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Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 473,056
Posted By pegrider
I joined the club two weeks ago. Only one ABS...

I joined the club two weeks ago. Only one ABS model in the state at that time - a 2012 tri-color (a mini-ceptor:D). I got it out-the door for $4650 and am fitting my Wolfman luggage up to it, now.
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 2,148,368
Posted By pegrider
Kolpin vs RotoPax

The Kolpin tanks are not the same as the RotoPax. I've tried both, and the RotoPax is much better made. I have carried 45+ pounds of luggage (Wolfman Alfa plus Duffle) on top of a double Rotopax...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2011, 04:16 AM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 2,148,368
Posted By pegrider
Modify a Cee Bailey for a x250L

ElkSlayer, look at the CeeBailey windshields for a XR650L. They might be adaptable to the XR250L.
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,458
Posted By pegrider
Semi-naked

Look at the Versys. Any year.
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,149
Posted By pegrider
Olympia gear

Take a look at the Olympia gear. www.olympiamotosports.com (http://www.olympiamotosports.com) Their jackets have a direct-to-belt attachment system in addition to the common zipper in the rear.
...
Forum: Vendors 09-17-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,116
Posted By pegrider
You have a PM

You have a PM
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 75,439
Views: 7,969,651
Posted By pegrider
Cdi

$97.45 plus shipping at cyclecentralpowersports.com. I've bought from them. Good people.
Forum: Vendors 08-16-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 76,857
Posted By pegrider
Thanks, Mike

Mike, got the stand for my XRL and installed it in time for the trip with the group down to the Lair. It works great, especially for being able to clean and oil the chain.

I'm still trying to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 75,439
Views: 7,969,651
Posted By pegrider
Thanks!

Thanks, guys. It's been quite a while since I had time to work on a bike myself. And my last aircooled was a 1978 XL series Honda.

Being retired now, I want to get back to doing my own...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 75,439
Views: 7,969,651
Posted By pegrider
Anti-seize on spark plug threads?

Anyone ever use anti-seize on spark plug threads?

When I obtained my 2003 from eeore, I had great difficulty removing the spark plug. Tip indicated very rich, and the lower third of the threads...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 75,439
Views: 7,969,651
Posted By pegrider
Check with your DMV

Grayjet, check with your state DMV for their regulations. Kentucky allows you to ride a motorcycle purchased out of state by carrying the notorized title from the other state for 30 days. You must,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,822
Posted By pegrider
Opening vents

They do recommend having venting. Loosening the sleeve cuffs (although that only works if you are using shorty gloves), and opening the jacket front zipper about 25%.

I loosen the sleeve cuffs...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,822
Posted By pegrider
From the website

The section on "Use", and in the FAQs, the section 'best way to use a long sleeve top in hot weather', which is quoted following.

I use LD undergarments, and UnderArmor 'Heat' undergarments. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,822
Posted By pegrider
And then there is LD gear

Check out the LD site - www.ldcomfort.com (http://www.ldcomfort.com)

Read the section about riding in triple digit temps. It is the way to go, even if you don't use the LD clothing.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2011, 04:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By pegrider
Fits all from '87 to '07

Yes, it will fit a 2000 KLR, U.S. model. I've had two that used that tank type; a '94 and a '04. The 87 through 2007, the decals go to the edge of the fairing lip. I also had a 2008; it has welded...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2011, 03:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,944
Posted By pegrider
+1 on what madisonreid said. I have owned both,...

+1 on what madisonreid said. I have owned both, and now have only the Versys.
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,485
Posted By pegrider
And if you shop around to all brands, you can...

And if you shop around to all brands, you can probably find a pants and jersey combo that doesn't look like racing gear; more subdued design and color.
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,311
Posted By pegrider
Popularity, or lack of

One word: mercury.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,520
Posted By pegrider
Shorty levers

It's easier if you have shorter levers.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,933
Posted By pegrider
Clutch release speed

Try releasing your clutch more slowly. That will keep you from locking the back wheel, and allow the motor rpm's to match up with the bike speed.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,565
Posted By pegrider
13,000+, and I'm retired and almost too poor to...

13,000+, and I'm retired and almost too poor to buy gas.:lol3
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,242
Posted By pegrider
Olympia Stealth

You might consider the Olympia Stealth one-piece. Excellent ventilation, CE rated armor, and it fits in my 40 liter top-case, along with my Thor 50/50 boots (easy on and off with only two buckles...
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2010, 03:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,791
Posted By pegrider
FirstGear Rainman

Most of the riders in the BCC Riders Group like the FirstGear Rainman. I use it.

