb ...

That's a nice bike, TTNW.:thumb

Unfortunately the wife has issued two stipulations, it has to be a Harley and it has to be red (although she will accept variations like burgundy or maroon).

...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,431
Posted By ausfahrt
I understand where you guys are coming from and I...

I understand where you guys are coming from and I appreciate the sentiments but I have a budget of around $8000 total so I need to buy at around $7000. Secondly, remember this bike will be mostly...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,431
Posted By ausfahrt
Update. The '07 bike is sold so last week...

Update.

The '07 bike is sold so last week we drove out to look at the '99. It was nice and the current owner bought it twelve years ago.

The '99 had an asking price of $8000 and it sounded...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16,785
Views: 1,929,173
Posted By ausfahrt
270k on a KLR? That's just ridiculous even if it...

270k on a KLR? That's just ridiculous even if it is kilometers which would equate to over 165,000 miles!

Pics with background story needed stat.:ear
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,431
Posted By ausfahrt
Great responses, thanks to all of you. The...

Great responses, thanks to all of you. The overwhelming consensus seems to be to go with the newer bike, point taken and I will contact the seller this weekend.

About the rental suggestion, our...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,431
Posted By ausfahrt
Well the early voters seem to be favoring the...

Well the early voters seem to be favoring the late model higher mileage one. Interesting.

Thanks for the responses and keep 'em coming.:thumb
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,431
Posted By ausfahrt
Which Harley?

My search for another bike has taken a few odd turns but it seems that my favorite wife wants another Harley. One with a tour pack and wrap around arm rests, she is strictly a passenger but this will...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,767
Posted By ausfahrt
Fellow inmate "Spud Rider" seems to be happy with...

Fellow inmate "Spud Rider" seems to be happy with his 65,000 mile chinese dual sport.

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25731692&postcount=8210
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 16,841
Posted By ausfahrt
Great reply and I agree with most of it but I...

Great reply and I agree with most of it but I fixed one glaring error.:D
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 16,841
Posted By ausfahrt
This thread should be titled: Why do people...

This thread should be titled:

Why do people hate KLR's?
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 8,684
Views: 2,467,298
Posted By ausfahrt
I think that the wr is about the tallest of the...

I think that the wr is about the tallest of the small dual sports. It's also more highly strung and pricier than most. But that is good to know.:thumb



That's the way I would look at it.
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8,684
Views: 2,467,298
Posted By ausfahrt
Thanks for the replies. I think that I am going...

Thanks for the replies. I think that I am going to give it a go!

If it doesn't work out too well for me then the worst case scenario is that I have a small bike for the wife and kids to beat...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8,684
Views: 2,467,298
Posted By ausfahrt
Big guys on small bikes

So how many of you minimalist fellas are big guys? Does it work for you?

I am at a point where I want to slow down a little and check out the whole "less is more" thing on a motorcycle. My wife...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By ausfahrt
Not enough to notice, I rarely need to add oil...

Not enough to notice, I rarely need to add oil between oil changes.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By ausfahrt
I also suspect a leaking seal as the culprit to...

I also suspect a leaking seal as the culprit to my intermittent slipping clutch. I know that I will be tearing into the bike sooner or later but in the interim I am attempting to buy time by filling...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5,035
Views: 1,047,340
Posted By ausfahrt
Well this is frustrating. The seller never got...

Well this is frustrating. The seller never got back to me Friday to confirm our meeting and give me his address so I figured that he had sold the bike.

I finally heard from him today but I told...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,208
Posted By ausfahrt
That should be a straight up swap. I went the...

That should be a straight up swap. I went the other way and put cast wheels on my Adventure several years ago without issue. The only thing that I can think of to watch for is if one bike had TPM and...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5,035
Views: 1,047,340
Posted By ausfahrt
Not going to check it out until Sunday, the owner...

Not going to check it out until Sunday, the owner and I just don't have compatible work schedules. I will let you know......



That's about the range that I was thinking. These bikes don't...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5,035
Views: 1,047,340
Posted By ausfahrt
Possibly joining the party

I have been on the lookout for a reliable and reasonably priced bike. Nighthawks certainly fit that description and I am scheduled to check this one out Sunday morning.
It's a 1995 with 29k and...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 37,640
Posted By ausfahrt
:thumb If only I was 5'-8" and a member of...

:thumb

If only I was 5'-8" and a member of the inseam challenged crowd.

Unfortunately I'm 6-5 with a 36" inseam and that severely limits my choices. I guess that is why I love the tall...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-31-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 6,486
Views: 548,474
Posted By ausfahrt
https://sarasota.craigslist.org/mcy/4870981215.htm...

https://sarasota.craigslist.org/mcy/4870981215.html
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