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Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7,824
Views: 1,631,501
Posted By Maniac28
Hi all. Just picked up my 500 EXC 2014. I am...

Hi all. Just picked up my 500 EXC 2014. I am looking for a larger gas tank. Please let me know if you have something you want to sell. Thanks!
Forum: Beasts 02-11-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 30,530
Posted By Maniac28
Get the Super Tenere. I've had everything...

Get the Super Tenere.

I've had everything from F800GS, KLR650 (3), Vstrom 650, Tiger, Ktm 950, KTM 990, DR650, Concours, FJR, I could go on, but....

The Tenere is made with quality. It is easy...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By Maniac28
07 R1200GSA pricing

Hi all,

Sorry for the post on pricing but you guys and gals are the right people to ask. I've owned BMW's before including an F800GS. I am looking at an 07 R1200GS Adventure locally. It is in good...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6,567
Views: 1,330,537
Posted By Maniac28
With enough work a 525 can be pressed into...

With enough work a 525 can be pressed into service as an adventure bike, and on the flip side, a DR or KLR can be used for serious offroad adventures if setup properly and the rider is good enough....
Forum: Regional forums 07-12-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 21,477
Posted By Maniac28
Just FYI, the Toroweap group is going Sunday...

Just FYI, the Toroweap group is going Sunday night, not Monday. (I am driving the support truck).
Forum: Vendors 01-10-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,822
Posted By Maniac28
I love mine! Completely transforms the riding...

I love mine! Completely transforms the riding experience! No more buffeting. Now I can ride my bike in comfort. Thank you sir!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-10-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,130
Posted By Maniac28
Well I've had a standard 950 with normal...

Well I've had a standard 950 with normal suspension height and now I have a 2010 R with the 10.3" suspension. There is no comparison. The longer suspension works wonders offroad. I am 5 foot 11 and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-05-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 19,140
Views: 7,865,495
Posted By Maniac28
Just got this! ...

Just got this!

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/155413_444000558993660_1908824858_n.jpg.jpg

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Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6,567
Views: 1,330,537
Posted By Maniac28
I've had my 07 525 for a year now. Awesome...

I've had my 07 525 for a year now. Awesome machine. Best dual sport I've ever ridden, period. One of the most amazing machines I've ever owned... and I've had over 20 bikes.

It's been relatively...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 1,313,773
Posted By Maniac28
Agreed. And hi, Jud. :)

Agreed. And hi, Jud. :)
Forum: Regional forums 07-17-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 51,189
Posted By Maniac28
Chris check your email.

Chris check your email.
Forum: Regional forums 07-09-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 51,189
Posted By Maniac28
Also I have a bed free in the camper. If you are...

Also I have a bed free in the camper. If you are a 23-38 year old girl, it is free. If you are a guy, it is $20 per night. If you are an old, smelly guy it is $40 a night. If it rains, is cold, or...
Forum: Regional forums 07-09-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 51,189
Posted By Maniac28
Hm. 525 or 800... Decisions, decisions. The Utah...

Hm. 525 or 800... Decisions, decisions. The Utah riding is big bike stuff but we are headed to CO after the rally and that is more small bike stuff, though I can manage on the GS if I have good...
Forum: Regional forums 03-21-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2,110
Views: 126,439
Posted By Maniac28
I have missed this party for a year or two. That...

I have missed this party for a year or two. That is a problem. Solution: I'm coming this year. Sending payment now.
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,375
Posted By Maniac28
Never any heat issues with mine. In fact, I sold...

Never any heat issues with mine. In fact, I sold an FJR to buy the Tiger, because my FJR was an absolute nightmare to ride in summer. I actually found the Tiger to be a better all around bike for me....
Forum: Regional forums 02-20-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 51,189
Posted By Maniac28
In. Thanks Jesse!

In. Thanks Jesse!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-22-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 52,228
Posted By Maniac28
GS? Everyone knows those bikes are just for...

GS? Everyone knows those bikes are just for posing at starbucks. I wouldn't want to get dust on my built in cappucino maker.

:lol3

Sorry I didn't have a tow rope last year, I AM packing one...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-22-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 52,228
Posted By Maniac28
It looks like I'll just be riding day two unless...

It looks like I'll just be riding day two unless someone can convince me day one is spectacular and I'd be a damn fool to miss it.

Got the KTM ready, I hope 2.5 gallons is enough to get me 100...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6,567
Views: 1,330,537
Posted By Maniac28
I've had a lot of bikes and this is going to go...

I've had a lot of bikes and this is going to go down as one of my all time favorites. Only 30 miles on it so far, but I am in love already. It runs on a steady diet of oil changes and hundred dollar...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6,567
Views: 1,330,537
Posted By Maniac28
Question on steering dampener. On my 07, it looks...

Question on steering dampener. On my 07, it looks like there is no room (flat spot) for the dampener mount on the frame. The weld goes all the way up to the metal seal below the triple clamp. I just...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6,567
Views: 1,330,537
Posted By Maniac28
So I just bought a clean 07 525 with low miles....

