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Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2008, 03:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,115
Posted By lascsteve
I'm about 6'-1" with a 32" inseam, and the GSPD...

I'm about 6'-1" with a 32" inseam, and the GSPD fit seemed about right to me. I was also pleased with the room/ergo's on both of the KLR;s that I have test ridden. The KLR seems to be practically...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2008, 01:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,115
Posted By lascsteve
Norsman, I've asked others this as well,...

Norsman,

I've asked others this as well, but I'm curious to get your opinion.... How would you compare the KLR 650 to the old Airhead R100GSPD ?

My last bike ( agood while back now) was a '93...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-28-2008, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 120,224
Posted By lascsteve
Thanks for the input, Zuber. That's good info....

Thanks for the input, Zuber. That's good info. for us folks who haven't had the opportunity to check out all these bikes personally, yet.
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,851
Posted By lascsteve
Just so I don't miss anything (and not having any...

Just so I don't miss anything (and not having any real experience in these matters), what is a list of all the appropriate protective gear necessary for the little guys this age?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-21-2008, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 120,224
Posted By lascsteve
If in my case, SC stood for Southern California,...

If in my case, SC stood for Southern California, instead of South Carolina, then I would have much greater access and exposure to the multitude of bikes discussed on this site. But since I love the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-20-2008, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 120,224
Posted By lascsteve
I'm thinking of changing my screen name to...

I'm thinking of changing my screen name to "Thread Killer". Whataya think?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-18-2008, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 120,224
Posted By lascsteve
Zuber, I'm very interested in your thoughts...

Zuber,

I'm very interested in your thoughts comparing the KTM 950 Adventure to the old Airhead BMW R100GSPD. I'm particularly interested in the comparison of road manners between the two. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,730
Posted By lascsteve
Thanks for the responses. I'll spend some time...

Thanks for the responses. I'll spend some time looking at the bike options that you guys have suggested. I assume that most of these beginner bikes are 'automatic clutch, correct? I guess it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2008, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,730
Posted By lascsteve
Father & son dirt bikes ????

I have ridden dirt bikes a few times, but don't really have much experience with them. (Mostly an old '73 TS185; Where can I get a replacement tank?) Anyway, surprisingly, the wife says I could...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2007, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,735
Posted By lascsteve
Thanks josjor, That's the kind of...

Thanks josjor,

That's the kind of first-hand info I'm hoping to get. I'm sure that the KLR is all the bike I need for any local riding, beach trips (80 miles one-way), and trips to the NC...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2007, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,735
Posted By lascsteve
[quote=josjor]Just curious, what's your idea of...

[quote=josjor]Just curious, what's your idea of long?

Hey thanks for your input. Sound like you're enjoying your KLR choice.

I didn't mean to insinuate that 450 miles was not a long...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2007, 09:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,735
Posted By lascsteve
Yeah, having ridden one for about twenty minutes...

Yeah, having ridden one for about twenty minutes or so, I THINK it would be fine for a long tour with a lot of highway miles, as long as you weren't trying set any speed records. But I was hoping...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2007, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,735
Posted By lascsteve
Anyone done any touring/long trips with the 2008 KLR?

I got the chance to test ride the new 2008 KLR650 demo bike back during the Summer at Myrtle Beach. I was very impressed. I found it to be much smoother than my earlier test ride on the 2006...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-08-2007, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7,621
Views: 1,409,521
Posted By lascsteve
I agree that a large fuel tank is a must for any...

I agree that a large fuel tank is a must for any "adventure" type bike.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-07-2007, 07:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,225
Posted By lascsteve
Yes! Of Course! British Racing Green! (I...

Yes! Of Course! British Racing Green! (I should've figured that one out by myself)

Yes, BRG is cool. I've always liked that clasic, traditional color. It's probably my second favorite color...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-07-2007, 05:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,225
Posted By lascsteve
Well, I hate to keep showing my ignorance, but...

Well, I hate to keep showing my ignorance, but what does BRG mean?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-07-2007, 05:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,225
Posted By lascsteve
Hey, thanks, Buggy! I thought the thread was...

Hey, thanks, Buggy!

I thought the thread was dead, but that's good information from your experience. I haven't had much chance yet to see or ride one, but i'm encouraged by your observation that...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-04-2007, 04:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,225
Posted By lascsteve
What is the wind/weather protection like on the...

What is the wind/weather protection like on the fuelie Tigers?

I had a tall Parabellum windshield Paris-Dakar and found it provided a pocket of very calm air in the chest head area, shooting the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-03-2007, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7,621
Views: 1,409,521
Posted By lascsteve
For what it's worth, I agree with those who find...

For what it's worth, I agree with those who find the F800GS concept appealing. I want something with a little more heft than the 650, but I don't need a huge 1200 beast. I loved my old R100GSPD,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-03-2007, 08:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,225
Posted By lascsteve
Don't believe all this.... Buy your Tiger and...

Don't believe all this....
Buy your Tiger and join us in Welsboro, PA June 21-23 2007 for our
Tiger Ride-In. We've got riders from around the country coming in....
including NC-SC-TN-GA-FL .......
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-03-2007, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5,950
Views: 1,542,134
Posted By lascsteve
BUMP. Since I don't have one to ride yet, I...

