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Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,896
Posted By volgunner
I'm 6' 2 1/2", 34" inseam, 185 lbs. I've had my...

I'm 6' 2 1/2", 34" inseam, 185 lbs. I've had my 2011 DR650 since July 2011, and put 5000 miles on it. It's bone stock. The miles are lots of mountain backroads, some interstate, and gravel roads. ...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,860
Posted By volgunner
Bandit 1200. Cheap. Pretty reliable. Torque...

Bandit 1200. Cheap. Pretty reliable. Torque monster.
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,275
Posted By volgunner
I went through the same analysis last summer, and...

I went through the same analysis last summer, and I wound up with a dr650. I'm 6'2", 185 lbs. I do sustained speeds of 75 mph + on the freeway without any problem except getting blown around if the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,538
Posted By volgunner
2001 Bandit 1220 (naked)

Just passed the decade mark, and plan on logging many more miles here in East TN/Western NC.
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,182
Posted By volgunner
My "old" carbed, a/o B12 really rips. I've...

My "old" carbed, a/o B12 really rips. I've experienced nothing quite like the acceleration, and my most recent mileage calculations are in the low- to mid-40's.

The Versys is a completely...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,182
Posted By volgunner
Bandit 1200. I have the carbed, naked, air/oil...

Bandit 1200. I have the carbed, naked, air/oil cooled version. If you're looking for "grin factor", this is it. It also does well as a tourer if you want to throw on the luggage and go. Mileage...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-25-2010, 03:14 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 80,378
Posted By volgunner
Greetings from Southern Appalachia!

Just came across your thread this morning when I was up early to start the Thanksgiving ritual of seemingly endless cooking. I'm struck by the similarities between the "Northern" and "Southern"...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,858
Posted By volgunner
Windscreen for 01 naked Bandit 1200

Looking for some wind protection. Any recommendations?

Regards,
Russell
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,660
Posted By volgunner
Windscreen for 01 naked bandit

Looking for some wind protection. Any recommendations?

Thanks,
Russell
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 22,175
Views: 2,685,107
Posted By volgunner
Is this BRP a good deal?

Thinking of buying BRP. Here's one for sale locally: "2004 XR650R Dirt bike converted to Dual sport that is 100% street legal including street title. Baja Designs Dualsport light kit, Super Trapp ...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,434
Posted By volgunner
Laugh As a resident of Knoxville, TN and Boone, NC, I...

As a resident of Knoxville, TN and Boone, NC, I have to take issue with RNR: East TN - Western NC is not the motorcycling "heaven" he describes. And the pictures must be from somewhere else.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By volgunner
Thanks for the info. Russell

Thanks for the info.

Russell
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By volgunner
XR650L question

Thinking of getting one of these, and wondering the max speed at which a completely stock XR650L will comfortably cruise on the road?

Thanks for your insight.
Russell
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,355
Posted By volgunner
Moving from Milwaukee -- anybody blame them? ...

Moving from Milwaukee -- anybody blame them?

As to all the political/econmic invective: "What, me worry?"

Cheers!
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,666
Posted By volgunner
Hell yeah, you're too old. Give that thing to...

Hell yeah, you're too old. Give that thing to me. I'm pushing 60.
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,221
Posted By volgunner
+1 on the Suzuki Bandit. I love my 2001 naked...

+1 on the Suzuki Bandit. I love my 2001 naked Bandit 1200 for the reasons stated above.

Regards,
Russell
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,857
Posted By volgunner
I have a naked 2001 Bandit 1200

and I love it. I initially had a faired 2000 Bandit 600, and traded for its naked big brother in about a year. The fairing on the 600 buzzed, and, as the old adage goes, "there's no replacement for...
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