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Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,255,204
Posted By VascoMerlin
Heidenau K60 Scout

I know there are 1,000's of tire threads here, but since I created this thread:

I just installed the Heidenau K60 Scouts on my KLR, and I must say that I am thoroughly impressed with both the...
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,006
Posted By VascoMerlin
The Arai Signet Q was the replacement for the...

The Arai Signet Q was the replacement for the Profile. It is the same helmet as the Arai RX-Q, just longer front to back.
If you would like something similar, but cheaper:
The Bell RS-1 would be a...
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By VascoMerlin
I could take a picture of the front tires of...

I could take a picture of the front tires of every bike parked in my parking lot... they will all have those cracks.

I am glad you finally found your glasses :D
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,993
Posted By VascoMerlin
They are from RotoPax http://www.rotopax.com/ ...

They are from RotoPax http://www.rotopax.com/

Cool company, and options for anyone.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-08-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10,118
Views: 3,219,367
Posted By VascoMerlin
I love your method of keeping your bike upright....

I love your method of keeping your bike upright. :thumb
Forum: Beasts 03-06-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,849
Posted By VascoMerlin
STROM! It has carried mine and my GF's fat...

STROM!

It has carried mine and my GF's fat ass across most of country with no complaints.
Me: 6'2" 245 #'s Her: 5'8" 150... and probably 100#'s of gear in Givi cases and dry bags.
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,255,204
Posted By VascoMerlin
I have always been under the impression that...

I have always been under the impression that clean, non turbulent air is quieter than trying to obstruct it with higher or canted windscreens. My KLR is much quieter (wind noise wise) with the...
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,244
Posted By VascoMerlin
V-STROM 1000, hands down, stop the conversation....

V-STROM 1000, hands down, stop the conversation. There is no other bike that can handle two-up and gear like the DLk for that price. Most used steeds will have bags and other farkles for under...
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 5,363
Views: 1,933,076
Posted By VascoMerlin
WOW, blast from the past. Thought this...

WOW, blast from the past.

Thought this thread, and the unnecessary drama it caused, was burried or hidden in the abyss of the blogospere.

I had never read such hatred or jealousy. I dont...
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,352
Posted By VascoMerlin
Warm, could leave your an hand on it with no...

Warm, could leave your an hand on it with no pain. DONT TOUCH THE TIP!
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,255,204
Posted By VascoMerlin
Did you have to modify the steering head at all?

Did you have to modify the steering head at all?
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 85,620
Posted By VascoMerlin
Yeah.... It looks cool

Yeah.... It looks cool
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,255,204
Posted By VascoMerlin
It has been on there for 3500 mi. I thought that...

It has been on there for 3500 mi. I thought that was the case and purchased new pads that were supposed to be "better". Seated them, and they still suck. Thinking of replacing the caliper next.
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,255,204
Posted By VascoMerlin
Yeah, youre allowed in the "He-Man BMW sucks"...

Yeah, youre allowed in the "He-Man BMW sucks" club

On another note, has anyone thought they had better front braking with the stock rotor and rubber brake line??
I have the 320mm ebc(?) and a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,282
Posted By VascoMerlin
The day i bought mine new it did the same thing....

The day i bought mine new it did the same thing. I was pissed. Took it to the dealer and they replaced the little valve thingy next to the gas filler opening.

Really I think it was just in...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,622
Posted By VascoMerlin
May I ask how you blew the clutch..... thought...

May I ask how you blew the clutch..... thought they were fairly bullit proof
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,255,204
Posted By VascoMerlin
I appreciate the video and the motion sickness......

I appreciate the video and the motion sickness...

In replace of a fancy dancy tripod, acceptable camera support objects include: milk crates, trash cans, cinder blocks, trunk of adjacent car, or...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-03-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1,923
Views: 1,066,203
Posted By VascoMerlin
Only cops I want to encounter... ...

Only cops I want to encounter...

http://74.52.71.146/dispatch/blogzone/src/lyceum/wp-content/blogs/7/uploads//CHiPs.jpeg
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2010, 08:13 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 87,857
Posted By VascoMerlin
I noticed that even though you chose the same...

I noticed that even though you chose the same steed, you farkled them slighty different. I am interested to hear the comparisons.

How did the windshields perform?

