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Forum: Americas 01-21-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,621
Posted By rystjohn
Hahaha, I've noticed a few people have jumped the...

Hahaha, I've noticed a few people have jumped the gun and not read the replies and seen that my Strom sold.

Thanks though, excited for the new chapter!
Forum: Americas 01-21-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,621
Posted By rystjohn
Got the T Dub today! Headed back to Asheville one...

Got the T Dub today! Headed back to Asheville one step closer to our dreams! 333997
Forum: Americas 01-19-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,621
Posted By rystjohn
Yeahhh...about how the bike is already sold and I...

Yeahhh...about how the bike is already sold and I really don't want to tow anything. Hahaha.
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,323
Posted By rystjohn
Ok, that's exactly what I want to hear! Guess...

Ok, that's exactly what I want to hear! Guess I'll be headed North in a few days!
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,323
Posted By rystjohn
Thats what I'm thinking. I think that TW has won...

Thats what I'm thinking. I think that TW has won my heart. While I love the looks of the CT90, and it's ease and whatnot, I also know the pain of owning an old vehicle. I used to have an '84 VW...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,323
Posted By rystjohn
Honda CT 90 vs Suzuki DRZ 400 vs Yamaha XT225

I'm 90% sold on a '93 TW200 with 4k miles about 4 hours away for $1300. For an extra $100 the guy is going to throw in a hitch mount. I feel pretty confident on going with a Tdub. Has what seems like...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,323
Posted By rystjohn
333704 Well the bike sold yesterday, now I...

333704

Well the bike sold yesterday, now I have money burning a hole in my pocket. All I want to spend is $2500 max, but $1500 ideally....

The local TW got away...and as luck would have it,...
Forum: Americas 01-16-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,621
Posted By rystjohn
333703

333703
Forum: Americas 01-16-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,621
Posted By rystjohn
Bike is sold. I feel sad and lonely now but now...

Bike is sold. I feel sad and lonely now but now we are one step closer to our dream. Now to buy a new smaller bike...if only I could make a decision. Something light, powerful enough to get is around...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,323
Posted By rystjohn
Hahaha.

Hahaha.
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,323
Posted By rystjohn
And here I thought asking the inmates here would...

And here I thought asking the inmates here would make my decision easier, instead I'm in even more of a conundrum.....

Ok, so I think I've narrowed it down to several bikes that I'll be looking at...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,323
Posted By rystjohn
Damn - wish I could have bought from you. Is that...

Damn - wish I could have bought from you. Is that 5k miles on yours? Yeah I was thinking of offering quite a bit less. That's good to know on their lifespan as well as pricing. Maybe I'll keep...
Forum: Americas 01-09-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,621
Posted By rystjohn
It's actually selling this week!

It's actually selling this week!
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,323
Posted By rystjohn
So what is "high" mileage for a DRZ? Or rather...

So what is "high" mileage for a DRZ? Or rather the life span? I know it all depends on how the bike was ridden, etc. But just I general?
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,323
Posted By rystjohn
Yeah.....I'm looking at an '01 on Craigslist...

Yeah.....I'm looking at an '01 on Craigslist that's nearby for $2800 with 5K on it....not really any farkles and I've yet to hear back from the guy.

But...in typical fashion - I've also stumbled...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,323
Posted By rystjohn
Whoops! Didn't even realize till you said that.

Whoops! Didn't even realize till you said that.
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,323
Posted By rystjohn
I like road trips. Hmmm....about 400 miles,...

I like road trips.

Hmmm....about 400 miles, 6 hours.....that'd be around $200 or more in diesel to get there and back.

Send me some more photos if you could, this might be worth it if we can...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,323
Posted By rystjohn
Hmmm...all you jackasses throwing out other...

Hmmm...all you jackasses throwing out other options, hahaha. I didn't realize the CTs were prone to such issues. Someone on another forum recommended them. Hmmm, still considering one I found...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,323
Posted By rystjohn
Ya know - I had the same issue with the XT250 I...

Ya know - I had the same issue with the XT250 I owned - the carb always seemed to be a PITA and I was pretty bummed that they didn't a carb with any modifiable parts. Really the XT250 was just plain...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,323
Posted By rystjohn
Hahah, well played, sir. Ya know I thought...

Hahah, well played, sir.

Ya know I thought about a TW....just don't know if it's particularly my cup of tea. But you are right as far as it's a hauler. I should keep myself open to it. Damn you...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,323
Posted By rystjohn
Honda CT 90 vs Suzuki DRZ 400 vs Yamaha XT225

Ok - I know this sounds like a crazy comparison, but let me explain:

We have a a 1997 Dodge Ram Diesel with a Four Wheel Camper on the back...
Forum: Americas 01-05-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,621
Posted By rystjohn
Thanks Rhode Trip! It took some time to get...

