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Forum: Racing 01-10-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 35,731
Posted By scooter_scum
Please PM me too

Once again the US coverage sucks. I'm in search on the torrents (shhh... can't say that). Thanks... Going through dakar withdrawl... must have a eurosport fix!!!!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-04-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,548
Posted By scooter_scum
+1 Only been able to find the SBS 1/2 hour...

+1 Only been able to find the SBS 1/2 hour coverage. I sooooo want the full hour eurosport. HELP!!
Forum: Orange Crush 10-20-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,597
Posted By scooter_scum
Appreciate everyone's input -- especially the...

Appreciate everyone's input -- especially the whale comments:rofl . I was able to find a high resolution picture and zoom in on the front tire They are Karoos! Damn you guys are good. Thanks for...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-14-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,597
Posted By scooter_scum
Let's play name that tire!!

Triumph has released new photos of the 800cc Tiger XC. The tires on the bike are just what I'm looking for... Just a hair more agressive than a trials tire. Looks like a perfect tire for my 950. ...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,222
Posted By scooter_scum
That was us. I was on the KTM950 and passed you...

That was us. I was on the KTM950 and passed you on the way up to the ranger station. Yes they were having a field day with us. All of us were on the trail with the exception of the one guy turning...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-17-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,089
Posted By scooter_scum
I just returned from the White Rim in Canyonlands...

I just returned from the White Rim in Canyonlands UT. It was one of the weirdest experiences I've had out there. It's hard to know where to begin. Moab has always been a wonderfully welcoming...
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,222
Posted By scooter_scum
New Canyonland experiences - encounters of the not so nice kind

I just returned from the White Rim in Canyonlands UT. It was one of the weirdest experiences I've had out there. It's hard to know where to begin. Moab has always been a wonderfully welcoming...
Forum: Beasts 02-24-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 24,069
Views: 4,367,381
Posted By scooter_scum
My bad. Was not sure where folks were posting.

My bad. Was not sure where folks were posting.
Forum: Beasts 02-24-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24,069
Views: 4,367,381
Posted By scooter_scum
2010 Yamaha Tenere 1200 announced

New from Europe. Of course we many not get it in the states

http://motorcycledaily.com/24february10_stannounced.htm

Quick stats
Dry weight 575 Lbs
Ground clear 8.1 Inches
Fuel ...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-12-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,281
Posted By scooter_scum
I maybe riding an Indian

Well not exactly.... An Indian company (Bajaj Auto) may be purchasing
KTM. Boy this world is getting weird.

http://www.fasterandfaster.net/2010/02/bajaj-auto-in-talks-for-ktm-buyout.html

...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2,427
Views: 278,935
Posted By scooter_scum
Dig a bit deeper and you find 1. 600 Lbs ...

Dig a bit deeper and you find

1. 600 Lbs
2. 170 HP at the crank
3. Sub 5 gallon tank.
4. Automatic optional.
5. Seating / Handle bars look very sporty.

Odd combination of dimensions for a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,571
Posted By scooter_scum
Whether it is Colorado or Ireland, you still...

Whether it is Colorado or Ireland, you still write some kick ass trip reports!!! So great you are still enjoying riding in you new home.

Keep on Posting!!
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 75,517
Posted By scooter_scum
Hmmmm.... Pictures ...

Hmmmm.... Pictures



http://www.leftlanenews.com/honda-v4.html
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,563
Posted By scooter_scum
I think the TDM is a great bike. I have a TDM...

I think the TDM is a great bike. I have a TDM with 40K miles that has been all over colorado trails, Moab and all the way up to Alaska.

I ride is off road like a GS. I use the exhaust system as a...
Forum: Americas 05-04-2009, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,402
Posted By scooter_scum
Yes, the ride will not exactly be a great warm up...

Yes, the ride will not exactly be a great warm up ride for the Novices. There is one with a KLX250, all the others are fairly experience. It will be an adventure for all.

Thanks to everyone for...
Forum: Americas 05-01-2009, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,402
Posted By scooter_scum
Poison Spider Moab question

I'm trying to come up with a warm up ride before the White Rim. I was thinking of taking a group of riders up Poison Spider and over to Gemini Bridges and down. Question is how difficult is it? ...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,303
Posted By scooter_scum
That's what the manual states, but try and push...

That's what the manual states, but try and push both buttons while on a twisty mountain road with gloves. I think I've gotten mine to clear once. It is just not very friendly. I need to take it in...
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,303
Posted By scooter_scum
The one C14 owner

Well, I will give you a few.

I owned an older 1995 K1100RS bike. Got to ride the 2002 K1200RS. Here are some of the very big differences.

The C14 has a very nice up right seating position. ...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2009, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By scooter_scum
The valve job is a bit difficult. Most of my...

The valve job is a bit difficult. Most of my valves were out of spec on the first valve check. 16K service with Valve check was about $600 at $83/hour. Hope they stabilize on the next one or two...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-02-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,749
Posted By scooter_scum
My longest day was returning from my trip to...

My longest day was returning from my trip to Baja. Spent the night in Phoenix, rode to Boulder, CO at 925 miles. I had a Gel pad + Sheep skin to improve the interstate riding comfort. I could have...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 119,629
Posted By scooter_scum
My two cents

I stumbled on to this helmet via this forum. Happy to give my quick review.

