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Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,456
Views: 143,076
Posted By CONKSO
They're here in San Diego- I sat on a red one. ...

They're here in San Diego- I sat on a red one.

I wasn't expecting to see one in the shop, was looking at a different bike and my girlfriend says, "Hey isn't that the bike you keep staring at on...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,456
Views: 143,076
Posted By CONKSO
I sat on one yesterday at South Bay Motorsports....

I sat on one yesterday at South Bay Motorsports. Yamaha shipped it without the windshield so I can't comment on the looks of the windshield.

The bike was comfortable to sit on (comparable to my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 19,869
Posted By CONKSO
Nice work SEENOEVIL! Regarding the...

Nice work SEENOEVIL!

Regarding the purchase: I like your style- ride while you can- because the hour is later than you think!

Probably a good idea that I stay away- because I've got some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 19,869
Posted By CONKSO
Okay- I gotta know (teetering on the edge of, "I...

Okay- I gotta know (teetering on the edge of, "I have to have one") how much for the Bomber?
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-20-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,815
Posted By CONKSO
You, sir, are bad ass. I live in IB and...

You, sir, are bad ass.

I live in IB and there's a guy here we call Tecate Mike who rides his xr650 to spectate the 1000 every year.

His specialty was freezing a case of Tecate, strapping it...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,714
Posted By CONKSO
I like the license plate- congrats!

I like the license plate- congrats!
Forum: Battle scooters 11-13-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 26,629
Posted By CONKSO
"I would guess they even gets loads of clothing...

"I would guess they even gets loads of clothing etc for free. When it becomes you re job and not your passion you lose touch."

Ha! Funny you should mention the clothing- I remember thinking...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-12-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 26,629
Posted By CONKSO
One more shot

Here's another shot:

http://s28.postimg.org/ke3grdgul/Screen_Shot_2014_11_12_at_9_58_17_PM.png

Have to admit, they were pretty cool looking.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-12-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 26,629
Posted By CONKSO
Funny- just today, I rode my bicycle down to the...

Funny- just today, I rode my bicycle down to the beach to check the surf (I live in south San Diego) and saw that Yamaha was doing their press release of this scooter here in my hometown. Which is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 33,553
Posted By CONKSO
Ok- you tell me if this is a coincidence or a...

Ok- you tell me if this is a coincidence or a connection. In the video on the first page of this thread- there is a comment from the general manager of San Jose Yamaha about how lame the squids are,...
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 48,970
Posted By CONKSO
Oh hell yes. Enjoy that 6-8k rpm hit.

Oh hell yes. Enjoy that 6-8k rpm hit.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,846
Posted By CONKSO
Your handle implies you're from SD- have you...

Your handle implies you're from SD- have you crossed the border much? If you have, you know that the ratio of bikes to cars is about 50:1 are we significantly increasing the wait time for people in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,846
Posted By CONKSO
I live three exits from the San Ysidro crossing-...

I live three exits from the San Ysidro crossing- we'll cross over just to grab tacos and a beer. I probably hit one of the two crossings 30 or 40 times a year- Mexicans don't have a problem with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,846
Posted By CONKSO
Mr. PigJockey- I can see you are anti-lane...

Mr. PigJockey- I can see you are anti-lane splitting and seem to be pissed off at those of us here in California who split. That's too bad because if you ever do ride somewhere other than where...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,846
Posted By CONKSO
"I will say that having driven back and forth...

"I will say that having driven back and forth across the greater LA area about 1000 times now it amazes me that more guys aren't commuting on bikes. The weather is usually perfect, it doesn't...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,941
Posted By CONKSO
I really like my '13 DL650 in the twisties. ...

I really like my '13 DL650 in the twisties.

I've got a '13 Moto Guzzi Griso that I use just for local riding because I prefer the comfortable, upright position and wide seat of the Wee for long...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 48,970
Posted By CONKSO
I've got a '12 Griso that the Agostini would look...

I've got a '12 Griso that the Agostini would look killer on- problem is, I just bought the bike... so I'm broke :cry
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,777
Posted By CONKSO
Definitely more reliable! I bought a...

Definitely more reliable!

I bought a tastefully customized (custom sewn cafe seat, powdercoated black rims, Hagon shocks, custom bars, lights, etc. etc... poor guy dumped some serious cash into...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,262
Posted By CONKSO
I just attended California Superbike School at...

I just attended California Superbike School at Streets of Willow- it was really fun and very informative. I learned a ton and had a great time. I did rent one of their s1000rr and that is one easy to...
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3,072
Views: 577,303
Posted By CONKSO
Interesting- Fun Bike Center here in SD has both...

Interesting- Fun Bike Center here in SD has both an orange and a graphite that they've discounted from 7999 to 7600 - this is NOT and out the door price but they've had these two sitting on the floor...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,097
Posted By CONKSO
Greetings All: trhjohn: The vstrom was...

Greetings All:

trhjohn: The vstrom was great- it really did it all from cruising 80mph and more on the fast Utah highways to riding over sand and rocky roads on the back roads. The bike started...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,097
Posted By CONKSO
Day 5: Moab... not so much. We had a nice...

Day 5: Moab... not so much.

