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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 09:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,524
Posted By klaviator
It's a great sport bike road but if you screw...

It's a great sport bike road but if you screw up.......it's a long way down over the edge:eek1





I don't really notice the extra weight. I'm not carrying as much as it looks because there...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 09:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,524
Posted By klaviator
I got up early again and went for a short walk. ...

I got up early again and went for a short walk. This sure is a scenic and peaceful spot. The Motel here isn't fancy but it was pretty inexpensive, I paid 62 bucks for the night, and it was clean. ...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 08:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,524
Posted By klaviator
I rode through Sedona which appears to have...

I rode through Sedona which appears to have turned into a huge tourist trap.

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu171/wknudsen/2015%20pics/Southwest%20by%20Versys/P6010051_zpstpo3pi2h.jpg

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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 07:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,524
Posted By klaviator
Monday June 1

I woke up early and checked the time. My watch and my phone didn't agree:huh It turns out Arizona doesn't do daylight savings time so it's an hour earlier than the other mountain time states. So...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 05:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,524
Posted By klaviator
You ain't seen nothin yet! It was just...

You ain't seen nothin yet!



It was just a little "warm" from Flagstaff to Marble Canyon. I got there too late and with too little energy to do any more riding.




The last two days were...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-01-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 6,394
Views: 326,709
Posted By klaviator
While Ya'll were busy working on Aero and weren't...

While Ya'll were busy working on Aero and weren't looking I snuck into Arizona to do a little riding.:ricky
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Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,524
Posted By klaviator
Probably the most interesting part of my visit to...

Probably the most interesting part of my visit to this park happened when I was passing the visitor center on my way out of the South end of the park. I saw two riders all decked out in adventure...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,524
Posted By klaviator
This is not one of the really well known National...

This is not one of the really well known National parks like the G.C., Yellostone, Yosemite and a few others. There is a reason for this. It is an interesting and scenic park but not that...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,524
Posted By klaviator
I got on the road early this morning and drove...

I got on the road early this morning and drove around 170 miles to ABQ where I unloaded the bike, loaded luggage on the bike and got on the road. I try to avoid the interstate as much as possible...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,524
Posted By klaviator
Thanks Sam. I'm on my way but the actual ride...

Thanks Sam. I'm on my way but the actual ride starts today:wings
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By klaviator
I never get a good lean angle for the photogs. I...

I never get a good lean angle for the photogs. I guess I just don't want to end up on the Killboy failure thread:D

Nice pics but why did you post them so small?
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,524
Posted By klaviator
I spent a long day in the truck today droning...

I spent a long day in the truck today droning down I-40. It was kind of boring but it would have been just as boring and less comfortable on the bike. It was at least interesting watching the...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-28-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 15,794
Posted By klaviator
You lead such a tough life.......but I guess...

You lead such a tough life.......but I guess someone has to do it:D
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,524
Posted By klaviator
I was planning on getting off the interstate and...

I was planning on getting off the interstate and riding through the reservation. Maybe I should re-think that?
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,524
Posted By klaviator
Thanks Ed for the info. I got your PM and sent...

Thanks Ed for the info. I got your PM and sent one back.

I'm re-thinking my plan and am thinking of going to the Petrified Forest instead of Canyon de Chelly. Then it will be easy to get an...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,524
Posted By klaviator
I used trip advisor to check out the hotels and...

I used trip advisor to check out the hotels and then used various sites to book the rooms. I only booked the rooms for Hurricane, Torrey, Blanding and Moab. I used Booking.com, tripadvisor and...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,524
Posted By klaviator
I didn't book all the nights but I probably over...

I didn't book all the nights but I probably over did it. It will be interesting to see If when I get into these town if there are still vacancies or not. I'll also take a look at the campgrounds in...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,524
Posted By klaviator
Back in 89 I made a loop through the west...

Back in 89 I made a loop through the west starting and finishing in San Diego. I did not make any motel reservations since I did not have any definite plans. I never had any problems finding a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,524
Posted By klaviator
Back in 89 I made a loop through the west...

Back in 89 I made a loop through the west starting and finishing in San Diego. I did not make any motel reservations since I did not have any definite plans. I never had any problems finding a room...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-26-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 11,866
Posted By klaviator
You do have to use a photo hosting site like...

You do have to use a photo hosting site like SmugMug or Photobucket. I have photobucket but I have had problems with it and would choose Smugmug if I had to do it over again.

