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Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,982
Posted By CyHawk
I have the very bike pictured. See my icon. ...

I have the very bike pictured. See my icon.

Here's the thing about the R1100s. It's not great at any one thing but it's good at everything. I picked up my '04 in 2007 and keep thinking that I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,052
Posted By CyHawk
Most recently it was my SV1000n. That sucker had...

Most recently it was my SV1000n. That sucker had grunt, and would tend to pull the front wheel whenever I grabbed a handful of throttle. Really stirred my blood!

Honestly though, it was probably...
Forum: Vendors 08-24-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 73,061
Posted By CyHawk
Got my rack

Got my new rack. Fits great. Minutes to swap and looks good on the Dakar. Rick was easy to work with and provides great customer service.

One thing I mentioned to Rick was my Rok Strap buckles...
Forum: Americas 05-23-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,344
Posted By CyHawk
+1 on this. I live in Nashville and October can...

+1 on this. I live in Nashville and October can be some of the best riding all year but keep your eye on the skies as it can be pretty variable in temperature and precipitation. It might be a bit...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,482
Posted By CyHawk
I'm 6' 3" 245 lbs and have a couple of bikes. ...

I'm 6' 3" 245 lbs and have a couple of bikes. The bike that I ride the most, in town, is my '05 BMW F650gs Dakar. It's a lot like the KLR but better in several ways such as power and fuel economy. ...
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By CyHawk
For the same reason the BMW air and oil head...

For the same reason the BMW air and oil head boxers work well. Huge amounts of torque.
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 16,158
Posted By CyHawk
Actually, the single 650's have such a popular...

Actually, the single 650's have such a popular following that BMW brought them back as the G650's.
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 998
Posted By CyHawk
How about a SV650 naked or SV1000 naked if you...

How about a SV650 naked or SV1000 naked if you can find it.
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,489
Posted By CyHawk
I love that CB360 cafe project. I had a one...

I love that CB360 cafe project. I had a one rebuilt (standard config) for my Dad and I love wringing it out too. I love its sound and that early six speed tranny. Enjoy your bike, it looks great.
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14,631
Views: 1,703,645
Posted By CyHawk
Down here in Music City, half of my commute is...

Down here in Music City, half of my commute is super slab. Traffic down here is fast! Everyone thinks they are the next NASCAR super star. I run my Dakar with traffic and I'm cruising at 80+ all the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,478
Posted By CyHawk
+1 on that. I commute on my Dakar and love it. I...

+1 on that. I commute on my Dakar and love it. I sit up high, it's flickable, handles pot holes, I can cruise at 80 mph when I have to be on the interstate and I get 60 mpg's to boot! What's not to...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,054
Posted By CyHawk
Looks like I shoulda just +1'd Keyboard. :)

Looks like I shoulda just +1'd Keyboard. :)
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,054
Posted By CyHawk
Try Keyboard Motocycle Shipping: ...

Try Keyboard Motocycle Shipping: http://www.keyboardmotorcycleshipping.com/

I've had two bikes shipped to TN from out west with great success.
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,348
Posted By CyHawk
It gets really hot here in Nashville in the...

It gets really hot here in Nashville in the summer (100+) and I also ride with a mesh jacket during those days (Joe Rocket). I'm very fond of the Underarmor dry fit shirts. I wear their short and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 25,141
Posted By CyHawk
I'm a big fan of thumpers and small displacement...

I'm a big fan of thumpers and small displacement bikes. I recently picked up a big (relatively) thumper for commuting and I love the fact that I can get 60 mpg's in the city with it. I also enjoy...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,847
Posted By CyHawk
I totally agree that the BMW boxer is a great...

I totally agree that the BMW boxer is a great engine. I have an R1100s that is a great sporty bike around town. As far as whether or not they are going to keep it in the future; there is no doubt...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,920
Posted By CyHawk
Interesting question. I've got a BMW Dakar and a...

Interesting question. I've got a BMW Dakar and a BMW R1100s. I've been using my Dakar as my main ride and not riding the R1100s as much. I've been thinking of getting more of a play bike too. ...
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By CyHawk
I've used Keyboard Motorcycle Shipping twice now....

I've used Keyboard Motorcycle Shipping twice now. I've had bikes shipped from Arizona and New Mexico to Tennessee.

www.keyboardmotorcycleshipping.com
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,401
Posted By CyHawk
Okay, decision has been made. I just bought a...

