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Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-14-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 14,341
Posted By mattgw86
Hmm, sounds like I'll be making some more trips...

Hmm, sounds like I'll be making some more trips up that way. I like some good BBQ.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-14-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 162,383
Posted By mattgw86
Seems to be a pretty standard angle. ...

Seems to be a pretty standard angle.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e60/mattgw86/Motorcycles/20141014_122437_zpsvdqinltr.jpg...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-14-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 14,341
Posted By mattgw86
Went out today to enjoy the nice weather...

Went out today to enjoy the nice weather following the cold front that blew through yesterday. Aside from some slightly gusty winds from the west, it was beautiful. I was actually surprised to have...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-06-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 14,341
Posted By mattgw86
Definitely thinking used. Probably a 2006-2008....

Definitely thinking used. Probably a 2006-2008. I'm a bit taller (6'3" 34" inseam) and the one FJR I sat on seemed pretty comfortable. I've heard a lot of arguments on both sides regarding the heat,...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-05-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 14,341
Posted By mattgw86
That would be the ideal solution... I think at...

That would be the ideal solution... I think at that point though I'd trade the KLR for something smaller and lighter.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-05-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 14,341
Posted By mattgw86
That's the thing, all I do is ride on the road....

That's the thing, all I do is ride on the road. The KLR is an awesome "around town" bike too, but I seem to always have long distances to cover. My poor truck isn't even 6 months old and already has...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-05-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 14,341
Posted By mattgw86
Took advantage of the nice weather today and did...

Took advantage of the nice weather today and did a couple hundred miles of back roads in south Louisiana/Mississippi. Also confirmed to myself that I want something different. Don't get me wrong, I...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-05-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By mattgw86
There's a cycle gear in baton rouge on Sherwood...

There's a cycle gear in baton rouge on Sherwood forest. That'll probably be your only option. It's not very far out of the way if your going from New Orleans to Natchitoches.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-01-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,401
Posted By mattgw86
If it was a weekend earlier, I'd be there. Sounds...

If it was a weekend earlier, I'd be there. Sounds like a great time though.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-22-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,868
Posted By mattgw86
Here are a couple more from red bluff, ms ...

Here are a couple more from red bluff, ms


http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/23/hujuje6a.jpg


http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/23/8yrupydy.jpg

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Forum: Equipment 06-18-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,594
Posted By mattgw86
I've got the moto fizz thermo clock on my KLR. It...

I've got the moto fizz thermo clock on my KLR. It came on the bike, but I'm pretty sure it's sold by aerostitch. Iirc, they sell them for about $30. It displays the time and temp, just wish it had a...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,327
Posted By mattgw86
Chemical foot warmers and wool socks. They won't...

Chemical foot warmers and wool socks. They won't make your feet "warm", but they won't be miserably cold.
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 18,865
Posted By mattgw86
I have the Bilt Explorer boots and the Hurricane...

I have the Bilt Explorer boots and the Hurricane gloves. The boots kept my feet dry while walking through an ankle deep creek. Pretty happy with those, never tried them in the rain though. Turns out...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-10-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,401
Posted By mattgw86
Riding that little honda in Mandeville traffic...

Riding that little honda in Mandeville traffic could reduce your life expectancy. :yikes

Those Trail 90's do look like a lot of fun though.

I live in Hammond, work in St. Rose, and most of my...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-30-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,604
Posted By mattgw86
That was one of the threads that inspired the...

That was one of the threads that inspired the trip. Luckily for us it was nice and cool for some hiking. Still sore from climbing all that loose sand... definitely gonna keep going north to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-28-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,604
Posted By mattgw86
No, we just headed back down south. Maybe next...

No, we just headed back down south. Maybe next time we'll keep going up north and check it out.

I like being able to go out and ride on weekdays, I don't think we saw another bike on the road all...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-27-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,604
Posted By mattgw86
Cool2 KLR and FT500 go to Red Bluff, Ms

I had never heard of Red Bluff before until somebody on here (I forget who though) mentioned it. I saw a couple pictures and was intrigued. As it turns out, my brother just started a new job working...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 56,191
Posted By mattgw86
Not really sure, they were there when I got it....

Not really sure, they were there when I got it. the headlight bucket has Yamaha stamped into it. the gauges look to be from an older nighthawk. the tach didn't work, so i tossed it in favor of a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 56,191
Posted By mattgw86
I guess I've been lurking here long enough......

I guess I've been lurking here long enough... here's my 1983 FT500:

Before:

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e60/mattgw86/Ascot2.jpg



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