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Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8,445
Views: 2,027,558
Posted By ken robert
I live less than four hours from Crater Lake so I...

I live less than four hours from Crater Lake so I visit once a year from the redwood coast. Great KLR area. Sweet pics and nice motorcycle too.
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,339
Posted By ken robert
I had a carb Thruxton. The bike was a first year...

I had a carb Thruxton. The bike was a first year edition. It got heads turning every ride and with TORs sounded fine, Not so good was the handling in tight stuff. The bike was bad when trail...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,708
Posted By ken robert
I knew an unreliable XS650 or perhaps it was my...

I knew an unreliable XS650 or perhaps it was my friend the owner that was unreliable. He bought the 650 new then decided it was the wrong bike for him. His wife lays down the law saying he had to use...
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8,800
Views: 1,777,358
Posted By ken robert
You must have shot this pic in the afternoon as...

You must have shot this pic in the afternoon as the fog has not lifted after lunch for a couple weeks. Good for the salmon run. I live about a mile from the picture location. On the south side of the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,815
Posted By ken robert
d606 front and rear on my green 13, works for me....

d606 front and rear on my green 13, works for me. Tires are your connection to the ground, buy the best you can afford. It is a poor decision to save money with tires. Cheap beer is a better place...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,064
Posted By ken robert
My bud and I bought matching red 1993 R1100RSs. ...

My bud and I bought matching red 1993 R1100RSs. Mine had $4500 in warranty cost the first year all covered by BMW. My bike was then good for 30k then sold for a new GS. My friend still owns his...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,468
Posted By ken robert
Same story from my wife only year y2k. Wife says...

Same story from my wife only year y2k. Wife says she wants to travel. I do not fit a GW, it sits to low for me. I brought home a new K1200LTC. The wife told anyone who would listen how...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13,961
Views: 1,409,967
Posted By ken robert
Sorry, 13 green KLR owner responding to KLR rider...

Sorry, 13 green KLR owner responding to KLR rider question. I am old and do not pay attention to correctness. But then I never did.
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13,961
Views: 1,409,967
Posted By ken robert
Any of the pass roads are fun when open. The...

Any of the pass roads are fun when open. The roads behind Modesto wind like race track roads up to 49 and up to your pass of choice. Over on 395 head south to Lone Pine and turn east 136 to 190. ...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 42,855
Posted By ken robert
A boring motorcycle is defined only by a boring...

A boring motorcycle is defined only by a boring rider. Get any motorcycle deep in the power band and you will not be bored. You may be over your head, but the bike your spinning up wants to be in...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,603
Posted By ken robert
I have owned both the BMW GS 650 and a 610SM....

I have owned both the BMW GS 650 and a 610SM. Your 650 is no match for a 610. At just over 300lbs the 610 explodes with power over 5k rpms. It is only a bike for more experienced riders. For...
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 18,743
Posted By ken robert
35 motorcycles over 45 years. 13 were BMW. 300K...

35 motorcycles over 45 years. 13 were BMW. 300K BMW awards from BMWNA and MOA. I heard these same better than your bike arguements back in the 70s and they were the same BS. There are no bad...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 12,631
Posted By ken robert
Sold the FZ1 to the nephew, delivered to Salem...

Sold the FZ1 to the nephew, delivered to Salem Or. Near Salem I bought the new stock 2013 KLR lime green with 2 miles on it. This is my third, also have had a 1993 Barbie and an 06 red & silver....
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,548
Posted By ken robert
My 06 is not buzzy, it gets about 44 mpg, and it...

My 06 is not buzzy, it gets about 44 mpg, and it goes like stink if you keep it in the right gear. I rarely see 5th or 6th gear unless on the freeway. I enjoy the roll on of 3rd or 4th at 60 mph as...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,226
Posted By ken robert
I turn 65 this fall, officially old. My current...

I turn 65 this fall, officially old. My current motorcycle is a 06 FZ1. An FZ1 on the gas is something to enjoy. My experience with modern chains is very minimal service, dirt is no big thing. How...
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 17,674
Posted By ken robert
I recalled that fringe had a functional use by...

I recalled that fringe had a functional use by Native Americans and others. So I looked it up. It seems Native Americans used fringe on leather garmets to aid in wicking off rain water and quicker...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1,607
Views: 253,679
Posted By ken robert
It seems to be a nice ride, looks are good to go....

It seems to be a nice ride, looks are good to go. I recall a green paint scheme on a motorcycle was once considered bad luck, especially at the track. You would have been hard pressed to find a green...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,156
Posted By ken robert
I owned a Y2K wineberry LT. Sold with 98,000...

I owned a Y2K wineberry LT. Sold with 98,000 miles on it to a guy in Ontario, Canada. He flew out to Oregon and rode 3300 miles home, it used no oil and ran totally fine. I changed the oli at each...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,218
Posted By ken robert
BMW riders might recognize the name Lyle Grimes....

BMW riders might recognize the name Lyle Grimes. Lyle was the high milage coordinator for BMWMOA. When I was a BWM rider I had the good fortune to ride with Lyle. I saw Lyle put 200000 plus miles...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 646,151
Posted By ken robert
Really, 35 bikes over 43 years and never rubbed...

Really, 35 bikes over 43 years and never rubbed through my chrome. Works great on ocean fishing lures too, never rubbed through them either. What ever works for you I guess.
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 646,151
Posted By ken robert
"Oh and before I forget.... When I was...

"Oh and before I forget....

When I was washing the corrosion preventative Honda applies to the exhaust... I noticed the rear wheel was completely splattered with chain grease, spokes and all. So I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,824
Posted By ken robert
I have the FZ1, an 06 shift red with 19k on it. I...

I have the FZ1, an 06 shift red with 19k on it. I also had the 919, asphalt color. The 919 was easier to jump on, not as much weight I think.Both very smooth and very fast. But the FZ1 just seems so...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 721
Views: 100,995
Posted By ken robert
I had vintage bikes when they were the state of...

I had vintage bikes when they were the state of the art motorcycles. Like my BSA twin carb Lightning. I heard the same shit about it not having "soul" 45 years ago. It always was and still remains...
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 240,351
Posted By ken robert
I think the sport tourers are simple the...

I think the sport tourers are simple the distance-capable bikes for people that have no interest in adventure bikes but don't want/can't afford an all out touring bike like a Goldwing

Really? I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-02-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 944
Views: 164,463
Posted By ken robert
Klamath Ca Nor-Cal redwoods ...

Klamath Ca Nor-Cal redwoods

http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg547/motocardio/1346291968.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 165,919
Posted By ken robert
A new R1100RS '93 red hot beauty. Paid $10k and...

A new R1100RS '93 red hot beauty. Paid $10k and it had $5k in warrenty claims the first 10k miles. An instant love after two block test ride was a 919. So solid, so quick and was a do it all basic...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,635
Posted By ken robert
I had a K2000LTC for six years with 98k on it...

I had a K2000LTC for six years with 98k on it when sold. No clutch, drive line or other failures to report. Never left me on the road. My wife loved it.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-20-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,866
Posted By ken robert
South coast Or. boy here. North Bend is no where....

South coast Or. boy here. North Bend is no where. Port Angeles. Wa. is across from the cities and much more urban in that manner. Yes it is a small town but really just a stone throw from metro areas...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,887
Posted By ken robert
I had the wife say she really wanted to ride some...

I had the wife say she really wanted to ride some with me, but requested comfort to enjoy the distances. I went to bring home a sports tourer, the Ducati S2. No way in hell she says. The wife simply...
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