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Forum: Americas 06-28-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By Shep
Haha! That's what I do 9 times out of 10!

Haha! That's what I do 9 times out of 10!
Forum: Americas 06-28-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By Shep
This or That?

This was supposed to be the year that I finally got back in the saddle to do some real exploring. I had planned a spring run to Austin, a summer run to Michigan, Wisconsin and maybe Nestor Falls,...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-21-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23,199
Views: 7,143,189
Posted By Shep
I'm looking for a left side bag for my 2010...

I'm looking for a left side bag for my 2010 Scrambler. Leather or canvas, along those lines. Nothing too large. Anyone able to point me in the right direction? Thanks.

Shep
Forum: Road Warriors 06-11-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,470
Posted By Shep
I've got a Street Triple and a Triumph...

I've got a Street Triple and a Triumph Scrambler...and I've owned a few RTs as well. I've owned the Triple for 5 years, longer than any bike I ever had. I would replace it tomorrow with another one....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-11-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 19,874
Views: 1,416,789
Posted By Shep
Great video Wes! Makes me wish I was "lost" too. ...

Great video Wes! Makes me wish I was "lost" too.

Shep
Forum: Road Warriors 05-20-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,665
Posted By Shep
You know, a year ago I would have answered that...

You know, a year ago I would have answered that question completely different than I'm about to now. Bear with me for a second so I can explain where my answer is coming from. I've been riding for 48...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-19-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,863
Posted By Shep
I've owned my Street Triple for 5 years. That is...

I've owned my Street Triple for 5 years. That is a record for me and if you knew my ownership history, it speaks volumes about how I feel about the machine. Every time I think maybe I will sell it, I...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-17-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10,637
Views: 1,833,090
Posted By Shep
Right there with you! Shep

Right there with you!

Shep
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-11-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,974
Posted By Shep
Enjoying the exploration. I moved to Louisville a...

Enjoying the exploration. I moved to Louisville a little over 3 years ago from Bloomington, IN. I have not eve scratched the surface of great riding in Kentucky yet. I have to run to Bloomington just...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-20-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,781
Posted By Shep
I've been buying Triumph and Ducati motorcycles...

I've been buying Triumph and Ducati motorcycles from Ed at Commonwealth Motorcycles in Louisville, Ky for over 10 years. I used to drive 110 miles each way to trade there. Now I live 15 minutes away....
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-17-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 23,199
Views: 7,143,189
Posted By Shep
I'm looking for a small side bag for my...

I'm looking for a small side bag for my Scrambler. What bag are you using?

Shep
Forum: Road Warriors 01-31-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 21,732
Posted By Shep
You are not alone. I am right there with you. I...

You are not alone. I am right there with you. I like to go far when I ride and I don't stop until I have to. I grab a water and snacks at gas stations. I make coffee on the road with my Jetboil,...
Forum: Road Warriors 10-12-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,809
Posted By Shep
I won't go as far as to say the "perfect bike for...

I won't go as far as to say the "perfect bike for me," but after owning several bikes in the same genre that cost many times more, I have been very pleasantly surprised with my used Vstrom 650....
Forum: Road Warriors 10-06-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,863
Posted By Shep
Had mine since new in 2010. Several bikes have...

Had mine since new in 2010. Several bikes have come and gone in that period; the Street Triple remains. Longest day "touring" for me was about 550 miles. Done that several times. I've done week long...
Forum: Hacks 10-06-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 884
Posted By Shep
Thanks for the info. Much appreciated. Shep

Thanks for the info. Much appreciated.

Shep
Forum: Hacks 10-05-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 884
Posted By Shep
Sidecar Training Course

I'm thinking of adding a sidecar to my Scrambler next year. Since I have never owned or piloted one, I'd like to take a course first to make sure I have an idea of what I'm getting into and that it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-26-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9,680
Views: 3,905,286
Posted By Shep
Picked up my 09 Vstrom a couple months ago. Just...

Picked up my 09 Vstrom a couple months ago. Just got back from putting about 3,000 miles on it. So far, I'm liking it.
http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd484/motoshep/DSC00278.jpg
Later,

Shep
Forum: Road Warriors 09-17-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,459
Posted By Shep
Came very closer to buying one last year. Still...

Came very closer to buying one last year. Still high on my wish list. It would be my bike of choice for the roads I'm riding this week in North Carolina.

Shep
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-14-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 23,008
Posted By Shep
Believe me, I have been! Shep

Believe me, I have been!

Shep
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-13-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 23,008
Posted By Shep
Dang, just missed you. I rolled into Asheville...

Dang, just missed you. I rolled into Asheville today.

Shep
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-26-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,072
Posted By Shep
Nice. Next time you venture to the Ville, send me...

Nice. Next time you venture to the Ville, send me a message and I will buy you a cold drink

Shep
Forum: Road Warriors 08-20-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 326,630
Posted By Shep
I'm small enough and I agree!

