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Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,491
Posted By zeeko
sounds about right...

I use to have an 01' 650GS, a fantastic bike and I would definitely buy another one (probably a Dakar).

For reference, I bought it in 2007 with about 9k miles and paid $4200.
Depending on mileage...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By zeeko
welcome

Congrats on your new bike! It's a great class of bike to start out with and you'll have a lot of fun and learn plenty with that bike.
A couple notes regarding some of your comments: the suspension...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,912
Posted By zeeko
Honda C100

Honda C100
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8,230
Views: 2,279,954
Posted By zeeko
I like the look/specs on the WR's. If it was...

I like the look/specs on the WR's. If it was possible to get one where I live I would probably swap out the KLX250 for it.

I am definitely a proponent of small bikes-my only transportation is the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8,230
Views: 2,279,954
Posted By zeeko
Nice! I also roll with a hammock setup and people...

Nice! I also roll with a hammock setup and people are always questioning its comfort level for sleeping. I have an Eagles Nest, which is tiny, coupled with some rock climbing accessory cord (4mm I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,230
Posted By zeeko
Beemer

F650gs.
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11,724
Views: 2,519,363
Posted By zeeko
Hey, I have the Euro version and I didn't get a...

Hey, I have the Euro version and I didn't get a nitrous option, what gives? 10 extra HP? Nope. Even with FI they still don't have power so don't be too envious.

I guess if you take the price...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2013, 12:46 AM
Replies: 11,724
Views: 2,519,363
Posted By zeeko
For plastics you guys might want to look around...

For plastics you guys might want to look around and see if you can find a place here in Asia which ships internationally. A new COMPLETE set of plastics is about $100 US from the Kawa dealer here.
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2013, 01:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,749
Posted By zeeko
Go for the Beemer. I had the 650GS for quite a...

Go for the Beemer. I had the 650GS for quite a while and now my only vehicle is a KLX250-fun little bike but a highway machine it is not.
I paid $4k for a 5 year old GS with 12k miles on it for...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,465
Posted By zeeko
If it were me, after checking fuses which I...

If it were me, after checking fuses which I assume you have done already, I would get the voltmeter on that battery. After that I would go to town with some dielectric grease (or the spray can...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By zeeko
downloadable manual

Another option:
http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/showthread.php/36083-I-got-hold-of-a-KLX250sf-DTx-EFi-manual-!!
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,063
Posted By zeeko
I know what you mean-I think the same thing about...

I know what you mean-I think the same thing about all of the Toyota Hilux diesels that you can get everywhere but the US.

Are you that dead-set on buying brand new??? I know it's nice to have that...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,063
Posted By zeeko
Acceptance will follow denial but, yes, in Asia...

Acceptance will follow denial but, yes, in Asia the KLX is FI.
Hopefully you guys will get them soon with all those hard starting problems I hear about....
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,063
Posted By zeeko
KLX vote

I picked up a KLX about 6 months ago and after putting almost 5k miles on it I am pretty happy. For no particular reason Kawasaki has never really been high on my list but the KLX has exceeded my...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By zeeko
Amen!

I'm with ya. I had my "dream" bike back in the U.S.--an 1100GS weighing in at meager 550lbs.!
Now I zip through the jungle on a KLX250 and am loving it. It feels like a motorized bicycle in...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By zeeko
Congrats on scoring a sweet 650! Those bikes...

Congrats on scoring a sweet 650!
Those bikes fit a specific niche in the motorcycle world-it sounds like maybe you had different expectations for what you were buying?
It is one of the best...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,468
Posted By zeeko
If in doubt and you have no moto experience I...

If in doubt and you have no moto experience I would go for the smaller bike. I reckon it's better to outgrow it quickly than to get in over your head straight away.
However, if you are going to be...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 897
Views: 228,598
Posted By zeeko
http://www.exposedworldphotography.com/ClientAcces...

http://www.exposedworldphotography.com/ClientAccess/Whole-Foods/i-JcTCZg4/0/M/moto-1-M.jpgGreetings from Thailand!
Here is my KLX250SF-the fuel injected version that you can't get in the U.S. for...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 893
Posted By zeeko
The 650GS could do that trip 100 times in a row....

The 650GS could do that trip 100 times in a row. I rode one about 8500 miles around Mexico over a couple months and it didn't miss a beat. Two weeks of that were 2-up with a ton of camping gear, no...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By zeeko
Any of the 250's mentioned would do the trick but...

Any of the 250's mentioned would do the trick but in my experience (my only form of transportation is a KLX250) I would definitely get something with bigger displacement if you are hitting highways....
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,368
Posted By zeeko
Sorry I have no clue since it was probably made...