Okay, decision has been made. I just bought a 2005 F650gs Dakar that is sitting in Tucson, AZ. I've got a shipper picking it up and I should have it in 1 - 2 weeks. Thanks to everyone for your...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,206
Posted By CyHawk
Thanks for all of your help. After a lot of...

Thanks for all of your help. After a lot of advice and research I found a 2005 BMW F650gs Dakar that I just bought this AM. It should be in my hands within two weeks!
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,108
Posted By CyHawk
Excellent! Looking forward to seeing the first...

Excellent! Looking forward to seeing the first bikes.
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,206
Posted By CyHawk
The Z1000 and the new Ninja 1000 are awesome...

The Z1000 and the new Ninja 1000 are awesome bikes. Trust me, I've thought about them but I'm going to get the commuter first. I might get the big Ninja in a year or two when I can get a used one...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,206
Posted By CyHawk
I must be really wringing out my R1100s and my...

I must be really wringing out my R1100s and my SV1000n because I'm not even close to mid 40's, that's even after a fresh tune from the dealer.
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,206
Posted By CyHawk
So, here's where I am after a lot of research,...

So, here's where I am after a lot of research, helpful feedback from the ADV crew, and sitting on a bunch of bikes. I've boiled the list down to (in no particular order):

1.) Kawasaki KLR 650...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,206
Posted By CyHawk
Yes, in fact they are the best in town in my...

Yes, in fact they are the best in town in my opinion. I've tested BMW's that were fresh out of the crate and there are other dealers in town that sell various japanese bikes worth half the cost of...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,206
Posted By CyHawk
Check out Bloodworth BMW's site...

Check out Bloodworth BMW's site www.bloodmotor.com. I think they have what you are looking for. I saw it there last weekend when I was checking out their bikes.
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,206
Posted By CyHawk
That's got to be my friend Fred! Hey Man,...

That's got to be my friend Fred! Hey Man, welcome aboard! I noticed you drove that FZ1 to work today. For everyone not in Nashville there is snow on the ground. Fred's a die hard. :)
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,206
Posted By CyHawk
If I remember right they have about a 30" seat...

If I remember right they have about a 30" seat height without my big backside weighing it down.
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,206
Posted By CyHawk
Thanks for the feedback ST. I agree that the...

Thanks for the feedback ST. I agree that the SV1000 is fast. I have the naked and when I hammer on it it feels like the wind is going to rip me off the back of the bike. I think it's a great ride...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,479
Posted By CyHawk
+2 On that. I totally get where you are...

+2 On that.

I totally get where you are coming from on over thinking the best bike for what you think you want. I've got threads going here in Thumpers and one in Road Warriors trying to pin down...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,206
Posted By CyHawk
I'd like to think I'm a practical man but the...

I'd like to think I'm a practical man but the NT700 would slowly destroy my soul. No offense intended to any current riders. :muutt
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,206
Posted By CyHawk
That's an awesome video! Very inspiring. ...

That's an awesome video! Very inspiring.

Thanks for your comments on my current rides. I love both of them but I'm leaning towards selling/trading the SV1000n and getting a dual sport. Right...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,206
Posted By CyHawk
I agree. I'm also thinking that having a two...

I agree. I'm also thinking that having a two bike combo of sport touring and adventure touring is a good mix. I'm liking a lot of the choices for 650 single dual sports.
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,206
Posted By CyHawk
Very cool little bike.

Very cool little bike.
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,206
Posted By CyHawk
I've got the heated grips on the BMW and I love...

I've got the heated grips on the BMW and I love them! I totally agree they make a huge difference and they allow me to use my warm weather gloves so I don't have to deal with the mittenlike cold...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,206
Posted By CyHawk
I've been researching the local shops and a...

I've been researching the local shops and a couple still have '09's on the floor around here for pretty good prices. I think I'm going to start calling them and see what they quote for out the door...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,206
Posted By CyHawk
Excellent idea! Thanks for the good example.

Excellent idea! Thanks for the good example.
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,206
Posted By CyHawk
There is definitely a consideration of recouping...

There is definitely a consideration of recouping my losses. I'll probably trade one of my bikes in to reduce that point. I doubt the insurance on a commuter bike is going to be bad, especially as...
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,206
Posted By CyHawk
Good advice. My current bikes are awesome for...

Good advice. My current bikes are awesome for slamming through the traffic on the interstate, but in the end that's what's causing me to get 30's for MPG's. I think something in the 650 zone is a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,206
Posted By CyHawk
I definitely think that a trip back to my Yamaha,...

I definitely think that a trip back to my Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki store is in the works for this weekend. I'm going back to take another look at the KLR, Versys and Weestrom.
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