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Forum: Orange Crush 06-17-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,357
Posted By spdtrpl
I think it's just an oil change and check the...

I think it's just an oil change and check the bike over. I spent approx $200. Yes I could easily have done it myself, but I wanted the service stamp, and I was damned if I was going to tighten the...
Forum: Trials 06-12-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 204,463
Posted By spdtrpl
Honda TL 250 1975 Vintage Trials Bike

SOLD. Thanks


1975 Honda TL250 Vintage Trials Bike.
Bike has many modified parts and is painted to replicate the USA Honda factory bikes of 1975 as ridden by Marland Whaley.
The bike is in...
Forum: Vendors 05-28-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4,151
Views: 885,630
Posted By spdtrpl
Looks great, please could you show a side view,...

Looks great, please could you show a side view, and tell us what mount you are using?

Thanks
Forum: Orange Crush 05-25-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,766
Posted By spdtrpl
Sold my S4RS and bought this beauty: ...

Sold my S4RS and bought this beauty:

http://spdtrpl.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/KTM-1190-Adventure/i-Cvwd2X5/0/L/IMG_1053-L.jpg


Can we rename this thread to "pictures of my 1190 in front of my...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-22-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,148
Posted By spdtrpl
Yes.. I love my 1190! These forums can give...

Yes.. I love my 1190!

These forums can give you the impression that all the 1190's have serious flaws, so far my only complaint is the inaccurate speedometer, other than that I am very happy with...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-09-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By spdtrpl
1190 MSC retrofit?

Found it - thanks

........................................

Has anyone in the US had their 2013 1190 Msc firmware updated to activate the stability control as in the 2014 bikes? What did your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,604
Posted By spdtrpl
I also got bored with my GS1200 and bought a...

I also got bored with my GS1200 and bought a CBR1000R, realized that if I continued riding it on the road I'd either get locked up or die. So sold that and bought a KTM 950 Adventure, great bike but...
Forum: Trials 01-24-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,217
Posted By spdtrpl
Beautiful photos :clap Thank you

Beautiful photos :clap
Thank you
Forum: Trials 01-07-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,719
Posted By spdtrpl
I wish I knew the answer.. The same problem...

I wish I knew the answer.. The same problem exists for many forms of motorcycle riding as the population of riders age, and the amount of new riders drops every year.
Much as I enjoy local trials...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,276
Posted By spdtrpl
I've had Corbin seats on a Speed Triple, VFR and...

I've had Corbin seats on a Speed Triple, VFR and a zx12. All were very heavy, the Speed Triple seat was worse than stock, the VFR seat was no more comfortable than the stock seat, the zx12 was...
Forum: Trials 12-30-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 701
Views: 138,505
Posted By spdtrpl
After failing to find an aftermarket exhaust, I...

After failing to find an aftermarket exhaust, I broke down and built my own. Saved quite a few lbs. but she's still a bit overweight..
...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-25-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,497
Posted By spdtrpl
According to Wikipedia: "Britten completed a...

According to Wikipedia: "Britten completed a four-year mechanical engineering course at night school before joining ICI (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_Chemicals_Industries) as a cadet...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,909
Posted By spdtrpl
I bought one of the first 1200GS's it had a...

I bought one of the first 1200GS's it had a variety of electrical problems that the dealer struggled to fix, then the rear drive seal went out. I liked the bike as an all rounder, I loved the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,981
Posted By spdtrpl
Servicing these bikes isn't as difficult as many...

Servicing these bikes isn't as difficult as many people think. The 2V motors are very easy, the valve adjustment on the 4V requires some thought and patience. Buy a copy of L.T Snyders maintenance...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-24-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18,675
Views: 7,453,393
Posted By spdtrpl
http://spdtrpl.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/KTM-950S/i-...

http://spdtrpl.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/KTM-950S/i-z6q8Pj8/0/XL/IMG_5253m-XL.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 08-07-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,018
Posted By spdtrpl
No - The ones I have seen are too coarse and...

No - The ones I have seen are too coarse and allow dirt through
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By spdtrpl
JD Jet Kit works great on mine. Also R&D Flex jet...

JD Jet Kit works great on mine. Also R&D Flex jet so that you can easily adjust the fuel (air?) screw :clap
Forum: Orange Crush 09-27-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18,675
Views: 7,453,393
Posted By spdtrpl
Great pictures in this thread. But, also...

Great pictures in this thread.

But, also way too much use of HDR is ruining some fabulous shots.
Please God, no more HDR! http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=585896
Forum: Orange Crush 07-17-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,823
Posted By spdtrpl
I prevously owned an 02 1150GS Adventure, now...

I prevously owned an 02 1150GS Adventure, now have an 05 KTM 950 Adventure S.
Both these bikes have their strenghts and weaknesses
BMW regular maintenance is easy, KTM is a real pain to take off...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2010, 05:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,241
Posted By spdtrpl
Rekluse clutch Scotts damper Clarke tank EE...

