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Forum: Beasts 02-17-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By tennyis
prices are hard to justify online, every area is...

prices are hard to justify online, every area is very different. I paid 4200 for mine and it has more miles and it took me a long time and an end of season deal to get it for that.

as far as what...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 371,579
Posted By tennyis
I have read through the entire thread and greatly...

I have read through the entire thread and greatly enjoyed it! hope we get to hear more about your trip!

I must have misread it but I thought originally billy was married, must have been someone...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-18-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,123
Posted By tennyis
I wouldn't go anywhere near Toronto right now on...

I wouldn't go anywhere near Toronto right now on a bike. I live a couple hours east and with the amount of ice that we have gotten this year I wouldn't even think of riding a bike right now. Go south...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,949
Posted By tennyis
What an amazing trip for you guys to go on! I am...

What an amazing trip for you guys to go on! I am a new rider and don't trust myself yet with kids on the back but in another couple of years I plan on riding with them and doing a weekend getaway...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-09-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 365,664
Posted By tennyis
well this thread just made me feel like a wimp...

well this thread just made me feel like a wimp for crying about having to ride my bike to storage in the snow LOL and by snow I mean snowing but melting as soon as it hits the ground LOL
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,116
Posted By tennyis
wound up going with a v-strom, I figured for the...

wound up going with a v-strom, I figured for the kind of riding I do it was the way to go!
Forum: Canada 09-25-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2,608
Views: 138,233
Posted By tennyis
where was that? looks like it might be something...

where was that? looks like it might be something my v-strom could handle!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,489
Posted By tennyis
Thanks wound up buying one now, good deal came...

Thanks wound up buying one now, good deal came along so I figured why wait until spring :)

I am the proud new owner of a 2004 dl650 v-strom!
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 91,694
Views: 17,075,486
Posted By tennyis
how do these things handle as road bikes? I'll...

how do these things handle as road bikes? I'll probably spend 80-90% of the time on the road.

My buddies have nick named me captain slow.. if that helps explain my riding style lol. I just enjoy...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,116
Posted By tennyis
located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. There...

located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

There are a few other KLR's and DR's available in my price range, all with similar mileage though and much older so I think for what I can afford it's a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,116
Posted By tennyis
not buying it sight unseen. I told him it's on...

not buying it sight unseen. I told him it's on the condition that the bike is as advertised. if he delivers it and it's burning smoke or not shifting I wont buy it and he knows that.
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,116
Posted By tennyis
thanks for the feedback guys! He rides it...

thanks for the feedback guys! He rides it everyday and is willing to ride it about 150km to meet me half way to deliver. So I would think the drive train would be some what decent. He's also selling...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,116
Posted By tennyis
DR 650, whats high mileage?

what's considered high mileage for a dr 650? i'm looking at an 09 that has 50,000km (30,000 miles).

He's reasonable on price, and says it has always been dealer maintained, never offroad (he...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,588
Posted By tennyis
fantastic ride report! how many km did you avg...

fantastic ride report! how many km did you avg per day on the drz? i know it was a while ago but i'm sure you have a rough idea :)

I'm in Kingston as well! actually just outside of it in wilton.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,489
Posted By tennyis
trip was amazing! did 850km (little over 500...

trip was amazing! did 850km (little over 500 miles) and had a lot of good times and sight seeing. Already thinking of Lake Placid trip next month :)

The bike is a bit on the cramped side for me...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,489
Posted By tennyis
thanks Koolbreeze! It turned into a 2 night trip...

thanks Koolbreeze! It turned into a 2 night trip now! Distance stayed the same we are just heading up the night before to a friends trailer. I'm really looking forward to it!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,489
Posted By tennyis
any tips for my first 2 day bike ride? things to...

any tips for my first 2 day bike ride? things to bring, etc?
Forum: Face plant 08-08-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,265
Posted By tennyis
also curious who was at fault, I would think it...

also curious who was at fault, I would think it was pretty equal. I appreciate the video as a new rider it's always nice to learn.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,489
Posted By tennyis
haha! I do plan on buying a new bike next year....

haha! I do plan on buying a new bike next year. If budget it allows it I will get a V-Strom 650 (brand new). If that does not work out, I will go with a used Katana 750. I think a bike that will fit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,489
Posted By tennyis
Yes, loving the bike now! Not nearly as nervous...

Yes, loving the bike now! Not nearly as nervous as I was before. There was actually 2 mistakes that I made that all related to my helmet that was causing me stress on the bike.

