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Forum: Airheads 11-01-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,445
Posted By sky44
that would do nicely.... i like the big tank.

that would do nicely.... i like the big tank.
Forum: Airheads 10-30-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,445
Posted By sky44
so published wet weight of the R1100R is 517 lbs,...

so published wet weight of the R1100R is 517 lbs, most of the unfaired airheads are around 475ish... how accurate is this?
Forum: Airheads 10-30-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,445
Posted By sky44
yeah airheads aren't cheap... I'm ok with an ugly...

yeah airheads aren't cheap... I'm ok with an ugly one though as long as it's been maintained reasonably well. There are a few near me for under 3 grand. I don't want to pay more than that, as I'd...
Forum: Airheads 10-30-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,445
Posted By sky44
tempting but I think i want to keep it old...

tempting but I think i want to keep it old school. Carbs and points and stuff...

edit- this probably sounds like a ridiculous reason to want a motorcycle... I've put 10k on my kz400 since april...
Forum: Airheads 10-29-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,445
Posted By sky44
thanks, this is exactly what i'm looking for. ...

thanks, this is exactly what i'm looking for. maybe I'll be able to swing a GS at some point, or I'll get get something "modern" like a KLR :evil

Honestly I've been pretty happy with my old...
Forum: Airheads 10-29-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,445
Posted By sky44
bmw first... otherwise i'd just get a KLR. I...

bmw first... otherwise i'd just get a KLR. I don't really ride that much dirt.
Forum: Airheads 10-29-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,445
Posted By sky44
best non-GS for light to dirt trail use...

Seems like GS airheads are a bit out of my price range.. I'd like to get something lighter though that i can put some moderate DS tires on though... Looking to spend like 3k. Seems a lot of them...
Forum: Americas 10-05-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,263
Posted By sky44
cool man... If our timelines work out I'd...

cool man... If our timelines work out I'd definitely be up for joining up.

The SV650 is 2 carbs, 2 cylinders... pretty standard well proven japanese motorcycle construction. the KLR is simpler...
Forum: Americas 10-03-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,263
Posted By sky44
I have kinda come full circle and I'm thinking...

I have kinda come full circle and I'm thinking really seriously about a first gen (probably) sv650. It's a standard, but I think this discussion still applies. Thanks for all the encouragement......
Forum: Americas 09-29-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,263
Posted By sky44
that Sjaak fella has made a career of taking...

that Sjaak fella has made a career of taking sport bikes places they have no business.

I'm planning on putting a stunt cage on it and some hand guards probably. I'll rhino-line the lower bits...
Forum: Americas 09-27-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,263
Posted By sky44
I'm looking for an f4i sometime this winter... I...

I'm looking for an f4i sometime this winter... I believe it's a 5.5" rim. Maybe a 170 would work... maybe I should just stick to 180.

4000 miles isn't too bad... could bring a spare.
Forum: Americas 09-27-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,263
Posted By sky44
would it be reasonable to knock it down to a 160...

would it be reasonable to knock it down to a 160 width out back? Obviously it would cut down on contact patch, but I wouldn't expect to be dragging knees on this rig anyway. Would the rim...
Forum: Americas 09-26-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,263
Posted By sky44
I don't know if I have quite the...

I don't know if I have quite the indestructibility of a norse guy with a ponytail...

in all seriousness, any idea what tires he was running?
Forum: Americas 09-26-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,263
Posted By sky44
ah yes.. I saw that one. I think he put TKC80s...

ah yes.. I saw that one. I think he put TKC80s on a CBR600F4i... I think I'm gonna give those pirelli scorpions a go.. or just some kind of somewhat tready sport touring tire. It's going to be my...
Forum: Americas 09-26-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,263
Posted By sky44
I knew i could count on advrider to encourage my...

I knew i could count on advrider to encourage my irrationality!

I'll probably pick up the CBR this winter... I'll see how well I get along with it. Based on having ridden one and all my research...
Forum: Americas 09-25-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,263
Posted By sky44
anybody do SA on a sport bike?

I know the right answer is a KLR. Thing is, here in colorado I can get a CBR600f4i for like the same money... It's light, it's reliable... i hear most of SA is paved now. I can even throw a set of...
Forum: Americas 09-25-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,523
Posted By sky44
yeah just don't wear a tinted visor like some...

yeah just don't wear a tinted visor like some kind of sketchball and i see no reason they'd object :D
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,196
Posted By sky44
One of my big goals for this bike is a trip/move...

One of my big goals for this bike is a trip/move to south america.. I'm really thinking the KLR has the best mix of cheap/reliable/versatile/disposable.
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,196
Posted By sky44
I actually did test ride a strom and loved it. I...

