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Forum: Battle scooters Today, 06:53 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 22,186
Posted By simbaboy
and my TW200--that sucker can go anywhere with...

and my TW200--that sucker can go anywhere with its fat ATV rear tire.
Simba
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Forum: Battle scooters Today, 06:49 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 22,186
Posted By simbaboy
Ride on a Lake? Almost did that with my DR. I...

Ride on a Lake?
Almost did that with my DR.
I got close to the boat dock and lost my nerve.
Real Story.
Simba

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Forum: Battle scooters Today, 04:44 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 22,186
Posted By simbaboy
Yeah that white stuff will be on the ground soon....

Yeah that white stuff will be on the ground soon.
Then the DR and TW200 will come out to play.
I will ride 25-50 yards, go down on the ice and snow a few times and call it good. But Michigan is...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:00 PM
Replies: 26,205
Views: 3,180,673
Posted By simbaboy
in my set up no vibration at all. I have cheap...

in my set up no vibration at all. I have cheap $10 gel grips.
Yes, the hand guards fasten to the ends just like bar end weights would.
I did not need to use risers anymore. The stock cables...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 07:59 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 22,186
Posted By simbaboy
Hello Sam, Thanks for the info re: the Yammy...

Hello Sam,
Thanks for the info re: the Yammy Morphus.
I will be looking at the one we talked about this Saturday.
Don't hate me but below are the His and Hers Burgies 650s. I am beginning to sell...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 26,205
Views: 3,180,673
Posted By simbaboy
I really like Protaper ATV Highbend SE (7/8"). ...

I really like Protaper ATV Highbend SE (7/8").
May have to reroute clutch cable a little. No need to cut the bar ends.
Here is a pic below:
Simba
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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-12-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4,348
Views: 658,880
Posted By simbaboy
I just bought our second Suzuki Burgman 650 and...

I just bought our second Suzuki Burgman 650 and now, finally, have no room in the garage for any bikes.

I have to sell my 1997 Kawasaki Concours in excellent condition. Yes, it has 164K Miles but...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-09-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,278
Posted By simbaboy
We did the WRT late July. It was a lot cooler...

We did the WRT late July.
It was a lot cooler than the previous two times but the trail was in horrible shape. It was still a lot of fun.
Simba

Nice cloud cover WRT...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-09-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8,716
Views: 385,313
Posted By simbaboy
I think its worth the $1000 he told me he would...

I think its worth the $1000 he told me he would take. Tires and brakes were good.

But its so stupid when sellers leave the bike outdoors, not covered and when a potential buyer comes to look at...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-09-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8,716
Views: 385,313
Posted By simbaboy
Decent Honda Pacific Coast:...

Decent Honda Pacific Coast: http://lansing.craigslist.org/mcy/4632415429.html

I went and looked at it and even rode it. It rides, shifts and stops okay. I just did not like the sitting position...
Forum: Americas 09-07-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,207
Posted By simbaboy
I would recommend, like many here have done so...

I would recommend, like many here have done so already, a KLR650 or a DR650. The KLRs are more readily available. The DR350 and Super Sherpas are good bikes as well.
Good Luck and enjoy.
Go...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-07-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,353
Posted By simbaboy
congrats on your purchase. Mine is a 2006...

congrats on your purchase.
Mine is a 2006 bought used. Best bike I have owned and I have owned many.
Search LeDude--he has a tons of youtube videos for maintenance, etc.
Good Luck,
Simba
Forum: Battle scooters 09-04-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,212
Posted By simbaboy
Thanks Sam, The Burgman 650 is a great day or...

Thanks Sam,
The Burgman 650 is a great day or touring bike.
However, I also love my KLR650 the way its set up for adv touring.
Its really the best of both worlds.
Imu
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 26,205
Views: 3,180,673
Posted By simbaboy
Thank You friends. I appreciate your help. ...

Thank You friends.
I appreciate your help. Here in Michigan the riding season almost coming to an end. Maybe, another month left at best. Yikes!
Simba
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 26,205
Views: 3,180,673
Posted By simbaboy
If I bump the idle up to about 2000RPM would I be...

If I bump the idle up to about 2000RPM would I be hurting anything? Would this effect the MPG ? I will try this and see if I can reduce the stalling.

The crazy thing is that after 10 minutes or...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 26,205
Views: 3,180,673
Posted By simbaboy
Hello friends, I have a similar issue for...

Hello friends,

I have a similar issue for the first ten minutes of a given ride. I am idling at about 1800 RPM as any lower and the bike once to stall even more often. My main issue is that the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-31-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1,209
Views: 267,122
Posted By simbaboy
He will be back--just taking the Summer off to be...

He will be back--just taking the Summer off to be with his family.
Simba
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-29-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8,716
Views: 385,313
Posted By simbaboy
crazy, but I bought this machine. Its a 97...

crazy, but I bought this machine.
Its a 97 Kawasaki Concours--it has 165K Miles. Runs excellent.
Simba/Imu

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-24-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 8,716
Views: 385,313
Posted By simbaboy
JJ-- No more free coffee for you at The Checkered...

JJ-- No more free coffee for you at The Checkered Past.
A couple of years ago we were hurting for staff at work. We got a guy to come out for an interview, paid for his flight, hotel and car rental...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-22-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,576
Posted By simbaboy
Yamaha C3. A couple toured all over Canada with...

