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Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By caborado
Good on her... agree with the other poster...wish...

Good on her... agree with the other poster...wish my wife would want to get near either of my bikes.
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2009, 12:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,023
Posted By caborado
Can't do it

Every year my last hurrah into the mountains on one of the bikes is to pickup my ski pass.
But, I can't moth ball them for the winter... I just make sure the get out around town every other week...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2009, 08:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,867
Posted By caborado
EDF, nice DD... I have a DD to scratch the...

EDF, nice DD... I have a DD to scratch the acceleration itch and a KLR for everything else.
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2009, 07:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,362
Posted By caborado
Congrats

Nice bike there and you really could not go wrong with the bikes you narrowed your decision down to for the final selection. Understand some Ape dealers are good and some not so good...and if you...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-24-2009, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By caborado
Oct. Weather in CO

Transition time... there will be a week or 2 of "Indian summer" between late Sept. & mid Oct. with perfect weather but typically towards the later half of Oct. the weather turns psyco. and 7 out of...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 394,332
Posted By caborado
Personally think all motorcycles are good... and...

Personally think all motorcycles are good... and good for ya...

My only beef with HD is not the bike... but the riders, err, I mean posers.
>>> not talking about the 60% that are true HD...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2009, 11:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,253
Posted By caborado
If the fan is coming on AND the radiator is...

If the fan is coming on
AND
the radiator is full and "stays" full (no leaks through cyclinder)

then I am out of ideas... try the forum in my signature.
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2009, 10:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,523
Posted By caborado
Actually took everything off both bikes... .......

Actually took everything off both bikes...
.... so if folks see me & don't know what an Aprilia Dorsoduro is they just stare trying to figure it out.

... the KLR has a "CABO" sticker on it....
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2009, 12:04 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 28,963
Posted By caborado
Pike's

Think climbing Pike's Peak qualifies????

this was last year 2008: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq3GPkGijYM
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2009, 01:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,889
Posted By caborado
If you have to have a KLR... go old. They...

If you have to have a KLR... go old.

They are unmistakebly ugly...
...the new ones are just the same KLRs in BMW/KTM plastic.... if you want something that looks like every other adv bike then...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2009, 12:58 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 28,963
Posted By caborado
DD slider test

DD should have upgrade: Sliders (wheels & frame)

Frame sliders work... went down, just some scratches on the DD plastics...
.... but tweaked the front hard enough to bend the triple clamp bolts....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-09-2009, 12:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By caborado
Just marking this thread for future ref.

Going to the Tell. Bluegrass fest in Sept.
Jury is still out on which bike to ride down...
Might have to take the motard to maximize the twisties on the way down.
... & if I took the DS I'd be...
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2009, 12:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,403
Posted By caborado
Put raising links and more rear shock on my KLR...

Put raising links and more rear shock on my KLR and the seat height is now 37"... lowered the pegs for the comfort of my bad knees.

If I do want to fold myself onto a "sportier" bike... my...
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2009, 12:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,362
Posted By caborado
It is over $8K... but you might look at an...

It is over $8K... but you might look at an Aprilia Dorsoduro.

I have a KLR... dirtarded (18" rear knobbie up front) but wanted a sumo as well.

Looked at KTM & Duc... but went with the DD.
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2009, 11:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,867
Posted By caborado
HMMMMMmmmm..... If you only want one...

HMMMMMmmmm.....

If you only want one bike... get a Dual so you can go anywhere.
(I did & I do... & love it)
If you want to pass at 80+ ... the dual might not scratch that itch enough.
(mine...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,034
Posted By caborado
Never been in the KLR can

Know there are after market repack kits for other exhaust... but don't know the guts of the OM can... heck give it a hack... the worst thing is it does not work and your wife gets an aftermarket can....
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 28,963
Posted By caborado
Good on 'ya Neils

Yep... T=tame... S=scary

I just swapped to a 15 tooth front sprocket at my 1000 km break in service.
It would do roll-on wheelies if I had the balls.... loose a bit on the top end but it is...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2009, 01:14 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 28,963
Posted By caborado
The DD feels short to me... but I'm a long legged...