As for the forum,...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-25-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,665
Posted By klaviator
It has a fuel injected, liquid cooled 4 valve...

It has a fuel injected, liquid cooled 4 valve motor.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-25-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By klaviator
I was planning on buying a BV250 but until I...

I was planning on buying a BV250 but until I found my Sport City. It uses the same motor as the sport city. It will run highway speeds all day. I did 550 miles in one day on my sport city. It...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-25-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,665
Posted By klaviator
My Sport City 250 varies from low 60s to 80 MPG. ...

My Sport City 250 varies from low 60s to 80 MPG. Low 60s is running 70+ on the highway or cold weather. Warmer weather and keeping it mostly below 65 on back roads typically gets 75MPG.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,257
Posted By klaviator
I've been wearing glasses and riding for over 25...

I've been wearing glasses and riding for over 25 years. I have not really have this problem except slightly with one or two helmets. I found that if the foam of the helmet lifts the glasses from...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-25-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,221
Posted By klaviator
Interesting report. I gotta ask, what is the...

Interesting report.

I gotta ask, what is the purpose of this sign???:huh
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-24-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 111,180
Posted By klaviator
For those of you following this thread from N....

For those of you following this thread from N. Alabama, I thought I'd put in a plug for an up coming event which looks like it will be a lot of fun:ricky:ricky:ricky

I definitely plan on going.
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Forum: Day Trippin' 05-24-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 111,180
Posted By klaviator
I took the new scooter for it's first long ride...

I took the new scooter for it's first long ride on Saturday. I rode down to AGoodwin's house where a group of us met for a morning ride followed by some free food at a D & H Cycle open house in...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 27,125
Posted By klaviator
I took my new scooter on it's first motorcycle...

I took my new scooter on it's first motorcycle ride today. I was the only on on a scooter with a group of 8 motorcycles. As expected, I had no problems keeping up. It was a great ride on some...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,162
Posted By klaviator
Sport bike riding on your scooter! Way to...

Sport bike riding on your scooter! Way to go:thumb
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,789
Posted By klaviator
A couple of years ago I joined the Bamarides...

A couple of years ago I joined the Bamarides forum. There are a lot of group rides posted on the forum which is one of the main reasons I joined. When I went on the first ride with Bamarides I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,789
Posted By klaviator
I frequently ride with others and seldom have any...

I frequently ride with others and seldom have any problems.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,787
Posted By klaviator
Pirelli MT-21's work great on pavement and pretty...

Pirelli MT-21's work great on pavement and pretty well off road as well. If you're on a budget then Shinko 244s work pretty well on and off as well.
The only dual sport tire that I have tried...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-20-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By klaviator
Now that's a great way to get high:clap

Now that's a great way to get high:clap
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,524
Posted By klaviator
Thanks CD. I do have a Kroger card.

Thanks CD. I do have a Kroger card.
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,524
Posted By klaviator
Thanks for checking in. I spent...

Thanks for checking in.





I spent a week riding Moab back in 05. I rode the WRT on my KLR. No way would I do the whole thing on my Versys. The Shafer switchbacks is what I had in mind. I...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-20-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6,394
Views: 326,709
Posted By klaviator
In that last picture we were in New Mexico in...

In that last picture we were in New Mexico in April, 2005. We were glad to be in the truck but after the snow and rain stopped we got to do some interesting riding:
...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-20-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6,394
Views: 326,709
Posted By klaviator
Congrats on the truck. They really are a great...

Congrats on the truck. They really are a great thing to have for people who ride. Back in 97 I was driving an old rust bucket of a car and getting ready to move to Maine. I needed a new car but my...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-19-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By klaviator
Thanks for all the replies. I'm still trying to...

Thanks for all the replies. I'm still trying to figure out exactly what I want. I'm getting ready to take a trip so I probably won't do anything until after I get back. The Bestem looks like a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,524
Posted By klaviator
Thanks for the info. I'll look into that. ...

Thanks for the info. I'll look into that.





I considered camping but decided it would just be more convenient and comfortable to stay in motels. I am not a real experienced camper. I...
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,524
Posted By klaviator
I plan on having fun. See you at the Sunday...

I plan on having fun. See you at the Sunday morning breakfast sometime later this year.





Thanks for checking in. The tank bag is a Nelson Rigg CL 1045 adventure slim. It fit pretty...
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