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Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 95,344
Posted By shezonit
Hot GoldWing?

No, not stolen. Hot.
I am a snowbird. I left my '84 in my carport in Lake Havasu City. Put in premium, non ethanol fuel, Stabil, ran it a couple miles. Put on center stand. Covered with two covers,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 2,363,275
Posted By shezonit
I TOTALLY AGREE!! I'm sure the WR is great (cuz...

I TOTALLY AGREE!!
I'm sure the WR is great (cuz "everyone" says so) but my KLX takes me everywhere, no problems. And for the extra $$$, I can go a long way at 60+ mpg.

I recently rode the Honda...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-29-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By shezonit
I walked a couple miles of this with my friend...

I walked a couple miles of this with my friend and my dogs. I think a Pink Jeep went by about every 6 minutes.... And in between were other tour jeeps. So, you are correct, I could have just followed...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-29-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By shezonit
Oh, noooooes! Did I miss a good one? According to...

Oh, noooooes! Did I miss a good one? According to the book I have, these springs are 23 miles off the highway and require "crossing a river twice". Someone in Sedona told me these springs are on a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-29-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By shezonit
Hey thanks for the advice. I have left Sedona...

Hey thanks for the advice.
I have left Sedona and am in Payson tonight, then Globe. Headed for Safford , so I can soak in the hot springs there.
I'll keep looking for riders...
Just drove...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-28-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15,404
Views: 1,258,695
Posted By shezonit
Hi- I am traveling around AZ in my small RV and...

Hi- I am traveling around AZ in my small RV and KLX250 on the back. When is the next Red Garter meeting? I have been to a dual sport riders meeting in Tucson a couple years back. Is this the same? ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-27-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By shezonit
Thanks for the info. I have a GPS. I don't ride...

Thanks for the info. I have a GPS. I don't ride off road alone, though, even on roads I know well.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-27-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By shezonit
Right now, Sunday I'm in Sedona, for another 2-3...

Right now, Sunday I'm in Sedona, for another 2-3 days. Then I could visit a friend who lives near Bell Rd and Cave Creek Rd in PHX. He's a rider, but works full time.
OR I may go to Payson and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-27-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By shezonit
Sedona,Globe,Safford,Bisbee,off road?

Hi, I am traveling around eastern Arizona going to hot springs with my small RV and KLX250 for the next 2-3 weeks. I have all my gear with me and would like to meet up and ride with some Arizona...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2013, 01:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,511
Posted By shezonit
2008 I bought new. Had correct oil changes and...

2008 I bought new. Had correct oil changes and break in procedure. Started excessive oil use during trips Montana to Mexico. At 10000 miles , 11 months old,got the rings replaced under warranty...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 784
Views: 102,154
Posted By shezonit
I got my first bike at 54. I looked online for a...

I got my first bike at 54. I looked online for a Honda under $2000. A GL500 Interstate came up- low miles, $1400. Bingo! Just what I wanted. Cheap, comfortable, reliable and had saddlebags because I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 2,147,883
Posted By shezonit
Little bikes vs big bikes

I own a KLX250S, a vintage GoldWing and a Concours 14. If I had to pick only one? The little one, of course, because it goes ANYWHERE at 65 mph and still gets 60 MPG. I have taken it 1000 road...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 2,147,883
Posted By shezonit
What he said

I did a trip on my KLX250 of about 1400 miles on Interstates in Arizona and highways in Mexico where most of the traffic was doing 75-85 MPH...... I did watch my mirrors almost constantly. In USA,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 2,363,275
Posted By shezonit
What? Where?

Hey guys, I just did a google search for this tank..... coudna find it. I have a 2010 KLX250S and I could use some more capacity for the dual sport rides. Advice where to buy such a thing????
I...
Forum: Americas 09-01-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 907
Posted By shezonit
actually I'm a dudette

SHEZONIT, as in 'she is on it'. Don't worry-- nobody gets it. Any questions--
Email is better.
Forum: Americas 08-28-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 907
Posted By shezonit
a stop for you

If you are travelling on 93 from Glacier on east, and passing through Polson, stop next to the bridge at the big pink GIFTS sign if you need a camp space.
Another distance rider who used to have a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 2,147,883
Posted By shezonit
how to deter tailgaters

I have gotten them off my tail by two methods. At interstate speeds, start to wobble in your lane a bit..... that usually scares them into backing down or passing you. At lower speeds, like on...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 2,147,883
Posted By shezonit
bikes n' cash

I've never gotten the idea of buying a $5000. bike and adding $5000.in upgrades to it. Why not just buy an $8000. one to start with? ( ya know you're gonna add 1-2K in farkles anyway...)
Last March...
Forum: Americas 08-26-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 907
Posted By shezonit
11 days?