The DD feels short to me... but I'm a long legged ape that can flat-foot both sides of a raised KLR (to 37") without touching the seat....Ray is correct.... You really don't need to put both feet...
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 28,963
Posted By caborado
2 approaches

Several roads you could go down:
1) Get a beginner bike that fits you (my approach w/ the 1st bike) and cut your teeth with it until you outgrow it (as I am doing).... OR
2) Get a bit more bike...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,971
Posted By caborado
Talking No facials here

Use the Arai XD helmet with the full face visor on in the winter & MX goggles in the summer.
The wind does tug at the sun bill, and hail just stings all over.

Morrison is just west of Denver 35...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2009, 11:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,971
Posted By caborado
Right now... only a day pack for the DD as it is...

Right now... only a day pack for the DD as it is for commuting and hooning
... if I'm camping I'm on the KLR.
BTW: took the windscreen off the KLR because I prefer to feel the wind...
.... and yes...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2009, 11:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 864
Posted By caborado
KLR gurus

Hey scowin,
know there are some KLR gurus over on KLRworld dot com that can help.

If all the wires are connected and the "battery is hot"... maybe you cracked a fuse or another electrical...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By caborado
Check KLR forums

There is a brake section on KLRworld dot com...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,203
Posted By caborado
Depnds on the type of riding you will do.... ...

Depnds on the type of riding you will do....
Another post had the correct answer which is what I have done...
2 bikes.
Only you know how much you'd use each.
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2009, 10:21 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 28,963
Posted By caborado
Panache

Yep,
Too bad there is not a "perfect" bike out there... I can nit-pick every bike I own but the bottom line is do the positives out weigh the negatives and do "I" like it... the worst thing that can...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2009, 10:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,971
Posted By caborado
Cool2 Comment from a new DD owner:

Being a cheap bastage I was worried about the reliability of Aprilia suff and the DD.
After finding out that the "teething" had been done on the Shiver and the DD was available in Europe for a few...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,878
Posted By caborado
Save the money you'd spend on tires and get a...

Save the money you'd spend on tires and get a second bike (SM).
After a thumper quasi conversion did not scratch the itch... I broke down and bought one.
More fun than a I should be allowed to...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2009, 11:26 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 28,963
Posted By caborado
""""The KTM 950 SM keeps looking better, warts...

""""The KTM 950 SM keeps looking better, warts and all.....""""

I have the ugly practical bike that goes over 300 miles a tank... &
I have the sexy Italian bike that turns heads whether your...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2009, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,083
Posted By caborado
There's some folks on: klrworld dot com & ...

There's some folks on:
klrworld dot com & klr650 dot net that have done front end swaps.
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 28,963
Posted By caborado
Between the snowy / sandy roads in the mountains...

Between the snowy / sandy roads in the mountains and the snowy / rainy weekends I'm having a hard time getting serious time in on my DD.

Know the small tank will get old... but stopping to fill...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2009, 11:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,104
Posted By caborado
If all else is failing when you go through...

If all else is failing when you go through everything double check the fuse...
Swore mine was good until I double checked ... and it was the littlest break in the wire... dang old eyes
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,104
Posted By caborado
Survey sez.....

my money is on the fuse....
been there, replaced that...
carry spare fuses...
....wait there should be one in the fuse holder....

Let us know

Once in a blue moon the thermo sensor will...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-02-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 42,703
Posted By caborado
Lie to me

Guess this snow is payback for all the warm rides in Jan. & Feb.

Besides when have the weather folks been totally accurate?

When Kathy misses a forecast... she does it with a smile... doesn't...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-27-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,018
Posted By caborado
Hondo ROCKS....

Hondo ROCKS....
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2009, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By caborado
KLR Susp

If you have the $$$:
http://http://motocd.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=29&Itemid=1

There are may things you can do to the front... lots of suggestions on the various KLR sites.
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2009, 09:55 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 47,794
Posted By caborado
Because I lost my license on it....

Because I lost my license on it....
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 64,541
Posted By caborado
Do you know?

"... there's only 2 things in like that make it worth liv'n...." ~W&W
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,568
Posted By caborado
What is the bike? Does it have to go on the...

What is the bike?
Does it have to go on the road to get to the woods?
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,266
Posted By caborado
Lots of good advice posted

but... find the cheapest people you know and ask them of the crazy riders they know who do they think is cheap (few people will admit to being uber-frugal).

Find out what they ride....

When...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,696
Posted By caborado
+1

Yep... I was looking at the Duc HT for my commuter but have a problem spending over $10K on a bike... Just picked up an Aprilia Dorsoduro.
... took it up to the mountains yesterday...a real head...
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