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Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,104
Posted By jbc1200
Thanks for the input so far. I guess I'll...

Thanks for the input so far.

I guess I'll track my research:

---------650 Strom----KLR650-----DR650
Weight---472lb--------432lb--------366lb
Seat-----32.9in--------35.0in-------34.8in...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,104
Posted By jbc1200
Is the KLR for me?

So, a little background. My first bike was a Harley Sportster 1200C that I bought because I wanted a motorcycle and didn't know better. It came with straight pipes, forward foot controls, etc. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,393
Posted By jbc1200
I don't have any plans for camping or hauling...

I don't have any plans for camping or hauling anything, just day jaunts around my area, which would include highways with 60+ MPH speed limits to get to the gravel/dirt roads.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,393
Posted By jbc1200
So I just found a DR350 on Craigslist near me for...

So I just found a DR350 on Craigslist near me for $2500. It looks like a '97 based on Googling different year photos. 4500 miles, looks to be in good shape.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,393
Posted By jbc1200
Yeah, no, I don't plan on any more two up for...

Yeah, no, I don't plan on any more two up for now. If she sees me riding and wants to be part of it we'll discuss getting something bigger. She's all about comfort and the 'Strom did it, but she...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,393
Posted By jbc1200
Seriously? I have a 28 inch inseam and probably...

Seriously? I have a 28 inch inseam and probably actually 5'5" tall. The VStrom was an awesome bike, but you can't straight faced tell me it's not a tall/heavy bike. 500lb bike with a 33" seat height....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,393
Posted By jbc1200
Thanks guys. I think a DR650 makes the most sense...

Thanks guys. I think a DR650 makes the most sense as a forest service road traveler and highway bomber. I'll just watch Craigslist until I find what I want. I'd really like the blue/white one and I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,393
Posted By jbc1200
I suppose the "real bikes" I was referring to...

I suppose the "real bikes" I was referring to would be everything that isn't a 250cc bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,393
Posted By jbc1200
I imagine taking the back roads from here up to...

I imagine taking the back roads from here up to the Ellijay area where I can access the forest service roads. However, highway 515 (I575) is very fast, smooth, and relatively safe due to limited...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,393
Posted By jbc1200
I have a $100K Term policy, which I figure would...

I have a $100K Term policy, which I figure would buy off the house and my wife could keep teaching and support herself from there. I may look into $250K and see what the cost is. I only pay $15/month...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,393
Posted By jbc1200
At the end of the day I'll do whatever I want,...

At the end of the day I'll do whatever I want, it's not like she has the final word, it's just keeping the conflict to a minimum that's important.

The most important piece of advice I ever got...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,393
Posted By jbc1200
Bikeless, want another, wife not thrilled. Compromise?

So this is a pretty wide-open thought experiment. The background is that I've been without a motorcycle for right at one year now. The last bike I had was a 2012 VStrom 650 that I sold to an inmate,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5,420
Views: 1,109,566
Posted By jbc1200
Looks like a clean bike, just dusty and grimy. If...

Looks like a clean bike, just dusty and grimy. If it were washed and posted on my local Craigslist with nice clear photos it would have a $4k asking price on it easy.

It would be a fun bike, maybe...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 109,433
Views: 21,988,746
Posted By jbc1200
All I'm talking about is enough pullback on the...

All I'm talking about is enough pullback on the handlebars to give a little more inward wrist angle. I'm not looking to change the overall ergos of the bike.
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 109,433
Views: 21,988,746
Posted By jbc1200
I'm up in Ball Ground, between Canton and Jasper,...

I'm up in Ball Ground, between Canton and Jasper, so I'm a short jaunt up 575 to the Ellijay and Blue Ridge area forest service roads. I work in Woodstock so I like to ride down to work on 575.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 109,433
Views: 21,988,746
Posted By jbc1200
So.... it's time that I get back on a bike. I've...

So.... it's time that I get back on a bike. I've been missing it like crazy since I sold my 2012 V-Strom.

I want something cheap, and I want to be able to do short interstate bursts at 70mph, as...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5,420
Views: 1,109,566
Posted By jbc1200
Damn, $3300 for a 1200R! Just needs mid controls...

Damn, $3300 for a 1200R! Just needs mid controls and some other odds and ends and you'd be ready to rock!
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5,420
Views: 1,109,566
Posted By jbc1200
Yeah that's the one good thing for nerds like us....

Yeah that's the one good thing for nerds like us. The Harley parts that perform better are usually more plentiful and cheaper. I think I paid $45 for a set of take-off 13" shocks that I put on my...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5,420
Views: 1,109,566
Posted By jbc1200
The rear shocks and fork tubes look standard...

The rear shocks and fork tubes look standard length to me. I would imagine the original purchaser had the crash bar and handlebars put on at the same time.

