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Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 04-29-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 94,793
Posted By Garry
No, this is going to be a little bike trip (530...

No, this is going to be a little bike trip (530 EXC). I will be trailering down with my son Chirs (DR650) on Thursday.

The 1190 is going on its trip to the STO Spring Meet this weekend.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 04-29-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 94,793
Posted By Garry
I know that I'm looking forward to this year's...

I know that I'm looking forward to this year's BYOB. I'm going to ride HM during the day, party in the parking lot at night, and expect to have an awesome time with you FFs. See you in June!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-29-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By Garry
Pretty much everything in the triangle formed by...

Pretty much everything in the triangle formed by the Ohio River to the east, I-70 to the north, and I-77 to the west is worthy. Lots of dirt roads in the area as well. The Hocking Hills area in...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-28-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By Garry
Southeast OH has the best paved roads in the...

Southeast OH has the best paved roads in the region, even better than WV. Views aren't quite as nice as WV (less elevation change) but they are unrelentingly twisty, with generally good pavement, no...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-28-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4,271
Views: 200,366
Posted By Garry
The Laurel Highlands / Seven Springs area is...

The Laurel Highlands / Seven Springs area is polluted with dirt roads. Lots of stuff just over the border in WV too.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-28-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4,271
Views: 200,366
Posted By Garry
New addition to the stable: 2015 1190 Adventure....

New addition to the stable: 2015 1190 Adventure. Now I can go on big bike adventure rides!

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i150/garrysimmons/KTM-1190-Adventure/Ktm1190-Ohio-1280_zpshfxkqj7k.jpg
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-28-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By Garry
Bleeding Orange Again

I've been interested in the 1190 Adventure (non-R) since it was announced. I got a great price from my local dealer and the wife said "Happy Anniversary", so I rode a 2015 1190 Adventure home...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10,160
Views: 1,664,286
Posted By Garry
No. Sport-Touring.org (STO, formerly STN) spring...

No. Sport-Touring.org (STO, formerly STN) spring meet in Staunton.
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10,160
Views: 1,664,286
Posted By Garry
RE: Supermoto on eBay The starting bid is...

RE: Supermoto on eBay
The starting bid is $3500. I wonder what his reserve price is?

RE: Anniversary
Haven't bought her anything yet but we're going on a vacation next month and remodeling the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10,160
Views: 1,664,286
Posted By Garry
My 950 SMR got some company in the garage this...

My 950 SMR got some company in the garage this afternoon: a 2015 1190 Adventure followed me home from lunch and a haircut. Happy 30th Anniversary from my wife :-)
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-19-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4,271
Views: 200,366
Posted By Garry
RE: Laurel Fork I suspect I will be too...

RE: Laurel Fork
I suspect I will be too jet-lagged to handle that next weekend (getting home Friday night).

I do want to get out on the 530 again next weekend. Had too much fun yesterday.
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10,160
Views: 1,664,286
Posted By Garry
A 19" rolls over/through off-road stuff better...

A 19" rolls over/through off-road stuff better than a 17". And a 21" is better than a 19" which is why most dirt bikes have 21" front wheels.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-17-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4,271
Views: 200,366
Posted By Garry
I'll be in the UK all next week on business....

I'll be in the UK all next week on business. Flying home on Friday. Got stuff to do Saturday evening. Sunday is open I think. Either day might work if I'm not too jet lagged.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-17-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4,271
Views: 200,366
Posted By Garry
Laurel Highlands dirt road ride tomorrow. Meeting...

Laurel Highlands dirt road ride tomorrow. Meeting at the Sunoco on 130 in east Greensburg at 8:30 (Humphrey Rd at the end of the exit ramp off route 30). Looping all around the Seven Springs /...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10,160
Views: 1,664,286
Posted By Garry
$290 list - 25% = $217.50 plus shipping (KTM part...

$290 list - 25% = $217.50 plus shipping (KTM part # 62012099044)

Note that I'm having an issue with Munn Racing web site. I got there via the ktmtalk "shop online" link, but it's only showing a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10,160
Views: 1,664,286
Posted By Garry
Wouldn't buying a 19" front and skid plate be...

Wouldn't buying a 19" front and skid plate be good enough? I'm ordering a skid plate for my 950 SMR tonight and if I could find a easy/cheap way to put a 19" up front, I might pull the trigger on...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-04-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13,146
Views: 1,084,660
Posted By Garry
Damn. I was at Ohiopyle today grabbing the local...

Damn. I was at Ohiopyle today grabbing the local dual-sport tag. Had no idea the ADV PA tag was so close.
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10,160
Views: 1,664,286
Posted By Garry
I just route my plain vent line down the left...

I just route my plain vent line down the left side of the bike by the oil tank. I think stock connected to something on the right (that fell off when doing the de-smog/de-sas). Can't say I've ever...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-30-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,214
Posted By Garry
The bike was dropped on the left side, but it's...