So I just bought a clean 07 525 with low miles. It runs like a raped ape! Jetted, exhaust de-restricted. I am changing the gearing to 14/48, it still has the stock 15/45 gearing!

The bike is a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-13-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 52,228
Posted By Maniac28
Happy to report that I'll be there on my new to...

Happy to report that I'll be there on my new to me 525 EXC this year! Picking up the bike next weekend... it's mostly ready, just need new tires, change the fluids, mount the roll chart holder, wire...
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,728
Posted By Maniac28
Hi. I have owned the tiger 1050 and the vstrom...

Hi. I have owned the tiger 1050 and the vstrom 650. The strom is slightly better off road, but they are both essentially terrible off pavement. On pavement, the strom cant even hold a candle to the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-08-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 52,228
Posted By Maniac28
I'm in for this year. Love this ride! Last...

I'm in for this year. Love this ride!

Last year I took my 800 and rode the "normal/easy" routes. While I made the route without any big problems, it was extremely tiring and I would not take a big...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-02-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 54,000
Posted By Maniac28
I am not camping at the rally but I will be...

I am not camping at the rally but I will be staying in Mammoth with some of the CORE group (thanks Chris) and other SDAR people. We have a condo at Juniper Springs.

My group is not riding to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,925
Posted By Maniac28
530EXC vs. FE570 ??

I am planning to replace my drz with a high end street legal dirtbike. I am in CA so it needs to come street legal from the showroom floor. I have pretty much narrowed my choice between the venerable...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-12-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,807
Posted By Maniac28
I can answer both of those. No compatability...

I can answer both of those. No compatability issue, I've got HDB and Scotts. For the mirrors, I found them useless, couldn't see a damn thing, so I sent them back and am using the stock bmw mirrors.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-08-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 19,851
Posted By Maniac28
+1000 on that, my friend!

+1000 on that, my friend!
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-08-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 53,012
Posted By Maniac28
I don't know about the 90/10 thing, the bike is...

I don't know about the 90/10 thing, the bike is pretty similar to the BMW. Maybe for those of us who really ride hard trails on these bikes, you might notice a difference. For the average buyer, I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-08-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 53,012
Posted By Maniac28
I own an 800GS with 16k miles and I took a good...

I own an 800GS with 16k miles and I took a good test ride on the Triumph 800 XC last weekend.

The Triumph has a better engine and a better seat. The suspension seems a little better out of the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-06-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,280
Posted By Maniac28
One of the reasons I bought the BMW is that it's...

One of the reasons I bought the BMW is that it's easy to work on. The 12k mile service is super easy. Anyone with a garage, a few tools, and a manual can do it. Why get raped at the dealer? And BTW,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-29-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,568
Posted By Maniac28
16k mi on my 09, no real problems to report, runs...

16k mi on my 09, no real problems to report, runs great, goes everywhere, easy to maintain, gets 55-65 mpg depending where I am riding. love this bike and would ride anywhere at anytime!
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-07-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,192
Posted By Maniac28
I had the same idea last summer so I used that...

I had the same idea last summer so I used that combo on a long trip. It was a mistake (for me). The front knobby screwed up the road handling when being aggressive in the twisties. AND The lack of a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-07-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 19,851
Posted By Maniac28
If you have any clue how to ride a bike off road,...

If you have any clue how to ride a bike off road, you won't want ABS trying to brake for you. To me the idea of ridiing off road with ABS on is just insane. I have witnessed serious crashes because a...
Forum: Beasts 06-03-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,011
Posted By Maniac28
It is a great bike with potential (I owned one...

It is a great bike with potential (I owned one for two years) but it is 10 years old design and built to a budget, and it shows. If you are planning to take it offroad, I suggest you look at another...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-26-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,719
Posted By Maniac28
Pool, spa, showers, catered meals... to hell with...

Pool, spa, showers, catered meals... to hell with roughing it. this sounds great! thanks Jesse!

Can't wait to be in Utah.

I'm running dual sport tires on my 800, not knobbies, plus I will be...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-24-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,509
Posted By Maniac28
Yes thank you very much! My bike has always done...

Yes thank you very much! My bike has always done this, I have always worried about it in the back of my mind. Was going to take it in to the dealer soon. But now I know the reason. I'll sleep better...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-22-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 1,478
Views: 278,144
Posted By Maniac28
http://www.pbase.com/ischoenleber/image/127290002....

http://www.pbase.com/ischoenleber/image/127290002.jpg

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Forum: Parallel Universe 05-20-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,913
Posted By Maniac28
I had that seat... did a 6k mile trip with it....

I had that seat... did a 6k mile trip with it. It's not bad, but not great either, IMHO. But since then I had Bill Mayer make me a custom seat... much better! This is perfection. And it actually cost...
Forum: Hacks 05-20-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,117
Posted By Maniac28
Thanks guys. That's why I come here - awesome...

Thanks guys. That's why I come here - awesome advice!

I will either look for a new one or a used one at a much lower price. Lot's of other options, too. But a hack is in my future at some point!
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