WANTED: CENTRAL TEXAS ADVers

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by ghostrider1964, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. thelawnguy81

    thelawnguy81 Been here awhile

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    On a positive note....deleted with a big tune intake and exhaust it'll hold off a vette to 100. :D
  2. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    KiLleR gets new bling.


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    Tastefully tacky if I do say so myself. ;)
  3. simmons1

    simmons1 Long timer

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    Much too shiny for a KLR.
  4. Dahveed

    Dahveed Sumo Biker!

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    I'm guessing there is a layer of rattle-can bed liner in their future.
  5. veriest1

    veriest1 Minimalist Gear Hoarder

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    But the price is right.

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  6. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Hey. I want you to know I spent 10's of dollars.
  7. simmons1

    simmons1 Long timer

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    That is way too much on a KLR.
  8. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    There you go again, throwing nickels around like manhole covers. :D

    So, why did you decide against a Wee-Strom in favor of sinking more money into the KLR? I've seen SR do some serious dirt riding on his Wee with TKC80's front and rear. And it'll run over 100 mph. Silky smooth engine. And an actual windshield.

    :dunno
  9. veriest1

    veriest1 Minimalist Gear Hoarder

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    I'm going to take a wild guess and say it already fits him and, because of that, he's justifying the irrational notion that he'll be satisfied with a modded KLR.

    Of course I don't think he'd be happy with a Wee either. I wasn't because it's still heavy, kinda slow, and needs a lot of shady suspension work to keep it from bottoming out easily. And after all that I'm still not sure that I personally would be happy with the suspension.

    If I were wanting a rock solid Mexico bike I'd probably go with a Dr650... or ride the Katoom (with proper prior planning).

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  10. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    I really like the Wee. Have recommended it several times. Just not for me.

    1. My Gen 1 KLR does fit me after serious modifications. Ergos are really, really good.


    2. Nothing else is out there that tempts me at an affordable price point for a second or third bike.


    3. I have little desire to ride at off-road parks. I am just not very interested in challenging myself with extremely tough terrain where a KLR would struggle.

    4. When I think of upgrading KiLleR, most of the upgrades are street upgrades. It's fast enough on the dirt. Brakes aren't that bad on the dirt. Had I been on KiLleR my Mexican dirt would have been better. But my Mexican street would have been worse.


    Really. I am as good now as I will ever be. It's all downhill from here and I am fine with that. I won't be taking any lessons. (Dirt or street.) Dirt and rock "roads" are just fine with me. I like them and so does KiLleR. We are simpatico.
  11. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    5. I can keep the XR bastard-child Harley.

    6. And, oh yeah. KiLleR and I can effin' fly down our County Roads. lol
  12. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    All good reasons. Well, OK, Reason 5) is maybe a bit shaky. :D

    And Larry raises a valid point about Wee suspension.

    The problem isn't so much about needing several bikes to cover the kind of riding we do - its about needing more than one bike on any given ride.
  13. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Needing more than one bike on a single ride? Welcome to Mexico!!! (Welcome to Big Bend! Welcome to Utah! Welcome to Colorado!)

    I would love to have a $25k farkled-out big tank HP2. Sunnofabitch, that would be fun. (And, I could, if it was my only bike.) But I know me, down around Iraan on day one I'd start thinking about trading. ;)
  14. TXjames

    TXjames High Sider

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    It's only human nature to think about trading for an air conditioned vehicle when riding any motorcycle through Iraan.

    EDIT: ...or perhaps I should have said climate controlled for those Hell froze over days when I-10 is a sheet of ice.
  15. veriest1

    veriest1 Minimalist Gear Hoarder

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    Truth!

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  16. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Well. I was talking to Dody on the phone and I mentioned this conversation.

    People ride motorcycles for all sorts of different reasons. I just ride for one. To have fun. I really don't ride for a challenge. "Real challenging" likely means I didn't have as much fun as I could have had, had I planned better. :D

    When I ride with much better riders, there is usually at least one opportunity for a challenging but purely optional section. It could be a mud-puddle, a loose hill, a sand-wash,.... whatever. They will take it every effin' time. It is guaranteed. lol I will rarely take it, and if it looks too challenging "rarely" becomes "never". Quite honestly, skipping it doesn't take away one whit from my fun (and could well add to it). Now. Faced with the exact same obstacle on my route, I'll head right over/through it to get where I'm going (or in the most extreme circumstances, let them ride it over as I know my limitations).

    There is a fella on TWT who is kitting out his bike to do an 800 mile CR dirt loop in 24 hours. I plan on riding it, but I'm thinking it would be more fun for me if I took two days. Maybe even two and a half. So that's what I'll do.

    Maybe there is a different mind-set going on. Maybe not. I'll give it some more thought. Sure wish I still drank. :D
  17. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer

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    Well said.
  18. cleatusj

    cleatusj Dirt floor engineer

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    Dam SOG, you sure are getting philosophical for an old gray goated fart.:D
  19. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    lol Forgot to take my Aricept today. Little goofy. Sorry.
  20. TXjames

    TXjames High Sider

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    Found a dual-sport light yet powerful enough for SOG (skip to 1:10)...

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