The bike was dropped on the left side, but it's not clear if it was moving or not. Damage was minimal (turn signals, scratched tank). I thought that was obscenely low mileage to just let the bike sit...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-29-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,214
Posted By Garry
To be honest, I've been looking at new 1190...

To be honest, I've been looking at new 1190 Adventures since they came out and this 990 just sort of appeared on the radar screen. Back to sitting on the fence on the 1190. It seems perfect for my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-28-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,214
Posted By Garry
Just got a call from the owner. He wants $7500...

Just got a call from the owner. He wants $7500 for it and it is on its way to a shop to be sold. If I wanted it, it was a "do the deal right now" thing. That's more than I want to spend on a stock...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-28-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,214
Posted By Garry
I'm not even positive the owner wants to sell it,...

I'm not even positive the owner wants to sell it, but should I end up with it, it will be gone over with a fine tooth comb. Remove, clean, and inspect everything. Replace all fluids. Check all the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,801
Posted By Garry
FIL = Father In Law I've done the SS thing...

FIL = Father In Law

I've done the SS thing (Kawi 636 / ZX-6R). I did long days of twisties (400+ miles) regularly. I rode the odd dirt road (not fun, didn't die). Rarely saw the ton on public...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-27-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,214
Posted By Garry
Don't know who the seller is. Was informed of the...

Don't know who the seller is. Was informed of the bike by an acquaintance that thought I might be interested. No pics either. It seems that clean, nicely farkled 990s are selling for $8K - $10K based...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-27-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,214
Posted By Garry
990 Barn Bike - What's it worth?

Found a super-low miles 2011 990 Adventure that's in rough shape. Basically ridden a couple times from new and left to rot. It starts and sounds OK but looks like hell (filthy). Was dropped on the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-24-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,295
Posted By Garry
Thanks for the replies so far. Good info... ...

Thanks for the replies so far. Good info...

The leftover discount I found on 2014s is $1500 plus no prep/freight fees, so basically the bike is $15K plus $156 in paperwork fees (not including...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-24-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,295
Posted By Garry
Changes to 1190 Adventure for 2015

Can someone quickly summarize the changes to the regular 1190 Adventure for 2015? I know the airbox has been improved/revised but (I think) people still think you need to buy an aftermarket air...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,277
Posted By Garry
The ZX-9 is a good call. Honda 954 is another....

The ZX-9 is a good call. Honda 954 is another. Triumph Daytona 955i yet another.
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,424
Posted By Garry
Agreed. A Uly would be a fine choice.

Agreed. A Uly would be a fine choice.
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Posted By Garry
Buy a cheap used dual-sport and keep the 636. I...

Buy a cheap used dual-sport and keep the 636. I really liked the 2005 636 I had, but I also had a DRZ400S in the garage.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-09-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8,005
Views: 1,303,410
Posted By Garry
So when IS the Motus going to be in dealers and...

So when IS the Motus going to be in dealers and does anyone know the final specs???





Oops. Wrong thread (or maybe not)....
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10,160
Views: 1,664,286
Posted By Garry
I fill up the radiator with bike running and cap...

I fill up the radiator with bike running and cap off until it's done burping. Then I roll the front wheel up onto my lawn (raises the front about 18") and repeat. I guess you could use a board and ...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10,160
Views: 1,664,286
Posted By Garry
Don't give up on the Rick Mayer seat. I have one...

Don't give up on the Rick Mayer seat. I have one on my SMR and had another on a DRZ I used to own. No complaints about the seat. I have a Seat Concepts on my 530 and it does the job for cheap.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,932
Posted By Garry
55 and not there yet. I think physical condition...

55 and not there yet. I think physical condition is more important than age. Good knees, good back, good wrists, no problem.
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10,160
Views: 1,664,286
Posted By Garry
2014 Maintenance: Normal Stuff: Tires, oil,...

2014 Maintenance:

Normal Stuff: Tires, oil, fluids. Other Stuff: Yet anther fuel pump and both carb diaphragms.

I should probably take a good look at the clutch this winter as its still the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10,160
Views: 1,664,286
Posted By Garry
Sadly, no 17" front is available for the TKC70....

Sadly, no 17" front is available for the TKC70. They do offer a 17" 120 rear, but the tread pattern is different.
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,695
Posted By Garry
+1 but with 17/19 tubeless spoke wheels like the...

+1 but with 17/19 tubeless spoke wheels like the Explorer has.
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10,160
Views: 1,664,286
Posted By Garry
I was looking for something more aggressive than...

I was looking for something more aggressive than the Tourance Next's that are on there now, but not TKC 80s. The new TKC 70s look about right. I figure a good 80/20 dual-sport tire and a skid plate...
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 10,160
Views: 1,664,286
Posted By Garry
Spoke wheels are stronger, so less chance of...

Spoke wheels are stronger, so less chance of trashing them on a sharp edge like a deep pothole or rock ledge. You can get tubeless spoke wheels for the best of both worlds.

On a related topic, how...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,086
Posted By Garry
KTM 690 Duke? Ducati Monster 795?

KTM 690 Duke?

Ducati Monster 795?
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