Rekluse clutch
Scotts damper
Clarke tank
EE soft seat
KTM exhaust heat guard
TM chain guide
KTM rear disk fin
Moose handguards
R and D flex jet
JD Jet kit
Forum: Americas 03-25-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,283
Posted By spdtrpl
Interesting - How much is the company quoting to...

Interesting - How much is the company quoting to ship your bike?
Forum: Vendors 03-13-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 91,597
Posted By spdtrpl
I wanted the part shipped asap - Joe replied very...

I wanted the part shipped asap - Joe replied very fast to my email, sent invoice, I sent payment.. he shipped the same day.
Just got the bracket, it fits perfectly, very easy and quick to install....
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 58,077
Posted By spdtrpl
James Autocycle Deluxe :evil ...

James Autocycle Deluxe :evil

http://motorbike-search-engine.co.uk/classic_bikes/james-autocycle.jpg

Bought it off a scrap yard for I think 10 shillings (Old UK curency - equivalent value...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,158
Posted By spdtrpl
Yeah $500 for a slip on is a rip-off, but it is...

Yeah $500 for a slip on is a rip-off, but it is the price the market will support.
Just paid $468 for a complete Yoshimura exhaust system for my GSXR, triangular can, stainless headers. (thanks...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,752
Posted By spdtrpl
Cry I had mine for 10 years then stupidly sold her....

I had mine for 10 years then stupidly sold her. If anyone knows where she is please let me know

http://spdtrpl.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Speed-Triple/P4160056/134758159_xcoKL-M.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2009, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,209
Posted By spdtrpl
I use a Tank Locker tank bag, which eliminates...

I use a Tank Locker tank bag, which eliminates any chance of the tank bag rubbing the paint on the gas tank.
And Heli-bars which make it more comfortable in traffic and still work well at high...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,755
Posted By spdtrpl
I had a ZX12 with Helibars and a Corbin seat, and...

I had a ZX12 with Helibars and a Corbin seat, and did a few 800+ mile days on it without problems. The only drawback was the somewhat limited fuel range.
You can't go wrong - all those bikes make...
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2,878
Views: 488,113
Posted By spdtrpl
Cry I think you could be right - I loved my 98 model...

I think you could be right - I loved my 98 model and still miss the sound of the gear driven cams
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,887
Posted By spdtrpl
I bought one a couple of weeks ago at what I...

I bought one a couple of weeks ago at what I thought was a great price - until I read this thread!


The bike is like a 600 with a monster engine, great handling, surprisingly comfortable, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,716
Posted By spdtrpl
Zarly - considering the amount of time you have...

Zarly - considering the amount of time you have spent answering all these posts. You could have bought the tools, learned how to use them and installed the damn thing by now.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,122
Posted By spdtrpl
Me too

Me too
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-27-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 160,178
Posted By spdtrpl
I'm IN

I'm IN :wings

PP payment just sent.

Thanks for organizing it.

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2009, 09:25 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,308
Posted By spdtrpl
You need to try them both then decide. I've...

You need to try them both then decide.
I've owned a 1200GS and now have an 1150GSA. I prefer the 1150GSA.



I'd compare it to the Hummer vehicles - the H1 was cool, the H2 is a poor copy
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-08-2008, 05:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,822
Posted By spdtrpl
Question Maybe not too challenging and the road sections...

Maybe not too challenging and the road sections were too long last year, but the scenery is amazing and it's a fun event.

However, earlier this year it was an AMA, Trail Riders of Houston and a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2008, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By spdtrpl
I think different body shapes like different seat...

I think different body shapes like different seat shapes. In my case I have had 2 Corbin seats and found them both to be too hard and too wide, I had a Sargent seat on my 1200GS and loved it.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2008, 09:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,251
Posted By spdtrpl
Bicycle shorts and an Alaska Leathers sheepskin...

Bicycle shorts and an Alaska Leathers sheepskin buttpad will help
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-02-2008, 10:19 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 23,330
Posted By spdtrpl
Big Bend National Park ...

Big Bend National Park


http://spdtrpl.smugmug.com/photos/220109363_Gh69s-L.jpg

http://spdtrpl.smugmug.com/photos/220110323_6Fvsr-L.jpg

...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-01-2008, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,172
Posted By spdtrpl
If you're working in downtown then you can use...

If you're working in downtown then you can use the HOV lane to commute on the bike. http://www.quickride.org/hov_system.stm depending on traffic it'll take 30-45 minutes, which is much, much less...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2008, 09:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,700
Posted By spdtrpl
Thumbs down Compared to Long Way Round I thought it was very...

Compared to Long Way Round I thought it was very poor. It seemd like a preview for the DVD, just hope the DVD is better.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2008, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By spdtrpl
On a 280 mile all highway trip at 70-80 cruise -...

On a 280 mile all highway trip at 70-80 cruise - I got 40.08 mpg today.
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