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Forum: Equipment 03-03-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,334
Posted By TOzman
Thanks for all the input; I went with one of...

Thanks for all the input; I went with one of flei's recommendations, the Kwik Tek Dry Pack from Amazon for $38. This was before some of the latest recommendations or I might have tried something...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,334
Posted By TOzman
Best Dry Duffel for money

So in May I take my (new to me) KKLR650 on a trip from Virginia to Chicago, then down to Tennessee where I'll meet my family for vacation in the smokies. The Chicago portion is business. Havent yet...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-27-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,955
Posted By TOzman
Holy Crap

Did you see the price on that thing? $995!! Must be made out of gold or some other precious metal.

Lots of great suggestions on here, some more pricey than others. Bottom line, where there is a...
Forum: Beasts 01-21-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,366
Posted By TOzman
I truly appreciate the feedback received thus...

I truly appreciate the feedback received thus far.Was ready to pull the trigger on a Versys until I saw a review on the CB500X thread tonight , and then talked it through out loud with she who must...
Forum: Beasts 01-21-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4,768
Views: 853,049
Posted By TOzman
This review just sealed the deal for me. CB500X...

This review just sealed the deal for me. CB500X it is.
Forum: Beasts 01-21-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,366
Posted By TOzman
MrBreeze, You know, that was my reaction;...

MrBreeze,

You know, that was my reaction; all ready for the Versys, but the reviews, both from the media as well as from owners has really got me to thinking about this. I like the aftermarket...
Forum: Beasts 01-20-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,366
Posted By TOzman
Dogjaw, Was hoping you would chime in; so...

Dogjaw,

Was hoping you would chime in; so when it was time for a new bike you didnt give the Kawasaki a second look? I know your test ride on the Versys was short considering your experience on...
Forum: Beasts 01-20-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,366
Posted By TOzman
Call me strange, but I actually think the Versys...

Call me strange, but I actually think the Versys looks pretty good, especially in Yellow/Black. To me, the CB500X just looks kinda "plasticky" and kinda cheap looking. Probably wrong as everyone...
Forum: Beasts 01-20-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,366
Posted By TOzman
The V Strom was originally on my list, great...

The V Strom was originally on my list, great bike. I eliminated it mainly because it required a little more lean for my short arms to reach the bars, and I cant get as good a deal on one of those as...
Forum: Beasts 01-19-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,366
Posted By TOzman
Mcmann: I see you have the Gen 1 version of the...

Mcmann: I see you have the Gen 1 version of the Versys; how much would the buzziness of the Versys was reduced in Gen2 when they introduced the rubber mounts?
Forum: Beasts 01-19-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,366
Posted By TOzman
Decision - Versys or CB500X?

So here goes: I'm 5'7", 30" inseam. Background of mostly cruisers (Harleys) with a GS or Gold Wing thrown in. Looking for a do it all bike with mostly upright seating position and narrowed the field...
Forum: Beasts 01-18-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 6,740
Views: 1,503,067
Posted By TOzman
Is this a good price?

So have been researching prices as I'm getting close to pulling the trigger. Closest dealer to me (9 miles) has left over 2012 in yellow and black they are listing for $6,899. Dealer 150 miles away...
Forum: Beasts 01-07-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,930
Posted By TOzman
Just got a quote of 8980 out the door for a 2013...

Just got a quote of 8980 out the door for a 2013 from Ultimate Cycle in Midlothian VA.
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 721
Views: 100,953
Posted By TOzman
Took one for a test ride

Went over to the Honda dealer while visiting my father over Thanksgiving, and the owner offered a ride on their demo with DCT. Now, I've had 9 Harleys ranging from a sporty all the way up to an...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-21-2013, 02:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,955
Posted By TOzman
Snaowman318, Thank you for the link! I had...

Snaowman318,

Thank you for the link! I had only done a search of this forum, didn't think about equipment (duh). Great info on that thread.

Thanks to all.
Forum: Trip Planning 11-18-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,955
Posted By TOzman
Sleep Apnea and camping

So, would like to camp in the backcountry, but as the title suggests, I have sleep apnea and sleep with a CPAP. Trying to sleep without is not an option as the sleep is miserable and the chances of...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By TOzman
Bobnoxious - I would probably jump on that bike...

Bobnoxious - I would probably jump on that bike if you lived a little closer....
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By TOzman
Laugh I appreciate all the responses....

...even the plug for the DR650. Matter of fact, if I could find one in the same price range, I would jump on it. Around these parts, DR 650s go quick. Interestingly enough, KLRs tend to stay on CL...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By TOzman
Help me decide

So, am finally out of the Harley scene and looking for a dual sport. Perusing the local offerings, 3 bike pique my curiosity:

a) 2007 KLX250S, 4,999 miles, bars, risers, new chain/sprockets,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,092
Posted By TOzman
Installed the Sargent Low on the KLR....

