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Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 186,079
Posted By cb4017
Lol! No, I did the fork brace, raised fork...

Lol! No, I did the fork brace, raised fork tubes. I even put a Scotts Steering Damper on it. I never got comfortable on the bike so it was gone. I thought about the new DL1000 but I think I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 186,079
Posted By cb4017
Last year I bought a 2012 V-Strom DL1000. My...

Last year I bought a 2012 V-Strom DL1000. My intention was to set it up as a light touring bike. I added GIVI luggage and thought I was set. It had good ergonomics and was comfortable. It seemed...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-27-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 182,273
Posted By cb4017
Every couple of days I do a Google search to see...

Every couple of days I do a Google search to see if anything new is out there on the Versys 1000. Nothing so far..

I plan on checking one out ASAP.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-08-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 182,273
Posted By cb4017
I think I liked the old headlight/fairing setup...

I think I liked the old headlight/fairing setup better. That said, I'll take what I can get.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-28-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3,930
Views: 752,103
Posted By cb4017
Thumb Titan nice video. Thanks for sharing.

Titan nice video. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8,887
Views: 1,431,230
Posted By cb4017
Pissed Me too! Been lusting for one since they were...

Me too! Been lusting for one since they were announced. Doesn't look like it will happen though..
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-27-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 3,930
Views: 752,103
Posted By cb4017
Without running out to look at the bike I'd say...

Without running out to look at the bike I'd say it's the rubber pad for the gas tank rear mount.
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,319
Posted By cb4017
Taller riders

Any tall riders have one of these yet? My first real bike was a 76 Honda CB750 and I love the new CB1100. I have not got serious about looking at one because I read they are more suitable for...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8,887
Views: 1,431,230
Posted By cb4017
Pic is too small for my old eyes. What is it?

Pic is too small for my old eyes. What is it?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-19-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,895
Posted By cb4017
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 20,739
Posted By cb4017
I've been lusting for a Versys 1000 since they...

I've been lusting for a Versys 1000 since they were introduced. I even checked with a Canadian dealer about the possibility of buying one and bringing it south.

Canadian dealer told me he could...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-01-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 690
Views: 174,872
Posted By cb4017
Man I feel old. I worked on that Prowler circa...

Man I feel old. I worked on that Prowler circa 1972 - 1975. Sad to see the old girl on a stick.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-22-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3,930
Views: 752,103
Posted By cb4017
I buy the extra quart and get the oil level to...

I buy the extra quart and get the oil level to about the middle of the sight glass.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3,930
Views: 752,103
Posted By cb4017
I didn't like the Adventure luggage either. I...

I didn't like the Adventure luggage either. I bought the basic DL1000 and added the Givi setup.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/cb4017/Vstrom/IMG_2446Small_zps9adbd200.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-26-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 182,273
Posted By cb4017
I believe Kawasaki is losing a lot of potential...

I believe Kawasaki is losing a lot of potential sales in the US to folks like us. I was very happy with my Versys 650 and was prepared to buy the Versys 1000 as soon as my dealer started taking...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-20-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3,930
Views: 752,103
Posted By cb4017
If I had bought the Adventure I was going to make...

If I had bought the Adventure I was going to make a bracket for the rear latch. Here is a link to some pics where I got the idea.

http://i876.photobucket.com/albums/ab327/jnor9980/DSCF0928.jpg
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-20-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3,930
Views: 752,103
Posted By cb4017
Good choice Nitro. I think you will be much...

Good choice Nitro. I think you will be much happier with the DL1000 over the DL650 for your intended use. Mine also has the lean surge but runs good otherwise.

You may end up wanting to move the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-19-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3,930
Views: 752,103
Posted By cb4017
Thumb I like it!!

I've only had my DL1000 a few days and managed to put a little over 100 miles on it between snow flurries. The more I ride it the more I like it. It's comfortable, has plenty of power and handles...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-19-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 182,273
Posted By cb4017
I give up!

I'm tired of waiting for Kawasaki to pull their head out of their behind. I tried to be patient but the weather is improving and it's time to ride, not sit around and wish the V1000 was here.
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,594
Posted By cb4017
What bike did you like more than you thought you would?

We have a thread about bikes you didn't like as much as you thought you would. How about the opposite? Bikes you liked much more than you thought you would.

For me it was the VStrom DL1000. I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-17-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3,930
Views: 752,103
Posted By cb4017
Hi Folks. I've been waiting for and wanting a...

