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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,763
Posted By cjmadura
Full-face. I wouldn't think of riding...

Full-face.

I wouldn't think of riding without one.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-18-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 24,214
Posted By cjmadura
Wrong way!?

These routes are designed to be uni-directional, i.e. South to North. Our 4-man team rode the WABDR last year and were talking about the planning of these trips. I would HATE to have us run headlong...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,829
Posted By cjmadura
Who says we're all dressed like clowns? I...

Who says we're all dressed like clowns?

I thought I was stylin'............
http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k347/cjmadura/The%20Motorbikes/IMG_1541.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,562
Posted By cjmadura
Subscribed! :lurk

Subscribed!
:lurk
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By cjmadura
Since I own it's cousin, I'm sure it's an awesome...

Since I own it's cousin, I'm sure it's an awesome bike; Surely comfortable with the more upright seating position. I've seen one or two of these around Portland, but they're pretty fricken rare...
Forum: Face plant 01-21-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,881
Posted By cjmadura
I won't flame you, but I have nothing to say in...

I won't flame you, but I have nothing to say in support either.

With so many poor decisions made, you got off very lucky.

Heal well.
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 81,429
Posted By cjmadura
TFC, The screen was on the bike when I...

TFC,

The screen was on the bike when I bought it last February - it's a tinted MRA .

I'm 6'4" and have NO problem with wind buffeting. I can't compare it to the OEM though.
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 81,429
Posted By cjmadura
That's funny - I just checked out a blue 2015...

That's funny - I just checked out a blue 2015 GSA, and I would LOVE to park that next to mine. Of course, there's this thing called "disposable cash" I've heard of:rofl

I guess the KLR will have...
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 81,429
Posted By cjmadura
Things you never think about when riding a...

Things you never think about when riding a K1300S......"gee, I wish this bike had more power:lol3

The engines pulls smoothly from 1000RPM up, the available torque always seems spot-on, and with...
Forum: Face plant 01-04-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,744
Posted By cjmadura
Seriously, you don't ride below 75 degrees...

Seriously, you don't ride below 75 degrees F????:huh

I have lived in Florida on 4 separate occasions (not a great state for motorcycling), and I found riding in temps over 85 pretty unbearable. Of...
Forum: Face plant 01-04-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,744
Posted By cjmadura
Black ice is sinister, and the scourge of riding...

Black ice is sinister, and the scourge of riding in the Northwest during winter.

Last year I was heading to work over the back side of Marquam hill here in Portland, as opposed to staying low on...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-24-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,370
Posted By cjmadura
Ya Know Santa, these guys are pretty smart. If my...

Ya Know Santa, these guys are pretty smart. If my nuts can avoid the roasting, the the airbox can keep out the sand, I just might move my TWO bikes for a sweet 1190R.

Is it really that hard to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-10-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,406
Posted By cjmadura
I've thought about the 990R a lot as a single,...

I've thought about the 990R a lot as a single, do-it-all bike, but I have reservations as other do.

These eat rear tires, have pretty crappy gas mileage, thus fairly low range, and the maintenance...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 514,716
Posted By cjmadura
$35,000, ugly in comparison, 15 less HP and...

$35,000, ugly in comparison, 15 less HP and without proper safety features?

I'll stick with my Incredibly Mighty K1300S, thank you.:lift...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-15-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 626,940
Posted By cjmadura
The former RR bridge, now a 22-mile bicycling path

http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k347/cjmadura/IMG_3364.jpg (http://s324.photobucket.com/user/cjmadura/media/IMG_3364.jpg.html)
Forum: Face plant 11-09-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 36,873
Posted By cjmadura
Those pretty brown Gaernes are useless in a...

Those pretty brown Gaernes are useless in a get-off. My friend wore the exact same boots when he went down in a minor rut and broke his ankle. The boots are too soft.

I wear SIDI Chargers, with...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-07-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2,091
Views: 574,103
Posted By cjmadura
To the WABDR!

The bikes were never this clean again:evil

http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k347/cjmadura/IMG_4738.jpg (http://s324.photobucket.com/user/cjmadura/media/IMG_4738.jpg.html)
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-19-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,730
Posted By cjmadura
Great stuff

Hey this looks familiar!
http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k347/cjmadura/IMG_8553_zps3d1aeb80.jpg (http://s324.photobucket.com/user/cjmadura/media/IMG_8553_zps3d1aeb80.jpg.html)...
Forum: Face plant 07-15-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,341
Posted By cjmadura
RandomDude! I'm in Western Oregon...

RandomDude!

I'm in Western Oregon (Beaverton) and commute on the KLR every day. Dump the jeans and every version of them (Carhartt included).

Pick up a pair of vented riding pants (I use...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,244
Posted By cjmadura
I've got both covered......

