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Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By Gander
Good... mine was built 07/03. Wonder what...

Good... mine was built 07/03. Wonder what differentiates it and those bikes built 11/03 and later. :dunno
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,147
Posted By Gander
BMW R1150R would be a good choice. Easy DIY...

BMW R1150R would be a good choice. Easy DIY maintenance and you could pick up a nice example for well within your budget.
Six speeds and cruises effortlessly around 4k rpm @ 80 mph.
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 455,857
Posted By Gander
Using oil is normal to a point. My bike went...

Using oil is normal to a point. My bike went through oil oil up to about the 15k mark but I'm very easy on the bike. Those who ride their bikes harder should see oil usage end sooner. I now...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-17-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By Gander
I don't think you could go wrong heading over to...

I don't think you could go wrong heading over to Lake Fenton via back roads. I also highly recommend a lunch stop at The Laundry.
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,998
Posted By Gander
My tractor has a 21hp V-Twin Intek engine. Has...

My tractor has a 21hp V-Twin Intek engine. Has 300 hours use in the last ten years mowing my little acre of Texas heaven. No problems with the engine even though I haven't kept up with the oil...
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,097
Posted By Gander
Neither appeal to me. I'd go straight for a...

Neither appeal to me. I'd go straight for a Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 if I were in the market for a lightly used metric cruiser.
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,909
Posted By Gander
I was running down the freeway last week and...

I was running down the freeway last week and passed a cop running radar from a police Can-Am :huh anyone else seen these?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-11-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,024
Posted By Gander
Dave, Oak Cliff stretches from I-30 down to I-20...

Dave, Oak Cliff stretches from I-30 down to I-20 and covers nearly 90 square miles. I can assure you all of it isn't like the twenty blocks or so of the Bishop Art District.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-11-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,024
Posted By Gander
Really? I think letting the O.P. know the bike is...

Really? I think letting the O.P. know the bike is located in generally a bad area is useful information, certainly worth considering before pursuing the bike further.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-10-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,024
Posted By Gander
Oak Cliff isn't exactly the place most people...

Oak Cliff isn't exactly the place most people want to go to. I know I don't. Sorry.
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 455,857
Posted By Gander
Go search around on R1150R dot net and you'll...

Go search around on R1150R dot net and you'll find all you need to know.
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 44,910
Posted By Gander
It makes me want to weep. :cry

It makes me want to weep. :cry
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4,646
Views: 560,737
Posted By Gander
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 455,857
Posted By Gander
I bit of weeping from the rubber boot is normal....

I bit of weeping from the rubber boot is normal. Not unusual to have a teaspoon or two of oil in there when you remove it.
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 124,007
Posted By Gander
A V7 Classic with Hepco Becker bags pushes every...

A V7 Classic with Hepco Becker bags pushes every one of my buttons....:ricky
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,524
Posted By Gander
:photog

:photog
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,377
Posted By Gander
I want to like this but it looks cartoonish and...

I want to like this but it looks cartoonish and in person it I know it would look plain odd. IMHO, The tail and fairing don't look right...out of proportion or something. Also, I think the Mystik...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,310
Posted By Gander
I have an 04 also. IMO one of the best deals in...

I have an 04 also. IMO one of the best deals in used bikes out there, bought mine new and never intend to part with it. Maintenance is easy, get 50+ on the highway, around 220 a tank I guess. Have...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4,646
Views: 560,737
Posted By Gander
People spend substantially more than 24k for...

People spend substantially more than 24k for Harley's all the time. If I remember correctly, my bud spent 37K for his Screaming Eagle farkled bagger... and I'm pretty sure he's not all that unusual....
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,573
Posted By Gander
The first link I could find about a shop in my...

The first link I could find about a shop in my hometown.....since then I've always wondered what other places like this might still exist.

They helped keep my Penton running back in the day.... ...
Forum: The Garage 01-23-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,662
Posted By Gander
Thank you sir!

