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Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 04-16-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By Ogre_fl
I got one of those a few years back from the...

I got one of those a few years back from the Orlando area.
Mine however clearly showed a Harley/Cruiser bike in the picture.

Yea, as I recall it was a major PITA to get a hold of someone, but I...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-25-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,583
Posted By Ogre_fl
Rode through some weird ass weather. One...

Rode through some weird ass weather.
One minute sunny, the next snowing like crazy.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a217/Oger/Husky%20Terra/20140325_171805_zps65569676.jpg
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-17-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 27,606
Views: 1,991,459
Posted By Ogre_fl
Not sure what you are looking for, but FWIW that...

Not sure what you are looking for, but FWIW that bike has the stock 21" dual disc front wheel.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a217/Oger/2007%20KTM%20640%20ADV/pic014.jpg...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-14-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,867
Posted By Ogre_fl
You are a true adventurer. I made the mistake...

You are a true adventurer.
I made the mistake of feeling so refreshed by the mountain air that I jogged down to the parking lot.
Got that tunnel vision/hissing thing, passed out for at least 5...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-14-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,867
Posted By Ogre_fl
Inept, I take it you didn't re-jet and could not...

Inept, I take it you didn't re-jet and could not make it all the way to the summit?

Its OK, I would never even consider taking a non-efi bike to those kinds of altitudes?
...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-12-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3,128
Views: 166,947
Posted By Ogre_fl
Oh yea its got all that stuff. Even the...

Oh yea its got all that stuff.
Even the lieometer starts to whimper when it regens.
It can be showing 21 mpgs for 100's of miles, then it starts dropping like crazy.
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,642
Views: 251,717
Posted By Ogre_fl
+1 I am looking at a C14 and I just got a...

+1

I am looking at a C14 and I just got a quote for insurance on it.
$229 per year for "full coverage".
I was pleasantly surprised that it was not much more than my 650 Versys was and well in...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-12-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3,128
Views: 166,947
Posted By Ogre_fl
Mine is an 08. 6.7 w/ the 6 speed auto

Mine is an 08.
6.7 w/ the 6 speed auto
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-11-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3,128
Views: 166,947
Posted By Ogre_fl
I will need to get with you about the mods. ...

I will need to get with you about the mods.
Mine is stock and hand calc its 16-17 mpgs on any distance, which is unimpressive to me.
The lieometer has shown some much higher figures, but every tank...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-11-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3,128
Views: 166,947
Posted By Ogre_fl
Nice, What do you think of the back...

Nice,

What do you think of the back passenger area of that thing?
I am always hauling 4-5 kids in the back of mine (redneck mini van).

I have also put the seats down, put an air mattress in...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-06-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,867
Posted By Ogre_fl
Is there going to be a dual sport ride on...

Is there going to be a dual sport ride on Sunday, or just Friday & Saturday?
Leaving 10 AM each day, right?
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 18,366
Posted By Ogre_fl
Going for the chick bike trifecta huh?

Going for the chick bike trifecta huh?
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,372
Posted By Ogre_fl
The Versys is right around 450 lbs wet real...

The Versys is right around 450 lbs wet real world.
I could be wrong, but I dont beleive any of the 800's are that light, beyond perhaps BMW's ambitious spec sheets.

In fact the versys real world...
Forum: Hacks 03-04-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 19,698
Posted By Ogre_fl
You ride because its fun! Justified.

You ride because its fun!
Justified.
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 18,366
Posted By Ogre_fl
Starbucks ready. The 1200 guys will still call...

Starbucks ready.
The 1200 guys will still call it a girls bike though.

http://www.touratech-usa.com/media/hDWbVP/?size=prodfull
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,372
Posted By Ogre_fl
Please note these are my finding on the bikes I...

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Forum: Hacks 03-04-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 19,698
Posted By Ogre_fl
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The Elio would be a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3,714
Views: 391,477
Posted By Ogre_fl
Doubtful, that is BMW's motor. I am hopeful...

Doubtful, that is BMW's motor.

I am hopeful that if BMW is not too stubborn that we will see the TR motors (and chassis bits) make their way into the GS650's.
It is a wonderful motor and would...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-19-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3,128
Views: 166,947
Posted By Ogre_fl
I always thought burning bugs were caused by the...

I always thought burning bugs were caused by the back seat/battery.

I had buddys that were real bug nutz and I saw a couple of them catch fire when the rear seat springs contacted the battery...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,208
Posted By Ogre_fl
Maybe not small enough, but around my area you...

Maybe not small enough, but around my area you can find a Kawasaki Versys for about the same money as a DRZ SM.
Which is kind of like a SM on steroids.

They are ugly enough that theft should not...
Forum: Beasts 02-17-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6,315
Views: 1,354,633
Posted By Ogre_fl
The biggest issue with the hitch haulers,...