The "Commuter" (loaded for some high desert exploring).........


http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k347/cjmadura/The%20KLR/IMG_3436.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 81,429
Posted By cjmadura
Custom Seat

Sorry for the late reply.

Here's the easy way:http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k347/cjmadura/IMG_4567.jpg (http://s324.photobucket.com/user/cjmadura/media/IMG_4567.jpg.html)

Don is VERY...
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 81,429
Posted By cjmadura
Beautiful in orange!:clap

Beautiful in orange!:clap
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-27-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 40,701
Posted By cjmadura
A chase vehicle showed up to join us in the...

A chase vehicle showed up to join us in the sticks:D:clap
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 81,429
Posted By cjmadura
I did! We're you the dude in leathers, riding...

I did!
We're you the dude in leathers, riding a white/silver 1300s?
I had the bike shipped up, and it's been awesome:D
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 81,429
Posted By cjmadura
Great, great bike

I've had this bike for a month, coming off of Adventure bikes. I'm still getting used to the Sport-Touring ergos (emphasis on SPORT:evil), though I came up on Sport bikes many moons ago.

It's a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 129,266
Posted By cjmadura
BOUGHT!:rofl Now where's that...

BOUGHT!:rofl

Now where's that tequila.......:freaky
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 129,266
Posted By cjmadura
Thumb Yeahhhhhh!!!

:clap
I JUST found this thread.

AWESOME!!!:clap:clap:clap

30 pages to read and catch up.:thumb:lurk:*sip*:beer:super:D

Thanks Osos!:wave
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 81,429
Posted By cjmadura
Talking Google BMW dealers by state, then check out the...

Google BMW dealers by state, then check out the "used inventory" on their sites. That's how I found my 2011 Tri-color. These bikes seem too rare to turn up a lot on Ebay or CL.

Great, great bike.
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By cjmadura
Cool2 Best of both worlds

I typically ride on-road with a Badlands Pro, armor removed, and a Dainese Wave Pro pressure suit. Although I feel pretty bomb-proof, it can get to be a bit much doing this day after day.

The...
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,663
Posted By cjmadura
eggheads unite.....

I had a hard time finding a helmet that fit right. Arai and Schuberth were too round and numbed-up my forehead terribly. I needed to actually shave a little EPS from my XD3. Shoei is a great choice...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-16-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 40,701
Posted By cjmadura
The workhorse

I use my KLR for both commuting and play.

At the start of the OBCDR (loaded like a pig!):eek1http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k347/cjmadura/IMG_1508.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,493
Posted By cjmadura
Cool2 ADV vs ST?

I've been riding Triumph Tiger 955's for 10 years after a youth spent on sportbikes/sport tourers. I added a 2008 KLR650 as a commuter/off-roader.
2006 Tiger:...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9,347
Views: 1,552,327
Posted By cjmadura
Wicked Oh Yeah!

Thanks Trevorf,

I rode sport-bikes for 16 years before moving over to Triumph Tigers for 10. I am really pumped to be getting back into high performance bikes. Best of luck with your "R" - a very...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9,347
Views: 1,552,327
Posted By cjmadura
Talking Yes!!!!!

GOT IT!
Bike should be delivered in about two weeks - I. Am. Psyched.:clap:clap:wings

BIG change from my Tiger 955 - except for the color.
Now to sell the Triumph and make some room in the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9,347
Views: 1,552,327
Posted By cjmadura
I want this - and I'll know if I have it by this...

I want this - and I'll know if I have it by this Saturday......:evil



http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k347/cjmadura/2011-BMW-K1300Sc.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15,923
Views: 1,771,981
Posted By cjmadura
Thumb Great Machine

http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k347/cjmadura/The%20KLR/IMG_1541.jpg (http://s324.photobucket.com/user/cjmadura/media/The%20KLR/IMG_1541.jpg.html)

I appreciate my KLR more every day. It's such...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-29-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,435
Posted By cjmadura
Just Great......

:eek1

I've been toying with the idea of replacing my 2006 955 Tiger with an Explorer, but crap like this makes me think twice. The 955 has been a complete rock, simple to maintain and always ready...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-25-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,550
Posted By cjmadura
:clap I installed a GIVI e55 Maxia to my...

:clap


I installed a GIVI e55 Maxia to my 2006, and it has the Touratech bars. I painted the lid to match the bike - I think it looks sharp that way. The stator in my 2002 Tiger burned up @...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-18-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,810
Posted By cjmadura
+1:clap The Chargers set me back $300,...

+1:clap

The Chargers set me back $300, compared to $450-$500 for the Crossfires. They are super-protective (ask me how I know :p3rry), and amazingly comfortable; More so than my SIDI On-Road...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,212
Posted By cjmadura
Wicked :DWhat did you think of the 1190R? I'll be...

:DWhat did you think of the 1190R? I'll be testing both the "r" and the street version this October here in Portland. I did ride a 990, and loved it. How does the new bike stack up?

Awesome...
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