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Forum: Beasts 06-06-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,865
Posted By howard kelly
250 miles into it and I am happy with my...

250 miles into it and I am happy with my purchase. Long beach motorsports gave me a good price, very good actually, just above invoice, and 0 percent financing? Why not use Suzuki's money to own a...
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,865
Posted By howard kelly
Thanks everyone...ride report to follow

Thanks everyone...ride report to follow
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,865
Posted By howard kelly
Heard about the lean pop....will figure that out...

Heard about the lean pop....will figure that out when I ride it. Thanks, all tips are appreciated
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,865
Posted By howard kelly
what to expect? buying a 2012 V Strom 1000 Adventure Saturday

i know its not a real dirt bike, much more of a comprimise adventure machine, but I really like its overall capabilities. anything I should pay attention to, look for, expect or prepare for?

I...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,482
Posted By howard kelly
I love my Concours. Perhaps one of the best...

I love my Concours. Perhaps one of the best bikes I have ever spent time on...and not for nothing, but it did win Cycle World 10 besti bikes since it came out....
Forum: Old's Cool 06-01-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 652
Posted By howard kelly
1979 Suzuki GS850--What size banjo bolt threads

I need help...does anyone have this information?
Thanks
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 18,766
Posted By howard kelly
Sharing the home driveway with my other favorite...

Sharing the home driveway with my other favorite vehicle...
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a218/howardk1/toys.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 18,766
Posted By howard kelly
Just around the corner from the end of the Slimey...

Just around the corner from the end of the Slimey Crud Run...I was lost....
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a218/howardk1/24940f10.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-05-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,012
Posted By howard kelly
cool...nice progress. one day i will finish my...

cool...nice progress. one day i will finish my GS850 and then get one of these
I taught CMSP for five years in CA...good on you for teaching
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-04-2010, 04:18 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,012
Posted By howard kelly
Thats your bike? It was my favorite of the...

Thats your bike? It was my favorite of the day....even said so on my blog
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-03-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,012
Posted By howard kelly
[quote=thkfast]Here are some random "crowd...

[quote=thkfast]Here are some random "crowd photos" I took at '10 SCR - maybe you'll see your bike or a group member! As you can see, it was just a perfect day.


Hey...there I am walking across...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-02-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,012
Posted By howard kelly
[QUOTE=Paper]I should correct myself.. I have no...

[QUOTE=Paper]I should correct myself.. I have no problem with the Harley bikes.. It's the douche nozzles that own them.. And not even remotely are all Harley owners are douche nozzles.. Many are cool...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-02-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,012
Posted By howard kelly
I really enjoyed the day...since I like all...

I really enjoyed the day...since I like all bikes--even harleys--I just looked around and drooled at some of the bikes in attendance.
Took crappy pics with my crappy camera and posted them on my...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-01-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,012
Posted By howard kelly
Pretty excited. First time in the five years I...

Pretty excited. First time in the five years I have lived in WI I can make this. I will be on my Concours 14-the red one.....
Howard
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,158
Posted By howard kelly
I know a little about this. The benefit of a kit...

I know a little about this. The benefit of a kit is that you get all the parts--even the little ones you might not think of. The downside is it is not fully custom, it is just like all the other...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-14-2010, 04:20 AM
Replies: 15,080
Views: 8,481,400
Posted By howard kelly
She shot for Corbin in Daytona and Spearfish...

She shot for Corbin in Daytona and Spearfish Canyon....
Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15,080
Views: 8,481,400
Posted By howard kelly
I wish I could remember her name...met her after...

I wish I could remember her name...met her after the photo shoot...took her riding, she stayed at the house I had rented in Sturgis...that was a good year in Sturgis
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 29,142
Posted By howard kelly
my 83 GS1100E.....no..my 80 GS750...no actually...

my 83 GS1100E.....no..my 80 GS750...no actually it was my 1992 GSXR750...yeah that one...stupid fun...ridiculous purple silver and black graphics....i had a jacket and helmet that matched...want the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,287
Posted By howard kelly
Hey...i have one of those....ok it is ugly :)

Hey...i have one of those....ok it is ugly :)
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,285
Posted By howard kelly
its a failed anti-dive system...pain in the ass...