And I hate to ask the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,899
Posted By VascoMerlin
Can't wait for this! Just got home from Dublin on...

Can't wait for this! Just got home from Dublin on Saturday.... wish i had a bike the whole time.
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,993
Posted By VascoMerlin
The real question about chain lube is... Which...

The real question about chain lube is...
Which on flings the least?

Im tired of having a dirty/ greasy real wheel and panniers....

any suggestions?
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2009, 06:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,139
Posted By VascoMerlin
What, do you belong to the He-Man Woman Hater's...

What, do you belong to the He-Man Woman Hater's Club?
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,566
Posted By VascoMerlin
Hey, at least the cake looks home-made... Have...

Hey, at least the cake looks home-made...
Have a great trip, doin the same thing your doin but from New Jersey in August. Be safe.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-31-2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,239
Posted By VascoMerlin
Hope all had a great day on Sunday. I voluteered...

Hope all had a great day on Sunday. I voluteered to work the saftey crew with my Fire Department. (I was driving the big engine). Happy to report that their were no serious injuries where we had to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,255,204
Posted By VascoMerlin
Thats a pretty mean lookin KLR. Like the fairing...

Thats a pretty mean lookin KLR. Like the fairing mod!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-17-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 44,273
Posted By VascoMerlin
taking orders? the XJ could use a face lift

taking orders?

the XJ could use a face lift
Forum: Beasts 02-17-2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,451
Posted By VascoMerlin
$$$$? and how do they hold up (fading,...

$$$$?

and how do they hold up (fading, chiping, etc....)
3M?
Forum: Beasts 02-17-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,239
Posted By VascoMerlin
Sorry to break up the bash fest but... 07...

Sorry to break up the bash fest but...

07 VEE-- bought it new. The day i brought it home it would studder between 3200 and 3600 rpm. With 500 miles on the clock I put a power commander and a...
Forum: Beasts 02-17-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By VascoMerlin
The speedo on my V-strom is so overzealous that...

The speedo on my V-strom is so overzealous that its closer to KPH anyway.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-06-2009, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 571,449
Posted By VascoMerlin
Great pictures! Glad to see someone living the...

Great pictures!
Glad to see someone living the dream.
Forum: Americas 11-05-2008, 11:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,385
Posted By VascoMerlin
Correction: It used to be your civil right. ...

Correction: It used to be your civil right.

After yesterday, there will be a trend to wipe out carry laws.

They won the trifecta, and now we will pay the price.
Forum: Beasts 09-23-2008, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 978
Posted By VascoMerlin
e-mail and pm sent

e-mail and pm sent
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2008, 11:30 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 39,512
Posted By VascoMerlin
I have had nothing but luck with mine on a...

I have had nothing but luck with mine on a KLR650. Like any tire they are swirlly when new. But once that sheen wears the 606 is a real leaner. I have no problem keeping a brisk pace on tight...
Forum: Beasts 09-02-2008, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9,165
Views: 3,566,941
Posted By VascoMerlin
Well..... that is the fastest way to get the...

Well..... that is the fastest way to get the front tire off the gound, but, the center stand is just as affective and makes less noise when applied.
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2008, 08:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,876
Posted By VascoMerlin
I'm think im ordering the tank bag and mount...

I'm think im ordering the tank bag and mount tonght. Have a mag cortech now, but that is much cooler.
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2008, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 857
Posted By VascoMerlin
Looks like a bad prop on the of Star Trek,...

Looks like a bad prop on the of Star Trek, Shatner days.
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2008, 10:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,466
Posted By VascoMerlin
Got mine at longwaydown.com too. Was a little...

Got mine at longwaydown.com too. Was a little dissapointed. As said above, it was primarily them arguing amongst themselves like the first four episodes. I don't believe that this series has the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2008, 11:15 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 25,849
Posted By VascoMerlin
You know you're a KLR rider when...

You've changed your mind seven different times concerning tire combinations. You can never get that perfect road/sand/mud/rock/gravel/snow ratio that we all strive for. :D
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-31-2008, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By VascoMerlin
how far/ long do you wanna go?

how far/ long do you wanna go?
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2008, 07:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,989
Posted By VascoMerlin
Have fun, just watch out for the blizzards in so....

Have fun, just watch out for the blizzards in so. cal. :rofl
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