I've been using the Noland 102 XL flip up helmets for the past 4-5 years. They seem to last about a year or two. I...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 119,629
Posted By scooter_scum
Very cool, how did you do the reflective image?? ...

Very cool, how did you do the reflective image?? Me want one!!!
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,828
Posted By scooter_scum
The bikes are very very different. Much better...

The bikes are very very different. Much better frame, better suspension components and wheel travel. The KLX feels like a 250 compared to the KLR.

KLX is more of a dirt bike compared to the...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-20-2009, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 239,491
Posted By scooter_scum
Kokopelli single track

My buddies decided we needed to ride the Kokopelli trail between Colorado and Moab. I had 2K on my KTM and found myself doing this single track hill climb
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 280,399
Posted By scooter_scum
My last CO to CA trip averaged 47 MPG. Previous...

My last CO to CA trip averaged 47 MPG. Previous trip was 46 MPG. My range varied from 231 to 282 miles. The bike claims to carry 5.8 gallons, but I have put as much as 6 gallons in the tank. If...
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 280,399
Posted By scooter_scum
No Kawi has yet to offer heated grips. We...

No Kawi has yet to offer heated grips. We complained about it to Kawasaki.

I've got 16K miles on the bike. Love it. Changed the windshield to make it more Goldwing like. Added a VStream and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2008, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,488
Posted By scooter_scum
I run dual sport tires on my TDM850 and F650ST. ...

I run dual sport tires on my TDM850 and F650ST. Last longer, better on dirt roads.

I run a Bridgestone TW42 (rear dual sport tire) on the front, Avon distanza on the rear.

What size tires are...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-23-2008, 09:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,198
Posted By scooter_scum
I've dreamed of a KTM950 for 14 some odd years. ...

I've dreamed of a KTM950 for 14 some odd years. That is when I first saw the Dakar races. Always wanted a Dakar like bike. Specifically a 140 MPH dirt bike. I bought a TDM850 thinking is was...
Forum: Racing 12-19-2007, 02:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,759
Posted By scooter_scum
2008 Dakar Races

Anybody know who is carrying the Dakar races this year? Speed or VS?

Time to start programming the VCR. Only reason to have cable!
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2007, 08:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,888
Posted By scooter_scum
Rick -- you are holding out on me -- When are you...

Rick -- you are holding out on me -- When are you thinking of going?? I'd love to chase you on my C14.

I've ridden Rick's ST3. What a RAW Visceral experience. That V-Twin Sings along with that...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2007, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,317
Posted By scooter_scum
I found the heat to be excessive on the fairing...

I found the heat to be excessive on the fairing pannels below the tank. I had a $5 fix. I went to Walmart and picked up a "sun shade" for a car windshield. It looked like bubble wrap with aluminum...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2007, 11:52 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 71,946
Posted By scooter_scum
Second one was for being purely stupid. I was 1...

Second one was for being purely stupid. I was 1 hour north of Tahoe, CA. Got behind a semi hauling hay in town. It was doing 10 MPH in a 30 MPH zone. I passed it -- uh on a double yellow -- but I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2007, 11:44 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 71,946
Posted By scooter_scum
I picked up two in the span of 2 hours as I...

I picked up two in the span of 2 hours as I entered CA from Oregon. Considering I was doing 110 MPH on the other side of town -- having a ticket at 75 in a 65 was pretty lucky. Dang thing cost $153...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2007, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 489
Posted By scooter_scum
It's Iron Butt time -- Where are the links?

Ok I know of the standard website for the Iron Butt rally this year:

http://www.ironbuttrally.com/IBR/2007.cfm

Are there any others?? Love to get some other reports!

Also, once upon a year...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2007, 01:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,185
Posted By scooter_scum
Just like a Playboy Center fold on Crack - yah --...

Just like a Playboy Center fold on Crack - yah -- she's high maintenance!!

Good luck!
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2007, 06:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,755
Posted By scooter_scum
Yes, I came to the same conclusion. I had ear...

Yes, I came to the same conclusion. I had ear plugs in traveling 80 MPH down an interstate in 100 degree heat. Thought for sure I was having some sort of fuel problem (vapor lock or running too...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2007, 04:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,755
Posted By scooter_scum
After my expensive trip to Tahoe (speeding...

After my expensive trip to Tahoe (speeding tickets), the thought of having to pay for the roasted brake system just made me depressed. I'm really greatful for a bit of good news.
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2007, 02:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,755
Posted By scooter_scum
WE like the number ZERO....

Well, I just picked up my Kawasaki Concours 14 after being serviced. For those of you that have been following my adventures, I had a stuck rear caliper on my return trip from California to...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2007, 06:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,529
Posted By scooter_scum
The UK magazine MCN did a comparison of the BMW...

The UK magazine MCN did a comparison of the BMW K1200GT, FJR1300AE and Concours 14. They listed the following stats (including 1/4 mile). Shamelessly stolen from the concours.org website (posted by...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2007, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By scooter_scum
It's a great bike! I have 4200 happy miles on...

It's a great bike! I have 4200 happy miles on mine. Look forward to your posts.
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