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Forum: Beasts Today, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By Keithert
How to find new/old crate bikes?

I'd like to find a new unsold 2011 V-Strom 650. I talked to one person that found just such a bike last year. And I know with some models of bikes it is quite easy to find a new leftover. Is there...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Keithert
My neighbor says his buddy is a mechanic and that...

My neighbor says his buddy is a mechanic and that he rode the bike extensively before returning it to my neighbor. So he doesn't think the fluid level is the issue. Could a bit of crud in the...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Keithert
KTM Front brake lockup

My neighbor has a 99 KTM 390. He had a friend do some engine work to it to get it running. The friend also flushed the front brake fluid. Today he rode it around the block and as he was slowing...
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 274,261
Posted By Keithert
What kind of trail pass did you need to take a...

What kind of trail pass did you need to take a street bike on the trail? Ive womdered about this.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 09-19-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By Keithert
That's okay. I ended up doing a different ride...

That's okay. I ended up doing a different ride that day. This winter I'll have to do this ride in my Jeep.
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,093
Posted By Keithert
I also have Alpinestars Web Goretex boots. They...

I also have Alpinestars Web Goretex boots. They are great once they are on your feet. They are a bit of a pain to get on though because the foot hole is a bit small and the uppers are quite wide so...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-16-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14,596
Views: 708,778
Posted By Keithert
Dang. And they say street riding is dangerous.

Dang. And they say street riding is dangerous.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,655
Posted By Keithert
I did this with mine. I only left about 1/4 inch...

I did this with mine. I only left about 1/4 inch on the short end.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-15-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14,596
Views: 708,778
Posted By Keithert
Is this where you are referring to? Near...

Is this where you are referring to? Near Magnolia and Addison? Just park between the cars? Put the bike parallel or perpendicular to the curb?

Also I looked up the law and it does say that the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-15-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14,596
Views: 708,778
Posted By Keithert
Is there any place near Wrigley Field for...

Is there any place near Wrigley Field for inexpensive motorcycle parking? Looking for next Tuesday night.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-13-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 14,596
Views: 708,778
Posted By Keithert
I just got back from a 45 degree ride and it is...

I just got back from a 45 degree ride and it is darn cold!
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,887
Posted By Keithert
Very nice. Thanks for posting.

Very nice. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-10-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 14,596
Views: 708,778
Posted By Keithert
Had a little fun in the rain this morning. ...

Had a little fun in the rain this morning. Making sure the bikes ignition is waterproof.
http://i1034.photobucket.com/albums/a422/keithert/20140910_073529_zpsmyjmbo2z.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 09-09-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,688
Posted By Keithert
I have an 05 Wee. They are great bikes. I...

I have an 05 Wee. They are great bikes. I debate getting a newer one.
Forum: Hacks 09-09-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,688
Posted By Keithert
Good luck with the sale. What will you buy with...

Good luck with the sale. What will you buy with the proceeds?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-09-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14,596
Views: 708,778
Posted By Keithert
Is Nov 8 later than usual?

Is Nov 8 later than usual?
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,154
Posted By Keithert
I have tried airhawks many times over the years...

I have tried airhawks many times over the years and do not care for them. Currently I have a R model and a small rectangle one for my dual sport bike. For some reason they just don't feel right to...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By Keithert
How is the GSA if you scoot forward to where the...

How is the GSA if you scoot forward to where the seat meets the tank? Can you flat foot it then?
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By Keithert
I just received a Russel Day-long seat for my...

I just received a Russel Day-long seat for my Royal Star. So far it seems very comfortable when riding but not so much when stopping. With the stock seat I have no trouble flat footing this bike...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 09-03-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By Keithert
Great timing on the post. I'm going on a ride...

Great timing on the post. I'm going on a ride tomorrow evening. What is the road like at the eastern end? Mostly paved or not? Where were the above pictures taken?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-02-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14,596
Views: 708,778
Posted By Keithert
Can you read the markers? Usually really old...

Can you read the markers? Usually really old ones are very hard to read.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-02-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 605
Posted By Keithert
What bike is this?

