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Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 937
Posted By SMIFFXC
True that states are all over the board on this...

True that states are all over the board on this so check first. They don't come from the "manufacturer" street legal in the US but up here if the dealer makes the conversion they can give you a...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 937
Posted By SMIFFXC
Yes it can! My 2012 is plated but I think it...

Yes it can! My 2012 is plated but I think it depends on your state.
And I agree with JustKip, it rips. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,300
Posted By SMIFFXC
You should add the KLX140L to your list if those...

You should add the KLX140L to your list if those are the bikes you are considering. I looked at all of those for my son and the klx has much better features. disc brakes front and rear, adjustable...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,300
Posted By SMIFFXC
Not sure about Mike's wife but mine is new to...

Not sure about Mike's wife but mine is new to trail riding and lacks the confidence to do that. She wants to be able to get her feet down in the technical stuff, no matter how much I tell her to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,300
Posted By SMIFFXC
Why not just put on a Kouba Link? Drops the...

Why not just put on a Kouba Link? Drops the seat height a couple inches and you still get to keep the bigger bike, ie bigger engine, wheels, etc. Then slide the forks up 3/4" or so in the triple...
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By SMIFFXC
Well actually one time last year on a steep sandy...

Well actually one time last year on a steep sandy down hill he fell over and ended up slowly sliding down the hill with the bike above him on his leg; picture me behind him looking at the under side...
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By SMIFFXC
Thanks, I will look into that as I think you are...

Thanks, I will look into that as I think you are onto something.

I haven't heard from the new owner so I assume all is well. He seemed quite happy riding off.
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By SMIFFXC
Question about sons bike stalling

Saturday my sons 2012 KLX140L just died while going slowly through a water "puddle" approx 1' deep. The water was up around the crank case but nowhere near the carb or intake box. Then it wouldn't...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,001
Posted By SMIFFXC
The wife and I do 300 - 400 mile days often. Did...

The wife and I do 300 - 400 mile days often. Did 385 last Sat. 3 hours (the last 3) were interstate. She just got a Victory with CC and enjoyed the ride way more than her previous Shadow without...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2,004
Views: 273,224
Posted By SMIFFXC
Thanks to all for the well wishes, I have passed...

Thanks to all for the well wishes, I have passed them along. She loved the two tone paint but wished the chrome parts would have been blacked out. That would have looked really bad ass. Best part...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2,004
Views: 273,224
Posted By SMIFFXC
Mama's new ride

Thanks to all for the input and advice.

http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q505/cliffsmithxc/779d3a9b57462b31f2c8dee2a9c7f69e.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2,004
Views: 273,224
Posted By SMIFFXC
:rofl Dude, I just about pissed myself on that...

:rofl
Dude, I just about pissed myself on that one.
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2,004
Views: 273,224
Posted By SMIFFXC
Well kinda worked. My wife certainly seems to be...

Well kinda worked. My wife certainly seems to be attracted to the brand. Now we just need to find "the right one" if there is one.
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2,004
Views: 273,224
Posted By SMIFFXC
You are very correct on both points and I greatly...

You are very correct on both points and I greatly appreciate all the info, thanks to all. Tomorrow will we another shopping trip and I am armed with more info. :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 2,004
Views: 273,224
Posted By SMIFFXC
That bike looks perfect. I'll do a little...

That bike looks perfect. I'll do a little looking for a super low mileage used one but doubt I'll have much luck locally. Wonder why they stopped making it. Thanks.
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 2,004
Views: 273,224
Posted By SMIFFXC
Seat yes (velcro'd on), bags no (permanent). Not...

Seat yes (velcro'd on), bags no (permanent). Not sure the reasoning behind that
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2,004
Views: 273,224
Posted By SMIFFXC
Just read the "dry weight", ouch. 770 lbs might...

Just read the "dry weight", ouch. 770 lbs might be a bit heavy. Shadow weights 520 lbs. She loves it but wants more power and more than 120 miles between fill-ups. I know there will be...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2,004
Views: 273,224
Posted By SMIFFXC
Basically yes butt....sorry not interested in...

Basically yes butt....sorry not interested in tubed tires. Unless I'm wrong it has spoked wheels which means tubes. At least that is all I see on their website. Tell me I'm wrong about the wheels...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2,004
Views: 273,224
Posted By SMIFFXC
She wants windscreen, bags, light bar, cruise...

She wants windscreen, bags, light bar, cruise hopefully and probably many other things she sees in the catalog. The last thing I want to do to a new bike with warranty is spend more $ on suspension...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2,004
Views: 273,224
Posted By SMIFFXC
No idea but she instantly noticed it. She is...