BUMP.
Since I don't have one to ride yet, I need the pisctures to get me by for a while. Keep 'em coming:D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-02-2007, 08:59 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,225
Posted By lascsteve
Yeah, that's the sense that I get as well. It...

Yeah, that's the sense that I get as well. It seems that the guys that have a more off-road bias are thrilled with the KLR. But my riding is almost all paved road. There aren't any real...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-02-2007, 06:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,225
Posted By lascsteve
Sounds like typically the valves don't need alot...

Sounds like typically the valves don't need alot of adjustment, but how involved or difficult is it to check the tolerances. Is this easily checked by an amateur mechanic like myself, or something...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-31-2007, 07:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,225
Posted By lascsteve
What's a fair price for 2006 Tiger with 8,000...

What's a fair price for 2006 Tiger with 8,000 miles? What, if anything, can be bought for about $6,000?

Are the factory bags any good? What aftermarket bags are popular?

How is the Triumph...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-31-2007, 07:43 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,225
Posted By lascsteve
Thanks EagleFeather, That's a very positive...

Thanks EagleFeather,

That's a very positive report. Sounds like just the kind of ride I'm looking for. I did not really appreciate the aesthetics of the "Girlie" Tigers at first, but the look...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-31-2007, 05:18 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,225
Posted By lascsteve
Yes, a short ride will tell me a lot, and I will...

Yes, a short ride will tell me a lot, and I will hopefully get to do that soon. But in the meantime, I'm hoping to hear some more comments regarding the Triumph's reliability, ease of maintenance,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-30-2007, 08:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,225
Posted By lascsteve
Triumph Tiger ???

I've enjoyed this site, and learned a lot by lurking around.

My last bike was a '93 GSPD which I loved, so I've tried to decide what might be the best fit replacement bike for me after a few...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2007, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,384
Posted By lascsteve
Eek TS 185 gas tank

I pulled out my brother's old Suzuki TS 185 (1973 or '74 model, I think) a while back, got it running, then jumped on for a little fun riding around the farm. After just enough time to get the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2006, 10:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,187
Posted By lascsteve
KAW'TRAILIN', In your pics, one shot showed...

KAW'TRAILIN',

In your pics, one shot showed your KLR on the back of a van. Is the bike carrier a standard cargo platform that inserts into the 2" receiver, or is made specifically for the bike? ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2006, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,187
Posted By lascsteve
As for the Aztec Red, I think it looks pretty...

As for the Aztec Red, I think it looks pretty good, actually; but my last two bikes were a Mystic Red R100RT, then a Red/White R100GSPD. And at the same time I had a bright red GMC pickup truck, so...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2006, 09:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,187
Posted By lascsteve
Yes, I guess you did say that earlier, didn't...

Yes, I guess you did say that earlier, didn't you? Sorry, I wasn't paying close attention to who said what and where, I guess.

Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2006, 08:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,187
Posted By lascsteve
KAW'TRAILIN', Those are some very nice pics...

KAW'TRAILIN',

Those are some very nice pics on the link you posted. Looks like some really good times! Thanks.

What size windscreen is that on your bike, and how well does it work for you?
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2006, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,187
Posted By lascsteve
GUS, I think you and I had our eye on the...

GUS,

I think you and I had our eye on the same 2005 (in Lexington), and it appears you have beaten me to the punch! I called earlier in the week and didn't get through, got busy yesterday and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2006, 12:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,187
Posted By lascsteve
Okay, I think that I have successfully...

Okay,

I think that I have successfully completed some of the more pertinent information in the profile, as was suggested. I'll try to do more later.

As for the theme of the thread, the 2007...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2006, 08:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,187
Posted By lascsteve
New 2007 models

When are the new year models typically announced by the manufacturers?

I've been thinking of getting a KLR650, but there are no new ones (2006) and very few used ones in my area, and I don't...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2006, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,187
Posted By lascsteve
Well, I guess the answer is no, no one has tried...

Well, I guess the answer is no, no one has tried the Parabellum windshield for the KLR650. In that case, what is the best touring windshield that anyone has experience with for the KLR650?

I have...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2006, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,187
Posted By lascsteve
Question Parabellum for KLR650

Has anyone tried the Parabellum windshield for the KLR650? If so, what are your impressions of it?
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2006, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,919
Posted By lascsteve
These are some good posts! Yes, I have had...

These are some good posts!

Yes, I have had an eye out for an Airhead GS/PD for quite some time (I'd like one of those D6's, also!); but this is SC (South Carolina, not Southern California) and...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-27-2006, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,919
Posted By lascsteve
From Airhead GS/PD to ....?

Several years back I owned a couple of Airhead BMW's including a 1993 R100GS/PD that I rode from the South Carolina coast to Alaska and back in 1998 (pre-family). I loved almost everthing about the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2006, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,539
Posted By lascsteve
Thanks for the input. It's been a while...

Thanks for the input.

It's been a while since I've had any bike, and when I started thinking about getting another one I immediately thought about another GS/PD (although I would prefer a...
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