My latest purchase: a 2005 BMW R1200GS. This is the ultimate
adventure bike. I have wanted one of these for some time, but was
worried about the seat height being a problem. I found this bike through
Dual Sport Riders of Louisiana site. It only had 2000 miles on it
when I picked it up, but most importantly it had a lowered seat.
The BMW F650GS can be seen in the back. It is
currently undergoing an upgrade to get it ready for touring south of the
border. Details on the mod can be seen below.
2005 BMW F650GS.
This is a dual sport bike which I purchased primarily for doing
adventure touring (places like Mexico and Alaska). I also use this
bike for touring the back roads in places like Big Bend National Park
and Moab, Utah.
This is definitely a luxury dual sport/adventure bike. It has
fuel-injection, heated grips, switchable ABS and an electrical accessory
socket. I have added a few extras already like Touratech panniers, an aluminum chain guard
and an engine guard.
You can see my ongoing project for this bike on the
F650GS Project Page.
2005 Honda GL1800 Goldwing. This is the
ultimate luxury tourer. I could not picture myself owning one of
these before I actually rode one. Once I had, I had to have
one. I bought the 2005 because I really wanted the 30th
My other bike is a Kawasaki KLX300R dirt bike. I did not ride this
bike much anymore since places to ride off-road are becoming harder and
harder to find. I added Devol
linkage, a Pro Circuit pipe, Renthal bars and have had about $1500 worth
of Race Tech suspension work done (gold valve, springs, etc) to lower
the bike 1.5".
Saying goodbye to my 1998 Honda ST1100
My ST1100 has unofficially
been on the market for the last year, but I wasn't fully committed to
selling it. Well, on June 10, 2007 I finally said goodbye to a
2003 VTX 1800C. I have done an IBA SaddleSore 1000 and
Bun Burner 1500 on the VTX. The range is very limited on the VTX (125
miles / tank), but it is definitely fun to have that much power with the
twist of a wrist! Once I started doing longer rides, the VTX just sat
around, so I decided to let it go to someone who would ride it more
often (although I put over 15,000 miles on it in 2 years).
- Honda Shadow 750 Spirit
- Honda Rebel 250
- Yamaha TT-R125L (150cc with BBR kit)
- Honda XR250L