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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 04:47 AM
Replies: 30,836
Views: 7,425,670
Posted By klaviator
While I do often use the pull over and wait...

While I do often use the pull over and wait method, it doesn't always work well. Although I don't consider myself particularly fast, I am still going over twice the speed of some of the traffic at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By klaviator
I'm the same size, 6-2 and 180. I recently...

I'm the same size, 6-2 and 180. I recently bought a Bilt Mesh Jacket in medium tall. It's a perfect fit. Not much use in colder weather but it's a great summer jacket.

For cooler weather I...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 03:45 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,976
Posted By klaviator
I went to the dealer yesterday and took a closer...

I went to the dealer yesterday and took a closer look at both the FZ6R and FZ8. One of my requirements is to be able to carry a passenger in reasonable comfort. I'm not looking for a Gold Wing but...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-08-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,016
Posted By klaviator
I use my scooter instead of my truck all the...

I use my scooter instead of my truck all the time. One of the great things about a scooter is that it has space for all kinds of stuff. Helmet? It goes in the tail trunk along with my gloves. As...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,976
Posted By klaviator
I ran into a guy on a 2012 FZ6R in the North...

I ran into a guy on a 2012 FZ6R in the North Georgia Mountains this weekend. He said he rode it out to California and back and was very comfortable. He also claimed 50+ MPG. I also talked to a guy...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,976
Posted By klaviator
Tell me about your luggage. Whatever I get I...

Tell me about your luggage. Whatever I get I will mount hard bags & tail trunk.
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,976
Posted By klaviator
My current "touring" bike is 244cc so I think I...

My current "touring" bike is 244cc so I think I can probably live with a 600 although the extra power of the FZ8 is appealing.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-08-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,690
Posted By klaviator
Chasing some sportbikes while riding one handed...

Chasing some sportbikes while riding one handed and taking pics with my left hand.

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu171/wknudsen/2014%20pics/P7060029_zps9d1ee3d7.jpg

A little dual sport...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-08-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 45,404
Posted By klaviator
Rode about 280 miles of twisty roads this weekend...

Rode about 280 miles of twisty roads this weekend on the new ME880. The ME880 rear and City Grip front combo worked great. I think I have finally found a combo that I will stick with.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-08-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By klaviator
I'm with CaptnJim. Put the amount you were...

I'm with CaptnJim. Put the amount you were making in payments into savings for a while. Ride the SH until you have some money saved and a really good deal comes along.

Now if you find a really...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-07-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 719
Posted By klaviator
The dirt roads in the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge are...

The dirt roads in the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge are easy and you should be fine without a bash plate. I've ridden my scooter some of the roads there:...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-07-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 719
Posted By klaviator
It was good to meet up with you. I took a couple...

It was good to meet up with you. I took a couple of pics of you at Rider's Hill.

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu171/wknudsen/2014%20pics/P7050025_zpscade0d54.jpg

...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-07-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,669
Posted By klaviator
I insure four bikes with progressive for around...

I insure four bikes with progressive for around $350 per year. Progressive is cheaper than Geico for me. Which one is cheaper depends on you and where you live.

The HD200 is a great scooter but...
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,976
Posted By klaviator
How about posting a pic or 2 of your FZ8?

How about posting a pic or 2 of your FZ8?
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,976
Posted By klaviator
I have no doubt that these are both capable of...

I have no doubt that these are both capable of touring. I also believe that Yamaha makes some of the most reliable bikes out there. My problem is trying to decide between these bikes and the Wee...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-03-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,035
Posted By klaviator
It's ugly, expensive, has a DCT and linked...

It's ugly, expensive, has a DCT and linked brakes. There's four reasons I don't want one. I'm sure I could come up with more reasons but why bother.

But then I'm not Honda's target audience. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-02-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 45,404
Posted By klaviator
Replaced my rear tire again. Dunlop 404 with...

Replaced my rear tire again.

Dunlop 404 with 2700 miles on it:

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu171/wknudsen/2014%20pics/P7020001_zps2219a28b.jpg

Metzler ME880 140/80-15
...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-02-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,690
Posted By klaviator
I'll be camping at TWoS with my wife this weekend...

I'll be camping at TWoS with my wife this weekend and riding the N. GA. MTNS this weekend. Any of you headed that way this weekend?
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,976
Posted By klaviator
Interesting thread. I'm looking at getting a new...

Interesting thread. I'm looking at getting a new bike in the next 6-8 months and the FZ6R and FZ8 are on my list. Right now the Wee Strom and Versys are at the top of my list but the idea of a FZ6R...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-02-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 11,764
Posted By klaviator
Next year:wings Doubt I'll make it all the...

Next year:wings

Doubt I'll make it all the way to CA but maybe Utah.