its a failed anti-dive system...pain in the ass to get the wax out of also..
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,029
Posted By howard kelly
honda valkrye?

honda valkrye?
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 21,891
Posted By howard kelly
assuming your comment is directed to me..yes. ...

assuming your comment is directed to me..yes. We, the riding world (and magazines), have lost touch with what is a beginner bike. As I grew up--i am 47--a 350 or even a 500 was a fairly big bike. ...
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 49,794
Posted By howard kelly
had a beautiful S2 that I broke in half on PCH in...

had a beautiful S2 that I broke in half on PCH in Cali....sad day. LOVED that bike. good looking--hand crafted and distinct. Repalced it with an S3, then an S3t...liked both of them quite a bit,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 21,891
Posted By howard kelly
the blast had so much potential...i remember...

the blast had so much potential...i remember visit with Erik in the East Troy facility and he lead me through a maze of welding curtains to a tiny room that held the prototype Blast. As Erik...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,034
Posted By howard kelly
at the start of my second riding season with the...

at the start of my second riding season with the 09 Concours, I still love it. I can't say much about the bmw as i have not ridden a current one in a long time, but I know that the Concours fills...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,436
Posted By howard kelly
have had a 97 and a 2001 (ok the 01 was an fxdxt)...

have had a 97 and a 2001 (ok the 01 was an fxdxt) but that model was my favorite harley of all time. I dumped a lot of work making both of mine do what I wanted, but with the mods they were really...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,401
Posted By howard kelly
i probably won't be much help, but my 09 Concours...

i probably won't be much help, but my 09 Concours could be my favorite bike of all time. Stupid fast, comfortable, handles great and good looking....the 10 is supposed to be even better...i say go...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,921
Posted By howard kelly
now I don't care who you are, that's funny right...

now I don't care who you are, that's funny right there.....

having suffered those instruction sheets for more than a decade...i concur
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,702
Posted By howard kelly
TJ...good advice, thanks

TJ...good advice, thanks
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,702
Posted By howard kelly
well--i ordered one...find out how it works in...

well--i ordered one...find out how it works in just 9-12 days
thanks
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,702
Posted By howard kelly
anyone here use a Cee Bailey windshield on a Concours 1400?

Wife is asking for more wind protection--naturally I want her happy. looking at the Cee Bailey Mini Domed version--anyone with any experiences?
Thanks
Howard
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2009, 07:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,340
Posted By howard kelly
Bluzman...i have absolutely no retort for that...

Bluzman...i have absolutely no retort for that comment....
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,340
Posted By howard kelly
i am a little disappointed in teh wheelies on...

i am a little disappointed in teh wheelies on this bike...i expected much better second ger wheelies and I am struggling with them...first is too easy...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2009, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,340
Posted By howard kelly
silver paint weighs more--so its a slower bike ...

silver paint weighs more--so its a slower bike

no heat issues for me...but i rode a HD Twin Cam for years prior...i LOVE this bike...will keep it for a long time
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2009, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,340
Posted By howard kelly
been a few days since anyone said Concours..so here is a pic

finally got around to shooting a few pics of my new bike...the oil spot under it is from a 1966 Mustang that was part of a charity promo shot i did that...
Forum: Vendors 09-10-2009, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By howard kelly
Shameless self promotion of my new book

well, its about motorcycles and it is a book. Not an ADV bike in it, but i am damn proud of my first book. it has me set to try and do a few more
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,658
Posted By howard kelly
one of the few bikes that I rode back in my...

one of the few bikes that I rode back in my Motorcyclist days that I regret not trying to buy before we sent it back--what an amazing bike
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2009, 03:35 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 27,623
Posted By howard kelly
2slow is right....they have sold 200,000 or more...

2slow is right....they have sold 200,000 or more bikes per year since 2001...that makes for a lot more Harleys than any other brand on the road, so you see a lot more of them.

they are also a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 29,763
Posted By howard kelly
I have to agree with CW and MC...still completely...

I have to agree with CW and MC...still completely in love with this bike...just crested 2000 miles...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,320
Posted By howard kelly
never had a problem with my s3 or my s3t--last...

never had a problem with my s3 or my s3t--last good buell in my opinion :)
tube frames rule....
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