Thanks Rhode Trip! It took some time to get around to installing it, and etrailer.com screwed my order up.

Small steps, but we're one closer to our goal!!

Now if only someone will buy or...
Forum: Americas 01-04-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,629
Posted By rystjohn
I just now realized I had replies here. Thanks to...

I just now realized I had replies here. Thanks to all!

My adventures across the US on this ride will stay with me and be told to my grandkids...maybe to encourage them to ride across the country...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-29-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4,253
Views: 826,149
Posted By rystjohn
I have their "worlds end" shock on my strom and...

I have their "worlds end" shock on my strom and it made all the difference. Like a whole new bike
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-15-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4,253
Views: 826,149
Posted By rystjohn
Bummer - such is the fate of us. I guess...

Bummer - such is the fate of us.

I guess I'll just entertain whatever offers come my way
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-15-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4,253
Views: 826,149
Posted By rystjohn
Damn, I was worried about that. Some of the...

Damn, I was worried about that. Some of the farkles won't be able to be removed. My fear is that I'd wind up half of where I was and the bike still not selling...hmmm.

Also I realized a while...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-14-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4,253
Views: 826,149
Posted By rystjohn
Hey all you fellow Stromtroopers! I'm in...

Hey all you fellow Stromtroopers!

I'm in the process of sadly selling my V-Strom to fund other adventures and purchase a smaller bike. I need some help figuring out how much I should ask for my...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-13-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9,524
Views: 3,811,648
Posted By rystjohn
Vstrom friends/family - sadly it is time to sell...

Vstrom friends/family - sadly it is time to sell my beloved Vstrom. If you or your family want your very own Vstrom (or another one, nothing wrong with that!!) the link is here:...
Forum: Americas 12-12-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,621
Posted By rystjohn
Wow! We're hoping to have that in another 27...

Wow! We're hoping to have that in another 27 years as well! We're both looking forward to this adventure in life. It's terrifying at time, but I know it will be rewarding beyond words. Honestly the...
Forum: Americas 12-12-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,621
Posted By rystjohn
Holy crap! That's it! You're incredible...

Holy crap! That's it!

You're incredible sir, yet again re-affirming my faith in the ADVrider community. I've never met such amazing people as here!
Forum: Americas 12-12-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,621
Posted By rystjohn
It's a sad sad day

Today is a sad sad day, but a great day in the same vein that I'm making a change in life and moving on.

I feel like I'm breaking up with someone, it's pretty terrible.

Alas - here is the link...
Forum: Americas 12-12-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,621
Posted By rystjohn
Holy crap! If you do have one I'd be eternally...

Holy crap! If you do have one I'd be eternally grateful for it! I could drive up there, but I don't know when I'd be free to do so. Otherwise I'm willing to pay for shipping - there's no way it could...
Forum: Americas 12-11-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,621
Posted By rystjohn
DAMN YOU ALL! Hahah!

:cry Hahaha, I was hoping everyone here would convince me to keep the bike, but you all said exactly what I needed to hear and what I've been thinking - I need to sell my bike.

Thank you for the...
Forum: Americas 12-10-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,621
Posted By rystjohn
Although your setup looks awesome!

Although your setup looks awesome!
Forum: Americas 12-10-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,621
Posted By rystjohn
We don't really want to pull anything behind us -...

We don't really want to pull anything behind us - that was the reason we got a truck camper in the first place. If anything we were thinking a hitch carrier, but not more. We want the ability to go...
Forum: Americas 12-10-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,621
Posted By rystjohn
What do? Sell bike or store bike?

Hey all! This might not be the right forum for this...but I figured this is a trip that we're planning, and it does involve a motorcycle....

I have a very scary question to ask everyone here -...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-22-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4,253
Views: 826,149
Posted By rystjohn
I had a very similar thing happen on my 5k mile...

I had a very similar thing happen on my 5k mile trip around the USA. My hands only started to go numb on the last two days or so. The nerve damage was so bad that I couldn't tie my shoes or cut my...
Forum: Americas 05-01-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,629
Posted By rystjohn
Well thanks everyone. Weather forced me to stay...

Well thanks everyone. Weather forced me to stay low and not head north to Durango. I wound up in ABQ to wait the weather out for two days before continuing home. The worst was all the damn wind! Had...
Forum: Americas 04-23-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,629
Posted By rystjohn
Riding through Tornado Alley?

Fellow inmates! I desire your collective advice:
Come Monday I will be in Salida, CO visiting with a dear friend of mine. From there, however, I have a conundrum.

I have two options as I see:
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-21-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,580
Posted By rystjohn
I agree to an extent, but I just like to keep...

I agree to an extent, but I just like to keep tabs on my equipment. I do this with my truck as well. Usually a large variation in MPG (or any other constant) is an indicator of something awry -...
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