It probably won't be on a scooter. I'm trying to decide on what bike to buy to replace one of my current motorcycles.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-02-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 719
Posted By klaviator
I think that your problem is that you are trying...

I think that your problem is that you are trying to go too far in the amount of time you have and the number of miles you are willing to do. If you changed to a closer destination, such as...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-01-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 719
Posted By klaviator
This route is much better but still has a lot of...

This route is much better but still has a lot of pretty boring roads on it, especially the return trip.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-01-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 719
Posted By klaviator
I will be camping at TWoS in Suches Fri and Sat...

I will be camping at TWoS in Suches Fri and Sat night. By the time you ride over the Skyway and head down towards Suches it will be close to time for you to head home. A better idea would be for...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-01-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 719
Posted By klaviator
It looks like you are taking mostly interstate...

It looks like you are taking mostly interstate highways and missing all kinds of great roads. I also wouldn't go through Atlanta. A better route would be to go up 59 then get off in N. AL and take...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-01-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,424
Posted By klaviator
How could you pass up on the free goats? ...

How could you pass up on the free goats?

:lol3:lol3:lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 06-30-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 11,764
Posted By klaviator
I'm jealous. I LOVE Utah:raabia ...

I'm jealous. I LOVE Utah:raabia

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu171/wknudsen/OLD%20PICS%20AND%20SCANS/zion_zpsf63c8665.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-30-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 719
Posted By klaviator
I would recommend camping at Two Wheels of...

I would recommend camping at Two Wheels of Suches. Great roads all around it. High elevation means it won't be too hot. And you can walk to the fireworks display put on by the Suches Fire Dept. I...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-28-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,690
Posted By klaviator
Today I decided to use my bikes for what they...

Today I decided to use my bikes for what they were meant for.

So I went for a scooter ride on my scooter. Nothing exciting, just a trip to Wally World.

Well, except for this which happened...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-28-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,690
Posted By klaviator
Went to a bike night set up by a local dealer. ...

Went to a bike night set up by a local dealer. Of course I was the only one there on a scooter. It was pretty dead. I hung out for around an hour and a half. It was pretty boring so I left.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,491
Posted By klaviator
There probably is a problem. I tried running my...

There probably is a problem. I tried running my KLR up to top speed once but it got squirrelly past 90. I'm guessing it was just the tires. Off road tires aren't really designed for high speeds on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,491
Posted By klaviator
I used to have a DR250. It was fine running down...

I used to have a DR250. It was fine running down the highway at 65. It was perfectly stable even up to top speed of around 80 but I didn't feel like pushing the engine that hard. I had Kenda 270s...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-25-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 599
Posted By klaviator
Great start to what will hopefully be an ongoing...

Great start to what will hopefully be an ongoing thread. North Georgia is a great place to ride. The one thing I don't like about moving to Alabama is that I am further away from the great riding...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-25-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,048
Posted By klaviator
Looks like a fun trip. Contrary to the popular...

Looks like a fun trip. Contrary to the popular opinion, bigger is not always better. I have found the sport city to be perfectly capable of 300+ mile days.

I have ridden some of that area,...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-24-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By klaviator
Either one will work although it will be easier...

Either one will work although it will be easier to carry your stuff on the helix. I used to regularly ride 500-700 miles a day on an EX500. The EX250 seems to be about as comfortable and has a...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-24-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,398
Posted By klaviator
For what you want, the zuma should be fine,...

For what you want, the zuma should be fine, however, if you get the itch to take some longer rides in the future, it may be lacking. You may want to keep looking and see if you can find something in...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-22-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 12,801
Posted By klaviator
I have the same lift that you have on the ground...

I have the same lift that you have on the ground in front of the Hooligan. So far i like what you have to say about this scooter. It could be the replacement for my super 8 in a couple of years. ...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,348
Posted By klaviator
Actually she may just be missing the most...

Actually she may just be missing the most comfortable and most fun to ride option. Everyone is different so there is no telling which bike she would find the most fun to ride.
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,348
Posted By klaviator
In that case, a ninja 250/300 if she prefers...

In that case, a ninja 250/300 if she prefers sporty or Vulcan 500 if she prefers a cruiser. The Buell blast also has with a really low seat. There really aren't that many choices for someone that...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,348
Posted By klaviator
No I haven't ridden all day on the Kymco, but I...

No I haven't ridden all day on the Kymco, but I have ridden all day on a smaller scooter. My longest day on my Aprilia 250 was 470 miles of interstate riding. I cruised at about 65 and stayed in...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-22-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,690
Posted By klaviator
A while back I did swap bikes on a ride. I...

A while back I did swap bikes on a ride. I swapped my Aprilia for a WR250. The guy on the WR ended up getting a Sym HD200 recently. Still has his WR too but rides the Sym a lot.

A while back I...
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