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Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 891
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: 891
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: 891
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: 891
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: 891
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: 891
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: 57
Views: 3,670
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: 57
Views: 3,670
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: 57
Views: 3,670
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: 2,688
Views: 803,676
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: 57
Views: 3,670
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: 1,556
Views: 211,259
Posted By sky44
it looks like a frightened cat....

it looks like a frightened cat....
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,670
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: 57
Views: 3,670
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: 57
Views: 3,670
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: 57
Views: 3,670
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: 57
Views: 3,670
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: 57
Views: 3,670
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: 57
Views: 3,670
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: 57
Views: 3,670
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: 57
Views: 3,670
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: 57
Views: 3,670
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: 464
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.
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,354
Posted By sky44
I got a nearly free merc 300d and that car was no...

I got a nearly free merc 300d and that car was no end of headaches for me...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,354
Posted By sky44
argh! he sold it!

argh! he sold it!
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,354
Posted By sky44
86 VFR 750 project for 300 bucks- how stupid would i be to buy this?

http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/mcy/3559726832.html

Can i even get parts for this thing anymore? Anything i should be absolutely certain is there before committing to it? I'm kinda figuring...
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 70,365
Posted By sky44
wow man! almost too pretty to ride. you are...

wow man! almost too pretty to ride. you are gonna ride it though right? :evil
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 70,365
Posted By sky44
that looks amazing! can't wait for the ride...

that looks amazing! can't wait for the ride report!
Forum: Airheads 01-12-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 70,365
Posted By sky44
wow that looks awesome. getting very close,...

wow that looks awesome. getting very close, can't wait to see it done!
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,586
Posted By sky44
could simply put a delay in. if the voltage...

could simply put a delay in. if the voltage drops for a few seconds it would make no change, then as the voltage remained low it would drop off accessories in whatever order you chose
Forum: Face plant 12-11-2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,213
Posted By sky44
was the cat ok? :cry jk i'm not a cat...

was the cat ok? :cry


jk i'm not a cat person :D
Forum: Old's Cool 11-23-2009, 10:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,012
Posted By sky44
that thing is cool... how is it in the dirt? or...

that thing is cool... how is it in the dirt? or the road?
Forum: Old's Cool 11-23-2009, 10:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,012
Posted By sky44
that thing is just straight up beautiful in any...

that thing is just straight up beautiful in any era :D
Forum: Face plant 11-23-2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,490
Posted By sky44
collarbones seem pretty easy to break... skiers...

collarbones seem pretty easy to break... skiers and mountain bikers seem to wreck em pretty often..
maybe we could get a titanium upgrade... :D
Forum: Beasts 10-25-2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By sky44
the KLR 650 is a good place to start in the...

the KLR 650 is a good place to start in the budget dual sport/adventure bike realm...

if you want something bigger, perhaps a V or Wee Strom.. (1000 or 600 cc twin)
Forum: Old's Cool 10-09-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,514
Posted By sky44
the GS bikes are pretty rare right.. i've...

the GS bikes are pretty rare right..

i've been thinking about this. i won't be riding a classic BMW, regardless of its capabilities, offroad.

I'll probably try to hang onto my KLR and pick...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,514
Posted By sky44
wow AWESOME bike... i should go take a look and...

wow AWESOME bike...
i should go take a look and just waste his time for awhile :D

i should probably mention i'm unemployed and working at getting back into college. sooo funds are limited
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2009, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,514
Posted By sky44
i'd consider an oilhead. i think mainly i...

i'd consider an oilhead.

i think mainly i want to stay away from excessive electronics, and i'm sure this is going to draw some flames, but i feel like BMW quality isn't what it once was. not to...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-05-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,514
Posted By sky44
tell me all about airhead GS bikes

i don't want/will never be able to afford a new GS.
i want simple. i want carbs. i want airhead.

what are some things to look out for?
features that are good or bad.

price range
how...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,703
Posted By sky44
quick question here-this is a thru-bolt with a...

quick question here-this is a thru-bolt with a nut on the end right?

what's the other end look like? can you get ot the nut? maybe you could dremel that little fugger a bit and crack it off the...
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