When I traded my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,489
Posted By tennyis
Thanks for the great post koolbreeze! and...

Thanks for the great post koolbreeze!

and for the record my MSF instructors all said push, "push left turn left, push right turn right" is what they said over and over.

Push or press though,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,489
Posted By tennyis
I am feeling pretty confident now on the bike but...

I am feeling pretty confident now on the bike but gusting side winds are really messing with me haha. Anything over about 18mph and I can really notice it. I had to ride home in the low 30s and it...
Forum: Australia 07-23-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,650
Posted By tennyis
have they confirmed it as a 2014 model? I am...

have they confirmed it as a 2014 model? I am seeing it all over the net.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-14-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4,355
Views: 817,012
Posted By tennyis
what is that cucumber dish? it looks awesome!

what is that cucumber dish? it looks awesome!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,489
Posted By tennyis
well I did the 3 hour theory portion of the...

well I did the 3 hour theory portion of the class, and all in all was pretty disapointed. Nothing new compared to studying for the licensing test and reading proficient motorcycling. Cant wait until...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,489
Posted By tennyis
I got confirmation today that the course is going...

I got confirmation today that the course is going forward so that's awesome :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,489
Posted By tennyis
I went out this morning on a longer ride, I've...

I went out this morning on a longer ride, I've now got about 170km under my belt. I am feeling MUCH more confident. My MSF course is June 7th but they contacted me a couple days ago to say there is a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,489
Posted By tennyis
thanks for all of the great advise guys! ...

thanks for all of the great advise guys!

Just to clarify yes I meant literally 5km lol. I've only had the bike for about a week now. I did go out tonight after work and do another 5km. I live out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,489
Posted By tennyis
How long to feel confident on bike?

I finally realized my life long dream and at 32 years old got a motorcycle.

The thing is though that I am really nervous on it, I wouldn't say I'm scared of it just nervous.

Over 40mph and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,949
Posted By tennyis
well I finally bought one :) think it was the...

well I finally bought one :) think it was the wrong bike though as its to small for me but it will be ok to learn on. I'll post it for sale / trade in a month. I traded my atv for a 2004 ninja 500. ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 70,508
Views: 7,052,111
Posted By tennyis
any feedback from you guys ont his bike: ...

any feedback from you guys ont his bike:

http://belleville.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-motorcycles-dirt-bikes-motocross-2000-Honda-XR-650L-W0QQAdIdZ464681960

it looks to be missing the mirror,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 256,213
Posted By tennyis
I do have a 32" inseam so looks like I will have...

I do have a 32" inseam so looks like I will have to pass on it they seem like difficult bikes to sell in my area as well so probably not worth the chance on it. thanks guys.
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 256,213
Posted By tennyis
is it possible to increase the seat height? I...

is it possible to increase the seat height? I have someone that wants to trade me my atv for an 09 with only 1200 miles. I think at 6'3 that I am to big for it though, if anyone is around that height...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 70,508
Views: 7,052,111
Posted By tennyis
yeah... I had a bad feeling about the bike which...

yeah... I had a bad feeling about the bike which is why I posted here... I will keep looking... and not be in such a hurry.
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11,330
Views: 1,020,764
Posted By tennyis
no KLR for me, yet anyways! The guy was a real...

no KLR for me, yet anyways! The guy was a real dick, didn't want to answer any questions, etc. Wasn't someone I felt comfortable dealing with.
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 70,508
Views: 7,052,111
Posted By tennyis
the rebuild was done by a honda dealer and he has...

the rebuild was done by a honda dealer and he has the receipts. I'll ask what exactly was done to it to find out more info. It's $3500 firm, so it's on the lower end of the price range for this area....
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 70,508
Views: 7,052,111
Posted By tennyis
Hey guys i'm looking at buying my first bike and...

Hey guys i'm looking at buying my first bike and came across an 05 XR650L, the bike has 6000 miles on the frame. The engine was just rebuilt and has about 20km on it. The bike is being sold as is and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11,330
Views: 1,020,764
Posted By tennyis
he didn't say anything about it, I was just...

he didn't say anything about it, I was just reading about it after doing some research on that year and what to look for.
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11,330
Views: 1,020,764
Posted By tennyis
was it fine after the rebuild? maybe that's why...

was it fine after the rebuild? maybe that's why the guy is selling it and it has such low km's.
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11,330
Views: 1,020,764
Posted By tennyis
Can you tell by the vin number if it has any...

Can you tell by the vin number if it has any recalls? or do they have to check the bike over? I am reading about the rings in the 08's burning oil as well.
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