I am liking my Horizons Unlimited calendar except that they keep posting pictures where the bike is so covered you can't tell what kind it is. This months picture is from Todd Lawson of Motos...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-02-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 14,596
Views: 708,778
Posted By Keithert
In the picture there was on marked from...

In the picture there was on marked from 1814-1853. It looks like a newer stone though. Next to it is a very old looking one stone laying down. I didn't stay long. My bike will occasionally act...
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1,915
Views: 210,018
Posted By Keithert
Rocket Man buy the longest extended warranty you...

Rocket Man buy the longest extended warranty you can. On bikes they usually aren't that expensive.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-01-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14,596
Views: 708,778
Posted By Keithert
This morning I woke up at 4:40 and quietly snuck...

This morning I woke up at 4:40 and quietly snuck out of the house leaving my wife and son sleeping. I rode my V-Strom to explore the area where 20 and 90 intersect. I had breakfast at the McDonalds...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-31-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14,596
Views: 708,778
Posted By Keithert
Reveille, I wish I could have joined you guys but...

Reveille, I wish I could have joined you guys but between my wifes birthday being yesterday and being on call at work I couldn't get away. I would love to do this ride in the future.
Forum: Hacks 08-29-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By Keithert
Buy used ural or add sidecar to 73 R75/5 or?

I've wanted a Ural rig but been put off by the price. My father has an original 1973 BMW R75/5. It is in good running condition. He once mentioned he might give it to me. If I can talk him into...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,516
Posted By Keithert
Pieces will chip off?

Pieces will chip off?
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,516
Posted By Keithert
That is it. Thanks. Are they any good? Chinese...

That is it. Thanks. Are they any good? Chinese made?
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,516
Posted By Keithert
Saw scooter ad on youtube - $2200 150cc

You know those annoying ads on YouTube that you can skip after 5 seconds? I saw one while watching a review of a Russell seat on a Victory. The ad was for a scooter than came with offroad tires,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-29-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,577
Posted By Keithert
I've never seen a Virago based ADV bike. Cool. ...

I've never seen a Virago based ADV bike. Cool.

I love the front cage you made for the Strom. Never seen anything like that.
Forum: Hacks 08-29-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,688
Posted By Keithert
The pictures of your bike still come up in my...

The pictures of your bike still come up in my picture rotation on my computer. It is a gorgeous machine. How would you say a larger adult fits in the sidecar? Is it tight?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-29-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 14,596
Views: 708,778
Posted By Keithert
I sent you a PM.

I sent you a PM.
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,987
Posted By Keithert
Windjammers weren't bad looking but when my Dad...

Windjammers weren't bad looking but when my Dad removed his from his 73 BMW R75/5 it became a much more interesting bike. I don't see the advantage of one of these monstrosities over a good...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-26-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14,596
Views: 708,778
Posted By Keithert
I'm on call at work this weekend so I can't go...

I'm on call at work this weekend so I can't go far from home. Maybe I can take you up on this another weekend. What town are you in?

I agree to your price! Got a Popeye's nearby?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-26-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14,596
Views: 708,778
Posted By Keithert
Is there a shop or person in the Chicago area...

Is there a shop or person in the Chicago area that is good at cutting down motorcycle windshields? I'm looking for help in taking 3 inches off my Royal Star windshield. I've read articles on how to...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 24,930
Views: 4,603,008
Posted By Keithert
Do many owners find this necessary, or not?

Do many owners find this necessary, or not?
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 24,930
Views: 4,603,008
Posted By Keithert
I was sitting on an new S10 today at the...

I was sitting on an new S10 today at the dealership. I had it on the center stand. The seat seemed very hard to me and got uncomfortable after only about 5 minutes. Do most owners swap out the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,206
Posted By Keithert
I was in a store and searching on my phone for...

I was in a store and searching on my phone for the best lube to use. Many people here had said WD40. It actually worked great as far as lubing the tire. I understand though what you are saying and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,206
Posted By Keithert
When I do the rear tire I will use powder. ...

When I do the rear tire I will use powder. Should it go on the tube itself or inside the tire? I'd think that inside the tire would be less messy.

Sorry about the incorrect section placement.
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