I actually did test ride a strom and loved it. I just keep coming back to BMW stuff for some reason. I mean if i was being entirely practical i'd get a klr 650 for 2000 bucks and ride the wheels...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,196
Posted By sky44
how tall are you i'm 5'9 with a 30" inseam

how tall are you i'm 5'9 with a 30" inseam
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,196
Posted By sky44
I can get an R1100R for around 4000 bucks with...

I can get an R1100R for around 4000 bucks with under 20k on the clock. the GSs have I've seen (in colorado where all the GS geeks live) have 50k+
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,196
Posted By sky44
alright.... how about a DL vs an oilhead? say...

alright.... how about a DL vs an oilhead? say R1100R or something. I actually just test rode an R1100s... I don't love the riding position (too sport bike) but i did love the power, brakes and i...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,196
Posted By sky44
Airhead vs Oilhead ~4000 bucks vs v-strom?

I asked about airheads in the airhead section. I was told by mostly everyone that they were the shit and i should get one.


use: commuting 15-20 (one way) miles to school and work. weekend...
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,239
Posted By sky44
this is a good point... I've at this point...

this is a good point...

I've at this point owned:

KLR 650- liked the versatility. didn't like the lack of power on the highway, or trying to hustle it around on tighter dirt tracks. The...
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,239
Posted By sky44
given the number of times I've come back to the...

given the number of times I've come back to the KLR as the ideal choice....


well.. let's just say I like reading about different bikes, so this is entertainment for me.. but seriously, I'd be...
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,239
Posted By sky44
Question yeah.... KLRs, airheads... was thinking maybe a...

yeah.... KLRs, airheads... was thinking maybe a k75, I see slammin' deals on them occasionally...

I figure my current bike is worth 1300 bucks or so with some cleanup work to one of those cafe...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-25-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3,025
Views: 938,057
Posted By sky44
i got about 900 bucks into this 76 kz400 ...

i got about 900 bucks into this 76 kz400

http://i.imgur.com/JD1kE79.jpg

that includes new tires, chain, tubes, rim strips. runs good.
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,239
Posted By sky44
My main concern with the kz400 is just the...

My main concern with the kz400 is just the plethora of out of production parts. hell the tires are such a weird size (90/90 18 and 100/90 18) that I've only found 3-4 sets that will even fit. If...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-24-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2,871
Views: 426,494
Posted By sky44
it looks like a frightened cat....

it looks like a frightened cat....
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,239
Posted By sky44
I'll look into OZ. I've got some connections...

I'll look into OZ. I've got some connections with some places in SA through engineers without borders. So I'll hopefully meet some people that way.

I might just end up doing it on the Kz400. ...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,239
Posted By sky44
Laugh Ha! (I'm open to suggestions)

Ha!


(I'm open to suggestions)
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,239
Posted By sky44
hmm I'll be buying the bike over the winter......

hmm I'll be buying the bike over the winter... It'll be laid out in pieces on my living room floor in all likelihood while i obsess over it and get everything to spec... if an airhead calls out to...
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,239
Posted By sky44
well I think it's going to basically come down to...

well I think it's going to basically come down to a case by case basis.

I'm at this point willing to consider:
KLR
DR
DL650(strom)
airhead
oilhead
K series
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,239
Posted By sky44
my current bike is a 76.... it sat on my porch...

my current bike is a 76.... it sat on my porch for 6 months before i finally got the gumption to get it working. it has ruined all of my pants with oil leaks. but... it's mine. i've ripped into...
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,239
Posted By sky44
maybe i'll just find myself a legal airhead in...

maybe i'll just find myself a legal airhead in whatever country i end up and ditch the klr then....


I'll give DR's another look too... I'm pretty tempted by the v-stroms.. Out of all the bikes...
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,239
Posted By sky44
so adding a longer shock is doable? This won't...

so adding a longer shock is doable? This won't bring the wrath of the splines?

I'll be enlisting the help of a race truck building friend for skid plates and crash bars.
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,239
Posted By sky44
thanks for all the input.. I actually just...

thanks for all the input..

I actually just test rode my first airhead today.

first impression- terrifying. weird clutch. sounds like a tractor.

once i got settled in (happened pretty...
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,239
Posted By sky44
you did it with the GSPD? I probably will...

you did it with the GSPD?

I probably will be attempting it on a non-GS... just because the GS bikes tend to be harder to find in good condition at a good price.

I hear SA is more and more...
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,239
Posted By sky44
Eek talk me out of an airhead for a south america trip

So right now I've got a 76 KZ400. it's my commuter. I rode it 120 miles one day through the mountains, and i felt like I'd been beaten. So it's not a touring bike. also it's got like 27 hp on a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By sky44
everybody probably knows this already- but if...

everybody probably knows this already- but if you're trying to apply heat to a bolt without melting the crap out of everything else- soldering iron.
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