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Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 219,727
Posted By kconville
Are you looking for another fender, or are you...

Are you looking for another fender, or are you done? Sorry if this isn't what you want to hear, but the deletion of the rear fender on the V7 is butt ugly.

Imbalanced comes to mind.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-14-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 1,347,502
Posted By kconville
My 2011 GTS 300

My 2011 GTS 300
Forum: Battle scooters 04-23-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 16,242
Posted By kconville
Yeah, I agree with all that. May they thrive and...

Yeah, I agree with all that. May they thrive and prosper so they'll keep giving us the coolest scooters made.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-23-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 16,242
Posted By kconville
Classy guy

Classy guy
Forum: Battle scooters 04-06-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 16,242
Posted By kconville
I really like the wheels. I wonder if those will...

I really like the wheels. I wonder if those will fit a GTS300?

Beautiful scooter alright. Vespa has a knack, don't they?
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11,615
Views: 2,477,409
Posted By kconville
Though the photo of Guido's bike does show the...

Though the photo of Guido's bike does show the Enduro, you're right in that the Small Expedition isn't much larger. I was thinking of the Explorer / Explorer Lite series. My bad.

The Expedition...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11,615
Views: 2,477,409
Posted By kconville
The tankbag shown in that photo is the Wolfman...

The tankbag shown in that photo is the Wolfman Enduro. The Expedition or Expedition Lite is much larger. The Enduro will fit most any tank while the Expedition not so much.
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 8,165
Views: 2,244,601
Posted By kconville
I'm using Shinko 700s on my KLR650 and they are...

I'm using Shinko 700s on my KLR650 and they are great on the street. They handle like real road tires. In the dirt the rear hooks up OK on most surfaces and the front gives the usual marginal grip...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8,663
Views: 1,361,836
Posted By kconville
You inspired me. After a few Scot's whiskeys, I...

You inspired me. After a few Scot's whiskeys, I put on Quadrophenia, at near volume X.
Fantastic!
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,026
Posted By kconville
"The Arizona (AZ) state sales tax rate is...

"The Arizona (AZ) state sales tax rate is currently 5.6%. Depending on local municipalities, the total tax rate can be as high as 10.7%. Arizona has a Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) which is...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 8,663
Views: 1,361,836
Posted By kconville
Needs more silver. The grips, seat, gages, tires,...

Needs more silver. The grips, seat, gages, tires, everything should all be silver. Then, the Silver Surfer could ride it in downtown Manhattan and be camouflaged.
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 46,987
Posted By kconville
Yeah, the Superhawk was/is a great sport bike,...

Yeah, the Superhawk was/is a great sport bike, with one major problem from my POV. Awful gas mileage combined with a small tank.

Ridden aggressively they get about mid twenties MPG. They have, I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8,165
Views: 2,244,601
Posted By kconville
That's right. They'll readily steal whatever...

That's right. They'll readily steal whatever suits them.
For me, it's not that I don't think the Chins can produce good stuff if they want.
It's that I don't trust them. What about the things one...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8,165
Views: 2,244,601
Posted By kconville
Why have a trick tent if you're hauling around a...

Why have a trick tent if you're hauling around a cot?
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8,165
Views: 2,244,601
Posted By kconville
Those single wall 1 man bivys are a joke IMO. My...

Those single wall 1 man bivys are a joke IMO. My experience with them is that they are difficult to get into and out of especially is wet weather, have precious little space to keep your gear inside...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8,663
Views: 1,361,836
Posted By kconville
Yeah. You're a riot Alice. It's Griso, with...

Yeah. You're a riot Alice.

It's Griso, with an i. Look it up.

Oh, and there is nothing Harley about it.
A Ducati is more like a Harley than the Guzzi, though it isn't at all either. Maybe V...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By kconville
Isn't that the truth. I live in SoCal so year...

Isn't that the truth. I live in SoCal so year round riding (especially this year) isn't much of a problem. I'll always have to have a truck however.
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 8,663
Views: 1,361,836
Posted By kconville
If I were a much younger man I could see myself...

If I were a much younger man I could see myself on one of these. That thing is bitchin!
Forum: Battle scooters 02-02-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,345
Posted By kconville
Yeah, I'll bet it's a real jack rabbit getting to...

Yeah, I'll bet it's a real jack rabbit getting to that 43 mph also!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By kconville
That sounds like my story. I recently sold my...

That sounds like my story. I recently sold my Miata for lack of use, and preference to ride a bike. Took a bit of a beating on it, but I couldn't justify the expense of having it for the slight use...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-31-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,345
Posted By kconville
At the risk of being contrary, I have to say that...

