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  1. itlives

    New Africa Twin = Home Run?

    I would argue that Suzuki makes an inexpensive mid sized adventure bike in the 650 Vstrom. It was my last bike and an excellent ride, but too small for the long haul imho. I also agree with bringing the CB500X up a notch would be a good idea. BTW- there's no way I could afford a new GS . I got...
  2. itlives

    New Africa Twin = Home Run?

    For my long distance trips with maybe 20% off pavement and lack of off-road skills, the AT would be sorely underutilized. For anyone interested, there's a 2017 (I think) AT with CC for sale at G&C Honda in Shreveport. $10K . I forget the mileage - not too high. I finally found a R1200 GSA I...
  3. itlives

    New Africa Twin = Home Run?

    Hey Greg, I agree with the"t oo heavy for me" statement. I went from the Super Tenere down to a 650 Vstrom. The Vstrom is almost as boring as the NC and that's why i like it! (Joke) . I believe I could go up to an 800 (maybe 1000cc depending on the bike) in size and be very happy. I put 45,000...
  4. itlives

    Hello from North West Louisiana! New member alert.

    Hey RRR, Im in Shreveport also. I have a Vstrom 650 now. Heading to Pikes Peak in 2 days. And Utah after that for about 11 days of camping and exploring. We will have to meet after I get back. Lots of friendlies on this site!
  5. itlives

    Hillbilly Hangout, 2019

    I just texted him to see what's up. I'll try to make it up there to see you. Still taking care of my mom and she's more than a hand full these days. Edit- OCR just responded. He said he had afib heart problems. Hopes to be back riding by July. Here's my WeeStrom
  6. itlives

    Hillbilly Hangout, 2019

    Hey Greg, just checking in! Sorry to see the Hangout has fizzled the last couple of years. I'll be up there ( Shadyplace) this coming week. I'm on a 650 Vstrom now and love it.. Is OCR still active?
  7. itlives

    Cover

    I sent an email. No response yet. Thinking of going to a fabric store to see what they have. Just want to protect from UV . The last (also the first) new motorcycle I bought was in 1974. I want to take care of it.
  8. itlives

    Cover

    Thanks Krampus. That's what I was looking for! Hey Greg! I traded in the Tenere (with 54,500 miles on it) . Got $5,300 trade in for it. I love the in line four on the Versus. So smooth! Hope the Hangout doesn't fizzle!
  9. itlives

    Cover

    Hey guys, I was looking for the cover that is stretchy and rolls up to the rear seat. This is the only forum I've ever seen it on and can't remember it's brand. Can somebody help me? btw- My new ride is a 2017 Versus 1000 . It's a great bike!
  10. itlives

    Hillbilly Hangout 2018

    Got your text, Mike. Thanks. Sorry to say, i cant make it this year. My daughter is birthing a new granddaughter tomorrow. I'm slated to go out and help her out for a few days (march 22-25).She lives in Midland TX. Taking care of my mom and trying to keep my business going is getting tougher...
  11. itlives

    Hillbilly Hangout 2018

    I was talking to Bug Dr. early Jan. We talked about a camping trip this year. I'm always up for that! There was a real nice place we passed on our "dirt day" . Is there a spot decided on yet?
  12. itlives

    Heading to the start of the 2017IBR

    Good and safe riding!
  13. itlives

    Hillbilly Hangout IV, April 13-16, 2017

    #7 = TRUTH! Poor girl. Bet she doesn't do that again anytime soon! I had a great time even though Brian's fictitious girlfriend didn't make it . Good to meet new peeps Alan and Ed.
  14. itlives

    Hillbilly Hangout IV, April 13-16, 2017

    Thanks for planning a route, Mike. Funny thing about the bladder, I can usually hold a lot longer when on the bike. On gravel, I don't know. We shall see! Big blue is ready!
  15. itlives

    Hillbilly Hangout IV, April 13-16, 2017

    I'd like some gravel roads myself!
  16. itlives

    Hillbilly Hangout IV, April 13-16, 2017

    Well, now I'm riding up with a buddy who lives in Minden. I think we're going up 159. I'd have to see where it comes closest to you. It would be nice to meet for lunch if we can swing it.
  17. itlives

    Hillbilly Hangout IV, April 13-16, 2017

    Low Gap Cafe' - Beranda | Facebook 36.0039° N, 93.3131° W It pretty easy to find. Hwy 74
  18. itlives

    Hillbilly Hangout IV, April 13-16, 2017

    Dang, Mark! I should be rolling in rain or shine thursday evening. I'll have a friend with me. ( he called Debbie for us). You can call him Doug, since that's his name.
  19. itlives

    quick airhawk 2 question

    I only use mine on long trips......which is due right about now! Too bad, so sad.
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