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Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,786
Posted By Cgirou
well yes the f800 is going to run circles around...

well yes the f800 is going to run circles around the KLR bu5 like you mentioned as its downside I can buy nearly 3 KLR's for the price of a GS and get into a leftover Vstrom for 8,500.

Royal...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,786
Posted By Cgirou
PLEASE let us know what you thought of the Zero....

PLEASE let us know what you thought of the Zero. I would love to ride one just to see what it is like.
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,786
Posted By Cgirou
what is that? a BMW?

what is that? a BMW?
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,786
Posted By Cgirou
for now I am looking at maybe adding a sport...

for now I am looking at maybe adding a sport touring bike such as a VFR or even FRJ (both would be used) and next year when my Jeep is paid off making payments on a 1200GS if it is still as high up...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,786
Posted By Cgirou
for now I am looking at maybe adding a sport...

for now I am looking at maybe adding a sport touring bike such as a VFR or even FRJ (both would be used) and next year when my Jeep is paid off making payments on a 1200GS if it is still as high up...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,786
Posted By Cgirou
I had an opportunity to ride the Weestrom and...

I had an opportunity to ride the Weestrom and Vstrom 1000 back to back a couple of weekends ago and loved the motor on the 1000. Probably should have ridden the wee first as it seemed like a toy...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,786
Posted By Cgirou
what did you replace your KLR 650 with?

Hey guys,

I have an 09 KLR that I enjoy but am looking for something just as much fun but more highway worthy. Not sure if I want a bigger Dual Sport like a used BMW or Triumph or if I want to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12,850
Views: 1,225,880
Posted By Cgirou
Ranger Ron I have a black 09 and while I am not a...

Ranger Ron I have a black 09 and while I am not a big fan of yellow on many things I must admit that your KLR is really sharp looking! Nice job with the accessories as well.
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,646
Posted By Cgirou
While I am looking to move to a Vstrom because of...

While I am looking to move to a Vstrom because of the amount of time I I spend on the highway I have owned and still own a KLR 650 and have spent many long days on it. Yes it is not a finely tuned...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 20,057
Posted By Cgirou
rivercreep: I attended college at Kutztown...

rivercreep: I attended college at Kutztown University and grew up in Bethlehem. It is amazing the contrast between the Amish Farms of Kutztown and the inner city of Reading. It's like two different...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 1,139
Views: 211,980
Posted By Cgirou
That is one AWESOME looking Vstrom!

That is one AWESOME looking Vstrom!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 20,057
Posted By Cgirou
Where I live you could just as well put two sport...

Where I live you could just as well put two sport bikes on either side of a Harley or Dual Sport and say the same thing. There are groups of black bikers with stretched swingarms and the loudest...
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2011, 06:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,446
Posted By Cgirou
Not to be a wiseguy but if you can tell .26...

Not to be a wiseguy but if you can tell .26 seconds then you are really in tune with your bike. It all comes down to how it feels in the seat of your pants. I rode the BMW and was uninspired but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2011, 05:55 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,576
Posted By Cgirou
I can't say I hate driving but 98% of the time I...

I can't say I hate driving but 98% of the time I would rather be riding. During the summer though having a Jeep Wrangler is fun when I need it. I kayak and mountain bike and those are hard activities...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 351,760
Posted By Cgirou
+1 :lol3

+1 :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2011, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 351,760
Posted By Cgirou
I know they are pretty much the same bike but the...

I know they are pretty much the same bike but the whole fixed fairing versus moving fairing is more of a perception thing. You have to tell yourself that the bike is really turning as much as you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 351,760
Posted By Cgirou
I went out this weekend and Demo'd the...

I went out this weekend and Demo'd the Electraglide and Roadglide back to back and even through in a Road King for comparison. The Road Glide was weird to ride because of the fairing and on back...
Forum: Face plant 10-28-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,318
Posted By Cgirou
Having lost a friend this way back at the end of...

Having lost a friend this way back at the end of July I can relate to how her friends must feel.

Rest in peace Charlene..
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 351,760
Posted By Cgirou
Just had my 2010 Wrangler in for an inspection...

Just had my 2010 Wrangler in for an inspection and recall fix last week. Jeeps have been around for how long? Changes to any vehicle will always run the risk of something not working out the way they...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,754
Posted By Cgirou
My bike prior to my KLR was a 1000cc V-Twin Honda...

My bike prior to my KLR was a 1000cc V-Twin Honda Sportbike and while I sometimes miss the speed the KLR is the most all around fun bike I have owned out of my 6. Some continue to say it is slow and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 351,760
Posted By Cgirou
I have spent time this year on both the Electra...

