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Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 902
Posted By DRconvertible
I have not ridden the Victory. I did, however,...

I have not ridden the Victory. I did, however, own a 2012 Voyager for a year and will share with you my experience.

The 2012s got an air management fan that makes a big difference on the amount...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-25-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 167,618
Posted By DRconvertible
The exhaust used to be available from DrATV. It...

The exhaust used to be available from DrATV. It might still be; I haven't looked there in a while. It was for a Trail 70, but fit this bike just fine -- I had to build a hanger for it, but would...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-14-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 167,618
Posted By DRconvertible
Don't have it anymore...this was my 1980 CT110. ...

Don't have it anymore...this was my 1980 CT110.

http://drconvertible.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Misc-Motorcycles/i-cGd5GFH/0/L/IMG_6468-L.jpg
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Forum: Battle scooters 11-14-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,611
Posted By DRconvertible
I almost hit a snake crossing that same stretch...

I almost hit a snake crossing that same stretch of road in September. Had to swerve a bit to miss him, but didn't have the heart to ruin his day.
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4,969
Views: 951,473
Posted By DRconvertible
Thanks for the advice on the clutch. I hadn't...

Thanks for the advice on the clutch. I hadn't heard about that issue, so I'll want to take care of it.

Not much I want to do on my bike. Gold valves in the forks with proper springs, fork brace,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4,969
Views: 951,473
Posted By DRconvertible
Search is over.....

I have been looking for a carb'd, rubber-mount, 1200 roadster for a while. Finally found the right bike this week and picked it up this morning. 5K miles, all stock except for SE mufflers, looks...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,780
Posted By DRconvertible
Looking good.

Looking good.
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,653
Posted By DRconvertible
There's only a few things I wish Kawasaki would...

There's only a few things I wish Kawasaki would have done differently with the Voyager and the number one thing is added fuel capacity. 5.3 gallons just isn't enough for me. Because the tank is...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,653
Posted By DRconvertible
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,653
Posted By DRconvertible
2012 Voyager. I use it for touring and Ironbutt...

2012 Voyager. I use it for touring and Ironbutt rides.

http://drconvertible.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Misc-Motorcycles/i-cPm8PnJ/0/XL/IMG_8877-XL.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,644
Posted By DRconvertible
Much, much better than the F6B. That just looks...

Much, much better than the F6B. That just looks right. I'd resist the install of the back rest, especially any time I was solo, but I like it. A lot.
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,249
Posted By DRconvertible
Looks good. Congratulations.

Looks good. Congratulations.
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 18,293
Posted By DRconvertible
Let me be the first to say........no.

Let me be the first to say........no.
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 20,299
Posted By DRconvertible
I was in the same position a year ago--coming off...

I was in the same position a year ago--coming off a DL1000 and replacing it with a dedicated touring rig. In the end I bought a Voyager 1700 and while it's worked out good for me, I did have to...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,996
Posted By DRconvertible
Dig the Manta. An Opel GT was the worst...

Dig the Manta. An Opel GT was the worst cage-owning experience of my life.

The bike, however, deserves a cleaning only, like said above. It's a true time machine back to a time where lawyers and...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 18,293
Posted By DRconvertible
I've done it before and it worked fine. My...

I've done it before and it worked fine. My advice--keep the tank bolted to the bike, gas cap on, introduce air through the vent fitting and plug any other fittings. Use a spray nozzle to...
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 44,061
Posted By DRconvertible
It won't. I had a Leo Vince set up on mine. It...

It won't. I had a Leo Vince set up on mine. It sounded like sloppy, wet, dirty sex and moaned convincingly when I got on it.

It got me from San Francisco to LA in an afternoon. It easily ran...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,505
Posted By DRconvertible
The stock seat was good for about 90 minutes for...

The stock seat was good for about 90 minutes for me. I put on a Russell and am not looking back.
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,711
Posted By DRconvertible
I think one of the reasons people report poor...

I think one of the reasons people report poor mileage is the popularity of aftermarket slip-ons and fuel tuners and air intake kits. An overly-rich map in a PC5 and loud pipes and aggressive riding...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,711
Posted By DRconvertible
Much of what I'll say applies to the Vaquero as...

Much of what I'll say applies to the Vaquero as well as the Voyager. I wanted a large displacement V-Twin tourer for the open road. I did not want a fork mounted windshield or fairing. I did not...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,711
Posted By DRconvertible
I own a 2012 Voyager -- the touring version of...

I own a 2012 Voyager -- the touring version of the 1700 that shares a lot of the Vaquero parts and I am very happy with it.