Thank you sir!
Forum: The Garage 09-07-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,069
Posted By Gander
Not totally correct. I picked up a new one today...

Not totally correct. I picked up a new one today and it came with the case. Got it on sale for $49.99. I also have another that I bought a couple years ago, it also came with a case. They do sell the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,135
Posted By Gander
A couple Bandidios passed me while I was heading...

A couple Bandidios passed me while I was heading down the freeway this morning. After they pulled in front of me the rider near the center kept running over the line into oncoming traffic... and when...
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,864
Posted By Gander
I love the flatter seat.

I love the flatter seat.
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,741
Posted By Gander
With the wire wheels yes...even in 2010...:lol3

With the wire wheels yes...even in 2010...:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,741
Posted By Gander
Are you sure about that....?

Are you sure about that....?
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 15,158
Posted By Gander
Thanks for posting. I too remember working...

Thanks for posting. I too remember working tobacco back when it was all done by hand....I managed to keep my teef though...:D
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,480
Posted By Gander
Cool trip report! Excepting the filthy toilet...

Cool trip report! Excepting the filthy toilet pics...It's got a BobFV1 vibe.....:evil
Forum: Face plant 04-02-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,917
Posted By Gander
Thanks for that info! Wow, A deer jumping down on...

Thanks for that info! Wow, A deer jumping down on you, some things you just can't imagine. I once saw a truck strike a deer, the whole thing unfurled in front of me. Since we were approaching a small...
Forum: Face plant 04-01-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,917
Posted By Gander
"Soooo I locked up the rear and tried to lay it...

"Soooo I locked up the rear and tried to lay it down"......:evil




Glad you're okay! I may reconsider getting that Aerostich.... How'd the deer hold up?
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,077
Posted By Gander
That model was my first new bike! I bought it at...

That model was my first new bike! I bought it at the Navy Exchange in Subic bay for $828 I think. I took it back to San Diego and then onto Great Lakes, IL for school where I used it to go home to...
Forum: Vendors 02-07-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,217
Posted By Gander
I don't really care for any of them. I would have...

I don't really care for any of them. I would have the name of the company in bolder lettering and wold like to see different font choices. I also question the use of a motocross type bike in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,540
Posted By Gander
That was my understanding as well.

That was my understanding as well.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,540
Posted By Gander
I think it was $10,200 in the store. He said it...

I think it was $10,200 in the store. He said it was on Craigslist but didn't mention ebay. I think anyone that shows up with a wad of cash could pick it up for much less.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,540
Posted By Gander
Okay, after sleeping on it I've decided to resist...

Okay, after sleeping on it I've decided to resist the urge. I have a couple Winter vacations planned for this month as well as next and don't want to get carried away with the spending as tempting as...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,540
Posted By Gander
04GSA with less than 500 miles

Stumbled across one today while out looking at bikes. Asking price is below book or best offer. The bike is pristine and my favorite color (silver) but has no bags or other farkles besides the ABS on...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,002
Posted By Gander
These are good bikes but I would rather opt for...

These are good bikes but I would rather opt for an 04 or newer with twin spark. Shouldn't have a problem finding one with fairly low miles and some farkels. As you probably know, these things don't...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,047
Posted By Gander
Great report! Now I miss my home state and my old...

Great report! Now I miss my home state and my old KDX 220.....:cry

Not to mention my first bike was a Penton 125 set up for ice.....thanks for sharing!
Forum: Trip Planning 01-09-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 235,309
Posted By Gander
Thanks, I'll give you a yell if I can make it...

Thanks, I'll give you a yell if I can make it happen.

I wouldn't discount the Gurkha story too quickly. I've worked with them two or three times in Hong Kong and they were certainly professional,...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-08-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 235,309
Posted By Gander
Not a problem. I'm considering a ride down myself...

Not a problem. I'm considering a ride down myself plus I need to see some more of South Texas. I go to Laredo occassionally for work but I'd like to get over and see the valley too.

Funny you...
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