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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,213
Posted By Chico
Thanks for the replies about the (non-) closures...

Thanks for the replies about the (non-) closures and the level of difficulty. Good advice on the loop too.

I looked around for the forest service road conditions but couldn't find a good site....
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-19-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,213
Posted By Chico
Dredging up an old thread--hopefully someone will...

Dredging up an old thread--hopefully someone will see it. I'm hoping to ride some of the route referenced in the previous post a week from now (Dec. 28 or so).
...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-16-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,425
Posted By Chico
I know this thread is old but in case someone is...

I know this thread is old but in case someone is looking for an answer in the future:

The CM91 motor originally had a three speed (you aren't missing any--that's all there is) with a heel and toe...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-11-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 103,199
Posted By Chico
Thanks for sharing your pictures and adventures....

Thanks for sharing your pictures and adventures. It makes me homesick in the best of ways. The photos really capture the spirit of your riding and along with the words, express the reasons many of us...
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,685
Posted By Chico
You're right about Toyotas being overpriced. I...

You're right about Toyotas being overpriced. I lucked out on mine and it's a stick! :clap

Nothing worse than finding the perfect vehicle then realizing it's an auto trans.

Good luck!
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,685
Posted By Chico
If you can find one: ...

If you can find one:

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f10/f650Rallye/Toyota%20Sleeping%20Platform/Photo051.jpg

I always considered money spent on my older pickup as money saved vs. buying...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,607
Posted By Chico
WTB Side Cover k75

I'm looking for a left side cover to fit an '86 k75. Black would be great but I might take another color and make it work.

Here's a picture of what it looked like before it was shattered into a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,862
Posted By Chico
I agree with all of that. Those are many of the...

I agree with all of that. Those are many of the reasons I went for this one.
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,862
Posted By Chico
True

This is the running stereotype for the k-bikes and for good reason. It can be sort of a boring ride. But after my last bike (a very exciting sr500), I decided that I was ready for boring (reliable...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,111
Posted By Chico
I used to have an sr500 and did the top-end on...

I used to have an sr500 and did the top-end on it. It was really simple if you go slow and have a book. First time I had ever done anything like that.

Also, here is the place to ask questions...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,496
Posted By Chico
I bought several used bikes in Ca but it's been...

I bought several used bikes in Ca but it's been almost 5 yrs. since I lived there. Things could have changed.

To change ownership (gain title), you will need:
1. Title with sellers signature...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,730
Posted By Chico
Having just picked up a k75, I was shocked at how...

Having just picked up a k75, I was shocked at how tippy it felt at slow speeds. On my 1150gs, I can comfortably creep along almost to the point of stopping without putting my feet down. On the k, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 79,521
Posted By Chico
First gear too tall on my 1150gs. That's...

First gear too tall on my 1150gs.

That's about it...
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,299
Posted By Chico
We had an auto sump pump placed in a hole in the...

We had an auto sump pump placed in a hole in the low spot covered by a drainage grate. The hose went along the fence to the gutter in front of the house. Worked great and was simple to install.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-07-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 24,305
Views: 1,673,507
Posted By Chico
Probably port authority--I can't tell the...

Probably port authority--I can't tell the difference by their costumes. After the toll, before the tunnel entrance on the jersey side entering Holland tunnel. I also noticed a fenced area on the left...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-03-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 24,305
Views: 1,673,507
Posted By Chico
If this is the oilhead lovefest, count me in....

If this is the oilhead lovefest, count me in. Bought a 2000 1150gs used with 15,000 miles and it has close to 60,000 now. Just maintenance so far. I hope the k75 I picked up will be as reliable and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By Chico
So you can put the kick stand down while you're...

So you can put the kick stand down while you're still braking and never have to touch the ground. :muutt
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,862
Posted By Chico
k75 vs 1150gs Comparison

I looked for a comparison like this and didn’t find much (it’s kind of an odd one) so here are my impressions so far. I tend to be more interested in how bikes feel to ride and what a bike does well...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-22-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,712
Posted By Chico
I say cables. Shouldn't take too much to make it...

I say cables. Shouldn't take too much to make it safe enough.
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,441
Posted By Chico
Thanks for the pictures and words. I'm sure I...

Thanks for the pictures and words. I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say it is great to see parts of the world that we don't often see in ride reports.

:clap
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,229
Posted By Chico
2000 1150gs. I put the Hepco Becker engine...