Montana, Idaho,Oregon. One day to get there, one day back.... 9 days of heaven. You will ride 1000's of twisties and see 1000's of mountain tops. PM for details.
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2012, 12:40 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 95,344
Posted By shezonit
Another Wing rider

I've had a GL1100 Standard for a yearish-- ridden it with soft luggage on all kinds of roads in AZ. Stand on the pegs-- it becomes a dual sport......But couldn't keep up with my buddy's 1200...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 2,147,883
Posted By shezonit
crosswind technique and the snowstorm

The knee out IS very helpful. Gearing down is a must. My experience riding my fully loaded 2010 KLX250S from Bisbee, AZ to Creel , all over Copper Canyon and back (1200+ miles) proved to me this...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 2,147,883
Posted By shezonit
plastics

Yes, the V-Strom is pretty vulnerable. I had one and the first time it slipped in some mud, broken mirror and turn signal. No rocks, no gravel, soft mud. Really poor design, I thought. I loved the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 2,363,275
Posted By shezonit
huge gas tank?

IDRIDER- what kind of gas tank is that? Capacity? Cost? i eked out a 1400 mile trip with no auxiliary gas, but it was close a couple times and kinda nervewracking.
thanks for info-- She
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 2,363,275
Posted By shezonit
I just ran SU racks on the KLX for a trip to...

I just ran SU racks on the KLX for a trip to Copper Canyon. Altho I cringed at the price, I "saved" $$ by using the Cortech "sport " saddlebags and top case I already had. Put a thin plate inside the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 2,147,883
Posted By shezonit
95% pavement 5% fire roads

But---- you already have a V-Strom for that............?
If it's any help, I just rode my stock '10 KLX250S 1400 miles from AZ to Copper Canyon and back. At least 1000 mi of that was pavement. For...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 2,147,883
Posted By shezonit
cOMING SOON! rr mEXICO ON A klx250s

JUST A TEASER.... I just rode my new klx from AZ to Copper Canyon, loaded for touring,. and then rode it from Batopilas to Urique on the new road. Huge elevation gains,descents, etc. Wheeeeeeeee.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 2,363,275
Posted By shezonit
tough and green

ouch! I guess I am about to find out how tough it is. I know my DRZ400 buddies were going over it when I got and many murmurs of approval on how it is built and set up. So I have confidence in it....
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 2,363,275
Posted By shezonit
Far out!!!

That is so cool! I am about to go on 10-14 days of Mainland Mexico on my KLX250. Have set it up for travel, got my sheepskin pad at the ready...... wish me luck. Or at least not a sore butt. :-0
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 2,363,275
Posted By shezonit
Argh

This is the disease, isn't it? I put a some bux into my KLR, thinking I'd keep it forever, but I met people who have put more than the MSRP into theirs...., creating an $11,000. KLR. Hah? Is it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 2,363,275
Posted By shezonit
Montana and Arizona

Yes, I feel very fortunate, but I earned it......
Hey let me know when you are coming up and we'll do some trails- or road. We got some good ridin' in Montana, as you know. I'll tell ya my favorite...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 2,363,275
Posted By shezonit
KLX250S is FUN????

AWWWWWWWWW...... Look at those little green bikes- they contrast so well in the snow.
Yeah, baby.....
I got mine about a month ago. Have had an '08 KLR650 for 31,000 miles of dual-sportin', but...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 2,147,883
Posted By shezonit
First tour on KLX250 comin' up

Packing for 7th trip to Mexico. (on ST1100 once and KLR650 5 times) Just sold the KLR and got a
KLX250, which I hope will enable me to get from Bato to Urique at last..... hey, I'm a slow learner....
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 2,363,275
Posted By shezonit
I'm curious

Ok, I read a few pages of all these carb mods you guys are doing to your KLX's.
Is it for speed on the highway? Power going up a mountain? Better fuel economy?

Do the exhaust mods/ changes...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 2,363,275
Posted By shezonit
why KLX250 choice

I wanted a desert/ single track bike for riding I found difficult on the KLR due to it's weight and my experience level. I also wanted "dual sport". I tried to find a used DRZ400 and had no luck...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 2,363,275
Posted By shezonit
OK, never mind

Found a thread on TT about this very problem.
Got two friends with Dremel tools on the job.... :-)

Will soon have a KLX350S with Happy Trails SU luggage rack, tail rack, Moose skid plate and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 2,363,275
Posted By shezonit
KLX250S Question

I just got a '10, and in the 500 miles I've ridden it so far, am lovin' it. We are mounting all the gear to make it a real dual sport machine(luggage racks, guards, real skid plate,etc. )
Hit a...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-15-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 144,704
Posted By shezonit
GOOD info!

[Comments on the ICE/info: I carry my information and cell phone in my jacket. I want to be able to call for help if I get separated from the bike, or if I'm down and can't reach the tank bag....
Forum: Trip Planning 01-13-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 144,704
Posted By shezonit
Ridin sola

I have done several long tours alone. I carry a minimal tool kit- a friend set it up for me-- a just enough to keep it running kit, that is in addition/ upgrade to the bike tool kit.
I DO NOT carry...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 16,710
Posted By shezonit
All very helpful, Sergio

All good points. Learning by experience. The first ST1100 tour I did, I had so much stuff piled on the back seat.... including a camp chair. I figured, well it's a big bike and won't notice the...
Forum: Americas 08-13-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,762
Posted By shezonit
Long Ride Bike

Early 2008, I rode my ST1100 from Montana to Mazatlan and back- about 5200 miles. Although it was all pavement, there were rough spots ( not to mention crossing Lolo Pass in early March...
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