Sorry I have no clue since it was probably made before I was born but someone with more time and patience than me could probably find it listed here: http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,316
Posted By zeeko
Sweet Ducati but you do realize it doesn't run a...

Sweet Ducati but you do realize it doesn't run a diesel fuel?
I forgot about the Ural diesel-that's not a bad choice considering you can get the two-wheel-drive sidecar version. I once read about...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,546
Posted By zeeko
Yeah, I agree--I have a C100 and it's a joke....

Yeah, I agree--I have a C100 and it's a joke. However, I must say that it is pretty damn reliable. It has over 50k km and always starts, even runs pretty decent.

After owning a bunch of bikes I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,316
Posted By zeeko
Haha, I have a C100 and I'm pretty sure even a...

Haha, I have a C100 and I'm pretty sure even a zombie could catch me on that thing.

Put me down for the diesel--fill er' up with veggie oil if you have to and gets a million mpg's so you don't...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,609
Posted By zeeko
luggage options

I guess no luggage option is 100% secure since someone could toss the whole bike in the back of a truck. I'm a photographer by trade and I would keep my DSLR in a big tank bag (with backpack straps)...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,609
Posted By zeeko
Not sure where you are located but the KLX250 is...

Not sure where you are located but the KLX250 is a another option. Fuel injected (outside of the US) but small tank--aftermarket one available. 6-spd is a bonus too. I'm with you, I think smaller...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,737
Posted By zeeko
Beemer

Based on what you said you want to use the bike for I would give the Beemer an endorsement. Smooth reliable engine, EXCELLENT fuel economy, more than adequate power, comfortable, fantastic handling,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8,230
Views: 2,279,954
Posted By zeeko
bike thieves

I don't think it is very common for bikes to be stolen. It can't hurt to lock the steering column.
What I've done in the past, particularly while touring around Mexico, is to do a couple things: 1)...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By zeeko
If you've been changing the oil then it's...

If you've been changing the oil then it's definitely worth fixing as those motors will go 100k+ miles. I'm not sure what the problem is as mine never had any issues but it's a motorbike and the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,759
Posted By zeeko
Yeah, what they said. As far as a first bike goes...

Yeah, what they said. As far as a first bike goes you are going to want something smaller/lighter/less powerful. I have known many many people (men and women) get their first motorbike (usually in...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 1,978
Views: 252,847
Posted By zeeko
http://www.exposedworldphotography.com/ClientAcces...

http://www.exposedworldphotography.com/ClientAccess/Whole-Foods/i-BW5hfS2/0/M/Image006-M.jpg
Gone but not forgotten. This baby was the pinnacle of modern transportation. The crate would hold at...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,208
Posted By zeeko
Yep, I believe they have EFI many places outside...

Yep, I believe they have EFI many places outside of the U.S. They slap a D-Tracker sticker on it in Asia.
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,208
Posted By zeeko
Kawa KLX 250s/sf

Kawa KLX 250s/sf
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 11,724
Views: 2,519,363
Posted By zeeko
They have the 450 here but it's the off-road only...

They have the 450 here but it's the off-road only version and you don't get a green book with it so no license plate (legal one that is). I probably would have gone with the CR but I couldn't find a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 11,724
Views: 2,519,363
Posted By zeeko
Klx 450

I have a KLX 250SF that I would swap out for that KLX450 ANY DAY! If anyone has one here in Thailand that they hate and want to get rid of....I'll get in line. :1drink
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,546
Posted By zeeko
I recently picked up a KLX250 (called a D-Tracker...

I recently picked up a KLX250 (called a D-Tracker in this part of the world) that I was a little cynical about to begin with coming from an 1100GS. It's fuel injected and supposedly pretty reliable...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8,230
Views: 2,279,954
Posted By zeeko
Ah, Mexico

Wow, the picture of the drug plane sticking out of the sand in Zipolite just jogged a lot of memories. Six years ago I loaded up a 650GS and put well over 8k miles on the clock cruising much of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By zeeko
on the road!

The beast roars again! Disassembly showed everything to be in order thus I plopped on a new fuel pump and crossed my fingers. Fuel pump it is! Pump kit ran me about $150 from Euro Moto Electric out...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2009, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By zeeko
dead on road (blind curve to be more precise)

I've been calling around all morning and it appears as if the bigwigs don't want anyone fixing their machines on Mondays because almost every shop that has bmw parts is closed on Mondays....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2009, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By zeeko
Fuel pump failure?

Not ten miles from home California bound, the fuel pump on my 96' 1100gs got very loud for a couple seconds, made a thud, and I was dead on the road. The thing that makes me wonder is that I replaced...
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