.......and if I slide to the front I can damn near flat foot.....again, at 5'8" and 30" inseam. I just don't see the problem here.....but again, I haven't yet taken it off road. :huh
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,092
Posted By TOzman
Holy crap! Were you loaded up for a trip, or...

Holy crap! Were you loaded up for a trip, or running away from home?
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,092
Posted By TOzman
Just goes to show it's all about...

Just goes to show it's all about perspective/background. I'm 5'8", 29" inseam, and just bought a 2013 KLR this week. Coming off a Fatboy, this bike is 300 pounds lighter, so it feels like a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,477
Posted By TOzman
Made a decision

Thanks to everyone for their replies/insights. Went to the dealer and looked at both the KLR and DR, and..................drum roll please...........I now have a 2013 Lime Green KLR in the garage.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,477
Posted By TOzman
Thanks to all for the replies

I actually looked at craigslist/ebay/cycletrader in my area for KTMs, and the only ones listed are smaller than what I'm looking for - and they are, in fact, a little pricey.

I dont really NEED...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,477
Posted By TOzman
Need help with Bike selection

First of all, I am NOT trying to start an argument between KLR and DR fans - I am really struggling between these two bikes at the moment. I have searched/read thru the threads, but need to think out...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By TOzman
Thanks for the quick reply........and crap. ...

Thanks for the quick reply........and crap. Although the bags appear to be a little on the thin side, I do like how they sit on the bike and the size suits my needs.......but I'm trying to locate a...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By TOzman
2012 Adventure bags on a pre-2012 Wee?

Will they bolt right up, or did the frame geometry change in 2012 as well?

Thanks in advance.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2005, 04:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,213
Posted By TOzman
As an update......dealer had a remus can in...

As an update......dealer had a remus can in stock, so I took it off his hands. 30 minute install, and that was taking my time to smoke a cigar. Rode it around the block after installation; couldn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2005, 05:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,213
Posted By TOzman
FN in MT - Will look forward to hearing your...

FN in MT - Will look forward to hearing your results. From what I have seen just lurking, not many before/after dynos....should be interesting.

Kirkmoon - Your response was exactly what I was...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2005, 03:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,213
Posted By TOzman
All - Thanks for your replies. Infallible -...

All - Thanks for your replies.

Infallible - Not looking for any additional power, realize that BMW has done a good job with the stock exhaust. Just looking for some extra sound.

Still wanting...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2005, 01:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,213
Posted By TOzman
Staintune vs Remus for 1200GS

Searched thru the archives, but couldn't find the answer to the specific question I had.

I WAS going to leave my new 12GS stock (really I was) but was at local dealer yesterday and heard a 1100RT...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2005, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 929
Posted By TOzman
Test Rode a 1200GS and a 650GS Yesterday (long)

Visited Bob's BMW yesterday to test ride both a F650GS and a R1200GS. Great folks, by the way....customer service seems to be top notch. Anyway...on to the bikes...oh, and I currently own both a 03...
Forum: Beasts 06-07-2005, 07:05 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 25,120
Posted By TOzman
DL650 vs DL1000

Both models of the V-Strom have been met with rave reviews, and I realize both share many parts....does anyone have any experience with both models that can offer a comparison?

Specifically, is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-22-2004, 02:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,921
Posted By TOzman
Kingman

Bentspoke,

Can identify with your thoughts about Kingman being appealing; drove thru thataway a few years ago enroute from Vegas to Colorado.

Can't explain it, but Kingman had an appeal to it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-22-2004, 04:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,921
Posted By TOzman
OOOhhh, that just sealed it......Prescott it is.

OOOhhh, that just sealed it......Prescott it is.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-21-2004, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,921
Posted By TOzman
Arizona.....

You know, it seems that Californians are invading all states west of the Mississippi.........maybe we should go to California, should be lots of room there now. :evil
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-20-2004, 06:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,921
Posted By TOzman
Arizona Musings

Motozilla,

No longer in Graf (Damn! Ned to change that profile), currently in Maryland. Was working in installation management operations (closest civilian position would be a city planner).
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-19-2004, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,921
Posted By TOzman
Arizona Locations

Prescott is kinda where I'm looking thus far, but no location is totally off-limits. For some background, when I say retire I mean from the Army, but at only 45ish will still have to work. Am...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-19-2004, 05:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 707
Posted By TOzman
Springs vs Woodland Park

David,

Currently own a home in the Springs, and were I to move back there (live in MD now) I would move to Woodland Park or thereabouts to escape the big city.

WP is higher in elevation and you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-18-2004, 03:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,921
Posted By TOzman
Arizona Riding Questions

Thinking about retiring to Arizona.....where are the good riding places in relation to Phoenix (east, west, etc)? I'm thinking about retiring to the Scottsdale area, but if that puts me 180 out from...
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