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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,924
Posted By bess227
you sir..............:pynd are a man among boys...

you sir..............:pynd are a man among boys where I come from. That is impressive. Nothin but respect comin at ya......nothin but respect.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 34,188
Views: 8,387,062
Posted By bess227
I owned this very same bike. Sold it like an...

I owned this very same bike. Sold it like an IDIOT. What a great all around ride. Did just fine with my bride riding with too. Very cool. :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,332
Posted By bess227
Logjam, Congrats on getting back on. I...

Logjam,

Congrats on getting back on. I took a black lab at 45 mph and (like yourself) the gear minimized the damage. 8 mths of rehab on a shoulder doesn't seem minimal but it was.

Don't let...
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 297,408
Posted By bess227
good info

Sorebutt......when you refer to wrapping the exhaust, do you mean old school exhaust pipe wrap or something different? And if you don't mind, anyplace in particular the carries the fairing...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 297,408
Posted By bess227
I'm in.....

Just bought a new to me 06 ST1300 black with 30k on the clock. Trouble is it's 485 miles in one direction to pick it up. Should be in it's new home by May 2. She is my first.....really looking...
Forum: Face plant 01-09-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,282
Posted By bess227
Good to hear!!

So glad all of you guys are ok.

Nov 16, 8pm, about 45 mph on my KLR when a black lab chasing a mostly black cat got under my front tire. They were both running wide open, the headlight on the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13,921
Views: 1,402,515
Posted By bess227
Terry Adcock Seat recommend or no?

I have put 9000 miles on this stock seat and just can't take it anymore. :deal 500.00 bucks is a lot of coin to this ole boy. Before I put down the cash, is anyone riding the bucket seat that Terry...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 19,754
Posted By bess227
How about the tractor

I know it's not sexy like street bikes and the super bikes, but how about the old reliable, do it all well and nothing great KLR? Does it deserve a consideration? Some would think so.

Gives a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 34,188
Views: 8,387,062
Posted By bess227
I see what you did there.............now that is...

I see what you did there.............now that is funny.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-30-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4,745
Views: 400,214
Posted By bess227
much respect.

Great trip, awesome memorial and really cool what yourself, Happy Riding and the BYOB folks did for it.

Best thread on this site man. So wish I could have gotten the chance to meet live and tell...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-27-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4,745
Views: 400,214
Posted By bess227
KnyBanjo, I have wanted for some time to...

KnyBanjo,

I have wanted for some time to meet you in person. Today I had my chance (it was like seeing a Unicorn!!!) and didn't have the heart to stop you. I was the green KLR that pointed and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 34,188
Views: 8,387,062
Posted By bess227
EPIC! this has to be my all time favorite...

EPIC!

this has to be my all time favorite definition of the gremlin bell. work with a guy that managed a Harley shop for 10 years and he is still laughing his hind parts off.

thanks for the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-13-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By bess227
Contact for your trip

You guys should try to reach out to GlennR. He is the local beast around the Boone area when it comes to small bike roads and trails.

Never met him personally, but he is a nice guy and am sure...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-07-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By bess227
my neck of the woods

Ducati7444,

I live in N. Wilkesboro, I have a 99 KLR that I ride to work every day, she could use some gravel time. Just put a new set of Shinko 705's that I would love to see how they do on some...
Forum: Beasts 05-01-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2,251
Views: 423,287
Posted By bess227
love em

I just put a set of these on my KLR. Switched from a set of Kenda 270's. Completely changed the handling of this bike.

Great tires, great price.
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13,921
Views: 1,402,515
Posted By bess227
Congrats!!! I gave 2600.00 for a 99 with 1300...

Congrats!!! I gave 2600.00 for a 99 with 1300 (correct..hundred, not thousand) miles on it last year and drove nearly 250 miles in one direction to pick it up. I have not regretted it. Was an...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-15-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By bess227
another option

If you are retired, look into N. Wilkesboro as well, Boone is very nice and a college town.

Wilkes County runs right up to the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Parkway. I live in Wilkes,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-24-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 20,673
Posted By bess227
Sidewinder, Just picked up on this thread....

