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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Yesterday, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8,630
Views: 374,061
Posted By simbaboy
crazy, but I bought this machine. Its a 97...

crazy, but I bought this machine.
Its a 97 Kawasaki Concours--it has 165K Miles. Runs excellent.
Simba/Imu

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-24-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 8,630
Views: 374,061
Posted By simbaboy
JJ-- No more free coffee for you at The Checkered...

JJ-- No more free coffee for you at The Checkered Past.
A couple of years ago we were hurting for staff at work. We got a guy to come out for an interview, paid for his flight, hotel and car rental...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-22-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,437
Posted By simbaboy
Yamaha C3. A couple toured all over Canada with...

Yamaha C3.
A couple toured all over Canada with it--2 up. Do a Search and you will find their story.
Good Luck and have fun,
Simba
Forum: Battle scooters 08-22-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,586
Posted By simbaboy
I currently own a 2007 KLR 650 (fully modded with...

I currently own a 2007 KLR 650 (fully modded with Corbin seat and aftermarket $$$ suspension) and a stock 2006 Burgman 650. I have also ridden a Burgman 400 several times.

The Burgman 650 is so...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By simbaboy
Try the stiffest rear shock spring you can get...

Try the stiffest rear shock spring you can get (about $100) and put PVC spacers/progressive front springs to the front fork springs. I got my spring from TopGun--these are good people. ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8,373
Views: 1,972,066
Posted By simbaboy
I really lucked out. I love the 'khrome KLR'. I...

I really lucked out. I love the 'khrome KLR'. I let Mike H know frequently.



Dude, forget the Connie. This is about my KLR. LOL.:rofl
Great eye Mike, the cases on C10s are very...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8,373
Views: 1,972,066
Posted By simbaboy
On Harsens Island, Michigan. Love my 'khrome...

On Harsens Island, Michigan.
Love my 'khrome KLR650'
Simba

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-10-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8,630
Views: 374,061
Posted By simbaboy
Very Nice. Next she will be riding over lumber...

Very Nice. Next she will be riding over lumber and rocks and then watch out!
Imu/Simba
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-10-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,044
Posted By simbaboy
I ride solo quite a bit and my Wife will not let...

I ride solo quite a bit and my Wife will not let me out until she sees me turn the Spot on. No helmet no ride, no Spot no ride.

I like the advice of 'prepare for one night in the boonies'--I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By simbaboy
I have a DR350SE that I had installed some...

I have a DR350SE that I had installed some risers. It did not do much difference. That was a waste of $30.

Then, I got the Protaper SE ATV high bend handlebars. These have all the rise I need. ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,364
Posted By simbaboy
Ride any bike you want---I would use the KLR650. ...

Ride any bike you want---I would use the KLR650.
1. Start saving $$ now and enjoy the experience.
2. Choose riding buddies and have fun. They can help pick up your bike.
3. The fuel range on the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,950
Posted By simbaboy
Subdivision rides? any tires really. Watch out...

Subdivision rides? any tires really. Watch out for nails and dry wall screws.

cheap, long lasting DS tires: Kenda 270. For about $110 for the pair delivered these are a good deal. In my...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,877
Posted By simbaboy
My dual sports below: (Left to Right) 1....

My dual sports below:
(Left to Right)

1. Kawasaki Super Sherpa--nice bike. No issues but you may outgrow it quickly.

2. Yamaha TW200--Zombie Killer Bike. It will go anywhere as long as you...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4,532
Views: 1,076,334
Posted By simbaboy
Enjoy the weather and Summer. Fall is right...

Enjoy the weather and Summer. Fall is right around the corner for us Michiganders. And then you know what follows? TW200 time!:clap

Simba
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,272
Posted By simbaboy
Here is a pic of our dual sports. My wife loves...

Here is a pic of our dual sports. My wife loves her Yamaha TW200--its got great fat tires.

Read about this bike. Even the Kawasaki Super Sherpa was too tall for her.

Simba
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,272
Posted By simbaboy
My wife is the same height as you. For her...

My wife is the same height as you.

For her the TW200 is the perfect bike and very confidence inspiring.
This bike will go anywhere as long as you are not in any major rush. Top speed is about...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 25,848
Views: 3,109,327
Posted By simbaboy
Thanks for your suggestions and feedback. ...

Thanks for your suggestions and feedback.

Below my new handlebars--Protaper SE ATV Highbend.
These handlebars have the perfect rise and you don't need any additional risers. I had to reroute the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 25,848
Views: 3,109,327
Posted By simbaboy
Thanks. I think I may just go with the TMIIs...

Thanks. I think I may just go with the TMIIs both F and R.

The 270's have been hard to kill. I keep riding them over rough gravel parts of the road while my buddies ride in the center of the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 25,848
Views: 3,109,327
Posted By simbaboy
Thanks. Rockymountain lists below as the...

Thanks.
Rockymountain lists below as the 'stock':
110/100x18 (64M) Tube Type Kenda K760 Trakmaster II Tire.