I'm small enough and I agree!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-16-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 23,008
Posted By Shep
Sounds like a great idea and a great trip! There...

Sounds like a great idea and a great trip! There are so many interesting microbreweries these days that the options are endless. If you end up anywhere close to northern Indiana, Three Floyds is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-24-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 26,838
Posted By Shep
It is amazing how different we all are, which is...

It is amazing how different we all are, which is why it is impossible to answer these type questions. I'm a bit of a Triumph fan. I've had a Street Triple for 4 years now (no plans to sell), a...
Forum: Road Warriors 07-11-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 326,630
Posted By Shep
I must be the "heavy fisted" one! I have a 2010...

I must be the "heavy fisted" one! I have a 2010 with Arrows and I rarely get past 130 miles before the fuel light comes on. Maybe once or twice I saw the 145-150 range and on many occasions I've seen...
Forum: Road Warriors 07-05-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,357
Posted By Shep
I'm not going to talk you out of it...because I...

I'm not going to talk you out of it...because I want one too! Make mine matte black please!

Shep
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-05-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 23,199
Views: 7,143,189
Posted By Shep
Bought my Scrambler a week ago from a fellow...

Bought my Scrambler a week ago from a fellow member here. My very first ride on it was 400 miles of Interstate at 70-80 mph back home. Probably not at all what the designers had in mind...and not...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-28-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 23,199
Views: 7,143,189
Posted By Shep
Yes, I bought the one from Ohio. Great people,...

Yes, I bought the one from Ohio. Great people, very nice machine.

Shep
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-28-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 23,199
Views: 7,143,189
Posted By Shep
Moving from the Scrambler fan club to the owner's...

Moving from the Scrambler fan club to the owner's club today, thanks to a member of this board who is parting with his. Couldn't get a good flight so my wife kindly offered to drive me 6 hours to...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-18-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 326,630
Posted By Shep
I've been toying with buying a set of those Givis...

I've been toying with buying a set of those Givis for my Triple too, or the Bags Connection set. I have the high arrow exhaust though and wasn't sure if the Givis would still work. I purchased the...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-15-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 326,630
Posted By Shep
I've had a Street Triple for 4 years. Some times...

I've had a Street Triple for 4 years. Some times it was my second bike. Some times it was my only bike. I have travelled on it up to a week at a time. My longest days have been a tick over 500 miles....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-27-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 587
Views: 40,650
Posted By Shep
Work moved me to Louisville and I have had little...

Work moved me to Louisville and I have had little time to ride since. I'm trying to make an effort to change that. I'll join the photo tag and see if I can help keep it rolling. Plus I need to learn...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-18-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2,594
Views: 487,883
Posted By Shep
Thinking seriously about picking up an R12R as my...

Thinking seriously about picking up an R12R as my next travel bike.

Shep
Forum: Road Warriors 05-14-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 10,637
Views: 1,833,090
Posted By Shep
I will be buying a second bike some time in June....

I will be buying a second bike some time in June. I've been "romancing" the purchase for months. This is the first time I can remember in a lifetime of riding that I do not know what I want. I'm on...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-11-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By Shep
I've owned a Street Triple for 4 years now with...

I've owned a Street Triple for 4 years now with no plans of letting it go. I have not owned a Hyper but have spent a little time on one. I'm a fan of both. I would think either can do what you want....
Forum: Hacks 04-30-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,195
Posted By Shep
Had not been paying attention here lately. Dave...

Had not been paying attention here lately. Dave was kind enough to meet up and give me my first introduction to sidecars.

Matthew, I do you go to the Barrett on Wednesday's for their bike night?...
Forum: Regional Forums 04-28-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2,635
Views: 196,153
Posted By Shep
Dang, I should have ordered a shirt. I won't be...

Dang, I should have ordered a shirt. I won't be there in person, but I will be there....uh...in spirit?

Shep
Forum: Road Warriors 04-28-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 326,630
Posted By Shep
So true. I didn't buy it to do so, but I also...

So true. I didn't buy it to do so, but I also travel on my Street Triple using the Kriega bags. I remember years ago I was riding a BMW RT down the Blue Ridge Parkway and was chased down by a group...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-28-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2,319
Views: 463,198
Posted By Shep
I didn't spend enough time on the SMT to give you...

I didn't spend enough time on the SMT to give you a real comparison like some probably could. It was my 2nd GS. The first was an 1150 that I loved and rode the wheels off of. When I got the 1200, we...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-28-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2,319
Views: 463,198
Posted By Shep
I've seen a few on Craigslist. I'm sure one will...

I've seen a few on Craigslist. I'm sure one will turn up when I'm ready. If not, well...I'll just have to buy something else. Truth be told, it is the only bike that really gets my full attention...
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