I have spent time this year on both the Electra Glide and The Road Glide and found the Road Glide to be a bit more comfortable. My issue is the dual headlight front end styling. The Salesman told me...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 351,760
Posted By Cgirou
Some of us actually like Harley's and are far...

Some of us actually like Harley's and are far from dirtbags. I have been around Harley's a lot since moving to the South and most of the people I meet are people just like me who want nothing more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 351,760
Posted By Cgirou
Watching the end of the production line it seemed...

Watching the end of the production line it seemed like every other motorcycle was headed to Canada or overseas. The guy giving the tour showed us how to recognize where the bike was going.

As for...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-21-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,271
Posted By Cgirou
I keep wanting Hard Luggage because I ride in all...

I keep wanting Hard Luggage because I ride in all types of weather and after coming out to wet soft luggage way too often I am thinking I NEED hard luggage...Pricey but functional.

Oh and it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 351,760
Posted By Cgirou
I drove a Ford when I started working for General...

I drove a Ford when I started working for General Motors and while I got some crap from the UAW guys about it GM didn't have much that appealed to me at the time and the comments quickly wore off....
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,105
Posted By Cgirou
I bought my KLR because I could afford it and...

I bought my KLR because I could afford it and will keep it for the fun I have riding it. I have been looking at much more expensive bikes lately to add to my KLR and what's funny is that I keep...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,900
Posted By Cgirou
I thought I wanted an Electra Glide but the Road...

I thought I wanted an Electra Glide but the Road Glide Ultra is really starting to grow on me. Now, if only I had an extra 23K sitting around.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8,666
Views: 1,742,181
Posted By Cgirou
I was at Walmart last week and as I got off my...

I was at Walmart last week and as I got off my KLR a guy getting out of his car looked at me and said "Is that thing even street legal? It looks like a big dirt bike." I explained that yes it is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 351,760
Posted By Cgirou
While at the facility on Monday I did find out...

While at the facility on Monday I did find out one thing that someone posted on here is not true. You do not have to have a Harley to park in employee parking. I was told that there is an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 794
Views: 187,305
Posted By Cgirou
When you put a KLR around a bunch of Harley's?...

When you put a KLR around a bunch of Harley's? Yep it stands out as not one of theirs. There are not very many of them in Charlotte so that may be part of it. Not as big as a 1200GSA but its not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 794
Views: 187,305
Posted By Cgirou
I was at one of the local Harley dealers in...

I was at one of the local Harley dealers in Concord with my KLR and as I walked in the salesman came up to me started talking. Before I know it another salesman was looking at my bike through the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,277
Posted By Cgirou
My first bike was a Kawasaki Vulcan 750 which I...

My first bike was a Kawasaki Vulcan 750 which I don't miss. The one I DO miss and might try to get back is my second VTR1000 Superhawk. V-Twin grunt in a small sport bike frame without being ducati...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 351,760
Posted By Cgirou
Wow...That's what I get for posting from my bed...

Wow...That's what I get for posting from my bed while fallling asleep. I is college edumacated... Usually I proof read everything but apparently not this time.. Sorry Dad.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 351,760
Posted By Cgirou
Wow. I against at least a couple people just on...

Wow. I against at least a couple people just on this page.. I have an 09 KLR with a Sargent Seat because I wasn't not happy with the stock seat but liked the bike. As for Harley, I am trying to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-13-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 541,703
Posted By Cgirou
Stopped in Concord, NC to get my rain suit on and...

Stopped in Concord, NC to get my rain suit on and tank up.
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,900
Posted By Cgirou
Beautiful Bike PMC!

Beautiful Bike PMC!
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,778
Posted By Cgirou
Something else to keep in mind is the weight of...

Something else to keep in mind is the weight of the bike compared to how balanced you are. I was doing a Harley Demo day and watched a smallish guy demo'ing a Road King with his wife on the back. I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,572
Posted By Cgirou
I've got a 2009 and really haven't experienced...

I've got a 2009 and really haven't experienced much in the way of oil burning. I did nearly 1k miles over Labor Day weekend with a good period of time spent at 80mph and on the Tail of the Dragon on...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-09-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2,994
Views: 747,994
Posted By Cgirou
That is beautiful! Did you ride there from High...

That is beautiful! Did you ride there from High Point? I live in Charlotte and would be interested in seeing your trip from the area if you have a thread going.
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,778
Posted By Cgirou
How soon do you feel you need to buy? I am...

How soon do you feel you need to buy? I am looking to add to my KLR as I sold my sportbike and don't know yet what else I want. If you wait and go to Daytona Bikeweek you can ride pretty much any...
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