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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Still Alive and Kickin'?
« on: December 17, 2017, 11:40:09 AM »
I'm still here, hope everyone is doing well!

Your Ride Reports / Re: Riding the Andes
« on: July 22, 2016, 08:14:22 PM »
That was a great ride report!

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Gas cap lock removal
« on: October 01, 2015, 07:57:16 PM »
I'm not sure- maybe a snap ring?

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Shaky 2002 nighthawk 750
« on: September 27, 2015, 11:16:29 AM »
Adjust your steering head bearings as they might be loose.

Stablemates / Re: my new scooter
« on: September 16, 2015, 09:56:14 PM »
Awesome sport tourer- congrats!

Stablemates / Re: Nighthawk gone...NC arrived
« on: May 10, 2015, 10:44:33 PM »

Congrats on the new ADV bike!

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Remember the good old days !
« on: March 21, 2015, 06:11:57 AM »
Sure, but it's Hondo...............  whoohoo1

I need to rehost them

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Remember the good old days !
« on: March 19, 2015, 09:12:53 PM »
I've done some very long trips on different bikes (CB1000C, KTM 990 Adventure, Kawasaki KLR650, BMW K1300GT & R1150RT) and stayed in rotten hotels, camped, stayed in cabins and some really nice hotels.

When I do a trip I might have small motels in mind but I always bring my camping gear just in case I get stranded or decide to make it a dedicated camping trip.

It's all good!

In Jan of this year I rode a 3,200 mile trip from Denver to the west coast and back and we mostly stayed in small Mom & Pop motels.

My 990 Adventure in trip form with my camping gear in the black Wolfman duffle-

 wlcm1  back Kurgan!

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!
« on: December 25, 2014, 07:17:53 AM »
Merry Christmas folks!

Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: Let's see your bike...
« on: December 10, 2014, 04:55:43 PM »
My CB1100 Custom before I tore it down (still in pieces) -

My current stable from left to right-

2009 BMW K1300GT, 2011 KTM 990 Adventure Dakar, 2008 Kawasaki KLX450R, 1982 Honda CT-110-

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Suggestions for new bike
« on: December 07, 2014, 09:08:43 PM »
You also might consider a 650 Wee Strom-

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Yamaha's new FJ-09
« on: December 07, 2014, 08:39:48 AM »
The 1st thing I thought of when I saw it was the Vstrom.

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: BMW R1200RS
« on: December 07, 2014, 08:37:02 AM »
I owned a 2003 BMW R1150RT a few years ago-

It was a great bike except that I could never solve the well know boxer surging issue. I tried the jumper trick, different plugs, valve adjustments and synch of the fuel system, nothing worked. At low speeds it was just a PITA. I have friends that didn't have the issue on their bikes so it must of been something on this bike that I just couldn't nail down. It didn't have cruise control and that really make the miles pass when you need it.

Fast forward to this fall.

I bought a 2009 K1300GT- what a machine!

I highly recommend the K-bike over the R bike- so smooth & powerful, 165 HP of mile eating badness! it has a great cruise control, great instrumentation, fantastic adjustable suspension (on the fly), heated grips and seats, huge panniers, adjustable windscreen, and good fuel economy.

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Back on 2 wheels!
« on: November 29, 2014, 10:14:21 PM »
Congrats on the new ride!

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Missing members
« on: October 29, 2014, 07:59:06 AM »
The thing I miss is the ability to post pictures to the site without using a third party.
I have heard the ya da ya da ya da before.
Bottom line, i liked the site for the pictures and there just isn't many any more.
I'm still hanging in.

Most mature forums disable the ability to attach/upload an image in posts because eventually inodes/files/space all become issues on the hosting server.

Hosting your images to a paid or free image host is not that big of a deal, it's just something to be learned and then used. I use SmugMug and it's a piece of cake.

Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: What color is your helmet....
« on: October 06, 2014, 08:40:01 AM »
Grey & silver (Anthracite) IS Max BT-


Stablemates / Re: 1962 Americas Cup Class 12-meter "Nefertiti"
« on: October 06, 2014, 08:33:41 AM »
very cool!

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Hello all
« on: September 29, 2014, 07:26:41 AM »
 wlcm1 back!

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: just saying hello
« on: September 17, 2014, 06:53:12 AM »
New to the forum and I just want to say hi. I ride a 2002 Nighthawk 750. I will post a picture of my bike next time.


Stablemates / Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« on: September 07, 2014, 04:08:23 PM »

And my Sport TOURER, Paula Dean

How do you like the Russell Day long saddle? (nice RT BTW!)

I'm planning on getting one for the K1300GT-

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Do you do your own wrenching?
« on: September 07, 2014, 04:03:05 PM »
I do all of mine own wrenching unless the bike is under warranty and an issue comes up that is the manufacturer's responsibility.

Stablemates / Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« on: August 30, 2014, 11:25:15 PM »
Five -

2009 BMW K1300GT
2011 KTm 990 Adventure Dakar
2008 Kawasaki KLX450R
1982 Honda CT110
1983 CB1000 Custom (in pieces right now)-

Latest pic of the running stable-

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: hello ari and hondo
« on: August 12, 2014, 10:19:15 PM »
Glad to see you back around!

I'd love to do that loop some time-

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Nighthawk S commercial
« on: June 27, 2014, 11:12:18 PM »

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