Sidewinder,
Just picked up on this thread. Stone mtn........I live in Wilkes. Shoot me a pm and maybe see if i am qualified to keep up with you some time. Nice pic.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-24-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,436
Posted By bess227
Gonna try

Joe,

would really like to try to make it this year. you and whitebread were so gracious last fall to try and get me to come. the pig and i have "bonded" to the tune of about 4500 miles since...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-12-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4,745
Views: 400,214
Posted By bess227
Turkey Trot

HA!!!!!! that is awesome!!!! funny stuff there ..........thanks for sharing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,536
Posted By bess227
hey guys, thanks for the help, and Jim for...

hey guys,

thanks for the help, and Jim for the link, will definitely check it out.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,018
Posted By bess227
thumb wipers

the thumb wipers are actually quite handy, and cheap.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-09-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4,745
Views: 400,214
Posted By bess227
Banjo is my hero....and I live close enough with...

Banjo is my hero....and I live close enough with some of his trips that I keep my eyes peeled for that red Strom hoping to catch a glimpse of greatness. :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,536
Posted By bess227
Thanks for all the input. I love the looks...

Thanks for all the input.

I love the looks of it. I definitely will try one on before dropping the cash. I ride a KLR on my daily commute....so...you know us KLR guys......nearly 350 for a lid...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,536
Posted By bess227
Quest for the Qwest

Anyone here using the Shoei Qwest? I am in the market for a new lid that is Pinlock equipped (at least available) and like the looks of this helmet.

Any comments, experiences or feedback is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,683
Posted By bess227
Bollocks.........I actually tried that. worked...

Bollocks.........I actually tried that. worked for a little while and then not so much. Maybe I wasn't doing it right.


Watauga Lake..........good for you. :clap Beautiful country there, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,683
Posted By bess227
I did it .........and glad

So on the advice of some of you here..........I bought the Fog City insert.

The frickin thing is just amazing. The temp was 28 here this morning, 10 seconds after closing the visor the shield...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,683
Posted By bess227
HELP me out of the fog!!!

My morning commute is averaging 34 degrees, couple 29 degree mornings........I am toasty, but my visor on my MSR full face dual sport helmet fogs in a hurry. I try to keep it clean, but at times it...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,013
Posted By bess227
doesn't take much of anything to get in that jet...

doesn't take much of anything to get in that jet and make it clog up. had an S40 suzuki thumper that was notorious for that. simple bowl drain did wonders..

good luck,certainly hope you find...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,634
Posted By bess227
Pulled the trigger

So after riding a couple of 38 degree mornings to work, I pulled the trigger and ordered the one piece Phantom.

The two piece Tourmaster stuff does a great job, but with all the liners in, my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,634
Posted By bess227
That is kind of my thinking garandman...........i...

That is kind of my thinking garandman...........i think i will try the Phantom for the days when it is not going to get out of the 50's or so.......and it is damp or wet.

the fog here in the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-27-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,621
Views: 199,388
Posted By bess227
Sorry

sorry for the duplicate post...............stupid computer told me it didn't go through...:becca
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-27-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1,621
Views: 199,388
Posted By bess227
GREAT pics

Cuttle........(i don't feel at liberty to address you as Silke as we have yet to meet) :D

LOVE the pics you post in this thread.

You and Kenny keep my mouth watering to get out on some of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-27-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,621
Views: 199,388
Posted By bess227
Great Pics

Cuttle (we have never met so I don't feel it proper yet to address you as Silke) :D

LOVE the pics that both you and knybanjo post in these reports. I posted on his thread that it really makes me...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-27-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4,745
Views: 400,214
Posted By bess227
Keep em coming

Kenny,

Between your pics here and Cuttle's thread, you guys keep my mouth watering to ride some of these roads. I live in N. Wilkesboro at the foot of 421, got to get my work schedule...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,634
Posted By bess227
Wlfman.........any particular reason you would...

Wlfman.........any particular reason you would ditch the one piece? inquiring minds want to know.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,659
Posted By bess227
that is a great story.........not that i am a...

that is a great story.........not that i am a violent person (at least not anymore.......too much work and it hurts more now). that kind of person (the guy on the bike) does that because they have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,634
Posted By bess227
Thanks to all of you for the info. The...

Thanks to all of you for the info.

The Tourmaster Sonora stuff (two piece) i have has done really well.........just thinking that the one may be warmer on the really cold mornings........and the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,634
Posted By bess227
One piece or two???? How do you roll??

My morning commute here in the foothills of NC are currently between 39 and 42 degrees. The afternoon temps can get as high as 70. I have a Tourmaster set, and they do great, but seems to take me a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 101,027
Posted By bess227
As a new (again after 20 years) rider/commuter, I...

As a new (again after 20 years) rider/commuter, I found the opinions on this thread interesting.

some helpful, some thought provoking. some statements that made total sense and others that just...
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