Other comments from group members: "Best purchase I ever made."; "Thanks for recommending this."; and so...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,224
Posted By pegrider
I have to agree with Plaka. ATGATT is not an...

I have to agree with Plaka. ATGATT is not an absolute protection, even though I go ATGATT or I don't go.

My position is that I may die of blunt force trauma regardless of the protective gear,...
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2010, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 953
Posted By pegrider
You might find that you like the Versys quite...

You might find that you like the Versys quite well for traveling. Or a Wee Strom.

Size of rider is a factor in choice, since the physical dimensions of the two bikes are different. The Versys...
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2010, 05:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 868
Posted By pegrider
Available Power

Versys electrical system has 325 watt production at 4000 rpm. The 'power to run' usage is 120 watts with high-beam on, brakes applied, and emergency flashers engaged.

So you have 200 watts plus...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,254
Posted By pegrider
Both the Alfa and the Beta will work on the rear...

Both the Alfa and the Beta will work on the rear rack of a Strom. I have the Alfa Rear; got it originally for a pre-'08 KLR. I've used it on a DL1000 for trips, and presently am using it on a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 13,851
Posted By pegrider
Riding a motorcycle a speed, especially on a...

Riding a motorcycle a speed, especially on a curvy road, is a very focused experience.

There can only be three components in the mind: You, the motorcycle, and the riding line.

The process...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2010, 04:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,260
Posted By pegrider
Drill 12 inches from the center of rotation of...

Drill 12 inches from the center of rotation of the nut, which is not the end of the wrench. Read pounds for foot/pounds, divide inch/pounds by twelve for the reading.

Your only difficulty will...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,906
Posted By pegrider
Intruder/S50 Boulevard

Try this Suzuki bike. My buddy rides one, and the foot and control position is what you describe. Weight is relatively low. Shaft drive. Only complaint he has is that "to take out the battery,...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By pegrider
Rxcoop, there are those of us that have no gear...

Rxcoop, there are those of us that have no gear dealer where we live. And when we travel to the nearest metro area (over 60 miles), the only gear available is poser-style cruiser gear (beanie...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2010, 04:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 834
Posted By pegrider
Olympia Gear

Ranger 2 Pants, without the liner. They're waterproof, but not vented; that doesn't bother me much in the temperature you have listed. GT Air Transition Jacket; goes from full textile shell to...
Forum: Beasts 01-08-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 69,003
Posted By pegrider
6 foot, 31 inch inseam - '09 Versys

6 foot, 31 inch inseam - '09 Versys
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,363
Posted By pegrider
Owned several KLRs (Three, to be exact). Longest...

Owned several KLRs (Three, to be exact). Longest lived one had 119,000 miles on it at disposal time. :cry An old mechanic told me 'slappy valves (read that noisy) are happy valves'; as the valves...
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2009, 03:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By pegrider
I've worn Nolan modulars for over five years. ...

I've worn Nolan modulars for over five years. And have crashed one, with good results (no head or face injuries, helmet performed well).

Try Extremesupply.com. They have the N-102 helmets on...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2009, 04:28 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 58,723
Posted By pegrider
Bridgestone 175 Dual Twin

No picture, but a red one; added ape hangers after I got to 8,000 miles in the first six months.

Thought that I was 'cool'. :evil
Forum: Beasts 12-17-2009, 03:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,955
Posted By pegrider
I get between 50 and 54 mpg on my '09 Versys. ...

I get between 50 and 54 mpg on my '09 Versys. The lower figures come when the bike sits for several days due to work; must be the tank venting.
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2009, 11:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,955
Posted By pegrider
Frame welds

No offense intended to one-wheel riders, but if you stand it on the back wheel and then slam it down, the frame on most motorcycles cracks on the welds unless it is gusseted aftermarket. That's why...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,955
Posted By pegrider
KLR is manufactured in Thailand. The frame...

KLR is manufactured in Thailand.

The frame plate on my '09 states that it is made in Japan.
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2009, 09:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,955
Posted By pegrider
I've owned a number of bikes over the last 40+...

I've owned a number of bikes over the last 40+ years; most recently (since 2000) Kawasaki KLR; Honda Shadow 750 Aero, Kawasaki Z750s, Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom, and a Kawasaki Versys.

Everyone of the...
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