At the risk of being contrary, I have to say that a diesel scooter is stupid.

Diesel engines are best for long, constant duty. Scooters are generally used for around town commuting, being shut off...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-27-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 1,347,502
Posted By kconville
Thanks Reaper! I'm gobsmacked. That thing is...

Thanks Reaper!
I'm gobsmacked. That thing is bitchin.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-27-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 1,347,502
Posted By kconville
I went looking for more information on this...

I went looking for more information on this Suzuki but to no avail. What is it called?
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8,663
Views: 1,361,836
Posted By kconville
I was about to comment on those headlights but...

I was about to comment on those headlights but passed, until your comment.

Those headlight / front cowl assemblies on both the Street and Speed, could they be any uglier? Cool bikes, but I'd have...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8,165
Views: 2,244,601
Posted By kconville
Those look kinda interesting. The 2:56 min video...

Those look kinda interesting. The 2:56 min video is about 2:20 min too long though.

The zip up part doesn't add up, to me. The two shoes sandwiched would take up about the same space as the two...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8,663
Views: 1,361,836
Posted By kconville
I dunno. I think he's onto something... ...

I dunno. I think he's onto something...

http://www.carpictures.com/pics/640/09LD8334505551AA/Moto-Guzzi-Griso-8V-SE-110-bhp-Quattrovalvole-2010-09LD8334505551AA.jpeg
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8,663
Views: 1,361,836
Posted By kconville
I like the green, a lot. What I don't like is...

I like the green, a lot. What I don't like is bikes without rear fenders.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-22-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,850
Posted By kconville
At work? I misunderstood. I thought it meant...

At work? I misunderstood. I thought it meant at-work, not parked.

My cousin Ping :wink:
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z289/kconville/Scooter-carrying-metal_zpsd77918c8.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 8,663
Views: 1,361,836
Posted By kconville
Now there's a visual :eek1

Now there's a visual :eek1
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,702
Posted By kconville
Hey fyr, You know that with the HT universal...

Hey fyr,
You know that with the HT universal mounting kit
http://www.happy-trail.com/Happy-Trails-Pannier-Mount-Kit.aspx
that you can mount most any pannier on an SU rack?

My KLR has Caribou...
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,702
Posted By kconville
I think HT panniers would spoil the looks of a...

I think HT panniers would spoil the looks of a Bonneville. I'd be looking at Givi, maybe others, for ABS bags. Even HT's racks look they're made by Fred Flintstone.

Don't get me wrong, they make a...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-15-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 1,347,502
Posted By kconville
Man, that is nice! Congratulations.

Man, that is nice! Congratulations.
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8,165
Views: 2,244,601
Posted By kconville
Originally Posted by kconville "On my KLR 650...

Originally Posted by kconville
"On my KLR 650 I have an after market replacement for the left hand switch that has both a headlight off switch and a high beam flasher built in. Nobody makes them...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,304
Posted By kconville
:rofl :rofl :rofl

:rofl :rofl :rofl
Forum: Battle scooters 01-10-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 1,347,502
Posted By kconville
300 GTS ...

300 GTS

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z289/kconville/V1813.jpg (http://s192.photobucket.com/user/kconville/media/V1813.jpg.html)

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z289/kconville/V1809.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8,165
Views: 2,244,601
Posted By kconville
It's a simple on/off 3 pole switch for a 7/8"...

It's a simple on/off 3 pole switch for a 7/8" handlebar I found on e@&y for around $5. You can see it has the universal "hazard light" display on it.

Anyway, It's mounted just to the right of the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 8,165
Views: 2,244,601
Posted By kconville
Drag Racer, You can save 35w by installing one...

Drag Racer,
You can save 35w by installing one of these:

Low beam cut off switch. This allows me to flick on the high beam at any time. I like having the headlight off not only for power...
Forum: Americas 01-06-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,223
Posted By kconville
Camping in a state park may be difficult as...

Camping in a state park may be difficult as Marcona has indicated. Private may be your best chance.

The views are world class, and that's no exaggeration. Two things to watch for are ticks and...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,026
Posted By kconville
They look good alright but 27HP and made in India...

They look good alright but 27HP and made in India are a turn off, and probably closer to 20 at the ground. I certainly don't need a lot of HP either but that's pretty puny.
The Stellas (and other...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11,615
Views: 2,477,409
Posted By kconville
That DOES sound like fun! A 125 seems a little...

That DOES sound like fun! A 125 seems a little weak, but what do I know.
I had a Bultaco 350 Alpina once upon a time and it's low end grunt somewhat made up for my mediocre trials skills. I hope...
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