We had a nice night camping out up at Starr Springs - if you're looking for a low key spot out near Bullfrog, this is a good one to mark on the map.

The next...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,097
Posted By CONKSO
Hi Samtheg! Yes there is some obscenely beautiful...

Hi Samtheg! Yes there is some obscenely beautiful roadwork between BrianHead and Burr trail- unfortunately I didn't stop to take photos at that point. At that point, I was FREEZING and, get this, I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,097
Posted By CONKSO
Day 3 - 4: Off the Trail and up the Mountain. ...

Day 3 - 4: Off the Trail and up the Mountain.

The government shutdown was pretty lame for us- all the major National Parks were barricaded off with rangers, whirling red and blue lights, it was...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,097
Posted By CONKSO
Day 3: The Burr Trail

Our game plan for seeing Utah was pretty straightforward, I brought along the Butler Map of Utah and we tried to link together as many of the colored in, classic motorcycle roads as we could. We also...
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 752,966
Posted By CONKSO
Just got back from my first road trip on my...

Just got back from my first road trip on my '13... performed perfectly in every way. Here's a photo I'm using on my ride report- no skid plate, no crash bar... no worries!
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,097
Posted By CONKSO
Day 2: Afton Canyon to some cold-assed mountain near Cedar City Utah

We woke up the next day and Mike said that at one point in the night he thought to himself, "This is it, I'm not going to make it." Evidently he got so cold during the night that he shook himself...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,097
Posted By CONKSO
Day 1: SD to Afton Canyon Campground

I guess I should clarify the whole "motoidiots" part of our handle. Basically, we're pretty new to all this stuff and being from California we get hit with wow-factor any time we see some of the real...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,097
Posted By CONKSO
Two motoidiots ride and camp Utah

My brother and I are new to this motocamping game. Since we're from California, we think that winter means it rains once a month. So we were kind of unprepared for what Utah would throw at us last...
Forum: Americas 10-09-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,009
Posted By CONKSO
Ok- we did it! Utah 7 days... wow.

First of all, just wanted to thank all who gave me advice on routing through Utah for our little trip. We took your advice, hit some of the spots you mentioned and in every way, we had a blast!
...
Forum: Americas 09-27-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By CONKSO
Thanks Mr. Dust. I'm here in Atlanta now- just...

Thanks Mr. Dust. I'm here in Atlanta now- just went to Tech vs. Virginia Tech football game... that's a great stadium... poor Tech performance but fun to see a game here in the South. Jeez, high...
Forum: Americas 09-26-2013, 01:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By CONKSO
Thanks Rover! I did some googlin' and it's...

Thanks Rover! I did some googlin' and it's looking like I'm gonna be riding a Harley- my first time ever on one. I'll look into those spots you recommended- I do only have one day though so it may be...
Forum: Americas 09-25-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By CONKSO
4 days in Atlanta, 1 day to ride- where to go?

Okay- here's the deal: I've got a seven day ADV style trip to Moab coming up Oct. 1- you all helped me with some info for that one- Thanks!

Now, before I can go on that trip, I have to make a...
Forum: Americas 09-10-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,009
Posted By CONKSO
Whooo hooo Mr. Slowpokey- your trip is just...

Whooo hooo Mr. Slowpokey- your trip is just around the corner. Stoked for you... all I do is dream about mine!

I did just order the Butler Map of Utah and it's great- my brother in Santa Cruz is...
Forum: Americas 09-03-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,009
Posted By CONKSO
Wow- Thanks for the kind of offer but that's a...

Wow- Thanks for the kind of offer but that's a little too early in the week for me to get up to Clovis (I'm gonna be in Georgia on a quick trip). Your trip sounds like it's going to be insane- can't...
Forum: Americas 08-24-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,009
Posted By CONKSO
Yes! Now that's the kind of stuff I'm looking...

Yes! Now that's the kind of stuff I'm looking for! We're open to depart from anywhere- in fact, little bro just texted me today and suggests we meet in Vegas and go from there... tons of good info in...
Forum: Americas 08-24-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,009
Posted By CONKSO
5 Days in October: Where should I go?

Greetings- My brother and I are planning our next trip and I thought I'd ask the ADV Rider hive mind for advice about roads, sights, eats and drinks that we should not miss on the trip. If you've got...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 784
Views: 103,600
Posted By CONKSO
I started riding after 30. I'm 44 now and I...

I started riding after 30. I'm 44 now and I started riding when I was 41. I took a Honda Dirtbike course since I knew nothing about motos at all. My girlfriend and daughter came along too- her...
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,811
Posted By CONKSO
Wait- do I have this right? One guy (Pecha) has...

Wait- do I have this right? One guy (Pecha) has and rides a 2012 or '13 DL650 and one guy (B.S) used to have a DL1000 a long time ago. B.S has advice about a bike he doesn't own or ride. Pecha has...
Forum: Beasts 05-28-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,811
Posted By CONKSO
Congratulations on your new bike- I just bought a...

Congratulations on your new bike- I just bought a 2013 about three or four weeks ago and I'm almost up to 3000 miles on it... and I only ride it for fun.

I hear you about only the topcase- I...
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