The biggest issue with the hitch haulers, particularly with a 450# + bike like the Verys, is your vehicle and its hitch has to be able to take that kind of hitch/tongue weight.

No mini van is...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-13-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5,576
Views: 394,014
Posted By Ogre_fl
I was trying to figure out how in the hell the...

I was trying to figure out how in the hell the seller thinks that is worth $2500.




Then I spotted the BMW emblem....:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By Ogre_fl
I know what I get from 650cc carbed singles,...

I know what I get from 650cc carbed singles, about 46-49 mpgs.
MANY folks get better than I do as I move a LOT of air, but I don't know of many that claim 65 mpgs except for the BMW EFI bikes.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By Ogre_fl
Cheap thrills here guys, the OP is talking $1000...

Cheap thrills here guys, the OP is talking $1000 or less budget.
The bike that comes to mind to me is a previous gen Ninja 250 though the OP feels even a nighthawk 250 is too complicated.
The...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-07-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3,128
Views: 166,947
Posted By Ogre_fl
Hey now....it got about 10 mpg. That one had...

Hey now....it got about 10 mpg.
That one had part time 4WD.
The earlier ones I think were full time 4wd and got even worse.

Now that you mention it I think gas was at an all time low when I was...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-07-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3,128
Views: 166,947
Posted By Ogre_fl
Cool, remimds me of my old Ramcharger. I miss...

Cool, remimds me of my old Ramcharger.
I miss that beast.
I would love one of them with a Cummins.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a217/Oger/Bikes/MVC-605S_zpsb116a6cc.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,779
Posted By Ogre_fl
FWIW I have seen a number of KDX's that were used...

FWIW I have seen a number of KDX's that were used as trail/play bikes where the owners have put front number plates and MX rear fenders on because they thought it "looked" cooler that way.

If it...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-31-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 27,606
Views: 1,991,459
Posted By Ogre_fl
FWIW I made that GPS map for Dexter using a 650...

FWIW I made that GPS map for Dexter using a 650 Dual sport.
Short of maybe the expert/trial pit you should be able to run everything on a DR.
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By Ogre_fl
I have used one of these cheap chocks bolted down...

I have used one of these cheap chocks bolted down on a flat bed.
As long as the tiedowns have a decent spread the front wheel stays put.

http://www.blitzusa.com/products/lift/images/11930.jpg
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-29-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5,576
Views: 394,014
Posted By Ogre_fl
When your ex-girlfriend throws your shit off the...

When your ex-girlfriend throws your shit off the balcony of her apartment onto your bike parked below.

Don't ask how I know this......
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-26-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5,576
Views: 394,014
Posted By Ogre_fl
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v151/finnerandr/...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v151/finnerandr/harescramble/Harescramble005.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6,403
Views: 241,757
Posted By Ogre_fl
This wards off evil doers? ...

This wards off evil doers?

http://www.socialtechpop.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/croc.jpg
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-23-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5,576
Views: 394,014
Posted By Ogre_fl
$850 :deal Sounds like it does not run, but...

$850 :deal
Sounds like it does not run, but dang does it look in nice shape.

http://panamacity.craigslist.org/mcy/4300917610.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00e0e_krXhd3lgsPW_600x450.jpg
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-23-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5,576
Views: 394,014
Posted By Ogre_fl
No umph, the VT pulled really well for a 500cc. ...

No umph, the VT pulled really well for a 500cc.
The handling seemed wonky or "loose" too as I remember (but it was LONG ago).
The VT was just a more solid planted feeling bike.
The FT also seemed...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-23-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5,576
Views: 394,014
Posted By Ogre_fl
Yup, after owning a VT I was pretty let down the...

Yup, after owning a VT I was pretty let down the first time I tried an FT.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-22-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5,576
Views: 394,014
Posted By Ogre_fl
A $3200 FT ascot? :bmwrider ...

A $3200 FT ascot? :bmwrider

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=949187
Forum: Battle scooters 01-22-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,691
Posted By Ogre_fl
I ended up modding ours with a 70cc kit and other...

I ended up modding ours with a 70cc kit and other work.
It was not slow (for what it was), but yea stock it was pretty limited.
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 799
Views: 140,669
Posted By Ogre_fl
I recently took a test ride on a very nice used...

I recently took a test ride on a very nice used Kawasaki 1600 Nomad.
I had in my head that a big touring cruiser might be fun and something my wife might like to ride with me.

I hated it.

On...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-22-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,691
Posted By Ogre_fl
Yea the electrics side was buggy, but it was fun...

Yea the electrics side was buggy, but it was fun and handled well.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-22-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5,576
Views: 394,014
Posted By Ogre_fl
Keep in mind California is like a whole different...

Keep in mind California is like a whole different country when it comes to regulations.

I can’t say for sure, but perhaps he sees that plated frame holds more value than you are thinking.

All...
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