The rear wheel to fender gap looks...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5,420
Views: 1,109,566
Posted By jbc1200
We've been trying for a while and now the wife is...

We've been trying for a while and now the wife is seeing her doc about it for help... which will probably cost me a fortune.

Selling the 'Strom was driven twofold - firstly I didn't like the bike...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5,420
Views: 1,109,566
Posted By jbc1200
Well shit. I've been bike-less for a little over...

Well shit. I've been bike-less for a little over a month after selling my '12 DL650 to an inmate here. I've been longing for the feel of another Sportster and I just "HAPPENED" to find this one on a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-27-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,349
Posted By jbc1200
Great article. I really want to get into dual...

Great article. I really want to get into dual sporting but need to sell my '12 Wee so I can get a small beater dual sport bike. There is an awesome looking DR350se near me in the flea market but I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4,395
Views: 492,224
Posted By jbc1200
I don't think Harley is at risk of going under...

I don't think Harley is at risk of going under any time soon. There are plenty of companies worldwide that make high priced "throwback" goods.

Barbour oilcloth outerwear, Lodge cast iron cookwear,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5,420
Views: 1,109,566
Posted By jbc1200
Nah, I don't regret it. My Strom does everything...

Nah, I don't regret it. My Strom does everything very well and is a blast to ride in all weather every day.


It just means I'll need to buy another Sporty eventually *in addition to* the metric...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4,395
Views: 492,224
Posted By jbc1200
I don't know why it's such a touchy topic and...

I don't know why it's such a touchy topic and difficult for people to understand. Harley makes a certain product. They do not make stuff that is not that product.

The firearm company Colt makes...
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5,420
Views: 1,109,566
Posted By jbc1200
It's eerie how your posts seem pulled directly...

It's eerie how your posts seem pulled directly from my brain sometimes.

I've been wondering if putting an aftermarket exhaust on my Strom would give me back some of the sensation that I miss...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 4,395
Views: 492,224
Posted By jbc1200
I inadvertently hung out with a group of Harley...

I inadvertently hung out with a group of Harley guys last night at a Thanksgiving party. We were all checking out one of the guy's brand new Street Glides. It's a very pretty bike and the fit and...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,955
Posted By jbc1200
I've been reading old threads on here and lots of...

I've been reading old threads on here and lots of folks recommend ATV boots for daily riding. I came across these Fly Racing Maverik boots.... would this be a decent option?
...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,955
Posted By jbc1200
Yeah I figure if I'm going to do it I may as well...

Yeah I figure if I'm going to do it I may as well go all in and get a motocross boot for as much protection as possible. Any recommendation for a highway commute on a Vstrom with possible weekend...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,955
Posted By jbc1200
To be clear, I wear jeans and a collared shirt at...

To be clear, I wear jeans and a collared shirt at work. For now I'm wearing Tourmaster overpants and jacket for the ride. For summer I'll be in mesh overpants and jacket. I am thinking a solid moto...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,955
Posted By jbc1200
I work in a motorcycle friendly office - handful...

I work in a motorcycle friendly office - handful of other riders and it's a small all male company anyway. If I go that route I would just change boots at work or wherever I'm going. I already...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,955
Posted By jbc1200
Boots for commuting and general riding

Up to now I've been wearing a pair of tall lace-up leather Ariat waterproof work boots for riding and then wearing all day. I've been considering buying a set of real motorcycle boots and then...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-27-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,566
Posted By jbc1200
Has anyone seen the entire film yet? Reviews?

Has anyone seen the entire film yet? Reviews?
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,351
Posted By jbc1200
Believe me I'm sold on the hi vis. I've been...

Believe me I'm sold on the hi vis. I've been wearing a Tourmaster Transition jacket in hi vis since October. I've had a handful of people that I know tell me that they say me going the other way on...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,351
Posted By jbc1200
Wow, I totally screwed up putting this one in the...

Wow, I totally screwed up putting this one in the right place. Can a mod please move? Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,351
Posted By jbc1200
All gray/silver gear and visibility

I'm planning to buy all new summer gear this spring and am considering going with all light gray colored for better heat reflection. I'm about set on this Joe Rocket jacket since summers here are...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,282
Posted By jbc1200
A smoked pinlock screen on a clear visor will...

A smoked pinlock screen on a clear visor will look dumb and you'll probably be annoyed with the bright light coming in around the smoked part where it's just clear.

I have a smoked visor and a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-26-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 3,833,933
Posted By jbc1200
That's a gorgeous Tenere. :thumb

That's a gorgeous Tenere. :thumb
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,282
Posted By jbc1200
Yep. Pinlock is the only way to go.

Yep. Pinlock is the only way to go.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-26-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,564
Posted By jbc1200
Doesn't the line from the brake lever go down to...

Doesn't the line from the brake lever go down to a hard mount on the triple tree? Meaning suspension movement has no effect on the brake line since it is connected to two fixed points that are on the...
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