Yamaha C3.
A couple toured all over Canada with it--2 up. Do a Search and you will find their story.
Good Luck and have fun,
Simba
Forum: Battle scooters 08-22-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,212
Posted By simbaboy
I currently own a 2007 KLR 650 (fully modded with...

I currently own a 2007 KLR 650 (fully modded with Corbin seat and aftermarket $$$ suspension) and a stock 2006 Burgman 650. I have also ridden a Burgman 400 several times.

The Burgman 650 is so...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By simbaboy
Try the stiffest rear shock spring you can get...

Try the stiffest rear shock spring you can get (about $100) and put PVC spacers/progressive front springs to the front fork springs. I got my spring from TopGun--these are good people. ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8,408
Views: 1,993,166
Posted By simbaboy
I really lucked out. I love the 'khrome KLR'. I...

I really lucked out. I love the 'khrome KLR'. I let Mike H know frequently.



Dude, forget the Connie. This is about my KLR. LOL.:rofl
Great eye Mike, the cases on C10s are very...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8,408
Views: 1,993,166
Posted By simbaboy
On Harsens Island, Michigan. Love my 'khrome...

On Harsens Island, Michigan.
Love my 'khrome KLR650'
Simba

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-10-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8,716
Views: 385,313
Posted By simbaboy
Very Nice. Next she will be riding over lumber...

Very Nice. Next she will be riding over lumber and rocks and then watch out!
Imu/Simba
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-10-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,242
Posted By simbaboy
I ride solo quite a bit and my Wife will not let...

I ride solo quite a bit and my Wife will not let me out until she sees me turn the Spot on. No helmet no ride, no Spot no ride.

I like the advice of 'prepare for one night in the boonies'--I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By simbaboy
I have a DR350SE that I had installed some...

I have a DR350SE that I had installed some risers. It did not do much difference. That was a waste of $30.

Then, I got the Protaper SE ATV high bend handlebars. These have all the rise I need. ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,657
Posted By simbaboy
Ride any bike you want---I would use the KLR650. ...

Ride any bike you want---I would use the KLR650.
1. Start saving $$ now and enjoy the experience.
2. Choose riding buddies and have fun. They can help pick up your bike.
3. The fuel range on the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,239
Posted By simbaboy
Subdivision rides? any tires really. Watch out...

Subdivision rides? any tires really. Watch out for nails and dry wall screws.

cheap, long lasting DS tires: Kenda 270. For about $110 for the pair delivered these are a good deal. In my...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,555
Posted By simbaboy
My dual sports below: (Left to Right) 1....

My dual sports below:
(Left to Right)

1. Kawasaki Super Sherpa--nice bike. No issues but you may outgrow it quickly.

2. Yamaha TW200--Zombie Killer Bike. It will go anywhere as long as you...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4,569
Views: 1,096,278
Posted By simbaboy
Enjoy the weather and Summer. Fall is right...

Enjoy the weather and Summer. Fall is right around the corner for us Michiganders. And then you know what follows? TW200 time!:clap

Simba
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,420
Posted By simbaboy
Here is a pic of our dual sports. My wife loves...

Here is a pic of our dual sports. My wife loves her Yamaha TW200--its got great fat tires.

Read about this bike. Even the Kawasaki Super Sherpa was too tall for her.

Simba
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,420
Posted By simbaboy
My wife is the same height as you. For her...

My wife is the same height as you.

For her the TW200 is the perfect bike and very confidence inspiring.
This bike will go anywhere as long as you are not in any major rush. Top speed is about...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26,205
Views: 3,180,673
Posted By simbaboy
Thanks for your suggestions and feedback. ...

Thanks for your suggestions and feedback.

Below my new handlebars--Protaper SE ATV Highbend.
These handlebars have the perfect rise and you don't need any additional risers. I had to reroute the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 26,205
Views: 3,180,673
Posted By simbaboy
Thanks. I think I may just go with the TMIIs...

Thanks. I think I may just go with the TMIIs both F and R.

The 270's have been hard to kill. I keep riding them over rough gravel parts of the road while my buddies ride in the center of the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 26,205
Views: 3,180,673
Posted By simbaboy
Thanks. Rockymountain lists below as the...

Thanks.
Rockymountain lists below as the 'stock':
110/100x18 (64M) Tube Type Kenda K760 Trakmaster II Tire.

Any advice on the front tire? Is the TMII front really horrible? Or is it that...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26,205
Views: 3,180,673
Posted By simbaboy
Hello Friends, I am about done wearing out...

Hello Friends,

I am about done wearing out my Kenda 270 rear and am ready to order a Kenda 760 TMII for the rear. My bike is a 97 DR350SE.

1. It looks like there are three different 18" for...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 26,205
Views: 3,180,673
Posted By simbaboy
Thanks, I checked it out---what a great simple...

Thanks,
I checked it out---what a great simple solution.
Simba
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 26,205
Views: 3,180,673
Posted By simbaboy
My bike runs fine- no issues. It may stall once...

My bike runs fine- no issues. It may stall once or twice when I have downshifted during the first couple of miles, but no issues after a couple of miles.

Somebody had mentioned improved air flow...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 26,205
Views: 3,180,673
Posted By simbaboy
White Rim Trail (Canyonland National Park, Moab,...

White Rim Trail (Canyonland National Park, Moab, Utah).
Thanks,
Simba

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