Hi Folks. I've been waiting for and wanting a Versys 1000 since they were introduced. Since Kawasaki has decided not to bring the V1000 to the US I started taking a close look at the DL1000. I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-31-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 617,995
Posted By cb4017
Just Honda or will any other manufacturers be...

Just Honda or will any other manufacturers be making a new model announcement?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-30-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 617,995
Posted By cb4017
Hmm, I've been wanting a Versys 1000 but this...

Hmm, I've been wanting a Versys 1000 but this would be an option if Honda imports it to the US.
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,730
Posted By cb4017
I had a GSX1250FA for a year. As I recall it was...

I had a GSX1250FA for a year. As I recall it was $11,000 out the door with factory side cases and top rack. My intent was to set it up as a 2-up tourer.

I had no problems with the mechanics. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-24-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,005
Posted By cb4017
I too agree with the original poster. Over the...

I too agree with the original poster. Over the years there have been several bikes I've been interested in that were not available here.

I'm in the market for a bike now. I don't care for...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 182,273
Posted By cb4017
It's been tested by the EPA, It's sold in Canada...

It's been tested by the EPA, It's sold in Canada and Mexico. I keep hoping it's just a matter of time before it's here.
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8,887
Views: 1,431,230
Posted By cb4017
Still want a Kawasaki Versys 1000. Hello,...

Still want a Kawasaki Versys 1000. Hello, Kawasaki.. Are you listening???
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 264,180
Posted By cb4017
I had an SR500 back in the day. I really enjoyed...

I had an SR500 back in the day. I really enjoyed the bike and would consider a new one for around town.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-06-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,926
Posted By cb4017
I've also been on the hunt for an Adventure style...

I've also been on the hunt for an Adventure style bike that would work for 2-up touring. A while back I had a 650 Versys. The seat could have been a little better but my aging knees loved the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-06-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,279
Posted By cb4017
If it's not leaking fuel you would probably never...

If it's not leaking fuel you would probably never know the difference. If I was looking at this bike I would probably replace the puck, touch-up the powder coat and call it good.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-06-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,279
Posted By cb4017
If the powder coat is cracked then there's a good...

If the powder coat is cracked then there's a good chance the frame is dented. The puck can be replaced. They just stick on with an adhesive. If the bike is in otherwise good shape and priced right...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 14,365
Posted By cb4017
The seat could have been better but my Versys had...

The seat could have been better but my Versys had the most comfortable seating position and made me a fan of that style bike. I have a serious case of the wants for a Versys 1000.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-14-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 182,273
Posted By cb4017
I'm so jealous. Sure wish Kawasaki would bring...

I'm so jealous. Sure wish Kawasaki would bring the Versys 1000 to the US.
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8,887
Views: 1,431,230
Posted By cb4017
I sold my last bike in anticipation of the Versys...

I sold my last bike in anticipation of the Versys 1000 coming to the states. I hope Kawasaki have not changed their minds.. Not sure what I would settle for if it does not make it here.
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 186,079
Posted By cb4017
2003 HD 883R. Looked and sounded cool. ...

2003 HD 883R. Looked and sounded cool. Uncomfortable, unreliable and couldn't get out of it's own way.

2011 GSX1250FA. Smooth and plenty of power. I'm pushing 60 with mild arthritis in the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,319
Posted By cb4017
Thumb In years past I had a 76 CB750 and an 83 CB1100F....

In years past I had a 76 CB750 and an 83 CB1100F. I REALLY like this bike. It doesn't meet my current needs as a 2-up sport tourer but if I can convince the wife we need a second bike this will be...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-02-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 182,273
Posted By cb4017
Crap!

Looks like today will not be the day we hoped for. The Total Motorcycle web site no longer says October 2nd will be the US information release date. It now says," As soon as released". I may have to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-02-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 182,273
Posted By cb4017
Me too. I've been on the web all morning trying...

Me too. I've been on the web all morning trying to find something positive.
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 126,690
Posted By cb4017
Hd xl883r

Back in 2003 I stopped by the local HD dealer. I saw the XL883R and decided I had to have one. Just loved the look of it. On the way home I knew it was a mistake. No power, lots of vibration and...
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8,887
Views: 1,431,230
Posted By cb4017
I'm really liking the Kawasaki Versys 1000. Hope...

I'm really liking the Kawasaki Versys 1000. Hope to see it in the U.S. soon.
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