Since it'll come up, why wouldn't you just buy a Harley, since it's in...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,134
Posted By DRconvertible
You do get used to it and the more you trade back...

You do get used to it and the more you trade back and forth, the faster that happens. I commute on a GSXR and then spend the weekend and long trips on a Kawsaki VN1700 Voyager.

The Voyager has...
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,634
Posted By DRconvertible
The whole Metric-Bagger genre is getting filled...

The whole Metric-Bagger genre is getting filled with better and better motorcycles. That's not a bad looking bike at all.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-01-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,226
Posted By DRconvertible
Thanks, Ian.

Thanks, Ian.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-01-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,226
Posted By DRconvertible
Your wife thinks you're crazy but wants you to...

Your wife thinks you're crazy but wants you to get it out of your system. Problem is, it won't leave your system. As soon as you're done you'll start planning your next one.

Good luck with your...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-13-2012, 01:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,226
Posted By DRconvertible
Hot, Cold, Fog, Wind, Rain, It had it all -- a Saddlesore 1000 story

A few months ago I mentioned to a co-worker, John, that I was planning to ride my V-Strom on my first Ironbutt ride and mentioned a possible route. He rides a Yamaha FJR1300 daily and said that he’d...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,576
Posted By DRconvertible
The way you describe the noise your engine makes...

The way you describe the noise your engine makes is identical to how I'd describe the noises produced by my 2006 1K. You're welcome to listen to mine. The longer I have my bike and appreciate it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-22-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,542
Posted By DRconvertible
The best all-around is 17/45. It gives 99% of...

The best all-around is 17/45. It gives 99% of the benefits of the 16/43 with a prime numbered countershaft sprocket. Great at low speed, great on the highway.

The V engine loves life at 5K and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-08-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,718
Posted By DRconvertible
K100LT back in the early 1990s.

K100LT back in the early 1990s.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-01-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By DRconvertible
Thanks, Guys. Looks like the 101, then. Still...

Thanks, Guys. Looks like the 101, then. Still better than the 5.

Thanks for the link, too. That'll come in handy.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-30-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By DRconvertible
San Fran to LA -- Coastal Route

I'm doing a fly and ride next week to pick up a Strom north of San Francisco. My flight gets in at 0830 and I can probably expect to be on the road by 1100 or so.

If I take the coast road as far...
Forum: Trials 04-01-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,312
Posted By DRconvertible
Check here:...

Check here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=213825 .

I hear that guy's still around but he's really quiet.
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2008, 08:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,573
Posted By DRconvertible
I bought a 2004 DR650 new, traded it away,...

I bought a 2004 DR650 new, traded it away, regretted it, and am now shopping for another one.
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,951
Posted By DRconvertible
I owned an '86 TT350 from 1990 to 1992. Although...

I owned an '86 TT350 from 1990 to 1992. Although it looks similar to the XT350, they are really very different bikes. I'd ride it on the trails and raced motocross in the 250 Beginner class way...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2008, 11:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,707
Posted By DRconvertible
1982 Xl500r

Not in it's natural environment, and way too clean....

http://drconvertible.smugmug.com/photos/255140219_HaCEY-L.jpg

http://drconvertible.smugmug.com/photos/255140243_JzFsF-L.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2008, 10:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,244
Posted By DRconvertible
Dorkpunch, I received some detailed...

Dorkpunch,

I received some detailed pictures of the MB5 mounting arrangement and I'll post them below so that you can take a look. You can compare them to your picture above and to your own...
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2008, 10:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,244
Posted By DRconvertible
I don't have any really detailed pictures or...

I don't have any really detailed pictures or information about the MB5s for you yet, but I can give you some general information. The black bike in the pictures was built first.

Dave Miller of...
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,244
Posted By DRconvertible
Funny you should mention Kawasaki's little 2...

Funny you should mention Kawasaki's little 2 stroke street bike. Apparently when Honda released the MB5, Kawasaki felt obligated to respond and sold the AR50, AR80 and AR125. All were about the the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2008, 07:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,244
Posted By DRconvertible
Hey Carlos. Good to see you on this sight. This...

Hey Carlos. Good to see you on this sight. This is where you'll find more guys to ride your KLR with. Keep an eye on the California/Western Regional Forum and I'll PM you if I've got a ride...
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2008, 08:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,244
Posted By DRconvertible
Thanks for the replies and the kind words. It...

Thanks for the replies and the kind words. It was a really good time.

When I was a kid my sister and her husband bought a pair of Honda Express twins--both were orange. They would bring them...
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