Any advice on the front tire? Is the TMII front really horrible? Or is it that...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25,848
Views: 3,109,327
Posted By simbaboy
Hello Friends, I am about done wearing out...

Hello Friends,

I am about done wearing out my Kenda 270 rear and am ready to order a Kenda 760 TMII for the rear. My bike is a 97 DR350SE.

1. It looks like there are three different 18" for...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 25,848
Views: 3,109,327
Posted By simbaboy
Thanks, I checked it out---what a great simple...

Thanks,
I checked it out---what a great simple solution.
Simba
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 25,848
Views: 3,109,327
Posted By simbaboy
My bike runs fine- no issues. It may stall once...

My bike runs fine- no issues. It may stall once or twice when I have downshifted during the first couple of miles, but no issues after a couple of miles.

Somebody had mentioned improved air flow...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 25,848
Views: 3,109,327
Posted By simbaboy
White Rim Trail (Canyonland National Park, Moab,...

White Rim Trail (Canyonland National Park, Moab, Utah).
Thanks,
Simba

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Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 25,848
Views: 3,109,327
Posted By simbaboy
Hello Friends, Can I just remove the rubber...

Hello Friends,

Can I just remove the rubber snorkle above the air box and not do any other mods to the carb for any benefit? (I never go in deeper than 2-3" of water stream).

I have replaced...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25,848
Views: 3,109,327
Posted By simbaboy
My friend really likes my 97DR350SE and has begun...

My friend really likes my 97DR350SE and has begun to look for one for himself. You can send me pics and best price at imu1@comcast.net.
Thanks,
Simba
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-30-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 44,306
Posted By simbaboy
and more WRT pics and other Moab trails: Simba ...

and more WRT pics and other Moab trails:
Simba

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Forum: Day Trippin' 07-30-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 44,306
Posted By simbaboy
I will look for you as well--I have one from my...

I will look for you as well--I have one from my TW200 but its quite beat up. I wish I had it with me when we last met.

Do I have pictures? You betcha!
Imu
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-27-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 44,306
Posted By simbaboy
just bypassed the side stand switch and got a new...

just bypassed the side stand switch and got a new spring.
Will send a link re: Duratool cases--they are a superb value. here is a quicky: http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/22-14350
Imu
Forum: Battle scooters 07-23-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,000
Posted By simbaboy
Hello Sam Fantastic Pics again! Missed you in...

Hello Sam
Fantastic Pics again!
Missed you in Moab.
Be Well,
Imu and the Gang.

also missed you at Toroweap when I was there with StG...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-23-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 44,306
Posted By simbaboy
The entire French speaking population of Canada...

The entire French speaking population of Canada is here.
Half of Canada's English speaking population is also here.
French, Germans, Swedes, etc are also here.
Never take Moab motels for granted. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-22-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 44,306
Posted By simbaboy
Went riding to Dead Horse State Park today. ...

Went riding to Dead Horse State Park today.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 07-22-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 44,306
Posted By simbaboy
Such great views on The WRT. Its really hard to...

Such great views on The WRT. Its really hard to decide where to stop for taking in the views and pictures.

http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u597/imuesmail/P1270669_zpsbae6d215.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-22-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 44,306
Posted By simbaboy
Imu ...

Imu
http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u597/imuesmail/P1270643_zps93d7104c.jpg (http://s1323.photobucket.com/user/imuesmail/media/P1270643_zps93d7104c.jpg.html)

Paul...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-22-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 44,306
Posted By simbaboy
Okay the clouds are still there but I was hoping...

Okay the clouds are still there but I was hoping to score some water and ice from Paul.
http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u597/imuesmail/P1270629_zpsf267cf1c.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-22-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 44,306
Posted By simbaboy
Nobody gave me shit regarding my mirrors. I had...

Nobody gave me shit regarding my mirrors. I had warned them: talk junk about my bike and you don't get PB&J sandwiches (thanks Mrs. Simba)....
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-22-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 44,306
Posted By simbaboy
The dirt only KTM: 0-35MPH in 1 second. At 36MPH...

The dirt only KTM: 0-35MPH in 1 second. At 36MPH it vibrates itself to individual orange parts. Okay, I am a little jealous and want an orange bike myself.:evil
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-22-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 44,306
Posted By simbaboy
Wow--check out the clouds. Nice and cool. ...

Wow--check out the clouds. Nice and cool. Paul--drink up your water as we are not going to need it. Dump the ice in the river. This is easy....
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-22-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 44,306
Posted By simbaboy
We had just started and Paul starts drinking his...

We had just started and Paul starts drinking his water--10 minutes on the trail and he has already downed 8-9 Liters of water. :rofl...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-22-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 44,306
Posted By simbaboy
We started quite early and had a nice cooling...

We started quite early and had a nice cooling cloud cover for a bit.
But as I previously stated the 'trail' conditions were only fair to bad.
My riding companions--Paul and Clayton--were good guys....
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-21-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,207
Views: 262,353
Posted By simbaboy
The journey and the companions make the trip. ...

The journey and the companions make the trip. The destination is just that....!

Thanks and Be Well,
Simba
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