2000 1150gs.
I put the Hepco Becker engine protection bars on right when I got it. I've dropped the bike fewer than ten times, never over 10 mph. Half of those were riding down a dark river bed in...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,619
Posted By Chico
If riding in the US on paved roads, I like the...

If riding in the US on paved roads, I like the idea of cx500s or Ninja 250s.

If you're going to be in Mexico, Central or South America, something more dirt oriented:

If I were traveling with...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,244
Posted By Chico
It's already been said but I wouldn't worry about...

It's already been said but I wouldn't worry about waterproof moto-gear. A cheaper shell to put on when it rains will work best considering the budget and the lack of rain you can expect out west.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 31,915
Posted By Chico
Fantastic! Thanks for the ride!! I've got...

Fantastic! Thanks for the ride!!

I've got a '68 Honda 90 I want to do some long trips on and you guys are an inspiration!

:clap:clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-12-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 849
Posted By Chico
Here is another good one. A little less scary: ...

Here is another good one. A little less scary:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=409_1404995184

I probably wouldn't shoot anyone over a bike but I would certainly beat them with their own helmet.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-11-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 24,305
Views: 1,673,507
Posted By Chico
This seems to be the place to bitch about NYC so...

This seems to be the place to bitch about NYC so I'll start by saying I'm from the West Coast, have lived here about a year and a half (moved from Philadelphia where I lived for about 3 yrs), ride a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-11-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,161
Posted By Chico
Done it

Thanks for all the input.


@Merlin III: Totally agree--this scenario is just plain stupid. There are so many laws that should be standardized across the nation. I don't know any (good) reason...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,498
Views: 321,105
Posted By Chico
Thanks--I'm stoked. Not my r32 but belonged to...

Thanks--I'm stoked.
Not my r32 but belonged to the seller in HIS neck of the woods. We had a long talk about GTis of the past. I could never keep a car that clean in Brooklyn.
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1,498
Views: 321,105
Posted By Chico
Picked this up

After a couple of years wanting one, I finally picked up an '86 k75. Apparently, it was a 'C' version that had the 'T' bits added on. I rode from Cambridge through central Mass and Connecticut to get...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,021
Posted By Chico
If you are asking about practicality, I think the...

If you are asking about practicality, I think the DL wins. If you can find an oilhead in comparable condition for comparable price (I think it will be hard to), pick whichever one you like better. As...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 28,819
Posted By Chico
My opinions are biased heavily toward the budget...

My opinions are biased heavily toward the budget end of the spectrum--world wide, not many people can afford a $10,000 bike.
Real world, 'round the world, grocery getter, affordable, fun bike:...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-27-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By Chico
I visited Cycletherapy earlier this week--about...

I visited Cycletherapy earlier this week--about the same experience. Quite a few options to try on. Staff was not bad but not great. Prices are at the high end even though, according to the sales...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 34,906
Posted By Chico
I realize this is a super old thread but I'm...

I realize this is a super old thread but I'm helmet shopping and wanted to add my two cents.

In my unprofessional, unscientific opinion, high-viz and other bright colors like orange and yellow...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-23-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,161
Posted By Chico
I'm tempted to do that but he probably won't want...

I'm tempted to do that but he probably won't want to give me the signed title and receipt without the full payment and I don't want to give the full payment before checking out the bike and making...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-23-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,161
Posted By Chico
I've got the insurance lined up so that shouldn't...

I've got the insurance lined up so that shouldn't be an issue.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-23-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,161
Posted By Chico
All great responses and all the factors I've been...

All great responses and all the factors I've been trying to consider.

The seller isn't comfortable with me riding the bike with his plates still on for the exact reason you alluded to--and I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-23-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,161
Posted By Chico
Thanks--good information. You borrowed a plate...

Thanks--good information. You borrowed a plate from another of your bikes or from someone else?

They did pick up right away and said: you'll have to contact MA.
I'll try them...
No luck in...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-23-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,161
Posted By Chico
Buying Bike Out of State; Looking for Legal Info

Hi,

I've read so many threads, I'm dizzy. Can anyone give me the legal procedure for buying a bike in Massachusetts and riding it back to NY? I know how to transfer title, register and insure it...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-15-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,321
Posted By Chico
Digging this thread up a year later: If my...

Digging this thread up a year later:

If my original maps were for a mac, will this work to read the maps on a windows PC?

I have the 60csx with city Navigator North America installed (and the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,428
Posted By Chico
Gas prices increase in summer. More motorcyclists...

Gas prices increase in summer. More motorcyclists are on the road in summer (exponentially more compared to winter). More motorcyclists on the road = more motorcyclist deaths.
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