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Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-20-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 29,394
Posted By Straightedge
^^ What Chip said.

^^ What Chip said.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-01-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,648
Posted By Straightedge
Sonic, I read up on the specs of the KLR vs EX500...

Sonic, I read up on the specs of the KLR vs EX500 to make my decision. They are similar in weight. And cheap! Can't rule out cheap.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-02-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,684
Posted By Straightedge
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-05-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,452
Posted By Straightedge
Nice share. My Father's family is from Adair and...

Nice share. My Father's family is from Adair and Green Counties and I heard many growing-up stories from my grandparents, back when these old buildings were still kept up and used. The area is on...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-29-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,648
Posted By Straightedge
Progress report?

Any progress on your bike's transformation? I am doing the same/similar thing to a perfectly good ex500.
Curious minds want to know...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-03-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,052
Posted By Straightedge
Love the "built not bought" attitude, as well as...

Love the "built not bought" attitude, as well as "why not since I have all this crap hanging around".
I'm using a first gen ex500 as a project as well and feel it is my duty to direct you to...
Forum: Americas 09-15-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By Straightedge
Seasonal riding advice needed

In mid-October I am going to Colorado on an elk hunt with family. We are taking quads on two trailers and trucks. I am ruminating on the idea of taking my SV along since there is room on one of the...
Forum: The Garage 08-20-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,904
Posted By Straightedge
What's "funny" about this project is I haven't...

What's "funny" about this project is I haven't ridden the ex500 (but heard it run--a couple years ago!) and the KLR I rode around but have no idea how either bike is supposed to handle. The Ricors...
Forum: The Garage 07-14-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,904
Posted By Straightedge
Thanks AnnieGS.

Thanks AnnieGS.
Forum: The Garage 07-13-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,904
Posted By Straightedge
I hate smugmug...

http://http://straightedge.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Bikes-and-riding/i-qh5gw2G/0/M/image-M.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 07-13-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,904
Posted By Straightedge
Photo proof

http://http://straightedge.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Bikes-and-riding/i-qh5gw2G/0/M/image-M.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 07-13-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,904
Posted By Straightedge
Thanks guys, great ideas, links, and...

Thanks guys, great ideas, links, and encouragement. My wife asked why I worried about it (trail fixes) as I "probably won't be riding in the middle of nowhere". I know that one-lane country roads...
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,904
Posted By Straightedge
DIY in-the-field flat repair

I'm "working" on a little project here that is a Kawasaki ex500 with klr650 wheels, forks, etc., like some inmates here have done. It has been a long (over a year to get the title), thoughtful, and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-05-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4,045
Views: 555,217
Posted By Straightedge
"Excellent. What's under the bridge?"

A troll in bright colors! :-) Oh, you said under the bridge not on the bridge. Just some water; I'm at the bottom of a hill of course. I love picking a road and just following it (up until the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-04-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4,045
Views: 555,217
Posted By Straightedge
SV abuse?

KY12 east off 421 in Franklin County, KY. This road went from small but paved to one-lane to gravel. I turned around before I ended up in someone's garage being greeted by a dozen hungry dogs!
...
Forum: Beasts 02-16-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,953
Posted By Straightedge
Been a while...

What ever became of this build? I'm into the "adv" conversion of bikes and love to see the ingenuity. And a plastic tank?
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 61,850
Posted By Straightedge
I was just at my local Cycle Gear for some gloves...

I was just at my local Cycle Gear for some gloves and saw this helmet. Flip-down visor! I tried on my normal large and found I needed an XXL. It fit well on my round head and felt comparable to...
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 49,721
Posted By Straightedge
Excellent!

Great trip report. Thanks! Now, do it again...
And the pics of Trollstigen? Wow. That road past the waterfall... :eek1 I wonder if the local riders are bored of it.
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 880,937
Posted By Straightedge
Amazing Times...

Thanks for sharing your trip with us. Here's to future rides, stories, and pics of food!
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 135,479
Posted By Straightedge
Excellent!

Thanks for sharing your report with us, and with so much detail and suspense!
Got to love it when the epiphany of, "Hey! I've got some money, some time, and a wild hair (or two)" comes along like...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-12-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 881
Views: 311,383
Posted By Straightedge
Cuh-lean. Wish my bikes looked this good...

Cuh-lean. Wish my bikes looked this good...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 42,197
Posted By Straightedge
Whew! I've been reading away on this story like...

Whew! I've been reading away on this story like it's a novel I can't put down. Then I notice the dates on the last page! We're in real-time, folks! I can't breathe now!
I also understand the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-26-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3,543
Views: 1,503,105
Posted By Straightedge
First post

Being the Father-type (or as my Brother says, "Father of a small nation"), I thought this is a great place join in. My daughters have grown faster than I noticed being a busy provider and doing...
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