No idea but she instantly noticed it. She is coming off a Shadow Aero which doesn't have much for suspension itself if you ask me (I ride adventure bikes). I didn't ride it but doesn't really...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2,004
Views: 273,224
Posted By SMIFFXC
Thanks. Too much trouble, sounds like we'll...

Thanks. Too much trouble, sounds like we'll scratch that one off the list.
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2,004
Views: 273,224
Posted By SMIFFXC
Gunner Suspension

My wife is shopping for a new ride. She rode the Gunner and said the suspensions was way too stiff and harsh. Does this sound right? The dealer didn't seem to think there was anything they could...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-16-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 44,823
Views: 2,592,915
Posted By SMIFFXC
Welcome back. Wondered when we would hear from...

Welcome back. Wondered when we would hear from you. RR and pics???
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,782,015
Posted By SMIFFXC
:rofl. Sounds like he had to lighten the load to...

:rofl. Sounds like he had to lighten the load to gain some altitude!
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 43,192
Posted By SMIFFXC
Bring it back and have them check for a bad...

Bring it back and have them check for a bad ground somewhere. They should be able to check the battery as well. They installed it so they should stand behind it. It shouldn't be draining the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4,484
Views: 748,342
Posted By SMIFFXC
Should go quick, from what I can tell it looks...

Should go quick, from what I can tell it looks priced right. Retired gent that babied it, defiantly not abused. Wouldn't even ride it on the highway. When off road it was easy dirt roads, no...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4,484
Views: 748,342
Posted By SMIFFXC
This is a friends bike that asked me to get the...

This is a friends bike that asked me to get the word out. Hope its ok to post this link here. Great guy and very well cared for bike.

http://maine.craigslist.org/mcy/4520847341.html
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-18-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4,767
Views: 443,469
Posted By SMIFFXC
09 Super Sherpa

This is a friends bike. Super nice and well cared for.

http://maine.craigslist.org/mcy/4520847341.html
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-13-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 44,823
Views: 2,592,915
Posted By SMIFFXC
I also wonder about the weight of the device...

I also wonder about the weight of the device hanging on the front of the helmet all day and neck strain or fatigue. Maybe it said in that ad but I hadn't noticed. And lastly must one be stopped...
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,782,015
Posted By SMIFFXC
Welcome aboard

Great to hear you like the Tiger so much coming from a MTS, sorry to hear you had issues with it. There are a couple of us on here with both; they are both very nice fun machines with great smile...
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,782,015
Posted By SMIFFXC
Welcome

The longer I'm away from NM the more I miss it. Nice pics. I think you will love the bike. Great info on this site about the bike. Enjoy and keep the pics coming.
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,782,015
Posted By SMIFFXC
Helmet lock

Works great for me, used it many times.

Just latch the strap then hook the strap on the hook.

http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q505/cliffsmithxc/5fad36ed05ab41dae7015eb1c1fbd268.jpg
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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-10-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 44,823
Views: 2,592,915
Posted By SMIFFXC
Mine did the exact same thing to a Kenda. :lol3

Mine did the exact same thing to a Kenda. :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-01-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,945
Posted By SMIFFXC
No. Hurt too much the first time I watched it...

No. Hurt too much the first time I watched it knowing what we missed out on. :lol3
Wife was really looking forward to her first sticker too!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-01-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By SMIFFXC
Here is the link

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=970127&highlight=Dr650+maine

I hope it works, never tried to post a link before
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-31-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,945
Posted By SMIFFXC
Sorry for the delay

We apologize for holding you up. Wife had a very minor tip over and the frigging clutch lever broke! This bike requires clutch in and neutral to start so I just didn't have a trailside fix for this...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-31-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,945
Posted By SMIFFXC
All fueled up and ready to go

http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q505/cliffsmithxc/c77ce48caea4d62ca3c250661dc60375.jpg

Now I just need to make the drive without falling asleep! :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-29-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,945
Posted By SMIFFXC
Plenty of room at the school for parking with a...

Plenty of room at the school for parking with a trailer.

"Meet at Noble High School, Rt 9 North Berwick Maine"
Forum: Beasts 05-27-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4,184
Views: 526,421
Posted By SMIFFXC
Please share so I can pass it along to my Maine...

Please share so I can pass it along to my Maine woman... :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-24-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,945
Posted By SMIFFXC
Two more

Add two more to the list, talked the wife into going as well. :D
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